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March 18, 2011

CNBLUE'S first full-length album "First Step" excites K-Pop fans!

CNBLUE is considered one of the best, if not the best, K-Pop debuts of 2010. The band, which debuted in Japan before debuting in Korea released two top performing albums last year including "Bluetory" and "Bluelove". They also won several well-respected newcomer awards including the MNet Asian Music Awards, Melon Music Awards and the 20th Seoul Music Awards.

For their upcoming album release "First Step", CNBLUE presents a different image compared to their past music videos. Their teaser videos, reportedly filmed in Japan, features them in a darker setting. The first teaser shows members Jung Yong Hwa (‘You’re Beautiful’), Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin displaying the tough-guy image which is very different from the more subdued “Beatles”-like look from their past releases. They first appear wearing gas masks which they take off to reveal their cool masculine look. The music is reminiscent of the rock genre with heavy guitar and drum sounds. The use of the English language is also prevalent with phrases such as “Step by step!” and “We are CNBLUE. First Step. Come on!” clearly heard.

CNBLUE's “First Step” album will be released on March 21 in Korea. The Boices, CNBLUE’s fans, will definitely be waiting excitedly for these dates to arrive. Many of them have even expressed that the boys should “tease them more.” The boys are scheduled to release behind-the-scenes photos from the music video on 17th and stage a guerilla concert on the 21st.

Universal Records will soon release CNBLUE's "Bluetory", "Bluelove" and "First Step" albums in the Philippines.

Join CNBLUE Official Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CNBLUE/116994331711734
Join CNBLUE Philippines Facebook Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/CN-BLUE-PHILIPPINES/207429376312

Here are the two "First Step" teaser videos:

Teaser #1:

Teaser #2:

Watch out for the Philippine Album Launch of CNBLUE "First Step".

Source: Catherine Deen @ Yahoo Philippines

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