JYJ’s Worldwide Album to be Released Next Month September 28, 2010
Three members of TVXQ (Micky Yoochun, Youngwoong Jaejoong and Xiah Junsu), involved in a lawsuit with their Korean management company SM Entertainment, will be releasing their worldwide album next month.
The three members’ new album will be distributed in the US and across Asia through Warner Music as well as other foreign countries through iTunes. Since leaving SM, the three members have released a mini-album in Japan and been involved in the production of the OST for Micky Yoochun’s drama, ‘SungKyunKwan and Scandal’. However, this will be their first ever album release in Korea and in the global market as a trio.
On the 27th, an interview was released on the blog of the G20 Seoul Summit where the trio expressed that ‘[their] goal is to make the release of their worldwide album a success’ and that they will be able to ‘promote Korean culture through this album.’
As suggested by the name, the production of the worldwide album was led by hip hop star Kanye West as well as renowned producer Rodney Jerkins. The trio flew over to Los Angeles back in July where they recorded 5-6 tracks.
The producers of the album have expressed that ‘Since a number of US Pop composers were involved in the production, and the members recorded only in English, the album will have more of a pop-feel and the style will be completely different from that of TVXQ. The members put a lot of thought and effort into ensuring that their pronunciation was correct during the recording of the album.’
The trio, currently working on the finishing touches of the album in Korea, are having trouble deciding on a new group name.
According to the parties involved, ‘It would be best not to use the name TVXQ. ‘B1’ derived from the word ‘Beginning’ as well as ‘JYJ’, which is made of the first letters of the members’ names, are currently being considered, but no decisions have been reached.’
Avex’s recent decision to discontinue the members’ activities has caused unease amongst fans, and to this, the trio argued ‘We are the victims’ and ‘we have completely no intention to discontinue activities.’
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