Hi-Fi Un!corn Members Profile and Facts:
Hi-Fi Un!corn (하이파이유니콘) is an South Korean-Japanese male band team who won the joint SBS Medianet, TBS and FNC Entertainment audition program “THE IDOL BAND: BOY’S BATTLE”. The group was formed by CNBLUE on February 7, 2023 during Episode 9, and was named 항공모함 (“Aircraft Carrier”) during the semi-finals. They made their debut on June 26, 2023 with a single under FNC Entertainment. The members are HYUNYUL, KIYOON, TAEMIN, SHUTO, and MIN.
Stage Name: KIYOON (기윤 / ギユン)
Birth Name: Son Kiyoon (손기윤 / ソン ギユン)
Position: Leader, Bassist
Birthday: March 24, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type: ESFP/ISFP
Member Color: Green
– His performance during the producer audition was “About Damn Time” by Lizzo.
– During his producer audition he introduced himself as Son Kiyoon who dreams to become the second Lee Jungshin. He said he started playing the bass after watching “I’m a Loner” by CNBLUE and got interested at the way Jungshin does slap bass. At first, he just bought the same bass as him, a Fender bass in 3-tone sunburst color, without knowing how to play but then started learning and enjoying it which started his journey in music.
– He also went to the same school as Jungshin.
– He’s a real Boice, CNBLUE fan, and collects the band’s albums.
– CNBLUE picked him during the producer audition.
– His bass guitar during his producer audition was the Sire Marcus Miller P5 bass guitar in Dakota Red.
– He used CNBLUE Jungshin’s Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Classic bass guitar during the first round and semi-finals. During the finals he used Jungshin’s Fender ‘60s Jazz Bass in sunburst and Moollon J Classic bass guitar in gold sparkle in Radio + Between Us and DoReMiFaSal performances, respectively.
– His hobbies are creating flower arrangements, playing contrabass instruments and studying Japanese.
– He likes flowers, spring time and his dog Leo and dislikes alcohol, cigarettes, coffee and spicy food.
– His one phrase is “Here to steal everyone’s heart. First place is mine!”
– He completed his military enlistment prior to the competition and was in the military band unit. He was a member of the unit at the same time as Teen Top’s Ricky and BTOB’s Yook Sungjae.
Stage Name: HYUNYUL (현율 / ヒョンユル)
Birth Name: Kim Hyunyul (김현율 / キム ヒョンユル)
Birthday: January 15, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Blood Type: –
MBTI Type: ENFP
YouTube: 현율 String Night
– He is the youngest in his family consisting of his mother, father, sister and brother.
– His performance during the producer audition was “Believer” by Imagine Dragons. He played both the acoustic and electric guitar so that his performance would stand out.
– During his producer audition he introduced himself as Kim Hyunyul who is good at everything except for what he has never done before. He is good at surfing, bowling, cycling, table tennis, volleyball, foot volleyball, drawing, and swimming. When asked what he is best at after guitar playing, he answered drawing. He also practices doing latte art and thinks it is fun especially during the winter time.
– When the show producers asked who he thinks is the most handsome one among the contestants, he said he thinks he is in the top 5.
– N.Flying, KEYTALK and F.T. Island picked him during the producer audition, but he chose to go to N.Flying team.
– His guitars during his producer audition were a Taylor Big Baby Taylor electric (BBTe) acoustic guitar and a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar.
– He used CNBLUE Yonghwa’s guitars during the semi-finals and finals: custom Fender Telecaster electric guitar during Dry Flower and DoReMiFaSol performances, and PRS SE 24 electric guitar in Blue Matteo during the Radio + Between Us performance.
– His hobby is watching movie reviews.
– In Hyunyul’s profile states that he likes songs and dislikes inhumane behavior.
– His one phrase is “I will always do my best in the present.”
– He completed his military enlistment prior to the competition.
Stage Name: TAEMIN (태민 / テミン)
Birth Name: Um Taemin (엄태민 / オム テミン)
Birthday: July 14, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Blood Type: –
Nationality: South Korean
MBTI Type: ENFJ
– He is the youngest in his family consisting of his mother, father, and brother.
– He’s fluent in English since he studied in America.
– His performance during the producer audition was “Youth” by Troye Sivan. He chose the song since it’s his favorite singer’s song and fits the program’s strength of having themes about youth and being young.
– During his producer audition, he introduced himself as an insider vocal from America, since he was part of the school choir, soccer team and acted in music productions.
– He can play the acoustic guitar, keyboard, and cello.
– Both Kankaku Piero and F.T. Island picked him during the producer audition, but he chose to go to F.T. Island team.
– CNBLUE’s Yonghwa said he sees himself in Taemin and that he has his DNA.
– His guitar during his producer audition was the Crafter Flame Maple Noble series acoustic guitar in Purple.
– He used Yonghwa’s PRS private stock acoustic guitar and custom blue mic during the semi-finals and finals.
– His hobbies are learning languages and reading.
– He likes pop music, exercising and horror movies, and dislikes mint chocolate.
– His one phrase is “Tone that will immediately make you smile!“
Stage Name: SHUTO (しゅうと / 슈토)
Birth Name: Fukushima Shuto (ふくしま しゅうと / 후쿠시마 슈토)
Birthday: August 14, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: ESTP
– He is from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
– He managed to reach the semifinals of a high school flower boy contest in Japan.
– His performance during the producer audition was “366 Days” by Shimizu Shota ft. HY. It was also the first song he performed in front of people during his first year of high school, he explained that the song was a turning point that made him decide that this is what he wanted to do.
– When asked why he wasn’t already in a famous company as a trainee, he answered that he liked singing as a child but had a hard time when his voice started to change. During that time, he listened to a lot of songs that gave him strength and made him realize that he really liked singing again.
– When he saw the video for “Love Poem” by IU, he aspired to sing like that too and wanted to go to South Korea to learn more which is why he decided to join the program.
– Both CNBLUE and N.Flying picked him during the producer audition, but he chose to go to CNBLUE team.
– He used CNBLUE Yonghwa’s custom gold mic during the semi-finals and finals.
– His hobbies are collecting perfume, calligraphy and watching dramas.
– He likes sushi, sashimi, and beef tongue.
– His one phrase is “I’ll make people laugh!“
Stage Name: MIN (민 / ミン)
Birth Name: Heo Min (허민 / ホ ミン)
Position: Drummer, Maknae
Birthday: September 8, 2005
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Blood Type: –
MBTI Type: ENFP
– His performance during the producer audition was “Boy” by Charlie Puth.
– During his producer audition he introduced himself as 18 year old “born-to-be drummer” Heo Min. He started copying his father and playing when he was 5 years old, but only officially started playing the drums during his second year of middle school.
– When asked why he introduced himself that way, he explained that his father has been playing the drums since high school and now runs a drum academy. Due to his father’s influence, he’s been exposed to music even when his mother was still carrying him in the womb. He also picked the drumsticks during his first birthday party, a Korean tradition where a baby chooses an item that could potentially be their future profession.
– CNBLUE’s Yonghwa said that Heo Min reminds him of fellow member Kang Minhyuk during their early debut days.
– He and Minhyuk also have a similar background of having fathers who are drum teachers and learning from them.
– He likes N.Flying’s drummer Kim Jaehyun because of his facial expressions and energy, and vocalist Yoo Hweseung because his vocals make songs sound catchy.
– CNBLUE, KEYTALK and N.Flying picked him during the producer audition, but he chose to go to CNBLUE team. Despite saying he likes N.Flying members, he decided on CNBLUE when they picked him since the first promotion performance he did at his father’s academy was a CNBLUE song.
– His hobby is playing soccer.
– He likes soccer and dislikes cucumber.
– His one phrase is “I’ll do my best as I prepared hard! Please look forward to it!“
For reference on MBTI types:
E = Extroverted, I = Introverted
N = Intuitive, S = Observant
T = Thinking, F = Feeling
P = Perceiving, J = Judging
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