Korean name- Tong Vfang Xien Qi/ TVXQ
Japanese name - Dong Bang Shin Ki/ DBSK
The meaning of "Tong Vfang Xien Qi" is "Gods Rising from the East".
This five-member dance team is made up of students who auditioned to join the band in 2004. The boys were put in different
groups among peers during their training to be selected for the band, which was already named Tong Vfang Xien Qi.
The first to join was Xiah JunSu who was
14 at that time; he was brought into the band through a TV show looking for a new talent. He continued to train for six more
years and debuted under the name of Xiah Junsu Xiah is pronounced SHe-AH in Korean).
The next member to join, Jung YunHo won his audition
through a dance competition. Prior to this, however, he had been a backup dancer and rapper for K-pop singer Dana. His chosen
stage name is U-know YunHo because when you say YunHo real fast, it sounds like U-know in English.
Kim JaeJoong, like Tamaki Nami (a Japanese pop singer),
left his hometown to audition for SM Entertainment, debuting under the name a fortune teller foretold years before: YoungWoong
JaeJoong . He is also known as Hero, the meaning of YoungWoong.Shim ChangMin, was one of the youngest to audition; nevertheless,
he passed the try-outs. He joined the band on the name of ChoiKang ChangMin the English counterpart to his stage name
Six months prior to the group's debut, a new member
was added. American Park YooChun changed his name to Micky YooChun. Originally, YooChun's English name was Micky, so
he chose his English name to be part of his stage name.
DBSK debuted in 2003, during a Christmastime
showcase featuring fellow SM Entertainment star BoA and Britney Spears. They performed their debut single "Hug," as well as
an acappella rendition of "Oh Holy Night" with BoA. The group eventually released two singles before their first album in
For prep work in their first album, they recorded
a single with The TRAX and BoA. BoA, already popular in Japan, and The TRAX, which had released new music in Japan, made an
awareness overseas about the new boy group.
DBSK has also released albums and singles in China.
SM Entertainment has thought of adding a Chinese member to their group to help their popularity within the country. However,
now, SM Entertainment has abandoned the idea due to the overflowing amount of complaints from Cassiopeia and other fans.
DBSK has made their debut in both China and
Japan. The title song of their second album, "Rising Sun," has enjoyed high popularity in Korea, China, Taiwan,