The grand prize winners from Japan’s ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011‘ have just been revealed!
Publishing company Enterpost has recently released a book addressing the ‘TVXQ Situation‘. The book speaks on behalf of the three members from JYJ, who broke away from SM Entertainment and are currently selling the highest number of albums despite being banned and unable to perform live. The book accuses the entertainment organizations and broadcasting companies among others for creating unreasonable obstacles for the members, denying them of their right to stand on stage.
The book also breaks down the reasons behind JYJ applying for an injunction to halt their exclusive contract with SM Entertainment, and more detailed background information on the lawsuit.
JYJ’s growth as entertainers are discussed in the book as well, highlighting their accomplishments as musicians, actors, and musical stars.
The book organizes the details that have not been revealed by the media, making it easier for the public to better understand the ‘TVXQ Situation’. Foreign fans are already demanding translated copies of the book, and ‘Pleasure JYJ‘ immediately became a best seller on Interpark after being released on November 30th.
JYJ‘s Jaejoong was named as the #1 male star girls wanted to go on a date with during the first snow fall.
Music website ‘Monkey 3‘ kicked off the poll on November 17th, and drew 6,100 votes. It was close battle between Jaejoong and Lee Seung Gi, but the idol took first place with 64% (or 3,882 votes).
Fans who cast a ballot in his favor explained, “I would want Jaejoong to hold my hands in his coat pocket” and “He’s a romantic-looking guy, perfect for a romantic date”.
Meanwhile, Lee Seung Gi — who’s been gaining a lot of popularity from shows likes ‘Strong Heart‘ and ‘1N2D‘ — took 33% (2,016 votes). Next on the list were Song Joong Ki, Jung Il Woo, Kim Soo Hyun, and Lee Min Ho.
Source + Image: Naver
by jae.lea.jung @ allkpop
It’s just been reported that JYJ‘s Jaejoong has delayed his military enlistment, citing ‘overseas stay’ as his reason. At this time, his enlistment date has been pushed back to August 31st, 2012. However, if he wishes to postpone his enlistment date then, he will be able to request for a deferment, provided that he has a reasonable excuse.
Jaejoong received his military draft notice back in September. Although he’s currently a student enrolled in Kyung Hee Cyber University as a communications major, he’s reached the age of 24. Consequently, he’s of age where he could be included in the draft despite still being a student.
C-Jes Entertainment told Dispatch over the phone, “Jaejoong has requested for a deferment of military enlistment. He has received permission from the Military Manpower Administration. The enlistment was postponed since there are a lot of overseas promotions this year. There is no problem with him promoting until August of next year.”
The agency’s decision to cite “overseas stay” as the reason for deferment rather than school immediately caught the public’s attention. Some netizens even began to whisper that Jaejoong couldn’t use school as his excuse because he was expelled.
According to JYJ‘s label C-JeS Entertainment, over 80,000 fans were in attendance at the JYJ World Tour show that took place in Ibaraki, Japan on the 15th, further proving that JYJ is still dominating Japan’s music scene.
Their special edition ‘In Heaven‘ album to be released at the end of the month has received more advanced sales than any other album at record stores, and their Jamsil Concert DVD sold out on Amazon Japan immediately after being released.
A representative from Tower Records stated, “We received an explosive amount of pre-orders for JYJ-related CDs and DVDs, as soon as they come in… what’s more amazing is that they have not been able to perform on stage or promote themselves properly for the past two years, yet still accomplish these results.”
Japanese fans are also supporting the members’ individual activities.
Fan-taken footage from JYJ‘s concert in Berlin were recently posted online, and have been generating a lot of buzz. In particular, a series of shots taken of member Jaejoong during their performance of “Get Out” have caught the eyes of netizens.
Although dressed down in jeans and a white concert tee, Jaejoong manages to look effortlessly chic as he passionately belts out his parts.
Netizens commented, “He even looks good making faces like this,” “Crazy good looks,” and “On endless repeat.”
This was JYJ’s final stop on their 2011 world tour in 13 countries.
Source & Photo: enews24 via Nate
JYJ’s Park Yoochun – Big Bang’s TOP, Who Is The Victor In This Idol Photoshoot Showdown?
The appearance battle between JYJ member Park Yoochun and Big Bang member T.O.P has become a hot topic.
Recently, both men did photoshoots for magazines. Park Yoochun in “HIGH CUT” and T.O.P in “1st Look,” with both men showing infinite charm.