S.M. The Ballad
S.M. The Ballad
Name: S.M. The Ballad
Alternative: SM the Ballad
Origin: Seoul, South Korea
Genres: Korean Ballad
Active Years: 2010-present
Labels: S.M. Entertainment
Status: Active
Associated Acts: SMTOWN, EXO, Super Junior, TVXQ, SHINee, Girls' Generation
Website: Official Website
Members: Jonghyun (2010 – present)
Changmin (2014 – present)
Yesung (2014 – present)
Kim Taeyeon (2014 – present)
Krystal (2014 – present)
Chen (2014 – present)
Zhou Mi (2014 – present)
Zhang Liyin (2014 – present)

Jay Kim (2010 - 2014)
Kyuhyun (2010 - 2014)
Jino (2010 - 2014)

Former Members: {{{former members}}}

S.M. The Ballad is a South-Korean ballad group and a special unit formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2010. So far, the unit has released 2 mini albums.



In 2010, S.M. The Ballad began with 4 members - SHINee's Jonghyun, TRAX's Jay, Super Junior's Kyuhyun and Jinho. Xia from TVXQ was originally in the member line-up but 2 months prior to the mini-album release, Xia had left the company due to the contract controversy. In the end, he was replaced with Cho Jinho, a new S.M. trainee then. 

S.M. The Ballad then debuted on November 28, 2010 on SBS Inkigayo with the single "Miss You", with their mini-album then released on the 29th.


On February 3, 2014, S.M. Entertainment announced that TVXQ's Changmin, Super Junior's Yesung, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, F(x)'s Krystal, EXO's Chen, Super Junior-M's Zhoumi and Zhang Liyin gathered to release a new album together with original member Jonghyun.


Current MembersEdit

Member Group affiliation Date of birth
Romanized Hangul
Changmin 최강창민 TVXQ (1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 29)
Yesung 예성 Super Junior (1984-08-24) August 24, 1984 (age 33)
Kim Taeyeon 태연 Girls' Generation (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 28)
Jonghyun 종현 SHINee (1990-04-08) April 8, 1990 (age 27)
Krystal 크리스탈 f(x) (1994-10-24) October 24, 1994 (age 22)
Chen EXO-M (1992-09-21) September 21, 1992 (age 25)
Zhou Mi 조미 Super Junior (1986-04-19) April 19, 1986 (age 31)
Zhang Liyin 장리인 - (1989-02-28) February 28, 1989 (age 28)

Former membersEdit

Stage name Group affiliation Date of birth
Romanized Hangul
Jay Kim 제이김 TRAX (1983-04-08) April 8, 1983 (age 34)
Cho Kyuhyun 규현 Super Junior (1988-02-03) February 3, 1988 (age 29)
Cho Jinho 진호 (1992-04-17) April 17, 1992 (age 25)


Studio albumsEdit

Album information Track listing
S.M. The Ballad Vol. 1 – 너무 그리워 (Miss You)
  • First Mini Album
  • Released: November 29, 2010
  • Genre: Pop, R&B
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Language: Korean
  • Sales: 23,162+
  • Peak Position: #1
  1. "너무 그리워 (Miss You)"
  2. "Hot Times (시험하지 말기)"
  3. "다시... 사랑합니다 (Love Again)" (Kyuhyun Solo)
  4. "Don't Lie" (Jonghyun & Jino featuring Henry of Super Junior-M)
  5. "내일은... (Another Day)" (Jay Kim Solo)
S.M. the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath
  • Second Mini Album
  • Released: February 13, 2014
  • Genre: Pop, R&B, Ballad
  • Label: S.M. Entertainment
  • Language: Korean, Chinese, Japanese
  • Sales: 63,222+
  • Peak Position: #1
  1. "Dear..." (Intro)
  2. "숨소리 (Breath)" (Kim Taeyeon & Jonghyun)
  3. "내 욕심이 많았다 (Blind)" (Yesung Solo)
  4. "Set Me Free" (Taeyeon Solo)
  5. "하루 (A Day Without You)" (Jonghyun & Chen)
  6. "좋았던 건, 아팠던 건 (When I Was... When U Were...)" (Krystal & Chen)
  7. "Breath" (Japanese Version) (Max Changmin & Krystal)
  8. "僕のせいだよ (Blind)" (Japanese Version) (Yesung Solo)
  9. "呼吸 (Breath)" (Chinese Version) (Chen & Zhang Liyin)
  10. "太贪心 (Blind)" (Chinese Version) (Zhou Mi Solo)

NOTE: Tracks in bold are promotional singles from the release.

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