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SS501 (pronounced as Double-S 501) is a South Korean boy band under management of Daesung Entertainment, also known as DSP Entertainment. ss501 is an idol group consist of 5 members, kim hyunjong, heo youngsaeng, kim kyujong, park jung min and also kim hyungjun. The 'ss' in 'ss501' stands for sun and star for the first s and the second s is for singer representing their hope and dream in the world of entertainment, the 501 also have the meaning of 5 person stands as 1. in another word ss501 representing these boys hope and dream of becoming singer and in the future will achieve their dream of becoming big stars in the entertainment worlds.

They are scouted either by auditions or by casting directors, these 5 strangers then started their grueling training consist of musical and also dance before they can perform together.
The team's leader, Kim Hyunjoong was someone that clearly stood out and was hand-picked by the casting director. The second was someone that was picked later after all the others had been selected, when a friend introduced Heo Youngsaeng and he auditioned and was chosen this way. The third, Kim Kyujong was picked through a contest that DSP put on. He got through all the tough competition and was later chosen for the group. The fourth, Park Jungmin, was chosen through the audition as well, but his career as a VJ was something that gave him a lot of points for the judges to view him favorably upon. The last, the baby, Kim Hyungjoon, was the first to be chosen before anyone else. He waited patiently for the rest of his members to be chosen, therefore he has the longest amount of official training.





Kim Hyun-joong
Date of birth : June 6, 1986
Blood type : B
Physique : 180cm, 68kg
Education : Hanyang Industrial High School
Hobbies : Swimming, weight training, basketball, soccer
Talents : Playing the guitar, piano, dancing
Motto : Life in one strike.




Heo Young-saeng
Date of birth : November 3, 1986
Blood type : O
Physique : 178cm, 63kg
Education : Graduated from Hyundai High School
Hobbies : Computer games, basketball, listening to music
Talent : Playing the piano
Motto : Don’t look behind after doing your best.




Kim Kyu-jong
Date of birth : February 24, 1987
Blood type : A
Physique : 181cm, 65kg
Education : Department of Popular Music, Baekje Arts College
Hobbies : Listening to music, basketball, reading
Talent : Performing magic
Motto : Challenge and don’t have regrets.




Park Jung-min
Date of birth : April 3, 1987
Blood type : O
Physique : 181cm, 67kg
Education : High school affiliated to Dankook University
Hobby : Writing lyrics
Talents : Tap dancing, rock climbing
Motto : Be always grateful.




Kim Hyung-joon
Date of birth : August 3, 1987
Blood type : O
Physique : 181cm, 66kg
Education : High school affiliated to Dankook University
Hobbies : Computer games, weight training, listening to music
Talents : Swimming, dancing
Motto : Walk and walk.


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SS501 debuted in 2005 with their first single ‘warning’, which is an upbeat tempo song. From the same single album they after that come out with another song, this time a ballad entitled ‘never again’. With ‘everything’ 2005 seems to be ss501’s year when they actually manage to secure almost all best newcomer awards available. This achievement is rather impressive considering the act that they only comes out with a single album with only five song, which three of it become a hit.
In 2006, hoping to achieve the same success the have with their first single album, they come out with another single album, this time they tried their luck with another upbeat song called ‘snow prince’ which has the winter feeling to it, they also trying the cute image in this music video. The song shot straight to number one in the Korean music chart, the second song, they once again change their image to dark rockers for the song ‘fighter’, written by a famous songwriter Cho Young Soo and Ahn Young Min, this song also managed to get into top 5.
Finally after one year of debut, ss501 comes out with their first ever full album in November 2006. They have used those one year of performing with two single albums to practice more on their vocal and also live performance. However the title song of the album didn’t get the much anticipated success. This was mainly because of the competition they have during the release of the song. But the come back bouncing once again, with their second song from the album called ‘four chance/4chance’ nicely hits the no 1 in a lot of charts. Not only that they also release their first ever concert DVD title ‘step up’.
After the successes in Korea the boys finally decided the extend their market to Japan, they already has a basic fan base there due to their constant visit to that country performing and others. In mid 2007, all 5 boys departed to Japan after their farewell to Korean fans as they are now focusing on Japanese market. Making Japan as their new home they practice hard not only in singing but also in Japanese language. Finally in august 2007, they released their first ever Japanese single ‘kokoro’ debuting at number 5 in oricon chart. This is another history created by them as the first foreign artist to have their Japanese debut song in the oricon chart. Then in September they released another single ‘distance’ which once again reached number 5 in the oricon chart. On October they finally release the much anticipated self titled Japanese album, their first full Japanese album and on the day of the release the album reached the 8th spot in the oricon daily chart.
Now the boys are back in Korea planning to make a comeback in Korean entertainment world, they are planning to release their third single in February 2008. and after that in summer they will release another single before coming out with a full album in October 2008.
Let wish these boys all the best.



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Singles

Single #1
*released on June 25, 2005
*label: DSP entertainment
1. Warning (3:07)
2. Passion (3:37)
3. Never Again (4:44)
4. Take U High (3:28)
5. Everything (3:53)
6. Everything (Instrumental) (3:53)

Single #2
*released on December 10, 2005
*label: DSP entertainment

1. 하얀사람 (3:21)
2. My Girl (4:17)
3. Snow Prince (3:24)
4. In Your Smile (3:34)
5. Fighter (3:33)

Album
Volume 1 - S.T 01 Now
*Released: November 10, 2006
*Label: DSP Entertainment
1. Existence
2. Four Chance
3. Unlock
4. Again
5. Stand By Me
6. Sky
7. 겁쟁이
8. Man
9. Hana
10. Confession (서툰고백)
11. Bye Bye
12. Radio Star
13. 세상의 날개
14. 경고 (Remix Ver)
15. Unlock (Heavy Edition Feat. 김세황) (Hidden Track)





Single

Single #1
*released on August 1, 2007
*label: DSP entertainment

1. Kokoro
2. Be a Star
3. Alice
4. Kokoro (instrumental)
5. Be a Star (instrumental)
6. Alice (instrumental)


Single #2

*released on September 19, 2007
*label: DSP entertainment

1. Distance
2. Gleaming Star
3. Wonderful World
4. Distance (Instrumental)
5. Gleaming Star (Instrumental)
6. Wonderful World (Instrumental)


Album
SS501
*released on October 24, 2007
*label: DSP entertainment

1. LIVE!
2. Distance ~ 君とのキョリ
3. 4Chance(Watch Game)
4. ホンとに好きだった
5. NO EXIT DAYS
6. Again
7. Boundless
8. Butterfly
9. Always and Forever
10. サンセット
11. Kokoro


DVD
• First Concert Step Up
• SS501 1st Concert in Osaka
• Live in Tokyo
• Non Stop - SS501 x Lee MinWoo (shinhwa)
• Heart to Heart
• The first Story of SS501


Concerts
• Step Up Osaka, Japan (2006)
• Held a concert in Tokyo forum, Tokyo, Japan (2007)


Radio Show
• Youngstreet (for their Japan debut ss501 has stop dj-ing for youngstreet)


TV shows
• M! Pick by Mnet (2005)
• X-MAN by SBS
• TVMAD.com by Mnet
• Can Love Be Refilled? [KBS] (sitcom ft. Kim Hyun Joong & Park Jung Min)
• Thank you for Waking Us Up [MBC]
• Thank you For Raising Me [MBC]
• Break [Mnet] (break dancing drama ft. Kim Kyu Jong)
• SS501 in LA
• SS501 Japan Making the band
• SS501 in Osaka
• SS501 SOS by Mnet
• SS501 Stalker by Mnet
• Eru - 까만 안경 (Black Glasses) Music Video (ft. Kim Hyun Joong)
• Open Concert by KBS (2007)
• SS501 The Mission by Mnet Japan (2007)
• SS501 KM Idol World



Movies
• Their voices have attracted the movie company and invited them to be involved in the vocal job of the animated movie Pie Story.


CFs
• Elite - a brand-name school uniform
• Lotte Sul Leh Im -slush type ice cream
• Mighty Mac -clothing line
• Anycall (ft. Kim Hyun Joong, Moon, Kyunyoung)-Samsung cell phone
• Tony Moly (Kim Hyun Joong)- Make-up line


Award
• 2005 - Mnet KM Music Video Festival - Best Rookie Music Group
• 2005 - SBS Song Festival - Best Rookie Music Group
• 2005 - MBC Top Ten Singers Festival - Best Rookie Music Group


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From the beginning, each member's performance areas will not be limited to only singing. Hyun-joong and Jung-min are interested in acting. They are currently being trained in acting and will appear on stage or screen if they have a chance to. Hyung-joon and Young-saeng will also be performing as solo singers as well as with the band. Kyu-jong, who is very much interested in making music, will undergo musical training and eventually become a producer.

that's all i can share with u guys~

DONT STOP SUPPORTING SS501 k~!!!!

Fighting~ Fighting~ Fighting SS501~!!!!!!!!!!

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sugoiii! minna!
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Posted 6/3/08
i love SS501 ^^
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Posted 6/6/08
yay~ ss501 fighting~!!!!
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Posted 7/8/08
fighting fighting <<<<{ss501}>>>> fighting fighting
thanks for the info
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Posted 7/15/08
Are you sure about the SS501 meaning?? is it SS for SUPER STAR?? I think you're wrong...I read that somewhere...I think I read it here in CR and they say SUPER STAR 501 in a video too!!!
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Posted 8/11/08
the first s is representing stars
the second s stands for singers
501 is representing 5members, 1 forever ^^
the meaning up there is correct
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Posted 8/21/08

hehe.. i think my info was right..
well, sry if it's wrong though..
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Posted 8/22/08
SS501 forevah! fighting, fighting, fighting!
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Posted 8/23/08
waa poor guys ... especially hyun joong .. it seems that whenever they comeback from japan .. they're a little thinner .. poor guys must be really over worked ...

Posted 8/23/08
thanks for that .... I love SS501...
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Posted 8/25/08
wow hyun joong&jung min wanna act yay!!
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Posted 11/10/08
No matter what they do i'll support them! i know they'll stay together for a long time.
SS501 FIGHTING!!
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Posted 11/18/08
watch in this link. triple s teaser

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cutie jung min and Hyung-joon... more power guys!!
i'll support you all the way... :D
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