Whether it was movies or dramas, all of the JYJ members kept busy this year with various solo projects, but Kim Junsu chose to stick to music in 2012, and if the headlines are any indication, it’s a good thing he did.
From selling out concert tickets to crashing servers, Kim Junsu lived up to fans’ high expectations.
His solo album Xia – Tarantallegra became the best-selling album in Gaon Chart’s history. But the singer was full steam ahead, as he released another single album Uncommitted in August.
It′s clear Kim Junsu put a spell on his fans with ‘Tarantallegra’, since his success in 2012 was by all means, magical.
Kim Junsu won Best Dance Performance (Solo) on “2012 Remarkable German Korean Entertainment Awards”
Kim Junsu (Xia) won Best Dance Performance (Solo) on 2012 Remarkable Awards – German Korean Entertainment Awards with Tarantallegra. Remarkable Awards was started in 2012. The nominees were selected by a jury based on the results of the German Asian Music Charts and the winners were picked through online voting by German K-pop fans.
The nominees for Best Dance Performance (Solo) on this year’s Remarkable Awards include: BoA – Only One, Jay Park – I Love You, J.Y. Park – You are the One, and Se7en – When You Can’t Sing. Watch the video below (Junsu’s category starts on 5:45). Congratulations, Junsu!
Credit: Remarkable Forum + via @XIAH_Press
On November 29 at a hotel in Germany, JYJ’s Junsu made statements concerning singer PSY. He said, “AchievingBillboard Top 10 is hard even for American singers, so for PSY to reach top two with a song sang in Korean was an amazing accomplishment. Realistically, I think it would be hard for other Korean singers to break his record, except maybe PSY himself. Perhaps, and hopefully, we could be the one to break the record.”
Junsu continued, “Music is not like soccer where you can keep a clear score. When I say my goal is to succeed in music, what I mean is to improve people’s view on KPop music.”
He also shared the story of how he first saw “Gangnam Style” MV. He said, “When I was in U.S. to shoot “Uncommitted” MV, an American actor for this MV showed me “Gangnam Style” MV on his cellphone.”
Junsu has been a member of DBSK, and then JYJ, and became a top star in Korea. As a member of JYJ, his popularity has spread to Japan, and the rest of the world including in North and South America.
In May 2012, Junsu has released a solo album “Xia” and has performed in Asia, North and South America, and Europe. He will be completing his world tour on December 30 in Oberhausen in Germany.
Article by: Celine @ KAvenyou
30 November 2012, Germany – Junsu finished his solo World Tour in Oberhausen, Germany. The tour, which had started as in Asia, became a world tour to celebrate the success of the album “Tarantallegra”. Junsu had already visited countries in Asia, North America and South America before performing in Germany. Fans from Germany, but also France, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Italy and more came to show their love to Junsu.
A group of fans explained “Even though it wasn’t easy for us to come here, we didn’t want to miss this opportunity. Junsu is awesome on a stage, we love his solo album, and during the concert he also sings extracts from his musical. It’s a shame that we can’t see our musical ourselves, so we’re excited to see him perform a few songs. The fact that this will be his first activity since JYJ’s lawsuit came to an end just makes being here even more meaningful”.
The group JYJ is drawing public attention with omnidirectional activities including not only films and dramas but also world tour concerts.
The members of JYJ – Jaejoong Kim Yuchun Park and Junsu Kim are showing off their talents as each of them is doing film, drama and world tour at the same time. Not like other groups who normally start members’ individual activities after group activities finished, all of JYJ members are standing out in each own field at the same time.
The most noticeable member is Jaejoong Kim. Currently he is meeting audience with his screen debut film ‘Code Name: Jackal’ and played a comic role which he has not done before, as a topstar who is kidnapped in the film. It seems that he became more familiar to the public after breaking from former serious characters he played in ‘Dr. Jin’ and ‘Protect the Boss’.
Yuchun Park is challenging melodramatic performance in ‘I Miss You’, MBC WED/THU primetime drama currently being aired. He has been appearing since NOV 21 after the youth parts finished and showed performance as a police detective who has wounds of the first love in youth. ‘I Miss You is his first serious melodrama as he used to work for romantic comedies in the past. His new challenge is highly expected as he has been recognised well among actors from background of singers.
While Jaejoong Kim and Yuchun Park are leaving music career at the moment, Junsu Kim is taking over the role of a singer instead. The award winning star is due to have a solo concert in Oberhausen, Germany on Nov 30. He is the first Asian singer performing in Oberhausen
He released a solo album ‘Tarantallegra’ in May and toured successfully in Thailand, Taiwan, China, U.S.A. and Mexico. The tour in Germany is his final stage of the world tours of 8 months.
Asia is spellbound by XIA!
Artist Junsu shines brilliantly when he is on the stage!
< XIA 1ST ASIA TOUR CONCERT ‘TARANTALLEGRA’ DVD > will be released in October.
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