Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu of K-pop group JYJ said that they were not afraid to turn 30 at a press conference last Friday, opening up on their feelings about getting older.
“Now I am at the end of my 20s and I started to feel exhausted when I dance hard. Nevertheless, age is just a number,” Jaejoong said.
“It has been more than 10 years since we started working together and I have started to feel grateful to my friends and the people around me. I wish I could get along with them for the rest of my life. I am now old and mature enough to realize how blessed I am to perform in front of my fans,” Yoochun said.
“I am not worried nor nervous. Rather, I long to become 30 soon. Becoming 30 brings masculinity to my mind. Many experiences will make me a real man,” Junsu said.
“It is nice to become 30. I don’t know what kind of music am I going to do yet, but I think that makes me look forward to my 30s. As long as fans want me, I will do my best,” he added.
After 10 years of sharing struggles and joy, the trio showed great affection toward each other like brothers.
“We do not even have to talk to know each other’s feelings. We don’t fight and understand each other’s behaviors,” the group said.
After a concert in Hong Kong, JYJ will continue their Asia tour in eight cities including Shanghai in China.
A woman can be seen holding signs written fully in Hangul. On the 16th, 3-membered idol group JYJ performed in Hong Kong’s Lantau Asia World Expo Arena. Debuting 10 years ago, those 3 men, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu deliver performances compact with singing and dancing skills.
10 years ago in 2004, a 5-member boy idol group DBSK released their debut track, ‘Hug’. They soon rise and become the representative boy group in Korea. However, at the peak of their popularity in 2009, 3 out of the 5 members, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, filed a lawsuit against their agency SM Entertainment due to their long contract (13 years_ and the unfair distribution of profits. The court allows them to have activities out of SM Entertainment and that is how JYJ is formed in 2010, with their first album ‘The Beginning’.
JYJ’s latest album ‘Just Us’ was released at the end of last month after a 3-year hiatus, following ‘In Heaven’ from 2011. During the time of the group’s hiatus, the members focused on their personal activities. Kim Junsu became a musical star and released solo albums, Kim Jaejoong also released solo albums and became an actor in dramas, Park Yoochun on the other hand, acted in both dramas and a movie.
And after three years, the three members received hot welcome from fans. The album received 120 000 preorders and immediately ranked first on Hanteo chart. And on the 9th August, the group filled up all the 30 000 seats of Seoul Jamsil Olympic stations. Prior to their concert in Hong Kong, member Kim Junsu stated, “I was a bit worried about selling out Seoul Jamsil Stadium since it was big. I thought it would be hard, so I was surprised.”
Group JYJ has expressed their impression for coming back in 3 years and go on Asia tour as a whole group.
Before the concert began that was held in the 15th, JYJ had an interview with Korean press at Hong Kong Asia Center and stated “We all have been doing individual works for about three years but we do not feel pressure to be looking cool as a whole group but rather feel like we’re at home and be healed because we have worked on the album in a comforting mood.”
JYJ had come back with the full second album ‘JUST US’ on July 29 and kicked off their activities with the title song ‘BACK SEAT.’
JYJ said “We were planning to release the second regular album earlier as possible but due to various reasons it was delayed. Meanwhile we’ve been doing individual works and increased capabilities s as artists. We don’t feel like it’s been a long time that we’ve become release this album.”
Although it has been three years that JYJ visited fans in Asia countries, they are still enjoying great popularities among Asian countries. This album has topped the I-Tunes chart of 7 countries, including Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and more and also it ranked the second of Japanese Oricon Weekly chart even without an official release of the album. JYJ explained why they can keep popularities in abroad.
Vivid Pictorial…How was the atmosphere at JYJ’s concert in Hong Kong?
Group JYJ’s overseas tour path went without a hitch. They showed off unwavering popularity, filling the biggest Hong Kong venue ‘Asia World Expo Arena Hall’ with 10,000 fans in the afternoon on August 16. We introduce the atmosphere at the scene in a vivid pictorial where you can watch together with Sports Khan.