Dong Bang Shin Ki (DBSK) also known as TVXQ (Tong Vfang Xien Qi) is a mainstream South Korean male group with a sexy presence and powerful vocals that touch the heart. DBSK/TVXQ meaning â€œgods rising from the eastâ€; debuted in 2003 as a five-member group gaining popularity in South Korea as well as in Japan and other Asian countries such as China and Malaysia. With musical flexibility, DBSK/TVXQ has performed in genres such as R&B, Pop, Dance, and A Cappella.
DBSK/TVXQ as a five-member group consisted of Jung Yun Ho (U-know YunHo), Kim Jae Joong (Hero JaeJoong), Kim Jun Su (Xiah JunSu), Shim Chang Min (Max ChangMin) and Park Yoo Chun (Micky YooChun) and were signed under SM Entertainment. As a five-member group, DBSK showcased popular songs such as â€œPurple Lineâ€ (Korean and Japanese versions), â€œRising Sunâ€, â€œLove In The Iceâ€, â€œDoushiteâ€, â€œSkyâ€, â€œHugâ€, â€œTonightâ€, â€œWrong Numberâ€ and â€œMirotic.â€ Their hit song â€œMiroticâ€ landed the five-member group in controversy in 2008 when the Korean Commission of Youth Protection alleged that the lyrics for â€œMiroticâ€ were not appropriate for persons less than 19 years of age because of their sexually stimulating and seductive nature.Â
Cassiopeia, being the groupâ€™s official fan club and the largest fan club due to the number of members, landed DBSK/TVXQ into the Guinness World Record. In addition to their talented vocals, DBSK/TVXQ showcased their acting skills in the SBS series â€œBanjun Dramaâ€ and TV drama â€œVacationâ€. During their career as a five member group, DBSK/TVXQ has celebrated three successful Asian tours and five successful Japan Nationwide tours.
Sorrowfully, 2010 became a bitter sweet year for the five-member group after a lawsuit was filed by Kim Jae Joong (Hero), Kim Jun Su (Xiah), and Park Yoo Chun (Micky); three of the five members stating that SM Entertainment held the three under a 13-year unfair contract. As a result of the lawsuit, activities for DBSK/TVXQ were suspended in Japan and ultimately resulted in the “disbandment” of the five-member group. In May of 2010 JYJ was formed by the three members Hero, Micky, and Xiah; who in October of 2010 made their world-wide debut with their English language CD â€œThe Beginningâ€. Meanwhile, Jung Yun Ho (U-Know) and Shim Chang Min (Max) actively performing under the name TVXQ, has recently released a new CD entitled â€œKeep Your Head Downâ€ for 2011. Whether together or apart, the current and former members of TVXQ are very talented young men who will continue to rise from the east.