3:44 am - 10/02/2010

‘Idol vs Talented’: Korea-Japan's different views on CNBLUE

Music-wise, there has been a big difference in perspective on CNBLUE in Korea and Japan.

CNBLUE is known as an idol group in Korea but on the other hand, in Japan, they have established themselves as a band in Japan. According to one Warner Music Japan official, “CNBLUE has the image of an Idol Singer in Korea, in Japan music scene they are more and more recognized truly as a Band.“

CNBLUE 2nd single ‘I don’t know why’ (out on September 16th) reached #1 on the Oricon Indie Single Weekly Chart last September 27th. Their 1st single which was out in June ‘The Way’ has also raised to #7. In Japan, all of their performances were sold out and they also showed a powerful performance on stage.

The Warner Music Japan representative also said, “For a Korean band doing rock music and active as a band in Japan, with a result of reaching #1 in an Oricon Indie Chart with concerts always selling out, this is a great achievement.” “Their potential and talent is clearly seen,” he praised.

The CNBLUE members appearance and height is just as good as the other handsome idol groups and is therefore known as an ‘Idol Band’, however they are also a talented band as the members actually do play their instruments and also write and compose their own music. And because of this, CNBLUE is recognized more as a ‘Musician’ rather then a ‘Star’.

Recently in a Japan search portal Biglobe (ww.biglobe.ne.jp), CNBLUE had the highest vote for ‘which KPOP group would you like to see to have a major debut in Japan’. CNBLUE is truly appreciated as a representative of a Korean talented band in the Japan Music World.

CNBLUE, as a request from their Japanese fans, will be having their Japan fan-meeting on October 28th in the Tokyo International Forum.

Translation: blue_jus7@CodeAzzuro
Source: Seoul Newspaper Now News
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shunluv 2nd-Oct-2010 07:52 am (UTC)
these boys deserve more love and Japan have great taste<33
weerainbow 2nd-Oct-2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
rexona_woman 2nd-Oct-2010 07:53 am (UTC)
their Japanese releases are <3
mediumpurple 2nd-Oct-2010 07:54 am (UTC)
whatthefwook 2nd-Oct-2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
aescapes 2nd-Oct-2010 07:55 am (UTC)
too proud for words, sometimes ♥ i hope recognition for their talent continues to grow
yonghwa 2nd-Oct-2010 08:02 am (UTC)
OMG YES. dkfjhsjdkfdf <3333 this. so much.
spandachi 2nd-Oct-2010 07:56 am (UTC)
Do they have any good slow songs? So far I've only listened to their title tracks ("I'm a Loner" and "Love")
mediumpurple 2nd-Oct-2010 07:57 am (UTC)
Y Why!!!
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shade_of_kim 2nd-Oct-2010 08:05 am (UTC)
well, since half or more of japan's music acts are bands, i think we may get that wish afterall.
yonghwa 2nd-Oct-2010 08:00 am (UTC)
skfljsldkfjsdlf MY BABIIIIIESSSS <33333

Omg Im so happy for their success and I hope that maybe if I get to go to Japan next year, I'll see them live. all my dreams would come true T_T
notyourgeisha 2nd-Oct-2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Korea doesn't even let their bands play live on tv. Thus their argument is invalid.
intrakaos 2nd-Oct-2010 08:08 am (UTC)
let's hope this changes soon
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jonghyunf 2nd-Oct-2010 08:14 am (UTC)
i still find it funny that people think c.n blue is a fake rock band.
amanda_snape 2nd-Oct-2010 09:21 am (UTC)
Or call them an idol rock band. I can't even.
piratedlove 2nd-Oct-2010 08:16 am (UTC)
I agree.

A full blown CN Blue invasion is what Japan deserves. None of this half-assed SNSD shit.

queenhinata 2nd-Oct-2010 01:06 pm (UTC)
letsrelapse 2nd-Oct-2010 08:35 am (UTC)
Love these boys, they deserve more recognition as a band.
bloody_story 2nd-Oct-2010 08:39 am (UTC)
"members actually do play their instruments and also write and compose their own music."
That's why i feel they can last longer than idol bands. This is what i wish for them !
lonelymoon 2nd-Oct-2010 08:56 am (UTC)
IDGI...what was the plagiarism thing with I'm A Loner about then?
crystalheng 2nd-Oct-2010 08:43 am (UTC)
I can't be bothered with people who think they're a fake band anymore. People will see what they want to see and I don't see myself trying to convince them. Just give CNBLUE the support they need and one day, more people will see what CNBLUE is actually made of.
raviolikenshin 2nd-Oct-2010 08:58 am (UTC)
i don't know why is so amazingly good.

their harmonization is crazy!

they have a unique style that i think is missing from the japanese music scene, that's why they are so popular.
arielday 2nd-Oct-2010 09:14 am (UTC)
Um what about FT Island.....
AT the same time YAY for CN Blue.
intrakaos 2nd-Oct-2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
isn't ft island still promoting 'sarang' in korea atm? they've won on a music show for that one.
and as far as i know, their last japanese release 'flower rock' hit 3rd on the oricon dailies twice. we'll see how their new japanese single in november does.
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