Shu-I (슈아이)

Shu-I visited  DJ Sam Carter in the Super Kpop  studio for  K-star & Live. Shu- I (슈아이)  debuted in 2009 under Yejeon Media (Korea) and Avex Group (Japan). They recently made their  Korean comeback with ‘기죽지마 (the 1st mini album)’.

The members::
Inseok (인석) – Leader, rapper, vocal
Changhyun (창현) – Charisma 
Hyungjun (형준) – Visual
Minho (민호) – Vocal
Jinseok (진석) – Maknae, dancer

About the music::
They spent the majority of their time since their debut  in Japan.  They released their most recent Japanese album “Achakocha Sorry in March 2013. Their first Korean mini album after 4 years was released in July 2013.  The albums features songs such as Forever with you, 기죽지마, &  만지고 싶어. The title song ‘기죽지마‘ has a very positive message; don’t let it get you down. ‘Forever with you’ is a song that all the members wrote together for their fans.

Tidbits::
– Shu-I stands for So Hot Union of Idols
– All six single in Japan made on the top 10 or icon charts.
– Changhyun is the best cook in the group. He likes to make stews.
– Jinseok is the lady’s man of the group
– Hyungjun is the best at English
– The Shu-I fan club members are called Ninjas
– Jinseok likes to say “I’m so cute” in English 
– Inseok is the one who tends to look out for and take care of everyone.

Q & A::
Q: Do you have any memorable moments about being in Japan?
A: They had an outside performance and it started raining. The fans just continued to stand their in the rain and watch the show.

Q: Out of all the food your mom cooks what is your favorite?
A:  Changhyun – spicy crab sauce
Minho – kimchee fried rice

Q: Was it hard learning Japanese?
A: They didn’t know any Japanese before they went to Japan. They just knew the Japanese equivalent of the alphabet. Changhyun is the worst at Japanese.

Q: What is the main difference between the Japanese fans and the Korean fans?
A: Japanese fans listen to the performance first and then clap afterwards. Korean fans scream, and clap, and cheer during the performance.

Q: Who is your inspiration?
A: Inseok is inspired by their label CEO, he gives him lots of book to read, and relevant advice. Hyungjun gets inspiration from his parents. His mom is at every major performance giving her support. Jinseok says their fans are his inspiration, to which all members agreed.

Q: What is the hardest thing about being the leader?
A: There is nothing hard about it. The members listen well to what he has to say.

Live Performance::
기죽지마
& Forever with you

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