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Debut with TVXQ

TVXQ Byeol Korea

In July 2009, members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu tried to part with their Korean management S.M. Entertainment, claiming that their thirteen-year-long contract is too long, the schedule is held without the permission of the members, and profits are distributed unfairly.

In October 2009, the Seoul Central District Court gave all three temporary contract sentences, and TVXQ group activities in Korea were stopped. In November 2009, Yunho and Changmin released a joint statement to support S.M. Entertainment, and urged all three to solve their problems with their management quickly if they want to continue their careers as members of TVXQ.

As a result of legal battles, the Shenzhen event for the group’s ‘Mirotic’ tour was canceled a week before the scheduled date on November 21st, 2009, ending the tour prematurely. Regardless of the order, Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu maintained their activities as members of TVXQ under Avex management in Japan, and the group continued to release new Japanese singles together until early 2010. However, the members’ last public performance was on December 31st, 2009, at the 60th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen, where they performed their twenty-eighth single, “Stand by U.”




In January 2010, TVXQ released their twenty-ninth single, “Break Out!” which set a new record for the group. The single topped Oricon and broke Elton John’s record for fourteen years with the highest first-week sales for a foreign artist. On February 17th, 2010, TVXQ released their best Japanese hit album Best Selection 2010, a compilation of their number one hits, including a new single released after The Secret Code 2009, such as “Share the World/We Are!” “Stand by U,” and “Break Out!” The album sold more than 400,000 copies in one week, gaining double platinum RIAJ status at the end of February. In March 2010, the group released their last single together, “Toki o Tomete,” which was certified platinum by the RIAJ.

Forming the New Group, JYJ

Trio Group JYJ Byeol Korea

On April 3rd, 2010, Avex announced the suspension of TVXQ’s activities in Japan, stating that each member would pursue a solo career. However, a week later, Avex announced the formation of a “special unit” with members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu – later known as JYJ – a move that caused Yunho and Changmin’s pause to be unlimited from music activities. After the announcement of JYJ, S.M. Entertainment filed a lawsuit against JYJ to validate their contract. In June 2010, JYJ filed a lawsuit against S.M. Entertainment to cancel their exclusive contract. Following the lawsuit, S.M. Entertainment tried to criticize JYJ and their new agency C-JeS, while Yunho and Changmin remained silent throughout the legal process. Meanwhile, Avex released TVXQ’s two biggest hits albums, Complete One-Sided Collection and Single B-side Collection, both of which were released on June 30th. That was the closing release of TVXQ under their contract with Rhythm Zone.

After several months of inactivity, Yunho and Changmin made their comeback appearances in August 2010 for the stop of Seoul SM Town Live ’10 World Tour, where they re-recorded an older version of TVXQ songs. Their two-part performance received a strong and supportive reaction from the audience, prompting Yunho and Changmin’s decision to continue TVXQ’s activities without the other three. There was a brief talk about recruiting new members, but their mentor Lee Soo-man suggested that they continue their music career as a duo. Shortly after the concert, the two began working on their comeback album and brought a new line of producers, including the E-Tribe and Outsidaz. In September 2010, Avex dropped JYJ, citing conflicts with C-JeS. Avex later expressed its support for the remaining members of TVXQ, Yunho and Changmin, on November 24th, announcing that the two had signed a new record contract with the label Rhythm Zone, Avex Trax.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
JP
English
The Beginning Release Date: October 14th, 2010

Label: Warner Korea

Format: CD/2CD+DVD, digital download

1 17 KOR: 316,576+ (all versions)
Korean
In Heaven Release Date: September 28th, 2011

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Format: CD/CD+DVD, digital download

1 8 World: 350,000+ (all versions)

KOR: 291,267+ (all versions)

Just Us Release Date: July 29th, 2014

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Format: CD, digital download

1 2 KOR: 168,836+

JPN: 44,866+

Live albums

  • Thanksgiving Live in Dome (2011)

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
KOR
JP
Japanese
The… Release Date: September 8th, 2010

Label: Rhythm Zone

Format: CD/CD+DVD, digital download

1 JPN: 174,980+ RIAJ: Gold
Korean
Their Rooms “Our Story” Release Date: January 15th, 2011

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Format: Essaybook+CD

KOR: 200,000+

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
KOR
Billboard
JPN
Oricon
JPN
Billboard
English
“Ayyy Girl”
(featuring Kanye West, Malik Yusef)
2010 19 The Beginning
“Empty” 18
Korean
“Get Out” 2011 8 10 KOR: 1,252,732+ In Heaven
“In Heaven” 5 10 KOR: 1,208,645+
“Only One” 2013 87 91 52 2014 Incheon Asiad
“Back Seat” 2014 6 KOR: 436,437+ Just Us
Japanese
“Wake Me Tonight” 2015 2 3 JPN: 155,271 Non-album release

Soundtrack contributions

Year Information Contribution
2010 Sungkyunkwan Scandal OST

Release Date: September 16th, 2010

Language: Korean

“찾았다” (Found You) – JYJ

“Too Love” – Junsu

“너에겐 이별 나에겐 기다림” (To You It’s Goodbye, To Me It’s Waiting) – Jaejoong

2011 Miss Ripley OST

Release Date: June 21st, 2011

Language: Korean

“너를 위한 빈자리” (The Empty Space For You) – Yuchun
Scent of a Woman OST

Release Date: August 5th, 2011

Language: Korean

“You Are So Beautiful” – Junsu
Protect the Boss OST

Release Date: August 11th, 2011

Language: Korean

“지켜줄게” (I’ll Protect You) – Jaejoong
2012 Rooftop Prince OST

Release Date: May 10th, 2012

Language: Korean

“사랑이 싫다구요” (I Don’t Like Love) – Junsu
Dr. Jin OST

Release Date: May 25th, 2012

Language: Korean

“살아도 꿈인 것처럼” (Living Like A Dream) – Jaejoong
Nice Guy OST

Release Date: September 26th, 2012

Language: Korean

“사랑은 눈꽃처럼” (Love Is Like A Snowflake) – Junsu
Code Name: Jackal OST

Language: Korean

“나만의 위로” (Healing For Myself) – Jaejoong

“Kiss B” – Jaejoong

“Stay” – Jaejoong

2014 Triangle OST

Release Date: June 9th, 2014

Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Language: Korean

“Even Though I Hate It” – Jaejoong

“Coincidence” – Jaejoong

 

Jaejoong

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR JPN US World
WWW Release Date: October 29th, 2013

Repackage Album: 화장을 지우다 (Removing My Makeup), released on January 20th, 2014

Label: C-JeS Entertainment, A&G Modes

Format: CD, digital download

1 4 KOR: 182,940

JPN: 18,828

No.X Release Date: February 12th, 2016

Label: C-JeS Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment

Format: CD, digital download

· Language: Korean, Japanese

1 8 3 KOR: 85,420

JPN: 19,930

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR JPN US World
I Release Date: January 13th, 2013

Repackage Album: Y, released on February 26th, 2013

Label: C-JeS Entertainment, A&G Modes

Format: CD, Digital

1 8 2 KOR: 210,074

JPN: 31,753

Singles

Title Year Peak positions Sales Certifications Album
KOR
JPN
JPN
100
Korean
“Mine” 2013 8 KOR: 115,692 N/A I
Japanese
“Sign/Your Love” 2018 2 2 JPN: 100,000 RIAJ: Gold Non-album single
“Defiance” 3 48 JPN: 116,000 RIAJ: Gold

Music videos

  • Personal videos
Year Song Artist
2013 Mine Kim Jae-joong
Just Another Girl Kim Jae-joong
2016 Love You More Kim Jae-joong
  • Appearances
Year Song Artist
2009 Call Me Taegoon
2010 Blossom Ayumi Hamasaki
2012 Until the Sun Rises Baek Seung-heon

Soundtrack contributions

Year Song Album
2006 인사 (Greetings) A Millionaire’s First Love OST
2009 사랑아(Love) Heaven’s Postman OST
2010 To You It’s Goodbye, To Me It’s Waiting Sungkyunkwan Scandal OST
2011 “지켜줄게” (I’ll Protect You) Protect the Boss OST
2012 살아도 꿈인 것처럼” (Living Like A Dream) Dr. Jin OST
Stay Jackal is Coming OST
2014 싫어도 (But I) Triangle OST
우연 (Coincidence)

Junsu

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
JPN
US
World
Tarantallegra Release Date: May 14th, 2012

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Distributor: A&G Modes

Language: Korean

Formats: CD, digital download

1 9 10 KOR: 127,620

JPN: 27,000

Incredible Release Date: July 15th, 2013

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Distributor: LOEN Entertainment

Language: Korean

Formats: CD, digital download

2 13 5 KOR: 90,787
Flower Release Date: March 3rd, 2015

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Distributor: LOEN Entertainment

Language: Korean

Formats: CD, digital download

2 9 7 KOR: 67,871

JPN: 17,035

Xignature Release date: May 30th, 2016

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Distributor: LOEN Entertainment

Language: Korean

Formats: CD, digital download

1 7 14 KOR: 47,371

CHN: 9539+

JPN: 10,842

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
JPN
US
World
Musical December 2013 with Kim Junsu Release Date: December 18th, 2013

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Distributor: MUSIC&NEW

Language: Korean

Formats: CD, digital download

1 KOR: 2,362
Yesterday Release Date: October 19th, 2015

Label: C-JeS Entertainment

Distributor: Loen Entertainment

Language: Korean

Formats: CD, digital download

1 11 9 KOR: 58,870

JPN: 12,735

Singles

As a lead artist
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR JPN
Singles
Albums K-Pop
Hot 100
Singles
Hot 100
“Xiah” 2010 2 4 Xiah
“I Don’t Like Love” 2012 18 15 Tarantallegra
“Tarantallegra” 22 39
“Uncommitted” 1 Uncommitted
“Thank U For” 9 24 Non-album single
“11 a.m.” 2013 16 27 Incredible
“Incredible” (feat. Quincy) 14 27
“Serendipity” (스치다) Non-album single
“Flower” (feat. Tablo) 2015 4 Flower
“Just Yesterday” 12 Yesterday
“How Can I Love You” 2016 1 Descendants of the Sun OST
“Rock the World” (feat. The Quiett & Automatic) 51 Xignature

Promotional singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
“..Is You” 2016 19 KOR: 105,632 Xignature

Other appearances

Title Release Notes Album
“All Rise” 2006 Sung live on TVXQ’s first Korean live album. 1st Live Concert Rising Sun
“Timeless” (Zhang Liyin feat. Xiah) Zhang Liyin’s debut single. I Will
“Beautiful Thing” Solo insert song for the TVXQ-starring Korean drama Vacation. Vacation OST
“My Page” 2007 Sung live on TVXQ’s second Korean live album. 2nd Asia Tour Concert “O”
“조개껍질 묶어” (Tie Clam Shells) Sung with BoA, Changmin, Lina, Sunday, Ryeo Wook, Ye Sung 2007 Summer SMTown – Fragile
“Anyband” Samsung’s Anycall series featuring Junsu, BoA, Tablo, Jin Bora Samsung Anycall CF
“Rainy Night” 2008 Solo song on TVXQ’s 19th Japanese single, part of Tohoshinki’s “TRICK” project. “If…/Rainy Night” (single)
“소원” (Wish) Sung with Changmin, Ryeo Wook, Kyu Hyun Mirotic (versions C&D)
“Xiahtic” 2009 Sung live on TVXQ’s third Korean live album. 3rd Asia Concert “Mirotic”
2010 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 the Japanese drama 5年後のラブレター (A Love Letter 5 Years From Now)
“Too Love” Insert song for the drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, starring JYJ member Yoochun Sungkyunkwan Scandal OST
“You Are So Beautiful” 2011 Sung by Junsu as a singer by the same name in Scent of a Woman Scent of a Woman OST (Part 2)
“사랑이 싫다구요” (I Don’t Like Love) 2012 Solo insert song for the drama Rooftop Prince, starring JYJ member Yoochun Rooftop Prince OST
“사랑은 눈꽃처럼” (Love is Like a Snowflake) First part of the original soundtrack for the drama The Innocent Man The Innocent Man OST
“바보 가슴” (Foolish Heart) 2013 Solo insert song for the drama The Fugitive of Joseon The Fugitive of Joseon OST
사랑합니다 (Saranghamnida)[35] OST song of the drama Empress Ki Empress Ki OST Part 3
In the Time I Love You[36] 2014 Opening theme song of the drama Mr. Back Mr. Baek OST Part 1
“길 (Way)” 2016 Solo insert song for the drama Night Light Night Light OST Part 1

Music videos

Year Song Album
2010 “Intoxication” Xiah (single)
2012 “Tarantallegra” Tarantallegra
“Tarantallegra” (Dance Ver.)
“Uncommitted” Uncommitted (single)
“알면서도”
(Even though I already know)
Tarantallegra
2013 “11시 그 적당함”(11 a.m.) Incredible
“Incredible” Incredible
2015 “Flower” Flower
“꼭 어제” Yesterday
“OeO”
2016 “Rock the World” Xignature

DVDs

Release Title
2011 Kim Junsu Musical Concert, Levay with Friends
2012 XIA 1st Asia Tour Concert – Tarantallegra
2013 2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra

 

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