TVXQ Wins Poll for Boy Group with Strongest Minds
TVXQ (DBSK), one of the biggest leaders of the K-Pop boom, was chosen as the boy band with the strongest mental capacity.
From August 7-14, the community portal site DC Inside issued a poll with the theme ‘the boy group with the biggest will and the strongest mental capacity’, continuing from a previous poll under the same theme with girl groups.
TVXQ, in the end, was voted as the winner.
Out of a total of 12,043 votes, TVXQ received 5,036, or 41.8 percent.
TVXQ debuted in 2003 with Hug, after which it became an instant success. In 2005 it made its way to Japan, and worked its way up from the bottom through regional cable shows and street performances, ultimately becoming a singer that could hold an exclusive concert in the Tokyo Dome in 2009. Why (Keep Your Head Down), the group’s first single after it underwent a major change in member composition, showed the group still boasted its great popularity by topping charts.
Members U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin have thus constantly been continuing on their road of success.
Ironically, JYJ followed in no. 2 with 3,572, or 29.7 percent, of the votes. Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoo Chun and Kim Junsu have sold many copies of their albums The Beginning and In Heaven not only in Korea, but also overseas.
The members’ individual activities have also come to fruition, as Kim Junsu found a place for himself as a musical actor, winning many rookie awards in musical award ceremonies, and Park Yoo Chun and Kim Jae Joong have been recognized as actors through dramas.
No. 3 went to Big Bang, with 843 votes, or 7 percent. Big Bang starred in its own reality show before its official debut, and finally burst out into the big scene with its single Lalala in 2006. When Lie, a song written by member G-Dragon, became a big hit in 2007, the group became one of the biggest idol stars and trendsetters.
Last year the group had to stay out of sight for a while due to many unfortunate incidents that hit its members, but its fifth mini album, released in March this year, helped the group get back on its feet again by sweeping through music charts across the web.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min