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[Interviews] An Interview with Junsu at NYC Press Conference & MEXICO

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I put some interviews of press conferences that he has, when he made a tour to America continence

a WORLD TOUR

as SOLO

*proud*

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An Interview with Junsu at NYC Press Conference : part 1

 

Q. What do you feel about completing asia tour and starting world tour?
 
A. I’ve toured Asia many times but, as a solo, this was my first Asian tour. At the beginning there were many worries and apprehensions. Having performance at the Hong Kong concert, I recalled the time when I first took courage. Since TV activities are impossible it is quite burdonsome to release no single but a regular album and to release an album for holding concerts. Amid many worries, I mustered up courage, released the album, and received more love than expected. Rather than saying concerts were fruitful, I think it was an opportunity for me to see small hope and light for the future. The year 2012 is dreamlike, and meaningful to me. During the worldwide tour starting in New York, I will do my best with a sense of responsibility that I will hold concerts in U.S. and South America as a representative of Korea and Asia.
 
 
Q. You will sing musical numbers at NY concert. What musical did you watch yesterday?
 
A. The musical numbers I’m gonna sing are originally German but I will sing it in Korean. Yesterday I watched the musical Spiderman for the first time in U.S. Very splendid.
 
 
Q. You changed your hair color for each country during Asia tour 
 
A. Many dissuaded me and I also felt changing hair-color was very hard for me, but I did by force of mind. After changing color for 2 countries, I thought if I gave up changing it, it might be seemed less sincere. By will that I’ll do my best for every country, I dyed my hair with color that represents each country, and it was interesting. During Asian tour concerts, filming was kept proceeded and if I see the color of my hair I can tell in which country I had that concert. In China it was red, in Indonesia blue, in Hongkong purple, in Thailand yellow. Due to frequent dyeing my hair becomes so shorter that I use hair treatment now. Haha.
 
 
Q. Worldwide tour is right following your Asia tour. Do you have any problem with your physical condition?
 
A. No problem. Compared with the previous time, I can afford to well manage my schedule. And the 1st Asian tour made me accustomed to such tight schedule. Time difference is a little bit worrisome but two hours at concert is okay..
 
 
Q. Did members of JYJ give support for your worldwide tour?
 
A. They congratulated me. We always support and congratulate each other whenever a member engages in drama, musical, or concert. I’m deeply grateful to the two. 
 
 
Q. In the MV of your single, your image is a boy who plays well with girl models.
 
A. The MV isn’t a kind of having a full-story, but image cuts and drama cuts are mixing well. It was interesting to act as a bad boy. It was first time to work with local director of U.S., and all staff members were American. At first it was hard for me to do acting with American actresses. Yet Staff wanted me to freely express so that they let me act freely and intermittently gave me advice. They worked so good in film-cutting. There won’t be such dramatic factors on the stage (at concerts) but there will be choreography that is suitable for R&B tempo because ‘Uncommitted’ is kind of Urban Pop.
 
 
Q. You did great job in using featering in Uncommitted. Have you ever thought about collaboration?
 
A. At first I didn’t want to change the guide. If too much Korean factors were included in the song, it may lead to deviation from the very original intention of releasing an album. I made an attempt to discard my own style of singing this time. I liked voice of composer Automatic so that I’d like to use his voice in rap and narration in order to make an ideal song. I sang in a manner of relaxing, not being too heavy but light and rhythmical since Uncommitted is not only a ballad song but also a rhythmical one. At the time I sang it with enjoyment and with no head-set but a microphone right in my hand in order to give listeners a sense of listening live music. I can say Tarantallegra is a song to show and Uncommitted is a song to listen.
 
 
Q. The record of album sales is good, and you are the 1st Korean male solo to have worldwide tour from Asia to America and Europe.
A. It’s really burdonsome for me to do by myself. When chief of my agency mentioned a worldwide tour including South America and Europe with my solo album, I worried a lot. And, coupled with worry about whether to act in drama, the last year was a year of dilemma for me. In order to appear on TV, I have to perform in drama. Yet, I have more confidence in singing and dancing on the stage. I had so many thoughts and I had my own pride. If I choose releasing an album, I want to release a better one. But I couldn’t be sure whether investing in an album is good or not. The agency said it would invest but It was me who worried about it. I wanted to do good job but if my solo activities ends with no one recognizing my album is released, then it’s better not to release the album.
During preparation for the musical Elizabeth, chief of my agency brought me a role of hero in drama and we had talks. What I had to decide is to appear in drama or not but, suddenly, I took a notion of trying to make my album, to take on the challenge. Singing is most confidently my strongest point so that I wanna do what I’m confident in, and, members of jyj have been doing well in drama activities so that it’s harder for me to engage in. I asked the chief whether I could make an album and told him I would make an attempt though it may end in failure. Now is the time in which the broadcast can no longer control all and people around the world can have an easy access to contents on the Internet sites like YOutube. So, I thought that the situation is not such desperate as that of the previous time. At first I told him the concept of MV. Though I release an album, I can’t show my contents through broadcast or live stage. That is why I told him I had to bank on MV. I’m grateful to the agency who gave support as mentioned and pleased with the good result.
 
 
 
(to be continued in translation part 2)
 
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Kim Junsu “The First Korean Singer Who is to Hold a Concert in Mexico – I’m Honored”

 

im Junsu “The First Korean Singer Who is to Hold a Concert in Mexico – I’m Honored”

 
 
 
Q. You are the 1st Korean singer to hold a concert in Mexico.
 
A. This is my first visit to Mexico and I’m so pleased to hold a concert. Though it’s the 1st, I’m very honored to hear that more than 3000 fans would come to my concert. When I heard I would hold a concert in Mexico, I came to think again that now K-pop is worldwide known. In return for Mexican fans’ support, I hope to show a great performance.
 
Q. You had concerts as a member of JYJ in Chile and Peru, and now in Mexico. It’s said you’re especially popular in Mid- and South America.
 
A. Really? Haha. Fans from Mid and South America are especially passionate. I’m the most active member in JYJ so they might think so. Well, each country has its own preference for style of songs of mine or JYJ. Americans respond most actively to club-dance music. Japaneses prefer sad ballad songs, Asians like dance music with gorgeous performance. Europeans seems to have diverse preference.
 
Q. During worldwide tour, what comes in your mind?
 
A. This year my flight milage is accumulated to reach as many as 500,000 miles. Following a concert in Mexico, I’ll have a concert in Brazil. Yet, it was unbelievable even to me that I could hold concerts here. Indeed, it was the same when I had concerts as a member of JYJ in Spain, Germany, Chile, and Peru. I know the power of K-pop and I came to think I should try harder and harder in order not damage the K-pop boom which was born among benign competition of Korean singers and have a sense of responsibility.
 
Q. Last May you released the 1st solo album and Last August the english single Uncommitted, and now you’re on the worldwide tour. How do you feel about?
 
A. In light that I couldn’t do regular activities or promotion via media even though I released an album, I had a negative thought about releasing my solo album in the beginning. Thus, I planed to do drama activities and actually decided a role of mini-series drama. Yet what I wanted to do most is music, and I thought it’s right to release an album first before the appearance in drama in response to fans who have waited for me. And, I thought now is the time in which TV promotion is not the only one. So, after careful consideration I gave up to appear in drama and released a solo album and an english single for international fans in August.
 
Considering that the solo album has received much love and now I can have a worldwide tour, it was a great decision to release the album. This year is the year of hope to me. 
 
Q. Did the worldwide tour after releasing the solo album make any difference to you?
 
A. When I do activities as a singer my mindset becomes different from when I perform as a musical actor. Likewise, I should show different music during my solo activity from that of JYJ. I made some differences in sessions and make-up and I’m trying to be more confidently and actively during talk time in concerts. During concerts of JYJ, it’s members who lead talk time, but, during my solo concert, I meet the audience alone. And having concerts after my solo album shapes my view over music again. In addition, I thought I have to avoid ordinary concept and now I’m trying to show performance much more than before.
 
Q. Do members of JYJ give any support to you?
 
A. not only during worldwide tour but also on usual days we asked each other “are you ok? (or is it hard?).” All members are now in hard time but we are happy. We are good supporters to each other. I’m very proud of my members. And we are making efforts to constantly show various activities.
 
Q. In the latest concert in L.A. you danced a horse dance of Gangnam Style.
 
A. At the time all fans there shouted “Gangnam Style” as if they promised to do so. So, I danced it twice. All the audience asked me, so, I couldn’t help daincing. Haha.
 
Q. What is different after performing in the musical plays?
 
A. It was the first time I did acting. I was intoxicated in the role and show performance I couldn’t imagine previously. Musical activities dispel my fear about change and transformation. This helped me do try dramatical change when I started my solo activities. The musical also gives me inspiration. During “Mozart!,” I wrote the song “Fallen Leaves,” and, “Elizabeth” inspired to the song “Tarantallegra.” I’m happy because I can experience both stages of musical plays and singer. If I can well balance between the two parts, I think that will be helpful to me.
 
Q. What image of idol do you want to be remembered as?
 
A. though I’m an idol singer, I want to show my music is outstanding. And the members of JYJ compose their own songs in order to put this idea into practice.
 
Q. You might be lonely to do such tight schedule. Do you want to have a girlfriend?
 
A. I always think it may be good to have a girl freind. I have no ideal type in terms of her look but have ideal type of polite and girlish girl in terms of personality. I’ve had girl friends before but not now. And if I have a girl friend now, I suppose she’s gonna spurn me right now. Haha.
 
Q. What’s your plan after the worldwide tour ends?
 
A. First, I want to take rest. Haha. I think I can take rest in happiness of completing the worldwide tour well. This worldwide tour is giving me a large amount of energy. I’ve yet decided what to do after the worldwide tour – to release an album or to appear in a drama or in a musical play. No matter what I choose I’m sure that will give me great energy.
 
 
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[TRANS] Anchor woman: JYJ as Korean stars/singers were the first group to have their solo concerts in South America

[TRANS] Anchor woman: JYJ as Korean stars/singers were the first group to have their solo concerts in South America

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In South America as well, the country seems to be in the grips of Hallyu fever. (To put it in more colloquial terms, Kpop fever is “all the rage”) as mentioned by accompanied-reporter Lee Eun Jong.

“Yiha Rico, Yiha Rico (my beautiful child, it means my love)”

-At the concert venue after the performance, it seems as if those words were shouted for the group to not leave the stage.

On the other side of the world, fans that finally saw JYJ in real life after waiting for them for a long time were so moved that they even shed tears.

In various parts of South America, fans flocked to the concert venue arena and slept outside a few days before the concert. They also waved placards with words in hangul, enjoying the festival because it seems that it will not be easy for them to come back again.

The fans sang along to JYJ’s hit songs in Korean and also danced. Here, one can see the influx of Hallyu’s Kpop influence in South America as well.

JYJ were also surprised by fans’ passionate response.

—– Interview Kim Jaejoong —–
“Everywhere we went, we were surprised by South American fans. When we saw them, they were welcoming and always cheering us on. Looking back at the world tour, South America had the hottest weather. However, outside the venue the sight of fans surrounding the arena and waiting for us put me in a good mood and moved me as well.”

After the concert ended, fans were so reluctant to leave and seemed to not be able to leave their seats.

—– Interview Karen Paris Margoria, JYJ fan —–
“In order to see the concert, for 5 days I slept inside the venue vicinity and waited. I was worried because I thought my heart wouldn’t be able to handle it. It was the best show and one that was like a dream”

This concert was the final stop of the world tour that had begun since April of last year.

—– Interview Kim Junsu —–
“Before the world tour started we had not even one song to sing on stage. We were able to create something out of nothing. Thus, it meant a great deal. For the purpose of performing our solo concerts, we composed our own songs, wrote our own lyrics and made our own record. Starting from Korea to Japan and other parts of Asia, America, Europe and then ending in South America, it was a truly meaningful world tour.”

—– Reporter Lee Eun Jong —–
“With JYJ’s concert in South America we were able to grasp the extent of Kpop mania culture. From now on, as Kpop fever expands, in order to incorporate itself into South America’s popular culture, effort/exertion is necessary. Yonhap News, Lee Eun Jong.”

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Posted by on March 21, 2012 in JYJ, News, SA Concert, TV

 

[NEWS] 120315 JYJ in South America Hits the International Business Times

[NEWS] 120315 JYJ in South America Hits the International Business Times

 

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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in JYJ, News, SA Concert

 

[NEWS] 120314 At end of world tour, JYJ captivates in Chile

[NEWS] 120314 At end of world tour, JYJ captivates in Chile

(Fans cheer on K-pop group JYJ during the group’s concert at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile, last Friday. Provided by CJeS Entertainment)

 SANTIAGO, Chile – The Teatro Caupolican in Santiago was packed with screaming fans from all over Chile and abroad, cheering on K-pop group JYJ last Friday.

As the crowd shouted, “La colita [Shake your booty]! La colita!” the three members of JYJ – Jae-joong, Yu-chun and Jun-su – turned around and did a short booty dance in response.

“It is amazing that JYJ is in Chile performing and also amazing that you guys even know about us,” said Yu-chun. “After receiving such great enthusiasm from you all this time, I don’t think we can exclude Chile from any future world tours.”

The concert was a first, not only for the group, but for any Korean pop group to perform as a solo act in Chile.

The group’s agency, CJeS Entertainment, said that JYJ’s 14-city world tour is the first solo concert for any Korean musical act in Spain, Germany or South America.

“The members of JYJ are the first Korean artists to hold a solo concert in these parts of the world and also the first Korean act to complete a world tour of this scale,” CJeS Entertainment said in a press release.

The 3,000 available seats at the Teatro Caupolican were sold out for last Friday’s concert. Fans wore red T-shirts, for JYJ’s official color, and many were wearing handkerchiefs decorated with the Korean flag on their wrists. Signs reading, “I will keep you safe Jae-joong” and “Will you marry me?” in Korean could be seen amidst fans yelling out, “Mi hijito rico [My love].”

During the show, JYJ performed hit songs including “AYYY Girl,” “In Heaven” and “Get Out,” as fans from around the world sang along in English and Korean.

The concert went on for an hour and 50 minutes, but the crowd was reluctant to leave the stadium even after it was over.

Camelia Rodriguez, 19, who is a member of two JYJ fan clubs in Chile, including JYJ Chile and Cassiopeia Chile, said that she was almost in tears to see JYJ perform, after waiting to see them live for more than seven years.

Ana Maria, 54, said that she became a JYJ fan six years ago when her 19-year-old daughter, who accompanied her at the concert, introduced her to the group.

“JYJ is a fantastic group, and the members have beautiful voices and sing and dance really well,” she said, adding that in her opinion, there is no pop act that can compare with JYJ.

To secure good seats at the stadium, some hardcore fans even camped outside the venue starting last Monday.

Andrea Briceno, 19, said she had saved up all her money from doing part-time jobs in order to fly 10 hours from Sweden to Chile, just to see JYJ in person.

“My dream is to sing with JYJ before I die,” she said.

Another 19-year-old, Carolina, said she came to the concert in Chile with two other friends from Bolivia and that she gets a sense of hope whenever she watches JYJ concert footage.

“It is like a dream to see them perform in real life instead of through the Internet,” she said.

JYJ’s world tour, which started last April, has been a hot success.

Besides the sold-out concert in Santiago, its concert in Lima, Peru, the last city on the group’s world tour, was sold out as well. And with requests from fans pouring in for more seats, the organizers sold an extra 1,000 tickets on top of the original 5,000 available.

The tour was attended by more than 200,000 fans, and the band played an average of 18 songs per concert.

Influential Peruvian newspaper El Comercio wrote a big feature story on the group’s success, writing, “It wasn’t Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus, but the Korean group JYJ that saw record sales of concert tickets in Peru.”

Written by: Song Ji-hye of Koreajoongang Daily
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in JYJ, News, SA Concert