DBSK
Name: 동방신기, Dong Bang Shin Ki, DSBG, Dong Bang Shin Gi, 東方神起, TVXQ, Tong Vfang Xien Qi, THSK, Tōhōshinki, Tohoshinki
Country of Origin: Korea (South)
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High Vocals: Max Changmin
Leader: U-Know Yunho
Main Vocals: Hero JaeJoong
Middle high vocals: Xiah JunSu
Middle low vocals: Micky Yoochun
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The Rising God of The East

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Overview
5-member Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment. Its five members specialize in the areas of dance, a cappella, acting, and pop with an R&B vibe. The group has gained popularity 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.
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Members
Jung Yunho (U-Know) - baritone, leader
Kim Jaejoong (Hero) - main vocals
Park Yoochun (Micky) - bass-baritone
Kim Junsu (Xiah) - baritenor
Shim Changmin (Max) - tenor

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[Edit]TVXQ (often stylized TVXQ! or TVfXQ), an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi (東方神起), is a quintet South Korean boy band formed under SM Entertainment in 2003. In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Ki or Dong Bang Shin Gi (동방신기). They were later introduced in Japan as Tōhōshinki (東方神起, Tōhōshinki?) under Avex sub label, Rhythm Zone in 2005. Their name roughly translates as "Rising Gods of the East". TVXQ, the acronym based on the Chinese counterpart of their name, is the abbreviation officially used on all products and advertisements outside of Japan.

Since their debut, TVXQ has become one of the most popular singing groups in East Asia, gaining great popularity in such countries as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, and other East Asian regions.
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Musical style

Although TVXQ was initially marketed as an a cappella group, most of the group's music is mainstream K-pop and J-pop. Their debut single "Hug" was a bubblegum pop song, but their follow up single "The Way U Are" was a dance/R&B number, complete with stylized outfits and choreographed dance moves. However the song of their first album, '믿어요(I Believe...)', was a ballad. TVXQ concluded the year with a Christmas album that also had an a cappella version of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring". With their releases in 2004, the group showed a versatility in style.

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. 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 an a cappella track and performed it in their 2nd Live Tour in Japan.

In Japan, the group's image and music has shifted towards a different market from the one in South Korea. Owing to their more mature fan base in Japan, TVXQ has gravitated towards a cappella and melodic pop songs rather than the heavy and fast pop tunes, coupled with intensive dance choreography, that are commonly seen in their usual hits in South Korea.


History


2003: Debut

Before debut, there were several tentative names for the group. Each member was to come up with ideas for the name of the group. The three names suggested were Oh Jang Yook Bu (오장육부, meaning the five visceras), Jun Muhk Go, acronym for 전설을 먹고 사는 고래 meaning A Whale That Eats Legends, and Dong Bang Bul Pae (동방불패), the Korean title of Ashes of Time.[3] The group decided on Dong Bang Bul Pae, and Lee Soo Man even asked the film's director for permission to use the name. In the end, however, the name was rejected because its Hanja was not aesthetically pleasing, and the group name was changed instead to Dong Bang Shin Ki.

TVXQ made their first appearance on December 26, 2003 during a BoA Showcase. They performed their debut song "Hug" as well as an a'cappella rendition of "O Holy Night" alongside BoA. The group eventually released two 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. By October, the first album Tri-Angle was released.

Their official fan club derives its name from the Cassiopeia constellation near the Big Dipper. The constellation consists of 5 main stars, and TVXQ has 5 members. When traced on a computer keyboard, "TVfXQ" resembles 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: Second Korean album Rising Sun

During 2005, TVXQ expanded its career into Japan. The group marked its official debut in Japan with the release of the single Stay with Me Tonight on April 27, 2005. (Earlier in the year, the English version of their single "Hug" and their first Korean album Tri-Angle had been released in Japan without much attention).

TVXQ continued to release two additional singles entitled "Somebody to Love" and "My Destiny". While in Korea, the group released its second Korean album Rising Sun, which ranked #1 on the monthly charts and #4 for the yearly sales, and continues to chart in the top 100. Due to demand, the album was officially released in other foreign countries in 2007. Weeks before the album's release in Korea, Hero faced a leg injury which prevented him from dancing in the Rising Sun music video or on stage performances and from taking part in some of the album's promotional activities. For group dance sequences on stage he was instead replaced by another dancer.

TVXQ later released a joint single album with label-mate Super Junior, Show Me Your Love which also debuted as #1 on the monthly charts. In addition, the group began acting careers in Banjun Theater drama episodes. Micky Yuchun and U-Know Yunho appeared in guest acting roles for the Nonstop 6 (Rainbow Romance) series. At the end of 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.

On June 14, 2005, TVXQ and BoA were appointed as PR spokespeople for the city of Los Angeles in THE United States.


2006: Third Korean album and overseas expansion

Going overseas

Before returning to their homeland South Korea with their third album in fall, TVXQ endeavored to spread their influence further in other East Asian countries. They held their first Asian tour, including shows 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) . The tour, 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 had its first concerts in South Korea.

Soon afterwards, the group was kept busy in preparation for the first tour in Japan in promotion of its first Japanese album, Heart, Mind and Soul. The members focused on increasing their fluency in Japanese for their activities. TVXQ performed at a-nation, an annual Japanese live summer concert organized by Avex Trax that features J-pop artists under the record label, and released five Japanese singles 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, with their eighth single, "Miss You/'O'-Sei.Han.Gō", reaching #3 in Japan.[citation needed] In addition, 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.

Return to Korea

The group returned to Korea in late August in order to prepare for their third album titled "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. ("O"-正.反.合.), released on September 29, 2006. The album's name translates to 'O'-Thesis.Antithesis.Synthesis to reflect the title song's theme of degradation and corruption in society and the power of the people to avert this change. After topping several music charts in Korea, "O" - Jung.Ban.Hap. was re-released on November 11, 2006 to coincide with the group's image change for the promotion of their second title song "Balloons." This release contained new versions of "Balloons" and "Get Me Some", along with a new track entitled "White Lie" written and composed by Xiah Junsu. "Balloons," in contrast to their lead single "O"-Jung. Ban.Hap. and it's heavy techno beats, is a lighter pop song about the innocence of childhood. It is a remake of an old hit by Five Fingers (Korean), re-written with a "modern feel" to appeal to younger generations while relating adults familiar with the original, in an attempt to broaden their fanbase further. In the first month of its release, "O"- Jung. Ban.Hap. surpassed the 100,000 mark in South Korea and became the highest ranking Korean album in sales overall for 2006, with over 385,000 copies sold in South Korea as of December 2007.

Aside music, the group acted together in their feature 4-episode theatrical drama VACATION, later released with the 3rd album DVD. With the success of their 3rd album and rise in popularity, they were invited to several popular Korean variety shows such as X-Man, Heroine 6, and Ya Shim Man Man among others. Hero Jaejoong and Micky Yuchun also acted in a skit comedy on MBC's Goldfish. Their All About TVXQ DVD became the best-selling DVD for 2006 in South Korea, with sales of 47,186 copies surpassing movies and shows. With the success of the DVD, the co-producers SBSi and SM Entertainment decided to release All About TVXQ season 2 in a 5 DVD box set for 2007.

Year 2006 was marked with many scandals for the group in Korea, including Hero Jaejoong's adoptive parents issue, the anti-fan incident with the leader U-know Yunho, and TVXQ's winnings in all the major music award shows in Korea. The group's sweeping of every Artist of The Year (Daesang) award caused many critics to question the legitimacy of the award shows, blaming netizen online votes of being unfair. At 2006 MKMF Music Festival, TVXQ won four awards including Best Group and Artist of the Year. At the 16th Music Seoul Festival, they won three awards including Daesang, equivalent to Artist of the Year followed by another Daesang at the 21st Golden Disk Awards 2006, in addition to a Bonsang. Lastly, they also picked up awards at the SBS Gayo Awards 2006 in which they were awarded the prominent title of Daesang and Bonsang.


2007: Japanese activities and concerts

After sweeping major awards in South Korea, TVXQ flew to Japan for almost a year to do intensive promotions and gain a stronger foothold in the Japanese music industry, the second largest in the world. The year also marked the beginning of their second and largest Asia concert tour, the "2nd Asia Tour Concert 'O'" and later the 2nd Japanese live tour with the release of Five in the Black album. They also released consecutive monthly singles, which according to Oricon Style, helped raise their recognition in Japan with every release by 3% in 2006, increasing to 5% with every release in 2007. 14.1% of Japanese fans were female while 4.6% were male with age demographics between 10 to 40 years old.

The single "Choosey Lover" was released on March 7th, followed by "Lovin' You" debuting as #2 on the Oricon charts in June, their first single to reach such a position in Japan. Closely following its success, the bubblegum pop tunes of "Summer Dream" became TVXQ's most successful Japanese single in 2007, debuting as #1 and with sales of 112,771 copies in a week. Their double A-side single "SHINE / Ride On" debuted at #2 on the Oricon daily charts in October. Japanese singer Koda Kumi collaborated with TVXQ for her upbeat 38th single "Last Angel", which was released November 7th and ranked #3 on debut; the song was featured in the movie Resident Evil: Extinction. The collaboration with Koda Kumi aided TVXQ in raising recognition between teenage males (58.0%) and men in their 30s (62.0%) towards them, which could grow to be a new fan base for the group. In the same month, their 14th Japanese single "FOREVER LOVE" also debuted at #3. In December, the title song single "Together" for the "Cinnamon" animation movie debuted at #2.

In early April, the 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. The group represented Korea on MTV's Video Music Awards Japan and won the 'Best Buzz Asia in Korea' award on May 26th, 2007. They were also invited to many prominent Japanese talk and music shows such as Hey!Hey!Hey! and Utaban during their stay.
TVXQ's Korean fanclub "Cassiopeia" in its representative pearl-red color during Dream Concert in South Korea.

In South Korea, they released their first digital single entitled "여행기 (Yeo Haeng Gi)", along with "A Thousand Years Love Song", "하루달 (Harudal)", "All in Vain", "한여름의 크리스마스 (One Summer Night's Christmas)" and "Evergreen" ; these were the only songs that were released in Korean during 2007. Evergreen was particularly special to fans because it was a song where the music was composed by group member Micky Yuchun and the lyrics written by group member Max Changmin. Despite the prolonged absence from South Korea, TVXQ was able to maintain their popularity in their homeland. Their guest performances in concerts, such as 2007 DREAM Concert and Mnet 20's Choice Awards, appearances of Korean variety shows, and personal access to Korean fans through celebrity websites such as Iple and UFOtown, ensured that TVXQ still provided entertainment for the Cassiopeians. During a virtual presidential election by MTV Korea, the group was voted as the "President of the Republic of Korean Music" among thirty other candidates by netizens. Because of this win, MTV and Boombox declared December 23 as “TVXQ Day”. They were also appointed as the Korea's e-government ambassadors by the South Korean government to help boost the new system to the citizens. In Thailand, TVXQ had the highest foreign artists sales of 114,027 for 2007, while their single " SHINE" was #1 of the “Top 10 of No.1 on Year Chart 2007” charts by Channel V Thailand.

2008 and beyond

TVXQ started off the year with the release of their 16th Japanese single "Purple Line", written by the Korean composer of TVXQ's previous hits "Rising Sun" and ""O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.", on January 16th. "Purple Line" topped the Oricon Weekly Chart, becoming the group's first #1 on the weekly charts in Japan; TVXQ became the first foreign male group to accomplish this feat [27]. The group also promoted the single in Korea, where a Korean version of the song was released. The following week, the group released its third Japanese album, entitled T. As an exclusive extra, the group included "Kiss Shita Mama, Sayonara" ("Kissしたまま、さよなら") which was composed and written by the members Micky Yuchun and Hero Jaejoong, and their own version of "LAST ANGEL" in the album. T debuted on Oricon charts as #2.

Rhythm Zone, a side label of Avex, created a new marketing strategy for TVXQ by releasing five additional singles in February and March 2008 in consecutive weeks after the release of the album T. Each single contained a member's solo and a song that was part of "TRICK", which was on the T album.

On March 28th, TVXQ was appointed the "Goodwill Ambassador for Asia" by Universal Studios Japan to promote the attractions of USJ.

The group released its 22nd single, "Beautiful You / Sennen Koi Uta (千年恋うた‎‎)" on April 23, 2008. The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily and weekly charts, becoming TVXQ's third single to reach that position on the daily charts and second single to reach that position in the weekly chart. The group thus became the second non-Japanese Asian artist to do so, the first being Taiwanese artist Ouyang Feifei (歐陽菲菲), 24 years and 5 months ago.

On May 17, 2008, TVXQ performed at the 6th Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles, California. They also took part in ensemble encore performances of "Balloons" and SMTown's "Let's Go on a Trip." In addition, the group performed as the closing act at the 14th Annual Dream Concert at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul on June 7, 2008. On June 12th, TVXQ ended their 2nd Asia Tour in Beijing with a performance for over 200,000 fans; the tour had begun on February 23, 2007 in Seoul, and spanned 13 performances covering Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Beijing. On top of that, their two separate live tours in Japan during 2007 and 2008 drew crowds of 55,000 and 150,000, respectively, for a total of 390,000 audience members attending concerts.

On July 22, 2008, TVXQ became the first non-Japanese Asian artist to have three number one hits on the weekly Oricon singles chart, when their single " Why Did I Fall In Love With You? (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?) attained the number one position with weekly sales of 68,000 copies. On June 22, 2008, TVXQ was invited to perform at Avex's 20th anniversary general meeting of stockholders at the Saitama Super Arena. TVXQ, which established itself as the face of Avex, was among the performers at the event. Other performers included singer and songwriter Noriyuki Makihira, TRF, and seven-member dance vocal group Exile. In Japan, TVXQ was also listed at #16 in the Most Searched Male Artist when Yahoo! Japan released its 2008 Search Word Ranking for the first half of the year.

TVXQ was also chosen as the new faces of the Lotte Duty Free Shops (DFS). A Lotte DFS representative explained that TVXQ was a well-known group all across Asia, so they believed that TVXQ was the most suitable choice as spokespeople for the Lotte Duty Free Shops. Ads that TVXQ shot for the company will be released in November, which is also when the group begins participating in various events sponsored by Lotte DFS.

On September 21, 2008, TVXQ performed a showcase event entitled TVXQ’s "Giving Young Adults Hopes and Dreams-Fall Mini Concert" for the release of their fourth studio album. It was located in front of City Hall, Seoul Plaza. This was TVXQ's first public performance for their fourth album; they performed the title song, "주문 (Mirotic)".

The group's 4th Korean album entitled "MIROTIC" was released on September 26th, 2008; it was originally scheduled for release on September 24th, but was delayed due to the pre-order amount of 330,000 albums. The title song of the album, "주문 (Mirotic)", was composed by Remee, Troelsen and Lucas Secon, who also wrote "Look Who's Talking Now" off of BoA's U.S. debut album "Eat You Up". Kenny Wormald, who has worked with Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown and Christina Aguilera, was put in charge of choreography of the title track, "Mirotic" which was unveiled online on September 19 through major music portals including Melon, Dosirak and Soribada.

Two days after its launch in music stores, "Mirotic" rose on music sale charts. According to Hanteo charts, the album has risen to #1 on its yearly chart. The album has also topped Hot Tracks, Yes24, and other music sale charts.[38]"MIROTIC" is currently the best selling album of 2008 in Korea.

The Japanese version of the title song, entitled "呪文 -MIROTIC-", was released on October 15th and became the group's fifth single to reach the number one position on the Oricon Daily charts. It also became the group's fourth Japanese single to reach number one on Oricon's weekly chart, breaking their own record and making them the only artist to have four singles top the chart in one year. They have beaten other top Japanese bands such as SMAP, Arashi, and NewS, who have only had 3 releases this year.


Members

Kim Junsu was the first member to join. 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 procured 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 (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 "ah-shee-ah" in Korean. "Xiah" would be an implication of his desire to become not only a star in Korea, but also a star recognized all throughout the continent.

Jung Yunho, the group's second member, secured his spot in TVXQ through a dance competition in which he won first place. Being from Gwangju, he had to commute several hours from home to practice to even get a chance at becoming an entertainer. After his selection he gained some experience in the midst of spotlight by being a rapper and backup dancer for K-pop singer Dana- who is now no longer a solo but a member in The Grace. As a dancer, he accompanied many Korean singers, traveling to China as well. Jung debuted as U-know Yunho. 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 his understanding of the other members as the leaders. He is also the leader of TVXQ.

Kim Jaejoong 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. 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.

Shim Changmin was grouped with the youngest participants in the audition. Like Xiah Junsu, he impressed the judges with his powerful voice. He joined the group under the name Choikang Changmin. Choikang in Korean means "Most Powerful", or approximately, "the best"; "Max" became an international rendition of this name.

Park Yoochun, the final member, was added one year before the group's debut. Park Yoochun grew up in Seoul and immigrated to the United States with his parents (who eventually divorced because of money shortages) when he was in the sixth grade. He 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.

Member profiles

Xiah
Stage name: Xiah Junsu (Hangul: 시아준수; Hanja: 細亞俊秀) / Junsu (ジュンス, Junsu?)
Real name: Kim Junsu (Hangul: 김준수; Hanja: 金俊秀)
Legal birthday: January 1, 1987 (1987-01-01) (age 21)
Real birthday: December 15, 1986 (1986-12-15) (age 21)
Place of birth: Gyeonggi

Micky
Stage name : Micky Yoochun (Hangul: 믹키유천; Hanja: 秘奇有天) / Yuchun (ユチョン, Yuchon?)
Real name: Park Yoochun (Hangul: 박유천; Hanja: 朴有天)
Date of birth: June 4, 1986 (1986-06-04) (age 22)
Place of birth: Seoul {Jongno}

Hero
Stage name: Youngwoong Jaejoong (Hangul: 영웅재중; Hanja: 英雄在中) / Jejung (ジェジュン, Jejun?)
Birth name: Han Jaejoon (Hangul:한재준; Hanja: 韓在俊)[44]
Adopted name: Kim Jaejoong (Hangul:김재중; Hanja: 金在中) (now his real name)
Date of birth: January 26, 1986 (1986-01-26) (age 22)
Place of birth: Gongju

Max
Stage name : Choikang Changmin (Hangul: 최강창민; Hanja: 最强昌珉) / Changmin (チャンミン, Chanmin?)
Real name: Shim Changmin (Hangul: 심창민; Hanja: 沈昌珉)
Date of birth: February 18, 1988 (1988-02-18) (age 20)
Place of birth: Seoul

U-know
Stage name : U-know Yunho (Hangul: 유노윤호; Hanja: 瑜鹵允浩) / Yunho (ユンホ, Yunho?)
Real name: Jung Yunho (Hangul: 정윤호; Hanja: 鄭允浩)
Date of birth: February 6, 1986 (1986-02-06) (age 22)
Place of birth: Gwangju


Member solo activities


Xiah

* Has a solo "Beautiful Thing" featured on the Vacation original soundtrack.
* Composed "White Lies"
* Composed and sang "My Page", which was performed in the 2nd Live Asia Tour Concert - 'O'.
* Performed and toured around Korea as member of the promotional group Anyband with BoA, Tablo of Epik High, and Jin Bora. The project band was formed by Samsung's Anycall, and had several singles: "TPL (Talk, Play, Love)," "Promise U", "Daydream".
* Had a duet with Zhang Liyin, "Timeless", which was featured in Zhang's first single, "Timeless". He also sang the Chinese version of the song with Zhang, which was the last track of Zhang's first Chinese album, I WILL. Xiah was also featured in the second part of the two-part "Timeless" music videos.
* Composed the Japanese solo "Rainy Night", which was featured in the "If...!? / Rainy Night" single, the third installment of the group's "TRICK" series.
* Wrote the lyrics for the song "노을..바라보다 (Picture of You)" from the fourth Korean album, 'MIROTIC'.

Micky

* Wrote "Space" 공간 (하늘과 바다사이, Whisper Of..), a narration for the third Korean single "Hi Ya Ya 여름날".
* Composed his solo "Fox Rain" (여우비).
* Wrote the lyrics for "Holding Back The Tears" (Korean title : "그리고..." (And...)) which was featured on the Vacation OST original soundtrack.[citation needed]
* Wrote the lyrics of and composed the Japanese solo song "My Girlfriend", which was featured in the "Runaway / My Girlfriend" single, the second installment of the group's "TRICK" series.
* Appeared in Magolpi's debut music video "Flight Girl" (비행소녀)
* Was featured singer in DJ Makai's song, "Tokyo Lovelight"
* Composed "Kissしたまま、さよなら" with Jaejoong
* Composed "Evergreen" for Winter Album 2007 of SM Town.
* Composed Kiss The Baby Sky, the theme song for "Zoom In", a Japanese program
* Composed "사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love)"

Hero

* Sang "Greeting" (인사) which was featured on the A Millionaire's First Love soundtrack.
* Collaborated with The Grace for "Just for One Day", which was featured in The Grace's first Japanese full-length studio album, Graceful 4.
* Composed "Kissしたまま、さよなら" with Yuchun.
* Sang Japanese solo "MAZE", which was featured in the "Keyword / Maze" single, the fifth and last installment of the group's "TRICK" series.
* Sang Korean solo "잊혀진계절 (Forgotten Season)", a remake of the original song by Lee Yong, which was a famous hit in the 1980s. His solo is included in TVXQ's 4th album MIROTIC (Track 11).
* Wrote the lyrics for the his rapping refrain in "Wrong Number".
* Acting as the leading role in the teledrama "Heaven's Postman".
* Composed "사랑아 울지마 (Do Not Cry My Lover)"

Max

* Wrote the lyrics for "Evergreen" in SM Town 2007 album.
* Sang Japanese solo "Wild Soul", which was featured in the "Two hearts / WILD SOUL" single, the first installment of the group's "TRICK" series.
* Wrote the Korean lyrics for "Love in the Ice".

U-know

* Before debuting under TVXQ, he was a backup dancer for Dana's 2002 single, "Diamond". He was also featured in the music video.
* Composed and sang "Spokesman" with Donghae of Super Junior, which was performed in the 2nd Live Asia tour concert - 'O'.
* Sang Japanese solo "Crazy Life", which was featured in the "Close to you / Crazy Life" single, the fourth installment of the group's "TRICK" series.
* Wrote the rap lyrics for "Wrong Number",one of the tracks in their fourth korean album "MIROTIC" with Hero.
* Wrote the rap lyrics for "Love after Love",one of the tracks in their second korean album "Rising Sun" together with Micky and Xiah.

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. U-Know drank from the bottle, believing it was given by a crew member. Because the drink was spiked with super glue, he was quickly instructed by his manager to vomit immediately after drinking it. The Anti turned herself in the next day. 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 stated;


“ 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. ”


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. U-Know called the police personally to request them not to press charges because "he has a little sister who is almost the woman's age."Because of his request, she was not charged.

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.

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."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.

On November 22, Han dropped the charges against Hero's legal guardians. 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.

He vigorously expressed his will to live by the name of "Kim Jaejoong," not by his birth name Han Jaejoon (한재준), 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.

Filmography


Banjun Theater

In 2005 and 2006, TVXQ released Banjun Theater, 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, Tokyo Holiday, Dangerous Love, Finding Lost Time, Uninvited Guest, and Unforgettable Love.

Theatrical dramas

* [2006] VACATION

VACATION, premiering in July 28, 2006, 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 TVXQ's 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.



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
* Mnet KM Music Video Festival: Artist of the Year

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 (January 31): Best Asian Singer Award
* MTV Video Music Awards Japan (May 26): Best Buzz Asia in Korea
* 14th Annual Korea Entertainment Masterpiece Award Ceremony (October 6): International Popularity Award
* Best Hits 2007 Japan (November 26): Gold Artist Award

2008

* MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Collaboration Video Award (LAST ANGEL by Koda Kumi feat. TVXQ)
* Asia Song Festival 2008 (October 4): Asia's Top Singer Award.
* Mnet KM Countdown (October 9) : Best (Number 1) Song (Mirotic).
* SBS Inkigayo Awards (October 12) : Mutizen Award
* SBS Inkigayo Awards (October 19): Mutizen Award
* Mnet KM countdown (October 23): Best (Number 1) Song (Mirotic)
* SBS Inkigayo Awards (October 26) : Mutizen Award
* Mnet KM countdown ( October 30 ) : ( Number 1 ) Song ( Mirotic )
* Music Bank ( November 7 ) : ( Number 1 ) Song ( Mirotic )
* Music Bank ( November 7 ) : ( Number 2 ) Song ( Love in the Ice )