CNU (singer)

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CNU
CNU at WFMF concert in September 2016 02.jpg
CNU at WFMF concert in September 2016
Native name 신동우
Born Shin Dong-woo
(1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 27)
Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea
Other names CNU
Education Hanyang University
Occupation
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels WM Entertainment
Associated acts B1A4
Website B1A4's Website
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Sin Dong-u
McCune–Reischauer Sin Tong-u

Shin Dong-woo (born June 16, 1991), better known by his stage name CNU, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is best known for being a member of the South Korean boy group B1A4. In 2012, he appeared in the KBS sitcom Sent From Heaven.

Early life[edit]

Shin Dong-woo was born on June 16, 1991, in Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea. He studied at Bongmyung High School. In his adolescence, he formed a rock band with his friend Jooyoung. He later studied at Hanyang University in the Department of Theater and Film.

Career[edit]

On April 11, 2011, WM Entertainment revealed CNU as the final member in the lineup of their new boy group B1A4.[1][2] The group released their debut single "OK" and their mini album Let's Fly on April 20, making their first broadcast performance on MBC's Show! Music Core on April 23.[3] Since then, CNU has participated in B1A4's four studio albums and six EPs.

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Sales

(DL)

Album
KOR

Gaon

[4]

"The Way to Find Love" 2016
N/A Cinderella with Four Knights OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Production & songwriting credits[edit]

Year Album Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2012
It B1A4
"Wonderful Tonight" Yes Jinyoung & Baro No
"Beautiful Target" Yes Baro & Urihyeong-gwa Naedongsaeng No
Ignition
"Wonderful Tonight" (Unplugged Remix) Yes Jinyoung & Baro No
1
"Beautiful Target"

(Japanese version)

Yes Baro, Urihyeong-gwa Naedongsaeng &

Shoko Fujibayashi

No
2013
What's Happening?
"Good Love" Yes Jinyoung & Baro No
2014 "Amazing" Yes Baro No
"Drunk With Music"[5] Yes Go Hyung Suk Yes Joo Young & Go Hyung Suk
"Seoul" Yes Baro Yes Go Hyung Suk
"Drive" Yes Baro Yes Jooyoung & Cheeze
2015 "Love Is Magic"[6] Yes Baro Yes ZigZag Note
"Let's Be Happy" Yes Baro Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
2016
3
"Somebody to Love"[7] Yes Baro, MEG.ME Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
"Nightmare"[8] Yes Baro Yes Gureum
"Sparkling" Yes Baro Yes RWAM
"To My Star" Yes Baro Yes Gureum
2017
4
"Love You Love You"[9] Yes UNO Blaqlo Yes RWAM
"Blue Moon" Yes SoichiroK Yes RWAM
"Thank You Hate You" Yes Narumi Yamamoto Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
Rollin'
"Call Me"[10] Yes Baro Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
2018
Aerumade
"Mommy Mommy" Yes RWAM, Kurt, Haru Yes RWAM, Kurt
5
"迷路 (MAZE)" Yes Haru Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
"Bold" denotes the title track of that album.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Sent From Heaven Shin-woo KBS

Musical theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Chess Anatoly Karpov Lead Role
2016 The Three Musketeers d'Artagnan Lead Role
2017 Hamlet Hamlet Lead Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upcoming boyband 'B1A4' introduced through webtoon series. allkpop.com (2011-04-11). Retrieved on 2013-08-13.
  2. ^ B1A4 reveals their final member, CNU!. allkpop.com (2011-04-14). Retrieved on 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ B1A4 reveals MV for debut title track, "OK" + mini album. allkpop.com (2011-04-20). Retrieved on 2013-08-13.
  4. ^ "Gaon Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "B1A4 release track list for their 2nd album 'Who Am I'". allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "B1A4 get ready for their return with 'Sweet Girl' track list". allkpop.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "SOMEBODY TO LOVEの歌詞 | B1A4". ORICON NEWS (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-26. 
  8. ^ "B1A4 Drops a Track List for their New Album Good Timing!". allkpop.com. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "4(初回限定盤) | B1A4". ORICON NEWS (in Japanese). Retrieved 2017-08-26. 
  10. ^ "B1A4 drops official tracklist for 'Rollin' | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 

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