The path JYJ, who’s been blocked from making appearances on national broadcasting networks, is taking should not be overlooked.
When Junsu’s song for the drama “Scent of a Woman’s” OST was revealed on the 5th, it swept across the top of all music chart and achieved an “all-kill” (T/N: term used to indicate that Junsu’s new song is ranked #1 in every major Korean music chart). Furthermore, Junsu proved the “Junsu effect” by personally appearing as a cameo in the drama and increasing the ratings by almost 3%. When you take a look at the August 6th ratings for “Scent of the Woman,” you can see that the ratings is highest during the moment of Junsu’s appearance.
Kim Jaejoong also cannot be taken lightly. Kim Jaejoong, who is starring in his first Korean drama SBS’s “Protect the Boss,” has been receiving favorable reviews despite the fact that his character has yet been fully explained due to the fact that the drama is in its early phase. Furthermore, because “Protect the Boss” is riding high propelled by the viewer’s enthusiastic response in just 2 episodes, Jaejoong’s future role is greatly anticipated. In addition, it’s been known that Kim Jaejoong will also participate in “Protect the Boss’s” OST, bringing further anticipation of another “all-kill” of music charts.
Part Yuchun, who played the role of a soft 2nd generation chaebol in MBC’s “Miss Ripley” (concluded on July 19th), shook the hearts of women by appearing as a young student-teacher in a recently revealed drink CF. With his sweet smile and natural acting, the commercial dominated all portal sites and received enthusiastic response such as, “where would we find a student-teacher like that” and “Park Yuchun is too handsome.”
With the dramas and OSTs being a great hit, fans are cheerful and saying that “there is now only national broadcasts left.” It’s because, as the response of the drama and songs indicate, network representatives are the first to feel that there is still great enthusiastic interest towards JYJ in the public.
With this driving force, JYJ is holding a photo exhibition and rushing to release their Korean album.
JYJ’s photo exhibition “Mine,” set to start on August 12th, has especially been prepared to create a window where JYJ, who has had a hard time communicating with fans due to their inability to appear on national networks, can share their feelings with fans.
[JYJ] is also speeding up their preparation for the release for their Korean album. Recently, Song Jihyo and Kim Junsu’s music video shoot has grabbed the attention of netizens by being revealed. Kim Jaejoong has also revealed that he is working hard to prepare for his album though various interviews. However, because Kim Jaejoong is currently appearing in a drama, the time of the release is being carefully determined. The public is also interested in whether JYJ will be able to appear on KBS’s “Music Bank” after the release of their Korean album. This is because last May, in response to the controversy over JYJ being on the banned list for “Music Bank,” KBS reps had replied that “when they release a new album, they can of course appear according to the producer’s discretion.”
JYJ is continuing their streak of hits despite being blocked from appearing on television. The public is curious about when JYJ will be able to free themselves from the illogical ban of allowing JYJ to appear on national broadcasts and hold their broadcasting activities freely.
We’re watching you, KBS.
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