(born February 3, 1988), best known mononymously as Kyuhyun
, is a Korean pop singer. He is the last member to join the super boy band Super Junior, and is considered as one of the four lead vocalists of the group. He is also part of the sub-groups, Super Junior KRY (consisting of three of the powerful vocalist of Super Junior, himself, Ryeokwook and Yesung), Super Junior M (SuJu's Chinese sub-group) and SM The Ballad (SM's new Ballad group project with Jonghyun, Typhoon Jay and Jino). He is also one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.
Cho Kyuhyun's singing talents were discovered after he won third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition
in 2005. He soon signed under SM Entertainment and was featured in the video remake of TVXQ's single "Hi Ya Ya" along with other Chin Chin idols.
Before Kyuhyun's addition to Super Junior, the original twelve members were said to be separating and "graduating" as the band was still presented as a project group at the time, the concept being very similar to Japan's popular girl group, Morning Musume. Although Kyuhyun's addition to the group initially brought in an unpleasant surprise and dissatisfaction within the group's fans who supported the original twelve members, Kyuhyun was quickly accepted and acknowledged by the fans as the thirteenth member of Super Junior.
Kyuhyun's first media appearance was mysterious and unspecified. He made his first appearance as a part of Super Junior in a news broadcast on May 23, 2006 when the group was introducing their new single, "U". Kyuhyun made his debut performance on May 26, 2006 at SBS's I-Concert
performing the new single "U", where it was also the group's first return performance as a permanent group. Towards the end of 2006, Kyuhyun, along with Yesung and Ryeowook, was placed in Super Junior's first subgroup, Super Junior-K.R.Y. The trio debuted on November 5, 2006 on KBS's Music Bank
In the early morning of April 19, 2007, just one month before Kyuhyun's first anniversary in Super Junior, Kyuhyun with Super Junior members Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and two managers were all hospitalized due to a serious car accident when returning from the Super Junior Kiss the Radio
show that night. The driver lost control of the vehicle as the van flipped over on its right side. Kyuhyun, who was sitting behind the driver's seat when the accident occurred, was the most injured and had a fractured hip, pneumothorax from fractured ribs, and facial scratches and bruises. He was slipping in and out of consciousness and was mute because of the shock. Kyuhyun spent 6 days in the ICU before he was moved to a regular hospital room. Kyuhyun also did not need the respiratory machine anymore to support his breathing, though it was said that he was only able to walk on his own one month after the accident. Kyuhyun was discharged on July 5, 2007 after 78 days.
See Super Junior
See SM THE BALLAD
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