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Former TVXQ Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu and 11 Idols Who Left SM, Where Are They Now?

Re-Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: koreaboo

Media: koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday May 1, 2018 @ 4:20 am PST

 

SEE ALL 11 IDOLS THAT LEFT SM ENTERTAINMENT

In a very well-known and publicized lawsuit, three members of the then-five-member TVXQ! sued SM Entertainment for unfair contract terms in 2009. The suit was settled in 2012, but by then the three had already moved on under C-JeS Entertainment as JYJ.

Each of their albums released between 2010 and 2013 reached number one on the charts. The three also had acting success, with Yoochun becoming the lead in dramas like Rooftop Prince and Xia (aka Kim Junsu) becoming especially popular in musical theater. Xia also became an OST legend, appearing in Scent of A Woman as himself.

Jaejoong transitioned so well into acting he won the Top Excellence Actor Award for Triangle at the 2014 Korean Drama Awards.

Meanwhile, they also had successful solo music careers, with Jaejoong releasing solo hits between 2014 and 2016. Yoochun’s rape scandal in 2016 paused his promotional activities but, after he was cleared of all charges and finished military service, he returned to promoting this year.

Xia is on hiatus as he is currently serving in the military.

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