Group Name: Super Junior-M Debut: April 8, 2008 Debut Single: "U" Members: Donghae, Eunhyuk, Henry, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Siwon, Sungmin, and Zhou Mi Former Members: Han Geng
Super Junior-M is a unit of the SM Entertainment group Super Junior that promotes in Mandarin. Formed in 2007 and debuted in 2008, the group currently consists of Super Junior members Donghae, Eunhyuk, Henry, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, Siwon, Sungmin, and Zhou Mi.
The formation of Super Junior-M was initially highly controversial. When SM Entertainment announced in late 2007 that they would be adding a completely new member, Henry, to Super Junior-M, fans were outraged at the prospect of a new member, fearing that an original Super Junior member would be replaced. Fans signed online petitions and held protests outside of the SM Entertainment building, holding up signs with the slogan "Only 13" written on them. Super Junior fans even went so far as to pool their money to buy nearly 60,000 stocks in SM Entertainment (about 0.3% of the company) in order to officially protest Henry's addition as equity holders in the company.
In April of 2008, the rest of the lineup was announced and Super Junior-M made their debut with the release of "U", a Mandarin remake of the Korean Super Junior song of the same title. The group was well-received across China and Southeast Asia, and won multiple year-end awards in China. In September of 2009 Super Junior-M released their second single, "Super Girl" to much acclaim, solidifying their popularity across Asia.
In December of 2009, Han Geng filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, claiming that his contract was overly harsh, unlawful, and violated his rights as a human being. Super Junior-M thus went on a temporary hiatus as the other members returned to Seoul while Han Geng remained in China, where he signed with a local entertainment group. Han Geng and SM Entertainment eventually settled in court, closing the case in 2011.
Super Junior-M made a comeback with added members Eunhyuk and Sungmin in February 2011 with the release of a new EP entitled Perfection. The album and its repackaged version stayed at the top of the charts for more than 14 weeks straight in Taiwan. Super Junior-M went on to release two more albums, Breakdown and Swing, before many of the members began their mandatory military service in Korea. Currently five of the eight members are enlisted in the Korean army, while remaining members Henry, Zhou Mi, and Kyuhyun are busy with individual activities.
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