Boy-band JYJ’s Kim Junsu shared his thoughts on the use of the title XIA for his first solo album, expressing that he sees XIA as his name. On the morning of the 16th, XIA held a press conference for his first album ‘XIA – Tarantallegra’ at Seoul Sogong-dong’s Lotte Hotel.
Kim Junsu revealed, “The name ‘XIA’ is something that Jaejoong-hyung and I came up with. Jaejoong-hyung and Yoochun didn’t really like their old names, but I liked mine”, and added that “Although I am JYJ’s Junsu, but when as a solo artist, I feel that the name XIA goes best with my identity. I feel that this word alone contains everything about who I am.”
He continued, “When I do musical activities, I use my real name (Kim Junsu), but rather than because I am trying to cover the name XIA intentionally, it’s because using XIA instead of my real name when doing musicals is a bit strange. Similarly, when the other members do their dramas, it would be funny for them to use their stage names, so they use their real names too right? I have never excluded this name (XIA) so that people wouldn’t call me by that name.”
Kim Junsu also added, “Whether they use XIA or Junsu, overseas fans address me by various different names, including XIA Junsu, Kim Junsu, Junsu, XIA. Because I am XIA, I feel that it’s only natural that I release the album under the name XIA.”
He also revealed, “I have never changed my signature once since debut. I still write ‘Xiah’,” and “I never doubted my choice of using the name XIA. To the extent that I’m surprised that there are even questions as to why I am using the name XIA,” attracting attention to this.
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu has revealed his first solo album on the 15th, and will hold his concerts at Jamsil Indoor Stadium on the coming 19th and 20th.