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Ear Fun: Interview with CNBLUE

The music market of Korea has many bands to offer and the amount of groups which debut increases each and every year. However bands which make rock music and play their own instruments at the same time are really rare. CNBLUE who are signed under FNC Entertainment started to find their way into the Korean market in the beginning of 2010. But prior to their debut in Korea they already released two mini- albums and earned some attention through street concerts in Japan. Jung Yonghwa, leader of the 4-member band helped the band to leverage in Korea through his role in the really successful drama “You’re beautiful”.

“I’m A Loner” ignited their career on January 14th,2010. In Korea five CDs followed and 9 CDs in Japan which can be added to their portfolio. Their style is Pop-rock – a little bit harder for the Japanese market, a little bit more soft for the Korean fans. With this blend they were able to win a lot of prizes (e.g. “Best Rookie” and “Best Band Performance” at the MNET Asian Music Awards) and expand their fan base beyond the barriers of Asia. Their concerts in Japan are sold out on a regular basis and the concert in the USA which was held in 2012 along with their label mates FTISLAND was also a big hit.

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