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6 Things You Need To Know About GHOST9: Maroo Entertainment’s 9-Member Boy Group

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Meet the newest rookies that will take the K-Pop industry by storm, GHOST9!

Each year, the Korean entertainment industry prepares itself for the fresh influx of debuts and new faces aiming to become The Next Big Thing. Some newcomers attempt to bring something fresh and charming as a match among the pool of generic and static releases.

However, this group that we will be introducing stays away from the usual. Instead of deviating from the spectrum of cute concepts that were used by starter groups in the past, we are now able to see through them that K-pop is evolving through years.

Hailing from the home of one of K-pop’s sought-after star, Park Ji Hoon, Maroo Entertainment has finally introduced their next gem, GHOST9! Let’s get to know them more, shall we?


1. GHOST9

Launched by the Maroo Entertainment, GHOST9 consists of nine young multi-talented members, who were mostly introduced in reality survival shows Produce X 101 and MIXNINE. Prior to debut, they were dubbed as Marookies. Three among them has made their pre-debut under the unit group called TEEN TEEN. While one member participated in producing Park Ji Hoon’s album.

2. Multi-talented Members

Lee Jin Woo

Position: Vocal

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: September 13, 2004

Appearance: 178 cm / 5’8″ | 61 kg / 134 lbs.

Interests: Listening music, watching dance videos

Specialty: Volleyball

-2019 Mnet’s Produce X 101

-2019 TEEN TEEN [VERY, ON TOP] Album

Lee Kang Sung

Position: Rap

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: August 8, 2002

Appearance: 175cm / 5’7″ | 53 kg / 116 lbs.

Interests: Basketball, Walking, Fashion

Specialty: Rap

Lee Shin

Position: Vocal

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: March 18, 2000

Appearance: 180cm / 5’9″ | 59 kg / 130 lbs.

Interests: Watching movies, searching for songs/dance, and listening/viewing

Specialty: Dance, baseball, skateboard, Rubik’s Cube

-2019 Park Ji Hoon [L.O.V.E] Dancer

Lee Taeseung

Position: Vocal

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: December 19, 2003

Appearance: 186cm / 6’1″ | 63 kg / 138 lbs.

Interests: Game, growing reptiles

Specialty: Match the reptile type

-2019 Mnet’s Produce X 101

-2019 TEEN TEEN [VERY, ON TOP] Album

Hwang Dong Jun

Position: Vocal & Rap

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: September 7, 1999

Appearance: 180cm / 5’9″ | 59 kg / 130 lbs.

Interests: watching movies/game videos

Specialty: MIDI, composing, songwriting, rap

-2017 jTBC’s MIXNINE 

-2017 $ept Rabbit [All I Need Is You] single album

-Composing/writing albums for TEEN TEEN, B.O.Y, and Park Ji Hoon

Son Jun Hyung

Position: Vocal

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: October 21, 2000

Appearance: 178cm / 5’8″ | 69 kg / 152 lbs.

Interests: Exercise, walk, gourmet tour

Specialty: Dancing, singing

2017 jTBC’s MIXNINE 

-2019 Park Ji Hoon [L.O.V.E] Dancer

Lee Woo Jin

Position: Rap

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: April 7, 2003

Appearance: 178cm / 5’8″ | 66 kg / 145 lbs.

Interests: Watching & analyzing soccer, watching movies, reading book,

Specialty: Billiards, guessing soccer team

-2019 Mnet’s Produce X 101

-2019 TEEN TEEN [VERY, ON TOP] Album

Choi Jun Seong

Position: Rap

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: September 29, 2002

Appearance: 172cm / 5’6″ | 58 kg / 128 lbs.

Interests: Watching animation & TV show, collecting figures

Specialty: Soccer, Japanese, piano, singing

-2019 Mnet’s Produce X 101

Prince

Position: Vocal

Nationality: Republic of Korea

Birthdate: January 10, 2003

Appearance: 178cm / 5’8″ | 64 kg / 141 lbs.

Interests: Painting, playing with dog, having sweets

Specialty: Piano, four languages (Thai, English, Chinese, Korean)

3. Flawless Choreography Videos

Prior to debut, the boys were already busy showcasing their dancing flair in choreography videos that were uploaded on YouTube.

Featuring songs that are in different genre; from electronic dance music to hip hop raps, GHOST9 shows once and for all that dancing is their main locus. They prove that they are not just another group with bunch of pretty faces, but a covey of multi-faceted talents who can nail even the most arduous dancing routines regardless of its genre.

4. The adorable soulmates of GHOST9, GLEEZ!

The nine ghosts that you can see below are called GLEEZ, in short for Ghosts Living in an Empty Earth and Z, which means friends who are living in an empty Earth.

Inspired from the famous animated show Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, these nine adorable and quirky characters grew up with the boys on Earth. Like soul mates, they are the spiritual supports of the members.

The whole concept is a mixture of live and 3D figures that are simple yet immersive. Each of them has a distinct personality with independent stories to tell.

From Left to Right: Watermelon, Na mon, Q-Bus, Mi-ho, Nobyl, Nikola. T, POL, Pan, Pic

5. The visionary debut album “PRE EPISODE 1: DOOR”

GHOST9’s first EP titled PRE EPISODE 1: DOOR, is a prologue introducing the unique universe the group has disclosed. It marks as the beginning of a remarkable world that unfolds right before their eyes.

6. Powerful Debut Song “Think of Dawn”

“Think of Dawn” is a pop dance track carrying the hip-hop and dubstep genre which highlights the members’ dreamy vocals and powerful raps. Brimming with strong beats from bass and drum, this powerful rookie anthem is crafted with militant sounds and intense synths.


PR Source | Photos: Maroo Entertainment