SM the Ballad

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SM the Ballad
Genres
Years active 2010, 2014
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts SM Town
Website smtheballad.smtown.com
Members
Past members

SM the Ballad (stylized as S.M. the Ballad or S.M. THE BALLAD) is a South Korean ballad group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2010. The group has released two mini albums.

History[edit]

2010: Debut and Miss You[edit]

"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".[1][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.[2] They released their album, Miss You, on November 29, 2010.

2014: Lineup changes and Breath[edit]

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.[3][4] S.M. explained, "SM The Ballad is indeed planning to comeback very soon. We're going to reveal the details soon".[5] 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.[6]

Members[edit]

Current Members[edit]

Member Group affiliation Date of birth[7]
Romanized Hangul
Max Changmin 최강창민 TVXQ (1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 26)
Yesung 예성 Super Junior (1984-08-24) August 24, 1984 (age 30)
Taeyeon 태연 Girls' Generation (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 25)
Jonghyun 종현 SHINee (1990-04-08) April 8, 1990 (age 24)
Krystal 크리스탈 f(x) (1994-10-24) October 24, 1994 (age 20)
Chen EXO-M (1992-09-21) September 21, 1992 (age 22)
Zhou Mi 조미 Super Junior-M (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 28)
Zhang Liyin 장리인 - (1989-02-28) February 28, 1989 (age 25)

Former members[edit]

Stage name Group affiliation Date of birth[8]
Romanized Hangul
Jay Kim 제이김 TRAX (1983-04-08) April 8, 1983 (age 31)
Kyuhyun 규현 Super Junior (1988-02-03) February 3, 1988 (age 26)
Jino 진호 - (1992-04-17) April 17, 1992 (age 22)

Discography[edit]

Mini albums[edit]

Album information Track listing
S.M. The Ballad Vol. 1 – 너무 그리워 (Miss You)
  • First Mini Album
  • Released: November 29, 2010
  • Genre: Pop, R&B
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 23,162+
  • Peak Position: #1[9]
  1. "너무 그리워 (Miss You)"
  2. "Hot Times (시험하지 말기)"
  3. "다시... 사랑합니다 (Love Again)" (Kyuhyun Solo)
  4. "Don't Lie" (Jonghyun & Jino featuring Henry of Super Junior-M)
  5. "내일은... (Another Day)" (Jay Kim Solo)
S.M. The Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath
  • Second Mini Album
  • Released: February 13, 2014
  • Genre: Pop, R&B, Ballad
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Language: Korean, Chinese, Japanese
  • Sales: 63,222+[10]
  • Peak Position: #1[11]
  1. "Dear..." (Intro)
  2. "숨소리 (Breath)" (Taeyeon & Jonghyun)
  3. "내 욕심이 많았다 (Blind)" (Yesung Solo)
  4. "Set Me Free" (Taeyeon Solo)
  5. "하루 (A Day Without You)" (Jonghyun & Chen)
  6. "좋았던 건, 아팠던 건 (When I Was... When U Were...)" (Krystal & Chen)
  7. "Breath" (Japanese Version) (Max Changmin & Krystal)
  8. "僕のせいだよ (Blind)" (Japanese Version) (Yesung Solo)
  9. "呼吸 (Breath)" (Chinese Version) (Chen & Zhang Liyin)
  10. "太贪心 (Blind)" (Chinese Version) (Zhou Mi Solo)

NOTE: Tracks in bold are promotional singles from the release.

Other media[edit]

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".[12]

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