General Information about B1A4’s CNU
this performer was born on June 16, 1991, with the real name Shin Dong Woo (신동우) and has a blood type of A. He is best known, by his stage name, CNU (신우), as the main dancer, lead vocalist, and lead rapper of the K-Pop boy-band B1A4. He made his debut with B1A4 in 2011. He was the last member to join B1A4 and he is the tallest among the group.
B1A4’s CNU Starts 21 Months Military Service
On January 4, 2019, one media outlet reported that B1A4’s CNU would be the first member of B1A4 to enlist in the military. As a result, he wouldn’t be able to attend his schedule abroad. Soon afterward, B1A4’s agency, WM Entertainment, confirmed the news by releasing an official statement, “B1A4’s CNU has recenty received notice of enlistment and will be enlisting in the military as an active-duty soldier on January 22, 2019 in order to fulfill his military duties as a citizen of South Korea. As a result, he will, unfortunately, be unable to attend the overseas scheduled that were planned and we ask our domestic and international fans for your deep understanding. Please support CNU so that he may fulfill his military duties in a healthy state and return as a more mature person,” as reported by Koreaboo.
On January 5, 2019, B1A4 held their first official fan meeting as a 3-member group with the name “Be The One All For One” at Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul. At the end of their fan meeting, B1A4’s CNU announced, “About my military enlistment, I hoped to be together for a little longer. It was also a bit sudden for me, but as a South Korean citizen, I thought that I should definitely go now and return. I think that BANA was probably more surprised than I was.” He continued, “But I will safely go and return, so please don’t worry. I will complete my military duty and return as a manlier oldest brother. I will protect the country, so all of you have to protect Sandeul and Gongchan,” as reported by Soompi.
On January 18, 2019, a representative of B1A4’s agency, WM Entertainment, revealed, “CNU, who will be enlisting as an active-duty soldier on Tuesday, January 22 will be enlisting quietly as per his wishes. Thus we will not reveal the enlistment location and time.”
On January 22, 2019, CNU entered a training center in Hwacheon County of Gangwon Province, but the exact location and time were not revealed to the public, in line with his intentions to quietly join the military. There is one source which said that CNU is scheduled to be discharged on August 28, 2020.
CNU’s Instagram Feeds
Previously, before his enlistment to the military, CNU posted about his life and activities on his Instagram account, such as B1A4’s togetherness photo and himself while having a photoshoot for NYLON magazine.
On January 21, 2019, the idol gave his final farewell to his fans through a handwritten letter posted on his Instagram account. The full letter said, “To BANA, Hello, this is CNU. Already a month has gone by in 2019. Is everyone going strong with their New Year’s resolutions and goals? It’s times like these when I feel like time truly flies. It seems like I just debuted days ago, but it’s already been 8 years, and I’m no longer in my early 20s, but at the doorstep to my 30s.
That time is flying must mean that there have been a lot of happy times, right? I sincerely thank BANA for being with me through all of my happy moments.
I believe that everyone will know why I’m writing this letter. I am enlisting in the military. I’m sorry to BANA, who must’ve been surprised at the sudden enlistment news… But look forward to my manly and dashing self when I return! I’m going to finish my military service healthy, and when I come back, B1A4 is going to make a lot of happy moments for BANA!
Until then, I hope our BANA will stay healthy, no matter where you are. Eat well, dress warm so you don’t get a cold, don’t stay out too late, get along with your friends, and always stay positive. You have to promise you’ll do that. I’ll return as a cooler hyung. Goodbye!
#LetsMeetInSummerWhenWeLoveMorePassionately #B1A4 #CNU #Sandeul #Gongchang #BANA I’ll return in the summer when we love more passionately,” as reported and translated by Soompi.
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To. 바나 안녕하세요 신우입니다. 2019년도 벌써 한달이 지나가고 있네요 다들 신년 계획이나 목표했던 일들 잘 실행하고 계신가요? 이럴때 보면 시간이 참 빠르다고 느껴집니다. 데뷔한지가 엊그제 같은데 벌써 8년이라는 시간이 흘렀고 20대 초반의 나이에서 어느덧 서른을 바라보는 나이가 되었습니다. 아마 시간이 빠르게 느껴진다는건 행복한 일들이 많아서겠죠? 이 모든 행복에 함께 해준 우리 바나들 진심으로 감사해요. 이렇게 편지를 쓰는 이유를 모두가 알거라고 생각합니다. 군 입대를 하게 되었습니다. 갑작스러운 입대 소식에 놀랐을 바나들에게는 미안하기도 해요… 하지만 더욱 더 남자답고 늠름한 모습으로 돌아올 신우를 기대해주세요! 몸 건강히 군 복무를 잘 마치고 돌아와서 동생들과 함께 바나를 위한 행복한 일들 많이 만들어줄게요! 그 때까지 우리 바나들 어디에 있든지 모두 건강하게 잘 지내길 바랍니다. 밥 잘 챙겨 먹고 감기 안걸리게 옷 따뜻하게 입고 너무 밤 늦게 다니지 말고 친구들과 사이좋게 지내고 항상 긍정적인 생각으로 잘 지내줬으면 좋겠어요. 꼭 그렇게 해야 합니다. 더 멋진 맏형으로 돌아올게요. 안녕! #더뜨겁게사랑할여름에만나자 #B1A4 #신우 #산들 #공찬 #BANA 더 뜨겁게 사랑할 여름에 돌아올게
On January 22, 2019, B1A4’s Instagram account shared a photo of CNU with Gongchan and Sandeul before entering a training center with the caption “The eldest CNU who is always reliable, return safely. We will be waiting for you,” and revealed a “gift” from CNU to his fans that will be unveiled on January 26, 2019.
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늘 언제나 든든한 맏형🐻 신우 조심히 다녀와요 기다리고 있을게요❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 신우가 바나에게 준비한 선물은 이번 주 토요일 1월 26일 오후 6시에 공개됩니다! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #반하는날 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #하루24시간_1년에_365일 #함께한_지금_이_순간 #I_think_of_you_everyday ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #더_뜨겁게_사랑할_여름에_만나자 #B1A4 #신우 #산들 #공찬 #CNU #SANDEUL #GONGCHAN
On January 26, 2019, B1A4 released a music video for the song “A Day of Love”, which you can watch below!