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Kim Junsu and his fans’ donation work is just as amazing as him becoming the double award winner of the Golden Ticket Awards

Kim JunSu of JYJ has become a double award winner of the Eighth Golden Ticket Awards. Even though idol singers trying out musicals have become some sort of a trend, Junsu is unique in a sense that no one else has been as active and successful as him. An important fact here is that his receiving two awards is not a mere act of fan service to please his idol fandom.

What is interesting about the Golden Ticket Awards is that this award is to celebrate ticket power. It is an award that shows true worthiness of successful musicals in a sense that the awards are given to so-called money-generating musicals. It is interesting to see that Kim Junsu received two awards for the Male Musical Actor and the Concert Musician in very specialized awards as this one.

JYJ Kim JunSu’s worth that dominates the musical market is simply amazing

The Golden Ticket Awards is rather interesting because it celebrates the persons with the most ticket power on the stage. [Getting this award] is a great accomplishment because it chooses the persons that are truly vouched for and recognized by producers.

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 Kim Junsu received the Popularity Award and the Best Male Lead award in 2012’s Korean Musical Awards.  He really is a musical star that possesses both popularity and capabilities. A fandom may be able to work hard so that a musical actor can receive the Popularity Award. However, the Best Male Lead Award cannot be influenced by fans in that fashion. Receiving the Best Male Lead Award means that the actor has truly exhibited excellent talent as a musical actor.

Interpark, a ticket selling and distribution company, recently announced winners for the Golden Ticket Awards after they processed relevant information such as the number of tickets sold, additional points based on ranking, and on-line polls. Kim JunSu took the first place in both Musical (Male Actor) and Concert.

Kim Junsu who played the lead role of Tod in Musical ‘Elisabeth’ showed strong ticket power through his solo concerts as well as ‘Xia Ballad & Musical Concert’ that was held for 3 days at the end of December. It is only natural that he took two awards in a sense that he boasted unmatched presence in terms of ticket power.

“Kim JunSu receiving Musical Award in the Golden Ticket Award after he received the Best Male Lead Award [in the Korean Musical Awards] is evidence that he is sincere about musicals as well as possesses high box-office values.”

“It’s surprising that an idol singer took the first place in Musical. Kim JunSu proved that he is much loved by audiences of all ages.”

It was natural that compliments poured in when he received an award for ticket power on top of the Best Male Lead award. There is a saying that goes “grasshoppers only last for a season” [T/N: popularity or something/something’s dominance in one area is fleeting]. There are people who only consider musicals a quick business to generate income. There are idol singers that plunge into musicals using their popularity.     

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  The Idol singers’ advance into musicals seems to be a win-win business strategy between idols [and the musical industry]. Idols’ appearances in musicals have always been the target of criticisms because idols singers in musicals, rather than securing their place as sincere musical actors, were more about boosting ticket sales [using their popularity].

Unlike idols who considered musicals as dabbling into musicals and leaving their marks in the industry, Kim JunSu secured his place as a true star actor in the musical market. The fact that Kim JunSu proved his value as a true musical star, not just a mean to sell more tickets, confirms once again that he should not be called a mere idol singer. 

“I really received so much love this past year. I thank my fans that cheered for me every time I stood on the stage.”

“I hope the audience that was with me while I was on the stage felt happy and gained happy memories. I think the best way to repay their love for my performances and music is doing my best and performing well on the stage.” The Eighth Golden Ticket Awards double awards winner Kim JunSu did not forget to thank his fans who always supported him.

Some criticized that it was unfair for people who did musicals their whole lives. Their logic is that it does not make sense that all kinds of awards, almost impossible to receive even after doing musicals the whole life, were given to Kim JunSu who debuted only a couple of years ago.

If [an actor] has no talent and skills and still receives an award, he deserves criticism. The fact that these awards that even musical actors with long careers cannot receive were awarded to Kim JunSu means that he has that much of talent and he does his best. 

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 What is even more interesting and meaningful than Kim JunSu receiving awards is this “donation culture”. His fans are also part of it. By donating all the gifts that poured in from all over the world for his solo concerts and musicals, he showed his quality as a star that act together with his fans.

Rice wreaths that his fans sent Kim JunSu were sent to the underprivileged such as children who cannot afford to bring lunch to school. 2,000 briquettes that 20 families can use for one month were sent to underprivileged senior citizens who live by themselves that use briquettes but cannot afford to buy them. 6,000 egg wreaths were donated to food banks nationwide to relieve malnutrition problems among the underprivileged such as children who live by themselves without parents and senior citizens who live by themselves.

It is a beautiful thing that a star and fans come together to share what they have with their neighbors in need of help. Kim JunSu who was recognized as a talented musical actor. Kim JunSu who proved his top worth through awards that celebrate ticket power. Kim JunSu is a true star with both talent and skills.

And his fans that makes their star even more special by actively participating in charity work makes everyone around them happy. Kim JunSu and his fans’ charity work feels even more amazing than Kim JunSu becoming a double award winner. And maybe it is because Kim JunSu and his fans seem to have beautiful souls that help the less fortunate neighbors around them.

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Q: The most memorable musical performance in 2012 is?

If we were to choose the most successful performance among the musical performances this year, it would be Elisabeth and Wicked.

2 musicals. Our team has discussed, and we have decided to opt for Elisabeth. This is because the investment of the performance depends on the solid numbers.

No matter how good is the performance, if the breakeven point is more than 90%, it would be very difficult to decide, because even if it is profitable, the profit will not be more than 10%.


We started off by choosing Elisabeth, it is because idol Kim Junsu came for an audition. Because of Kim Junsu, just by selling out the tickets, it can exceed the breakeven point by 60%. Before the performance started, the sales of the other performances without Kim Junsu was not performing well.

Even when it was only a day before the official performance, we were worried whether it is going to be a success and we felt very depressed. These worries disappeared completely after we have seen the first performance. Everything fits well from the completeness of the performance to the performance arrangement/layout.

Best tickets sales among the musical performances in first half of year 2012.

8 awards in The 6th Musical Awards. Good results in tickets sales, artistic qualities and so on.

Q: How strong is Kim Junsu’s ticketing power?


Kim Junsu’s performance fee shares up to 99.7 – 99.8%, it’s an unimaginable number. The ticketing sales numbers on the first day of the tickets are available for sale has also set a high record. Kim Junsu’s every performance can be sold off within an hour time. I’m wondering, is there any other musical which is also able to reach this level?

T/N: I’m not very sure about the breakeven point and the profit part. Please correct me if I’m wrong as I really have no idea on how these actually work. I guess this is actually an interview with the investors of the musicals. That’s why they were being asked about what made them decided to invest for Elisabeth and how did they actually make the choice.

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With the rising popularity of K-Pop, it’s impossible to keep track of the newbies popping into the scene. To excel in the entertainment scene, idols no longer restrict themselves to singing and acting in dramas, but are also focusing on another niche market: Musicals.

Musicals have become a new platform for artistes to showcase their singing abilities. For the musical production companies, the inclusion of an idol group member also guarantees a good sales figure for the musical.

Involvement in a musical has its pros and cons though. Some idols were lauded for their singing and acting talents after their stints as musical actors, while others just left people wondering why the star was even cast.

xinmsn checks out 10 promising idols who had tried their hands in musicals and rates their success.


K-Pop idols turned musical actors: Who did it better?

JYJ, Junsu

Took part in: Mozart, Heaven’s Tears, Elizabeth

Level of success: ★★★★★


Mozart was Junsu’s first job after breaking off from DBSK and as a member of JYJ, so the experience held special meaning for the singer. Despite being praised as an excellent singer, taking part in musicals allowed Junsu’s fans, as well as the general public, to have a glimpse of what this talented singer could achieve with his flawless vocals when coupled with his budding acting skills.

All the musicals that Junsu took part in was an instant sold-out. His performance in Mozart had also earned him recognition from veteran musical actors and awards n many musical-related awards shows for the year.

After Mozart, the talented singer also took lead in Heaven’s Tears and Elizabeth, in which the 34,000 tickets for his Elizabeth shows were snapped up within 10 minutes.

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Congratulations Junsu-ah…. 😀

Note : only Junsu who got 5 stars which it’s mean that he is on the first spot. After Junsu there are Dana and Lina (The grace) also Kyuhyun and Sungmin (Suju) with 4 stars, meanwhile Daesung (Big bang) and Gyuri (KARA) got 3 stars and the rest such Yunho(duodbsk), Dongjun (ZE:A) and Changmin (2AM) only got 2 stars.

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[NEWS] 120703 Discussion on the true nature of the Musical Hallyu in 2012: “Before Kim Junsu, After Kim Junsu”


[Note: Only parts related to Kim Junsu are translated.]

(Takahara Yoko is curently an active Korean-Japanese performance coordinator.)

Reporter: Which actor has set the beginning of the Korean musicals trend?
Yoko: It can be seen as ‘Before Kim Junsu, After Kim Junsu’. Since ‘Mozart’ created a big impact in 2010, there was a big change in the industry.

[…some parts omitted]

Reporter: Then which musical do Japanese audience want to see the most at the moment?
Yoko: The most anticipating musicals are musicals produced by EMK. ‘Mozart’ and ‘Elisabeth’ were already performed in Japan so the audience knew what these musicals are about. Above all, they are interested in whether Kim Junsu would participate in the performance or not. I think starting of like that, they gradually take interest in Korean musicals more and more. Now they even planned to go to Dae-hak street just to watch the musical ‘Washing’.

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[NEWS] 120710 JYJ’s Junsu tops the Asian Music Chart in Germany with “Tarantallegra”


JYJ’s Junsu (XIA) recently topped the Asian Music Chart in Germany with his solo song, “Tarantallegra.”

On July 10, C-jes Entertainment, Junsu’s agency, reported Junsu ranked first on the monthly Asian Music Chart in Germany, which was updated recently, with the lead track of his solo album, “Tarantallegra.”

Big Bang ranked second and B.A.P ranked third. Junsu also proved his worldwide popularity as he ranked first on the iTunes Chart in Japan, tenth on the Billboard’s World Albums Chart, and first on the monthly Music Video Chart of a Chinese site last month.

Junsu is currently having a concert tour in Asia. Starting in Seoul in May, he went to Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, and China, attracting over 30,000 audiences.

A spokesperson for Junsu says, “JYJ became very popular after they had their exclusive concert in Berlin, Germany. They were the first Korean singing group to hold a concert there. Junsu is also very popular in Europe as a leading character of Mozart and Elizabeth, the famous German musicals.”

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[NEWS] 120625 Why does Kim Junsu have many male fans?


The most special mark of Kim Junsu’s first solo concert held in Taiwan University’s Gymnasium on June 23 is the wide range of his fans – regardless of ages and genders. It was also particularly noticeable that many male fans came to the concert venue alone.

Even Kim Junsu noticed this point on the stage, “I can see some male fans here and there. If you are a male fan, please make some noise”. Quite a few of male fans on the spot waved their hands and let out their ‘deep outcry’. Even the female fans at the venue tried to imitate male voice and that scene made all the audience burst into laugher.

Then, what is the reason that Kim Junsu has so many male fans like this? Out of curiosity, after the concert ended, our reporters asked some fans about it. After analyzing their answers, we came up with the conclusion that Kim Junsu’s unwavering talent is the primary reason.


Liao Fei Ling, the reporter of ‘Korean celebrity’ corner at the magazine ‘Sense of hallyu’, appraised “We were also very surprised to see this many male fans at the concert venue. This is not even a concert of a group. With this many male fans who gathered here just to see Kim Junsu’s exclusive concert, it is proved that he has such a wide range of fans.”

Another reporter explained “Recently, there are many Taiwanese men who like Korean singer. However, the fact that so many of them became fans of Kim Junsu but not of any other girlgroup has a special meaning. Because most of the men only like male singer who has talent. Today, as this many male fans came to the concert, it means that Kim Junsu’s talent is outstanding enough to turn even men into his fans.”

While being asked “Above all, is Kim Junsu’s ability really excellent?”, unanimously, everyone said “It is not simply because of his outer appearance. Because Kim Junsu is a talented man who is blessed with amazing singing ability that allows him to hit the high and low notes as freely as he wants even in an intense dance performance, there are many male fans who really like him.”

Li So Young, a fan who lives in the center of Nantou city said “I think he is gifted with lots of talents. Also, he can stir up tender sentiments while being powerful. He can be beautiful when giving out a strong scent of his masculine beauty. Men seem to particularly like him more for all of those reasons.”

Wang Eui Jung shared his own analysis “Kim Junsu is the first singer who can make me feel such warm emotions in his music. It seems like male fans not only want to learn from his singing ability but also the mournful sense that melts down every heart.”

A fan lives in Banciao, Taipei asked back “He is known for making a lot of donations and he has lots of good characteristic to follow after so will that make the male fans follow his steps too? In today’s concert, he even asked where the male fans were sitting and showed them his considerations so how can the men not like him?”

Source: TodayKorea
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About the fanboys, actually when Junsu came to Jakarta, there are also many male fans who came there. Even though i can’t come but from the local broadcast i can figured about that because almost all of the fans who get interviewed is a male fans. I ever asked about their (male fans ) reason and they are always said that the boys (JYJ) have the looks, the vocals, the talents which proved that as a boy group, JYJ not only into singing and dancing, they showed more in various area  also their life story which can give fans some inspired to keep fighting and never gave up.

‘Wicked’ Lures More Men to Musical Theater

The Broadway hit “Wicked” is considered a quintessentially U.S. musical but is also proving a hit in Korea. As of Sunday, 92.3 percent of seats have sold out, excluding free seats reserved for invited guests, in the first 11 days of the show’s run.

This is the first time since the original cast of “Cats” visited Korea as part of its world tour in 2007 that the average occupancy rate of seats by spectators for a musical’s entire performance period has surpassed 90 percent.

Very few musicals have enjoyed sold-out performances here during their full run, although there have been a small number of exceptions featuring big-time actors like Cho Seung-woo or Kim Jun-su. Even “Cats,” Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical that made its global premier in 1981, only achieved an average seat occupancy rate of 90 percent halfway through its tour of Seoul.


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