Popteen Magazine is a popular fashion magazine in Japan. In their magazine they usually have one of the cute Popteen models interview the model’s dream celebrity. This month Popteen model Murata Mari (Marimo) got to interview her dream celebrity, none other than TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki’s leader Yunho.
The boys of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki are planning to release a new single titled Toki Wo Tomete / Let’s Stop Time on March 24th. Even though that’s still about a month away, the covers of the CD+DVD and regular CD version have been released.
CD + DVD version
In addition their TVXQ Nonstop-Mix Vol.2 cover has been released as well
It seems TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki leader Yunho is a popular man for photo shoots these days. He recently took a lot of photos for Evisu and cleaned up nicely for GQ. Now, here’s another one to add to the list as Oh Boy Magazine has featured Yunho in a photo spread for their March Issue.
Many of you know that TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki’s Best Selection 2010 album is a best seller in Japan but did you also know that it’s the best selling album in the world this past week?
According to GLOBAL TRACK CHART which is an aggregate of various charts across the globe (Billboard, Oricon, etc.), TVXQ’s Best Selection 2010 album had the top sales globally for week 9 of 2010 by moving 413,000 units. Number 2 was Sadé – Soldier Of Love which moved 289,000 units and Number 3 was Lady GaGa – The Fame (Monster) which moved 187,000 units.
TVXQ was helped by the fact that their album debuted this past week… even still, this is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations to TVXQ!
Looks like another major record has been broken by one of the most successful boy band in Asia!
On the 22nd, TVXQ has sold approximately 413,000 copies of their Best Selection 2o10 album. The album now has the most sales ever for a foreign group in the Japanese music industry. They broke the previous record that was held by American band, Bon Jovi, who had sold 379,000 copies of their album G’s Days. The record hasn’t been broken in 14 years, making this accomplishment even more significant for the Korean group.
The album count will keep rising, as it wasn’t long since it’s release. Let’s see if they can reach the… 1 million sales mark!
It’s been reported that Yunho of TVXQ will be part of the Korea leg of the posthumous concert This Is It dedicated to legendary icon Michael Jackson. Of course, for this concert, Yunho can’t stay in Korea / Japan for TVXQ promotions and will be heading to the United States!
Set to leave for Los Angeles in March, he will improve on his singing and dancing while working with the “This Is It” team. Yunho will work closely with Bashiri Johnson, Maurice Pledger and Judith Hill for his training.
A representative of the concert said,
“For the concert, every member who was set to perform the 2010 This Is It World Tour that was set to launch on July 7th in London will be performing here. There are plans for the Korean singer Yunho to be part of the concert and present a Michael Jackson performance.”
After Yunho’s American training, he will return to Korea and perform on March 27th and 28th at the Korean War Memorial in Yongsan, Seoul.
The representative also said,
“It is a well known fact that Yunho is a huge fan of Michael Jackson and even wrote a blog entry when Michael passed away saying that Michael Jackson was his sole inspiration. Yunho is already a big star that has captured Asia and is also a Michael Jackson fan so we are confident that he will be a great addition to the concert.”
It’s gratifying to see Yunho receiving the opportunity to participate in a tribute concert to one of his idols, and I’m sure many Los Angeles fans are excited for this young star’s upcoming visit to America. Tickets go on sale on March 2nd.
The boys of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki have added another record after recently Breaking out on the Oricon with their new single Break Out!
Back in September of 1997, shortly after the tragic death of Princess Diana, Sir Elton John released a single in memory of her titled Candle in the Wind. This single had an initial sales figure of 184,000 units and because of this he held the record for a foreign artist with the most initial single sales. He held this record for over 12 years, but all records are meant to be broken and the boys of TVXQ have taken the record for themselves. The initial sales for Break Out! was a whopping 254,000 units, breaking the old record by 70,000.
TVXQ also broke their own record of having the most #1 singles for a foreign artist as this marks their 7th single to hit number one.
The boys of TVXQ are doing big things in Japan, speaking of big, there’s a big billboard for TVXQ’s Best Selection 2010 in one of of the most trendiest spots of Shibuya:
As predicted, TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki’s new single Break Out! debuted at number 1 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart. The single sold a total of 169,842 units, far above second place BLESS by L’Arc～en～Ciel which sold 33,051 units.
This was the biggest sales day for a single by TVXQ, their previous highest total for a single was Jaejoong’s and Micky Yoochun’s release of COLORS ~Melody and Harmony / Shelter which sold 103,940 units.
Back in November it was reported that Xiah Junsu of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki was going to star in a musical drama titled Musical Mozart. Xiah contracted a virus last week but it seems he’s a fast healer as he has just completed the first stage of the musical.
Xiah Junsu is the perfect fit for this musical, he’s charismatic and has a very powerful voice.
For all of you TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki fans waiting for some good news, the album art for their next Japanese album has been released. But before you go head over heels on this one, I’ll give you an early notice that this album will not have any new songs.
Set to be released on February 17, TVXQ’s ‘Best Selection 2010’ will be a compilation album of their best Japanese hits. According to YesAsia, this album will contain several of their Japanese hit singles, including ‘Purple Line,’ which was their first #1 hit single in Japan.
As for the album art, although the TVXQ boys do look just as amazing as ever in these pictures, due to the spacing of each individual member they look very distant with one another. But then again, maybe it’s all the TVXQ controversies getting to me. Well, until they come out with another new full album, this is the best we’ve got.
While the other four members of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki were off in Australia , TVXQ’s leader U-Know Yunho paid a visit to his grandmother at the JangsungHyo Love Hospital on the 6th.
Yunho made the visit after returning from his activities in Japan to greet his grandmother for the new year. Despite his busy schedule, Yunho prepared rice cakes and drinks for the residents of the hospital and had an enjoyable time with the seniors. His actions have garnered much praise as the hospital does not receive many visitors due to it being a long-term care facility. Truly, a class act all around.