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SUPER JUNIOR-D&E (슈퍼주니어-D&E) is the fifth subunit of the boy group SUPER JUNIOR. They debuted on December 16, 2011 with the single "Oppa, Oppa".

History

2011–2012: Debut with "Oppa, Oppa", "Oppa, Oppa (Japanese Ver.)"

The duo first performed together at SUPER JUNIOR's SUPER SHOW 4 in November 2011.[1] Donghae expressed that instead of doing a solo number for the show, which he felt was lonely, he'd rather do a song with Eunhyuk,[2] and they performed "Oppa, Oppa" together during the tour. After a suggestion from Lee Soo Man,[3] the song was released in a single with a ballad as a bside on December 16, 2011, and the sub-unit made their official debut with a stage on Music Bank.[1]

The Japanese version of the single was released four months later, on April 4, 2012.

2013: "I Wanna Dance", "Still You"

They released their second Japanese single, "I Wanna Dance", on June 26, and their second Korean single, "Still You", on December 18.

2014: First Japan tour, Ride Me, "Skeleton"

SM Japan, in particular, wanted them to form an official sub-unit after seeing their stages. Thanks to that, they had a tour in Japan and released a Japanese album, and though they'd had releases before, it's then that they became an official unit group.[3] The tour in question started on March 4 and ended in Tokyo on May 10, and the duo visited a total of nine cities for 22 concerts.[4] The album, Ride Me (their first Japanese full-length album) was released during the tour, on March 12.

Their third Japanese single "Skeleton" was released on August 6.

2015: The Beat Goes On, 'The Beat Goes On' Special Edition, Present, second Japan tour, "Let's Get It On"

Their first Korean mini-album, The Beat Goes On, was released on March 6. The repackage was released in the same month, on the 23rd. The title track touch on the topic of lost love and its aftermath, and was co-composed and co-written by Donghae.[5]

On April 1, their first Japanese mini-album Present was released.

They kicked off their second Japan tour in Saitama on April 3. They also held concerts in Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka, for a total of nine performances.[6]

Finally, their fourth Japanese single "Let's Get It On" was the duo's last release before both members started their military service in October 2015.[7]

2017–2018: Monthly singles, Style, 'Bout You, third Japan tour

They were discharged in July 2017 two days apart, Eunhyuk on the 12th and Donghae on the 14th.[8]

From November 2017 to May 2018, the duo released a Japanese digital single every month. All the tracks were later compiled in their second full-length Japanese album, Style, which was released on August 8, 2018, and also contains four new tracks.[9]

They released their second mini-album 'Bout You on August 16, 2018. The release was qualified as "hip and colorful"[10] and its summery title track (which was co-written by Donghae and Eunhyuk, and once again co-composed by Donghae) contains rhythmic beats and bright synths.[11]

They kicked off their new Japan Tour on September 7. They visited a total of seven cities for 17 performances, with the last concert being in Tokyo on November 9.[9]

2019: First Asia tour, Danger

They kicked off their new Asia tour in Korea on April 13 and 14, making it the first time that the duo performed a concert in Korea.[12] In total, they visited six countries during the tour and performed nine shows.[13]

Their third mini-album Danger was released on April 14, the day of the second Korean concert. With a black and red theme and a darker concept than their previous releases[14], the album showcases the duo's dangerous and manly side.[15]

2020: Bad Blood, Bad Liar, "Wings"

The duo released their fourth mini-album Bad Blood on September 3. "B.A.D", its title track, is an electronic hip-hop track that, according to Eunhyuk, showcases the duo's "powerful yet relaxed charm".[16]

Bad Blood's repackage, Bad Liar, was released on September 28. The title track, "No Love", is a smooth, electronic dance track with sensual rapping and sweet vocals and shows the suave side of the duo.[17][18]

Their fifth Japanese single "Wings" was released on November 25.

2021: Countdown

The duo mentioned in an interview in March that, as it was their tenth anniversary, they were working on their first Korean full-length album and intended to release it during the year.[19] On September 15, news outlets reported that D&E would come back in October, which was then confirmed by Label SJ.[20] A first teaser for their first full-length album Countdown was released on September 27 at midnight KST.[21] The release date of the album was later revealed to be November 2. In the weeks leading up to the album, as part of its promotions and its countdown concept, D&E released various contents including: parodies of TV commercials[22], a medley of their previous title tracks[23], a word puzzle[24], a three-episode documentary, and a solo single - containing two songs each - for each member ("California Love" by Donghae and "Be" by Eunhyuk).[25] Finally, the album and the music video of its title track "Zero" were released on November 2. The digital single "Need U" was released on December 9, followed by a special version of the album titled Countdown - Zero ver. (Epilogue) which was released on December 10.

Members

Name Years active
Donghae (동해) 2011–present
Eunhyuk (은혁) 2011–present

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

  • Countdown (2021)
    • Countdown - Zero ver. (Epilogue) (repackage) (2021)

Mini albums

Digital singles

Japanese

Studio albums

Mini albums

Singles

Digital singles


Concerts

Asia tours

  • The D&E (2019)

Japan tours

  • SUPER JUNIOR-D&E The 1st Japan Tour 2014 (2014)
  • SUPER JUNIOR-D&E Japan Tour 2015 -Present- (2015)
  • SUPER JUNIOR-D&E Japan Tour 2018 ~Style~ (2018)

Trivia

  • Some of their songs, like "Still You", were created because the duo learned they'd have a schedule overseas and wanted to take the opportunity to film the music video while they were there, to have access to the beautiful sceneries.[3]
  • Unlike other SUPER JUNIOR sub-units, D&E wasn't planned beforehand and they were originally meant to be only a one-time unit for SUPER SHOW 4 concerts.[3]
  • Before "Oppa, Oppa", D&E performed as a duo in 2009's SUPER SHOW 2 for Donghae's solo song "Beautiful", during which Eunhyuk only danced.[3]

Gallery

Main article: SUPER JUNIOR-D&E/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Koreaboo: Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Donghae perform "Oppa Oppa" on Music Bank
  2. YouTube: EP.01_THE ORIGINAL D&E DOCUMENTARY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 YouTube: D&E Q&A EP.01
  4. KpopStarz: Donghae And Eunhyuk Shared Their Excitement Seeing Themselves in Shibuya
  5. Kpop Herald: Super Junior D&E's hit single ‘Growing Pains’ tops charts across Asia
  6. KpopStarz: Super Junior Side Project Donghae & Eunhyuk Red Hot On Pop Charts As They Kick Off 2nd Japanese Tour
  7. Soompi: Choi Siwon, Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Changmin to Enlist in October and November, Dates Confirmed
  8. Soompi: Super Junior’s Eunhyuk And Donghae To Be Discharged From Military This Week
  9. 9.0 9.1 HelloKpop: Super Junior-D&E Adds Two More Dates To Its Japan Tour
  10. HelloKpop: Super Junior D&E Will Make This Comeback 'Bout You
  11. Billboard: Super Junior D&E Dance All Over Town in Comeback Bout You' Video: Watch
  12. Korea Times: Super Junior-D&E rocks 7,000 fans at sold-out gigs
  13. SMEntertainment Press Release: SUPER JUNIOR-D&E Holds 45,000 Audiences on Asia Tour! 'Express duo' received Asia
  14. YouTube: EP.02_THE ORIGINAL D&E DOCUMENTARY
  15. KoreaJoongAngDaily: Super Junior-D&E indulge in some ‘Danger’: Donghae and Eunhyuk duo promises a masculine side sure to titillate fans
  16. HelloKpop: Super Junior D&E Opens Up About Their Comeback & The Success As A Unit
  17. Meaww: 'No Love': Super Junior's D&E deliver smooth visuals and vocals in comeback, fans say 'they are so sexy'
  18. HelloKpop: K-Pop Music Spotlight: Super Junior D&E Shows Catchy Charm In 4th Mini Special Album "BAD LIAR"
  19. Rolling Stones India: Super Junior Return With 10th Studio Album 'The Renaissance'
  20. Soompi: Super Junior D&E Confirmed To Make Comeback In October
  21. Soompi: Super Junior D&E Thrills Fans With 1st Teaser For October Comeback
  22. YouTube: (⏳-10) SUPER JUNIOR-D&E The 1st Album 'COUNTDOWN' CF Parody Behind Film
  23. YouTube: (⏳-8) SUPER JUNIOR-D&E The 10th Anniversary Special Medley
  24. @SJofficial on Twitter, October 9 2021
  25. YouTube: (⏳-7) SUPER JUNIOR-D&E Documentary 'COUNTDOWN TO ZERO' Ep.3 | COUNTDOWN

Official links

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