Shu-I

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SHU-I
슈아이
Origin Republic of Korea
Genres K-pop, J-pop
Years active 2009–present
Labels Yejeon Media (Korean)
Avex Group (Japan)
Members Inseok, Hyungjun, Minho, Jinseok, Changhyun

SHU-I (So Hot Union of Idols; hangul: 슈아이, Shyuai) is a South Korean five member boy band. They debuted on September 11 in 2009 with their digital single “Bomb Bomb Bomb”. Before that they had been training for two years together.[1] Their name SHU-I can translate into the Mandarin word shuai (帥) which means handsome.[2] They are mainly active in Japan.[3]

Members[edit]

There are 5 members in SHU-I.

  • Inseok (Hwang Inseok, born February 19, '88) is the leader of the group. While he was positioned to be a rapper in Korea, he has been a vocalist for all the Japanese releases.
  • Changhyun (Jun Changhyun, born June 9, 1988)
  • Hyungjun (Park Hyungjun, born January 26, '89) He is an ex-ulzzang and older brother of ulzzang and Aboki model Park Hyungseok ('92). Hyungjun is known for his participation in Ulzzang Generation back in 2009.
  • Minho (Park Minho, born February 1, '89)
  • Jinseok (Park Jinseok, born January 22, '91)

Information[edit]

Debut[edit]

SHU-I prepared and trained to debut for two years. The group' members had already revealed their faces on various broadcast shows such as JinShil Game, Introducing A Star Friend, and Kkochminam Alongsatae, before their debut. They officially debuted with the digital single "BOMB BOMB BOMB" on 11 September 2009, and shortly after they were chosen as Rookie of the Greatest Potential for the month of November by the Agency of Korean creative content.

Japanese Debut[edit]

In January 2011, the group debuted in Japan with the mini-album STAR LIGHT under avex' independent sub-label Rhythm REPUBLIC. By the time of the release of the mini-album their official Japanese website already announced SHU-I's major debut in May 2011 under avex trax.

Korean Comeback[edit]

Early June, 2013, it was revealed that the group will be making their long-awaited return to Korea with the release of their first mini album.[4]

Trivia[edit]

  • Official Fanclub: SHU-EYES
  • Official Color: Purple

Discography[edit]

Korean discography[edit]

Mini-album[edit]

Digital single[edit]

  • [2009.09.11] Bomb Bomb Bomb

Japanese discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • [2012.07.15] NEXTAGE

Mini-album[edit]

  • [2011.01.26] STAR LIGHT (indies)

Singles[edit]

  • [2011.05.04] Smile For Me
  • [2011.08.17] Summer Sweet / Kizuna (キズナ)
  • [2011.12.07] Never Give Up Yeah! (ネバギバ Yeah!)
  • [2012.04.11] HITORIJIME
  • [2012.11.21] Daigyakuten (大逆転)
  • [2013.03.13] Achakocha SORRY (あちゃこちゃSORRY)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Boy Band SHU-I is going to be the BOMB!". Allkpop. 2009-07-07. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "11월 신인 음반 부문 '슈아이'의 'SHU-I first single' 수상" (in Korean). The Star. 2009-11-05. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "SHU-I" (in Japanese). Avex. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "SHU-I to make their return to Korea with mini album release + tracklist revealed". Koreaboo. 2013-06-23. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 

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