Super Junior celebrates 15th anniversary since debut
Veteran boy band Super Junior celebrates the 15th anniversary since its debut today with a new song and a special livestreaming session with fans in the afternoon, with members sharing their thoughts on the special day and congratulatory messages online.
"Something impossible happened. We made it through 15 years. Pushing through and not giving up has brought us here," wrote Leeteuk, leader of the band on his social media accounts.
"We'll keep going. Members, fans, staff - everyone, I love you and look up to you."
Another member, Eunhyuk, also thanked the fans and members for sticking together through all the years.
"Fifteen years, it's hard to count all the memories that we've built together. Thinking of how young and reckless we were just makes me tear up," he said.
Super Junior debuted on Nov. 6, 2005, with its first album "Super Junior05" and has since been active on the K-pop scene as one of the most popular boy bands in Korea.
Individual members have also successfully pursued their own careers in singing and acting in the 2010s.
The band will post outdoor commercials until Dec. 1 at various locations and on public transport across Seoul to show their appreciation of fan club ELF.
Their new song "The Melody" will drop at 6 p.m., as a prerelease track off of its 10th full-length album to drop next month.
The members will talk with fans through a livestreaming session at 5 p.m. and again on Saturday for a special celebration.
BY YOON SO-YEON [firstname.lastname@example.org]