▶JYJ Kim Junsu, the man who’s the most well-suited for the title of ‘artist’
From TVXQ, with JYJ, and as a singer… the scope of his activities are hardly not limited. We are alluding to Kim Junsu, a 12-year singer.
Although he is a singer who has a broad fanbase on the basis of his solid singing ability and excellent capability in conveying emotions, it took him 9 years to make his solo debut. Starting with his 1st solo regular album ‘Tarantallegra’ in 2012 and up to his 2nd album ‘Incredible’ and 3rd regular album ‘Flower’, he has entered a variety of activities and established his position as a solo singer.
Released last October, his mini-album ‘Just Yesterday’ topped Japan’s Oricon Charts Overseas album, Tower Records K-POP album, and even Rakuten K-POP Weekly Chart; including No.1 on Hanteo Chart, Gaon Chart, and Synnara Weekly Album Chart. After that, he mobilized an audience of 80,000 people on his tour in 4 Asian cities and has been showing off his presence.
It is an incredible record to achieve, in the situation where his appearance on broadcast is inexplicable. This especially adds meaning to the accomplishment pulled off through non-mainstream music. Kim Junsu had said, “I am proud that I am walking along a different path with singers who have to make a profit. I did not accept songs from renowned people, and made an effort to choose good songs. I did not want to be tied down on that part”.