Korean boy band Shinhwa proved that their popularity has not declined despite their four-year absence, when tickets to their upcoming comeback concerts at Seoul’s Olympic Park Stadium were sold out barely 40 minutes after going on sale on Monday, reported Korean media.
The sextet have not performed together since their last concert in 2008, as some members worked on developing their solo careers, while others enlisted to serve their compulsory stint in the military.
“Thanks to our fans, we can ensure Shinhwa’s comeback after four years will be celebrated in style,” said Shinhwa’s leader Eric Mun in a statement.
“We are working on a great performance for the fans who have stuck with us for so long.”
Shinhwa (Korean for ‘Legend’) is often cited as one of the first modern Korean boy bands and is also one of the longest-lived in K-pop history, having been in the industry for some 14 years so far.
The band has produced dozens of hits like “T.O.P.”, “Only One”, “Perfect Man”, “Brand News” as well as “Once in a Lifetime”, since their debut in 1998.
All members have been discharged from their mandatory two-year military duties and now they are free to entertain their fans who have been waiting for them. They have a lot of activities planned and one of those plans is a 14th Anniversary concert. The group debuted March 24, 1998.
According to Wikipedia, after Shinhwa completed their contract obligations, they took S.M. Entertainment to court over the group’s name. Shinhwa wanted to join another label but S.M. Entertainment tried to stop them for using the name;however, the group won in court and they were allowed to use the name Shinhwa with a new company.
Shinhwa owns Shinhwa Company on which they made history in the Korean music industry by becoming the first K-Pop group to own their own company in July 1, 2011.
It’s great to see a group still together and doing music again. Hopefully, TVXQ will do the same.
Shinhwa is the perfect name for this talented group, Shinhwa is a Korean word and it defines as myth or legend and Shinhwa are music legends.
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SHINHWA SIX MEMBERS:
1. Eric Mun: (Birth name: Mun Jung Hyuk, 문정혁, 文晸赫) – 16 February 1979 (1979-02-16) (age 32) – leader and rapper
2. Lee Min Woo: (이민우, 李珉宇) – 28 July 1979 (1979-07-28) (age 32) – Main vocalist, composer and choreographer
3. Kim Dong Wan: (김동완, 金烔完) – 21 November 1979 (1979-11-21) (age 32) – Main vocalist