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Everything You Need To Know About The Members Of ASTRO

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The Ultimate Guide To ASTRO Members: Names, Facts, And Roles
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ASTRO debuted in February 2016 as entertainment company Fantagio's new K-pop boy group! Over the years, they've *stolen* lots of hearts and we've seen them grow into the adorable idols they are today. The group has six members: MJ, JinJin, Cha Eun Woo, Moonbin, Rocky, and Sanha. Their group name "ASTRO" comes from the Spanish word for "star" which, according to Soompi, "represents the members' wish to dream with the people they love, and become a shining star with them." 

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    ASTRO announced their official fandom name, AROHA, in September 2016. The group's official fan colors, "Vivid Plum" and "Space Violet," were announced in March 2017 and they unveiled their first official lightstick with a star logo later that year! An updated version of their lightstick was also announced in March 2020.

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    When it comes to awards, ASTRO won the K-POP Singer Award at the 2016 Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards, the Hallyu Popularity Award at the 2017 Seoul Music Awards, the New Wave Award at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards, and the Global Hot Trend Award at the 2019 Soribada Best K-Music Awards. We're sooo proud of these boys!

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      All six members of the group launched their solo Insta accounts in 2019, much to the delight of their fans. If you're a newbie, here are the basic things you need to know about ASTRO's members: 

      JinJin: Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer

      Insta account: @ast_jinjin

      Birthday: March 15, 1996

      Alma mater: Hanlim Arts School

      Jin Jin, the group's leader, is also a songwriter. What's lovable about him is that he isn't afraid to show his feelings on-cam: when the group won the New Wave Award at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards, JinJin was actually tearing up during his speech. After intense days of training, JinJin shared that he likes to eat energy bars and chocolate. He is *sometimes* teased by the younger members, too.

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      MJ: Main Vocalist

      Insta account: @mj_7.7.7

      Birthday: March 5, 1994

      MJ, the oldest member of the group, is also a musical theater actor! He was cast in the Korean production of the musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie in April 2020. He's adorably ~chaotic~ and is nicknamed the group's "happy virus!" Although he's not the best at speaking in English, one sentence he always tells the camera is this: "My name is MJ. I look younger than the others, but I am not." Cutie! MJ also posts song covers, such as the song "Goodbye" from Hotel Del Luna

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      Cha Eun Woo: Vocalist, Visual, Face Of The Group

      Insta account: @eunwo.o_c

      Birthday: March 30, 1997

      Alma mater: Hanlim Arts School

      Cha Eun Woo is familiar to both K-pop and K-drama fans because he's starred in a number of shows such as My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018) and Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung (2019). Eun Woo was also accepted as a performing arts student at Sungkyunkwan University! Even as a trainee, Eun Woo was "famous for being handsome." He has done volunteer work at the Nowon Welfare Center for the Blind. And for those of you who are wondering if he's single, yes he is! In an episode of the show Happy Together, Eun Woo said that he's only been in one romantic relationship. In October 2019, Eun Woo went to the PH for his first international solo fan meeting. 

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      Moonbin: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Center

      Insta account: @moon_ko_ng

      Birthday: January 26, 1998

      Alma mater: Hanlim Arts School

      Before becoming an idol, Moonbin was a child actor! He was even in the hit 2009 drama Boys Over Flowers, where he played the younger version of Kim Bum. He has also starred in the web dramas The Mermaid Prince (2020) and Moments Of 18 (2019). He likes to cover dances of other K-pop groups. In November 2019, Moonbin took a short hiatus because of health concerns, but he made a comeback in early 2020.

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      Rocky: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist

      Insta account: @minhyuk022523

      Birthday: February 25, 1999

      Alma mater: Hanlim Arts School

      ASTRO's "Dancing Machine" helped choreograph some of the group's music videos!  Based on fan vids, he loves to cook and is sometimes called "Chef Minhyuk." In 2016, Rocky participated in the show Hit The Stage, a dance competition where K-pop stars team up with professional dancers. He reportedly knows Taekwondo, too. 

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      Sanha: Lead Vocalist, Maknae

      Insta account: @ddana_yoon

      Birthday: March 21, 2000

      Alma mater: Hanlim Arts School

      ASTRO's youngest member watches cat videos when he's stressed or when he can't sleep! SOOO CUTE. He graduated from Hanlim Arts School in February 2019 and decided not to take the college entrance exams at that time. Sanha has also ventured into acting by starring in the 2019 web drama Love Formula 11M. According to fan articles, Sanha's also "bossy"—in an adorable way—and is sometimes referred to as ASTRO's "evil maknae!" He is the tallest member of the group. 

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        ASTRO has released multiple extended plays (also known as mini-albums) and an album called All Light, which came out in January 2019. Their first-ever music video was for their debut single "Hide And Seek." Watch it below:  

        The boys have also dedicated several songs to AROHAs, including "One & Only" and "You & Me." The MV for the latter is even filmed as if they're talking to their fans directly! 

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        The group released their seventh mini-album, Gateway, in March 2020. Fans were also gifted with a music video for the title track "Knock." The group's *transformation* from bb boys in school outfits to edgy "sexy gods" is super apparent! For more of their videos, you can visit ASTRO's official YouTube channel.  

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