TVXQ

Korean name
Hangul동방신기
Hanja東方神起
Revised RomanizationDongbangsin-gi
McCune-ReischauerTongbangshin-gi


TVXQ, the acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (東方神起), is a quintet Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment which made its debut in Korea at 2004. Its 5 members specialize in the areas of singing, dance, a cappella, acting, and pop with an R&B vibe. Since debut, the group gained popularity quickly in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and other East Asian countries.

In Korea, they are better known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (often abbreviated as DBSG or DBSK) while the Japanese equivalent of the group's name is Tōhōshinki (abbreviated as THSK). Although their origin is Korean, their name on all official non-Japanese advertisements and merchandise is scripted as "TVXQ", the Chinese counterpart of their name. It is roughly translated as "Gods Rising from the East" in all three languages.

Musical style

Although TVXQ was initially marketed as an a cappella group, most of the group's music is mainstream K-pop. Their debut single "Hug" was a bubblegum pop song, whereas their follow up single "The Way U Are" was a dance/R&B number, complete with stylized outfits and choreographed dance moves. Their third major single release, "믿어요" (I Believe), in contrast, was a ballad. TVXQ concluded the year with a Christmas album that also had an a cappella version of "Jesus, Joy Of Man's Desiring". With their releases in 2004, the group showed a versatility in style and has managed not to be permanently typecast as a certain "genre style" (as opposed to Fly to the Sky's ballads or Koyote's dance songs).

With consecutive releases, they have not moved from this formula, as their second and third albums have had a similar mixture without moving outside of the mainstream label. The second album's singles, for example, included a dance song (their first release) and a ballad (their follow up). The third album's releases have been dance, ballad and pop tracks. The group also recorded a cappella tracks for official albums released in both Korea and Japan, in which they rearrange original songs as a cappella versions. In the 13th single released in Japan, TVXQ arranged their debut single 'Hug' as a cappella track and performed it in their 2nd Live Tour in Japan.

History

2004: Debut

TVXQ made their first appearance on December 26, 2003 during a BoA and Britney Spears Showcase. They performed their debut song Hug as well as an acappella rendition of O Holy Night alongside BoA. The group eventually released two physical singles ("Hug" and "The Way U Are"), accompanied by photo books, before their first album in 2004. TVXQ reached #1 on Korean music charts in three months after their debut.

An official fan club was created, named after the Cassiopeia constellation near the Big Dipper. TVXQ's fans chose the name "Cassiopeia" for their fan club because the constellation has 5 stars in its galaxy, and TVXQ has 5 members. When traced on a computer keyboard, "TVfXQ" makes the constellation Cassiopeia.

SM Entertainment once considered adding a Chinese member to the group and rotate members to help boost popularity in other countries, as hinted in The 3rd StoryBook - TVfXQ!. The purpose would have been to branch each member into different solo activities, or possibly combine other trainees into the group. However, the idea was abandoned due to opposition from fans who threatened to boycott SM Entertainment products.

2005

During 2005, TVXQ expanded its career to Japan. The group released its first Japanese single entitled "Stay with Me Tonight" on April 27 2005, The marking the group's official debut of in Japan. [1]

TVXQ continued to release additional singles entitled "Somebody to Love" and "My Destiny." While in Korea, the group released its second Korean album Rising Sun and a joint single album with label-mate Super Junior, Show Me Your Love. In the end the year, TVXQ received the Best Music Video award for the song "Rising Sun" and the People's Choice Award at the 2005 Mnet KM Music Video Festival. [2]

2006: Overseas expansion and release of third Korean album

Going overseas

Before returning to their homeland South Korea with their third album in fall, TVXQ endeavored to spread their sphere of influence further in other East Asian countries. They held their first Asian tour, were featured on commercials, and made guest appearances in Malaysia, Thailand, China and Japan. TVXQ members were the first Korean performers to ever stage a concert in Malaysia for their "Rising Sun 1st Asia Tour" in Bukit Jalil (Putra Indoor Stadium) [3]. The tour, which was in promotion for their 2nd Korean album Rising Sun released in 2005, continued to Bangkok in Thailand at the Impact Arena. The tour had also held its first concerts in South Korea.

Soon after, they were kept busy in preparation for the first tour in Japan in promotion of their first Japanese album Heart, Mind and Soul. The members focused on increasing their fluency in Japanese for their activities in Japan, as BoA had in her early years in Japan [4]. Then for the first time, TVXQ performed at a-nation, an annual Japanese live summer concert organized by Avex Trax that features j-pop artists in the record label. Moreover, they also released as many as five Japanese singles in total that year.

The group was the first Asian group to win two Thailand Music Awards for both Best Music Video ("Rising Sun") and Favorite Asian Artist. They also won the Popular Vote Asia Artist award at the Virgin Hits Awards 2006 in Thailand. Their seventh Japanese single "Sky" hit #6 on the Oricon Weekly Chart.[5], with their eighth single Miss You reaching #3 in Japan. They have topped both the Japanese and Korean charts on the Malaysian radio show "988" twice with their singles "Begin" and "The Fighting Spirit Of The East". The show has an audience of about 4.2 million listeners, reaching as far as Singapore. [6]

Return to Korea

The group returned to Korea in late August in order to prepare for their third album titled "O"-正.反.合. ('O' - Jung.Ban.Hap), released on September 29 2006 with two editions. "O"-正.反.合 was re-released on November 11 2006 to coincide with the group's image change for the promotion of their second title song "Balloons." The release contained two further editions with new versions of "Balloons" and "Get Me Some", along with a new track named "White Lie" written and composed by Xiah. "Balloons," in contrast to their lead single "O" Jung.Ban.Hap' and its heavy techno beats, is a lighter pop song about the innocence of childhood. It is a remake of an old hit by Five Fingers, re-written with a "modern feel" to try and appeal to kids of the new generation while relating to adults familiar with the original in an attempt to broaden their fanbase further.[7] In the first month of its release, the third album surpassed the 100,000 mark in South Korea, and to date has sold over 330,000 copies, the highest ranking album for 2006 in Korea.[8]

All About TVXQ became the best-selling DVD for 2006 in South Korea, with sales of 47,186 copies. With the success of the DVD, SBS and SM Entertainment, the co-producer of the TVXQ DVD, are planning to release “All About TVXQ 2” (working title) currently in the works.[9]

TVXQ were special guests at the 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei. They presented an award together with Taiwanese actress Ariel Lin and performed "'O'-Jung.Ban.Hap." [10] At the 2006 MKMF Music Festival, the group won four awards, including Best Group and Artist of the Year.[11] At the 16th Music Seoul Festival, which was held on the 1st December, the group won a total of three awards which included "Daesang," equivalent to 'Artist of the Year' award.[12] They also won the Daesang at the 21st Golden Disk Awards 2006, held on December 14th, in addition to a Bonsang.[13] At the SBS Gayo Awards 2006, held on 29th December, the group won another Daesang in addition to a Bonsang, winning four Daesangs in four major Korean music awards in total.

2007: Japanese promotion and Asian concerts

On March 7 2007 the group released their tenth Japanese single, "Choosey Lover." [14]. On March 14 2007, TVXQ released their second Japanese album entitled, Five in the Black.

From early April, TVXQ members began hosting a weekly radio program called "TVXQ Bigeastation" on Japan FM Network channel, which is currently being aired on seven local FM stations.[15]

On May 26th 2007, TVXQ represented Korea on MTV's Video Music Awards Japan Best Buzz Asia in Korea. They performed 'O' Sei.Han.Go / 'O' Jung.Ban.Hap live, combining both the Japanese and Korean versions of the song. They won the 'Best Buzz Asia in Korea' award.

Their 11th Japanese single, titled "Lovin' You," debuted as #2 on the Oricon charts on June 13 2007. "SUMMER ~Summer Dream/Song for you/Love in the Ice~" became the group's first #1 single. [16]. The single took an overall #2 place in the first week on the Oricon weekly charts by selling 112,771 copies in that week alone. 'Love in the Ice' will be the ending theme for the Japanese on air version of the Korean drama "Snow Queen" . Hero Jaejoong sang a duet called "Just For One Day" with TSZX (which is the Japanese version of TSZX's song, "Just For One Day" with Super Junior's Kyu Hyun) for its new Japanese single, Piranha, which was released on the same day as TVXQ's SUMMER single.[17]. TVXQ released its 13th Japanese double A-side single SHINE / Ride On on September 19, which debuted as #2 on the Oricon charts.

On October 19, TVXQ released their first digital single entitled "여행기 (Yeo Haeng Gi)."

TVXQ will be collaborating with Koda Kumi for her 38th single, "LAST ANGEL" which will be released on November 7. LAST ANGEL will be featured in the "Resident Evil 3" movie. A week after this, TVXQ will release their 14th Japanese single, "FOREVER LOVE," which will be featured with the Japanese version of "Harudal", which was the theme song for k- drama Air City. The Japanese title will be "Day Moon", which is once again the theme song for Air City Japanese on air version.

"2nd Asia Live Tour Concert 'O'

With the album released in multiple Asian countries, the group has begun its second Asian tour to promote its third album. The tour kicked off on February 23, 2007 at the Olympic Park in Seoul. Twelve thousand fans attended the three Seoul concerts, including over 1,500 fans from Japan, China, Thailand, and five other Asian nations.[18]. The tour will travel through six other cities in Asia in the later half of the year, including Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur.[19][20]. The encore concert will be held at Olympic Stadium in Seoul on October 26-28, 2007[21]. TVXQ announced two concert dates for Taipei, Taiwan as their first stop overseas. Both concerts were to be held in the large outdoor Chungshan Soccer Stadium. Strong winds and rain blasted the concert on the 5th of October, causing some hindrance to the performances as well as slippery stages, but the group still continued to perform. However, due to a government advisory for all residents to stay indoors during the typhoon on the next day, the group was forced to cancel its planned performance on the 6th of October. The producers, who were afraid of any accidents happening due to the typhoon, had insured a total of 90 million NT. [22]. TVXQ will have their 2nd concert in Malaysia on November 24.

"2nd Live Tour 2007 - Five in the Black" (Japan)

With the release of their second Japanese album, Five in the Black, TVXQ went on their second Japan Live Tour nationwide. The tour began on May 5th and ended late July.[23]. There were 16 live performances instead, including two new shows at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall.

Members

The first member to join was Kim JunSu (김준수). He enjoyed singing at his church when he was young. At the age of 12 he was brought into SM Entertainment through a televised talent search with Moon Hee Jun and Kangta from H.O.T. as judges. His vocals won over the judges and won him thorough training for the next six years. After three years of training, he was supposed to debut, but puberty caused his voice to change and he was unable to sing until it ended after another three years. After six years, he debuted as Xiah Junsu (시아준수; Xiah is pronounced Shee-ah in Korean). Xiah is the stage name that Kim himself chose, explaining to his fans that the name was short for "Asia," as Asia is pronounced "a-shee-a" in Korean. "Xiah" would be a reference to his desire to become not only a star in Korea, but also a star recognized all throughout the continent.

The group's second member, Jung YunHo (정윤호), secured his spot in TVXQ through a dance competition in which he won first place. Prior to this, he accumulated some musical experience as a rapper and backup dancer for K-pop singer DANA in her Diamond video. As a dancer, he accompanied many Korean singers, travelling to China as well. Jung debuted as U-Know Yunho (유노윤호). His chose his stage name as "U-Know" from his Korean name "Yun Ho"; U-Know is pronounced "You know" in English. However, it is meant to mean "Yunho 'Knows You'" in regard to understanding the other members as their leader. He is the second oldest member and the "leader" in TVXQ.

Kim JaeJoong (김재중) left his hometown in Chungnam to audition for SM Entertainment. Having left the shelter of home, he experienced poverty and strife before becoming a celebrity. Kim debuted as YoungWoong Jaejoong (영웅재중; the English definition to his stage name is "Hero") His manager picked the name Hero for him because he wanted him to be the hero of the music industry. Kim took first place in an audition of 5000 people, both in best looking and best vocals. Thus he became the main vocal of TVXQ.

Shim ChangMin (심창민) was grouped with the youngest participants in the audition. Like Xiah Junsu, he impressed the judges with his powerful voice. He joined the band under the name ChoiKang Changmin (최강창민; the English counterpart to his stage name is "Max"). ChoiKang in Korean means "the best"; "Max" became an international rendition of this name.

One year before the group’s debut, a final member was added. Park Yoochun (박유천) lived in Fairfax, Virginia for roughly four years before he auditioned for Brothers Entertainment and was sent to Korea to SM Entertainment. Micky was Park's English nickname when he lived in Virginia. As the winner of a talent show, he was granted the opportunity to sign with SM Entertainment in Korea. He now performs under the stage name Micky Yoochun (믹키유천).

Member profiles

Hero JaeJoong
Stage Name : HERO | Young Woong Jae Joong (영웅재중 or 英雄在中)
Real Name : Kim Jae Joong (김재중, 金在中)
Birthdate: January 26 1986 (1986--) (age 21)
Birthplace: Chungnam (충남 or 忠南)
Position: Main vocals
U-Know Yunho
Stage Name : U-KNOW | U-Know Yun Ho (유노윤호 or 瑜卤允浩)
Real Name: Jung Yun Ho (정윤호, 鄭允浩)
Birthdate: January 6 1986 (1986--) (age 21)
Birthplace: Gwangju (광주)
Position: Baritone, Leader
Micky Yoochun
Stage Name : MICKY | Micky Yoo Chun (믹키유천 or 秘奇有天/秘奇有仟)
Real Name: Park Yoo Chun (박유천, 朴有天)
Birthdate: May 4 1986 (1986--) (age 21)
Birthplace: Seoul (서울)
Position: Bass-baritone
Xiah Junsu
Stage Name : XIAH | Xiah Jun Su (시아준수 or 細亞俊秀)
Real Name: Kim Jun Su (김준수, 金俊秀)
Birthdate: November 15 1986 (1986--) (age 22) (registered on January 1, 1987)
Birthplace: Gyeonggi (경기 or 京畿道)
Position: Baritenor
Religion: Seventh-day Adventist[24][25]
Max Changmin
Stage Name : MAX | Choi Kang Chang Min (최강창민 or 最强昌珉)
Real Name: Shim Chang Min (심창민, 沈昌珉)
Birthdate: January 18 1988 (1988--) (age 19)
Birthplace: Seoul (서울)
Position: Tenor
Religion: Buddhism[26]

Controversies

Cyanoacrylate drink incident

While the group was filming a variety show in October 2006, U-Know was rushed to the hospital from drinking a beverage given by an anti-fan.[27] Although the container was visibly open, U-Know drank from the bottle, believing it was given by a crew member. He was quickly instructed by his manager to vomit immediately after drinking it. The female suspect, whose surname is Ko, apprehended on October 16, was a member of an anti-TVXQ website for over two years. In a letter to TVXQ, she states

You watch your mouth! Ever since the debut you people (members of TVXQ) were so stuck up. (middle fingers) You people won't last after a couple years... You would be forever seen as some teen idols not real singers. Do you know your limit? [The limit is that] Only little kids like you!...I really want to kill you.
[28][29] The incident still left behind unanswered questions, such as why U-know drank from the open container, and how the culprit managed to enter the building of the broadcasting station.[30] Yunho called the police personally to request them not to press charges[31] because "he has a little sister who is almost the woman's age."[32] Because of his request, she was not charged.[33] Yunho's friend Hee Chul of Super Junior reacted to this event by posting on his Cyworld that the anti-fans are mean-spirited and told them to come after him instead. Following Hee Chul's post, TVXQ's anti-fans promised to make him and his close friends in Super Junior, Han Kyung and Kim Ki Bum their next targets for further violence.

As a result, TVXQ continued with its promotional activities as a 4-member group until their performance on KBS's Music Bank on October 22, Yunho's first since the incident. Since then, the tensions have seemingly died down, and TVXQ is back doing performances around Korea to promote their third album. At a Korean variety show (a gag concert where mean jokes can be told), Yunho spoke about the incident for the very first time but later his words were edited out of the show because he said that he was "only drinking water now" jokingly.

Custody battle over Hero JaeJoong

On November 21, 2006, a man by the last name of Han filed a lawsuit against Hero's current legal guardians. Han claimed that he was the biological father of Hero, and thus wanted parental rights.[34]

Han cited the reason for the lawsuit against Hero's legal guardians as "for not going through the proper procedures before registering [Hero] in [the legal guardians'] custody."[35] He divorced Hero's biological mother in late 1980s, and gave up his custody over his child, leaving him under Mrs. Han's custody. However, he had found out some years ago Hero had been raised by a third party, not his biological mother. A DNA test was to be performed in order to prove validity of Han's claim. Many legal consultants comment that since the adoption had taken place correctly according to the corresponding law, no legal change will be involved regardless of the outcome.

The first hearing was to be held in Kongju, Hero's hometown on November 29, 2006. The fans of TVXQ were generally appalled by this news, questioning why Han did not privately contact Hero regarding this and why he did not keep in touch with his son before he rose to fame.<ref name="Bisang" />

On November 22, Han dropped the charges against Hero's legal guardians.[36] Han said that he originally intended to resolve his biological son's military duty conflicts after being informed of dual citizenship by Ministry of Military Affairs, which involved verifying the fact that he is the biological father. He did not expect his intention to lead to such a scandal, and states that he was scarred by speculations that he wanted to take advantage of Hero's fame.

In reaction to the matter, Hero uploaded a journal entry on his official fan club website, and said that he was informed of the existence of separate biological parents by his mother two or three years ago, and it had been quite a shock to him. With his current mother's support, his biological mother has been able to keep in touch with him, and to meet occasionally, but whereabouts of his father had been unknown.[37]

He vigorously expressed his will to live by the name of "Kim Jaejoong," not by his birth name Han Jaejoong, and promised to be loyal to all four of his parents. He also said he did not want his family history exposed to the public due to this incident.<ref name="Sujin" />

In addition, Hero's biological mother posted in her own blog what had actually happened with the claim. She stated that everything was blown out of proportion; Hero's military service had come into question and she had not been in contact with Hero's biological father; after their divorce, he had re-married and was living happily with his new family. He knew that he and the biological mother had to organize a family register. But due to the fact they were not in contact, they had duplicated the family register, and Hero's enrollment in the military as Han Jaejoong was not approved and could have been restricted. She consulted the Legal Aid Public Corporation for help and tried to organize a family register. In the end, they were going to pick the register the child decided on. Both parents agreed to it without problems. However, due to a reporter in Gongju, the report was published as a one-side biased news report. Because of this, there were many misunderstandings.

Discography

Main article: TVXQ discography

Member solo projects

  • Hero Kim JaeJoong
  • "Insa" ("Greeting," Hangul:"인사") featured on Millionaire's First Love OST.
  • Featured in TSZX the Grace 's "Just for One Day".
  • MAZE (Japanese Solo)
  • Footsteps (1st Live Concert Rising Sun)
  • Crying (2nd Live Concert 'O')
  • Xiah Kim JunSu
  • Featured in Jang Ri In's "Timeless".
  • "Beautiful Thing" featured on OST
  • "My Page" [self-composed: 2nd Live Concert 'O']
  • Rainy Night (Japanese Solo) (Self-Composed)
  • Micky Park YooChun
  • "Yeowoobi" ("Like Weather" Hangul:"여우비") [self-composed]
  • Acted in the debut music video for Magolpi's "Bihaeng Sohnyuh" ("Young Girl Delinquent," Hangul:"비행소녀")
  • "All In Vain" featured on OST
  • My Girlfriend (Japanese Solo)
  • U-Know Jung YunHo
  • "Spokesman" [self-composed] with Dong Hae of Super Junior
  • Rapped in Dana's "Diamond"
  • Crazy Life (Japanese Solo)
  • Max Shim ChangMin
  • Wild Soul (Japanese Solo)
  • I love You [Rising Sun Showcase]
  • Just Once

Filmography

Banjun Theater

In 2005 and 2006, TVXQ released , which aired on Korean television station SBS, that featured the boys as budding actors. They have acted in their own one- or two-episode dramas titled First Love (Parts 1 and 2), The Masked Fencer, The King's Men, Yunho's Tokyo Holiday, Dangerous Love, Finding Lost Time, Uninvited Guest, and The Most Unforgettable Girl in My Life.

Theatrical dramas

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The main poster for the drama, VACATION.

VACATION

consisted of four episodes and a special: Cassiopeia (U-KNOW), Beautiful Life (Xiah and Max), The Way U Are (Hero) and Eternal (Micky), which were first shown at Yonsei University from July 7 to August 8, 2006, and were later released on the third (C) version of their third album "O"-正.反.合. as a separate DVD. The group recorded an original soundtrack which consisted of two tracks and their instrumental versions.

Dating on Earth

involves all five members, but only Micky and Hero are main characters. The drama has Micky married to a high school teacher (Played by Seo Hyun Jin from the group M.I.L.K) with whom Hero falls in love. U-Know, Max, and Xiah play minor roles.

Awards

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Years Awards
2004
  • SBS Gayo Awards (March 28): Popular Song First Debut (Hug)
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival (December): Best Music Video Award for New Group (Hug)
  • KBS Popular Music Award: Best New Artist
  • MBC Top 10 Music Festival: Best New Artist
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Best Group Award
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Music Video Award
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: CF Model Award
  • Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Asia Star Award
2005
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival: Best Music Video (Rising Sun)
  • Mnet KM Music Video Festival: People’s Choice Award
2006
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ten Most Popular Music Group
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ten Most Popular Song
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Most Popular Advertisement Model
  • Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ideal Man Category
  • Channel[V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Best Music Video (Rising Sun)
  • Channel[V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Best Asian Artist
  • Virgin Hitz Awards (October 28): Popular Vote Asia Artist
  • Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Best Group
  • Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Artist of the Year
  • Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Mnet.com
  • Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Mnet Plus Mobile People's Choice Award
  • MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival (December 1): Daesang
  • MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival (December 1): Bonsang
  • MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival (December 1): Mobile Popular Vote
  • 21st Golden Disk Awards (December 14): Daesang
  • 21st Golden Disk Awards (December 14): Bonsang
  • SBS Gayo Awards (December 29): Daesang
  • SBS Gayo Awards (December 29): Bonsang
2007
  • SEED Awards, Thailand: Best Asian Singer Award (January 31)
  • MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Buzz Asia in Korea
  • 14th Annual Korea Entertainment Masterpiece Award Ceremony (October 6): International Popularity Award

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The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. It is the official South Korean replacement for the 1984 McCune-Reischauer–based romanization system.
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McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000.
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홍익인간(弘益人間) 널리 인간을 이롭게 하?
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Aegukga (애국가; 愛國歌)
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A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. It is disputed whether or not music groups that have more than five members should be considered boy bands, such as Super Junior who has 13 members.
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SM Entertainment Co., Ltd.

KOSDAQ: 041510
Founded February 14, 1995
Founder Lee Soo Man
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea

Key people Kim Young Min
Chief Executive Officer
Industry Music & Entertainment
Products Music & Entertainment
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East Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms. Geographically, it covers about 12,000,000 km², or about 28% of the Asian continent and about 15% bigger than the area of Europe. More than 1.
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Chinese or the Sinitic language(s) (汉语/漢語, Pinyin: Hànyǔ; 华语/華語, Huáyǔ; or 中文, Zhōngwén) can be considered a language or language family.
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A Cappella (Italian: “in the church style”) music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way.
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K-pop is an abbreviation for Korean popular music, specifically from South Korea. There are many artists and groups, most notably Se7en, TVXQ, Shinhwa, BoA, and Rain, that have branched out of Korea and have become popular in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South East
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Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, youth music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music. Some of the defining characteristics of bubblegum pop include catchy melodies, simple three chord structures, simple harmonies, danceable beats,
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Fly to the Sky (Korean: 플라이 투 더 스카이) is a South Korean R&B duo, consisting of U.S.-born Brian Joo and South Korean native Hwanhee.
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Koyote (코요태) is a popular South Korean dance and hip hop group consisting of members Kim Jong Min, Shin Ji, and Bbaek Ga. The group first debuted in 1999 with Shin Ji, Cha Seung Min, and Kim Goo.
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Gray, 1825

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Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American pop music singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and author. Spears has sold over 83 million records worldwide according to Zomba Label Group,[1] and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide.
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List of stars in Cassiopeia
Abbreviation: Cas
Genitive: Cassiopeiae
Symbology: the Seated Queen
Right ascension: 1 h
Declination: +60
Area: 598 sq. deg.
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Great Bear, form a well-known asterism that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial.

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Motto
"Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu"
"Unity Is Strength" 1

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Negaraku
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Phleng Chat
Royal anthem
Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami

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