Monday, May 17, 2010

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Junsu, who dominated the music scene with vocal group DBSK, has now released a single as “XIAH junsu”. The single is named [XIAH]. Through Junsu’s vocals, which is termed as the “Voice of Asia”, this completed work is a collection of a dance track that displays a strong sense of maturity and a ballad, a genre that Junsu excels in. Be it in the hearing or visual effects, Junsu has actively involved himself in the entire production process.

Junsu was really nervous about releasing a single in his own name. Even so, he has overcome that nerve to complete this work confidently.

The solo track has been completed already, right?
Yes. Even though it was quite tough handling both the musical [“Mozart!”] and the production of the single at the same time early this year, I was also very happy doing it.

[Intoxication] is really a dance track that leaves people with a deep impression.
I have been singing ballads for a long time now, and the image of me as a ballad singer is etched very deeply [in the minds of the audience]. Since I was going to perform as a solo artiste, I was determined to try something that was different from what I used to do in the past.

You were involved in both the composition of the melody and the lyrics. What are your thoughts and feelings about that?
When I shared my intentions of wanting to try [composition] with the people around me, there was a renewed vigor [in me]. Composing is really something very joyful (laughs).

You must have really enjoyed yourself in the production process.
When I first heard the song, an image of how it would look like on stage came to my mind so I really enjoyed the recording process. When you sing in a group, you have to take note of the balance amongst the other members. However, as I am the only person singing this time, I have to pay attention to the expressions of the different tones and take note if I have successfully interpreted the liveliness of the song.

When you are singing alone, do you meet up with more barriers?
How do I say it… In comparison to harmonizing, you need a different amount of focus and energy. However, based on the recording so far, I would use the knowledge accumulated from past experiences, and along with the mindset that this song is very important, to try and attempt a breakthrough.

We would like to ask some questions relating to the lyrics…Mr. H.U.B was in charge of coming up with lyrics, and within the song, an underlying meaning of “excitement” and “indulgence” existed, so there was a kind of lustful feel in the content in the lyrics…
(Intentionally) This is…you can also count as part of my suggestion!? (laughs)

(To affirm) So, it’s really so! (laughs)
It really is…(laughs). It appeared a lot of times, for example, “Touch me baby” and words like that (that hint at sex). But this is still R&B music, so we used lyrics that complemented the sexual feel of the song.

There will be even more blunt words when you officially perform it on stage. We are already quite lenient.
Yes! Yes! It will get worse! (laughs)
Even though it wasn’t solely me this time, I think it will be much harder if I were to come up with the lyrics myself.

(Explodes in laughter together) Men who are that deeply in love are really great. What do you yourself think should be the image of a mature guy?
I’ve mentioned before that it’s the type that will carry a heart to carry for others. Compared to one with charisma or authority, it should be those type who can naturally treat others with care, and treat women with gentleness and provide love.

How about all those tactics to test one’s feelings for the other?
I feel there should not be a need for that. If you really love that person, to the point that you are willing to do away with your pride, then you should be able to face each other sincerely and honestly. When it comes to tactics…well, this is not child’s play.

Woah~~ (claps)! Sounds like a very “adult” speech.
When I first started, I used to have those kind of feelings, but looking back now, I wouldn’t do it. Instead I would think of why I didn’t pay more attention to her. I don’t want to have regrets over such issues. To be able to reveal one’s true feelings to the other person would be the best thing for each other.

How about the lead in [Kanashimi no Yukue]?
To be able to say something like “Happiness to me, compared to an end, a change will cause more loneliness”, to separate from someone whom you treasure a lot is very painful.

Such feelings were expressed very well through your voice.
If you listening from the start to the end, you’ll realize that there is totally no harmonizing.
When you are into the song, frankly speaking, you just want to sing it such that it will directly express the true feelings of the entire song.

One can experience the beauty of the piano along with the melody.
I am very pleased about this part too.
I chose this song out of the many I have heard because when you sing a ballad alone, there is always a feeling of loneliness. Also, this image is very similar to my own.

By the way, if you are caught within the emotions caused by the expressions of such songs, how do you deal with it?
It happens mostly when I’m listening to the music, but I try to think more positively.
I’m sure most of us would have experienced such times when we are caught within such emotions…but I would probably hide it.
Even though I hide it, there were times where I occasionally got discovered. (laughs)

Any human beings would have such times. (laughs) So, you have titled these completed words as [XIAH].
Yes. You can say this that [work] is me. It is a work that I hope everyone will be attracted to listen to.
To use my own name to title this album is indeed quite nerve-wrecking, but this is one of my most confident works thus far.
I have given a lot of thoughts and suggestions towards the photo shoot of the album cover all the way to the making of the music video of [Intoxication].
How do I put it, I have never thought that I would be able to do something like this so I’m very happy.

Very well! The happiness in being able to produce the music must be twice as much!
There are also other tracks which I’m currently working on, and if there is a chance, I would like for everyone to be able to listen to it.
I will continue to give my best and work my hardest from here on! (laughs)

Even though the tones and techniques used in singing a song are important, what I hope the listeners to cherish most is still the emotions.
[Intoxication] is a song that is sentimental and lyrical and I really wanted to express the song well, so I placed myself within that personality and used my voice to interpret it. I used to imitate freshly debuted singers whom I like, and I learnt that once you have learnt to manage the different parts of a song, the song will naturally take on your personal style. If you try to imitate another singer while singing, or if you give unduly stress on your vocals due to ill management of the song, that is because you have not been able to successfully express the true emotions of the song well.

- Xiah Junsu
- Born on 1 January 1987
- As an active member of DBSK, this work is his first solo activity
- Took part in the musical [MOZART!] in Korea in January this year and is active in many entertainment scenes.
- [Intoxication] and [Beautiful Love] have been determined to be BeeTV’s television drama [Beautiful Love~君がいれば~] interlude and theme song respectively. [Kanashimi no Yukue] has been determined to be the theme song of another of BeeTV’s television drama [5年后のラブレター] (Love Letters From 5 Years Later).

Release Information

[New Single]XIAH
01、 Intoxication
02、 君がいれば~Beautiful Love~
03、 Intoxication(Instrumental)
04、 君がいれば~Beautiful Love~(Instrumental)

Intoxication(Video Clip)
君がいれば~Beautiful Love~(Behind-the-scenes Short Version.)
Offshot movie
【First Press Limited Disc Special Code】
Offshot movies are included in the DVD.
A card-sized photo of the cover will be included (Choose 1 out of 3)

01、 Intoxication
02、 悲しみのゆくえ(Kanashimi no Yukue)
03、 君がいれば~Beautiful Love~(Short Ver.)
04、 Intoxication(Instrumental)
05、 悲しみのゆくえ(Kanashimi no Yukue)(Instrumental)

【First Press Limited Disc Special Code】
8P brochure, card-sized photo of the cover will be included (Choose 1 out of 3)

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First Drama DVD Release celebration interview
As an actor he took a new step, we asked him about the drama and his decision for the future-

The drama Yunho was the main character of and his real actor debut drama is going to be on DVD!
“In the beginning there was pressure but I thought if I work hard the viewers will understand so I was able to enjoy it. The character I played, Cha Bong-gun has a pure heart in the beginning. But as he meets many people he matures. At the same time I think I was able to mature with him.”

He talked how it is different from an artist who has to act/express in 3 minutes during a song.
“I want to challenge a character that’s different from Bong-gun. Like a bad guy, or a sad character. The actor I look up to is Johnny Depp. I envy how he is attractive even if a kid sees him or even if an adult sees him.”

And what we want to know is as Yunho what he wants to challenge in the future.
“Even if I get a chance, if I think I shouldn’t do it yet I won’t do it. If I had a chance and when I have confidence then I want to challenge. Then I want to show everyone how I am challenging passionately. My motto is ‘a genius can’t win a hard working person’. I think im proud that everytime I do something I work hard. So that’s why I want to be more hard working. And for singing and acting I want to become Yunho who levels up so please watch over me.”

2010 world cup support message:
Korea and Japan is getting better so I’m looking forward to it. I will be supporting with passion!
Korea and Japan good luck!

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Korean idol group TVXQ performing at concert [SM Entertainment]

Director James Cameron and his team of producers behind Hollywood blockbuster pic “Avatar” have agreed to produce the music videos and concert videos for BoA, TVXQ and other artists under agency SM Entertainment (SM) in 3D format.

Cameron — currently in town for the annual Seoul Digital Forum — met with Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics’ executives and SM founder Lee Soo-man at the “3D Content-Related Cooperation Plan” event, held today at Samsung offices in Seocho District, where they announced news of the collaboration.

According to the plan, “Avatar” producers will be filming SM artists’ music videos and concerts in 3D and electronics giant Samsung will use the 3D content in the company’s worldwide marketing plan for its 3D television products.

The filming for the 3D concert is expected to begin “around June” in Korea, presumably at live music concerts featuring BoA, TVXQ and Girls’ Generation.

Producer and entertainment mogul Lee Soo-man expressed his anticipation, saying “I am proud to be able to work with a global company like Samsung Electronics and the best team of producers in the world. I think we will come up with the best 3D content.”

Female pop singer BoA, who also attended the event with TVXQ members Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho, commented, “I am glad and excited to take part in such a fantastic event. I will try my best to become an artist who approaches fans with great content.”

The TVXQ singers said they will “work hardest to create a new kind of cultural content.”

SM Entertainment, considered one of the top talent agencies in Korea, just yesterday disclosed information on its earnings for the first quarter of the year, indicating its most successful first quarter to date.

The firm recorded operating profits of 10.4 billion won, or over nine million dollars, during the three month period, which is an increase by an astounding 471 percent from the same period last year.

BoA has been one of the most successful K-pop artists since first making her debut ten years ago and is one of the first Korean artists to make a major breakthrough into the Japanese music industry. She also made her U.S. debut in March 2009.

Five member boy-band TVXQ is also one of Asia’s top artists with reportedly the largest fanbase in the world but they have ceased working as an entirety since July last year after three of its members, namely Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, became embroiled in a legal battle with SM.

Korean pop singer BoA [SM Entertainment]

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Many people asked questions regarding certain aspects so here is an overall notice.

There were many questions asking whether shooting would start today at Moongyung.
We were planning to shoot some scenes but this schedule was canceled.

There is no filming going on today.

And the final decision for the female lead will be made next week.

We will upload the news article on the New News thread or post another notice when the decision is made, so please refrain from asking further questions about the female lead…

Thank you.

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Whether or not DBSK, who is on the verge of disbandment, will work together again for James Cameron’s 3D-image technology, has become the focus of attention of the public.

Through a tripartite cooperation amongst SM Entertainment, Samsung Electronics and James Cameron, who is the director of the Hollywood blockbuster movie, Avatar, SM Entertainment will recreate and reproduce the music videos and live concerts of its artistes into 3D-images to be broadcast on worldwide home theaters, and DBSK is among the ranks.

SM’s producer Lee Soo Man participated in the co-signing ceremony held at the Samsung Electronics Head Office in Seocho-dong, Seoul, amongst the three parties, James Cameron, Samsung Electronics and SM Entertainment on 14th May at 11AM. In his explanation regarding the plans of 3D-image production, Lee Soo Man mentioned Girls’ Generation, BoA, Super Junior and DBSK. DBSK’s members Uknow Yunho and Choikang Changmin also attended the co-signing ceremony, saying “It’s an honour to be able to promote our activities through 3D-images” and [they are thus] determined to “give their best efforts to bring forth their best performances for everyone”.

Currently, DBSK’s other three members, Xiah Junsu, Youngwoong JaeJoong and Micky Yoochun, are carrying out their solo activities. Ever since the trio had filed a lawsuit against SM, DBSK seems to be heading down the road of disbandment. However, given that producer Lee Soo Man has mentioned DBSK before the presence of James Cameron in such a formal setting, it has since caught the attention of the public as to whether or not DBSK will be given another opportunity to work together again.

To this issue, a SM spokesperson conveyed, “DBSK is an idol group representative of [South] Korea, and we hope that they will be able to participate in director James Cameron’s 3D research project. However, due to the intensifying conflicts with the three members, the possibility of the five of them taking part in this project seems to be quite low.”

He later added, “SM is currently trying their best to enable DBSK’s five members to come together and carry out activities again. Even if we do not succeed, Uknow Yunho’s and Choikang Changmin’s activities will still be reproduced into 3D-images.”

On the other hand, BoA, Girls’ Generation and other artistes under the management of SM Entertainment will begin their production of 3D-imaging with James Cameron from June onwards. Other than their own concerts and music videos, SMTOWN Concerts, which feature all of SM’s artistes, will also be produced into 3D-images.

source: JoongAng Ilbo China
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01. TVXQ: 777,547 ↓ 2150
02. Bigbang: 360,425 ↓ 2707
03. SNSD: 303,307 ↑ 2683
04. SS501: 258,117 ↓ 3338
05. 2PM: 232,874 ↓ 4896
06. Super Junior: 197,261 ↓ 48411
07. Shinee: 117,418 ↑ 500
08. Shinhwa: 115,583 ↓ 71918
09. FT Island: 107,900 ↓ 735
10. Wonder girls: 107,351 ↓ 9074
11. 2ne1: 96,142 ↓ 349
12. BEAST: 90,688 ↑ 10371
13. MBLAQ: 70,644 ↑ 1088
14. 2AM: 60,301 ↑ 897
15. f(x): 57,724 ↑ 18255
16. Kara: 55,158 ↑ 5714
17. Brown Eyed Girls: 44,720 ↑
18. Seeya: 43,395
19. CSJH:33,551 ↓ 12399
20. T-ara: 26,517 ↑ 9791
21. CNBLUE: 24,074
22. ZE:A: 21,519
23. 4minute: 19,644↑ 388
24. Supernova: 19,251
25. After school: 16,570 ↑ 1207
26. SECRET: 15,467
27. Davichi: 10,308 ↑
28. ZE:A: 3,469
29. U-kiss: 3,405 ↓ 1222
30. F.CUZ: 3,205

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Kanashimi no Yukue
(Lyrics, composed, and arranged by Shinjiroh Inoue)

教えてくれないか 心はまだ救えるかな
Oshiete kurenaika kokoroha mada sukuerukana
I want to know if our souls can still be saved

消えない足跡を残すように 時を掛け違う
Kienai ashiatowo nokosuyouni tokiwo kakechigau
Leaving our lasting marks, we are drifting apart as time ticks away

愛を量り 誰も苦しまない 夢ならいいのに
Aiwo hakari daremo kurushimanai yumenara iinoni
Feeling the weight of love, if it is just a dream where everyone will not suffer

悲しみよ 泣かないで 何も見えなくても
Kanashimiyo nakanaide nanimo mienakutemo
Sadness, please do not weep, even though we can see almost nothing

思い出は そばにある 永遠を埋めて
Omoideha sobaniaru eienowo umete
The memories are by our side, forever and ever

幸せは終わるより 変わる方が 僕には寂しい
Shiawaseha owaruyori kawaruhouga bokuniha samishii
For me, happiness changing is more lonely, than happiness coming to an end

言葉が遠くても 想いがただつながるなら
Kotobaga tookutemo omoiga tada tsunagarunara
Even if our words are far away, if we feel connected

僕らを隔ててる傷は癒える 今は叶わない
Bokurawo hedateteru kizuha ieru imaha kanawanai
Our wounds will heal, though it will not be granted for now

あの笑顔 無理に引き裂く雨 いつまで続く
Ano egao murini hikisaku ame itsumade tsuduku
How long are the rainy days, that tear apart our smiles?

悲しみよ 泣かないで 温もりは去っても
Kanashimiyo nakanaide nukumoriha sattemo
Sadness, please do not weep, even though the warmth has gone

いつだってそばにいる 木枯らしを避けて
Itsudatte sobaniiru kogarashiwo sakete
I will be at your side, avoiding the cold blasts

眠れずに触れた手が 幻でも 僕には 優しい
Nemurezuni fureta tega maboroshi demo bokuniha yasashii
Even if I touch a phantom hand on a sleepless night, I will feel tenderness  

大切なものひとつだけ 守れる力がほしい
Taisetsuna mono hitotsudake mamoreru chikaraga hoshii
I want the strength to protect my only one jewel

孤独の意味に堪える 痛みなら受け入れるよ
Kodokuno imini kotaeru itaminara ukeireruyo
Battling loneliness, I will live with aches and pains

悲しみよ 泣かないで 何も見えなくても
Kanashimiyo nakanaide nanimo mienakutemo
Sadness, please do not weep, even though we can see almost nothing

思い出は そばにある 永遠を埋めて
Omoideha sobaniaru eienwo umete
The memories are by our side, forever and ever

幸せは終わるより 変わる方が 僕には寂しい 
Shiawaseha owaruyori kawaruhouga bokuniha samishii
For me, happiness changing is more lonely, than happiness coming to an end

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