Thursday, February 17, 2011

[NEWS] 110217 TVXQ's Debut Album Makes a Sudden Increase in Sales

Recently, TVXQ’s debut album ‘Hug‘ jumped its way up to second place on the Hanteo real-time album sales chart.

As it’s been seven years since their debut album was released, what could be the explanation for this sudden increase in sales?

As all of you know, the group made its comeback with just two members, Yunho and Changmin, after three of its members - Junsu, Jaejoong and Yoochun - left the agency to form their own unit, ‘JYJ‘. Before the beginning of this mess, the group promoted in Japan for a long period of time, giving fans no chance to see them on Korean variety shows. They were heartbroken to see that the group split into two before returning to Korea, as they would not be shown together as five.

However, with the current promotions of the TVXQ duo, fans have been able to see them on numerous variety shows, such as SBS’s ‘Running Man’, KBS’s ‘Happy Together’, and SBS’s ‘Strong Heart’. This gave them incredible exposure to the public once again, resulting in many new fans who have little knowledge of the group’s history.

One reason for the sudden rise in sales for the group’s debut album is partly due to these new fans, who are curious about the group’s past and how they started their career.

Currently, both TVXQ’s ‘Keep Your Head Down Special Edition’ and ‘Hug’ is ranked high on the Hanteo charts.

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[TRANS] 110217 Courts Dismisses All SM Injunctions and "Legally Guarantee JYJ's Independent Activites"

The Seoul District Courts has dismissed all formal objections against JYJ's injunction as well as the exclusive contract suspension injunction filed by SM Entertainment against JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, Kim Junsu and Park Yoochun.

On the 17th, the Courts made it known that they have dismissed all claims filed by SM Entertainment, which is the agency's formal objection against JYJ's injunction as well as its exclusive contract suspension injunction.

This means that the Courts have emphasized their decision that the contract signed between the members of JYJ and SM is invalid and that the members' independent activities are guaranteed. They have also publicized that SM Entertainment cannot interfere with JYJ's activities in the entertainment activities on the claim that their contract with the agency is still valid.

The Courts laid down the verdict that SM Entertainment's formal objection is invalid on the premise that ▲the exclusive contract in question can be categorized as a submissive contract as it does not give the celebrity the freedom of choice and instead forces him to follow the orders of the entertainment agency, ▲the members of JYJ could do nothing but follow SM's orders as they were placed in an inadequate position compared to SM in terms of bargaining power, ▲the exclusive contract's extreme long-term subordinate nature cannot be justified by pretexts including the decrease of investment risks and ensuring a stable entrance into foreign markets, ▲other than the long-term nature of this exclusive contract, clauses including that which gives SM Entertainment direct superintendency over JYJ's every move as well as that which calls for excessive compensation for a breach of contract strengthen the submissive nature of this contract and place the members of JYJ in an unilaterally disadvantageous position.

Regarding the injunction filed by SM to suspend the exclusive contract signed between the members of JYJ and C-JeS Entertainment, the Courts dismissed the injunction on the grounds that, ▲as long as the verdict made on October, 2009, which includes the decision that SM must not interfere with JYJ's independent activities in the entertainment industry, is valid, SM's request to suspend the validity of the business commission contract signed between the members of JYJ and C-JeS Entertainment is not allowed as it goes completely against the previously stated verdict, ▲and stressed that SM cannot exert the direct superintendency, given to them by their exclusive contract, over JYJ's activities in the entertainment industry as of now.

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[NEWS] 110217 (UPDATED) Seoul Central District Court Dismisses Both of SME's Injunctions Against JYJ

On February 17th, the Seoul Central District Court dismissed both lawsuits filed by SM Entertainment against JYJ.

To recap, SM Entertainment filed an objection on October 27th, 2009, claiming that the Seoul Central District Court’s order to prevent them from interfering with JYJ’s individual activities was illegal.

The court rejected SM’s injunction objection application by stating, “The exclusive contract between SM and JYJ forces the celebrity to become subordinate to the agency without any discretion. JYJ has no option but to follow SM’s actions due to the subordinate rank they are forced under in the power of SM. A long-term subordinate contract cannot be justified by the risks the agency took in investments, as well as international advancements.”

They continued, “Aside from the long-term contract terms, SM’s ability to supervise and direct every move made by JYJ, as well as the clause claiming that JYJ must repay for losses only emphasizes the subordinate positions of JYJ in the contract, so the injunction is invalid.”

Regarding the second injunction filed by SM Entertainment, asking the court to suspend JYJ’s contract with CJES Entertainment, the court replied by saying that the injunction is invalid since SM Entertainment was ordered on October 27th, 2009 that they were to not interfere with JYJ’s individual activities, and their injunction was in breach of that order.

Baek Chang Ju, CEO of CJES Entertainment, commented, “We consider it a victory of truth and hope that their activities are no longer hindered by forced accusations of double contracts. We will be working hard to show only the best side of JYJ to the public. I would like to thank the JYJ members and the staff for consistently battling a tiring fight against Goliath.”

In conclusion, the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ is invalid, and JYJ’s individual activities are legal.

[UPDATE #1]



Representatives of SM Entertainment stated in the aftermath of the ruling, “The legal battle between SM and JYJ is not yet over. This court decision is merely regarding a preliminary injunction, this does not mean that the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ is invalid. The original lawsuit is still ongoing, and the date of pleading will be sometime in mid-March. Through the original lawsuit, the truth will be investigated, and we will be working to make sure that their contracts are still valid."

[UPDATE #2]



Meanwhile, Xiah Junsu tweeted to thank the fans, in response to the ruling, “All of you fans did not let go of the dangerous and risky string and helped us in withstanding everything.. Even when the string bled through our skin and wounded us, it was because all of you that cleaned and treated us that we were able to hold on until the end.. Thank you, genuinely.”

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Excuse me but that statement from SME feels like they are trying not to lose face. *bricked*

[TRANS] 110214 JYJ Xiah Junsu’s “Tears Of Heaven” Performance Event


Those who purchase the “JYJ Music Essay” during the event period will stand a chance to win tickets to Xiah Junsu’s Musical performance.

Prizes: First Floor Tickets for the 8pm Show on 17 March starring Xiah Junsu (Worth 130,000 Won) x 20 tickets – 20 people will be randomly picked. (1 ticket per person)

Event Period : 14 February 2011 4pm ~ 10 March 2011

Publication of Results : 11 March 2011 (Winners will be individually contacted)

Collection of Tickets : After publication of results, winners will receive tickets via registered mail.

Website : Interpark

(T/N: This is only for the “Tears Of Heaven” promotional event. The rest of the promotional activities were not translated)

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[TRANS] 110216 Jejung’s Appearance In April Issue Of “Elle Japan” Cancelled


This is a cancellation notice of Jejung’s scheduled appearance in the April Issue of “Elle Japan”. This is due to an urgent request from the Korean Office. There will be no change in the rundown for the Korean Version March Issue.

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I wish that they explained more about the details. I'm very disappointed that because of a request they will just cancel Jaejoong's participation. I will cancel my order immediately. Ugh.

[VIDEO+TRANS] 110214 TVXQ Message to Chinese Fans


Sina Entertainment News (S): Let’s have the all new DBSG greet everyone first. [T/N: It really does say 'all new' in Chinese.]

HoMin: Hello, we are DBSG.

S: How do you feel about coming back with your new album Wae?

Yunho (Y): We feel great.

Changmin (C): It’s been two years and three months, right?

Y: Everyone’s become even more supportive of us despite having waited for so long, so we’re very happy.

S: Please introduce the musical style and leading track of your new album Wae.

C: This is the album we’re meeting everyone with after a long time, titled Wae. For not just the album but also our performance as a whole, we’ve worked hard to find a convergence line that allows us to keep our respective individualities yet blend well with each other.

Y: In addition, the album has songs of various genres. The most important leading track ‘Wae’ has a powerful beat and a fast melody, which are highly addictive. We hope everyone will show his support and interest.

S: Let’s talk about the choreography of ‘Wae’.

Y: The choreography this time for ‘Wae’ is more powerful than past ones. The energetic dance moves are the highlight, especially this part with ‘Keep your head down’. It involves bowing the head, just like what Changmin’s doing.

S: Are there highlights from the filming of the MV that you find memorable?

C: The one I found most memorable was actually not mine. We each had solo scenes, and my character concept was the manipulator of light, right?

Y: I was a manipulator of fire.

C: Honestly, he almost got burnt to death by the flames.

Y: Yeah, everyone might think those flames were CG effects, but they weren’t—they were real.

C: Really almost got burnt to death.

Y: It was very hot, but I completed the filming while holding my breath because I’d heard that you were likely to asphyxiate after constant inhalation of smoke.

C: I suddenly find it very scary.

Y: You do?

C: Not too much, I guess.

Y: Anyway, I almost got burnt to death.

C: That’s because it was our highlight.

S: How do the both of you usually manage and maintain your figures?

C: If it’s to manage your figure, first of all, from a health perspective, would be to eat well, sleep well, and laugh often.

Y: We also go to the gym for some exercise whenever we have the time to.

C: Many people have said we have better figures and look even manlier now. We’re really thankful to everyone.

Y: That’s right.

S: The both of you have been in television drama filmings recently. Were there any memorable moments during filming?

Y: Why don’t you talk about that famous production Paradise Ranch?

C: Speaking of memorable moments, should I talk about incidents or accidents? You could say one of them was a disaster. It happened while it was snowing on Jeju Island. It was snowing very heavily while we were driving past Hallasan, such that if ten cars were on the road, then nine would meet an accident. Although we had some trouble, the image of a snow-blanketed Hallasan was just too beautiful, so the cars next to it got into accidents.

Y: So the scenery was especially beautiful. Plus since it’s Jeju Island, I’m particularly envious.

C: A place where rock and wind are especially plentiful.

Y: There really are lots of rocks and wind. When I was on the set of Heading to the Ground, it was especially hot. I had to play football, and there were many action scenes. Since I was being filmed as I played, I often got hurt. The lighting got smashed while the football scenes were being filmed too, because I was too ambitious and kicked the ball too high. Recently, I’ve been taking part in the filming of Poseidon. Filming began only after the weather turned cold, and there’re scenes which require dives into the winter sea. Because it’s been too cold, there’ve been several instances where filming was cancelled.

S: Last year-end was DBSG’s seventh debut anniversary. Do you have any special feelings regarding this occasion?

C: We and our fans have been through a lot, but everyone has been as supportive as ever, for which we’ve always been thankful.

Y: Yeah, the number seven. The seventh anniversary is full of meanings.

C: What are these meanings?

Y: If I had to list them one by one, it’d be one of the reasons we’re still singing. After our seventh anniversary, we’ll work even harder and bring even more exciting performances. More than just the seventh anniversary, we hope to become a beautiful memory for the members and fans from now on.

S: Do the all new DBSG have plans to hold activities in China in the near future?

C: Our last visit to China to meet everyone seems like it happened so long ago.

Y: That’s right, it seems like SMTOWN was the last time.

C: Excluding visits with the rest of the company, it looks like our last DBSG-only visit took place a really long time ago.

Y: Yes, it’s really been a while.

C: Even though it was fun to visit with the rest of the company, we still hope to go on our own. We really want to meet everyone, though. We don’t have anything fixed as of now. As long as there’s a great opportunity to do so, we hope to meet everyone frequently.

Y: That’s right.

S: Everyone’s hoping you’ll come back to China soon. Please say a few words to the Chinese fans.

Y: Having come back with a new album only after two years and three months, we heard that everyone rushed to lend their support from afar, giving us a lot of strength. It’s made us feel that we have to keep working harder. We’ll bring you more exciting music and performances from now on, and we hope you can continue to keep your love and concern for us.

HoMin: This has been DBSG. Thank you.

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[NEWS] JYJ's "World Concert Tour" will stop in Singapore


Recently, Singapore-based events company Faith & D Entertainment unofficially announced a Singapore concert for JYJ's "World Concert Tour", during which the group will promote their first Korean music essay, "Their Rooms".

Faith & D Entertainment wrote on their Facebook page, "Cassies, an official announcement for the concert will be made nearer to the sale date. Tickets will be sold via SISTIC and only 1 concert."

The company later updated this information, announucing, "Ticket sale for 23 April Concert will be sold via SISTIC in March. You can buy tickets at SISTIC outlets or online. Overseas fans can buy from SISTIC website and collect your ticket at concert venue. We will make an official announcement for the Concert nearer to ticket sale date."

Singapore is the second "World Concert Tour" stop to be confirmed after the concert in Bangkok on April 2 and 3.


Source: Faith & D Entertainment, JYJ3, and Sharing Yoochun
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[NEWS] Yoohwan reveals JYJ Yoochun's bad qualities



Park Yoohwan recently received a car as a gift from his brother, Yoochun of JYJ. He publicly thanked him, demonstrating the brotherly bond and support for each other that the two share.

The closeness between the two was further revealed when Yoohwan confessed that Yoochun's "only flaw is that he is excessively tidy." He paused to think of more bad qualities but concluded, "There really seems to be nothing. Maybe he's just perfect?"

Yoohwan gave an example of Yoochun's sense of tidiness: "At home, my brother will notice when a hair is dropped. Sometimes when I use a cup and I leave it on the table, he will tell me to clean it up quickly." He noted his brother's need for orderliness isn't an obsession; it's just "a little tiring."

He then explained that this created a difference between the two brothers. "My brother is more feminine, and I’m more masculine. My brother is good at tidying and putting things in order, and he likes to decorate the house. While he is more delicate, I just wear what people recommend, and I’m not interested in fashion. I’m a bit more cool and chic."

Yoohwan told another anecdote to distinguish the difference in manliness between him and his brother. "When I was in elementary school, my brother and I shared a room together. He'd always try to sleep interlocking arms with me, and it wasn't just once or twice that I was a bit annoyed by that."

Park Yoohwan is set to debut as an actor in MBC's "Shiny Shiny Shining". Are you excited to see more of Yoochun's brother in the future?

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