Jung Yonghwa, the front man for the band CNBLUE, has been increasing his popularity recently. With the successful wrap up of their promotions for “Ear Fun,” and the upcoming Japanese release of his last drama series “You’ve Fallen For Me (Heartstrings),” it seems like Jung Yonghwa could easily have his pick of dramas to act in while he fills his time between promotions.
However, this is the last thing that Yonghwa wants to do. Despite the fact that the other three members of the band are all taking part in the acting industry (drummer Kang Minhyuk is appearing in “My Husband’s Got a Family,” guitarist Lee Jonghyun is in “A Gentleman’s Dignity,” and bassist Lee Jungshin is currently taking acting lessons), Yonghwa wants to take some time to focus on his musical career, at least until the end of the year.
A representative from Yonghwa’s label (FNC Entertainment) stated, “Jung Yonghwa wants to make a name for himself as a musician more than as an actor. As well as taking part in the band’s new album, CNBLUE will be busy touring abroad this year.”
Outside of working on his music, Yonghwa has also tried his hand at producing music. Which helped to launch the career of Korean-Japanese singer Juniel in Korea.
The info in this article really isn’t NEW news at all to those of us who follow CNBLUE closely but it’s just a reminder for us of how serious Yonghwa is taking his musical career. The fact that he can sit back and let the other members, his brothers, shine in their acting side projects just puts how special he is in perspective. He’s stated in recent interviews how he views acting as an important accompaniment to creating music as you get to develop your emotions and project them in the music better. So we know he feels that acting is something he wants to do but the fact that he’s focusing on developing his musical talents is most exciting to me as a hardcore fan of CNBLUE. I cannot say enough how I cannot wait for more NEW music from CNBLUE. I know that whatever they release will have the flavor and proper color of their music as it should be. Their music is most unique and I will certainly enjoy whatever they put out!