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110210 JYJ Takes 4 Spots In The Top 20 Charts For 2010 Without Any Broadcasting Activities

The group JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) gained attention as they took up 4 of the Top 20 spots on the Gaon Chart Total Album Sales for 2010.

JYJ’s Worldwide Album “The Beginning” recorded sales of 99,903 and took 8th place, with “The Beginning (New Limited Edition)” and “Luxury Edition” recording sales of 98,311 and 92,649 at 10th and 11th place respectively.

Also, the OST for KBS 2TV’s Drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” which starred Park Yoochun, sold 76,951 copies, and was at the 13th placing. It was the only OST that made it on the chart.

For JYJ, who is embroiled in a lawsuit with former management company SM Entertainment, who have been restricted from participating in music show recordings and other broadcasting activities, these are their results and rankings. This is the difference between them and other artists. And this also shows the existence of JYJ’s strong fanbase and star power.

On another note, “The Beginning” which saw contributions by the world-famous artist Kanye West, as well as the famous producer who worked with Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, has garnered attention not only from the fans but also from people in the recording industry, even before sales had started. It was also ranked 5th in the American Billboard Chart for Readers’ favourite albums of 2010.

(T/N: There was an error in the original article for the sales numbers of The Beginning (New Limited Edition) and it has been corrected by the translator)

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Got this again from Soompi. Another great achievement for JYJ! :D

JYJ’s The Beginning Album sold about 300,000 in Korea, counted by Gaon Chart 2010

Posted ImageOVERALL=99,903+98,311+92,649+76,951 = 367,814 copies sold in 2010 JUST in KOREA

The Beginning = 290,863 copies

SKKS OST = 76,951

source: Gaonchart
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110129 JYJ / THE BEGINNING : Worldwide Concert In Seoul Edition (2CD+1DVD)

Sales Price : USD21.34
Release : 2011-02-10
Shipped From : Korea

Detail Features

< JYJ Worldwide Concert In Seoul Edition >

– JYJ Vol.1 The Beginning (New Limited Edition) + The Beginning Making DVD + 6 Tracks CD
– 2CD + 1DVD
– Case Size : 20cm * 20cm * 1.8cm (PET Box Package)

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JYJ express their thoughts about the lawsuit and American promotions

June 2009 witnessed one of the biggest controversies in K-pop history, as three members of TVXQ – Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun – decided to withdraw from their agency, SM Entertainment, and file a lawsuit against them for being locked in ’slave’ contracts. Soon after, a new trio was formed under the name ‘JYJ‘, who have been actively promoting their new worldwide album, ‘The Beginning‘.

When the three were asked about their decision to walk a different path, the members confessed that they’ve been so busy that they could only concentrate on their JYJ schedules.

Yoochun explained, “For a while now, we’ve been going back and forth between Korea and Japan for promotions. We had concerts in both countries, as well as our individual activities. We didn’t want to think about other issues, which is why we put in effort to keep ourselves preoccupied.”

Feeling that SM Entertainment was causing them undue suffering during their time as TVXQ, the trio finally put their foot down last year and made the weighty decision to withdraw from the company. During the difficult time of their lawsuit, they had only each other for support. But that’s not to say that they didn’t have something to fill their void before meeting with their current agency – the boys had activities with their Japanese agency, AVEX, up until the end of last year.

Jaejoong reflected, “It’s still the same now, but we never had an opportunity to voice out our perspective, and we tried to be really careful. This was during the time when there were all sorts of rumors going around in Korea. In that kind of situation, it was difficult for us to willingly approach news reporters ourselves. It was a situation when just one comment could become a huge misunderstanding and receive criticism, because saying anything would have hurt a lot of people. It was only afterwards when the legal proceedings were complete that we could finally begin to talk.”

After their promotions in Japan, JYJ finally decided to release a new meaningful album titled, ‘The Beginning’. However, due to circumstances with their visas, the trio had no choice but to hold free-entry showcases for their fans in the U.S. Fortunately for JYJ, their misfortunes later turned into a blessing.

Junsu recalled, “We couldn’t even imagine that so many fans of different races would come to our concert. It was a sight that you could only see at concerts from pop stars like Michael Jackson, where fans of all ages came to watch. In the beginning, there were a lot of people who looked at us with blank faces because they didn’t know the songs. But later on they started to move their bodies and get into the groove, even praising us with a thumbs-up. It was definitely a different feel from our fans in Asia.”

Having free showcases allowed them to expose their music to a wider range of people. Well-known, global producers such as Kanye West helped produce three of their tracks, including ‘Ayyy Girl‘, ‘Empty‘, and ‘Be My Girl’. Other songs in their album were produced directly by the members themselves: ‘Still in Love’ was produced by Jaejoong, ‘I Love You’ by Yoochun, and ‘I Can Soar‘ by Junsu.

Jaejoong elaborated, “They are all tracks in the traditional pop sense. This is something we were trying for the first time, but at the same time, we weren’t trying to change our style. We wanted to turn back to the origins of music. We went to America to personally work with producers. During that time, Yoochun was filming his drama and probably had a really difficult time.”

The members expressed that they would like to keep concentrating on their States-side activities. Junsu concluded the interview with some final thoughts on their American career: “We haven’t even officially released our album in America, as it’s only sold on iTunes for now. We heard that our song was picked by readers of Billboard as one of the ‘Top 10′ songs of the year – we came 5th. Seeing Kanye West and Lady Gaga getting 10th and 7th respectively, we were very surprised.”

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101217 ‘JYJ 1st Concert in Seoul’ organizers releases apology note

After the first JYJ Concert in Seoul organized by Maps International (27 and 28 of November) I would like to express my gratitude to the fans who came to watch the show despite the cold weather.

In this concert the 3 members of JYJ wanted to release new songs because this was their first show, greeting Korean fans into the most beautiful concert hall using the installation on the roof prepared to withstand rainy weather or wind as a brilliant stage production with excellent sound system, we hoped you fans would make unforgettable memories.

However, by completely unexpected temperatures on the morning of the 27th with snow and freezing weather, snow piled on the side of the membrane and melt off the roof and caused unforeseen circumstances. This changes in the weather caused an emergency meeting to find anyone who could fix this disaster, and because of safety considerations we arrived to the conclusion that the first gig should be canceled. JYJ didn’t want to disappoint Korean and overseas fans who wanted to see their first concert in Korea, and even if they couldn’t offer you a lot of what was promised, it was determined to dismantle the roof membrane over five days so the show could be held.

Windy days then made delays in the process of dismantling of the roof, set seating, rehearsal schedules, etc. It all was delayed more than expected turning into the situation of late entry to the show and the starting time also delayed.

We wanted to create lasting memories for the fans who could join JYJ concert, but since the state of road surfaces was slippery it was judged to be dangerous, so the organizers of the event felt sorry to see there was no point to show the secondary stage.

So around 10 pm the show had to finish because of the rules of the stadium, we also apologize for even finishing the inevitable encore performances.

But to not disappoint the fans who came from afar, the organizers were ready to do our best performances rather than held a cancellation, so please feel free to send questions and quarries to understand a little bit more and be able to do a fantastic concert next time. Promising to meet the expectations of the fans, I would like to offer apologies once again.

We are grateful to the fans who weren’t stopped to come and watch the show even under the unexpected cold weather. Once again thank you fans, let’s continue cheering for JYJ.
Thank you.

December 15, 2010
Maps International CEO, Hwang Jong Ook

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JYJ’s first worldwide studio album ‘The Beginning’ release holds an open autograph session

On 20th of December, Internet bookstore InterPark Books (CEO Seung Hoon Lee) revealed through internet cafe that JYJ (Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong) will celebrate the release of their first worldwide album, ‘The Beginning’ with an exclusive autograph session.

Interpark is organising the autograph session to convey their thanks for the fans that waited and to celebrate their first studio album released simultaneously around the world on October 12th, the worldwide JYJ showcase and to finish the super successful concert at Jamsil Stadium.

Two book signings are in progress at Interpark bookstores. With the purchase of JYJ worldwide Limited Edition of The Beginning (New Limited Edition), 200 people will be selected by lottery ticket presented for the autograph. Entries will be valid until December 17, winners will be announced on the morning of Dec. 18.

Meanwhile, the autograph session is scheduled to be broadcasted real-time through Interpark Twitter (@ interparkbooks)and Facebook ( / Interparkbooks).


JYJ To Hold Seoul Fansign Events For ‘The Beginning’

From December 11 (Saturday) until December 17 (Friday), there will be a chance to enter a drawing to attend a JYJ fansign event if a ‘The Beginning – New Limited Edition’ CD Version C is bought at the Hottracks stores:

Jongno, Gangnam, Jamsil, Yeongdeungpo, Anyang, Seongnam, Daegu, Changwon, and Mokdong.

Time: December 19, 12:00 noon
Place: Will be announced on the 18th along with winners
Winners Notice: December 18, 12:00 noon –

1. In order to take part in the the fansign drawing, the bought CD cannot be returned.
2. To participate, fans can buy more than one album, but the winners are the only ones allowed into the venue (when a repeat name is drawn, one ticket can only admit one person).
3. Candidates who have confirmed their names on the list should follow future notices for information.
4. There is a chance that this fansign may be changed or canceled without any previous notifications, under certain specific circumstances.

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