CNBLUE: MTV Unplugged

CNBLUE release MTV Unplugged DVD

CNBLUE made music history by being the first Korean band to perform on the prestigious, "MTV Unplugged" musical program. They also succeeded to top singles chart for the first time as a non-Japanese band in 41 years, additionally becoming the first Korean rock band to do so.

CNBLUE made their Japanese major debut on October 19th 2011 with "In My Head" which has sold more than 100,000 copies to date. That achievement was acknowledged by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, earning CNBLUE the "Golden Award", thus proving their popularity in the country.

Also in October, MTV Japan made huge efforts to support the promising new artists; as a result, CNBLUE was featured in the "Hot Seat" for one whole month. Their skills had been evaluated earlier on and because of their immense popularity, the world’s largest brand for music and entertainment for the youth, MTV, decided to feature CNBLUE on the live traditional acoustic program "MTV Unplugged" scheduled to take place on January 31, 2012.

MTV Unplugged, a music program that features intimate, acoustic live performance sets showcasing the artist in close contact with their fans, started its show tapings in 1989 in New York. Japan’s own version of the program began its broadcast July 2011. Appearing on the traditional acoustic stage that MTV boasts of , since its conception, are world-famous stars such as Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Jay-Z, Oasis and now CNBLUE have been added to this prestigious list of renowned performers. CNBLUE has been noted as being the first ever Korean artist to be featured on the program. For a young band that had only made their debut into the music industry just three short years prior, this was no small feat to say the least.

Upon being chosen, the band says the following with enthusiasm:

“To be able to appear on 'MTV Unplugged', a show that has been involved with many big musicians, it is really a great honor. It’s making us nervous, but for the audience, we will enjoy and work hard for the live.”

CNBLUE performed 12 songs from their repertoire including "Let’s Go Crazy" "Now or Never", "Try Again, Smile Again", "Kimio", and "Teardrops in the Rain" and several others at "Billboard Live", in Akasaka, Tokyo.
All 12 tracks on this recording are included in the released DVD. The DVD was released on June 27, and have subsequently ranked within Top 10, at #4 to be exact, for Japan’s Oricon DVD chart, attesting to the band’s prestigious status.

Release Date: 12/06/27
CNBLUE MTV Unplugged Tracklist:

1. Let’s Go Crazy
2. Now or Never
3. Mr.KIA (Know It All)
4. Try again, Smile again
5. Rain of Blessing
6. Teardrops in the rain
7. Y,Why…
8. In My Head
9. I don’t know why
10. kimio
11. The Way part 1~one time~

written by: Mari @cnbstorm/colormecnblue

 Edited by:  D@cnbstorm


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