The Extraordinary Mino from WINNER
Who doesn’t know WINNER’s Mino? He was born with the birth name Song Min-ho, but for his stage name, he decided to use Mino. He was one of the members of the boy band WINNER that was raised under YG Entertainment. WINNER’s Mino is also famously known as a rapper, songwriter, and producer. He is indeed a multi-talented artist! WINNER’s Mino has been active in the entertainment from 2011 until today.
And for those of you who don’t know him well enough, this article is just the right read for you! In this article, Channel-Korea will introduce you with the extraordinary Mino from WINNER and provide with all the details you need to know about him!
Profile and Facts About WINNER’s Mino
Here’s the full profile of WINNER’s Mino and some fascinating facts about him!
Birth Name: Song Min-ho (송민호)
Stage Name: Mino
Date of Birth: March 30th, 1992
Age: 26 (International age)/27 (Korean age)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Blood Type: A
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Position: Main Rapper, Face of the Group, Vocalist
Hometown: Yongin, South Korea
Facts about WINNER’s Mino
- WINNER’s Mino has a younger sister, Danah. She was one of the members of the girl group New F.O
- He graduated from Hanlim Arts High School
- His favorite food is tteokbeokki, and his favorite movie is Fight Club
- He was supposed to debut as a member of Block B, but he decided to leave
- He loves composing music, writing song lyrics, drawing, playing basketball, and also photography
- WINNER’s Mino started his career as a rapper with the name HugeBoy Mino and worked together with Block B’s Zico and M.I.B’s Sims
- He was supposed to be the original leader of WINNER, but because of his ankle injury, his position was switched with WINNER’s Seungyoon
- He made an appearance in some television shows, such as New Journey to the West, Show Me the Money 4, The Strongest K-POP Survival, etc.
WINNER’s Mino Pre-debut
Before his debut with WINNER, he used to be a member of some kind of an entertainment group or something like that. Let’s find out the story before his debut!
Underground Rapper: HugeBoy Mino
WINNER’s Mino started his career as an underground rapper, and was famously known with the stage name Huge Boy Mino. He wasn’t alone at that time, he was an underground rapper together with Block B’s Zico, Kyung, and P.O.
His Experience of Almost Debuting with Block B
After his experience of being an underground rapper, Mino had another opportunity, that is almost debuting with the boy band Block B. Mino was one of the former trainees of Stardom Entertainment, he used to train together with other members of Block B, but he decided to leave because of unknown reasons. Even though he left, his friendship with the other members of Block B still remains and they friends to this day.
And in 2012, Mino was privately recruited by YG Entertainment and has since been a member of WINNER.
WINNER’s Mino Discography
Here’s the discography of WINNER’s Mino!
|XX||Released on November 26th, 2018
Label: YG Entertainment
Formats: CD, Digital download
|The MOBB (with Bobby)||Released on September 8th, 2016
Label: YG Entertainment, YGEX
Formats: CD, Digital download
Singles – As a Lead Artist
|2014||I’m Him||2014 S/S|
|2015||Turtle Ship (with Ja Mezz, AndUp & Paloalto||Show Me the Money 4|
|2015||Money Flow (with Zico & Paloalto)||Show Me the Money 4|
|2015||Fear (with Taeyang)||Show Me the Money 4|
|2015||Okey Dokey (with Zico)||Show Me the Money 4|
|2016||Pricked (with Nam Tae-hyun)||EXIT: E|
|2014||Wild Boy (Yoon Jong-shin with Seungyoon)||Yoon Jong Shin Monthly – March 2014|
|2016||Don’t Call Me Mama (with Moon Hee-kyung)||Non – album single|
|2016||Shoot (with Haha)||Infinite Challenge Great Heritage|
As a Featured Artist
|2014||Born Hater (feat. Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino, Bobby)||Shoebox|
|2016||World Tour (Lee Hi feat. Mino)||Seoulite|
|2016||Machine Gun (Zion T. with Kush featuring Mino)||Show Me the Money 5|
|2017||StrOngerrr (Code Kunst feat. Mino & Loco)||MUGGLES’ MANSION|
|2017||UP (Bobby feat. Mino)||Love and Fall|
|2017||No Thanxxx (feat. Mino, Simon Dominic & The Quiett)||We’ve Done Something Wonderful|
|2018||Alchemy (Ja Mezz feat. Dok2 & Mino)||GOØDevil|
|2018||Where R U From (Seungri feat. Mino)||The Great Seungri|
|2017||The Door (with Kang Seung-yoon)||Prison Playbook OST Part 2|
Watch one of WINNER’s Mino music videos here:
WINNER’s Mino Filmography
Here’s the filmography of WINNER’s Mino!
|2012||The Strongest K-Pop Survival||Park Ki-bum|
|2013||Win: Who is Next||Mnet|
|2015||Show Me the Money 4||Mnet|
|2016||Tribe of Hip Hop||JTBC|
|2016||The Collaboration||SBS MTV|
|2017-present||New Journey to the West||tvN|
|2018||It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets||MBC|
|2014||SBS Gayo Daejeon||Co-host|
Watch one of the WINNER’s Mino appearances here:
His Awards and Nominations
As the famous and multi-talented artist that he is, Mino has received many nominations and awards! Want to know more about it? Here are the awards and nominations of WINNER’s Mino!
|2015||7th Melon Music Awards||Hot Trend Award||Nominated|
|2016||5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||Discovery of The Year (Hip Hop)||Won|
|2018||2nd Soribada Best K-Music Awards||New Hallyu Hip-Hop Artist||Won|
|2019||33rd Golden Disc Awards||Best Hip-Hop Award||Won|