(Note: Arirang made a miscalculation in reporting near the end:
“Kim Junsu and his group JYJ recently drew around 150,000 fans to their Tokyo Dome concerts.”)
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On April 13th, Kim Junsu won the Best Korean Male Artist Award at China’s largest music video website Yin Yue Tai’s award ceremony, the V-Charts Awards, with his English single ‘Uncommitted’.
Kim Junsu’s award is receiving attention for being voted by fans all around the world. He was not selected by a board of judges, but rather through the online V-chart results for the year of 2012 and an additional round of voting. He was awarded first place with the most number of points.
Kim Junsu’s first English single, ‘Uncommitted’, is a sweet and mellow R&B song composed by Sony Music composer, Bruce Automatic, who has worked with the likes of The Wanted and Leona Lewis. With this song, he received a huge response from China to South America and Europe.
CJES Entertainment stated, “As this award ceremony is decided by aggregated chart results, there is even more meaning to this award. Kim Junsu is very happy and thankful that he won first place with a song that was revealed through only a music video and some performances. He plans to express his gratitude through a video.”
Additionally, a music representative said, “After JYJ’s recent ‘The Return of the JYJ’ concerts in Tokyo Dome, ‘Uncommitted’ placed #1 on Amazon’s K-Pop chart and is showing its immense popularity. Kim Junsu showed his musical capabilities to fans worldwide with his 13-city world tour last year, receiving a hot response even in Europe and South America.”
As K-pop continues to stretch ever forward into the world’s music market, the genre has been blessed with contributions from major movers and shakers from the US market on numerous occasions. From JYJ‘s early collaboration with Kanye West and the Wonder Girls release of Like Money featuring Akon, to the anticipated collaborations between PSY and Scooter Braun and 2NE1‘s work with will.I.AM, more and more international music producers and artists are getting bit by the K-pop bug.
Recently we sat down with producer and songwriter Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer who made his K-pop debut with his collaboration with JYJ’s soulful vocalist Kim Junsu on the English single Uncommitted that was released in August 2012. We set out to not only get to know Mr. Vanderveer better, but grab some insights on how his collaboration with Junsu came to be – what was is like meeting and working with him, and how the fan’s reaction to the collaboration has changed his view on not only K-pop and its scores of fans but also the limitless talent and global potential of JYJ and its members. Read More →
We’re doing an “Uncommitted” Giveaway Contest!
Here’s how to participate:
1) Film yourself being creative with “Uncommitted!”
- You can sing a rendition of the song, dance to it, film a music video parody, even a dramatic reading! Just anything creative and fun!
2) Submit the video as a response to this video.
3) Share your video to get as many likes as you can! (We’ll take how many likes you have into consideration)
Deadline: October 1st at 12PM Pacific Standard Time!
We’ll announce the winners on October 5th! Good luck and have fun!
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Music critic for the August V-chart of China YinYueTai: BaoBao （爆爆）, the Executive Chief Editor of the South Korea Division of Cool Music (Cool轻音乐), a famous Chinese magazine for K-pop & J-pop
Today, Kim Junsu has the first-class background, the first-class talent, the first-class diligence and the first-class popularity, so it is almost as sure as nails that his new single—Uncommitted—will top the August V-chart. What’s more commendable than his incredible talent is that he never forgets who he is despite all the fame and success he has gained. Unquestionably he is now in a position where he can make his fans go crazy for him by only doing some sexy duckbutt-shaking or high notes. But he doesn’t want to stay where he is. He wants to be a real singer, a singer who wants to make everyone fall for his singing and dancing in spite of the lack of fair promotion on TV.
A globally best team was put together for Uncommitted. This R&B pop song, written and composed by Bruce Automatic Vanderveer, takes Junsu away from the K-pop world and into the western music world. Although one cannot connect Junsu in reality with the playboy described in the MV, Junsu’s acting as a good man with a playboy history is convincing since he has proven himself that he can successfully express temptation, Yuppie and darkness through his eyes. In this MV directed by Marc Klasfeld, a famous MV director for super stars, Junsu is telling you a love story through his eyes in every scene. With “Angel Xiah” (a characteristic gesture of Junsu, with both hands under his chin, a slight tilt of his head and the tadpole-like smiling eyes) in our memories, Junsu has grown up to be a brave and reliable man. Uncommitted? No. Junsu has been fulfilling the commitments he’s made to himself and his fans, as always; and he has been surprising us, as always.
(note: Only the Junsu-related is translated.)
(They wrote the name XIA wrong, but please be kind, they are new to the Junsu fever)
Xia Junsu that we know from the South Korean Group called JYJ released his new single “Uncommitted” before the start of his American tour. Also the English version of his first album “Tarantallegra” will be released soon.
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