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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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Translated by Chocolat

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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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Translated by Chocolat
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MTV K Concert Recap: XIA @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

Just put the link from MTV K

their review for Junsu’s concert in NYC is good too

so far what I read, they said good thing about Uncommitted and his concert

mostly what they said is:

the concert is simple but high quality

most of them mention how Junsu’s s vocal is amazing

he sang LIVE almost 2 hours with strong vocal till the end

^___^

this is uri Junsu indeed

MTV K Concert Recap: XIA @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC

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pictures from MTV K

XIA 1st World Tour Tarantallegra in NYC

 

@mtvkofficial

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Junsu, Solo album, US Concerts, xia, Xiah

 

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Soul and Style: Kim Junsu’s latest musical collaborators Automatic and Ebony

just want to add this interview and put the link instead of full article

this is a long article

and Atomotic and Ebony talk a lot about Junsu

*happy*

Soul and Style: Kim Junsu’s latest musical collaborators Automatic and Ebony

Part 1   and  Page 2

read and ready to fall in love with them

and especially with Junsu ^^

this video is :

Published on Aug 16, 2012 by

JUNSU(XIA).. UNCOMMITTED

Written by Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer
MV director Marc Klasfeld & Ray Yeom

*More information
http://www.c-jes.com
http://www.facebook.com/CJESJYJ

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Junsu, people said, US Concerts, xia, Xiah

 

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[VID] 120130 Junsu: Elisabeth Open Rehearsal [Vid] 120130 JYJ featured on Peruvian TV

 

[VIDEO] 120130 Junsu: Elisabeth Open Rehearsal – Part 3

 

via JYJ3 Credit: thehankookilbo

[Vid] 120130 JYJ featured on Peruvian TV

 

via : SYC credit: JjYcJs1

I said : PERUVIAN is AWESOME

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Elisabeth, Junsu, JYJ, Musical, News, TV, US Concerts

 

please be happy together forever

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tour San Jose 3 June 2011

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tour in San Jose 3 June 2011

together forever
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tour New Jersey 22 May 2011

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Posted by on June 9, 2011 in JYJ, Pictures, US Concerts

 

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