S (South Korean band)

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S
에스
Also known as Group S, Supreme
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, R&B
Years active 2003,2014-present
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts SMTown, H.O.T., Shinhwa
Website Official Site
Members Kangta
Lee Ji Hoon
Shin Hye Sung

S (에스) was a South Korean project group consisting of three members: Kangta, Lee Ji Hoon and Shin Hye Sung. The group debuted and was active in 2003, under the SM Entertainment label. After 11 years, they released and promoted another mini-album in 2014.

History[edit]

2003:Friends in Classic[edit]

Before debuting together as group 'S' in 2003, all three members were successful artists. Their first album was Fr.In.Cl, which stands for Friends in Classic. All about the same age, they are close friends and have a steadily growing fan base in Japan.

2014: Autumn Breeze[edit]

On 14 October 2014, it was announced that group 'S' would be making a comeback after over a decade with a new mini-album titled Autumn Breeze, scheduled to be released on October 27th. SM Entertainment stated that "Kangta wrote and produced all the songs on the upcoming album. Kangta’s unique music style and the trio’s harmonious voices will create beautiful ballads that will satisfy the fans."[1] On October 18th, the group performed their new song Without You (하고 싶은 거 다) at SM Entertainment's agency-wide concert SM Town in Shanghai.[2] The music video for the song Without You was released on October 24th, starring Yuri of Girls' Generation. The group is slated to be on Korean singing program Immortal Song 2 on November 3rd as part of their promotions.[3]

Member histories[edit]

Kangta[edit]

Kangta was a member of teenage idol group H.O.T.. Kangta was a main vocalist for H.O.T. until the group disbanded in 2001. He accepted a lucrative offer from SM Entertainment and continued his musical career, releasing solo albums which consisted of mainly ballads but also occasionally contained dance tracks.

Shin Hye Sung[edit]

Shin Hye Sung made his debut in the Korean music industry in popular boy band SHINHWA in 1998 as the main vocalist. He continues to perform together with SHINHWA for over ten years. He has also achieved the most notable success among all SHINHWA members who have pursued the solo careers, releasing four full-length studio solo albums, two winter EP albums in Korea, one studio album and one compilation album in Japan, one collaboration album, two singles and many OST tracks.

Lee Ji Hoon[edit]

Lee Ji Hoon debuted in 1996 as a solo artist when he was still in high school. His first album was a hit, placing him at the top of the k-pop chart; he therefore became quite popular. In 2001, he released his 4.5th album in which contained "Inyoung" (Doll), a ballad which he performed as a duet with Shin Hye Sung. "Inyoung" was composed specifically for them by Kangta who played the piano during the song.

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Album # Information Tracklisting
1st

Fr. in. Cl

  • Released: September 24, 2003
  • Released Under: SM Entertainment

Mini album[edit]

Album # Information Tracklisting
1st

Autumn Breeze

  • Released: October 27, 2014
  • Released Under: SM Entertainment

Awards[edit]

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2003 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Group "I Swear"[4] Nominated

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