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Code Name Blue

CN Blue (Korean씨엔블루 Japanese: シーエヌブルー ), stylized as CNBLUE, are a South Korean rock band formed in Seoul in 2009. The band consists of Jung Yong Hwa (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Lee Jong Hyun (lead guitar, vocals), Lee Jung Shin (bass guitar, vocals) and Kang Min Hyuk (drums, vocals). “CN is an abbreviation of ‘Code Name’ while BLUE is an abbreviation of the members’ individual images,” said by one of the members. ‘Burning’ represents Lee Jong Hyun, ‘Lovely’ represents Kang Min Hyuk, ‘Untouchable’ represents Lee Jung Shin, and ‘Emotional’ represents Jung Yong Hwa. Debuted on 19 August 2009 in Japan with the band’s first mini albumNow or Never. The group released four teasers for their 1st mini album Bluetory, starring one member per each of the videos in the sequence of Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Jungshin and lastly, Yonghwa on the 6th, 8th, 11 and 13 January 2010 respectively. On January 14, 2010 CN Blue debuted their first mini-album in Korea with the lead single “I’m a Loner” (Korean외톨이야).


 





2009: Indie band in Japan, Now or Never, and Voice

In mid-June 2009, CN Blue began to perform on the streets and in live clubs in Japan. They formally debuted as an indie band on August 19, 2009 with Now or Never. The mini-album was recorded completely in English, and failed to chart on the Oricon. In late September, their original bassist Kwon Kwang Jin left the band and was replaced by Lee Jung Shin later that year. Their second extended play Voice was released in November. Recorded with both English and Japanese tracks, Voice peaked at No. 227 and stayed on the Oricon for two weeks.

2010: Korean debut, ThankU, and other activities

In January, FNC Music unveiled old teaser pictures for CN Blue’s debut in South KoreaBluetory was released on January 14, 2010, and stayed at the top of the Gaon Chart for two weeks. “I’m a Loner” (Korean외톨이야) was promoted as the title track. The song peaked at No. 2, solidifying their break into the industry. The group had their first televised live stage on KBS Music Bank on January 15. Later, on January 29, the group made their first music show chart win on Music Bank. They won their first Inkigayo mutizen on January 31, 2010. CN Blue hold record as the shortest time korean singer to grab no.1 since debut that was only 15 days since their debut day with “Im a Loner”. The group debuted their new reality show “CNBluetory” on the Korean music channel Mnet on March 10.

In March, the band started preparations for their first full-length album Thank U in Japan. It was released on March 20, 2010 with two new track, intro and one new song. The album peaked at No. 90 on the Oricon charts, their highest position thus far. In April, their official fan club name was announced as BOICE, a combination of “blue” and “voice.” CN Blue headed back to Korea in May and released their next promotional single, “Love Light” (Korean사랑 빛), on May 10, 2010. The song peaked at No. 10 on the Korean national chart and foreshadowed their upcoming release. On May 19, their second extended play Bluelove was released. CN Blue held their comeback stage on M! Countdown the following day. It was promoted with the track “Love,” which charted at No. 2, matching the success the band found earlier with “I’m A Loner.”Bluelove peaked at No. 3, but stayed on the chart for many weeks and title track “Love” finally won first place on Mnet M! Countdown on June, 10, 2010 and Inkigayo mutizen on June 20, 2010.

After their success in Korea, the band headed back to Japan. They released their first single “The Way” on June 23. For the first time, they charted in the Oricon top 40 at No. 26. The release was followed by “I Don’t Know Why” on September 16. The song reached No. 8 on the Oricon Daily Chart, marking the first time the band made it inside the top 10. On the weekly chart, they peaked at No. 15. On the Japanese indie top chart, the band reached number one.The band embarked on a small tour across Japan in order to promote the single.

CN Blue members Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jong Hyun starred in the Korean movie “Acoustic.” They released a song from the OST on October 7 entitled “High Fly”.

     

    

lee jonghyun hate vest and tight jeans xd

cnbjonghyun:

but he always wear tight shirt >.<

Lee JongHyun Hate Vest and Tight Jeans XD

(via cnburningbeast)

 

 


[Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.]
Fan: I am sad because there’s none of your song in the album. 
Jonghyun: I am too. 
Fan: Why was that? 
Jonghyun: I was too greedy, I couldn’t finish it. 
Fan: I will expect Jonghyun’s songs in next album. Good luck to Colin too. 
Jonghyun: Ehehehe Thanks.

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