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Kim Mingyu Biography, Rapper, age, Girlfriend, salary

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Kim Mingyu is a South Korean-born rapper who is well recognized as the lead rapper of the famous K-pop group, Seventeen. Seventeen is a K-pop Idol group under the Pledis Entertainment which consists of 13 members including Mingyu. With his charismatic personality, handsome face, and rapping skills, Mingyu received much recognition further along with his group, which debuted in 2015. 

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

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

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

Summary of 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
Links InstagramTwitter

What is Kim Mingyu Famous for?

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

Where is Kim Mingyu From?

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

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

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

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

Kim Mingyu’s Career as an Idol

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

Kim Mingyu’s Dating and Girlfriend

Kim Mingyu is presently single. The rapper isn’t dating anyone at the moment as he is a fast emerging rapper who also needs to care more about his career at the time. Not only Mingyu but most of the successful K-pop groups including BTS, NCT, Twice, aren’t much in any relationship scandals. Even soon he hasn’t a girlfriend, he is embraced by millions of his fans all around the world. Additionally, he is a very clumsy person. 

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

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

Kim Mingyu’s Net Worth

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

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

Kim Mingyu’s Height and Measurement

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

Did You Know?

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


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