When it comes to dance movies, there’s no denying that the King of Pop – Michael Jackson owns them all. With Michael in his late 40′s and legally embattled, a new legend of dancers are coming in to fill his shoes. The two most likely heirs to the dancing throne, would be former NSYNC leader – Justin Timberlake, and R&B’s prince – Usher. Both have proved numerous times that they are in a class all their own.
But there’s probably one dancer you haven’t heard of yet, that could give these two stars a run for their money. Known by many as the Asian Usher or Asian Timberlake, his name is Jung Yunho, a.k.a. “U-Know YunHo.” Born February 6, 1986 in GwangJu, Korea, YunHo picked up the nickname U-Know from the quick pronunciation of his name in English. YunHo has been dancing since the 7th grade and it’s apparent that he’s a natural when it comes to tearing up the stage. For the last two years, Korea has voted him as their best dancer, and you’ll quickly see why he’ll probably take the title again this year.
He auditioned for SM Entertainment in 9th grade and secured a spot in Korea’s popular Xman show, where celebrities play out various comedy and dance games. Most of the clips featured here are from the Xman show, and it’s his impromptu dance routines from Xman that helped skyrocket him into stardom.
Being rather humble, YunHo never pairs himself with the prettier girls for Xman’s dance competitions, but rather opts for the less noticed. It’s another reason why he’s melting the hearts of millions of Korea’s teenage girls. YunHo also tours around Asia as the band leader of KPOP group – TVXQ. He’s mentioned in several interviews with KPOP magazines that his goal one day is to become an international superstar. I’m sure with his talents, it won’t be a hard goal to reach. Check out the clips and see what you think.