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It’s my first time posting and commenting on the music video of Junsu’s title song ‘TARANTALLEGRA’  from his recently released solo album “XIA’. I had the chance to watch this video only a few days ago after my internet connection was fixed (it was down for more than 2 weeks).

Just some comments on Junsu’s title song and music video:

TARANTALLEGRA is quite a catchy song that reminds me of Junsu’s songs Xiahtic and Intoxication. It’s evident that, like what he mentioned during his press conference, this is his style of music. I listened to it a couple of times and I must admit that the chorus really sticks to my mind for a while after listening to it, but I think I still like Xiahtic better. I’m not saying that TARANTALLEGRA is a bad song – I actually love the chorus – but I guess I still need to listen to it a couple of more times before I completely get used to it.

For the music video, all I can say is that it’s epic. And I mean it in both ways – good and bad. It’s epic in a good way because the effects were good and the editing is waaaaayyyy better than their Ayyy Girl music video. It actually looks like an MV that SME or other big companies would produce. In short, it’s at par with the quality of MVs that big companies make for their artist, which usually requires a lot of money to produce.

It’s also epic in a good way because of the dance parts, especially the dance intro. The choreography is superb – it is both fierce and sexy. Jeri Slaughter is really a great choreographer and I’m happy that our boys are working with him. We can clearly see in the MV how great of a dancer Junsu is. I’ve always been a fan of Junsu’s dancing. He’s been my favorite dancer in DBSK ever since I started to be their fan. There’s something about Junsu’s dancing that is so attractive, charming and amazing. I would love to see him dance this live. :)

As for the MV being epic in a bad way, well this is only my own opinion, but I really did not like some of Junsu’s styling in the MV. His shots with platinum blonde hair were ok but the ones where he has bangs and that one shot where he looked like a girl are quite awkward. Don’t get me wrong here. I love Junsu and I think he looked pretty on that one shot where he looked like a girl, but I’m not particularly thrilled to see him looking like a girl. I have a hard time seeing/imagining him look like a girl because I’ve always seen him as a handsome or sexy or cute guy. I can’t exactly explain why I don’t like it. I just don’t. It’s awkward.

Overall, the song is ok and the MV is good. This kind of music may not be the style of music I love to listen to but I think it’s a pretty good song and I might like it more once I get used to it. For the MV,  I love watching the dance parts but I’d probably skip the parts where I don’t like Junsu’s styling. :)

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120528 JYJ’s Junsu, Drives 4000 Fans Wild During His Concert In Thailand

JYJ’s Junsu excited 4000 fans during the opening night of his Asia Tour in Thailand.

The first concert of the Asia Tour for Junsu’s solo album “XIA”, which opened at 6pm on 27 May at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, ended successfully.

On this day, Junsu presented dynamic performances beginning with the new track “Tarantallegra”, which was released on 15 May, followed by hit songs such as “Breath”, “Fever” and “Intoxication”, driving the audience wild. He also touched the fans with his overwhelming vocal abilities during the ballads including “You Are So Beautiful” and “Even Though I Know (알면서도)”.

The fans showed their enthusiasm as they sang along with all the songs which were released in Korean, and held placards which said things such as “XIA TIME” and “We’re always supporting you”. When Junsu sang the encore song “Fallen Leaves”, he was moved to tears, and said, “I am happy to be able to begin the Asia Tour this way. To everyone who has given me your support you, I thank you from my heart.”

On 28 May, Junsu’s management agency said, “The first concert, which parks the start of the 60-day Asia Tour, ended successfully. Although there have not been any appearances on television programmes or other promotional activities, the response for the new album has been good. We think it reflects Junsu’s power.”

Junsu is scheduled to continue holding his first solo album Asia Tour with a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia on 16 June.

Source : [K Star News: 1, 2]
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120527 JYJ’s Junsu expresses his firm determination on his first solo Asia tour

 

JYJ’s Junsu recently expressed his firm determination on his first solo Asia tour.

Junsu showed up at a press conference that was held at Bangkok Convention Center in Thailand on May 27 at 11. The JYJ member revealed, “I’m really thrilled that my Asia tour begins in Thailand. I really want to do well with the first concert.”

The popular singer also added, “This album is all about me, and through the album, I wanted to show something new rather than following the current trend. I hope the concert will hit it big with Thailand fans.”

Junsu didn’t forget to show his affection towards Thai fans. When a reporter told him that Kim’s twitter page is in the limelight in Thailand, the knockout stated, “I like tropical trees and beautiful beaches, so I love to tweet photos of them. I think I’ll post a photo of Thailand tropical trees. And I also plan to sing a new song titled “Lullaby.”

A reporter from one of the prestigious news outlets in Thailand says, “He is expected to give the greatest performance than ever, and he’s been getting more and more gorgeous as well. We believe he is one of the greatest artists in Asia. We’re looking forward to his concert in Thailand.”

Kim Junsu’s first solo Asia concert, titled XIA 1st Asia Tour in Bangkok, was successfully held at Paragon Hall following the press conference.

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Junsu’s ‘Tarantallegra’ ranks on Billboard’s World Albums Chart

After releasing his first solo album ‘Tarantallegra‘, JYJ‘s Junsu (XIA) found himself in the spotlight as the album brought him a lot of success not only in South Korea, but in Japan as well.

To add to his list of accomplishments is the news of his album ranking on Billboard‘s World Albums Chart. Billboard updated the chart, and Junsu’s name can be seen proudly ranking among other artists from all over the globe. ‘Tarantallegra’ came in at #10, and was marked as 1 of 4 albums on the chart with the greatest airplay and sales gains this week.

Congratulations to Junsu!

Source: Billboard
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120520 JYJ Junsu, First Solo Concert Drives Fans Wild

(T/N : The original title of this article is JYJ Junsu, First Solo Concert Drives Fans Wild…Fans Faint Continously)

JYJ member Junsu held his first solo concerts, sending fans into a frenzy.

On 19 May, Junsu held his first solo concert 「XIA 1st Asia Tour Concert in SEOUL」 at Jamshil Stadium, with more than 8,000 fans going wild. His management company said, “It was a fantasy-like stage, and fans were unwilling to leave the concert hall for more than 2 hours after the concert ended.There were also many fans that fainted during this concert, so we have an ambulance on standby today.” Fans from Korea, Japan, China, Malaysia, Canada, Chile, France and other countries came for this concert.

His management company said, “Fans from all over the world came, to celebrate Junsu’s first solo concert”

In his first concert, Junsu performed the 11 tracks from his first album, as well as numbers from his musical, a total of 17 songs.

During this performance, he showed his ability consistently, and showed the essence of dance with his team, and his sexy performances for songs such as “Lullaby” and “Intoxication” drove the fans while. Also, he showcased his perfect vocal power in “Even though you already know”, “I don’t like love”, “You are so beautiful”, with his own unique feelings and delivered an emotional stage.

Kim Junsu’s concert will also be held on 20 May, at 6pm.

Source : [K Star News 1, 2]
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120520 JYJ Kim Junsu’s Solo Album Highly Popular, Beats Justin Bieber On Itunes Chart

Kim Junsu has released his solo album under the name “Xia”, and it has been recieving great attention in Japan

His entertainment company C–JeS Entertainment said, Kim Junsu’s first official solo album “Tarantallegra” had reached first place on the pop charts of itunes on 17 May. On the same day, Canadian superstar Justin Bieber’s “Stay Alive” was at no. 2 and American superstar Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” at number 3.

Kim Junsu’s popularity is phenomenal offline as well. After news of Kim Junsu’s album was released, it topped the preorder chart for Japan’s record store Tower Records since the start of the month. After its release on 15 May, the album has also been no.1 in popularity on Rakuten and Amazon Japan.

Kim Junsu will be holding his solo album release commemorative concerts on 19 & 20 May at Jamshil stadium, and will then embark on an Asia Tour to 7 cities.

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Junsu’s ‘Tarantallegra’ attains massive success in Japan

Junsu‘s (XIA) solo album ‘Tarantallegra‘ is receiving an explosive reaction in Japan.

On May 18th, CJES Entertainment revealed, “XIA’s first solo album has taken the #1 spot on Japan’s Itunes. What is even more surprising it that he surpassed Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber to receive the #1 spot, proving XIA’s massive popularity in Japan.”

Pre-orders for ‘Tarantallegra’ grabbed first place at Tower Records Japan as soon as the release date of Junsu’s album was announced earlier this month, and the album completely sold out on the day of its release. Junsu’s solo album also snagged the #1 spot for sales in Japan’s Rakuten and Amazon site.

A music official from Japan stated, “After the explosive amount of pre-order sales, the album is now becoming a scarcity. This is even more surprising because Junsu has not had any activities in Japan lately.

A representative of CJES Entertainment said, “Japan’s response towards XIA’s first album is really hot. The Japanese public has been looking forward to Junsu’s music and performances, I think it is because of Junsu’s solid fan base in Japan. Another reason why this album is gaining so much popularity is because it’s compelling in that it attempts to be exceptional and sensational at the same time. It’s just a well-made album derived from Junsu’s own skill.

In related news, ‘Tarantallegra’ is also running short in stock on Korean online sites, and gaining many favorable reviews.

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