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Song Min-ho
Song Min-ho
Song Min-ho at Style Icon Asia 2016.jpg
Minho at SIA 2016
Native name
Born Song Min-ho
(1993-03-30) March 30, 1993 (age 25)
Yongin, South Korea
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres Hip-hop
2011-present
Labels YG Entertainment

Song Min-ho (Hangul; born March 30, 1993), better known by the stage name Mino, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, producer and member of the boy group Winner, signed under YG Entertainment.

He appeared in the television series The Strongest K-POP Survival and Show Me the Money 4, where he finished as series runner-up. Alongside Bobby, he is part of the hip hop duo MOBB, who released the four-track album The Mobb in September 2016.

Biography

Early life and career

Song Min-ho was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. He has a younger sister named Dan-ah, who was a member of New F.O. He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in 2011.

He was also a member of the underground rapping scene, under the name "Mino" or "Hugeboy Mino", collaborating with other underground rappers-turned-idols, namely Block B's Zico, Kyung, P.O, Phantom's Hanhae, SPEED's Taewoon and M.I.B's SIMS.

2011-13: BoM and Acting debut

Mino debuted in 2011 as a rapper in the group BoM, under Y2Y Contents Company. However, the group disbanded two years later.[1] Mino went on to make his first acting appearance in March 2012 in the cable drama The Strongest K-POP Survival, broadcast on Channel A.

2013-14: Debut with Winner and solo appearances

In 2013, Mino was accepted into YG Entertainment through auditions. In the same year, he competed as part of the trainee group "Team A" in the reality-survival program WIN: Who Is Next. He was the leader of Team A, but due to an injury part-way through the show, he was replaced as leader by Kang Seung-yoon. During the finale episode on October 25, 2013, it was announced that Team A had won the competition and would be debuting as Winner.[2] Winner released their debut album 2014 S/S on August 12, and made their debut performance at Inkigayo on August 17, 2014.

In October 2014, Mino was featured in Epik High's single "Born Hater" with Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, and Bobby.[3] In December 2014, he collaborated with 2PM's Nichkhun, CNBLUE's Yonghwa, Infinite's L and B1A4's Baro to perform at the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon. He also co-hosted the event.[4]

2015: Show Me The Money

In April 2015, Mino appeared in Mnet's rap competition program Show Me The Money 4.[5] He competed under Zico and Paloalto's team, finishing in second place.[6] Through the program, he released several solo or collaborative singles: "Fear", "Turtle Ship", "Moneyflow", "Okey Dokey", and "Victim + Poppin' Bottles". The single "Fear", a collaboration with label-mate senior Taeyang, topped 8 different charts upon its release and went on to become one of the best-selling singles of the year.[7]

Mino's controversial lyrics on the July 10 episode of Show Me the Money 4 were criticized by some watchers and caught the attention of the Korean Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who demanded an apology from the rapper, causing him to post an apology through WINNER's official Facebook page. The apology was not accepted by the association, which asked for a formal apology from Mino and the show, stating in their website that "Not only did the lyrics sexually humiliate all women of Korea, but it also defamed Korean women's health, as well as the 4000 obstetrics and gynecology doctors registered in our association." On July 14, the association stated through a press release that Mino, as well as his label, YG Entertainment, had both sent letters of apology and clips of his performance have since been deleted.[8]

2016-present: Solo debut and MOBB

Mino made his official debut as a solo artist under YG Entertainment with the single "Body", released in September 2016. The track was co-written by Mino and Future Bounce.[9][10]

He then collaborated with label-mate Bobby to form the sub-unit MOBB.[11][12] They released a four-track single album titled The Mobb, with two title tracks "Full House" and "Hit Me" on September 9.[13]

In January 2017, Mino joined the variety show New Journey to the West.[14]

Discography

Singles as a lead artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[15]
US
World

[16]
"I'm Him" (? ?) 2014 15 -- 2014 S/S
"Turtle Ship ()" (with Ja Mezz & AndUp feat. Paloalto) 2015 4 --
  • KOR: 1,047,692+[18]
Show Me the Money 4
"Money Flow (? )" (with Zico & Paloalto) 7 --
"Fear (?)"(feat. Taeyang) 3 9
  • KOR: 1,544,751+[20]
"Victim + Poppin Bottles" (feat. B-Free & Paloalto) 51 --
"Okey Dokey" (with Zico) 9 --
  • KOR: 1,094,560+[22]
"Pricked" (?) (with Nam Tae-hyun) 2016 7 4 EXIT : E
"Body" (?) 13 4 The Mobb
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[25]
"Wild Boy" (Yoon Jong-shin with Kang Seung-yoon) 2014 25 Yoon Jong Shin Monthly - March 2014
"Don't Call Me Mama" () (with Moon Hee-kyung) 2016 153 Non-album single
"Shoot" () (with Haha) 3 Infinite Challenge Great Heritage

As a featured artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[29]
"Born Hater" (feat. Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino, Bobby) 2014 3
  • KOR: 1,286,186+[30]
Shoebox
"World Tour" 2016 14 Seoulite
"Machine Gun" 10 Show Me The Money 5 Special
"StrOngerrr" (featuring Mino & Loco) 2017 -- N/A MUGGLES' MANSION
"UP" -- N/A Love and Fall
"No Thanxxx" (feat. Mino, Simon Dominic & the Quiett) 4 We've Done Something Wonderful
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak position Sales Album
KOR
[34]
"The Door" (?) (with Kang Seung-yoon) 2017 -- Prison Playbook OST Part 2

Production credits

Year Artist Song Role Album
2013 Team A "Go Up" Co-Lyricist & Co-Composer WIN: Who Is Next, 'Final Battle'
"Just Another Boy"
2014 Winner "Empty" Co-Lyricist 2014 S/S
"Color Ring"
"Don't Flirt"
"But"
"Tonight"
"Love Is a Lie"
"Different" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist
"Smile Again"
Mino "I'm Him" Co-Composer & Lyricist
Mino & Kang Seung-yoon "Wild Boy" Co-Lyricist Yoon Jong Shin Monthly - March 2014
Epik High feat. Mino & others "Born Hater" Shoebox
2015 Mino "Turtle Ship" Show Me the Money 4
"Moneyflow"
"Fear"
"Okey Dokey"
"Victim + 3Poppin' Bottles"
2016 Mino & Nam Tae-hyun "Pricked" Composer & Lyricist EXIT : E
Winner "Baby Baby" Co-Lyricist
"Sentimental"
"Immature"
Lee Hi feat. Mino "World Tour" Seoulite
Kush & Zion.T feat. Mino "Machine Gun" Show Me The Money 5 Special
Mino & Moon Hee-kyung "Don't Call Me Mama" Co-Composer & Co- Lyricist Non-album release
Mino "Body" Composer & Lyricist The Mobb
MOBB "Hit Me" ft. Kush Co-Composer & Co- Lyricist
"Full House"
Mino & Haha "Shoot" () Composer & Lyricist Infinite Challenge Great Heritage
2017 Code Kunst ft. Loco & Mino "StrOngerrr" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist MUGGLES' MANSION
Winner "Really Really" Fate Number For
"Love Me Love Me" Our Twenty For
"Island" Co-Lyricist
Bobby ft. Mino "UP" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist Love and Fall
Sechs Kies "Back Hug"[36] Co-Lyricist Another Light
Epik High ft. Mino, Simon Dominic and the Quiett "No Thanxxx" We've Done Something Wonderful
Kang Seung-yoon, Mino "The Door (Prod. By Zico)" (?) Prison Playbook OST Part 2
2018 Winner "Raining" Our Twenty For (JP Ver.)
"Have a good day" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist
iKon "Rubber Band" non-album single
Ja Mezz ft. Dok2, MINO " (Alchemy)" GOØDevil
Winner "Everyday" EVERYD4Y
"?" (Hello)
"? ?" (For)
"Have A Good Day" (Korean version)
"Air" Co-Lyricist
"La La"
"" (Luxury)
"Movie Star"
"Special Night"
"Raining" (Korean version)
" " (Turn Off The Light) Co-Composer & Lyricist

Filmography

Music videos

Title Artist Length Role Reference
"Body" Mino 3:19 Himself [37]

Variety show

Year Network Title Notes
2012 Channel A K-POP - The Ultimate Audition Supporting role
2013 Mnet Who is Next: WIN Contestant; Team A
2015 Mnet Show Me the Money Contestant (Season 4)
2016 JTBC Tribe of Hip Hop Producer
SBS MTV The Collaboration Contestant
2017 tvN New Journey to the West Cast Member (Season 3, Season 4)
Kang's Kitchen Regular cast[38]
2018 MBC It's Dangerous Beyond the Blankets Regular Cast
XtvN New Journey to the West Season 5 Cast Member - Airs September 2018

Hosting

Year Title Role TV Network
2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon Co-Hosted along with Jung Yong-hwa, L, Nichkhun, Baro & Song Ji-hyo SBS

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015
7th MelOn Music Awards
Hot Trend Award
"Fear" (feat. Taeyang)
Nominated
2016
5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
Discovery of the Year (Hip Hop)
Song Min Ho
Won

References

  1. ^ "BoM Revealed to Have Disbanded in March". Mwave. March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "And the winning team is ... Winner". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Epik High Unveils Verbal Jint, Beenzino, Winner's Mino, iKON's B.I and Bobby as Featured Artists for 'Born Hater' MV". Mwave. October 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "5 hot idols to join up in new group". Kpop Herald. December 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Winner?s Song Min Ho to Participate in ?Show Me the Money 4?". Mwave. April 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Basick crowned on 'Money 4'". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ "SONG MIN HO & TAEYANG Sweeps 8 Charts with "FEAR" Demonstrating Show Me The Money 4's Power". YG Life. August 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Song Min-ho apologizes for rap lyric". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ "VIDEO: WINNER's Mino's solo debut single 'Body' is here". SBS PopAsia. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "Mino unveils 'BODY' music video". Kpop Herald. September 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ Seon, Mi-kyeong (September 6, 2016). "X MOBB, ? ' '.. ". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Song Min-ho and Bobby team up as MOBB". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 6, 2016. 
  13. ^ "[Video] WINNER?s Song Min Ho and iKON?s Bobby Drop MOBB?s Double Digital Singles". Mwave. September 9, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Kyuhyun, Song Min-ho join 'Journey' cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 20, 2016. 
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  17. ^ Total downloads for "I'm Him":
  18. ^ Cumulative sales of "Turtle Ship ()":
  19. ^ Cumulative sales of "moneyflow":
  20. ^ " ?!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ Cumulative Sales of "Victim + ":
  22. ^ Cumulative sales of "Okey Dokey":
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  26. ^ " ?!". www.gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ "2016 Download Chart - Week 20". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2016. 
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  30. ^ Cumulative sales of "Born Hater":
  31. ^ World Tour sales:
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  33. ^ No Thanxxx Cumulative Sales:
  34. ^ Gaon Digital Chart:
  35. ^ Cumulative sales for "The Door":
  36. ^ "Winner, Tablo help Sechs Kies with new album". Kpop Herald. September 18, 2017. 
  37. ^ "MINO - '?(BODY)' M/V". Youtube. Retrieved 2016. 
  38. ^ "Kang Ho-dong poised to 'open' Kang Restaurant". Kpop Herald. November 29, 2017. 

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