CNU (singer)

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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
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels WM Entertainment
Associated acts B1A4
Website B1A4's Website
Korean name
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.


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.



Title Year Peak chart position Sales





"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
It B1A4
"Wonderful Tonight" Yes Jinyoung & Baro No
"Beautiful Target" Yes Baro & Urihyeong-gwa Naedongsaeng No
"Wonderful Tonight" (Unplugged Remix) Yes Jinyoung & Baro No
"Beautiful Target"

(Japanese version)

Yes Baro, Urihyeong-gwa Naedongsaeng &

Shoko Fujibayashi

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
"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
"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
"Call Me"[10] Yes Baro Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
"Mommy Mommy" Yes RWAM, Kurt, Haru Yes RWAM, Kurt
"迷路 (MAZE)" Yes Haru Yes Choi Myeong Hwan
"Bold" denotes the title track of that album.


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


  1. ^ Upcoming boyband 'B1A4' introduced through webtoon series. (2011-04-11). Retrieved on 2013-08-13.
  2. ^ B1A4 reveals their final member, CNU!. (2011-04-14). Retrieved on 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ B1A4 reveals MV for debut title track, "OK" + mini album. (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'". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "B1A4 get ready for their return with 'Sweet Girl' track list". 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!". 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. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 

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