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Monsta Xi

Monsta X are a South Korean boy group formed through a reality TV survival programme and comprise members Shownu, Minhyuk, Kuhyun, Hyongwon, Joohoney and I.M. The band have conducted several world tours and have survived the departure of original member Wonho.

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  • Five of K-pop group’s members have signed new contracts with music label Starship Entertainment. I.M hasn’t but tells fans ‘Monsta X will be six, like always’
  • Monsta X made their debut in 2015 and released their 11th Korean-language mini album, Shape of Love, in April. They also sing in Japanese and English

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I.M of K-pop boy band Monsta X talks to the Post about his first solo album, ‘Duality’, what inspired the songs on the short album, and where his music and life will take him.

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K-pop company Starship Entertainment issued an apology on Monday after Monsta X member I.M was seen wearing a shirt featuring Islamic calligraphy of the name of Allah. 

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Monsta X speak exclusively to the Post about their latest album Fatal Love, and how even a pandemic wasn’t going to stop them making their best release yet.

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Monsta X postponed the gig to allow Shownu time to recover from retinal detachment surgery. The concert will be live-streamed on August 9 on LiveXLive, a US platform.

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The annual Kcon concert series runs online for seven days, with live performances by more than 30 acts, including The Boyz, Monsta X and GFriend, and virtual meetings with the stars.

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The lead vocalist, main dancer and leader of Monsta X, Shownu is known for his muscular image and physicality, but it’s his strength of character that makes him a natural leader and a favourite of K-pop fans.

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Despite having a tough childhood, K-pop star Wonho hit the big time with Monsta X, but drug allegations forced him out of the boy band. After his name was cleared, he praised his fans for never losing faith in him.

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Monsta X lead rapper I.M met the group on the Korean talent show that created them. He was a late entry in the competition, but the others grew to love him. He is the voice of the group and is sometimes outspoken.

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NCT 127 became the fourth K-pop boy band to hit the US Billboard album chart’s top five this week with new album NCT 127 Neo-Zone, capping off a 12-month period representing the highest-charting year for K-pop in the US.

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The hashtag #WonhoIsAlmostHome began trending on Twitter after a drug abuse investigation against former Monsta X member Wonho was dropped, and fans are using social media to express their hopes he will return to the band.

Fans of K-pop act Monsta X are pushing for the return of disgraced former member Wonho, with hashtag #FightForWonho trending on Twitter and even a billboard in New York’s Times Square urging the group to stay together.

BTS have been wowing the US – playing at the Grammys and topping the US Billboard Top 100 chart. US ecord labels have been getting in on the action and Monsta X have just signed to Epic Records.

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The Monsta X vocalist won a spot in the band after performing on a TV survival show and sings on the soundtrack to hit drama ‘What’s wrong with Secretary Kim?’

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After K-pop boy band Exo made an appearance last month in the city and Wanna One set to come to town for two nights in just a few weeks, Monsta X take to the stage of Star Hall at Kitec in Kowloon Bay on Tuesday night

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Hip-hop-influenced South Korean band, who made their debut in the city less than a year ago, will appear at Star Hall, Kitec, in Kowloon Bay

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