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Does CNBLUE Give Fans a Happiness Disease!?

This is now a hot topic among an internet-user.
One day, a mother complained of chest pain. The pain is getting worse, and she finally vomited. Since she was suspected of having a myocardial infarction, her family took care of her through the night. But the next morning a doctor said disease name ‘bicipital tendinitis’.  It seemed caused by too much waving the light stick in TVXQ’s concert.

An internet user who lost the sense of little finger and ring finger got ‘cubital tunnel syndrome’. This disease is often the case with professional carpenters, and It is a condition that comes from the overuse of the elbow. But of course, this internet user is not a carpenter. This disease is because of CNBLUE Yonghwa’s elbow dance. She danced this elbow dance with Yonghwa in their concert.

Yonghwa have started this dance from the performance in Taiwan on their World Tour ‘BLUE MOON’. The dance had called just an ‘arm wave’ or ‘elbow dance’, but recently it is called ‘Morago’, comes from the lyric of this song ‘I’m Sorry’. The muscle ache after this elbow dance is called ‘Morago-tuu’

CNBLUE Yonghwa morago

A lot of memories and pain come after you were with your favorite artist. This might also happy memories for fans.


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CNBLUE got 9th place in the United World Chart.

CNBLUE got 9th place in the United World Chart. And got 1st place as a Korean singer


Korean band CNBLUE cemented themselves as a tough people for a global record.

According to the United Chart which is managed by Media Traffic (the website that counts the global album sale), CNBLUE ranked in the 9th place in the 2nd week in March and recorded the best ranking among Korean singers.

Their new album, including “Can’t stop” that is the title song and was composed by Yonghwa is marked as “Turning Point” of CNBLUE’s music, and have gotten attention from overseas, not only from Korea.

CNBLUE successfully ended their world tour (They performed 20 times in a 18 city of 14 countries) and was covered widely in the media in Latin America and Europe. They also got complimented by Billboard in America, “CNBLUE returns with “Can’t Stop” which sounds sure to send the rock-pop outfit to the upper rankings of the chart again despite a 180 in sound.”

They are showing the power of the music that has deepened in additional on to the world stage.

The United World Chart count the global album sales in the 36 countries, including America, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany and France, album sales in Korea is also reflected to global album chart.

CNBLUE will attend “2013 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN -Fantastic&Crazy-“ that will be held on 15th and 16th in Japan, Tokyo

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At first, CNBLUE’s Blue Moon concert at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles looked like any other K-pop shindig. Hordes of fans streamed into venue, and the crowd surrounding the merchandise table resembled an amorphous blob rather than an organized line. Fans passed out signs to hold up during the concert, and the girl to my left offered me lightsticks. When the Blue Moon video kicked off the night on the ever-present jumbo screen, I settled in for what was sure to be an enjoyable, yet familiar, K-pop concert.

And then CNBLUE took the stage and all that changed. It has been a week since the band graced L.A. with their presence, yet I am still buzzing from the experience.

In 2012, CNBLUE came to L.A. for a joint concert with FT Island, and impressed our writers, despite a shorter set. Fast forward to 2013, and they’ve got their own world tour and full two and a half hours onstage. As far as K-pop “world tours” go, Blue Moon was pretty sizable. After stopping in numerous Asian countries and Australia, the band started the 2014 leg with New York and L.A., and recently finished the tour in Mexico, Peru, and Chile.

The thing that struck me the most about the show was how different it is to listen to CNBLUE live. I have been to a good amount of K-pop concerts, with all the remixes, special stages, and bedazzled costumes, but CNBLUE blew me away without the pyrotechnics. The concert was downright subtle in terms of visuals, comparatively speaking, but it packed a punch in terms of sheer performance quality.

Due to restrictions on music shows and the pre-recorded nature of MVs, when watching an idol band on screen there is always the sense they are “faking it,” even though everyone knows they play live. CNBLUE did manage to play live during their last promotion cycle — a victory for sure — but there were still restrictions regarding movement, camera angles, timing, etc. All of those went away at the concert, and the audience got dynamic songs, with extended guitar and drum solos, and the band demonstrated an impressive musical prowess.

The set started off strong and fast with songs like “Where You Are,” “Naran Namja,” and “Coffee Shop.” From this first part, a personal favorite was “Wake Up,” where the band showed off all their rock chops and got the crowd pumped up.

It was fun to see the distinct physicality each of the members had when playing, which showed how much they were into the music. Yonghwa was all over the stage, charisma tumbling out him. He had the unique ability to give attention to each section of the audience, while still remaining intimate. It probably helped that the venue felt cozier, and Yonghwa clearly thrives in the kind of environment that allows him to interact on a personal level. Jungshin was all over the stage as well, but in a meandering, cool way, with his expressive hands on the bass drawing focus. Jonghyun anchored both of them by mostly staying in place, and despite some issues with his foot pedals at the start, it was apparent how technically precise he is as a guitarist, and how prominent his parts are in the music. Minhyuk also impressed by playing the show pretty much straight through, without ever losing his ease and playfulness on the drums.

Next came the slower songs. While I usually think of CNBLUE’s harder, faster material as their signature sound, their quieter numbers convey a lot of emotion and delicacy, which was amplified live, from Yonghwa’s keyboard solo “Feeling,” to Jonghyun’s mellow “These Days.” A stand out in this section was “Y, Why”

CNBLUE ended the concert with a bang after another round fast songs, including their recent hit “I’m Sorry,” and then did favorites like “Love Girl,” “Love,” and “Try Again, Smile Again,” for their encore.

Aside from their professionalism and skill, CNBLUE connected with the audience in a down-to-earth way. The boys spoke in English the whole time, and though undoubtedly scripted, it was a sincere effort and the audience loved it. Even the short sentences, like Jungshin asking, “Are you having fun?” then pointing to himself and saying, “Me too. Me too,” created a fun atmosphere and made it feel like they honestly enjoyed being with their fans. One assumes that the boys had major jet lag the whole time, but it didn’t show it at all, and they communicated with the audience both vocally and through lots of pointing, smiling, and hand-touching. At the end, they picked up all the fan gifts thrown onstage, and Yonghwa even adorned himself with them. While all of this audience interaction probably comes from years of practiced fanservice, it didn’t feel disingenuous, but rather comfortable and happy.

CNBLUE has a reputation for having it all — they’re idols with musical talent, good looks, acting chops, variety skills, and an admirable philanthropic project. They’ve already got fans from all over the world, and this tour undoubtedly helped them snag more, and maybe it will propel them even further into stardom. But at the end of the way-too-short evening, I saw them as just a band who is great at playing music, and who loves their fans.

Readers, did you go to any of the concerts on the Blue Moon tour? What did you think?

(FNC Entertainment, Facebook, YouTube [1], [2], [3]

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We are interviewing CNBLUE who is 4-piece Rock Band in Korea

CNBLUE, they are popular  all over the world not to mention in Japan, and they do a world tour in 2013 which is a first time as a Korean band. Their documentary film ‘The Story of CNBLUE~NEVER STOP~’ will be released on January 17th  that included not only their world tour in Sydney, Singapore and Beijing, but also their secret live in Shibuya and their home in Seoul. We, Elle, interviewing them on a visit to Japan.

“We were filmed all of our private. So I worried whether it’s okay to be revealed or not. (Jonghyun)”

—What did you think when you had offered  about to film documentary film?

Yonghwa: There are many bands to film a documentary film. Because I have been watching the backstage film of them, I was honored to make our film.

Jonghyun: I know there are several international famous band’s DVD, but when I heard that we will be taken in such a film, I thought ‘eh?’ it is great but too early for us (laugh)

Jungshin: I have watched famous band’s documentary film like Bon Jovi, too. I felt the pressure that what kind of us do we have to show. But I supposed the audience who will watch this movie want to watch us as usual.

Minhyuk: I also worried about that, but I  take it easy. So I think we were taken our  well image more on the movie).

— Because documentary film is different from TV programs, you might have a chance to be filmed your natural self or without makeup. Do you have some request such a scene wanted to be taken or not wanted to be taken?  And do you have some funny episodes?

Yonghwa: We have been taken in our home, though, does it be used in the movie?

Director: Yes. Such as the scene that Jungshin was making a Doenjang Jjigae.

Yonghwa: We have to be pretended that we are good person before. Like Jungshin’s cooking scene.

Minhyuk: Right now he was still pretending that he is good person  too (Laugh). Usually he does not to talk too much  though.

Yonghwa: I have cared about a camera because they (Camera crew) have followed us whole day. I felt a load at first, but after time passed, we could show our natural selves.

Jonghyun: We were filmed all of our private. So I worried whether  it’s okay to reveal or not.

Yonghwa: We believe the director (Laugh)

Jonghyun: I have thought that was too much to be filmed. By end of the filming, I felt sad ‘omg, this is it?’. I thought a human being was such a thing after all (Laugh).

“We are happy to leave our world tour in a video” (Minhyuk)

—Do you usually cook like that ?

Jungshin: Yes, I do.

Jonghyun: No, No, occasionally

—The movie shows the scene that you get along well. Fans may be happy to see that.

Jonghyun: Yes, basically we are close.

Minhyuk: Rather, I think that such a scene was not reflected very much.

Yonghwa: Since I am an actor… I acted (Laugh)

Minhyuk: I worried about what my scene. I think we were filmed the scene that Jonghyun-hyeong and I did a soccer game

Yonghwa: We met first in Seoul, didn’t we?

Director: The first filming was in Taiwan but we actually met in Seoul.

Yonghwa: I was surprised that there are lots of cameras. I thought, what cameras are these for?

—This documentary includes the video of your world tour that is the first time as a Korean rock band though, how do you feel about it?

Yonghwa: I am happy that there are some countries where we have visited, and are some countries where we have not visited yet. Also, there is a country that we have our first solo concert. Since we have not known how much demand from overseas fan, we were moved that the oversea’s fans remember our songs and lyrics even though we are using different language.

Jonghyun: In fact, there are lots of scenes that not be taken about this world tour. At first I thought ‘the camera crew for this movie doesn’t come, it’s good!’. When I think back, it is better to be taken all of that…A human being was such a thing.

Minhyuk: I didn’t know when we were being filmed tho. Did I already say it? If I saw this a few years afterward, I would have felt new. Since our world tour was filmed in the movie, I think it was not leave only as memories, and was very good to be able to leave as a video.

—Do you want to say anything about your world tour?

Minhyuk: It is still going on, I want to say anything when it finished all.

Jonghyun: Still going on… (Laugh)

Minhyuk: I think we were able to have our world tour for the first time as a Korean band in our age would be very happy.

“My dream is a No.1 on the Billboard chart” (Yonghwa)

—What is your dream?

Yonghwa: To get No.1 on the Bill Board

—In doing to recording and to appear the TV as a musician, what is the show(concert) for you?

Minhyuk: I am very happy when I’m on the stage. When I do other work, I often remember that I am on the stage and I think to want to have a concert.

Minhyuk: We have many hard things while preparing for our concert. I’m getting nervous too. But when I got stressed out, I remember the happy time on stage.

Jonghyun: There are lots of type of people. In the case of us, we release a CD and doing a music activity. A CD is good, but we want the people to hear the music in concert.

Yonghwa: When I experienced a concert, I feel that I can get new myself. I don’t think I have to do that, but I feel something new  every minute.

—By revealing this movie, the people who have not come to a concert ever so far may come to your concert. Do you want what kind of person to watch this movie?

Yonghwa: I want everybody to watch this movie and to take an interest in us. It is good to be known there is a band like this.

—All members are good showing as an actor. How are you compatible with band activities?

Yonghwa: It is better for us that we have lots of experiences. Some people may say musician has to do music activity only, but I don’t think so. I am happy if I can tell the people the feeling of a joy or sadness by various scenes. Because It is only-one-time life, I want to experience a lot. And then these experiences would be reflected in our music.

Minhyuk: We cannot live to 100 years, so we  do what we want!


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bunnyOur world tour has ended~~^^. I think it was a world tour that we were able to feel there are lots of people who always support us, CNBLUE, to the other side of the earth. We were happy.
Now it is a time to meet Korean Boice.
Please wait a bit! Let’s meet with a smile. Have a good day^^

드디어 월드투어가 끝났습니다~~^^ 저희 씨엔블루를 늘 응원해 주시는 팬분들이 많다는 걸 지구 반대편까지에서도 느낄 수 있는 투어였던거 같아요.
이제 한국 팬분들을 만날시간.
조금만 더 기다려 주세요!! 씨엔블루 4명과 웃는 얼굴로 만나요. 좋은 하루 되세요^^

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yongieHello~, I’m Yonghwa!!!! Finally our world tour was over with Chile. Fans in Chile are great too!!!!!!!!!! We appreciate all of you who have supported us while this world tour. I’m also grateful that you’ve made my 25, 26-year-old happy memory. I’d like you to leave it in your heart as a happy memory. I believe I never forget! I hope only happy thing comes to us in 2014. I’ll be with you!

안녕하세요 용화예요!!!! 오늘 칠레를 마지막으로 월드투어가 끝났습니다. 칠레팬분들 역시 최고 최고!!!!!!!!!!! 이번 월드투어를 응원해 주신 모든 분들께 감사드립니다. 저의 25, 26살에 행복한 추억을 만들어 주셔서 감사드리고 여러분들도 행복한 추억으로 남았으면 좋겠습니다. 잊지 않을게요 ! 2014년엔 행복한 일들만 있길. I’ll be with you!

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cnblue1 Hello, I’m Yonghwa~~. our concert at Lima in Peru was over. It was outside venue, the view was very beautiful but Your love for us was more beautiful. Good memory, hot passion, we got them and go next place. Thank you for making me high! surely we’ll be back here! Promise!

안녕하세요 용화예요~~ 페루 리마 공연이 끝났습니다. 야외 공연 경치 최고였어요! 그러나! 여러분의 사랑은 더 최고였습니다. 좋은 추억, 뜨거운 마음 잘받아갈게요. 제 마음도 더 뜨겁게 해주셔서 감사합니다. 꼭 다시 올게요 약속!


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“Te Amo” New Year’s greetings from CNBlUE from Mexico

CNBLUE, “Mexico, Te Amo!”
What happened in Mexico City? CNBLUE’s exclusive concert made 5000 people go wild! Latin America World Tour’s first destination Mexico’s wild site
Hello. This is CNBLUE Jung Yong Hwa.
Are you enjoying your holiday~? Happy New Year and I hope your 2014 will be filled with happiness. CNBLUE is spending the holiday with the Latin America Would Tour. The first performance of the tour started in Mexico few days ago. We’d like to share our first visit in Mexico with you!
We have been to Chile last year for a music show once, but this was first time in Mexico for us. A lot of fans welcomed and moved us at the airport of Mexico City!

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bmmexico11We were exhausted because we traveled to Mexico right after our concerts in New York and LA but when we me saw all the fans yelling out ‘CNBLUE’ as we stepped on the Mexico City, we were so moved and happy.

bmmexico1As usual, we have an interview with the media of the location before the concert. The members are parodying the interview~ hahaha. Jung Shin and I are interviewing Min Hyuk. What do you think? Do we look professional~?

bmmexico2This photo is taken during the interview with a Mexican media. We are in the middle of the interview with the greetings; ‘Hola~’, ‘Hola Mexico’, ‘Somos CNBLUE’.

bmmexicoThese are photos of us rehearsing full heartedly. Starting with concentrated bassist, Lee Jung Shin!

bmmexico3Drummer Kang Min Hyuk is in a concentrating mode too~. We take our rehearsal very seriously and that’s why we can feel the seriousness from their faces.

bmmexico4Guitarist Jong Hyun is checking the sounds, too.

bmmexico12This is me drinking water~. I remember feeling overwhelmed and excited at the same time by the thought that the place will be filled by the 5000 audiences. We had heard that the tickets were sold out early, so we were really excited for the concert.

bmmexico10On the outside of the ‘Pepsi Center WTC’ in Mexico City, hundreds of fans were waiting for the concert in a line since the day before the concert.. 

bmmexico5Ta da~ Our concert started. I practiced Spanish for the concert in Mexico. I wanted to communicate with the Mexican fans more~. I was so delighted when the fans responded in excitement to my performance of a song with the lyrics ‘Mexico, te amo’. I felt really great that I was able to speak to the fans in Spanish and make them feel even more excited.

bmmexico6Thanks to the passionate Mexican audience, I was able to pour my heart and energy out passionately on the stage happily. The members of our group were also absorbed in the music, the show and the cheer.bmmexico7


Thanks to the passionate Mexican audience, I was able to pour my heart and energy out passionately on the stage happily. The members of our group were also absorbed in the music, the show and the cheer.

bmmexico7With the light and cheer pouring upon us, guitarist Lee Jong Hyun playing guitar,

bmmexico8Performing a fascinating drum, drummer Kang Min Hyuk~

bmmexico9And the bassist Lee Jung shin, playing bass as he communicates with the audience. We all were very amused how there are so many fans on the other side of the planet who love CNBLUE’s music. We were very grateful and the concert was unforgettable. Impressively passionate audiences in Mexico, we love you and thank you so much! ‘Mexico, te amo!’
We are going to continue with the enthusiasm and energy and finish our concert in San Tiago, Chile on the 31st and head back to Korea~.
Happy New Year!!

Writer : Jung Yong Hwa
Photos : FNC Entertainment

Via naver


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씨엔블루가 칠레에서 보내온 메시지:
“여러분~ 새해 복 많이 받으시고, 즐거운 설 연휴 보내세요! 저희는 칠레에서 가족들에게 전화로나마 설 인사를 전했고, 여기서 떡국 먹었어요.”

CNBLUE’s message from Chile:
“Hello everyone, wish you have happy Lunar New Year Holidays! Currently we stay in Chile and shared New Year’s greetings with family via telephone call. Besides we had ‘Ddeok guk’(rice cake soup) here, too!”


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