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TVXQ!/DBSK Members Profile & Facts

TVXQ! Members

TVXQ!/DBSK (동방신기) is a South Korean duo under SM Entertainment. The group members consist of Yunho and Changmin. The duo initially debuted as a five-member group on December 26, 2003, with the single “Hug“.

TVXQ!/DBSK Profile

DebutDecember 26, 2003
Active Years2003–present
TVXQ MembersYunho, Changmin
GenreDance, Ballad, R&B, Electronica
StatusActive
LabelSM Entertainment
Oldest MemberYunho
Youngest MemberChangmin
Former MemberJaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu
Fandom NameCassiopeia

TVXQ!/DBSK Facts:

– TVXQ! is also known as ‘Dong Bang Shin Ki’ (DBSK) in Korea and Tohoshinki in Japan.
– Their official color is Pearl Red 185C (#E4002B).
– Before the group was named TVXQ!, they were offered a variety of names including SM5, Dream Team, O Jang Yuk Bu (The Five Visceras and the Six Entrails), Jeon Meok Go (A Whale That Eats Legends), and Dong Bang Bul Pae (Invincible East). They gained permission to use ‘Dong Bang Bul Pae’ but it was later rejected as the Hanja didn’t look pretty. They finally settled with ‘Dong Bang Shin Ki’ which was recommanded by Lee Soo Man’s acquaintance.
– They first debuted as TVXQ! in Japan but they failed to get recognition so they reintroduced themselves as ‘Tohoshinki’, learned Japanese, and moved to Japan for the release of their first official Japanese single.
– Their lead singles are known as “SMP” which is a mix of orchestral pop, rock, hip hop, and contemporary R&B combined with high notes and vocals.
– They are nicknamed “Asia’s Stars” and the “Kings of K-pop” for their contributions to the Hallyu wave.
– Most of their songs include lyrics with dark social commentary.
– TVXQ!’s official lightstick is named ‘Byeolbong’.
– The group’s name means ‘Rising Gods of the East’.

Achievements

– Their tour ‘Begin Again Tour’ in 2017 was the highest-attended tour ever held by a foreign music act, bringing over a million people.
– The duo unveiled wax figures at Madame Tussauds in Shanghai on their eleventh debut anniversary in December 2014.
– They became the first Korean idol group to achieve 10 million copies of album sales in 2013.

Popularity in Japan

– In 2013, they were the first foreign artist to perform at the Nissan Stadium for 2 days which is Japan’s largest and the most difficult venue to perform in. They were the 13th artist in the history of the venue including Japanese artists.
– TVXQ! holds the record for the most number-one singles for a foreign artist in Japan according to Oricon.
– They are Japan’s best-selling foreign music act in CD singles of all time and were the first foreign Asian artists to headline a nationwide five-Dome tour.
– Their ‘Time Tour’ in 2013 was the highest-attended concert tour held by a foreign music act in Japan.
– They were the third foreign artist to perform at the Tokyo Dome for three consecutive days after Michael Jackson and the Backstreet Boys.

Legal Battle & Formation of JYJ

– In July 2009, former members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, seeking to split from the company.
– The claims included an excessively long thirteen-year contract, unauthorized schedules, and unfair profit distribution.
– The three members later formed the trio JYJ under Avex which was handling TVXQ!’s activities in Japan.
– In 2012, S.M. Entertainment and JYJ ended their three-year legal dispute by dropping their lawsuits against each other and agreeing not to interfere with each other’s activities.
– It was confirmed that JYJ’s contracts with S.M. Entertainment had ended in July 2009.
– TVXQ!’s last public performance as a five-member group was on December 31, 2009 when they performed “Stand by U“.
– In August 2010, Yunho and Changmin performed re-recorded versions of older the group’s songs as a duo and gained support from the fans, thus they decided to continue activities as a duo.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include ‘MIROTIC’, ‘The Chance Of Love’, ‘Rising Sun’ and ‘Hug’.

Awards

– They have won several awards throughout their career including 16 Japan Gold Disc Awards, 12 Mnet Asian Music awards, and 8 Seoul Music awards.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: tvxq.official
Youtube: TVXQ!
Twitter: TVXQ / toho15th_JP (Japan)
TikTok: @tvxq_official
Facebook: TVXQ!
Weverse: 동방신기 TVXQ!
Weibo: 东方神起

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TVXQ Members Profile

1. Yunho

Yunho (TVXQ! Members)
Yunho
Stage NameU-Know
Birth NameJung Yunho (정윤호)
PositionLeader, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Center
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1986
Active Years2003–present
Age38 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height184 cm (6’0″)
Weight66 kg (145 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIENFJ
Representative EmojiN/A

Yunho Facts:

– One person he can’t win against is his younger sister as she has supported him all her life. (1stLook Dae-Det)
– The movie ‘Last Present’ made him cry a lot. (TMI GQ Korea)
Seungri from BigBang went to Yunho’s middle school and Yubin from Wonder Girls went to his elementary school. (I Live Alone EP259)
– His keyword in his 30s is ‘Just the way I am’.
– He wants to say to his 20-year-old self ‘You are doing great, so don’t be impatient’.
– Yunho wanted to be a prosecutor when he was young. (GQ Magazine)
– He doesn’t cry often.
– His right face profile is softer while his left is rougher because he has scars on his left side. (iHeartRadio)
– He loves to eat kimchi stew when he is feeling down.
– He prefers stargazing at camp with his date over having dinner at a fancy restaurant. (CREA)
– He wears tinted number glasses.
– His birthstone is amethyst. (GQ KOREA)
– His high school painted his figure on the wall of the school after he became a celebrity. They also made his caricature in the yard. (I Live Alone EP259)
– He didn’t miss any class in high school for 3 years despite training.
– He said he would rather be someone who is adventurous than a model student. (1st Look)
– Yunho has the habit of writing some extra before saving someone’s name on the phone like ‘My Sis Jihye’. (I Live Alone EP#259)
– He believes that if one has a positive impact on people, he can still be an idol even if he is 60 years old.
– He has around 8-9 glasses he chooses to wear according to his mood. (GQ KOREA)
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SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: yunho2154

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2. Changmin

Changmin (TVXQ! Members)
Changmin
Stage NameMax Changmin
Birth NameShim Changmin (심창민)
PositionMain Vocalist, Maknae
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1988
Active Years2003–present
Age36 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height186 cm (6’1″)
Weight61 kg (134 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIISFJ-A
Representative EmojiN/A

Changmin Facts:

– Changmin wanted to be a sports reporter when he was young as he loved sports but hated playing it. (DAEBAK SHOW S3 EP 7)
– He said his personality got softer after serving in the military with Siwon and Donghae from Super Junior as they both have gentle characters. (Vogue Japan)
– His closest celebrity friends are Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and SHINee’s Minho.
– He is also a golf partner with Minho (SHINee).
– He prefers having dinner at a fancy restaurant in a city with his date than stargazing and camping.
– His personality is more calm and focused compared to his younger years. (17문 17답)
– He did not date anyone in his elementary, junior high, and high school. (CREA)
– He loves listening to music.
– His keyword in his 30s is ‘To Enjoy’. (CREA)
– He feels stressed if he continues to deal with music as a part of his work since he also loves listening to music a lot.
– If he debuted 10 years later than he did, he wouldn’t want to be a celebrity because he feels that one has to show and exaggerate a lot to survive now. (Allure Korea)
– He likes cooking.
– He loves to watch soccer videos on his phone. (17문 17답)
– Changmin relieves his stress by eating spicy food, drinking, and binge eating.
– He loves to drink wine. (Vogue Korea)
– He takes a shower and drinks while listening to music after coming home from work. (Tohoshinki Interview ViVi)
– At the beginning of his career, he said fans liked his singing, dancing, and looks but now they have come to accept him just the way he is including the process of aging and changing. (GQ)
– He married his non-celebrity girlfriend on October 25, 2020, and their son was born on October 17, 2022.
Read More Facts About Changmin

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: changmin88

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3. Jaejoong

Kim Jae Joong (TVXQ member)
Kim Jae Joong
Stage NameJae Joong (재중) 
Birth NameHan Jae Jun (한재준) | Legal Name: Kim Jae Joong (김재중)
PositionMain Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1986 (Real Birth date: February 4, 1986)
Active Years2003–present
Age38 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height5’11” (180 cm)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENFJ
Representative EmojiN/A

Jaejoong Facts:

– Jaejoong said the hardest thing about being in the industry is not being able to eat when he wants to as eating brings a lot of happiness in his life. (Hashtag Legend)
– Junsu’s first impression of him was that he was hard to approach but was very handsome.
– He wants to go on a trip with the actor Choi Jin-hyuk. (트래블버디즈)
– He relieves his stress by eating.
– He and Junsu spoke in informal speech but later Junsu started speaking formally after he revealed after three years that he was older than him. (Jaefriends Ep.20)
– He said his stomach has gotten smaller so he can only eat limited food which is why he likes to watch mukbangs to feel more satisfied. (Hashtag Legend)
– He would want the power to teleport if given the choice 20 years ago. (Cosmopolitan)
– He prefers acapella ballads over sexy music. (“Yup I Got It”)
– He gains weight easily.
– His parents were very strict when he was young.
– He felt that his time in the army was the coldest time he has experienced in his life. (Hashtag Legend)
– His usual days include buying groceries from the market, washing dishes, and cooking meals. (THE STAR)
– Jaejoong is close with NCT127’s  Yuta and gets along with him well among all idols. (ar’ Japan magazine)
– He likes listening to TWICE and STAYC songs.
– He doesn’t like styles that stand out too much.
– He doesn’t follow trends and prefers wearing what he likes.)
– He has a habit of drinking before going to bed but he is fixing that. (Hashtag Legend)
– He has two pet cats Nene and Koko.
– Jaejoong revealed that all of the members were so broke after their debut that once they stopped by a flower bun shop but not one member had 500 won in their pocket. They collectively bought one bun and shared it among themselves.  (Jaefriends Ep.20)
Read More Facts About Jaejoong

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: jj_1986_jj
YouTube: @JAEJOONGJJOfficial/videos
Twitter: bornfreeonekiss
TikTok: @bornfreeonekisst

Streaming Platform Links
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4. Yoochun

Yoochun (TVXQ Member)
Yoochun
Stage NamePark Yoo Chun \ Micky
Birth NamePark Yoochun (박유천)
PositionMain Rapper, Lead Vocalist
BirthdayJune 4, 1986
Active Years2003–present
Age37 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height180 cm (5’11”)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENTP
Representative EmojiN/A

Yoochun Facts:

– Yoochun spends most of his time with his family.
– He goes hiking when he has a lot on his mind.
– He has a high alcohol tolerance. (Daily Sports)
– Yoochun chose Jaejoong as the strongest drinker in the group.
– He learned composing when he was in middle school. (Chosun News)
– He loves music and playing the piano.
– He is bad at cooking but can cook ramen. (Star1 Magazine)
– His hobbies include composing music/lyrics/rap, playing the piano, and driving RC cars.
– He tested positive for drug usage in April 2019 and retired from the industry.
– He got arrested in the same month for the purchase and use of drugs and got sentenced to 10 months in prison and 2 years probation.
– He had to announce his retirement because he claimed during the investigation that if he tested positive, he would retire from the industry.
– He said it was better if he had asked for forgiveness at the time and has no excuse. (Soompi)
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5. Junsu / XIA

XIA (TVXQ Member)
XIA
Stage NameXIA (시아)
Birth NameKim Junsu (김준수)
PositionMain Vocalist, Lead Dancer
BirthdayDecember 15, 1986 | Registered on January 1, 1987
Active Years2003–present
Age38 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIESTJ
Representative EmojiN/A

Junsu / XIA Facts:

– XIA revealed that most of his fans do not know that he was a member of TVXQ! and most of them know him through his theatres and musicals. (NEWS24)
– His two favorite musicals that are special to him is ‘Mozart!’ and ‘Elisabeth’.
– His small but certain happiness is playing golf.
– He drinks a lot of water before going to the concert stage.
– He used to hate looking cute but now doesn’t mind being cute anymore. (The Star Magazine)
– The scariest thing in the world for him is human. (Line Exclusive OSEN TMI)
– He prefers acapella ballads over sexy music.
– He would rather be known as the best singer in a group than the best-looking member. (“Yup I Got It”)
– Junsu said the most difficult thing after his debut was not the schedule but it was being alone with Jaejoong because he had to use honorifics after Jaejoong revealed his true age. (Jaefriends Ep.20)
– A moment he wants to go back to is being a high school student.
– If he could live one day as an athlete, he would like to live as Kim Yeon-kyung. (TMI GQ Korea)
– He usually likes training suits.
– He can’t eat a lot of ice cream since his teeth have always been very sensitive to cold since childhood. (1stLook TV)
– XIA used to play games as a hobby but now likes to play golf.
– He would want the ability to fly in the sky if given the choice 20 years ago. (Cosmopolitan 2023)
– He is not good at making and assembling things. (TMI GQ Korea)
– His favorite nickname is ‘Angel XIA’.
– His most memorable event in his decades-long career is his debut stage with TVXQ!. (The Star Magazine)
Read More Facts About XIA

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: xiaxiaxia1215
Youtube: 김준수 XIA
Twitter: Junsu_PALMTREE
Weverse: 김준수

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