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Name: 동방기 [DBSK/G - Dong Bang Shin Ki/Gi] (Korea)

Other Forms of Name: 東方起 [THSK – Tohoshinki] (Japan) | [TVXQ/TVfXQ – Tong Vang Xien Qi] (China and Internationally)

Debut Date: December 26th, 2003

Members: Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun, Hero/Youngwoong Jaejoong, Max/Choikang Changmin, U-know Yunho

Korean Entertainment Company: SM Entertainment

Korean Official Website: DBSK Official Website

Japanese Entertainment Company: Avex Entertainment

Japanese Official Website: THSK Official Website

Official Korean Fanclub: Cassiopeia

Official Japanese Fanclub: Bigeast

Official Fanclub Colour: Pearl Red

 

TVXQ, a South Korean quintet boy band, formed under SM Entertainment in 2003. In South Korea, they are known as Dong Bang Shin Gi (동방기); whereas later on, they were introduced in Japan as Tohoshinki (東方起) under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone in 2005. Their name translates to "The Rising Gods of the East". TVXQ made their debut on December 26, 2003 during a BoA and Britney Spears showcase, where they performed their debut single "Hug" and an A cappella rendition of "O Holy Night" with BoA.

 

 

 

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Real name: 박유천 [Park Yoochun]

Stage Name: 믹키유천 [Micky Yoochun] (Korea) | ユチョン [Yuchun] (Japan) | 秘奇有天/朴有天 (China)

Birthday: 04 June 1986

Hometown: Seoul (Moved to Fairfax, Virginia in 1998 and returned to Seoul in 2003)

Height: 181cm

Weight: 64kg

Blood Type: O

Dog: Harang (Breed: Alaskan Malamute), Namu (Breed: Golden Retriever), Norae (Breed: Toy Poodle(?))

 

Solo Works:

- 여우비(Fox Rain) – Performed at 1st Asia Tour “Rising Sun”

- My Girlfriend - Recorded in Japanese Single "Runaway/My Girlfriend"

- 사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love) – Rearranged and performed at the 3rd Asia Tour Concert “Mirotic”

 

Compositions:

- Love After Love (Rap – with Yunho and Junsu) – Recorded in 2nd Korean Album “Rising Sun”

- Holding Back the Tears – Recorded in the OST “Vacation”

- 여우비 (Fox Rain) – Performed at 1st Asia Tour “Rising Sun”

- Evergreen (Music) - Recorded in SM TOWN 07 Winter Album “Only Love”

- My Girlfriend - Recorded in Japanese Single "Runaway/My Girlfriend"

- Rainy Night (Arrangement) - Recorded in Japanese Single "If.../Rainy Night"

- Kiss したまま、さよなら (with Jaejoong) – Recorded in 3rd Japanese Studio Album “T”

- 사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love) - Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album "Mirotic – C Version"

- Kiss the Baby Sky - Recorded in Triple-A Side Japanese Single "Bolero/Wasurenaide/Kiss the Baby Sky", and 4th Japanese Studio Album “The Secret Code”

- Colors ~Melody & Harmony~/ Shelter (Rap) - Recorded in Japanese single "Colors ~Melody & Harmony~ " (Special Project with Jaejoong)

 

Collaborations:

- Colors ~Melody & Harmony~/ Shelter - Recorded in Japanese single "Colors ~Melody & Harmony~ " (Special Project with Jaejoong)

- Tokyo Lovelight – Recorded in DJ Makai’s album “Stars”

- Heartquake ( Featured Rapper -With Yunho) - Recorded in Super Junior’s 3rd Album “Sorry Sorry”

 

Acting Feature:

- Rainbow Romance(Nonstop 6) - Guest Appearance (2004)

- Banjun Drama : First Love, The Masked Fencer (2005)

- Banjun Drama : The King’s Men, Tokyo Holiday, The Uninvited Guest, Dangerous Love, Unforgettable Love (2006)

- Vacation (2006)

- Dating on Earth (2007)

- Beautiful Love ~君がいれば~ (2010)

- SungkyunKwang Scandal (Scheduled for 2010)

 

 

 

 

 

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Real name: 김준수 [Kim Junsu]

Stage Name: 시아준수 [Xiah Junsu] (Korea) | ジュンス [Junsu](Japan) | XIAH junsu (Solo artist – Japan) | 细亚俊秀/金俊秀 (China)

Birthday: 15 December 1986 (Actual) 01 January 1987 (Registered)

Hometown: Gyeonggi-do

Height: 178cm

Weight: 60kg

Blood Type: B

Dog: Xiahki (Breed: Samoyed)

 

Solo Works:

- Beautiful Thing - Recorded in the OST for "Vacation"

- Rainy Night - Recorded in Japanese Single "If.../Rainy Night"

- XIAHTIC - Performed at 3rd Asia Tour "Mirotic" ft. Key(SHINee), Recorded in Japanese Single "Break Out!"

- Intoxication/Kanashimi No Yukue/Kimi ga Ireba~Beautiful Love~ - Recorded in first solo Japanese single "XIAH"

 

Compositions:

- Love After Love (Rap – with Yunho and Yoochun) – Recorded in 2nd Korean Album “Rising Sun”

- 네 곁에숨쉴수있다면 (White Lie) - Recorded in 3rd Korean Studio Album "O Jung.Ban.Hap"

- My Page – Performed at 2nd Asia Tour “O”

- Rainy Night (Music) - Recorded in Japanese Single "If.../Rainy Night"

- 노을..바라보다 (Picture of You) - Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album "Mirotic"

- 사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love)(Rap – with Yunho) - Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album "Mirotic – C Version"

- XIAHTIC (Korean Ver.) - Performed at 3rd Asia Tour "Mirotic" ft. Key(SHINee)

- XIAHTIC (Japanese Ver.) - Recorded in Japanese Single "Break Out!"

- Shelter (with Jaejoong) - Recorded in Japanese single "Colors ~Melody & Harmony~ " (By Yoochun and Jaejoong)

- Intoxication - Recorded in first solo Japanese single "XIAH"

 

Collaborations:

- TPL (Talk, Play, Love)/Promise You/Day Dream - Anyband (With BoA, Tablo & Jin Bora) for Samsung Anycall

- Timeless - Duet with Zhang Liyin

 

Acting Feature:

- Banjun Drama : The King’s Men, Dangerous Love, Tokyo Holiday, Unforgettable Love, The Uninvited Guest (2006)

- Vacation (2006)

- Dating on Earth (2007)

 

Others:

- Played the role of “Mozart” in the Musical “Mozart” (2010)

 

 

 

 

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Real name: 정 윤호 [Jung Yunho]

Stage Name: 유노윤호 [u-Know Yunho](Korea) | ユンホ [Yunho](Japan) | 瑜卤允浩 / 鄭允浩 (China)

Birthday: 06 February 1986

Hometown: Gwangju

Height: 184 cm

Weight: 66 kg

Blood Type: A

Dog: Taepoong (Breed: Siberian Husky)

 

Solo Works:

- Crazy Life - Recorded in Japanese Single "Close to You/Crazy Life"

- Checkmate (Korean Ver.) – Performed at 3rd Asia Tour Concert “Mirotic”

- Checkmate – Recorded in Japanese Single “Toki Wo Tomete”

 

Compositions:

- Love After Love (Rap – with Yoochun and Junsu) – Recorded in 2nd Korean Album “Rising Sun”

- Spokesman (With Donghae of Super Junior) – Performed at 2nd Asia Tour Concert “O”

- Wrong Number (Rap – with Jaejoong) - Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album “Mirotic”

- 사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love)(Rap – with Junsu) - Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album "Mirotic – C Version"

- Checkmate (Korean Ver.) – Performed at 3rd Asia Tour Concert “Mirotic”

- Checkmate (Japanese Ver.) – Recorded in Japanese Single “Toki Wo Tomete”

 

Collaborations:

- Heartquake (Featured Rapper -With Yoochun) - Recorded in Super Junior’s 3rd Album “Sorry Sorry”

 

Acting Feature:

- Nonstop 4 – Guest Appearance (2004)

- Rainbow Romance (Nonstop 6) - Guest Appearance (2004)

- Banjun Drama : First Love, The Masked Fencer (2005)

- Banjun Drama : The King’s Men, Tokyo Holiday, The Uninvited Guest, Dangerous Love, Unforgettable Love (2006)

- Vacation (2006)

- Dating on Earth (2007)

- Heading To the Ground (2009)

 

Others:

- Performed at Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Concert “This is It”

- Casted as Lee Shin in the Musical version of “Goong”

 

 

 

 

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Real name: 김재준 [Kim Jaejoong] |Birth Name : 한재준 [Han Jaejoon]

Stage Name: 영웅재중 [Youngwong Jaejoong / Hero Jaejoong] (Korea) | ジェジュン [Jejung](Japan) | 英雄在中 / 金在中 (China)

Birthday: 04 February 1986 (Actual) 26 January 1986 (Registered)

Hometown: Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do,

Height: 178cm

Weight: 63kg

Blood Type: O

Dog: Vick (Breed: Great Pyrenees)

 

Solo Works:

- 인사 (Greeting) – Recorded in OST for “A Millionaire’s First Love”

- Maze - Recorded in Japanese Single "Keyword/Maze"

 

Compositions:

- Holding Back the Tears – Recorded in the OST “Vacation”

- Kiss したまま、さよなら (with Yoochun) – Recorded in 3rd Japanese Studio Album “T”

-사랑아 울지마 (Don’t Cry My Lover) – Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album “Mirotic”

- Wrong Number (Rap – with Yunho) - Recorded in 4th Korean Studio Album “Mirotic”

- 忘れないで (Don’t Forget) - Recorded in Triple-A Side Japanese Single "Bolero/Wasurenaide/Kiss the Baby Sky", and 4th Japanese Studio Album “The Secret Code”

- 9095 – Recorded in 4th Japanese Studio Album “The Secret Code”

- Colors ~Melody & Harmony~/ Shelter - Recorded in Japanese single "Colors ~Melody & Harmony~ " (Special Project with Yoochun)

 

Collaborations:

- Just for One Day – With CSJH The Grace, Recorded in their debut Japanese album “Graceful 4”

- Colors ~Melody & Harmony~/ Shelter - Recorded in Japanese single "Colors ~Melody & Harmony~ " (Special Project with Yoochun)

 

Acting Feature:

- Banjun Drama : The King’s Men, Tokyo Holiday, Finding Lost Love, Uninvited Guest, Dangerous Love, Unforgettable Love (2006)

- Vacation (2006)

- Dating on Earth (2007)

- Heaven’s Postman – Telecinema 7(2009)

- 素直になれなくて(Hard to Say I Love You) (2010)

 

 

 

 

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Real name: 심창민 [shim Changmin]

Stage Name: 최강창민 [Choikang Changmin / Max Changmin](Korea) | チャンミン [Changmin](Japan) | 最强昌珉 /沈昌珉 (China)

Birthday: 18 February 1988

Hometown: Seoul

Height: 186 cm

Weight: 61 kg

Blood Type: B

Dog: Mangdoongi (Breed: Maltese)

 

Solo Works:

- Wild Soul - Recorded in Japanese Single "Two Hearts/Wild Soul"

 

Compositions:

- Evergreen (Lyrics) - Recorded in SM TOWN 07 Winter Album “Only Love”

- Love In the Ice (Korean Lyrics) – Recorded in 4th Korean Album “Mirotic”

 

Acting Feature:

- Banjun Drama : The King’s Men, Dangerous Love, Tokyo Holiday, Unforgettable Love, The Uninvited Guest (2006) - Vacation (2006)

- Dating on Earth (2007)

- Paradise Ranch (Scheduled for 2010)

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Purchase TVXQ Goods Online Through The Following:

Oricon-Friendly Stores: CD Japan | HMV Japan | YesAsia

Korean Chart-Friendly Stores: DVD Heaven | EClick Korea

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Volume 1 - Tri-Angle

Release Date: October 13, 2004

Copies Sold: 307,697

Volume 2 - Rising Sun

Release Date: September 12, 2005

Copies Sold: 293, 094

Volume 3 - "O". Jung.Ban.Hap.

Version A: CD + Photobook

Version B: CD + DVD

Release Date: September 29, 2006

Version C: CD + DVD + Poster

Version D: CD + DVD + Photos

Release Date: November 11, 2006

Copies Sold: 404, 719 (still charting)

Volume 4 - Mirotic

Version A: CD + Photobook

Version B: CD + DVD

Release Date: September 29, 2008

Version C: CD + Photobook

Release Date: November 14, 2008

Copies Sold: 549, 720 (still charting)

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HUG

Release Date: January 14, 2004

Copies Sold: 236,835*

The Way U Are

Release Date: June 24, 2004

Copies Sold: 299,807*

Hi Ya Ya 여름날(Summer Day)

Release Date: June 23, 2005

Copies Sold: 81,022*

Fighting Spirit of Dong Bang(the East)

Release Date: June 01, 2006

Copies Sold: 25,524*

"여행기" (Travelling)

Release Date: October 19, 2007

Copies Sold: N/A (Digital Single)

*Sales from South Korea only

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A Millionaire's First Love

Release Date: March 1, 2006

Tracks:

2. Insa - Hero Jaejoong

20. Insa - TVXQ

Vacation

Release Date: July 28, 2006

Tracks:

1. Holding Back the Tears

2. Beautiful Thing - Xiah Junsu

3. Holding Back the Tears (Inst.)

4. Beautiful Thing (Harmonica Ver.)

Goong S

Release Date: February 1, 2007

Tracks:

5. Remember

Air City

Release Date: May 23, 2007

Tracks:

1. Harudal

2. All in Vain

The Legend

Release Date: October 22, 2007

Tracks:

19. A Thousand Years Love Song

The Blue Wolf

Release Date: March 7, 2007

Tracks:

13. I'll Be There

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All About Dong Bang Shin Ki Season 1

Release Date: February 28, 2006

1st Live Concert "Rising Sun"

Release Date: January 18, 2007

All About Dong Bang Shin Ki Season 2

Release Date: October 15, 2007

2nd Asia Tour Concert "O"

Release Date: December 6, 2007

All About Dong Bang Shin Ki Season 3

Release Date: August 14, 2009

The 3rd Asia Tour Concert "Mirotic" in Seoul

Release Date: January 25, 2010

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Show Me Your Love

TVXQ & Super Junior

Release Date: December 15, 2005

Timeless

Zhang Li Yin feat. Xiah Junsu

Release Date: September 8, 2006

Anyband in Samsung's Anycall Series

BoA, Xiah Junsu, Tablo, Jin Bora

Release Date: November 7, 2007

이별... 넌 쉽니 (Heartquake)

Super Junior feat. U-Know Yunjo & Micky Yoochun

Release Date: March 12, 2009

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2004 Summer Vacation in SMTown.com

Release Date: July 2, 2004

2006 Summer SMTown

Release Date: June 20, 2006

2006 Winter SMTown - Snow Dream

Release Date: December 12, 2006

2007 Summer SMTown - Fragile

Release Date: July 5, 2007

2007 Winter SMTown - Only Love

Release Date: December 7, 2007

2009 Summer SMTown - We Are Shining

Release Date: August 11, 2009

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Volume 1 - Heart, Mind and Soul

Release Date: March 23, 2006

Copies Sold: 59,055 (Japan) + 31,366 (Korea)

Oricon Weekly Ranking: #25

Volume 2 - Five in The Black

Release Date: March 14, 2007

Copies Sold: 86,677 (Japan) + 28,484 (Korea)

Oricon Weekly Ranking: #10

TVXQ Non-stop Remix Volume 1

Release Date: October 24, 2007

Copies Sold: ---

Oricon Weekly Ranking: ---

Volume 3 - T

Release Date: January 23. 2008

Copies Sold: 158,524 (Japan) + 30,689 (Korea)

Oricon Weekly Ranking: #4

Volume 4 - The Secret Code

Release Date: March 25, 2008

Copies Sold: 317,314 (Japan) + 28,000 (Korea)

Oricon Weekly Ranking: #2

Best Selection 2010

Release Date: February 17, 2010

Copies Sold: 551,257 (Japan)

Oricon Weekly Ranking: #1

TVXQ Non-stop Remix Volume 2

Release Date: March 24, 2010

Copies Sold: 48,845 (Japan)

Oricon Weekly Ranking: ---

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Stay With Me Tonight

Release Date: April 27, 2005

Oricon Weekly Peak: #37

Somebody to Love

Release Date: July 13, 2005

Oricon Weekly Peak: #14

My Destiny

Release Date: November 2, 2005

Oricon Weekly Peak: #16

Asu Wa Kuru Kara

Release Date: March 8, 2006

Oricon Weekly Peak: #22

Rising Sun/Heart, Mind, and Soul

Release Date: April 19, 2006

Oricon Weekly Peak: #27

Begin

Release Date: June 21, 2006

Oricon Weekly Peak: #15

Sky

Release Date: August 16, 2006

Oricon Weekly Peak: #6

Miss You/"O" (Sei Han Go)

Release Date: November 8, 2006

Oricon Weekly Peak: #3

Step by Step

Release Date: January 24, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #7

Choosey Lover

Release Date: March 7, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #9

Lovin' You

Release Date: June 13, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #2

Summer(Summer Dream/Song for You/Love in the Ice)

Release Date: August 1, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #2

Shine/Ride On

Release Date: September 19, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #2

Forever Love

Release Date: November 14, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #4

Together

Release Date: December 19, 2007

Oricon Weekly Peak: #3

Purple Line

Release Date: January 16, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Trick: Two Hearts/Wild Soul

Release Date: February 6, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #13

Trick: Runaway/My Girlfriend

Release Date: February 13, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #12

Trick: If...!?/ Rainy Night

Release Date: February 27, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #12

Trick: Close to You/Crazy Life

Release Date: March 5, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #9

Trick: Keyword/Maze

Release Date: March 12, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #7

Beautiful You/Sennen Koi Uta

Release Date: April 23, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Doumini coopere Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou?

Release Date: July 16, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Jumon (Mirotic)

Release Date: October 15, 2008

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Bolero/Kiss the Baby Sky/Wasurenaide

Release Date: January 21, 2009

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Survivor

Release Date: March 11, 2009

Oricon Weekly Peak: #3

Share the World/We Are!

Release Date: April 22, 2009

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Stand by U

Release Date: July 1, 2009

Oricon Weekly Peak: #2

Break Out!

Release Date: January 27, 2010

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

Toki Wo Tomete

Release Date: March 24, 2010

Oricon Weekly Peak: #1

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東方神起 History in Japan Vol.1

Release Date: March 23, 2006

1st Live Tour 2006 "Heart, Mind and Soul"

Release Date: October 4, 2006

東方神起 History in Japan Vol.2

Release Date: March 28, 2007

Rhythm Nation 2006: The Biggest Indoor Music Festival

Release Date: July 11, 2007

A-Nation '07 Best Hit Selection

Release Date: July 25, 2007

2nd Live Tour 2007 "Five in the Black"

Release Date: Septemer 26, 2007

A-Nation '07 Best Hit Selection

Release Date: November 7, 2007

Best Live DVD: Premium Live Dream Selection

Release Date: December 5, 2007

東方神起 History in Japan Vol.3

Release Date: March 12, 2008

3rd Live Tour 2008 "T"

Release Date: August 6, 2008

Summer Freak by A-Nation

Release Date: July 23, 2008

4th Live Tour 2009 "The Secret Code" Final in Tokyo Dome

Release Date: September 30, 2009

東方神起 History in Japan Vol.4

Release Date: October 28, 2009

Tohoshinki Video Clip Collection "The One"

Release Date: March 17, 2010

JYJ "3hree Voices"

Release Date: July 28, 2010(TBR)

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Five dreaming boys met one day. Was it by fate? Was it by mere coincidence? Or was it because their passion for their dreams attracted each other together, creating an undeniably formidable group of extraordinarily talented young men -

동방, Rising Gods of the East.

Debuting with their single “Hug” on December 26, 2003 during a BoA and Britney Spears showcase, they have continually showcased their angelic vocals, overpowering stage-presences and charisma, slick dancing abilities, and most importantly, humble yet hardworking personalities. With such winning combinations, it guaranteed success from the beginning, placing them at the top of the music industry and achieving the world’s largest official fanclub, "Cassiopeia".

Of course, as aspiring artists who strived to aim higher each and every day, 동방 ventured into the biggest entertainment industry after the United States, Japan. It was during the peak of their popularity in Korea, but they wanted to challenge themselves with something new. 2005 was the beginning of an extremely tough period for them. No one recognized them on the streets and they performed to groups of around 100 people in small places without proper stages. But they never said never because it was their destiny. They fought on with their tears, their sweat, and pure determination. Their courage and will eventually lead to countless topping singles and albums on the Oricon charts and sold out dome concerts. But maybe the most important achievement to an artist is being recognized as strong, vocal singers, rather than idols with pretty faces; and that's what 동방 earned, not only in Japan, but in the whole of Asia.

The achievements of 동방 are completely like dreams come true, but is it too good to be true?

What came as a shock to the whole entertainment industry was news of Kim Junsu, Park Yoochun, and Kim Jaejoong filing an Exclusive Contract Suspension Injunction against SM Entertainment on July 31, 2009 to the Seoul Central District Court. 동방 had no choice but to suspend their activities in both Korea and Japan as a group. As the court partially approved the exclusive contract suspension, Junsu, Yoochun, and Jaejoong formed their own sub-unit, JYJ, in Japan under Rhythm Zone, Avex, carrying on with their own promotional activities. On June 25, 2010, JYJ once again filed an exclusive contract invalidity confirmation lawsuit, which confirms their efforts in trying to suspend their entire contracts. Shim Changmin and Jung Yunho did not participate in the filing of the lawsuit, which has caused countless debates and conflicts among the media and fans alike. Many issues have surfaced and everyone has been sinking into the bottomless pit of heartbreaking rumors and harmful assumptions. However, fans and fellow artists are hoping and waiting for the day when the 'feud' with SM will finally end, bringing Asia's most beloved and cherished group back into their deserved, positive spotlight.

One must see the cup half full, rather than half empty. With sheer passion and love for music and grateful attitudes that continue to believe that there is always something greater and more magnificent to reach, impossible is nothing. An invisible string of support and love threads the hearts of the members with their fans, linking up the beautiful emotions of joy and happiness that will continue on for a long long time.

As Yoochun quotes in their song 'Kiss The Baby Sky': "TVXQ - my Hero, my Max, my U-Know, my Xiah, and Micky, we're the one... eternally."

They are not working colleagues. They are not only members. And they are hardly counted as being just friends.

They are brothers, they are one, and they are, forever more, 동방...

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Kim Junsu was born to a pizza restaurant owner and a former Miss Korea on December 15th of 1986. Younger by two seconds to his fraternal twin brother, Junho, Junsu was given his name by his father as it sounded prettier out of the two, and Junho sounded manlier.

In 1999, the 12 year old Junsu auditioned with Hyukjae, his best friend, through the Starlight Casting System televised talent search for SM Entertainment. Earning HOT member Kangta’s praise of having potential to become lead singer, Junsu was accepted into the company. But not everything was smooth sailing during his trainee years. Puberty plucked his vocal chords, hinting at Junsu’s worse fears: losing his dream of becoming a singer. Despite the doctor’s warnings, Junsu would purposely stand on top of his apartment, screaming and crying, begging God for his voice back. Miraculously, his voice came back, but with a unique and raw, husky twist.

Finally, after 6 turbulent training years, he became the first member to be cast as a member of 동방기. Junsu chose his stage name as Xiah Junsu. Xiah was derived from Asia, because he wanted to be known not only in South Korea, but in the whole of Asia as well.

Over the course of the years, he has earned many silly nicknames, with some of the famous ones like “duck butt”, which came from his womanly S-line and huge, perky butt, and “dolphin”, which came from his dolphin imitation on a Korean show in 2005. In Japan, Junsu became well-known for being the master of cold oyaji-gags, which caused Changmin to say that Junsu's face itself was a gag during their Saipan holiday in 2009. Furthermore, ever since his infamous “angel pose”, he has always been known as the innocent and naïve member among the 5 of them. However, no matter how sweet and bubbly he is, it turns 360 degrees when he walks on-stage. A seductive and charismatic man takes over, capturing the hearts and eyes of adoring fan girls with his charming dancing and mesmerizing voice. In 2010, he once again proved his manly sexiness with “Intoxication”, included in his solo single in Japan, “XIAH”. This, in turn, further encouraged massive amounts of positive feedback on his demanding stage-presence.

As the top baritone of 동방, Junsu has also ventured into the more musical realm, acting as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Austrian-based musical “Mozart!” in 2009. In the 4th “The Musical Awards” in 2010, he earned the best newcomer award, as well as the male popularity award.

Perhaps the most grueling and hardest decision that Junsu has made in his life was to file an Exclusive Contract Suspension Injunction along with Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun against SM Entertainment on July 31, 2009. When you're faced with unscrupulous working conditions, unreasonable pay for intense labor, and downright ruthless treatment, what would you do? Because of these reasons, Junsu and the others decided to file the lawsuit to better improve the conditions, but after a myriad of yoyo-like deliberations and fervent discussions. SM's so-called 'pride' and 'esteem' was hanging on the line, so they didn't back down and relent. It was announced in October 2009 and April 3, 2010 that the group activities of 동방 would be suspended in Korea and Japan respectively. As the court partially approved the exclusive contract suspension on October 27, 2009, Junsu, Yoochun, and Jaejoong had to freedom to form their own sub-unit, JYJ, in Japan under Rhythm Zone, Avex (April 14, 2010), carrying on with their own promotional activities. On June 25, 2010, JYJ once again filed an exclusive contract invalidity confirmation lawsuit, which confirms their efforts in trying to suspend their entire contracts. Fans and fellow artists are vehemently praying for the day when the 'feud' with SM will finally end, bringing Asia's most beloved and cherished group back into their deserved, positive spotlight.

Despite all of this, he didn’t do it for the fame or the fortune, nor did he go into show business to flaunt his God-given talents to induce jealously. No, Junsu did it because he loves what he’s doing; which is to sing. Although soccer ranks fairly high among his life’s list of passions, he confirmed that he will continue to sing for his fans, his wife, and for himself, until his very last breath…

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Ever since his birthday on June 4 1986, Park Yoochun had always been living in Seoul, Korea with his younger brother, Yoohwan, and his parents. That is, until his family decided to migrate to Yoochun’s uncle’s house in Fairfax Virginia, USA in 1998. A 6th grade child is supposed to have fun, be silly, and never think of the future consequences. Unfortunately, Yoochun was robbed of his innocent childhood. During 1999, in addition to leaving all his friends in Korea and learning to adapt to the new environment in America, his parents became divorced, placing Yoochun and his brother in the care of their mother. Struggling to make ends meet, Yoochun had to take on the responsibility of the “father”, finding numerous part time jobs and looking after Yoohwan when their mother wasn’t home. He had to be the strong pillar for this side of the family, even though he was weak and crumbling on the inside.

In deep desperation for something that could allow him to channel all the pain he was going through, he saved up money, bought a keyboard, and taught himself the piano. Seemingly, his talent couldn’t be confined in such a tiny space at home, so he joined an American singing competition and emerged as the Best Artist of the competition in 2001. Going by the name Micky Park, he was recognized by an SM Entertainment talent scout as he conquered the KBN youth music festival, henceforth leaving America to pursue a music career back in Korea in 2003.

Being a trainee for barely a year before debuting as the last member of 동방 by his stage name Micky, the low baritone became known as the sexy, dandy boy with the deep, rich vocals. But however suave and gentlemanly he may seem, his soft, sentimental side still shows at times, labeling him as a truly honest man who wears his heart on his sleeve.

During 동방’s Tokyo Dome tour in Japan in 2009, Yoochun and Jaejoong presented their personally arranged and composed duet at the concerts, which later became their new unit’s (JEJUNG & YUCHUN) first Japanese single, "COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~". It was then selected as the theme song for Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary. With a simple melody that loops and intertwines with touching harmonies, it clearly shows how meaningful it is for them to continue conveying their feelings and thanks to their fans through their love of music.

However, perhaps the most grueling and hardest decision that Yoochun has made in his life was to file an Exclusive Contract Suspension Injunction along with Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu against SM Entertainment on July 31, 2009. When you're faced with unscrupulous working conditions, unreasonable pay for intense labor, and downright ruthless treatment, what would you do? Because of these reasons, Yoochun and the others decided to file the injunction to better improve the conditions, but after a myriad of yoyo-like deliberations and fervent discussions. SM's so-called 'pride' and 'esteem' was hanging on the line, so they didn't back down and relent. It was announced in October 2009 and April 3, 2010 that the group activities of 동방 would be suspended in Korea and Japan respectively. As the court partially approved the exclusive contract suspension on October 27, 2009, Junsu, Yoochun, and Jaejoong had to freedom to form their own sub-unit, JYJ, in Japan under Rhythm Zone, Avex (April 14, 2010), carrying on with their own promotional activities. On June 25, 2010, JYJ once again filed an exclusive contract invalidity confirmation lawsuit, which confirms their efforts in trying to suspend their entire contracts. Fans and fellow artists are vehemently praying for the day when the 'feud' with SM will finally end, bringing Asia's most beloved and cherished group back into their deserved, positive spotlight.

Nevertheless, he landed two lead drama roles in both Japan and Korea shortly after. Respectively, “Beautiful Love” and “SungKyunkwan Scandal” may have clichéd and overused themes, like rich heir falling in love with Cinderella, or man falling in love with man, who is actually a girl, Yoochun’s attraction and intense acting, as proved from previous experiences, still grabs hold of fans by their heartstrings, causing heartache and immense jealously towards the female leads.

Overbearing emotions didn’t stop him from crying openly on-stage in front of the whole country at award shows, asthma and previous dog allergies didn’t stop him from being the proud owner of furry-licious dogs, and the lawsuits didn’t stop him and Jaejoong from etching “Always Keep The Faith” tattoos right above their hearts. Through his painful sufferings did Yoochun learn how to grasp and strive for his dream, knowing that he could succeed in anything he put his mind to despite the hindering circumstances. And that’s what fans have come to adore and love, his beautiful and courageous smile that never fails to lighten up anyone’s day.

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A breathtakingly beautiful baby was bestowed upon this earth on January 26th, 1986, at Gongju, South Korea. His name is Kim Jaejoong, and growing up with eight older sisters, it’s easy to see where his cleaning and cooking habits originated from. However, the only things they share in common are their womanly quirks. Originally born as ‘Han Jaejoon’, Jaejoong’s mother didn’t have the environment and ability to take care of him, so he was given up for adoption. Only when name registration and birth date (Real: February 4) problems arose for army service did he find out about his real birth mother. Later on, a short-lived custody battle between his biological father and mother commenced, but ‘Kim Jaejoong’ now acknowledges both his adopted and his biological family.

In order to participate in the auditions held by SM Entertainment in Seoul, the 15 year old bravely moved there by himself and jumped at any opportunities where he could obtain money to pay for his ₩150,000 rent. From sending newspapers door to door to acting as a soldier in the movie Taegeukgi Hwinallimyeo, he used the money acquired from the job to buy gum and sold it to a female employee at a supermarket.

2001 was the year SM Entertainment held its second singing competition, so Jaejoong gave it his very best and passed the auditions, as well as winning the best looking award, not to anyone’s surprise. Debuting as the third member of 동방, he chose the stage name Young Woong (Korean)/Hero (English), because he wanted to be the hero of Asia. The main vocal first came off as mysteriously chilly and distant. But his cold stare and pouty lips were actually misleading signs that in actuality, suggested his ultimate shyness. But beyond those hauntingly good looks, he is just your friendly, guy-off-the-street who likes to talk his mind without beating around the bush. He is also very caring and warm towards the members, acting as their second mother, fussing, tidying, and cooking for them.

But not everything is as sweet as it seems. On April 7, 2006 at 1:20 AM, Jaejoong got pulled over in the BMW he was driving by a police officer. His breath test resulted in a 0.071% blood alcohol concentration, so because he violated traffic laws by driving under the influence, Jaejoong had his license taken away for 100 days, in addition to having him temporarily suspended from all 동방 activities. He promised never to commit the same offense ever again.

During 동방’s Tokyo Dome tour in Japan in 2009, Yoochun and Jaejoong presented their personally arranged and composed duet at the concerts, which later became their new unit’s (JEJUNG & YUCHUN) first Japanese single, "COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~". It was then selected as the theme song for Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary. With a simple melody that loops and intertwines with touching harmonies, it clearly shows how meaningful it is for them to continue conveying their feelings and thanks to their fans through their love of music.

However, perhaps the most grueling and hardest decision that Jaejoong has made in his life was to file an Exclusive Contract Suspension Injunction along with Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu against SM Entertainment on July 31, 2009. When you're faced with unscrupulous working conditions, unreasonable pay for intense labor, and downright ruthless treatment, what would you do? Because of these reasons, Jaejoong and the others decided to file the injunction to better improve the conditions, but after a myriad of yoyo-like deliberations and fervent discussions. SM's so-called 'pride' and 'esteem' was hanging on the line, so they didn't back down and relent. It was announced in October 2009 and April 3, 2010 that the group activities of 동방 would be suspended in Korea and Japan respectively. As the court partially approved the exclusive contract suspension on October 27, 2009, Junsu, Yoochun, and Jaejoong had to freedom to form their own sub-unit, JYJ, in Japan under Rhythm Zone, Avex (April 14, 2010), carrying on with their own promotional activities. On June 25, 2010, JYJ once again filed an exclusive contract invalidity confirmation lawsuit, which confirms their efforts in trying to suspend their entire contracts. Fans and fellow artists are vehemently praying for the day when the 'feud' with SM will finally end, bringing Asia's most beloved and cherished group back into their deserved, positive spotlight.

The bad-boy image is always reserved for Jaejoong, and with his abundant number of tattoos all over his body, that title couldn’t be any more perfect for him. Four worded tattoos cover the expanse of his upper back and roman numerals go down his lower back. On his chest, right above his heart, are two tattoos, one of which is the “Always Keep The Faith” imprint he received together with Yoochun. The other still remains a mystery to fans, who are eagerly dying to know what it is.

On November 11, 2009, ‘Heaven’s Postman’ was released as the first movie of the Telecinema productions. Written by Eriko Kitagawa, Jaejoong’s character is a messenger that has the ability to travel between the present and the afterworld. He meets Jo Ha Na, who is the only person that can see him, as she is trying to send her boyfriend a letter. Furthermore, on April 15, 2010, Jaejoong was invited to be cast in another Kitagawa drama, Fuji TV’s drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’ (Hard To Say I Love You). The 5 characters in the drama meet through Twitter, and from there, their lives unfold in unexpectedly twisted ways that grabs hold of the viewers attention until the very end. Jaejoong portrays a "Doctor", who moved from Korea to Japan with his younger sister and works for a medical equipment manufacturer.

Kim Jaejoong is the legitimate definition of sexy. His rippling muscles, his smooth yet commanding voice, his unforgettable and unique laughter, his delicious sweetness resembling that of an unapproachable cream cheese cake, just like how Sekine-san perfectly described (Sekine Tsutomu: famous Japanese comedian/talk show host. Also a huge 동방 fanboy), and most of all, his story encourages people who are hesitant in fighting for their dreams. Despite everything he went through, his ability to reach his dreams proves that deep inside, there lies the soul of a true hero. His daunting center-presence in the group holds together and completes the bright, sparkling constitution of both 동방 and Cassiopeia.


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Jung Yunho was born and raised in Gwangju, South Korea along with his younger sister Ji Hye. With his dad and uncle both being prosecutors, his dream was to be a lawyer too. But life for his family wasn’t exactly a box of chocolates. During his teenage years, his family met with financial troubles. Yunho willingly shouldered the responsibility of paying for Ji Hye to attend school, from shoveling and sanding down snow during the bitter Korean winters to fighting over a spot to sleep under a bridge, nothing was considered too low for him. Ever since then, he has learned to be frugal with everything, even collecting coins and putting them in a water dispenser bottle, bearing the dream of collecting enough money to buy a huge house!

Through many accidents and careless mishaps, Yunho was adorned with a calamity of scars on his face. One on the left side, one near his eye, one on his forehead, and another on his neck due to a surgery on his infected vocal chords. It became a chore for him to sing, so he put that aside and discovered his new craze, dancing.

At the age of 13, he auditioned as a dancer for SM Entertainment, becoming the second member to join 동방. Because he came from Gwangju, he had a heavy accent, so it was already hard enough for him to adjust to the standard Seoul accent. In addition, to make his voice sound clearer and to mature his image, he took out and changed his adorable “tiger teeth” that he had for 19 years. The Bass of 동방 then chose his stage name to be U-Know, because as the leader of the group, he wants to understand everybody.

But not everybody understood him. While the group was filming Heroine 6 on October 14, 2006, Yunho was rushed to the hospital after drinking a beverage laced with cyanoacrylate (adhesive super glue). It had been given to him by an anti-fan of 2 years who bore a huge grudge against his popularity. She turned herself in the next day and was apprehended on October 16. Being the generously magnanimous person that he is, he didn’t press charges; forgiven and forgotten.

Yunho has always been known to have a gigantic crush on the movie “My Sassy Girl”. He’s watched it over 100 times, the theme song “I Believe” is his favorite song, and his ideal type is someone like Jung Ji Hyun’s character, having a strong outside image but is actually a soft and meek woman on the inside. Maybe that’s why his character in the MBC drama “Heading To The Ground” (2009) fell in love with his female manager. His character’s dream was to become a professional soccer player, and his manager, played by label-mate Go Ara, fought with all her might to make his dreams come true. She appeared tough and fearless on the outside, but was just trying to prove to her father that she could be independent by herself.

Yunho’s individual activities did not cease there. In February 2010, it was announced that Yunho would be the only Asian artist performing in the Korea leg of the memorial concert “This Is It”, dedicated to legendary icon Michael Jackson. The project was the first joint production between Korea and the U.S. Later in June 2010, Yunho was once again confirmed as one of the main male leads, Prince Lee Shin, in the musical version of hit-television drama, “Goong”.

And yet, despite his busy schedule, he still makes time for personal activities. Besides studying at Myongji University, Seoul, his heart of gold continues to amaze and awe everyone. Being an Alumni at Kwangil High School, Yunho and his parents visited his alma mater 5 years after his graduation on February 2004. Yunho paid for the scholarships of 6 junior students, totaling to about 6 Million won. On July 18, 2009, he volunteered at an orphanage in Nam-gu, Gwangju City with 10 other people, including his father. They prepared meals, helped clean up, and Yunho himself spent some quality time with the kids. He continues this line of giving back by donating 5 Million Won towards the Haitian funds on January 20, 2010. This sweet, caring man can be compared to the likes of a pure and giving angel, sent by the heavens to touch and inspire people all over the world.

A compassionate, respectful, and sincere man; a faithful believer; a loyal friend; a responsible leader; a powerfully fierce dancer; a soulful bass that beautifully wraps and holds the songs together; the man who lead’s 동방, the Stars of Asia – Jung Yunho. He is the man.

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Born on February 18 1988 and raised by teacher-parents in Seoul, South Korea, Shim Changmin has always been the studiously elder brother, governing over his two younger sisters, Sooyeon and Gi-yeon. However, his playful nature still shows through, even as the oldest, “mature” brother. Nearly causing his family to be kicked out of their house, Changmin relieved himself on top of their roof in second grade and ended up peeing on the woman living downstairs.

With the iPod as his most treasured item, Changmin had always liked music, but never bore the actual dream of becoming a singer. He really only wanted to accompany his friend who was participating in the 6th Annual SM Entertainment Auditions, but was somehow cajoled into singing, unexpectedly earning the ‘Best Singing Award’ and 1st place in the ‘Best Youth Competition’ with his powerful voice that could reach high notes flawlessly.

After training for two years, he was the forth member to join 동방, where he debuted as the youngest member with the stage name Choikang (Korean)/Max (English), which means “most powerful” or “the best”. As Junsu stole his cute image with his “angel pose”, it allowed Changmin to resign to his original self; from his once-planned adorable image to masculinity with a touch of coolness.

Always the shy member in the background of shows, his uneven eyes and slant smile appears when he claps his hands gleefully at a hilarious remark. He’s also considered the smart and level-headed member, and despite being the baby of the group, he has a quiet assertiveness and maturity that fits well with his sophisticated, model-esque looks. However, there are times when he insists and maybe even bribes the older members to call him "hyung" (Korean for an older brother) in order for him to complete the favor they asked for, much too his immense amount of satisfaction.

The top tenor of 동방 did not let his popularity and hectic schedules get the better of his private life. He graduated from Gaepo High School in 2006 and majored in postmodern music in Seoul's Kyung Hee University in 2009. In 2008, Changmin volunteered with his father to clean up the nation’s worst oil spill on the beaches in Taean, South Korea. What was supposed to be a private matter turned into a great act of philanthropy on news sites as another volunteer posted his sightings of Changmin online.

He may have a sarcastic exterior but deep down, he’s a very compassionate and caring person. Slipping a note to Yunho to remind him to eat because of his stomach problems and wishing for Jaejoong’s knee injury to recover as a new year’s gift are only a few of the many examples of how affectionate and lovable Changmin is.

Changmin's solo debut as an actor for his new drama "Paradise Meadow" is scheduled to broadcast sometime in 2010. It's a story about a divorced couple who comes back to their house to find out that there’s another chance of them to fall in love again. Teasers and even the release date have yet to be announced, so fans are anxiously anticipating any new updates to come.

When asked what 동방meant to him, he said that without 동방, he wouldn't have debuted into show business, and would be a regular student. This comes to show how important his bond is with the group, which sets fans' hearts at rest if there are, for any reason, doubts about how deep his love for the group is.

With his black-hole of a stomach, endless collections of special “videos”, and snarky comebacks dosed with extra dollops of humorous wit, it’s no wonder his fans choose him to be their 동방BFF – the down-to-earth, guy-next-door personality, which also happens to be coupled with amazingly gorgeous features that would cause Brad Pitt to cry with shame.

Sources: Tohosomnia, Soompi Thread 4, Wikipedia, Facebook, Crunchyroll

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July 31st, 2009 - Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu file an Exclusive Contract Suspension Injunction against SM Entertainment

August 1st, 2009 - Trio File 'Preservation of Evidence' Request

  • [TRANS] 090801 TVXQ's Three Members File Another Request - Preservation of Evidence {Read}

Responses to Lawsuit

  • [TRANS] 090801 SM's Official Statement "TVXQ's Activities Must Continue {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090801 Official Statement From AVEX In THSK's Official Site {Read}
  • [TRANS]090801 Exclusive Contract Issue: TVXQ "Will Keep Promises To Fans" {Read}

August 3rd, 2009 - Official Statements by Yoochun, Jaejoong, Junsu and SM are released

  • [TRANS] 090802 The Three Members Will Confer Tonight - TVXQ returns to Korea {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090803 Junsu-Jaejoong-Yoochun, Official Statement Released {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090803 TVXQ's 3 Members "No Schedule For Separate Press Conference" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090803 TVXQ's 3 members "No Conflict Amongst Members" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090803 New SM Official Statement {Read}
  • [NEWS] 090803 SM Entertainment Assigns Lawyer to Deal With Dong Bang Shin Ki Dispute Case {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090804 TVXQ's Three Members' Lawyer Speaks Out {Read}
  • [NEWS] 090805 TVXQ Suit Beats Down Agency's Stock {Read}

August 21st, 2009 - First Hearing

  • [TRANS] 090818 Three Members Of TVXQ "Focusing Completely On The First Hearing" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 3 Members Of TVXQ, "We Don't Want To Disband Even If We Move Agencies" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 TVXQ vs SME "We Want This Lawsuit To Finish Quickly" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 The Members Of TVXQ "Feel Distressed Because Of This Lawsuit" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 Courts Urge For A 'Mutual Agreement' For The TVXQ Dispute {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 SM "We've Lost 15 Billion Won + In Image Damage Because Of This Trial" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 Xiah Junsu's 45 Million Won Advanced Payment {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 TVXQ's 3 Members Side, "Without Revealing The Entire Contract, It Will Be Hard To Reach An Agreement" {Read}

August 13th, 2009~September 23rd, 2009 - The Preservation of Evidence Controversy

  • [TRANS] 090813 Court Accepts TVXQ's 'SM Preservation of Evidence' Form {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090821 SME Complains About The Preservation Of Evidence Request {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090831 SM Did Not Hand In 'TVXQ Documents' {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090831 SME "Regarding The Evidence That Was To Be Submitted, We Were Only Waiting For Answer From The Courts"{Read}
  • [TRANS] 090923 SME's Preservation Of Evidence Cancellation Request Regarding The 'TVXQ' Dispute Gets Rejected By The Courts {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090923 All TVXQ-Relevant Documents Must Be Handed In In 10 Days {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090923 The Courts Have Listened to TVXQ...The Entertainment Business Is On Red Alert {Read}

September~October, 2009 - Legal Actions Leading up to Court Ruling

  • [TRANS] 090907 TVXQ's Three Members vs SM, Busy Writing Up Statements For The 11th {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090911 TVXQ 3 Members-SME Dispute, Document Submission Ends Today {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090915 TVXQ vs SM, Conferences To Reach An Agreement Break Down... The Decision Will Be Made This Month {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091012 TVXQ 3 Members vs. SM, Last Document Submission On The 12th {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091014 TVXQ Called To Courts During Trial, But Failed To Reach A Compromise {Read}

October 21st, 2009 - KYA Award Controversy

  • [TRANS] 091021 SM Ent. CEO's 'Order Of Merit Regarding Teenagers' Controversy {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091022 Lawyer Park Chan Jong's Statement Regarding The KYA's Award Given To SM {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091023 The Korean Youth Association's Retaliation To Park Chan Jong's Statement {Read}

October 27th, 2009 - Court Ruling

  • [TRANS] 091027 Courts Ruling On TVXQ-SME Trial - Compilation {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091027 "Free Celebrity Activities, We Thank The Courts" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091027 SM States, "We Will Submit An Appeal To The Courts" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091028 "We Will Work To Get All Five TVXQ Members Involved" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091029 Lawyer Park Chan Jong's Thoughts On The Ruling {Read}
  • [NEWS] 091102 The Courts' Full Ruling In English {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091203 TVXQ's Suspension Request First Win - Lawyer Lim Sang Hyuk {Read}

October 28th, 2009 - TVXQ's Exclusive Contract is Released

  • [TRANS] 091028 SM-TVXQ Current Exclusive Contract Released {Read}

November 2nd, 2009~November 11th, 2009 - SM Entertainment's Official Statement/Press Conference and the Trio's Response

  • [TRANS] 091102 SM, Why Two Official Statement Press Conferences In The Morning And The Evening? {Read}
  • [NEWS] 091102 Changmin and Yunho support SM Entertainment! {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091103 Lawyer Park Chan Jong 'SM Must Stop Their Devious Actions' {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091104 Unlawful Contract Controversy SM Ent, Will They Change Their Stance? {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091111 TVXQ Three Members' Side States "We Will Not Respond To SM's Proposition" {Read}

November 13th, 2009 - Shenzhen Concert Cancellation and Controversy

  • [TRANS] 090826 Shanghai Concert Will Not Be Affected {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090914 TVXQ "We Will Keep Our Promise With The Chinese Fans Who Bought Tickets" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091003 TVXQ's Impressive Fans! Performances By All 5 Erase Rumours Of Disbandment - Shanghai {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091005 'SM Dispute' TVXQ Will Continue Their China Concerts in November {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091113 Cancellation Of Shenzhen Concert {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091113 SM "The Three Members Are At Fault For No TVXQ Activities" Vs Three Members' Side "That's Absurd" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091113 TVXQ Three Members' Side "Willing To Talk With SM If SM Respects Courts' Decision {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091118 Shenzhen Concert Cancellation - Chinese TVXQ Fans Are Dead Upset {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091120 TVXQ 3 Members "We Never Signed The Shenzhen Concert Contract" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091123 'They Sold Tickets Without Permission' TVXQ Fans Submit A Civil Appeal To The Government {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091124 TVXQ Three Members State "China Shenzhen Concert Note Of Confirmation Signatures Were Forged" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091124 SM "We Never Sold TVXQ Tickets Without Permission" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091126 TVXQ Fans Submit Retaliation To SM's Statement {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091229 TVXQ's Chinese Fanclub Takes Legal Action Against SM Ent. {Read}

November 21st, 2009 - MAMA Awards

  • [TRANS] 091116 Mnet Invited TVXQ For Their Year-end Awards {Read}
  • [TRANS]091120 TVXQ Three Members To Start Their Activities With 'MAMA' {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091121 TVXQ, MAMA Asia Star Award "I Love You" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091121 SM "The Three Members Had No Right To Receive The Award As The Representative Of TVXQ {Read}

December 12th, 2009 - 2010 Bigeast Fanmeeting is Canceled

  • [TRANS] 091212 2010 Bigeast Fanmeeting Canceled {Read}

January 1st, 2010 - Japanese Media is Certain of TVXQ's Disbandment

  • [TRANS] 100101 Japanese Media "TVXQ Will Disband This Summer"... Three Members' Side States "We Didn't Know That" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100101 TVXQ Officially Disbands?... SM States "Baseless Rumors" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100103 Tohoshinki - "All 5 Members Will Be Active" In Japan {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100103 TVXQ's Japanese Contract Expires In June... What Comes Next? {Read}

April 3rd, 2010 - Japanese Activities are Suspended

  • [TRANS] 100403 TVXQ's Japanese Activities Are Put On Hold {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100403 No Further New Bigeast Enrollments {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100406 Bigeast E-mail: Bigeast To Be Continued {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100407 Tohoshinki's Apology "Sorry To Have Worried You" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100410 Tohoshinki Stops Activities, Expense of 60 Billion Won {Read}

April 13th, 2010 - SM Entertainment's Lawsuit against the Trio

  • [TRANS] 100413 New Development In TVXQ's Contract Lawsuit - SM Entertainment Raises Lawsuit {Read}

April 15th, 2010 - TVXQ's New Trio Causes Strains Between Avex and SM?

  • [TRANS] 100415 Tohoshinki’s 3 Members Form A New Unit In Japan; SME Expresses This As “Regrettable” {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100416 Tohoshinki’s New Unit Worsens Relationship Between Avex And Korean Management Agencies? {Read}

May 7th, 2010 - First Hearing for SM's Lawsuit

  • [TRANS] 100507 TVXQ 3 Members Vs SM Hearing 'On Parallel Sides' {Read}

May 27th, 2010 - Logo on CD Triggers Speculations Of Contract between Trio and CJeS

  • [TRANS] 100527 3 Members Throw SM Aside And Join Hands With Kwon Sang Woo's Former Manager {Read}

June 21st, 2010 - The Manager isn't so Bad after all?

  • [TRANS] 100621 TVXQ Trio Gets Back Up Once More In Tears {Read}

June 28th, 2010 - TVXQ Trio File an Exclusive Contract Invalidity Confirmation Lawsuit

  • [TRANS] 100628 TVXQ Trio File Lawsuit For Exclusive Contract {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100628 Trio's Lawyer States, "10 Billion Won Is A False Report" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100629 Daewoo Says SM Possesses At Least 50 Billion Won In Cash.. The Lawsuit Is Not A Problem {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100629 Detailed Contents Of Exclusive Contract Invalidity Confirmation Lawsuit {Read}

July 6th, 2010 - SM Entertainment Turns Over a New Leaf?

  • [TRANS] 100706 SM-Congressman Jo Moon Hwan Vow To 'Protect Celebrities' Rights And Interests' {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100706 Kangta "Celebrities Must Be Held Responsible For Their Contracts As Well" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100706 SM CEO Kim Young Min States, "We Will Become The Forerunners In Solving Contract Issues" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100706 Kim Tae Hyung "Seven Years For Celebrity Contracts Is Too Short" {Read}

September 13th, 2010 - SM is stopping the distribution of the SungKyunKwan Scandal OST?

  • [TRANS] 100913 Why Can't We Listen To The TVXQ Trio's Songs? {Read}

September 16th, 2010 - Avex Halts all JYJ Activities

  • [TRANS] 100916 Official Notice From Avex With Replies From C-JeS And Prain {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100916 Tohoshinki Trio Halts Activities in Japan {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100917 TVXQ Trio's Official Statement On Avex's Decision To Halt JYJ's Japanese Activities {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100917 Interview With Trio's Legal Spokesman Lawyer Lim Sang Hyuk {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100917 Yunho & Changmin To Continue Under Avex {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100918 Tohoshinki “Halting Activities in Japan” – Sparked by Kwong Sang Woo Incident. {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100921 Max Matsuura's Twitter Updates {Read}

October 13th, 2010 - SM Files Lawsuit Against JYJ's Album and Supposed 'Dual Contract'

  • [TRANS] 101013 SM Files For Temporary Injunction Against Sale Of JYJ's First Album {Read}
  • [TRANS] 101014 SM Entertainment Files 'Exclusive Contract Suspension Injunction' Against JYJ-CJeS {Read}
  • [TRANS] 101014 JYJ Side States, "The Label Company Will Respond To SM's Legal Actions" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 101015 JYJ Albums In The Market To Be Recalled If Injunction Is Accepted.. D-Day Is The 18th {Read}
  • [TRANS] 101015 SM Even Sends Certification Of Contents To Warner Music Headquarters In USA {Read}
  • [TRANS] 101015 JYJ States "CJeS Is Nothing More Than An Agency" {Read}

October 27th, 2010 - SM Withdraws Album Sales Prohibition Injunction against JYJ

  • [TRANS] 101027 SM Withdraws Album Sales Prohibition Injunction Against JYJ... Why? {Read}

OTHER NEWS RELATED TO LAWSUIT

Crebeau Controversy

  • [TRANS] 090826 CREBEAU Is Suing SM Entertainment {Read}
  • [NEWS] Chairman of Cosmetics Company That is Suing SM: "It's Just a Simple Financial Investment" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091102 TVXQ 3 Members "We've Already Pulled Out Of The Cosmetic Company {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100617 "SM Didn't Defame Cosmetic Company&Yoochun-Jaejoong-Junsu" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100730 SM Sues CEO Of Cosmetic Company TVXQ Trio Invested In {Read}

The Japanese Contract Speculation and Other Income Issues

  • [TRANS] 090802 TVXQ's Japanese Contract Speculation {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090810 SM "We Gave TVXQ 40% Of The Total Income", "TVXQ's income division is 4:6" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090831 TVXQ's Japanese Income Division; Each Member Received "150 million Won" {Read}
  • [NEWS] 091029 TVXQ's Contract - Income Division {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091231 tvN ENEWS 'Blackbox', Celebrities' Annual Earnings Ranking Revealed {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100709 Korean Entertainers' Annual Income Is KRW$28.5 Million {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100729 Japan CD Sales Drop By 7%, Total Revenue ¥120.6 Billion For 1st Half 2010 {Read}

Personal Statements by Members

  • [TRANS] 090901 TVXQ "Wishes For All 5 Members To Attend The End-of-year Music Programs" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090902 Yunho's Stand On The Lawsuit {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090902 U-Know Yunho Says "Do Not Believe The Malicious Rumors About TVXQ" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091212 Three Members At Fan Meeting State, "We Hope This Storm Passes Quickly" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100212 To Shim Changmin, By Shim Changmin {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100715 Micky Yoochun: "With Yunho And Changmin, We Still Get Along Like We Used To" {Read}

The Fight for TVXQ's Name

  • [TRANS] 090811 Struggle For The Name "Secure TVXQ", SM, Fights for the Trademark a little too late {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100519 SM Withdraws Application For Trademark Rights Of '동방신기 (TVXQ)' {Read}

SM Town Live '09 Cancellation

  • [TRANS] 090807 SM Town Live '09, On Hold For Now {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090809 TVXQ's Hompage Flooded With Complaints, TVXQ's Hompage Flooded With Complaints As SM Concert is Canceled {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090811 TVXQ's Participation In The New SM Town Album {Read}
  • [NEWS] 090817 DBSK Fancafe’s Prosecution Application About SMTOWN LIVE ‘09 Postponement {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090903 DBSK Fans Demand Monetary Compensation For Cancellation Of Concert {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090907 TVXQ Fans Plan To Report SME To The Fair Trade Committee For Violation Of The Law Of Fair Transaction {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090909 TVXQ Fans Make A Request For Compensation Of Losses To The Korean Consumer Agency {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091124 TVXQ-Super Junior Fans Are Dead Upset... {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091211 SMTOWN Canceled, 872 People Request For Compensation {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100430 Agencies Must Pay An Additional 10% In Compensation If Concert Is Canceled {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100617 Final Approval For Verdict On SM Town Concert Compensation {Read}

Action is Taken and Others Speak out

  • [TRANS] 100804 Park Chan Jong: "SM, Fraud Against DBSK." {Read}
  • [iNFO] 090805 The League of Singers "DBSK Dispute is a structural problem." {Read}
  • [NEWS] 090810 Probe Finds Entertainers Frequently In Bum Deals {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090811 Eugene "SM, A Shame That They Use Rookies' Weaknesses" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090929 TVXQ-SNSD's Yoona, Will They Act As Witnesses? {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090930 Lee Soo Man-TVXQ's Will Not Be Present At The National Assembly {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091025 SM Ent. 'Negligent' Of Agency's Performers' Rights {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100303 Fair Trade Committee Investigating All Celebrities In SM {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100630 Park Chan Jong "It Is Essential That SM Concedes To Settle The Case" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100907 "Girls' Generation Will Not Follow In TVXQ's Footsteps" {Read}

Media Trouble

  • [TRANS] 090806 TVXQ Will Not Be Releasing Any More Statements {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090807 The Three Members Change Their Phone Numbers {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090807 Unidentified Associates Causing Misunderstandings {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090816 'Section TV''s TVXQ Interview Attempts Gets Criticism From Fans {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091103 TVXQ 3 Members State, "We've Never Given An Interview" {Read}

Fan Movements

  • [TRANS] 090804 "Against TVXQ's Disbandment" 20,000 people signed {Read}
  • [iNFO] 090806 The Internet Signature Movement Has Also Started In Japan {Read}
  • [FANS] 090812 SM Ent. Boycott Announcement {Read}
  • [NEWS] 090817 DAUM CAFE TVXQ Advertisement {Read}
  • [FANS] 090820 Ad Explaining SME's Unlawful Contract On Front Cover Of Newspaper {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090828 TVXQ Fans, Submitted A Petition To Protect TVXQ's Human Rights {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090909 TVXQ Fans Report SME To The Fair Trade Committee {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090910 DBSK Fans Today Said On Ad, "DBSK Are Not Monkeys" {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090922 TVXQ Fans, Submit More Petitions On The 21st {Read}
  • [TRANS] 090923 International Fans Show Support For TVXQ By Singing "Don't Say Goodbye" Through Streaming Sites {Read}
  • [NEWS] 091017 Phase Two Of Boycotts Against SM Has Begun {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091028 Cassiopeia Frees TVXQ's 'Chains'...A Fandom's Victory {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091114 NHRC of Korea Transfers TVXQ's 'Slave Contract' Petition To The Policy Sector {Read}
  • [iNFO] 091223 DNBN Announces Additional Goods To Be Boycotted {Read}
  • [TRANS] 091226 TVXQ Chinese Fans Release Ad In Korean Newspaper On TVXQ's 6th Anniversary {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100104 TVXQ's Japanese Fans Post Advertisement In Korean Newspaper {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100128 TVXQ's Single Promoted In Korea, Fans Boycott {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100522 TVXQ Fans Create Petition For The Reconciliation Between SM And TVXQ's 3 Members {Read}
  • [TRANS] 100529 TVXQ's Taiwanese Fans Print Support Advertisement In Korean Newspaper {Read}

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2003-2004

  • 2003 - (26 Dec) They made their debut as Dong Bang Shin Ki (TVXQ) with the song "Hug", which was performed at the BoA and Britney Spears Showcase. They also performed an acapella version of the song "O Holy Night" together with BoA. {Watch} | {Watch}
  • 2004 - (Feb) Their first official Korean debut was when they performed at a free Live event, and 60,000 fans gathered to see them.

2005

  • 2005 - (Apr) They made their official debut in Japan as Tohoshinki with the release of their first Japanese single "Stay With Me Tonight". {Watch}
  • 2005 - (Dec) TVXQ were awarded Best Music Video Award for the song "Rising Sun" (the title song for their second Korean Album "Rising Sun") and the People's Choice Award at the 2005 Mnet KM Music Video Festival. {Watch}

2006

[list[[*]2006 - (Mar) Their A-side song from their 4th Japanese Single "明日は来るから (Because Tomorrow Will Come) was selected as the 17th ending theme song for the popular Japanese anime "One Piece". {Watch}

[*]2006 - They starred in their first Theatrical TV Drama "Vacation", which consisted of 4 episodes, and was aired at Aired at Yunsae University Main Auditorium. {Watch}

[*]2006 - (Sep) Their third Korean Album "O"-正.反.合. topped the charts when it was released, and it became the number one record of the year.

[*]2006 - TVXQ swept all the prestigious year-end Korean awards. At the 2006 MKMF Music Festival, they were awarded "Best Artist of the Year", "Best Group", "Mnet.com" and "Mnet Plus Mobile People's Choice Award". At the 16th Music Seoul Festival, they were swept three awards including a "Daesang" award, which is the most coveted award in the industry. At the 21st Golden Disk Awards 2006 and SBS Gayo Awards 2006, they were awarded a "Bonsang" and claimed another "Daesang" at both events. {Watch} | {Watch} | {Watch}| {Watch} | {Watch}

2007

  • 2007 - (May) TVXQ won the "Best Buzz Asia in Korea" award at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Japan with their song "O"-正.反.合.
  • 2007 - (29 Jul) They made a big leap in the Japanese careers when they performed at the Nippon Budokan, a large-scale arena famous for its concerts, as part of their "2nd Live Tour ~Five In The Black~". {Watch}
  • 2007 - (Dec) TVXQ was elected as the the President of the Republic of Korean Music through a voting system organised by MTV. Due to this win, MTV and Boombox declared December 23 as “TVXQ Day".
  • 2007 - TVXQ's Dvd "All About TVXQ 2" was ranked as Best selling DVD of 2007.

2008

  • 2008 - (28 Mar) TVXQ was appointed the "Goodwill Ambassador for Asia" for Universal Studios Japan. The song "Box In The Ship", the B-side of their 23rd Japanese Single "どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?(Why Did I Fall In Love With You?)" which was released later that year, became the theme song for USJ's "Hollywood Dream - The Ride".
  • 2008 - (Jan) The release of their 16th Japanese Single "Purple Line" made waves as it topped of the Oricon Singles Charts (Daily & Weekly), and became the fifth non-Japanese Asian artist and the first male foreign group to have a number-one single on the Oricon Singles Weekly Charts.
  • 2008 - (Apr) Their 22nd Japanese Single "Beautiful You/千年恋歌 (A Thousand Year Love Song)" became their second single to top the Oricon Singles Weekly Charts. This is another marked achievement as they became the second foreign artistes to top the charts twice. {Watch} | {Watch}
  • 2008 - (Jul) They became the first non-Japanese artiste to top the Oricon Singles Weekly Charts thrice, when they released their 23rd Japanese Single "どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?(Why Did I Fall In Love With You?)". {Watch}
  • 2008 - (Oct) Their 24th Japanese Single "呪文 -MIROTIC" became their fourth Japanese single to reach number one on the Oricon Singles Weekly Chart, breaking their own record. {Watch}
  • 2008 - TVXQ proved that they still kept their position at the top of the Korean music industry by winning a slew of awards in the various year-end music award shows. At the MKMF 2008 Awards, they won "Mobile Popularity Award", "Auction Netizen Award", "Overseas Viewers Award" and also won the big prize of the night which was the "Album of the Year Award". They also claimed 3 more awards at the 2008 Golden Disk Awards, which consisted of the "YEPP Popularity Award", "Bonsang" and the top award "Daesang". {Watch} | {Watch} | {Watch} | {Watch} | {Watch}
  • 2008 - (30 Dec) TVXQ were nominated for the "Best Song" category in the 50th Japan Record Awards for their 23rd Japanese Single "どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?/Doumini coopere kimi wo suki ni natteshimattandarou?"
  • 2008 - (31 Dec) They became the first Korean group to attend the 紅白歌合戦 (Kōhaku Uta Gassen), a prestigious Japanese music show whereby participation is by invitation only, and an artiste can be considered successful if they are invited to attend the 紅白歌合戦 (Kōhaku Uta Gassen). They also attended various high-ratings Japanese programmes that were airing celebratory shows for the year-end festivities.

2009

  • 2009 - (Jan) TVXQ broke their own record that they set on the Oricon Singles Weekly Chart again, when their 25th Japanese Single "Bolero / Kiss the Baby Sky / 忘れないで" was released, making it their 5th Single to top the chart. This was also the first Japanese single in which songs written and composed by the members were included. Kiss The Baby Sky and 忘れないで was composed by Park Yoochun and Kim Jaejoong respectively. The song "Kiss The Baby Sky" was also selected as the theme song for NHK's Zoom In Weather Report. {Watch} | {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Jan) Their 4th Korean Album "Mirotic" which was released on 26 September 2008, became the first Korean album in 6 years to pass the 500,000 mark for album sales in the Korean music industry.
  • 2009 - (10 Feb) Less than a month after they released their 25th Japanese Single, "Bolero / Kiss the Baby Sky / 忘れないで" was awarded the Platinum Disc Certificate by the Japan Association of Records for surpassing 100,000 copies in sales.
  • 2009 - (Mar) TVXQ made their debut on the big screen in the Japanese movie "Subaru (昴)". They made a cameo appearance in the movie and had no speaking lines. Their song "Bolero", from their 25th Japanese Single was also made the theme song for "Subaru (昴)". {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Apr) TVXQ broke their own record once again, when their 27th Japanese Single "Share the World/ウィーアー!)" became number one on the Oricon Singles Weekly Charts, making it their 6th Single to top the charts. "Share the World" was selected as the opening song for the popular anime "One Piece". The single has been called a "One Piece Single" since all the tracks have been used for the anime, with "We Are!" being a cover of the very first opening song for the anime. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Jul) Their 28th Japanese Single "Stand by U" became their first single to sell almost 100,000 copies on the first day, making it the fastest single to break through the 100,000 mark for single sales. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Jul) A sign of their ever-rising popularity, TVXQ was invited to guest-star in their first Japanese commercial by the brand Oronamin C. Their co-star was Aya Ueto. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (4 July) TVXQ made history as the first Korean group to ever perform in the Tokyo Dome. The fans, media and entertainment industry worldwide, agreed that TVXQ reached the height of their career in Japan when they held a 2-day Live as part of their final stops for "The 4th Live Tour 2009 ~The Secret Code~", and performed at the Tokyo Dome for the first time. Tickets for both days were sold out and they performed to a combined audience of almost 100,000 people over the 2 days. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Jul) The title track of their 29th Japanese Single "COLOR ~Melody and Harmony~" was selected as the theme song for Hello Kitty's 35th Anniversary. This song was composed and arranged by Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (31 Jul) Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu files a lawsuit against SM Entertainment.
  • 2009 - (Aug) Despite the lawsuit, TVXQ successfully performed as 5 members during a-nation 2009. They performed some of their hit tracks like "Somebody to Love", "Share the World", "Stand by U" and "Survivor". {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Sep) TVXQ released a DVD "4th Live Tour 2009 ~ The Secret Code ~ FINAL in TOKYO DOME". According to the 10/12 Oricon DVD Ranking, it sold 171,000 copies in the first week, their personal best for sales in this category. This was the first time in 20 years for a non-Japanese Asian Artist to get first place in the video rankings. {Read}
  • 2009 - (Sep) Selected for the [Pinky] candy campagin in Japan and recorded a special song for this CM - "甘く果てしなく/Amaku Hateshinaku". It climbed to the #1 spot on mu-mo's charts on its day of release. {Watch} | {Watch}
  • 2009 - (9 Sep) Yunho made his debut as an actor in his first Korean drama TV series 'Heading to the Ground'. The first episode aired with ratings of 7.2% and he was also nominated Best New Actor in the MBC Drama Awards 2009. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (Oct) SME announced TVXQ's hiatus in Korea.
  • 2009 - (Nov) History in Japan Vol. 4, which was released on 28 October, was awarded Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for selling more than 100,000 copies.
  • 2009 - (21 Nov) Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu were invited and attended the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2009 and accepted the "Best Asian Star Award" on behalf of TVXQ. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (26 Nov) TVXQ attended the 42nd Best Hit 2009 Music Festival and performed their hit song for 2009, "Stand by U". {Watch}
  • 2009 - (30 Dec) TVXQ's 28th Japanese Single "Stand by U" was awarded "Best Song" at the 2009 Japan Record Awards. {Watch}
  • 2009 - (31 Dec) TVXQ attended the CDTV Special Premier Live. They were also invited and attended the NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen for the second consecutive year.

2010

  • 2010 - (20 Jan) Junsu began made his debut as a musical actor as part of the cast for the musical "Mozart!" One of the 4 actors who played the role, Junsu was casted as Wolfgang Mozart, the famous musical genius. News of his casting was met with wild anticipation that caused the ticketing site to crash several times with over 15,000 reservation requests within the first 2 hours that tickets opened for sale. Junsu performed a total of 7 times and they were all sold out performances.
  • 2010 - (27 Jan) TVXQ released their 29th Japanese Single "Break Out!" With this single, TVXQ broke all of their own previous records by not only achieving #1 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, but also achieving top place for the Oricon Monthly Charts. They sold an astounding number of 255,917 singles within 6 days, landing them first place on both the weekly and monthly chart. Junsu's solo track "Xiahtic", which was performed during the "4th Live Tour 2009 ~ The Secret Code ~ FINAL in TOKYO DOME", was included as a B-side to the single. {Watch}
  • 2010 - (9 Feb) TVXQ was selected to sing the opening theme song for the Japanese movie 君が踊る、夏 (Kimi ga odoru, natsu/The Summer You Danced). This song was eventually included in their first Japanese Best Album. {Watch}
  • 2010 - (17 Feb) TVXQ released their first Japanese Best Album - "BEST SELECTION 2010". This best album shot to the top of the Oricon Daily Charts with sales of 228,542 on the first day. The album clinched number one spots on Oricon's Daily, Weekly and Monthly Charts. According to Avex, 650,000 copies of the album were shipped, of which 550,000 copies were sold through shops registered with Oricon. This also became their first album to ever be awarded Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, for selling more than 500,000 copies. They were the first Asian group to rank first on the Oricon Weekly Charts for Albums and the number they sold was "the most a foreign artiste has sold in the first week" and "also the first for an Asian male singer". {Read}
  • 2010 - (17 Mar) TVXQ released "TVXQ Video Clip Collection -The One-" which included all the music videos of their Japanese singles from "Stay With Me Tonight" until "Break Out!" It attained number one on the 29/3 DVD rankings by selling 109,000 copies and made TVXQ the only foreign artist (out of three) to ever top the rankings twice. {Read}
  • 2010 - (23 Mar) Their 30th Japanese Single "Toki Wo Tomete" was released. This song was also chosen as the CM song for Menard's commercial. This singled topped the Oricon Daily Charts on the day of its release by selling 124,812. Subsequently, this single, together with the [TVXQ Nonstop-Mix Vol.2] that was released at the same time, ranked in the top 3 in their applicable Oricon rankings and allowed TVXQ to become the first foreign artist to break Mariah Carey’s record of [All I Want For Christmas Is You] (single #3) and [Merry Christmas>] (album #1) since 1995, a record of 15 years and 3 months. Yunho's solo track "CHECKMATE", which was performed during the "4th Live Tour 2009 ~ The Secret Code ~ FINAL in TOKYO DOME", was included as a B-side to the single. {Watch} | {Read}
  • 2010 - (27 Mar) The only Asian artist to be selected for the "A Tribute band from Michael Jackson's THIS IS IT movie and U-Know Live", Yunho performed 5 of the 15 Michael Jackson songs performed at the concert that took place over 2 days. {Watch}
  • 2010 - (3 Apr) Avex announced through a press release that the group "Tohoshinki" will be going on a hiatus and that each member will concentrate on their solo activities.
  • 2010 - (14 Apr) It was announced by Avex that Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu would form a new unit and perform in Japan.
  • 2010 - (15 Apr) Jaejoong made his Japanese drama debut through "素直になれなくて/Sunao ni narenakute". With an elite cast consisting of Eita, Ueno Juri, Seki Megumi, Tamayama Tetsuji and Jaejoong himself, the drama aired for the first time with ratings of 11.9%. {Watch}
  • 2010 - (28 May) Junsu made his solo debut with his first solo Japanese Single "XIAH". Prior to the release of this single, Junsu also performed as a solo artist at the "Girls Award 2010" on 22 May to a 12,000 strong audience. The single made it's debut on the Oricon Daily Charts at #2, selling a total of 118,510 singles on its first day. He eventually cliched #2 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with sales of 195,000 in its first week. This single is also know as a "triple drama ost" single. The title track "Intoxication" and "君がいれば/kimi ga ireba" are the OST songs for Yoochun's debut Japanese drama "Beautiful Love~君がいれば~". The last track, "悲しみのゆくえ/kanashimi no yukue" is the OST for the Japanese drama "Love letter from 5 years later". Junsu also self-composed the melody and choreographed the dance for "Intoxication". {Watch} | {Watch} | {Watch}
  • 2010 - (4 Jun) Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu held their first LIVE concert as a new unit. Named "JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN THANKSGIVING LIVE IN DOME", the concert was held on 5 & 6 June at Kyocera Dome, Osaka and 12 & 13 June at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo. Held over four days, the 3 drew a crowd of 200,000 and it was reported that the demand for tickets to their concert reached over 1 million requests.
  • 2010 - (4 Jun) Yoochun made his debut as an actor in Japan through BeeTV's mobile drama "Beautiful Love~君がいれば~". He acted as Yonsu, the heir to a conglomerate family, and starred opposite Oomasa Aya. Yoochun has also been casted as the male lead in the Korean drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal", which will air in the second half of the year. {Watch}
  • 2010 - (7 Jun) It was announced that Yunho was casted as the main male lead for the musical "Goong". He will take the stage from 8 September. {Watch}
  • 2010 - (7 Jun) At the 4th Musical Awards held on 7 June, Junsu was nominated for "Best Male Rookie Award" and "Popularity Award" for his role in the musical "Mozart!" He took home both awards, making his mark as a successful musical actor. {Watch}
  • 2010 - It was announced last year that Changmin was set to make his acting debut in the Korean drama "Paradise Meadow" starring opposite Lee Yeon Hee and it was set to air in April 2010. It was later announced that the airing date for his drama has been pushed back to the second half of the year.

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2004

  • (28 Mar) SBS Gayo Awards: Popular Song First Debut (Hug)
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival (December): Best Music Video Award for New Group (Hug)
  • KBS Popular Music Award: Best New Artist
  • MBC Top 10 Music Festival: Best New Artist
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Best Group Award
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Music Video Award
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: CF Model Award
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Asia Star Award

2005

  • TVXQ was appointed as PR spokespeople for the city of Los Angeles on June 14, 2005.
  • Awarded Best Music Video Award for the song "Rising Sun" (the title song for their second Korean Album "Rising Sun") and the People's Choice Award at the 2005 Mnet KM Music Video Festival. {Watch}
  • Rising Sun ranked #1 on the monthly charts and #4 for the yearly sales.
  • Show Me Your Love ranked #1 on the monthly charts.
  • Stay With Me Tonight was used as the ending theme for TV show "Kusano Kid".
  • Somebody To Love was used as the ending theme for TV show "Yarisugi Koji"
  • My Destiny was used as the ending theme for TV show "Getsuyou Entertaiment"
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival: Best Music Video (Rising Sun) {Watch}
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival: People’s Choice Award
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival: Artist of the Year

2006

  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ten Most Popular Music Group
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ten Most Popular Song
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Most Popular Advertisement Model
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ideal Man Category
  • Channel[V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Best Music Video (Rising Sun)
  • Channel[V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Best Asian Artist
  • Virgin Hitz Awards (October 28): Popular Vote Asia Artist
  • (25 Nov) Mnet KM Music Festival: Best Group {Watch}
  • (25 Nov) Mnet KM Music Festival: Artist of the Year {Watch} | {Watch}
  • (25 Nov) Mnet KM Music Festival: Mnet.com
  • (25 Nov) Mnet KM Music Festival: Mnet Plus Mobile People's Choice Award {Watch}
  • (1 Dec) MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival: Daesang
  • (1 Dec) MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival: Bonsang
  • (1 Dec) MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival: Mobile Popular Vote
  • (14 Dec) 21st Golden Disk Awards: Daesang {Watch} | {Watch}
  • (14 Dec) 21st Golden Disk Awards: Bonsang
  • (29 Dec) SBS Gayo Awards: Daesang
  • (29 Dec) SBS Gayo Awards: Bonsang

2007

  • SBS Gayo Awards: Popular Song First Debut (Hug)
  • Won the "Best Buzz Asia in Korea" award at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards Japan with "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. {Watch}

2008

  • TVXQ made it in the Guinness World Records for having the world's largest official fan club "Cassiopeia".
  • (20 Nov) MKMF 2008 Awards: Mobile Popularity Award
  • (20 Nov) MKMF 2008 Awards: Auction Netizen Popularity Award{Watch}
  • (20 Nov) MKMF 2008 Awards: Overseas Viewers Award
  • (20 Nov) MKMF 2008 Awards: Album of the Year Award {Watch}
  • (10 Dec) 2008 Golden Disk Awards: YEPP Popularity Award {Watch}
  • (10 Dec) 2008 Golden Disk Awards: Bonsang {Watch}
  • (10 Dec) 2008 Golden Disk Awards: Daesang {Watch}

2009

  • TVXQ was listed in the world record book as the most photographed celebrity in the world. From the day of their debut to March 19, 2009, the five members are estimated to have been photographed about 500 million times in magazines, albums jackets, and commercials, etc. The total figure includes individual photos as well as group pictures.
  • (21 Nov) TVXQ was nominated and awarded "Best Asian Star Award" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2009. {Watch}
  • (30 Dec) Yunho was nominated Best New Actor in the MBC Drama Awards 2009 for his debut role as the male lead for the Korean TV Series "Heading to the Ground". {Watch}
  • (30 Dec) TVXQ's 28th Japanese Single "Stand by U" was awarded "Best Song" at the 2009 Japan Record Awards. {Watch}

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Senorita_    157

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WHAT IS AOE?

Angels of the East (AOE) is a group of Soompi members who come together to help the TVXQ threads at Soompi organized. Anyone is welcome to join, but AOE is only active for the creation of the anniversary threads, as well as the official threads of TVXQ at Soompi. To join, please PM zhuuzhuusoba and sign up with the same username that you have at Soompi at this forum: http://s1.zetaboards.com/angelsoftheeast/index/

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Misarang Imsil Cheese Pizza

Address: 205 Ire21twobuilding 741-3 Janghang-dong Ilsadonggu Goyang-city Kyunggi-do S, Korea

Tel Number: 031-924-7681

Hanilkwan (Yoochun's grandparent's restaurant)

Address: 119-1, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, S,Korea

Tel Number: (02) 732-3735

Open: 10:30-21:00

Holidays: Lunar New Year's Day / Korean Thanksgiving Day /1st Sat of Jun

Directions: Jonggak Stn. (Line 1, Exit 1) 100m away

Main Service: Traditional Korean food such as galbi, bulgogi,naengmyeon and galbitang

S.M. Entertainment

KOSDAQ: 041510

Address:521,Hanyang Apt., Apgujeong 2-Dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul

Tel Number: 02-6240-9800

President: Kim,Yeong Min

Shareholders: Lee Sooman (26.7), AVEX Group Holdings (16.9)

Rhythm Zone (AVEX Group)

Address:Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

President: Masato Matsuura (CEO), Ryuhei Chiba (Co-CEO)

Avex Entertainment

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TimeOut Gelato (Yoochun's Mother's Gelato Shop)

Time Out Gelato Bar

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soompi's fifth official tvxq thread

has been brought to you by

AOE

{first post || zhuuzhuusoba and mandasoh}

{second post || ayunda, tinchiq and Fobbiyo}

{third post || ssunsett and Supernike911}

{fourth post || jeeelim5, mandasoh and ohhlalakelly}

{fifth post || ohhlalakelly}

{header graphics || MickyYummy}

{banner graphics || Scarlet Rose}

{discography graphics || Fobbiyo}

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Hoodwinker    110

Congratulations on the opening of the 5th DBSK thread, and a big thank you to Zhuuzhuusoba, Mandasoh, Ayunda,Fobbiyo, Ssunsett, Supernike911, Jeeelim5, Ohhlalakelly, MickyYummy and Scarlet Rose for their time and effort! You guys did an awesome job :D

To celebrate:

Perhaps one of my favourite clips. The boys were so dorky at the beginning, but the way they danced was HOT.

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credits: as tagged

May the 5th thread be filled with happiness and success.

hey, how do you make the picture go smaller? It's out of the soompi lining...

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laurassjj87    0

¡¡CONGRATULATIONSSSS!!!!

Omfg! 5th thread! This is great! I hope this new thread can be a new start for all of us and for DBSK.

Always keep the faith! <3

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^L4uRa^    108

AHH I MADE INTO THE FIRST PAGE~!!

kkk..

CONGRATULATIONSSSSSSS...

Gosh, Thank you so much AOE team for making this thread looking this gorgeous..

it's so neat, and well-rounded.. even with the lawsuit's news..

*bravo!*

to all the tvxq fans all over the world...

What hapenned in the previous thread let it be our memmories, and let's look forward,

Let's make this new thread become a good place to spazz about the boys.. no more arguments and wanks.. :D

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and for the newbies... WELCOME!!

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pics credits : astagged

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mandasoh    0

We finally did it! Thanks so much to the AOE team who worked hard for this and to the graphic designers from Tohosomnia :]]

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[FAN] 100704 Worldwide Flash Mob - To Commemorate The Tokyo Dome Concert

July 4, 2010 (to commemorate the Tokyo Dome concert) at 12:26pm (signifies TVXQ's debut) and 3:25pm (only in the Philippines) (means 3+2=5)

SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines

3:25pm version

12:26pm version

Credits : CassPH

Shared by DNBN+tohosomnia.net

There's a lot more done by Cassies from Hong Kong, Spain and Brazil. We've come so far together, I'm really proud of this fandom :]

<3

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Honey_KizZ    99

i'm so happy that the 5th thread is open!! :D

i hope that we can continue to support the boys with a positive attitude.

thanks everyone for all your effort in putting it together.

it always amazes me every time i re-read their bio and history. the boys have worked so hard over the years and as a result have accomplished many things that some can only dream of.

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The real reason why i love them...

sometimes i feel sad about all that has happened within the last year...watching them perform always makes me realize that they truly are special.

no matter how many times i see this fanvid...it always amazes me.

@candybow

thanks for sharing that gif...it makes me lol everytime i see it. xD

cute chun!

@sygdbsk

thanks for sharing that performance...

that is one of my favorites...i love how cassie sings along w/ them.

"I'll wait for you.." i feel the same.

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JJ4eVa    0

Congratulation for the opening of this 5 thread...

i hope no more dramas in this thread, lets support our boys with all our heart.. ^^

God bless u all and our boys...

DBSK Hwaiting!!!!

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Hello I am a new fan of DBSK (really late)..

The new thread is very nice, thank you thread admins!

Congratulations for the opening of the new DBSK thread, hope it will be a good start for the boys and everyone here!

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jiajiaaa    0

WOO THE 5TH THREAD IS FINALLY HERE!! A new beginning!! Ahhhh I miss cm I want to see more news of him :( Always keep the faith DBSK fighting~!! :D

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eva0524    0

Yay for new thread!!! ^_^ Been waiting for awhile~

Thanks to everyone who have contributed for the hard work~~

*Sharing GIF*

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-Credits to whomever that made it!! (I stored too many and don't know who to credit...so if this is yours, lemme know and I'll credit you~)

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sygdbsk    71

Congratulations on the opening of the 5th DBSK thread!!!!!!!

Thanks so much to the AOE team who worked hard for this :D

lets support our boys forever~~~

DBSK HWAITING!!!!!

ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH :wub:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZJ5depxLPA

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miss_h    205

Finally...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's move on and I hope all the bad news will be left in the 4th thread..

Banzai!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and thank you for starting it. It looks really nice..

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yuulina    0

yeay!! finally we have moved to new thread.

WOW!! it's already 5th thread.. i'm so proud of all the dedication from TVXQ fans. :D

Lots of hugs and thank you too zhuu, manda, jee, ayu, lyly, rara, cherie, kelly, sheilla and risa.

You guys ROCK!!

and hopefully with all this new thread and new perspective, lets not bash each other like stupid and immature kids anymore.

PEACE!

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Moo! Well it's about time! Felt like we were waiting for the thread almost as long as this lawsuit to end xD (jkjk)

Thanks though, I know things like this aren't easy to pop out.

Let's make this the best thread on SOOMPI!

Also, let's all continue to support our guys, together or not! As fans we represent them when they aren't around to represent themselves, so let's be a little more mature this time around. I know that as soon as they get back together all these so called "big" groups are gonna be left in the dust so until that day comes DBSK hwaiting! Cassiopeia hwaiting! Fan Club Members hwaiting!

Always Keep the Faith! <3

CandyBow where is that gif from? It's totally adorable lol

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