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Shownu (셔누) – MONSTA X, Profile, Early Life, Facts & Net worth



Shownu (셔누)

Sohn Hyun-woo (손현우)  is a South Korean singer better known by his stage name ‘Shownu.’ (셔누) .

He is the leader, primary dancer, and lead singer of MONSTA X (몬스타엑스), a South Korean hip hop boy group with him as the leader, primary dancer, and lead singer.

He’s also recognized for being a great dancer, singer, and choreographer.

Scroll down to know about his marriage, relationship, career, age, and height, etc.

Early Life

Shownu was born in Changdong, Donbonggu, Seoul, South Korea, on June 18, 1992. Sohn Hyun Woo (손현우) is his given name and of Korean nationality.

He goes by the stage name is Shwonu (셔누). Shwonu doesn’t have any siblings.

Shwonu enjoys meat and physical activity. He, too, enjoys listening to music and playing video games. His family information, on the other hand, is kept private.


His educational background is described as having finished high school in her home country before relocating to South Korea.

But, aside from that, little more is known about his academic achievements.

Shownu (셔누)
Image Source: Instagram

Body stats

He is young, intelligent, and attractive. He is well-liked among teenagers. However, his appearance makes him appear youthful than he is.

His eyes and hair are both blacks. He stands 181 cm (5’11”) tall and weighs 77 kg (169 lbs). O is his blood type.

Full NameSohn Hyun Woo
Native Name손현우
Stage NameShownu (셔누)
BirthdayJune 18, 1992
Birth PlaceChangdong, Donbonggu, Seoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyMaverick Agency (February 26, 2019)
Associated ActMONSTA X (몬스타엑스) 
Position leader, primary dancer, and lead singer
Height5 feet 11 inches
Weight77 Kg
Blood TypeO
Relationship StatusN/A
Net WorthApproximately U.S. 1-2 million


After achieving the first position in the JYP tryouts in 2009, Shownu worked as a trainee with JYP Entertainment for about two years.

After that, he auditioned for JYP Entertainment since Rain, the artist who encouraged Shownu to become an idol, was signed to the brand.

Shownu departed the business claiming disagreements with the corporation and stagnation while receiving accolades for his dynamic dance.

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Shownu continued to work in the idol field, becoming Lee Hyori’s backup dancer and promoting alongside her, as well as participating in her music videos “Bad Girls” and “Going Crazy.” He also starred in D-“Talk Unit’s to My Face” and Bestie’s “Pitapat” music videos.

After auditioning and joining Starship Entertainment, he became a member of the Nu Boyz project, with future Monsta X members Jooheon and Wonh, and #Gun.

In addition, he participated in Mnet’s survival reality show No. Mercy in December 2014.

In 2015, he made his debut in the hip-hop boy band Monsta X alongside six other finalists.

Image Source: Instagram


Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Joohoney, and I.M. are the actual members of Monsta X. They were produced as part of the NO.MERCY survival program.

Monsta X, meantime, is signed to the Maverick Agency label in the United States as of February 26, 2019.

Regarding the latest scandals, Wonho announced his resignation from the group on October 31, 2019.
In addition to his group activities, he has appeared in films such as “High-end Crush” (2015) and “Dae Jang Geum is Watching.”

He also contributes to the creation of the majority of Monsta X’s choreographies. In contrast, he has been on various reality shows, including Cool Kiz, King of Masked Singer, Lipstick Prince, Weekly Idol, Oh! Cool Guys, and Running Man.

Net Worth

Shownu’s estimated net worth is between $1 and $2 million. He’s a terrific producer and composer, as well as a fantastic rapper, vocalist, and artist.

His clothing line, brand partnerships, and group promotions all help him make money.

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Is Shownu Dating anyone?

Shownu is a gregarious, outgoing, and extroverted individual. However, there’s no proof that he’s ever been in a relationship with a woman.

Therefore he’s considered single. He wishes to avoid unfavorable media attention of his own volition.

As a result, no information regarding the musician’s personal or romantic life is available. Since his debut, there has been no mention of him dating anyone.

Shownu (셔누)
Image Source: Twitter

Facts about Shownu

  • With his toes, he can move and pick objects up. He normally has a lot of items on the bed near his feet while he’s lying down, so he scoops them up with his toes.
  • He only wears shorts to sleep.
  • Only Shownu and Kihyun are extremely self-assured in their appearance; the rest of the members believe themselves to be “okay.”
  • His finest feature, in his opinion, are his arms.
  • He is involved in the creation of the majority of Monsta X’s choreographies.

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