Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kim Junsu from Idol Group JYJ, replied to a question about DBSK, saying, “As expected, I am unable to know the answer.”

On 10th January, in the afternoon, Kim Junsu was present at the Tears of Heaven rehearsal venue which was made public that day.

Kim Junsu, together with Kim JaeJoong and Park YooChun, carried out activities as DBSK from 2004, for a period of 5 years, but from the summer of 2009 till now, they have been in a dispute with the agency of DBSK, SM. On the other hand, U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin are currently working with SM.

On this day, in response to a DBSK related question, Kim Junsu said, “If I were able to offer an answer, I would say something, but, I am also unable to comprehend what this is. With regards to how it will turn out in the future, and what kind of situation this is now, I do not know."

Also, he said, “I just simply want to visit this year with better stories compared to the many surprises of last year. In the past, I talked elaborately about the things I would like to achieve. But for now, compared to those wishes, I just hope that, compared to 2010, there will be many more days where I am able to smile. And I would like to become a little happier.”

He concluded, saying, “In order to achieve all these, I think I will have to work harder. This is the only thing I can do for now.”

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As of January 11, 2011

Site Access ranking
4. Tohoshiki official

CD Ranking
1. Why? (Keep Your Head Down) (Bigeast Version, CD single), Tohoshinki
3. Why? (Keep Your Head Down) (CD single + DVD), Tohoshinki
4. Why? (Keep Your Head Down) (CD single), Tohoshinki

DVD Ranking
1. Memories in 2010 / THANKSGIVNG LIVE IN DOME LIVE CD (2DVD + 4CD, with benefits when purchased in set), JUNSU / JEJUNG / YUCHUN
2. Memories in 2010 (2DVD), JUNSU / JEJUNG / YUCHUN

Goodies Ranking

Cellular Phone Download Ranking (Partial Song)

Cellular Phone Download Ranking (Whole Song)

Ringtone Ranking
6. Are you a Good girl? , Tohoshinki

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JYJ’s Junsu (who recently began preparations for his second musical, “Tears of Heaven“) has demonstrated his influence on ticket sales once more.

The production company of the musical, Seol Company, revealed, “Tickets for ‘Tears of Heaven’ were available for the second time, and within 3 minutes and 30 seconds, all 13,000 seats were sold out. This is a new record compared to the first, in which all 15,000 seats were sold out in the first five minutes.”

Seol Company expressed that they believed the popularity of “Tears of Heaven” was possible because of Junsu’s fans. The musical previously made headlines, as fans auctioned off tickets for up to $1,300 USD; the singer was also chosen as the #1 male actor for the “2010 Golden Ticket Power” poll on InterparkINT.

“Tears of Heaven” will begin playing on February 1st.

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Popular Korean group 「JYJ」 will be participating in 「Samsung Share a Book Everyday Campaign」. This was confirmed by Samsung Campaign's press relations company, Prain on the 7th.

Prain explained, "In this campaign, JYJ will participate through Samsung's blog, and recommend "a book of hope" which holds a special meaning to themselves." The books that 「JYJ」 recommend, along with books chosen for the campaign will be gathered and donated to a choir for the disabled.

Jaejoong recommended author Suzuki Hideko's「辛いときはただ泣きなさい」(Just Cry During Tough Times), Junsu recommended poet Jung Ho Seung's「내 인생에 힘이 되어준 한마디」(A Word That Gave Me Strength In My Life) and Yoochun recommended photographer Jo Seon Hui's「힐링포토」(Healing Photo).

Jaejoong, who recommended Suzuki Hideko's「辛いときはただ泣きなさい」, expressed this thoughts on the book, saying that "the line 'Be grateful for everything on Earth' hit home "and "after reading this book, you feel that if you look at everything positively, your life can be beautiful".

On the other hand, Yoochun revealed, "I have all of his books in my study, but I keep 「힐링포토」in my room." He also added "Some years ago, when I felt very beaten down, I received the book as a farewell present from the one who gave me strength." Junsu said, "Feeling the importance of "A Word" and understanding the need to be alert when I talk", and recommended 「내 인생에 힘이 되어준 한마디」.

Through sites like Twitter, net users can participate and the members also sent this message, "Even in tough times, we want the members of the choir, who continued with music (despite everything), to read the recommended books and feel happiness and hope."

In this same campaign, net users can choose "a book of hope" along with stars, and donate books to low-income earners, childcare centres and people who have a lesser chance at contact with books.

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From idol group TVXQ, Kim JunSu, Kim JaeJoong, and Park YooChun have left SM Entertainment and formed a new group called ‘JYJ.’ Although they have released their first album “The Beginning” last year in October, they have yet to attend any music shows or variety shows. Estimated to have sold 350,000 copies of their album and topping music charts, this is already quite a shocking result, and yet, they weren’t given a chance to attend any music shows to perform and they could only sing on programs that aren’t related to music.

As an actor, Park YooChun has acted in “SungKyunKwan Scandal,” appeared on KBS Live Newstime on the 30th of December, KBS Drama Awards on the 31st, and KBS Speedy Source on the 1st of January 2011. All are non-music related shows.

Are the broadcasting companies scared? This unusual situation for JYJ, who is having a dispute with SM Entertainment, being not able to appear on any music show has been the talk of the town. At each chart shown in Korea, JYJ is always there, but the three main broadcasting companies have never once shown JYJ on their music charts.

The morning news show that SBS recorded on the 27th of December was planned for release on the 5th of January 2011; however, up until now, it has yet to be aired, and this has caught the attention of many. Is SBS under the pressure of broadcasting it? An SBS production team representative commented, “A recorded show’s broadcast date having sudden changes is considered a normal thing. JYJ’s show has indeed been delayed, but we will be airing it on the 19th or the 20th.”

JYJ’s agency C-JeS said, “Production teams of variety shows haven’t approached us asking for the appearance of JYJ. Even if they did, they would drop us after, which is why we are no longer looking forward to anything.”

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Three-member group JYJ (JaeJoong, YooChun, and JunSu) are leading the music and publishing industry.

Their music essay and album "Their Rooms" has dominated the publishing market and the charts of major online booksellers within three days of releasing an advanced booking/sales. Last year, JYJ made a record of 520,000 sales of their album "The Beginning" worldwide.

The music essay includes songs introduced from last November's 'Worldwide Concert Seoul' - Mission, Pierrot, Fallen Leaves and songs which JYJ have composed and sang. A total of six new songs will be included in this album. It would also consist of photos during the concert and diaries for fans to write in.

Despite the difficulties and hardships which JYJ have suffered, fans are still waiting for this album. Wisdom House has reported that the pre-ordering of this album is on the stage where it's dominating every chart and the only time that this has happened before was for the Harry Potter series. This is the first unusual and surprising thing that they have experienced.

The JYJ members said, "The music essay is a present to the fans who have been waiting for us. All the honest feelings from the members are in there and we're happy to share this essay as a gift to all fans."

JYJ's album "Their Rooms" will be available in all major online bookstores. Those who have pre-ordered from overseas will have their copies shipped from the 17th onwards.

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Junsu, who made his musical debut in [Mozart!] last year, will be returning to the musical scene with the first run of [Tears of Heaven] in February.

On the 10th at the Seoul Namsan Arts Center, he attended the open rehearsal for the musical. On that day, Junsu and his duet partner, Davichi's Lee Haeri, enthusiastically sang "I've never loved like this". They acted out the happiness between lovers and also showed the kiss scene, garnering the attention of the press.

In response to the Star News interview, Junsu showed his ambition, "Right now, I want to devote my best to the musical and really gather my concentration (in this field). However, I also want to take up the challenge of performing in other fields some day."

However, towards the end of the interview, a question about TVXQ came up and his expression clouded in an instant.

He said frankly, "Even if I want to talk about it, I'm not sure about it myself. What will happen after this, what will happen to the present circumstances; I don't know as well."

Also, after the words " "However, the many criticisms... " he said, "As we keep saying, compared to last year, we only hope that there will be a bit more good reports this year."

He also expressed his simple wish, "In the past, we've always talked about our wishes. But now, compared to those thoughts, compared to 2010, for 2011 I'll be glad if there can be more days filled with laughter, and I want to be a little bit more happy." Furthermore, he emphasized, "In order for that to be possible, I think I have to put in a bit more effort in everything I do. That's all."

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After over 2 years of hiatus, TVXQ's Yunho and Changmin had their comeback performances on last week's music shows. Their second appearance was on MBC's Music Core.

Seven TVXQ fansites collaborated to send loads of food, drinks, and gifts to the two members as well as the TVXQ and Music Core staff. The fans also sent a basket of red roses and a beautiful 5-starred cake with mini figurines of Yunho and Changmin standing on top of it. Check out the pictures below!

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TVXQ has officially kicked off their comeback activities for variety programs!

Fans have been buzzing about the duo’s reported recording for SBS‘s “Running Man” on January 10th. But it was was recently revealed that they’ll be making an appearance on SBS’s “Chocolate” as well.

TVXQ will be filming for their segment on January 12th, and will be showing off their talented vocals by singing three or four songs.

The group is currently scheduled to release the ’special edition’ of their “Keep Your Head Down” album on the 12th as well.

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On a personal note, I think I must dub LinzerDinzer one of the most 
consistently interesting people in this fandom. I may not always agree 
with everything she says, but it's always worth listening to.

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On January 10 at Seoul's Namsan Arts Center, 'Tears of Heaven' actor Brad Little complimented Kim Junsu in an interview at today's open rehearsal press conference, full with feelings of anticipation towards his fellow musical co-star.

"Junsu is a sexy and handsome young man who has interpreted the character Joon very well, so he really suits the role. There was a scene where I had to be angry at him, but because I was so immersed in the role, I felt a sense of jealousy for him. An American pop singer, Cher, received the an Oscar award through a musical, so for Junsu, I believe that something similar will happen to him too."

He also added, "As this is my first time acting with Junsu, but I think it has been a really great idea. When we act together, it's very interesting. There are many American pop singers who have gone into musicals as well."

As a primary musical actor for Broadway with his world-renown role of the Phantom in 'Phantom of the Opera', Brad Little emphasized that, "An aptitude that a musical actor must have is the ability to present their acting naturally on-stage in front of an audience. Junsu does this particularly well. Second is the ability to communicate with the audience. As a singer, Junsu frequently has that type of exchange with the audience, so there's no ounce of doubt in that aspect."

Lastly, he added, "Junsu has a beautiful heart. Whether it's practice or acting on-stage, he is able to naturally convey his emotions to the audience, so it's not a problem for them to identify him as an actor. The age-range for Junsu's fans will definitely increase through this musical."

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Monday, January 10, 2011

- It's in Seoul, said to be at the "Opera House"
- Changmin's wearing red converse and denim jacket
- Yunho's wearing a brown leather jacket
- Changmin's freezing so much, he keeps shaking his "hot pack"

T/N: To warm up hot packs, you have to shake it.

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