Who are TVXQ?



TVXQ! (東方神起) is a South Korean pop group debuted on December 26th, 2003 as a five-member group, which become to a duo group since 2010. It consists currently of only two (original) members: U-know Yunho and Max Changmin.



Group Name:

TVXQ or 東方神起 is translated as “Rising Gods of the East” in English. The group has many (official) names, and all come from the different readings of the same Chinese characters (東方神起) depending on the country:

  • Korea: 東方神起 (pronounced as Dong Bang Shin Ki) and written in hangul as: 동방신기.
  • Japan: 東方神起/Tohoshinki is pronounced as Tou-hou-shin-ki.
  • China: 東方神起 is pronounced as Tong Vfang Xien Qi, and mostly written in simplified Chinese: 东方神起.
  • Global: TVXQ! which comes from the initials of Tong Vfang Xien Qi, which is the Chinese pronunciation of 東方神起 as previously mentioned.

The name writings 동방신기, 東方神起, Tohoshinki, 东方神起 and TVXQ! are what you see on their releases and products depending on the country, i.e. they are all officially registered names.


Unofficial Names:

Some global fans call them “DBSK” (abbreviated from Dong Bang Shin Ki) or “THSK” (abbreviated from Dong Bang Shin Ki).




Group Members (2003~):


  • U-know Yunho

Name: Jung Yunho
Birth: 1986/02/06
Height: 184 cm
Blood Type: +A
Debut Work: Hug
Group: TVXQ! , S.M. The Performance



  • Max Changmin

Name: Shim Changmin
Birth: 1988/02/18
Height: 186 cm
Blood Type: +B
Debut Work: Hug
Group: TVXQ! , S.M. The Ballad





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Official SNS accounts of TVXQ!:



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Korean Studio Albums


Japanese Studio Albums


For more, Please visit the Discography page


Note: for above links to work, please open the main TVXQ! Official Page first then click on the links