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It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan or not, K-Pop bands are ruling the world. Let's learn more about the iconic Monsta X members.

Love K-Pop? These are the Monsta X members to watch right now

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan or not, K-Pop bands are ruling the world. You might have heard of BTS, but they’re far from being the only talented Korean boy band. Let’s take a look at Monsta X,  a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2015. Monsta X is composed of seven members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. We’ll take a closer look at each one.

Monsta X is recognized for combining hip-hop & EDM elements, in fact, this thrilling mix has made them one of the most popular boy bands in the industry. Some of their most famous songs include “Hero”, “Trespass”, “All In”, “Beautiful” and more amazing titles. They’ve recently released their fourth studio album, Follow: Find You. Monsta X has won its title as a successful group, with their powerful choreographers. 

All members from Monsta X are: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. Unlike other K-Pop bands, all members are from South Korea and first debuted in 2015. By 2023, all members have their own specific role inside the band that keeps them on the float and has made them go through success. Let’s analyze the role of each Monsta X member, here’s all you need to know. 

Hyungwon is an incredible dancer who serves as one of the Lead Rappers in the group. Joohoney has some incredible rap skills and is always a crowd favorite with his passionate lyrics. Lastly, I.M leads the group’s rap line and provides a unique rap flow that sets him apart from other artists in Monsta X.


All bands have a leader, right? Well, Shownu is Monsta X’s one. Shownu is a South Korean boy that has been internationally recognized for his strong stage presence as well as his powerful vocal performances. As a leader, Shownu has been key in Monsta X becoming one of the most popular boy groups in the industry. Their catchy songs and dynamic choreographers are in a big proportion due to Shownu.


Wonho is known for being Monsta X’s main vocalist, his voice has been described as  “soulful”. Although he forms part of a band and his achievements are collective, Wonho has been particularly recognized for his vocal performances. His awards include Best Vocal Performance at the Mnet Asian Music Awards as well as Best Solo Performance at the Golden Disc Awards.

Wonho has also b featured various soundtracks and collaborations with other artists, like Lee Hi’s “Breathe” and Zico’s “It Was Love”. And as if his soulful voice weren’t enough, Wonho is also recognized for having a unique style. 


Minhyuk is another MonstaX member. He’s particularly recognized for having a strong visual appeal as well as a charismatic stage presence. Minhyuk has often been perceived as the “Happy Virus” of the band thanks to his bright personality and comedic skits. He’s definitely an idol, Minhyuk is also a talented actor with a successful career, since he has starred in several dramas & musicals. 

As if it weren’t enough, Minhyuk is also a painter & poet, his fans love him for his charm and celebrate his wide range of talents.


Kihyun is Monsta X’s main vocalist, who often takes the lead when it comes to singing. His voice is recognized for its powerful vocals. He’s also been noticed for having a great charming stage presence. Kihyun has also shared awards with the other members of the band. Best Vocal Performance at the Mnet Asian Music Awards and Best OST at the Golden Disc Awards are some of the main prizes.

Kihyun has also been featured on numerous soundtracks and collaborations with other artists, like Big Bang’s “Loser” and G-Friend’s “Navillera”. Aside from his melodic voice, Kihyun has been recognized for his charisma, which is everything honestly.  


On the other hand, Hyungwon is known for his gentle demeanor and smooth dance moves. He has made numerous appearances in music videos, dramas, and other variety shows. Although Hyungwon is a committed member of his band, he has managed to use his vocal talents in collaborations with other artists. Some Hyungwon collabs are: GFriend’s “Navillera” and EXO’s “Call Me Baby”.

Hyungwon has been a creditor for several awards throughout his career, like Best Dance Performance at the Melon Music Awards. Best OST at the Mnet Asian Music Awards is another prize he’s been recognized for. Hyungwon, just like all Monsta X members, is beloved by fans from all around the world. 


Joohoney is a captivating artist who has not only left an indelible mark on the band but on the entire K-pop industry. With his stage presence, smooth rapping, singing style, and endearing personality, he’s won his fans’ hearts right away. The journey is definitely one of the most celebrated members by fans.

No matter if he is performing on stage, interacting with his fans, or writing new music, Joohoney does everything with charisma. He’s definitely one of a kind and continues to be admired for his alluring charm.


Last but not least, let’s take a closer look at I.M. the rapper and songwriter of this amazing K-pop group, Monsta X. He made his debut with the rest of the members in 2015, and has become an integral part of the group’s sound since then. His rapping style uses both English & Korean which makes their international fans feel more included.  

Aside from being an MC, I.M. has a big commitment to his solo projects, in fact, he’s currently preparing for his solo comeback in 2020! Stay tuned. 

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