WINNER’s Mino: Profile, Solo Debut, Dating Rumors, and More!


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

Instagram: @realllllmino

Twitter: @official_mino_


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!

Studio Album

Title Details
XX Released on November 26th, 2018

Label: YG Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download


Collaboration Albums

Title Details
The MOBB (with Bobby) Released on September 8th, 2016

Label: YG Entertainment, YGEX

Formats: CD, Digital download


Singles – As a Lead Artist

Year Title Album
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
2016 Body The Mobb
2018 Fiance XX



Year Title Album
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

Year Title Album
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


Soundtrack Appearance

Year Title Album
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!

TV Show

Year Title Role
2012 The Strongest K-Pop Survival Park Ki-bum


Variety Shows

Year Title Network
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
2017-present Kang’s Kitchen tvN
2018 It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets MBC



Year Title Role
2014 SBS Gayo Daejeon Co-host


Music Videos

Year Title Role
2014 I’m Him Himself
2016 Body Himself
2018 Fiance Himself


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!

Year Award Category Result
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