Wonho (MONSTA X) Facts
- Ex-K-Pop Group: MONSTA X (2015-2019)
- Position: Vocalist and Dancer.
- Ex-Project Group: AND TEEN
- Fanclub: Wenee (It is short for ‘we need’ and also ‘we are a new end’, meaning a new end and an existence that is co-dependent).
- Favorite color Network.
- He has modeled for the brands Bigpai, Bubble Style, Pancoat, Litmus.
- He was a backup dancer at DQ Agency.
- Participated in the presentation of “Ma Boy” from SISTAR19 at the KBS Ent. Awards as a dancer, before becoming an apprentice.
- He joined Starship as a trainee under the stage name “Shino” and later changed it to “Wonho” which means “protector”.
- He belonged to the apprentice project “NuBoyz” together with Jooheon, Shownu and Gun, with whom they released mixtapes and promoted in different events.
- He ranks #13 in the “Top 100 Most Handsome Man In The World 2016” survey.
- October 31, 2019 left MONSTA X because he did not want to hurt the group’s reputation due to certain rumors that circulated online regarding his past. That same day he performed for the last time with his group at M! Countdown.
- On March 14, it was publicly announced that he was cleared of charges after being accused of marijuana use, the investigation team failed to find evidence against him.
- On April 9, the agency Highline Entertainment made official the announcement that Wonho will join the company as a solo artist and producer to continue his career as an artist.
- On May 6, 2020 Maverick Records confirmed that Wonho had signed a solo contract, so from that moment he would also become part of this company.
2015: Debut of the MONSTA X
2019: Scandal and accusations + MONSTA X exit
In an official statement, Starship Entertainment explained that Won Ho will permanently leave the group, and the group will promote with six members as of today. The decision was based on Won Ho’s wishes to avoid causing problems for the group. MONSTA X and Starship Entertainment will continue to take legal action against malicious rumors.
“Dear all: First of all, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have sent much love to MONSTA X in recent days and over time. After a long discussion with MONSTA X member Won Ho, we have decided that it is better to go our separate ways amicably at this point. We greatly respect the decision of Wonho who wants to make sure that the recent chain of events does not distract from all the exciting things that are happening for MONSTA X now and what awaits in the future. We will continue to maintain legal action to the distorted and ill-intentioned claims related to this issue. We want to greatly apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our fans. Won Ho will not attend any schedule from today and MONSTA X will continue with the schedule of this week’s music program broadcast as a six-member band. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to our fans. “.
The singer also wrote a letter to his fans.
“This is Won Ho. First, I would like to apologize for not being able to fulfill the promise that I would only provide good memories and for causing pain to the fans. Also, I apologize for causing worry to many people due to my personal problems. I have received undeserved blessings and love while promoting as a MONSTA X member. Sincerely, thank you for making precious memories for me. To the members who worked hard with me and stayed with me, I would like to tell you that I am grateful and love you. I would also like to show you my heavy heart. There was a time when I was immature and made big and small mistakes, but after becoming an apprentice and making my debut, I kept on track and worked hard to avoid embarrassing myself. I am announcing that I am leaving MONSTA X today. I apologize for causing harm to the members due to the unfortunate problems related to me. Most of all, I am sorry for disappointing my fans who believed in me. I have taken the “.
2020: Release of drug charges and indictments
Reports were made that a person claimed to have witnessed Won Ho and Jung Da Eun smoking marijuana in 2013. The person who made the allegations is currently being held at the Seoul Detention Center due to charges of drug use, including marijuana, Philopon (a form of methamphetamine), ecstasy and ketamine. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s narcotics investigation team launched an investigation into the allegations, and Won Ho is said to have fully cooperated with the investigation.
March 14, Starship Entertainment issued an official statement announcing that the investigation had been concluded and that Won Ho had been cleared of all charges related to the case. Their statement reads as follows: “Hello, this is Starship Entertainment. On March 10, the narcotics investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency concluded its investigation into allegations related to drugs such as marijuana and former MONSTA X member Won Ho, and Won Ho has been acquitted of all charges related to the case. In late October 2019, allegations of marijuana use were made against Won Ho, and the narcotics investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency launched an investigation into the charges. During this process, Won Ho fully cooperated in all stages of the investigation, including the scientific examinations conducted by the investigation agency. The team conducted an extensive investigation over the past five months, but found no suspicious activity, and the case surrounding Won Ho was closed on March 10. Regardless of the above information, our agency and Won Ho would like to apologize again. “.
Signing with Highline Entertainment + Solo debut announcement
April 10, Highline Entertainment a subsidiary of Starship Entertainment announced: “We recently signed an exclusive contract with Won Ho “The agency explained that he will promote as a solo artist and producer.
Won Ho commented: “I am reflecting deeply on my foolish and thoughtless actions of the past. I am very grateful to the fans who have given me this opportunity, and I will do my best to repay their support. “.
Highline Entertainment said: “We will give our full support to Won Ho to start new activities as a soloist “.
Debut as a soloist with &his first Mini Album &Love Synonym #1: Right for Me
On August 14, Won Ho released a pre-release single titled “Losing You”, which he co-wrote. The song reached No. 1 on many iTunes charts around the world.
won Ho has now revealed a track list for his mini album “Love Synonym (#1) Right for Me”!.
The track list shares that Won Ho also participated in the composition of the songs “I just “, “Lost In Paradise ” e “Interlude: Runway “On August 23, he released the first promotional images.
On Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. KST, he released his first solo album “Love Synonym # 1: Right for Me”. along with the music video of the title song.
“Open Mind” is an electronic pop song with lyrics by Won Ho and Isran and composed by Corey Latif Williams, David Brook, Bryan Fryzel and Aaron Kleinstub.
2021: First comebak with his first Mini Album part two “Love Synonym #2: Right for us”.
On February 26, Won Ho returned with his second mini album “Love Synonym #2: Right for us”. The album features 8 songs, including the title track “Love Synonym #2: Right for us”.LOSE “He has been directly involved in the creation of this song, as well as the other songs on the album.
Wrapped in an electric sound, “LOSE the “Love loss” talks about a loss of love, but from which one can emerge regenerated and with much more strength.
On March 1, just his birthday, he decided as a gift to unveil the special clip for the song from his mini album, “Weneed “in its acoustic version.
Pre-debut in Japan with their digital single “Lose (Japanese Ver.)”
On July 28, it was announced via a Twitter post that solo artist Won Ho would debut in Japan in the fall with the single 「On The Way ~抱きしめるよ〜」, in the meantime he would release a digital single of the title track from his second mini album Lose in its Japanese version this August 4.
Back with his third mini album ‘Blue Letter’.
On August 19, Won Ho has made a release, announcing that he would be back with his second mini album titled Blue Letter.
Highline Entertainment, Won Ho’s agency, released the first concept photos of Wonho’s second mini-album Blue Letter through his official social media at 8 p.m. on 2 KST, in one of the concept photos released, Wonho drew attention by showing off his active charm using a tennis racket and a ball in the background of a cool blue sky. In another concept photo, he boasted a clearly visible image even in black and white. The nonchalant expression and pose exude a languid yet sexy atmosphere, exuding a ‘reverse charm’, which arouses curiosity about the concept of the new album.
Highline Entertainment agency released the second concept photo of Wonho’s second mini album ‘Blue Letter’ through Won Ho’s official social media at 8 pm on 4 KST, Ee the released concept photo, Wonho wore a neoprene and dark red suits and radiated a deeper charisma, drawing attention immediately.
Highline Entertainment agency released the third concept photo of Wonho’s second mini album ‘Blue Letter’ through WonHo’s official networks at 8pm on 5 KST.
In the concept photo released, Wonho got a great reaction by wearing a robe and showing his clear abs, beside this Won Ho was holding an umbrella, with a background of trees; in another image, Wonho used various props such as a camera and balloons. With a playful and humorous expression and posture.
Highline Entertainment, the agency, released the track list of Wonho’s second mini album ‘Blue Letter’ on its official social media at 8 p.m. on 6 KST.
According to the track listing, ‘Blue Letter’ includes both Korean and English versions of the title track BLUE and five more songs Intro : 시간과 잡화점의 무늬 (Seasons and Patterns), No Text No Call, Come Over Tonight, 24/7 and Stranger. thus making it known that Blue Letter would have seven songs in total.
Debut in Japan with first single ‘On The Way ~抱きしめるよ〜’.
On October 27th through the official YouTube channel of Victor Entertainment, the MV of Won Ho’s Japanese debut song was released. On The Way ~I’ll Hold You is including in the single the Japanese version of his song OPEN MIND.
Wonho (MONSTA X) Music
Wonho (MONSTA X) Drama
- High-end Crush (Naver TV Cast/Sohu TV, 2015)
Wonho (MONSTA X) Awards
Wonho (MONSTA X) Radio Programs
- 2015: SUPER JUNIOR Kiss The Radio (15.05.28)
- 2015: Lee Gook Joo Youngstree (05.15.27)
Wonho (MONSTA X) TV Programs
- MONSTA X – RAY 3 (2018)
- MONSTA X – RAY 2 (2017)
- MONSTA X – RAY (2017)
- Idol Star Athletics Championships (18-19.01.2016)
- Simply Kpop (15.05.29.05.2015)
- Weekly Idol (15.05.27.05.2015).
- After School Club (15.05.26.05.2015)
- YAMANTV (Mnet, 15.05.25.05.2015)
- AfreecaTV (2015)
- Deokspatch (2014/2015)
- NO.MERCY (2014/2015)
- Ulzzang Shidae 3 (2010/2011)
Wonho (MONSTA X) Music Videos
- SISTAR &- Shake it (2015)