Come to me, my pretties. Don’t worry, I won’t bite. I’ll just paw you to my heart’s delight. Grah, having to wait an entire week for the premiere of Rooftop Prince just chafes. Especially since it’s all due to MoonSun, as if I’m not already annoyed to the nines with that silly dully excuse of a sageuk. RP, on the other, promises sageuk angst (Dead Crown Princess! Prince in Pain!) paired with modern hijinks and reincarnated selves and crossing lovelines. Could it get any better? I sure hope so, because the potential is ALL there. SBS knows its target audience and loves to fan service, so today it released detailed character descriptions of the four leads, in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English. Talk about saving me translation time. Read on for more juicy goodness, plus a third trailer involving a fire extinguisher.
The South America concert has been a part of JYJ World Tour Concert that began last April Bangkok, Thailand. The tour included stops in Taipei, Vancouver, Newark, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Berlin; total of 15 different cities.
The JYJ Peru concert on March 11 at the Explanada Sur of Monumental Stadium in Lima drew in more than 6,000 fans. The concert has drawn large interest as the trio became the first K-Pop artist to perform in South America.
The South America concert has been a part of JYJ World Tour Concert that began last April Bangkok, Thailand. The tour included stops in Taipei, Vancouver, Newark, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Berlin; total of 15 different cities and performed for 210,000 audiences.
C-Jes Entertainment announced on March 13 that the concert in Peru drew up to 6,000 fans. Fans had been camping outside over a week to await the boy’s arrival and the show. The dreams of the fans were met and yet fans have been reported to have been asking for more.
During the concert that lasted for 2 hours fans cheered and sang along JYJ’s hits like ‘Ayyy Girl,’ ‘Mission,’ ‘Be The One,’ and more. There was reportedly 10 fans that fainted due to exhaustion.
Peru Reporter on JYJ: “Amazing popularity, received even greater response compared to American Pop Stars”
On the 9th in Santiago, Chile JYJ spent a fantastic 2 hours with over 3000 fans at the ‘Teatro Caupolican’ stadium. This time, in Lima, Peru as well, JYJ received an enthusiastic welcome.
On the 11th, when JYJ arrived in Peru’s ‘Jorge Chavez’ airport, they caused a state of paralysis at the airport. (There were so many fans.) At the airport there were around 3,000 people surrounding the airport that were JYJ fans, screaming for JYJ—verifying the amount of positive response from fans. JYJ’s management CJES said “Upon arriving at the airport, there were 10 airport staff with serious faces, telling us that for the safety of JYJ, all the staff had to go through VIP exit-way. A staff further said that considering the situation at that given time, greeting fans was an inconceivable situation. He said that Peruvian fans were willing to follow JYJ’s vehicle on their motorcycles or via mini-busses.
Sina News reports: Last Sunday the 11th local time, South Korean pop stars JYJ performed at the Estadio the Monumental in Lima, Peru. The live concert gathered more than 6,000 fans. For two hours, JYJ performed for their fans from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, South America and other countries.
On the day of the concert, JYJ’s passionate singing triggered an enthusiastic response from the audience. They performed new versions/remixes for a few of their songs.
During the concert performance, more than 10 fans fainted as a result of over excitement. After the end of the concert, fans continued to shout ‘Do not go’ to show their unwillingness to part with their stars. On a fansite for JYJ, one person wrote, ‘they were perfect and they didn’t seem to be real. Their performance shook my heart, and I couldn’t believe I had finally seen them live.’ Another fan commented, ‘When I heard JYJ would be performing in Peru, I memorized all the lyrics and read the contents of the lyrics prior to the concert date/ Thus, during the concert, from beginning to end, I sang along with JYJ. One day I want to visit South Korea. ‘
C-Jes entertainment company representatives said, ‘Because they are JYJ, they were able to complete a world tour. Because of JYJ’s popularity, they can hold concerts in almost any part of the world. We expect for them to have another World Tour starting around next year. ‘
JYJ’s World Tour: A total of 210,000 attendees in over 15 cities. JYJ plans to focus on releasing their second English album during the second half of this year. Until then, they will take a break and work on their individual activities.
(Fans cheer on K-pop group JYJ during the group’s concert at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile, last Friday. Provided by CJeS Entertainment)
SANTIAGO, Chile – The Teatro Caupolican in Santiago was packed with screaming fans from all over Chile and abroad, cheering on K-pop group JYJ last Friday.
As the crowd shouted, “La colita [Shake your booty]! La colita!” the three members of JYJ – Jae-joong, Yu-chun and Jun-su – turned around and did a short booty dance in response.
“It is amazing that JYJ is in Chile performing and also amazing that you guys even know about us,” said Yu-chun. “After receiving such great enthusiasm from you all this time, I don’t think we can exclude Chile from any future world tours.”
The concert was a first, not only for the group, but for any Korean pop group to perform as a solo act in Chile.
The group’s agency, CJeS Entertainment, said that JYJ’s 14-city world tour is the first solo concert for any Korean musical act in Spain, Germany or South America.
“The members of JYJ are the first Korean artists to hold a solo concert in these parts of the world and also the first Korean act to complete a world tour of this scale,” CJeS Entertainment said in a press release.
The 3,000 available seats at the Teatro Caupolican were sold out for last Friday’s concert. Fans wore red T-shirts, for JYJ’s official color, and many were wearing handkerchiefs decorated with the Korean flag on their wrists. Signs reading, “I will keep you safe Jae-joong” and “Will you marry me?” in Korean could be seen amidst fans yelling out, “Mi hijito rico [My love].”
During the show, JYJ performed hit songs including “AYYY Girl,” “In Heaven” and “Get Out,” as fans from around the world sang along in English and Korean.
The concert went on for an hour and 50 minutes, but the crowd was reluctant to leave the stadium even after it was over. Read More →
JYJ completed their 15-city world tour with the end of their concert in Peru on March 11. JYJ’s world tour began last April in Thailand, visiting all continents except Africa over the past year.
For this world tour concert, JYJ had a three year preparation period. With the strong preparation, JYJ became the first K-Pop artist to hold a solo concert in Peru and Chile. In total, the world tour is estimated to have brought in over 210,000 people to all concerts.
“All the concerts sold over 80% of its tickets, while 12 cities sold out,” JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment said in a statement.
“We were truly surprised by the huge crowd waiting at the airport and hotel. I had no idea we would get to see things that only happened in Asia here in South America. We’re so happy and we’ll do our best to return the favor with a better concert,” Yoochun said.
JYJ’s agency added, “JYJ’s world tour showed us success but also homework to take care of. We didn’t leave the concert to third party agencies, and instead visited every city in advance to plan a concert that suited each country, which is the main reason for our success. However, we need to solve issues regarding long-term plans to interact with fans in each country and find ways to distribute albums in Europe and Latin America.”
Meanwhile, JYJ will focus on individual activities and recording for their second English album, which is slated for release in the second half of this year.
On March 13th, fellow member Junsu shared on his Twitter, “We went into the ‘Adidas’ store. Our Crown Prince told each of us to pick a pair of sneakers. I picked one out as fast as possible. He looked at me and said he didn’t mean me. I stood my ground and stared back. He finally agreed and let me get sneakers too. Crown Prince.”
With Yoochun in the middle, his staff pose as a group while holding up blue bags containing their new sneakers. You can spot a blonde haired Junsu in the back, which makes the picture even funnier considering the behind story he revealed for his fans.
Talk about amazing, free advertisement for Adidas!
Netizens commented, “Yoochun oppa, buy me some, too,” “The total must’ve come out to over a thousand bucks,” and “Junsu is adorable!”
In related news, Yoochun’s upcoming drama, ‘Rooftop Prince‘, is awaiting its pilot episode on March 21st.
After successfully completing a year of their world tour, JYJ has revealed that they will now be focusing on their individual activities and the release of their second official English album in the second half of the year.
On March 13th, C-JeS Entertainment revealed that 6,000 fans showed up to watch JYJ perform in Peru. For over a week, fans had been camping outside the concert hall awaiting the boys’ arrival and their show. Their dreams were met for even after it was all over, they were reported to have been chanting for more.
For the past year, the boys have toured a total of 15 different cities and performed for a 210,000 member audience, completely selling out 12 of those cities and recording 80% higher ticketing rates than the average.
CEO Baek Chang Joo expressed, “JYJ will be focusing on their album production and their individual activities for now. In the second half of the year, they will release a second English album.”
He continued, “This world tour was possible only because it was JYJ. Their popularity is great enough to be able to open a concert anywhere in the world. Through this, they earned confidence and know-how, which is one of the many reasons why I’m looking for their world tour next year.”
JYJ Kim Jaejoong was chosen as the No. 1 “Celebrity That I Wish To View Cherry Blossom With” for the annual cherry blossom viewing festival.
In the March edition of Japanese k-pop magazine ‘music bank’, it revealed the results of the poll (from 24th January to 12th February) of “The Celebrity That I Wish To View Cherry Blossom With” which was targeted at Hallyu fans. Kim Jaejoong won over popular Super Junior Donghae and IU easily in this poll with support over 50%, gaining 1st place. Hallyu fans commented that, “Jaejoong is prettier than cherry blossoms”, “It would be so great if I was able to hold hands and stroll with him” etc.
Additionally, Kim Jaejoong was also voted 1st as “The Celebrity That I Wish To Eat Lunch With” in the magazine. Although they are currently unable to participate in activities in Japan due to ex-agency’s issues, JYJ’s popularity in Japan is still as soaring as ever.
Meanwhile, the tour that started in Thailand since last April and was then held in Asia, North America and Europe, JYJ continued with their concerts in Santiago, Chile at Theatro Caupolican and Peru’s Explanada Sur del Estadio Monumental on the 11th, thus successfully concluding their world tour.