MANILA, Philippines - Universal Records is happy with the sales of Super Junior’s Sorry, Sorry album, which reached the top spot of Music One in three days.
Korea’s Super Junior (photo) has outsold Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift.
Super Junior is a 13-member boyband that can sing, dance and do anything young, dynamic performers can offer.
The members are Leeteuk (the leader), Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kang-in, Shindong, Sungmin, Euhhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeo Wook, Kibum and Laterkyuhyun. The Chinese member, Han Geng, was chosen from 3,000 applicants, via auditions in China in 2001.
Due to Super Junior’s success, other Korean talent management outfits have been training their groups in other areas of entertainment like acting and hosting.
Super Junior has earned four music awards from M.Net/KM Music Festival, another four from Golden Disk awards and the Favorite Artist-Korea at the MTV Asia Music Awards.
The band has released three studio albums, three CD singles and six compilation albums from SM Entertainment. It has also released seven movie soundtracks.
Sorry, Sorry is Super Junior’s third and latest album released in Korea last March. The album debuted at No. 1 on the South Korea’s Hanteo Daily Charts and became the bestselling album in South Korea, Thailand, and in Hong Kong and Taiwan.