it's only the beginning..whatever they strive for,we'll always be there..that's our promise to be with jaejoong,yoochun & junsu

Friday, October 22, 2010

Billboard Release Of The Week: JYJ “The Beginning” 101021

As former members of the South Korean boy band TVXQ, the trio of Kim JaeJoong, Park YuChun and Kim JunSu are no strangers to pop stardom. Formed in 2003, TVXQ became hitmakers at home and in K-pop-crazy Japan (where it was known as Tohoshinki) and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Following a contractual dispute with its former management company, the threesome formed a new group earlier this year that it christened JYJ after the first initials of their first names. The band’s debut album, aptly titled “The Beginning,” is out now.
JYJ is thinking big with its debut album, “The Beginning,” which features collaborations with Kanye West and songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins. Show Shop Entertainment released the album Oct. 14 through Warner Music Korea. In the United States, Warner Music is releasing the album digitally through iTunes and Amazon with a CD release planned for late 2010 or early 2011.
“The Beginning” comprises seven tracks and three remixes. Each of the members of JYJ has songwriting credits on the album. Show Shop Entertainment and C-JeS Entertainemnt handles JYJ’s publishing, with administration by Warner/Chappell Music Korea.
JYJ had a wish list of producers and artists it wanted to work with, according to Park: West, Jerkins, Neo and Timbaland. With the help of its manager, Baek Chang Ju, CEO of C-JeS Entertainment, and Show Shop Entertainment CEO Hwang Jong Wook, the group was able to connect with West and Jerkins, who agreed to work with JYJ on “The Beginning.”
The sessions for the first single, “Ayyy Girl,” produced by West, were held at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood, while “Empty” and “Be My Girl,” produced by Jerkins, were recorded at his 2nd Floor Studios, also in Hollywood. The rest of the tracks were recorded in South Korea.
West wowed JYJ with some a cappella freestyle rapping before the trio began recording its vocals. “We could see why he’s so hugely popular,” Park says. “It was really a great honor to work with him.”
Jerkins also made a big impression on the Korean trio. “When we were making songs together, he treated us like equals,” Park says. “We appreciated that so much. Because he worked so hard on the record, he inspired us to work hard.”
Jerkins says he was impressed by JYJ’s professionalism and “their poise, the way they took their work seriously. I told their team that I’d work with them again.”
“The Beginning” arrived Oct. 14 in South Korea, followed by the release of a “luxury edition” with extra content on Oct. 18. The expanded version is limited to a run of fewer than 100,000 units, but Warner Music Korea says it received more than 300,000 pre-sale orders for the set.
 “The overwhelming response to the [limited-edition] CD is a very encouraging start for JYJ and we hope that this album release will also be met with equal enthusiasm,” Warner Music Korea managing director P.R. Wang said in a statement.
Warner Asia’s Wong adds: “Warner U.S. will release the product digitally through iTunes first this month. It will also be made available through Amazon digitally. There will also be finished product under the Amazon import section. We are in discussion with Warner U.S. to release a U.S. version in the next few months that will include new tracks and mixes exclusive to the market in both physical and digital formats.”
JYJ is playing shows in Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; and Taipei, Taiwan; in October. The group “also will be touring four major cities in the U.S. in November to support the release in a series of meet-the-fan sessions, plus a few media appearances,” Wong says. “Once the U.S. release [plans for the physical album] has been decided, we hope to reach a much bigger market for JYJ, as the market for Asian acts who sing in English is growing rapidly.”
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JYJ Donates Proceeds From Showcase, Billboard Release Of The Week: JYJ “The Beginning” 101021

really kindhearted idol~~love ya

JYJ (TVXQ’s Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu) are currently doing activities for their debut album 「The Beginning」. This time, they have donated KRW30,000,000 from the proceeds of their showcase to the 「Children’s Welfare Campaign」 by the international relief organisation 「World Vision」.
On the 17th, JYJ also donated USD$10,000 from the proceeds of their showcase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to the underprivileged local children. Also, on the 23rd, they will be participating in the 「East Asia Fei Yang Concert」 in Shanghai, where all the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.
JYJ have displayed impressive stages to more than 20,000 fans in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. In November, they will be performing in 4 cities in the United States.
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welcome to twitterland my boys

my wish has been fulfilled by JYJ..i ady talked to myself that if got signing session at the SC,i'll tell JYJ to make twitter acc.but at last,they DID it!!yay!!

let's see their tweet to each other..too cute!!

Yoochun's conversation with Jaejoong
@6002theMicky Yoochunㅠ
@mjjeje You're right next to me right now, so why do you say Yoochun...tsk!!!

Jaejoong tweets to Yoochun
Yoochun... All the pictures I just took got deleted☹

Yoochun's conversation with Junsu
(Junsu) The person who has enticed me to join Twitter, Yoochun... How could this be.. I haven't done something like this before..
@0101xiahtic Junsu, what do you mean 'enticed'?... I just guided you^^!!
@6002theMicky Um... I registered ..but I don't get what's what at all... ㅠ

Yoochun is confused to why Jaejoong and Junsu are tweeting to him instead of talking to him:
@mjjeje Hyung, you're sitting next to me right now... say it in words - - hahaha (He's telling Jaejoong to talk to him, not tweet to him)
@0101xiahtic Junsu... That goes for you too, you're sitting behind me...

Jaejoong and Junsu's replies (in order)
@6002theMicky Because I'm using Twitter right now, because you're sitting next to me, it makes me feel all the more unwilling to say all of this in words haha
@6002theMicky kekeke Oh ho!!!!!

Junsu @0101xiahtic is now following Jaejoong!
@mjjeje Oh, I'm following you now, it worked..
@0101xiahtic Junsu, it's so, so difficult ㅠ And my mobile phone must be messed up, it's slow

Jaejoong's Tweet updates

Yes, I remember that in China, I'm Jjai Jjong (Zhai Zhong)!

Yoochun Tweet Updates and Junsu's conversation with Kim Ye Eun
(Cast member of Dr. Champ(?) guessing by her cyworld. I think they're close friends)
@0101xiahtic Who are you.... to have a Twitter.........................
@iamyenny8 Follow me (which she did)
(Junsu) My cute Tigger, Leo and Bakira haha

@0101xiahtic They've grown a lot kekekekekekeke those kitties (she calls them 똥고양이들, which is like, a jokingly mean way of saying kitties)
@iamyenny8 They're... better than your Simba..
(P.S. Junsu's been talking in olden Korean to her, like the SungKyunKwan Scandal-talk. I think Yoochun is rubbing off on him XD)

Yoochun's reply to Junsu's cat pics
Then I'll show off Harang!!

Another tweet by Yoochun
@seojinyi Our hair designer... who thinks she's a beauty!!!

Junsu uploads a picture of himself
Super "V"!!!!! Eukyangkyangkyang(his laugh >,<)

Yoochun tells Cha Oreum to lose weight and get married!
@zzzkissme Ms Oreum... Lose some weight!!!! You have to get married a.s.a.p.!!!! What are you doing!!! Your weight keeps rising? (Oreum is phonetically equal to 'To rise' in Korean)

Jaejoong Twitter update
@zzzkissme Ms Oreum, I think I've gotten used to Twitter now ^_^

Source: [Jaejoong's Twitter+Junsu's Twitter+Yoochun's Twitter+Others]
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Jaejoong is unable to type Japanese on his phone
I can't type in Japanese with this mobile phone ㅜㅜ 

Kang Sung Pil tweets to Junsu
@0101xiahtic Junsu~~It's Sung Pil Hyung~~ Follow me too~^^* Good luck on your showcase^^* 

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE: Tohosomnia will compile one master post every day of JYJ tweets that gets updated with every new tweet of theirs :) This post in the master post for October 22nd :) KST


What's wrong, Jaejoong?
(Jaejoong) Today is a really sad day that brings tears to my eyes... It feels like the world has crumbled..
(T/N: We've just learned that Park Yong Ha's father Park Seung In has passed away... Our deepest condolences)

Junsu's Twitter Update about his cat (again XD)
(Junsu) Our Leo!!! Isn't he cute~ hahaha 

[TRANS] 101021 JYJ Creates Havoc In Airport; Chasing Fans Injured After Running Into Wall

Fans enthusiasm causes a mess in the airport when JYJ arrived. A fan chasing after JYJ got injured after running into a wall.

Last Sunday, JYJ arrived in Malaysia to hold a showcase. Not only did the fans claim that "it did not meet our expectations", some even said that JYJ did not care about the fans' safety as they entered the departure hell before the staff could fully finish the boarding procedures, causing a mess in the area which in turn caused many fans to injure themselves when they collided with the wall when chasing after them.

Insisted on using the regular entrance into Malaysia

According to sources, "the organizers treated safety as priority and advised them to leave and enter via the VIP exit. However, the Korean side refused the idea and let JYJ leave and enter by the regular exit instead."

Although the security created a human wall of about 20 buff man as well as 10 bodyguards to maintain the order, it was still unable to control the whole scene especially when they were leaving Malaysia on the night of the 17th, as there were many more fans who sent them off as compared to those who received them. When JYJ entered the arrival hall, the whole airport was a mess due to the fans' chasing. "The scene wasn't supposed to be this messy originally, however, because JYJ refused to listen to the advice, they left the car even before the staff have managed to finish the boarding procedure and receive the passport. This caused the whole place to be in a mess and many fans even fell on the floor as they were too busy chasing the idols and did not pay attention to the wall in front of them." The source stated that JYJ should be fully responsible for the fans' injuries with the reason that "as professional artists, they should first take care of fans' safety, however, they did not do that at all!"

Extremely late for showcase & press conference; buying clothes at the last minute

According to reliable sources, the reason JYJ was very late for both the showcase as well as press conference was because the Korean side decided to delay it on purpose. The source stated that, "After the rehearsal for the showcase ended, the Korean side said that they had to immediately do preparations for the showcase but instead they were taking their own sweet time while chatting backstage and eating. The organizer previously told the media that they were going to have an interview with the Korean side and that was why the press conference was delayed. But the real scenario is that the Korean side said that JYJ had no change of clothes and requested the organizer to buy them at the last-minute. After they bought the clothes back, they were unsatisfied and requested them to change it, but in the end, they still wore their own original clothes for the press conference and it was obviously done on purpose." Lastly, they used the excuse of having to rush for a plane and cancelled interviews with the media (radio stations, television stations) and only allowed 10 minutes of photograph session with the JYJ fans in a personal gathering before leaving in a rush.

Regarding these information, the organizer did not deny and only refused to comment.

Also, a Korean-speaking fan left a message on the web showing her disappointment in JYJ. "I only managed to enter the gathering point through much difficulties but I actually heard JYJ asking their manager when it was going to end. This broke my heart..."
Redstar says they're innocent

The fans who bought the 1000 and 800 ringgit tickets to JYJ's showcase have left many complaints regarding the organizer, Redstar, and how they felt cheated.The organizer immediately said they were innocent and that the sudden change in the schedule was all due to the unreasonable requests from the Korean side. They even mentioned that the Korean side had originally planned to cancel the fan-meeting just like what they did in Bangkok and Singapore but Redstar rejected it and insisted that they keep their promise. Last Sunday, the 3 members of TVXQ, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu arrived in Malaysia to promote as a new group, JYJ. After 12 hours of staying in Malaysia they left under the situation where hundreds of fans were chasing them. But due to JYJ not fulfilling the promises, the fans who spent their money could not have a chance to be in close interaction with the idols as promised, leaving them with both hatred and love. These fans have pushed all their unhappiness to Redstar and because of this, the "knot" that existed between the organizer and the Korean side one night before they arrived had been revealed.

According to sources, they only informed the Malaysian organizers that they wanted to leave immediately after the showcase that day a night before. On the day itself, the 17th, they, once again, suddenly used "the weather is too hot and the singers need to have a new set of clothes" as an excuse to have the fan-meet moved from Stadium Negara to the hotel, after the press conference. And on the night itself, they even went to cancel the originally confirmed fan-signing. Although photo-taking was still held, the originally 10 person per group was changed to 20 or 30 people. This let the fans who waited for 4 to 5 hours to only get to have close interaction with their idols for a mere 30 seconds.
Fans' rage on facebook

According to the many messages left on fans' facebook pages, they felt very disappointed at the "unsatisfactory" situation and most of them felt cheated.

One user "someone who bought the VIP ticket" said, "... some people even missed the train and bus ... just to be able to meet them close-up, however... this is only a waste of time, and we were even roughly dealt with as they constantly pushed up... when we took the photo, as soon as we took a couple more looks at them, we were being asked to leave... "

Zoe-Yi Tay complained about the unsatisfactory planning of the photo-taking. She left a message saying, "Because of your last minute decision, we had to queue outside the hotel for more than 3 hours, but after such a long time, all we got was a mere 30 second photo-taking session with 20 or 30 people... along with a group of scary bodyguards who were standing behind us. What's worse is that, we will never know when we get the photo and can't guarantee if we can get our autographed posters. If I had known earlier than the so-called "privileges" of being a VIP would become a bunch of empty promises then I definitely would not have bought it..." Another fan said, "I am very angry... After paying such a hefty sum, I didn't even get anything in the end..." This fan also added, "I really admire your newest slogan: 'First Come Last Serve'".

There are also quite a lot of fans who support the organizer and pushed the blame to the Korean side. One fan, Li Ern Mah, wrote, "We don't blame the organizer... As for JYJ, do they know how much we paid for the ticket? Don't they feel that they are cheating us?... If their agency does not know how to handle the job of an artiste then I don't know how long they can survive." She also said her feelings as a loyal fan, "I cannot bring myself to listen to their album for the time-being as it will only remind me of what just happened..."

Aten Teukie said, "I am also very sad... But I understand who caused this. (Including Singapore and Thailand). I don't blame Redstar and Marctensia... They even fought with the manager in front of us and Junsu..."

There are many fans who attended the meeting with presents in tow, however, the staff from the Korean side insisted that they place the presents outside and rushed them into the venue. One fan complained saying, "I saw many cute fans who were crying after the whole thing ended as they did not want to go home... JYJ might be very sad but their agency did not say anything... I saw Jaejoong receiving fans present as if they were trying to make up for something... but they did not bring back the presents that were left outside the venue.
JYJ fans' 3 biggest complaints:

1. The privileges for those who bought the 1000 and 800 ringgit tickets (attend private fan-meeting, take a group photo with JYJ as well as get their signature) were reduced to only being able to take a group photo with 20 to 30 people per group instead of the original 10. Regarding this, the organizer said, "according to the contract signed with the Korean side, other than having a showcase of 45 minutes inclusive of 6 songs, there will be fan-meeting with 400 fans with events such as taking a group photo with JYJ as well as an autograph session. However, when the Korean side arrived in Malaysia, they purposely cancelled the fan-meeting and under the resistance of the organizer, the Korean side agreed to have a photo-taking session but not have an autograph session."

2. The sudden change in venue and time for the meeting caused many overseas fans to change their flight schedules which caused the organizer to say, "when the Korean side arrived in the stadium for their rehearsal, they then told us that they wanted to change the fan-meeting to the hotel and wanted a change of clothes for JYJ as the weather and venue was too hot with many other reasons. They insisted that they cancel but the organizer stood their ground, which caused the Korean side to give way. They also allowed the fans who had to rush for their plane to go first.

3. Regarding the issue of being unable to collect their JYJ photo on that day, the organizer said, "the Korean side is very strict about JYJ photos and not only does it have to go through the photos that the organizers will release to the media but even the photos taken with fans has to be brought back to Korea before sending it back to the organizers, which will then be sent to the fans themselves.

Admin note:  Overwhelming reports from fans who actually attended indicate that many of the things stated in this article are FALSE. However, DBSKnights believe that it is useful to know what the press is saying about our boys. We urge those who can read and write Chinese to let their opinion be known to sinchew-i, the publisher of this article.
Don't worry, Cassies. WE know what the truth is 

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