|Birth name||Lee Hyuk-jae|
|Also known as||Eunhyuk|
|Born||April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04) (age 23)
Neunggok, Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||Pop, dance, R&B, trot|
|Occupations||Rapper, dancer, singer, actor, MC, radio host|
|Associated acts||SM Town, Super Junior, Super Junior-T, Super Junior-Happy|
|Revised Romanization||I Hyeok-jae|
Lee Hyuk-jae (born April 4, 1986), better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a Korean pop singer, presenter,song writer, and occasional actor. He is a member of the large boy band Super Junior, in which his position in the group is the lead rapper and one of the four lead dancers. To prevent confusion with famous Korean comedian Lee Hyuk-jae, he decided to use the name ‘Eunhyuk’, meaning “silver”.
- See also: Super Junior’s musical career
Eunhyuk was born Lee Hyuk-jae in Neunggok, Goyang, Gyeonggi. In 1999 when he turned thirteen, he auditioned for SM Entertainment through the company’s Starlight Casting System with childhood friend Xiah. Xiah was selected to sign a contract with the company soon after, but Eunhyuk failed the audition. He auditioned again the following year and was finally selected through showcasing his rapping and dancing abilities. Under SM Entertainment, Eunhyuk was further trained in singing, dancing, acting, and had brief Mandarin Chinese language courses. In 2002 Eunhyuk, Xiah, and another trainee Sungmin were placed in a project R&B group. A year later, the trio along with three future members from TRAX (Jay Kim, No Minwoo, Kang Jungwoo) made a brief appearance in a show called Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century: Pop vs. Rock, in which Moon Hee-jun and Kangta individually taught them techniques on different types of singing. Later that year, Eunhyuk’s trio disbanded, and Xiah debuted as a member of TVXQ in 2003. Eunhyuk and Sungmin were instead placed together in another project group with ten other male trainees. The twelve boys formed the group Super Junior 05, being the first generation of the rotational boy band Super Junior.
With a total of twelve members, Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS‘s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)“. Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05” and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.
Eunhyuk is an acclaimed lyricist and wrote rap lyrics for a majority of Super Junior’s songs. The rap lyrics to “Show Me Your Love” from the winter single with TVXQ was written by him, along with Heechul and Shindong. The Lyrics to One Love was also one of his works. Along with Han Geng, Shindong, and Donghae, he also choreographs some of Super Junior’s dance routines.
He is one of the lead dancers in his band.He’s also known as the dancing machine,which he is known by many people as a great dancer.
During his career with Super Junior, Eunhyuk was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy.
Eunhyuk replaced Kang-in’s position in hosting for Mnet’s music program M!Countdown in late 2006. Hosting with band mates Leeteuk and Shindong, they did not leave their hosting positions until early 2008. Eunhyuk has also been the co-host of Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio (SUKIRA) with Leeteuk, a radio show that promotes Korea’s music and pop culture. The show was established on August 21, 2006 and has become one of the more frequently tuned in radio channels of Korea.
Eunhyuk is currently a student at Pai Chai University. He has one older sister, Lee So-ra, and has a pet dog that lives with his parents in Goyang. He has been best friends with TVXQ member Xiah since elementary school and they both frequently trained together before they debuted individually as singers. Xiah’s solo performance of “All Rise” in TVXQ’s 2005 concert tour Rising Sun featured Eunhyuk as a rapper. Within Super Junior, he’s nicknamed as the monkey from the Chinese zodiac for his outer appearance.Other than that,it is because of his personality which like a “monkey” means he is active and funny.
On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T’s release of their first single “Rokuko“, Eunhyuk was hospitalized from a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. Eunhyuk only suffered minor injuries, and was discharged from the hospital on April 23.
He said he was in love with a younger artist on his cyworld, just to be honest with his fans.
|2007||Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
꽃미남 연쇄 테러 사건
|himself||limited release in South Korea|
|himself||MBC||Guest star (Ep. 136)|
|2009||Embark Dream team Season 2||himself||KBS||Guest star (Ep. 2)|
|2006–March 27, 2008||Mnet M!Countdown||with Leeteuk, Shindong|
|January 7, 2008–April 5, 2008||ComedyTV Unbelievable Outing Season 3||with Super Junior-Happy, Donghae|
|July 10, 2008–October 9, 2008||MBC Idol Show Season 1||with Super Junior-Happy|
|September 5, 2009–Present||SBS Miracle||with Leeteuk, Shindong, Sungmin, Kangin|
|September 16, 2009–Present||MBC King of the Ring||with Leeteuk, Shindong|
|August 21, 2006–present||Super Junior Kiss the Radio (슈퍼주니어 키스 더 라디오)||with Leeteuk|
|2009||Star King for Best Newcomer Award (Variety)||shared with Leeteuk and Boom for Strong Heart|
- ^ “Album Sales of December 2005” (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea: pp. 1. http://www.miak.or.kr/stat/kpop_200512.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-16.
- ^ TVXQ! & Super Junior “Show Me Your Love”
- ^ (Korean) Newsen.com. Super Junior says goodbye to MC seats after two years and four months March 25, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2008.
- SM Entertainment Official Site
- Super Junior Official Site
- Super Junior Official Avex Site (Chinese)
- Super Junior Official Japanese Site (Japanese)
- Super Junior-T Official Site
- Super Junior-Happy Official Site
- KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio Official Site (Korean)
|South Korean singer, actor|
|April 4, 1986|