Lee Jung-shin

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Lee Jung-shin
CNBLUE 씨엔블루 촬영장 스케치 이정신.jpg
Lee in 2020
Born (1991-09-15) September 15, 1991 (age 29)
Ilsan, South Korea
Occupation
Years active2009–present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsBass
LabelsFNC Entertainment
Associated actsCNBLUE
Websitefncent.com
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Jeong-sin
McCune–ReischauerI Chŏng-sin

Lee Jung-shin (Korean이정신, born on September 15, 1991) is a South Korean musician, singer, rapper, and actor. He is the bassist of South Korean rock band CNBLUE, which debuted in January 2010 in South Korea.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career beginning[edit]

Lee Jung-shin was born on September 15, 1991[1] in Seoul. His family consists of his parents and an older brother. His family lives in Ilsan, and he finished high school at Jung Bal High School in Ilsan.

Lee trained under FNC Entertainment in 2009, and in September of that year joined CNBLUE as a bassist, replacing Kwon Kwang-jin who left the band shortly after debut. Aside from being the band's bassist, he also serves as a rapper and backup vocalist.

Solo career[edit]

Lee at Music Bank, 2014

Lee made his acting debut in 2012 KBS2 family drama Seoyoung, My Daughter.[2] It recorded a peak viewership rating of 47.6%, making it the highest rated Korean drama of 2013.[3] Lee received praise for his performance, and garnered several "Best New Actor" nominations from local award giving bodies.[4][5]

Lee was subsequently cast in supporting roles in saeguk The Blade and Petal (2013) and melodrama Temptation (2014);[6][7] the later won him his first acting award, as "Best New Rising Star" at the 3rd DramaFever Awards.

In 2015, Lee played his first leading role in the KBS2 drama special Thank You, My Son.[8][9] The same year, he became a host of Mnet's M Countdown alongside Key of SHINee.[10] He subsequently left the show in 2016.

In 2016, Lee starred alongside Jung Il-woo and Park So-dam in tvN's romantic comedy, Cinderella with Four Knights.[11] He released his first solo single, "Confession" for the drama's soundtrack.

In 2017, Lee starred in historical romance drama, My Sassy Girl.[12] The same year, he was cast in fantasy romance drama Longing Heart. This marks his first lead role.[13]

International Network of Street Papers announced Lee's photo has been included in the Top 5 nominees for INSP Awards for Best Photograph on June 7, 2019. Lee took photos from LOVE FNC Foundation's volunteer movement in Myanmar last February 2018 and contributed these photos exclusively to The Big Issue Korea for free. The winner was announced on INSP Awards Ceremony which held as part of the Global Street Paper Summit in Hannover, Germany, on June 19.[14]

On July 22, 2019, Lee released his Japanese single, Blue Orion.[15] He then dropped the album with this song and four more Japanese tracks on September 25.[16]

Philanthropy[edit]

Lee held a charitable photo exhibition along with his brother, Lee Yong Shin from June 1 to 10, 2018, at Canon Gallery, Seoul Gangnam Canon Plex B1/F, 829 Seolleung Road. The exhibition entitled, We Blew Away Dandelion Puffs, captured the moments from their visit to the fourth LOVE FNC School in Kalaw and YWAM day care center in Yangon in Myanmar last February. They were with AOA's Kim Seol Hyun as part of a project organized by LOVE FNC Foundation. The framed photographs, postcards, and posters are for sale. The proceeds will be donated to fund a scholarship program in Myanmar.[17][18]

On April 7, 2019, Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association reported Lee donated 10 million won for the victims of forest fires in Gangwon Province.[19]

Mandatory military service[edit]

Lee enlisted in his military service on July 31, 2018.[20][21]

He finished his basic military training, posting his photos on his personal Instagram account on September 5.[22]

Lee hosted the Armed Forces Festival on October 8, 2018. The event was held from October 5 to 9. He was also the emcee for the military music concert, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of soldier establishment on October 10, 2018.[23]

Lee was officially discharged from his military service on March 19, 2020, without returning to his base from his ETS leave according to the Ministry of National Defense’s policy.[24]

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[25]
"Confession" (Korean고백; RRGobaek) 2016 Cinderella with Four Knights OST

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Year Album Artist Song Label Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2015 Colors CNBLUE "Daisy" FNC Entertainment Yes Yes Jung Yong-hwa
2gether "Control" Yes No

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2012 My Husband Got a Family KBS2 Himself cameo
Seoyoung, My Daughter Kang Sung-jae
2013 The Blade and Petal Shi-woo
2014 Temptation SBS Na Hong-gyu
2015 Drama Special Thank You, My Son KBS2 Jang Shi-woo
A Girl Who Sees Smells SBS Himself Cameo (Episode 6)
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights tvN Kang Seo-woo
2017 My Sassy Girl SBS Kang Joon-young
2018 My First Love OCN Kang Shin-woo
Voice 2 Lee Jae-Il cameo (Episode 8)
2021 Summer Guys KT Seezn Seon Woo-chan [26][27]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2015 Shaolin Clenched Fist[28] SBS Main cast
Fashion King Korea SBS
2015-2016 M Countdown Mnet Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Seoyoung, My Daughter Nominated
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Nominated
49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV) Nominated
2016 1st Asia Artist Awards New Actor Award N/A Won
2017 25th SBS Drama Awards Best New Actor
My Sassy Girl
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  2. ^ "CNBlue's Lee Jung-shin to debut as an actor in 'My Daughter Soyoung'". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "My Daughter Seo-yeong is the highest rated drama this year". Hancinema. December 26, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "CN Blue's Lee Jung-shin cast in KBS drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 18, 2012.
  5. ^ Kim, JiYeon (September 17, 2012). "CN Blue′s Lee Jung Shin Launches Acting Career Successfully with My Daughter Seo Young". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012.
  6. ^ "CNBLUE Jungshin Cast in Historical Drama". 10Asia. May 10, 2013.
  7. ^ "CN Blue′s Lee Jung Shin Confirmed for ′Temptation′ with Kwon Sang Woo". enewsWorld. June 13, 2014. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  8. ^ Grace Danbi Hong (January 28, 2015). "CN Blue′s Lee Jung Shin Cast as Lead for 2-Episode KBS Drama Special". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "CNBlue member lands lead role". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 29, 2015.
  10. ^ "Key, Lee to host 'M Countdown'". Korea JoongAng Daily. February 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Lee, Yousun (January 22, 2015). "CNBLUE's Lee Jung-shin to transform into top singer on "Cinderella and Four Knights"". Asia Today.
  12. ^ "Lee Jung-shin updates fans on "My Sassy Girl"". Asia Today. June 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lee Jung-shin, Lee Yul-eum and Seo Ji-hoon to star in "Longing Heart"". Hancinema. Hancinema. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  14. ^ https://insp.ngo/insp-awards-announcing-the-2019-best-photograph-finalists/
  15. ^ https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2140666/full/?ref_cd=tw_pic
  16. ^ https://cnblue-official.jp/news/detail.php?id=1075461
  17. ^ https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/news-trends/article/2149166/cnblue-bassist-lee-jung-shins-photo-exhibition-captures
  18. ^ https://hellokpop.com/news/lee-jung-shin-photo-exhibit-dandelion-flower-seed/
  19. ^ https://m.entertain.naver.com/read?oid=076&aid=0003401198&lfrom=twitterf
  20. ^ "CNBLUE's Lee Jung-shin to enlist for military service in end-July". Kpop Herald. July 5, 2018.
  21. ^ "CNBlue members enter military". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 1, 2018.
  22. ^ https://www.soompi.com/article/1226095wpp/cnblues-lee-jung-shin-updates-fans-army-photos
  23. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BorRWK2gBtb/
  24. ^ https://www.soompi.com/article/1386427wpp/cnblues-kang-min-hyuk-and-lee-jung-shin-to-be-discharged-according-to-militarys-covid-19-protocol
  25. ^ "Gaon Chart - Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  26. ^ "CNBLUE's Lee Jung Shin, gugudan's Mina, Kwon Hyun Bin, And Lim Nayoung Cast In New Drama". Soompi. August 27, 2020.
  27. ^ Kang Seok-bong (January 28, 2021). "드라마 '썸머가이즈', 3월 전세계 100개국 동시 공개". sportskhan (in Korean). Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  28. ^ "Lee Jung-shin joins new variety show". Kpop Herald. June 1, 2015.

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