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Hangul: 동방신기

Alternative name: 東方神起

Fandom Name: Cassiopeia' in Korea & 'Bigeast' in Japan.

Fandom Color: Pearl Red

Company/Agency: TVXQ

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: January 1, 1970

About TVXQ

TVXQ (동방신기) is a K-Pop Duos based in South Korea. They debuted on In Korea: December 26, 2003 - In Japan: April 27, 2005. The group is currently Active.

TVXQ Members

TVXQ Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. HeroJan 26, 198637 years old
2. U-KnowFeb 06, 198637 years old
3. MickyJun 04, 198636 years old
4. XiaDec 15, 198636 years old
5. MaxFeb 18, 198835 years old

TVXQ Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Max1.86 m (6’1″)
2. U-Know1.84 m (6’0″)
3. Hero1.80 m (5’11”)
4. Micky1.80 m (5’11”)
5. Xia1.78 m (5’10”)


  • When DBSK was formed, Lee Soo Man gave the order to put the members on a water diet (which basically consisted of leaving them dead) to make their faces thinner so that they look better in the pictures. This is why they often try to get artists to undergo plastic surgery in order to boost their appearances.
  • TVXQ was formed as a group that varies …. What does this mean? If you look at other SM groups, there is usually one or two vocalist(s) and the rest are rappers (those who can’t according to them can’t sing that well). When DBSK was formed, they put 5 wannabe “singers” (if they were all in different groups, they would all be lead singers) together, and of course it was a huge success. They had the crazy idea of making DBSK a rotating group. This meant that when DBSK goes to Japan / China / other places, one or two members would be taken out to work with other groups / on solo projects in Korea, to make DBSK popularity popular in Korea and eliminate rival groups. In the original approach the five would rarely act together to maintain the monopoly in all Asian countries, they did not seem to have any decision with what to do and how within the group.
  • Members Jaejoong and Yoochun were reprimanded on many occasions for being the most “troublesome” because, according to SM, Jaejoong had the least fans and made the least money. That’s why they thought of removing him from the group. As for Yoochun, he continually refused to participate in the rotation and stayed away from his peers.
  • TVXQ showed how popular they are in Japan when they became the first Korean singers to hold a concert at the Tokyo Dome in 2009.
  • His songs “We Are”, “Share the World” and “Asu Wa Kuru Kara” are part of the opening songs of the famous Anime “One Piece”.
  • His song “Sennen Koi Uta” Korean version, is the opening theme song of the drama “The Legend”.
  • In 2008, they received the Guinness World Record for having the world’s largest official fan club, called ‘Cassiopeia’, which contains over 800,000 registered members. And this is only composed of Korean fans, not counting their international fans and the official fanclub ‘Bigeast’ belonging to Japan.
  • In 2009, they broke another Guinness World Record for being the most photographed artists, from the day of their debut in December 2003 until March 2009, with more than 500 million photographs.
  • In 2010, they broke the record previously set by the American band Bon Jovi by selling more than 200,000 copies of their album the ¨best collection 2010¨.
  • His Japanese single ANDROID and his DVD TONE have both been certified “GOLD” in Japan, having sold over one million copies.
  • TVXQ has rewritten history on Japan’s Oricon charts once again with its new single “Adroid”. Released on July 11 as one of the most anticipated albums in Japan, “Adroid” not only topped the daily single Oricon chart on the day of its release, it also went to the top of the weekly Oricon chart for July 17. This marks the 11th time the group has topped the weekly Oricon chart consecutively.
  • Oricon stated, “In its first week of release, TVXQ’s new single sold 152,000 units’ and topped Oricon’s Weekly Singles charts, this brings TVXQ’s total sales to date to 3,104,000, making them the biggest artist in terms of international sales to have achieved this with 10 months on Carpenters records with sales of 3,002,000 units.”
  • A snippet of the song Rising Sun is heard in the movie Fast and Furious 4.
  • With its TONE album tour, TVXQ managed to gather a total of 550,000 fans in 26 concerts in the first half of 2012 alone. The largest number of attendees in so few concerts.
  • TVXQ’s previous record includes being the first international artist to top the singles chart for 10 consecutive weeks with “Still” in Oricon’s 45-year history. His most recent achievement is with “Android beating his own record yet again.”
  • In November they will embark on a world tour called TVXQ! Live World Tour Catch Me
  • TVXQ is the first Korean artist to make a major tour in 5 Domes in Japan, the tour will start on April 17, 2013. The day of his 8th anniversary since his debut in Japan. Only 13 artists have achieved such concerts in 5 Domes, such as: Eagles, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Kazumasa Oda, Kansai Janneys among others and this 2013 Tohoshinki will create another legend.
  • With their new album TIME released on March 6th, they have broken ChartOricon records with over 160,000 copies sold on their first day of release.
  • Tohoshinki will be the first non-Japanese Asian group to perform at Nissan Stadium, which has the largest seating capacity in Japan, a total of 73,000. Tohoshinki will celebrate the final stages of their “Tohoshinki Live Tour 2013 ~ TIME ~” tour. The concerts will be held on August 17 & 18 and is expected to gather 850,000 people on this tour, it will be a Record Tour.
  • South Korean duo TVXQ will hold a concert in Los Angeles, California, as part of their “Catch Me Live World Tour”, as well as their first in the United States.
  • On July 7, 2013 TVXQ performed their first concert in Latin America at the Caupolican Theater in Santiago, Chile for the occasion.
  • On February 3, 2014, it was announced that member Max will become a member of the group S.M. The Ballad, which will make a comeback with the group on February 13.
  • His Japanese Album “Tree” sold around 225,000 copies in its first week, making this the third studio album of TVXQ to sell more than 200,000 copies in its first week, breaking the record set by American rock band Bon Jovi as the foreign artist to sell more than 200,00 units in one week with two consecutive albums 13 years and 10 months ago.
  • TVXQ has mobilized 550,000 people in its 2012 “Tohoshinki Live Tour 2012 ~ Tone” tour, 850,000 people in 2013 through its “Tohoshinki Live Tour 2013 ~ Time” (tour held in the 5 Domes and 2 concerts in Nissan Stadium), and 600,000 people through its “Tohoshinki Live Tour 2014 ~ Tree” (which tour was held in Arenas and concerts in Domes with the mentality of meeting fans at a closer distance).
  • For the three-year period of 2012-2014, the duo gained a total audience of over 2 million, setting a new record for foreign artists in Japan with the highest number of concert attendees in the shortest period of time.
  • TVXQ has added another record to its long list of successes in Japan, achieving number one on the weekly Oricon Weekly DVD chart for the seventh time, with the release of the concert DVD “TOHOSHINKI LIVE TOUR 2014 TREE” on August 27, beating the very record they had set themselves, as the first foreign artists to achieve number one on the Oricon DVD chart.
  • TVXQ, who will celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2015 (of their debut in Japan), are scheduled to roll out their “Second 5-Dome Japan Tour”, with a total of 16 concerts, starting on February 6, 2015 at the Fukuoka Dome, with stops in Sapporo, Nagoya, Tokyo and Osaka.
  • TVXQ is the No. 1 selling Korean artist in Japan (Single + Album + DVD + Blu-ray), with a total of 8.55 million copies sold.
  • TVXQ plans to hold a special live tour, called “T1ST0RY”, on December 6-7 in Seoul Olympic Park, December 13 Taipei,December 19 in Beijing, January 24, 2015 in Shanghai, April 25-26 in Shenzhen, and May 30 in Bangkok.
  • TVXQ has set a new record as the foreign artist with the most singles sold in Japan, with a total of 4.08 million copies, surpassing the 4.01 million of Hong Kong’s Agnes Chan, who previously held the record.
  • With the release of their album WITH in December 2014, TVXQ once again managed to top the monthly Oricon Charts.
  • His album WITH sold over 233,000 copies in the first week of release, making it his fourth consecutive album to sell over 200,000 copies in the first week of release, breaking his own record as the foreign artist with the most albums selling over 200,000 copies consecutively.
  • TVXQ set the record, as foreign artists, for topping the weekly Oricon Charts with four consecutive albums: 2011’s “TONE”, 2013’s “TIME”, 2014’s “TREE” and their latest album “WITH”. Beating Bon Jovi’s previous record set more than five years ago, having topped the weekly charts with three consecutive albums.
  • In the “2014″ total artist sales report released by Oricon, which adds up sales of singles, albums and DVDs, TVXQ recorded ¥3,691,000,000 (USD 30.7 million). This makes them the only foreign artists to appear in the Top 5 of the list, solidifying their place as one of the most respected artists in Japan.
  • TVXQ has won five awards at the 29th Japan Gold Disc Awards for the second consecutive year, in the categories: ‘Best Asian Artist’, Album of the Year (Asia), Best Music Video (Asia) and 2 awards in Best 3 Album (Asia).
  • TVXQ ranked No. 2 in a ranking of the hardest concert tickets to get in Japan in 2014.
  • Kicking off at the Fukuoka Yahoo! Dome on February 06, TVXQ continued its Live Tour 2015 WITH in Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo, performing a total of 16 concerts and with an attendance of 750,000 fans for its second 5-Dome tour.
  • With the end of its Live Tour 2015 WITH, TVXQ has performed a total of 154 concerts in Japan.
  • TVXQ has held a concert at the Tokyo Dome every year since 2012, becoming the first foreign artist to hold concerts at the Tokyo Dome for four consecutive years.
  • TVXQ has gathered a total of 2,750,000 people at its concerts in Japan in just 4 tours, with 550,000 from TVXQ Live Tour 2012 ~TONE~, 850,000 from TVXQ Live Tour 2013 ~TIME~, 600,000 from TVXQ Live Tour 2014 ~TREE~, and 750,000 from TVXQ Live Tour 2015 ~WITH~.
  • TVXQ has performed again after several years on Asahi TV’s prestigious Japanese program “Music Station” on April 3, 2015, to perform Sakuramichi, being the first Korean group to reappear on the said show since August 2012, after all Korean artists were banned from appearing on this program.
  • Songs chosen to appear in SM Entertainment’s video game to date include “Spellbound,” “Always With You,” “Here I Stand,” “Keep Your Head Down,” “Mirotic,” “Double Trouble,” “Maximum,” “Dream,” “Something,” “Gorgeus,” “Rising Sun,” and “Catch Me.”
  • The group’s last concerts (due to the enlistment of Yunho and Changmin) were held on June 13 and 14 at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium.
  • On July 20, TVXQ released their special album “Rise As God”, ranking No. 1 on Gaon Chart Weekly and No. 1 on Gaon Chart Monthly (July). They also topped China’s Baidu King weekly chart with the double lead tracks, “Champagne” by Yunho and “Rise As One” by Changmin, taking the first and second place respectively.
  • TVXQ has been considered, along with Girls’ Generation and BIGBANG, one of the representative groups of Hallyu for 20 years of K-Pop, chosen by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), an entity that is part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the South Korean Government.
  • With the release of their DVD and Blu-ray “TOHOSHINKI LIVE TOUR 2015 WITH”, they managed to rank No. 1 on Oricon DVD weekly chart. As for their Blu-ray, it also ranked No. 1 on Oricon Blu-ray weekly chart. Overall, with its combined DVD and Blu-ray sales, it ranked No. 1 on the overall Music Video chart. It became the first foreign group to get an all kill for the first time on the three most important charts for video production.
  • With the release of DVD “TOHOSHINKI LIVE TOUR 2014 WITH” on August 19, TVXQ once again breaks its own record, being the first foreign artists to achieve number one on Oricon DVD’s weekly chart for the eighth time, of which six in a row.
  • TVXQ ranked No. 4 in the “Concert Tickets with Highest Demand in Japan 2015” ranking, being the only Korean group in the Top 5.
  • In Oricon’s 2015 Annual Music Ranking, TVXQ again became the foreign artist with the most albums sold in Japan, ranking in the following positions in the different categories of the chart: Albums (15th), DVDs (13th), Blu-ray (4th) and DVD & Blu-ray (9th).
  • In the Nikkei Entertainment 2015 survey, which is the most important celebrity survey in Japan, TVXQ is the only male artist from Korea to appear on the said list, proving his great popularity in Japan.
  • His special album “Rise As God” sold more than 150,000 copies, ranking in the Top 10 of the 2015 Ranking Album Gaon Chart.
  • In Oricon’s 2015 Annual Music Ranking of “Total Artist Sales″, which sums up record sales (singles, albums, DVDs and Blu-ray), TVXQ recorded ¥2,890,000,000 (USD 25.4 million). This makes them the only foreign artists to appear in the Top 10 of the list.
  • Japanese music site “CD&DL Data”, conducted a nationwide survey, in which men and women aged 10-60 participated, on “The Most Memorable Musics of 2015”, in which TVXQ’s “Sakuramichi” ranked 17th, being the only Korean artists within the top 20.
  • Tohoshinki ranked 12th in the “Yahoo Japan’s Most Searched Artists 2015” Ranking, being the only Korean artists within the top 20 (Yahoo is Japan’s top search portal).
  • In Oricon’s Ranking of cumulative annual sales during 2010-2015 for Kpop artists, TVXQ ranks first with ¥24,535,000,000.
  • In the top 10 of the Topics of Interest of Japanese women in their 40s by Yahoo! Japan, TVXQ members are the only foreign artists to appear on the list: 3rd Yunho (37.1%), 5th Changmin (35.1%) and 7th Tohoshinki.
  • TVXQ took 4th place in the 2015 Billboard JAPAN Music Awards 2015 Artist of the Year Awards, being the only Korean artist inside the Top 100. In addition, it also managed to take 1st place in the Twiter Votes.
  • TVXQ officially resumed their activities as a group at their press conference “TVXQ! ASIA PRESS TOUR” on August 21, 2017 in Seoul after being absent 2 years due to Yunho and Changmin’s military service.
  • TVXQ held his Japanese LIVE TOUR 2017 ~Begin Again~, with a total of 17 concerts and an attendance of 780,000 fans, becoming the first foreign artist to hold 3 5-dome tours in Japan.
  • During the last performance of their “Begin Again” tour, which was held at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka on January 21, 2018, TVXQ announced that they would have additional concerts at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama from June 8-10, thereby attracting approximately 75,000 fans each day. In this way TVXQ will set a new personal record by attracting a total of one million attendees to a single tour.
  • In 2013, TVXQ made history by being the first foreign artists to perform a concert at Nissan Stadium, and now they will also become the only foreign artists to perform at the venue twice. They will also be the first artists to perform concerts at Nissan Stadium for three consecutive days.



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