Super Junior-K.R.Y.

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Super Junior-K.R.Y.
Super Junior K.R.Y. at SMTown Live NY.jpg
Background information
Also known as
  • SJ-K.R.Y.
  • K.R.Y.
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2006–2016 (Hiatus)
Labels
Associated acts
Members

Super Junior-K.R.Y. is the first official sub-group of South Korean boy band Super Junior. Super Junior-K.R.Y. formed in 2006 and consists of the three main vocalists of Super Junior: Yesung, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun.[1]

The trio's first official performance was on November 5, 2006, on KBS's Music Bank, performing "The One I Love", theme song to the Korean television drama Hyena.[2]

History[edit]

2006–2011: Debut, Soundtrack participation and Asia Tour[edit]

Super Junior-K.R.Y. contributed to two tracks in the original soundtrack of Hyena. The trio also performed in two additional original soundtracks, one track in both the soundtracks of Snow Flower and Billie Jean, Look at Me.

Super Junior-K.R.Y. held their first concert tour in Asia in 2010–2011. The tour commenced in Tokyo in August 2010 and continued onto Kobe, Taipei, Fukuoka, and Seoul, concluding in Nanjing, China.[3] Over 22,000 people attended the tour.[4] Super Junior members Donghae, Sungmin and Heechul made special guest appearances at the Seoul concerts, as well as labelmates Shinee and TRAX.[5]

2012–2013: Winter concert and Japanese debut[edit]

Super Junior K.R.Y. Special Winter Concert 2012 was held in Yokohama on November 19–21 with 15,000 fans in the audience.[6] Super Junior K.R.Y. released some tracks and a teaser video from their upcoming Japanese single "Promise You" for the first time at the concerts.[7] Tickets for the concerts in Yokohama went on sale on October 27 and were sold out in three seconds.[8] There were performances in Kobe and Tokyo in December and January. The tour mobilised 36,000 people in Tokyo, with a total of 72,000 in all three cities and nine concerts. The application for the tickets was over 1,500,000, and proved their popularity in Japan.[9]

"Promise You" was released on January 23, 2013 and debuted at number two on Oricon's daily singles chart. In total, the single album sold 40,645 copies on its first day of sales on January 23.[10] In the next day the single album ranked 1st place by selling 15,197 copies.[11] In the first week of sales "Promise You" sold 69,067 copies, ranking 2nd place in Oricon Weekly Chart.[12]

On May 6, 2013 member Yesung was enlisted for his mandatory military service. It was made the sub-group hiatus from their activities.

2015–16: Japan tour, Join Hands and Asia tour[edit]

Yesung has completed his mandatory military service on May 4, 2015. The sub-group continued their activities as trio and held a Japan tour which started in Yokohama on June 2–3 and had 11 total performances in arenas in Kobe, Fukuoka, and Nagoya.[13]

In July 2015, SM Entertainment announced Super Junior-K.R.Y. kick-started their Asia tour in Seoul at the Olympic Hall in Seoul on August 22 and 23.[14] The trio released Japanese single Japan titled "Join Hands" on 5 August 2015.[15] Member Ryeowook enlisted for his military service on 11 October 2016 and Kyuhyun will enlist for military service in 2017. It was made the sub-group terminated their activities during the member enlistment.

Discography[edit]

Super Junior-K.R.Y. discography
Music videos 6
Singles 2
Soundtrack albums 8

Japanese discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Information Sales
2013 Promise You
  • Released: January 23, 2013
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
76,457+
(Oricon Chart)
2015 Join Hands
  • Released: August 5, 2015
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: CD, CD+DVD
34,152+
(Oricon Chart)

Korean discography[edit]

Soundtrack contribution[edit]

Title Date Released Tracks
Hyena OST November 3, 2006
  • The Night Chicago Died
  • The One I Love
Snow Flower OST December 14, 2006
  • Stop Walking By
Billie Jean, Look at Me OST January 24, 2007
  • Just You
Partner OST June 23, 2009
  • Dreaming Hero
Superstar K3 [16] April 15, 2011
  • Fly
Yoon Il Sang 21st Anniversary 'I’m 21' Part 2[17] January 18, 2012
  • Reminiscence
To the Beautiful You[18] August 29, 2012
  • SKY
Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog OST September 11, 2012
  • Loving You

Videography[edit]

Year Track Album Released
2006 "The one I love" Hyena OST November 29
2011 "Fly" Superstar K3 OST April 21
2012 "Reminiscence" Yoon Il Sang's 21st Anniversary Album January 13[19]
2013 "Promise You" Promise You January 23
"Hana Mizuki" Hero July 24
2015 "Join Hands" Join Hands August 5

Tours and concerts[edit]

Asia Tour[edit]

Japan Tour[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMTOWN". Archived from the original on 1999-01-25. Retrieved August 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "페이지를 찾을 수 없습니다.". kbs.co.kr. 
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia "Super Junior K.R.Y. to release theme song for Mnet show this week" 10Asia. April 14, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "슈주-K.R.Y. "단독 공연 행복, 진한감동 드릴 것" : 네이트 뉴스". News.nate.com. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Park Kun-ouc "Super Junior-K.R.Y. woos 5,000 fans at first concert" 10Asia. February 14, 2011. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  6. ^ "Super Junior-K.R.Y. to Release First Japanese Single ‘Promise You’" CJ E&M enewsWorld. November 22, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  7. ^ "슈퍼주니어 K.R.Y, 日 단독콘서트 1만 5천 관객 열광" TV Report. November 22, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  8. ^ "Super Junior-K.R.Y forms in Front of a 15,000 Audience in Yokohama Concert" CJ E&M enewsWorld. November 22, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "SUPER JUNIOR K.R.Y Gathers As Much Demand as Full Group? Explosive Success at Nippon Budokan" KpopStarz. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (January 24, 2013). "Super Junior K.R.Y First Japanese Single Debuts At No.2 on Oricon". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Super Junior-K.R.Y ranks #1 on Oricon Daily Chart with "Promise You"". allkpop.com. 
  12. ^ "オリコン週間 CDシングルランキング 2013年01月21日〜2013年01月27日". ORICON STYLE. 
  13. ^ "Super Junior – K.R.Y. Successfully Commences Japan Arena Tour in Yokohama". kpopstarz. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Super Junior K.R.Y. will kick start their Asian tour in Seoul in August". koreaboo. July 18, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Super Junior-K.R.Y. Announce New Single 'Join Hands' Due Out August 5". kpopstarz. June 4, 2015. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ Hong, Lucia "Super Junior K.R.Y. to release theme song for Mnet show this week" 10Asia. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-30
  17. ^ "Yoon Ilsang launches digital singles". Joongang Daily. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  18. ^ Hong, Lucia (29 August 2012). "SM Entertainment artists sing for soundtrack to For You in Full Blossoms". 10 Asia. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Yoon Il-sang launches digital singles". Joongang Daily. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 

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