SM the Ballad
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|SM the Ballad|
|Associated acts||SM Town|
|Members||Jonghyun (2010 – present)
Max Changmin (2014 – present)
Yesung (2014 – present)
Taeyeon (2014 – present)
Krystal (2014 – present)
Chen (2014 – present)
Zhou Mi (2014 – present)
Zhang Liyin (2014 – present)
|Past members||Jay Kim (2010 - 2014)
Kyuhyun (2010 - 2014)
Jino (2010 - 2014)
2010: Debut and Miss You
"Miss You", the lead single of the unit's first mini-album, was originally titled "When It Began" and was written as a duet song for SHINee. When SHINee members Onew and Jonghyun recorded the song, which included the rap vocals of member Minho, S.M. Entertainment intended to include the duet in SHINee's 2008 debut album. Due to incompatibility with their album's image, SHINee planned to release the song as a separate single. After a few more image changes, it was decided that the single would be performed by Xia Junsu, Super Junior's Kyuhyun, and Jonghyun. Two months prior to the mini-album's release, Junsu left S.M. Entertainment. The final plan was to include Jay Kim of the TRAX and new SM trainee, Jino, and the song title officially became "Miss You".[unreliable source?]
With Jonghyun, Kyuhyun, Jay Kim, and Jino in the final line-up, S.M. the Ballad debuted their first performance of "Miss You" on SBS's Inkigayo on November 28, 2010. They released their album, Miss You, on November 29, 2010.
2014: Lineup changes and Breath
A sample of Taeyeon & Jonghyun - "Breath"
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On February 3, 2014, S.M. Entertainment revealed, TVXQ's Max Changmin, Super Junior's Yesung, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, f(x)'s (Krystal), EXO's Chen, Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi, and Zhang Liyin gathered to release a new album together with original member Jonghyun. S.M. explained, "SM The Ballad is indeed planning to comeback very soon. We're going to reveal the details soon". It was later announced that the tracklist would contain songs in Korean, Japanese and Chinese.
On February 12, 2014, the members of SM the Ballad – with the exception of Changmin and Yesung – held a joint recital concert, performing the new songs from their album. Breath was released on February 13, 2014.
|Member||Group affiliation||Date of birth|
|Max Changmin||최강창민||TVXQ||February 18, 1988|
|Yesung||예성||Super Junior||August 24, 1984|
|Taeyeon||태연||Girls' Generation||March 9, 1989|
|Jonghyun||종현||SHINee||April 8, 1990|
|Krystal||크리스탈||f(x)||October 24, 1994|
|Chen||첸||EXO-M||September 21, 1992|
|Zhou Mi||조미||Super Junior-M||April 19, 1986|
|Zhang Liyin||장리인||-||February 28, 1989|
|Stage name||Group affiliation||Date of birth|
|Jay Kim||제이김||TRAX||April 8, 1983|
|Kyuhyun||규현||Super Junior||February 3, 1988|
|Jinho||진호||—||April 17, 1992|
|Album information||Track listing|
|S.M. The Ballad Vol. 1 – 너무 그리워 (Miss You)|
|S.M. The Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath||
NOTE: Tracks in bold are promotional singles from the release.
On January 4, 2011, S.M. Entertainment, together with NEOWIZ Internet Corporation, Ltd, released an iPhone application which features S.M. the Ballad's first mini album Miss You. The app includes preview tracks of the album, an image gallery and clock, as well as the music videos for "Miss You" and "Hot Times".
- History of 'Miss You'
- (Korean) SM the Ballad, 28일 '인기가요'로 데뷔 무대 (SM the Ballad, 28 days 'popular music' to debut') Nate. November 27, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
- "Taeyeon, Jonghyun, Yesung, Krystal and Chen to relaunch 'SM THE BALLAD'". Kpop Daily News. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- "Taeyeon, Jonghyun, Yesung, Krystal and Chen to relaunch 'SM THE BALLAD'". dkpopnews. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "More details including tracklist and participating artists for SM The Ballad's 2nd album 'Breath' revealed". allkpop. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- S.M. The Ballad Becomes Number 1 in Weekly Album Sales Korean Top News. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
- SHINee / Hello iTunes preview of S.M. The Ballad's 1st mini album 'Miss You' app