Kpop Group TVXQ/DBSK and JYJ

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DBSK when they were together as five: (Image source: Wikipedia)

TVXQ or DBSK is a South Korean pop group formed in 2003 under S.M. Entertainment. In Japan, they are officially known as Tohoshinki, and are one of the very few K-pop acts seen exclusively as J-pop artists. TVXQ are also sometimes referred to as DBSK, an initialization of their Korean name Dong Bang Shin Ki. Their name translates to “Rising Gods of the East”.

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The group debuted in 2003 as a five-member boy band consisting of leader U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu.

In July 2009, the latter three filed for an injunction against their Korean agency S.M. Entertainment, which led TVXQ to cease all public activities and appearances after 2009. Two years and three months later, TVXQ returned with remaining members Yunho and Changmin, and the duo released TVXQ’s fifth Korean album Keep Your Head Down in January 2011, topping albums charts in most major Asian markets upon release. Remaining 3 people Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun have formed band JYJ.

According to Wikipedia, TVXQ are one of Asia’s most successful music acts and are often referred to as “Asia’s Stars” and “Kings of K-pop” for their immense success and contributions to Korean pop. According to South Korea’s Gaon and Japan’s Oricon, TVXQ are one of the best-selling K-pop groups in the world, having sold over 12 million records in Korea and Japan since their debut.

They have two official fan clubs in Korea and Japan, known respectively as Cassiopeia and BigEast. According to news sources in 2008, Cassiopeia was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as “the world’s largest fanclub” with more than 800,000 members. I still listen and watch TVXQ2’s song and video, but I like them best when they all five of them together, they had of of friendship and chemistry together, it was hard to many fans and many still hope that one day they will get back together.

TVXQ Before 2009

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DBSK 5: Image source – Soul Beats

NOW in 2013:

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DBSK2 Source: Sharing Yoochun               JYJ Image source: Everlast East
Now the group has broken in to two DBSK (same name) and  JYJ. JYJ (formerly known as Junsu/Jejung/Yuchun in Japan) is a three-member Korean pop group, formed by the former members of South Korean group TVXQ: Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu. Their group name is taken from the first letters of each member’s names.
Their debut Japanese EP The reached No.1 on the Japanese Oricon albums chart. The band’s global debut album, The Beginning, was released in October 2010. JYJ’s second studio album and first Korean full-length album In Heaven was released on September 28, 2011. As of 2013, the members are continuing to pursue solo activities.

The group has caught the attention of various newspapers and media networks around the world, and became the first K-Pop group to perform in Chile, as the group continues to attract fans from many parts of the world.

Regardless, I still love DBSK old, new and JYJ both group and will support them just many of other fans. Here are some songs from DBSK5, DBSK2 and JYJ, they are talented in dancing, singing and amazing.

DBSK: Rising Sun MV

DBSK 2: Catch Me If You Can

JYJ: Only One MV

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