Hangul: 씨엔블루

Alternative name: シーエヌブルー

Fandom Name: Boice

Fandom Color: Blue

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: In Japan: August 19, 2009 - In Korea: January 14, 2010

CNBLUE Members


CNBLUE Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. YonghwaJun 22, 198933 years old
2. MinhyukJun 28, 199131 years old
3. JungshinSep 15, 199131 years old

CNBLUE Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Jungshin1.88 m (6’2″)
2. Minhyuk1.84 m (6’0″)
3. Yonghwa1.80 m (5’11”)

Members and Position(s)


CNBLUE is composed of three members born between 1989 and 1991. Their names are: Yonghwa, Minhyuk, and Jungshin. The 3 members are Korean.

The oldest member is Yonghwa (born Jun 22, 1989). He is also the leader of the band. The youngest member or maknae is Jungshin (born Sep 15, 1991)

The group originally debuted with five members. Jonhyun, the guitarist, left in 2019. Kwangjin, the bassist, departed in 2009.


Yonghwaleader, main vocalist, guitarist, rapper
Jungshinrapper, bassist

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • Yonghwa was paired with SNSD Seohyun in the TV show We Got Married.
  • Minhyuk and Jungshin are both 91 liners.
  • All members of CNBLUE are also actors.
  • The 3 members enlisted to the military at the same time in 2018. They were discharged in March 2020.


  • CNBLUE was the second band of the FNC Entertainment agency.
  • CNBLUE holds the record of winning the first place in South Korea’s music programs in the shortest time after its debut. Just 15 days after releasing ‘Im loner’, they won their first award. However, YG’s debut group ‘WINNER’ broke that record with only 7 days after its debut.
  • FNC decided that before debuting in Korea they should mature as a band and decided to send them to Japan. The company paid the rent for their dormitory and the parents of each of them had a fixed amount they could send them. Since their individual amount was very little, the four of them pooled their money and covered each other’s expenses, yet they went hungry and sacrificed things like buying clothes or cutting their hair. Jung Yong Hwa was cast in the Korean drama “You’re Beautiful” but he sent them the money from his pay and regularly traveled to Japan to perform with them.
  • CNBLUE is the first South Korean band to make a world tour. Only dance groups had ventured into world tours such as Super Junior or BIGBANG, so CNBLUE’s tour gained a lot of attention as the first South Korean band to go on a world tour.
  • Crying Nut sued CNBLUE and its agency FNC Entertainment for the unauthorized use of his song “Pilsal Off Side” on Mnet’s music program M! Countdown, in 2010.
  • Since their debut in Japan, all of their albums have their own songs. Yonghwa is the one who has contributed the most songs, followed by Jonghyun, then Jung Shin and lastly Minhyuk.
  • The members are now also responsible for producing the albums, making them one of the few bands that are fully in charge of their own work. In addition to writing, composing, singing and arranging the songs, they also produce their own albums.
  • Crying Nut also claimed that CNBLUE had released a DVD of the concert in Japan and had been profiting from it. Crying Nut also claimed that CNBLUE used the original track of the song, i.e. they lip-synced over the original audio (they didn’t even sing themselves). Later, CNBLUE countersued Crying Nut, claiming that the intellectual property theft was the responsibility of CJ E&M and the company responsible for the DVD sales.
  • All 4 have ventured into acting and have had leading roles. The members’ performances have won high praise and their dramas have had very good ratings. MinHyuk is the one who has performed the most times as an actor.
  • All four have acting awards thanks to their roles in dramas.
  • In a vote conducted by acting specialists, YongHwa was chosen as the 4th best idol actor in Korea and MinHyuk the 5th.
  • The members of CNBLUE are close to several SM artists such as TVXQ, SHINee, Super Junior and Girls’ Generation, they are also close to the group MBLAQ and their agency partners FTISLAND and AOA.
  • Since they met on their audition day, Min Hyuk, Yong Hwa and Jong Hyun consider JUNIEL as their little sister.
  • The song “IN MY HEAD” from their Japanese album ‘In My Head’, was chosen as the theme song for the ending of the anime of the American series Super Natural.
  • The song “Get Away” from the single Where You Are was chosen as the ending theme song for the third season of the U.S. series “Gossip Girl” for broadcast in Japan.
  • It is the only Korean band to have appeared on MTV Unplugged.
  • CNBLUE’s Japanese single “Where You Are” climbed to #1 on the Oricon chart, and it was the first time in 41 years that a foreign rock band achieved such a feat.
  • Their “Come On” tour in Japan was attended by more than 100,000 fans at their nine concerts.
  • In less than 24 hours the fourth mini-album (‘Re:Blue’) made an all-kill, ranking on the music charts (Bugs #1, Mnet #1, Daum Music #1, Melon #1, Olleh Music #1, Naver Music #1, CY World #1, MONKEY3 #1.
  • For the promotion of RE:BLUE, CNBLUE made all the presentations in music programs with live music. Usually the bands mime on such shows due to the lack of infrastructure of the forums to host the bands. CNBLUE and their fans had to record late into the night just to be allowed to perform live.
  • It is the second tallest group/band in Korea. Yong Hwa who is the oldest is the shortest (1.80) and Jung Shin who is the youngest is the tallest (1.88).
  • Thanks to the mini album RE:BLUE they reached position 1 on the World Album of the Billboards charts.
  • In 2010, just a few months after their debut, the Korean website 100 beat released a list made by critics of the 5 best and 5 worst groups or solo artists of the past 10 years. CNBLUE surprisingly appeared in the top 5 worst due to their good looks, the plagiarism scandal of i’m loner and because the critics assumed that they didn’t know how to play instruments and were just pretending.
  • In 2013, CNBLUE ranked 8th “The best Idol Group in the history of Kpop”. The survey was made to a total of 2,300 people including rookie groups, entertainment reporters, music channel PDs, company staffs, managers and pop culture critics. Among them were groups such as Shinhwa, Girls’ Generation, BIGBANG, TVXQ, SISTAR, H.O.T. and Super Junior.
  • CNBLUE built in 2012 a school for the children of Africa in the country of Burkina Faso. In 2014 they confirmed that their next school would be in the country of the Philippines thanks to their winnings from the BLUE MOON WORLD TOUR.
  • CNBLUE was appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the international organization Korea Food for the Hungry. Thanks to this, CNBLUE is the image of Korean food in the world, launching individual commercials and being the main image in Korean food exhibitions.
  • Since joining the Warner Music Japan label, all of their albums and mini albums have appeared in the Oricon Daily and Oricon Weekly, making them one of the most influential Korean bands in Japan. In My Head, Where You are, Come On, Code Name, Robot, Blind Love, Lady, One More Time and their latest album have been ranked in the top 5 in the Oricon Daily and Oricon Weekly and have achieved significant sales overseas.
  • On August 4, they performed at the Rock in Japan Festival 2013, one of the most important rock festivals in Japan.
  • In August (on the 10th in Tokyo and the 11th in Osaka) they performed at Summer Sonic 2013. Summer Sonic is one of the most important annual rock festivals in the world, where not only Japanese bands play but also international artists. Fans voted them as the seventh best band to perform at the festival.
  • In September 2013 during the third “Sharing Happiness Awards”, CNBLUE received the “Global Sharing Award” for its charitable work in the country of Burkina Faso – CNBLUE School.
  • NEVER STOP” The Story of CNBLUE It is the first film in which all the members participated together.
  • According to FORBES KOREA, CNBLUE is ranked the fifth highest earning Korean boyband in KPOP during 2013. First place is BIGBANG, second Super Junior, third place TVXQ, fourth 2PM and CNBLUE is fifth with 178 billion won.
  • The last stage of his world tour ended in America. Traveling to the United States, Mexico, Peru and Chile were the chosen countries where the BLUEMOON tour took place.
  • On April 23, 2014, her Japanese single “Truth” was released and it quickly rose to the top of the sales charts, reaching the #4 weekly spot on the oricon chart.
  • CNBLUE is ranked 8th in Kpop’s top overall sales. The rating was made based on their total sales per album. CNBLUE is the only band that appears in this ranking and who has the best sales, without being part of one of the so-called major companies in South Korea.
  • CNBLUE’s special album “Blue Hits for Asia” went gold in Taiwan just a week after its release. Her special album also topped Omusic, the weekly K-pop music chart on Taiwan’s top site, and climbed to the top spot in the best-selling section of, Taiwan’s largest online bookstore. On Gmusic, Taiwan’s largest album ranking, CNBLUE’s special album also became the best-selling Korean album on the Asian list.
  • In an interview with Jung Shin by ceci magazine, it was revealed that the boys no longer live together, Jung shin lives with his older brother Jong Hyun in his own apartment, Min hyuk lives with his parents and Yong hwa lives alone in the apartment that belonged to the 4 of them.
  • In the list of the 50 most tweeted songs of 2014, they ranked No. 17 with “Can’t Stop”. In a list topped by Pharrell Williams with “Happy”, CNBLUE is the highest ranked Korean artist followed by Girls’ Generation No. 18 and INFINITE No. 48.
  • Yong Hwa and Jong Hyun both made their debut as solo artists and had great success in Korea with their debut song One Fine day and Jong Hyun in Japan with his debut song Moonlight Swing.
  • His sixth mini album “Blueming” was #1 on iTunes in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, #2 in Indonesia.
  • It managed to enter #1 in the iTunes Albums K-pop and #1 in the worldwide pop albums in real time.
  • Min Hyuk mentioned that CNBLUE is not an easy band to hit, as they are very strong.
  • At a fanmeeting, Jung Shin, Min Hyuk and Jong Hyun covered Yong Hwa’s songs. They also performed some songs while being only three members, just like the time when Yonghwa recorded drama You’re Beautiful.
  • The members say that CNBLUE will be a band that will last a long time. That together they will become a band of grandparents and that they will play together until they can’t play anymore.
  • His song ‘Cold Love’ was plagiarized by the artist Kalimba with his song ‘Éste frío’.
  • Min Hyuk, Jung Shin and Jong Hyun took a trip to Switzerland. Their time there was recorded and there will be a new program called Fall in Love with Switzerland. It will consist of 16 episodes. On May 21, the first episode will be released and it will air on Mondays and Thursdays. (Without Jung Yong Hwa due to his stay in military service).
  • The members entered military service within 5 months of each other (March-August) making it the first South Korean band where all members are in military service. By March 2020, all members will be back.
  • On August 28, 2019, Lee Jong Hyun resigns from the band due to a scandal involving several idols. FNC issued an official statement confirming his resignation from the band.
  • On November 2, Jung Yong Hwa was discharged from military service after participating in the special service. At the end of his term, he was invited to continue to participate as a soldier, but he decided to return to music.
  • On March 19, Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin were discharged after almost two years of military service.
  • In November 2020, the band returns to music by releasing their eighth mini album “Re-Code”, after a three-year hiatus, this became CNBlue’s first comeback as a trio, taking over the Itunes charts of 10 different regions, which include: Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Mexico, United States, Australia and Japan.
  • In July 2021, they participated with LOVE FNC in the “Together with CNBLUE, Support Children with Happy Bean” campaign to support children’s education in Maymar, Burkina Faso and the Philippines. Many schools faced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this situation, CNBLUE decided to help these children, deprived of education. With the profits from the sale of fair trade products, they will support and ensure the education of children in underdeveloped countries. The profits will also be used to install water pipes in schools so that the children can drink clean water, as well as to pay health insurance fees for the children to go to the doctor and services for the improvement of local communities.



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