K-pop all-star group SuperM makes its debut with a series of firsts. Today, the band released its first EP, The 1st Mini Album ‘SuperM.’
Available to stream and download here, the five-song collection comes on the heels of last night’s global livestream of the band’s Q & A session at Capitol Studios and the premiere of their first single and video, ‘Jopping’. Watch the video:
Tomorrow, the seven members of SuperM will take over Hollywood and perform live together for the very first time. The free concert will be the culmination of a full day of K-Pop via the SuperM Village, presented by Capitol Records outside its landmark Tower headquarters. Vine Street will be shut down to vehicles for the mega-event. The SuperM village opens at 2:00 P.M. and features photo opps, pop-up shops, food trucks and more. SuperM will perform at 7:00 PM. SuperM will make its television debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next Wednesday, October 9th.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am local time at SuperMofficial.com for the band’s first series of live shows – SuperM WE ARE THE FUTURE LIVE. The headline run will include performances at New York City’s Madison Square Garden (November 19th, 2019) and at The Forum in Los Angeles (February 1st, 2020). See below for itinerary. Every online ticket purchased for the run will include a CD of The 1st Mini Album ‘SuperM’.
Drawn from some of the most popular K-pop acts in the world, SuperM’s seven members are Taemin from SHINee, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, and Ten and Lucas of Chinese band WayV. Korea’s largest entertainment company, SM Entertainment, has partnered with Capitol Music Group (CMG) and Caroline to introduce SuperM.
Billboard hailed the band as “K-POP’S AVENGERS” in this story for “The Sound,” and noted,
“SuperM already has debuted on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart without releasing a stitch of music.”
The band also appeared on the Social 50 and Emerging Artists charts prior to the EP’s release. Billboard’s coverage of SuperM included a look at each individual band member’s accomplishments in this feature and a game of How Well Do You Know Your Bandmates?
TAEMIN made his debut in 2008 as a member of SHINee, a group that’s been leading the K-Pop scene for over 11 years. He has gained recognition for his outstanding vocal and performance skills. TAEMIN successfully kicked off his solo career in 2014 with such hit songs as ‘Danger’, ‘Press Your Number’, ‘MOVE, and ‘WANT’, sweeping numerous music charts and further establishing himself as a major solo K-Pop act.
BAEKHYUN is a member EXO, the mega-hit group of international renown. He started his solo career in July 2019 with his first mini album, City Lights, which showcased his outstanding vocals and sensuous music style. The album ranked No.1 on iTunes Top Album charts in 66 countries and sold over 500,000 album equivalent units worldwide. He has been recognized as one of the most influential vocalists in K-Pop.
KAI is a member of EXO, the group that’s re-writing K-Pop history. He is known as the “King of Performance” for his dominating and charismatic stage presence. In addition to his skills on stage, he is a key figure leading cultural trends including music, dance and fashion style. KAI has charmed fans worldwide, particularly attracting the fashion industry, rising to become a “fashion icon” and the first Korean to become a global ambassador of men’s eyewear for Gucci.
TAEYONG (NCT 127)
NCT 127 debuted in 2016 and quickly became worldwide icons of K-Pop with their “Neo” style of music and outstanding performances o hit songs including ‘Cherry Bomb’, ‘Regular’, ‘Superhuman’, and ‘Highway to Heaven’. NCT 127 debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart with their mini album NCT #127 ‘WE ARE SUPERHUMAN’, also simultaneously achieving the top rank on four Billboard charts – Top Album Sales, Digital Albums, Independent Albums and World Albums. In January 2019, the group started their first world tour in Seoul, which spread over 37 performances in 26 cities around the world including nine U.S. cities, Canada, Mexico, Russia, London, France, Japan, Thailand, and Singapore, proving their rapid rise as worldwide musicians.
TAEYONG, a member of NCT 127, a group that’s sweeping not only the U.S. Billboard charts but capturing the global music market, is known as an unparalleled rapper with unrivaled dance skills and perfect visuals. He has established himself unquestionably as an outstanding musician recognized for his abilities in writing and composing songs for NCT 127.
MARK (NCT 127)
MARK, a member of NCT 127, the future stars of K-Pop, has proven his abilities not only as a professional rapper but also as a multi-talented artist, evident in his work as a lyricist for the group. MARK takes on the world stage with his unparalleled stage presence and skills. A Toronto, Canada native who spent his childhood in New York and Vancouver, he is drawing global attention as an exemplary all-around member.
WayV debuted in January 2019 and took the Chinese music industry by storm. Upon the release of their first mini album, Take Off, in May 2019, WayV established themselves as the most popular Chinese group by setting new records and became the first Chinese boy band to rank #1 in 30 countries on iTunes. They have become one of the biggest up-and-coming groups in China, commanding a constant stream of attention across cultural trends including TV, brands and fashion.
Lucas, a member of China’s top boy band WayV, has been expanding his activities outside of China, reaching global influence. He is a super rookie who is making great strides in a variety of fields including music, television and advertising.
TEN, a member of China’s top group, WayV, is known as a “Performer of the Next Generation” for his exceptional dance skills. He is an emerging star who is recognized for his ability to perfectly encompass both powerful and elegant, graceful movements allowing him to perform all different genres of music.
SuperM – LIVE will perform at the following dates:
November 2019 –
11 Fort Worth, TX, Dickies Arena
13 Chicago, IL, United Center
15 Atlanta, GA, Infinite Energy Arena
17 Washington, DC, EagleBank Arena
19 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
January 2020 –
30 San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
February 2020 –
1 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
2 San Jose, CA, SAP Center
4 Seattle, WA, ShoWare Center
6 Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow For Series Of Live Shows