CNU (singer)

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Birth name Shin Dong-woo
Born (1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 23)
Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupations Singer, actor
Instruments Singing, rapping
Years active 2011–present
Labels WM Entertainment
Associated acts B1A4
Korean name
Hangul 신동우
Hanja 申東佑
Revised Romanization Shin Dong-U
McCune–Reischauer Shin Dong-U

Shin Dong-woo (Hangul: 신동우; hanja: 申東佑; born June 16, 1991), better know by his stage name CNU, is a South Korean idol and a member of boy band B1A4. He made a debut on the stage of MBC Show! Music Core on April 23, 2011. He has been part of four mini albums and two official albums Ignition. As of May, 2012, he played a part in a KBS sitcom "Seonnyeoga Pilyohae" (Korean: 선녀가 필요해). As of June 27, 2012, he is also making another debut in Japan as a member of B1A4[1] who has already topped the Tower Record Daily Chart - Most Reserved.[2]

He was educated at Bongmyung High School, Cheongju.



Main article: B1A4

After years of training, CNU joined as a vocalist and rapper of B1A4. On April 11, 2011, WM Entertainment revealed CNU as the last member after releasing the news of B1A4 along with Jinyoung, Baro and Gongchan and Sandeul's pictures.[3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

On April 20, 2011, B1A4 released their debut Track "OK" and mini album "Let's Fly", making their debut on April 23, 2011 on MBC Show! Music Core.[8]

After their debut, B1A4 was invited to star in MTV's reality show Match Up with Block B.[9] As one of the projects for the show, B1A4 filmed a music video for "Only Learnt The Bad Things (못된 것만 배워서)."[10]



Main article: B1A4 discography

CNU is known for composing a few songs for B1A4's newest album.

Year Song Length Album
2014 "음악에 취해 (Drunk With Music)(CNU Solo)"[11] 3:52
"Seoul" 3:47
"Bold" denotes the title track of that album.



  • Feb. 27, 2012~Present: KBS 2TV Seonyeoga Pilyohae ("I Need a Fairy")[12] with Woo Ri and Heo Young Saeng of SS501
  • JTBC Can't Take it Anymore (더 이상은 못 참아’에서) (cameo) (2013)[13]

Variety shows appearances[edit]

  • 2011: MBC Idol Athletics Championships
  • 2011: SBS MTV Let Me Show
  • 2011: SBS MTV Match Up
  • 2011: MBC Every1 Weekly Idol
  • Jan. 2012: MBC Idol Athletics and Swimming Championships
  • 2012: SBS MTV Special B1A4 Selca Diary'
  • 2012: SBS 1000 Song Challenge (with Jinyoung, Gongchan and Sandeul)
  • 2012: MBC Quiz to Change the World (with Baro)
  • Apr. 25, 2012: MBC Every1 Weekly Idol
  • Feb. 3, 2012 – Mar. 3, 2012: Mnet Wide Entertainment News - B1A4 Sesame Player
  • July 25, 2012 – October 12, 2012: KBS Joy B1A4 Hello Baby Season 6
  • 2013: KBSLet's Go Dream Team (With Baro,and CNU)
  • 2013: KBSLet's Go Dream Team (With CNU, and Gongchan)


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