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S.E.S. is a popular K-Pop group. Along with H.O.T, it was popular in the 90s, and S.E.S. was considered the female version of H.O.T. Both groups were created by Lee Soo Man, head of SM Entertainment, after Lee asked teenagers what they wanted in their music groups. He had planned in advance to have these Korean groups branch out to other nations, and having members speak in other languages helped his cause. S.E.S. was the first outstandingly successful female K-pop group, although they did not survive unchallenged: groups like Fin.K.L and Baby V.O.X were always waiting in the wings. Although an intense rivalry developed between S.E.S. and Fin.K.L fans, members of both groups have always stated that there was no rivalry and that they in fact were friends. However, while S.E.S. managed to consistently have high sales numbers for their albums (beating out all other female groups), it was Fin.K.L who went away with the 대상 (Daesang, the Korean equivalent of the Grammy Award) for "Artist of the Year". S.E.S. broke up at the end of 2002, and its members have gone solo to varying degrees of success.
* Bada (바다; Sea) -- real name Choi Sung-Hee (Hangul: 최성희, Hanja: 崔盛希). Considered to be the best singer of the group, with the greatest vocal power and range. However, she was also the one most criticized about her looks.
* Eugene (유진) -- real name Kim Yoo-Jin (Hangul: 김유진, Hanja: 金流真). The face of S.E.S., seen as the most beautiful of the group. Although vocally weaker than Bada, her cute appeal made up for it. In group advertisements, she often took center stage.
* Shoo (슈) -- real name Yoo Soo-Young (Hangul:유수영, Hanja:柳水永). Shoo was pretty and able to harmonize fairly well; however, she did not excel in either singing or looks, and was not as popular as the other two.
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