CN Blue (Korean: 씨엔블루), stylized as CNBLUE, is a South Korean Indie rock band, which debuted on August 19, 2009 in Japan with the band’s first mini album, Now or Never. They were coined as the “2nd FT Island“. The group released four teasers for their 1st album Bluetory, starring one member per each of the videos in the sequence of Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Jungshin and lastly, Jung Yong Hwa on the 6th, 8th, 11th and 13 January respectively. On the January 14, CN Blue debuted their first mini-album with lead single “I’m a Loner” (Korean: 외톨이야).

Also known as Code Name Blue
Origin Seoul, Republic of Korea
Genres Pop rock , power pop
Years active 2009–present
Labels AI/Victor (Japan)
FNC/Mnet (South Korea)
FNC/AI/Universal (Philippines)
Website Official site
Members
Jung Yong Hwa
Lee Jong Hyun
Kang Min Hyuk
Lee Jung Shin
Past members
Kwon Kwang Jin

CN Blue (씨엔블루) or Code Name Blue is Korean Indie Boy Band debuted on August 19 2009 in Japan with their first mini album Voice.

The members are consisted of Jung Yong Hwa (vocal and guitar), Lee Jong Hyun (Vocal, guitar), Lee Jung Shin (basist), Kang Min Hyuk (drums).

CN Blue always refered as 2nd F.T. Island because CN Blue are under the same management with F.T.Island. Likes another Korean Boyband members who also starring in Korean Drama, CN Blue members are also appearing in several Korean drama.

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CN Blue oldest member Jung Yonghwa plays Kang Shinwoo in the boy-band idol drama,” You’re Beautiful” (미남이시네요), starring Park Shinhye, Jang Geunseok, and F.T Island’s Lee Hongki.

Being an indie band that debuted in Japan, they started with many rumors and accusations ahead of them. One of that was they were accused of plagiarism in their single ‘Loner’ as it sounds alike with the indie band Ynot’s song ‘BlueBird’. But the songwriter said that it wasn’t. Unfortunately, Ynot is planning to file a lawsuit against the songwriter of ‘Loner’, saving the band from such disgrace. Although it’s ok now for the side of the band but the songwriter is facing the dilemma now. Netizens are thinking that maybe Ynot is riding the fame of C.N.Blue so they will be known too.

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CN Blue in Japan Career

Around June 2009, CN Blue began making street performances and performing gigs in live clubs in Japan. They made their formal debut as an indie band in Japan with their all-English tracks first mini-album, Now or Never on August 19, 2009. On November 25, 2009, the band released their second mini-album, called
Voice, in Japan. The title track was recorded in Japanese while the rest are entirely in English.

It was announced on the band’s official blog site on February 1, that they are going to be holding a one-man live show on March 20 in celebration of the release of their first album, titled, Thank U. A preview of their title track “a.ri.ga.tou” was posted on their official MySpace in late February.

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They are set to release their first Japanese single, titled, “The Way” on June 23, 2010 in Japan. The single will contain three tracks.

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CN Blue in South Korea Career

It was revealed in January 2010 that CN Blue will make their official debut in South Korea with a debut mini-album, Bluetory, on January 14, 2010. It was also announced that teasers featuring each of the four members will be released on different dates. On January 7 (Korean time), a MV teaser was released on

their official site, featuring the band’s formerly stated Lee Jong Hyun with the band’s new song, “I’m a Loner” (외톨이야). Drummer Kang Minhyuk’s teaser was released on January 8. On January 11 and January 13 MV teasers for Jungshin and Yonghwa was released respectively.

The day before their official debut, they held their first fan showcase to a large group of fans. On January 14, the band released their debut mini-album and took the number one spot on the Mnet real time charts, along with the second spot on the Hanteo charts. They are the only rookie group to do so in 2010,

beating out fellow rookies, ZE:A and F.Cuz. The group made their live debut stage at KBS Music Bank on January 15. They took the #1 spot on album sales charts and all music charts five days into their debut.

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On January 29′s episode of Music Bank, the group won their first K-Chart with their hit song, “I’m a Loner.” They then won their first Mutizen award on SBS Inkigayo on the 31st.

In April, the band’s official fanclub was named BOICE, which is a combination of Blue and Voice. In early May, FNC Music announced that the band will be coming back with their second mini-album on May 19, 2010. The title of the album was titled Bluelove and a track composed by Yonghwa, “Love Light” (사랑 빛) was unveiled on May 10th and then the MV teaser of his official single called “Love” was released on their official site on May 12th. They made their comeback stage on M! Countdown on the 20th.

CNBLUE 1st Mini Album – Bluetory

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Dubbed the next FTIsland, Korean band CNBLUE debuted first in Japan last year, and now they’re finally releasing their Korean debut mini-album. The rock band is already well known in Korea due to the popularity of guitarist and vocalist Jung Yong Hwa, who shot to fame playing Kang Shin Woo in the Korean drama
You’re Beautiful. With an already famous frontman and three other members who are equally young, handsome, and talented, it’s no wonder that CNBLUE is expected to be the next big thing in Korea. Their first Korean mini-album Bluetory comes with five mellow rock ballads and alternative rock numbers including

the first plug “I’m a Loner” by hitmakers Kim Do Hoon and Lee Sang Ho, and the Korean versions of songs like Now or Never and Love Revolution from their Japan mini-albums.

CNBLUE 2nd Mini Album – Bluelove

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After storming to the top of the charts earlier in the year with their hit “I’m a Loner”, CNBLUE spreads the love with their highly anticipated second mini-album Bluelove. The six-track album continues the band’s alternative rock sound while also incorporating different styles like hip-hop. The title song LOVE is a cool modern rock number featuring a combination of acoustic and electric guitar sound, and a powerful rap section in the second half. Leader Yong Hwa wrote and composed two songs for the album, the laidback love song “Love Light” and funky rock number Tattoo. Drummer Min Hyuk shows his songwriting skills as well, penning the youthful rock tune Sweet Holiday. Bluelove also includes Let’s Go Crazy, whose original version was featured in their Japan Now or Never mini-album.

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CN Blue Members Profile and Photos :

Yong Hwa

name: Jung Yonghwa (정용화)
dob: 06.22.89
position: leader, vocals, rap, guitar
height: 180 cm (5’11”)
weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
blood type: A
hobbies: listening to music
specialties: playing the clarinet, beatbox
attraction: snaggle tooth (idek.)

&etc:
– acts as Kang Shinwoo in the SBS drama, You’re Beautiful
– MC in MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night Hunters
– wrote the lyrics for Love Revolution and Just Please from their first mini-album, and Y, Why… from their second mini-album
– co-composed Just Please from their first mini-album
– possibly more lyric writing and composing in their third mini-album, but i have not seen scans nor do i have my copy yet.
– auditioned for FnC in his senior year of high school. originally from busan. (btw people the year was ’07 if you’re wondering.)
– he’s also mentioned that technically his height is 179.2 cm. but he wears man heels. ‘sall good.
– apparently band appa. personally, i think he’s more of the jjong type. puppyish camwhore who’s the shortest in the group and has a nice voice. /shot.

pictures/videos:
E. Emotional (외톨이야 teaser)
You’re Beautiful‘s Genie Parody
– he likes to make funky moves at the mic
– there’s also a lot of predebut pictures of him. (more, but i don’t have them saved.)
OMG I CAEM.
just pickin mah nose.
– and to make up for that, glasses and ripped jeans.
hai wud u liek to go keel dogs wit me? hai i’m a creeper. drinks on me. asl? (8
– dude got muscle and nice legs.
– he is sorta a player ;D

Jong Hyun

name: Lee Jonghyun (이종현)
dob: 05.15.90
position: vocals and guitar (and former leader. they probably changed it to yonghwa ‘cuz he has more experience and publicity in korea. :<)
height: 182 cm (6’0″)
weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
blood type: O
hobbies: listening to music, sports
specialties: judo (HE KICKS ASS.)
attraction: chic smile (sobs.)

&etc:
– co-composed Never Too Late from their second mini-album
– sang in Japanese for Voice from their second mini-album
– did all the vocals for their performances while Yonghwa was filming You’re Beautiful
– also, according to their radio interview, he had a girlfriend before leaving for japan, but they broke up. ): (mc: say something to her, then / jonghyun: … / yonghwa: wetoriya~)
– also from busan, like yonghwa.
– went to the national judo competition (yonghwa: and then he lost, so he started a career in music :D)
– “the nice kid who lives next door” in the band. idk, he sorta seems more appa-ish to me.
– he reminds me of kyuhyun and heechul in suju. my friend even went “oh look! super junior!” when she saw a picture of him at first. :’D
– for anyone who hasn’t noticed yet, he has the deeper voice out of the two.

pictures/videos:
B. Burning (외톨이야 teaser. also my personal favorite.)
self-taken pictures !
pretty in pink.
on a date with kwangjin.
– acting sorta hungry. (and here, with more food.)
– how he looks like during recording.
– being a guitar geek with yonghwa.
back in korea from japan.
showing off his calves, bnr.
– and here, just because i’m biased. this and this and this and this and this and some more of this and did i mention this?

Min Hyuk

name: Kang Minhyuk (강민혁)
dob: 07.28.91
position: DRUMS 😀
height: 184 cm (6’0″)
weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
blood type: A
hobbies: soccer, basketball
specialties: playing the flute
attraction: laughing eyes (see here. bnr.)

&etc:
– he likes to do selca (see links below.)
– i also think he likes food (see links below.)
– claims to have joined fnc after seeing fti.
– he uses blue tape on his drumsticks 😀 idk, i find that cool.
– in the interview, he said his last girlfriend was in his first year of high school (for america, that’s sophomore year.)
– from ilsan.

pictures/videos:
L. Lovely (외톨이야 teaser)
100123 외톨이야 – MBC Music Core (because he’s up front ;D)
snacks, kimchi chigae,
taking pictures of self. he does it right.
– pretty boy, pre-debut.
– he also uses hairclips ‘n stuff.
with elmo !
reasons he steals away yonghwa’s fans. (by that, i just mean three of my friends who converted from yonghwa to minhyuk.)
nice legs are nice.
– he has that inner diva in him. leopard print, and pink drumset.
– (this one is like, my all-time favorite.) IN THE CASE OF HOT SUMMER CLUBBING NIGHTS, THIS T-SHIRT IS REMOVABLE.
back from korea in december.

Jung Shin

name: Lee Jungshin (이중신)
dob: 09.15.91
position: bass
height: 186 cm (6’1″)
weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
blood type: A
hobbies: listening to music (oh gee i didn’t see that coming.)
specialties: rap, playing the bass
attraction: eyes (oh hey look it’s normal.)

&etc:
– joined as Kwangjin’s replacement around the end of September ’09
– he’s really really fucking tall. sobs.
– he reminds me of w-inds.’ chiba ryohei.
– lol they make him sound like a hobo. apparently jungshin used to do photo taking, then some scout found him in hongdae and dragged him back to the agency.
– he’s a player. says he never has a relationship that lasts over roughly three months. what a guy.
– from ilsan.

pictures/videos:
U. Untouchable (외톨이야 teaser)
ramyun !
woof woof.
– he seems to wear a hat a lot.
practice, practice, moar practice.
talk to the hand, betch.
and during lives
from the mv shoot, i think
back from japan, in the airport
– and here he continues his photography endeavors with minhyuk as his model.

Kwon Kwang Jin (former member)

name: Kwon Kwangjin (권광진)
dob: 08.12.92
position: bass and rap
height: 180 cm (5’11”)
blood type: AB

&etc:
– left the group for unknown reasons. there is no official statement. :k
– srsly he looks gorgeous with long hair
– i hope he re-debuts or smth.

pictures/videos:
dorking.
wid puddy tat.
and onigiri.
and elmo.
– he also has nice legs.

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CN Blue Discography

CN Blue Now Or never
1st Mini Album: Now or Never
Released: August 19, 2009
Track List :
1. Now or Never
2. Let’s Go Crazy
3. Love Revolution
4. Just Please
5. Teardrops in the Rain

CN Blue Voice
2nd Mini Album: Voice
Released: November 11, 2009
Track List :
1. Voice
2. Wanna Be Like U
3. Never Too Late
4. Y, Why
5. One of a Kind

CN Blue Bluetory
Mini Album Vol. 1: Bluetory
Released: January 14, 2010
Track List :
1. I’m a Loner
2. Love Revolution
3. Y, Why
4. Now or Never
5. I Will Forget You

CN Blue ThankU
1st Album: ThankU
Released: March 20, 2010
Track List :
1. Intro
2. Let’s Go Crazy
3. Love Revolution
4. Wanna Be Like U
5. Never too Late
6. Now or Never
7. Voice
8. Just Please
9. Y, Why…
10. Teardrops in the Rain
11. One of a Kine
12. a.ri.ga.tou.

CN Blue Blue Love
Mini Album Vol 2: BlueLove
Released: May 19, 2010
Track List :
1. LOVE
2. Sweet Holiday
3. Black Flower
4. Tattoo
5. Love Light
6. Let’s Go crazy

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