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Kim Jun-su (born 15 December 1986) or simply Junsu, also known by the stage name Xia is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor. He is a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ.
Junsu made his debut in 2003 as a member of TVXQ, a boy band produced and formed by South Korean record label and talent agency S.M. Entertainment, having previously been a trainee for six years. They had released four Korean albums, four Japanese albums, thirty Japanese singles and several Korean singles during his first six years in the music industry as TVXQ. In 2009, Junsu and fellow TVXQ members Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment determine the validity of their contract, they subsequently formed JYJ. JYJ has released one English album, two Korean albums, one Japanese EP, and one Korean EP. Junsu began his solo career in 2010 with the release of Japanese EP Xiah and the same year, he took the role of Wolfgang in his debut musical Mozart! receiving critical acclaim and commercial success beginning his extensive musical career. In May 2012, he released his first full-length Korean solo studio album Tarantallegra and went on his first headlining world tour. Despite limitations in media coverage and promotional activities caused by a ban in the Entertainment Departments of South Korea's three main terrestrial broadcasters resulting from SM Entertainment's interference, Junsu's first and second studio album reached top two on the Gaon albums chart in South Korea, as well as reaching number-ten and number-five on the Billboard World Albums chart for Tarantallegra and Incredible, respectively. He is also known for being able to sell out tickets for his concerts and musicals within minutes, dubbed "the ticket power" by South Korean media.