KIM JAEJOONG is a K-pop singer best known as one of the original members of TVXQ and a current member of JYJ. He debuted with TVXQ in 2003 before breaking away in 2009 with two other TVXQ members, Junsu and Yoochun to form JYJ.
Jaejoong’s latest album is WWW (= Who, When, Why), released 29 October 2013 and quickly topped Korean music charts, along with iTunes charts in nine countries and reaching the upper tiers of Japan’s famous Oricon chart.
We carried out a special event called [Ask Your Idol: Ask JAEJOONG], where we chose the 15 questions fifteen questions from all posts with more than ten hearts ‘♥’, so fans can ask questions and get direct answers.
Jaejoong was kind enough to take a moment out of his busy schedule (from his endless concerts!) to answer the selected questions for KPOPPlanet.
Also, he took time to read other questions we sent him to read as well! (As one of you requested we sent him all the other questions that weren’t selected, to show him how much of his fans support him)
Jaejoong checking out our Ask Idol page – reading YOUR questions!
Q 1 (KPOPPlanet, Korea) : Your recent solo album <WWW> activities and tour concerts were very impressive! Is there anything you want to share with us about your album or the tour?
I was nervous about bringing new music to the fans, worried that they might feel awkward and different towards it. Unexpectedly, many people love my music, which I am very thankful for! Also, it was great to feel that I gained more male fans through this album, haha! ^^
Q 2 (Lydia, USA) : In the pictures for your latest album there were many tattoos drawn on your body; was there any meaning behind them?
For my first mini solo album I, I expressed rock with accessories, hair styles… you know, the basic styling an artist can do. This time, I tried the tattoo to share just the right message of this full studio album, which has a dynamic feeling to it.
Q 3 (Hannah, Vietnam) : Among all your self-composed songs, which one do you have the happiest memory with and which one gives you the saddest memory?
“Paradise” is a song with a message that says I’ll love you now and forever. “I Did” is a ballad version of “Get Out.” The song’s story get’s easily stuck in my head and my heartaches every time I listen to it.
Q 4 (Rita, Russia) : What musical instrument could characterize your inner world?
Piano and guitar! For me, piano is excellent for expressing emotional and sentimental stories. As for guitars, it reflects extreme emotions very well.
Q 5 (Ann, United Kingdom) : If you were given a chance to collaborate with international artists, who would it be and why?
Wow, I would love to collaborate with L’Arc-en-Ciel and Maximilian Hecker!
Q 6 (Elvira, Lithuania) From the latest tweets it looks like Yoochun and Junsu didn’t have the opportunity to visit your home yet ^^. Are you planning on inviting them in the near future? If yes, could you post some dorky photos of their visit later?
We haven’t seen each other due to individual activities, so we talk to each other through texts or calls. When they have time I’ll invite them or invite myself to theirs! When that happens, I’ll post a picture of it ~~~ ^^
Q 7 (Loresu, Spain) : Why is your album gold-colored? Is there any hidden meaning or is it just aesthetic?
It’s simple, I like the color gold! It’s nice! ^^
Q 8 (Mei Xin, Singapore) : If you had a daughter, will you let her date Junsu or Yoochun and why?
Hm… I’d like to pass this one, haha! No comment~!
Jaejoong checking out our Ask Idol page – reading YOUR questions!
Q 9 (Ella, Texas) : I know you said JYJ is planning to release an album next year, so is there a chance for JYJ as a group to explore the rock sound too or other genres outside of pop music?
It will definitely be very different from any other solo albums. When we do music as JYJ, it creates a bigger synergy because its all three of us doing something together. Rather than feeling safe because we’re three, we try to keep balance with each other. So, when we perform as a group, we try not to show off like as we do when we are solos. It’s keep with each other’s pace to not break the balance.
Q 10 (Fawzia, Saudi Arabia) Do you read the fans messages through social networking sites such as Twitter?
Of course I do! ^^ I try reading them all, but Saudi Arabian words are quite difficult to read…haha
Q 11 (Deedee, Indonesia) : Among so many books you’ve read so far, which one is your ultimate favorite? Why? And what quote(s) do you like the most from it?
I read The Nightly Book of Positive Quotations. I read it before going to bed, or anytime when I have spare time. The quote that I really liked was ‘The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who makes it so.’ ~~ ^^
Q 12 (Emily, Poland) : Are there any other female artists that you admire and would like to collaborate with?
Female artist..? I would love to do something with Kesha!
Q 13 (Kana, Russia) : What do you do when you feel bad and sad?
I would say… try to accept it!
Q 14 (Mai, Thailand) : Can you tell us each of JYJ’s member’s secret?
Well, I’ll keep my member’s secret a secret…! As for me, my jinx is that things backfire when I try to maintain something too hard to be excellent in one thing.
Q 15 (Sabrine, France) : I wanted to know if your dream was to become a singer? Because if this is the case, you will be a model.
Actually, my dream was to be an owner of a super market! ^^;;
Q 16 (Micaela, Italy) How do you think your next work will be like? Which direction will it take? Stronger rock feel? A mixture of other genres? Or…?
As a solo, I want to continue doing rock, but, I don’t want to limit myself to one genre. I guess I’ll keep on doing ‘my’ music. Music that has my color and my scent!
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Tagged: Interview, Jaejoong, Kim Jaejoong WWW Asia Tour Concert, Who When Why
Jaejoong you always make me smile. As for the daughter question, good call the no comment. I have a daughter and it would be the same with me, only its more like she will never date. MWAHAHAHA!
Love this kind of interview very much!!!
Cool, he answered my question! #2 ^_^ My name always gets misspelled, but this is the one time I don’t care! So happy!
Congratulations, you’re so lucky to be picked from the hundreds! 🙂
Thanks! I’m just glad that many people voted for my question. However, they cut my question; originally it was “In the pictures for your latest album there were many tattoos drawn on your body, from a wound on your neck to Roman numerals on your feet, was there any meaning behind them?”
you’re question was good and I hoped he would have gone with more details like explaining each one of the tattoos … I much rather hear him telling what he means with such things than read what fans make of it . 🙂
Yes, I have hoping he would go into more detail, but I’m guessing this was a rushed interview since he gave short answers.
Kesha? Well that’s definitely a collaboration I can’t put together. But L’arc en ciel…hmm…oh yes.
— Feel like to kiss that delicious neck *slurrp* —
Thank you for sharing this article, btw. ^.^”
“Also, he took time to read other questions we sent him to read as well!” – well, Jaejoong is one of person I know who fast in reading. His speed is amazing.
*spent 15minutes just to look at his pics and droll*
He really is a man with brain and heart. My bias is perfect like that!! Thank you for sharing.
If I had known, I’d ask him a question as well >.< Dammit!
omg…..that shiny lips…want to kisss….*pervert,,,droll….
” Do you read the fans messages through social networking sites such as Twitter?
Of course I do! ^^ I try reading them all, ?”
I don’t know if I should be happy or worried about this … it’s nice to see him take time to see fans messages and all …but I wouldn’t want him reading anything nasty or hurtful witch I’m sure he gets twitted A LOT .
“Are there any other female artists that you admire and would like to collaborate with?
Female artist..? I would love to do something with Kesha ”
Oh please God NO !
“Oh please God NO !”
i think you mean oh pleaSE YES
Great questions! Someone didn’t get the memo abt his original wish for supermarket ownership 😀 I hope JYJ will find time to put out a group album before MS; fingers and toes crossed!!! 😀
The answer for Q8 could be: NO! Because of big age difference, and please, do not talk about the others! 😀 The better question could be: Will you let her date with a boy like you! 😀
relieved at his answer on question #16. 🙂 though undeniably he succeeded mounting the rock genre, i would like him to explore and maintain something of the various genres he’s been quite loved and equally professed. it’s not worrying trying music that has his own color and scent, in fact, it is that coined appeal & Jae sentiment i’m looking at his every song 🙂
Nice interview and congratulations to all the had the questions answered, I loved the one about reading social media most artist do and have some to terms with people that love you their will always be the few who are internally negative so we just love him all the more because of it, they read them I just pray he learns to let them roll of his back like a duck does to water.
Ah talk about the ever elusive JYJ album! Seeing how Jaejoong and Junsu have grown since their solo music ventures, i hope to see something different from The Beginning and In Heaven, but yet not overwhelmingly skewed towards the preference/strength of any one member. So Jaejoong is right, balance is key.
hehehe… my longest comment so far think, who knows Jaejoong himself read it too..
Q 3 . I thought it would be ‘Don’t Walk Away’. I guess its every dreamy girls wish to listen up their man singing sweetly in front of their love one
Q 4. Piano and Guitar, wanna try to explore other instrument this year?? I wonder if he sings while he’s playing Drum, singer and drum player, it must be very COOOOLLLLL!!! Adding another super plus points for your musical ability
Q 7. As we can see on the picture above, he wore GOLD!! Damn very suits on him :DDDDD
Q 8. Just let your daughter to date with Junsu only Jaejooonng aahhh.. He is good man, very innocent lollllll
Q 10. Well, yes Saudi Arabian words are difficult to read, let’s study it together someday. I know Jaejoong is a fast learner.
Q 12. Ke$ha .. do something with Ke$ha?? What was that?? hahaha She’s one of best Artist as far as I’m concerned. I magine Jaejoong have featuring with her on Timber song, replacing Pitbull. Hot stage.. God! *excited*
Q 15. Super Market?? Yeahhh because he is Super Man :)))))))))) I wish he can still have the dream being owner of Super Market, but he has bigger dream been achieved already that Cafe J Holic, Super Cafe owned and designed by Super Kim Jaejoong :))
does anyone remember which japanese show it was that JJ brought up his supermarket dream on?? he mentioned still wanting to own one even though he is a famous idol…
I think he ( and dbsk ) had more Japanese interviews and shows than Korean … to much to look trough .
ikr that’s my problem. i have an external HD full of vids that i would rather not have to sort thru lol.
Jaejoong really connects with us. Lovely.
How SWEET of him to take time answering those 15Qs, though his answers are short and simplified, some are already familiar but they are still interesting to read. So he shifts from Beyonce (maybe because she’s already married and a mom, hard to fantasize, lol) to Kesha, she’s sexy and browsing her photos, they have a lot in common, both are photogenic and passionate in front of the camera, both are song writers and explorers but Kesha can play 4 musical instruments, so JJ master your guitar and your RockJJ drum set !
And I’m glad he has escaped from idealism : ” ‘The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who makes it so.’ ~~ ^^ ”
by Horatio W. Dresser
(reflection from : http://www.princessesplaydatesandparentsinpain.com/)
It’s not saying to live satisfied with a life of continuing severe pain or difficulties or insufficiency nor to be satisfied with life that doesn’t include improvements and challenges to strive toward. But there has to be a balance in order to be happy. We must learn to strive for that balance and be grateful for the blessings we have while we put our values to work as we create goals that are really worth our time, effort and limited energy! Only we can make ourselves happy with our own lives for it doesn’t matter what anybody else is thinking … ”
With regards to JYJ’s greater synergy …
“Rather than feeling safe because we’re three, we try to keep balance with each other. So, when we perform as a group, we try not to show off like as we do when we are solos. It’s keep with each other’s pace to not break the balance.”
but there’s also a saying that : “There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.”
SOLO and GROUP FIGHTING! 🙂
Good luck and more blessings. Please come to the Philippines with the rest of the group. Take care.
Jaejoong feat. Kesha lol
really love his honesty and his answers to questions. its so cool that he works hard to maintain connections with his fans in so many ways too. he is one so many artists from so many countries. isn’t it just awesome that we know of and love THIS artist. i am thankful every day that i know about DBSK to JYJ and to each one of them separately! how awesome to follow them and see their growth and progression every project and song and performance. truly feeling lucky to know and love them. especially living half a world away.
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