CN BLUE: Face of the Group, Jung Yong Hwa
CN BLUE is a band formed by FNC Entertainment with four members: Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin. They debuted first in Japan in 2009 and in Korea in 2010. Yong Hwa is one of the most searched members by netizens because he has a different aura from other members.
Before debuting with CN BLUE, Yong Hwa was already famous in Busan as someone who is good at playing music, especially playing the guitar. Not only does he play the guitar, Yong Hwa is also good at writing songs. He once wrote songs for a former member of Girl’s Generation, Seo Hyun. Let’s discuss more about Yong Hwa!
CNBLUE’s Yonghwa Profile
Name : Jung Yong Hwa
Stage Name : Yong Hwa
Date of Birth : June 22, 1989
Age : 28 years old
Position : Leader, Main Vocalist, Guitarist, Rapper, Face of The Group
Height : 180 cm
Weight : 63 kg
Blood Type : A
Religion : N/A
Zodiac : Cancer
Instagram : @jyheffect0622
Twitter : @jyheffect
CNBLUE’s Yonghwa and SNSD’s Seohyun
Yonghwa and Seohyun have been involved in a variety show “We Got Married”, where idols have to complete missions and work properly as husband and wife. Yonghwa and Seohyun were chosen to be the “We Got Married” couple for 51 episodes. They did many interesting things during the filming of “We Got Married”. Although many rumors say that Yonghwa is dating, he denies them all. He says that he does not have a relationship with anyone.
On Radio Star, Yonghwa was asked about the dating rumors surrounding him and SNSD’s Seohyun. The MCs threw questions such as, “When you were doing We Got Married with Seohyun, dating rumors appeared. In fact, there was the news about you living in the same villa as her.”
In response to this, Yonghwa answered quickly, “Yes it’s the same villa but we’re living in different buildings.We are not dating.” To further clarify his situation, he added, “There is a report that I got into Seohyun’s van and it was true.”
“Their (SNSD) van’s plate number is almost similar to ours so I thought it’s ours.”
The hosts insisted, “Do not you like Seohyun’s type?” Yonghwa frankly answered, “I would be lying if I said I never had a feelings for her but it was for the broadcast.”
After the end of “We Got Married”, they reunited at the Golden Disk Award event in 2017. For a long time, they both looked very awkward. Even the MCs asked how they felt after a long absence and ended the filming of “We Got married” six years ago. With a little awkwardness, both replied with the same answer “Yes, it’s been six years”.
“Seohyun and Yonghwa once filming ‘WGM’ and now reunion. Many fans are enthusiastic. What do you feel?” Asked the MC on the red carpet.
“Ah, six years?” said Seohyun.
“Yes it’s been six years,” Yonghwa replied.
But these two stars can return to normal and support each other. Yonghwa even mentioned that meeting Seohyun is fun. Seohyun also asked the fans to witness their appearance at the Golden Disk Awards 2017.
“It was nice to see him again after a long time. He made the rehearsal come alive and exciting. So please see us yes,” said Seohyun again.
In fact, Yonghwa once said if Seohyun is his dream type wife, “She (Seohyun) is my dream come true,” he said.
CNBLUE’s Yonghwa Net Worth
Yonghwa is the member of CN BLUE who has the most activities. In addition to CN BLUE, Yonghwa is also busy with various other activities such as drama, advertisements and other things. That’s what makes netizens speculate if Yonghwa has more wealth than the other CN BLUE members. In addition to being a singer, he is also a songwriter, actor, and producer who has a net worth of $20 million.
As an actor, he has starred in “You’re Beautiful”, “Heartstrings”, “A Gentleman’s Dignity”, “Marry Him If You Dare”, “The Three Musketeers”, and “Package”. CN BLUE has also released seven studio albums in Japanese, including Code Name Blue in 2012 and Colors in 2015, which both reached #1 in Japan. Jung Yong Hwa released his solo debut studio album One Fine Day in 2015, and the album reached #1 in Korea and on the US World chart. His single “For First Time Lovers” (Banmal Song) also reached #1 in Korea.
CNBLUE Yonghwa’s Dramas
1. You’re Beautiful
“You’re Beautiful” is the inaugural drama for Yong Hwa that aired in 2009 with Park Shin Hye, Lee Hong Ki, and Jang Geun Suk. Yong Hwa plays Kang Shin Woo. The drama has 16 episodes.
The drama tells of Go Mi Nyeo (Park Shin Hye) has long been living in an orphanage, along with his twin brother, Go Mi Nam (Park Shin Hye) since their father died. Years later, her sister becomes a musical idol, and Mi Nyeo lives in a nun’s dormitory to achieve her dream of becoming a nun.
Her now-popular sister won the “A.N. Entertainment” vocal audition for “A.N. JELL” music band, but Mi Nam had to go to America to fix her failed plastic surgery.
Ma Hoon Yi (Mi Nam’s manager, Kim In Kwon) tries to approach Mi Nyeo to confess as Mi Nam for a month until his twin sister heals. Mi Nyeo initially refused the manager’s invitation, but eventually he agreed because to help his brother gain fame and open the opportunity to find their mother.
Mi Nyeo, disguised as Mi Nam, joins ANJELL with other members Hwang Tae Kyung (Jang Geun Suk), Jeremy (Lee Hong Ki) and Kang Shin Woo (Jung Yong Hwa).
Succeeding with the drama “You’re Beautiful”, Yonghwa returned to play in the drama in 2011 called “Heartstrings”. Again Yonghwa is paired with Park Shin Hye. Yonghwa plays Lee Shin and Park Shin Hye plays Lee Gyu won. The drama has 16 episodes.
Heartstrings tells of Lee Shin (Jung Yong Hwa) who is a music student who majored in western music. He is also known as the band’s vocalist and guitarist in The Stupid.
Though handsome, Lee Shin is known to have an arrogant nature. People see it as a cold-hearted figure, though in fact, it has a soft side. Lee Shin has a strong interest in music. He also did not think much about his future.
Initially, Lee Shin fell in love with Jung Yoon Soo (So Yi Hyun), a dance professor at the university where he studied. But this feeling is shaky after Lee Shin meets Lee Gyu Won (Park Shin Hye).
Gyu Won is a beautiful student from a family who studies traditional Korean music. Lee Dong Gun, Gyu Won’s grandfather, was one of the top 3 best traditional musicians of his era. Gyu Won follows his footsteps.
Wanting to realize the dream of her grandfather, Gyu Won seriously learn and practice, until she is not too concerned about things outside his studies. One day, Gyu Won was invited by her friends to watch The Stupid concert. Upon seeing Lee Shin’s performance, Gyu Won is immediately attracted to the man.
Yeo Joon Hee (Kang Min Hyuk), drummer of The Stupid, falls in love with a female student named Han Hee Jo (Woo Ri), daughter of one of the university’s top brass. Han Hee Jo’s ambitious mother feels Gyu Won’s talent can beat her daughter. Han Hee Jo’s mother along wiht with Tae Joon, the campus manager, plan to destroy Gyu Won so Gyu Won will not beat Han Hee Jo in a music festival.
3. Marry Him if You Dare
In 2013, Yonghwa played in a drama with Yoon Eun Hye and Lee Dong Gun called drama “Marry Him if You Dare”, which has 16 episodes. Yonghwa plays as Park Sejoo.
The drama tells of Na Mi Rae, who a 32-year-old woman who goes through her days working as a call center agent. At that age, Mi Rae is too old to start something new, but also too young to give up. One day, Mi-Rae from the future and advises Mi Rae in the past about life and marriage. Mi Rae from the future wants to change her life in the past and prevent her from marrying Kim Shin, a very principled messenger. On the other side is Park Se Joo, a handsome young producer and Seo Yoo Kyung, a reporter who gets them involved in a love triangle.
4. The Package
In 2017, Yonghwa again showed his action playing with Lee Yeon Hee and Choi Woo Sik. Yonghwa served as San Ma Roo for 12 episodes.
“The Package” follows the life of tourist guides in Paris. Yoon So So played Lee Yeon Hee and works as a tour guide in France. He leads a group of tourists in a tour package.
Travelers all have their own stories. San Ma Roo (Jung Yong Hwa) follows the tour after being dumped by his girlfriend. Kim Gyung Jae (Choi Woo Sik) has been dating for the last 10 years. A mysterious man (Yoon Park) seems to be following Yoon So So. Jung Yeon-Sung (Ryu Seung Soo) joins the package tour with her partner, but she will not reveal what kind of relationship they are in.
While Han So Ran (Ha Shi Eun) is a web designer and tormented during single or marriage stay. Oh Gab Soo (Jeong Gyu Su) is very stubborn. Han Book-Ja (Lee Ji Hyeon) spent most of her life caring for her husband. Na Hyun (Park Yoo Na) is a woman whom other people can not guess her age.
They all do not want to be involved in their personal lives, but, as they travel together, they get closer and develop relationships.
CNBLUE’s Yonghwa Latest News
After focusing with his drama in 2017, Yonghwa has yet to decide whether he will play in drama again for 2018. In 2018, Yonghwa shocked fans by greeting fans at the recent episode.
2 Days 1 Night event in Cuba. Leader and vocalist of the band CN Blue is in charge as a morning angel that awakens Yoon Shi Yoon in Cuba.
Yonghwa wakes up Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Jun Ho and Defconn by spraying water onto their faces. Suddenly, the arrival of Yonghwa made the Cuban team act surprised. In addition, Yonghwa made them breakfast, but certainly accompanied by a typical trap show “2 Days 1 Night.
After that, the members of the Cuban team and Yonghwa went to meet the fans who had gathered in a room. The room was dedicated to South Koreans living in Cuba.
When the fans meet face-to-face with the Cuban team and Jung Yong Hwa, they are very enthusiastic because they can meet directly with hallyu star. Kim Jun Ho was surprised when fans showed their knowledge about Korea, even fans who are not descendants of Koreans. Apparently, they know about Korean dramas, K-Pop music and can even speak Korean.
One of the lucky fans was invited to sing alongside Jung Yong Hwa. They sang a song from the soundtrack drama “Heartstring” entitled You’ve Fallen For Me.
Not only that, to celebrate CNBLUE’s eighth year debut, Yonghwa uploaded a selfie photo to greet his fans.
Jung Yong Hwa also uploaded his selfie photos on Instagram. The CN Blue Leader thanked and message for fans.
“It’s been eight years! Wow, I write messages every year and time passes really fast,” Yong Hwa wrote in the photo caption. “Thank you and thank you, I’m thinking hard about what I want to say again, I love you.”
CNBLUE’s Yonghwa on Running Man
Yonghwa is also a Korean idol who is often invited to “Running Man” as a guest star. Even since the early episodes, Yonghwa has been a guest star of “Running Man”. For example Yonghwa has been present in episodes 7, 11, 17, 35, 36, 72, 73, 104, 127, 129, 138, and 186. The reason why Yonghwa is often invited in “Running Man” is because the parties of “Running Man” love to cooperate with Yonghwa. Even the “Running Man” members are also happy if Yonghwa participates in the games. Yonghwa is also very happy to be a guest star on “Running Man”.
According to him, “Running Man” is the best Korean event to exercise.