Kim Junsu( Korean : 김준수, Japanese : ジュンス; born December 15, 1986; registered on January 1, 1987), also known by his stage nameXiah(pronounced "shee-ah"), is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and stage actor. Best known as a member of South Korean boy band TVXQ and currently JYJ , he has branched out to act in musicals.
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Kim Junsu was born and raised in Gyeonggi-do , South Korea. His mother was a former Miss Korea contestant and he has an older fraternal twin brother named Kim Junho (or known as Zuno), who is also a singer.
Junsu was signed by Korean talent agency SM Entertainment after his participation in their6th Annual Starlight Casting System. He joined SM Entertainment at the age of eleven and his first contract began February 12, 2000.
In 2002, he appeared on a show called "2002 Survival Audition - Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century" with Super Junior 's Eunhyuk , Super Junior 's Sungmin and three future members of rock band TRAX (Jay Kim, No Minwoo, Kang Jungwoo). They were judged and mentored by Moon Hee Jun and Kangta , two members of SM Entertainment 's disbanded group H.O.T. Kangta praised Junsu highly in the show, saying that he had potential as a lead vocalist.
Kim Junsu was the first member to join TVXQ . After six years being a trainee , he debuted as TVXQ during BoA and Britney Spears ' showcase on 26 December 2003.He choseXiahto be his stage name, explaining that the name was short for "Asia" (taking out the "a" in "Asia"). "Xiah" would be an implication of his desire to become not only a star in Korea, but also a star recognized all throughout Asia.
As a member of TVXQ , he has released four Korean albums, four Japanese albums, thirty Japanese singles and several Korean singles. He has also appeared on two televised shows with TVXQ ,Banjun TheaterandVacation.
In 2006, Junsu collaborated with label-mate Zhang Liyin for her debut song, " Timeless ".It is a remake of Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini 's duet, originally recorded in 2003. He was featured in the second part of "Timeless"' music video.
In 2007, he was chosen to be part of Samsung's Anycall project group, Anyband . The band consisted of label-mate BoA , Tablo of Epik High and jazz pianist Jin Bora. Anyband had only released one single of the same name .
Throughout his career as TVXQ 's member, Junsu had written and composed several songs that have appeared on the group's Korean and Japanese releases. His first composition was a ballad titled "Nae Gyeote Sumsuil Su Ittdamyeon (White Lie)" (네 곁에 숨쉴 수 있다면), which was included in TVXQ 's third Korean studio album,"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.At TVXQ 's2nd Asia Tour Concert "O", he performed a solo self-composed song called "My Page". He also composed his solo ballad " Rainy Night "of TVXQ 's nineteenth Japanese single, If.../Rainy Night , an installment of the group's non-album release "TRICK" project. For TVXQ 's Korean comeback in 2008, he wrote "Noeur... Baraboda (Picture of You)" (노을... 바라보다), which was featured in TVXQ 's fourth Korean album . During TVXQ 'sThe 3rd Asia Tour Mirotic, he performed another solo self-composed song "Xiahtic", which was then rearranged and performed in Japanese for theTohoshinki 4th Live Tour 2009: The Secret Codein Tokyo Dome. The rearranged version of "Xiahtic" was also included in TVXQ 's twenty-ninth Japanese single .
On July 31, 2009, Kim Junsu and other two TVXQ members—Kim JaejoongandPark Yoochunsubmitted an application to the Seoul Central District Court to determine the validity of their contract with SM Entertainment .Through their lawyers, the members stated that the 13-year contract was excessively long, schedules were held out without the confirmation or permission of the members, contract terms have been extended and changed without their knowledge or consent and that the group's earnings were not fairly distributed to the members.
The Seoul Central District Court granted the three members a temporary contract injunction in October 2009 and ruled that SM cannot interfere with their individual activities but also that they can only act as members of TVXQ through SM Entertainment . Currently, the main lawsuit to validate/invalidate the three members' contract with SM Entertainment is still ongoing.
In January 2010, Kim Junsu started his stage career as the lead actor in the South Korean run of Austrian musical Mozart! .His debut as a stage actor was met with great response, as the tickets for each one of his shows were completely sold out in a short time.He's also able to sweep up all Best Newcomer awards in various awards ceremonies.
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In April, he debuted as JYJ (initially known as JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN), a three-member group consists of Jaejoong and Yoochun , following an announcement made by Avex Trax , their Japanese label at the time.After it was revealed that TVXQ would go on an indefinite hiatus in Japan, Avex decided that Junsu would make a solo debut.He released a self-produced double A-side single on May 26.(ReferXiah (EP) ) A song that he recorded titled "Kanashimi no Yukue"(悲しみのゆくえThe Whereabouts of Sadness?)was used as the theme song for Japanese drama[disambiguation needed ]5nen Atono Love Letter(５年後のラブレターA Love Letter 5 Years From Now?). A teaser showing his self-composed song called "Intoxication" was also made public. "Intoxication" is the lead track of the single and the song which he'll be promoting. Following the release of Xiah , BeeTV's<Beautiful Love ～君がいれば～>used the other track in the single, "君がいれば ～Beautiful Love～", as its theme song.
In September, JYJ released extended play The... , which debuted at number one on Japan's Oricon album charts.However, Avex had announced the suspension of all the group's activities in Japan, the same month that year.
JYJ proceeded to releaseThe Beginning, a global album which was sung in English. Junsu composed his solo song in the album, titled "I Can Soar". The group promoted the new album via a worldwide showcase tour throughout October and November with dates in South Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States.
In October, he was set to collaborate with Hungarian composer Sylvester Levay for a concert called"Kim Junsu Musical Concert, Levay with Friends". It was held at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul from the 7th until the 10th for a total of 4 days.Well-known German musical actor Uwe Kröger who worked with Levay in several musicals visited South Korea to participate as a special guest.In the concert, Junsu introduced "Miss You So", a song that was written especially for him by Levay , to the fans.He also performed "Intoxication" before Korean audience for the first time outside Japan.The tickets for the first day of this concert was sold out in 20 minutes.
On January 25, 2011, JYJ released Korean extended play Their Rooms "Our Story" . Junsu contributed in writing and composing two songs in the album, an up-tempo track titled "Mission" and a ballad titled "Fallen Leaves".
In February, Junsu starred in"Tears of Heaven", his second musical.He played Jun, a Korean soldier who fell in love with a Vietnamese singer during the Vietnam war. The first 15,000 tickets for the musical were sold out within 5 minutes and the second round of 13,000 tickets were all sold out within 3 minutes and 30 seconds.
Starting from April, Junsu toured Asia and North America for JYJ 's first Worldwide Tour.The tour is then extended to Europe and South America, adding another four stops in Spain, Germany, Chile and Peru.
In May, Junsu was appointed as the honorary ambassador for the5th Musical Awards, along with musical actress Jo Jung Eun.He's also nominated for "Best Actor" and later won the "Popular Star Award" at the award ceremony.During that time, he was confirmed to return as Wolfgang Mozart for musical Mozart! 's encore performances in South Korea.
On August 5, he released an OST song for Korean dramaScent of A Womantitled "You Are So Beautiful". The song managed to top several main music real time charts shortly after it was released. He also made an appearance on the fifth episode of the drama as a popular singer that the main character idolizes and looks up to.
JYJ released their first Korean full-length albumIn Heavenon September 28. Junsu and actress Song Ji-hyo were featured in the six minutes long music video for the album's lead track, "In Heaven". A 10-minutes version was released later on, revealing the complete story line.
In November, Junsu won the "Popular Star Award" at the17th Korea Musical Awardsalongside"Tears of Heaven"co-star Yoon Gong Joo.On December 6, he received a K-POP Superstar Award at the “2011 Asia Jewelry Awards”, which was held in Seoul .
In February 2012, Junsu starred in the Korean production of famous Viennese musical Elisabeth as the transcendental existence Tod or Death, the young lover of Empress consort of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria , with whom he has an intertwined relationship of love and hate that lasts throughout her life.The 34,000 seats of Junsu's 20 shows were sold out in ten minutes, proving his prowess to sell out tickets.
On April 16, through his current management agency, C-JeS Entertainment, Junsu announced he will be releasing his first ever full-length solo album in May, and with its release, he will be holding concerts within Korea, as well as an Asia tour. For this album, Junsu directly took part in the production, composing and writing lyrics for most of the songs. His coming Asia tour begins on the 19th and 20th of May at Seoul's Jamsil Arena. After the Seoul concerts, he will be visiting Thailand, Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia, and China.
After releasing two album teasers, C-JeS released a video teaser for the album's title track "Tarantallegra". On May 13, the MV was released in full, the day before the album release of "Tarantallegra". Within days the video had spun over two millions views. The video also shows a different side of Junsu which has been welcomed by fans worldwide.
Kim Junsu and his fans have been working closely with Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Korea, a private international aid group of the UN Cooperation, for years.
As reported in 2009, ADRA Korea had begun building houses and improving living conditions for their‘Repair and Improvement’project in underprivileged regions of Cambodia. This aid for the poor received a lot of help from Junsu and his fans who donated money to the organization the previous year. The fan club members decided to give a thoughtful present by collecting donations and giving a fraction of it to ADRA Korea. Although Xiah Junsu is unknown to the people residing there, the village has been named‘Xiah Junsu Village’because of the generous donation.As‘Xiah Junsu Village’had attracted a lot of attention, this project was expanded to other areas including Pursat, improving the unsafe living conditions for the impoverished children of Cambodia.
Junsu had been secretly working for‘Building Houses of Love’project, which is also supported by ADRA Korea, since 2008.The project aims to improve the environment of disadvantageous neighborhoods for people in Dangjin-gun area.
As of September 2011, six houses had been built for the handicapped and elderly living alone in Dangjin-gun as well as other people in poor living conditions, including a multicultural family living in Taean-gun , who has found a new home through the project.
Junsu is also ranked #1 celebrity forHappy Energy, an online donation campaign launched by Naver. He is helping the Jirani children's choir from Kenya, Africa to support Jirani Arts School, where the children will continue to learn music. He stated that people can find inspiration and love through music, and wants to help create a music school in Kenya.
As a soccer enthusiast and captain of the South Korean entertainers soccer team "FC MEN", Junsu and his team have participated in various charity matches.
Kim Junsu's fans are also committed to long-term charity works.Xiah Soul, one of the largest fan communities dedicated to him, has made continuous support and donations to cover the fees for surgery and verbal remediation for hearing-impaired children and teenagers.Xiah Soulis being used as a desirable example of a fan club sending a positive message to the youth of Korea to be more active in society. Fans have also sent tons of rice donation for the needy in support of his musicals.
On December 2011, it was known that with the help of Junsu, a school had been built in a small village of Vealvong in rural region of Pursat Province , Cambodia.
The project was made possible through the efforts of Junsu's mother, who highlighted the dire need of the residents living there after her visit to the area. Junsu who was moved by the local inhabitants' desire for their children to receive education despite having other pressing needs, decided to shoulder the construction costs for a new school building in Pursat. After five months of construction, the school building is made up of six classrooms, separate rooms for special programs, restrooms and clean water supply facilities.About 200 children started studying there for free, and an additional 100 are expected to enter soon.
|Year||Album details||Chart positions||Sales|
|OriconSingles Charts||Billboard Japan Hot 100||RIAJdigital tracks|
|2006||"All Rise"||Sung live on TVXQ's first Korean live album.||1st Live Concert Rising Sun|
|"Timeless"(Zhang Liyinfeat. Xiah)||Zhang Liyin's debut single.||I Will|
|"Beautiful Thing"||Solo insert song for the TVXQ-starring Korean dramaVacation.||Vacation OST|
|2007||"My Page"||Sung live on TVXQ's second Korean live album.||2nd Asia Tour Concert "O"|
|"조개껍질 묶어" (Tie Clam Shells)||Sung withBoA,Changmin, Lina, Sunday,Ryeo Wook,Ye Sung||2007 Summer SMTown – Fragile|
|"Anyband"||Samsung'sAnycallseries featuring Junsu,BoA,Tablo, Jin Bora||Samsung AnycallCF|
|2008||"Rainy Night"||Solo song on TVXQ's 19th Japanese single, part of "TRICK" release project.||"If.../Rainy Night"(single)|
|"소원" (Wish)||Sung withChangmin,Ryeo Wook,Kyu Hyun||Mirotic(versions C&D)|
|2009||"Xiahtic"||Sung live on TVXQ's third Korean live album.||3rd Asia Concert "Mirotic"|
|2010||"Xiahtic"||Solo song on TVXQ's 29th Japanese single.||"Break Out!"(single)|
|"君がいれば ～Beautiful Love～"||Used as the theme song to BeeTV's <Beautiful Love ～君がいれば～>, starring JYJ memberYoochun||Xiah(solo single)|
|"悲しみのゆくえ" (The Whereabouts of Sadness)||Used as the theme song for theJapanese drama[disambiguation needed ]5nen Atono Love Letter(５年後のラブレターA Love Letter 5 Years From Now?)|
|"Too Love"||One of the insert songs for the drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal", starring JYJ memberYoochun||Sungkyunkwan ScandalOST|
|2011||"You Are So Beautiful"||Sung by Junsu as an idol by the same name in "Scent of a Woman"||Scent of a WomanOST (Part 2)|
|2012||"사랑이 싫다구요" (I Don’t Like Love)||Solo insert song for the drama "Rooftop Prince", starring JYJ memberYoochun||Rooftop PrinceOST|
|2006||Composer||"네 곁에 숨쉴 수 있다면"||Korean||"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.|
|2007||"My Page"||Korean||2nd Asia Tour Concert "O"|
|2008||Composer||"Rainy Night"||Japanese||"If.../Rainy Night"(single)|
|2009||Composer; Lyricist||"Xiahtic"||Korean||3rd Asia Concert "Mirotic"|
|Composer||"I Can Soar"||English||The Beginning|
|2011||"Mission"||Korean||Their Rooms "Our Story"(music essay)|
|Composer; Lyricist||"Fallen Leaves"||Korean|
|"Tarantallegra" (feat. Flowsik ofAziatix)|
|Composer; Lyricist||"Set Me Free" (feat. Bizzy)|
|"Lullaby" (feat. 개코 OfDynamic Duo)|
|"이슬을 머금은 나무"|
|Composer, Lyricist; Arranger||"Intoxication"|
|"Breath" (feat. Double K)|
|2011|| Kim Junsu - Musical Concert : Levay with Friends|
|2011||Tears of Heaven||Jun-Hyung|
|2008||SBS||Family Outing(Season 1)||Guest, ep. 17 & 18|
|SBS||Intimate Note(절친노트)(Season 1)||Guest, ep. 03|
|KBS2||Immortal Music Classics(불후의 명곡)(Season 1)||Guest, ep. 01|
|2011||SBS||Scent of a Woman||Kim Junsu (cameo)ep.5|
|2010||4th The Musical Awards||Best New Actor||Mozart!||Won|
|Popular Star Award|
|16th Korea Musical Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|Popular Star Award|
|2010 Golden Ticket Awards||Ticket Power Award for Musical Actor Category||Won|
|2011||5th The Musical Awards||Best Actor||Tears of Heaven||Nominated|
|Popular Star Award||Won|
|17th Korea Musical Awards||Popular Star Award||Won|
|3rd Asia Jewelry Awards||World K-POP Superstar Award||Won|
|So-Loved Awards 2011||Best OST||"You Are So Beautiful" ( Scent of a Woman OST)||Won|
|2011 Golden Ticket Awards||Ticket Power Award for Musical Actor Category||Mozart! &Tears of Heaven||Nominated|
|2012||6th The Musical Awards||Best Actor||Elisabeth||Pending|
|Popular Star Award||Pending|
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