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The original seven. From L-R: Hyungwon, Jooheon, Kihyun, I.M, Wonho, Shownu, Minhyuk
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Monsta X (Hangul: 몬스타엑스) is a six-member (formerly seven-member) Korean Pop Music Boy Band under Starship Entertainment. They were formed in 2015 through the survival show NO.MERCY, which pitted 12, later 13, Starship trainees against each other to decide who would be in the final group. About three months after the show concluded, they debuted in Korea with the EP Trespass in May 2015. They made their Japan debut with a Japanese version of Hero in May 2017.

So far, they've released ten mini albums, nine studio albums (four Korean, three Japanese and two English), and thirty-eight singles. They've also gone on two Asian tours, three world tours and held an online concert.

    Members 
Current members:
  • Shownu (Son Hyunwoo, born June 18, 1992) — leader, main dancer
  • Minhyuk (Lee Minhyuk, born November 3, 1993) — vocalist
  • Kihyun (Yoo Kihyun, born November 22, 1993) — main vocalist
  • Hyungwon (Chae Hyungwon, born January 15, 1994) — visual, dancer
  • Jooheon (Lee Jooheonnote , born October 6, 1994) — main rapper
  • I.M (Im Changkyun, born January 26, 1996) — rapper

Former members:

  • Wonho (Shin Hoseoknote , born March 1, 1993) — vocalist
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    Discography 
Korean Discography

Extended Plays:

  • 2015 - Trespass
  • 2015 - Rush
    • Repackage: Hero
  • 2016 - THE CLAN, Pt. 1 <LOST>
  • 2016 - THE CLAN, Pt. 2 <GUILTY>
  • 2017 - The Code
  • 2018 - The Connect: Dejavu
  • 2019 - Follow: Find You
  • 2020 - Fantasia X
  • 2021 - One of a Kind
  • 2021 - No Limit
Studio Albums
  • 2017 - THE CLAN, Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter
    • Repackage: Shine Forever
  • 2018 - Take 1: Are You There?
  • 2019 - Take 2: We Are Here
  • 2020 - Fatal Love
Digital Singles
  • 2016 - Ex Girl
  • 2017 - Newton
  • 2017 - Lonely Christmas
  • 2021 - Kiss Or Death
Japanese Discography

Studio Albums

  • 2018 - Piece
  • 2019 - Phenomenon
  • 2021 - Flavors of Love
Singles
  • 2017 - Hero
  • 2017 - Beautiful
  • 2018 - Spotlight
  • 2018 - Livin' It Up
  • 2018 - Shoot Out
  • 2019 - Alligator
  • 2020 - Wish on the Same Sky
  • 2020 - Love Killa
  • 2021 - Wanted
Digital Singles
  • 2019 - X-Phenomenon
English Discography

Studio Albums

  • 2020 - All About Luv
  • 2021 - The Dreaming

Wonho's solo discography

  • 2020 - Love Synonym Pt. 1: Right For Me
  • 2021 - Love Synonym Pt. 2: Right For Us
  • 2021 - Blue Letter


Monsta X contains examples of:

     Band and Member Tropes 

     Music and Music Video Tropes 
  • Fanservice: "Hero" has shirt-lifting as part of the choreography.
  • Gratuitous English: "It's broken heart", "Girl I always by your side", "You're crazy virus", etc.
  • Lighter and Softer: "Newton" compared to pretty much every other single they've released.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Kihyun's goal in the Dramarama MV is to save Jooheon from dying in a car crash.
  • Singer Namedrop: "Monsta X boys on the way man" in "Trespass", "Yeah, Monsta X" in "Spotlight".
  • Solo Side Project:
    • Jooheon and I.M have released solo mixtapes.
    • Kihyun has also sung OSTs for several kdramas, a few featuring Jooheon and one with Seola of WJSN.
    • Hyungwon is a DJ under the name DJ H.One.
  • Time Travel: The plot of "Dramarama" revolves around the members doing this.
    • This is also especially prominent in their music video of "Find You" in which Hyungwon seemingly experiences and travels to their other music videos such as Dramarama and Destroyer.
  • Vocal Tag Team: 5 vocalists means that they do this a lot.
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