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100711 Junsu Ray Magazine August Issue

As a member of TVXQ, Junsu ventures into the music world as a solo artist!

Junsu’s new song ‘Intoxication’ which was recorded in his solo single ‘Xiah’, includes the dance genre of matureness that fully displayed of his talent in singing.

“‘Intoxication’ brings a completely new side of me. It conveys the sexiness of men. The dance track has a club-feel, it exposes the truth side of myself without any reservation. Therefore, while performing, the vast dynamic range and large intervals would amplify and is also sang sexily!”

The music style of ‘Intoxication’ is something which I have always wanted to try out. On the other hand, ‘悲しみのゆくえ (Kanashimi no Yukue )’ is an opposite of ‘Intoxication’. It is a expressive composition which conceal one’s sorrow. It says about someone who wanted to confess to a person he loves yet wondering if the person would understand and accept your feelings.”

Able to walk on the path of music, Junsu is greatly affected by the impact of his mother。

“My mother really loves music. She was once approached by a management agency which hoped that she’ll become an artiste, and this is the reason why she’s so happy when I became one. It makes me scared sometimes when my performances or compositions are somehow similar to hers, she really did leave a huge impact on me. Now that I’ve become more professional than what I used to be, I no longer need her advice. Sometimes I would hear those words from her “After hearing such words, I feel lonely and complicated.”

Junsu, who feels like he has only just embarked on the journey to become an artist said, “I’ve never really considered what type of artist I’d like to be, but I hope that my songs will last for the rest of eternity. As long as there are people who liked and enjoyed my music, I will continue to sing regardless of the time and situation. It is the things that I love which motivate me to sing.

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I LOVE his last statement. <3

Junsu had a small live event at Zepp Tokyo last June 18, 2010. It’s like a mini fanmeeting, I guess since he only performed 3 songs and only had a short talk part.

100619 XIAH junsu’s Live Concert

Zepp Tokyo, June 18

Yesterday, June 18, I went to XIAH junsu’s live event at Zepp Tokyo

Outside of Zepp Tokyo, with the long queue for goodies (waiting time, approx 20 minutes)

The goodies stand.

Receipt, with painter Junsu’s picture.

The live performance was full of Junsu’s charismatic charms~♪
The event was held for one hour, starting 16:00.

The program was:

* The MC appeared on stage (Takashi Makino of Tokyo Purin. He is a comedian belonging to avex)
* Junsu’s song “Kimiga Ireba”
* Junsu’s song “Kanashimino Yukue”
* Talk show: approx 20 minutes
* Intoxication (with 4 Toho dancers)

First of all, Makino appeared on stage, and explained that the number of winners for the lottery was 2400 people (over 70000 applicants). We fans were asked where we came from, and the answers were Hokkaido, Okinawa, Kobe, Vancouver…etc. Many came from far away places. Later, we also found that there were Korean Cassies in pink T shirts.

The two ballad songs “Kimiga Ireba” and “Kanashimino Yukue” were the opening songs. Junsu was wearing casual style black clothes, and he was looking very cool. It seemed that his assistant stylist “Park-kun” (Jaejoong) was doing a very good job!

The singing was…I wish I had enough English vocabulary to express in words. He was singing heartily, my soul was moved by his heartfelt singing. Since it was a rather small place, it seemed that we can hear his breathing during singing. It gave me the bumps, and I was in tears. Oh, this was the true charismatic Junsu!

During the talk time, this charisma changed to our cute Jun-chan.
Starting from here, my memories are not clear, so the order should not be correct, lol.

In the first part of the talk, there was a surprise message from Park-kun of Sunanare (Jaejoong), wearing a white polo shirt! It was a surprise for Junsu, too. He looked so surprised and also very happy. He was looking earnestly to the big screen at the back of the stage. Jaejoong said that he could not go to the event since he had the shooting for Sunanare, but he left a comment saying “Please support Junsu!” This was a message from an elder brother, I could feel the love between the members, it was very heartwarming.

The talk was mainly of Q&A which the staffs made, “Junsu, which even the fans do not know”. Junsu was always checking the screen, listening earnestly to the questions, and answered each questions with the best of intentions.

The Q&A were (sorry, not in order)

1) Who is your favorite soccer player?→ Messi

2) Where is your position in the soccer team→ Left wing
Here, Junsu, responding to the proposal of the MC, did a gesture as though he was really kicking a soccer ball. Of course, his pivoting foot was his right leg, he was kicking with all his might with his left leg. Kya~~~~~Jun-chan, you’re really cool!!

3) Where is your position in a baseball team?→ Pitcher. Here, he again showed us his southpaw. So cool~~~~~~~!

4) What was your favorite learnings?→ Gymnastics! He said that he had great reflexes, and fleet of foot.

5) If you were to go into a time capsule, which time of your life do you want to go back to?→ Just when I was born.

6) What will you say to that baby? → “Hello!”

7) If you were to meet Mozart, what will you say to him?→ “Hello!”
Here, again, responding to the MC, he sang the first hook-line of “Ich bin ich bin Musik”, in a cappella. Yes, it was the song he always sang at the curtain call of the musical “Mozart”. He was raising the last note, just as he had always done during his musical performance. My whole soul was again moved by his singing, it gave me the bumps, and I was in tears. This is the true charismatic Junsu! For me, this was the most impressive part of the event.

8) What do you want to be if you are born again? → I want to be the wind. I want to fly freely in the vault of heaven.

9) What are your pickup lines?→ “Shall we have a cup of coffee?”
Junsu really looked very shy during his answer, ever so cute! He is different from the other two members… that may be said by the MC, Junsu himself, or maybe it is just my imagination. He seems to be very naïve. Oh, Junsu, you are so cute!

10) If you were to win 300 million yen by lottery?→ Donate half, and save up the rest.

11) Being realistic, if you win 100,000 yen??→ I will go out for a party with the staff.

12) What do you want to first do if you become a woman?→(There was a call from the audience saying “look at your breasts”, and Junsu laughed out loud, bending backwards.) I want to go to hot springs with my friends.

13) What is the necessary characteristics to be Junsu’s manager?→ To be positive and cheerful.

14) What do you want to be when you become an old man?→ I want to continue singing on stage.

(There were many more, but I was to excited to remember all, lol.)

Jun-chan was always smiling, answering very politely to all the weird questions that the staff requested. I was falling in love with his gentle and honest personality. Each of the answers were so cute and funny, Junsu’s charms were switched on, full blast!

Here, Junsu went backstage to change his clothes. During the break, the lovely images of “3HREE VOICES” were shown on screen.

Junsu appeared on stage again with the 4 dancers. The last song, Intoxication was performed. The costume was the same as always, the black version.

To see Intoxication in live, in a small hall, was really exciting! I would not have looked enough of his sexy dancing, perfect vocal, and the complete formation dance with the dancers. There were cheers, screams, and squeals…of course, I was one of them!

Junsu was gasping for breath after singing Intoxication. Again, he was so sexy and manly!Junsu said in a content tone that he was very happy that he could sing in such a small hall, just near the fans. He looked so manly, and also, so cute.

This time, I was also able to feel his preparedness that he wanted to continue singing for his whole life.

Oh, XIAH junsu ~~~~ you really intoxicated me!

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Junsu’s lovely and heartwarming performance of “Kanashimi No Yukue” at Kyocera Dome. <3

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This really is a must-read interview. Junsu’s responses are so deep and it cannot be denied that they came straight from his heart.

100604 Xiah Junsu Non-No Magazine – To Seal Up The Gags For Good

July Edition Interview

–Using the name XIAH junsu to newly commence his solo activities, Junsu has many hidden entanglements and frustrations that he has always been holding in his heart… Now, let us talk about our thoughts together.

“Although I’ve always used the name Junsu in Japan, I use Xiah Junsu when I’m promoting activities in Korea. Even though I’m debuting as a soloist this time, I wanted to change my name because I want it to be closer to my own self.

On a larger front, I wanted to express the artist in me, conveying the best of myself to everyone. Up until now, I’ve always earnestly worked hard, wanting to stand up on that stage as an artist.

However, in Japan, I don’t when this started but it seems as if everyone has been focused on my amusing gags and such, right? From the beginning, whether it’s saying gags or assuming the role of the mood maker, I’ve always liked it, but that’s just one part of me. If there are times when people only focus on that part of me, honestly, I will sometimes feel despondent.”

–Because of these dilemmas, Junsu openly expressed that he wanted to “seal up the gags for good”.

“I can say that I put effort into doing them, but everyone didn’t treat my efforts seriously (laughs). Even though it’s still me, I still sometimes think ‘changing so fast right now feels weird…’ On one hand I feel distressed, but on the other hand, I’m really happy about it. I’ve just been moving forward with this contradiction.”

–He wanted to display the artist side of him and not the joking side of him… Carrying this hope, his first single “XIAH” is a new name for him.
His self-composed song “Intoxication” applied the strong, sexy R&B style. The “mature Junsu” feeling that hasn’t been tried until now.

“This song was written when I went to the Han River after work on the car. It was winter so it was really cold and the water had already turned into ice, so it was really regretful. As I gazed into the distance, I thought, ‘when will this ice melt?’ and a small melody just floated into my mind.”

–As an artist, Junsu is very interested in music production.

“I have a lot of inspiration when I drive around or when I watch movies. As the melody drifts around in my mind, I tend to forget to eat and become deeply engrossed in creating the piece. But as I look on the table in front of me, I will sometimes think that it isn’t right. At times like these, I will immediately cheer up and become stimulated again (laughs). Songs aren’t able to be thought through while you’re composing it at the same time, but rather sudden inspirations that strike you.”

–Another song included is “Kanashimi No Yukue”, a sorrowful ballad. This song was chosen by Junsu among 20 other songs.

“Compared to the ending of a relationship, a deteriorating one makes people feel even more miserable. Lyrics that include such feelings can be felt from the bottom of the heart. Maybe, one of the lovers has had a change of heart?

If it were me, I would chase the other person back. Although in my work and other areas, I have to maintain my pride, love is the only thing that can make me throw it away. That is my style. Whether it’s apologizing or doing anything else, I will do the best that I can. However, if the problem didn’t originate from me… I need to fully comprehend the situation.

The heart, is something that cannot be swayed by others, but something that can be changed by oneself.”

–His maturity can be perceived through his preference and views on music.
“Up until now, there hasn’t been a deep impression of my serious expressions.” If that’s the case, “Don’t I seem really mature today? So far, the word ‘maturity’ has only been used on myself when I purposely try to be that way (laughs)”, Junsu still loves to joke around!

“The playful and cheerful me is the real me, and the serious me is also the real me. I still want to display the many more sides of me, starting from now, slowly revealing a little bit at a time to everyone. Please don’t be too shocked!” (laughs)

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Is he trying to convey a message to us? Well, I guess it’s up to you to decide on that. :)

Interesting song choices. :)

100604 V-Music – The Songs That Junsu Like

Xiah Junsu chose some songs this week.
The theme is: The Songs That Xiah Junsu Likes

When I heard a live performance of it online, I felt that this song is really great.

I liked this song after seeing 8mile on the internet. I get goosebumps just by listening to the intro!

I think a lot of people know this song, its tune has a groovy feel to it.

Before my debut, this was the last song I picked to practice.

It’s a very happy song, which makes you want to dance as soon as you listen to the intro!

I like this song’s lyrics. I like R&B, so this song represents me the most among the others.

It’s a groovy song, and I think it’s Usher’s trademark songs. I like both the melody and the arrangment

In general, “black music” shows strength in the R&B field, but I feel that this is much better than the others. Its wonderful that Alicia Keys played the piano herself.

I was shocked when I heard this. Such music exists!

10. XIAH junsu / Intoxication
This song is my own composition, and I wanted to try to have an R&B feel to the song and dance, to create a sexy image for the PV.

11. XIAH junsu/ Kanashimi no Yukue (Drama Ver.)
This is the theme song of BeeTV’s drama “5年後のラブレター” and its PV could make you feel like you want to cry everytime you watch it.

12. XIAH junsu/ Kimi ga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~ (Drama Short Ver.)
This is the theme song for Yuchun’s BeeTV drama “Beautiful Love ~君がいれば~”and this song is perfect for the drama.

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I actually like most of the songs he chose especially “One Last Cry” and “If I Ain’t Got You”. I’m so happy that I have something in common with Junsu! Hahaha. :P

I wonder, though, why he didn’t include “Xiahtic” and “Rainy Night”. LOL. :D

Below is Junsu’s interview from FM Yokohama. :)

100525 Junsu on FM YOKOHAMA tre-sen – Interview

(T/N: JS = Junsu ; DJ = of course, the radio DJ ^^)

There is an important thing that you should know. Please take care of us!
JS: While having a magazine interview a few days ago, I was unconsciously stepping on my manager’s foot for five minutes. He was sitting right next to me.

(Click click click – the sound of cameras)

DJ: Hey~ Let’s welcome Xiah Junsu~
JS: Thank you. Hello everyone, I’m Xiah Junsu.
DJ: You just made an important confession. In the process of having an interview for a magazine, Junsu-kun you were…

JS: Stepping on my manager’s foot for five whole minutes.
DJ: (Lol)
JS: It was only after a while that my manager told me. After hearing it, I even asked, “Really? If it really were the case, you should have said so earlier. Why keep silent all this while?” In the end, my manager said that it was very interesting, and therefore he did not say anything.

DJ: (Lol) The manager must have decided to see how long you would remain stepping (on his foot).
JS: Most likely stepped on it for five minutes. I’m sorry, really sorry~

DJ: But most people would realise it by themselves.
JS: Yeah, why didn’t I feel it?
DJ: It must have been because you were too engrossed in the interview.
(In the middle of it, Junsu said that he didn’t understand a single sentence)

DJ: (Lol) Tomorrow, May 26, is finally the release of Xiah Junsu’s solo single. This time, the theme is ‘XIAH.’ The cover is also sexy, ah~
JS: Oh, I have put in effort for good shots.

DJ: What kind of image will be shown this time around?
JS: I want to show everyone that each stage has its own mood, and coupled with the feel of the lyrics, there’s a more relaxed sensation…

DJ: So it’s like that~ I hope the cover can bring out the song for the world to see.
JS: Yes.

DJ: Ah, it’s really sexy. Let’s hurry up and listen to the songs, and let’s have Xiah introduce them.
JS: Then, let’s play a new song. From Xiah Junsu, “Intoxication.”

(Music playback)

DJ: Today, May 25, Tuesday, live from FM YOKOHAMA STUDIO, our guest is Xiah Junsu. The song we just played was “Intoxication,” included in tomorrow’s new single release of “XIAH.” This song “Intoxication” was written by Junsu himself.
JS: Yes. I’m a bit shy to introduce it myself, but I composed and arranged this song on my own.

DJ: Recently you have been working on composing.
JS: Speaking of composing, I started working on composing and arranging three years ago, but I have become more and more fascinated with them recently.

DJ: Do you use your home computer to write?
JS: Yes.

DJ: Really, I was thinking, being so busy, how would there be time?
JS: I wrote “Intoxication” in a month during the time which I spent for a musical in Korea.

DJ: Ah, yes. Earlier this year, you starred in the musical “Mozart!” in Korea. You wrote this during that time, yes?
JS: Yes.

DJ: Ah~ During such a busy time, how should I say this, Junsu-kun is still so energetic, taking time out (to work on the song).
JS: I really didn’t have the time to work on the song, but the feeling of wanting to work hard is very intense. Also, at that time, I already had the plan of releasing a solo song, so I had to exert a lot of effort.

DJ: Ah~ That’s really admirable. You’re so busy, how can you find the time to sleep?
JS: I still sleep quite a lot.

DJ: Really? How long do you sleep each day?
JS: Recently, about six hours or so; it’s not the same everyday. Sometimes on rest days, I will just sleep.

DJ: Ah, so rest days are for storing physical strength.
JS: Yes, so sleep is no problem.

DJ: Yes. Besides starring in musicals, there are still activities in Japan and Korea; in such busy times, do you have a special diet or training to strengthen yourself and conserve energy?
JS: I exercise well, I try to eat more, but the most important thing is I keep looking forward with a positive state of mind.
DJ: Amazing. Indeed, the mentality of a person is the most important. If the mind is depressed, it will be “suppressed into illness,” according to a Japanese saying.

JS: Nothing can be done if you’re sick, so I will work hard to make my life more cheery.
DJ: Ah~ Great~ As long as there’s enthusiasm, anything can be done successfully. The PV is really a mess of handsomeness. There are two versions, CD and CD+DVD, and it’s as if the songs included are different. First, we have the CD version, the first song being “Intoxication,” second song being “Kanashimi no Yukue” and the third song is the short version of “Kimi ga Ireba.” In the DVD version, the first song is also “Intoxication,” followed by the full version of “Kimi ga Ireba ” instead of the short version, and “Kanashimi no Yukue” is not listed. However, you can watch the DVD. Intoxication’s DVD is really gorgeous, and I heard it was shot in a church?

JS: It was shot in a museum. It has the same feel as of a temple, and I think that the style of the song fits it well.
DJ: The cover and the PV both really have a stylish and mature feel, and I think the good work reflects the charm of Junsu. It will be released on May 26, so everyone please take note. Oh, by the way, I heard that you recently went to Singapore.

JS: Yes, it was for my brother’s showcase. It was my first time going to Singapore.
DJ: Is it? Your brother Junho held a showcase in Singapore and you went to support him~

JS: Right. It was my first time going there, and I think it’s very beautiful.
DJ: There should be a lot of fans in Singapore, right?
JS: Yes, because it was our first time going there, I was shocked. Receiving everyone’s support, we feel very happy and thankful.

DJ: And you haven’t seen your brother for quite a while.
JS: Yes. I met up with my brother whom I haven’t seen for quite some time now, so I was very pleased and happy.

DJ: What did you and your brother talk about?
JS: We chatted about some musical-related things, some stuff about life (lol), and the events which have happened.

DJ: For example, Junsu, what do you think of Japan?
JS: Erm, we talked a lot.

DJ: Ah~ We would really like to hear the dialogue between you two~
JS: Oh, oh, it was very interesting.

DJ: Haha, your brother Junho is also working hard. Having said that, let’s challenge the next section: “Can You Draw It?”
In this palm-sized piece of paper, Junsu has to make a drawing. We’ll have a person in charge to guess what he drew, and if his guess is correct, then tomorrow we’ll also have an on-air time for you.
JS: I must draw it correctly.

DJ: Ganbatte!
JS: Ganbatte~

DJ: Then, we have many small balls in this box, please choose one.
JS: Yes~

DJ: What level of difficulty? Ah, high difficulty. You chose a highly difficult one.
JS: (Lol) Aiya, what to do?

DJ: Then I open it up, can you see?
JS: Okay~ Ah~ But it’s very…. I will do my best.

DJ: (Lol) High difficulty, can you draw it? There are many pencils. Pick your favourite and use it.
JS: Aiya, but, how to do this, it’s really hard~
DJ: (Lol) Ganbatte! Junsu fighting!

JS: Ah~ How to do this…
DJ: There’s no problem. So, why don’t we play a song that’s about three minutes long to give you time to draw? But before drawing, please introduce the next song which we will be playing.
JS: So, please listen to the next song: Xiah Junsu’s “Kanashimi no Yukue.”

(While “Kanashimi no Yukue” is playing, Junsu is drawing)

DJ: FM YOKOHAMA, today the special guest we welcomed is Xiah Junsu. So Junsu, have you finished drawing?
JS: Done!
DJ: (smirking) I thought it will be difficult since its a high level one, but unexpectedly Junsu finished it in one go. Then let’s invite a person in charge whose nickname is “Really Like Junsu” (the person’s radio name). Haha, you would think that this name belongs to a female the moment you look at it, but it’s actually a male.

JS: Please.
DJ: Then, “Really Like Junsu,” what is Junsu’s drawing?
Really Like Junsu: The feelings the sound of shoes tapping gives you~

DJ: Ah~ Do you know the correct answer?
Really Like Junsu: Erm, it could be that, right?

DJ: Oh~ Shiny shoes making tapping sounds, so what is Junsu’s drawing?
Really Like Junsu: Tap dancing.
DJ: Correct!!!! You have answered correctly~ Amazing!
JS: Thank you!

DJ: A stage with no hesitation~
Really Like Junsu: But the image that Junsu drew~

DJ: Is really successful~
J: I am sweating.

DJ: Ah, ah, I was silently absorbed in the drawing. Tomorrow, the new single “XIAH” would be released. I think there are still more events. For the people buying Xiah’s solo single during the event, it will on June 18 (see details for news); on June 5 and 6 will be at the Kyocera Dome, June 12 and 13 will be at the Tokyo Dome, four concerts all in all. You’re really busy. Well, during the free time to rest, most people would think of what to do.

JS: I would keep on sleeping, do some composing, practicing, nothing special.
DJ: Like that? During your next free time, please come back to our program, then. A lot of listeners have listened to much news today; allow me to read out some of their names… This person said, “Today is Junsu’s live. I’m very happy! I have been sitting cross-legged the whole time while listening~”

JS: Thank you, everyone~
DJ: So, say a few words to your many fans who have been so supportive of you.

JS: Recently, there has only been one person working and persevering (Note: He means that there is only one person doing activities), but he still received much support and assistance. I’m really grateful and thankful to everyone. I hope I can quickly go on many different stages and meet everyone.

DJ: Work hard! And today’s guest was Xiah Junsu. Thank you, everyone!

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I really can’t believe he didn’t realize he’s stepping on his manager’s shoes for 5 minutes! Hahaha! :D

Junsu’s single “XIAH (Intoxication)” is number 2 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart! Apart from that, he also holds the record of the highest number of sales in a week among the solo artists who released a single for the year 2010. Yay! I’m so proud of our Junsu! :D

100601 Tohoshinki: Junsu’s Solo Single Debuts At #2; Top Solo Artist Of The Year

According to the Oricon Weekly Rankings released on the 1st (for 7th June), Junsu (23), from Tohoshinki, who announced their suspension of activities in April this year, sold a total of 195,000 copies of his debut solo single「XIAH (Intoxication)」(rhythm zone) under the name 「XIAH junsu」. The total sales of 195,000 copies of his single in its first week of sales secured him second place in the Oricon Weekly Charts.

Yusuke held the record of selling 92,000 copies of his single「Lion」(released March 2010) in its first week of sales and Junsu exceeded that amount by a large margin to become the top solo artist of the year on the Oricon Singles Weekly Charts.

Tohoshinki is a popular vocalist group comprising 5 Korean male members and in Japan, they also attended the「NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen」. After the suspension of group activities, Junsu became a solo artist and it was announced that he will also form a 3-membered unit group with Jejung and Yuchun.

In addition, Junsu also attended the「Girls Award 2010」, Japan’s largest fashion and music event, that was held at the Yoyogi Gymnasium (Tokyo), and wowed many of the audience with his sharp dances and vocal skills.

In the single「XIAH (Intoxication)」besides「Intoxication」the song「Beautiful Love ~君がいれば~」was recorded and this will be the OST for the new mobile drama of the same name, which stars Yuchun and will air on BeeTV. In the DVD version of the single, the PV for「Intoxication」and drama version of「Beautiful Love ~君がいれば~」was included. (Mainichi Digital)

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