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MINUE (민우), formerly known as ICON and Rose (로즈), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, musician and actor under MJ Dreamsys. He is a member of the boy band The Midnight Romance and a former member of the boy bands TraxX and 24/7.

He made his solo debut on May 3, 2011 with the single "Rockstar".

Career

2004–2006: TraxX

He debuted as the drummer of the boy group TraxX under the stage name Rose. He left the group sometimes in 2006.

2009: 24/7

He debuted as a member of the rock band 24/7 on February 26, 2009. The band silently disbanded on the same year.

2013: Solo debut

He made his solo debut on July 1, 2013 with the single album "Rockstar" under the stage name ICON.

2015–2018: Lawsuit against SM Entertainment

On May 11, 2015, he sued his former agency SM Entertainment for compensation of damages due to unfair contract, broadcast ban and lack of management, claiming that the agency blocked his television appearances when he started solo activities. SM Entertainment denied all the claims.[1]

On July 21, 2016, it was revealed that he lost the trial due to insufficient evidence.[2] He appealed to the decision but lost again on June 20, 2018.[3]

2020: The Midnight Romance

He debuted as a member of the rock band The Midnight Romance on July 17, 2020.

Personal life

Education

He studied at Yongmun High School and at the Department of Theater and Film at Inha University.

Military service

He enlisted in October 2016[4] and was discharged in July 2018.

Discography

Korean

Single albums

  • "Rockstar" (2013)

Digital singles

  • "사랑해도 되나요" (2011)
  • "Snake Eyes" (2014)
  • "Heaven" (2014)
  • "Before You Go" (2014)
  • "October" (2014)
  • "Crazy Love" (2014)
  • "I Love You" (2015)
  • "Shining Love" (2015)
  • "Jupiter" (2018)

OSTs

  • "Story of Wine OST" (2009)
  • "My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox OST" (2010)
  • "Midas OST Part.5" (2011)
  • "Full House Take 2 OST Part.3" (2012)
  • "Partners For Justice 2 Part.2" (2019)

Japanese

Digital singles

  • "Gravity" (2016)

Filmography

Films

  • A Frozen Flower (2008)
  • Ghastly (2011)
  • Roaring Currents (2014)

TV Films

  • Story of Wine (Mega TV, 2008)

Dramas

  • Hilarious Housewives (MBC, 2009)
  • Korean Mystery Detective Jung Yak Yong (OCN, 2009-2010) - cameo
  • Mrs. Town (tvN, 2009-2010) - cameo
  • Pasta (MBC, 2010)
  • My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (SBS, 2010)
  • Drama Special Series: Rock Rock Rock (KBS2, 2010)
  • Midas (SBS, 2011)
  • Full House Take 2 (TBS-SBS Plus, 2012)
  • Monstar (Mnet-tvN, 2013)
  • The Blade and Petal (KBS2, 2013)
  • God's Gift - 14 Days (SBS, 2014)
  • The Greatest Wedding (TV Chosun, 2014)
  • My Unfortunate Boyfriend (MBC Drama, 2015)
  • Partners for Justice Season 2 (MBC, 2019)

Web dramas

  • Eating Existence (2016)

Awards and nominations

Year Awarding Body Award Result
2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Won
2019 World Star Entertainment Awards Hallyu Global Award Won
MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Won


References

Official links

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