Get To Know F.T. Island’s Minhwan
Choi Min-hwan, who is known as F.T. Island‘s drummer, has a bunch of charms that have made his fans love him wholeheartedly. He also has a lot of ways to surprise his fans, whether through his achievements or his marriage news. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with all the details regarding F.T. Island’s Minhwan, so stay tuned!
F.T. Island’s Full Profile
Birth Name: Choi Min-hwan (최민환)
Stage Name: Minhwan (민환)
Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, November 11th, 1992
Age: 28 years old
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 55 kg
Blood Type: A
Position: Drummer, Vocalist, Maknae
Years Active: 2007–present
Label: FNC Entertainment
Associated With: F.T. Island, F.T. Triple
F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Facts
- Minhwan has a younger sister
- Minari was his nickname
- He went to YangHwa Junior High School, Eunil Information Industry High School, and Seoul School of Performing Arts for his educational necessity
- Minhwan can play the drums, guitar, and piano as well
- He loves to surf the internet and listen to music
- Chicken is one of Minhwan’s favorite foods
- Minhwan’s favorite animation character is Pikachu
- He loves autumn
- Minhwan revealed that Apink’s Bomi is his ideal type
- In 2018, Minhwan got married to former LABOUM member Yulhee
- Currently, he has three children
Debut with F.T. Island
Minhwan started his career by becoming the drummer and maknae of F.T. Island in 2007. The band made an extraordinary debut with their mini-album Cheerful Sensibility with the single “Love Sick” as the lead single. F.T. Island are also considered as the first South Korean band to have released quite a large number of hit singles, such as “After Love”, “Bad Woman”, “I Hope”, “Hello Hello”, “Thunder”, “Until You Come Back”, and many more.
Other than that, F.T. Island also spread their wings into the Japanese market by releasing their first Japanese project Prologue of F.T. Island: Soyogi in 2008. But, the group started getting more recognition in Japan through their third studio album Five Treasure Island which was released in 2011. Not only in Japan, but F.T. Island also became very famous in other countries where they have held tour concerts, such as Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.
Along the way, Minhwan and F.T. Island established their existence and popularity as a high-quality South Korean band. The back and forth journey between South Korea and Japan also gained them even more recognition. Although, currently, the group only consists of three members, including Minhwan, their journey in the K-Pop music industry is still ongoing.
Active in F.T. Island’s Subunit F.T. Triple
In 2009, Minhwan joined the F.T. Island subunit F.T. Triple with groupmates Jonghoon and Jaejin. The subunit released the hit single “Love Letter” which managed to gain a lot of attention. “Love Letter” was included on F.T. Island’s album titled Double Date. Within the subunit, Minhwan was in charge of the drummer and sub-vocalist position.
F.T. Triple used to be named A3, since the three members of the group have A as their blood type. The subunit was also formed to emphasize their individual vocal skills, as well as continue F.T. Island’s activity while Lee Hong-ki was busy with his filming schedule, while Seunghyun was taking a break for a while.
Love Story and Married Life With Former Idol Group Member Yul-hee
In September 2017, Minhwan and ex-LABOUM member Yulhee‘s relationship was confirmed by FNC Entertainment. After several months of dating, Yulhee found out that she was pregnant. It was quite hard for them since they were busy with their schedules as K-Pop artists. People were also really surprised when Yulhee reported her pregnancy outside of marriage. However, Minhwan is definitely a responsible guy. He is the one who insisted on raising their children together.
So, the two of them decided to take care of their child and advanced their relationship into marriage. Yulhee decided to leave LABOUM, while Minhwan remained in F.T. Island. After Yulhee gave birth to their first child in May 2018, finally, the two of them tied the knot in October 2018, which made Minhwan the first F.T. Island member to get married.
Their wedding ceremony was held privately, and was attended by family, close friends, and F.T. Island members as well. Their married life is fulfilled with a lot of happiness, especially with their children. In February 2020, Yulhee and Minhwan welcomed their twin daughters happily. If you want to know more about their married life, you can find it through the variety show Mr. House Husband which is starred by them.
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F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Discography
Here’s F.T. Island’s Minhwan individual discography:
- It’s Hurt (2016) for Hot and Sweet OST
- Love Story (2018)
F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Filmography
Outside his activities with F.T. Island, Minhwan also made a debut as an actor through several role appearances, and here’s the list:
- Hot and Sweet (2016)
- The Road Home (2009)
- Unstoppable Marriage (2008)
- On Air (2008)
- Gwanghwamun Sonata (2013)
- Goong: Musical (2013)
- Joseph Amazing (2014)
- Mr. House Husband (2018–2020)
F.T. Island’s Minhwan’s Latest News
Currently, Minhwan is actively pursuing a career as a musician and actor, as well as a husband for Yulhee. Even though he has several work schedules, Minhwan also takes care of his children very well. In February 2020, Minhwan went to military service as a reserve soldier. This caused Minhwan and Yulhee’s appearance in Mr. House Husband to stop, and the show had to be put on hold as well.
Let’s take a look at Minhwan’s Instagram updates, here:
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오랜만이에요! 다들 잘지내죠? 저는 건강하게 아주 잘지내고 있답니다! 자주 안부 전하지못해 미안해요!ㅜㅎㅎ 보고싶다 다들.. 멤버들..프리들.. 데뷔 13주년, 16살에 아무것도 모르는 꼬맹이가 세상밖으로 나와서 행복한일들 속상한일들도 많이 겪었지만 무엇보다 많은 사랑 받으며 음악에 열중할수있게 해주는 많은 분들과 우리를 항상 밝게 빛나게 해주는 프리나돈나 여러분 감사한 마음 언제나 간직하고 살아가겠습니다. FTISLAND 영원하도록. 프리마돈나 감사하고 사랑합니다. #나는너무행복한사람이예요 #고마워
That was all the information about F.T. Island’s Minhwan. We are eagerly awaiting for another project from him in the future. Let us know your thoughts about him in the comment section below!