Super Junior to disband?
By Noorsila Abd Majid
If our sources inside the K-pop industry are to be believed, Super Junior is heading for splitsville.
It is believed that the top Korean pop band will be disbanded in March next year.
The shocking news came about after its key members, Kangin and Kim Heechul had announced their departure from the band to join the national service.
"SuJu (as Super Junior is fondly known) has run its course," claims a source close to SM Entertainment, the band's management company. "It's time to call it a day."
Formed in 2005, Super Junior - comprising 13 equally talented and hot boys, have played an instrumental role in promoting the hallyu (Korean hitwave) abroad for the past six years.
Their monster hits like Sorry, Sorry and Bonamana have propelled them to superstardom in Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
Apparently, the boys' latest studio album, Mr. Simple - which is their fifth - will also be their last.
"Till SM Entertainment makes an official announcement, all the SuJu boys are committed to promoting their new album and their existing contractual obligations," says the insider.
Published Aug 26 2011