Popular group [JYJ] is spending a busy year end with various activities like their Japan Dome Tour, concerts in Korea, Fan Meetings etc. Reactions from fans not only in Korea but also overseas have been hot, welcoming JYJ’s 10th debut anniversary with unchanged passion.
[JYJ] is at the moment holding their Japan Dome Tour “2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour ~ Ichigo Ichie”.
Although their 2nd original album [JUST US] was released in July in Korea but not officially in Japan, it swept Japan’s Oricon Chart Ranking and attained No 1 on iTunes Chart in 7 Asian countries etc, proving their global popularity. JYJ Dome Tour held in Tokyo this November attracted 100,000 people, and the Osaka Kyocera Dome performances on 13th and 14th December also mobilized a solid 75,000 people.
The only way to interact with fans is via their performances. [JYJ] has continuously held concerts every year to meet fans and this year their tour is being held in more venues within a short period of time. Immediately after their Asia Tour was the Japan Dome Tour, their many concerts as gifts for fans.
[JYJ] held their Asia Tour beginning from Seoul in August, then Hong Kong, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh, Chengdu, Taiwan, Shanghai and Thailand, performing over a period of 2 months.
Their performances are unchanged with high level of perfection, and their growth and talent as singers as well as performing on stage with frankness, gained explosive reactions all over the region. Even amidst their busy schedule, they commented, “it’s regretful that our Asia Tour this time is short. We could feel fans’ love during this tour, and we are thankful and this became a huge strength for us”.
And then this Japan Dome Tour held after the heat in Asia. In-between, there was the Seoul “Hallyu Festival” performance, and just like what was expressed here, fans showed endless passion towards [JYJ] performing here and there and everywhere. Fans’ passion towards [JYJ] is spreading like a surging wave.
[JYJ] fan meetings are special. Jaejoong plans to celebrate his birthday next year with Japanese and Korean fans. On 21st and 22nd January, Jaejoong’s birthday fan meeting [2015 KIM JAE JOONG J-PARTY IN YOKOHAMA] will be held in Yokohama Arena, and he will meet Korean fans on 26th in Seoul Jamsil Indoor Stadium. This news, released recently through his agent C-JeS Entertainment, has spurred interests from worldwide fans from Korea to Asia, Europe etc. Not only his recent music activities but Jaejoong’s acting activities are also rather enriched. C-JeS Entertainment commented “we expect a flood of inquiries from many fans worldwide about this”.
Besides these, [JYJ] also holds fan meetings in the style of ‘communication with fans” every year via “Membership Week”. This “Membership Week” started since 2012, and is an event planned with excluding all commercialization. A “Special Grade Fan Service” of the [JYJ]-only monopoly. Especially this year’s event was based on the theme “Everything About JYJ”, and fans were able to see [JYJ] music video, costumes etc many related things 100% as what they are, even being able to listen and touch these attracted much attention. Although they cannot invite every fan, those got invited through a ballot system in the fan club get to attend this free-of-charge. The generosity and love given by [JYJ] to their fans is also special.
There are certainly reasons behind the huge fan-base of [JYJ]. The 3 members Kim Jaejoong, Kim Junsu and Park Yuchun, while releasing albums and doing concert activities continuously together, their focus on doing individual activities also did not loosen. The 3 charismatic members are able to demonstrate their talent independently and draw fans from different angles.
Junsu plans to meet domestic fans in a year-end concert this year. His concert to be held on 30th and 31st December recorded a sold-out in 10 minutes, proving how huge his ticket power is. There was a flood of request to add ticket sales for his concerts, and there is plan to sell more tickets on 27th December. With musical “Dracula” etc this year, he has been conducting music activities in a stable way which unveiled his very best music talents. Junsu continues to be busy with group and solo activities.
On the other hand, Jaejoong and Yuchun attracted much attention with acting projects this year. Jaejoong challenged a very different role from his previous works in MBC’s drama “Triangle”, and gained popularity with his level-up growth as an actor. Not only were there good reviews domestically but fans in China, Japan, UAE etc. also sent high praises, leading to the honor of Jaejoong attaining the Best Male Actor award in the “2014 Korea Drama Award”.
Yuchun also starred in SBS drama “Three Days” and movie “Sea Fog”. By accumulating acting skills gradually and steadily in various dramas, Yuchun did screen debut this year with movie “Sea Fog” and his potential exploded. Through this production, he shone with 4 awards this year, “The 15th Busan Film Critic Association – Male Rookie”, “The 34th Korea Film Critic Association – Male Rookie”, “The 51st Daejong Award – Male Rookie” and “The 35th Blue Dragon Film Festival – Male Rookie Award”.
[EDITORIAL] 3 factors behind JYJ’s decadelong global popularity via KPOP Herald