JYJ’s Kim Junsu was chosen as the idol with the strongest ticket power for three years in a row.
The August 8 broadcast of OBS’ Unique Entertainment News lined up idols from no. 1 to 5 under the theme, ‘2012’s powerful musical idols’. The rank showed, in order, JYJ’s Kim Junsu for Elisabeth, Super Junior’s Sungmin for Jack the Ripper, B2ST’s Jang Hyun Seung for Mozart!, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun for Catch Me If You Can and 2AM’s Chang Min for La Cage Aux Folles as the idols that sold the most tickets for their musicals.
Kim Junsu, shining proud at no. 1, won two rookie awards with his musical debut in 2009. His debut piece Mozart! sold out the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and his second piece Tears of Heaven also sold out 17 performances out of its total of 20.
For his third piece, Elisabeth, in which he acted as the otherworldly character Tod, all 32 of the performances were sold out just 10 minutes after their tickets were made available for sale. In the meantime, with every performance, he grew little by little as his own brand, recognized for his acting and explosive vocals.
He also won the Most Popular Star Award three years in a row at the 6th Musical Awards held in June.