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JYJ merupakan boy band korea yang beranggotakan tiga orang. Ketiganya merupakan mantan anggota dari boy band TVXQ. Mereka adalah Jejung, Yuchun, dan Junsu (JYJ). Debut pertama mereka di jepang mendapat sambutan yang sangat baik. Album mereka menduduki urutan pertama di Japanese Oricon Chart.

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JYJ appears in LG Optimus Q2 photoshoot
Background information
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop, J-pop, ballad, R&B, dance
Years active 2010–present
Labels C-JeS Entertainment, Warner Music
Associated acts TVXQ

JYJ (formerly known as JAEJOONG/YUCHUN/JUNSU in Japan) is a three-member pop group, formed by three members of the South Korean boyband TVXQ: Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu. Their group name is taken from the first letters of each members’ names.

Their debut Japanese language EP The… reached No. 1 on the Japanese Oricon albums chart.[1] The band’s English language global debut album, The Beginning, was released in October 2010. JYJ’s second studio album and first Korean language Album In Heaven was released on September 28, 2011.



[edit] History

[edit] 2009: Lawsuit with SM Entertainment

In mid-2009, the three members who were to become JYJ filed a lawsuit against their South Korean record label, SM Entertainment, arguing that the 13-year length and structure of their exclusive contracts as well as the terms of profit distribution were unilaterally disadvantageous towards the artists and should be invalidated. The Seoul Central District Court in October 2009 ruled in favor of JYJ affirming their right to independently engage in entertainment activities and granted JYJ’s injunction suspending the JYJ-SM contract; its ruling emphatically pointed out it was a “subjugating contract” with terms that are grossly incompatible with Korean labor and contract law.[2] The three members of JYJ continued their activities in Japan for over half a year after the filing of the injunction until their Japanese agency, Avex, announced a group hiatus in early 2010.

[edit] 2010: Debut as JYJ – Japan Tour and The Beginning

The three-member group was announced in April 2010 by Rhythm Zone, a sub-label of Avex.[3][4] The group performed two rounds of lives: their four-day Thanksgiving Live in Dome at Osaka Dome and Tokyo Dome concerts in June,[3] and performances at the nation wide A-Nation tour throughout August.[5] The group’s debut release, the extended play The…, was released in September 2010, and debuted at number one on Oricon albums charts.[1] The DVD for their Thanksgiving Live in Dome concert sold 116,000 copies and their album The… sold 140,000 albums in the first week after being released, with both debuting at No. 1 on the Oricon DVD and album charts in the same week.[6]

In September 2010, Avex Entertainment announced the suspension all of JYJ’s Japanese activities.[4] Avex claims this stems from issues the label had with the president of the group’s Korean management, C-JeS Entertainment.[4] JYJ stated it was a conflict over new terms demanded by Avex in contract renegotiation.

The group released their English-language global debut album under Warner Music Asia, The Beginning, on October 12, with the Kanye West produced single “Ayyy Girl” as the lead track.[7] JYJ promoted the new album via a worldwide showcase tour throughout October and November with dates in South Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States.[8] Two weeks before the release of the album, 500,000 copies of the regular edition had been pre-ordered and pre-sales for the 99,999-copies of the special edition of The Beginning reached numbers of 400,000 requests.[9][10]

In spite of a JYJ ban in the Entertainment Departments of Korea’s three main terrestrial broadcasters,[11] JYJ had their first public broadcast performance in South Korea on December 31, 2010 at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards. They sung 찾았다 “Found You” – a ballad track from the drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal which starred Yoochun.[12]

[edit] 2011: Worldwide Tour and In Heaven

JYJ released their extended play, Their Rooms, Our Story on January 25, 2011 in the format of a “music essay.” Despite the majority of sales being counted in the books rather than CD category, it sold well enough to chart on Hanteo.[citation needed]

In the spring of 2011, JYJ launched their first Worldwide Tour as a group with concerts held in Thailand, Taiwan, China, Canada, and the United States. In addition, JYJ held 2 rounds of a special charity concert in the middle of the Tour in Toyko to benefit those affected by the Tōhoku Earthquake. They also held two special encore concert performances in South Korea: one in Busan and the other in Gwangju.[13]

In September, JYJ released their second group album and first Korean language album entitled In Heaven.[14] There were over 300, 000 pre-orders on the first day alone of advance sales. The album sold 165,000 copies within 3 days of being released and surpassed 350,000 sales in October.[15]

JYJ held their “Unforgettable Live Concert in Japan” on October 15 and October 16 with over 84,000 in attendance. They were praised for the choice to hold these concerts in Ibaraki Prefecture, a region hard hit economically by the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011. JYJ also extended their World Tour by adding a European leg in October and November with dates in Barcelona, Spain and Berlin, Germany.

[edit] Members

Stage name Birth name Date of birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Hero Jaejoong 영웅재중 Birth name: Han JaeJoon
Adopted name: Kim JaeJoong
Birth name: 한재준
Adopted name: 김재중
26 January 1986 (1986-01-26) (age 25)
Micky Yoochun 믹키유천 Park Yoochun 박유천 4 June 1986 (1986-06-04) (age 25)
Xiah Junsu 시아준수 Kim Junsu 김준수 15 December 1986 (1986-12-15) (age 24)

[edit] Philanthropy and public service work

[edit] Public campaigns

In August, 2011 JYJ were appointed Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations agency UNAIDS.[16][17] JYJ and UNAIDS launched a social media awareness campaign to combat HIV/AIDS discrimination via Twitter using the hashtag #LoveAlways.[18]

In November and December of 2011, JYJ spearheaded their “Mango Tree Project” working with World Vision and ELLE Korea to gift “mango trees of hope to children” in South Sudan. [19] [20] JYJ with labelmates Park Yoohwan and Song Jihyo recorded Korean, Japanese, and English videos discussing the project to raise awareness and to encourage donations with the goal of planting 20,000 mango trees ahead of Christmas in South Sudan. The mango trees symbolize hope and provide food and a sheltered meeting spot which can serve as classrooms for children.

[edit] Charitable work

JYJ commemorated their inaugural group tour, The Beginning Showcase World Tour 2010, by donating the profits from the Seoul showcase to World Vision International.[21] The proceeds were taken from the opening two performances at the 11,000 seat Hwaseong Tiger Dome at Korea University which sold out in 15 minutes.[9][22]

Immediately after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, JYJ also donated 600,000,000 to World Vision Japan fulfilling the organization’s entire fundraising goal.[23] JYJ articulated that they wanted to give support and encouragement to Japan in return for all the love and support their Japanese fans have given them over the years; they expressed their hope that their act of giving would encourage others to do so as well. JYJ’s Junsu was also present in Tokyo filming for JYJ’s 3three Voices Season II during the earthquake. In addition, JYJ held 2 rounds of charity concerts in Toyko on June 7, 2011 to benefit those affected by the Tōhoku Earthquake.

After the 2011 Thailand floods, JYJ donated 200,000,000 in November 2011 to World Vision, matching and doubling the organization’s fundraising goal for flood relief in Thailand, for the purpose of dispensing emergency food aid, water treatment, mosquito nets and other daily necessities. [24] Similar to their response to the Tōhoku Earthquake, JYJ sent videos and messages of support to their Thai fans as well.

[edit] Public service

JYJ has been active as honorary ambassadors of various government-run projects as the ‘faces of Korea.’ Along with Kim Yu-na, Park Ji Sung, Park Tae-Hwan, and Edward Kwon, JYJ was appointed to promote the 2010 G-20 Seoul Summit within South Korea.[25][26] JYJ was appointed as Goodwill Ambassadors for World OKTA (World Overseas Korean Trader’s Association) with President Lee Myung Bak present at the ceremony.[27][28] They were also appointed as Honorary Ambassadors for Jeju Island’s campaign to be designated one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

JYJ is also the face of the “2011 Protecting Personal Identity Information Campaign” launched by Korea Communication Commission and the Korea Internet & Security Agency which was aggressively promoted on print, radio, television, and cinema ads.[29]

JYJ are also outreach ambassadors for the Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in their efforts at improving online youth culture and “creating schools without violence and [purposeful/bullying] exclusion.”[30]

JYJ performed at the first annual Asian Dream Cup organized by Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung‘s JS Foundation using their widespread popularity in Asia to help publicize the event. The proceeds of the charity match were donated to help sport development and support youth players in Vietnam as the JS foundation is seeking to expand its youth football development program and support cultural exchanges for football players around Asia.[31] As a part of this event, JYJ also participated in the one day soccer clinic with young Vietnamese athletes and 15 other star Korean and Japanese footballers. JYJ’s Kim Junsu, a soccer enthusiast and captain of the South Korean entertainers soccer club “FC Men”, played in the match as well.

[edit] Endorsements

JYJ has endorsed:

  • Lotte Duty Free
  • LG
  • Nature Republic
  • NII
  • Penzal Q

JYJ was among the Top 10 Highest Grossing Commercial Endorsement Stars of 2010 in South Korea.[32][33] They also served as honorary ambassadors for the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).[34]

[edit] Discography

[edit] Studio albums

Year Album information Peak chart positions Reported sales
2010 The Beginning

  • Released: October 14, 2010
  • Language: English
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
1 1 291,000+ (Korea)
62,000 (Japan)
2011 In Heaven

  • Released: September 27, 2011
  • Language: Korean
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
1 1 282,931+[37](Korea)47,000+ (Japan)

[edit] Extended plays

Year Album Information Oricon
Reported sales
2010 The…

  • Released: September 8, 2010
  • Language: Japanese
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Certification: Gold by RIAJ
1 175,000 (Japan)[35]
2011 Their Rooms “Our Story”(우리 이야기 “Our Story”)

  • Released: January 15, 2011[39]
  • Language: Korean
  • Formats: Essay Book & CD
150,000(pre-orders only)(Korea)[40]

[edit] Soundtrack contributions

Information Track listings
Sungkyunkwan ScandalOST (성균관 스캔들)

  • Released: September 2010
  • “찾았다” (Found You) – JYJ
  • “For You It’s Separation, For Me It’s Waiting” – Jaejoong
  • “Too Love” – Junsu
Miss RipleyOST

  • Released: July 2011
* “너를 위한 빈자리” (The Empty Space for You) – Yoochun
Scent of a WomanOST

  • Released: 4 August 2011
* “You Are So Beautiful” – Junsu
Protect the BossOST (보스를 지켜라)

  • Released: August 2011
* “I’ll Protect You” – Jaejoong

[edit] DVDs

# Information Track listing
1st Three Voices

  • Released as: 3hree Voices
  • Released: July 28, 2010
  • Length: 3:00:00
  • No of Disc: 4
  • Sales: 65,000
  • Subtitles: Japanese
2nd Thanksgiving Live in Dome

  • Released: September 8, 2010
  • No of Disc: 2
  • Sales: 140,000
3rd Three Voices II

  • Released as: JYJ 3hree Voices II
  • Released: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 3:00:00
  • No of Disc: 2
  • Subtitles: English, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean

[edit] Tours

# Tour Dates/Venue
1st Thanksgiving Live in Dome

  • 5 June 2010: Osaka (Kyocera Dome)
  • 6 June 2010: Osaka (Kyocera Dome)
  • 12 June 2010: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)
  • 13 June 2010: Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)
2nd The Beginning Showcase World Tour 2010

  • 12 October 2010: Korea (Hwajung University Gymnasium)
  • 15 October 2010: Thailand (Impact Challenger 3)
  • 16 October 2010: Singapore (Singapore Expo Hall 3)
  • 17 October 2010: Malaysia (Stadium Negara) [41]
  • 24 October 2010: Hong Kong (HITEC)
  • 30 October 2010: Taipei (Nangang Exhibition Center)
  • 7 November 2010: Shanghai (Grand Stage)
  • 12 November 2010: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
  • 14 November 2010: Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood)
  • 19 November 2010: Los Angeles (Galen Center USC)[42]
3rd JYJ World Tour Concert in 2011

[edit] Awards

  • 2011, Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Popular Asian Artist

Profile JYJ

JYJ Members :
1. Kim Jae Joong (Hero Jee Jung)

Nama Panggung : Hero, YoungWoong JaeJoong Jejung (in Japan)
Nama Asli : Kim Jae Joong
Agama : Kristen
Posisi : Vocalis Utama
TTL : Choong Nam 26 Januari 1986
Pendidikan : Senior (Last Year of High School)
Tinggi : 180 cm
Berat badan : 63 Kg (dapat berubah)
Golongan darah : O
Penghargaan : 2nd Annual SM Best Competition – Best Appearance 1st Place
Hobi : Main Game dan mendengarkan musik

2. Micky Yoo Chun

Nama Panggung :Micky
Nama Asli : Park YooChun
Agama : Kristen
Posisi : Vocal (Bass-baritone)
TTL : Seoul 4 Juni 1986
Pendidikan : 1st year university student
Tinggi : 180 cm
Berat badan : 64 Kg (dapat berubah)
Golongan darah : O
Penghargaan : 2001 American Singing Competition (Virginia) Best Artist of the Competition
2003 KBN Teens Singing Competition Special Award
Hobi : Main Basket dan menciptakan lagu

3. Xiah Jun Su

Nama Panggung : Xiah, Xiah Junsu, Junsoo
Nama Asli : Kim Junsu
Agama : Kristen
Posisi : Vocal – Middle high
TTL : Gyeonggi, South Korea 15 Desember 1986
Tinggi : 178 cm
Berat badan : 63 Kg (dapat berubah)
Golongan darah :B
Hobi : Main Piano dan sepak bola

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