On January 16th, C-JeS Entertainment confirmed that JYJ’s Kim Junsu will be coming back in the music scene in March 2015.
After a more than a year hiatus since his last album 'Incredible' in 2013, Junsu will return with his 3rd solo album. They also disclosed that he is currently working on his title track and promised to show a different Junsu that will surely surprise all.
On January 2, KBS revealed new still cuts for upcoming drama, “Spy” starring main actor JYJ's Jaejoong.
In the photos, Jaejoong gets involved in a mysterious car accident while carrying out a mission. He is seen unconscious and bleeding in a destroyed car.
A representative of the crew said, “The scene is one of the most important moments in the early stages of drama, Jaejoong and the production staff put their full effort in for nine hours to make the scene as good as possible”.
In the drama, Jaejoong will play the role of Sun Woo, a South Korean smart agent who falls in love with Yoon Jin, played by actress Ko Sung Hee.
The action drama will air its first episode on January 9th.
KBS's upcoming weekend drama 'Spy' has released some of the first still cuts featuring JYJ's Jaejoong and Bae Jong Ok.
In the first set of still cuts, Jaejoong perfecly transformed into a genius NIS agent as he was dressing in a navy blue suit, showing his exceptional good look. For the second set, Jaejoong is seen wearing a toga while standing beside his on-screen mother Bae Jong Ok for a picture, depicted a scene from a normal graduation day.
'Spy' tells the story of a mother who is a former spy from North Korea(played by Bae Jong Ok) and her son, who is a genius analyst from NIS(played by Jaejoong). The drama will start airing on January 9th at 9:30pm kst.
JYJ will unveil their story while on a healing trip to Jeju island in the fourth issue of 'The JYJ' magazine.
On December 30th, C-Jes Entertainment has revealed the first set of photos of JYJ which will be used as the covers for the magazine. A rep said,"The January issue of 'The JYJ' will be released simultaneously in both Korea and Japan. Park Yoochun, Kim Jaeioong and Kim Junsu all collaborated with the famous photographers from the previous issue this photoshoot as well, to fully capture the story of their trip to Jeju island".
The rep continued,"The members directly consulted with the photographers and personally chose the locations for the photoshoot in Jeju island. Kim Jaejoong went for a healing journey together with nature, Park Yoochun showed the image of a man having the last free trip in his 20's, and Kim Junsu captured the mysterious side of Jeju island through night views and sunsets"
This issue 'The JYJ' magazine will be available in January 2015.
With the last concert in Fukuoka on December 24th, JYJ has successfully finished their first Japan Dome Tour.
C-Jes Entertainment announced that JYJ has concluded their first Japan Dome Tour with 2 concert in Fukuoka on Decembe 23rd and 24th. The tour kicked last November in Osaka and has drawn in a total of 240,000 fans in Japan, proving their undying popularity.
In particular, as the last day was on Christmas Eve, JYJ prepared a special event for fans as they dressed in funny Christmas costumes and sang 'So So', received much cheers from the fans.
During the finale of their concert, the members said,"We are so happy that we want the time to stop right now. It was a pleasure meeting you all on this stage and we won't forget these memories in the future. We could feelt your love through this dome tour and we have gained so much energy to bring back with us".
Meanwhile, JYJ will release their first Japanese single 'Wake Me Tonight' on January 21st.
JYJ will release their first Japanese single in January next year.
According to Japanese reports, JYJ announced at their concert in Fukuoka, Japan on December 23rd that the group will release their first Japanese single 'Wake Me Tonight on January 21st. The song was first performed at the group's Tokyo Dome concert held last November 18th.
Meanwhile, JYJ has finishes their Japan Dome Tour 'Ichigo Ichie' on December 24th.
JYJ's '7th World Water Forum' CF has been unveiled.
C-Jes Entertainment said on December 16th,"For 2 weeks from December 15th to 28th, JYJ's '7th World Water Forum' CF will be broadcasted worldwide through BBC, CCN, Arirang TV. It can also be seen in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa".
JYJ has been appointed as ambassadors for various campaign thanks to their global popularity such as in 2011 they become UNAIDS Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific, Korea-Japan Exchanges Exhibition and Seoul Nuclear Security Summit Ambassadors in 2012, they're also the ambassador for 2014 Incheon Asian Games and they're now honorary ambassadors for World Water Forum 2015.
Meanwhile, JYJ is proceeding with their '2014 JYJ Japan Dome Tour'
JYJ's Yoochun has achieved another rookie award for his great performance in 'Sea Fog'.
On November 28th, 15th Busan Film Critics Awards announced its award results and Yoochun was named as the winner for Best New Actor Award, making it his third win following the 34th Korean Film Critics Assosiation Awards and the 51st Daejong Film Festival.
In addition, director of 'Sea Fog', Shim Sung Bo also won the Best New Director Award.
15th Busan Film Critics Awards at Busan Cinema Center on December 4th at 7pm kst.
Jaejoong has been confirmed to play the lead role in upcoming KBS's drama 'Spy'.
C-Jes Entertainment announced on November 26th that Jaejoong will be staring in new KBS's drama 'Spy and will take the role of a genius analyst named Sunwoo.
'Spy' is based on an Israeli drama called MICE(or Gordin Cell), telling the story of a mother who is an ex-spy from North Korea and her son, who is an NIS agent. The drama will take on the new concept as it will be a ix between spy thriller and usual family drama.
We might be able to see Jaejoong's acting again in a new drama next year.
On November 24th, C-Jes Entertainment told various media outlets that Jaejoong has indeed received the offer to star in KBS's upcoming drama 'Spy', but nothing has been confirmed as he's currently considering it.
If he accepts the offer, this will be his first drama on KBS following previous projects such as MBC's 'Protect The Boss', SBS's 'Triangle' and 'Dr.Jin'.
'Spy' will revolve around a mother who is a former NIS secret agent and her son. It's scheduled to be broadcasted in January 2015.
JYJ's Park Yoochun takes home title 'Best New Actor' from 51st Daejong Film Festival held today at KBS Hall, Yeouido, in Seoul.
The winner for the 'Best New Actor' category is being anticipated as all nominees are deserving of the title. However, this year's ceremony hailed Park Yoochun as 'Best New Actor' among other nominees including Yeo Jin-goo, Im Si Wan, Choi Jin-hyeok, and Ahn Jae-hong. During his acceptance speech, he said,
"Honestly, I don't know. Sincerely thank you.It's my first time acting in a movie 'Sea Fog". Director Shim Sungbo, thank you, and to the senior actors I've acted with. This year is the last year of my 20s so thank you for leaving me a huge award as this. I'll work harder as an actor."
Park Yoo-chun proves to be deserving of this award with his amazing acting skills in the film “Sea Fog”. Congratulations!
Mark the date, November 24, as kpop fans might get to see the five members from TVXQ and JYJ together meeting up for the first time after they parted ways in 2009.
TVXQ's Changmin and Yunho, and JYJ's Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu are invited to attend the premiere of the movie 'Big Match' which will take place in Wangsini, Eastern Seoul. As for TVXQ, the duo are going to support labelmate and senior BoA, while the trio is supporting their labelmate and the film's lead actor Le Jung Jae.
Although the two groups are invited and so far reported to be attending, there's no final confirmation yet since there were many instances previously that one group didn't attend if one did. However, the media are also looking forward to this event, as it could be the first time the five members are bumping to each other in a public event.
Meanwhile, "Big Match" is set to premiere on November 27. Are you also expectant?
Junsu will continue his concert series 'Ballad & Musical' this year.
C-Jes Entertainment announced that Junsu will hold his '2014 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.3' on December 30th and 31st at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, spending the last days of 2014 with all the fans. This will mark Junsu's 3rd consecutive year to hold a year-end concert and it has established itself as a brand that can be performed only by Junsu.
'Ballad & Musical Concert' first started in 2012 and it has received much praised as a concert masterpiece with all the live sounds and coloful special stages. For this year, Junsu will once again perform with a 100 percent live orchestra and present various performances to the audience with wide ranges from solos, drama osts to musical music.
In particular, music musical director Kim Moon Jung, who previously worked with Junsu in 'Mozart' and 'Elizabeth', will be perfoming with Junsu along with the orchestra.
The ticket sale for '2014 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.3' will be opened through Interpark on November 20th.
JYJ's Junsu will lend his voice for a new drama OST.
According to C-Jes Entertainment on November 4th, Junsu will be singing the theme song of MBC's drama 'Mr.Baek' titled 'The Time I've Loved You'. The song will be released through various music sites on November 5th.
'The Time I've Loved You' is described as a ballad that brings out well Junsu's unique and emotional vocal. The lyrics express the feeling of a man who falls in love for the first time.
This will be Junsu's 3rd OST to be released in the winter season following 'Love Is Like A Snowflake' for KBS's 'Nice Guy' and 'I Love You' for MBC's 'Empress Ki'.