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) 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, Replay. 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, Jinho, 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]

On February 3, 2014, S.M. Entertainment revealed, TVXQ's Max Changmin, Super Junior's Yesung, Zhang Liyin, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi, f(x)'s Krystal & EXO's Chen gathered to release a new album together with original member Jonghyun.[3][4] S.M. explained, "SM The Ballad is indeed planning to comeback [sic] very soon. We're going to reveal the details soon".[5] It was later announced that the track list 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]

Timeline[edit]

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: number 1[7]
  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+[8]
  • Peak position: number 1[9]
  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.

Videography[edit]

Year Track Album Released
2010 "Miss You" Miss You November 29
"Hot Times" December 13
2014 "BREATH" (Korean Version)
"BREATH" (Japanese Version)
"BREATH" (Chinese Version)
Breathe February 12
"Blind" (Korean Version)
"Blind" (Japanese Version)
"Blind" (Chinese Version)
February 19

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".[10]

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