CN Blue is a South Korean indie rock band that has debuted on August 19, 2009 in Japan with their first mini album entitled, now or never. There are many who coined them as the â€œsecond FT Island.â€ The group released four teasers for their first album, Bluetory that stars each member per video with a sequence of Jonghyun, Minhyuk, Jungshin and the last one is Jung Yong Hwa beginning from the 6th, 8th, 11th and 13th of January respectively, CN Blue had debuted on January 14 with their first mini album and lead single â€œIâ€™m a lonerâ€
In January, the FNC Music releases a new teaser pictures for the groupâ€™s debut in South Korea. The Bluetory was released on January 14, 2010. It had stayed as the part of the Gaon Chart in the whole two weeks, â€œIâ€™m a lonerâ€ was the chosen title track for this. Â The song had reached the number two spot, making their break into the industry. The group attended their first live stage on KBS Music Bank on January 15 and got first spot on the showsâ€™ chart win on January 29.
They were headed back to Korea in May to release their next promotional single entitled, â€œLove Lightâ€ on 10th of May, 2010. The said song had reached the number ten on the Korean National Chart and was foreshadowed their upcoming release.
After their recorded success in Korea, CN Blue had headed back to Japan. There, they had released their first single, â€œthe wayâ€ on June 23. For the very first time, they had been charted within the Oricon top 40 with them being the 26th. Their release was followed by â€œI Donâ€™t Know Whyâ€ on September 16 of the same year. The song had reached the number eight spot of the Oricon daily chart that marks their first time reaching the top ten since debut. On the weekly chart, the group had also reached the number 15 spot making them happy and proud. As for the Japanese Indie Top Chart, the group has eventually reached the number one rank. Â The indie band had also done some small tours around the country of Japan to express and shows their different promotions.
Their members Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jong Hyun are going to star in the Korean movie â€œAcousticâ€. On October 7th, they had released a song from the soundtrack entitled â€œHigh Flyâ€ that reached number 98 in Gaon Chart.
On 9th of January, the group had released their 3rd Japanese single, titles as Re-maintenance. They had then started off their 2011 Japanese promotions with Zepp Tour in four cities of the country including Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Tokyo from January 9th to 16th respectively.
The groupâ€™s entertainment agency in Korea, FNC Music had released teasers for their comeback in February 2011, but unfortunately it was later changed to March 21. The teaser was take notice for having a “more of the same departure from their pop rock sound into a heavier concept.”