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CN.Blue (Code Name Blue)

C.N.Blue (Korean: 씨엔블루), Code Name Blue, is a South Korean indie rock band which debuted on August 19, 2009 in Japan with their first mini-album, Voice (mini album). They were coined the “2nd FT Island” due to similar style and sound but mainly because they are under the same company as 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, Yonghwa on the 6th, 8th, 11th and 13th of January respectively. On the 12th of January, the music video of the title track 외톨이야 “I’m a Loner” was released.

2009: Debut in Japan

Around June 2009, C.N.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 1st, that they are going to be holding a one-man live show on March 20th in celebration of the release of their first album, titled, Thanku (^ C.N.BLUE’s 1st Album Announcement, C.N.BLUE Official Blog. Retrieved 2010-02-04.)
2010: Debut in South Korea

It was revealed in January that C.N.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 leader 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 the January 14, the band released their debut mini-album and took the number one spot on the Mnet real time charts and 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 the January 15. They took the #1 spot on album sales charts and all music charts five days into their debut.

On January 29th’s episode of Music Bank, the group won their first K-Chart with a total of a 11,956 points with their hit song, “I’m a Loner.” They then won their first Mutizen award on SBS Inkigayo on the 31st.

Members

Current members

Yonghwa
* Full Name: Jung Yong Hwa (정용화)
* Japanese Name: ヨンファ
* Date of Birth: June 22, 1989 (1989-06-22) (age 20)
* Position: Leader, Vocalist, Guitarist, Rapper
In October 2009, Yonghwa made his acting debut as Kang Shinwoo in the successful Korean idol-drama, You’re Beautiful.

Jonghyun
* Full Name: Lee Jong Hyun (이종현)
* Japanese Name: ジョンヒョン
* Date of Birth: May 15, 1990 (1990-05-15) (age 19)
* Position: Guitarist, Vocalist

Jonghyun was the former leader of the group. However, the title was switched to Yonghwa around the same time they debuted in Korea. When he was four years old, he moved to Japan with his parents and stayed for four years. He graduated from high school on February 2010.

Minhyuk
* Full Name: Kang Min Hyuk (강민혁)
* Japanese Name: ミンヒョク
* Date of Birth: June 28, 1991 (1991-06-28) (age 18)
* Position: Drummer

Jungshin
* Full Name: Lee Jung Shin (이정신)
* Japanese Name: ジョンシン
* Date of Birth: September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15) (age 18)
* Position: Bassist, Rapper

Former members
Kwon Kwang Jin (권광진)
* Korean name: 권광진
* Position: Bassist, r August 12, 1992 (1992-08-12) (age 17)

On October 17, 2009, drummer Min Hyuk posted a blog entry on their official Japanese blog site, stating that they will be recording with a new bassist named Jung Shin. Bassist Kwon Kwang Jin left the band with no official statement as of yet.

Other Activities
Starting from January 2010, the band was featured in “Making the Artist” on GomTV.

Their first reality TV show by Mnet, titled, “CNBLUETORY” made its debut on February 10th.

Discography
Japan
Albums
Album
# 1st Thanku

Album information
* Released: March 20, 2010
* Publisher: Ai Entertainment Inc
* Language: English, Japanese

Track listing
1. TBA
Copies sold: –

Mini-albums
Mini-album
#1st Now or Never

Mini-album information
* Released: August 19, 2009
* Publisher: Ai Entertainment Inc
* Language: English

Track listing
1. “Now or Never”
2. “Let’s Go Crazy”
3. “Love Revolution”
4. “Just Please”
5. “Teardrops in the Rain”

Copies sold: –

2nd

Voice
* Released: November 25, 2009
* Publisher: Ai Entertainment Inc
* Language: Japanese, English
1. “Voice”
2. “Wanna Be Like U”
3. “Never too Late”
4. “Y, Why…”
5. “One of a Kind”

Korea
Mini-albums
Mini-album #
1st Bluetory

Mini-album information
* Released: January 14, 2010
* Publisher: Mnet Media
* Language: Korean

Track listing
1. 외톨이야 (“I’m a Loner”)
2. “Love Revolution
3. Y, Why…”
4. “Now or Never”
5. 그럴 겁니다… 잊을 겁니다… (“I Will…Forget You…”)

“I love their song!! especially 외톨이야 (“I’m a Loner”). I just know that Yong Hwa making his first debut on You’re Beutiful..so surprise!! in the same management with ft.island too, i think..I am interesting with YongHwa because his sound so cool!! i❤ him!! I think MinHyuk so look like Yoo Seung Ho..^^ "

i have another new song in japan version..
Cn Blue-Arigatou

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