Monsta X

몬스타엑스

Monsta X( Hangul : 몬스타엑스; often stylized asMONSTA X) is a South Korean hip hop boy group formed by Starship Entertainment in 2015. The seven members were chosen through a survival television show called 'NO.MERCY'. The members include Shownu, Wonho, Hyungwon, Kihyun, Jooheon, Minhyuk, and I.M.

 Recent news about Monsta X

  • by askkpop  -  April 26, 2017 05:53 PM

    MONSTA X get comfortable for 'Dazed and Confused'

    MONSTA Xhas released preview shots of their 'Dazed and Confused' photoshoot.Shownu,I.M,Minhyuk, andWonhowent for a laid-back, casual look, whileJooheon,Hyungwon, andKihyunsuited up just a bit for the photoshoot. It looks like they're going for an overall comfortable look in it.

  • by hansukj  -  April 23, 2017 09:27 AM

    MONSTA X celebrates hitting 1 million likes on Facebook

    MONSTA Xnow has over 1 million likes onFacebook.To celebrate, the boys uploaded a video of themselves being the usual loveable dorks as the follow counter hit 1 million. MONSTA X has come a long way since their debut in 2015, and this is just one more milestone to tick off on their list.

  • by hwarang  -  April 23, 2017 09:26 AM

    MONSTA X says they 'NEED U' in special self-cam MV

    MONSTA Xhas released the self-cam special video of "Need U".The boys always release a special self-cam MV with every album. The song chosen is usually a track that isn't the title track that fans love, and is usually a sweet song. Previous self-cam MVs include "Rollercoaster", &q…

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 Monsta X's History

2014: Pre-debutedit

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, entitledJUNG JI, which included a collaboration with JustMusic Entertainment's BlackNut.

2015: Debut withTrespassandRushedit

, starring the 'NO.MERCY' trainees, was part of the promotional effort and ran for 2 seasons.[citation needed]The song "Rush" was released on September 1, 2015 followed by a music video for their second mini album, "Rush".

2016: KCON 2016 andThe Clan Part.1 Lostedit

Monsta X released their third mini albumThe Clan Part. 1 Lostwith the title track "All In".

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 Monsta X's Members

  • Son Hyun Woo, known by his stage name, Shownu (셔누), was born June 18, 1992 (age 23).
  • Shin Ho Seok, known by his stage name, Wonho (원호), was born March 1, 1993 (age 23).
  • Lee Min Hyuk, known by his stage name, Minhyuk (민혁), was born November 3, 1993 (age 22).
  • Yoo Ki Hyun, known as his stage name, Kihyun (기현), was born November 22, 1993 (age 22).
  • Chae Hyung Won, known by his stage name, Hyungwon (형원), was born January 15, 1994 (age 22).
  • Lee Joo Heon, known by his stage name, Jooheon (주헌), was born October 6, 1994 (age 21).
  • Im Chang Kyun, known by his stage name, I.M (아이엠), was born January 26, 1996 (age 20).

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 Monsta X's Discography

Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsTracklistPeak chart positionsSales
Trespass 5
Rush 3
The Clan, Pt. 1 – Lost 3
  • KOR:
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

YearTitleSongArtist
2011 Protect the BossOST Now I Know Shownu
2015 Orange MarmaladeOST Attracted Woman Jooheon & Kihyun
MaskOST A Similar Junggigo & Jooheon
She Was PrettyOST One More Step Kihyun
2016 Goodnight Teacher OST My Love Monsta X

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 Monsta X's Filmography

Dramas

YearNetworkSeriesMember(s)Role
2015 KBS2 The Producers All Cameo as themselves
NAVER TV Cast High-End Crush All Cameo as themselves
2016 iQiyi Goodnight, Teacher All

Reality show

YearNetworkShowMembersEpisodesNotes
2014 - 2015 Mnet No.Mercy All 10 Episodes Singing Survival Program (December–February)
1theKYoutube Channel Deokspatch All 10 Episodes
  • All of No.Mercy Trainees (December–February)
  • The selected No.Mercy trainees to debut as MONSTA X were introduced on the final episode
2015 DeokspatchX All 7 Episodes Deokspatch show as MONSTA X
DeokspatchX² All 8 Episodes Second Season of DeokspatchX
2016 Right Now! All 6 Episodes
Deokspatch Time Capsule All 2 Episodes

Variety show

YearNetworkShowMember(s)Episode(s)Notes
2015 Mnet 4 Things Show Season 2 All Episode 17 WithK.Will
The ICON TV Jooheon Episode 1–2
Arirang After School Club All Episode 161 Guest
Afreeca TV All Episode 1–3
MBC Weekly Idol All Episode 200 & 201 200th Episode Special
Mnet Yaman TV All Episode 19 Guest along withSISTAR'sHyolyn&Soyou
Show Me The Money Season 4 Jooheon Episode 1–3
KBS World Hello Counselor Jooheon Episode 242 Guest
MBC Weekly Idol All Episode 216 Rookie Special 2
Arirang After School Club All Episode 177 Guest
KBS2 Cool Kiz On The Block Shownu Episodes 108–119 Participated in Swimming
MBC King Of Mask Singer Kihyun Episode 39 & 40
Arirang Simply K-Pop I. M. Episode 181 & 182
2016 MBC CEO Next Door Kihyun Episode 13–present Cast Member
SBS Law of The Jungle Papua New Guinea Shownu TBA Cast Member
JTBC Hip Hop Nation Jooheon TBA
YinYueTai Fan Heart Attack Idol TV All Episode 3
MBC My Type Beauty Plus Kihyun Episode 1–present Kihyun's first MC role
Weekly Idol Jooheon Episode 246–present "Idols Are the Best" Corner MC
Arirang After School Club All Episode 213 Guest

Music videos

YearTitleDurationAlbum
2015 "무단침입 (Trespass)" 3:45 Trespass
"신속히 (RUSH)" 3:48Rush
"신속히 (RUSH)" [Performance MV] 3:43
"AMEN" 2:21
"히어로 (HERO)" [Rooftop Ver.] 4:14
2016 "걸어 (ALL IN)" 4:03 The Clan, Pt. 1 – Lost

Music video appearances

These are a collection of the different members' appearances in other artists' music videos as well as notable acting performances in music videos.

YearTitleMember(s)Artist
2012 "Joma Joma" Jooheon C-REAL
"Sorry But I" Jooheon C-REAL
2013 "Talk to My Face" Shownu D-Unit
2015 "Shake It" Shownu & Wonho SISTAR
"You're Beautiful" Kihyun Yoo Seung-woo
2016 "You Call it Romance" Hyungwon K.Will
"Whatever" Kihyun Yoo Seung-woo

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 Monsta X's Awards and nominations

Golden Disk Awardsedit

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResult
2016RUSHDisk DaesangNominated
Monsta XNew Artist AwardNominated
Monsta XNext Generation ArtistWon

MelOn Music Awardsedit

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResult
2015Monsta XBest New Male ArtistNominated
1TheK Performance AwardWon

Mnet Asian Music Awardsedit

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResult
2015Monsta XRed Carpet: Next Generation Asian ArtistWon
Best New Male ArtistNominated

Seoul Music Awardsedit

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResult
2016Monsta XNew Artist AwardNominated
Male Dance Performance AwardWon

Simply K-Popedit

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResult
2015Monsta XBest Rising Star Boy GroupWon

MBC Music Show Champion Awardsedit

YearRecipient/Nominated workAwardResult
2015Monsta XNominated

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 Monsta X's Concert

  • MONSTA X The First Live "X-Clan Origins" (2016)

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 Monsta X's References

  1. "NO.MERCY" (in Korean). Mnet. 
  2. "[MV] 기리보이X매드클라운X주영_ 0 (YOUNG) (Feat.노머시(No.Mercy)" (in Korean). starshipTV. 
  3. "[MV] No.Mercy-주헌, 형원, IM _ 인터스텔라(Interstellar) (Feat. Yella Diamond)" (in Korean). starshipTV. 
  4. "[MIXTAPE] 주헌X블랙넛 - ㄴㄴ" (in Korean). starshipTV. 
  5. "Monsta X 몬스타엑스_신속히 (Rush) MV" (in Korean). starshipTV. 
  6. "[2015 MAMA] Monsta X Wins Next Generation Asian Artist Award at ′2015 MAMA′". MWave. 
  7. "KCON 2016 Abu Dhabi Sells Out First Round of Concert Tickets". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  8. orionight. "MONSTA X, TWICE, 2PM, Block B and More Join KCON Japan Line Up". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  9. ehk38. "Watch: MONSTA X Goes “All In” For Their Comeback MV". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  10. Gaon Weekly Album Chart
  11. Total sales for Trespass:
  12. Total sales for Rush:
  13. "KPOP NEWS - MONSTA X to Appear in a Chinese Web Drama | Mwave". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  14. orionight. "Rookie Idol Impresses Judges on “King of Mask Singer”". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  15. "'Show Champion' reveals 'Best Champion Songs' of 2015 and more for its end-of-the-year awards". Retrieved December 25, 2015. 

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