TVXQ have become the first Korean singers to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. Considering the fact that it is hard for even Japanese celebrities to be on the cover, regardless of the fact that it is the Japanese version of the magazine, this is an achievement that is meaningful and should be noted.
Most importantly, TVXQ’s popularity seemed to have been drooping slightly from their top Hallyu star status when some of the members filed an exclusive contract suspension lawsuit against SM Entertainment. However, U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin, who are keeping the name of TVXQ alive, have proven their undiminished popularity as idols and as Koreans by gracing the cover of Rolling Stone.
The Japanese version of Rolling Stone has had only ten Japanese celebrities on its cover, starting with Nakashima Mika in 2008. This further proves TVXQ’s influence in Japan as their appearance on the magazine’s cover is unusual.
A representative of SM stated, “We heard that it isn’t easy for even Japanese stars to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. It feels great to see TVXQ grace the cover of the popular magazine.”
The August issue of Rolling Stone will be available on the 8th.
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