23/09 – [News] JYJ Is ‘Developing Separately Together’ With Music And Acting Roles
It’s been 10 years since singers Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu made their debut in the K-pop world.
The artists, who currently make up the idol group JYJ, showed K-pop fans that they’ve only gotten better and stronger as they performed for a total of 11,000 fans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai over the weekend, according to the Korean news outlet Osen Entertainment.
As the group made their return to Shanghai in four years, the trio has vowed to work harder in releasing material as a group and solo entertainers.
“In the past, I always thought about limitations. ‘What am I supposed to do after this?’ was always a thought that I had, even during a project. I don’t think about things like that anymore. I used to hate thinking that we had limitations, but as my fellow members and I delved into our acting careers, I think we grew a lot. I’m thankful that I always have my members with me and for my solo career,” stated JYJ vocalist Jaejoong.
After they decided to terminate their contract as members of TVXQ, the singers of JYJ have gone through their ups and downs together due to their legal battle with former management agency, SM Entertainment, according to the publication Popdust.
Since leaving TVXQ, JYJ has been known for “developing separately together,” as they’ve ventured into the acting industry while working on their music careers together. All three members have been cast in Korean dramas, movies and musicals since they debuted.
Yoochun is continuously being recognized as one of the more prominent actors to come out the K-pop industry. Despite his success, the artist revealed that he’s still accustomed to making music than acting.
“When I go from an acting role to another acting role, I do feel a little overwhelmed. However, when I transition from an acting role back to my music, it’s not difficult at all. I feel like there’s nothing holding me back when I return to my role as a singer,” explained Yoochun.
The singer added, “It’s been a long time since I’ve thought about what will or will not work. I’m happy with what I’m doing and I’m thankful that I’m able to progress with my fellow members.”