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FNC artist performed together! They had a great stage on 2 venues and total 35,000 fans came

2014 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN -STARLIGHT- was held at Osakajo Hall on Dec. 27th after being held at Makuhari Meese on Dec. 20th, and it marked 35,000 fans for these two venues.

This was a second FNC KINGDOM for FNC entertainment, it consisted EMERALD STARLIGHT STAGE for daytime show and DIAMOND STARLIGFHT STAGE for the night time show. CNBLUE acted as a headliner for EMERALD STAGE and FTISLAND acted as a headliner for DIAMOND STAGE.

In the daytime show, FTISLAND brought the opening of the stage with ‘Beautiful’ and played ‘DISTANCE’ that got No.1 by fan vote. Hongki said that even Christmas was over, but I hope it would make warm your heart listening this song. But after singing ‘DISTANCE’, he broken the calm atmosphere, and excitation of fans, it was like to show his charisma.

4-pieces mixture rock band, N.Flying that they are planning their full-blown activity in Japan and Korea played three songs includes their new song ‘Knock Knock’. And Juniel who is the first singer songwriter of FNC sang three songs includes ‘I think I’m in love’.

The fourth appearance artist was AOA who debuted in Japan with ‘Mini-Skirt’ on last October. After they performed their debut song ‘Mini-Skirt’ with sexy black costume, they announced about their new song ‘Like a Cat’ that will be released on Feb. 25th. This is a Japanese version of 사뿐사뿐. Their further development is expected.

The collaboration stage was this event’s feature. Jaejin (FTISLAND) and Juniel sang ‘A Whole New World’, and Jimin (AOA) and Seunghyub showed the spicy and sexy stage. Jonghyun (CNBLUE) and Yuna performed ‘Lucky’ of Jason Mraz with mature atmosphere. Hongki (FTISLAND) and Choa (AOA) proceed to show keen stage singing ‘What I wanted to say’ that is the theme song of the bride of the Century and ‘Story’ of AI who is a Japanese singer.

CNBLUE started their daytime show with ‘Ring’ that is the song imaged winter. Yonghwa said “Honma ni Arigatougozaimsu (=Thank you so much/ He said this in Osaka accent) and sang some hot numbers. He sang ‘Foxy’ ‘s intro with Osaka accent, and enjoyed call and response with fans.

In the nighttime show, CNBLUE appeared as a first performer. They played ‘Ring’ first as same as the daytime show and played ‘Ryu Can Do It’ and ‘In My Head’. They said “a concert stage is my place! We are living for it!”, and played ‘Radio’ as a last song.

FTISLAND appeared as a last performer in the night time show. They showed their performance with their hot number like ‘FREEDOM’. Hongki said “We have experienced good things and bad things in this year. But this is all the same for us. So let’s leave only good things until we’ll die. We have to do ROCK to not regret next year too! Make some noise!” The fans became more and more hyper with his comment. They played ‘Flower Rock’ that was not planned in song list, but Minhwan proposed to sing it.

FNC artist showed the collaboration stage in both of daytime show and night time show. These mainly consisted of the band.

‘MochiMochi Band’ that was consisted by Yonghwa, Minhyuk (CNBLUE), Jonghoon, seunghyun (FTISLAND), Jimin, Yuna (AOA) and Kwangjin (N. Flying). They appeared under the concept of the guest performer of FNC KINGDOM, and they called their name to put ‘Mochi’ after each person’s name, it made fans laugh. They started their performance with ‘In My Head’ of CNBLUE, and kept performing a remix song with ‘I hope’, ‘Love,Love,Love’ ,‘Can’t Stop’, ’Love Girl’ and ’Short Hair’.

‘Sasurai Band’ that was consisted by Hongki, Jeajin, Minhwan(FTISLAND), Jonghyun,Jongshin(CNBLUE), Choa(AOA), Juniel, Seunghyub and Chahun (N.Flying) that was under the concept of the special band that was formed one month before and invited by FTISLAND and CNBLUE.

Fans were really excited with setting the situation that Hongki and Juniel are a couple of newlyweds and Johnhyun is the pickup truck driver. They sang a special remix song of ‘Short Hair’, ‘I hope’ and ‘I wish’.

At the end of the stage, all artists appeared on the stage and they performed together. Then 2014 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN-STARLIGHT-“ was successfully finished.


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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa W Korea 2015 January Interview, “A Single Man”

Jung Yonghwa put down his responsibility as CNBLUE leader and now preparing for his first solo stage.
As big as holga, see how far those potentials can go.


Last year was said to be one of the most remembered time for Jung Yonghwa. Almost all the trackas in CNBLUE mini album <Can’t Stop> was filled with his self-composed songs, the 5-years-band was successfully transformed and obtained top spot in the popularity chart. First historical drama’s role <The Three Musketeers> of course to that he was meeting new character and widened activities as an actor also meaningful experiences. But in 2015 he still don’t know what is more important turning point. Few weeks before he will be 27 years old musician that is preparing for first solo album through bustling in regular condition. CNBLUE’s music was different to each members taste and fans expectations also self-satisfaction with fairness will be negotiable in the end, its time an attempt for Jung Yonghwa to reveal honest voice. “Compared to CNBLUE, it will be more delicate or harder, although it is needed in the middle of the term I want to try my own key.” Gyeongsang-do accents is lighter than people from the Southern Province and very distinctive made tension and expectation higher. “If I can say for my solo project it will be ‘Dok Bak’, if it turned well its my fault, if it’s not well also my fault with that thoughts my heart feel lighter.” How far can my self-confidence go as a musician I still don’t know either. Soon nearing completion of solo recording as to Jung Yonghwa or to fans whom waited with exciting heart that would be worth to wait for.

A few days ago, CNBLUE just finished Japan Arena Tour that more than 10 thousand fans as audiences mobilized, we heard it was a great success. Scale preparation and investment, formidable time, solitary concert has been held and when it finished I wanted to feel different.
Everytime also feels the same as the drama ended. For more than a month to concert, we’ve been hearing staff insights, it was all exciting time, a few weeks later the feeling still linger.

If you can turn back time while the tour is going on, what do you remember the most?
Having concert in 360 degree circle rotation centre stage. Just before our major debut in Japan, I’ve been seen that once in books, this entire tour experience is surely different. The gap between audiences is close and I am touched how they had an immense and fast reaction.

Before CNBLUE busy in Korea, first debuting as Japan Indie Newcomer. You have fulfil as a Budokan Band now, is there a time when you feel loveable?
We started in a small concert place then slowly moved to bigger place. The dream to held concert like Arena Tour seems like inexplicit. Even just for a moment I want to enjoy to be in this place. But the thoughts of how we can’t steadily grow haunts these days. That would be better if we are not a beginner.

What kind of person Jung Yonghwa is when you first debuting?
However it was, that time was a good time for me. I know nothing so I don’t feel any loss. So I took every challenge with ease. Because I overcame harshness in courage or foolishness, activities becoming more and slowly I felt the burden was increasing.

What kind of burden?
Even when debuting and now too, business is the same. Just before when something is strange, everything will change and becoming hectic. When things turned out to be unfamiliar if boundaries appear, because of many thoughts, in some ways seems losing some courage. Although worried of this and that, now I am more in easy condition.

As a musician, are you feeling suitable in this kind of work?
If I am not a singer I cannot make any selection, I often had this question but I can even imagine it. For me this talent things already makes me happy.

When do you feel the happiest when doing this work?
When setting the stage, also when writing a song I guess. Every doing concerts for two and a half hours, I felt tough it’s true but when looking at the audiences I am gaining a great strength. Composition or lyrics for me it just a fun things to do. If I have side to change to other work, I often thought of things I had till now as a great achievement.

Lots of musician talk about experiences thrilled feeling addictive.
That kind of strong experiences in work must be extremely rare. Sure. A singer’s dream, we think just quite a few can go through it while working. That such a thing and the fact suddenly unbelievably be awed.

This time you are preparing for your first solo album. What is your expectation from this album?
From producing music for CNBLUE, I don’t know when it started just becoming a habit. Through solo activities, I want to relieve what I want to do. So it is an effort to exchange the atmosphere, in a band we can sees as a positive impact.

Jung Yonghwa solo project, how is it different from CNBLUE? Can you give any hint?
Personally, the taste of music is always change. I used to like hard-sound music oriented but not now. CNBLUE album nowadays turn into traditional sound and more lovely. Or be harder. Inside the band I am being watched by others but this time I will go all in and honest ‘till the end. I think you can hear many kind of music as final result.

When you write songs for CN BLUE, band’s colour slowly trying to show and you are in effort to.
Nothing I can do about it. If I do what I want that not what a band is. Other members also has their own taste and mind to keep CNBLUE waited and raised fans expectation. Everybody will have to consider. A few years probably, looking into activities involved, some existing will happen like that.

If you can do solo project, any attempt on attention that you want to do?
I want to do various collaboration. If I made it alone that will be different from CNBLUE, that would make huge difference. With different artist rarely has the chance to exchange and I think this work will expand their acts also. I want to experience different style and get influenced and I think I am surer of what I like.

If we can see CNBLUE discography itself, Jung Yonghwa self-composed songs seems to be more and more. It seems like you have huge greed in making your own song.
Of course, all musician need to think is singer-songwriter. It takes about calling the song is not wrong to criticize the singer. Rather than being greedy, just writing a song is fun. For me, I am the one who knew what will fits me well. That “what” need the help from someone who does not express anything directly but, slowly think that they can express themselves and so. I have lots to say through music.

How old are you when you first write a song?
Third year of junior high. It was due to fragile vague curiosity rather than focusing on music. I want to know how music demo was made so I installed a computer program and also wrote lyrics. I even bought a cheap microphone to do a recording. Till now, that file still safely stored in my computer in my house in Busan. Somehow, I tried to listen it, it not bad (smile). The song was well written or not that’s not what is important. Although I might be amateur at that time, it still has its own charm. I wanted to know new things one by one, even though there are time when I feel I will lose it. Neither now nor that time is a failure. Its good think to know a lot but sometimes you just need to go with your feeling.

What was the content of your song that you wrote on 3rd year of Junior High?
The title was ‘Easy Love’ (smile). It’s an easy love. I don’t know what’s on my mind when I wrote the song. Lyrics also didn’t make sense just funny. But it still has some feel in the midst.

What kind of feel?
Well, the feeling of making a fart … ?

I feel more curious of that song than your new album. In fact, this solo album project it’s not your first individual activities. In Korea, you first debuted as an actor, up till now you still steadlily doing music and acting.
Drama one by one, I felt success and also failing rather than dwelling it is better to build long-term career. While I was away doing another field of activities, the important standard in my work is starting anew. It is fun because actor and singer are different. When I finished with one production, achievement were different, it is not for the person named Jung Yonghwa but to the character that I played, it feel interesting. It is a special fun to live as different person.

We often met a great character in the drama, but it feels unreal.
That’s why people mistook me as that kind of person.

How is Jung Yonghwa in real life?
I think I have more charm than in the drama. Haha!

This year <The Three Musketeers> Park Dal Hyang character certain a different character. Even its historical drama. It also seems to be a different experience.
It is a first time I tried digesting historical drama till action. I am feeling proud of myself. It’s not easy. When I think that we were nearing the end of the filming, finally it came to an end. However, I find it hard to forget because it has to be easier.

Historical drama has a distinctive dialect that not easy to adapt right?
It was awkward at first and slowly it’ll be more comfortable. In the future, when I do different work in narration, historical “Jjo” will come out.

You are a Busan native. Which one do you think is harder, to learn a historical accent or dialect speech?
There is a standard for accompanying actors but in fact the answer to conduct the speech in historical drama is none. We directly live in Joseon Period and we didn’t know if it right or wrong. Specifically, we add our own interpretation. Correction for dialect is different. Because there is a distinctive standard for Chinese, Tigger will fly soon. I am the type of person who can follow well so when it really helped when I fixed my speaking in dialect.

We’ve seen you gave a classy impersonator in television.
Even when I am abroad, rather than saying that I am good at speaking in reality, they will be saying that I’m good.
Like CNBLUE, it’s quite rare for all band members tried as an actor. Did you guys monitor each other well?
Because of our schedule, we cannot give any comment when the drama airing. We couldn’t see it but something like each give spoiler?

Do you guys didn’t have any talk on how dealing with acting?
Rarely. The answer is not who had good acting, it can pointed out the good and bad and sometimes when we do it’s all about each pride, you know.

If you ever have thoughts of “In acting, I am the best”.
Of course not. But first, I am the main actor and other members still supporting actor … Haha, just kidding. But there is such thing. I didn’t mean that main actor is more important than supporting actor but the higher role you get the greater burden you had. If I’m not doing well is it because I am lacking something. It becomes a worry.

It seems like you are undertaken by burden and courage at the same time.
Because I felt lots of burden as I’m doing work I have to gather courage. It also because I am leader and eldest “hyung” in CNBLUE. But in my house I am a ‘maknae’.

What kind of youngest son are you?
I have lots of aegyo and speak much.

Busan man known to be blunt and had old prejudices.
I think it’s because of our way of speaking. To tell you the truth people in Gyeongsangdo are really talkative. (smile)

You received lots of attention from people, often had up and down in your work. Sometimes there are time when you heard some malicious talks.
I don’t care much about that.

You really don’t care much since the beginning? Or you don’t want to think about that?
The latter is, I am learning how to ignore any unnecessary talks.

Is living with attention of the public eyes becomes more comfortable?
I think it’s going well while focusing on making good music. The thought of others come first than mine. Many fans like us now and I also feeling satisfied I think that is good enough. That much meaning adjusting.

As a musician, do you have live the way you vaguely targeted?
If it’s proceeded steadily it would be nice. I want to be long-lasting. So it will be better to think of it comfortably.
Although years change, this question is a must. Is there anything that you expect in 2015?
Firstly, as the year start, I will begin my solo activities. I will try my best in singing and doing concert. Besides, I still haven’t think about it yet.

You becoming a year older, how does it feel?
The sensitivity of reacted to the age was changing, but was not. I was not seriously accepted it but just suddenly amazed. I was already 27 years and soon be 30, that’s what I think.

Its 30 or 40 do you have something to expect?
When I am in my 30’s it will be super fun. What I want to do is clearer and with it I will be familiar also can comfortably enjoy and relax doing it in that age.

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CNBLUE Attending Golden Disk Award


CNBLUE awarded with

IQIYI Popular Star Awards

Bonsang Award

China Goodwill Star Award

Ceci Asia Icon Awards

CNBLUE Performances

Can’t Stop and I’m Sorry

Special Performance CNBLUE feat AOA Choa and Yuna, Love Light


Video Credit iloveyscp KAI Hello Star

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Behind Story of Shooting ‘One Fine Day’ Album Jacket of ‘Back Hug Inducer’ Jung Yonghwa


This is a pleasant terrace where the whole town can be seen in one sight!

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This is a bed beside a window where warm sunlight comes in.


These are neatly tidied clothes.


And this is a back image of someone facing the sunlight.

Can you imagine who this is, the one whose back image is faint inducing us to hug him at the back tightly?


This is Jung Yong Hwa who has his solo debut with his first regular album ‘One Fine Day’ ahead.

Having the solo album release ahead, Jung Yong Hwa pre-released ‘Mileage’, the collaborated song with YDG who is an actor and skillful hip-hop singer.

This is a zero-gravity shot that causes an optical illusion of floating in the air including the vivid color that makes people’s optic nerves happy and handsome appearance of a married guy and unmarried guy.

did you know that this amount of reversal is just a preview?


Black and white,
fatal dark sexiness and sweet emotional romance,
and ‘oh, my stomach hurts’ and ‘oh, my eye hurts’?

Main concept images, which intense contrast outstands, are the results that reflect the ironical meanings of title song ‘One Fine Day’ that contains lyrics like ‘The day when my heart broke since you were so beautiful dazzlingly’.


We specially release the ‘One Fine Day’ of filming ‘always-handsome’ Jung Yong Hwa’s solo album jacket to only NAVER STARCAST subscribers.

# 3 points of looking into white and emotionally romantic Jung Yong Hwa!

1. ‘White shirt’, the standard of making people’s heart thump.


Jung Yong Hwa is showing off his dangerous sexiness as if his body could be seen through the shirt that he unbuttoned until his chest after he seemed to warn of sweetness by wearing white shirt which is female’s romance!

2. ‘Soft and smooth knit’, the wanna-be boyfriend look.


This could be a jobless-person look, but the loose fit became a wanna-be boyfriend look since Jung Yong Hwa wore it!


Is that handy book which can be grabbed with one hand a simple props? Nope!
He reads a book to forget about her but memories keep on coming up his head.

This is Jung Yong Hwa who is continuously immersing into affectionate phrase that would complete his dim eyes.

3. ‘Like a magazine himself’ wherever he is regardless of any background.


The common kitchen becomes a magazine picture if Jung Yong Hwa sits there!


Jung Yong Hwa’s amazing existence makes backgrounds just like backgrounds and props just like props!


If you’ve seen the image of sweet romantic completer, Jung Yong Hwa that follows towel-guy and Joseon Dynasty’s pure guy, now it’s time to appreciate image of Jung Yong Hwa that determinedly gives off masculine beauty, even being sexy at his fingertips.
★Beware of nosebleeds^ㅠ^★

# 3 points of looking into black and dark sexy Jung Yong Hwa!

1. Painful sorrow of parting.


This is Jung Yong Hwa plunked down on the classical leather sofa.
This is so-called drunken-cut which contains image of him who cannot forget about the lady that he broke up with.


It is said that he kept on acting the deep pain as much as he couldn’t easily come out of the emotion even after the filming was over.
2. Moist Jung Yong Hwa.


He changed into a moist guy this time in order to express the deeper sorrow that is different from the colorful background!


This is Jung Yong Hwa looking at the camera with moist eyes full of sorrow although tears aren’t dropping and with moist hair as if he had just taken a shower.
3. Giving off sexiness determinedly? Smokey makeup in Jung Yong Hwa’s version.


This is handsome senior style which seems like to exist when we go to university.
Jung Yong Hwa that shook female’s hearts with natural image gave off sexiness determinedly.


He challenged to smoky makeup right away.

How do you like the smoky makeup of Jung Yong Hwa who added chicness with a colorful patterned jacket.


He completed Homme fatale mood by expressing dim eyes and delicate fingertips!
# Jung Yong Hwa’s ‘One Fine Day’


This is Jung Yong Hwa monitoring with serious image after the filming.
Isn’t the moment of him immersed into work with professional attitude like this the coolest moment, although his image of unbuttoned white shirt or moist images are also cool?

This is professional Jung Yong Hwa that came faster than anyone else and meticulously checked whenever the preview showed upon the monitor while album jacket image shooting was going on.

Jung Yong Hwa repeated filming hundreds of time in order to make just one perfect picture. This is the ‘One Fine Moment’ of Jung Yong Hwa that burst into laughter brightly like this after seeing the best cut!

#There is Jung Yong Hwa inside Jung Yong Hwa

How many Jung Yong Hwa are there inside Jung Yong Hwa?!

Jung Yong Hwa armed himself with various images and charms as if he turned on and off tens of Jung Yong Hwa switches!
Please check the jacket-making video that would make your heart thump and take away your breath since ‘Jung Yong Hwa’s style would perfectly match with your preference’!


10 tracks are written and composed and 8 tracks are arranged by Jung Yong Hwa! Also, the album composition goes beyond genres of songs such as easy-to-listen hip-hop song ‘Mileage’, ‘Energy’, and ‘Cruel Memories’, which is a song that made headlines for being collaborated with Yoon Do Hyun, the Korean representative rock band vocalist!

The first solo album ‘One Fine Day’ that assembles the musical capability of skillful singer song-writer Jung Yong Hwa will be released on 20th. Please send a lot of love to it♡

Let’s meet with better images again, NAVER STARCAST subscribers. : – )

Writing/Picture=FNC Entertainment

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