JYJ‘s Junsu was chosen as the #1 celebrity with the most drawing power for 2012.
Ticket site Interpark held the ‘Golden Ticket Awards‘ from December 24th to January 6th. For the best musicals, the rankings were determined from 40% online voting, 30% ticket sales, and 30% from Interpark’s own internal ranking system. In terms of the best actors, they were chosen through 60% ticket sales and 40% from online voting.
Junsu’s musical ‘Elizabeth‘ was chosen as the #1 musical and received 46.9% of the online vote. Additionally, Junsu himself was chosen as the #1 male musical actor with 45.1% of the online vote.Kim Sun Young and Ok Joo Hyun from the same musical took first and second place for the female musical actress with 35.7% and 21.7% respectively.
Congratulations to Junsu!
It is virtually impossible for male group JYJ to appear in music and entertainment broadcasts. How to announce a new song, if you can’t come to a music program that allows the singer to promote new music and to meet fans?
Nevertheless, JYJ has survived well in 2012. Despite the adverse conditions, the 3 member group composed of Kim Jaejoong, Park Yuchun, and Kim Junsu have managed to succeed.
“I was truly worried to release a solo album in the current situation.”, but in May last year, Kim Junsu stood tall as a solo artist with the release of his solo album “Tarantallegra”. He also went on a world tour that span many countries such as Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, New York, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Germany. There was no request for him to appear on TV broadcasts so he made his own stage to have performances thru the world tour and reached out to fans by online marketing such as youtube.
For example, on Dec 29-31, the 3 terrestrial broadcasting stations have their own music festivals but Kim Junsu did a musical and ballad concert alone on the same dates for 21,000 fans. The concert has intense dance atmospheres, stronger performances, and a lot of conversations with the fans. Even the reporters who attended the concert were impressed.
On the other hand, Kim Jaejoong and Park Yuchun, who appeared on TV dramas, have established their positions as actors. The two attended year end drama awards that were held late last year. Kim Jaejoong won rookie award for Dr Jin while Park Yuchun was awarded best actor and popularity awards for I Miss You and Rooftop Prince.
Kim Junsu has chosen to showcase his singing talent via musicals. He has also won the Best Musical Actor in the 18th Korea Musical Awards for his role in Elisabeth. This is the highest award a musical actor can get.
Kim Junsu was surprised to find out that he has young fans. During his concert, he asked, “I don’t appear in broadcasts, how did you know me?”
In 2012, because they are well-rounded entertainers, JYJ has proven that one can survive and be successful despite being at a disadvantage.
Junsu Kim has won the Best Actor for a Leading Role
18th Korean Musical Awards was held at Olympic Hall at Olympic Park, Bang-I dong Seoul on 29th October.
Junsu Kim won the Best Actor for a leading role with ‘Elisabeth’, beating Jeong Han Ryu (Two City Story), Seong Hwa Jung (La Cage Aux Folles), Seung Woo Jo (Dr. Zhivago) and Jung Min Hwang (Man of La Mancha). He also won the Most Popular Actor too, which made him double-winner of the day.
He could not even leave his seat for a while as if he could not believe that he had been called for the award, and sent his regards to fans and other actors/actresses with softened tears in his face and the host Jimin Hong gave him a hug for celebration.
“I don’t know whether I’m the one to receive such a big prize…”, started Junsu Kim with speechless-comment-with-pleasure.
“I guess this award is from many people and other actors/actresses’ love for me and I would like to thank to every actor/actress, staff and audience since Mozart three years ago”, he continued with tears.
The producers of musical ‘Elizabeth‘ denied rumors of JYJ‘s Junsu getting paid 60 million KRW (approximately $54,000 USD) per show.
The producers, EMK Musical Company, stated, “It is not true that Junsu took 1.92 billion KRW (approximately $1.7 million USD) as a guarantee after 32 shows.”
EMK Musical Company also added, “For 120 shows, ‘Elizabeth’ costs 9.5 billion KRW (approximately $8.7 million USD) for the production, or 80 million KRW ($73,000 USD) per show. That includes the venue fees, the copyright fees, the actor expenses, promotional costs, along with stage and set costs. It doesn’t make logical sense for one actor to take 75% of the total production cost. ”
The company is currently planning to take legal action against the media outlet that reported about Junsu’s pay.
Junsu’s Elisabeth OST is on fire.
The ‘Musical Elisabeth Special Edition OST’, which Kim Junsu featured in, has already topped Hanteo’s annual charts in only three days.
In the domestic OST and musicals category of the ‘Hanteo Charts’, which has been collecting data for its annual charts since the beginning of January this year, Kim Junsu came out on top as he sold approximately 9,100 copies of the OST in three days, proving yet again the power of the ‘Kim Junsu effect’.
This special edition OST is more meaningful to Kim Junsu as it is the first time that he has participated in a musical OST CD. It has been garnering much attention from his fans, even before its release, as it was announced that it would include an exclusive interview and photobook of Kim Junsu.
A music representative stated, “It’s amazing that the album reached the top of the annual charts in only three days,” and “Kim Junsu has a natural talent as a musical actor and has enough ticket power to sell out all his performances.”
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu has successfully completed the Asia, and North and South America legs of his world tour and his preparing for his final leg in Europe.
Congrats, Junsu and Elisabeth Musical Team!!
Elisabeth has been nominated for musical of the year and Junsu has been nominated for best male lead. The other candidates for this award are Kim Ho Young (Mozart Opera Rock), Park Geun Hyung (Zorro), Song Yong Jin (Sherlock Holmes) and Jo Seung Woo (Dr Zhivago). Together with Junsu, two actors of Elisabeth have been nominated for best male supporting (Park Eun Tae and Kim Su Yong). Two actresses were also nominated for best female lead: Ock Joo Hyun who played Elisabeth and Lee Jung Hwa who played her mother-in-law Sophie.
QTV and JTBC will broadcast the 6th Musical Awards at 11:00 pm on 4th of June. The 6th Musical Award will be held at the National Theatre of Korea on 4th June from 8 PM to 10 PM KST.
The Popularity Award voting page for the 6th Musical Awards will open on 20th of May.
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Junsu, a member of JYJ, will hold his two-day concert from May 19 to 20 in the Jamsil stadium.
Junsu has done outstanding performances as a musical actor in das Musical Mozart, the Musical Tear of Heaven, and das Musical Elizabeth. Now, he turns into a singer and meet his fans at his solo concert.
Playing the character of ‘Death’, Junsu performed a total of 32 times for the musical, selling out seats within 10 minutes of pre-sale tickets going on sale. With his history of records, stable acting, and singing talents, he’s managed to create a new name for himself as a musical actor.
Composer Sylvester Levay of ‘Elizabeth’ commented, “Kim Junsu’s ability to lead each scene was amazing, and his interpretation of his character was nothing short of charming. He’s an actor who knows what perfection on stage means.”
Music director Kim Moon Jung added, “I was surprised by the level of detail he put into his movements. He’s a prodigy of musicals.”
For the final performance of the musical on May 2nd, Junsu commanded the stage for the entire 160 minutes, captivating the audience with his charisma. His ability to accurately express happiness, sadness, and anger brought out a standing ovation from the 1,700 audience members.
Following the completion of his performance, Junsu expressed, “I feel that it was luck that I was offered ‘Elizabeth’. It’s a personal honor for me to have created an amazing work such as this with our nation’s top stars, and I learned a lot from the experience. I’d like to thank our audience members who filled up the seats from the first day to the last.”
In related news, Junsu is currently preparing for the release of his first solo album, ‘Tarantallegra‘.
JYJ’s Kim Junsu will perform on the last stage of Das Musical Elisabeth.
On May 2, a picture of Kim was posted on the musical’s official website with the comment, “Kim Jun Soo, who plays the role of a sexy and charismatic man named Tod, will perform the musical for the last time . Please support us to complete the musical in success.”
The picture is featuring another picture of Kim, which is arranged in a row with other picture of cast members for the musical. Kim’s charismatic appearance is drawing a lot of attention.
Kim has been playing the role of Tod in great passion. Tod is a person who falls in love with Elisabeth at first sight. He stays around her for the rest of his life. Besides Kim, Song Chang and Ryu Jung Han were cast together as Tod.
The musical, which is about Austrian queen Elisabeth’s chronicle, will perform until May 13 at Blue Square in Hannam-dong, Seoul.
A picture with Junsu-hyung today after the last show~~Boohoo.. It’s sad ㅜ