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Shownu

Korean: 셔누

Hometown:

Changdong, Donbonggu

Country:

South Korea

Full name:
Sohn Hyun-woo
Native name:
손현우
Birthday:
Age:
30 years old
Blood type:
0
Height:
5'11" (181 cm)
Weight:
172 lbs (78 kg)
Group (2015-present):
Group (2016,present):

Introduction

Hoo, MONSTA X. Hello, I'm Shownu!

Sohn Hyun-woo (손현우), better known by his stage name Shownu (셔누), is the leader, main dancer, and lead vocalist of the boy group MONSTA X under Starship Entertainment. Aside from this, Shownu as also participated in making the choreography of most MONSTA X songs.

Shownu was initially a trainee of JYP Entertainment, for around two years, after winning first place in the JYP auditions in 2009. Although Shownu gained praise at the company for his powerful dancing, he left the company citing conflicts with the company and a feeling of stagnation.

Shownu continued to participate in the idol industry, becoming a backup dancer for Lee Hyori and doing promotions with her, as well as appearing in her music videos; "Bad Girls" and "Going Crazy". He also appeared in the music videos; "Talk to My Face" by D-Unit and "Pitapat" by Bestie.

After he auditioned and joined Starship Entertainment, he became part of the project Nu Boyz, alongside future Monsta X members Jooheon and Wonho, as well as #Gun.

In December 2014, he competed in Mnet's survival reality show No.Mercy. He, alongside six other contestants, then debuted in the hip-hop boy group Monsta X in 2015.

Debut:
May 14, 2015
Debut to 1st win:
915 days
Current state:
active 
Active years:
2015-present
Zodiac-sign:
Language(s):
Korean
Training period:
2009-2015
Education:
Youngdong High School
MBTI:
ISFJ
Kpopping rank:
259th
Fandom:
Monbebe
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20 pics
13 videos
2 albums
8.9K viewed
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Fun facts

1
Shownu is the oldest member in Monsta X.
2
Before debuting with Monsta X, Shownu was a back dancer on Lee Hyori's "Bad Girl" performances.
3
On the survival show "No Mercy", Shownu was the second member to be announced as part of Monsta X.
4
Shownu is friends with Got7 and former Miss A members because he trained alongside them.
5
Shownu participates in the creation of the choreography to their songs.
6
Shownu considers Rain as his role model. According to him, Rain was the reason he became a celebrity.
7
According to Shownu, his best feature is his arms.
8
Because Shownu doesn't talk too much, he is nicknamed "Grandpa".
9
Shownu admitted that he is nicknamed "Robot Shownu" because he can be awkward when it comes to talking to other people.
10
Shownu was supposed to be a member of Got7. He had been training on JYP Entertainment for two years until he left the company due to his training absences.