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The Classic, Shinhwa


May 18th, 2013

1997 in South Korea


Years Active:
'90s, '00s



A South Korean boy band with an exceptionally long career (Admittedly, ten years plus for a group of said genre is impressive to say the least.) Shinhwa was formed under the umbrella of producer, promoter and manager Lee Soo Man, the head of SM Entertainment in the late nineties. The six member group was finalized after a talent search by Lee and the group made its first appearance in March of 1998. A number of singles and a debut album followed shortly thereafter, and the band scored its first number ones — in the singles charts — with tracks from the 1999 follow up T.O.P. In 2000, the band released its first number one album, Only One, and won a handful of awards for their trouble. 2001 saw the release of album number four, Hey Come On!, which allowed the band a chance to release a compilation collection, entitled My Choice, the following year. Album number five, Perfect Man, was another number one debut, and was able to crack the top ten outside of Korea — hitting number ten in Singapore. While 2002 was a bumper year for the group (their sixth album, Wedding, was also a huge hit), it was also notable for being the year that their contract with SM came to a close. The band chose to keep going, and switched to Good Entertainment. The band took the interregnum before their contract was to begin in 2004 to pursue some outside interests, including another compilation, solo albums, and some acting. Members Eric Mun, Lee Min Woo, Kim Dong Wan, Shin Hye Sung, Jun Jin, and Andy Lee reconvened in 2004 and once again were at the top of the charts in no time. Their album Brand New won the group a handful of awards, as well as allowing them to tour a good chunk of Asia. 2005 and 2006 saw the band take on hosting a reality show, in addition to re-upping their deal with Good Entertainment. Album number eight — the number one State of the Art — was released in May of 2006, and the band began work on a Japanese language album. The first Japanese single, “This Is the Sun In Our Hearts,” was a top ten hit, and the album, Inspiration #1, was a top five smash. 2007 brought the group another break, and in addition to solo projects, the members of Sinhwa took on the management side of the music business. At the end of 2007, Sinhwa released yet another compilation album, Winter Story 2007-2008.

Top Albums

The Classic, Shinhwa
1. The Classic
The Return, Shinhwa
2. The Return
Winter Story 2004~05, Shinhwa
3. Winter Story..
Summer Story 2005, Shinhwa
4. Summer Story..
State of the Art (Special Edition), Shinhwa
5. State of the..
7집 Brand New, Shinhwa
6. 7집 Brand N..
Winter Story 2006-2007, Shinhwa
7. Winter Story..
신화 9집 (10주년), Shinhwa
8. 신화 9집 ..
신화 9집 White Edition, Shinhwa
9. 신화 9집 ..
2005 Japan Tour, Shinhwa
10. 2005 Japan T..
Winter Story 2007 [Single], Shinhwa
11. Winter Story..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

This Love Classic 3:40 $1.29

Scarface Classic 3:19 $1.29

Venus Return 3:39 $1.29

Hurricane Classic 3:55 $1.29

New Me Classic 4:01 $1.29

그래 Classic 3:58 $1.29

아는 남자 Classic 4:16 $1.29

Brand New 7집 Brand New 3:47 $0.99

I Gave You Classic 3:39 $1.29

마네킹 Classic 3:37 $1.29

웃다가… Classic 3:54 $1.29

사랑 노래 Classic 3:36 $1.29

Breathin' Return 4:47 $1.29

Re-Love Return 4:21 $1.29

Be My Love Return 3:11 $1.29

Welcome Return 3:34 $1.29

Stay Return 3:19 $1.29

Let It Go Return 3:44 $1.29

Move With Me Return 3:20 $1.29

Red Carpet Return 3:39 $1.29

Hurts Return 4:13 $1.29

On the Road Return 4:10 $1.29

How Do I Say? (Final Play Version) Summer Story 2005 4:06 $1.29

Just Be My Love Summer Story 2005 4:07 $1.29

Young Gunz (The Last One-Mix Version.. Summer Story 2005 3:04 $1.29

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