MONSTA X (몬스타엑스; debuted May 14, 2015) is a six-member South Korean (K-pop) boy group formed by Starship Entertainment through the survival show No.Mercy. The group debuted on May 14, 2015 with originally seven members: Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwoon, Joohoney, I.M, and Wonho (left in Oct 2019).
Monsta X has 2 different meanings. One meaning is ‘monsters conquering the Kpop scene’. The other meaning is ‘My Star’, where the Mon comes from the French word ‘my’, sta is for star, and the X symbolizes an unknown existence. The official fandom name of Monsta X is Monbebe, which means my baby in French. Mon means ‘my’ and bebe means ‘baby’.
|# of Members||6|
|Members||Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwoon, Joohoney, I.M|
|Oldest Member||Shownu (born Jun 18, 1992)|
|Youngest Member||I.M (born Jan 26, 1996)|
|Debut||May 14, 2015|
Ranked from oldest to youngest.
|1. Shownu||Jun 18, 1992||31 years old|
|2. Minhyuk||Nov 03, 1993||29 years old|
|3. Kihyun||Nov 22, 1993||29 years old|
|4. Hyungwon||Jan 15, 1994||29 years old|
|5. Joohoney||Oct 06, 1994||28 years old|
|6. I.M||Jan 26, 1996||27 years old|
Ranked from tallest to shortest.
|1. Hyungwon||1.82 m (6'0")|
|2. Shownu||1.81 m (5'11")|
|3. Minhyuk||1.79 m (5'10")|
|4. Joohoney||1.77 m (5'10")|
|5. I.M||1.75 m (5'9")|
|6. Kihyun||1.75 m (5'9")|
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 6 members are South Korean.
In terms of positions, the official leader and the main dancer of Monsta X is Shownu. Kihyun is the main vocalist. Joohoney is the main rapper. Minhyuk is the visual.
|Shownu||leader, main dancer, vocalist|
|Hyungwon||lead dancer, vocalist, visual|
|I.M||lead rapper, maknae|