JYJ’s Kim Jun Su recently received a 63.7 percent approval rating, giving him a ranking as the most popular foreign artist in China in a survey conducted by the BTV variety show Music Billboard. Justin Beiber ranked second and Madonna ranked eighth. It was on the January 8 episode of the show that Kim ranked first, thanks to his single “Thank U For,” which was released during the Christmas season.
Kim gained ever greater popularity in China during 2012. Music videos for his first solo EP title “Tarantallegra” and his single “Uncommitted” both ranked first on Yin Yue Tai, the biggest Chinese music video chart. And when Kim arrived at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in July 2012 to hold a concert there, over 1,000 fans and 20 media outlets gathered to see him. Kim successfully completed the 2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert With Orchestra at the end of the last year.