Dong Bang Shin Ki.

TVXQ(DBSK) (often stylized TVXQ! or TVfXQ), an acronym for Tong Vfang Xien Qi  (東方神起), is a South Korean Acapella quintet (by now continuing as a duo as of December 2010, due to three of the members filing lawsuit against SME) formed under SM Entertainment in 2003. In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (동방신기); they were later introduced in Japan as Tohoshinki (東方神起, Tōhōshinki) under the Avex sub-label Rhythm Zone in 2005. Their name translates as “The Rising Gods of the East”.

In 2008, with the release of their sixteenth Japanese single, “Purple Line”, which debuted atop the Oricon single chart, TVXQ became the fifth non-Japanese Asian artist and the first male foreign group to have a number-one single on the chart. With their twenty-third single, “Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?”, TVXQ set a new record, becoming the first foreign artist to have three singles debut atop the chart. In 2010, with the release of their thirtieth single, “Toki o Tomete”, TVXQ extended their record, making them the first foreign artist to have eight number-one singles on the Oricon.

On February 2010 with the release of TVXQ’s first Japanese compilation album which sold around 413,000 copies on the first week of its release, TVXQ set the record for the highest first-week sales by a foreign group, which was last set by Bon Jovi in 1995 for 379,000 copies.

During legal issues, three members of TVXQ debuted in Japan in 2010 as JYJ, and later with a global debut in October with the English language album The Beginning. While U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin, who are under SM Entertainmet’s contract, continued their music career under the band name of TVXQ(DBSK) starting with new album, Keep Your Head Down, which was released in South Korea Early January 2011.

DBSK Full Group Activities are on Hiatus until further notice.




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