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K’POPULATION (K-POP) Members Profile & Facts

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K’POPULATION (K-POP) was a five-member South Korean boy group produced by Joo Younghoon. The group members were Joomin, Donghwa, Youngwon, Yoobin, and Woohyun. They debuted on September 10, 2001 with the album ‘K’POP‘.


DebutSeptember 10, 2001
Active Years2001–2004
K-POP (K’POPULATION) MembersJoomin, Donghwa, Youngwon, Yoobin, Woohyun
GenreDance, Ballad
Oldest MemberJoomin
Youngest MemberWoohyun
Former MemberN/A
Fandom NameK-popcorn (케이팝콘)


– K-POP was only active for three years before disbanding in 2004.
– Their representative color was pearl peach.
– The group was produced by the composer Joo Younghoon.
– They released three studio albums in their career ‘K’POP’, ‘CU @ KPOP’ and ‘Memories’.
– Their last album ‘Scent of Memories’ made it in the top 10 of Korea’s national charts.
– All K-POP members have left the entertainment industry and work as ordinary people.
– Their fans gave them the name ‘flower boys’.
– The group’s song ‘0.5’ consisted of anti-Japanese sentiments and was a subject of controversy aboard.
– The last song they promoted was ‘Lover Boys’.
– In 2004, the group halted activities after the release of their third album ‘Scent of Memories’ because of members mandatory military enlistment but they eventually disbanded.
– The members visited Vietnam together in 2018 and also appeared on the show ‘Sugarman 2’.


– In 2007, K-POP was caught in a controversy a few years after their disbandment because of a rumor that two members were in an alleged gay relationship and one of them cheated with another idol which resulted in a physical altercation between the two.
– Netizens later debunked the rumor and found that it surfaced at an online gossip forum. The fight however did take place between Woohyun and Youngwon in January 2003 where Youngwon attacked and punched Woohyun while drunk until the staff stopped him.
– The label kept the fight a secret and announced that Woohyun’s injuries were because of a car accident.
– The fight was resolved a month later in February 2003 where Youngwon publicly apologized to Woohyun in their concert.

Major Works

– Their most popular songs include ‘Mirage’,’0.5’, ‘Shadow’ and ‘Scent of Memories’.

Instagram: KPOP.ORIGIN
Youtube: @kpoporigin9539 

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon | Spotify

K’POPULATION (K-POP) Members Profile

1. Joomin

Stage NameJoomin/Jumin (주민)
Birth NameKim Joomin (김주민)
PositionLeader, Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
BirthdayMarch 1, 1979
Active Years2001–2004
Age45 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height178cm (5’8″)
Weight60kg (132 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Joomin Facts:

– Joomin was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He graduated from Soonchunhyang University, from the Department of Theater and Film.
– He works as a dance instructor at ‘The Moon Global Academy’ in Songdo, South Korea.
– Before debuting in K’POP, he worked as a temporary rapper for SKY.
– His family consists of his parents and younger brother.
– He is skilled at snowboarding and dancing.
– His religion is Buddhism.
– He said on the show Sugarman that even though they weren’t famous, the members enjoyed being together.
– Joomin’s ideal type is a kind, pretty and tall woman, who will only have eyes for him.
– He appeared as a guest rapper on Choi Jinyoung’s ‘Eternal’ promotions.
– He was considered as the mood maker of the group.
– He has a habit of frequently poking his tongue out.
– His hobbies include playing PC games and sleeping.

Instagram: lucky_jumin

2. Donghwa

Stage Name Donghwa (동화)
Birth NameKim Beomseok (김범석)
PositionMain Rapper, Sub Vocalist
BirthdayAugust 25, 1979
Active Years2001–2004
Age44 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height183cm (6’0″)
Weight58kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Donghwa Facts:

– Donghwa was born in Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi- do, South Korea.
– He works as a car exhibition manager.
– His family consists of his parents and elder brother.
– He graduated from Dongguk University, majoring in English Language and Literature.
– He has a habit of continually smoothing out his hair.
– He likes to wear light and formal styles.
– His stage name was inspired by a children’s book, because he felt like it suited his princely appearance.
– He has a calm personality and appears like a reliable older brother.
– He likes to eat a lot.
– Donghwa’s ideal type is someone with a beautiful voice, like SBS anchorwoman Jung Jiyoung.
– His personality is gentle and he has a shy smile.
– He enjoys playing basketball.
– He is married.

Instagram: beomseok_kim

3. Youngwon

Stage NameYoungwon/Youngone (영원)
Birth NameLee Hyeon Gu (이현구)
PositionMain Vocalist
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1980
Active Years2001–2004
Age43 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height176cm (5’7.7″)
Weight55kg (121 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Youngwon Facts:

– Youngwon was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He used to be a manager at an IT company but now started his own company ‘Secondhero’.
– His family consists of his parents, grandmother and younger brother.
– He graduated from Dongguk University, majoring in English Language and Literature.
– He has a pet dog named ‘Dubu’.
– He is passionate about working out.
– He loves to play golf.
– He has a quiet personality and likes to listen more than speak.
– His motto is ‘No pain, no gain’.
– Youngwon’s ideal type is a cute girl with a lot of charm.
– He has a habit of running his hands through his hair.
– He is skilled at sports.
– He also likes playing basketball.


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4. Yoobin

Stage NameYoobin (유빈)
Birth NameLee Inho (이인호)
PositionVisual, Face of the Group, Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1983
Active Years2001–2004
Age41 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height177cm (5’8″)
Weight61kg (134 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Yoobin Facts:

– Yoobin married a young doctor on February 22, 2020 and currently works as a manager at a steel company.
– He has a younger sister.
– He was considered the most feminine member because he often peeled fruits and prepared snacks for the other members.
– He likes to play golf.
– He is often referred to as maknae because of his young appearance.
– His special abilities include playing the violin and peeling fruit.
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5. Woohyun

Stage NameWoohyun (우현)
Birth NameKim Sihoon (김시훈)
PositionLead Vocalist, Maknae
BirthdayFebruary 2, 1983
Active Years2001–2004
Age41 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height183cm (6’0″)
Weight62kg (136.6 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Woohyun Facts:

– Woohyun was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He owns and runs an izakaya.
– He attended Kyung Ki Technological College and graduated from Baekje University of Arts.
– He has a younger sister.
– His religion is Catholicism.
– His eyes became dry quickly so he has a habit of blinking often.
– Woohyun’s ideal type is a beautiful and tall woman who looks ordinary to other men.
– He has a noisy and reckless personality.
– His hobbies include dancing.

Instagram: si_hoon_kim
Threads: @si_hoon_kim

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