Jung Yong-hwa, the lead vocalist of K-pop boy band CNBLUE, is known for his good looks and his influence on Korean celebrity culture in singing, songwriting and on-screen acting.
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Born in Busan on June 22, 1989, Jung, unlike most celebrities, has been successful academically with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He has carved out a career in K-pop as well as in acting, performing in various drama series since 2009.
Jung has released several albums with CNBLUE, and released his EP "DO DISTURB" in 2017. He is doing his military service in the army and will be discharged in November.
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Born to play " he is multi-talented
Since taking the reins as CNBLUE's lead vocalist in 2010, Jung has been involved in several solo endeavours where he has acted, sung, rapped, and riffed on different instruments.
He has led the popular boy band to more than 30 awards since their first single I'm a Loner from their first Korean EP "Bluetory" in January 2010.
With his amazing musical talent, Jung has remained in the spotlight throughout his career, even now while he is in the army.
Jung was an actor before he broke into the music industry
Following his acting debut in the Korean drama You're Beautiful in 2009, he has made frequent appearances on television series as well as his big-screen debut in the Chinese gastronomy film Cook Up a Storm alongside Nicholas Tse.
His sense of humour has made him a popular guest on Korean entertainment shows such as MBC's We Got Married, Island Trio on O'live on tvN, and Hunters: Savior of the Nature on MBC. He has even been an MC for major events such as Golden Disk Award and KBS " Music Festival.
Renowned for his musical ability, but more famous for his looks
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After Jung's acting debut in 2009, his good looks and on-screen charisma won the hearts of numerous fans.
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Before Jung became a celebrity, he was touted as the "ski resort boyfriend" " for his cute looks. After his debut, he was called a "Milky boy" for his smooth milky white skin.
Do not be deceived by Jung's boyish face " he works hard in the gym, and his physique has enhanced his popularity in the K-pop industry, sealing his reputation as one of the most sought-after stars in South Korea. Jung's star power can be seen by numerous celebrity endorsements and advertisements.
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Jung has a bachelor's degree in China Studies and a masters in tourism, both from Kyung Hee Cyber University.
During his decade in the music industry, he has produced and written more than 50 songs, most of them hits in K-pop and J-pop.
He is also immensely popular in Japan. He released his second single album in 2012, called Where you are, which has made over 30,000 sales and took top spot in Oricon (Japan based) singles chart.
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