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CNBLUE
CNBLUE
(Korean: 씨엔블루) is a South Korean pop rock band formed in 2009. The band originally consisted of Jung Yong-hwa
Jung Yong-hwa
(leader, guitar, main vocals, rap), Lee Jong-hyun
Lee Jong-hyun
(guitar, vocals), Kang Min-hyuk (drums), and Kwon Kwang-jin (bass), and they released their debut Japanese mini-album Now or Never in 2009. Kwon Kwang-jin left the band shortly after and was replaced by Lee Jung-shin
Lee Jung-shin
(bass, rap). CN is an initialism for Code Name, while BLUE is a backronym for burning, lovely, untouchable, and emotional; it is meant to portray the images of Jong-hyun, Min-hyuk, Jung-shin, and Yong-hwa, respectively.[1] On January 14, 2010, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
debuted with in Korea with the lead single "I'm a Loner" from their first Korean mini album Bluetory. Their fan club is named Boice.

Contents

1 History

1.1 2009: Debut in Japan 1.2 2010: Successful debut in Korea 1.3 2011: Continued success in Korea and major Japanese debut 1.4 2012: Acting activities, Ear Fun, and Code Name Blue 1.5 2013: Re:Blue, Blue Moon World Tour, and What Turns You On? 1.6 2014: Can't Stop, Wave, and Notable performances 1.7 2015: 2gether, Colors and Arena tour 1.8 2016: Blueming, Euphoria, and 5th anniversary tour 1.9 2017–Present: 7ºCN

2 Controversy 3 Philanthropy 4 Members 5 Discography 6 Concerts and tours

6.1 Headlining

6.1.1 World Tour 6.1.2 Asia tours 6.1.3 Japan
Japan
tours

7 Awards and nominations 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] 2009: Debut in Japan[edit] CNBLUE's first live performance took place in Tokyo, Japan, at the entrance of Shinjuku Station
Shinjuku Station
in early 2009; it was one of at least 20 other bands performing in the area.[2] By mid-June 2009, the band began to perform on the streets and in live clubs.[3] They formally debuted on August 19, 2009 with Now or Never. The mini-album was recorded completely in English, and failed to chart on the Oricon Albums Chart. In late September, their original bassist Kwon Kwang-jin left the band and was replaced by Lee Jung-shin
Lee Jung-shin
later that year.[4] Their second extended play Voice was released in November. Recorded with both English and Japanese tracks, Voice peaked at number 227 and charted for two weeks.[5] Guitarist Lee described the band's independence in the country as "tough, but equally rewarding".[2] 2010: Successful debut in Korea[edit] In January, FNC Entertainment
FNC Entertainment
unveiled a series of video teasers for CNBLUE's debut in South Korea.[6] Bluetory
Bluetory
was released on January 14, 2010, and stayed at the top of the Gaon Album Chart for two weeks.[7] "I'm a Loner" was promoted as the lead single, and peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart.[8] The band had their first televised live performance on KBS's Music Bank on January 15. The song was an immediate commercial success and the band had their first music show chart win on Music Bank on January 29[9] and SBS's Inkigayo on January 31.[10] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
held the record for achieving number one on South Korea's music programs in the shortest time since debut, grabbing their first win only 15 days after debuting with "I'm a Loner".[11] The band had their debut reality show CNBLUEtory, broadcast on Mnet beginning March 10.

Bassist Lee and frontman Jung in midst of M Countdown
M Countdown
flming, 2010

In March, the band started preparations for their first full-length independent album Thank U in Japan. It was released on March 20 with several tracks co-written and co-composed by Jung Yong-hwa. The album peaked at number 90 on the Oricon
Oricon
Weekly Album Charts. In April, their official fan club name was announced to be Boice, a combination of "blue" and "voice". CNBLUE
CNBLUE
headed back to Korea and released their next single, "Love Light" on May 10, in precedence of their next album. On May 19, their second extended play Bluelove
Bluelove
was released and peaked at number three on the Gaon Album Chart. CNBLUE
CNBLUE
held their comeback performance on Mnet's M! Countdown
M! Countdown
the following day. It was promoted with the track "Love", which peaked at number two on Gaon, matching the success the band found earlier with "I'm a Loner". The band eventually won on first place on M! Countdown
M! Countdown
on June 10 and Inkigayo on June 20.[12][13] 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 Oricon's Top 40 at number 26. The release was followed by their second single "I Don't Know Why" on September 16. The song reached number eight on the Oricon
Oricon
Daily Chart, marking the first time the band made it inside the Top 10. The band then embarked on a small tour across Japan
Japan
in order to promote the single.[14] The same year, Kang Min-hyuk
Kang Min-hyuk
and Lee Jong-hyun
Lee Jong-hyun
made their acting debut in the omnibus film Acoustic. They released a song for the movie's OST on October 7, entitled "High Fly". 2011: Continued success in Korea and major Japanese debut[edit] On January 9, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their third Japanese single, "Re-maintenance". They then kick start their 2011 Japanese promotions with a Zepp
Zepp
Tour in four cities – Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya
Nagoya
and Tokyo – from January 9 to 16.[15] FNC Entertainment
FNC Entertainment
released teasers for a CNBLUE
CNBLUE
comeback in February 2011.[16] However, the release date was later changed to March 21.[17] The teaser was noted for having "more of the same departure from their pop rock sound into a heavier concept."[18] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their first full-length album First Step with the title track "Intuition" on March 21. The song earned the band a total of 7 music show wins, with three wins each on Mnet's M! Countdown
M! Countdown
and KBS Music Bank, thus marking the first time the band won "triple crown" on the shows. After wrapping up promotions of "Intuition" on April 24 on SBS's Inkigayo, they followed up with promotions of the song "Love Girl" from their special EP First Step +1 Thank You, beginning April 29 on Music Bank and ending on May 22.[19] Thank You did well in the Taiwanese market as well, topping five charts locally and selling 70,000 copies.[20] In April, it was announced that Jung Yong-hwa
Jung Yong-hwa
and Kang Min-hyuk
Kang Min-hyuk
were cast in the MBC drama Heartstrings, which started airing on June 29. Yong-hwa sang three of the OSTs in Heartstrings, titled "You've Fallen for Me", "Because I Miss You" (composed by himself), and "Comfort Song", while Min-hyuk sang one OST titled "Star". They first performed the songs in their BLUESTORM concert on September 17 at the Olympic Hall, Seoul.[21] After wrapping up promotions in Korea, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
made a comeback in Japan with the release of their second and last independent album 392 on September 1. They also announced that they would make their major debut in Japan
Japan
on October 19, 2011, under Warner Music Japan.[22] The band released their debut single "In My Head" on October 19, composed by Jung Yong-hwa. The single peaked at number four on the Oricon Weekly Chart with 70,000+ units sold in its first week.[23] It was later chosen as the theme song for Supernatural: The Animation. In November, "In My Head" claimed a gold record accreditation according to the RIAJ, meaning that the album sold over 100,000 copies within a month of going on sale.[24] 2012: Acting activities, Ear Fun, and Code Name Blue[edit]

CNBLUE
CNBLUE
with F.T. Island
F.T. Island
during their Stand Up concert at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, March 9, 2012

The band released a new single in Japan
Japan
on February 1, titled "Where You Are", composed and co-written by Jung Yong-hwa. The physical single debuted at number one on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart with 60,398 copies sold in the first week. This made CNBLUE
CNBLUE
the first foreign band to top the Oricon Singles Chart since January 18, 1971 (when the Canadian band Mashmakhan
Mashmakhan
released the single "Two in the Fog"), and made CNBLUE
CNBLUE
the fourth South Korean male artist/group to rank number 1 on Oricon's weekly singles chart, following TVXQ, JYJ and Jang Keun-suk.[25] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
and fellow label-mates F.T. Island
F.T. Island
performed in America for the first time at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on March 9.[26] On March 26, the band released their third Korean mini album, Ear Fun. The single "Still in Love" was released on March 16, ahead of the album's release, and peaked at #3 on the Gaon Singles Chart; while the title song "Hey You" peaked at #1. The band wrapped up promotion with 4 music show award wins on April 22 with a goodbye performance on SBS' Inkigayo.[27] After completing their mini album promotions, the members held their first fan meeting in Seoul
Seoul
on May 5.[28] They also started preparing for their upcoming Japanese activities. Their 3rd Japanese single "Come On" was released on August 1 and debuted at number five on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart with 38,000 copies sold. The song was composed by Lee Jong-hyun
Lee Jong-hyun
and written by Jung Yong-hwa
Jung Yong-hwa
in Korean, and later translated into Japanese. This was followed by the release of their Japanese debut album Code Name Blue in August 29 which placed number one on both the daily and weekly Oricon
Oricon
Albums Chart, selling a total of 57,744 copies at the end of its 9-week run. They became the first Korean group to achieve that feat with a debut album. On September 22, they held their first exclusive concert, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Live in London
London
at IndigO2
IndigO2
in the UK. They performed 22 songs in front of over 3000 fans.[29][30] The concert ended in Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
on December 15 and 16 marked the band's fourth concert in Seoul, all of which were sold out in 10 minutes.[31][32] On December 19, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their 4th Japanese single "Robot", which placed number two on both the daily and weekly Oricon
Oricon
Singles Chart, selling 45,640 copies. CNBLUE's long-awaited South Korean comeback was officially announced at their 2012 CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Live BLUE NIGHT in Seoul
Seoul
concert on December 17. The release date for their 4th mini-album, Re:Blue was set to be January 14, 2013. The first teaser was released on January 3, 2013[33] All individual video teasers were released on January 7.[34][35][36][37] On January 9, a photo teaser was released for their photoshoot of the album made on the streets of London. The first music video teaser was released on January 10 along with a second one released one day later.[38][39] In 2012, all of the members received recognition for their acting endeavors, and CNBLUE
CNBLUE
was said to be the band that has conquered the year-end acting award ceremonies with their nominations.[40] At the KBS Drama Awards, Kang Min-hyuk
Kang Min-hyuk
and Lee Jung-shin
Lee Jung-shin
were nominated for the "Rookie Actor" award for their roles in My Husband Got a Family and Seoyoung, My Daughter
Seoyoung, My Daughter
respectively. Jung Yong-hwa
Jung Yong-hwa
was awarded the "Hallyu Star" award at the APAN Star Awards for his lead role in the 2011 drama Heartstrings due to its popularity in Asia. At the SBS Drama Awards, Lee Jong-hyun
Lee Jong-hyun
was awarded the "New Star" award for his role in A Gentleman's Dignity. 2013: Re:Blue, Blue Moon World Tour, and What Turns You On?[edit] On January 14, which is CNBLUE's 3rd anniversary, the band's fourth mini-album Re:Blue and music video of the lead single "I'm Sorry" were released.[41] "I'm Sorry" was co-composed and co-written by the band's leader, Jung Yong-hwa, marking it the first time for Jung's composition to be used as the band's title song in South Korea.[42] Prior to the album's release, Re:Blue reached over 100,000 copies of pre-orders.[43] It eventually went on to top the Gaon Album Chart for two weeks in a row.,[44] selling a total of 126,000 copies. The single peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Digital Chart, and achieved an all-kill on music charts.[45] The album continued to enjoy overseas success. Re:Blue ranked #1 on the Billboard World Album Chart,[46] Japan's Tower Records Chart. According to Taiwan's music site 'Omusic', the album and title track "I'm Sorry" ranked #1 on the single and album charts, respectively even before the official release in the country.[47] After its official release in Taiwan, the album topped 8 different charts.[48] The single "I'm Sorry" also ranked #1 in the MYX daily chart in the Philippines.[49] On January 22, FNC Entertainment
FNC Entertainment
announced CNBLUE's Blue Moon World Tour, stating that "They won't be going to just Asian countries such as China, Singapore,[50] and Hong Kong, but also Europe, Australia, North America, and South America.".[51][52] The label confirmed stops for Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, and Australia, and is in the process of planning America and Europe stops.[53] Taiwan
Taiwan
will be the first stop for the world tour starting on April 6,[54] making them the first South Korean rock band to hold a world tour of this kind.[55][56] On April 20, FNC had announced that CNBLUE
CNBLUE
will be going on a ZEPP Tour in Japan
Japan
with their first stop at Sapporo
Sapporo
in Hokkaido
Hokkaido
on July 24 and 25, and the last stop at Namba
Namba
in Osaka
Osaka
on August 14 and 15. There was a total of 10 concerts in 5 cities. This was held while the Blue Moon world tour was still ongoing. It was later revealed that the ZEPP Tour is titled Lady Zepp
Zepp
Tour after announcing the name of their upcoming 6th Japanese single titled Lady on June 18.[57] On April 24, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their 5th Japanese single, "Blind Love", written and co-composed by Lee Jong-hyun.[58] The physical single debuted at number two on Oricon
Oricon
Daily Single Chart with 35,773 copies sold, the highest first day sale for CNBLUE's Japanese releases. On July 17, the official music video for CNBLUE's 6th Japanese single "Lady" was released.[59] The physical single was later released on July 31, 2013, and ranked at number 4 on Oricon
Oricon
Singles Chart, selling 42,169 copies in its first week.[60] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
had also participated in the annual 2-day Japanese rock festival Summer Sonic 2013 as one of the line-ups[61] along with their labelmate FTISLAND and rock bands like Linkin Park, Metallica, and ONE OK ROCK. This was held at Tokyo
Tokyo
and Osaka
Osaka
on August 10 and 11 respectively[62] On August 13, they released the music video of "One More Time" for their upcoming 2nd Japanese studio album What Turns You On?.[63] On August 28, the studio album was released. It includes the previous 3 singles, "Robot", "Blind Love" and "Lady".[64] It debuted at number two on the Oricon Albums Chart
Oricon Albums Chart
and sold 43,492 copies. On November 26, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their first ever "best-of" album in Korea, titled PRESENT with the Korean version of the band's Japanese songs. All of the members reportedly took part in the translation of the lyrics.[65] 2014: Can't Stop, Wave, and Notable performances[edit]

CNBLUE
CNBLUE
during its Can't Stop concert tour in Nanjing, China, 2014

On February 23, 2014, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their 5th mini album, Can't Stop. The album debuted at #2 on the Gaon Album Chart and went on to top the chart the following week.[66] The lead single "Can't Stop" peaked at #3 on the Gaon Digital Chart. On March 2, the band had their comeback performance on SBS's All Live Comeback Show: Can't Stop.[67] After finishing their promoting activities in Korea, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released a new Japanese single "Truth" on April 23, 2014. The band then embarked on their 2014 CNBLUE
CNBLUE
LIVE- Can’t Stop Tour, which kick-start in Daegu
Daegu
on May 24.[68] On August 20, they released their 8th Japanese single, "Go Your Way". CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released "Radio" on September 8, as a digital download in precedence of their third Japanese studio album Wave. Released on September 17, Wave debuted at number three on the weekly Oricon
Oricon
Albums Chart. By the end of its chart run, Wave sold 42,080 copies in the country.[69] The band then embarked on the CNBLUE
CNBLUE
2014 Arena Tour: Wave from October to November in Aichi, Tokyo, Osaka, Miyagi, and Fukuoka. On October 4, the band performed at the closing ceremony of 2014 Incheon Asian Games.[70] On December 6, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
was the only Korean artist to participate at the 2015 iQiyi All-Star Carnival in Beijing, China, where they received the "Best Asia Group" award.[71] CNBLUE's song "Can't Stop" was the 17th most tweeted song of 2014, according to the news website Mashable. They were the highest ranked Korean artist (followed by Girls' Generation's "Mr. Mr" at number 18 and INFINITE's "Last Romeo" at number 48) on a list of "Twitter's 50 Most-Tweeted Songs of 2014" which included worldwide artists like John Legend, Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Lady GaGa, Enrique Iglesias, Maroon 5, Coldplay
Coldplay
and One Direction[72][73][74] Billboard K-Town included the EP on their list of the "10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2014" at #9, calling the tracks "Can't Stop" and "Like a Child" "some of the most accessible Korean rock tunes to come out of the scene this year," and "Cold Love" a "gritty ballad" and "Diamond Girl" a feisty rock jam.[75] 2015: 2gether, Colors and Arena tour[edit] Throughout the first half of 2015, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
continued to pursue solo activities. In April 2015, the band released its ninth single "White" under Warner Music Japan. The single peaked at number four on the weekly Oricon
Oricon
Singles Chart, selling over 28,000 copies since its release.[76] After an absence of domestic band promotions in one year and seven months in, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their second studio album 2gether and lead single "Cinderella" on September 14.[77] The album debuted at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and went on to top the chart the following week.[78][79] The single peaked at number 10 on the Gaon Digital Chart,[80] ultimately earning the band five music show wins.[81] 2gether was met with generally favorably reviews from music critics, particular for its use for electronic elements. Jung Min-jae of online magazine IZM noted the band for "adhering to a wide-range of pop rock genres", and that the band's "signature smooth melodies and waving grooves are more attractive than ever". Jung Hae-wook of News Tomato complimented the band on the mixture of electronic rock and being able to form a distinct sound between the tracks, as well as their effort to experiment in order to establish its musical identity. Jeff Benjamin of Billboard stated that in spite of the change in direction of the band's music on the album, their "sentimental songwriting" and "vivacious energy" persisted. CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released "Supernova" on September 9 as a digital download in precedence of CNBLUE's fourth Japanese studio album Colors.[82] Released on September 30, the album debuted at number one on the weekly Oricon
Oricon
Albums Chart, selling 31,000 copies in its first week. It is the first time the band topped the chart since Code Name Blue, released three years and one month prior.[83] The band embarked on the CNBLUE
CNBLUE
2015 Arena Tour: Be a Supernova from November 3 to December 3. The concerts took place at the Big Hat
Big Hat
arena in Nagano, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo, the Nippon Gaishi Hall
Nippon Gaishi Hall
in Aichi, the Sun Dome in Fukui, and the Osaka-jō Hall
Osaka-jō Hall
in Osaka.[84] 2016: Blueming, Euphoria, and 5th anniversary tour[edit]

CNBLUE
CNBLUE
at Korea Sale Festa in 2016

CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their sixth mini-album Blueming
Blueming
and its lead single "You're So Fine" on April 4, 2016.[85] Blueming
Blueming
topped the Gaon Album Chart upon its release.[86] "You're So Fine" earned the band six music show wins.[87] The band also released their 10th Japanese single "Puzzle" on May 11.[88] It debuted at number four on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart;[89] the single charted for four weeks and went on to sell over 30,000 copies by the end of its chart run.[90][91] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their fifth Japanese album Euphoria on October 19.[92] Euphoria debuted at number two on the Oricon
Oricon
Albums Chart.[93] By the end of its chart run, the album sold 36,074 copies in the country.[94] The band embarked on their 5th Anniversary Arena Tour, Our Glory Days from November 2 to November 29, 2016. The concerts took place at the Makuhari Messe
Makuhari Messe
Event Hall in Chiba, the Osaka-jō Hall
Osaka-jō Hall
in Osaka, the Nippon Gaishi Hall
Nippon Gaishi Hall
in Aichi, the Marine Messe Fukuoka
Fukuoka
arena in Fukuoka, and the Nippon Budokan
Nippon Budokan
in Tokyo.[95] Performing 22 songs at each concert, the tour accumulated 75,000 attendees in total.[96] The November 18 show in Aichi
Aichi
was recorded and is scheduled to air on WOWOW
WOWOW
on January 15, 2017.[97] 2017–Present: 7ºCN[edit] Almost a year after the release of Blueming, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
released their 7th mini-album, 7°CN, on March 20, 2017. Controversy[edit] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
and its agency FNC Entertainment
FNC Entertainment
were sued by Korean punk band Crying Nut
Crying Nut
for unauthorized use of their song "Pilsal Off-Side" on Mnet's "M Countdown" in 2010. Crying Nut
Crying Nut
also charged that CNBLUE
CNBLUE
had released a DVD of the concert in Japan
Japan
and profited from it.[98] Crying Nut
Crying Nut
claimed that not only did CNBLUE
CNBLUE
use the song without permission, but also lip-synced along with the original Crying Nut recording.[99] Crying Nut
Crying Nut
allegedly posted online that CNBLUE
CNBLUE
"must pay the penalties for intellectual property rights infringement".[98] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
later countersued Crying Nut
Crying Nut
for allegedly accusing CNBLUE
CNBLUE
of copyright infringement, filing an injunction against Crying Nut's online criticisms,[100] claiming that the intellectual property theft was the responsibility of CJ E&M and the unspecified company responsible for the DVD sales.[98] However, after years of debate in court, CNBLUE
CNBLUE
lost the lawsuit and its agency was fined 15 million won.[101] Philanthropy[edit] CNBLUE
CNBLUE
undertakes philanthropy work such as donating money and rice to the needy from time to time. Part of their yearly income and the income from the Bluemoon World Tour have been contributed to the construction of CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Schools.[102] The first CNBLUE
CNBLUE
School was built in Burkina Faso, Africa in 2012 and can accommodate up to 100 pre-schoolers and 1 000 elementary and junior high school students. CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Schools will provide meals and daycare services for the enrolled students. In 2014, a second CNBLUE
CNBLUE
school was built in The Philippines.[103] Members[edit]

Current members

Jung Yong-hwa
Jung Yong-hwa
– leader, guitar, main vocals, rap[104] Lee Jong-hyun
Lee Jong-hyun
– guitar, vocals[104] Kang Min-hyuk
Kang Min-hyuk
– drums[104] Lee Jung-shin
Lee Jung-shin
– bass, rap[104]

Former member

Kwon Kwang-jin – bass[4]

Discography[edit] Main articles: CNBLUE discography
CNBLUE discography
and List of songs recorded by CNBLUE See also: CNBLUE
CNBLUE
videography

Korean albums

First Step (2011) 2gether (2015)

Japanese albums

Thank U (2010) 392 (2011) Code Name Blue
Code Name Blue
(2012) What Turns You On?
What Turns You On?
(2013) Wave (2014) Colors (2015) Euphoria (2016) Stay Gold (2017)

Concerts and tours[edit]

Headlining[edit] World Tour[edit]

Blue Moon World Tour
Blue Moon World Tour
(2013)

Asia tours[edit]

Listen to the CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Asia Tour (2010) Blue Storm Asia Tour (2011–12) CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Live "Can't Stop" (2014) CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Live "Come Together" (2015–16) CNBLUE
CNBLUE
Live "BETWEEN US" (2017)

Japan
Japan
tours[edit]

Zepp
Zepp
Tour~RE-MAINTENANCE~ (2011) Winter Tour~Here, In my head~ (2011) Fanclub tour~Where you are~ (2012) Arena Tour~COME ON!!!~ (2012) Zepp
Zepp
Tour~Lady~ (2013) Arena Tour~ONE MORE TIME~ (2013) Spring Live~Truth~(2014) Arena Tour~Wave~ (2014) Spring Live~White~(2015) Arena Tour~Be a Supernova~ (2015) Spring Live~We're Like a Puzzle~(2016) Arena Tour~Our Glory Days~(2016) CN Blue
CN Blue
Spring Live 2017 Shake! Shake! (2017)

Awards and nominations[edit] Further information: List of awards and nominations received by CNBLUE References[edit]

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CNBLUE
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CNBLUE
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CNBLUE
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CNBLUE
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CNBLUE
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Official website (in Korean) Official Japanese website (in Japanese)

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Supreme Team 12th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
- Best New Male Artist 2010 Succeeded by Huh Gak

Preceded by Hot Potato 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
- Best Band Performance 2011 Succeeded by Busker Busker

Preceded by Busker Busker 16th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
- Best Band Performance 2014 Succeeded by CNBLUE

Preceded by CNBLUE 17th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
- Best Band Performance 2015 Succeeded by CNBLUE

Preceded by CNBLUE 18th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Mnet Asian Music Awards
- Best Band Performance 2016 Succeeded by Hyukoh

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CNBLUE

Jung Yong-hwa Lee Jong-hyun Kang Min-hyuk Lee Jung-shin

Korean

Studio albums

First Step 2gether

Extended plays

Bluetory Bluelove First Step +1 Thank You Ear Fun Re:Blue Can't Stop Blueming 7°CN

Singles

"I'm a Loner" "Can't Stop" "Cinderella" "You're So Fine" "Between Us"

Japanese

Studio albums

Thank U 392 Code Name Blue What Turns You On? Wave Colors Euphoria Stay Gold

Singles

"In My Head" "Where You Are" "Come On" "Robot" "Blind Love" "Lady" "Truth" "Go Your Way" "White" "Puzzle" "Shake"

Tours

Blue Moon World Tour

Related articles

Discography Videography Songs Awards and nominations

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FNC Entertainment

Subsidiaries

AI Entertainment

Recording Artists

AOA CNBLUE F.T. Island N.Flying SF9 Honeyst

Actors

Choi Jong-hoon Jo Jae-yoon Jung Hae-in Jung Hye-sung Jung Yong-hwa Kang Chan-hee Kim Min-seo Kim Seol-hyun Kim Yeon-seo Kwak Dong-yeon Kwon Mina Lee Da-hae Lee Dong-gun Lee Hong-gi Lee Jae-jin Lee Jong-hyun Lee Jung-shin Park Gwang-hyun Shin Hyejeong Song Seung-hyun Sung Hyuk Yoon Jin-seo

Related

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CJ E&M Music Performance Division

Mediopia Technology Corp. → GM Agency Co. Ltd. → CJ Music Inc. → Mnet Media Corp. → CJ E&M Music Performance Division (DBA CJ E&M Music and Live)

CJ E&M Music Artists

Groups

SG Wannabe Davichi Rocoberry

Soloists

Roy Kim Eric Nam Heize Son Ho-young Park Bo-ram Kim Feel

Former Singers

Hong Jin Young Jo Sungmo Kim Jong Kook LYn Ock Joo Hyun Busker Busker Lee Min Woo Shinhwa Yoon Jong Shin SunMin Yangpa Lee Seok Hun Lee Hyori Jung Joon-young JJY Band Spica Emma Wu I.O.I

Former Actors

Hwang Jung-eum Lee Beom-soo Song Seung-heon

Subsidiaries

Present

1877 Entertainment AOMG B2M Entertainment High Up Entertainment Hi-Lite Records Jellyfish Entertainment MMO Entertainment The Music Works

Former

Maroo Entertainment Good Entertainment UK Muzik MBK Entertainment FNC Entertainment

Distribution Network

Present

AOMG Amoeba Culture Antenna Music B2M Entertainment Being Inc. Happy Face Entertainment Illionaire Records Jellyfish Entertainment Jungle Entertainment Mnet Mystic Entertainment Shinhwa
Shinhwa
Company sidusHQ Top Class Entertainment TS Entertainment tvN Up-Front Group Yamaha A&R

Former

A Cube Entertainment Chrome Entertainment DSP Media FNC Entertainment IY Company J. Tune Camp JYP Entertainment Map the Soul Inc. Maroo Entertainment MBK Entertainment NH Media Nega Network Star Empire Entertainment Woollim Entertainment YG Entertainment

Music Network (Mnet)

Programs

Dancing 9 M Countdown Show Me the Money Superstar K The Voice of Korea Unpretty Rapstar

Awards shows

Mnet Asian Music Awards Mnet 20's Choice Awards

Holding companies

CJ Group CJ E&M

CJ E&M Music Performance Division

Authority control

MusicBrainz: 555ab13f-acf4-415f

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