I.M (Monsta X)

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I.M Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

In 2013-2014, I.M was in the group Nu’bility under Special K Entertainment. With the group, he had done several performances but never got to debut. Eventually, he decided to leave.

This rapper then joined the survival reality show No Mercy in December 2014.

He was a late addition to the show, only showing up by the eight episode. The other trainees were not happy with his appearance.

Despite all of that, I.M turned out to be one of the winners. He joined six other contestants to become part of Monsta X.

The group made their debut in May 2015 with EP Trespass. It peaked at number 5 on Gaon Album Chart.

Other than being part of Monsta X, I.M has also worked on several solo projects. In 2016, he released his first mixtape Who Am I?

This Aquarius man then followed it up with another mixtape Horizon and Need to Know, both featuring American artist ELHAE.

After the success of his mixtapes, I.M released his first EP Duality on February 2021.

The album contains five songs with God Damn serving as the title track. All of the songs managed to chart on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales.


  • Real Name: Im Chang Kyun (임창균)
  • Stage Name: I.M (아이엠)
  • Nickname: Kookang
  • Birthday: January 26, 1996
  • Birthplace: Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
  • Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Writing songs, Hanging out with friends
  • Siblings: –
  • Girlfriend: –
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram:  @imnameim
  • Tiktok: –
  • Youtube:  –
  • Soundcloud:  I.M Official

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  • I.M was the sixth member to be confirmed as part of Monsta X in the show No Mercy.
  • He looks up to his father.
  • He used to live abroad because of his father’s job as a scientist.
  • This Aquarius man lived for four years in Israel and three years in Boston.
  • His English name is Daniel. When living in Boston, he is called Danny.
  • He had wanted to have a career in science and education.
  • This K-pop idol is fluent in English.
  • He loves traveling.
  • His favorite place is Osaka in Japan.
  • He is the most quiet in the dorm among all the members.
  • He often looks at himself in the mirror.
  • I.M once dissected a rat in his father’s lab.
  • His father has got an orchard.
  • His ringtone is just the vibrate mode.
  • He found it hard to get close to Wonho because he is very handsome.
  • This rapper gets close easily with Jooheon because they are rappers.
  • His family loves all the members of Monsta X.
  • According to I.M, the Stone Grandpa statue at Jeju Island looks a lot like him.
  • He doesn’t think he has phobias.
  • He’s got the best first impression from Shownu.
  • The man from Gwangju doesn’t get jealous of other members’ connections.
  • He likes being outside more than being inside.
  • He was left-handed.
  • After waking up in the morning, I.M would check his schedule.
  • He finds Shownu’s arms delicious. That’s why he keeps biting him.
  • The man born in 1996 can use his tongue to touch his nose and elbow.
  • He puts his skin moisturizer in the fridge.
  • He enjoys playing games with Kihyun.
  • I.M teamed up with Jooheon in songwriting.
  • Before eating, he always prays.
  • He picks white as his favorite color.
  • This talented rapper dislikes spicy food.
  • He loves the song Lucia by Daman.
  • His favorite phrase in English is “Do what you love and love what you do”.
  • He is quite careless and has lost his wallet while on tour.
  • He is the closest with Jooheon compared to other members because he’s the nicest to him during No Mercy.
  • From his paycheck, he gives 10% to the church and spend some more for his father and mother.
  • This K-pop star loves burning candles for the mood they are able to spread.
  • His definition of love is giving up the most delicious drumstick. It is to show you cherish someone more than yourself.
  • He mostly uses his right hand when playing sports.
  • He picked Shownu to date if he were a girl.
  • I.M is close to Daewon and UNB’s Eunjin.
  • He doesn’t really have a ideal type but rather sees the personality.

Pics of I.M

1. I.M looks charming in such soft colors

I.M Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He has so much swag

I.M Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. Loving the classy look he has going on

I.M Monsta X - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. He always looks so cool in everything

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. You can definitely feel the intensity of this picture

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

I.M has definitely prove to be an important member of Monsta X. We are excited to hear more from him.