Moon Bin (1998-2023), commonly spelt Moonbin, was a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor, born on January 26, 1998, in Cheongju, South Korea. He is widely known as a member of the K-pop boy group ASTRO, where he serves as a lead vocalist and main dancer.
Moon Bin started his career as a child actor and appeared in various dramas and commercials. In 2012, he was cast in the KBS drama “The Strongest K-POP Survival” and gained popularity for his acting skills. He also appeared in the drama “Boys Over Flowers” and made his film debut in the movie “The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning.”
In 2015, Moon Bin was introduced as a trainee under Fantagio Entertainment and underwent a rigorous training process for two years before debuting with ASTRO in 2016. The group made their debut with the mini-album “Spring Up” and gained a massive following with their refreshing and upbeat music.
Moon Bin quickly gained recognition for his excellent dancing skills and stage presence, and his performances have earned him a reputation as one of the best dancers in K-pop. He has also contributed to songwriting and has written and composed several tracks for ASTRO’s albums, including “By Your Side” and “Dream Night.”
Aside from his work with ASTRO, Moon Bin was also been active in the entertainment industry as an actor. He appeared in the web drama “Best Chicken” and the TV drama “Moment at Eighteen” and showcased his acting range and versatility.
Moon Bin’s talent and hard work have earned him numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Best New Actor award at the 2019 Asia Model Awards and the Popular Star award at the 2020 Korean Drama Awards. He captivated audiences with his music and acting, and he established himself as a multi-talented artist in the K-pop industry.
Moonbin has a younger sister named Suah. Moonbin has mentioned his family in interviews, expressing his gratitude and love for them.
Moonbin enjoyed watching movies and TV shows, playing games, and reading books. He also had an interest in fashion and enjoys experimenting with different styles. As for his favorite foods, Moonbin mentioned that he likes Korean cuisine, including samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) and jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles). He also expressed his love for coffee and often shared photos of coffee on his social media accounts.
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Moon Bin is a member of two bands, ASTRO and an off-shoot named Moon Bin and Sanha.
ASTRO is a six-member group formed by Fantagio Entertainment. The group debuted in 2016 and consisted of MJ, JinJin, Cha Eunwoo, Moon Bin, Rocky, and San-ha.
Moon Bin, born on January 26, 1998, is one of the more prominent dancers and lead vocalists of ASTRO. He has showcased his talents in music and acting, appearing in several Korean dramas.
Moon Bin and Sanha
Debuting in late 2020, Moon Bin and fellow ASTRA member San-ha released a track named In-Out. The Moon Bin and Sanha band did not contain other members from the ASTRA group.
In total, there were four singles released under the band Moon Bin and Sanha. Three extended play songs reached the top 5 of the Korean charts: In-Out, Refuge, and Incense.
Moon Bin has appeared in several television shows throughout his career. Here are some notable TV shows that Moon Bin has been a part of:
“To Be Continued” (2015): Moon Bin made his acting debut in this web drama. He played the role of MJ, a member of a fictional idol group called ASTRO.
“Entourage” (2016): Moon Bin had a cameo appearance in this Korean drama series, where he played himself.
“My Romantic Some Recipe” (2016): Moon Bin appeared as a guest on this reality TV show, where celebrities cook and share recipes.
“Astro OK Ready!” (2016-2017): Moon Bin co-hosted this music variety show with fellow ASTRO member MJ. The show featured various segments, including performances, games, and interviews with other K-pop artists.
“Astro Project: Episode 1” (2017): Moon Bin appeared in this reality show alongside his ASTRO bandmates. The show documented their journey as they prepared for their comeback and showcased behind-the-scenes footage of their album production.
“Lipstick Prince” (2017): Moon Bin appeared on this beauty-themed variety show. Male idol guests learned about makeup and beauty techniques from professional makeup artists.
“The Mermaid Prince” (2018): Moon Bin starred as the male lead in this web drama. He portrayed a mermaid prince who comes to the human world.
“Idol Room” (2018): Moon Bin appeared as a guest on this popular Korean variety show, focusing on idol groups and their activities.
“Master in the House” (2018): Moon Bin appeared as a guest on this variety show, where cast members visit masters in various fields to learn from them.
“Battle Trip” (2019): Moon Bin and his ASTRO bandmate MJ appeared as guests on this travel variety show. They shared their travel experiences and explored different destinations.
“Law of the Jungle” (2019): Moon Bin joined this popular reality show’s cast, featuring celebrities surviving in remote locations. He appeared in the New Zealand season.
On April 19, 2023, Moon Bin’s manager attended his home in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, at around 8.10pm local time Wednesday. Moon Bin was found unresponsive and soon declared dead. Preliminary reports by police state that he died by suicide however the official cause is yet to be determined.
As a member of ASTRO, Moonbin has released a variety of songs in different genres. Some of their most popular songs include “All Night,” “Crazy Sexy Cool,” “Baby,” “Blue Flame,” “Knock,” “One,” “After Midnight,” “Breathless,” “Go & Stop,” “Butterfly,” “Fireworks,” “When You Call My Name,” “Somebody Like,” and “We Still.”
Moonbin has also contributed to songwriting for ASTRO’s albums, including “By Your Side,” “Dream Night,” and “When You Call My Name.”