Shinhwa (신화) is a South Korean six-member boy band that debuted on 24 March 1998. It is the longest-running boy band in the history of K-pop in South Korea and has enjoyed success alongside SECHSKIES, g.o.d, Fly to the Sky, Turbo, Baby V.O.X, Fin.K.L, H.O.T and S.E.S.. Shinhwa is the Korean word for myth or legend. The members are: Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo, Kim Dong-wan, Shin Hye-sung, Jun Jin and Andy Lee.
Shinhwa was formed under SM Entertainment; however, it moved to Good Entertainment in July 2003, upon the expiration of their contract. Whilst under Good Entertainment as Shinhwa, each of the members pursued their own solo careers under individual companies. The group also mentored Korean boy band Battle. In 2011, members of the group formed Shinhwa Company to continue to perform together. They made their comeback to the music industry in March 2012, after a four year hiatus, during which the band members served individual mandatory military services, with the release of their tenth album "The Return" and concert tour.
On 1 May, the company announced the release of "The Classic" on 16 May. This is followed by an Asian concert tour, "2013 Shinhwa Grand Tour: The Classic" in support of the album. The lead track for the album is "This Love", with the MV featuring Japanese actress Fujii Mina. After three weeks of music program appearances, the track collected eight first place wins, including the Triple Crown on M! Countdown, two each from Show Champion and Music Core; and one from Music Bank.
In September 2014, Shinhwa's agency, Shinhwa Company to be renamed as ShinCom Entertainment due to trademark issues for Joon Media and SM Entertainment. In May 2015, after 12 years of long battle, Shinhwa finally won the lawsuit over Joon Media and re-renamed their agency as Shinhwa Company.
They also have a record on Guinness Book as the longest running group in the world which haven't had one member leave or have not disband for 19 years. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.