Song Min-ho

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Song.
Birth name Song Min Ho
Also known as Mino, Tagoon, Hugeboy Mino
Born (1993-03-30) March 30, 1993 (age 22)
South Korea
Genres K-Pop, hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, lyricist, composer
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Y2Y Contents Company
YG Entertainment
Associated acts Winner, Block B, BoM
Song Min-ho
Hangul 송민호
Hanja 宋旻浩
Revised Romanization Song Minho
McCune–Reischauer Song Minho

Song Minho (born (1993-03-30)March 30, 1993), also known by his stage name Mino, is a South Korean rapper and songwriter. He is a member of the boy group Winner and has participated in the Korean drama The Strongest K-POP Survival.

Life and Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Song Min-ho was born in Yongin, South Korea. He graduated from Hanlim Arts High School.


Song Minho started out underground under the stage name "Mino" or "Hugeboy Mino" with other underground rappers-turned-idols, namely Block B’s Zico, Kyung, P.O and M.I.B's SIMS. Minho was initially a trainee intended for the male group Block B, but left the group before debut for personal reasons.[1] In 2011, he made his debut as a rapper with the ballad group BoM under Y2Y Contents Company, however the group was disbanded two years later due to its lack of popularity with the public.[2] He made his acting debut in March 2012 The Strongest K-POP Survival in Channel A.[3]

In 2013, he was recruited into YG Entertainment through private auditions after being recognized from his acting debut in the March 2012 cable drama The Strongest K-POP Survival in Channel A.[4] He was introduced in the reality-survival program called Who is Next: WIN as part of "Team A." Team A and their adversaries Team B were both formed from trainees within YG Entertainment. The teams competed against each other in order to debut as the first YG boy group in eight years, following on the strong legacy of YG's previously debuted male group Big Bang. At the conclusion of the program the title of Winner was given to Team A after they won all three rounds of public voting.[5] Song and fellow Winner teammate Kang Seung-yoon teamed up with Yoon Jong-shin for his monthly project release single called "Wild Boy".[6]

Production Credits[edit]

Artist Song Role Album
Winner "Go Up" Co-Lyricist & Co-Composer YG WIN, ‘FINALE BATTLE’[7]
"Just Another Boy"
"Empty" Co-Lyricist 2014 S/S[8]
"Color Ring"
"Don't Flirt"
"Love is A Lie" Co-Composer & Lyricist
"Different" Co-Composer & Co-Lyricist
"Smile Again"
"I'm Him" Co-Composer & Lyricist
Yoon Jongshin "Wild Boy" Co-Lyricist Monthly Yoon Jongshin
Epik High "Born Hater" Co-Lyricist Shoebox


Music videos[edit]

Title Artist Length Role Reference
"Ringa Linga" Taeyang 3:49 Himself (Cameo) [9]
"Empty" Winner 4:07 Himself [10]
"Color Ring" Winner 4:24 Himself [11]
"I'm Him" Himself 3:21 Himself [12]
"Born Hater" Epik High 5:27 Himself [13]


Year Title Role Network
2012 K-POP - The Ultimate Audition Park Ki-bum Channel A


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