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DBSK to stop doing their group activities.

With their group activites in Korea already halted due to a lawsuit filed by Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu against SM Entertainment, it was announced today that TVXQ will be stopping their group activities in Japan.

Despite the lawsuit filed by the JaeChunSu trio in mid-2009, TVXQ still continued their group activities in Japan.

But it looks like their 30th single, Toki o Tomete which was released late last month could be their final piece together.

Visitors to their official Japanese website on April 3rd were greeted with a popup message from Avex Japan which stated that ‘Tohoshinki will stop/pause their activities as a group and to please support their solo activities‘.

With no definite timeframe or concrete details from Avex Japan, fans are undoubtedly crushed by this devasting announcement.

As a fan myself I’m hurt to even hear it let alone having to post the news…But I will support the guys no matter what.


TVXQ’s New Single "Break Out" beats Elton John’s Record

The boys of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki has added another record after recently Breaking out on the Oricon with their new single Break Out.

Back in September of 1997, shortly after the tragic death of Princess Diana,Sir Elton John released a single in memory of her titled Candle in the Wind. This single had an initial sales figure of 184,000 units and because of this he held the record for a foreign artist with the most initial single sales. He held this record for over 12 years, but all records are meant to be broken and the boys of TVXQ have taken the record for themselves. The initial sales for Break Out! was a whopping 254,000 units, breaking the old record by 70,000.

TVXQ also broke their own record of having the most #1 singles for a foreign artist as this marks their 7th single to hit number one.

The boys of TVXQ are doing big things in Japan, speaking of big, there’s a big billboard for TVXQ’s Best Selection 2010 in one of of the most trendiest spots of Shibuya.

credits: allkpop

Asia’s superstar group TVXQ about to disband?

This is my first post of news and it’s something that affects Asian music as a whole, since they are one of the most if not the most popular group in Asia and well-known all around the world even here in America, selling out concerts in less than 3 minutes and touring world-wide and their official fan club Cassiopeia has been watching and waiting on the news about this event.

Three members of Korea’s hottest pop group TVXQ –Park “Micky” YooChun,Kim “Xiah” JunSu, and Kim “Hero” JaeJoong – filed a legal action against its agency, SM Entertainment. The law firm representing the three members said that they signed 13-year exclusive contracts with SM Entertainment, which is essentially binding lifelong contracts. They also claimed that the profit distribution enforced on them by SM Entertainment is unfair.

The press release issued by the lawyers said that the group was subject to grueling schedule since their debut in 2004, shuttling between Japan, China and Korea with very little rest. They can’t get out of this predicament, because they essentially belong to SM Entertainment for 13 years, 15 years if military services are included. The members were also given only 0.4 to 1% of total album sales. Before the contract revision in February, they were promised only 10 million won each if the previous album sold more than 500 thousand copies.

The fans of TVXQ have been in a state of panic ever since the news of a possible breakup made the headlines. Despite the provisional disposition to terminate the contracts, however, the remaining two members – Jung “U-Know” YunHo and Shim “Max” ChangMin – and the agency both said that the band would continue performing and it would not disband.

At this rate every fan is still feeling uncertain, TVXQ has already lasted past the “SM Entertainment 5-year curse”, since most groups once they go 5 years they disband, besides SHINHWA, but they did leave the company. So TVXQ is the first to be around this long and fans are edgy and very protective of the 5 members. I will keep you updated.

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