Ilhoon (BTOB) Facts
- Ex K-Pop Group: BTOB (2012-2020)
- Position : Rapper, Vocalist and Dancer
- Family: Father, mother and older sister (JOO).
- Fanclub Hanas. This is because Il (first in Korean) is paired with Hana (number one in Korean) and for him his fans are the first.
- Seongteo Elementary School.
- Bongeun High School.
- Hanlim Multi Arts High School (Graduated on February 07, 2013)
- Department of Theatre at Korea College of Media Arts (Currently).
- Specialties: Rap, composition and lyric writing.
- Hobbies: Shopping.
- Mascots: A puppy named Tori and a puppy named Ddalang.
- Nicknames: Michael, Angel, Golden Hair Ilhoonie.
- Role model Dynamic Duo.
- Motto: “ First I test it and see. “
- His first love was when he was in elementary school, he joined a boy scout troop because the girl he liked was a girlscout and he wanted to spend time with her. This did not end well, as he discovered that the girl, was in love with an older boy from another troop.
- When he composes, he is inspired by the situations or experiences he had in the past, otherwise he imagines another IlHoon (another him).
- He does not like skinship.
- At secret box he was asked, “Is there anything you don’t like about your company?” he replied a little nervously “It’s our first year, so…I have nothing bad to say…ah yes…that’s right…thank you.”
- In Weekly Idol he had to hug the other members from behind and kiss the maknae, but the maknae turned his head and they kissed on the lips.
- He lost a lot of weight after his debut.
- The first thing he looks at in a woman is the hair, because it shows an image of the person (according to him).
- They used to call him “Golden Hair Ilhonnie” because of his long blond hair during the promotions for “I Only Know Love.”
- He is the most extroverted in the variety programs among the seven members. He has become very famous due to his special appearances in several programs.
- He was a regular guest on MBC’s variety show, Weekly Idolwas also the main mascot of this program.
- On a radio program he mentioned that if he were to go on We Got Marriedwould like your partner to be Bomi from Apink.
- he is the creator and leading exponent of the Gwiyomi Player-Cutie Player in Weekly Idolwhich many artists have imitated.
- Hates mosquitoes.
- He is a very fluent speaker, knows many proverbs and four languages.
- He was asked “what was the style of clothing he had to wear and he didn’t like itand out of respect for his stylist he said: “ he puts all his effort into dressing and styling me well, so, I’ve liked everything she’s done for me”.
- The Melodys saw Ilhoon cry for the first time at the first BTOB concert.
- He was asked to express in five words what MELODY meant to him and he responded they are my angels”.
- In a TVCUBE he told his fans “your love gives us support and strength, I love you all very much Melodys.”
- On December 10 on the “Vitamin” program, Ilhoon was warned that he was potentially at risk for lung cancer, given the severe lack of Vitamin D in his body.
- He had eye surgery to correct his myopia.
- He made his debut as a leading actor in a variety drama.
- His English name is “Michael”, as “Ilhoon” is the equivalent in Korea. He likes this name very much, so he often uses it, such as on his Instagram.
- He is quite close to his agency partner HyunAduring his musical comebacks, Ilhoon says that working with Noona is always fun and he is very supportive.
- After the proximity of BTOB with Apink he has proven to be one of his biggest fans, and he is quite close to his Bomi since the two worked together on Weekly Idolrecently during the anniversary broadcast of Weekly Idol, where they both participated, Ilhoon expressed how much he would like to work with Bomi on the show again.
- He began his mandatory military service on May 28, 2020, as a public service worker. The location and time of his enlistment were kept private.
- On December 21, 2020, Korean police and later CUBE Entertainment confirmed that the idol is being investigated for the purchase and use of marijuana within 4 to 5 years after the supplier of the drug was arrested and gave information about his customers to reduce his sentence.
- On June 10, 2021, the sentence of Jung Il Hoon’s hearing was made public at the Seoul Central District Court. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined 133 million won (approximately $119,200) for violating the Narcotics Control Act, etc., and was taken into custody. However, both Jung Ilhoon and the prosecution appealed the sentence.
- On December 16, 2021, after the appellate trial, the superior court sentenced Jung Il Hoon to two years in prison suspended for three years of probation, 40 hours of a drug treatment course, and an additional fine of 120 million won (approximately $101,371). The court stated, “In Jung Ilhoon’s case, he smoked, bought and sold marijuana for a long period of time. However, we took into consideration that he voluntarily stopped selling and smoking marijuana around January 2019, that he had no criminal record, that he tried to prevent recidivism by receiving psychiatric treatment and giving online lectures for drug addiction, and that his family was willing to guide him because he has relatively well-maintained social ties.”
- On December 31, 2020, through a statement his agency confirmed that he left the group after being caught for marijuana use.
In 2011, Ilhoon (along with 4 other members of the initial lineup of BTOB) made his acting debut in JTBC’s sitcom, “I Live in Cheongdam-dong”.
On March 13, 2012, CUBE Entertainment announced that the name of their new male idol group would be BTOB (Born To Beat). On the same day, the official website was launched and a video called ‘Film ID’ was unveiled where the group’s name is unveiled and the members’ dancing skills are also showcased.
It was said from the beginning that Ilhoon was on the list of the original members waiting to debut under the name of BTOB , the profiles of the members were released on March 18, 2012 on their official website.
On March 21, 2012, Ilhoon together with BTOB debuted with the music video for Imagine and their first single was released on March 24, 2012. On March 22, they made their official debut at M! Countdown.
2018: Debut as a solo artist with his first mini-album ‘Big Wave’.
February 12, Cube Entertainment revealed that Ilhoon is working hard on self-composed music for his first solo album, and also, that the music video is already being shot. Ilhoon’s solo album is set to be released in March.
Ilhoon has shown his impressive songwriting skills with songs such as Movie from BTOB his song Fancy Shoes of the project Piece of BTOB and Hush! from MIXNINE.
As the days go by, Cube was revealing clues on his Twitter page about Ilhoon’s upcoming album for fans to analyze. After this, it was discovered that one of the songs that will be on the album will be called She’s Gone another call Always Me and a new version of his previous song called Fancy Shoes.
On February 26, the agency revealed some details of Ilhoon’s solo debut. It was confirmed that his debut mini-album will be released on March 8 at 6 PM KST and will be titled Big Wave.
On March 8, Jung Il Hoon made his long-awaited solo debut by releasing his first mini album “Big Wave,” which consists of five songs, all co-composed by Ilhoon.The title track She’s gone the lyrics describe the feelings that someone experiences when they encounter a past love.
Ilhoon (BTOB) Collaborations
- Yook Sung Jae – 할많하않 (besides Jung Il Hoon) (2020).
- Babylon – 그리운 건 그때 그대 (Feat. Jung Il Hoon at. BTOB) (2018)
- Lee Hong Gi – Cookies (Feat. Jung Il Hoon from BTOB) (2018)
- U Sung Eun – Hug Me (Feat. Jung Il Hoon de BTOB) (2018)
- Hwan Hee – It’s Obvious (Feat. Jung Il Hoon de BTOB) (2018)
- Ji Sook & Jung Il Hoon – Baesisi (2017)
- CLC – Chamisma (feat. Il Hoon) (2016)
- HyunA – Roll Deep (feat. Il Hoon) (2015)
- Su Bin (Dal★Shabet) – Just Pass (feat. Il Hoon) (2014)
- 2Yoon – Nightmare (feat. Il Hoon) (2013)
- G.NA – Oops! (feat. Il Hoon) (2013)
- HyunA – Unripe Apple (feat. Il Hoon) (2012)
- Ga Yoon – My Love By My Side (feat. Il Hoon) (2012)
Ilhoon (BTOB) Music
Ilhoon (BTOB) Drama
- Hero – Tundra Show (2015)
- PLAY GUIDE (tvN, 2013, Ep. 4)
- The Heirs (SBS, 2013) Cameo Ep. 4
- When A Man Loves (MBC, 2013) Cameo Ep.8
- Monstar (tvN/Mnet, 2012)
- I Live in Cheongdam-dong (jTBC, 2011)
Ilhoon (BTOB) Radio Programs
- Yes Yes Tapa (04/29/13, DJ special with Min Hyuk)
- Starry Night Radio (09/23/2013) besides Min Hyuk
- ShimShim Tapa Radio (09/23/2013) with Sohyun from 4MINUTE
- We Got MarriedtV (05.05.14) together with Peniel
Ilhoon (BTOB) TV Programs
- (jTBC) Idol Room (11.12.2018, MC Special together with Ahn Yu Jin)
- (Mnet) M! Countdown (19.10.217, MC Special with Changsub and Sungjae)
- (Arirang TV) Pops in Seoul (03.09.2017, besides Jisook)
- ( MBC) Weekly Idol (2012-2015, Regular Invitee)
- (MBC) King of Mask Singer [BROADCAST] (2015)
- (Mnet) I Can See Your Voice (26.03.2015)
- (KBS) Pit-A-Pat Romance (28.05.2014, as MC)
- (MBC) Gangman Feel Dance (2013)
- (MBC Music) Show Champion (18.09.2013, MC Special with Sungjae)
- (MBC) We Got Married (20.05.2013)
- (Arirang TV) Pops in Seoul (2013)
- (Arirang TV) Pops in Seoul (2012)
- (jBTC) Living in Cheongdamdong (2012)
- 2014 Golden Camera
- 2014 Family’s Dignity Full House
- 2012 The Star
Ilhoon (BTOB) TV Drama’s
- It Was Love (together with Min Ah) subject for My Absolute Boyfriend (2019)