Most popular and top Kpop BTS boy band group
Most popular and top Kpop BTS boy band group

Top 10 Kpop Boy Groups of 2020 (Updated 2021)

Boy bands have always been a big craze and each generation has their own boy band sensation that every girl and guy are hooked to with a complete collection of CDs, posters, and all other merchandise. Among the greatest of these boy bands have given us the greatest anthems of all time: Backstreet Boys’ 1999 I Want It That Way which was their lead single in their 3rd studio album ‘Millennium’, NSYNC’s 2000 This I Promise You from their second studio album ‘No Strings Attached’, The Jonas Brothers’ 2007 When You Look Me In The Eyes from their second self-titled album ‘Jonas Brothers’, and of course One Direction’s 2011 debut single What Makes You Beautiful from their debut studio album ‘Up All Night’. 

There might be a lot of ongoing and unresolved arguments as to the definition of a boy band but one thing that all of these bands share is that they have a devoted fandom. And nowadays when you say devoted fandom, one word comes into mind: KPop. 

What is Korean boy band?

Basically, it is a group of boys trained in singing, dancing, rapping, and even variety shows debuted by a Korean agency. Contrary to what many might know, these boy groups (or bands) are not necessarily all Korean. Today, most groups are a mix of Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, and Thais. 

In 2017, there has been a big spike in popularity among Korean boy bands. They have also been slowly “conquering the West” with their visuals, vocals, and not to mention hardcore choreography. They’re selling out thousands of physical albums despite the global shift to digital and the revolutionary streaming platforms like Spotify. They have sold-out concerts. They’re constantly breaking records. 

It is undeniable that the whole world has been on a Korean craze these past few years. And it doesn’t even stop with Korean boy bands. There are also Korean girl groups and Korean dramas or K-Dramas. If you’re reading this right now, you may be someone who is following this latest craze or trying to follow in with this Korean wave. Don’t you worry about that, this article will help you know more about Korean boy bands and some facts that will make you want to listen to them. 

Quick Guide on the Hottest Korean Boy Groups of 2020

Here we listed down the most popular boy groups that have taken the Kpop world by storm this year. If you’re new to the fandom, welcome! This is the perfect quick fix guide to jumpstart your fangirl/fanboy lifestyle. (Yes, it’s a lifestyle. You’ll know why.) Get to know about their rise to fame and a basic member profile that will surely get you to crush on them. Make sure to check out those links as well for some fun facts! 

BTS

Bang! Tan! 안녕하세요, Bangtan Sonyeondan-입니다 / Hello We Are BTS!

BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as Bangtan Boys is a Korean boy band formed in 2010 by Big Hit Entertainment. The seven-member group made their first debut on June 12, 2013 with their song “No More Dream”.

For a debut song, ‘No More Dream’ strikes the difference and authenticity of BTS that distinguishes them from their contemporary groups as they tackle a sensitive topic in a conservative South Korea. The song speaks of rebellion, a need to break away from society’s restrictions. It’s a self-penned song with a strong hip hop beat, reminiscent of 90s rap songs wrapped in contemporary style. 

Their name comes from the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which means ‘Bulletproof Boy Scouts’ but with their recent venture to the West BTS is now more known as ‘Beyond The Scene’.  They have seven members (by age): Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM or Rap Monster, Jimin, V, and maknae (youngest) Jungkook. All of their members are Korean led by rapper RM who was the first to be scouted in the group. Alongside him on the rap line are Suga and J-Hope while Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook compose the vocal line. 

This group has already released nine studio albums (one of which was reissued under a different title), four compilation albums and six extended plays. They have also collaborated with different Western artists in some of their releases. 

They co-write, produce, and compose their own songs. Their music style is fusion style that is mostly hip hop because of Suga and RM’s influence. They have a lot of sure fire hits such as DNA, Fake Love, Mic Drop, IDOL, ON, Black Swan, and their latest title track Life Goes On. Their fans are called ARMY. BTS is a group that I’m sure will fit everyone’s taste in music.

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms:

Instagram: @bts.bighitofficial

Twitter: @BTS_twt

YouTube: BANGTANTV

TikTok: @bts_official_bighit

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bangtan (Check here for their covers, mixtapes, and other unofficial releases for fans)

Member Profile

Position: Leader, Main Rapper

Stage Name: RM (Real Me), former Rap Monster (랩몬스터)

Real Name: Kim Nam Joon (김남준)

Nickname: God of Destruction 

Hometown: Ilsan, South Korea

Birthday: September 12, 1994 

Zodiac Sign: Virgo 

Height: 181 cm (5’11”)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: RM’s Heavy Rotations

Position: Visual, Vocalist

Stage Name: Jin (진)

Real Name: Kim Seok Jin (김석진)

Nickname: Worldwide Handsome, Car Door Guy

Third from the left

Hometown: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: December 4, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 178.3 cm (5’10.2″)

Blood Type: O

Spotify Playlist: Jin’s GA CHI DEUL EUL LAE?

Position: Lead Rapper

Stage Name: Suga (슈가), Agust D 

Real Name: Min Yoon Gi (민윤기)

Nickname: Minstradamus, Min Genius

Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Birthday: March 9, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: O

Spotify Playlist: Suga’s Hip-Hop Replay

Position: Main Dancer (Dance Captain), Lead Rapper, 

Vocalist

Stage Name: J-Hope (제이홉)

Real Name: Jung Ho Seok (정호석)

Nickname: Hobi

Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea

Birthday: February 18, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 177 cm (5’10”)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: J-Hope’s Jam

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Jimin (지민)

Real Name: Park Ji Min (박지민)

Nickname: Chimchim, Baby Mochi

The Guy in Red Suit, The Guy in Green Jacket

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Birthday: October 13, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: Jimin’s JOAH? JOAH!

Position: Visual, Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Stage Name: V (뷔)

Real Name: Kim Tae Hyung (김태형)

Nickname: TaeTae, CGV, Guy on the Right

Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Birthday:December 30, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 180 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: AB

Spotify Playlist: V’s Join Me

*V also debuted as an actor in the drama “Hwarang” where he also sang an OST with Jin. 

Position: Center, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, 

Rapper, Maknae

Stage Name: Jungkook (정국), JK

Real Name: Jeon Jung Kook (전정국)

Nickname: Golden Maknae

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Birthday: September 1, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 178 cm (5’10”)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: Jungkook: I am Listening to it Right Now

BTS: Life Goes On


EXO

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We Are One! 안녕하세요, EXO-입니다.

EXO is a Korean boy band created in 2011 by one of the top and biggest agencies in South Korea, SM Entertainment. They made their first debut on April 8, 2012 with their hit single Mama but their rise to fame is largely credited to their 2013 title track Growl from the repackaged edition of their first studio album. 

It is considered their breakthrough single which peaked at peaked at #2 on Gaon Digital Charts, as well as #3 on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 and World Digital Songs charts. It was named by Billboard USA as the best K-pop song of 2013 and was performed during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang along with ‘Power’ released in 2017. It also bagged the 2013 Song of the Year at the Melon Music Awards. 

The band’s name EXO was taken from the word exoplanet which is a planet outside the solar system.  This group is made up of two subunits because SM wanted a group that can promote their songs in China and Korea simultaneously. They specifically chose members that are Korean and Chinese. EXO Main is made up of 13 members: 9 that are still active and 3 members that already left. 

The first one is EXO-K or EXO-Korean with members Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun. The other one is EXO-M or EXO-Mandarin with members Xiumin, Chen, Lay, Kris, Luhan, and Tao. Their 4 Chinese members are Lay, Kris, Luhan, and Tao. Ever since Tao, Kris and Luhan left the group, the two sub units usually were performing as one as EXO Main. Suho is the leader of the original EXO-K and now the leader of the EXO Main. Kris was the leader of EXO-M when he was still a member of the group.

This group already has 6 Korean (and Mandarin) studio albums and 1 Japanese album. EXO are considered to be a vocal powerhouse for many people in the K-Pop Industry. They are known to be “Kings of K-Pop” and “Nation’s Pick.” Their music is very diverse in terms of style and they are highly praised to be mixing up different styles in one.  They have a lot of popular songs such as Tempo, Growl, Koko Bop, The Eve, Call Me Baby, and their latest release Obsession. Their fans are called EXO-Ls.

If you want to see more about them besides being an idol, then watch their webtoon drama series EXO Next Door with actress Moon Ga Young. It has become one of the most popular web series in Korea with over 50 million views!

You can also check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @weareone.exo

Twitter: @weareoneEXO

Youtube: EXO Channel

Member Profile

Note: EXO debuted as a 12 member group with 2 sub-units, EXO-K and EXO-M. But they now promote as a 9 member group after Chinese members Kris, Luhan, and Tao left the group. Lay is still an active member of EXO but he has not been seen in recent activities of the group. 

Position: Leader, Visual, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Suho (수호) 

Real Name: Kim Jun Myeon (김준면)

Nickname: Rabbit

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: May 22, 1991

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 173 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @kimjuncotton

*Suho made his acting debut with his lead role in the film “One Way Trip” but he had cameos and appearances before this. Read more about his filmography here.

Position: Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Xiumin (시우민)

Real Name: Kim Min Seok (김민석)

Nickname: Baozi, Daramgee, Fairy

Hometown: Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: March 26, 1990

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height:173 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @e_xiu_o

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Lay (레이)

Real Name: Zhang Yixing (张艺兴)

Nickname: Xing Tuo, Little Sheep (小绵羊), Yingying

Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China

Birthday: October 7, 1991

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height:176 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @layzhang

Twitter: @layzhang

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Baekhyun (백현)

Real Name: Byun Baek Hyun (변백현)

Nickname: Bacon, Sun Gun

Hometown: Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: May 6, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height:174 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @baekhyunee_exo

Twitter: @b_hundred_hyun

YouTube: Baekhyun

*Baekhyun also debuted as an actor in the drama “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”. Read more about his filmography here.

*He also has his own fashion brand “Privé by BBH” last 2018. 

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Chen (첸)

Real Name: Kim Jong Dae (김종대)

Nickname: Orange, Daramgee

Hometown: Siheung, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: September 21, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height:172.5 cm (5’8”)

Blood Type: B

YouTube: Chen

*Chen joined SM The Ballad (collaboration ballad unit of SM Entertainment artists) in 2014.

*Chen married in 2020 and also welcomed his baby girl during the same year. 

Position: Visual, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Chanyeol (찬열)

Real Name: Park Chan Yeol (박찬열)

Nickname: Yeol, Happy Virus

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: November 27, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height:186 cm (6’1″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @real__pcy

Soundcloud: real__pcy

*He is also known as LOEY, a pseudonym he uses for his music production activities, listed in the Korean Music Copyright Association.

*Chanyeol made his acting debut in the film “Salut d’Amour” and is known for his main lead role in “So I Married an Anti-fan”. Read more about his filmography here

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: D.O. (디오)

Real Name: Do Kyung Soo (도경수)

Nickname: Heenjabuja (rich in whites) 

Hometown: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: January 12, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height:173 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: A

*D.O. also debuted as an actor in the movie “Cart”.

*He has also won a number of acting awards over the years.

Know more about his filmography and acting awards here. 

Position: Center, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Kai (카이)

Real Name: Kim Jong In (김종인)

Nickname: Nini, Kkamjong (Dark Jong)

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: January 14, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height:181 cm (5’11”)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @zkdlin

*Kai made his acting debut as male lead in web drama “Choco Bank”. Read more about his filmography here. 

Position: Visual, Maknae, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper

Stage Name: Sehun (세훈)

Real Name: Oh Se Hun (오세훈)

Nickname: Senshine, White Skin

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: April 12, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height:183 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @oohsehun

*Sehun made his acting debut as male lead in the drama “Dokgo Rewind”. Read more about his filmography here

Former Members:

Position: EXO-M Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Kris (크리스)

Real Name: Wu Yifan (吴亦凡)

Nickname: FanFan 

Hometown: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Birthday: November 6, 1990

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height:187 cm (6’2″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @kriswu

Twitter: @kriswu

Position: Center, Face of the Group, Visual, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: Luhan (루한)

Real Name: Lu Han (鹿晗)

Nickname: Lulu

Hometown: Haidian District, Beijing, China

Birthday: April 20, 1990

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height:178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @7_luhan_m

Position: Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Tao (타오)

Real Name: Huang Zitao (黄子韬)

Nickname: Pandababe

Hometown: Qingdao, Shandong, China.

Birthday: May 2, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height:184 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @hztttao

Twitter: @hztttaoswag

EXO: Obsession


GOT7

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Come And Get It! 안녕하세요, GOT7-입니다.

GOT7 is a Korean boy band created by JYP Entertainment (also one of the top agencies in South Korea alongside SM and JYP and the recently emerging Big Hit Labels) after six years with 2PM debuting in 2008. This boy group made their debut in January 2014 with their debut single “Girls, Girls, Girls.” 

Like EXO, GOT7’s debut track did not make much of an impact for them as a group but it certainly served to identify the unique style of this group infusing martial arts and b-boy in their performances. What attracted a lot of fans into the group was their comeback track ‘Just Right’ with its catchy melody, memorable chorus, and an even more memorable colorful and cute music video. This song talks about loving oneself no matter what with its intro lyrics saying, “It’s pretty without having to change anything 아무것도 바꿀 필요 없이 예쁘다고, It’s perfect as it is now 지금 그 모습 그대로 완벽하다고”

Their name is inspired from the best-selling first generation group g.o.d. where JYP (the agency’s president) was supposed to debut as a six-member group called Got6. They used the number 7 as a representation of the number of members and luck.

They currently have seven members (by age): Mark, Jackson, JB, Jinyoung (formerly known as Junior), Youngjae, Bambam, and Yugyeom. Not all of their members are Korean. They have a mix of Chinese (Jackson), Thai (Bambam) and Korean. JB is the group’s leader. This group already has 5 albums. They are described to be a hip hop group that incorporates martial arts tricking and b-boying displays in their performances. Some of their hits are If you do, Eclipse, Just Right, A, Lullaby, and their latest release Last Piece. Their fans are called iGot7 or AhGaSe in Korean.\

Just recently, JYPE officially announced that GOT7 is leaving the agency. The group has been rumored to go their separate ways but according to news, the group has the intellectual property rights to their name and everything else and may resume activities as a group. JB, Bambam, Jackson, and Mark all have expressed that GOT7 is going nowhere and fans shouldn’t be worried so let’s stay and wait! 

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @got7.with.igot7

Twitter: @GOT7Official

YouTube: GOT7

TikTok: @got7official

Member Profile

Position: Leader, Center, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: JB (제이비) 

Real Name: Im Jae Beom (임재범)

Nickname: Jaebongi

Hometown: Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: January 6, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 179 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @jaybnow.hr

Twitter: @JAYBDEF__

YouTube: JAE BEOM LIM.

Soundcloud: Def.

*JB’s producer name that he created for himself since his debut with GOT7 is Defsoul.

*JB made his acting debut in the drama “Dream High 2”. Read more about his filmography here. 

Position: Visual, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Stage Name: Mark (마크) 

Real Name: Mark Yi En Tuan (段宜恩)

Nickname: Dimsum

Hometown: Los Angeles, California, United States

Birthday: September 4, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @marktuan

Twitter: @marktuan

YouTube: Mark Tuan

*Mark is not signed under any company now and has returned home to Arcadia, California with his family following GOT7 leaving JYPE.

 Position: Face of the Group, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Jackson (왕잭) 

Real Name: Wáng Ka-yee (王嘉爾)

Nickname: GaGa

Hometown: Hong Kong, China

Birthday: March 28, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 174 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @jacksonwang852g7

Twitter: @JacksonWang852

YouTube: TEAM WANG

*Jackson is now signed with Team Wang. Team Wang has now signed a business venture with Sublime Artists Agency where GOT7’s Youngjae is signed. 

 Position: Center, Face of the Group, Visual, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Jinyoung(진영), former JR/Junior

Real Name: Park Jinyoung (박진영)

Nickname: Jirongie (worm)

Hometown: Changwon City, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Birthday: September 22, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @jinyoung_0922jy

*Jinyoung is now signed with BH Entertainment which is home for actors like Kim Go Eun, Go Soo, Jin Goo, and Han Hyo Joo. 

*Jinyoung’s first acting role was in the drama “Dream High 2” along with bandmate JB. Read more about his filmography here.

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Youngjae (영재)

Real Name: Choi Young Jae (최영재)

Nickname: Genius (translation of Youngjae in English), Sunshine

Hometown: Mokpo, Jeollanam-do, South Korea

Birthday: September 17, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @GOT7YJ_Ars_Vita

Twitter: @333cyj333

Soundcloud: Ars

*Youngjae is now signed with Sublime Artists Agency.

Position: Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: BamBam (뱀뱀)

Real Name: Kunpimook Bhuwakul Bambam (กันต์พิมุกต์ ภูวกุล)

Nickname: Bambam

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthday: May 2, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @bambam1a

Twitter: @bambam1a

Position: Maknae, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper 

Stage Name: Yugyeom (유겸)

Real Name: Kim Yu Gyeom (김유겸)

Nickname: Yuggie, Yugyummy 

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: November 17, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 183 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @yu_gyeom

Twitter: @real_Kimyugyeom

Soundcloud: YUGYEOM

GOT7: Last Piece


Monsta X

Who! 안녕하세요, Monsta X-입니다.

MONSTA X is a South Korean boy band formed back in 2014. The group is a result of the survival reality show launched by Starship Entertainment and MNet called No Mercy. They made their official debut on May 14, 2015 with the song Trespass. 

Trespass was produced by Rhymer, South Korean rapper and producer, which was described as a “strong and edgy track that reflects Monsta X’s unique character”. This group has often been compared to BTS’ strong hip hop vibes during their early years in the industry. Nevertheless, MONSTA X is a group that has its own charm which captured the hearts of many fans. 

Their name Monsta X has two meanings. First is the literal meaning of “monsters conquering the K-Pop scene.” The other meaning is “My Star.”  This is the meaning because Mon is French for my while X symbolizes something that exists that is still unknown.

Monsta X currently has 6 members: Sohn Hyun Woo (Shownu), Lee Min Hyuk (Minhyuk), Yoo Ki Hyun (Kihyun), Chae Hyung Won (Hyungwon), Lee Joo Heon (Joohoney), and Im Chang Kyun (I.M.). They used to be a group with 7 members but due to controversies, Wonho left the group on October 31, 2019. Shownu is the group’s Leader. Monsta X has already released 3 Korean albums, 2 Japanese albums and 1 English album. Some of their popular songs are Find you, Follow, Who Do U Love?, Play It Cool and Special. Their latest release is ‘Love Killa’ released last November as the lead single of their third studio album Fatal Love. Their fans are called Monbebe.

If you want to see more about them besides being an idol, then watch them in their supporting roles as MONSTA X themselves in the 2018 web drama High-End Crush starring Jung Il Woo and Jin Se Yeon. 

You can also check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @official_monsta_x

Twitter: @OfficialMonstaX

YouTube: MONSTA X

TikTok: @monsta_x_514

Member Profile

Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Shownu (셔누)

Real Name: Sohn Hyun Woo (손현우)

Nickname: Showtie, Robot Shownu

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: June 18, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 181 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @shownuayo

*Shownu made his acting debut in the drama “Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma”. Read more about his filmography here. 

Position: Visual, Vocalist

Stage Name: Minhyuk (민혁)

Real Name: Lee Min Hyuk (이민혁)

Nickname: Minmin

Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea

Birthday: November 3, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 180 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @go5rae

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Kihyun (기현)

Real Name: Yoo Ki Hyun (유기현)

Nickname: Kiki, Cutie

Hometown: Goyang, South Korea

Birthday: November 22, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp

Height: 174.8 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @yookihhh

Position:Center, Visual, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Hyungwon (형원)

Real Name: Chae Hyung Won (채형원)

Nickname: Wonnie, The Meme Guy

Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea

Birthday: January 15, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 182 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: O

Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Joohoney, former Jooheon (주헌)

Real Name: Lee Ho Joon (이호준)

Nickname: Joo, Jookkul (Honey)

Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Birthday: October 6, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: O

Soundcloud: 주 honey

Position: Maknae, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: I.M (아이엠)

Real Name: Im Chang Kyun (임창균)

Nickname: Naked Monster

Hometown: Gwangju, South Korea

Birthday: January 26, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @imnameim

Soundcloud: I.M

Former Member:

Position: Visual, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: Wonho (원호)

Real Name: Lee Ho Seok (이호석)

Nickname: Ulzzang

Hometown: Gunpo, South Korea

Birthday: March 1, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @iwonhoyou

Twitter: @official__wonho

Monsta X: Love Killa


Seventeen

Say The Name! 안녕하세요, Seventeen-입니다.

SEVENTEEN or SVT is a South Korean boy band created by Pledis Entertainment in 2013 which has recently merged with Big Hit Entertainment alongside Source Music (label of popular Korean girl group, GFriend). They appeared in a show called Seventeen TV and Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan prior to their debut. They made their official debut on May 26, 2015 in a one-hour live showcase televised by MBC. This group has 13 members: S. Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.

Their official debut track is titled ‘Adore U/아낀다; Akkinda’ which has been dubbed as a bright and refreshing energy distinguished apart from other boy groups who debuted with strong title tracks. The song is fun with a “melodic pop number, a catchy guitar riff, groovy basslines and bright, and soulful vocals”. Their popularity shot up with their comeback track ‘Mansae’ released a year later. This track is very much like Adore U musically but it also allowed larger creativity allowance for the boys. The music video which featured each member in a hopelessly in love situation with a tsundere girl has captured many fans with its refreshing aesthetics and dynamic choreography.  

They have 3 sub-units with their own area of specialization: Hip-Hop unit, Vocal unit, and Performance unit. Their leader is S. Coups and he’s also the Hip-Hop Team Leader with members Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon. Hoshi is the Performance Team Leader with members Jun, The8, and Dino while Woozi is the Leader for the Vocal Team with members Jeonghan, Joshua, Seungkwan, and DK. 

Seventeen is popular as self-producing idols with Woozi at the helm – composing and producing their songs with rap contributions from the Hip Hop unit and Hoshi who is in-charge of the group’s choreography. The group has already released three studio albums. They are known for mixing up their style with a bit of R&B, EDM, synthpop, and hip-hop. Some of their big hits are Oh My!, Hit, Home, Thanks, and Very Nice. Their latest release Left & Right still gives us the bright and enthusiastic debut feel with an upbeat song that tells you that sometimes it’s okay to not be doing your best. Their fans are called Carats.

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @saythename_17

Twitter: @pledis_17

YouTube: SEVENTEEN

TikTok: @seventeen17_official

Member Profile

Position: Leader, HipHop Unit Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: S.Coups (에스쿱스)

Real Name: Choi Seung Cheol (최승철)

Nickname: Mafia Boss, Ratatouille

Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Birthday: August 8, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @sound_of_coups

Spotify Playlist: Songs that I like

Position: Visual, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Jeonghan (정한)

Real Name: Yoon Jeong Han (윤정한)

Nickname: Angel, Swindler

Hometown: Hwaseong, South Korea

Birthday: October 4, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: B

Spotify Playlist: Songs that Jeonghan finds good to listen to

Position: Visual, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Joshua (조슈아)

Real Name: Hong Ji Soo (홍지수), Joshua Hong

Nickname: Jisoos Christ

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Birthday: December 30, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @joshuahong951230

Spotify Playlist: Beach drive

*Joshua appeared as cameo in the drama A-Teen. 

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Stage Name: Jun (준)

Real Name: Wen Junhui (文俊辉), Moon Jun Hwi (문준휘)

Nickname: handsome vampire

Hometown: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Birthday: June 10, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 182 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: B

Spotify Playlist: Jun’s Chinese song recommendations

*Jun was a child actor in China.

Position: Choreographer, Performance Unit Leader, Main Dancer, 

Lead Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Hoshi (호시)

Real Name: Kwon Soon Young (권순영)

Nickname: 10:10 (eyes), Kwon Fire, Hamster Man

Hometown: Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: June 15, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: B

Spotify Playlist: Tiger’s playlist

Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Wonwoo (원우)

Real Name: Jeon Won Woo (전원우)

Nickname: Bookworm

Hometown: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Birthday: July 17, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height: 182 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: Songs I listen to most

Position: Producer, Vocal Team Leader, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Woozi (우지)

Real Name: Lee Ji Hoon (이지훈)

Nickname: Ooji

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Birthday: November 22, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp

Height: 164 cm (5’5″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @woozi_universefactory

Spotify Playlist: Songs that Woozi likes

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: DK / Dokyeom (도겸)

Real Name: Lee Seok Min (이석민)

Nickname: Donkey Kong, Mr. Sunshine, Happy Virus

Hometown: Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: February 18, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius/Pisces cusp

Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)

Blood Type: O (RH-)

Spotify Playlist: DK’s favorites

Position: Face of the Group, Visual, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Mingyu (민규)

Real Name: Kim Min Gyu (김민규)

Nickname: Housewife Ming, Tan Prince

Hometown: Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: April 6, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 187 cm (6’2″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @min9yu_k

Spotify Playlist: Mingyu’s healing list

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: The8 (디에잇)

Real Name: Xu Ming Hao (徐明浩), Seo Myung Ho (서명호)

Nickname: Mingming

Hometown: Anshan, Liaoning, China

Birthday: November 7, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @xuminghao_o

Spotify Playlist: The8’s sentimental time

Position: Face of the Group, Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Seungkwan (승관)

Real Name: Boo Seung Kwan (부승관)

Nickname: Boo, Diva Boo, Booyoncé

Hometown: Jeju, South Korea

Birthday: January 16, 1998

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @pledis_boos

Spotify Playlist: DJ BOO

Position: Face of the Group, Visual, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Vernon (버논)

Real Name: Choi Han Sol (최한솔), Hansol Vernon Chwe

Nickname: DiCaprio

Hometown: New York, United States

Birthday: February 18, 1998

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius/Pisces Cusp

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @chwenotchew

Spotify Playlist: Oh wow

Position: Maknae, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Dino (디노)

Real Name: Lee Chan (이찬)

Nickname: Jeonghan’s baby

Hometown: Iksan-si, Jeollakbu-do, South Korea

Birthday: February 11, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist:  Joy, anger, sorrow & pleasure

Seventeen: Left & Right


SuperM

안녕하세요! We Are Super-M. 

SuperM is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group in 2019. They made their first official debut with their self-titled EP and hit single “Jopping” on October 4, 2019. 

Jopping is a combination of the words jumping and popping which features heavy electro-pop influences with references to brit-pop sounds. It is a fusion of pop-rock, R&B, and hip-hop genres suited to the talented members of the group. They first performed the song on a showcase at the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles then made their American TV Debut at the Ellen DeGeneres show. 

The group is made up of 7 members from four different boy bands of SM Entertainment. The M in their name stands for Matrix and Master because each member is already an established star in their respective groups.

They are also described as “The Avengers of K-Pop.” It has been explained that each Avenger has their own group but Iron Man, Thor and Captain America had their own movies but together, they have an even greater synergy. The members are Taemin from Shinee, Baekhyun and Kai from EXO, Ten and Lucas from WayV, and Taeyong and Mark from NCT 127. This group has 1 EP with 7 top charting songs that debuted at number 1 on the Billboards 200 albums chart. Their style is dance pop and hip-hop. They are yet to think of a fan base name.

Member Profile

Group: EXO’s Main Vocalist, Soloist

Stage Name: Baekhyun (백현)

Real Name: Byun Baek Hyun (변백현)

Nickname: Bacon, Sun Gun

Hometown: Bucheon

Birthday: May 6, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height:174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @baekhyunee_exo

Twitter: @b_hundred_hyun

YouTube: Baekhyun

Group: SHINee’s Main Dancer and Vocalist, Soloist

Stage Name: Taemin (태민)

Real Name: Lee Tae Min (이태민)

Nickname: Taeminie, Dancing Machine

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: July 18, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @lm_____ltm

Group: EXO’s Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, and Soloist

Stage Name: Kai (카이)

Real Name: Kim Jong In (김종인)

Nickname: Nini, Kkamjong (Dark Jong)

Hometown: Suncheon

Birthday: January 14, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height:180 cm (5’11”)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @zkdlin

Group: NCT’s Leader, Center, Visual, Main Dancer, 

Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Taeyong (태용)

Real Name: Lee Tae Yong (이태용)

Nickname: T-Yong, Cookie Monster, Grandpa

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: July 1, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: O

Group: NCT’s Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Mark (마크)

Real Name: Lee Min Hyung (이민형), Mark Lee 

Nickname: Baby Lion

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Birthday: August 2, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @onyourm__ark

Group: NCT’s Center, Main Dancer, Main Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Ten

Real Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)

Nickname: TNT, Ten On Ten, Master Chittaphon

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthday: February 27, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 172 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @tenlee_1001

Position: NCT’s Center, Face of the Group, Visual, 

Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Lucas

Real Name: Huang Xu Xi/Wong Yuk Hei 

(SC-黄旭熙/TC-黃旭熙)

Nickname: Giant Baby, Lucas Bieber

Hometown: Hong Kong

Birthday: January 25, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 182 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @lucas_xx444

SuperM: Jopping


NCT

NCT is a Korean group created by SM Entertainment in 2016. Their name stands for Hallyu localization project called Neo Culture Technology, a term used to describe the group’s concept. NCT has a total of 21 members divided into four different sub-units based in various cities worldwide. 

  • The first sub-unit is NCT U (NCT United) which debuted on April 4, 2016. This unit has 6 members: Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, and Mark. They released two singles called The 7th Sense and Without You. 

NCT U: BOSS

  • The second sub-unit is NCT 127 (127 is Seoul’s longitude coordinate) which made their debut on July 1, 2016. They had 7 members: Taeil, Taeyoung, Yuta, Jaehyun, Winwin, Mark, and Haechan. They released songs like Fire Truck and Once Again. 

NCT 127: Kick It

  • The third subunit is called NCT Dream that debuted on August 18, 2016. This unit also had 7 members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. Their debut single called Chewing Gum was a big hit. 

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @nct127

Twitter: @NCTsmtown_127

Member Profile (NCT 127)

Position: Leader, Center, Visual, Main Dancer, 

Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Taeyong (태용)

Real Name: Lee Tae Yong (이태용)

Nickname: T-Yong, Cookie Monster, Grandpa

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: July 1, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: O

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Taeil (태일)

Real Name: Moon Tae Il (문태일)

Nickname: Taeilddy Bear, William

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: June 14, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 171 cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: O

Position: Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Johnny (쟈니)

Real Name: Seo Young Ho (서영호), John Suh

Nickname: Johnny

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birthday: February 9, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 185 cm (6’1″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @johnnyjsuh

Position: Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Yuta (유타)

Real Name: Nakamoto Yuta (中本悠太)

Nickname: Takoyaki Prince

Hometown: Osaka, Japan

Birthday: October 26, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 176 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @yuu_taa_1026

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Doyoung (도영)

Real Name: Kim Dong Young (김동영‬)

Nickname: Handsome Baby Bunny, Rabbit

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: February 1, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @do0_nct

Position: Visual, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper

Stage Name: Jaehyun (재현)

Real Name: Jung Yoon Oh (정윤오)

Nickname: Casper 

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: February 14, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @_jeongjaehyun

Position: Visual, Lead Dancer. Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: WinWin (昀昀)

Real Name: Dong Si Cheng (董思成)

Nickname: donghuahua (董花花)

Hometown: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Birthday: October 28, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @wwiinn_7

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: Jungwoo (정우)

Real Name: Kim Jung Woo (김정우)

Nickname: Jungwoos, Zeus, Snoopy

Hometown: Gimpo, South Korea

Birthday: February 19, 1998

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 180 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @_jeongjaehyun

Position: Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Mark (마크)

Real Name: Lee Min Hyung (이민형), Mark Lee 

Nickname: Baby Lion

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Birthday: August 2, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @onyourm__ark

Position: Maknae, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: Haechan (해찬)

Real Name: Lee Dong Hyuk (이동혁) 

Nickname: Sun

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday:June 6, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: AB

The third subunit is called NCT Dream that debuted on August 18, 2016. This unit also had 7 members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. Their debut single called Chewing Gum was a big hit. The concept of this subunit is to debut teenage members of NCT and do a graduation concept. In 2018, Mark graduated from the subunit but was recently again included in the subunit. 

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @nct_dream

Twitter: @nctsmtown_dream

YouTube: NCT DREAM

Member Profile (NCT Dream)

Position: Leader, Face of the Group, Main Dancer, 

Main Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Mark (마크)

Real Name: Lee Min Hyung (이민형), Mark Lee 

Nickname: Baby Lion

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

Birthday: August 2, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @onyourm__ark

Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: Renjun (런쥔)

Real Name: Huang Renjun (黄仁俊) 

Nickname: The Prince of China

Hometown: Jilin, China

Birthday: March 23, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 171 cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: O

Position: Visual, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Jeno (제노)

Real Name: Lee Je No (이제노) 

Nickname: Hyoshin (low voice)

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea

Birthday: April 23, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height: 176.8 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Haechan (해찬)

Real Name: Lee Dong Hyuk (이동혁) 

Nickname: Sun

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: June 6, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)

Blood Type: AB

Position: Visual, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Jaemin (재민)

Real Name: Na Jae Min (나재민)

Nickname: Nana, Fansign Boyfriend

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: August 13, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @na.jaemin0813

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Chenle (천러)

Real Name: Zhong Chenle (钟辰乐 / 鍾辰樂)

Nickname: Lele, Weibo’s Son, Head Fairy

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Birthday: November 22, 2001

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: O

Position: Maknae, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Jisung (지성)

Real Name: Park Ji Sung (박지성)

Nickname: 허세왕 (King of bluffing)

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: February 5, 2002

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 180 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: O

In January 2018, SM Entertainment announced NCT 2018, a project that involves all 18 members and added 3 new members which are Kun, Lucas, and Jungwoo. They released their first full length album on March 14, 2018 titled NCT 2018 Empathy.

The latest sub-unit WayV was announced on December 31, 2018. They are a unit based in China and have 7 members: Kun, Winwin, Ten, Lucas, Hendery, Xiaojun, and Yangyang. They officially made their debut on January 17, 2019 with a Chinese version of NCT 127’s “Regular.” All NCT fans are called NCTzen.

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @wayvofficial

Twitter: @WayV_official

YouTube: WayV

Member Profile (WayV)

Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Kun (錕)

Real Name: Qian Kun (SC-钱锟/TC-錢錕)

Nickname: Little Kun Kun, Xiaodan

Hometown: Fujian, China

Birthday: January 1, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 176 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @kun11xd

Position: Center, Main Dancer, Main Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Ten

Real Name: Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul (ชิตพล ลี้ชัยพรกุล)

Nickname: TNT, Ten On Ten, Master Chittaphon

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Birthday: February 27, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 172 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @tenlee_1001

Position: Visual, Lead Dancer. Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: WinWin (昀昀)

Real Name: Dong Si Cheng (董思成)

Nickname: donghuahua (董花花)

Hometown: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

Birthday: October 28, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @wwiinn_7

Position: Center, Face of the Group, Visual, 

Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Lucas

Real Name: Huang Xu Xi/Wong Yuk Hei 

(SC-黄旭熙/TC-黃旭熙)

Nickname: Giant Baby, Lucas Bieber

Hometown: Hong Kong

Birthday: January 25, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 182 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @lucas_xx444

Position: Main Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Xiaojun (肖俊)

Real Name: Xiao Dejun (肖德俊)

Nickname: Junjun, Ojun

Hometown: Dongguan, Guangdong, China

Birthday: August 8, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 170 cm (5’7’’)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @djxiao_888

Position: Center, Visual, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Stage Name: Hendery

Real Name: Wong Kunhang (黃冠亨)/Huang Guanheng (黄冠亨)

Nickname: Huang Gua (Cucumber), Lu Zai (Donkey)

Hometown: Macau, China

Birthday: September 28, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @i_m_hendery

Position: Maknae, Main Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist

Stage Name: YangYang (扬扬)

Real Name: Liu YangYang (SC-刘扬扬/TC-劉揚揚)

Nickname: Yangyang

Hometown: Taiwan

Birthday: October 10, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 173 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @yangyang_x2

Here are the two additional members of NCT as of 2020:

Position: Dancer, Rapper

Stage Name: Shotaro (쇼타로)

Real Name: Osaki Shotaro (大崎将太郎)

Nickname: Otter, Taro, Shoho

Hometown: Kanagawa, Japan

Birthday: November 25, 2000 

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Position: Rapper

Stage Name: Sungchan (성찬)

Real Name: Jung Sungchan (정성찬)

Nickname: JinsuSungchan, Jinsung

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: September 13, 2001 

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 185 cm (6’1″)

Blood Type: A


Astro

Credit: BINNIE TRASH

Wanna be your star! 안녕하세요, Astro-입니다.

ASTRO is a Korean boy band formed by the agency Fantagio in 2016. They were a part of Fantagio iTeen, a rookie development program that aired in 2015. They made their official debut on February 23, 2016 with their hit single “Hide & Seek.” 

Hide & Seek is an upbeat pop song which features a strong bass line and a fun melody. Its music video shows a sharp choreography, bright vibe, and colorful alternate reality in contrast to the mellow aesthetics of the female protagonist. According to many, the music video reflects ASTRO’s feelings towards their fans, bridging the gap between them as the logo connects between the two realities. 

This group has six members: Jinjin, Sanha, Eunwoo, MJ, Moon Bin, and Rocky. The group’s Leader is Jinjin. ASTRO already has 1 studio album and 10 extended plays.

They are known for their R&B style mixed with electro pop and synthpop. They have a lot of hits such as Breathless, Baby, Always You, Should Have Held Onto You (Again), and Knock. Their fans are called Aroha which means “Astro hearts all fans.”

If you want to see more about them besides being an idol, then watch their 6-episode web series Soul Plate released in 2019 with actress Sol Bin. It’s a special K-Food story where the members are angels who heal and comfort people through their soul food. 

You can  also check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @offcIASTRO

Twitter: @officialastro

YouTube: ASTRO 아스트로

Member Profile 

Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer

Stage Name: JinJin (진진)

Real Name: Park Jin Woo (박진우)

Nickname: Angelic Smile

Hometown: Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: March 15, 1996

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 174 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @ast_jinjin

Position: Main Vocalist

Stage Name: MJ (엠제이)

Real Name: Kim Myung Jun (김명준)

Nickname: Happy Virus, Smile Engine

Hometown: Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: March 5, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 175 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @mj_7.7.7

Position: Face of the Group, Visual, Vocalist

Stage Name: Cha Eunwoo (차은우)

Real Name: Lee Dong Min (이동민)

Nickname: Face Genius, Morning Alarm, White Tree Guy

Hometown: Sabon District, Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: March 30, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 183 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @eunwo.o_c

TikTok: @at_chaeunwoo

*Cha Eun Woo debuted with a minor acting role in the film “My Brilliant Life”. Read more about his filmography here. 

Position: Center, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Moonbin (문빈)

Real Name: Moon Bin (문빈)

Nickname: Binnie, Puppycat, U-Know Moonbin

Hometown: Sabon District, Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Birthday: January 26, 1998

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 182 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @moon_ko_ng

*Moonbin first appeared in a guest role in the drama “My Romantic Recipe”.Read more about his filmography here.

Position: Center, Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Stage Name: Rocky (라키)

Real Name: Park Min Hyuk (박민혁)

Nickname: Chef Minhyuk, Dancing Machine

Hometown: Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea

Birthday: February 25, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 176 cm (5’9″)

Blood Type: O

Instagram: @minhyuk202523

Soundcloud: Rocky (ASTRO)

Position: Maknae, Vocalist

Stage Name: Sanha (산하)

Real Name: Yoon San Ha (윤산하)

Nickname: Beagle

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: March 21, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 184 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type: AB

Instagram: @ddana_yoon

*Sanha acted in the drama “Love Formula 11M”. Read more about his filmography here.

ASTRO: Knock


Winner

Guess Who’s Back. 안녕하세요, Winner-입니다.

WINNER is a Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment in 2013. The members participated in the MNET survival program WIN: Who Is Next. This is also where they got their group name. The group made their debut on August 17, 2014 with their studio album 2014 SS. The Korea Herald called them “Monster Rookies.” Winner has 4 members: Mino, Seunghoon, Jinwoo, and Seungyoon (the group’s leader).

They officially debuted with the song “Empty” which speaks of a sad love story. While the song may not be as groundbreaking as other debut tracks, its vocals are heavenly which compensates as a statement. 

They used to have 5 members but Taehyun left the group due to his mental health and well-being. The group has already released 3 albums to date. They are well known for their funky and playful style of music. They’ve created a lot of hits such as Hold, Soso, Ah Yeah, Really Really. and Fool. Their latest release entitled Remember was released last April. Their fans are called “Inner Circle” which means the core or heart of the group, an exclusive circle.

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @winnercity

Twitter: @yg_winnercity, @yginnercircle

YouTube: WINNER

TikTok: @Wn_tiktok

Member Profile

Position: Leader, Maknae, Main Vocalist

Stage Name: Yoon (윤), former Seungyoon (승윤)

Real Name: Kang Seung Yoon (강승윤)

Nickname: Deputy Director Lee

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Birthday: January 21, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 180 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: B

Instagram: @w_n_r00, @y8n_l8ks_at

Twitter: @official_yoon_

*Yoon first acted in the drama “High Kick! 3”. Read more about his filmography here.

Position: Visual, Lead Vocalist

Stage Name: Jinu, former Jinwoo (진우)

Real Name: Kim Jin Woo (김진우)

Nickname: Pretty Face

Hometown: Imjado, South Korea

Birthday: September 26, 1991

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 177 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @xxjjjwww

Twitter: @official_jinu_

Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist 

Stage Name: Hoony, former Seunghoon (승훈)

Real Name: Lee Seung Hoon (이승훈)

Nickname: Baby Lion

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Birthday: January 11, 1992

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

Height: 185 cm (6’1″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @maetamong

Twitter: @official_hoony_

Position: Face of the Group, Main Rapper, Vocalist 

Stage Name: Mino (미노)

Real Name: Song Min Ho (송민호)

Nickname: SWAG, Song Mijori, Song Finger

Hometown: Yongin, South Korea

Birthday: March 30, 1993

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Height: 182 cm (6’1″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @realllllmino

Twitter: @official_mino_

Former Member:

Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae

Stage Name: Taehyun (태현)

Real Name: Nam Tae Hyun (남태현)

Nickname: Nam Diva

Hometown: Hanam, South Korea

Birthday: May 10, 1994

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Height: 180 cm (5’11″)

Blood Type: A

Instagram: @souththth

WINNER: Remember


Stray Kids

Credit: mixtapeskz

Step Out. 안녕하세요, Stay Kids-입니다.

Stray Kids or SKZ is a Korean boy band that was put together in 2017 by JYP Entertainment on a reality show with the same name as the group. They made their official debut on March 25, 2018 with their hit debut single “District 9” from its album, I Am NOT. 

District 9 is a hard punch debut track musically reflected in the music video. Unlike other debut tracks, this one is rap-dominated with a quick hit to the chorus instead of the usual buildup. The vocals are also equally strong displaying the well-roundedness of the group. The song talks about rebellion and rejection of conformity with a combination of electric guitar against the synth creating a punk rock vibe. 

This group has eight members, Lee Know, Han, I.N., Felix, Bang Chan (the group;s leader), Hyunjin, Seungmin, and Changbin. They used to have nine members but Woojin left because of undisclosed personal problems back in October 2019. They are known for their hip-hop and electronica style. They only have one album to date but they have a lot of extended plays. They also have hit songs such as Hellevator, Beware, District 9, Grow Up, God’s Menu, and their latest release Back Door. Their fans are called STAY from the context “Where Stray Kids STAY.”

Stray Kids has a hiphop subunit known as 3RACHA which consists of CB97 (Bang Chan), SPEARB (Changbin), and J.ONE (Han). There’s also the Dance Racha with members Lee Know, Hyunjin, and Felix. Lastly, the Vocal Racha composed of members Seungmin, I.N., and former member Woojin. 

You can check them out in their shared social media platforms (and in their individual accounts listed):

Instagram: @realstraykids

Twitter: @Stray_Kids

YouTube: Stray Kids

TikTok: @jypestraykids

Member Profile 

Position: Producer, Leader, Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper

Stage Name: Bang Chan (방찬)

Real Name: Bang Chan (방찬), Christopher Bang

Nickname: Kangaroo, Koala

Hometown: Sydney, Australia 

Birthday: October 3, 1997

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height: 171 cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: O

Spotify Playlist: Stray Kids’ Leader Bang Chan’s Playlist

Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper

Stage Name: Lee Know (리노)

Real Name: Lee Min Ho (이민호)

Nickname: Rino, Minhoe/Meanhoe (as a savage)

Hometown: Gimpo, South Korea

Birthday: October 25, 1998

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Height: 172 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: O

Spotify Playlist: Real Dancing Gem Lee Know’s Mix 

Position: Producer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Changbin (창빈)

Real Name: Seo Chang Bin (서창빈)

Nickname: Darkbin, Pabbit (Pig + Rabbit)

Hometown: Yongin, South Korea

Birthday: August 11, 1999

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Height: 167 cm (5’6″)

Blood Type: O

Spotify Playlist: All-rounder Changbin’s Favorites

Position: Visual, Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper

Stage Name: Hyunjin (현진)

Real Name: Hwang Hyun Jin (황현진)

Nickname: Hwang Prince

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: March 20, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)

Blood Type: B

Spotify Playlist: You Will Love Hyunjin’s Favorites

*Hyunjin made a cameo appearance in web drama “A-Teen Season 2”. 

Position: Producer, Vocalist, Rapper

Stage Name: Han (한)

Real Name: Han Ji Sung (한지성), Peter Han

Nickname: Emotional rapper, Quokka

Hometown: Incheon, South Korea

Birthday: September 14, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 169 cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: B

Spotify Playlist: Korean Lyrical Rapper Han’s Playlist

Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper

Stage Name: Felix (필릭스)

Real Name: Lee Yong Bok (이용복), Felix Lee (이 필릭스)

Nickname: Jjikseu (beatboxing)

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Birthday: September 15, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 171 cm (5’7″)

Blood Type: AB

Spotify Playlist: It’s Felix’s Favorite Mix

Position: Vocalist

Stage Name: Seungmin (승민)

Real Name: Kim Seung Min (김승민)

Nickname: Dandy Bo2

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Birthday: September 22, 2000

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Height: 178 cm (5’10″)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: Dandy Boy Seungmin’s Mix

Position: Maknae, Vocalist

Stage Name: I.N (아이엔)

Real Name: Yang Jeong In (양정인)

Nickname: Fennec Fox

Hometown: Busan, South Korea

Birthday: February 8, 2001

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Height: 172 cm (5’8″)

Blood Type: A

Spotify Playlist: Stray Kids’ Youngest I.N’s Favorites

Stray Kids: God’s Menu

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