(Clockwise from top left) Yoochun in ‘Three Days;’ Jaejoong and Junsu performing at their solo concerts
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Apart from their responsibilities as members of JYJ, the members of the popular boy band have pursued individual activities ranging from films, TV series, theatrical roles and solo albums. In an interview with Bulletin Entertainment, JYJ’s Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu shared some of their solo pursuits.
Kim Jaejoong launched his first solo mini-album “I,” in January last year and the repackaged version “Y” a month later, which, cumulatively, sold more than 200,000 copies.
“I” zoomed to the No. 1 spot on Korea’s Gaon and Hanteo charts and peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s World Albums chart.
Jaejoong released his first regular solo album “WWW: Who, When, Why” in October the same year, which topped the iTunes charts in 12 countries even as it also entered the music charts in 34 countries including Europe and Latin America.
“‘I’ was a mini-album. It was a rock album… I put into it the kinds of rock genres that I like, such as hard rock with strong messages, and more lyrical rock ballad. It received rave reviews and so led to my first official album ‘WWW,’” Jaejoong said.