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Member Profile of Monsta X: Bio, Fan Facts, History etc.

Monsta X is a hip hop boy group from South Korea. It was formed in 2015 by Starship Entertainment.

It consists of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon and I.M.

The members were carefully chosen through a TV show called NO.MERCY on MNET, in which many talented singers, rappers and dancers were fighting for their place in the group.

See also: Cool & Wild! Monsta X Most Popular Album Ranking[MV]

Profile

DEBUT AND SUCCESS

After many alterations on the group’s lineup during the TV Show, Monsta X launched their first official single on May, 2015.

The music video of the song “Trespass” was released on the same day and it was an instant success.

As part of their promotion effort, the label created a web reality series called “Deokspatch”, starring NO.MERCY trainees.

After that, the group released another single, called “Rush” on September. Their big success was confirmed with them winning the prestigious Mnet Asian Music Award for “Next Generation Asian Artist”.

DEBUT AND SUCCESS IN JAPAN AND OTHER AREAS

As the group was recently formed, it is only natural that they only focus on their Korean fans.

They want to establish themselves as a successful K-Pop boy band and prepare for their debut in Japan and other countries.

As we speak, they plan to release their third mini-album called “The Clan”, which includes six new songs, in a couple of weeks.

2017 Updates

Monsta X announced in January that they would be making a comeback in the following months, and that “2017 is gonna be [their] year”.

The final part of their “The Clan” album series, subtitled “Beautiful”, was released on March 21. The boyband’s first studio album topped various national and international charts, including Japan’s K-pop charts and the American Billboard World Albums Chart.

2016 Updates

Monsta X made several appearances in 2016, they also performed their songs in KCON 2016. As they were on hiatus, some members appeared as emcees and guest celebrities at shows.

Before their comeback, they were actually quite popular in the social media. Their name was trending in Twitter. This is probably because they were quite at the top in Kpop music rankings. It is said that they were also one of the best selling debut albums since 2013.

In May 2016, they released their comeback album called “The Clan Part. 1 ‘LOST’, including their famous single called “All In”. The album was apparently a hit, since it kept it’s ranking in Billboard’s World Albums Chart. When they released the music videos, they already got over a million views in just a day.

Their vast fame did not just happen in Korea, but also in Japan, Germany and U.S. This proves that they can be successful internationally.

After 3 months, Monsta X decided to make a collaboration with Cosmic Girls and together they composed and released music together. With Monsta X’s and Cosmic Girls’ fame combined together, they indeed got over a million views in their music video.

In the same month, Monsta X dedicated a song to MonBebe and released the single from their first EP.

As their fame grew a lot more bigger, they then became the cover for the Korean magazine 粉絲誌, featuring their awesome fan meeting that got sold out in just a few minutes after sales.

In October, they then made a part 2 of their mini album The Clan. The 2nd album is called “The Clan 2.5 Pt. 2 ‘GUILTY’”. This also, of course, made it to the top of the charts, being the number one album in U.S. and Japan’s iTunes Kpop category chart.

Monsta X Members Gets In A Car Accident

(Source: http://www.koreaboo.com/news/monsta-x-members-involved-car-accident/)

In October 2016, on their way home from Busan, Monsta X members Hyungwon, Kihyun and Wonho got in a car accident. Their agency confirmed that there were no injuries, so fans should not worry.

“It was a minor fender bender. The members were very surprised, but fortunately, they were not injured. We plan to take them to the hospital at the first sign of even a little pain”, Starship Entertainment confirmed.

SNS

Official Website: http://www.starship-ent.com/monstax/
Youtube Channel: Starship TV
Instagram: @official_monsta_x
Twitter: @OfficialMonstaX
Facebook Page: Official Monsta X

MEMBER 1 SHOWNU

About

Son Hyun Woo, also known as Shownu, is a singer, dancer and rapper from South Korea.

The 24 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the K-Pop hip hop boy group Monsta X.

He is in fact the leader of the group. Shownu used to be an intern at JYP Entertainment for approximately two years.

Apart from being the leader of the group he is also a choreographer, and is actively involved in creating most of their choreographies.

He is also a member of the choreography team of Lee Hyo Ri. He is a very talented person, and his nickname actually means “New Spectacle”.

His group mates admire him and confirm that he is the true leader of the group.

Bio

Real Name: Son Hyun Woo /손현우
Stage Name: Shownu /셔누
Chinese name: Xin Xiu /新秀
Birthday: 06/18/1992
Birth Place: South Korea
Specialties: Singer, Rapper, Dancer
Additional trivia: Starred in D-UNIT’s MV “Talk to My face” (2013)
Position: Leader, Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 181 cm / 5’9’’
Weight: 74 kg / 163 lbs
Blood: O
Hobby: Listening to music

Fun Facts

1. He was originally a part of GOT7’s training program.
2. He was in training for approximately 2 years.
3. Despite the fact that he failed in GOT7’s training program, he is still friends with the members.
4. He is a meat-lover.
5. One of his favorite hobbies is to exercise.
6. In Lee Hyori’s music video called Bad Girl, he appeared as a dancer.
7. He is so good in dancing that he is the choreographer most of the time.
8. He lives with Wonho and Hyungwon.
9. He loves listening to music.
10. His ideal type of woman is a woman just like Gong Hyojin.

MEMBER 2 WON HO

About

Shin Ho Seok, also known as Won Ho, is a singer and dancer from South Korea. The 23 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the successful K-Pop hip hop boy group Monsta X.

He speaks three different languages, including Korean, Japanese and French.

When asked on an interview about his ideal type of girlfriend, he replied that all that matter to him is that he finds a beautiful girl that knows how to cook.

He currently shares apartment with his group mates Hyung Won and Shownu. He used to be a talented dancer signed to DQ Agency.

Bio

Real Name: Shin Ho Seok /신호석
Stage Name: Won Ho /원호
Birthday: 03/01/1993
Specialties: Singer, Dancer
Additional trivia: Appeared in “Ulzzang Shidae Season 3” TV show (2010/2011)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Visual
Height: 178 cm / 5’8’’
Weight: 69 kg / 152 lbs
Blood: B
Hobby: Going out with friends and playing video games

Fun Facts

1. He loves to eat healthy stuff that contains lots of good nutrients.
2. In 2010, he was a part of the TV show “Ulzzang Shidae”.
3. He looks up to Kanye West.
4. He is terribly afraid of heights.
5. He is trilingual, can fluently speak French, Korean and Japanese.
6. He shares a house with 2 of Monsta X members.
7. He loves video games.
8. His ideal type of woman is a woman who can cook.
9. One of his hobbies include studying about music.
10. He likes electronics so much that he is always updated about the latest trends.

MEMBER 3 LEE MIN HYUK

About

Lee Min Hyuk, also known as Min Hyuk, is a singer and dancer from South Korea.

The 23 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the K-Pop hip hop boy group Monsta X.

When the TV show about the group first started, he was an outsider, and many of the viewers said that he would not make it to the final line-up of the group.

However, he proved everyone wrong, as he is a vital member of the group.

His group mates have stated that he is the soul of the group and always keeps them entertained and up-lifted with his jokes and funny personality.

When asked on an interview about his ideal type of girlfriend, he replied that he really likes Soyou, a member of the K-Pop girl group SISTAR.

Bio

Real Name: Lee Min Hyuk /이민혁
Stage Name: Min Hyuk /민혁
Birthday: 11/03/1993
Birth Place: Gwangju
Specialties: Singer, Dancer
Additional trivia: Starred in “High-end Crush” (2015)
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 178 cm / 5’8’’
Weight: 64 kg / 141 lbs
Blood: A
Attraction: His lips

Fun Facts

1. His favorite food is pizza.
2. He loves drinking softdrinks, especially Coca Cola.
3. One of his favorite sweets is sweet potato.
4. He has a cheerful personality that he is always the one who cheers up everyone.
5. He is such a good joker that he can make everyone smile with just one quirk.
6. He thinks that the most attractive part of him is his lips.
7. He is very confident in singing.
8. He would love to learn how to play the acoustic guitar so that he can sing along with it.
9. His ideal type of woman is a chubby one and has the opposite personality of him.

MEMBER 4 KI Hyun

About

Yoo Ki Hyun is a singer and dancer that started his career in South Korea.
The 23 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the K-Pop hip hop group Monsta X.

He is in fact the lead vocalist of the group.
He is signed with LOEN Entertainment in South Korea, Yuehua Entertainment in China and Sony Music in Thailand.

Ki Hyun graduated from DIMA, Dong’Ah Institute of Media and Arts, and is a talented singer and dancer.

When asked on an interview about his ideal type of girlfriend, he stated that he is looking for a kind and innocent girl with baby face.

His fans are in love with him for being so handsome and kind at the same time.

He is also capable of playing the piano and often likes to compose songs and write lyrics.

Bio

Real Name: Yoo Ki Hyun /유기현
Chinese Name: Ji Xian /基贤
Birthday: 11/22/1993
Specialties: Singer, Dancer
Additional trivia: Collaborated with SoYou & Giriboy on the song “Pillow”
Position: Lead Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 175 cm / 5’7’’
Weight: 64 kg / 141 lbs
Blood: B
Hobby: Dancing, hanging out with friends.

Fun Facts

1. He is the most responsible member in the group.
2. He has the most beautiful voice in the group.
3. He was very serious in his education.
4. He is always willing to compose and write songs in his free time.
5. He knows how to play the piano.
6. He can also cook very well.
7. He is very good at cooking ramen.
8. He made a song collaboration with Soyou & Giri from Sistar.
9. His ideal type of woman is a woman who is kind of a baby and kind of immature.
10. He got his degree from DIMA.

MEMBER 5 Hyung Won

About

Chae Hyung Won is a dancer, singer and model from South Korea.
The 22 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the successful K-Pop hip hop boy group Monsta X.

Before joining the group, Hyung Won was a recognized model, and had participated in many shows.

He still models, but also pursues his career as a singer.
When asked on an interview about his ideal type of girlfriend, he replied that all he wants is a smart, beautiful girl to travel the world with.

His love for travelling isn’t strange, considering his parents own a travel agency, and he used to work there as a child.

According to his group mates, he is a terrible cooker, but he is funny and lovely to hang out with.

Bio

Real Complete Name: Chae Hyung Won /채형원
Stage Name: Hyung Won /형원
Birthday: 01/15/1994
Birth Place: Gwangju
Specialties: Singer, Dancer, Model
Additional trivia: Appeared in K.Will’s music video “You Call it Romance (ft. Davichi)”
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 181 cm / 5’9’’
Weight: 65 kg / 143 lbs
Blood: O
Hobby: Modeling, shopping

Fun Facts

1. Some of his favorite food include giant shrimps, raw fish and barbeque.
2. He has thick lips, which can be one of his most attractive features.
3. He loves sleeping.
4. He used to be a model and have attended quite a lot of fashion shows.
5. He is a traveller.
6. Because his parents have their own travel agency, Hyungwon is very keen on travel.
7. He can’t cook.
8. He shares a room with 2 of the band members.
9. He loves to go shopping.
10. His ideal type of woman is a woman with a kind personality.

MEMBER 6 JOO HEON

About

Lee Joo Heon, better known as Joo Heon, is a singer, dancer and rapper from South Korea.

The 22 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the K-Pop hip hop boy group Monsta X.

Before joining the group, he used to be a member of the K-Pop boy group Nuboyz, formed by Starship Entertainment.

He speaks Korean, his native language, and is also fluent in English.

When asked on an interview about his ideal type of girlfriend he replied that he loves Kang Sora.

His favorite song is “They don’t really care about us” by Michael Jackson, who is also one of his favorite artists.

Bio

Real Name: Lee Joo Heon /이주헌
Stage Name: Joo Heon /주헌
Birthday: 10/06/1994
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Specialties: Singer, Dancer
Additional trivia: He has collaborated with J’Kyun and Mad Clown on “Bad X” and “Gang Value” respectively
Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
Height: 177 cm / 5’8’’
Weight: 68 kg / 150 lbs
Blood: O
Hobby: Playing video games, going out with friends, watching movies

Fun Facts

1. His idol is Michael Jackson.
2. He is the one who can rap the best.
3. He is a creative person that he is also willing to design their jackets and album covers.
4. When he was still a trainee, his agency liked him so much that he luckily got featured in one music video.
5. He was originally a part of Nuboyz.
6. He is fluent in English.
7. He is a movie buff. He loves initiating movie marathons with friends.
8. His ideal type of woman is a woman who dresses very well.

MEMBER 7 I.M.

About

Im Chang Kyun, also known as I.M. is a rapper, singer and dancer from South Korea.

The 20 year-old is mostly famous for being a member of the K-Pop hip hop boy group Monsta X.

He is in fact the maknae of the group.
He speaks fluently English and Korean.

He lived most of his childhood abroad; 3 years in Boston and 4 years in Israel.

He travelled a lot and lived abroad, because his father was a scientist and his work demanded of him to travel around the world.

He still loves travelling, and his favorite place to be is Osaka, Japan.
He realized from a very young age that he wanted to be a rapper, as he was really talented in that area and had a beautiful and unique voice.

As a consequence, he returned alone at South Korea to pursue his dreams; a decision that he was absolutely right to take.

Bio

Real Name: Im Chang Kyun /임 창균
Stage Name: I.M. /아이 엠
American Name: Daniel Im
Birthday: 01/26/1996
Birth Place: Gwangju
Specialties: Rapper, Songwriter, Mc, Dancer
Position: Rapper, Maknae
Height: 175 cm / 5’7’’
Weight: 65 kg / 143 lbs
Blood: O
Hobby: Writing songs, hanging out with his group mates

Fun Facts

1. He looks up to his father very much.
2. As his father was a scientist, he also wanted to major in science when he was in college.
3. He is a fluent English speaker.
4. His father was a very hard working scientist who travelled around the world. Because of this, he, too, had the opportunity to live abroad.
5. When he was little, he lived in Boston and Israel for 7 years.
6. One of his hobbies is writing songs.
7. His ideal type of woman is a woman who has a great personality.

Discography

Extended Plays

Trespass (2015)
Rush (2015)
The Clan Part. 1 ‘LOST’ (2016)
The Clan Part. 2 ‘GUILTY’ (2016)

Singles

[2015]
Trespass
Rush
Hero
[2016]
Ex Girl
All In
Fighter

Filmography

Dramas

The Producers – KBS2 (2015)
High-End Crush – NAVER TV Crash (2015)
Goodnight, Teacher – iQiyi (2016)

Awards

Golden Disk Awards 2016 – New Generation Artist
MelOn Music Awards 2015 – 1TheK Performance Award
Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015 – Red Carpet: Next Generation Asian Artist
Seoul Music Awards 2016 – Male Dance Performance Award
Simply K-Pop 2015 – Best Rising Star Boy Group

See Also

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