JYJ (known as Junsu/Jaejoong/Yoochun in Japan) is a three member boyband, formed by three members of South Korean boyband TVXQ: Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu. Their debut Japanese language EP The... reached No. 1 on the Japanese Oricon albums chart.The band's global debut album, The Beginning, was released in October 2010.
The group formed following the hiatus of TVXQ.The three members who were to become JYJ filed a lawsuit against their South Korean record label, SM Entertainment, claiming that the 13-year length of their contracts and their earning percentages were unfair. The Seoul Central District Court ruled in their favor on this matter.
Kim Jaejoong (Korean: 김재중, born on January 26, 1986), better known by his stage names, Hero, Youngwoong Jaejoong (in South Korea) and Jejung (ジェジュン, Jejun) (in Japan), is a Korean singer-songwriter and actor. Hero also started directing JYJ's own concerts from "2011 JYJ's World Tour".
He was a member and lead vocal of South Korean boy band TVXQ, known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (DBSK) in South Korea and Tohoshinki in Japan. After TVXQ went on hiatus, he became a vocalist in the group JYJ, who made their global debut in October 2010.
Hero was born as Han Jaejoong in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. At a young age, he was given up for adoption by his birth mother to the Kims and his name was changed to Kim Jaejoong. When he was fifteen, he moved to Seoul by himself in order to take part in the auditions held by SM Entertainment. Life in Seoul proved to be hard for him, and he had to take various odd jobs to pay for rent.
Park Yoochun (born June 4, 1986), better known by his stage names, Micky, Micky Yoochun (in South Korea) and Yuchun (ユチョン, Yuchon) (in Japan). He is a Korean singer-songwriter, composer, and occasional actor. He is a member of South Korean boy band TVXQ, known as Dong Bang Shin Ki in South Korea and Tohoshinki in Japan. After TVXQ was placed on hiatus, he became a member of JYJ, who made their global debut in October 2010.
Yuchun was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, until his family immigrated to the United States when he was in the sixth grade.He lived in Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Holmes Middle School and Chantilly High School.He was scouted by Brothers Entertainment and went back to South Korea, where he joined SM Entertainment.He has a younger brother named Park Yoohwan, who is also known as Ricky Park.
Kim Junsu (born December 15, 1986; registered on January 1, 1987 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea) better known by his stage names, Xiah (she-ah), Xiah Junsu (in South Korea) and Junsu (ジュンス) (in Japan). He is a South Korean singer-songwriter, composer, occasional actor, and a member of South Korean boy band TVXQ, known as Dong Bang Shin Ki in South Korea and Tohoshinki in Japan. After TVXQ was placed on hiatus he became a member of JYJ, which made its global debut in October 2010.
Xiah was born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He has an older fraternal twin brother named Junho, known as Zuno. In 2002, Xiah participated in the 6th Annual Starlight Casting System, which led him to be casted by SM Entertainment to take part in TVXQ.