|Group Name:||SUPER M|
|Agencies:||SM Entertainment and|
Capitol Music Group (USA)
|Debut Date:||October 4, 2019|
About SUPER M
SUPER M is a new South Korean K-pop boy band that debuted on October 4, 2019. The group is unique because all the members are from other well-known bands. Member Taemin is from Shinee, Baekyun and Kai are from EXO, Taeyong, Ten, Lucas, and Mark are from NCT.
Before their official debut, there were rumors that SM Entertainment was putting together a special project band consisting of current members of other bands. On August 7, 2019, Steve Barnett of Capitol Music Group and Lee Soo-Man, founder SM Entertainment together officially announced the group SUPER M. The “M” stands for Matrix and Master.
The teaser revealed who the members are and what their previous groups were. Each member is said to have vocal, rap, and dancing abilities. Lee referred to the group as “The Avengers of K-pop.” He stated the group was going to focus mostly on performance-based music. The group has been in the works for about a year.
There was some backlash initially to the project because some artists felt the agencies should be finding new talent and not just focusing on already established groups. The public is looking for fresh talent instead of the same artists from other groups.
However, with widespread interest before the group even debuted, it meant they had great potential. They also faced some backlash for seemingly promoting mostly in the American music markets.
The group’s self-titled album was released on October 4 of this year, with the lead single “Jopping,” and its companion video also coming out the same day. It debuted in the U.S.
at number one on Billboard 200 Albums chart. Their debut concert was at the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles on October 5. Their tour starts in November with ten dates in the U.S. and Canada.
SUPER M made their television debut on The Ellen Show on October 9. Ellen said on the show that there was a line of girls waiting around the block trying to get in to see them. The group gave her a check for $50,000 toward her gorilla rehab initiative.
Discovery: Songs & Albums by SUPER M
All songs and albums released by SUPER M.
Let’s Go Everywhere – Korean Air X SuperM
Release date: December 27, 2019
Let’s Go Everywhere (lyrics)
Let’s Go Everywhere (Instrumental) (lyrics)
SuperM – The 1st Mini Album
Release date: October 4, 2019
I Can’t Stand The Rain (lyrics)
2 Fast (lyrics)
Super Car (lyrics)
No Manners (lyrics)
Jopping (Instrumental) (lyrics)
I Can’t Stand The Rain (Instrumental) (lyrics)
Release date: TBA
Bass Go Boom (lyrics)
Talk About (lyrics)
Byun Baek Hyun
Leader, Main Vocalist
May 6, 1992
174 cm (5’9″)
Byun Baek Hyun is a South Korean singer, dancer, actor, and rapper who goes by the stage name Baekhyun. He was born in Bucheon, South Korea. He comes from a family of four. Byun attended Jungwon High School and Kyung Hee Cyber University.
Byun was scouted by an SM Entertainment representative in front of his school. He became a trainee of SM in 2011 and joined the group Exo as the main vocalist on January 30, 2012, where Byun gained commercial success and significant popularity.
Byun has collected many awards during his short career including Best Rookie Award, Asian Choice Popularity Award, and Most Popular TV Actor.
In July 2014, Byun debuted in musical theatre playing the role of Don Lockwood in “Singin’ in the Rain.” He released a solo song titled “Beautiful,” in April of 2015.
Byun released a duet with Miss A member, Suzy, titled “Dream,” in early 2016. The song was a commercial success debuting at number one on Gaon’s weekly digital chart and winning first place on five different music programs. He received the Most Popular Singer award from YinYue Tae V-Charts after that song was released.
Byun has appeared in six different television shows. He received the Best New Star award for his acting in the drama “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” in 2016.
In February 2017, Byun released the duet, “Rain,” with Sistar member, Soyou. It reached number one on all South Korean online music charts.
Byun entered the fashion business in 2018. It was revealed in Vogue that he collaborated with the street-wear brand, “Prive by BBH,” and he is now the co-creative of the brand.
In July 2019, Byun debuted as a solo artist with the mini-album City Lights. He debuted with his new group SUPER M, on October 4, 2019. SUPER M has been called a “K-pop supergroup” because all the members are from other well-known groups. The single “Jopping” and the music video were released the same day.
Lee Tae Min
Main Dancer, Main Vocalist, Center
July 18, 1993
179 cm (5’10”)
Lee Tae Min is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor who goes by the stage name Taemin. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and comes from a family of four.
Lee attended Hanlim Multi-Art School and Myonghi University majoring in music and film. Lee auditioned for SM open casting and was accepted as a trainee at only 12 years old. He went on to become one of the best-selling artists in South Korea.
Lee joined the group Shinee and debuted as a vocalist at 14 years old in 2008. Shinee acquired a loyal following over the past ten years and has gone on to become one of the best selling groups in South Korea.
Lee is also a prominent actor. He appeared in several television dramas and variety shows. He made his musical theatre debut in “Goong,” with the starring role of Prince Lee Shin. In 2012, Lee appeared as himself in the documentary film “I Am.”
There was also voice-over work in the Korean animated film “The Outback,” as the main character Johnny. Later in 2012, Lee released his first OST titled “U,” for the television drama “To The Beautiful You.”
On August 18, 2014, Lee made his solo debut with his first mini-album Ace. It contained six songs with the title single “Danger.” His first full album was released in 2016, which included ten songs. The title track “Press Your Number,” was produced by American singer Bruno Mars.
Lee held his first solo concert at Budokan arena in Japan in 2017, and released his new Japanese song “Flame of Love.” It was very successful with thousands of fans showing up for the concert and buying the new single. On August 4, 2019, Lee released another Japanese EP titled Famous, along with the lead single of the same name.
In October 2019, Lee debuted with his new group, SUPER M. The group is made up of members from various bands and has been called a “K-pop supergroup,” created by SM Entertainment and Capital Records in the U.S. They are mainly focusing on the American market at this time.
Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist
January 14, 1994
182 cm (5’11”)
Kim Jong-In is a South Korean singer, dancer, model, and actor who goes by the stage name Kai. He was born in Suncheon, South Korea. Kim started dancing when he was eight years old and originally like jazz dancing. However, after he watched “The Nutcracker,” he began training in ballet. Lee graduated from the School of Performing Arts in Seoul in 2012.
Kim auditioned for the SM Youth Best Contest at 13 years old and won a contract with the company in 2007. He began training in hip hop that year.
Kim was the first member announced for the new group EXO, in 2011. They debuted on the year-end music program “SBS Gayo Deajeon.” EXO went on to release several albums in Korean and Japanese. They toured and appeared in reality shows from 2013 to 2019.
Kim was part of a promotional group of SM Entertainment artists called Younique Unit. They released the single “Maxstep.” He was also part of a promotional dance group of SM artists called SM The Performance.
In 2016, Kim made his acting debut in the web-drama, “Choco Bank,” as the male lead. The show had record-breaking viewership. Later in 2016, he appeared in the web-drama “First Seven Kisses.” Kim also starred in teen drama “Andante.” He was cast in a Japanese drama, “Spring Has Come,” becoming the first South Korean actor to play the role.
Kim made his modeling debut as the cover model for the magazine, The Big Issue. It sold out in two days and has since sold 80,000 copies. It was the highest number of issues sold since the magazine started in 2010.
Kim was announced as a member of the new group SUPER M. It was created by SM Entertainment’s founder and the American record label, Capitol Records. The band is made up of members from other successful SM groups. They debuted on October 4, 2019, and they’re being promoted in the U.S. at this time.
Lee Tae Yong
Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
July 1, 1995
175 cm (5’9″)
Lee Tae Yong is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer who goes by the stage name Taeyong. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and comes from a family of four. Lee attended the School of Performing Arts. When still in school, his favorite subject was art. He also dreamed of being a firefighter.
When he was 18 years old, Lee was scouted on the street by SM Entertainment. He auditioned by singing the national anthem and was hired in 2012. Lee was originally put in the pre-debut training group called the SM Rookies.
Lee was given the role of the main dancer and main rapper without having any previous experience dancing. He impressed the doubtful teacher and was able to keep both positions.
In 2014, Lee performed a song he had written on SMTown’s Youtube channel. It was very popular and he was then asked to write a song with the girl group Red Velvet. The song was “Be Natural,” and it was also well received.
In early 2016, Lee joined the subgroup of NCT called NCT U. They debuted with the song “The 7th Sense.” A few months later he was chosen as the leader a new subgroup of NTC called NTC 127. Their debut EP was NCT #127.” Lee was credited with co-writing two tracks including the debut single “Fire Truck.”
Their next EP, Limitless, was released in early 2017. Lee received credit as the writer and composer for four of the singles. He was also credited with writing and composing all but one song on their third EP titled Cherry Bomb. The title track was listed as one of the most popular K-pop songs in 2017.
By 2018, NCT released its first full album titled NCT 2018 Empathy. It included all of NCT’s subgroups and two new members. Lee was credited with co-writing five of the songs on the album. Lee appeared on television as a cast member of “Food Diary,” about the food industry.
Lee released some solo work in July 2019 with the track “Long Flight.” NCT 127 also released their first full Japanese album titled Awaken.
In August 2019, Lee was announced as a member of the new K-pop supergroup SUPER M. It was created by SM Entertainment and Capitol Records. All of the members are from previously established groups. The group debuted on October 4 and will be promoted in the American markets first.
Lee Young Heum
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Sub-rapper
February 27, 1996
170 cm (5’7″)
59 kg (130 lbs)
Lee Young Heum is a Thai singer, rapper, dancer, and actor who goes by the stage name Ten. Lee was born in Bangkok, Thailand, to an affluent Chinese family. He attended Shrewsbury International School in Thailand. Lee is very intelligent and speaks Thai, Korean, Mandarin, and English.
In 2010, Lee won the Thai television show “Teen Superstar.” He was offered a contract with Starship Entertainment but passed on the offer. Lee won first place in the SM Thailand Global Auditions in 2013 and debuted as part of SM Rookies in 2013. The group consists of members who are not quite ready for their full debut with a group. It’s a practice group of sorts.
By early 2016, Lee participated in the subgroup of NCT called NCT U. They debuted with the song “The 7th Sense.” He was also on the cast of Mnet’s “Hit the Stage.”
Lee joined the cast of the television show “Elementary School Teacher.” It’s a show based around teaching idols from other countries about Korean culture and how to speak Korean.
Lee also announced he was a new member of the performance team SM The Performance, which is an SM Entertainment dance group. He also took part in NCT’s first album, NCT 2018 Empathy, and NCT U’s single, “Baby Don’t Stop.”
In January 2019, Lee debuted as part of WayV, a Chinese boy group, and a subgroup of NCT. Their first EP The Vision included a cover of NCT 127’s lead single, “Regular.”
In October 2019, Lee debuted with SUPER M, a group consisting of members from other successful bands under the SM Entertainment label. It was a collaboration with the American record label, Capitol Records, and will be promoted in the U.S.
Hwang Wook Hee
January 25, 1999
183 cm (6’0″)
65 kg (143 lbs)
Hwang Wook Hee is a Chinese-Thai singer, rapper, and model who goes by the stage name Lucas. He was born in Sha Tin Hong Kong to a Chinese father and Thai mother and comes from a family of four.
Hwang attended Yow Kam Yuen College in Hong Kong. He is very intelligent and knows how to speak Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, and English.
In 2015, Hwang passed a global audition in Hong Kong. He was scouted by SM Entertainment and joined the agency that year.
After training for two years, Hwang debuted as part of SM Rookies, a pre-debut singing group where new trainees get to practice their singing and dancing. One year later he debuted with the group NCT 2018, a subgroup of NCT.
By 2018, Hwang made his official debut with NCT and their studio album NCT 2018 Yearbook #1. He recorded three songs on the album. Hwang promoted the song on the Korean variety shows “Real Man 300” and “Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean.”
He was also announced as part of WayV, a China-based subgroup of NCT. Their debut EP was The Vision. He then joined the Chinese variety show “Keep Running” as a fixed cast member.
In October 2019, Kwang debuted with a new SM Entertainment supergroup called SUPER M. It consists of members from other successful SM groups. It’s in collaboration with American record label Capitol Records and will be promoted in America.
Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Maknae
August 2, 1999
174 cm (5’9″)
60 kg (132 lbs)
Mark Lee is a Canadian singer, rapper, actor, and songwriter who goes by the stage name Mark. He was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Vancouver at a young age. He comes from a family of four. He is now based in South Korea and attended the School of Performing Arts in Seoul. Mark speaks English and Korean.
Mark was scouted by SM Entertainment and passed the audition for the SM Global Auditions in Vancouver, Canada. He trained for four years and debuted as a member of SM Rookies, a pre-debut team for members to practice and see if they can move on to a real group.
Mark appeared on the reality television show “Exo 90:2104,” along with other members of SM Rookies. They performed covers from K-pop groups of the ’90s. He was also on Disney Channel Korea’s “The Mickey Mouse Club,” with other Rookie members.
By 2016, Mark debuted as a member of the NCT’s subgroup, NCT U. They released the digital single “The 7th Sense.” Later that year, he was announced as a member of two NCT subgroups, NCT 127 and NCT Dream.
Mark appeared on the survival hip hop reality show “High School Rapper,” and made it to the finals. He also released some collaborations during 2017.
In 2018, Mark collaborated with Exo’s Xiumin and Park Jae-jung on two singles. And he worked with Joy from Red Velvet on the sountrack for the drama “The Ghost Detective.”
In October 2019, Mark debuted with the SM supergroup, SUPER M, in collaboration with the American record label, Capitol Records. The group includes members from other successful SM groups.