Jung Yong Hwa


Jung Yong-hwa( 정용화 ;pronounced [t??ːŋ joŋ hwa]; born on June 22, 1989) is a South Korean musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor. His name is also written as Jung Yonghwa, Yong-Hwa, or Yong Hwa. Jung made his show business debut as "Kang Shin-woo" in the Korean dramaYou're Beautifulon October 7, 2009 and played the male lead as "Lee Shin" in the 2011 dramaHeartstrings. Jung is the leader, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band CNBLUE .

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 Jung Yong Hwa's Life and career

Early life and pre-debutedit

While there, they did street performances and released independent albums.

He was scouted by a FNC casting agent, who happened to see the photos of Yong-hwa at the ski resort on the internet which were re-uploaded from his personal blog by an unknown netizen on an ulzzang cafe site and him being thefirst generation memberof theBest Nine. The casting agent then contacted him, first before his college entrance exam. However, he didn't accept the company's casting offer as he didn't want to be an artist. Later, 50 days before his exam, the casting agent went directly to Yong-hwa's hometown to convince him. He then told his parents, who didn't know that Yong-hwa was approached by the company, regarding the company's request to audition to be an artist. His parents encouraged him to give it a try and return to his hometown to continue his studies, doubting that he would pass the auditions since they had not heard him sing before. He passed the auditions and decided to join the company to be the lead singer of a band after considering his lack of self-confidence in the business field, which he wanted to pursue, giving up his college entrance exam temporarily. He went to retake the exam at a later date.

Music careeredit

Jung Yong-hwa in 2011

Jung Yong-hwa's first album as a CNBLUE member isNow or Never, a mini album that was released in Japan on August 19, 2009 with an indie label AI Entertainment . Jung composed the third track "Love Revolution" and the fourth track "Just Please".

and topped the KBSMusic Bankchart on January 29, 2012."I'm a Loner" still holds the record in South Korea for reaching number 1 in the major TV network music charts in the shortest time.[citation needed]

On January 14, 2011, Jung released his first solo digital single, " For First Time Lovers ." The song topped the charts for two consecutive weeks.

The song "In My Head" was also chosen as the ending song forSupernatural: The Animation.

and on the weekly chart with 60,398 copies sold in the first week. This made CNBLUE the first foreign band to top the Oricon Singles Chart since January 18, 1971 (when the Canadian band Mashmakhan released the single "Two in the Fog"), and made CNBLUE the fourth South Korean male artist/group to rank number 1 on Oricon's weekly singles chart, following Tohoshinki (TVXQ), JYJ members (Jaejoong and Yoochun) and Jang Geun Suk.

The other four tracks on the albumRe:Blue, composed by Yong-hwa, have also received good responses from the general public, as seen from the comments given by Super Junior 's Ryeowook and Sungmin ,and the reviews given from all around the world. These songs were also performed live on music shows on their comeback stages.


Main article: Jung Yong Hwa writing and production credits

Besides producing music for CNBLUE, Jung has also written several tracks for other artists or other purposes such as commercial filming or OSTs. The following are his most notable works:

Jung released 17 compositions for the first half of the year in 2012.

For his dramaHeartstrings, he composed"Because I Miss You"as one of the original soundtracks. This song peaked at #14 in Korean Gaon chart. He has also produced"Casting Love"byJeon Gunhwaof FNC duoM Signalfor the OST of his own drama Marry Him If You Dare .

as a gift for theCNBLUE Schoolin Burkina Faso, Africa.

"Feel Good", which was released officially on YouTube on August 23, 2013, was also penned by Yong-hwa.

He has also been ranked #3 in"Top 7 Next Psy World Star",and #3 in"Top 10 Idols Who Would Be Successful as a Producer".

Acting careeredit

Jung Yong-hwa had debuted before his group did, becoming the first member of CNBLUE to appear on the television screen. In 2009, he landed his first acting role as Kang Shin-woo in the SBS dramaYou're Beautiful, which aired from October 7 to November 26, 2009. As the series revolves around the life of a musical group, he played the role of the lead guitarist in the faux idol band A.N.Jell.

Nearly two years after his acting debut, Jung was chosen as the male lead of the MBC dramaHeartstrings, along with fellow band member Kang Min-hyuk . The drama is a South Korean youthful melodrama about the main characters' love and dreams, which was first aired on June 29, 2011.

, "You've Fallen For Me", "Because I Miss You" (composed by himself), and "Comfort Song." "You've Fallen For Me" topped the yearly ringtone chart of 2012 in Japan.

In 2013, Jung joinedMarry Him If You Dareas the second lead with Han Chae-ah .

He joined the cast ofThe Three Musketeersdrama as part of the main cast in 2014.

Variety showsedit

Sunday Sunday NightprogramKorea Ecosystem Rescue Centre: Hunters, which featured seven celebrity MCs, including Kim Hyun Joong , going out to capture wild boars. The show premiered on December 6, 2009 but was forced to prematurely cease its run in mid-January 2010 due to protests by animal-rights groups.He subsequently continued as one of the MCs on the replacement programEco House, which deals with global climate change. In February 2010, he was paired with Seohyun of Girls' Generation as part of a virtually wedded couple, YongSeo Couple ( Hangul : 용서커플), for MBC's popular TV showWe Got Married. They filmed their final episode ofWe Got Marriedon March 15, 2011. He has also made several guest appearances on SBS 'sRunning Man, becoming the most appeared guest.

Emcee participationedit

Melon Music Awardsheld on December 16, 2009 together with actress Lee In-hye . Alongside Kim Heechul and Park Shin-hye , Jung was an MC for the 2009 SBS Gayo Daejeon award ceremony which was held on December 29, 2009.He temporarily replaced Tiffany & Yuri of Girls' Generation as co-host MC's for MBC'sShow! Music Coreepisode to be aired on May 29, 2010 together with Min Sun-ye and Kim Yoo-bin of the Wonder Girls . In June 2010, he was also a co-host MC for Music Core alongside Yuri and Seohyun of Girls' Generation . Finally on July 18, 2010, he officially started as one of the new hosts of SBS'sInkigayotogether with f(x) 's Sulli and 2AM 's Jo Kwon . He ended being a host of Inkigayo March 13, 2011 due to his tight schedule. He also appeared as an MC for 2010 SBS Gayo Daejun which was held on December 29 along with Jo Kwon , Kim Heechul and Hwang Jung-eum . On April 7, 2012, he and Hyoyeon was filled in as one-day MCs in MBC's Music Core and hosted the programme with Girls' Generation 's Seohyun , replacing Tiffany and Taeyeon . He also hosted KBS' Music Bank on November 2, 2012, which was held in Chile, with Super Junior 's Kyuhyun and After School 's Uee . The program was broadcast later on the 17th. On November 10, he hosted the SBS' K-Pop Super Concert in America with Girls' Generation 's Tiffany and Beast 's Lee Gi-kwang . He and Beast 's Gi-kwang hosted as special MCs in SBS' Inkigayo, alongside regular host IU , which aired on December 9.

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 Jung Yong Hwa's Filmography

TV series

2009 SBS You're Beautiful Kang Shin-woo Acting debut
2011 MBC Heartstrings First lead role
2012 SBS A Gentleman's Dignity Himself
2013 KBS2 Marry Him If You Dare Park Se-joo
tvN Cheongdam-dong 111 himself reality show
2014 tvN The Three Musketeers Park Dal-hyang Main cast

Variety shows

2009–2010 Sunday Sunday Night – Hunters: Echo House MBC Co-host
2010-2011 SBS Guest
2010 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2(ep 17) KBS2 Guest
2010 Win Win(ep 5, 19 and 20) KBS2 Special guest (on ep 5), Co-host (on ep 19), Guest (on ep 20)
2010 Star Golden Bell(ep 274) KBS2 Guest
2010 Happy Birthday(broadcast on 27/07) SBS Guest (withLee Jung-shin)
2010 Haha Mong Show(ep 11) SBS Guest
2010–2011 We Got MarriedwithSeohyun MBC YongSeoCouple
2011 Happy Together(eps 156 and 193) KBS2 Guest
2010–2011 Night After Night SBS Co-host (withDaesung,Uee)
2010–2014 Running Man(eps 7, 11, 17, 35–36, 72–73, 104, 127, 129, and 186) SBS Guest (nicknamed Idol Ace and Super Guest because appeared most as guest)
2012 Sponge(broadcast on 06/04) KBS2 Guest (withLee Jung-shin)
2012 Hello KBS2 Guest (withLee Jung-shin)
2012 Invincible Youth(episode 21–22) KBS2 Guest (withLee Jung-shin)
2012 ) SBS Guest
2013 Moonlight Prince(episode 04) KBS Guest
2014 Golden Fishery Radio Star(episode 367) MBC Guest (with memberCNBLUE)
2014 Hello Counselor(episode 107 & 167) KBS Guest (with memberCNBLUE)
2014 Weekly Idol(episode 139–140) MBC Every 1 Guest (with memberCNBLUE)
2014 Cheongdam-dong 111(episode 1–8) tvN Guest (with memberCNBLUE)
2015 Yonghwa's Hologram MNET Host


2009, 2010, 2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon SBS
2010–2011 Inkigayo SBS
2012 SBS Kpop Concert in America SBS
2012 KBSMusic Bankin Chile KBS
2012 KBS Gayo Daechukje KBS
2013 Golden Disk Awardsin Malaysia JTBC
2014 Golden Disk AwardsinSeoul JTBC
2014 KBSMusic Bankin Brazil KBS
2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon SBS

Music Video

YearMusic videoLengthAlbumNote
2012 "Fool" (Korean: 바보) 3:57 My First June(1st mini album) byJuniel The song "Fool" was produced by and feat himself
2014 "Can't Stop" 3:59 Can't Stop(5th Korea mini album) The song "Can't Stop" was composed and produced by himself
2015 "Mileage" 4:38 One Fine Day(Jung Yong-Hwa album) The song "Mileage" was composed by Yonghwa and lyrics by Yonghwa, YDG
2015 "One Fine Day" 4:35 One Fine Day(Jung Yong-Hwa album) The song "One Fine Day" lyrics by Yonghwa and arrangement by TWO FACE
2015 "Checkmate" 4:00 One Fine Day(Jung Yong-Hwa album) The song "Checkmate" lyrics and arrangement by Yonghwa, JJ Lin

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 Jung Yong Hwa's Discography

Main article:CN Blue discography


TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
One Fine Day 1 1
  • KOR:


2011"For First Time Lovers" (Banmal Song)1Digital Single
"You've Fallen for Me"5HeartstringsOST
"Because I Miss You..."14
"Comfort Song" HeartstringsOST Japanese Edition
2014"Star, You"22Digital Single
2015"Mileage"57One Fine Day
"One Fine Day"3-

Featured singles

2009"Promise"(Lee Hongkifeat Jung Yong-hwa)You're BeautifulOST
2012"Fool"(Junielwith Jung Yong-hwa)4638My First June
2013"Fool"/"Babo" (Japanese Version)(Junielwith Jung Yong-hwa)JUNI

Songwriting and production credits

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 Jung Yong Hwa's Awards and nominations

See also: List of awards and nominations received by CN Blue
YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef
2009 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award You're BeautifulWon
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award We Got Married(with Seohyun of SNSD)Won
SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Variety Show InkigayoWon
3rd Korea Drama Awards Popularity Award You're BeautifulWon
2011 3rd Melon Music Awards Music Style Best OST Song "You've Fallen For Me" (Heartstrings OST)Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New ActorHeartstringsNominated
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV)Nominated
1st K-Drama Star Awards Hallyu Star AwardWon
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Awardwith Han Chae-ahMarry Him If You DareNominated
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV)Nominated

Music Programsedit

on KBS and Show Champion on Korea cable channel MBC Music .

KBS Music Bankedit

2015 January 30 "One Fine Day"

SBS Inkigayoedit

2015 February 1 "One Fine Day"

MBC Music Show Championedit

2015 February 4 "One Fine Day"

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 Jung Yong Hwa's Endorsements

See also: CN Blue § Endorsements
  • 2010: NII
  • 2010: Suit House
  • 2010: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
  • 2011: Suit House
  • 2011: Hazzys Acc
  • 2013: Samsung Galaxy Music
  • 2014: Shu Uemura (China)
  • 2014: Union Pay (China)

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