Happy Birthday U-know Yunho: The Promise of Another Year Continues…

Happy Birthday Yunho:  Another Year’s Promise Is Here

yunhoghanahope7 Another year has passed in the life of U-Know Yunho–leader-sshi extraordinaire, friend, dancer, singer, and actor. Who is this ball of energy who seems to have the ability to do such a variety of things, including reaching into his heart and his resources to meet the needs of others? Yunho, you personify fatherhood and young wisdom, yet you also exude a certain vulnerability and naive playfulness that suggests that you have found a way to relieve the pressures of your everyday existence. You have always been one to shoulder everyone’s burden, but what about your burdens?

Early on, as a member of DBSK, you were assigned the leadership role. I can imagine trying to supervise those four extremely energetic, independent doers and thinkers, namely, Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu, and Changmin, I believe that Jaejoong helped you a lot, as they all probably did–but it still remained your role to see to tasks being performed, and to coordinate between upper management and the members. This was not a comfortable place to be. Middle-management has its own set of problems, and you could get caught in between the two. Your loyalties have to lie with both, and the “buck’ definitely stops at your house often. It takes great courage and strength to live in this way, but you have consistently managed to do this.

It doesn’t matter how much we speculate–the only ones who truly know why DBSK split are the actual parties involved. The question is do we truly need to know? I believe that truth and revelation are healers. Each member was and still is affected, and what utter devastation was caused among the fandom. Yet, In some ways it has strengthened the fandom and revealed true loyalties. I also believe that this strengthened each member. Adversely, it has created a climate for fan wars that eventually will be revealed as evoking unnecessary casualties.  Over-all, everyone receives the love if they choose to embrace it. .

Yunho, you are a human being. You hurt like we all hurt. Yet, you tend to hide that hurt until you are alone. This makes it hard to know what your needs are. As a caring community of people, and disregarding diverse loyalties arising out of the split–you occupy a singular position. You also occupy a unique place in our hearts. There is no one like you. As this year progresses, and you achieve more things born out of your own inner drive and perfectionist personality–I believe that you will surpass your own expectations. You have greatness in you; we have seen it all along–and I am praying that you will someday emerge as a guiding influence on the world around you. Seek profound truths, and let yourself be guided by what is truth.

I want to congratulate you on the 10th anniversary, on ‘Somefhing’ and TENSE, and on all of the recent awards and achievements, whether in conjuncture with Changmin or singly. You will continue to grow, and more responsibility will fall upon your shoulders. You are fast approaching your 30’s, the start of the most potentially productive years of your life. Choose your projects wisely, esteem those who are worthy of your esteem, always keep the faith, and know that you are loved…


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121214 Happy 27th Birthday Mr. Jeong-nyeok-jeog-in [Energetic] Xia Junsu :)

 Happy Happy Birthday Junsu

Awwww…To be so young. You have so much life, learning, and opportunities ahead of you, Junsu. You are talented and imaginative, and you possess just enough ingenuity to experiment and risk finding out what your particular niche is in the scheme of things.

You can bask in those things that you have achieved thus far with the knowledge that you have those of us who truly desire the best for you cheering you on.. The question is, what do you consider the best to be? Always strive for those things that will benefit yourself and others. To leave a legacy is a responsibility that may overwhelm some, but it is as essential as breathing. What do you want others to remember about you 100 years from today? I pray that you will have inspired many to achieve their own goals and that they will look to you as a worthy source of guidance.

You probably are not looking that far ahead at this point, but you are now in the throes of your productive years. Choose wisely, my dear, for once done nothing in this world can be undone. You have achieved memorable work that entertains, inspires, and soothes the masses.

Junsu, I know that you have the ability to play hard. This will strengthen you as well. I admire your soccer skills and thus your ability to be a leader and a team player. You can discipline yourself and go without rewards until the job is accomplished. Yet, always remember that taking care of your own legitimate needs will benefit others around you. Stay healthy, stay strong, and stay determined.

A Birthday is a momentous occasion with family and friends wishing you well. I also wish you well, because I can see the fire and potential in you to do many great things. I admire the tenacity that you share with your brothers–that ability to stand in the midst of a storm. Your strength comes from within–from your spirit. Thank God for that, He will always hold you up. Know when to give and bend, but also when to be a tower of strength to protect others.

Happy Birthday to a deserving, young Birthday Man.  Momma Cha   🙂 <3

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[NEWS] 120914 “Not Possible” In Domestic, “Welcome” Abroad – JYJ’s Paradox

“Not Possible” in domestic, “Welcome” abroad – JYJ’s Paradox

[PIC: Idol Group JYJ – first Korean singer who had a concert in SanTiago, Chile on March 09. The group is exploring overseas markets since its activities in Korea have restrictions. From the Left: Jaejoong Kim, Yuchun Park and Junsu Kim. – Photo from C-JeS Entertainment]

The trio group JYJ (Jaejoong Kim, Yuchun Park, Junsu Kim) is unique. It is difficult to see the group in the country, but the group is doing remarkable activities abroad. The team toured in Spain, Germany, Chile and Peru and the member Junsu Kim had his solo concert in Mexico – all as the first Korean singers who ever had concerts in each country. Why is the atmosphere from inside and outside is so different? You may see an equation of Korean Pop industry’s power structure.

◆ Aftermath of TVXQ Controversy?


[Junsu Kim who had solo concert in Mexico on Sep 6]

The three members of JYJ had their debut in the year of 2004 as the quintet TVXQ under SM Entertainment. TVXQ shortly stood at the top in Korean pop industry and had 100,000 members in its fan-club. In 2009, the three members moved to the present agency and formed JYJ after ‘application for injunction to terminate the validity of exclusive contract’ against SM, claiming that 13-year of exclusive contract was too long. The lawsuit with SM is still ongoing.

After this, they have had difficulties in album distribution, venue rental, TV appearances and other things. With tremendous number of album sales and popularity, the public has not seen them in any of music/entertainment programmes for the last 3 years at all.

For example, Yuchun Park appeared in ‘SKK Scandal(KBS)’ and ‘Rooftop Prince(SBS)’ as a leading role, but no one could see his face in entertainment programmes of the both broadcasters despite the fact that actors appearing in the same broadcaster’s entertainment programmes during their drama is an unwritten rule in order to promote dramas. Even in some cases, his appearances were flip-flopped after scheduling.

First, broadcasting companies’ stance is that ‘we cannot cast the singer under legal dispute’. However, JYJ insists that ‘Independent activities are guaranteed until the ruling of the lawsuit on the merits’. Some say that this situation is because of external pressure.

“I was concerned a lot about the present situation that I can be on TV only through dramas. But I decided that it would be better to do something I can do the best, (knowing promotion would be difficult) released a solo album in May”, said Junsu Kim at the press conference in Mexico. His music video of the title song ‘Tarantallegra’ which cost him half a billion Won to make, has never once been aired.

JYJ looked overseas instead. The group betted on overseas stages with the fandom they established since TVXQ.

◆ Idol’s new market

The Group JYJ has done..


The atmosphere at Junsu Kim’s Solo Concert at Blackberry Auditorio in Mexico City, Mexico on Sep 6 was just boiling. The concert was the part of his North/South American tour followed from New York and Los Angeles. 3,000 fans were shouting his name and ‘I Love You, Junsu!’ in Korean and sung ‘Besame Mucho(Kiss me much)’ together. Fans were all sung along his latest Korean lyrics such as ‘Set Me Free’. Junsu Kim is due to continue European Tour in the second-half of this year. JYJ also toured in 15 cities from the last year to the first-half of this year and met 210,000 fans around the world.

Paradoxically speaking, the restriction in Korea domestic has become the other way into the new steps. The agency says South American tours are deficit as they are too far from Korea, but it explains that “In the manner of investment, we are trying to go anywhere as long as fans are there”.

“JYJ’s case is a condensable example of the fact that the practical power belongs to management companies, the capital itself under this idol producing system, although the popularity is earned by an idol member”, Jakga Kim, the pop-music critic commented. He continued, “JYJ showed the possibility that an idol group CAN survive by themselves, not depend on the cartel which acts on collusion with management companies and broadcasting companies”.

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[Trans] 111201 This Year’s Results Slip Of The Two Groups After TVXQ Split

[Trans] 111201 This Year’s Results Slip Of The Two Groups After TVXQ Split

After the split of two major boy bands TVXQ and SS501, which were formed in the first half of first decade of the 21st century, they have started events officially this year. Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu, who were members of TVXQ, left their previous agency SM Entertainment, after filing a lawsuit regarding their personal contracts, and have been active in the industry under the name of JYJ.

Alhough the 5 members are not able to attend activities together currently, this year is the crucial period for them to display their personal capabilities. They have been able to cause a big influence in the local music industry, and their current and future events would cause a greater influence overseas.

U-Know Yunho and Choi Kang Changmin, who had a different thinking from the 3 members of JYJ, remained in SM Entertainment, and have started activities as a duo since January this year. After 2 years and 3 months, although TVXQ remains active with only two members after the split, they have not disappointed fans with the energy recouped during that period.

Their fifth album “WHY (Keep Your Head Down” which was released earlier on 5 January, clinched top rankings in many major music websites and local music programs, proving their undying popularity. In Japan, their popularity was even greater. They broke the 130,000 sales record within a day after releasing their Japanese single “WHY”with their overwhelming popularity, and clinched 1st place in the Oricon Charts on the current and following day. They broke their 170,000 sales record within 2 days, displaying their outstanding capabilities.

In September, TVXQ released their Japanese album “TONE”, once again clinching the 1st place of Japanese charts on the day of release, garnering great album sales which amounted to 105,484 copies.

In comparison, JYJ had restrictions in performing on broadcasts, and mainly met fans through world tour concerts. However, they were just as outstanding as the TVXQ duo. After releasing their Worldwide album “The Beginning” last October, they have been active in world tours since April.

JYJ has had concerts in a total of 13 countries and cities, performing to over 200,000 audiences. They started their world tour from Thailand, Taiwan and Beijing, then moving on to North America, Japan, and ended their world tour in Busan and Gwangju. They started entering the Europe market, performing their solo concerts in Spain Barcelona and Germany Berlin, after releasing their first Korean album “In Heaven”, which garnered over 300,000 preorders.

JYJ’s agency representatives expressed, “With their soaring popularity overseas, JYJ would continue to have a world tour next year. They would be having activities in Asia, and even in the North America.”

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