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Mingyu (Korean: 민규), born as Kim Mingyu (Korean: 김민규), is a South Korean rapper under Pledis Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group SEVENTEEN under the Hip-Hop Team.


  • Position:
    • Lead Rapper
    • Main Visual
    • Face of the Group
    • Sub-Vocalist


See also: SEVENTEEN Discography


Other releases[]

  • "시작처럼 (Like the Beginning)" (2018)


Music Video Appearances[]

Year Name Artist Note
2012 Face NU'EST Pre-Debut
Venus Hello Venus
2014 My Copycat Orange Caramel
28.5 Bum Zu Feat. Jung In


Year Title Network Role Note
2017 Luang Ta Mahachon Channel 3 (Thai) Cameo Part 1, Part 2

Music shows[]

Year Title Network Role Note
2016 M Countdown Mnet Special MC with Jeonghan
I love you Korea #1 (Dream Concert) SBS with Jeonghan and Jun
2017 M Countdown Mnet with Wonwoo and Vernon
KCON 2017 JAPAN with Wonwoo and Mingyu
M Countdown with Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Jeonghan, and The8
2018 Inkigayo SBS MC with DIA's Chaeyeon and Song Kang (Actor)
BBQ&SBS Super Concert
2019 Inkigayo with Shin Eun Soo (Actress)

February 18, 2018 – October 6, 2019

SBS Super Concert in Hong Kong MC with Jun and Joshua


Solo Features[]

  • DAZED KOREA: March Issue (2019) *COVER*
  • L'Officiel Hommes YK Edition (April 2019) *COVER*
  • 1st LOOK Vol.225 (September 2021) *COVER*
  • Arena Homme+ (February 2022)
  • L'Officiel Philippines: Second Anniversary Issue (March 2023) *COVER*
  • Cosmopolitan Korea (December 2023) *COVER*
  • Arena Homme+ (March 2024) *COVER*

Features with Other Members[]

Features with All of SEVENTEEN as a Group[]

  • IZE Magazine: August Issue (2015)
  • KWAVE December Issue (2015)
  • CeCi Magazine: December Issue (2015)
  • IZE Magazine: December Issue (2015)
  • 10+ Star: TENASIA March Issue (2016)
  • CeCi Magazine: May Issue (2016)
  • @star1 Vol.50 (May 2016)
  • IZE Magazine (May 2016) *PHOTOBOOK*
  • haru*hana Magazine (Japan) Vol.36 (May 2016)
  • AnAn Magazine (Japan) 21 June 2017
  • @star1 Vol.64 (July 2017)
  • DAZED Digital Magazine (July 2017)
  • CeCi Magazine: October Issue (2017)
  • HIGH CUT Vol.208 (October 2017) *COVER*
  • CeCi Magazine: January Issue (2018)
  • SINGLES Korea: April Issue (2018) *COVER*
  • Sparkling Magazine’s Spring 2018 Issue *COVER*
  • 1st LOOK Vol.155 (May 2018) *COVER*
  • AnAn Magazine (Japan) 30 May 2018 *COVER*
  • @star1 Vol.77 (August 2018) *COVER*
  • CREA Magazine: October Issue (2018)
  • SPARKS Japanese Idol Magazine Vol.1 (November 2018) *COVER*
  • THE STAR: February Issue (2019)
  • SPARKS Japanese Idol Magazine Vol.2 (April 2019)
  • AnAn Magazine (Japan) 13 May 2019 *COVER*
  • AnAn Magazine No. 2187 (Japan) February 2020 *COVER*
  • SPRiNG Magazine (Japan): March Issue (2020)
  • BILLBOARD Korea Vol.3 (April 2020) *COVER*
  • Monotube Magazine Vol.2 (July 2020) *Thief & Heist Collaboration*
  • HARPER`S BAZAAR: January Issue (2021) *COVER*
  • MORE Magazine Japan: January Issue (2022) *COVER* [Jun and The8 weren't able to participate due to activities in China]

Writing Credits[]

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[1]

= Participated

✖ = Didn't participate

SEVENTEEN Discography[]

Year Album Song Writing Composer Arrange
2015 17 Carat Ah Yeah
Boys Be Fronting
2016 Love & Letter Chuck
Hit Song
Drift Away
Monday To Saturday
Love Letter
Love & Letter Repackage Album Healing
Going Seventeen BEAUTIFUL
Lean On Me
2017 Al1 If I
Crazy in Love
Teen, Age Without You
2018 Director's Cut Thinkin' About You
We Make You Lean On Me (Japanese ver.)
Love Letter (Japanese ver.)
You Make My Day What's Good
Our dawn is hotter than day
2019 You Made My Dawn Chilli
Happy Ending (Single) Healing -Japanese ver.-
An Ode Lie Again
Let Me Hear You Say
Back It Up
Snap Shoot
2020 Heng:garæ Together
24H Chilli (Japanese ver.)
Together (Japanese ver.)
Semicolon HEY BUDDY
2021 Your Choice Heaven's Cloud
Ready to love
Attacca I can't run away
Power of Love Snap Shoot (Japanese ver.)
2022 Face the Sun, Sector 17 Domino
2023 FML Fire
Seventeenth Heaven God Of Music
God of Light Music God of Light Music
God of Music (Trot Remix)
2024 17 Is Right Here LALALI


Year Song Writing Composer Arrange
2019 9-TEEN


Year Song Writing Composer Arrange Note
2017 LOTTO Remix with Hip-Hop Team
Un Haeng Il Chi (Concert ver.)
What's The Problem
2018 SUKYO ? ? ?


Year Song Artists Writing Composer Arrange
2021 Bittersweet Wonwoo & Mingyu feat. Lee Hi


  • Nickname: Mr. Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop, Kim-ssi ahjussi, Mingyu Sunbaenim, MC Puppy, Puppy, Housewife Mingyu, Kim CEO, Maltese, Mr. Human Balloon, Shikshin/ Eating Machine
  • Emoji: 🐶
  • Family: Mom, dad and younger sister (born in 2001)
  • Education:
    • An-yang Bu-an Elementary School (Graduated)
    • Burim Middle School (Graduated)
    • Seoul Broadcasting High School (Graduated)
    • Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Art (K-POP Major) (Attending)
  • Specialty: Rap, Acting, MC, Model
  • Hobby: Soccer, basketball (ball games), making plastic models/action figures, Exercise, Cooking, Painting, Photography
  • Training Period: 4 years
  • Favorite Drinks: Americano
  • Favorite Animals: Puppy, Cat
  • Favorite Body Parts: Clear eyes
  • Favorite Colors: Black
  • Favorite Number: 17
  • Favorite Flower: Rose
  • MBTI Personality types: ENFJ[2] → ENTJ[3]
  • The meaning behind his real name is that Min means ‘precious gem stone’ and Gyu means ‘star’. He is a precious gem stone that shines like a star.
  • He was originally supposed to take the name Dokyeom, but in the end went with his own name.
  • He is left-handed.
  • He was the bassist in his school band in 8th grade. He was also in cross-stitch club & soccer team since primary school
  • He got casted by Pledis in his 2nd year of middle school.
    • He wore sandals to his audition. S.coups, Hoshi, and Woozi, who at the time was there to watch were shocked and dumbfounded.
  • He is best friends with 97 liners; BTS's Jungkook, GOT7's Bambam and Yugyeom, ASTRO's Eunwoo.
  • Between someone older and younger, he would like to date someone younger than him.
  • He has great cooking skills. He is the go-to chef of the group. One of the best food he makes for the members is Ramyeon.
  • Between pouring and dipping tangsuyuk, he prefers pouring.
  • He’s the shikshin of the group (member who eats the most).
    • One of his favorite foods is meat. Everytime he eats dinner, there is always meat.
    • He is good at eating spicy foods.
    • He enjoys pozole (a Mexican cuisine).
  • He was voted by the members as the person with most facial expressions on stage.
  • He enjoys and wants to try acting someday.
  • He has tan skin which suits him very well and he looks hot.
  • He was voted by the other members as the most handsome member.
  • He ranks himself #1 visuals in Hip Hop unit.
  • He was voted by the other members as the member whose looks and personality don’t match.
  • He looks serious from outside but actually a puppy from inside.
  • He gets along well with older and younger students because he thinks it’s their duty to harmonize with each other.
  • He is an optimistic guy.
  • He is the clumsiest member.
  • He was voted by the other members as the member who’s most different from their first impressions of him.
  • The members thought Mingyu was older than them when they first met him but after getting to know him, they feel like he’s a younger brother to them now.
  • He is the tallest member in the group and one of the tallest k-pop idols to date. (187.2 cm)
  • He said if he could be any other member, he’d want to be Joshua because he can speak English.
  • He likes to vacuum and clean up the trash in the dorm. He said since there’s a lot of members, the rooms get dirty quickly but he likes to clean them.
  • A lot of people tell him he has good hand skills. He can repair broken things. When he was young, he made a sailing ship with chopsticks. When he is bored at the dorm, he changes the interior. He’s also in charge of changing the light bulbs because he’s tall.
  • He’s in charge of hair styling in the group. He sometimes does it so badly that he feels sorry. One time he touched DK’s hair and told him to wash it.
  • He is very strong as in a show he carried 4 members on his back.
  • His dream is not “I want to be something” but “Wherever I am, whatever I do, I hope people will like me”. He wants to be a person whom people become happy when they work with him.
  • He likes listening to quiet & calm songs when he's alone.
  • He is the music video director, cameraman, and editor of SEVENTEEN's song "Snap Shoot".
  • He is often joked as CEO or a billionaire because of Jeonghan who once said that Mingyu looks like he owns 2.3 billions worth of assets.



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