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Netizens Agree That TVXQ With a Revenue of $2 Billion USD is Bigger Than Big 3

On 25th November 2013, Korean media outlet Sports Seoul reported that TVXQ, 'the kings of Hallyu' in their 9-year career made a revenue of 1.3 trillion WON (approximately $1.1 billion USD) which makes them the highest-earning Korean act.

The duo entered military service in 2015 and discharged in 2017. 2 years of career break couldn't stop them!


On 22th February 2018, another Korean media outlet Cidermics reported that TVXQ made over 2 trillion WON (approximarely $1.8 billion USD) in their career. Considering their activities after February in Japan and Korea , they have reached a revenue of $2 billion USD.


Since most of SM Entertainment acts tend to keep their earnings and don't talk about it, seems like K-netizens decided to go into details about their revenue since 2013 and revealed that TVXQ made more money than other entertainment companies and the rest of SM Entertainment.


Here are the details!


2013 Annual Revenue

SM $256M

YG $114M

JYP $74M

TVXQ $191M

(TVXQ 75%, SM 25%)

Active SM acts in 2013(16 acts): TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, EXO, SNSD, f(x), Sungmin, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Henry, Sooyoung, Seuhyun, Yoona, Minho, Taemin, Krystal

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Japan tour ~$110M (source: naver, wikipedia)

World tour ~$37M (source: naver)

Japanese album, single, DVD sales: ~$39M (source: oricon)

Fanmeeting ~$5 (wikipedia)

2014 Annual Revenue

SM $269M

YG $146M

JYP $45M

TVXQ $181M (TVXQ 67% SM 33%)

Active SM acts in 2014(21 acts): TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, EXO, SNSD, f(x), Sungmin, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Donghae, Henry, Zhoumi, BoA, Sunny, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Minho, Victoria, Krystal, D.O, Seulgi

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Japan tour ~$102M (source: hakuhodo)

World Tour ~$23M (source: naver)

Korean album, single, DVD sales: ~$9M (source: hanteo)

Japanese album, single, DVD sales: ~$40M (source: oricon)

Fanmeeting ~$7M

2015 Annual Revenue (TVXQ are active in half of the year due to military service)

SM $288M

YG $166M

JYP $43M

TVXQ $183M

(TVXQ 63.5% SM 36.5%)

Active SM acts in 2015(26 acts): TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, EXO, SNSD, f(x), Red Velvet, Leeteuk, Heechul, Kangin, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Siwon, BoA, Taeyeon, Seohyun, Yoona, Minho, Victoria, Amber, Luna, Suho, Chanyeol, Baekhyun, Joy, Seulgi

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Japan tour ~$124M (source: hakuhodo)

Asia tour ~$25M (source: naver, wikipedia)

Korean album, single, DVD sales: ~$3M (source: hanteo)

Japanese album, single, DVD sales: ~$27M (source: oricon)

Fanmeeting ~$4M

2016 Annual Revenue (TVXQ are inactive due to military service)

SM $299M

YG $275M

JYP $62M

SHINee $89M (SHINee 27% SM 73%)


Active SM acts in 2016(42 acts): SHINee, SNSD, EXO, f(x) Red Velvet, EXO CBX, NCT, Kangta, Kim Jungmo, Jay, Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Ryeowook, Kyuhyun, Siwon, Henry, Zhoumi, BoA, Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Yoona, Onew, Key, Jonghyun, Taemin, Victoria, Amber, Krystal, Loona, Suho, Lay, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Joy, Irene


SHINee (SHINee is the highest earning act of SM in 2016)

Japan tour ~$63M (source: wikipedia)

World tour ~$20M

Korean album, single, DVD sales ~$2M

Japanese album, single, DVD sales ~$1M

Fanmeeting ~$3

+TVXQ film concerts ~$21M


2017 Annual Revenue (TVXQ are active in half of the year due to military service)

SM $350M

YG $324M

JYP $94M

TVXQ $156M (TVXQ 44.5% SM 55.5%)

Active SM acts in 2017(34 acts): TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, EXO, EXO-CBX, Red Velvet, NCT, Kangta, Jay, Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Henry, BoA, Sunny, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Yuna, Onew, Key, Minho, Taemin, Viktoria, Krystal, Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai, Joy

Japan tour ~$97M (source: nikkei)

Asia tour ~$13M (source: wikipedia)

Film concerts ~$27M (source: wikipedia)

Korean album, single, DVD sales: ~$1M (source: hanteo)

Japanese album, single, DVD sales: ~$15M (source: oricon)

Fanmeeting ~$3M


2018 1st Half Revenue

SM $303M

YG $187M

JYP $105M

TVXQ $182M (TVXQ 60% SM 40%)

Japan tour ~$122M (source: dispatch)

Asia tour ~$24M (source: wikipedia)

Korean album, single, DVD sales: ~$4M (source: oricon)

Japanese album, single, DVD sales: ~$19M (source: oricon)

Fanmeeting ~$13M (source: wikipedia)


Some netizens stated, "SM is nothing without TVXQ.", "TVXQ earns more than Japanese acts.", "SM wouldn't be a part of Big 3 without TVXQ."

Also a netizen posted this picture:

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"TVXQ bring in the most income in SM, one tour roughly brings in $100 million USD"

Overall since 2013

SM $1.765B USD (including TVXQ)

YG $1.212B USD

JYP $423M USD

TVXQ $955M USD


Note that TVXQ wasn't active for 2 years! When the duo was fully active, they surpassed each company in revenue and only musical activities were counted.



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looveLess 18 days ago 11
18 days ago

Yet some keep saying how they are dead and useless lol.

Both TVXQ and JYJ, you're doing great sweeties!

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mrrreow 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

The people who say that are mostly newbies who don't know what's up.

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smfhlmfao 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Mainly band wagoners.

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waitingdb5k 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

They wished their bias did as well as our "dead" TVXQ x)

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Anpanman 18 days ago 7
18 days ago

>jyj doing well

I agree about the two of the members but you know that yoochun's career is basically dead, and he's not doing well as a decent human being either

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maragana 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Respect to one of the kings of the 2nd generation. Newer K-Pop fans may not care about them at all but they were insanely huge in K-Pop in a time where there was relatively no social media and international fans. They were like BTS and EXO but w/ no competition in sales and touring.

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Army_of_Inspirit 18 days ago 7
18 days ago

Man imagine what would've happened if TVXQ stayed as OT5. Stability of a group is key to stabilizing or increasing their popularity

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teleri 18 days ago 5
18 days ago

Can you imagine? It continually hurts my heart. I expect it destroys the greedy hearts of every SM executive LOL

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dancingbella23 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

my heart hurts </3

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claup 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

It was them... JYJ being greedy ><

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joshuaology 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

My ot5 feels :'(

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Lerasmus 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Kings

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hafsanw 18 days ago 13
18 days ago

2 member group outsold the biggest three companies... KINGS!

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teleri 18 days ago 12
18 days ago

Okay, they debuted as FIVE members in 2003, and didn't split until 2010. So they made their name as a FIVE MEMBER group. The split happened way after they'd all made it huge, which is why JYJ (the guys who split) are still going very strong indeed. In fact, Kim Jae Joong and Kim Junsu also made a ton of money over the years and are legends. Junsu OWNS Korean musical theater.
So the remaining 2 members hardly made it to the top alone. SM has been pouring money into them since that split. Let's remember that the TWO main vocalists, the rapper and the visual all LEFT in 2010.
I applaud Yunho and Changmin for being able to carry on so well in that circumstance - Yunho is a marvelous dancer, and both have good voices, plus SM giving them every possible resource didn't hurt either - but they had to be very emotionally stressed over it all. I think it's great they are doing so well.
But don't pretend that it somehow is only those 2 that got TVXQ where they are now. The foundation had already been laid.

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PinKookiE 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Like chill out a lot dude, this user didnt even say their success was only thanks to Yunho and Changmin, just pointed out the reality they are a 2 member group right now.

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mxisluv 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

Changmin is a visual :)

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BangDaeJae 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

But this is talking about revenue since 2013 which JYJ isn't involved in. JYJ didn't tour with them then either. Yes five members built TVXQ but this hard work and revenue is a result of two members. You need to chill a little because nobody ever said the success is all just down to Yunho and Changmin. These figures are representative of them as a duo as it only includes figures from 2013 onwards.

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big_bang_forever 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Of course, all they do is tour. They are true performers, not music show performers.

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k008 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

This article will some how trigger the BTS fans.

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Chuck_T 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Probably....but who cares

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diana_sizzle 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

what how lol this article talks about TVQX>big 3, where was BTS mentioned? their not even apart of the big 3....so no relevence even there...

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meryam 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

FACTS ... SM is nothing without TVXQ... well said

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rockafella 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

TVXQ is on another level whether people like it or not. I remember watching old variety shows and whenever a TVXQ member is a guest, hosts and other guests are intimadated and careful with their presence because they are that amazing.

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thedark (Banned) 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

I just have to this ....


.... Changmin is super hot!

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tvxqEGY 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

amen sister he is just a sex god

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Suspiria77 18 days ago 12
18 days ago

And they are a group that lost their most popular 3 members. Especially Jaejoong and Junsu were icons in Korea till DBSK's split... SM destroyed their careers in Korea. One day I hope to see them together as 5 again

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tvxqEGY 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

to be honest both sides dont want to

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teleri 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

Junsu is still very much a Korean icon - he's beloved as a soloist and rule Korean musical theater. Jae Joong and Yoochun both did very well in KDramas - Yoochun's a great actor (so sad his scandal will keep him away from acting for quite a while yet).
SM tried very hard to destroy them, but failed to do much except make them huge in Japan, and make SM look like the nasty greedy company they are.
It would be lovely to see all five together again, but I'm not holding my breath.

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cassiopeian 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

OT5 fan forever but to be realistic... I don't think that will ever happen

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dancingbella23 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

my heart </3 always keep the faith.

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tvxqEGY 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

oh man gues i have the greatest taste because i only liked them for 10 years

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sweetberry 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

Eh.. as a person who love all 5 original member of tvxq until now, i just wish people would seperate tvxq and jyj. It just weird when you still combine them all as 1 group. Some of yall doing the same thing in jyj article too. Yes they are the best as 5 in my opinion. But please do it on much more suitable places like tvxq5 related blog or something.


Please extreme fan from both side (or ot5 stan), lets not do this. This will only create war only. Dont you guys feel tired?

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dancingbella23 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

i love them both, as 5 or as two separate groups <3

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sweetberry 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Me too. I still love both JYJ and TVXQ. It would be a dream come true to see them singing together again. That is also one of my wish.


But the point is can we do it in a much more suitable related topic/place. It is a lie if I say I don’t find it annoying when some people talk about unrelated topic on any article of jyj or tvxq. However, It would be different story if people trying to talk shit about them (anti especially). If that happen I can understand if people are fighting.


Later, because of some people who do this, jyj fan will get attack by tvxq fan eventhough in reality its not them who do this. Same thing with tvxq fan. I’m just tired of drama… Like we are old already.. Cant we just fangirling in peace??

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teleri 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

I personally wish that no one kept the name TVXQ after the split. For me, TVXQ/DBSK means all FIVE - that group that debuted in 2003 and ruled Asia.

I love JYJ, I love the duo. In fact, I prefer the kind of songs the duo does, and Yunho's dancing is to die for. I'm so very proud of how well the two of them have managed to hone their voices so well, and love watching them. It's just that whenever they are referred to as TVXQ, it hurts my heart all over again, reminding me of the split.

DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

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sweetberry 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I know... I'm a fan too.. I feel hurt just like you and other cassie. Growing up together with TVXQ, that time is very precious for me. It just that the more we do this the more we will feel hurt. Nothing will change when people arguing online. I'm tired of drama and fanwar really. like enough is enough.. I just want to enjoy listening/watching to their work in peace. 10 years already past by. Now, i just wish for the best future for all of them.

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MidnightKpop 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Wow that's a lot! Well, all the legendary DBSK members are very rich.

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Duckface9 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

still, not bigger than Yunho's d*** (kidding.-nah)

you can buy me, daddy^^

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mrrreow 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Ok

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Army_of_Inspirit 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

whoa!

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LittleSukie 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Bruh, my poor brain can't wrap itself around those amounts, billions, trillions.Sigh.

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eager_beaver 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

What's of course important to note is, that revenue is not the same as profit. I doubt a two-man group has a lot of costs, so the profit they make is probably sizeable, but still, the costs need to be taken into account so that we get to know what the actual profit is. For example, in 2017 SM had a revenue of US$ 350.3 million, but after all their costs the company made only a profit of US$ 26.5 million. I'd be interested to see a similar breakdown for TVXQ's revenue and profit. Looking at what a massive share of SM's revenues come from TVXQ activities, I think SM should thank its lucky stars that they have a group like that. The company would probably not make a profit without the group.

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whatever101 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

hearing this makes me think about the split and JYJ's reasons but i think at the end of the day SM would have made TVXQ's life a living hell if they tried to or did leave the label like JYJ by doing all kinds of shady things

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teleri 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

You mean if ALL of TVXQ had left instead of only 3?
I agree. Whatever the private reasoning that led Changmin and Yunho to stay, it's good they did, because if the whole group had left SM would have gone even crazier than they did. Who knows what they might have done?
As it is, all five members are doing great. Changmin & Yunho are legendary, no longer overshadowed. JYJ have had great success in Japan, and in dramas/musical theater.

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QueenBlackJack 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Damn. One of the Kings of Kpop!

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AyaniELF 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Cassie's and ELF pretty much dominated everything back then (and an honorable mention: VIPS). Its sad how new fans forget how big Cassiopeia was and how supportive fandoms were at the time. Now everything is a competition, including YouTube views.

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ddujjjun 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

oh how I miss them so much as 5... can you imagine how much bigger they would be if they remained as 5. it is unfortunate what happened with the company and jyj but I really do think they were one of the best kpop group ever. I'm glad tvxq is doing well as 2, you can tell their fanbase is still enormous but idk I just feel so nostalgic when I think about the rising sun and mirotic days.

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Ohboy69 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

I don't think they would. I don't care for TV5Q, true, but it's simply impossible to stay this big for so many years, at least in Korea. And Yoochun's scandal would bring them down. :/

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multifandom777 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

TVXQ are MONEYMAKERS ! They are awesome! congratulation

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Bule_Ciel 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

And we hear Kanye in the back screaming "BTS has one of the best videos of all time" haha no just. Joking wow

I didnt know they were doing that wel

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mxisluv 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Haha that would explain Changmin's penchant for La Tache wine. I looked that up after watching I Live Alone... and eyes nearly popped!

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mysterious_eyez 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I want to see them live so badly! I've been a fan of them since I entered this crazy world of k-pop in 2009. One day I will be able to see them in concert.

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YuraJI 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

i stan legends both TVXQ and JYJ

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shyloone 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

Yes but TVXQ also consisted of 5 members too, so really its TVXQ and JYJ that made that money together

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RedLoly 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

2013 jyj weren't there ^^ .. only yunho and changmin as tvxq made that money together ^^

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shyloone 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

it said reported on 2013 in their 9 year career and that means yes they were there, when they made all that money

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crazy_parrot 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I'm crying.. My boys are amazing. 💙💙

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Forgotten_sons 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

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Ohboy69 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

I choked on air. My boys ❤️

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allkpopuser448 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

To be expected from the kings of Kpop

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tevanwall (Banned) 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

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EricMoen 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

This post is very well

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EricMoen 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

this post is very well

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mitchle (Banned) 17 days ago 0
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little_giant 18 days ago 9
18 days ago

I haven't liked any of their recent songs lately :/.. I liked their 2005-2008 era best in terms of songs. I wish they started really composing all of their own songs

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dancingbella23 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

omg I love that era <3 that was my childhood. Even now I always go back to their old songs from that era. no one can beat them in terms of singing and harmony

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cassiopeian 18 days ago 2
18 days ago

I have to agree :( but just to be clear, I don't know how self composing would make their songs better. I'd rather they brought back Yoo Young Jin (all my favourite songs are the ones he's made)

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teleri 18 days ago 4
18 days ago

Well, honey, what YOU seem to like best is TVXQ FIVE - 3 of those guys are gone, in their own group. I'm not so sure either Changmin or Yunho writes songs!

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dancingbella23 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

and if they count in how much JYJ earns too lol. all 5 would be like bigger than big 3 combined.

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claup 17 days ago 3
17 days ago

You guys are annoying stop mentioning JYJ.. SM didn't destroy TVXQ, it was JYJ they wanted more money thats it.

They left they didn't care and its time to let it go... this is a TVXQ article not JYJ's like Changmin says they can call themselves part of TVXQ anymore.

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sweetberry 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

And can you stop mentioning jyj being greedy in like everywhere?? i always saw you comment something not nice even in JYJ article which is not related to TVXQ. You always imply that they are greedy and not "humble" enough compare to tvxq. You know what? You are just as annoying.

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claup 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Whatever but "Go"

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teleri 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

A$$hat hater, this article IS about TVXQ - refers to their NINE YEAR career - which means all five. In fact, TVXQ was a five-member group from 2003 until 2009 and made it huge as all 5. Of course for us who loved them, bringing that up causes us to wax nostalgic about what might have beens.

The name should have been changed, in my opinion.

Be that as it may, SM couldn't manage to destroy anyone, thankfully. They were the ones at fault in the first place.

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Ninjapotato 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

*EGGXO-L has left the server*

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walkertexasrange 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

Fake News

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