Kim Junsu’s Tarantallegra 1st in Peru
Kim Jaejoong’s 1st in Japanese drama DVD reservations
Explosive responses for Park Yoochun’s Asia fanmeeting
The members of group JYJ – Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu achieved first place in each of their own fields and are continuously thriving. JYJ released an album last year and finished a world tour this March even though they did not carry out any promotional activities. The members have been very active in their individual activities and their popularity hasn’t wane at all.
Kim Junsu (XIA)’s popularity in South America is extraordinary. His title song Tarantallegra beat Teen Top to emerge first on Peru’s weekly radio chart. Kim Junsu emerged first with 1,835 votes, ahead of other celebrities like Big Bang, Tokio Hotel, Justin Bieber and 2NE1 in a vote that consisted of 3,014 participants.
This is not the only sign of Peru’s ‘Junsu’s disease. After the confirmation announcement on the cities for Kim Junsu’s world tour, ‘PERUlovesXIA’, ‘PERUdeservesXIATOUR’ and other related words became the most searched words in real time on social networking sites. A representative from South America said, “After Mexico, Chile and Brazil’s concerts are confirmed, fans from Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Argentina were greatly disappointed.”
Kim Jaejoong’s drama Protect the Boss is receiving explosive popularity in Japan while reservations for Kim Jaejoong Special Making DVD emerged first on HMV, Amazon and Rakuten’s charts in just one day. The DVD is scheduled for release this November.
A representative said, “The broadcasting of Protect the Boss on TBS happened to occur during the special summer holidays in Japan, so it received tremendous popularity.” 1,500 female fans flew to South Korea to attend Kim Jaejoong’s Dr Jin fanmeeting on Jul. 22. The fans were even eager to find the restaurant that Kim Jaejoong frequently patronizes.
Park Yoochun is going on an Asia fanmeeting tour for his drama. From Sungkyunkwan Scandal in 2010 to Rooftop Prince, the dramas that Park Yoochun acted in have received tremendous popularity in Asia. The fanmeeting tour will begin in Shanghai, China on Aug. 25 and then to other countries like Taiwan and Thailand.
A representative from C-JeS Entertainment said, “Depending on the situation, it is also highly possible that we may include 1 or 2 more countries [in the tour].” Park Yoochun also emerged first in Taiwanese mass media “Yes celebrities” and “Le Le Xiao Huang” in a “The best male lead” survey for viewers. He received 15,000 votes (71%) out of 22,000 votes. Dr Jin’s Song Seung Hyun came in second with 11.3% and Phantom’s So Ji Sub was third with 8.3%.