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Hangul: 몬스타엑스

Alternative name: モンスター・エックス

Fandom Name: 몬베베 is pronounced MONBÉBÉ

Fandom Color: Pantone 2221 (The Clan Pt. 1: Lost), Pantone Dark Blue C (The Clan Pt. 2: Guilty) and Pantone 2405 C (The Clan Pt. 2.5: Beautiful)

Company/Agency: MONSTA X

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: January 1, 1970


MONSTA X (몬스타엑스) is a K-Pop Boy Groups based in South Korea. They debuted on Korea: May 14, 2015 - Japan: May 17, 2017 - International: February 14, 2020. The group is currently Active.

MONSTA X Members

MONSTA X Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

1. ShownuJun 18, 199230 years old
2. MinhyukNov 03, 199329 years old
3. KihyunNov 22, 199329 years old
4. HyungwonJan 15, 199429 years old
5. JoohoneyOct 06, 199428 years old
6. I.MJan 26, 199627 years old

MONSTA X Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

1. Hyungwon1.82 m (6’0″)
2. Shownu1.81 m (5’11”)
3. Minhyuk1.79 m (5’10”)
4. Joohoney1.77 m (5’10”)
5. I.M1.75 m (5’9″)
6. Kihyun1.75 m (5’9″)

Members and Position(s)


MONSTA X is composed of six members born between 1992 and 1996. The current members are Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwoon, Joohoney, I.M. Former members include Wonho who left in Oct 2019). The leader and oldest member is Shownu (born Jun 18, 1992). The youngest member (maknae) is I.M (born Jan 26, 1996). All of the members are Korean.


Shownuleader, main dancer, vocalist
Mnhyukvisual, vocalist
Kihyunmain vocalist
Hyungwonlead dancer, vocalist, visual
Joohoneymain rapper
I.Mlead rapper, maknae

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The leader and oldest member of Monsta X is Shownu (born Jun 18, 1992). He is also the main dancer.
  • The youngest member (maknae) of Monsta X is I.M (born Jan 26, 1996).
  • The tallest member of Monsta X is Hyungwon with a height of 182 cm (6’0”)
  • The shortest member of Monsta X is I.M with a height of 175 cm (5’9”).
  • The main vocalist of Monsta X is Kihyun.
  • The main visual of Monsta X is Hyungwon.


  • The members are the winners of the “NO.MERCY” survival program.
  • They achieved the first place in “Idol Got 10” as the top potential group in China. Idol Got 10 is an innovative weekly program where the rankings of different idol groups are seen.
  • During their time as trainees in the program, a series of videos called Deokspatch were broadcast on the YouTube channel 1theK, with the intention of learning more about the members.
  • The group obtained an advertising contract prior to its debut for the ‘Litmus’ brand.
  • It was commented that the group has received numerous calls for advertising contracts, from clothing lines to soft drinks.
  • The group had their first appearance before their official debut on variety program “Weekly Idol” and this was recorded on May 5, 2015.
  • This is the second group from his agency to be presented in Mexico. The first was Boyfriend.
  • In the programs, they like to introduce themselves as “The Avengers”: Shownu as Hulk, Minhyuk as Spiderman, Kihyun as Iron Man, I.M as Hawkeye, Jooheon as Thor, Hyungwon as Black Widow and Wonho as Captain America.
  • It is the first rookie group to join KCON 2015, which took place July 31-August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles.
  • It was reported that I.M would be inactive indefinitely due to an injury, apparently he had been injured for quite some time. Starship confirmed this through the official MONSTA X fancafe with the following statement: “Hello, I am the administrator of the MONSTA X fancafe. First of all, we want to apologize to the fans who heard this news from the reporters. I.M has been injured during practice and is currently in the hospital (undergoing treatment). To speed up his recovery, MONSTA X will promote with 6 members for now. Once again we apologize to the fans who have been supporting and caring for MONSTA X. Please support I.M’s speedy recovery so that he can safely return to us. Thank you.”
  • On January 17, 2016 Minhyuk was hospitalized due to a torn ligament in his knee.
  • On January 5, 2016, his program “Right Now” began airing, which aired every Tuesday at 6 pm (Korea time), on Mnet.
  • On the day of their comeback they were the first worldwide trend on Twitter, with #ALL_IN.
  • The Clan Part 1 album “LOST” reached #5 on the Billboard World Albums chart and stayed there for 2 consecutive weeks. Also, “ALL IN” surpassed 1 million views on YouTube in 24 hours.
  • The group ranked #9 on the 2016 Gaon Charts 2, with 81,655 physical sales.
  • In June 2016, MONSTA X was #12 in the Big Data Reputation brand for Kpop boy groups and had the high growth ded 167.46%.
  • On August 7, MONSTA X released their MV of the song “Stuck”, from their album The Clan Part 1 “LOST” as a special gift to their fandom, MONBEBE. It trended #3 worldwide on Twitter.
  • The music video for “Stuck” was trending #5 in America and #6 worldwide on YouTube.
  • As of August 9, 2016, the group was in the Top 10 on the physical album sales charts for 3 months, placing #11 on the Big Data Reputation mark for Kpop boy groups.
  • With their comeback ”The Clan Part 2 “GUILTY”, it was #1 in the United States and Japan on the iTunes World Albums Chart and #3 in Kpop Top Songs on iTunes in Japan.
  • They remained in the Top 10 of the best-selling albums of 2016.
  • In The Show they had a Basketball match against SEVENTEEN, which they won 3-1, but not all of them. Shownu, Wonho and Kihyun against Dino, Jeonghan and Sengkwan.
  • They have been chosen as the new official 2017 models of the Italian sports brand “Kappa”.
  • Hyung Won demonstrated his rapping skills in a performance with NO.MERCY’s song Young.
  • In their first full-length album I.M and Joo Heon have written their raps in all the songs, and the latter, along with Won Ho have cooperated in composing some of the songs.
  • Monbebe made a challenge to reach 40 million hearts in Beautiful’s showcast on Vlive because of Minhyuk’s prank in the previous showcast. The challenge was successfully achieved positioning the group as the second most watched group of the day on VLive.
  • The Clan Part 2.5 The Final Chapter album reached #1 on the Billboards World Albums chart, proving their international popularity.
  • On May 14, MONSTA X celebrated the second anniversary since its debut by unveiling its official lightstick.
  • In the official lightstick presentation broadcast made by Vlive the group members called it Mondungi (몬둥이), which has the group’s and Monbebe’s logo inside, symbolizing their union.
  • They managed to make SOLD OUT in all the concerts of their world tour.
  • On November 14, 2017 they won their first award on a music program, The Show, being very emotional for the members who were extremely surprised by the award.
  • The hashtag #MonstaX1stWin trended worldwide on Twitter on the same day as its first award.
  • The day they won the first prize they managed to position themselves #1 in the MelOn chart in just one hour.
  • They won the Best Concert Performance award at the 2017 MAMAs for making SOLD OUT in all the cities visited on the Tour.
  • Monsta X was the first group from Surcoerano to be part of the Jingle Ball concerts.
  • Monsta X appeared in the TV series “We Bare Bears” in the episode “Panda’s Birthday” on Cartoon Network. They are the first Korean group to be invited to appear in the popular cartoon.
  • On March 2, 2020, their music video “Hero” reached 100 million views on YouTube, becoming the group’s first video to reach that number of views.
  • The title song of his eighth mini album, “Fantasia” could have been part of the seventh mini album “Follow : Find You” at first, but he finally decided on “Follow” as the title track of that mini album.
  • His eighth mini album “FANTASIA X” topped the iTunes top album chart in 14 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Qatar, Greece, Finland, Lithuania and Belarus.
    • Also after the release of “FANTASIA X”, the group achieved the #1 position in the Top iTunes Album in the USA. In addition, it is worth noting that for the first time the Top #3 of the chart was led only by Korean artists.
    • All the songs included in this mini-album made it to the “BUGS” music portal: #5 FANTASIA, #14 ZONE, #15 FLOW, #19 Chaotic, #21 Beautiful Night, #25 It Ain’t Over and #26 Stand Up.
  • The group appeared twice as guests of the YouTube channel “Hola82” where they fulfilled the “Try Lingual Live” challenge which consisted of singing some of their songs in other languages. The video was trending in several countries including; #5 in Puerto Rico, #9 in Chile, #10 in Argentina and Peru, #11 in Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, among others.
    • On the second occasion, the group was invited to play “Teléfono Malogrado” which consisted of members having to whisper a phrase for their partner in front of them to repeat to the other members, while using headphones for added difficulty. The video was trending in several countries including; #4 in Chile, #5 in Argentina, #7 in Paraguay, #10 in Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico, and #12 in worldwide trends.



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