Monsta X 몬스타엑스 Group Info

  Tag Category: Monsta X

  Fanclub: Monbebe

  Greeting: Woo! We are Monsta X!

  Debut:

  Active: 3 years

  Gender: Male

  of Members: 7

  Active

  Monsta X Group Stats Chart
Stage Name Birth Name Position Birthday Age Height Star Sign C Y BT Sort descending
Minhyuk 민혁 Lee Minhyuk Visual 24 178 cm or 5'10" Scorpio Rooster A
Kihyun 기현 Yoo Kihyun Vocal 24 176 cm or 5'9½" Scorpio Rooster B
Wonho 원호 Shin Hoseok Sub-vocal 25 176 cm or 5'9½" Pisces Rooster B
Shownu 셔누 Son Hyunwoo Leader, Vocal, Dancer 25 180 cm or 5'11" Gemini Monkey O
Hyungwon 형원 Chae Hyungwon Sub-vocal 24 181 cm or 5'11½" Capricorn Rooster O
I.M. 아이엠 Im Changkyun Rapper, Maknae 22 175 cm or 5'9" Aquarius Pig O
Jooheon 주헌 Lee Jooheon Rapper 23 177 cm or 5'9½" Libra Rat O
  About Monsta X 몬스타엑스  

Pre-debut, the members (and other Starship Entertainment trainees) took part in a reality survival show called "No.Mercy."  A total of 13 trainees performed for seven coveted spots to debut in Monsta X.

The show was very popular and is part of the reason why Monsta X had such a large following so early. This allowed them to appear on "Weekly Idol" even before they debuted, which is very rare.

The group's name has an interesting meaning behind it:

In French:

MON → My

STA → Star

This is particularly clever since the company's name is Starship Entertainment!  "X" gives an element of mystery to the group.  "Monsta" can also refer to the group "possessing your heart."

Their fandom name is Monbebe and their fandom color has not yet been announced.

Formation

Starship Entertainment created their second male idol group, Monsta X, through a competition reality program titled “No.Mercy” in December 2014.

Starting with 12 trainees ranked by number on the first episode, several hopefuls were eliminated, leaving the seven finalists to form the line up of the final group. The trainees received mentoring from industry and company sunbaes, earned attention from fans, and competed each week through solo and collaboration performances. The judges were given final authority on eliminations.

Rapper I.M. was added midway through the series.

The eliminated trainees were No Yoonho, Choi Seokwon, Kwang Ji, Kim Yoosu, Park Minkyun, and Song Gunhee #Gun (pronounced "Sharp Gun").

A single released during "No.Mercy" was "0 (Young)," on February 4, 2015 starring Giriboy, Mad Clown, and Jooyoung along with Jooheon, Kihyun, Wonho, Seokwon, and I.M. "Interstellar" was a single released on February 12, 2015, with Jooheon, Hyungwon, and I.M., featuring Yella Diamond.

On April 28, Jooheon released his first mixtape, JUNG JI, which included a collaboration with JustMusic Entertainment's BlackNut.

Trivia

  • Shownu and Hyungwon are the tallest members of Monsta X at 181 cm tall.
  • The age gap between the oldest member, Shownu, and the maknae, I.M., is 3 years, 7 months, and 8 days.
  • Minhyuk and Kihyun are both Scorpios with November birthdays.
  • Hyungwon and I.M. were both born in January, 11 days apart in different years.
  • Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, and Hyungwon were all born in the Year of the Rooster.
  • Shownu, Hyungwon, I.M., and Jooheon all share the blood type O.
  • Wonho and Kihyun have the blood type B.
  • Shownu and Wonho are both from Seoul.
  • Minhyuk, Hyungwon, and I.M. are from Gwangju.