[NEWS] TVXQ in the venezuelan newspaper ‘2001’
TVXQ: Two Gods that keep shining in the east.
Translated as “The Rising Gods of the East” or TVXQ (in China), DBSK (in Korea) and Tohoshinki (in Japan), is one of the most iconics and importants groups in Asia. They debuted in 2003, under the seal of the agency SM Entertainment, as a five member group composed by Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu , they almost immediately became one of the favorites of that continent.
Currently only Yunho and Changmin are doing activities under the name of TVXQ. The other members work independently as JYJ, after filing a lawsuit against the company.
A long-awaited comeback.
In 2011, the duo returned to the music scene still with the seal of the SM and TVXQ, but some of his old and new fans refer to them as ‘Homin’. Their first album in Korea, ‘Keep Your Head Down’, ranked as the number one in Gaon chart and reached the largest sale of the year with over 230.000 copies sold from January to June.
The japanese single ‘Why? Keep Your Head Down’ sold 231.000 copies in the first week. In July they promoted the single ‘Superstar’ selling over 184.000 copies and they won a gold certificate.
TVXQ performed in the A-Nation 2011in five cities in Japan; they unexpectedly became the first foreign artist to close the event in Tokyo.
In September the group participated in the SMTown Live in Tokyo. The same month, they released ‘TONE’, a long-term Japanese album which sold over 105.000 copies on the day of it’s release. TVXQ became the first foreign artist to sell more than 200.000 albums copies of a full-length record in its first week of release.
In October, Yunho and Changmin performed at the Hallyu Dream Concert 2011 as the closing show, after three days of promote the “Visit Korea, Year”. They also participated in the New York-Korea Festival in New Jersey, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Korea’s membership in the United Nations and gave a concert of SM Town at the Madison Square Garden, in New York, with his label mates. The duo was the closing act of the 2011 Kpop Music Festival in Sydney, Australia.
In November they launched a winter ballad called “Winter Rose” and the duo also participated in the album ‘Winter SM Town 2011’ with the single ‘Sleigh Ride’.
Continuity of success
In January 2012 they embarked, for four months, in his first tour as a duo. Tohoshinki Live Tour 2012 TONE, finished with an impressive record of over 550.000 fans in 26 shows in 11 cities in Japan, marking a milestone as the third foreign artist to complete their performances with great success in the Asia’s dream stage, Tokyo Dome, for three days in a row.
In March, they released the single ‘Still’ which also took the number one spot on the Oricon weekly chart. TVXQ participated in the final stage of the ‘18th Annual charity event Dream Concert called ‘I Love Korea’. In addition they acted with other artists at the SM Town Live World Tour III in Los Angeles. The next day they were part of the free concert ‘MBC Korean Music Wave 2012 in Google’ that was broadcast around the world via YouTube.
In June they join the ‘Bigeast Fanclub Event’ which was called ‘The Mission’, being recorded as the largest fan event in the history of music in Japan.
In July the group promoted the single ‘Android’. Upon its release, was released the DVD ‘Tohoshinki Live Tour 2012 – Tone’ which broke the previous record of TVXQ, being the number one in eleven charts. They were also recognized by the ‘Oricon chart’ as the greatest artist of international sales with more of 3 millions of singles sold till the date.
In late September they released ‘Catch me’, his second studio album in Korea and announced the first world tour ‘TVXQ! Catch me Live World Tour’, which will begin on November 17 in Seoul, and will be his first single concert in Korea.
Source: Venezuelan newspaper ‘2001’
Credit: Nayzai Saavedra
Shared by: TVXQ Venezuela
Translated by: TVXQ Venezuela