Boom (entertainer)

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Background information
Birth name 이민호 (Lee Min-Ho)
Born (1982-05-10) 10 May 1982 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres Hip Hop, Rap, Pop, Dance
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, actor, television host, radio host
Instruments Beatboxing
Years active 2002–present

Lee Min-Ho (born May 10, 1982), better known as Boom (Hangul: 붐), is a South Korean rapper, singer, actor, radio host, and television presenter. He has made numerous television appearances in South Korean comedy shows and has acted in sitcoms as well.


Starting his career as a hip hop singer, Boom released his first single "Boom Up" in 2006, and his second single "질러" in 2007. He was originally part of the band "Nu Clear".

However, he gained popularity through his comic appearances on variety shows such as X-man and Love Letter. He went on to hosting shows such as MNet's School of Rock, although it was not until 2008 where he became well known as an MC through popular shows such as Idol Show, Star King and Champagne. From 2009, he was regular guests and host of special segment, Boom Academy, with Super Junior's Leeteuk, Eunhyuk and Shindong as members, on SBS's Strong Heart.

On 29 October 2009, Boom was enlisted for mandatory military service at a military training center in Gangwon-do Province.[1] He reported to the 102 Replacement Depot in Chuncheon for six weeks of basic training followed by 22 months of active duty. He appeared on 5 March 2010 in an Armed Forces Television event where he was the MC for USO type show featuring Korean girl group Kara. During the performance, he was dressed in a Korean Navy enlisted dress uniform.

Boom was discharged from the army on 22 August 2011 by the Defense Media Agency of the Ministry of National Defense where he has been serving as a PR agent.[2] Boom returned to Strong Heart as regular guest, known as one of the six-fixed panelists and to lead Boom Academy.[3] He released a music video "Boom is Back" to celebrate his discharge and signed onto host SBS’s radio show Young Street.


Television series[edit]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref
2006 Mnet Asian Music Awards New Singer of the Year "Boom Up" ft. Kim Bum Nominated [4][5]
2009 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer Award (Variety Show) Strong Heart Won [6]
2011 Excellence Award (Talk Show Category) Won [7][8]


  1. ^ Sung-Ki, Park (29 October 2009). "Super Junior Lee Teuk sheds tears seeing off Boom". Asiae. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Super Junior and Jay Park Visit Boom". enewsWorld. CJ E&M enewsWorld. 22 August 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Ho, Stewart "Official Pictures of ‘Strong Heart’s Six-Fixed Panelists Revealed" CJ E&M enewsWorld 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10
  4. ^ "2006 MKMF Part 1 : I Love Punk - Haerang + Lee SungWoo/ Break Through-SS501/ The Queen Is Back! - Cocoboys and Dodogirls + Um JungHwa". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  5. ^ "2006 Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  6. ^ Kang, Seung-hun (31 December 2009). "Yoo Jae-seok, Lee Hyori share grand prize at SBS Entertainment Awards". Asiae. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "SBS 연예대상 조혜련 붐 이특 우수상 수상… 돌아와 강호동" SSTV. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14
  8. ^ Lee, Nancy "Yoo Jae Suk Wins Big, Winners from 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards" CJ E&M enewsWorld. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14

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