MONSTA X (Hangul: 몬스타엑스) is a seven member hip hop group from South Korea under Starship Entertainment consisting of members: Shownu, Wonho, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon, and I.M. The group officially debuted through Mnet M! Countdown on May 14th 2015 with their mini album TRESPASS.
Before their debut, the boys participed in the survival show ‘NO.MERCY’ and gaining the chance to debut under ‘MONSTA X’. The group name has the double meaning of monsters conquering the K-POP scene and my star (MON means ‘my’ in French). X is an unknown existence.