[NEWS] 121210 JYJ′s Kim Junsu Wraps Up a Successful Year

[NEWS] 121210 Tahun kesuksesan bagi JYJ Kim Junsu

Tahun 2012 menjadi tahun yang amat penting bagi JYJ Kim Junsu. Tahun ini merupakan tahun di mana Junsu sukses berkarir sebagai grup (JYJ) dan solois.
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Tahun ini ia meliris album solo perdana yang telah berhasil merampungkan tur dunia serta memenangkan penghargaan ‘Best Actor Award’ untuk kategori aktor musikal.

Ketika member JYJ lainnya yaitu Park Yoochun dan Kim Jaejoong fokus di dunia akting, Kim Junsu sukses berkarir sebagai penyanyi meskipun ia tidak dapat tampil di televisi.

Ketika diwawancarai oleh tim enews di Jerman, Kim Junsu berkata bahwa ia merasa ‘separuh cemas separuh termotivasi’ mengenai keputusannya untuk merilis album solo perdana. Ini merupakan tantangan berat baginya untuk merilis album di dalam situasi yang sulit.

Keraguannya ternyata musnah. Album solo perdananya, TARANTALLEGRA berhasil mendapatkan tanggapan positif karena strategi marketing beberapa website musik online dan fanbase yang solid. Ia juga berhasil meyakinkan dirinya untuk mengadakan konser tur dunia solo.

Tur tersebut awalnya dimulai di 6 negara di Asia. Sebanyak 35.000 orang penonton berasal dari Seoul, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China dan Hong Kong hadir dalam konsernya. Kemudian ia mengadakan konser di New York pada 30 Agustus dan pergi ke Amerika antara lain ke L.A., Meksiko, Brazil dan Chile. Akhirnya pada 30 November, Kim Junsu mengadakan konser di Jerman sebagai penutup tur dunianya serta berhasil menggelar konser di hadapan 53.800 orang di total 4 kontinen di 12 kota.

Atas kerja kerasnya melakukan konser di luar negeri, pada 7 Desember lalu, Kim Junsu menerima penghargaan dari pers internasional karena ia telah berjasa menyebarkan kultur Korea ke luar negeri.
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Kim Junsu juga menunjukkan prestasinya yaitu TARANTALLEGRA yang berada di posisi 10 dalam ‘The Billboard World Albums Chart’ dan posisi 1 dalam iTunes Jepang dan Yinyuetai.

Seperti yang Junsu katakan, tahun 2012 merupakan ‘tahun bermakna’ bagi Kim Junsu. Tahun ini merupakan tahun yang mengukuhkan dirinya sebagai jawara K-Pop.

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[NEWS] 121210 JYJ′s Kim Junsu Wraps Up a Successful Year

The year of 2012 means a lot for JYJ′s Kim Junsu. It was a year in which his feats as a member of his group and as a solo singer both prospered.

This year he released his first solo album, successfully led a world tour with his name on it and as a musical actor, won the Best Actor Award.

While his fellow JYJ members Park Yoo Chun and Kim Jae Joong took on acting, Kim Junsu led a successful career as a singer despite his inability to appear on TV to perform.

In a meeting with enews at Germany, his last destination in his world tour, Kim Junsu said he had felt “half scared, half excited” about the decision to release his first solo album. It was a big challenge for him to release a full-length album in such difficult conditions.

His concerns, however, turned out to be for nothing. His first album Tarantallegra managed to receive favorable reviews thanks to the variety of online marketing methods and his strong fan base. He even managed to draw up his courage to launch a world tour alone.

The tour first started off as an Asia tour in six countries. He first set sail with a total of 35,000 people, gathered across Seoul, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. He then traveled to New York on August 30 and then went through the Americas, dropping by at L.A., Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Finally on November 30, he topped off with a concert in Germany, and finished the tour that had drawn 53,800 people in total across four continents in 12 cities.

Thanks to his great feats overseas, on December 7, he won an award from international press for spreading awareness of Korea.

Kim Junsu even boasted a strong showing on various charts. Tarantallegra ranked no. 10 on the Billboard World Albums Chart and no. 1 on iTunes Japan and Yinyuetai.

Like he said himself, 2012 was “a meaningful year” for Kim Junsu. It was a year in which he confirmed his status as a leader of K-Pop.

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[TRANS] 120913 JYJ’s Junsu, “My Voice Is Gone, The Reward Of Running 3 Weeks With No Break”

[TRANS] 120913 JYJ’s Junsu, “My Voice Is Gone, The Reward Of Running 3 Weeks With No Break”

JYJ Junsu berbicara soal kondisi tenggorokannya.

Kemarin, Junsu memposting di twitternya (@1215thexiahtic), “Sangat normal jika suaraku sangat husky, tapi bagaimanapun juga ketika saya bernyanyi suaraku tidak pernah hilang… tapi ketika aku bangun pagi ini, suaraku hampir hilang. Mungkin ini karena aku kelelahan… Tapi sangat baik hal ini terjadi ketika saya telah menyelesaikan Tur Amerika Utara.”

Dia melanjutkan, “Suaraku telah hilang… tapi saya merasa ini adalah hadiah yang kuterima setelah 3 minggu berturut-turut menggelar konser jadi saya merasa bahagia. Saya berterimakasih kepada fans yang telah memberikanku semangat yang membuatku bisa seperti ini… Sekarang saya harus beristirahat.”

Junsu menyelesaikan tur di Chile pada hari senin setelah mengunjungi NYC, L.A., Meksiko dan Brazil.

Netizen berkomentar, “Saya tidak tahu junsu bisa sakit… Tolong istirahat dan kembali dengan musik yang indah”, “Kau sudah terlalu lelah…istirahatlah”, dan “Kami akan terus mendukungmu.”

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[NEWS] JYJ’s Junsu, “My Voice Is Gone, The Reward Of Running 3 Weeks With No Break”

JYJ’s Junsu talked of his throat condition.

Yesterday, Junsu posted on his twitter, “It’s just that my normal voice is very husky, but no matter how much I sing my voice normally doesn’t go away… But when I woke up this morning, my voice was finally gone. Maybe it’s because I crashed… But good thing it happened right after the North America Tour finished.”

He continued, “My voice is gone… But I feel like it’s a reward I received for running for 3 weeks so I somewhat feel happy. I thank the fans that has given me the energy to come this far.. Now I should get some rest.”

Junsu finished his tour on Monday in Chile after going through New York, LA, Mexico, and Brazil.

Internet users who saw this commented, “I didn’t know Junsu can get sick too… Please get some rest and come back to us with good music,” “About time you crashed.. Get some rest,” and “We’ll always support you.”

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[TRANS/NEWS] 120911 JYJ Junsu Completes North and South America Tour, ‘Thank You For Coming’

[TRANS/NEWS] 120911 JYJ Junsu Completes North and South America Tour, ‘Thank You For Coming’


Member JYJ Junsu memulai tur dunianya dari NYC kemudian ke L.A., Meksiko dan Brazil dengan total 12.000 fans yang hadir dalam konsernya di Amerika Utara.

10 September, Junsu bernyanyi di hadapan 3.000 fans dari Chile, Peru, Argentina, Bulgaria, Paraguay dan beberapa negara bagian di Amerika Selatan.

Junsu menyapa fans dalam bahasa Spanyol dan melakukan event spesial untuk fansnya.

Junsu berkomentar, “Tur dunia ini memberikan saya kekuatan dan kepercayaan diri. Selama saya memiliki fans, saya akan terus berusaha melakukan yang terbaik. Saya akan terus ingat dengan cinta dan dukungan yang kuterima dari fansku yang tersebar di seluruh dunia.”

Usai konser, fans memegang sebuah banner berukuran besar bertuliskan “Terima kasih telah datang. Kami cinta JUNSU.” Seorang fans berkomentar, “Sangat sulit baginya datang ke sini setelah waktu itu. Saya sangat senang ia dapat datang kembali ke sini. Saya cinta Junsu untuk selamanya.”

Seorang fans berkata, “Butuh waktu 30 jam agar sampai ke Chile. Saya pernah menonton konsernya bulan Maret lalu dan konser kali ini adalah yang terbaik. Meskipun sulit baginya, saya sangat berterimakasih karena ia tidak melupakan fansnya yang ada di sini.”

Junsu telah menyelesaikan turnya ke 6 negara di Asia dan 5 negara di Amerika Utara dan Selatan dan sekarang ia sedang menyiapkan diri untuk konser di Eropa.

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[NEWS] JYJ Junsu Completes North and South America Tour, ‘Thank You For Coming’

JYJ member Junsu started in New York and continued on to L.A., Mexico and Brazil for a total of 12,000 fans for his North American leg.

On Monday, September 10, Junsu performed in front of the 3,000 fans that came out to see him from Chile, Peru, Argentina, Bulgaria, Paraguay and other parts of South America.

Junsu greeted his fans in Spanish and also held other special events for his fans.

Junsu commented, “This tour gave me much strength and confidence. As long as I have my fans, I will continue to strive to be the best. I will always remember the love and support I received here from halfway across the world.”

After the performance, the fans held up a huge sign that read, “Thank you for coming. We love you Junsu.” One fan commented, “It must have been hard for him to come all the way here last time. I’m so glad that he came this time again. I will love Junsu forever.”

Another fan commented, “It took around 30 hours to get to Chile. I’ve seen his other concert in March but this concert was the best. Although it is hard for him, I am so thankful that he does not forget about his fans here.”

Junsu upon concluding his six Asian cities and five cities in North and South America is now preparing of the rest of his European tour.

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[TRANS/RECAP] 120910 MTV K Concert Recap: XIA @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

XIA yang kerap dikenal sebagai JYJ Junsu, menggoyang NYC sebagai permulaan konser tur dunianya pada tanggal 30 Agustus lalu. Ini merupakan kunjungan ke 3 kalinya ke East Coast – masih ingatkah dengan konser rahasia dengan JYJ tahun 2010 lalu ketika mereka ke NYC untuk menggelar showcase? Dan konser JYJ di Newark bulan Mei lalu? Tapi konser ini digelar khusus bagi XIA yang merupakan konser solo perdananya di Amerika dan juga tempat di mana tur dunianya kemudian dilanjutkan ke L.A., Meksiko, Amerika Selatan dan Eropa.

Ini kesempatan yang sangat baik bagi fans K-Pop yang ingin mencari tahu tentang triple threat. Seluruh penonton akan merasakan kehebatan aksi panggung XIA dan kecintaannya terhadap musik yang tercermin melalui kualitas vokal, koreografi dan kemampuan aktingnya selama konser berlangsung.

Setelah memberikan pemanasan kepada penonton melalui MV TARANTALLEGRA yang diputar, konser digelar dengan lagu yang up-beat, BREATH. Seluruh penari latar berdansa dengan serius namun seluruh mata tertuju ada XIA saat ia muncul ke atas panggung dan penonton sangat bergembira dapat menyaksikan ‘sihir’ yang diberikan XIA.

Lagu bergenre ballad dan dance merupakan bagian dari legenda musik digabungkan dengan keahlian vokal XIA yang dengan tepat menampilkan perubahan nada suara selama 2 jam konser. Lagu NO GAIN yang bergenre R&B, lagu LULLABY yang menunjukkan sensualitas dan INTOXICATION yang menunjukkan keseksian, merupakan 3 lagu pertama yang dibawakan oleh XIA menunjukkan kehebatan vokal sebagai penyanyi dan stamina sebagai penari.

Meskipun ia benar-benar serius dalam setiap penampilannya, XIA melakukan upaya nyata untuk terlibat langsung dengan fans. Puncaknya adalah ketika ‘Genie Time’, yaitu ketika XIA melakukan 3 permohonan fans. Pertama, ia menyanyi beberapa bagian lagu Whitney Houston ‘The Greatest Love of All’. Kedua, pose aegyo ‘Angel XIA’ (sebelum melakukannya ia menyuruh seluruh fans lelaki menutup mata mereka). Ketiga, fans menyuruhnya untuk menggoyangkan pinggulnya.
Visualisi panggung selama konser berlangsung sangat menonjol dan mengesankan seperti dalam konser musikal. Kombinasi spotlight dan mantel putih yang dipakai oleh XIA membuatnya terlihat seperti malaikat yang menyinari panggung ketika ia menyanyikan YOU’RE SO BEAUTIFUL (OST Scent of Woman), THOUGH YOU ALREADY KNOW, dan I DON’T LIKE LOVE (OST Rooftop Prince).

Setelah mengganti baju, saat penari latar mengerubuni panggung dengan lagu latar JYJ BE MY GIRL (Remix), XIA kembali ke panggung sebagai Death (peran dari musikal ELIZABETH). Bagi kalian yang belum tahu, XIA merupakan aktor musikal dan mendapatkan inspirasi dari musikalnya ke dalam konsep konser solonya. Setelah THE LAST DANCE, XIA menyanyikan lagu dari MOZART! yaitu I AM MUSIC dan WHY CAN’T YOU LOVE ME?

Versi bahasa Inggris dari album solo perdananya TARANTALLEGRA terbukti menjadi puncak dari konser malam itu dan XIA dengan kepercayaan diri penuh berjalan ke kursi tahtahnya di akhir lagu. Namun, tak lama kemudian muncullah saat dimana seluruh penonton telah menunggunya. MV UNCOMMITTED diputar dan seluruh penonton kegirangan.

XIA muncul dari belakang panggung dengan kostum hitam ketat untuk penampilan perdananya UNCOMMITTED diwarnai dengan koreografi yang penuh gerakan tubuh menuju arah penonton (yang bernyanyi bersama XIA) membuat momen sempurna antara XIA dan fansnya.
XIA membungkuk di hadapan penonton dan berterimakasih kepada seluruh penonton yang telah hadir di konsernya. Setelah 3 kali berturut-turut menyanyikan lagu ballad, ia menghilang dari backstage, kembali menyanyikan sebuah lagu terakhir. Diwarnai dengan spotlight indah dan efek panggung, tidak ada yang lebih hebat dari penampilan encore XIA yang membawakan lagu JYJ FALLEN LEAVES.

Dan ini merupakan pemberhentian pertama dari XIA 1st World Tour Concert : Tarantallegra. Artis Korea Selatan pertama yang melakukan konser tur dunia, XIA memiliki pencapaian yang tinggi untuk keluar dari Korea dan pergi ke seluruh dunia.
Kamu dapat melihat set list konser XIA di NYC di bawah ini dan tunggu Wawancara Ekslusif MTV K dengan XIA.

1. “Breath”
2. “No Gain”
3. “Lullaby”
4. “Intoxication”
5. “Set Me Free”
(Genie Time: Three Wishes)
6. “You Are So Beautiful”
7. “Though I Already Know”
8. “Turn Around and Around”
(Dance Break to JYJ’s “Be My Girl” Remix)
9. “Last Dance” (from Elisabeth)
10. “I Am Music” (from Mozart!)
11. “Why Can’t You Love Me” (from Mozart!)
12. “Tarantallegra” (Oriental/English version)
13. “Fever”
14. “Uncommitted”
15. “I Hate Love”
16. “Tree Covered with Dew”
17. “Fallen Leaves”

Source: mtvk.com
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ENGLISH VERSION

120910 MTV K Concert Recap: XIA @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

XIA, also known as JYJ‘s Junsu, lit up New York City on August 30 for the kick-off concert of his first world tour. It was his third time visiting the East Coast — Remember our secret show with JYJ back in 2010 when they stopped by New York City for their first showcase? And JYJ’s concert in Newark last May? But this concert in particular held special meaning to XIA, both as his first solo concert in the US and as the first stop on a world tour that would land him in Los Angeles, Mexico, South America and Europe.

It was the perfect opportunity for K-pop fans to experience firsthand the true meaning of the term triple threat. All those in attendance will attest to XIA’s superior command of the stage and his genuine love for music as he flaunted his quality vocals, on-point choreography, and expressive acting skills that evening.

After warming up the crowd with XIA’s “Tarantellegra” music video on the main screen, the concert opened with the high-energy dance track, “Breath.” The fierce backup dancers were seriously working it, but all eyes were on XIA as he rose up from a platform, excitement washing over the crowd as they prepared themselves for the magic they were about to witness.

Both the ballads and dance tracks were the stuff of musical legend, with XIA’s vocal acrobatics expertly hitting chord progressions and key changes throughout the two-hour show. The R&B-flavored  track “No Gain,” the ever-sensual “Lullaby,” and the downright sexy “Intoxication,” were the first three songs performed, showcasing both the sheer force of XIA’s vocal stamina and his prowess as a dancer.

Though he could have simply plowed through his performances, XIA made a real effort to engage fans at every turn of the concert. One of the night’s highlights was the XIA-dubbed “Genie Time,” during which he granted three wishes to three lucky fans in the audience. He first sang a few lines from Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All,” followed by a reluctant cameo by the adorable Angel XIA (his signature aegyo pose), before which he requested that all the men in the venue avert their eyes. The final wish treated the audience to a sexy hip shake, which required a little winding up.

The stage visuals throughout the concert were just as bold and visually impressive as those of a musical. During “You’re So Beautiful” (from Scent of a Woman), ”Though You Already Know,” and “I Turn Around and Around” (from Rooftop Prince), the combination of the stage lights and his angelic white coat gave the breathtaking illusion of XIA himself brightening the stage.

After a quick costume change, during which the dancers headed a mass dance party set to the tune of JYJ’s “Be My Girl” remix, XIA returned to the stage as his alter-ego, Death, from his last musical, Elizabeth.  For those of you who weren’t aware, XIA is quite the decorated musical actor and has cited musicals as the inspiration for his tour’s artistic concepts. After “The Last Dance,” he also treated the audience to a Mozart! medley of  “I Am Music” and “Why Can’t You Love Me?”

The English version of his debut album’s title track, “Tarantallegra” proved to be one of the night’s highlights, and XIA was dripping with confidence as he walked up to his throne at the end of the song. What soon followed, however, was the moment that everyone had been waiting for. The music video for XIA’s English single “Uncommitted” began playing as whispers of excitement spread through the venue. It was time.

XIA emerged from backstage in a sleek black suit for his first-ever live performance of his English single, “Uncommitted.” Clean-cut, easy-on-the-eyes choreography and plenty of playful gestures towards the crowd (who sang right along with him) made for a perfect moment of interaction between XIA and his fans.

XIA took a long dramatic bow and thanked his fans for coming out to see him. After three consecutive ballads off his studio album, he disappeared backstage, only to return for one last song. Of all the beautiful light and stage effects throughout the show, nothing that night was as visually stunning as the beautiful onscreen autumn motif  for XIA’s encore performance of JYJ’s “Fallen Leaves.”

And thus concluded the first stop on XIA’s 1st World Tour Concert: Tarantallegra. As the first South Korean male artist to embark on a true world tour, XIA set a pretty high bar for the acts that will follow him out of Korea and around the globe.

You can find the full set list for XIA’s NYC concert below, and stay tuned for MTV K’s exclusive interview with XIA, coming soon!

1. “Breath”
2. “No Gain”
3. “Lullaby”
4. “Intoxication”
5. “Set Me Free”
(Genie Time: Three Wishes)
6. “You Are So Beautiful”
7. “Though I Already Know”
8. “Turn Around and Around”
(Dance Break to JYJ’s “Be My Girl” Remix)
9. “Last Dance” (from Elisabeth)
10. “I Am Music” (from Mozart!)
11. “Why Can’t You Love Me” (from Mozart!)
12. “Tarantallegra” (Oriental/English version)
13. “Fever”
14. “Uncommitted”
15. “I Hate Love”
16. “Tree Covered with Dew”
17. “Fallen Leaves”

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[FANCAMS] 120910 XIA JUNSU Worldwide Concert Tour in Chile – PART II

AROUND & AROUND 돌고 돌아도

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LA COLITA

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FEVER

A TREE COVERED WITH DEW

UNCOMMITTED

FALLEN LEAVES

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