Junsu Kim

김준수 / Kim Jun Su

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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 Junsu Kim's Biography


At age eleven, Kim was signed by SM Entertainment after his participation in the agency's the6th Annual Starlight Casting System.

2003–2009: TVXQ, Lawsuit against SM Entertainmentedit

Xiah Junsu with DBSK in 2007 (on the right)

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.

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 .

At TVXQ 's second Asian tour, he performed a solo self-composed dance track called "My Page". He also composed his solo slow-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 's third Asian tour, he performed another self-composed song "Xiahtic", which was then rearranged and performed in Japanese for his solo performance at 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 . He has also appeared on two televised shows with TVXQ ,Banjun TheaterandVacation.

2010–2011: Solo career and JYJedit

Junsu in 2012

After Avex revealed that TVXQ would go on an indefinite hiatus, it's decided that Kim would make his solo singing debut in Japan.A teaser showing his self-composed song "Intoxication" was made public and announced as the lead track of his upcoming single . The self-produced double A-side single (ReferXiah (EP) ) was released on 26 May and debuted at number two on Japan's Oricon chart . Two songs in the single, "Kanashimi no Yukue"(悲しみのゆくえ,The Whereabouts of Sadness)and "君がいれば ~Beautiful Love~" were used as the theme song for BeeTV's5nen Atono Love Letter(5年後のラブレター,A Love Letter 5 Years From Now)and<Beautiful Love ~君がいれば~>.

However, Avex had announced the suspension of the group's activities in Japan, including Kim's, the same month that year.JYJ proceeded to releaseThe Beginning, a global album which was sung in English. Kim promoted the new album with JYJ via a worldwide showcase tour with dates in South Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States.

. It was held in Seoul at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena 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 in the concert as a special guest.During the show, Kim 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.

Junsu in 2011

.Kim played Jun-Hyung, a Korean soldier who fell in love with a Vietnamese singer during the Vietnam war.

Scent of A Woman'sOST, "You Are So Beautiful". The song managed to top real-time music charts shortly after it was released. He also made a cameo appearance in the drama as a popular singer that the main character idolizes and looks up to. In September, JYJ released their first Korean full-length album,In Heaven. Kim and actress Song Ji-hyo 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, Kim won the "Popular Star Award" at the17th Korea Musical Awardsalongside"Tears of Heaven"co-star Yoon Gong Joo.In December, he and South Korean actor Jang Geun-Suk received a K-POP Superstar Award at the “2011 Asia Jewelry Awards” held in Seoul .

2012–2014: Tarantallegra and Incredibleedit

Junsu on stage in Hollywood Palladium , Los Angeles in 2012

Kim also confirmed his remaining tour dates with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Brasil, Chile and Germany. The first show was held at New York's Hammerstein Ballroomand the final show held at Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen . While touring Kim, along with Sunny Hill 's Seung-ah, made an appearance in South Korean girl group, Fiestar 's music video for their debut single, "Vista" .

The Musical Awardsin June.On Christmas Eve, Kim released a digital single, Thank U For , before holding an all-live concert entitled"2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra"on the 29th. The concert featured ballads from his album as well as OST songs and a few pieces from his previous musicals, accompanied by an orchestra during the whole show.By the end of 2012, Kim has sold almost 200,000 copies ofTarantallegraand Uncommitted combined, becoming one of the year's highest selling solo artists on South Korea's record chart Gaon .

Two months later, Kim took the stage for JYJ's three days concert,"The Return of JYJ", held at the Tokyo Dome . The sold-out concert marks the first time JYJ had been able to perform in Japan after the contract with their former Japanese management agency Avex ended in 2010.

JYJ in 2014 Asian Games opening ceremony

pre-releasetrack, called "11AM". On the 15th, he held a solo showcase at UNIQLO AX Hall in Seoul to commemorate the official release ofIncredible.His second headlining concert tour began the following week with its first stop in Bangkok, Thailand.

2015–2017: Solo albums and musicalsedit

The title song Flower features Tablo from Epik High , with Dok2 and Naul ( Brown Eyed Soul ) also featuring on the album. On the same day of the album release Kim launched 2015 Xia Third Asia Tour Concert - Flowerwith the first stop being Osaka.

Kim played the role of L.

Rapper Giriboy features on track "Oeo" while Cheetah is a feature on "Midnight Show".

Later he played the lead role in two musicals,DraculaandDorian Gray.

musical, before he enlisted in the army as a conscripted policeman.

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 Junsu Kim's Personal life

On 13 September 2016, it was revealed that Junsu and Hani broke up due to their schedules; this was also confirmed by EXID's agency Banana Culture.

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 Junsu Kim's Discography

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 Junsu Kim's Concerts and tours

  • XIA 1st World Tour Concert - Tarantallegra
  • 2013 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.2
  • 2016 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.5

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 Junsu Kim's Musicals

2010 Mozart! Wolfgang Mozart
2011 Tears of Heaven Junhyung
  • The musical production derived from singer Jo Sungmo 's music video for the song "Do You Know" (2000).
Mozart! Wolfgang Mozart
2012–2013 Elisabeth Tod (Death)
  • Had his 1st performance on 8 February and finished hisfirst runon 2 May 2012.
  • Returned as Tod from 14 August – 4 September 2013 for the musical'ssecond run.
2013 December Jiwook
  • A jukebox musical built around the music of the late South Korean folk rock singer Kim Kwang-seok .
2014 Dracula Count Dracula
2015 Death Note L Lawliet
2016 Dracula Count Dracula
  • The second run
2016 Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
2017 Death Note L Lawliet
  • The second run (Last musical before military enlistment)

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 Junsu Kim's OST

2010 君がいれば ~Beautiful Love~ Love Letter From Five Years Later
2010 悲しみのゆくえThe Whereabouts of Sadness Beautiful Love Fellow member, Yoochun acted in this drama
2010 Too Love Sungkyunkwan Scandal Fellow member, Yoochun acted in this drama
2011 You Are So Beautiful Scent Of A Woman
2012 Love Is Like Snowflakes The Innocent Man
2012 I Don't Like Love Rooftop Prince Fellow member, Yoochun acted in this drama
2013 Foolish Heart The Fugitive of Joseon
2013 I Love You Empress Ki
2014 In The Time That I Love You Mr. Back
2015 The Time of You Has Passed Six Flying Dragons
2016 How Can I Love You? Descendants of the Sun
2016 Lean on Me Lucky Romance
2016 "Road" ( 길) Night Light

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 Junsu Kim's Awards

20104th The Musical Awards Best New ActorMozart!
Most Popular Actor
16th Korea Musical Awards Best New Actor
Most Popular Actor
2010 Golden Ticket Awards Ticket Power Award - Musical Actor
20115th The Musical Awards Best ActorTears of HeavenNominated
Most Popular Actor
17th Korea Musical Awards Most Popular Actor
3rd Asia Jewelry Awards World K-POP Superstar Award
2011 Golden Ticket Awards Ticket Power Award - Musical ActorMozart!&Tears of HeavenNominated
20126th The Musical Awards Best ActorElisabethNominated
Most Popular Actor
18th Korea Musical Awards Best Actor
Most Popular Actor
2012 Golden Ticket Awards Ticket Power Award - Musical Actor
Ticket Power Award - Local Concert MusicianXIA 1st Asia Tour Concert In Seoul &
2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra
Popularity Award
2012 SFCC Awards
(The Seoul Foreign Correspondents’ Club Awards)
Raising Awareness of Korea Overseas - SingerTarantallegra& XIA 1st World Tour Concert
20131st Yin Yue Tai V-Chart Awards Best Korean Male ArtistUncommitted
19th Korea Musical Awards Most Popular StarElisabeth
2013 Golden Ticket Awards Ticket Power Award - Local Concert (Musician)XIA 2nd Asia Tour Concert INCREDIBLE &
2013 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra
Ticket Power Award - Musical ActorElisabeth&DecemberNominated
Popularity AwardElisabeth&December

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 Junsu Kim's Notes

  1. ^abKim Jun-su was born on December 15, 1986, while his registered birth date is January 1, 1987.

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