Friday, July 1, 2011

JYJ: Hello, this is JYJ.
Junsu: Yes. The 3-time winner of (the Nature Environment award from) UNESCO, Jeju, is challenging itself to become one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Jaejoong: You all know that we, JYJ, are also acting as the honorary ambassadors for Jeju, yes? For the globalization of the brand of the Republic of Korea, we ask that everyone vote by dialing 001-1588-7715.
Yoochun: We wish that by combining our strength we can make Jeju of the Republic of Korea become known to the world.
Junsu: Yes.
Jaejoong: Thank you.
Yoochun: Thank you.

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Tweet’s translation:

[ASTA TV Korea Magazine] July Issue_ featuring “SM Town Live in Paris Special” (Total 80 pages of 108 pages). It will be release on June 29th for the fourth anniversary (of ASTA TV Magazine)~ ^^

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Footage in SMTOWN Paris

According to a chinese short fan report from weibo, at the end of the rehearsal, Changmin was zipping up Yunho’s Jacket. The fans screamed crazily at their brotherhood moment. Changmin was embarrassed and Yunho was smiling. I demand some fancams now, hahaha!!

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A single that you can truly feel the breath of the newest Tohoshinki. A single that is filled with the “Current” Tohoshinki.

As their second single this year, TOHOSHINKI will be Releasing ‘Superstar’ on July 20th. We would like to introduce this ‘a little matured’ – summer tune!!

Superstar is someone with an undeniable aura and power, who gives energy to those who see him/her. On screens, on field, on battle ring, and of course on stage, “Superstar” sheds bright light and stands firmly with unquestionable presence. It is an undeniable fact that Tohoshinki, Yunho and Changmin, are “Superstars”.

Countless fans are waiting to hear their music. Tickets for any event that they take a part, are sold out with a blink of a second; a ticket transforms into a Platinum Ticket.

Even a single movement in their eyes, a single site of them dance with such grace, …every step, every gesture on stage, grabs the eyes of the audience. Their beautiful voice and their spicy and edgy rap, becomes the sound of enchantment. Absorbs ones who listen, not only through the ears, but through all five senses. This rejoice, becomes the energy and drive of their fans for tomorrow. This power, is the proof that they are true ‘Superstars’.

That Tohoshinki will be releasing its new single “Superstar”. The single will be featuring ‘I Don’t Know’, a tie-up song for a commercial that they appear, which is already been digitally distributed. They are taking their step towards the summer, with this single that truly reflect the “Current” Tohoshinki, a single that can enable you to feel the breath of true Tohoshinki.

This new single starts off with the titles song “Superstar” with its electro sound intro. The song begins with a sound, a perfect unity of R&B and Electro, a tone that feels like numerous atoms of true digital sound bursting in ears. The lyrics give the breeze of summer, expressing the passionate love story, shining like a bright star; like the superstar. The emotions that the two in love share is brought to life with the sound and the words, and by the beautiful voice of Yunho and Changmin. The main verse’s moving and upbeat tune truly resemble THE “Summertime Love”, touching the listeners in such emotional way. Yunho’s sharp rap and Changmin’s high tone are just reminding listeners of the sound of “Tohoshinki”.

As they continue to further strengthening the taste of Tohoshinki, the evolved presence is inscribed in every sound of the “Superstar”. And the track that just heats up the fans, would prepare for their busy summer. Now that it is confirmed that they will be performing at a-nation, the picture of the two performing this song with such passion can easily be imagined. When they actually perform this song on stage, they will again show the god-like glow; as superstars. The song has the energy to bring out such anticipation.

The heat that is created by their performance, it is with such impact that its even shocking, leaving a memory that can never be forgotten. Watching videos of their performance… you relive the moment. This song has the same power. Power to put you right back into that place. Maybe this is, again, another proof that they are superstars…

The coupling song of the CD is ‘I Don’t Know’, a featured song in the Sogo Group Commercial, which Yunho and Changmin dancing with the adorable silver bear. This already digitally distributed upbeat song will also be in the CD. You feel the similar, but evolved, beat that you ‘Felt’ when you listen to ‘WHY?(KYHD)’ can also be felt with this song. This song brings out their distinctive ability to express emotions. At the same time, the beat is very pop, matches so well with their sharp dance. Another song great for live performances. Changmin’s voice dances so gracefully in high notes, while Yunho’s deep rap grabs the listeners’ hearts. It feels like, by coupling with ‘Superstar’, the CD has become sort of an invitation from Tohoshinki to their live performances. Once in your hand, you just can’t resist.

The CD will be sold in multiple versions.

‘I Don’t Know’ music video is included in the CD+DVD version. And also the behind the scene of the music video filming will be included in the Initial Sales Limited version. And for the type that is CD only, the Summer Heat Remix version of the ‘Superstar’ will be added as the bonus track. The song sounds like a completely different song. Heat, becoming even hotter and greater, the fans will be just so happy to see this kind of energy. The Initial Sales Limited version includes the deluxe photo booklet, which you can enjoy Tohoshinki in high quality photos.

And the third version is the Seven&I Limited version, CD+DVD. This version doesn’t have the instrumental versions of Superstar nor I Don’t Know. The CD is rather simple, with just two songs, but it comes with commercials and behind the scene footages. These special footages really enable you to see the real Tohoshinki.

Because they are superstars, we don’t get the opportunities to see their true sides off the stage. But seeing those behind the scene footages really makes you realize how the two has not changed since their debut as Tohoshinki. Down to earth. True to self. Their singing voice continued to evolve, their charm and allurement do in fact grew and became irresistible. But their love and care for their fans, their dedication and desire to put all of their heart in singing- unchanged. The power of Yunho and Changmin. All of those can be felt through this CD.

Prepare yourself for the striking live performances of Tohoshinki this summer with this new single, ‘Superstar!’

Source: B=PASS August 2011 Issue
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The directing skills of ‘Director Kim’ has made JYJ(Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu)’s concert shine brighter. Kim Jaejoong was in charge of the tour’s Asia leg which took place in Thailand, Taiwan, China, Japan and Korea from April 2nd with the concept ‘Creative challenge’. The concert tour spanned across ten cities in seven countries and held its encore performance at the Yeom Joo Gymnasium in Gwangju on the 26th.

The most prominent characteristic of the Asia leg that Kim Jaejoong directed is the fact that the concerts were ‘interaction concerts’ that succeeded through a harmony that is created by the fans in the audience and the members. JYJ and their fans interacted and connected through their music. A special moment was during ‘Found You’ when both the singers and fans shouted ‘I love you’ during the chorus as they became one to create an exciting performance.

In the June 11th and 12th Busan concerts, a triangular projected stage design was used to ensure that the members could be seen from every angle. Busan, the final location of the world tour, was visited by 17,000 fans across two performances that sold out and reaped in great successes.

At the time, Kim Jaejoong said, “We worked hard to create a stage that was more special than those in the world tour,” and “We will work hard to make this an opportunity for us to grow.” He expressed his joys of connecting with his fans as he said, “We tried to talk a lot during the performance, and I’m glad we did.”

To the fans, Kim Jaejoong asked, “It would be nice if we had lots of concerts, right?” He then promised, “I’m happy that we were able to see that we’re loved by many people in North America, as well as Asia. Next time, we’ll be back with better songs and performances.”

At the Gwangju concert, the members acted out a parody of KBS 2TV’s ‘Gag Concert’, which they confessed to watching on a regular basis, and made their audience laugh. Each member’s solo performance also enhanced the quality of the concert. ‘I love You’, ‘I can soar’, and ‘Still in Love’ showed off each member’s unique color and showcased a different and sophisticated stage with their female dancers.

Kim Jaejoong said, “As this is our last concert, I want it to be one that gives us lots of close interaction with our audience and isn’t one that feels too structured. JYJ have even planned some surprise events,” and “Support us and believe in us till the end.” The audience replied by giving him a sincere round of applause.

Kim Jaejoong showed off his adept directing skills when he took on the role of directing ‘Rhythm Gymnastic Princess’ Sohn Yeon Jae’s first gala show at the Hwajung Gymnasium in Korea University. He was recognized for his work as he chose the right music, stage effects, choreography and costumes to create a lively performance.

Having pulled off a ‘Creative Challenge’ through JYJ’s world tour, Kim Jaejoong will be greeting domestic drama viewers with the SBS drama ‘Protect The Boss’. He will be taking on the role of Cha Moo Won, ‘the prince of the financial world’, and many are curious to see what new ‘Creative challenge’ he will bring to the drama.

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Idols are always being judged by media outlets and the public alike, so what happens when they’re asked to judge each other?

Sports Seoul brought together 100 idols currently promoting in the industry for an ‘idol awards’ survey focusing on the first half of 2011. They were asked to choose the best hit track, the hottest music video, the most addictive songs, and more, so check out the results below!

◆ The Best Song

The best song chosen by the idols themselves was none other than IU’s “Good Day“, who shot to fame with her famous ‘three high notes’. B2ST’s “Fiction” and Big Bang’s “Tonight” tied at second place.

When asked to choose the ‘most addictive song’, GD&TOP’s “High High” topped the votes.

Following behind was Dal Shabet’s “Supa Dupa Diva“, who, despite being rookies, managed to earn the support of their fellow idols.

As for the idol group that showed the most impressive promotional cycle, TVXQ’s comeback with “Keep Your Head Down” was chosen. The idols explained, “They showed a performance style that was fit to their stature”, and “They were impressive in all aspects.”

“Keep Your Head Down” also ranked first in the best music video category, as idols said, “The music video looked like scenes out of an action movie.”

◆ The Best Singer

The best singer amongst fellow idols is none other than SISTAR’s Hyorin, who’s been showing an outstanding performance on each episode of KBS’s ‘Immortal Song 2‘. Idols praised, “She has a voice that reminds me of soul singers”, and “A vocalist with a unique charm.”

JYJ’s Junsu followed Hyorin by coming in at second place. Junior idols said, “His voice is amazing”, “The man with the best vocals”, and “A singer capable of covering every genre.”

◆ Rookies Recognized by Senior Idols

A Pink received over 30% of the votes when asked to choose the best rookie of the first half of 2011. With sexy debuts and concepts overflowing in the market, A Pink made their mark with a fresh, feminine look with their debut track, “I Don’t Know“. Not only did they capture the hearts of male fans, but their fellow idols as well. Idols commented, “Their song and concept match really well”, and “They’re really fresh and cute.”

Check out the full results!

- Best Hit Track
1. IU – “Good Day” 35%
2. B2ST – “Fiction” / Big Bang – “Tonight” 12.7%

- Most Impressive Performance
1. TVXQ 21.8%
2. IU 18%
3. Big Bang 16%

- Rookie Award
1. A Pink 38%
2. Rania 18%
3. Dal Shabet 10%

- Best Vocal Talent
1. Hyorin 47%
2. Kim Junsu 38%
3. IU 34.5%

- Most Addictive Song
1. GD&TOP – “High High” 14.5%
2. Dal Shabet 12.7%
3. Girl’s Day 10%

- Most Popular Choreography
1. B2ST’s “Cold City Man” 18%
2. Dal Shabet 12%
3. SNSD’s “Bow & Arrow Dance” 10.9%

- Most Amazing Music Video
1. TVXQ – “Keep Your Head Down” 16.3%
2. Big Bang – “Tonight” 12.7%
3. Sunny Hill – “Midnight Circus” 9%

Participating idols in the survey included Girl’s Day, Nine Muses, Dal Shabet, Rania, Rainbow, miss A, Sunny Hill, CNBLUE, f(x), INFINITE, ZE:A, Jewelry, G.NA, 2PM, T-ara, and 4minute.

Source: Sport Seoul
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