Thursday, January 10, 2013

This South Korean pop group was formed under SM Entertainment and later debuted in 2003. With members’ leader U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, HeroJaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu.

What’s with the name?
Internationally they are known as TVXQ, an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (traditional Chinese: 東方神起)

In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (Korean: 동방신기), often abbreviated as DBSK

And in Japan they are called Tohoshinki (Japanese: 東方神起).

Their name translates to "The Rising Gods of the East".

TVXQ became a big hit in Korea and among all Asian countries. They were labeled as “Asia’s Stars”; “King of K-pop” and “K-pop Royalty”. They were able to release 6 Korean albums, 5 Japanese albums and over 50 singles. According to Gaon Chart and Oricon, TVXQ were able to sell over 11 million albums in Korean and Japan and over 20 million copies world-wide. By 2006, they began their tour internationally and they never failed to please the crowd. Their fanclub also gained a Guinness World Record in 2008 as having the most number of fans in the world.

National Awards:
Golden Disk Awards
KBS Music Award
MBC Music Festival
Melon Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet KM Music Festival
SBS Gayo Awards
Seoul Music Awards

International Awards:
Best Hits Japan
Japan Record Awards
Japan Gold Disc Awards
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
Thailand Channel [V] MV Awards
Thailand SEED Awards

Other Awards:
  • 2006 Virgin Hitz Awards : Popular Vote Asia Artist

  • 14th Annual Korea Entertainment Masterpiece Award Ceremony : International Popularity Award

  • 16th Annual Korean Entertainment Awards : New Generation Daesang
  • 5th Asian Song Festival : Asia's Top Singer Award 

  • Korea Entertainment Producers Association : The Culture Sports Tourism Recognition Award 

  • 38th Korea Broadcast Awards : Singer Award
  • 2011 Internet Music Festival : Entertainment TV Award
  • 2011 MBC Entertainment Award : Special Award
  • 2011 SBS MTV Best of Best: Artist of the Year Award

  • 1st Gaon Chart KPOP Awards : Album of the Year - 1st Quarter of 2011 (Keep Your Head Down)
  • 2011 Billboard Japan Music Awards : Top Pop Artists
  • 2012 Korean Updates Awards : Best Dance Performance
  • 2012 Korean Updates Awards : Daesang Awards


Changmin & Yunho

On November 2010, an announcement was made that TVXQ will be returning as a duo consisting of Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho. The other three members filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment and later on won. Xiah Junsu, Hero Jeajoong and Micky Yoochun now call themselves as JYJ.

Though boy groups get disbanded or not as long as  they make music, love what they do and be good persons inside and out, fans will still be there for them and love them.


Watch TVXQ here

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