|Kihyun (Yoo Ki-hyun) Quick Info
|5 ft 9 in
|Date of Birth
|November 22, 1993
Kihyun is a South Korean singer and dancer who is best known for being a member of the 7-member South Korean boy band Monsta X formed by Starship Entertainment. He has also worked on some of his original tracks such as Attractive Woman, One More Step, The Tiger Moth, I’ve Got A Feeling, Love Virus, Can’t Breathe, and many more.
Cutie, Kirange, Tinie, Kihyun
Goyang, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Kihyun attended the Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.
- Siblings – He has an older brother.
Kihyun is represented by Starship Entertainment.
K-pop, Hip-Hop, EDM, Pop
Vocals, Guitar, Piano
- Starship Entertainment
- Mercury Records
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of South Korean descent.
He often tends to dye his hair ‘light brown’ or ‘pink’.
Kihyun has done endorsement work for brands like –
- My Little TVing Stick
- Girl Scouts Korea
- KT Telecom
- Great Ocean game
- Lipton Iced Tea
In May 2022, he was featured in a campaign for AQOstudiospace‘s 2022 summer collection.
Best Known For
Being a member of the 7-member South Korean boy band Monsta X formed by the Starship Entertainment
Kihyun released his debut album The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter as a part of Monsta X in March 2017. The album was a huge success and peaked at number 2 spot on the Korean music charts. It also made a name overseas by peaking at number 1 spot on the US Billboard World Music chart.
In March 2022, Kihyun released his solo debut album titled VOYAGER.
First TV Show
He made his first TV show appearance on Mnet’s survival show No.Mercy in 2014.
As per an interview, Kihyun stated that he keeps himself fit by practicing the dance moves and choreography for the shows they have to perform. The group rehearses as much as for 3 hours which helps them burn a lot of calories. It has increased his physical strength and has also led to a high basal metabolic rate which helps him to not get tired easily.
Kihyun Favorite Things
- Food – Chicken
- Song – Merry-Go-Round by Joe Hisaishi
- Color – Blue
- Artists – Michael Jackson, Kim Gun-mo
- He competed in a South Korean survival show No.Mercy in December 2014 and was selected as a trainee for Starship Entertainment.
- Kihyun was the 3rd member of the band Monsta X to be confirmed as a trainee with the company.
- He made his official debut with the band Monsta X on May 14, 2015.
- There were rumors on the internet that during his school days, he used to used to smoke, drink, and also indulged in a fight with girls during his middle school graduation.
- Kihyun claims that he is the best cook among all the members of the group and has described the rest members as horrible cooks. He is also the cleanest member and is often known as the mother of the group as he is always nagging.
- He stated that he has got his cleaning habit from his father.
- Apart from Korean, he can speak a bit of Mandarin but is not fluent in it.
- He does not like to eat cranberries and fish because of its strong smell.
- In January 2021, Kihyun donated ₩10,000,000 to “Good Neighbors”, which is a charity that helps low-income families in South Korea.
- In February 2021, Kihyun released a soundtrack titled O.M.O.M. for the drama series Replay: The Moment.
- In September 2021, he appeared as a contestant on King of Mask Singer‘s special duet episode. However, he lost in the first round.
- In March 2022, it was revealed that Kihyun had tested positive for COVID-19. However, he later recovered from the virus.
- In January 2023, he was featured in a pictorial for the fashion magazine Arena Homme + Korea.
- Kihyun has cited singer Harry Styles as his role model.
- On August 22, 2023, Kihyun enlisted in the military.
- Kihyun does not have any verified social media account.
Featured Image by Kihyun / Instagram