Let’s Take a Look the Multi-Talented Member of Super Junior, Shindong!
Shin Dong-hee was born on September 28, 1985, in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He’s better known by his stage name, Shindong (lit. meaning: “prodigy”). He is a South Korean singer, rapper, MC, radio personality, and director. He is best known as a member of the K-pop boy-band Super Junior and its subgroups, Super Junior-T and Super Junior-H. Shindong officially debuted as part of the 12-member project group Super Junior 05 on November 6, 2005, on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “Twins (Knock Out)”. Their debut album, SuperJunior05 (Twins), was released a month later on December 5, and debuted at number three on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
Very little is known about Shindong’s personal life. Many thought he was an only child, but he has one younger sister, called Ahn Da-young. Having a love for dancing, Shindong signed up for the 2002 Goyangsi Youth Dance contest and won the grand prize. A year later, he joined the contest again and won gold. In 2004, Shindong joined the Mnet Epi Contest and won both the gold prize and popularity award.
In 2005, he signed up for the SM Best Youth Contest and won first place for Best Comedian, achieving the grand prize. He signed a contract with SM Entertainment and received lessons to further improve his dancing. Months after joining the company, Shindong was put in the large all-boy rotational group, Super Junior, as a member of its first generation, Super Junior 05. He decided to use the stage name ‘Shindong’ as his birth name sounds similar to bandmate Donghae. ‘Shindong’ is derived from his surname and the first character of his birth name, meaning “child prodigy”.
In this article, Byeol Korea will tell you about Super Junior’s Shindong’s amazing work as a director. So, Don’t skip this article and keep reading everyone!
Min Kyung-hoon x Kim Heechul Falling Blossom
The weekly music project from SM Entertainment, SM STATION, presented a collaboration between Super Junior’s Kim Hee-chul and Buzz’s Min Kyung-hoon. Previously, the two stars of the variety show “Ask us Anything” had once sung a duet on the song “Sweet Dreams”. Carrying the name Space Coward, Heechul and Min Hyung-hoon released “Falling Blossom (Aftereffects)” on Saturday (17/2). The music video of the medium-sized rock ballad was directed by Super Junior’s Shindong.
The video “Falling Blossoms” tells of Heechul and Min Kyung-hoon, who are close to each other. One day when he was with a girl, Heechul got a problem from a group of people who ended up with Min Kyung-hoon revenge to the people who hurt Heechul. Not finished, their story ends with a tragic incident that happened to Heechul.
Aside from Heechul and Min Kyung-hoon, the “Falling Blossoms” music video also stars comedian Park Mi-sun, who was a permanent commentator on “We Got Married”. The song is composed by Lee Sang-jun and Cha Gil-hwan and the lyrics are written by Min Kyung-hoon, Shin Joon-ki, and Yoon Yoo-hyun.
Meanwhile, Heechul and Min Kyung-hoon had the song “Falling Blossoms” on “Ask Us Anything” which aired on Saturday (17/2). Here, the vocals of both of them blended nicely that they received praise from fans.
Parc Jae-jung x NCT Mark Lemonade Love
SM STATION presented a duet between NCT’s Mark Lee and soloist Parc Jae-jung’s. They released a single titled “Lemonade Love” on July 21, 2017. Ahead of its release, SM Entertainment issued several photo and video teasers. After various teasers, other facts related to the collaboration between Mark and Parc Jae-jung were revealed.
Secretly, Super Junior’s Shindong was known to be involved in the cultivation of the music video “Lemonade Love” as a director. This can be seen from Shindong’s behind-the-scenes photos circulating on the internet. For the “Lemonade Love” video, itself, Shindong focuses on the principle of “minimal cost with high quality”. Not only being a director, he was said to have personally edited the SM STATION’s music video.
Apparently, this is not the first time Shindong has been involved in producing videos for songs released by SM STATION. Previously, on the single “Merry Man”, he not only appeared as a singer but was also involved in the process of working on his video with the team from Walala Production.
Super Junior’s Shindong x UV Cheer Man
Preparation for the latest collaboration project for Super Junior member’s Shindong and the UV group, or abbreviated as SUV, seems to be no joke. Despite the concept of comedy, the @smtown Instagram account shows that the preparation for the single video clip, titled “Cheer Man”, is very serious. “[STATION] SUV – Shindong X UV (SHINDONG X UV).” Cheer Man “28.2 2019, 12PM (KST),” wrote the @smtown account.
“Cheer Man” is a single made by SM STATION as a weekly music project that aims to provide support to those who are sad and need spirit.
Shindong and UV’s collaboration for SM Station was the second, after they released the single “Marry Man” in 2017. According to Shindong and UV there is no kind of collaboration like they were before. “We are Shindong or UV. We are Cheer Man,” they said. According to Shindong, he has worked hard to encourage people in need. “Cheer Man” was released on February 28, 2019.