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Biography | Posted: Tuesday, 21st April
Birth name: Yoo Ki-hyun
Born/Date of Birth: November 22, 1993
Place of Birth: Goyang-si, South Korea
Height: 1.75 m
Associated acts: Monsta X
Yoo Ki-hyun (born November 22, 1993), better known as Kihyun, is a South Korean singer. He is a vocalist in the South Korean boy band Monsta X, which debuted under Starship Entertainment in 2015 through Mnet's survival show, No.Mercy.
Early life and education
Kihyun was born on November 22, 1993 in Goyang, South Korea. He comes from a family of four, which includes his father, mother, older brother (who lives in Japan), and himself. He is a graduate of Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.
2014–2015: Debut and career beginnings
In December 2014, Kihyun competed in Mnet's survival show "No.Mercy". Along with the six other trainees, they formed a hip-hop idol group Monsta X and debuted under Starship Entertainment on May 14, 2015. Through the survival show, he also released 2 collaboration tracks, "Pillow", with Sistar's Soyou and Giriboy in January 14, 2015, and "0 (Young)", with Giriboy, Mad Clown, Jooyoung and a few other remaining trainees in "No.Mercy" in February 4, 2015.
In May 2015, Kihyun and fellow Monsta X member Jooheon recorded a television soundtrack titled "Attractive Woman" for Korean drama Orange Marmalade. In October, he also sang his first solo original soundtrack "One More Step" for the MBC's television drama She Was Pretty.
2016–present: Original soundtracks
Kihyun appeared as a contestant on the King of Mask Singer known as "Tell Them I’m the Dragon King" on January 3, 2016. He won the first round versus Apink's Namjoo known as "Good Daughter Shim Cheong". Unfortunately, on the second round of the competition, he lost to Lim Jeong-hee known as "Rolled Good Fortune" with the difference of only 3 votes.
The original soundtrack titled "The Tiger Moth" for MBC's drama Shopping King Louie was released on October 27, 2016 with two versions in which the acoustic version was sung by Kihyun.
In June 2017, an original soundtrack titled "I've Got A Feeling" for SBS's drama Suspicious Partner was released.
In May 2018, he recorded "Can't Breathe" for MBC's Partners for Justice with fellow Monsta X member Jooheon, while in June, he recorded "Love Virus" for TvN's drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim together with WJSN's SeolA.
In April 2020, Kihyun recorded another OST for KBS's Welcome (TV Series), titled "Again Spring" (다시, 봄).