With his Korean solo album release date approaching fast, JYJ’s Junsu recently encroached upon the topic of the unfairness of music charts.
On May 12, Junsu wrote to his fans on his Twitter, “You can stop streaming, or whatever it’s called. I am satisfied with being able to make good music, and sing good songs. And I am satisfied to have fans like you who will listen to that music. Fairness has been something long gone for us anyway. Even still, I will not become weary.”
On May 11, Junsu released song “I Don’t Like Love” from his solo album “Xia Tarantallegra” as an O.S.T. for the drama “Rooftop Prince,” in which fellow member Yoochun is taking part. Although the song reached number one on various charts immediately after it’s release, at the moment, “I Don’t Like Love” is outside in the twenties on Mnet and MelOn, and within the top ten on Olleh Music.
As a result, fans have raised questions regarding the fairness of music charts.
In related news, Junsu will be holding his first solo concert on May 19 and 20 at the Seoul Jamsil Indoor Stadium.
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I am sure it is painful for him to see the honest and sincere effort of fans, knowing that sincerity is being returned with charts that are lies anyway.
F******888888888888888888888888888 THEM TT sigh #JYJ #FIGHTING
It is heartening to know that Junsu fully faces the reality of the situation and is undaunted. Eventhough he and JYJ would love to be treated fairly and have a fair shot at the music charts etc, Junsu knows that the true measure of being an artist is to be true to oneself, to make the music that one loves, to be able to express it. And he knows too that he has a big audience. We fans will go to extraordinary lengths to support him cos we love his art and we love him. We admire his courage and uncompromising stance to be free to grow as an artist and a human being.
The poor guy. What a truly heartbreaking situation for him… “Fairness has been something long gone for us anyway. Even still, I will not become weary.” Reading that just makes my heart sink and then it just infuriates me that this is STILL going on. My fervent hope is that the album is a sensation. Then we will count up all of the dishonest music charts and then we will KNOW, we will once again have a clear indication of who is in SM’s pocket and who is not.
it really sucks friend, we are only human, and we can’t help but feel angry, disgusted, this is really sickening!
JYJ continues to lobby for the unfair treatment they get, yet they never allow these to stop them- this is what i love about JYJ
JYJ are always able to transcend situations like this
In my reply to @Eliza below, JYJ has long decided to go counter-culture instead, fixing their sight on the prize, as @butterfliesarefree2 said in another post, and always choosing the higher value of things
JYJ are working hard on each project they make, even if its just for 4-5 minutes, because they are doing it not merely to MAKE A LIVING–but to MAKE and LIVE A WORTHY LIFE!
“JYJ are working hard on each project they make, even if its just for 4-5 minutes, because they are doing it not merely to MAKE A LIVING–but to MAKE and LIVE A WORTHY LIFE!”
So true, so true, and it’s really worth keeping in mind. It’s something I need to keep in mind. I can so easily be sucked back into such bitter resentment for this criminal organization, SM, who in the name of patriarchal “righteousness” continues to do these completely illegal, shameful and horrifically unfair things to JYJ and its members, in plain sight, in broad daylight and NOBODY IN THAT WHOLE COUNTRY DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT. STILL!!
LOL, this is really disgusting. ¡Geez! After filling SM’s pockets with money; this is the gratitude that JYJ receive; blockings, unfairness, cancellations, harassment, bad intended publicity and else. And still JaeChunSu want to continue making music to please their loyal loving fans no matter what. ¡Oh gosh! I want to follow their example with all my heart. I want to leave aside everything to chase my happiness and to reach my goals.
My beloved Junsu, you know I will support you always with all my heart because I love your voice, I like your excellent music, I’m in love with your heart, I believe in your talent and I have faith in you. ¡Courage my love! The road is full of thorns but together we’ll be able to cross to the other side successfully 😉
More what the fuck????? Poor thing our dolphin
I think JYJ being kept out of the standard measurements of popular culture is a blessing in a way. When the charts are forcibly taking out of the picture, they are freer to make the music they want. They don’t have to worry about appealing to the majority to be seen as a success. Junsu’s MV teasers are proof of this. Would he have taken his image in such a unique direction if he had the chance to be on TV and get credit on the music charts? Are they taking more chances because they know their fans aren’t just going with what is popular?
Being a JYJ fan has never been comfortable. And I think they know they don’t have to coddle us by feeding us mainstream sounds and images for easy consumption to maintain their fanbase. They can make us uncomfortable and know that the ones that will work through their reactions–the conclusion of like or dislike isn’t the issue–without turning away completely are the fans that they want to keep.
LOVE YOUR COMMENT. Yes Su be badass all you want ! The charts aren’t up to YOUR HIGH STANDARDS anyways
i also love your comment and looking at it your way definitely makes it look so much better. if its like that i prefer them to be able to make their music freely and do whatever their imagination and creativity comes up with then to fit the mold of popular kpop music culture of today.
we'll always be there for you ❤
Hi @Eliza @Ali @Christine
i totally agree with all of your points @Eliza, you put it all so well
JYJ has created a new culture, as a result of the blocks and unfair treatment they get in SK
JYJ and JYJ Fandom understand each other well —we are all taking a new direction [away from the mainstream], a higher value of arts appreciation
and im sure someday, this current JYJ culture will be the future trend
JYJ took the courage and strength to risk, to set the trends, away from the corrupt and deceiving practices, always pursuing the higher value of things —
Since JYJ is going counter-culture, it’s never comfortable, but its awesome!
Yep, I agree with BAFfie. Great comment. I agree and I admire you even more.
Absolutely, the road blocks they have face have made the fans even more determine to support them, and their activities. I kinda wonder how they would have been different had they not faced these obstacles. Would they have been opened to all the experiences had they not been forced to do so? Would they have not tried as hard to be good in their non musical ventures. I’m sure the reason they try so hard at things that arent their number one passion is because they know that people would be quick to discredit them even more.
I personally don’t like the teasers he has shown, but I still support him. Afterall if we survived the ayy girl video, we can survive anything.
“I personally don’t like the teasers he has shown, but I still support him. Afterall if we survived the ayy girl video, we can survive anything.”
Thank you for my first spontaneous belly-laugh of the day. I feel you pain, a little. I was an “Aye Girl” video eye-roller too. At first.
Now, I actually really like it, still notwithstanding Kanye. (AAAALL my suspicions about Kanye were realized and confirmed when he stated that Kim Kardashian was his ideal woman.)
The Styling Of Junsu this time around is… well, how shall I put i? For those people who didn’t take JYJ seriously because of the “Ayyy Girl” video, well, they’re going to have a problem with the first Junsu vidoe too. To an American’s eye at least, it seems from the teaser to be a bit dated and redolent of Michael Jackson excess, he who is profoundly no longer in vogue.
Having said that, once you know you love Junsu, once you realize WHO HE IS in the scheme of things, all bets are off. You merely sit back, adopt a silly s**t-eating grin on your face and enjoy what it is he does. I LOVE him, I think I can say I appreciate everything about him and you will find no more merciless commentator and erstwhile critic of pop music than me, I can assure you.
So don’t worry about the teasers and get ready to have a boatload of Junsu to enjoy and marvel at. That’s what I’m doing.
I’m with you on the Junsu styling — I don’t necessarily like what he’s doing (I love soccer boy Junsu so much more), but I ADORE that he’s doing it. He’s enjoying his androgynous, feline, over-the-top sexy look and is going to play with it a while longer. And fuck what anybody thinks.
OMG! That attitude on him is such a kink of mine. He turns me into a drooling fangirl with just the thought of it. It lets me completely ignore the hair. 😉
@Eliza greetings dear, it’s been a long time.
I’m enjoying like crazy while reading what both of you have commented; ¡Oh my gosh! ¡What a true statements! 😀 😀
You’ve put down a bunch of other questions I’ve been asking myself, too. *nodding*
But I don’t think “surviving” is the right word, I think the fandom is maturing in ways that can’t usually occur in idol-based K-pop. I’m an admirer of David Bowie. I don’t call myself a fan because I only like about 25% of the stuff he put out, but he is never, ever boring. Whenever he did anything, I’d be interested and check it out because I’d never know if this was going to be the thing that would change my life. 😉 I think fans of JYJ need to have this attitude. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it, don’t listen to it, but don’t ignore them, because you never know what they are going to do next. The three of them have such wide ranging tastes and talents that there will always be something for someone.
lolol Oh, trust me…. I love it too. 🙂
The “Baby Su” thing I really wasn’t into but the “Voodoo Su”….. sign me up!
chart music in SK is soooo much manipulated.
not important anymore. will keep listening the true music is.
Junsu after what you said today!! you showed me how stupid I was to worry about you.. will another kpop “idol” say what you said bravely ? will an artist ask his fans to just stop…cuz he already knows that their efforts will be in vain? will an artist who reached what you reached says: just being able to sing to my fans is a success, and I’ll never give up no matter what!!!
Junsu you came from a legend group!! and you yourself is a legend in my eyes, and it’s enough for me that I live in the same generation you live in!!
Junsu even though I’m so far, and even if I’m the last one to be supporting you, I’ll always stand by you and pray that one day you’ll be treated fairly,. YOU ARE A VERY BIG STAR whether they like it or not!! YOU ARE Kpop if not Asia’s whether they like it or not. IT’S a COMMENT KNOWLEDGE!!!!
➯ that’s how much I love you…
So thats what it meant. I was wondering why he said that. Thanks. Even without the chart we already know he is the best.
“Even without the chart we already know he is the best.”
Honestly, I don’t think Junsu even cares whether he is best or not. He’s an artist living in profound gratitude to his fans for supporting him as he continues to explore and express his art. I wish more artists felt as he does instead of getting so caught up and lost inside their own huge egos. Junsu really is a remarkable young man. I don’t think he’s really competing with his fellow musicians and singers either. He just feels lucky and blessed that he can be there among them, showing his fans the heights to which he can soar.
well said!! junsu is that kind of a person but HE IS one of the greatest musicians ^_^ whether he likes it or not XD
** I was so emotional that I did some mistakes in the last sentence but I’ll gladly repeat it:
YOU ARE kpop if not Asia’s best vocalist whether they like it or not; IT’S a COMMON KNOWLEDGE ^^
Are there no honest people in the South Korea Entertainment industry? Are there no people who will stand up for the truth and for what is right? I know there are those who know this is wrong, but are afraid to speak up. All it takes is one person to stand up for what is right. How can you look at yourself in the mirror and have pride in your work, when you know you are nothing but a puppet dancing to the tune of a private company, who acts like a dirty gangster. The continued black balling of JYJ is a stain on South Korea.
I implore all fans to continue to support Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong (JYJ). We cannot let infighting and petty issues rip us apart. This is what our enemies want; what they are hoping for. Remember, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” JYJ needs all its members to succeed, for JYJ to be successful. The boys are holding each other up, standing strong together; they need us their fans to do the same. We might have different biases, but what unites us all together, is the indisputable, amazing and talented group that is “JYJ”
So, I encourage you all to support all of JYJ’s activities. The way we make our voices heard is by how loud our support carries the guys. The manipulation of chart rankings is to fool people into thinking JYJ doesn’t matter. Well, let’s show them how much we matter, let us break the roof off the chart, let us make it so hard for them to cheat, by purchasing this record in numbers that haven’t been seen in a long time in SK. Let us shame them, and let them know JYJ and their fans are here to stay.
Once, the MV is released on Monday, let’s set records with the number of YouTube views. Let’s make our voices heard. This JYJ fan family has never been one to go after YouTube views. But this time, let’s do it for Junsu, let’s do it for JYJ. I beg all fans, please do not re-upload the MV on other channels, let’s give all the views to the CJeS channel. No matter how hard they try to stifle JYJ, let’s show them that it will never work.
”All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson
Me too!!!! here we go…^_____________^
Sounds like a plan to me! Count me in! 😉
im in…thanks for this initiative
cheeeeeck.im one of U…
Let’s do it!!!!!! For the JYJ we love!
u are totally right, let us break the roof off the chart. i just got a crazy idea. if they are blocking our voices on korea charts why not break another chart. how about itunes or billboard charts? if we can get it to rank high enough then our voices can’t be ignore. just imagine if we can make this album rank on billboard charts or top 10 itunes chart, won’t that be something?
let’s get the lead single to number 1 on itunes.
that is what i am talking about. its not impossible mission, we can actually make this happen. we got a big fandom, just imagine if all the fans decide to buy his album on itunes chart, i feel that we can make it reach top 10 for sure. like u said, together we are stronger.
@lisan… Count me in too! JYJ… all for one, one for ALL!!
Me too… 😉
Did u guys see his ranking in iTunnes??..dislike love at no 2, come after Lady Gaga…I know it from Kim Juno tweet…So WTF I don’t care ’bout KPop chart anymore..
It is from Japan Itunes.
I don’t mind if he can’t enter music charts or win any awards. We all know how great he is. He doesn’t need all that recognition because we already recognized him as the best out there. Junsu has us, the fans. We support him, buy his albums etc. Who needs some stupid unfair recognition?? The artist that win the awards and topped the charts should be the one that feel ashamed though, knowing that he/she achieved that just because another great artist was treated unfairly and being left out. Winning something and yet knowing he/she didn’t deserved it. If I’m in that position, I’ll just go dig a hole for myself. How shameful to face that person after taking something that rightfully his. >.<
“Winning something and yet knowing he/she didn’t deserved it. If I’m in that position, I’ll just go dig a hole for myself. How shameful to face that person after taking something that rightfully his.”
Indeed, you are so right. Great comment. Any group who wins this way has been thereby utterly diminished. One way or the other JYJ will CHANGE the SK music industry. My heart breaks for how hard it is for them now, but ground-breakers always have it hard. JYJ will be the ones remembered reverently, long after all of their contemporaries are a thing of the distant past.
Thanks for your mature take on this issue, makes me ashamed of how at times i still let myself be caught up with the kpop obsession over sales figures and chart rankings, when Junsu/JYJ have long looked pass the need to compete in these things. They are secure in the knowledge that fans still love and will support their music/dramas. I agree with @lisan, let’s continue to support all members of JYJ, regardless of our biases. As fans, that is the only way we can repay their trust and pride in us.
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‘we survived ayyy girl, we can survive anything’. ROFL!!!!
I find myself strange when I liked ayyy girl… but then I refused to find myself strange after that.
As for tarantallegra, I was disturbed… but only for half a day. Then I declare that I am now, addicted. 😀
Love you Junsu! The super sexy ‘spider man’! <<< As they name him on youtube. Interesting name.
well hopefully he’d do well in gaon chart! (last time JYJ album did great despite not having promotion). but even if he’s not, i’m happy to have him continuing his music~ junsu hwaiting!
Junsu has matured so much this past few years.. I’m proud of him 🙂