In CELEBRATION OF KIM JAEJOONG'S 10th YEAR ANNIVERSARY as an entertainer... I have compiled his 'solo' endeavors from 2010-2013...
The One and Only KIM JAEJOONG...JYJ member since 2010.
Amazing solo repertoire from 2010-2013...and counting (until military enlistment sometime in 2014) and beyond...
JaeJoong's solo endeavors in the last few years have been massive and very successful...
Timeline and Review:
Actor Kim JaeJoong
Acting as Shin JaeJun in "Heaven's Postman"...
This TV movie was filmed in November 2009 co starring Han HyoJoo. It is a joint Korean-Japanese telecinema and aired in 2010.
Jaejoong played a man who delivers letters from the living. He can only be seen by people who are still mourning their loved ones. Then he met Hana...
This movie is amazing and even better after watching it a couple more times because we notice and see more subtleties and learn that the nuances and the artistry of the movie are wonderful And the chemistry between Jaejoong and HyoJoo is out of this world... and the KISS...hmmm...lovely...
Heaven's Postman trailer
Kiss scene BTS
As 'Doctor' in "Sunao ni Narenakute"...
This Japanese drama was released in September 2010. Jaejoong plays a Korean living in Japan (with his younger sister) as a medical sales rep but called himself 'doctor' on Twitter where he met and became close friends with 'strangers' from twitter land.
Jaejoong plays a rather pathetic man with a lot of insecurities but our collective hearts break for him... In the Drama, entanglements ensued and the story is very realistic and moving...This subject matter was cutting edge in 2010.
Nowadays, we are 'friends' with a lot of people on twitter and Instagram and even Soompi but do you know the real me and even my real name? This is a good little drama...
Jaejoong also won Best Supporting Actor for the 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix awards. And he also won for Most Interesting Actor in the 2010 Oricon Spring Drama Awards.
'Doctor' rolling around getting all excited about calling Haru
'Doctor' confesses his love to Haru (who is in love with another man)...cries
'Doctor' rescuing Haru but gets beaten...
"Protect the Boss"...ahhhhhhhh what to say about Cha MuWon!
Aired on SBS-August 2011. Jaejoong plays the perfect "Prince of the Finance World" Cha MuWon who is a business and love rival to the laid back and lazy Cha Ji Heon (Ji Sung).
This drama is so much fun and very enjoyable. And we are not even gonna talk about the Cha MuWon hair!!! Jaejoong is amazing in this drama...Jaejoong became really close friends with JiSung during and after filming this drama...
The ratings were around 16% which is awesome. Jaejoong won 'New Star Award' for the SBS Drama Awards.
fanmade highlight...with bgm "I'll Protect You" by KJJ;)
'Cha Cha cousins' fight...LOL
of course, the BTS of the Kissing scenes...love it!
As the honorable and sad and brave Kim KyungTak in "Timeslip Dr. Jin"...
This drama was aired on MBC in May 2012 to admirable ratings of 13%...I would say that Jaejoong (his character and his portrayal) is the best thing in Dr. Jin...even the non-JJ fans say this as well...JaeJoong's acting had vastly improved and audience tears came down bucket loads for his character...This drama stars Song SeungHeon and Park MinYoung.
Kim KyungTak is a high ranking police force of Joseon Dynasty and is an illegitimate son of the Prime Minister and his concubine. He longs for his fathers approval and love till the end...
Jaejoong won 'Best New Male Actor at the MBC Drama Awards.
He wrote the lyrics to the drama ost 'Living like a Dream' which won Best Hallyu OST award at the Seoul International Drama Awards... (more on this later on).
Kim KyungTak's story...awesome fan made vid.
KyungTakie and his best friend and political rival YoungHwi
KyungTakie and his father...my tears...
Kim Jaejoong starred in a teaser video for new singer Baek Seungheon.
KJJ composed and directed the main single "Until the Sun Also Rises" released on November 7, 2012... He filmed a 30 minute mini movie with actress Kim JiWon but it never aired...hmmm blockage from someone?
Song and movie teaser...btw: The teaser (with JJ singing) is different from the dance pop song itself.
"The Jackal is Coming" (or Code Name: Jackal) with his CJES Noona Song JiHyo.
Jaejoong filmed this movie at the same timeframe as the Dr. Jin drama...
He plays a narcissist pop idol/Hallyu star (hehehe, not farfetched from JJ) who ended up a kidnap victim by the assassin Bong MinJung (SJH)...of course this is a dark comedy and JJ dove and lost himself into the work without care of his idol image...
He worked extremely hard without complaints. There are reports that he would sleep for 30 minutes in between takes and makeup artists would apply touch ups on sleeping JJ. The movie was released on November 2012 to good success.
making of the film...BTS
funny saessang fan scene (it would be very scary if this happened for real to JJ)
free falling...where JJ really did fall hard...ouch!
poster photo shoot...JJ had to be duct taped for a long time...another ouch!
All video credits to uploaders.
***We are looking forward to more actor Kim Jaejoong in the future...He has become a good actor and very not at all self conscious...He definitely has a great future an actor- be it comedy, drama, or romance.***
Bonus: Jaejoong has said before that he was an extra as one of the thousands of soldiers in the epic movie TaeGeukgi (released in 2004). And everytime this movie is on, I find myself scanning through thousands of soldiers during war and fight scenes to get a glimpse of JJ hahahaha.
and so JJ was in another quick scene in the movie! LOL
Director Kim JaeJoong
JJ served as the Executive Director for the Asian tour leg of JYJs 2011 Worlwide Tour...Yes, he is often blamed for Yoochun's I Love You 'bed scene' hahahaha... But in fairness, he was not the choreographer and music director- there's a difference, lol. And really, YC could have said 'NO' so stop blaming JJ! Hehehehe
Jaejoong was also Part of the Directing team for the 2011 LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars starring South Korean rhythmic gymnast (and Nation's Fairy) Son YeonJae.
SYJ talked about Kim Jaejoong...
JJ at work;)
It was very difficult for JJ and JYJ to be shown or even get mentioned on TV (well, what's the improvement really?) so it was great for JJ to venture out and try different things...to great success as always;)
As mentioned earlier, Jaejoong "Till the Sun also Rises" for Baek Seungheon... JJ also served as the musical director for the single.
Model Kim Jaejoong
Other than the CFs with JYJ, Jaejoong was the subject matter of the book Intermodulation...
Released in January 2011...the date where fan girls died and came back to life over and over again;)
Let us all pause and spazz over these sexy videos;
Intermodulation part one
Intermodulation part two
Intermodulation part three
Elle 'movie stills' (February 2012)
Elle 'fashion film' (October 2012)
the making...BTS of Uber sexy Kim Jaejoong;)
Jaejoong has graced hundreds of covers and great pictorials as well...too many to mention here;)
Recent cover of Elle Japan (December 2013)
Note: my copy remains pristine...handling it with hospital gloves;D
Visual Shock!!! Kim Jaejoong...
Don't hate him because he's beautiful...HE IS ONE VERY TALENTED INDIVIDUAL!
Kim Jaejoong also performed as a narrator to MBCs "The Zoo is Alive 2"
Aired in August 2013
Entrepreneur Kim Jaejoong
It was disclosed in October 2011 that Jaejoong is the Owner of a Japanese/Korean fusion restaurant Bum'S Story...then we all learn that soulmate Park Yoochun is a co owner as well..
story about Bum's in Gangnam
KJJ best friend Kim Hyun Joong coming over at Bum'S during a K POP Star documentary on KHJ... Again, during this time frame, there are lots of closed doors for JJ and JYJ. We thank true friends like KHJ for including JJ in this docu and get his face and name out there.
A second restaurant Bum's Friends opened in Gildong on August 2013.
A third restaurant Bum'S Story recently opened (December 17, 2013) in Akasaka (Tokyo), Japan.
I have been to Cojjee and it had a great atmosphere. Totally fan friendly (not only for JYJ fans but for any celebs in Korea. Hard to get there though and JJ complained that there's no kitchen so no food or pastries.
JJ has given away his CC shares to concentrate on his new coffee shop JHolic (more on that later)... but we will still see JYJ going through Cojjee on they visit the Red Carpet salon;)
Moldir- established September 2013.
High quality leather bags, cell phone cases, passport cases, plus key rings...and more
Who can forget the excellent ost from Dr Jin...2012
"Living like a Dream"
It won Best OST at the 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards
JJ at SIDA red carpet...the king of fan service!
sexy SIDA pics compilation plus receiving the award (where he thanked himself (XD) for being the songwriter...fantastic JJ.
First mini album
In January 17, 2013, Kim JaeJoong released his first mini album "I/Mine" and released the repackaged mini album "Y" after that as well.
This album continues to be a huge success for JJ. It gave him loads of confidence to go full out with the rock genre. The legendary Kim Bada composed Mine and One Kiss with JJ writing the lyrics.
Jaejoong also composed "Healing for Myself" (first heard in the Jackal movie) and the amazing "All Alone".
Jeon Hae Seong contributed to the album with the song "You Fill me Up".
The repackaged mini album includes the sexy tracks "Only Love" and "Kiss B"
***JJ embarked on a Fanmeeting/mini concert tour (Your My & Mine) in Asia beginning on his birthday January 26th...
A video compilation of the FM/mini con earlier this year.
The FM/mini concerts were very successful and tickets were very hard to come by.
Mine MV is amazing and so phenomenal.
The lyrics are so telling and we all know what the MVs true meanings are especially with strong and striking imagery.
I chose this English subbed video (of Mine) to truly appreciate what a great songwriter JJ is. But please continue to support the official MV in the CJESJYJ YouTube channel.
"One Kiss" live
"Healing for Myself" great fan made vid
"All Alone" live
"Only Love" live
singing "Kiss B" while cooking...sexiest cook alive!
rock version of Kiss B
All vid cr: uploaders
First full length album
Kim JaeJoong's full length solo album "WWW who what when" was released on October 29, 2013. And it has been a smashing success to both fans and critics. The consensus is that Jaejoong is a true rock star without a doubt!
WWW Tracks...(* notes JJ as the Lyricist...** notes JJ as the lyricist and composer)
totally smexy Brighter rendition^^
*Don't Walk Away (featuring YongJunHyung of B2ST)
DWA with snake-like leather pants XD
*Just Another Girl
official JAG MV
Rotten Love in Taiwan (bonus: changing clothes then KissB)
Shiny Day (with Lee Sanggon of Noel)
Shiny Day with Gummy in Osaka... Playful these two;)
*Let the Rhythm Flow
great quality vid tho shorter version of LTRF
**I Said I'm Sorry (It Is)
shorter version of the Sorry song but great quality;)
Now is Good
Now is Good is always great...love this song and the singer<3
9+1# in Seoul
Luvholic...he sang solo in Nanjing
excellent high vocals with Modem Beat in Nj
emotional JJ singing Paradise in Osaka.
All videos cr:uploaders
***Jaejoong has been touring for the www full concerts in Asia...the venues have been full to capacity... the Jaejoong effect;)
I didn't mean to write a novel...this is not even a complete timeline/JJ story from 2010-2013...
I was surprised that he has done and accomplished a LOT!
Just imagine if he and JYJ are able to promote and perform freely in their own country!
Bonus solo performance by Kim JaeJoong
Bogoshipda (original singer:Kim BumSoo who was a guest at JJs Seoul concert... so JJ pay homage by singing (and killing...in the best meaning possible) this song...
And last but not the least...one of my most favorite performance of JJ....and it's from the recent Arirang event at South Korea's Blue House (in front of the president and was later broadcasted on KBS!)
It was an honor for Kim Jaejoong to be invited in such an important event in all of Korea...
Event was on October 2013.
Kim JaeJoong singing his rock version of the Korean folk song Arirang...
All videos credit to uploaders.
*****This is the one and only Kim JaeJoong from 2010-2013.*****
His birthday is coming up next month and the military enlistment is coming up soon as well...
But we still have the 'Nationwide' concerts in January ending on his birthday weekend...
Who knows what he will do next?
JYJ has been promising an album...hopefully soon;)
Maybe JJ can do some acting in the meantime...or just rest...
The last 10 years have been very fulfilling for KJJ...He has gone through many ups and downs and exultations and heartbreak...He has said that Yoochun and Junsu have helped him and the fans have carried them... He has always shown and expressed his gratefulness and love towards the fans...
We will continue to support and love Kim Jaejoong in whatever endeavors he will pursue in the future...