Name: 동방신기 Dong Bang Shin Ki
Other Known forms of Names: DBSK and DBSG (Used in Korea), THSK (Used in Japan), TVXQ and TVfXQ (Used in China and Internationally)
Name in Hanja: 東方神起
Debut: TVXQ debuted on December 26th, 2003 at Britney Spears and BoA’s showcase concert. They performed ‘Holy Night’, and their debut song <Hug>
Members: 영웅재중 Young Woong JaeJoong | 유노윤호 U-Know Yunho | 믹키유천 Micky Yoochun | 시아준수 Xiah Junsu | 최강창민 ChoiKang Changmin
Company: (SM 엔터테인먼트) SM Entertainment
Official Fanclub: Cassiopeia
Official Balloon Color: Pearl Red
Official Korean Websites: TVXQ Official Website
Official Foreign Websites: THSK Official Japanese Website
Name: Jung Yunho (정윤호)
Stage Name: U-Know
Birthday: February 6th, 1986
Blood Type: A
Birth Family: Mom, Dad, & One Younger Sister
Hobbies: Dancing & Writing
Education: Myongji University
Vocal Position: Bass
Close Friends: Sugar & Heechul (Super Junior)
- Before debuting under TVXQ, he was a backup dancer for Dana’s 2002 single, “Diamond”. He was also featured in the music video.
- Composed and sang “Spokesman” with Donghae of Super Junior, which was performed in the 2nd Live Asia tour concert – ‘O’.
- Sang Japanese solo “Crazy Life”, which was featured in the “Close to you / Crazy Life” single, the fourth installment of the group’s “TRICK” series.
- Wrote the rap lyrics for “Wrong Number”,one of the tracks in their fourth korean album “MIROTIC” with Hero.
- Wrote the rap lyrics for “Love after Love”, one of the tracks in their second korean album “Rising Sun” together with Micky and Xiah.
- Wrote the rap lyrics for “Love Bye Love”, one of the tracks in their fourth korean abum “MIROTIC” with Xiah.
Name: Shim Changmin (심창민)
Stage Name: Max
Birthday: February 18th, 1988
Blood Type: B
Birth Family: Mom, Dad, & Two Younger Sisters
Hobbies: Gaming & Eating
Education: Kyunghee University
Vocal Position: High
Close Friends: Mainly High School Friends
- Wrote the lyrics for “Evergreen” in SM Town 2007 album.
- Sang Japanese solo “Wild Soul”, which was featured in the “Two hearts / WILD SOUL” single, the first installment of the group’s “TRICK” series.
- Wrote the Korean lyrics for “Love in the Ice”.
Name: Kim Jaejoong (김재중)
Stage Name: Hero
Birthday: January 26th, 1986
Blood Type: O
Birth Family: Mom, Dad, & Younger Sister
Adoptive Family: Mom, Dad, & 8 Sisters
Hobbies: Cooking & Weight Training
Education: Graduated from high school, but no information as to university.
Vocal Position: Lead
Close Friends: Kim Hyun Joong (SS501)
- Sang “Greeting” (인사) which was featured on the A Millionaire’s First Love soundtrack.
- Collaborated with The Grace for “Just for One Day”, which was featured in The Grace’s first Japanese full-length studio album, Graceful 4.
- Composed “Kissしたまま、さよなら” with Yuchun.
- Sang Japanese solo “MAZE”, which was featured in the “Keyword / Maze” single, the fifth and last installment of the group’s “TRICK” series.
- Sang Korean solo “잊혀진계절 (Forgotten Season)”, a remake of the original song by Lee Yong, which was a famous hit in the 1980s. His solo is included in TVXQ’s 4th album MIROTIC (Track 11).
- Wrote the lyrics for the his rapping refrain in “Wrong Number”.
- Acting as the leading role in the teledrama “Heaven’s Postman”.
- Composed “사랑아 울지마 (Do Not Cry My Lover)”
Name: Park Yoochun (박유천)
Stage Name: Micky
Birthday: June 4th, 1986
Blood Type: O
Family: Mom, Dad, & Younger Brother
Hobbies: Composing & Piano
Education: Kyunghee University
Vocal Position: Mid-Low
Close Friends: Kim Hyun Joong (SS501)
- Wrote “Space” 공간 (하늘과 바다사이, Whisper Of..), a narration for the third Korean single “Hi Ya Ya 여름날”.
- Composed his solo “Fox Rain” (여우비).
- Wrote the lyrics for “Holding Back The Tears” (Korean title : “그리고…” (And…)) which was featured on the Vacation OST original soundtrack.
- Wrote the lyrics of and composed the Japanese solo song “My Girlfriend”, which was featured in the “Runaway / My Girlfriend” single, the second installment of the group’s “TRICK” series.
- Appeared in Magolpi’s debut music video “Flight Girl” (비행소녀)
- Was featured singer in DJ Makai’s song, “Tokyo Lovelight”
- Composed “Kissしたまま、さよなら” with Jaejoong
- Composed “Evergreen” for Winter Album 2007 of SM Town.
- Composed Kiss The Baby Sky, the theme song for “Zoom In”, a Japanese program
- Composed “사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love)”
Name: Kim Junsu (김준수)
Stage Name: Xiah
Birthday: December 15th, 1986
Blood Type: B
Family: Mom, Dad, & Twin Brother
Hobbies: Soccer & Gaming
Education: Myongji University
Vocal Position: Mid-High
Close Friends: Junho (Twin) & Eunhyuk (Super Junior)
- Has a solo “Beautiful Thing” featured on the Vacation original soundtrack.
- Composed “White Lies”
- Composed and sang “My Page”, which was performed in the 2nd Live Asia Tour Concert – ‘O’.
- Performed and toured around Korea as member of the promotional group Anyband with BoA, Tablo of Epik High, and Jin Bora. The project band was formed by Samsung’s Anycall, and had several singles: “TPL (Talk, Play, Love),” “Promise U”, “Daydream”.
- Had a duet with Zhang Liyin, “Timeless”, which was featured in Zhang’s first single, “Timeless”. He also sang the Chinese version of the song with Zhang, which was the last track of Zhang’s first Chinese album, I WILL. Xiah was also featured in the second part of the two-part “Timeless” music videos.
- Composed the Japanese solo “Rainy Night”, which was featured in the “If…!? / Rainy Night” single, the third installment of the group’s “TRICK” series.
- Wrote the lyrics for the song “노을..바라보다 (Picture of You)” from the fourth Korean album, ‘MIROTIC’.
*Organized by chronological order*
[October 13, 2004] TRI-ANGLE | Units Sold: 305,345 [September 12, 2005] RISING SUN | Units Sold: 290,809 [September 29, 2006] “O”-正.反.合. | Units Sold: 397,630 [September 26, 2008] MIROTIC | Units Sold: 307,974 (first 2 weeks)
[December 7,2004] Christmas Gift from 동방신기 | Units Sold: 77,036
[March 22, 2006] Heart, Mind and Soul | Units Sold: (Japan) 48,941; (Korea) 33,721
[March 14, 2007] Five in the Black | Units Sold: (Japan) 66,170; (Korea) 28,484
[January 22, 2008] T | Units Sold: (Japan) 85,378; (Korea) 30,689
[January 14, 2004] HUG | Units Sold: 236,835
[June 24,2004] The Way U Are | Units Sold: 299,807
[June 23,2005] Hi Ya Ya 여름날 | Units Sold: 81,022
[December 15, 2005] Show Me Your Love (Collaboration with Super Junior) | Units Sold: 66,048
[June 01, 2006] Fighting Spirit Of Dong Bang (Fighting Spirit Of the East) | Units Sold: 25,524
[October 19, 2007] 여행기; Units Sold: N/A
1) [April 27, 2005] Stay With Me Tonight | Units Sold: (Japan) 9,818 | (Korea) 28,298
2) [July 13, 2005] Somebody To Love | Units Sold: (Japan) 10,496 | (Korea) 24,413
3) [November 2,2005] My Destiny | Units Sold: (Japan) 13,919 | (Korea) 23,362
4) [March 8,2006] 明日は来るから (Because Tomorrow Comes) | Units Sold: (Japan) 10,816; (Korea) 21,596
5) [April 19, 2006] RISING SUN/ Heart, Mind and Soul | Units Sold: (Japan) 7,376; (Korea) 12,339
6) [June 21, 2006] Begin | Units Sold: (Japan) 17,283; (Korea) 13,011
7) [August 16,2006] Sky | Units Sold: (Japan) 26,890; (Korea) 10,952
8) [November 8, 2006] miss you /”O”‐正・反・合 | Units Sold: (Japan) 22,226; (Korea) 11,645
9) [January 24, 2007] Step by Step | Units Sold: (Japan) 29,144; (Korea) 13,468
10) [March 7, 2007] Choosey Lover | Units Sold: (Japan) 28,116; (Korea) 9,354
11) [June 13, 2007] Lovin’ You | Units Sold: (Japan) 49,495; (Korea) 10,714
12) [August 1, 2007] SUMMER DREAM/Song For You/Love in the Ice | Units Sold: (Japan) 124,829; (Korea) 16,536
13) [September 19, 2007] SHINE/Ride On | Units Sold: (Japan) 41,593; (Korea) 12,355
14) [November 14, 2007] Forever Love | Units Sold: (Japan) 50,781; (Korea) 9,494
15) [December 19, 2007] Together | Units Sold: (Japan) 40,595; (Korea) 6,235
16) [January 16, 2008] Purple Line (1st #1 Oricon) | Units Sold: (Japan) 47,303; (Korea) 18,869
(Each member released a single each week & each single includes their solo song that was sung at Premium Live, each letter spells out a word)
17) [February 6, 2008] Two Hearts/WILD SOUL (Changmin’s single) | Units Sold: (Japan) 23,046; (Korea) 10,523
18) [February 13, 2008] Runaway/My Girlfriend (Yoochun’s single) | Units Sold: (Japan) 26,070; (Korea) 11,266
19) [February 27, 2008] If…?!/Rainy Night (Junsu’s single) | Units Sold: (Japan) 25,438; (Korea) 13,518
20) [March 5, 2008] Close To You/Crazy Life (Yunho’s single) | Units Sold: (Japan) 20,379; (Korea) 11,939
21) [March 12, 2008] Keyword/Maze (Jaejoong’s single) | Units Sold: (Japan) 26,675; (Korea) 12,582
22) [April 23, 2008] Beautiful You/千年恋歌 (2nd #1 Orcion) | Units Sold: (Japan) 94,394; (Korea) 9,831
23) [July 16,2008] どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?(Why Have I Fallen In Love With You?) (3rd #1 Orcion) | Units Sold: (Japan) 88,849; (Korea) 10,473
24) [October 15, 2008] MIROTIC (4th #1 Orcion) | Units Sold: (Japan) 80,401; (Korea) N/A
— Sales will be updated once charts are updated.
- [November 24, 2004]
HUG [International Version]
HUG [Chinese Version]
My Little Princess [Chinese Version]
The Way U Are [Chinese Version]
Miduhyo [Chinese Version]
– [January 20, 2005]
Tri-Angle [Chinese Version]
Rising Sun (순수) [Chinese Version]
Unforgettable [Chinese Version]
“O” -正.反.合 [Chinese Version]
[July 14, 2006] 1st Live Concert Album
[June 20, 2007] 2nd Asia Tour Concert ‘O’ Live Album
[October 24, 2007] TVXQ Non-Stop Mix Vol.1 (One continuous track)
[June 30, 2004] 2004 SUMMER VACATION in SMTOWN
Track 1: Hot Mail (With SM Town)
Track 2: Drive
Track 9: Through the Forest
[June 21, 2006] ’06 SUMMER SMTOWN
Track 1: Red Sun (With SM Town)
Track 2: Oasis
[December 13, 2006] 2006 WINTER SMTOWN – Snow Dream
Track 1: Snow Dream (With SM Town)
Track 2: When We’ll Be Together
[July 5, 2007] 2007 SUMMER SMTOWN – FRAGILE
Track 2: Let’s Go On A Trip (With SM Town)
Track 5: White Summer Christmas
[December 7, 2007] 2007 WINTER SMTOWN – ONLY LOVE
Track 1: ONLY LOVE (With SM Town)
Track 3: Evergreen
Bonus Track: Traveling
[December 15, 2005] SHOW ME YOUR LOVE (With Super Junior)
[September 8, 2006] Timeless (Zhang Li Yin ft. Xiah Junsu)
[November 7, 2007] LAST ANGEL (Koda Kumi ft. Tohoshinki)
[November 8, 2007] ANYBAND (ft. BoA, Xiah Junsu, Tablo [Epik High], & Jin Bora)
[November 14, 1007] Just For One Day (Tenjochiki ft. Jaejoong) [September 24, 2008] Tokyo Lovelight (DJ Makai ft.Yoochun)
Featured Official Soundtracks (OST):
[March 1, 2006] A Millionaire’s First Love
Track 2: Insa (Jaejoong Ver.) Track 20: Insa (DBSK Ver.)
[July 28, 2006] Vacation OST
Track 1: Holding Back the Tears
Track 2: Beautiful Thing (Xiah Junsu)
Track 3: Holding Back the Tears (Instrumental)
Track 4: Beautiful Thing (Harmonica Ver.)
[February 1, 2007] Goong S
Track 5: Remember
[February 28, 2007] The Blue Wolf – To the End Of the Earth and Sea Music Collection
Track 13: I’ll Be There
[March 7, 2007] Disneymania presents POP PARADE JAPAN
Track 4: A Whole New World
[May 23, 2007] Air City
Track 1: Harudal (Day’s Moon)
Track 2: All In Vain
[October 22, 2007] The Legend
Track 19: Thousand Years Love Song
[February 28, 2006] All About 東方神起 *Best Selling DVD in 2006
[January 18, 2007] 1st Live Concert “Rising Sun”
[October 15, 2007] All About 東方神起 2 *Best Selling DVD in 2007
[March 23, 2006] HISTORY in JAPAN Vol.1
[October 4, 2006] 1st Live Tour 2006 ~Heart, Mind and Soul~
[Match 28, 2007] HISTORY in JAPAN Vol.2
[July 11, 2007] Rhythm Nation 2006
[July 25, 2007] A-Nation ’07 Best Hit Selection
[September 26, 2007] 2nd Live Tour 2007 ~Five in the Black~
[November 7, 2007] A-Nation ’07 BEST HIT LIVE
[December 5, 2007] BEST LIVE DVD – PREMIUM LIVE DREAM SELECTION
[March 12, 2008] HISTORY in JAPAN Vol.3
[July 23, 2008] A-Nation ~Summer Freak~
[August 6, 2008] 3rd Live Tour ~T~
Official Photo Albums/Books:
[February 7, 2005] Travel Sketches in L.A (United States)
[June 30, 2005] Summer Paradise in Bora Bora
[December 9, 2006] The Prince in Prague
[November 22, 2007] Bonjour Paris *Limited Edition;
[July 21, 2008] A Week Holiday *United States
[March 25, 2006] 1st Artist Book ~Tomorrow: 000777~
[September 11, 2007] 2nd Artist Book ~Shine~
Official Story Books:
[March 30, 2004] 1st Story Book ~HUG~ [August 21, 2004] 2nd Story Book ~The Way U Are~
[November 20, 2004] 3rd Story Book ~TVFXQ! Special Photo Essay in L.A
[November 28, 2005] 4th Story Book ~Rising Sun: Five Secret Story~
[April 10, 2007] 2nd Asia Tour Concert “O” Documentary Book
Misarang Imsil Cheese Pizza
Address: 205 Ire21twobuilding 741-3 Janghang-dong Ilsadonggu Goyang-city Kyunggi-do S, Korea
Tel Number: 031-924-7681
Hanilkwan <– this is Chun’s grandparent’s restaurant.
Address: 119-1, Cheongjin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, S,Korea
Tel Number: (02) 732-3735
Holidays: Lunar New Year’s Day / Korean Thanksgiving Day /1st Sat of Jun
Directions: Jonggak Stn. (Line 1, Exit 1) 100m away
Main Service: Traditional Korean food such as galbi, bulgogi,naengmyeon and galbitang
Address:521,Hanyang Apt., Apgujeong 2-Dong, Kangnam-gu, Seoul
Tel Number: 02-6240-9800
President: Kim,Yeong Min
Shareholders: Lee Sooman (26.7), AVEX Group Holdings (16.9)
Rhythm Zone (AVEX Group)
Address:Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
President: Masato Matsuura (CEO), Ryuhei Chiba (Co-CEO)
- SBS Gayo Awards (March 28): Popular Song First Debut (Hug)
- Mnet KM Music Video Festival (December): Best Music Video Award for New Group (Hug)
- KBS Popular Music Award: Best New Artist
- MBC Top 10 Music Festival: Best New Artist
- Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Best Group Award
- Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Music Video Award
- Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: CF Model Award
- Go News Netizen YunAae Daesang: Asia Star Award
- Mnet KM Music Video Festival: Best Music Video (Rising Sun)
- Mnet KM Music Video Festival: People’s Choice Award
- Mnet KM Music Video Festival: Artist of the Year
- Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ten Most Popular Music Group
- Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ten Most Popular Song
- Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Most Popular Advertisement Model
- Korean Chinese Custom Ceremony: China-Ideal Man Category
- Channel[V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Best Music Video (Rising Sun)
- Channel[V] Thailand Music Video Awards: Best Asian Artist
- Virgin Hitz Awards (October 28): Popular Vote Asia Artist
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Best Group
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Artist of the Year
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Mnet.com
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 25): Mnet Plus Mobile People’s Choice Award
- MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival (December 1): Daesang
- MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival (December 1): Bonsang
- MTV 16th Music Seoul Festival (December 1): Mobile Popular Vote
- 21st Golden Disk Awards (December 14): Daesang
- 21st Golden Disk Awards (December 14): Bonsang
- SBS Gayo Awards (December 29): Daesang
- SBS Gayo Awards (December 29): Bonsang
- SEED Awards, Thailand (January 31): Best Asian Singer Award
- MTV Video Music Awards Japan (May 26): Best Buzz Asia in Korea
- 14th Annual Korea Entertainment Masterpiece Award Ceremony (October 6): International Popularity Award
- Best Hits 2007 Japan (November 26): Gold Artist Award
- MTV Video Music Awards Japan: Best Collaboration Video Award (LAST ANGEL by Koda Kumi feat. TVXQ)
- Asia Song Festival 2008 (October 4): Asia’s Top Singer Award
- 15th Korea Entertainment Awards (November 13) : Most Popular Artist Award
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 15): Daesang: Album Of The Year (The 4th Album “MIROTIC”)
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 15): Auction Best Style Award
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 15): Mobile Popularity Award
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 15): Auction Netizen’s Choice Award
- Mnet KM Music Festival (November 15): Overseas Viewer Award
- Though Changmin may not look like the Casanova of the group, he certainly is.
- Yunho tends to sleep with his mouth wide open. The members say it’s a problem he’ll never be able to fix. Jaejoong finds that very embarrassing, so he does Yunho a favor and puts a blanket to cover his face.
- Junsu eats really quickly.
- They have all had girlfriends in the past and have all gotten their first kisses (Yes, including Changmin).
- The five of them have many female celebrity friends. However, regular women are the ones that win over their hearts.
- Yunho appears manly, but when the cameras are off, he acts the cutest.
- Jaejoong makes weird, exaggerated expressions while sleeping.
- Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Hyunjoon (from SS501) are all great friends. They never bring other people along when having a get together.
- Jaejoong and Micky are drinking buddies.
- Changmin doesn’t like to drink with his hyungs, he’d rather drink alone.
- Junsu talks to his twin brother, Junho, on the phone more than a guy would talk to their girlfriends.
- Yunho is very forgetful.
- Yoochun is not a night person, nor is he a morning person.
- Both Junsu and Changmin can’t drink very well.
- Yunho is very bad at games, he’d push a few buttons and he’d already lose. His argument? “I’ve been called the Game King, but I have yet to show the members.”
- Changmin doesn’t show his inner feelings/emotions. Rare times like the 2008 MKMF where he was overcome with happiness and cried.
- Yoochun loves playing games and he believes he’s good at them. Therefore, he never has any rules.
- Jaejoong’s cellphone contains many candid shots of the members (Ex. When they’ve just finished showering, are using the restroom). He says that he loves the members very much and he wants to be set apart from other people by having something nobody else can see.
- Changmin is currently learning how to play the guitar. He would love to perform playing the guitar one day.
- Jaejoong really likes to expose himself.
- While Junsu loves games too much, Jaejoong shows no interest in games.
- When Yoochun sees an attractive girl, he’s unable to take his eyes off of her.
- Junsu doesn’t really have a sense of style. When going shopping, he’d buy the full outfit on the mannequins.
- Yoochun likes to roll his pants up. It’s a new style he’s trying to endorse.
- Yoochun (as well as the rest of the members) are very supportive of SHINee. Before their debut, Yoochun would always buy food for them and supported them by fiving them advice.
Which members have piercings?
All members now have their ears pierced. Jaejoong had/has nipple and belly button piercings. Most say he has taken out the nipple piercings but still has the belly button one.
Which members have tattoos?
Yoochun had a fake tattoo on his shoulder during the “O” second live tour. However, he does have two tattoos we know of. One that says TVfXQ MYC on his lower back and one on his ankle which his brother also shares.
Jaejoong also has a tattoo like Micky’s on his upper back that says TVfXQ SOUL and has recently added on to it.
“The pleasures of the mighty are the tears of the poor
A song will outlive sermons in the memory
Hope to the end”
taken everything from: soompi’s DBSK forum