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"I think if one of the five members is gone, then this wouldnt be DBSK. Only if the five of us are together and feel the same, then that's when we use the name DBSK and show ourselves as DBSK." -Changmin



Sunday, June 20, 2010

[TRANS] ODINA July Issue -- Junsu's Girls Award 2010 - TVXQ SPECIAL HISTORY2004~2010 (Part 2)

2008 Debuted no.1 on Oricon Chart, Becomes the most powerful Asia Star in History
In 2008, good news suddenly reached them. Their 16th single 'Purple Line' which released in January debuted atop the oricon, realized their vision. Taking this opportunity, experienced a sudden surge in media's attention towards THSK. Following 'Purple Line', 'Beautiful you', 'Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?' and 'Mirotic' topped the chart successively. In '3rd Live Tour 2008 -T-' which began in March, the fans facing difficulties in getting a ticket even joined in the fan club.
The opportunities to star in prime time variety shows also increased. Through these shows, natural atmosphere and each member's personal charm were demonstrated. Due to this, their popularity brought to a higher level. They finally can attend Kōhaku Uta Gassen Music Festival on New Year's Eve, accomplished their goal of 'getting recognition with their real talents in Japan'.
With great success that achieved in Japan, they released their 4th original album 'Mirotic' in Korea after 2 years. Since their activities in Korea was disrupted for a long time, with anxiety and pressure, five of them harvested a total of 460,000 copies sold from their album. This year, DBSK swept all major music awards in Korea. In '2008 MKMF' , it left a deep impression, when Changmin who seldom cried, shed his tears in front of people. Able to achieve great success in Asia, including Korea and Japan, it was a remarkable path.

2009 The joy of success only in the blink of an eye... Facing the crisis of disbandment
DBSK's fast forward speed did not slow down in year 2009. Their 4th Japanese album 'The Secret Code' which released in March set their highest sales record in their own history and had been certified platinum. In May, they began their '4th Live Tour 2009~The Secret Code'. During the LIVE tour, they announced additional performances in Tokyo Dome, which again accomplished their goal as 5 together.
After the LIVE tour, Jejung and Yuchun released their self-composed single under the name of JEJUNG&YUCHUN (from东方神起). Yunho and Changmin also confirmed to star in their own drama series. The members were active in their solo activities. The commotion of disbandment was ready to explode.
On 31st of July 2009, Jejung, Yuchun and Junsu, three of them submitted an application to the Seoul Central District Court to determine the validity of their contract with SM Entertainment. Following this, their relationship with SM fall into dilemma. In October, the Seoul Central District Court ruled out invalidity in some parts of the contract, before the end of litigation, three of them have freedom to perform activities outside SM management. The activities together as 5 became impossible in Korea. They continued their activities in Japan as scheduled, participated in August's 'a-nation'09', and the other event. With the beginning of NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen at the end of the year, in this Japanese musical festival which had been participated for a various of time, they welcomed the new year in agony.

2010 Suspension of DBSK activities, but their hearts should not separate yet
On 27th of January 2010, released 29th single 'Break Out', which topped both weekly and monthly Oricon chart. Broke the record for the highest initial sales for foreign artists with a total of 25.6 million copies. However the crisis of disbandment still exists. On 3rd of April, AVEX officially announced the suspension of Tohoshinki's activities as 5. As a result, there is no chance of seeing five of them working together in Japan too.
During this period of time, Jejung, Yuchun and Junsu three of them accepted the court's decision in October 2009, and begin their activities. Junsu acted in 'Mozart' musical in January, Jejung plays a role in Japanese series drama 'Sunao ni Narenakute' which is still broadcasting now. Yuchun cast as main lead in BeeTV drama series 'Beautiful Love~Kimiga Ireba~'which started from 4th of June, meanwhile he was also confirmed to take part in Korean series drama 'SunKyunKwan Scandal'. Three of them even appeared as a subunit 'JYJ', performing live in Osaka and Tokyo Dome. On the other hand, Yunho and Changmin who stayed with SM, also started their solo activities.
On 9th of May, SM made an appeal to the request placed by the trio, the talks cannot be proceeded. The Courts advocated that: 'If the contents of the contract can be changed, there's possibility for 5 of them to active again.' However, how does it going to develop in the future is quite worrying. But we have to keep in faith that we can see them on stage together again as five.

Credits: TVXQBaidu + XIAH俊秀吧
Trans by: LoveInTheIce@DBSKnights
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