Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Tohoshinki's albums in Japan, from left:
Title | Label | Best Ranking | Weeks in chart | Sales (10K) | release date

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JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong delivered 15.68 tons worth of rice wreaths to 50 children.

On July 16, Dreame, the company that hosts Dreame rice wreath donations, sent an official to the Korea Association of the Community Child Center (KACCC) to represent Kim Jae Joong and deliver the rice wreaths.

Out of the 23.68 tons of rice wreaths in total donated to support Kim Jae Joong at his Dr. Jin press conference, 8 tons had been sent off in June, and the remaining 15.68 tons were put to use this day.

In total, Kim Jae Joong donated 31 tons of rice wreaths, including 7 tons for his SBS drama Protect the Boss and the 23.68 tons for Dr. Jin.

Since October 2011, Kim Jae Joong had already been delivering 20kg each to 29 children every month with the 7 tons donated at the Protect the Boss press conference.

The additional rice donated for Dr. Jin will support a total of 50 children—the original 29 along with another 21 children—over 17 months with 20kg every month.

The children were chosen by KACCC after it received recommendations from 2,000 community child centers across the country. The final recipients were said to be in the most unfortunate circumstances among the 141 recommended children.

Shin Mi Hye, secretary general of KACCC, said, “Out of the 2.4 million neglected children in the country, only 100,000 receive care from their community child centers. We hope Kim Jae Joong and his fans’ good deeds will help draw national interest to neglected children.”

In the meantime Kim Jae Joong is currently appearing in MBC’s Dr. Jin as officer Kim Kyung Tak.

Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan, Dreame

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kim Junsu has set off for LA!

As previously reported, Kim Junsu will release a repackaged version of his hit album Tarantallegra with a new English-language single and music video.

The JYJ Facebook revealed a new photo of Kim Junsu at the airport revealing the singer had jetted off to LA to work on his new single.

In the picture, a sunglass-wearing Kim Junsu in a white outfit was seen waving for the camera at the airport with passport and ticket in hand.

The caption for the picture said, ‘XIA is flying to LA for recording new song and MV Shooting! He will have a great time in LA with the best staffs! Please give a lot of support!!”

Netizens responded, “All the best!”, “Fighting” and “Good luck Junsu!”

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What is your favorite pattern?
Yunho: ♡ heart !
Changmin: Leopard,plaid,stripe and polka dot.....

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JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong recently helped starving children.

On July 17, C-JeS Entertainment said that Kim donated 15.68 tons of rice bags from the Dreame to fifty children project on July 16.

Many fans from all over the world sent standing wreaths made of rice bags to support Kim when he attended a May press conference for MBC’s series Dr. Jin. Kim donated 8 tons of rice bags out of 23.68 tons in June. According to the Dreame, Kim decided to support the fifty children project and donated rice bags for them for a long time.

Kim has donated 20 kilograms of rice every month since October of last year to twenty-nine children. He will donate the same amount of rice every month to fifty children in total by adding twenty-one more children for seventeen additional months.

The children were chosen among 141 children, who were recommended from 2,000 children centers in the whole country.

Kim is currently appearing on MBC’s weekend series Dr. Jin as Kim Kyung Tak

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XIA is flying to LA for recording new song and MV shooting! He will have a great time in LA with the best staffs! Please give a lot of support!!

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TVXQ has rewritten history on Japan’s Oricon charts once again with the success of their newest single, ‘Android‘.

Released on July 11th, ‘Android’ not only topped the Oricon daily single chart on the day of its release, but went on to top the following Oricon daily charts and now the weekly chart as of the 17th! This marks the group’s 11th time topping the Oricon weekly chart, bringing their total units in sales up to date to 3.1 million units.

The Oricon stated, “In its first week of release, TVXQ’s new single sold 152,000 units and topped the Oricon weekly singles chart. This brings TVXQ’s total to 3.1 million units to date, which makes them the biggest selling international artist to have broken the 10 year and 10 month long record of the Carpenters, who sold 3,002,000 units.”

TVXQ’s previous record includes being the first international artist in 45 years to top the weekly singles chart 10 times with ‘Still‘. Their recent achievement with ‘Android’ has topped their own record once again.

The boys recently completed their 550,000 fan member tour and 100,000 fan member fan meet.

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DBSK has notched another first place win on the Oricon weekly singles chart and made history while doing so.

According to Japan’s Oricon, DBSK′s new single, Android has claimed this week’s top spot on the Oricon weekly singles chart.

Android was released on July 11 where it claimed the top spot on the daily singles chart for six consecutive days in a row.

Oricon then revealed on July 17 that the duo had won the week’s weekly chart as well, making it DBSK′s 11th time atop the Oricon weekly singles chart. DBSK’s previous single Still had also placed first on the Oricon singles weekly chart in March giving them their 10th win on the weekly chart, which was a first for an overseas artist and now Android has extended their record.

Additionally, the Oricon homepage revealed that DBSK had made history by selling a total of 3,104,000 copies of all its singles so far, making them the overseas artist with the most singles sold in Japan.

DBSK broke the old record set by the American duo The Carpenters, who had sold a combined total of 3,002,000 copies of its singles.

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Sasaeng 'fans' have been known to DBSK/JYJ and Cassies all over the world as stalker fans that have no limit and continue to shock us with new actions causing them to be seen as crazy obsessed fans. Although even Yoochun himself has questioned whether they should be seen as fans or not, going to the extent of causing JYJ member's to lash out from frustration. The latest of their actions that was discovered when picture of Yoochun in his car park were found on the internet, which was found to be linked to surveillance camera planned by Sasaeng 'fans' in his car park.
 Recent event has lead to TV shows such as MBC 'Good Day' to take an interest into this, and reported about the actions of Sasaeng fans, they came to found that they were willing to pay up to $100K just to be able to get their hands on their underwear. ( It should be questionable on what exactly they wish to do with the underwear but i am sure they will surprise us with something new).

Also stating they willingly spend around $200 per taxi ride, (where do they gain all this money from?) it was able to spot a few Sasaeng taxis that are charge large amounts of moneys to be able to stalk and follow JYJ around.

Click here for the link to the video.

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 JYJ member Kim Jun-su’s first solo album topped the Chilean music chart last week. According to CJeS Entertainment on Friday, the singer’s new album “Tarantallegra,” released in May, topped the pop music chart on Chilean cable TV channel ETC-TV on Tuesday.

“It’s the first time that a Korean singer has been ranked in the top 10,” said a spokesperson for CJeS Entertainment.

Kim said he was thrilled by the accomplishment and feels the international appreciation of his music brings with it a “responsibility” to continue pushing forward.

“The fact that Chile is so far from Korea makes this so remarkable,” Kim said. “To think that I have fans who love me and my music over there – it makes me think I have a long way to go and a lot of responsibility on my shoulders.”

The 25-year-old star said that he attributed his world tour to the subsequent success of his album abroad.

Just days ago, the title track from the Hallyu singer’s debut album was also successful in Europe, becoming the No. 1 song on the Asian Music Chart in Germany.

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Youngpil: With Junsu-ssi doing Penzal Q thank you!!Everyone thank you as well!!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Keep Your Head Down + The Way U + Mirotic + Maximum

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Kim Jaejoong's acting surprised many viewers.

In MBC drama "Time Slip Dr.Jin" aired on the 15th, Kim Jaejoong, playing the role of Kim Kyung Tak, shocked many with his acting skills.

In the last episode, Kyung Tak fled after shooting Lee Ha Eung (Lee Bum Soo) with a gum, but he runs into Young Hwee (Jin Ee Han), and gets taken away after losing consciousness. Kyung Tak, being tortured during investigation, keeps his family and Byung Hee (Kim Eung Soo) safe by keeping his mouth shut.

When Kyung Tak finally succeeds in running away, he tries to commit suicide, but it fails when Young Rae appears.

Viewers who watched this episode commented, "Jaejoong's acting today was so good," "I got goosebumps during the scene when he was coughing up blood," "I love the character of Kim Kyung Tak", "Kim Jae Joong's acting is getting better and better", etc.

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On average two hours of sleeping time ..Episode after episode I learnt a lot, and challenged many things which are scary and exciting. I'll work harder for the remaining filming and once again want to try challenging new things which I have not feel before. Dr Jin which is gradually getting interesting, fighting!

"Long legs Kyungtakie"

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A recent report by TVDaily has revealed the impressive amounts of revenue that the artists from Korea’s ‘Big Three’ music agencies, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment, have generated in both Korea and Japan.

In the first half of 2012, SM artists have been confirmed to have achieved over 100 billion won in sales. TVXQ‘s tours in Japan (26 performances thus far) drew a total audience of 550,000 fans with ticket sales amounting to 76 billion won (~$66 million USD). SHINee‘s 20 performances have drawn 200,000 people totaling over 25 billion won (~$22 million USD), and Super Junior has earned approximately 110,000 guests for about 15.7 billion won (~$13 million USD) with just two performances in 2012.

In this same time period, the YG Family world tour concert in Japan drew a total of 310,000 people alone for a total revenue of 49.4 billion won (~$43 million USD). As for JYPE, 2PM‘s Japanese Budokan Concert Tour in Asia drew 110,000 people for approximately 5.8 billion won (~$5.1 million USD).

In addition, Cube Entertainment, DSP Entertainment and many other music agencies are ready to join in the second half of this year.

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Kim Junsu is bringing his music magic to the Americas and Europe.

On July 16, C-Jes Entertainment revealed Kim Junsu would be touring North America, South America and Europe in a world tour with plans to stop at two or three cities per continent.

The agency shared, “From the beginning we targeted not only Korea but also Asia with Kim Junsu’s solo album and aimed for abroad with the music video. We are in the middle of a successful Asia tour but have continued to receive an outpouring of requests from the Americas and other places abroad and we have thus decided to embark on a world tour.”

The agency also added plans for a new album saying, “With the world tour we are currently preparing a repackaged album. This new album will included an English single targeting the world and its music video will be produced in the U.S. We cannot disclose who yet but renowned staff members in America will be taking part [in the album]."

The dates and locations of the upcoming world tour will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Jaejoong sister tweeted about his acting skills in Time Slip Dr Jin episode 16, also by protect the boss director (see other post):

[TRANS] Jjoongie is cute~~ He called up father and mother today and told them not to watch drama (Dr. Jin) because their hearts would ache. So I thought if he’d be beaten up too much (in Dr. Jin)…ㅠㅠ

[TRANS] I cried even twice because of Jjoogie’s look, acting and the lines today… I told Jjoongie about it and also that I had cried even before, then he said he filmed the scene quickly because they had no time. But he was able to be immersed in it! Woah~ Jjoongie… I sink into your drama without even realizing it. It’s so fun to watch Dr. Jin on time every week~ hehe.

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[Trans] Jaejungie did really well today ㅜㅜㅜ Tears ㅜㅜㅜ

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Doing “Penzal Q, Thank you!” with Junsu!! Everyone, Thank you!!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

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