Astro

아스트로

Astro( Hangul : 아스트로) (stylized asASTRO) is a South Korean boy band formed by Fantagio . The group is composed of six members: MJ, JinJin, Eunwoo, Moonbin, Rocky, and Sanha. They debuted on February 23, 2016 with the song Hide & Seekoff of their debut mini albumSpring Up,which peaked at #6 on theBillboardWorld Albums Chart in the United States,as well as #4 on Gaon Music Chart .On December 21, 2016 Billboard named Astro one of the best new K-Pop groups of 2016.

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 Astro's History

2015: Pre-Debutedit

, in August 2015.The members starred as themselves along with Kim Sae-ron , 5urprise member Seo Kang-joon , and Hello Venus .

, which was aired on MBC Every1 at 7PM KST.

2016: Debut withSpring Up,Summer Vibes, andAutumn Storyedit

Aroha also means "love" in Māori .Within a week of its release,Spring Uphad landed at #6 on theBillboardWorld Albums Chart in the United States,as well as #4 on Gaon Music Chart .On February 25, the group released the music video for "Cat's Eye", containing images from their webseriesTo Be Continued.In March of the same year, the group was the only Korean act invited to the LeTV Entertainment Awards in China.

It landed at #6 on theBillboardWorld Albums Chart, the highest-charting k-pop album for that week, and "Breathless" landed at #21 on theBillboardWorld Digital Songs Chart .

, that was released on November 10, 2016 along with the music video for their title track "Confession".

2017: The 1st Astro Aroha Festival, and special albumWinter Dreamedit

andAutumn Story .Astro did not promote this album on music shows as it is a special album dedicated to their fans. The album was released one day before Astro's 1st anniversary and four days before their fanmeeting "The 1st Astro Aroha Festival".

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 Astro's Members

  • MJ( Hangul : 엠제이), bornKim Myung-jun( Hangul : 김명준, Hanja : 金明俊) on(1994-03-05)March 5, 1994(age 23)in Nowon District , South Korea .
  • JinJin( Hangul : 진진), bornPark Jin-woo( Hangul : 박진우, Hanja : 朴真祐) on(1996-03-15)March 15, 1996(age 21)in Nowon District , South Korea .
  • Cha Eunwoo( Hangul : 차은우, Hanja : 車銀優), bornLee Dong-min( Hangul : 이동민, Hanja: 李瞳旼) on(1997-03-30)March 30, 1997(age 20)in Gunpo , South Korea .
  • Moon Bin( Hangul :문빈, Hanja : 文彬), born on(1998-01-26)January 26, 1998(age 19)in Cheongju , South Korea .
  • Rocky( Hangul : 라키), bornPark Min-hyuk( Hangul : 박민혁, Hanja : 朴敏赫) on(1999-02-25)February 25, 1999(age 18)in Jinju , South Korea .
  • Yoon Sanha( Hangul : 윤산하, Hanja : 尹產賀), born on(2000-03-21)March 21, 2000(age 17)in Seoul , South Korea .

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 Astro's Discography

Extended plays

TitleDetailsPeak chart positionsSales
JPN
Spring Up 4 6 6
Summer Vibes
  • Released: July 1, 2016
  • Label: Fantagio Music, Interpark INT
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 8 6
Autumn Story
  • Released: November 10, 2016
  • Label: Fantagio Music, Interpark INT
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 3 15
Winter Dream
  • Released: February 22, 2017
  • Label: Fantagio Music, Interpark INT
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 5 67

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart

positions

SalesAlbum
KOR
"Hide & Seek"2016 Spring Up
"Cat's Eye"
"Breathless" 323 21 Summer Vibes
"Confession" Autumn Story
"Again" 2017 Winter Dream
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Astro's Filmography

Dramas

YearNetworkTitleMember(s)RoleNote(s)
2009 KBS2 Boys Over Flowers Moonbin young So Yi-jung
2014 VTV3 Forever Young Moonbin & Rocky Cameo on Episode 20. Moon Bin as Junsu's Group Member and Rocky as Dance Trainer/Choreographer
2015NaverTVCast To Be Continued All Web Drama
2016 My Romantic Some Recipe Cha Eunwoo Cha Eunwoo Web Drama, all members appear as cameo on ep. 6
2017 KBS2 The Best Hit Cha Eunwoo MJ Supporting role

Films

YearTitleMember(s)RoleNote(s)
2014 My Brilliant Life Eunwoo Healthy Ah-ruem Guest Role

Music videos

YearTitleLength
2016
"Hide & Seek" (숨바꼭질)
4:40
"Cat's Eye" (장화 신은 고양이)
3:00
"Breathless" (숨가빠)
3:34
"Confession" (고백)
4:03
2017
"YOU & ME (Thanks AROHA)"
3:31

Music video appearances

YearMemberSong TitleArtist
2006
Moonbin
"Balloons"
TVXQ
2017
Eunwoo
"Mysterious"
Hello Venus

Reality Show

YearNetworkTitleMember(s)Note(s)
2011 tvN Korea's Got Talent Rocky Contestant
2016MBC Music Astro OK! ReadyAll
Astro Project A.S.I.A

Variety Show

YearNetworkTitleMember(s)Notes
2016 KBS1 The Golden Bell Challenge (도전! 골든벨)All Ep. 800
Arirang After School Club
KBS2 1vs100 Ep. 426
Emergency Escape No. 1 Eunwoo Ep. 524-527
Piki Fan Heart Attack Idol TV All
Mnet Show Me The Money 5 Cameo
SBS Law of the Jungle Ep. 220–224
MBC Every1 Weekly IdolAll Ep. 256 withKNKand4TEN
Arirang After School Club Ep. 219
MBC Show! Music Core Eunwoo Special MC
SBS MTV The Show Eunwoo, Sanha Special MC
Mnet Hit The Stage Rocky Episode 5-6
MBC Replies that Makes Us Flutter Eunwoo, Moonbin withTwice's Dahyun
ISAC All with several idol groups
KBS2 Boom ShakalakaEunwoo Guest
MBC King of Masked Singer Guest Panelist
We Got Married (Season 4) All Chuseok 2016 special
Show! Music Core Eunwoo MC October 1-Present
tVN TainerMJ Special Guest
MBC We Got Married (Season 4) Guest Panelist
KBS2 Eunwoo Episode 299

Guest

Episode 469

Guest

tVN Problematic Men Episode 86

Guest

Arirang After School Club All Ep. 240
Arirang Pops in Seoul All Ep. 3203, 3215
MBC Every1 Weekly Idol All Ep. 279
KBS World Idol Battle LikesEunwoo Guest MC withSomi, Episode 3
KBS2 Ep. 8

Guest

OnStyle Eunwoo, Moonbin Episode 3

Guest

Mnet M Countdown Moonbin

Ep. 503

KBS All Ep. 282
Mnet Mixtape MJ, Jin Jin, Eunwoo Episode 4

Guests

2017 MBC Every1 Hitmaker MJ, Jin Jin, Moonbin Episode 4

Guests

Chosun Broadcasting Company All Episode 7
JTBC2 Song Ji Hyo's Beauty View Eunwoo, Moonbin Episode 1

Guest

MBC Every1 Weekly IdolMJ Ep. 291 "Masked Idol: Your Name Is" Corner

withMonsta X's Shownu,KNK's Seungjun,SF9's Dawon

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 Astro's Awards and nominations

Gaon Chart K-Pop Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2017 Rookie of the Year AstroNominated

Korean Culture Entertainment Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 K-pop Singer Award AstroWon

Golden Disk Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2017 Best New ArtistAstroNominated
Popularity AwardNominated

Seoul Music Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2017 Best New ArtistAstroNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
Hallyu Special AwardWon

8th Philippine K-Pop Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 Male Rookie of the Year AstroWon

Melon Music Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 Best New Artist AstroNominated

Mnet Asian Music Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 Best New Male ArtistAstroNominated
HotelsCombined Artist of the YearNominated

Asia Artist Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 Astro16th

SBS Power FM Cultwo Show Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 AstroWon

Simply K-Pop Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 Best Rising Star Group Of 2016 AstroNominated

MBC Entertainment Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2016 Cha EunwooNominated

International K-Music Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2017 Best Choreography Hide & SeekNominated
Best Japako Discovery Astro

Dahsyat Awardsedit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2017 Best Guest Star AstroWon

Naver V Live Top 10edit

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2017 AstroWon

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 Astro's References

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