MJ (엠제이) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and a member of the boy group ASTRO under Fantagio Entertainment. He debuted solo on November 3rd, 2021 with the single “Happy Virus”. He was also a member of the trot project group “Super Five”.
MJ (ASTRO) Profile
|Stage Name||MJ (엠제이)|
|Birth Name||Kim Myung Jun (김명준)|
|Birthday||March 5, 1994|
|Age||29 (in 2023)|
|Height||175 cm (5’9″)|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lbs)|
MJ (ASTRO) Facts:
– MJ was born in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea.
– He attended Seoul Hansan Elementary School and Hansan Middle School.
– He graduated from Jinjeop High School.
– He is known by the nickname “Happy Virus” because he always wears a smile.
– Lee Seung Gi is his role model.
– He is a student at Global Cyber University (Broadcasting Entertainment).
– JinJin’s first memory of him was him singing Crush’s “Sofa” and JinJin had thought then that MJ would definitely get the main vocalist position. (Daebak Show)
– He shares his birthday with CIX‘s BX, Red Velvet‘s Yeri, Victon‘s Subin, and Cherry Bullet‘s Yuju.
– He was roommates with Rocky and Sanha.
– If it was the end of the world, he would want to see his family on the last day. (The A-Z Question)
– He would choose five Rockys over five MJs if given the choice. (Soompi TMI)
– His childhood dream was to be an architect, but he gave up due to the extensive studying required.
– If he had to choose, he would choose sleep over food.
– He got the inspiration for the song “Sunset Sky” when he went to Han River with a friend and a mini keyboard. (Daebak Show)
– If he were a girl, he would date himself.
– He believes his makeup and hair help bring him more confidence on stage. (Allure)
– He is the most talkative among all members.
– He first befriended Sanha when he joined Fantagio.
– He is friends with Kookheon from MYTEEN, Hyojin, and E-Tion from ONF.
– JinJin thinks that MJ would get a level 7 if he took the TOEIC language test. (Daebak Show)
– He thinks Rocky and JinJin are the best cooks in the group. (Esquire Korea)
– MJ’s ideal type is a girl with a nice smile, a good sense of humor, and someone similar to him.
– Moonbin said MJ would survive the longest in a zombie apocalypse. (Pop Crave Exclusive)
– His life motto is “Think positively.”
– He thinks he and Sanha are the moodmakers in ASTRO.
– He feels the happiest when he is driving or on vacation with his family. (Hallyupia)
– A person he would want to go back to and talk to is Micheal Jackson and show him his fancam, asking if he is doing well. (ELLE Korea)
– MJ is the main vocalist in ASTRO.
– In 2012, he took part in the JYP Ent. X HUM Audition and earned a one-year scholarship from Seoul National University.
– He auditioned for JYP Entertainment alongside iKON‘s DK, Pentagon‘s Hongseok, and actor Kim Jisoo.
– He was cast as Jamie in the musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” in 2020.
– He co-composed the song “Bloom,” one of the tracks on their 1st full album “All Light,” alongside Jinjin.
– In 2020, he debuted in the trot idol group Super Five through MBC’s reality show Favorite Entertainment.
– He has appeared in dramas like “Find Me If You Can”, “Soul Plate”, and “To Be Continued”.
– He is the first member of the group to make a solo debut with his first digital album “Happy Virus” consisting of two songs “Get Set Yo”, a trot song featuring Kim Tae Yoon and Valet Parking. (Korea JoongAng Daily)
– The inspiration for writing “Gemini”, a track on their 2nd album “All Yours” came to him by thinking about his past. (KStation TV)
– He composed and wrote the lyrics for the song “Sunset Sky”. (Daebak Show)
– He went on hiatus since he began his military service on May 9, 2022, and returned on November 8, 2023.
Likes & Dislikes
– He likes movies more than dramas. (Soompi Soulmate)
– His favorite season is fall.
– The subject he liked the most in school is English. (Guess My Answer)
– His favorite words to hear from others are “I’m happy.”
– If MJ had to listen to one song for the rest of his life, it would be “Baby Shark”. (Soompi TMI)
– He likes window shopping and going out to eat something.
– His favorite colors are mint and yellow.
– He likes gentle emotional ballads. (Marie Claire)
– He prefers cats over dogs.
– He prefers mineral water over sparkling water.
– His favorite Japanese foods include beef cutlet, sushi, udon, okonomiyaki and takoyaki. (ViVi)
– He likes mint chocolate.
– His go-to beverage at a cafe is an Iced Americano. (Soompi Soulmate)
– He would rather give up on sugar than meat. (Soompi TMI)
– His favorite delivery food is cheese donkatsu. (Esquire Korea)
– He would choose pizza over chicken.
– His favorite Japanese phrase is “How much is it?”. (Cancam)
– MJ can speak basic English and Korean.
– His special talent is making lame jokes.
– He is skilled at impersonations, imitating various personalities and animals.
Personality & Habits
– He has a humorous personality, often cracking jokes and being mischievous.
– Moonbin described him as having a slightly eccentric “4D character.”
– He said he is not good with expressing negative thoughts, worries, or concerns but he can do that easily while writing lyrics. (Singles)
– He feels the most angry when he is not allowed to do something he wants to do. (Hallyupia)
– Jinjin said that MJ is very cheerful but also the most mature among all the members and is in charge of Jinjin’s mental care. (4th Year Anniversary Interview)
MJ (ASTRO) Photos
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‘Happy Virus’ – Official MV: