Jump to content


From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Image of the members dressed in blue suits
Background information
Also known as
  • Dong Bang Shin Ki (동방신기)
  • DBSK
  • Dōngfāngshénqǐ(東方神起)
  • Tōhōshinki (東方神起)
OriginSouth Korea
Years active2003 (2003)–present
  • U-Know Yunho
  • Max Changmin
Past member(s)
  • Hero Jaejoong (2003–2009)
  • Micky Yoochun (2003–2009)
  • Xiah Junsu (2003–2009)
WebsiteOfficial Korean website
Official Japanese website

TVXQ (Tong Vfang Xien Qi) is a two-member K-pop boy band active in South Korea and Japan. Its members are U-know Yunho and Max Changmin. The group is popular in East Asian countries including Taiwan and China. They debuted in 2004 and belong to Korean record company SM Entertainment. They are known by different names. They are known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (abbreviated DBSK, 동방신기, 東方神起) in Korea and Tohoshinki in Japan.

The group has released six Korean and three Japanese albums. Their fourth Korean album, Mirotic was released in 2008. It has sold over 550,000 copies. It is their most successful album. Before that, the 2006 album O-Jung.Ban.Hap. continued to chart in 2007 along with the group's 2005 album Rising Sun. Their first Japanese album Heart, Mind, and Soul performed modestly. It peaked at #25 on the Oricon Chart. The album sold less than 20,000 copies. Their second album Five in the Black did better. The album peaked at #2 and sold over 26,000 copies in its first week of release.[source?] The third album T also peaked at #2 and sold 30,003 copies on the first day of its release.

TVXQ has an official fan club, called "cassiopeia", in Korea. There is also a big fan club in Japan.


[change | change source]

Japanese singles

  • Stay With Me Tonight 2005/4/27
  • Somebody To Love 2005/7/13
  • My Destiny 2005/11/2
  • 明日は来るから 2006/3/8
  • Rising Sun / Heart, Mind and Soul 2006/4/26
  • Begin 2006/6/21
  • Sky 2006/8/16
  • miss you /O-Jung.Ban.Hap. 2006/11/08
  • Step by Step 2007/1/24
  • Choosey Lover 2007/3/7
  • Lovin' you 2007/6/8
  • SUNMER~Summer Dream/Song for you/Love In The Ice~ 2007/8/1
  • Shine/Ride On 2007/9/19
  • Forever Love 2007/11/14
  • Together 2007/12/19
  • Purple Line 2008.01.16
  • Two hearts / WILD SOUL(CHANGMIN) 2008/2/6
  • Runaway / My Girlfriend(YUCHUN) 2008/02/13
  • If...!? / Rainy Night(JUNSU) 2008/02/27
  • Close to you / Crazy Life(YUNHO) 2008/03/05
  • Keyword / Maze(JEJUNG) 2008/03/12
  • Beautiful you/千年恋歌 2008/04/23
  • どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう? 2008/07/16
  • 呪文-MIROTIC 2008/10/17
  • Bolero / Kiss The Baby Sky / 忘れないで 2009/01/21
  • Survivor 2009/03/11
  • Share The World / ウィーアー! 2009/04/22
  • Stand by U 2009/07/01
  • COLORS ~Melody and Harmony~ / Shelter JEJUNG & YUCHUN 2009/09/30
  • BREAK OUT! 2010/01/27
  • 时ヲ止メテ 2010/03/24
  • Why?[Keep Your Head Down] 2011/01/26
  • Catch Me [If You Wanna] 2013/01/16

Awards and achievements

[change | change source]

In 2008, TVXQ made the Guinness World Records for having the world's largest official fan club. Cassiopeia, the band's official fan club, is claimed to have more than 800,000 official members just in South Korea, more than 200,000 official members in Japan (BigEast) and more than 200,000 international fans (iCassies). They also made Guinness a second time in 2009. Aside from having the world's largest fan club, the group was also listed as the most photographed celebrities in the world. From the day of their debut to March 19, 2009, the five members are estimated to have been photographed about 500 million times in magazines, albums jackets, and commercials, etc. The total figure includes individual photos as well as group pictures.

Other websites

[change | change source]