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Song Min-ho
Song Min-ho
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Mino at Winner's fansign event at COEX Convention & Exhibition Center 2018
Native name
Born Song Min-ho
(1993-03-30) March 30, 1993 (age 25)
Yongin, South Korea
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • producer
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Labels YG Entertainment

Song Min-ho (Hangul; born March 30, 1993), better known by the stage name Mino, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, producer and member of the boy group Winner, signed under YG Entertainment.

He appeared in the television series The Strongest K-POP Survival and Show Me the Money 4, where he finished as series runner-up. Alongside Bobby, he is part of the hip hop duo MOBB, who released the four-track album The Mobb in September 2016.


Early life and career

Song Min-ho was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. He has a younger sister named Dan-ah, who was a member of New F.O. He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in 2011.

He was also a member of the underground rapping scene, under the name "Mino" or "Hugeboy Mino", collaborating with other underground rappers-turned-idols, namely Block B's Zico, Kyung, P.O, Phantom's Hanhae, SPEED's Taewoon and M.I.B's SIMS.

2011-13: BoM and Acting debut

Mino debuted in 2011 as a rapper in the group BoM, under Y2Y Contents Company. However, the group disbanded two years later.[1] Mino went on to make his first acting appearance in March 2012 in the cable drama The Strongest K-POP Survival, broadcast on Channel A.

2013-14: Debut with Winner and solo appearances

In 2013, Mino was accepted into YG Entertainment through auditions. In the same year, he competed as part of the trainee group "Team A" in the reality-survival program WIN: Who Is Next. He was the leader of Team A, but due to an injury part-way through the show, he was replaced as leader by Kang Seung-yoon. During the finale episode on October 25, 2013, it was announced that Team A had won the competition and would be debuting as Winner.[2] Winner released their debut album 2014 S/S on August 12, and made their debut performance at Inkigayo on August 17, 2014.

In October 2014, Mino was featured in Epik High's single "Born Hater" with Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, and Bobby.[3] In December 2014, he collaborated with 2PM's Nichkhun, CNBLUE's Yonghwa, Infinite's L and B1A4's Baro to perform at the 2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon. He also co-hosted the event.[4]

2015: Show Me The Money

In April 2015, Mino appeared in Mnet's rap competition program Show Me The Money 4.[5] He competed under Zico and Paloalto's team, finishing in second place.[6] Through the program, he released several solo or collaborative singles: "Fear", "Turtle Ship", "Moneyflow", "Okey Dokey", and "Victim + Poppin' Bottles". The single "Fear", a collaboration with label-mate senior Taeyang, topped 8 different charts upon its release and went on to become one of the best-selling singles of the year.[7]

Mino's controversial lyrics on an episode of Show Me the Money 4 were criticized by some watchers and caught the attention of the Korean Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. On July 14, the association stated through a press release that Mino, as well as his label, YG Entertainment, had both sent letters of apology.[8]

2016-2017: MOBB & New Journey To The West

In September 2016, Mino released his Hip-hop single "Body" ahead of his collaboration with label-mate Bobby to form the sub-unit MOBB.[9][10] They released a four-track single album titled The Mobb, with two title tracks "Full House" and "Hit Me" on September 9.[11]

In January 2017, Mino joined season 3 of the variety show New Journey to the West.[12]

2018-Present: Solo Debut & More

In September 2018, a spoiler of his reportedly filmed M/V was uploaded, rising the anticipation of Mino's official solo debut as an artist under YG Entertainment.[13] Ahead of his solo debut, Mino will be holding an exhibition called Burning Planet in collaboration with Gentle Monster. The exhibition will be held from 11/10 - 09/11.[14]


In September 2018, it was reported that Song Mino donated his entire modelling fee for his appearance in the Balenciaga X Dazed collaboration to UN WFP (World Food Programme), one of the many biggest humanist organizations which aims for a world without hunger.[15]


As a lead artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album

"I'm Him" (? ?) 2014 15 -- 2014 S/S
"Turtle Ship ()" (with Ja Mezz, AndUp & Paloalto) 2015 4 -- Show Me the Money 4
"Money Flow (? )" (with Zico & Paloalto) 7 --
"Fear (?)"(feat. Taeyang) 3 9
"Victim + Poppin Bottles" (feat. B-Free & Paloalto) 51 --
"Okey Dokey" (with Zico) 9 --
"Pricked" (?) (with Nam Tae-hyun) 2016 7 4 EXIT : E
"Body" (?) 13 4 The Mobb
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Wild Boy" (Yoon Jong-shin with Seungyoon) 2014 25 Yoon Jong Shin Monthly - March 2014
"Don't Call Me Mama" (with Moon Hee-kyung) 2016 153 Non-album single
"Shoot" () (with Haha) 3 Infinite Challenge Great Heritage

As a featured artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Born Hater" (Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino, Bobby) 2014 3 Shoebox
"World Tour" (featuring Mino) 2016 14 Seoulite
"Machine Gun" (Zion.T with Kush featuring Mino) 10 Show Me the Money 5
"StrOngerrr" (featuring Mino & Loco) 2017 -- N/A MUGGLES' MANSION
"UP" (featuring Mino) -- Love and Fall
"No Thanxxx" (feat. Mino, Simon Dominic & the Quiett) 4 We've Done Something Wonderful
"Where R U From" (featuring Mino) 2018 84 N/A The Great Seungri
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak position Sales Album
"The Door" (?) (with Kang Seung-yoon) 2017 -- Prison Playbook OST Part 2

Production credits

Year Artist Song Album Lyrics Music
2013 Team A "Go Up" WIN: Who Is Next, 'Final Battle' Yes Yes
"Just Another Boy"
2014 Winner "Empty" 2014 S/S No
"Color Ring"
"Don't Flirt"
"Love Is a Lie"
"Different" Yes
"Smile Again"
Mino "I'm Him"
Mino & Kang Seung-yoon "Wild Boy" Yoon Jong Shin Monthly - March 2014 No
Epik High ft. Mino, B.I, Bobby & More "Born Hater" Shoebox
2015 Mino "Turtle Ship" Show Me the Money 4
"Okey Dokey"
"Victim + 3Poppin' Bottles"
2016 Mino & Nam Tae-hyun "Pricked" EXIT : E Yes
Winner "Baby Baby" No
Lee Hi feat. Mino "World Tour" Seoulite
Kush & Zion.T feat. Mino "Machine Gun" Show Me The Money 5 Special
Mino & Moon Hee-kyung "Don't Call Me Mama" Non-album release Yes
Mino "Body" The Mobb
MOBB "Hit Me" ft. Kush
"Full House"
Mino & Haha "Shoot" () Infinite Challenge Great Heritage
2017 Code Kunst ft. Loco & Mino "StrOngerrr" MUGGLES' MANSION
Winner "Really Really" Fate Number For
"Love Me Love Me" Our Twenty For
"Island" No
Bobby ft. Mino "UP" Love and Fall Yes
Sechs Kies "Back Hug"[38] Another Light No
Epik High ft. Mino, Simon D, the Quiett "No Thanxxx" We've Done Something Wonderful
Kang Seung-yoon, Mino "The Door" (?) Prison Playbook OST Part 2
2018 Winner "Raining" Our Twenty For (JP Ver.)
"Have a good day" Yes
iKon "Rubber Band" non-album single
Ja Mezz ft. Dok2, MINO " (Alchemy)" GOØDevil
Winner "Everyday" EVERYD4Y
"?" (Hello)
"? ?" (For)
"Have A Good Day" (KR Ver.)
"Air" No
"La La"
"" (Luxury)
"Movie Star"
"Special Night"
"Raining" (KR Ver.)
Turn Off The Light Yes


TV Show

Year Network Title Role Notes
2012 Channel A The Strongest K-Pop Survival Park Ki-bum Supporting role

Variety show

Year Network Title Notes
2013 Mnet WIN: Who is Next Contestant (Team A)
2015 Mnet Show Me the Money 4 Contestant
2016 JTBC Tribe of Hip Hop Producer
SBS MTV The Collaboration Contestant
2017 tvN New Journey to the West 3 Cast Member
New Journey to the West 4
Kang's Kitchen
2018 MBC It's Dangerous Beyond the Blankets Cast (Episode 6 & 7)
tvN New Journey to the West 5 Cast member


Year Title Role Network
2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon Co-Host with Nichkhun, Yong-hwa, L, Baro & Song Ji-hyo SBS

Music videos

Year Title Director Role Ref
2014 "I'm Him" Ziyong (Fantazy Lab) Himself [1]
2016 "Body" Dream Perfect Regime [2]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
7th MelOn Music Awards
Hot Trend Award
"Fear" (feat. Taeyang)
5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
Discovery of the Year (Hip Hop)
Song Min Ho
2nd Soribada Best K-Music Awards
New Hallyu Hiphop Artist


  1. ^ "BoM Revealed to Have Disbanded in March". Mwave. March 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "And the winning team is ... Winner". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Epik High Unveils Verbal Jint, Beenzino, Winner's Mino, iKON's B.I and Bobby as Featured Artists for 'Born Hater' MV". Mwave. October 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "5 hot idols to join up in new group". Kpop Herald. December 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Winner?s Song Min Ho to Participate in ?Show Me the Money 4?". Mwave. April 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "Basick crowned on 'Money 4'". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "SONG MIN HO & TAEYANG Sweeps 8 Charts with "FEAR" Demonstrating Show Me The Money 4's Power". YG Life. August 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Song Min-ho apologizes for rap lyric". Korea JoongAng Daily. July 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "Mino unveils 'BODY' music video". Kpop Herald. September 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Seon, Mi-kyeong (September 6, 2016). "X MOBB, ? ' '.. ". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved .
  11. ^ "[Video] WINNER?s Song Min Ho and iKON?s Bobby Drop MOBB?s Double Digital Singles". Mwave. September 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "Kyuhyun, Song Min-ho join 'Journey' cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 20, 2016.
  13. ^ " , ? ? .."MV ?" ". Osen. September 13, 2018.
  14. ^ ", ? '' ". MBN. October 4, 2018.
  15. ^ " " ? " []". Chosun. September 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Gaon Weekly Chart:
  17. ^
  18. ^ Total downloads for I'm Him:
  19. ^ Cumulative sales of Turtle Ship ():
  20. ^ Cumulative sales of Moneyflow:
  21. ^ " ?!". Retrieved .
  22. ^ Cumulative Sales of Victim + :
  23. ^ Cumulative sales of Okey Dokey:
  24. ^ Cumulative sales for Pricked:
  25. ^
  26. ^ Gaon Weekly Chart:
  27. ^ " ?!". Retrieved .
  28. ^ "2016 Download Chart - Week 20". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2016.
  29. ^ Cumulative sales for Shoot ():
  30. ^ Gaon Weekly Chart:
  31. ^ Cumulative sales of "Born Hater":
  32. ^ World Tour sales:
  33. ^
  34. ^ "2017 Download Chart - Week 37". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2017.
  35. ^ No Thanxxx Cumulative Sales:
  36. ^ Gaon Digital Chart:
  37. ^ Cumulative sales for "The Door":
  38. ^ "Winner, Tablo help Sechs Kies with new album". Kpop Herald. September 18, 2017.

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