Xiah Joonsoo


Kim Jun-su( Hangul : 김준수; Hanja : 金俊秀; born 15 December, 1986) or simplyJunsu, also known by the stage nameXia(stylized asXIA;/ʃiˈɑː/SHEE-ah; Korean :시아) is a South Korean singer-songwriter , dancer, and stage actor. He is a member of the Korean pop group JYJ , and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ .Kim made his debut in 2003 as a member of TVXQ , a boy band produced and formed by South Korean record label and talent agency S.M. Entertainment , having previously been a trainee for six years. He had released four Korean albums, four Japanese albums, thirty Japanese singles and several Korean singles during his first six years in the music industry as TVXQ. In 2009, Kim and fellow TVXQ members Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, arguing that their exclusive contracts were unilaterally disadvantageous towards the artists and should be invalidated. The Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of the three and granted an injunction suspending their contracts.The trio reunited and subsequently formed JYJ (formerly known as JUNSU/JAEJOONG/YOOCHUN in Japan).As JYJ, Kim has released one English album , two Korean albums , one Japanese EP , and one Korean EP .Kim began his solo career in 2010 with the release of Japanese EPXiah,which peaked at number-two on Japan's Oricon singles chart. The same year, he took the role of Wolfgang in his debut musicalMozart!,receiving critical acclaim and commercial success. After the release ofXiah, Kim's solo music career was sent into hiatus because of a discord between him and his Japanese label Avex Trax that led to the sudden suspension of all his activities in Japan. In May 2012, he released his first full-length Korean solo studio albumTarantallegra, while being represented by new management agency C-JeS Entertainment . Following the release, he embarked on his first headlining world tour.He returned with his second Korean solo studio album,Incredible, in July 2013.Despite limitations in media coverage and promotional activities caused by a ban in the Entertainment Departments of South Korea's three main terrestrial broadcasters resulting from SM Entertainment 's interference,Kim's first and second studio album reached top two on the Gaon albums chart in South Korea, as well as reaching number-ten and number-five on the Billboard World Albums chart forTarantallegraandIncredible, respectively. He is also known for being able to sell out tickets for his concerts and musicals within minutes, dubbed"the ticket power"by South Korean media.

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