K-Pop Showdown: Is Super Junior (슈퍼주니어) the best K-Pop Group of All Time?

Debuting in November of 2005, Super Junior (슈퍼주니어) have rightfully earned their title as K-Pop Kings. Indeed, the group was the best-selling K-Pop artist for four years in a row. Moreover, over their illustrious career Super Junior have been able to boast thirteen music awards from MAMA, nineteen Golden Disc Awards, and have won the “International Artist” and “Best Fandom” titles from the 2015 Teen Choice Awards – and this is just the beginning.

At their peak, SuJu was comprised of a total of thirteen members, consisting of Leeteuk, Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, Kibum, and Kyuhyun. From July 2010 to July 2018, ten of the members had successfully completed their mandatory military service. Kyuhyun is the last member in military service; he enlisted on May 25, 2017. However, throughout all this time, the members were divided into smaller sub-groups and units, simultaneously targeting different genres and audiences.

As a larger group Super Junior is still active, and as successful as ever. In 2018 they released “Lo Siento”, a trilingual dance track sung in Korean, Spanish, and English. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producers Play-n-Skillz and featuring American-born Spanish singer Leslie Grace, “Lo Siento” debuted at thirteen on Billboard’s Latin Digital Song Sales chart, making Super Junior the first K-Pop act to be featured on the chart, while also debuting at second position on the World Digital Song Sales chart.

The Latin influence continued within the October release of “One More Time”. This track, featuring the Mexican band Reik, debuted at eighteen on the Latin Digital Song Sales chart, number five on the Latin Pop Digital Song Sales chart, and fourth position on World Digital Song Sales chart.

Indeed, their whole discography is full of smash-hit tracks that will forever go down as some of the most iconic K-Pop songs to ever be released. Our top Super Junior songs are:

Sorry Sorry:

Mr. Simple:

Sexy, Free & Single:

Bonamana:

Vote for Super Junior if you think they should win our K-Pop Showdown! They’re one of three acts nominated in the final group round of the K-Pop Showdown. You can vote for them HERE.