JYJ, Donations as Generous-Handed as Their Revenues of Millions. Their Worth (in the Industry) and Heart are Both ‘World Wide’
Male group JYJ (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) have attached wings that are on the level of being world-wide and are making a flight.
“The Beginning,” the first worldwide album, 520,000 in pre-orders only; Asian and American Showcase successfully held, gathering over 150,000 fans; Appointed honorary ambassadors for “FLL Korea” and “OKTA”; Best New Actor Award in the 2010 KBS Acting Awards; Best New Male Actor Award in the 16th Korean Musical Best Awards; Best Male Supporting Actor Award in the Nikkan Drama Grand Prix. These are the fruits that JYJ has accomplished in the single year of 2010.
Their achievements do not stop here. At this point in which the year 2011 has not even passed halfway, JYJ has not only gotten the extension of their contract with Lotte Duty Free as Marketing Models, but also have been selected as the Marketing Models for well-known domestic brands such as the fashion brand Nii, Nature Republic, and Dongsuh Food Product’s Tio. Further, they are receiving ceaseless “love calls” (T/N: calls of invitation) from various fields such as musical and drama.
Despite having limitations on appearing on public TV due to the conflict with the former agency SM Entertainment, JYJ is displaying their force in establishing their place as the top Korean Wave stars through different and varied windows such as concerts and album releases.
Fitting with their wide and lively activities, the revenue created is also enormous. According to an affiliate, JYJ members have become known (to this newspaper) to own a house in their own name that calls for over 3 billion KRW (approximately 2.7 million USD) and famous super cars that are in the millions of KRWs such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Maserati.
Their revenue which is beyond one’s imaginations that hovers over millions is due to their agency’s contract which centers on the artist. JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment is distributing the revenues based on the contract which respects the territories of each artist and maximally supports them to be active in fields that they want. A system such as this agency has been the instigator that enabled JYJ to spread their talents in various areas and this has naturally resulted in the generation of high revenues.
JYJ is also showing themselves to be exemplary models of acting out in sharing the revenues that they created through the love they received from the fans. Not only do they donate a portion of the ticket proceeds for each performance to private international organizations, but also recently, they have generously donated 600 million KRW (T/N: approximately 600,000 USD) for the victims of the Eastern Japan’s large earthquakes and have done such varied commendable contributions.
Not only that, they are also famous for always handsomely treating the staff with whom they work. One affiliate who participated in the current “JYJ World Tour Concert in 2011” relayed JYJ’s warm hearts as follows: “They sensitively look after the staff like family, to the degree that one wonders whether other stars do it too. It is beyond doubt that they buy meals or drinks on the set, and it is to the degree that sometimes they themselves pay for the staff-wide dining costs (at an official get-together).
JYJ, who boast being at the “worldwide” level– as not merely singers which are their main occupations but also as actors, musical actors, and concert directors, and as persons who give always their best effort to the fields that they are in; as in terms of their worth in the industry; and as in the scale of the spending of the heart. They plan to solidify their position as the representative Korean Wave artists through the World Tour that continues from Thailand, Taiwan, and then China, and to Canada and the USA.