Lee Joo-heon

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Lee Joo-heon
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Jooheon in November 2017
Born 6 October 1994 (age 23)
Daegu, South Korea
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2015–present
Labels Starship Entertainment
Associated acts
Website http://monstax-e.com/
Korean name
Hangul 이주헌
Revised Romanization I Ju-heon
McCune–Reischauer Yi Chuhŏn

Lee Joo-heon (Hangul: 이주헌; born October 6, 1994), better known by the mononym Jooheon, is a South Korean rapper and songwriter. He is a member of South Korean boy group Monsta X, which was formed through Mnet's survival show No.Mercy in 2015.


2014: Debut and career beginnings[edit]

Prior to his debut with Monsta X, Jooheon was part of a project group called Nu Boyz (along with #GUN, Shownu and Wonho) formed under Starship Entertainment in August 2014.[1] The quartet uploaded multiple mixtapes to their company's YouTube channel[2] and performed at the opening show of Starship X concert in December 2014.[3]

In December 2014, Starship Entertainment and Mnet launched a survival program called No.Mercy[4][5] and Jooheon with six other participants were determined as part of Starship Entertainment's new boy group Monsta X on the last episode of the show.[6]

2015–present: Show Me the Money and solo activities[edit]

In January 2015, Jooheon released a collaboration track, "Coach Me", with San E and Hyolyn in January, 2015.[7] Jooheon and group member Kihyun also participated in the soundtrack for the South Korean drama Orange Marmalade for the song titled "Attractable Woman", which was released in May, 2015 and produced by Crazy Park and his team.[8]

In summer 2015, Jooheon auditioned for the fourth season of Mnet's rap competition series, Show Me the Money.[2] He made it to the third round, where he was eliminated in a 1-on-1 battle against rapper Lee Hyun-joon[9] however he was later brought back for a second chance where he lost to One.[10]

In 2016, he was one of the producers for JTBC's hip-hop competition show Tribe of Hip Hop.[11]


As featured artist[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2014 "깽값" Mad Clown
2015 "Coach Me" Hyolyn and San E [7]
"0 (Young)" Giriboy, Mad Clown & Jooyoung [12]
"Interstellar" Hyungwon, Jooheon & I.M (feat. Yella Diamond) [6]
"Bad X" J'Kyun and Konsoul
2016 "H.ear Your Colors" (appearing as a vocal) Mad Clown
"Slow" Hyolyn

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Album Artist Ref.
2015 "Attracted Woman" Orange Marmalade OST with Kihyun Monsta X [8]
"Similar" Mask OST Part 7 with Junggigo [13]
2018 "Can’t Breathe" Investigation Couple OST Part 1 with Kihyun Monsta X [14]


Year Song Title Mixtape Title Ref.
2015 "Get Low" (feat. Mad Clown) SUPEXX [15]
"Stay Strong" (feat. Flowsik)
"Flower Cafe" (feat. I.M & Sam Ock) Flower Cafe [16]
2018 "Red Carpet" DWTD [17]


Variety shows[edit]

Year Show Notes Ref.
2014-2015 No.Mercy Contestant [4]
2015 Show Me the Money 4 [2]
2016 Celebrity Bromance Cast member with Jackson of GOT7 [18]
Tribe Of Hip Hop Producer [11]
Weekly Idol Co-host [19]


  1. ^ "[No Mercy] San E and Hyori feat. Jooheoon 'Coach Me' announcement". Chosun. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "주헌, 믹스테잎 발매에 이어 '쇼미더머니4' 참가 '겹경사'" [Joonheon, Mix Tape, followed by 'Show Me Money 4' Participation ']. Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ "가요계 점령한 '스타쉽X', 올나잇 콘서트 12월 5일 개최" ['Starship X' occupied by the music industry, all night concert held on December 5, 2014]. Chosun. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "JYP, Mnet team up to launch new girl group". Kpop Herald. February 12, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Park, Gyu-oh (November 13, 2014). "New idol group to be born through Mnet's 'No Mercy'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "몬스타엑스, 데뷔 화보 속 '거리의 거친 반항아' 콘셉트 화제!" [Monster X, the debut picture of the 'wild rebel street' concept!]. The Star Chosun (in Korean). May 7, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Benjamin, Jeff (June 1, 2015). "Watch San E & Hyolyn's Sensual Collaboration 'Coach Me'". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Ha, You-bin (April 20, 2015). "MONSTA X To Sing 'Orange Marmalade' OST". BNT News. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ "'쇼미더머니4' 몬스타 엑스 주헌, 이현준 상대로 충격의 탈락" [SMTM4, Monsta X Jooheon, face against Lee Hyun-joon, shocking elemination]. TV Report via Naver. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  10. ^ Kim Jong-ran (July 10, 2015). "'쇼미더머니4' 박재범 "원펀치 원·몬스타엑스 주헌, 경쟁 치열해"… 원, 주헌 제쳤다 (금요일 예능)" [SMTM4, "One-Punch Won · Monster X Jooheon , Competition ..." Won, won the judes]. News Inside. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Jung Eun-jin (March 30, 2016). "Grannies grab the mic on 'Tribe of Hiphop'". Retrieved February 28, 2017. The producers include hip-hop stars P-type, Jooheon, Lil Boi, KittiB, Cheetah, DinDin, Hanhae and MC Sniper. 
  12. ^ Woo Sun (February 5, 2015). "'노머시', 오늘(5일) 매드클라운X주영 '0' 음원 공개" ['No Mercy' Mad Clown releases collaboration with No Mercy contestants]. Top Star News. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Melon album details (Mask OST Part 7)". Melon (in Korean). Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Monsta X Kihyun and Jooheon participates in OST of 'Men and Women of the guards ...' 'Can not Breathe' release 21 May". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Music Naver - SUPEXX, artist 주헌 (JOOHEON) and 매드 클라운(Mad Clown)". Naver Music. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Music Naver - Flower Cafe, artist 주헌 (JOOHEON)". Naver Music. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Spotify - DTWD, artist 주헌 (JOOHEON)". Spotify. Retrieved August 31, 2018. 
  18. ^ Choi, Jin-sil. "갓세븐 잭슨·몬스타엑스 주헌, '꽃미남 브로맨스' 합류" [GOT7’s Jackson and MONSTA X’s Jooheon join “Celebrity Bromance”]. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  19. ^ Kim, Hyun-jeong. "'주간아이돌' 잭슨·다현·신비·주헌, '아이돌is뭔들' 합류" ["Weekly Idol" Jooheon, Jackson, Dahyun and SinB join new segment]. XSportsNews (in Korean). Retrieved April 6, 2016.