Lee Jung-shin

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Lee Jung-shin
Lee in 2020
Born (1991-09-15) September 15, 1991 (age 32)
Ilsan, South Korea
Years active2009–present
Musical career
LabelsFNC Entertainment
Member ofCNBLUE
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jeong-sin
McCune–ReischauerI Chŏng-sin

Lee Jung-shin (Korean이정신; born 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 sageuk 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]

In March 2021, Lee made his acting comeback following his military discharge in the web series, Summer Guys. The series aired on KT Seezn, AbemaTV, and Viu.[17]

In September 2021, Lee was cast in the drama, Sh**ting Stars alongside Lee Sung-Kyung and Kim Young-dae.[18][19]


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.[20][21]

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.[22]

On October 25, 2021, Lee along with Korean photographer, Alex Kim held a V Live to support Alex Primary School Surongo in the Himalayas. The broadcast is partnered with LOVE FNC Foundation and Naver's Happybean Foundation.[23]

Mandatory military service[edit]

Lee enlisted in his military service on July 31, 2018.[24][25]

He finished his basic military training, posting his photos on his personal Instagram account on September 5.[26]

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.[27]

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.[28]


Soundtracks appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"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
2016 Blueming "Without You" Yes Kim Jae-yang Yes Han Seung-hoon
2017 7°CN "Manito" Yes Jung Yong-hwa Yes Han Seung-hoon, Ko Jin-yeong
2021 WANTED "Hold Me Back" Yes Han Seung-hoon Yes Han Seung-hoon, Dunk


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 My Husband Got a Family Himself Cameo
Seoyoung, My Daughter Kang Sung-jae
2013 The Blade and Petal Shi-woo
2014 Temptation Na Hong-gyu
2015 Drama Special – Thank You, My Son Jang Shi-woo one act-drama
A Girl Who Sees Smells Himself Cameo (episode 6)
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights Kang Seo-woo
2017 My Sassy Girl Kang Joon-young
2018 My First Love Kang Shin-woo
Voice Lee Jae-Il Cameo (season 2, episode 8)
2022 Sh**ting Stars Do Soo-hyuk [18]
2024 The Escape of the Seven Hwang Chan-sung Season 2 [30]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2021 Summer Guys Seon Woo-chan [31][32]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Shaolin Clenched Fist Main cast [33]
Fashion King Korea
2015–2016 M Countdown Host
2022–2023 Golf Battle: Birdie Buddies Contestant Season 4–5 [34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Asia Artist Awards 2016 New Actor Award Lee Jung-shin Won
Baeksang Arts Awards 2013 Best New Actor – Television Seoyoung, My Daughter Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV) Nominated
KBS Drama Awards 2012 Best New Actor Nominated
Korea Drama Awards 2013 Nominated
SBS Drama Awards 2017 My Sassy Girl Nominated [35]


  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. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  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. ^ "INSP Awards: Announcing the 2019 Best Photograph Finalists • INSP". June 7, 2019.
  15. ^ "兵役中のCnblueイ・ジョンシン、再会を約束する新曲配信 今秋Dvd発売も".
  16. ^ "500".
  17. ^ "드라마 '썸머가이즈', 3월 전세계 100개국 동시 공개".
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  19. ^ Kim Young-woong (October 21, 2021). "씨엔블루 이정신, tvN '별똥별' 주연 캐스팅 [공식]" [CNBLUE's Lee Jung-Shin cast as the lead in tvN's 'Shooting Star' [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved October 21, 2021 – via Naver.
  20. ^ "Lee Jung-shin's photo exhibition captures 'innocence and beauty' of children". June 5, 2018.
  21. ^ "CNBLUE's Lee Jung Shin Supports Scholarship for Myanmar Children Through a Photo Exhibit". May 31, 2018.
  22. ^ "씨엔블루 이정신, 산불피해에 1000만원 기부…軍 복무 중 훈훈 행보".
  23. ^ "씨엔블루 이정신, 히말라야 아이들 위한 '따뜻한 선행'".
  24. ^ "CNBLUE's Lee Jung-shin to enlist for military service in end-July". Kpop Herald. July 5, 2018.
  25. ^ "CNBlue members enter military". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 1, 2018.
  26. ^ "CNBLUE's Lee Jung Shin Updates Fans from the Army with Photos".
  27. ^ "CNBLUE 씨엔블루 🇰🇷🇭🇰 on Instagram: "2018-10-08 Lee Jung Shin belongs to Army Ground Forces no.53, who is going to attend military music concert on 10th October to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of soldier establishment~🎤😆♥️ - 李正信屬於陸軍53師團,將於10月10日(星期三)和釜山市民一起參加的軍樂演奏會,是為了慶祝建軍七十週年而出席的~🎤😆♥️ - #CNBLUE #씨엔블루 #BOICE #보이스 #CNBLUEHK #HKBOICE #李正信 #이정신 #LeeJungShin cr. NAVER"".
  28. ^ "CNBLUE's Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin to be Discharged According to Military's COVID-19 Protocol".
  29. ^ "Gaon Chart - Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  30. ^ Park, Gyeol (February 23, 2024). "씨엔블루 이정신, '7인의 부활' 주연 합류" [CNBLUE’s Lee Jung-shin joins lead role in ‘Escape of the Seven: Resurrection’]. newsis (in Korean). Retrieved February 23, 2024 – via Naver.
  31. ^ "CNBLUE's Lee Jung Shin, gugudan's Mina, Kwon Hyun Bin, And Lim Nayoung Cast In New Drama". Soompi. August 27, 2020.
  32. ^ Kang Seok-bong (January 28, 2021). "드라마 '썸머가이즈', 3월 전세계 100개국 동시 공개". sportskhan (in Korean). Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  33. ^ "Lee Jung-shin joins new variety show". Kpop Herald. June 1, 2015.
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  35. ^ Kim, Sol-ji (December 31, 2017). "[2017 SBS 연기대상] 男女신인연기상 양세종·김다솜 "상상만 했던 일" 눈물" [[2017 SBS Drama Awards] Best New Actress Award for Best Actress Yang Se-jong and Kim Da-som “Things I only imagined” tears] (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved October 3, 2022 – via Naver.

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