Famous for his membership in the K-pop band WINNER, this singer and rapper wrote music and lyrics for a number of the group's hit songs, including "Just Another Boy," "Love is a Lie," and "I'm Him."
Before joining Winner, he performed under the stage name of "Hugeboy Mino" and trained to become a member of the hip-hop group Block B.
He signed with YG Entertainment after appearing on a television program called The Strongest K-POP Survival.
A native of Yongin, South Korea, he attended the Hanlim Arts High School.
He and Jung Yong-hwa co-hosted the 2014 edition of the SBS network's Gayo Daejeon music program.