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SM The Ballad Profile: SM The Ballad Facts and Ideal Types

SM The Ballad is a collaboration ballad unit of SM Entertainment artists. The unit currently consists of: TaeyeonYesung, Zhoumi, Changmin, Chen, and Krystal. Jino left the group and company in 2015. Jay, Kyuhyun, and Zhang Liyin have left the group as well. Jonghyun passed away on December 18th, 2017. They debuted on November 29th, 2010 with ‘I Miss You’.

SM The Ballad Members:


Stage Name:
Taeyeon (태연)
Birth Name: Kim Tae Yeon (김태연)
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Birthday: March 9th, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @taeyeon_ss
Group: SNSD

Taeyeon Facts:
– She was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea.
– She has an older brother named Kim Jiwoong and a sister named Kim Haeyeon.
– Her musical talent comes from her parents. Her dad was a vocalist in a band and her mom had won children’s song competitions when she was young.
– Taeyeon used to travel from Seoul to her home almost every day on her trainee days.
– Taeyeon said she didn’t want to be the leader at first because she thought that SNSD shouldn’t have a leader since 6/9 girls are born in the same year.
– She is short-sighted so she wears contact lenses.
– She is really scary when she is angry.
– She has dated Baekhyun from EXO, but they broke up in 2015.
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Stage Name:
Yesung (예성)
Birth Name: Kim Jong Woon (김종운) but he legally changed it to Kim Jong Hoon (김종훈)
English Name: Jerome Kim
Position: Vocalist
 Birthday: August 24th, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean

Yesung Facts:
– He is a member of SUPER JUNIOR.
Hobbies: Singing, listening to music, exercising.
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– At the age of 10, he moved to Cheonan, South Chungcheong, South Korea.
– He has a younger brother named Kim Jongjin.
– His mom changed his name from Kim Jong Woon (김종운) to Kim Jong Hoon (김종훈) because she thought it brought him bad luck, as it literally means a “thunderstorm cloud”.
– He had his first kiss when he was in his 2nd year of high school.
– He had to be hospitalized after he collapsed after running for a charity marathon (he ran 70 km).
– He has small fingers.
– His shoe size: 260-270 mm.
– His religion is Catholic.
– He has two dogs named Kkoming and Melo.
– Yesung really wants to visit Canada.
– When sleeping, Yesung moves a lot. He has a habit of waking up and sleeping in a different bed every 20 minutes (This mostly happens when they are staying at a hotel).
– The meaning of his name is “powerful, artistic”.
– If he will retire from SJ, he wants a business career.
– Yesung enlisted on May 6, 2013. According to SM Entertainment on May 4 2015, Yesung completed his two years of military service as a public service officer.
– He is in SUPER JUNIOR’s sub-unit’s SUPER JUNIOR-K.R.Y and SUPER JUNIOR-Happy.
Yesung’s Ideal Type: Sparkle eyes, warmhearted, someone like “Moon Geun Young”.


Stage Name: Zhoumi (조미)
Birth Name: Zhou Mi (周觅)
Korean Name: Joomyuk (주멱)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 19th, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 186 cm (6’1″)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Chinese
Instagram: @zhouzhoumi419
Twitter: @zhoumi_419

Zhoumi Facts:
– He is a member of SUPER JUNIOR-M.
– He was born in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
– Zhoumi is a big fan of fashion, he was often seen with SHINee’s Key when shopping during pre-debut days.
– Before joining SM, Zhou Mi already made a name for himself through various singing and MC competitions in China.
– He debuted as a soloist in Korea in 2014.
Zhoumi’s Ideal Type: is a nice and down-to-earth girl, but if she would also be beautiful it would be great.
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Changmin / Max

Stage Name:
Changmin / Max
Birth Name: Shim Chang Min (심창민)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 18th, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 184cm (6′)
Weight: 61kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @changmin88
Group: TVXQ

Changmin/Max Facts:
– He is a member of TVXQ.
– He has two younger sisters Shim Soo Yeon and Shim Ji Yeon.
– Both of his parents are professors.
– His religion is Buddism.
– His hobbies are music, singing, and eating.
– He used to have extremely poor eyesight until he got LASIK surgery.
– He enlisted in the military on November 19, 2015.
– In 2015, he participated in KBS’s show “Exciting India”, alongside SUPER JUNIOR’s Kyuhyun, SHINee’s Minho, CNBLUE’s Jonghyun, INFINITE’s Sunggyu, and EXO’s Suho.
– He has been discharged from service on August 18, 2017.
Changmin’s Ideal Type: “I’d like for her to be someone who I can be comfortable around. I want to have fun with her like a friend, even when we start dating. Oh, and in terms of appearance, my ideal woman, for now, is Han Yeseul. It changed from Han Ga–in, Kim Tae Hee and Lee Nayoung.”
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Stage Name:
Chen (첸)
Birth Name: Kim Jong Dae (김종대)
Chinese Name: Jin Zhong Da (金鐘大)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: September 21st, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean
Group: EXO

Chen Facts:
– He was born in Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
– Chen has an older brother.
Education: Hanyang Cyber University (Advertisement Media MBA).
– Chen became an SM Entertainment trainee in 2011.
– The thing he is best at is singing high-notes.
– In 2014 he joined SM the Ballad.
– He has a humorous and very playful personality.
– Even though he seems quiet in some interviews, Chen’s actually very hyper.
– His father is a main vocalist as well.
– Chen’s English name is Matteo.
– He likes to joke around and prank his fellow members.
– He speaks basic English.
– He was the last member to join EXO-M.
– He acted in “Exo Next Door” (2015, web drama).
– Chen made his debut as a solo artist with “Beautiful Goodbye”.
– In January 2020, Chen announced that he was getting married and that his fiancé was pregnant.
– Chen’s Ideal Type: is someone who is like a noona: someone that would take good care of him.
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Stage Name:
Krystal (크리스탈)
Birth Name: Krystal Soo Jung
Korean Name: Jung Soo Jung (정수정)
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: October 24th, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean/American
Instagram: @vousmevoyez
Group: f(x)

Krystal Facts:
– She was born in San Francisco, California, United States.
– She has an older sister, Jessica (ex-member of Girls’ Generation).
– Krystal was recruited by S.M. Entertainment in 2000 while on a family visit to Korea, along with her sister.
– She would rather have people call her by her Korean name, Soo Jung, over Krystal.
– Krystal’s father is a boxer and her mother is a gymnast
– She loves apples but is allergic to them.
– Krystal believes that Jessica is prettier than her.
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Former Members:

Stage Name:
Jay (제)
Birth Name: Kim Young Deok (김영덕), legally changed to Kim Kyeon Woo (김견우)
English Name: Jay Kim
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 8th, 1983
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean/American
Instagram: @kkw_a.k.a_j

Jay Facts:
– Formerly known as Typhoon (타이푼).
– Not only is he a member of TRAXX, but he is also an actor.

Stage Name: Kyuhyun (규현)
Birth Name: Cho Kyu Hyun (조규현)
English Name: Marcus Cho
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 3, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Twitter: @GaemGyu
Instagram: @gyuram88

Kyuhyun facts:
– He was born in the Nowon District, Seoul, South Korea.
– Kyuhyun’s family consists of his mom, dad, and sister.
– His father, Cho Young Hwan, worked for the Korean Housing Corporation before opening different educational institutes in Korea.
– His mother Kim Hanna opened an art academy.
– His sister Ahra is a violinist who studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. She then returned to Korea to teach the violin.
– Kyuhyun is a Christian.
– He joined Super Junior in 2006.
– If Kyuhyun did not become a member of Super Junior, he would have become a lawyer.
– Kyuhyun’s parents urged him to study law. When Kyuhyun joined SM, his father strongly opposed it. His father eventually agreed to grant his blessings only if Kyuhyun was accepted into a prestigious university.
– On April 19th, 2007, Kyuhyun, 3 Super Junior members, and two managers were in a car accident. Kyuhyun’s injuries were the most serious of all involved. He was in a coma for 4 days and had a 20% – 30% survival rating.
– The accident almost ended his singing career. The doctor treating him said that in order to repair the hole in his lungs he would have to pierce his neck.  Kyuhyun’s father is the one who immediately rejected the operation, insisting that Kyuhyun would rather die than not be able to sing.
– Kyuhyun enrolled in Kyunghee University majoring in Post-Modern Music and in 2013 he received his bachelor’s degree.
– In 2016, he obtained his Master’s degree in Post-Modern Music with his Master’s Dissertation, “A Study on the Current Status and Future Development of K-POP: K-POP Advancement Strategies to America and Europe based on the Success Stories of K-POP in Japan and China”.
– His hobbies include singing, listening to music, watching movies, playing games, and read books.
– He is very good at playing the clarinet. He played clarinet since 12th grade. He can also play the piano and the harmonica.
– Kyuhyun admits that when he sleeps, he snores really loud and even drools!
– He is in Super Junior’s subunit’s Super Junior-K.R.Y and Super Junior-M
– Kyuhyun has completed his enlistment (May 25th, 2017 – May 7th, 2019).
Kyuhyun’s ideal type: Short-haired girl, pretty, Christian, long legs.
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Zhang Liyin

Birth Name:
Zhāng Lìyǐn (張力尹/ 张力尹)
Korean Name: Zhang Ri In (장리인)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: February 28th, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Height: 162 cm (5’3″)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Chinese

Zhāng Lìyǐn Facts:
– She was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
– She can speak Mandarin and Korean.
– She went to Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
– She lives in Beijing, China.
– On September 9th, 2006 she debuted under SM Entertainment with ‘Timeless’ a duet with Xiah Junsu (former TVXQ).
– Her nickname is “Chinese BoA”.
— In April of 2017, her contract ended with SM Entertainment and she decided to continue her career in China.


Stage Name:
Jino (지노)
Birth Name: Jo Jin Ho (조진호)
Position: Vocalist
Birthday: April 17, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 52 kg (114 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Korean

Jino Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea
– He can play the piano and guitar.
– He can speak Chinese.
– In 2010 he made his debut as a member of SM Entertainment’s project boy unit, SM the Ballad.
– Jino was the winner of SM Everysing Contest 2008 and Xiumin was in second place.
After he left SM Entertainment he audited for CUBE Entertainment and is currently a member of PENTAGON promoting under the name Jinho.
– Jino trained for 8 years before debuting with PENTAGON.
– In Pentagon’s dorm, Jinho has a room by himself.
Jinho’s ideal type is someone girly, he likes girls with nice nails.

Member of Eternity:

Stage Name:
 Jonghyun (종현)
Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
Position: Vocalist
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Birthday: April 8, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 173 cm (5’9″)
Blood: AB
Instagram: @jonghyun.948
Twitter: @realjonghyun90

Jonghyun Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Kim So Dam is his older sister.
– He attended the Seoul Music Institute, Chungwoon University, and Myonggi University.
– He trained with SM Entertainment since 2005.
– His nicknames were Bling Bling Jonghyun and Dino.
– When he was in middle school he was in a band that performed at several events.
– He played the guitar, bass, and piano very well.
– He was not camera shy at all.
– He would tend to talk fast when he got nervous, but because he talked a lot, nobody noticed.
– His hobbies were watching movies, dancing, writing lyrics and playing the piano.
– His solo debut was on January 12, 2015, with his first mini-album, Base.
– His first solo concert was in August 2015, with “The Story by Jonghyun”.
– Jonghyun was close friends with SNSD member Taeyeon, f(x) member Amber and Red Velvet member Yeri.
– He was one of the Kpop idols with most Copywrite songs.
– Jonghyun wrote a book that was titled Diphylleia Grayi.
– Jonghyun was ranked 27th for The Most Handsome Faces of 2017.
– Jonghyun once dated actress Shin Se Kyung (2010-2011).
– Jonghyun passed away on December 18, 2017. Police concluded that Jonghyun committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Jonghyun’s ideal type: “I like a cute girl with lots of charm. I like girls that show their cute side and flirt a lot.”
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