There are still many fans who remember JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong as TVXQ’s Hero Jaejoong.
Ahead of his solo concert, Kim Jaejoong received suggestions from fans for songs he should sing during his concert, and a flood of request came in for him to perform songs by ‘TVXQ’.
On the 12th, Kim Jaejoong held an event that took suggestions for songs he should perform at his ‘You, My and Mine’ concert on the 26th and 27th of January through comments that were posted on his official Facebook page.
The event took place for two hours and collected around 8,800 comments and 7,500 ‘likes’. Kim Jaejoong’s popularity was proven when comments were left by fans from Korea, other Asian countries such as Japan and China, as well as overseas fans who spoke English and Spanish.
However, the suggestions showed that the fans ‘want to see Hero Jaejoong again’.
Most of the fans’ suggestions were TVXQ songs such as ‘HUG’ and ‘honey funny bunny’. There were fans who requested songs by other singers such as ‘Lovers’ by Lee Seon Hee, but most of the requests were TVXQ songs.
Hero Jaejoong, Kim Jaejoong’s stage name during his time as a member of TVXQ, ranked high on the most searched rankings of various portal sites after the event began, mirroring the wishes of the fans.
Meanwhile, former TVXQ members Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu (JYJ) filed an injunction against their former agency SM Entertainment on July 31st, 2009 for an unlawful exclusive contract. They have been participating in activities independent from SM ever since the Courts accepted their injunction.
The legal battle ensued between the two sides with SM Entertainment filing an exclusive contract validity confirmation and compensation for damages lawsuit in April, 2010, which was counteracted by JYJ’s exclusive contract invalidity confirmation lawsuit. The lawsuit came to an end on the 28th of November last year through voluntary arbitration.