JUNO is also known as JYJ Junsu’s twin older brother. He is currently busy with his activities as a model and a singer in China and Japan but from the upcoming April, he is planning to show a new side of himself through domestic activities as an actor. Busy with international schedule, he still…
<p>I know that it’s been 8 years since junsu debuted, and that jyj’s pretty popular. But as a new cassie, i’m not sure whether to believe all of these other cassies who are like OMFDGJGDGKTROLOLLLFMGTHEY’RETHEMOSTPOPULARPPLFREAKINGGODSFOREVAAAJKNOTRELAAAYY. What is tvxq and jyj respective standings in kpop? and since i’m junnsu biased xD - what’s su’s standing in all of this? Please make it as indepth as syou like, cause i’m willing to learn! :D</p>
^^ Welcome, new fellow Cassie. I’ll keep this simple, because there really isn’t that much depth to it.
Junsu, before debuting as DBSK with the other four, joined SM at the age of 11, making it about six years of training before his debut. His parents doted on him, taking him to his amateur performances with amateur groups. He appeared on the show, “2002 Survival Audition” on television, that increased his popularity as a teenager. In fact, I believe you can find a clip of him on the show on Youtube. I guess you could say that he was rather well-known in comparison to other trainees. He’s always been recognized as one of the best vocalists in South Korea (and Asia as a whole) and has lived up to everyone’s expectations of his image as a singer. Yunho started out as a dancer for solo artist, Dana, and won the award for Best Dancing in the 1st Annual SM Best Competition. Jaejoong won the 2nd Annual SM Best Competition for Best Appearance. Changmin won the 6th Annual SM Best Competition for Best Singer and Best Artist. Yoochun, he was not as well known before their debut, especially because he was fresh out of America, but won two singing awards, one in Virginia, one in Korea.
I wouldn’t say that DBSK is that popular at the moment. HoMin is in Japan, taking over the charts, but not many people at the moment would know of them because they’ve only been active in Japan for the past year or so. Their activities for Keep Your Head Down/Before U Go didn’t last that long, though it was during that period of time when DBSK got the most new fans since the hiatus. Otherwise, I am not going to expect any new fan of K-Pop to know of DBSK, because their last album as five was about three and a half years ago.
JYJ, on the other hand…well, let’s just say that they’re still doing very well in the music industry. Right now, they’re not active due to their individual activities, but their next album will be this summer. Hold on tight, because in terms of album sales- both HoMin and JYJ have an extremely high number of sales. *cough cough* JYJ over 300,000 pre-orders for In Heaven alone *cough* I don’t keep up with HoMin that much, to be honest.
I think that’s all I have to say. I’m almost positive there was something else I should’ve said, but I don’t remember OTL Correct me if I’ve got my research wrong.
So in conclusion: JYJ - popular but restricted by broadcasting companies, decreasing their expected popularity. HoMin - popular but not active in the Korean music industry. DB5K - EXTREMELY popular during 2004-2008, the first acapella boy band, the group hands-down with the most album sales, the most awards, the most fans, and the most money brought in for SM, there were barely any competitors. (SuJu’s biggest phase was during Sorry Sorry, which wasn’t until 2009, YG and JYP Ent. were not close to being rivals with SM during DBSK’s eras)
If someone doesn’t know of DBSK when they first enter K-Pop, don’t get upset, educate. /end of story