Kim Jaejoong’s January single ‘I’ has become a hot topic for its long-lasting popularity both domestically and internationally.
Last week, the music video of ‘MINE’, the title song of Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album, hit over 25 million views on China’s biggest music video site Yinyue Tai.
A representative of his agency stated, “Kim Jaejoong’s solo mini album has been receiving a lot of love since its release. Not only has it been achieving such great records on China’s music video charts, but it also ranked 7th on Gaon’s overall sales charts for the first half of this year, showing his strength as a solo singer.”
Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album was released in January and sold all 140,000 copies, with its following repackage album ‘Y’ selling all 50,000 copies as well. It was recently voted the best album of the first half of 2013 on Synnara Records.
His agency stated, “Kim Jaejoong’s album was a collaboration with the legendary rock star Kim Bada and was a strong musical project. Kim Jaejoong has been receiving a steady stream of love both domestically and internationally through his solo tours. Though he faces restrictions in broadcasted appearances and the mass media, Kim Jaejoong’s popularity is a long-running phenomenon that reflects the continuous love of his fans.”
[TRANS] 130528 Kim Jaejoong To Hold The Finale Of His Asia Tour In Japan With ’40,000 Fans’
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong will be holding the finale of his Asia Tour at the Yokohama Arena in Japan next month.
On the 28th, C-JeS Entertainment revealed, “Kim Jaejoong’s Asia Tour will be holding its grand finale in Japan. The concert, which will be held from the 24th to the 26th, is expected to attract 13,000 people a day, resulting in a total audience count of 40,000 fans.”
They continued to add, “Although Kim Jaejoong’s solo album was not officially released in Japan, it was met with an explosive response on sites such as iTunes and Amazon. We have decided to hold this concert as a continuation of the Asia Tour with full confidence in our differentiated concert contents.”
Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album ‘I’ and repackage album ‘Y’ sold a total of 140,000 copies according to the Hanteo Charts and 200,000 copies according to the Gaon Charts, making Kim Jaejoong the solo singer with the highest album sales count. ‘One Kiss’, the pre-released track, and ‘Y’ topped the iTunes Charts in Japan, proving just how popular the singer is.
A representative stated, “Kim Jaejoong’s ‘Your, My and Mine’ concert, which he himself planned and directed, will go through yet another evolution for its grand finale. The first part of the concert, which is set up as a fanmeet to communicate with the fans, will feature new segments while the second part, the mini-concert, will not only be filled with tracks from Kim Jaejoong’s mini album, but also with Japanese songs that he would like to sing for the fans.”
[TRANS] 130509 Kim Jaejoong’s January-Released Album Tops The Hanteo Real-time Album Charts… Why?
Kim Jaejoong’s solo album as topped the Hanteo real-time charts.
According to the Hanteo Charts on the 9th of May, Kim Jaejoong’s ‘I’, which was released on the 16th of January, took the number one spot on the real-time charts.
The feat is drawing attention for the fact that the album was able to top the real-time charts four months after its initial released in January.
In a phone conversation with TopStarNews, a representative of the Hanteo Charts stated, “It’s an unusual thing to see. But there are times when we get overseas purchases when there are albums left over or when people buy in bulk as a group,” and “We’ll need time to figure out the exact reason for this phenomenon.”
Meanwhile, Kim Jaejoong was followed by T-ara N4′s ‘Countryside Diary’, SHINee’s ‘Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions’, B1A4′s ‘What is This’ and Jo Yong Pil’s ’19th album ‘Hello’.
[TRANS][VIDEO] 130405 Kantame Daily: Exclusive Interview with Kim Jaejoong in Nanjing 04052013
Interviewer: First of all, having your Asia tour, solo concert and fan meeting in Nanjing, how do you feel now? JJ: I came to Nanjing for the first time last year. This is the second time. I am coming more songs, nine?
Interviewer: Ten songs? JJ: I got more songs, so I hope to convey my wish people coming this time should enjoy more.
Interviewer: I think you do.
People in Japan is also looking forward to it much. They are supporting you.
Interviewer: How is your fatigue? You look busy. Don’t you have fatigue? JJ: Yeah, I have some today. I had live concerts over yesterday.
Interviewer: You did. JJ: But, once the live starts, I’ll be fine.
Interviewer: Yeah. And as for the points worthy of note in your stage this time,
what’s the biggest point that you hope everyone to look? JJ: It is a gathering of fan meeting and mini live concert this time. They can enjoy communication between fans and myself and feel an atmosphere of live performance. It is a good event. They can feel both. Interviewer: It must be!
Interviewer: Would you tell me if you have something you want to
accomplish for a goal this year? JJ: As Jaejoong or of JYJ?
Interviewer: Yeah, as Kim Jaejoong!
JJ: Haha. First, as Kim Jaejoong, again in a new work, I will be able to try acting. Either in dramas or movies, I can meet everyone, I think. When I had a tour last time, it was for my mini album. I hope to release a full album next.
Interviewer: I hope so. Then what is the object as JYJ? JJ: As JYJ, uhm, this year, I hope to release JYJ’s full album. We had Tokyo Dome over yesterday, right? Having more activities in Japan is our big hope.
Interviewer: I’m expecting it. For you, what kind of existence is JYJ? JJ: Let me see.
Interviewer: Is it hard to say just in a word? JJ: Yeah, of course it is a must to exist. Each is not worth one by one. Three can be united. Well how should I say…I don’t know what way I should say even in Hangul, Korean. How to express is difficult.
Interviewer: Go ahead in Hangul. JJ: Being one,(unclear) I felt it yesterday. With everyone in the venue and we, three members, we can be the one, unity I recognized it yesterday. The members are such existences. They are two of “the one, unity” I think.
Interviewer: Thank you very much. I think fans felt it much as well. Then from now on I would like to ask you some more casual questions. What do you feel the gladdest to do now? JJ: The gladdest to do? It’s now.
Interviewer: This moment? JJ: Yeah, at this moment, being here probably. It is hard that I understand myself. what can I say? Haha. As just a person’s character, an artist and an actor, I have a lot of shortages and more things to develop. Uhmmm. Interviewer: Then for the last, would you give any messages to many fans who love you, please? JJ: Yes. Well, I will have the 10th anniversary upcoming December since my debut. I really appreciate their constant support and love. I thank them.
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[TRANS] 130213 Kim Jaejoong’s Solo Mini Album ‘I’ Sells Out In The Philippines
Hallyu group JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong (27) has proved his popularity in the Philippines.
According to his management agency C-JeS Entertainment, “All copies of Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album ‘I’ were sold out offline in the Philippines.”
Ahead of this, all 120,000 copies that were initially printed were sold out as well. The album also topped album sales charts in Taiwan and Japan, and ranked second on the Billboard World Album Charts.
Kim Jaejoong is planning to release his repackage album ‘Y’ on the 26th. It will include two new tracks including ‘Only Love’, as well as a special photobook. Pre-orders will be taken from the 13th to the 19th of this month.
Kim Jaejoong is currently preparing for his Thailand performance on the 17th and is also planning fansign events in March.
[TRANS] 130204 ‘Solo’ Kim Jaejoong Sees Good Results In China And The USA… ‘Proves He’s A World-Dol’
The music video of ‘Mine’, the title track of Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album ‘I’, has topped the Korean video category of Yinyuetai’s V Charts, China’s biggest music video site, for the second consecutive week.
‘I’ also ranked second on the US Billboard World Album charts.
C-JeS Entertainment, the agency of JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, stated that this proves that Kim Jaejoong’s popularity has spread from Asia to other continents such as North America.
Recently, Kim Jaejoong’s ‘One Kiss’ topped the iTunes rock charts in nine countries including Singapore and Indonesia. Though ‘I’ is a mini album, it topped the weekly, daily, and real-time Hanteo Charts. It also topped album sales charts in Taiwan and Japan, proving that Kim Jaejoong is extremely popular both domestically and overseas.
Kim Jaejoong wrapped up his ‘Your, My and Mine’ concert in success with 16,000 fans at the Ilsan KINTEX on the 26th and 27th and will be holding a concert in Thailand on the 17th of February.
[NEWS] Focusing On Individual Activities For Now…A New JYJ Album To Be Released In The Summer
JYJ are planning to release a new album this summer.
Since releasing their latest album ‘In Heaven’ in 2011, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu have been focusing on their individual activities. They are now preparing to release their first album as JYJ in two years and are currently busy working on the tracks that will be included in the album.
They were extremely successful last year as individuals. Leader Kim Jaejoong made his mark in a variety of fields with the drama ‘Dr. Jin’, the movie ‘Jackal is Coming’ and his first solo album ‘I’. Park Yoochun dominated various end-of-the-year acting awards for his roles in the dramas ‘Rooftop Prince’ and ‘I Miss You’. Kim Junsu received the Best Lead Musical Actor Award at the 2012 Korea Musical Awards for his roles in ‘Elisabeth’ and ‘Tears of Heaven’, and also proved that he has the strongest ticket power in the market.
Through these activities, JYJ have increased their brand value. They plan to take this momentum to make 2013 the year to focus on their group activities.
But for now, they plan to put their all into individual activities. Kim Jaejoong will be holding a mini concert and fanmeet on the 26th and 27th at the Ilsan KINTEX to commemorate the release of his album and will then continue on to an Asia tour. Park Yoochun recently finished filming for ‘I Miss You’, and is now filming CFs and preparing fanmeets while Kim Junsu is working on music and taking a break.
[Trans] 130124 Kim Jaejoong Returned As Solo Artiste, The Reason For Not Using ‘Hero Jaejoong
JYJ member Kim Jaejoong who made his return recently debuting as a solo artiste, expressed his reason for not using ‘Hero Jaejoong’ as his stage name.
At a cafe in Apgujeong on the 22nd of January, Kim Jaejoong had an interview for the release of his first solo album ‘I’ and expressed his thoughts on returning as his original status as a singer after a long break and his plans for the future activities.
During the beginning of the release of Kim Jaejoong’s solo album, though the topics were surrounding his deep involvement in the compositions of the songs, the topic that made others curious is why didn’t he use his own name for the album. Though it was not an unusual case for singers to release his/her own album with his/her own name, Kim Junsu who released his solo album ‘Tarantallegra’ last year, he used the stage name ‘XIA’ which was used when he debuted almost a decade ago. This caused a comparison among the two of them.
Actually the answer to the question is simply easy. Ever since he stepped into C-JeS, he has never used the stage name ‘Hero’. Kim Jaejoong made his explanation, “Junsu prefer ‘XIA’. I did talked to Junsu about this (using own name) before and Junsu himself felt that ‘Kim Junsu’ will be more suitable as a musical actor but as ‘Kim Junsu’ who sang pop music, ‘XIA’ would be more suitable.” , “In fact, it is really more suitable.”, “As for me, ‘Hero’ was a name I used during the time as five, but right now I am trying my best to find and capture my own way.”
In that case, did he take note of Kim Junsu who has successfully released his own album and had a world tour? He denied and said, “To be honest, I am very envious. This friend of mine was able to have a world tour with a full album but my situation is a bit different.”, “As I am only challenging new genre, thus I would not be bothered and Junsu would not be of a pressure factor to me.”
However, as compared to dance songs, rock music tends to be more familiar at overseas. Due to its genre, it is able to conquer the world market easily. Kim Jaejoong expressed that if he is able to fill up the songs for the concert, he would have plans for a world tour. Although it is so, the reason for not liking a world tour is simply because of loneliness.
He said, “For example in Junsu’s case, there are times where certain things are done out of own’s will. It is so lonely that it kills.’, “Junsu doesn’t drink or join in the after-party with the staffs and would eat alone and went back hotel.”
When asked “Do you drink?”, he answered “Yes” and Kim Jaejoong’s expression turn brightly with a “In that case, I won’t be lonely.”
source:wstarnews credit: ktam @ Disp-TVXQ_JYJ trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun
[TRANS] 130121 Kim Jaejoong’s First Solo Album Tops Hanteo’s Daily-Weekly-Real-Time Charts
Kim Jaejoong’s first solo mini album ‘I’ has topped Hanteo Charts’ daily, real-time and weekly charts.
Kim Jaejoong’s solo mini album ‘I’ was released on the 17th and has ranked first on Hanteo’s daily charts for the past four days till the 20th, and has also topped the real-time and weekly charts. Though Hanteo’s weekly charts collects data on a weekly basis and the last week was from the 14th till the 20th, Kim Jaejoong was able to top the charts in a mere four days.
Though each track of ‘I’ fits within the rock genre, Kim Jaejoong has added his own style to them and enhanced their trendiness. With tracks like ‘One Kiss’ and ‘Mine’ that showcase an intense sound and charming vocal, as well as rock ballad tracks that emphasize his melodious voice, Kim Jaejoong’s album has been receiving positive reviews as a ‘high quality album’.
A representative stated, “The album has dominated the weekly, daily and real-time charts in five days. These are very surprising results. I think Kim Jaejoong’s unique musical color has fit perfectly with the musical niche that the public were hoping for.”
With an explosive response that doesn’t seem to simmer down, Kim Jaejoong will be performing the songs from his first album in his special concert ‘Your, My and Mine’. The concert, which will be held at the Ilsan KINTEX on the 26th and 27th, broke the record for the longest server crash and most overseas IP users at one time.