Just a few years after its creation, MONSTA X has already carved a niche for itself in the music world. It appears there is no looking back at all for the seven-member Korean band which debuted in May 2015 with their EP, Trespass. The group subsequently released their first studio album titled, The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter in March 2017. Early in 2018, the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) awarded Gold to their Japanese single, “Spotlight”.
More so, in 2019, the septet emerged the first K-pop group to perform at the Teen Choice Awards. They have also garnered massive fame with their 2019 We Are Here World Tour. Although the band is majorly K-pop, they also do music in other genres including hip hop, R&B, trap, and EDM. Meanwhile how much do you know about the members of Monsta X?
Who are MONSTA X Band Members and How Old Are They?
The seven MONSTA X members emerged from the Korean reality television show, No. Mercy, which ran on MNet from 2014 to 2015. The TV competition which started off with 13 contestants had the following seven as its survivals. Through the show, Starship Entertainment brought them together under an umbrella now known as Monsta X. Find out the members of the band and their age below.
Shownu – Lead Vocalist
Shownu was born Sohn Hyun-woo as the only child of his parents. Born on 18th June 1992, Shown is the oldest and overall leader of Monsta X. He is as well the tallest band member, standing at 1.81 meters. Shownu serves as the band’s lead singer/vocalist and dancer. Prior to joining Monsta X, he trained two years with JYP Entertainment for its GOT7 band but failed to make it to the end due to training absenteeism.
Wonho – Lead Vocalist
Wonho is one of the lead vocalists of Monsta X. He was born Lee Ho-seok on the 1st of March, 1993, making him the second oldest member of the band. His birthplace is Sanbon-dong in Gunpo, South Korea and he has a younger brother who is already married. As for him, he is not interested in marriage. He says his brother’s marriage suffices his family.
Minhyuk – Sub Vocalist
Also born in the same year as Wonho, Minhyuk also shares the same age with Kihyuk. Born Lee Min-hyuk on 3rd November 1993 in Gwangju, South Korea, Minhyuk is the face of Monsta X. He works as a sub vocalist and visual on Monsta X. He is also the funny guy of the group, always creating a lighter mood with his jokes.
Kihyun – Main Vocalist
Kihyun is a Korean singer who works as the main vocalist on MONSTA X. Born as Yoo Ki-hyun in Goyang, South Korea on the 22nd of November, 1993, Kihyun is the second of the two sons of his parents. He has an older brother who lives in Japan. After high school, Yoo studied at the Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts. Many regard him as the best vocalist of Monsta X. He is also a songwriter, composer and pianist.
Hyungwon – Sub Vocalist
Hyungwon was born on 15th January 1994 and his birth took place in Gwangju, South Korea. He is the first of his parents’ two sons and was given Chae Hyung-won at birth. Hyungwon works as Monsta X’s sub vocalist. Among his bandmates, he sleeps the most and cooks terribly. Prior to joining the group, Hyungwon worked as a model and was very successful in the business, thanks to his good looks which also earned him the “Little Prince” nickname. In addition to singing, he works as a DJ and goes by the stage name, DJ H.One.
Joohoney – Main Rapper
Joohoney is a Korean K-pop and hip hop rapper who works on Monsta X as their main rapper. He was born as Lee Ho-joon on 6th October 1994 in Seoul, South Korea. He initially changed his name to Lee Jo-heon before eventually taking up the stage name, Joohoney. Before participating in No.Mercy and subsequently joining Mosnta X, Joohoney was a member of Nu Boyz, a Starship Entertainment quartet created in 2014 which also comprised some of his current bandmates including Wonho and Shownu. Meanwhile, he is the second-youngest member of the group.
I.M – Lead Rapper
He was born Im Chang-Kyun on 26th January 1996, making him the youngest Monsta X member. Among his bandmates, I.M speaks English fluently. This is because he lived abroad for seven years. However, as a result of his father’s job, the singer spent three in the U.S and four years in Israel.