Monsta X – South Korean K-pop, hip-hop and EDM group
Monsta X is a project created and funded by Starship Entertainment. The lineup includes Wonho, Minhyuk, Hyungwon, Jooheon, Kihyun, Shownu, and I.M.
In December 2014, Starship Entertainment launched a survival talent show No Mercy on the Mnet channel. The finalists were Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, and Jooheon. I.M. was the only member, who joined the show in the middle, but still managed to become part of the group. The band recorded its debut single “Interstellar” at the show’s finals. Its producer was Yella Diamond.
In May 2015, Monsta X recorded its first EP, Trespass. The album reached the 5th spot of South Korean Gaon Albums Chart. It featured such successful songs as "No Exit", "One Love", "Honestly", and "Steal Your Heart".
A short while later, the group presented a new EP, Rush. The album appeared on the 3rd spot of South Korean Gaon Albums Chart. Singles "Hero", "Perfect Girl", "Amen", and "Broken Heart turned into hits. The group also recorded music videos for "Trespass", "Rush", and "Hero". The latter collected more than 73 million views on YouTube. The song itself reached the 12th position on Billboard World Chart.