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I.M. (MONSTA X) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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I.M (아이엠) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group MONSTA X under Starship Entertainment. He debuted solo on February 19, 2021, with the single EP “Duality”.

I.M. (MONSTA X) Profile

Stage NameI.M (아이엠)
Birth NameIm Chang Kyun (임창균)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, composer, rapper
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1996
Active Years2015–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height175 cm (5’9″)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood TypeO
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I.M. (MONSTA X) Facts:

Early Life

– I.M. went to Jeongam Elementary School.
– He attended Bia Middle School but later dropped out.
– He was in Cheomdan High School but later dropped out.
– He is in Kyunghee Cyber ​​University in the Department of Culture and Arts Management.

Personal Life

– I.M. lived for 3 years in Boston and in Israel for 4 years.
– His personal favorite song is “Secret.” the reason for it is also a secret.
– His brother was born in 1994.
– His father is Im Hyeok Lim.
– He has a dog named Lucy.
– His English name is Daniel.
– His father is his role model.
– He once said, “When we collaborate as a team — as a family — we aim to find the best part of what we can do”. (CONSEQUENCE)
– He wanted to pursue science in his earlier years.
– He once dissected a rat in his father’s lab.
– He bought What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong as his first piece of music that he bought for himself. (BILLBOARD)
– His father is a scientist and used to travel a lot for work causing I.M. to travel a lot too.
– He’s very close to Joohoney.
– His motto is “A good thing is a good thing, so when we look classy and sharp we get confidence from that” (TEENVOGUE)
– He had trouble being close to Wonho (former member) because he was more handsome and fair.
– He habitually bites Shownu’s arms.
– He likes shocking people a bit using his lyrics and music videos. (REFINERY)
– He has been revealing more of his inside and has gotten more confident because of his growing age.
– He prefers outside more than being inside.
– He shares a moisturizer with Kihyun and keeps it in a fridge.
– He once confessed that he initially found it difficult to adjust to being perceived as an object. He said that. “When we just debuted, I was awkward seeing my face in pictures because there were lots of interviews and taking my photos and they’d script it and put it on the internet. That was so strange, I felt so strange. I didn’t like my own face”.
– He confessed that he was more nervous performing TVXQ’s “Mirotic” than being in NO. MERCYs finale.
– He sometimes writes lyrics with Joohoney.
– He revealed that the group shares shower booths together due to only two bathrooms being available in the dorms. (ROLLING STONE)
– He struggled with his formative experience.
– Some of his hobbies include, hanging out with group members and writing songs.
– He has a habit of sending 10% of his paycheck to his parents and church.
– The first-ever concert he went to was the Psy concert.
– According to Hyungwon, I.M. loves candles and once saw him staring deeply at one as it was lit.
– He thinks that he and MONSTA X have made a lot of progress in English throughout their Idol years.
– He has many nicknames, some of which are, Danny, Banpo 4-dong Bomber, Imgoangi, Jjanggyun, Starship 1st Princess, Mimjjanggyun, etc.
– He recommends some perfumes which are, Frederick Malle’s Portrait of a Lady, Tom Ford Oddwood, Jo Malone’s Blackberry & Baker, Versace’s Eros Flame, and Maison Margiela’s Replica Jazz Club.


– I.M. is the Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, and Maknae of

– He was sixth in line to be announced as a member of the group.
– He has been STARSHIP’s trainee for 2 years.
– He joined the survival show NO.MERCY on MISSION 4, due to this decision the other members weren’t too happy about it.
– He almost debuted in Nu’Bility but he left in the last moments.
– He has been an MC for Simply K-Pop, Music Bank, and K-RUSH.
– He was featured in HAZE’s “Undo”.


– I.M. appeared on many radio shows including, Jukjae’s Night Studio, Late Night Idol Season 2, Turn up the Volume of Haze, PLAY! and I am Night.
– He also was on TV Shows like KBS 1 to 100, KBS Vitamin, Web entertainment show, “Fire Idol” and Knowing Brothers.

Likes & Dislikes

– He loves travelling.
– Osaka, Japan is his favourite place.
– He likes looking in the mirror a lot.
– Purple is his preferred colour.
– He likes “Lucia” by Daman.
– “Do what you love and love what you do” is his favourite one of the English phrases.
– He likes jazz.
– Roses are his favourite flowers.
– He likes cats more.
– His favourite musician is Chet Baker.
– His favourite sport is soccer.
– He supports Tottenham Hotspur FC.
– He likes smoky scents.
– His favourite character from One Piece is Crocodile.

Food Preferences

– He dislikes spicy food.
– He doesn’t eat beans or rice.
– He loves sweet things.
– He loves chocolate.
– His favourite alcohol is wine, whiskey, and cocktails.
– He hates soju.
– Among cocktails, he likes Alexander.
– He likes beef.
– His favourite food is curry.
– He doesn’t eat malatang.
– His favourite fruit is strawberries.
– He hates pho.

Celebrity Friends:

– I.M. is friends with Madtwon’s former member Dawn, Eunjin of UNB, Pentagon’s KINO, AB6IX Jeon Woong, S.Coups, Hoshi, Woozi, JUN, Wonwoo of SEVENTEEN, CRAVITY’s Wonjin, ASTRO’s Jinjin, Up10tion Bitto, OnlyOneOf’s Yoojeon, and a lot more.

Official Website:

Instagram: imnameim
Youtube: @IMxSMEK
Twitter: IMxSMEK
Facebook: IMxSMEK

Streaming Platform Links
Spotify | Sound Cloud | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

I.M. (MONSTA X) Photos

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