Group Profile: Monsta X (몬스타엑스)

“후! Monsta X! 안녕하세요, Monsta X 입니다.”

Monsta X was formed in 2015 through the MNET survival show NO.Mercy, which featured trainees from Starship Entertainment competing to become part of the agency’s next boy group. Their path to success in South Korea was more on the slow and steady side, but they rapidly gathered fans across the globe through their strong dance music, their powerful choreography, their visually stunning music videos, and their manly (and often sexy) image. As K-pop became more known on the Western side of the world, they built on their popularity with K-pop fans in the United States and started making music there – eventually releasing an American album fully in English. Today, they are a leading K-pop group who is truly successful both in South Korea and around the world.

Basic Information

  • Members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon, I.M
    • Former Member: Wonho (2015-2019)
  • Member Age Range: Members born from 1992 (Shownu) to 1996 (I.M)
  • Agency: Starship Entertainment
  • Debut Date: May 14, 2015
  • Name Meaning: Monsta X has two meanings. The first is the more obvious one, “monster” or “monsters conquering the K-pop scene.” But the other meaning is a combination of French and English: “Mon star,” meaning “my star.”
  • Twitter: @OfficialMonstaX
  • Instagram: @official_monsta_x
  • YouTube Channel: MONSTA X
  • Fandom Name: Monbebe. It means “My baby” in French.


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Other Monsta X Pages

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Korean Discography

Variety Shows and Essential Content

English Discography

Music Show Wins, Awards, and Achievements

How I Feel About Monsta X

B-Sides I Like

Special Stages and Dance Covers

NOTE: Most images used on this page are official Monsta X images for teasers, products, or merchandise; those images belong to Starship Entertainment and/or Epic Records (their American record label). Some other pictures are also cover images for certain pages I made; they will have their source credit on those specific pages.

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