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Shinhwa Members Profile – Eric, Minwoo, Dongwan, Hyesung, Junjin and Andy

Shinhwa Members
Shinhwa (Korean word for Myth or Legend) is a six-member South Korean boy band that’s based in Seoul, South Korea. They first launched on March 24, 1998 under SM Entertainment but is currently being managed by Shinhwa Company. Shinhwa is considered the longest running boy band group in the history of Korean pop and are the original pioneers of the Korean pop idol culture.

Along with SM Entertainment’s early successful groups like S.E.S. and H.O.T., when Shinhwa’s contract expired with SM, they signed with Good Entertainment in 2003. While being under Good Entertainment, the members of Shinhwa pursued individual solo careers as singers and actors under different agencies.

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The group went on a four-year hiatus in 2008 to enlist for the mandatory military service. In 2011, when most of them have already finished their services, they formed the Shinhwa Company to facilitate their group career alongside their solo careers.

In March 2012, they released their tenth album and started a concert tour to become the first Korean boy band group to last after the members’ military services.

Official Shinwa Websites: shinhwacompany.co.kr
Official Shinhwa Wikipedia Page: wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinhwa
Official Shinhwa Generasia Page: generasia.com/wiki/Shinhwa
Shinhwa’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCfLAn71HQuv5vVte_85v5AQ
Official Shinhwa Twitter Page: twitter.com/shinhwacompany
Official Shinhwa Fan Club: “Shinhwa Changjo” – means “to create a myth”

Detailed Info About Shinhwa Members and Shinhwa Profile

Eric Profile

Stage Name: Eric
Birth Name: Mun Jung Hyuk
Birthday: February 16, 1979
Position: Leader, Main Rapper
Blood Type: B
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Eric Facts:

– Even though Eric was born in South Korea, he spent his childhood and teen years in the USA
– He returned to South Korea in 1996 when he was scouted by SM Entertainment
– He’s a big fan of Puff Daddy
– Aside from being a member of Shinhwa, Eric is a very well-known actor. He starred in a few South Korean TV drama shows like “Que Sera, Sera”, “Pheonix”, “Another Oh Hae Young” and many more
– On his spare time, he does snowboarding, rapping, basketball, driving and fishing
– Eric is considered the leader of Shinhwa because he’s the oldest member among the six members
– He’s also the designated rapper for English extensive lines
– He’s really into playing games lately
– Eric is a Christian
– He grew up in Fullerton, California
– Eric can play the clarinet and the saxophone
– He also owns his own company. It’s called Top Class Entertainment
– His company produced Stellar
– His ideal woman is someone like actress Kim Nam Joo. She’s pretty, intellectual and has a sharp and sophisticated fashion style

Minwoo Profile

Stage Name: Minwoo
Birth Name: Lee Min Woo
Birthday: July 28, 1979
Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
Blood Type: A
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 64 kg

Minwoo Facts:

– Minwoo was born in South Korea and graduated from Dae Jeon University
– His favorite artist is Usher
– Minwoo also owns a company. It’s called M Rising Entertainment
– Minwoo has a popular stage name “M” especially as a solo artist
– He is signed under Liveworks Company as a solo artist
– He’s a Christian
– Minwoo was the last to go into the military
He likes girls who are cute and chubby but also likes athletic women like Park Seunghee’s features
– He had to pay off his family’s debt
– Minwoo is known for being a player

Dongwan Profile

Stage Name: Dongwan
Birth Name: Kim Dong Wan
Birthday: November 21, 1979
Position: Vocalist
Blood Type: O
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Dongwan Facts:

– Dongwan is a famous actor aside from being a part of Shinhwa. He has starred in numerous movies and television shows like “Moorim School”, “Cheer Up, Mr. Kim”, “To My Love” and many more
– He enjoys surfing the web, chatting online, traveling, doing photography, climbing mountains and snowboarding
– Dongwan admitted to getting plastic surgery after a nose injury
– He graduated from Dae Jeon University
– He has also done some acting
– He can play the guitar and the piano
– Dongwon doesn’t have any siblings
– He likes listening to old songs like artists Kurt Cobain and Yoo Young Jin
– As a solo artist, he is signed under Liveworks Company
– His ideal type is someone who can make her own choices and is determined, focused and driven
– Dongwan acted in “Nonstop”, “Children of Heaven” and has also acted in “Magic Power Alcohol”. He also appeared in “Beating Hearts” and “A Farewell to Sorrow”

Hyesung Profile

Stage Name: Hyesung
Birth Name: Jung Pil Gyo
Birthday: November 27, 1979
Position: Main Vocalist
Blood Type: A
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 65 kg

Hyesung Facts:

– He’s the member who has written so many songs for Shinhwa
– Aside from singing and composing songs, Hyesung is also a black belter in Taekwondo
– Hyesung’s English name is Steve Jung
– He also lived in the U.S
– He enjoys listening to music and surfing the web on his free time
– His favorite artist is Baby Face
– Hyesung is a devoted Christian
– Because he’s got a leg injury, he didn’t go into the military
– He got his education from Chung An University
– He’s so fluent in English because he took an English major
– Hyesung has a younger brother
– He released an album with his close friends Kangta and Lee Ji-hoon in 2004. Their group was called Group S and their album was “Fr.In.Cl” which meant Friends in Classic
– He’s also signed under Liveworks Company as a solo artist alongside some of his band mates
He likes women who have lots of aegyo and those who are very lady-like and feminine

Junjin Profile

Stage Name: Junjin
Birth Name: Park Choong Jae
Birthday: August 19, 1980
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Blood Type: B
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Junjin Facts:

– Junjin was born in South Korea
– His father is Charlie Park who is a very famous Korean actor and singer
– Junjin graduated from Gyeonggi University
– Just like the rest of the boy band, he’s also a Christian
– Yoo Young Jin is Junjin’s favorite artist
– Junjin also has a solo singing career
– He went to high school with HwangBo
– His ideal type is someone who can be a good wife to him and be a kind mother to his children
– He enjoys exercising to keep himself fit and healthy
– He also has a tattoo on his back

Andy Profile

Stage Name: Andy
Birth Name: Lee Sun Ho
Birthday: January 21, 1981
Position: Rapper
Blood Type: O
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 62 kg

Andy Facts:

– Andy enjoys playing volleyball and basketball on his free time
– He attended Korean Kent Foreign School
– He owns T.O.P. Media company
– Andy has one older sister
– SM Entertainment persuaded him to change his English name to Andy before the debut
– He produced groups like “TEEN POP“, 100% and UP10TION
– His nickname is Bogus
– He was forced to go on hiatus back in 2013 due to a gambling controversy
– Andy is also a solo singer just like the other band members
– He doesn’t have any ideal woman. He said “any one will do as long as she just looks only at me.”
– During one of their fourth album promotions, he wasn’t present. Reports said that he tried to commit suicide so he was sent back to the U.S. to rest
– He’s the only member to go into active duty for his military services

Who is your Shinhwa bias?

Eric
Lee Min Woo
Dongwan
Hyesung
Junjin
Andy

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