The hit single “I’ll Protect You” sung by JYJ‘s Kim Jaejoong for his concluded drama series ‘Protect The Boss‘ has ranked #1 on the Hanteo Chart as of September 7th.
‘Protect The Boss’ aired from August to September of 2011, and Jaejoong featured in the series as character Cha Moo Won. The track “I’ll Protect You” which Jaejoong personally penned the lyrics for was included in the drama’s OST released on September 8th of last year.
The drama was also released in Japan this past July, earning an explosive response from the local fans, and Jaejoong’s ‘Protect The Boss’ special-making DVD scheduled to be released in November climbed to the #1 spot of charts on HMV, Amazon, and Rakuten within a single day after it was up for presale.
Jaejoong definitely had a strong effect on these results, living up to his title as one of the biggest Hallyu stars today.
Junsu stated, “There is about 500,000 miles that I didn’t use earlier this year for my mileage, but it does not matter. Wherever my fans are, I will go to see them.”
JYJ member Junsu is the first K-Pop artist to perform in Mexico. Junsu commented, “I worked really hard not to make anything boring or normal.”
Yesterday, Junsu held a press conference in Mexico. Junsu commented, “Although this was my first concert in Mexico, I was shocked to see that all 3,000 seats were sold out. Since I am the first K-Pop musician to perform here, I promise not to let anyone down.”
There had been many problems before being able to release a solo album and hold a world tour. Junsu commented, “In reality, it is hard to show someone’s face on TV unless it’s acting and so I rejected the idea to make a new album at first. I was also casted for a mini drama series, but if both my acting and singing career are on the line, I knew that I would have to choose what I am best at. That is why I gave up my acting role and decided to go on with making this album.” Read More →
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The musician, who has already visited Chile with the group JYJ, will present his solo artist proposal next 10th of September in Caupolican Theatre. “Korean pop is a music very energetic and sensual”, said the singer to LaNacion.cl
Junsu Xia, one of the greatest exponents of K-pop, has already been in Chile together with the group JYJ, in March of 2012. That time, he could perceive the craziness this tendency provokes in the previously known as local “calcetineras” (bobbysoxers) who spend the night at the airport, hotel and finally in the venue where the Oriental group presented themselves. Read More →
(T/N: This is the same issue of Movieweek with Jaejoong as one of the ‘Irreplaceable Young Actors’ too.)
Park Yoochun – Convincing The Public With His Sensibility
[Rooftop Prince] (SBS) [Miss Ripley] (MBC, 2011) [Sungkyunkwan Scandal] (KBS2, 2010)
The basis of an actor is, “To have the ability to make the audience in unison”
This is the first time I met an actor who blends in his own speciality with the character and at the same time, allowing the audience to feel the same. From another aspect, I feel that Park Yoochun is one who was born with such talent. This is Park Yoochun who was able to control the stage’s ambience since his days in TVXQ. Though he was also a vocalist, but did not have any fanciful falsetto and choreography parts, he is always able to use the sensibility of the songs to replace all these. Park Yoochun expanded this talent greatly in his drama. During the broadcast of his debut drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’, there was none of the criticism like ‘unrefined’ and perhaps it was due to the same reason.
If it were to be the usual idol stars who have been relying on bright lights and magic of cosmetics, they would cause a distant feeling when they appear in dramas. However Park Yoochun is different, his clean face is on the contrary more brilliant. As a male actor, not only does he has a clean image, he also have the looks of the usual ‘neighborhood boy’. Even though armed with the background of ‘flower boy’ and ‘idol star’, he already reached the state where he does not need any other fanciful accessories. On stage he is one of the fewer idols who does not ‘overact’; therefore his attitude and expressions were not seen as though he is immature. However while doing that, an amusing clash and nervousness would show on his face. This was depicted as character’s realism. It is indeed a talent not to be missed. Compared to the drama scenes, this forte will be proven more effective on the big screen. From ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ to ‘Miss Ripley’ and ‘Rooftop Prince’, Park Yoochun successfully maintained this amazing state. Read More →
JYJ’s Jun Su recently talked about his ideal type.
On September 5 at 2:00 p.m., Jun Su gave an interview to Korean reporters at Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City before holding a concert in Mexico.
After releasing his first solo album, Tarantallegra, in May, Jun Su had concerts in Seoul, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, New York, and LA, meeting over 40,000 fans. On September 6 at 8:00 p.m., Jun Su will hold a concert at the Auditorio BlackBerry in Mexico City. He’s the first Korean solo singer who holds a concert in Mexico city.
Jun Su also talked about his ideal type.
Xia Junsu currently is in Mexico continuing his world tour.
The concert will be held at Blackberry Auditorium, Mexico City on September 6 at 08:00 PM (local time).
Meanwhile, KPOP En México, a fan page for KPOP fans in Mexico, had a chance to interview Junsu. It has been said that the full interview will be released soon in Top Ten and also in the website itself.
KPOP En México and the interviewer gave us some pictures from the interview. You can see Junsu calmly answered the questions (with his short black pants ;D)
Q. You are the 1st Korean singer to hold a concert in Mexico.
A. This is my first visit to Mexico and I’m so pleased to hold a concert. Though it’s the 1st, I’m very honored to hear that more than 3000 fans would come to my concert. When I heard I would hold a concert in Mexico, I came to think again that now K-pop is worldwide known. In return for Mexican fans’ support, I hope to show a great performance.
Q. You had concerts as a member of JYJ in Chile and Peru, and now in Mexico. It’s said you’re especially popular in Mid- and South America.
A. Really? Haha. Fans from Mid and South America are especially passionate. I’m the most active member in JYJ so they might think so. Well, each country has its own preference for style of songs of mine or JYJ. Americans response most actively to club-dance music. Japanese prefer sad ballad songs, Asians like dance music with gorgeous performance. Europeans seems to have diverse preference.