correct tag: 동방신기 for korean albums and 東方神起 for japanese albums The Official name appearing on all kinds of releases (CDs, DVDs...) is 東方神起 Please help us merge TVXQ & 동방신기 into 東方神起 by suggesting the 東方神起 correction.
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TVXQ, initials of Tong Vfang Xien Qi (Chinese: 東方神起), sometimes stylized as TVXQ!, is a South Korean pop group formed in 2003 under SM Entertainment. In South Korea they are known as Dong Bang Shin Ki (Korean: 동방신기), often abbreviated as DBSK. In Japan they are known as Tohoshinki (Japanese: 東方神起), where they are one of the very few K-pop acts seen exclusively as J-pop artists. Their name translates to "The Rising Gods of the East".
The group debuted in 2003 as a five member boy band consisting of leader U-Know Yunho, Max Changmin, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu. In July 2009, the latter three filed for an injunction against their Korean agency SM Entertainment. This led to TVXQ ceasing all public activities and appearances after 2009. After a hiatus of 2 years and 3 months, TVXQ returned as a duo consisting of Yunho and Changmin with the release of their fifth Korean album Keep Your Head Down, which ranked at No. 1 on the Gaon Chart two weeks after its release. Since their 2011 comeback, TVXQ has sold more than 2.5 million copies in Korean album sales and Japanese singles and album sales.