Lee Sungmin

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Sungmin
Lee Sungmin.jpg
Sungmin during Super Show 5 in Manila
Born Lee Sung-min
(1986-01-01) January 1, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Gyeonggi, South Korea
Citizenship South Korean
Occupation Singer, Actor
Years active 2005–present
Home town Ilsan, Goyang, South Korea
Spouse(s) Kim Sa Eun (m. 2014)
Musical career
Genres K-pop, Dance
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, Bass
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts Super Junior
Super Junior-T
Super Junior-H
Super Junior-M
SM Town
Website superjunior.smtown.com
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Seong-min
McCune–Reischauer I Sŏngmin

Lee Sung-min (born January 1, 1986)[1] is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior and its sub-groups Super Junior-T, Super Junior-H and Super Junior-M.

Biography[edit]

Sungmin was born in the Ilsan district of Goyang, Gyeonggi. He has a younger brother, Lee Sungjin. Sungmin's father Lee Chun-hwa, is the CEO of two companies: SendBill, which creates e-tax software, and Network Mania, an analytics company.

In 2001, he entered the SM Youth Best Contest and jointly won first place for the Best Outward Appearance award with future band mate Donghae. Together, they signed a contract with SM Entertainment and received training in singing, dancing, and acting.[2]

Music career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Sungmin was placed in a project R&B group with Junsu and future band mate Eunhyuk. In 2002, along with Typhoon, Rose and Attack, the six of them made their first television appearance in a show called Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century: Pop vs. Rock. Moon Hee-jun taught Typhoon, Rose and Attack on to sing rock while Sungmin, Xiah, and Eunhyuk were taught other singing techniques by Kangta. The six trainees separated a year later, then Typhoon, Rose, and Attack debuted as members of rock band TRAX. The trio separated when Junsu went on to debuted as a member of TVXQ.[2] Then Sungmin and Eunhyuk joined ten other trainees and formed Super Junior 05, the first generation of rotational boy band Super Junior.

In 2005, before Super Junior's debut, he played young Kang Dong-shin in MBC drama Sisters of the Sea.

2005–2006: Debut with Super Junior[edit]

Sungmin officially debut as part of 12-member rotational group Super Junior 05 on 6 November 2005 on SBS's music programme Inkigayo, performing their first single, "Twins (Knock Out)".[3][4] Their debut album SuperJunior05 (Twins) was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.[5]

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun, the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.[6] The re-polished group's first CD single "U" was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of "Sorry, Sorry" in March 2009.[7]

Sungmin guest starred in SBS's Banjun Theatre drama Finding Lost Time and played Yoochun's high school friend.

2007–2009: Acting and sub-groups[edit]

In February 2007, Sungmin was placed in sub-group trot-singing Super Junior-T.[8] In July, Sungmin's took part with fellow Super Junior members in Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, a SM Pictures production. He played the role of a pretty school boy who gets attacked by an unknown criminal.[9] He replaced band mate Kangin as one of the DJs at Reckless Radio, with Girls' Generation members from June 2007 to July 2008.

In 2008, he became a member of sub-group Super Junior-H and participated in a short half-hour drama Super Junior Unbelievable Story with Leeteuk. Sungmin played himself, a member of Super Junior-T who is constantly overshadowed by his members.

In 2009, he starred as male lead, Ro, in musical Akilla at the Hanjeon Art Center in Seoul from 9 October to 8 November.[10]

2010–2011: DJ and musical theatre[edit]

In 2010, Sungmin starred in the title role of musical Hong Gil Dong, alongside group mate Yesung who also played the historical figure Hong Gildong. It played at the Woori Financial Art Hall at the Olympic Park from 18 February 2010 for two months.[11]

In October, Sungmin was one of 20 South Korean singers who recorded the theme song, "Let's Go", for the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. He provided vocals along with labelmates Seohyun, Jonghyun and Luna.[12] In December He starred in KBS drama President as Jang Sungmin, the ambitious son of Jang Il Joon the president.[13]

In January 2011, he was placed in Mandopop sub-group Super Junior-M, as one of two new members along with Eunhyuk. Then spend the next few months promoting their third EP Perfection in Taiwan and China. For July and August, Sungmin performed as male lead Daniel, rotating with Ahn Jae-wook, Um Ki Joon, and Lee Ji-hoon, in musical Jack the Ripper at Chungmu Arts Hall.[14]

2012: Comeback with Super Junior[edit]

In 2012, Sungmin took part in We Got Married's spin-off program with Sistar's Hyorin called "Pit-a-Pat Shake" to air as a Lunar Year special.[15] Sungmin along with band mate Ryeowook, took over Super Junior's Kiss the Radio, when former DJs Leeteuk and Eunhyuk left due to their busy schedules. On 29 March 2012, Sungmin released his first solo digital single, "Oh Wa", the ending theme song for KBS sitcom, We Need a Fairy.[16]

For the month of September 2012, Sungmin reprise his role of Daniel, with Ahn Jae-wook, in musical Jack the Ripper at Aoyama Theater in Tokyo, Japan. [17]

In June 2012, Sungmin reunited with his Super Junior band mates for their sixth studio album, Sexy, Free & Single for released on 4 July. On 25 June his teaser photo was released showing a side-profiled Sungmin with a feminized look and long blond hair holding a large bouquet of baby’s breath flowers.[18]

2013: Breakdown, Super Show 5 and The Three Musketeers[edit]

On January 7, 2013, Super Junior-M released their second album, Break Down, along with the music video for the lead single of the same name. A press conference took place in Beijing on January 7, and they will promote the album in China.[19]

On 14 February 2013 Super Junior's 5th World Tour: Super Show 5 was announced,[20] along with members 8 active members, (excluding Yesung from SS5 Seoul's last date and Heechul made comeback in SS5 Manilla[21] Sungmin participated in all Super Shows from 23 March 2014 to 22 February 2014.[22]

On 14 December 2013 it was announced that Sungmin would be participating in his new Musical The Three Musketeers[23] after group member Kyuhyun's last appearance. He worked along with label mate Key from Shinee as the same character d'Artagnan. 1st round of The Three Musketeers ended on 25 January 2013, its return would be in next year March 2014.

2014–present: SWING, Vampire and 7jib[edit]

Sungmin continued pursuing in his Musicals, with a comeback in Summer Snow which was held in Taiwan for 3 consecutive days. Sungmin held a press Conference on the same date as his Summer Snow Musical started which was on 16 January 2014.[24]

After one year and three months since their second album 'Break Down', Super Junior-M released their third EP album, Swing[25] in China on March 21. Previously on March 18, 2014 Super Junior-M had unveiled the teaser image for the EP.
Sungmin returned to another round of The Three Musketeers Musical just before SWING comeback promotions, which started on 14 March and ended on 19 of March.[26]

In February 2014 Sungmin had applied for enlisting as a Seoul Metropolitan Police which would make him enlist in August 2014[27] but due to his musicals and 7th album comeback plans he postponed it.[28]

On 1 July 2014 it was announced that Sungmin would be acting as the main character in VAMPIRE musical as Dracula. Due to former Label Mate Junsu's musical DRACULA,[29] the title Dracula renamed to VAMPIRE, as the two Musicals were under the same management, but with different plots and casts.[30]

On 5 August 2014 Super Junior's 6th World Tour 'Super Show 6' was announced to be held in Seoul on 21 September 2014,[31] having its usual starting tour in Seoul, but this time it will be held in Jamsil Indoors Sports Stadium,[32] due to re-cronstructions at Olympic Gymnastics Arena.

Sungmin is expected to return on Musical stage on 10 August 2014, and also return with a comeback as a Super Junior member between Aug–Sep 2014 with their 7th Album.

Personal life[edit]

On September 24, 2014, Sungmin had confirmed that he was dating actress, Kim Sa-eun.[33] On October 14, 2014, he announced that he would be marrying his girlfriend and the wedding took place on 13 December 2014.[34]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Album Track Artist
2007 Student's Cheer song "소중한 열매" (Power) Sungmin
2008 ROCK&GO "明日のために" (For Tomorrow) Sungmin feat Japanese duo Moeyan
2008 Sanggeunie's Hope album "지금 만나러 가요" (Now We Go to Meet) Yesung & Sungmin

Soundtrack contributions[edit]

Year Title Track
2007 Homicide Investigation Team OST
"Success"
2010 Haru OST "Angel"
President OST "Biting My Lips"
2012 We Need a Fairy OST "Oh Wa"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Flower Boy
2010 Super Show 3 3D Himself
2012 I AM. - SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden Himself[35]
2013 Super Show 4 3D Himself

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2005 Sisters of the Sea young Kang Dong-shin MBC
2005 Charnel House Boy young baseball player boy KBS
2006 Banjun Theater: Finding Lost Time Yoochun's bestfriend SBS
2008 Super Junior Unbelievable Story
main role / Himself MBC[36]
2010 President Jang Sung-min KBS

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network
2007 Hello Chat Mnet
Idol World
2008 Idol Show Season 1 MBC
Unbelievable Outing S3
2009 Miracle Show KBS
Intimate Note
Oppa Band MBC
2011 Happy Together S3 KBS
2012 Come to Play[37] MBC
Shinhwa Broadcast[38] JTBC
Hello KBS

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Royal Musical Akilla Ro
2010 Hong Gildong Hong Gildong
2011-2013 Jack the Ripper Daniel
2013-2014 Summer Snow Jinha
2013-2014 The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan
2014 Vampire Drácula

Radio shows[edit]

Year Name
2007-2008 Chunji Reckless Radio (천방지축 라디오)
2011–2013 Super Junior Kiss the Radio (Sukira)

Music videos[edit]

Year Track Artist
2010 "Let's Go" 2010 G-20 Seoul summit
2012 "Oppa, Oppa" Donghae & Eunhyuk

Awards[edit]

Year Award Result
1st SM Youth Best Selection
2001
Best Outward Appearance Won

References[edit]

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