Hwang Min-hyun

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Hwang Min-hyun
Native name 황민현
Born Hwang Min-hyun
(1995-08-09) August 9, 1995 (age 23)
Busan, South Korea
Education Inha University[1]
Alma mater School of Performing Arts Seoul[2]
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hwang Minhyeon
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Minhyŏn
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Hwang Min-hyun (born August 9, 1995), referred to as Minhyun, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor. Hwang was discovered by South Korean entertainment agency Pledis Entertainment at the age of fifteen. After two years of training, Hwang debuted as a member of boy group Nu'est in 2012. In 2017, he represented Pledis Entertainment in the survival series Produce 101 Season 2 along with three members of Nu'est, which him finishing in ninth place and become a member of Wanna One.[3]



Minhyun became a Pledis Entertainment trainee through scouting. Prior to his debut, he became more well known after appearing in Orange Caramel's music video for their single "Shanghai Romance".[4] He also made appearances in labelmates' music releases as a member of 'Pledis Boys'.[5]

2012–2016: NU'EST[edit]

On 15 March 2012, Minhyun debuted as a member of NU'EST.[6]

He also appeared at the F/W 2012–13 Seoul Fashion Week as a model for designer Park Yoon-soo’s fashion show 'Big Park'.[7]

In 2015, Minhyun was featured in indie artist Fromm's new track, "Aftermath".[8] In 2016, Pledis Entertainment released Minhyun and JR's music video for "Daybreak", which is part of NU'EST's fifth mini album Canvas.[9]

2017–2018: Produce 101 and Wanna One[edit]

In 2017, NU'EST halted all promotions while JR, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren participated in the second season of the series Produce 101.[10][11][12]

In the third episode of the series, Minhyun picked the members for 'Sorry Sorry Team 2', for which he was nicknamed 'producer' and 'CEO Hwang' by online commenters.[13] In the "Position" challenge, he covered I.O.I's "Downpour" and the view count of his fancam reached 1 million within three days.[14] In the "Concept" challenge, he was the center of "Never" team, which charted at number one in multiple music charts.[15] At the end of the program, he ranked 9th, becoming one of the final 11 members to debut in Wanna One. In accordance with the series’ contract, he will not be promoting with NU'EST until Wanna One disbands in December 2018.[16]



Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Love Letter"
(Son Dam-bi & After School feat. Ara, Hyelim, Minhyun, Baekho)
2011 N/A Happy Pledis 2nd Album
"Aftermath" (후유증)
(FROMM feat. Minhyun)
2015 N/A non-album single
"Overcome Acoustic ver."
(Minhyun and Joshua)
2016 N/A Special Rendition - Q Project[19]



Title Year Role Other notes
Their Distance 2016 Nam Sang-soo Supporting role[20]


Title Year Network Role Notes
Reckless Family 3 2013–2014 MBC Every1 Himself Sitcom; Main cast


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