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CNBLUE

CNBLUE is a Korean boy band whose members first perfected their musical talents through club and street performances in Japan before making their grand debut in Korea. During their first performance in Korea in 2009, CNBLUE sang a combination of cheerful modern rock songs and mournful rock ballads, gaining recognition for their singing skills and stage presence. In 2011, CNBLUE came in at number two on the Oricon Singles Chart for their song ‘Re-maintenance,’ released in Japan. In Taiwan, their first official full-length album, ‘First Step,’ topped the G-Music Chart.

Group Introduction

CNBLUE stands for ‘CODE NAME BLUE’ and is comprised of four members: Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk and Lee Jung-shin. With the debut of their mini album ‘Bluetory’ (Blue Story) in January 2010, the group gained immediate recognition and the album topped the charts both online and offline in just five days after its release. Ever since, the band has continued to gain fans all across Asia. CNBLUE’s hit songs include ‘I’m a Loner,’ ‘Love,’ and ‘Intuition.’


- Fist Release: Mini album ‘Bluetory’ (2010)
- CNBLUE Official Website: http://cnblue.co.kr/cnblue/kor/ (Korean)
 

Member Profiles

* Name: Jung Yong-hwa (정용화)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Lead Vocalist, Guitarist

* Date of Birth: June 22, 1989
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 180cm
* Weight: 63kg

Jung Yong-hwa first became known to the public when he starred in the SBS TV drama series, ‘You Are So Beautiful’ prior to his debut as a singer in CNBLUE. Ever since becoming the main leader/spokesman of CNBLUE he has continued to flourish in the music industry, consistently demonstrating his individuality as a musician. Jung Yong-hwa has also appeared on a number of variety shows including, ‘We Got Married: Season 2’ (MBC) and ‘Night After Night’ (SBS) and has been cast as the lead in the upcoming MBC TV drama, ‘You’ve Fallen For Me.’
 

* Name: Kang Min-hyuk (강민혁)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Drummer

* Date of Birth: June 28, 1991
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 184cm
* Weight: 60kg

In 2010 Kang Min-hyuk, the playful-looking drummer of CNBLUE, not only made his first musical release with CN BLUE’s mini album ‘Bluetory Blue Story,’ but also made his first appearance onscreen in the movie ‘Acoustic’ and the TV drama ‘It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl’ (SBS). He has recently been cast in the upcoming MBC TV drama ‘You’ve Fallen for Me’ along with fellow band member, Jung Yong-hwa.
 

* Name: Lee Jong-hyun (이종현)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Guitarist, Vocalist

* Date of Birth: May 15, 1990
* Blood Type: O
* Height: 182cm
* Weight: 64kg

Considering his pretty face and excellent guitar skills, fans may be surprised to learn that one of Jong-hyun’s hobbies is judo. Jong-hyun has also made an appearance on the silver screen in the movie ‘Acoustic’ with fellow band member, Kang Min-hyuk.
 

* Name: Lee Jung-shin (이정신)
* Nationality: Korean
* Position: Bassist, Rapper

* Date of Birth: September 15, 1991
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 186cm
* Weight: 61kg

CNBLUE’s bassist Lee Jung-shin is known for his subtle bass renditions and appealing looks; however, his full charm is revealed when he raps.
 

CNBLUE’s Official Fan Club

1) BOICE
CNBLUE’s official fan club, ‘BOICE,’ is a combination of the name ‘CNBLUE’ and the word ‘VOICE.’ It expresses fans’ hopes of becoming as indispensible to the existence of CNBLUE as a voice is to a singer.

2) Official Fan Club Website:
http://cafe.daum.net/CNBLUE/
 

Discography (List of Albums)

Korea
Discography (List of Albums) Korea
2010 January 14, 2010 Bluetory
May 19, 2010 Blue Love
2011 January 14, 2011 For The First Time Lovers
March 21, 2011 First Step
April 7, 2011 First Step Special Limited Edition
April 26, 2011 First Step + 1 Thank You

Japan
Discography (List of Albums) Japan
2009 August 19, 2009 Now or Never
November 25, 2009 Voice
2010 March 20, 2010 Thank U
June 23, 2010 The Way
September 16, 2010 I Don’t Know Why
2011 January 9, 2011 Re-maintenance



Awards

Awards
2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Artist Award (Jung Yong-hwa)
2010 KBS Music Bank: #1 on the charts
M.net M Countdown: #1 on the charts
Korean Drama Festival: Netizen’s Choice Award
Style Icon Awards: New Style Icon, Singer
M.net MAMA: Male Rookie Award
Golden Disk Awards: Digital Music Bonsang
Melon Music Awards: Best New Artist
Melon Music Awards: Top 10 Bonsang
MBC Entertainment Awards: Popularity Award, Variety Show (Jung Yong-hwa)
SBS Entertainment Awards: New Artist Award (Jung Yong-hwa)
Japan Oricon Singles Chart: #11 (‘The Way’)
Japan Oricon Singles Chart: #7 (‘I Don’t Know Why’)
Japan Oricon Indies Weekly Chart: #1 (‘I Don’t Know Why’)
Taiwan G-Music, Five Music Chart: #1 (‘Bluetory’)
First Korean artist to go double platinum in Taiwan (‘Bluetory,’ ‘Blue Love’)
2011 Seoul Music Awards: Best Newcomer Award
M.net M Countdown: #1 on the charts
KBS Music Bank: #1 on the charts
SBS The Music Trend (Inkigayo): #1 on the charts
Japan Oricon Singles Chart: #2 (‘Re-maintenance’)
Taiwan G-music Chart: #1 (‘First Step’)

Other Activities

Autres activités
2009 SBS TV Drama ‘You are So Beautiful’ (Jung Yong-hwa)
2010

SBS TV Drama ‘It’s Okay Daddy’s Girl’ (Kang Min-hyuk)
Movie ‘Acoustic’ (Kang Min-hyuk, Lee Jong-hyun)

2011 MBC TV Drama ‘You’ve Fallen For Me’ (Jung Yong-hwa, Kang Min-hyuk)



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