Kim Mingyu Biography

Kim Mingyu

Quick Facts About Kim Mingyu

Celebrated Name Kim Mingyu
Age 24 Years
Nick Name Puppy, Mr. Wristband, MC Puppy, Technician, Mingyu Shop, Housewife Mingyu, Mingyu Sunbaenim
Birth Name Kim Mingyu
Birth Date 1997-04-06
Gender Male
Profession Singer, Rapper and Songwriter
Nationality Korean
Blood Group B
School Burim Middle Schoo
Weight 70 kg (154 lbs)
Home Town Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Horoscope Aries
Height 187 cm (6’2″)
Genre K-pop synth-pop hip hop R&B EDM
Birth Nation South Korea
Place Of Birth Anyang, South Korea
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Black
Sisters Kim Min-seo
Marital Status Unmarried
Favorite Color Black
Hobbies Singing
Race Asian
Ethnicity Korean-Asian
Sexual Orientation heterosexual.
Body Type Average
High School Seoul Broadcasting High School
Education The aspiring rap artist went to Seoul Broadcasting High School.
College / University Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts, Myongji College
Career Start 2015
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Kim Mingyu is a South Korean rapper who is well recognized as the lead rapper of the popular K-pop group, Seventeen. Seventeen is a K-pop Idol group under Pledis Entertainment which consists of 13 members including Mingyu. With his charming personality, handsome face, and rapping skills, Mingyu earned much recognition also along with his group which debuted in 2015. 

Mingyu is also the tallest member who is also in charge of the visual of the group. He even earned the nicknames Mr. Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop, and Kim-ssi ahjussi. 

On February 22, 2021, Mingyu became one of several K-pop stars who were embroiled in scandals involving alleged bullying while at school after a post surfaced online claiming Kim was part of a “group of delinquents” during his time at Burim Middle School. However, Pledis Entertainment has refuted all the claims. 

Besides, he is quite active on social media sites with over 4 million followers on Instagram: @min9yu_k while their group has over 7.7 million followers on official Instagram: @saythename_17. 

What is Kim Mingyu Famous for?

  • Famous as the lead rapper of K-pop group, Seventeen.

Kim Mingyu young

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Where is Kim Mingyu From?

Kim Mingyu was born on April 6, 1997, in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. His birth name is Kim Min Gyu(김민규). His nationality is South Korean. Mingyu belongs to Asian ethnicity while Aries is his zodiac sign. 

Born as the eldest son to his parents, Mingyu aspired to become a singer since his childhood that he got cast at Pledis Entertainment while he was in his second year of Burim middle school. He was just 14 years old when he started training with other teenage boys at the company. 

Alongside his members, he got his training at Seoul for 4 years till their debut in 2015. After moving to Seoul to pursue his singing career, he entered the Seoul Broadcasting High School there and graduated in 2016.

Besides, during his primary years, Kim was part of the school’s soccer team and even placed second in the National Championship.

Kim Mingyu band

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Kim Mingyu's Career as an Idol

  • Kim Mingyu started his professional career alongside his group members initially making their appearance in the online broadcasts of the show, "Seventeen TV" in 2013.
  • Mingyu made his debut in the Korean pop industry as a dancer, main visual, lead rapper of his group, "Seventeen" on May 26, 2015. The group made their debut in an hour special showcase in MBC. 
  • Three days later, they released their first EP titled "17 Carat", which became the only rookie album to appear on Billboard's "10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015" chart. It was even the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the US. 
  • On September 10, 2015, their second EP "Boys Be" was released, which became the highest-selling rookie album of 2015 earning them several awards. 
  • Their popularity rose alongside the release of their first full-length albums, "Love & Letter" in 2016. 
  • Mingyu along with his group is rising to become a huge Kpop phenomenon after the release of their 2019 album, "You Made My Dawn". The album’s title song, Home is considered to be their most popular release to date.
  • On August 5, 2020, they released the digital single "Hit" through which they earned their first daesang or grand prize for Album of the Year.
  • On October 19, 2021, they released their second special album Semicolon with the lead single "Home; Run".
  • Their latest release their third Japanese single "Not Alone" on April 21, 2021. 
  • Alongside, his career as an idol singer, he also models for magazines and clothing brands, recently modeled for Dazed magazine. 

Kim Mingyu awards

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Kim Mingyu's Dating and Girlfriend

Kim Mingyu is currently single. He isn't dating anyone at the moment as he is an emerging rapper who needs to care more about his career at the time. Not only Mingyu but most of the popular K-pop groups including BTS, NCT, Twice, aren't much in relationship scandals. Even son he hasn't a girlfriend, he is loved by millions of his fans all around the world. Also, he is a clumsy person. 

However, Mingyu was accused of being a bully during his time at Burim Middle School by an anonymous writer in February 2021. A post was surfaced online where the anonymous author alleged that the group of delinquents which Mingyu was a part of had exercised some mild violence, such as shoving, although noted that he had only “watched” while such situations occurred.

In response to the allegations, Pledis Entertainment has since stated that these accusations are “completely false and have no basis”. 

Kim Mingyu's Net Worth

Kim Mingyu has quite good earnings from his professional career as a K-pop singer. Having his career started in the year 2015 with his group, "Seventeen", Mingyu has managed to come a long way up alongside the group is one of the loved and powerful boy bands in Korea. 

His source of income is his contract deal with Pledis Entertainment through which he makes a good fortune which is estimated to be around $2.5 million. 

Kim Mingyu's Height and Measurement

Kim Mingyu is a handsome man with a well-maintained athletic body physique in his 20s. He stands tall with a height of 6ft. 2inch.(1.87 m) making him the tallest member of his group while his body weighs around 70kg(154 lbs). He has a fair complexion with a perfect face, brown hair, and brown eyes.

Did You Know?

  • He is left-handed.
  • He attended Seoul Broadcasting High School.
  • He became a trainee in 2011.
  • He is a part of the ‘Hip Hop’ sub-unit of Seventeen.
  • He would prefer to speak English as Joshua does.
  • Kim Mingyu is the tallest and guy with the loudest voice in his band.
  • He always tries to find some positive things in various situations.