JYJ members become South American pioneers

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JYJ members become South American pioneers

Trio JYJ will become the first ever Korean band to hold a solo concert in South America. On Jan. 4, the band’s agency CJeS Entertainment announced that the band will perform in Santiago, Chile, on March 9 and Lima, Peru, on March 11. Although in December last year entertainers belonging to Cube Entertainment held a “United Cube Concert” in Brazil, JYJ’s achievement is noteworthy as they have exclusive billing.

“We are so excited to be able to come to South America at long last,” gushed the boys.

“JYJ’s popularity in South America is phenomenal. It’s especially popular with those in their teens and 20s and overtakes the popularity of most mainstream pop song singers,” said a representative of a concert production team.

According to CJeS Entertainment, the band is especially popular in Chile, and Chilean fans have produced and uploaded a video on YouTube containing their excitement and anticipation for the upcoming spectacle.

In addition, JYJ’s song “Get Out” has maintained the No. 1 spot on the nation’s music chart, overtaking other popular songs from United States and South America.

A local Chilean magazine has even elected the band’s Kim Jae-joong as the sexiest man in the world.

By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]

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