Lee Min-hyuk (rapper, born 1990)

Lee Min-hyuk (Korean이민혁; born November 29, 1990), commonly known as Minhyuk or Huta,[1] is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy group BtoB. He has appeared in multiple supporting roles in television series such as A New Leaf and Sweet, Savage Family.

Lee Min-hyuk
이민혁
Lee Min-hyuk at an fansign in November 2016 02.jpg
Lee Min-hyuk at a fansign in November 2016
Born (1990-11-29) November 29, 1990 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • actor
  • MC
Musical career
Also known asHuta[1]
GenresK-pop
Years active2012–present
LabelsCube
Associated acts
Websitebtobofficial.com
Signature
Lee Min-hyuk's Signature.png
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Min-hyeok
McCune–ReischauerYi Minhyŏk

BiographyEdit

Lee Minhyuk was born on November 29, 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Kwangsung High School and attended Dankook University, majored in Musical. He's been active as an underground music artist by the name Huta and was featured in Block B's Zico and Park Kyung's songs.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Lee enlisted as a conscripted police officer on February 7, 2019.[3] He was discharged on September 12, 2020.[4]

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

Lee, together with fellow members of BtoB, Seo Eunkwang, Lim Hyunsik, Jung Ilhoon, and former BtoB member Lee Minwoo (now ex C-Clown member T.K) acted in a JTBC sit-com as a member of the fictional boy group Invincible Chungdam No. 5, before officially debuting as BtoB.[5]

BtoBEdit

Lee made his debut as a member boy-group BtoB in 2012.[6][7] The group made their official debut on March 21, 2012 on M! Countdown.[8]

Solo activitiesEdit

In 2012, Lee was cast in a variety show, tvN's The Romantic & Idol 2. He also had multiple appearances since 2013 on Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2.[citation needed]

In 2014, he received supporting roles in the dramas A New Leaf and the idol special of Love & War 2.

In 2015, joined the cast of Sweet, Savage Family.[9] He also starred as a lead in the web-drama Nightmare Teacher.[10][11]

Lee featured as a rapper under the stage name Heota in Postmen's "I'm OK", released on July 14, 2015.[12]

Lee is also known for his athletics abilities, as he was crowned as the MVP of the 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships, where his group, Team B, won and Lee won three gold medals and one silver medal.[13]

Lee released the self-produced "Purple Rain" featuring Cheeze as part of BTOB's solo project series, Piece of BTOB on August 10, 2017.[14] Later in the year on December 6, Childlike (유치해도) produced by Lee was released.[citation needed]

In 2018, Lee made his solo debut in Japan with his first Japanese EP, Summer Diary, released on July 25 with a total of five tracks.[15]

In January 2019, Lee's solo Korean debut was announced with an all self-composed album, 'Hutazone'.[16] The album contains a total of eleven songs, including a Korean version of "All Day", "It Must Have Been A Dream" and "You Too? Me Too!", featuring Yook Sungjae and Jeon So-yeon, respectively.

He held his first solo concert, HUTAZONE: Two Night in February 2019 at the Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin District, Seoul.[17][18]

Lee is set to make his silver screen debut in the upcoming historical action film, The Swordsman, as Gyeom Sa-bok.[19][20]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions and sales
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[21]
JPN
[22]
JPN Hot
[23]
Korean
Hutazone
  • Released: January 15, 2019
  • Label: Cube Entertainment, Kakao M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Hutazone
  2. Ya
  3. You Too? Me Too! ft. Jeon So-yeon
  4. Pretend Like I Don't Care
  5. This Must Be a Dream duet Yook Sung-jae
  6. Falling Flowers
  7. Fallin'
  8. All Day (Korean ver.)
  9. Purple Rain ft Cheeze
  10. Tonight (With Melody)
  11. Waiting For You
3
Japanese
Summer Diary
Track listing
  1. Stay
  2. 夏の日記 (Summer Diary)
  3. All Day
  4. お月様へ (Dear Moon)
  5. About Time (Solo ver)

Note: Bolded Tracks are the title song of the album(s).

SongsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[25]
As lead artist
"Purple Rain" (with CHEEZE) 2017 51 N/A HUTAZONE
"YA" 2019 140
Collaborations
"Sorry (미안해)"
(with Eunkwang and Changsub)
2019 96 N/A Non-album single
As featured artist
"I'm OK" (Postmen feat. Heota) 2015 I'm OK
"2Limes" (Inoran feat. Minhyuk, Peniel, Ilhoon) N/A Beautiful Now
"It's You To The Bone" (Song Yuvin feat. Heota) 2016 Non-album single
"Incorrect Answer" (Kim Na-young feat. Minhyuk) 2018 80
Soundtrack appearances
"Past Days" (with Junhyung, Ha Yeon-soo, Changsub, Hyunsik, Sungjae) 2013 56 Monstar OST
"After Time Passes" (with Junhyung, Changsub, Hyunsik, Sungjae) 32
"First Love" (with Junhyung, Changsub, Hyunsik, Sungjae) 61
"No" (with Minah) 2015 N/A Sweet, Savage Family OST
"After the Show Ends" (with Changsub, Elkie) 2016 After the Show Ends OST
"For You" (with Changsub, Eunkwang, Ilhoon) Cinderella and Four Knights OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Production creditsEdit

Songs written and produced for other artistsEdit

Year Album Artist Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2018
Autumn Project Single
Kim Sang Gyun JBJ, Sohee Elris
"Childish (유치해도)" Yes Yes
2019
Special Digital Single
Eunkwang, Minhyuk and Changsub
"Sorry (미안해)" Yes Yes Yang Seungwook, Kkannu

FilmographyEdit

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes
2013 Reckless Family 2 MBC Himself
Fantastic Tower tvN Min-ho Episode 8, Part 1.
2014 Love and War 2: Her Choice KBS2 Hyun-woo Idol Special
A New Leaf MBC Lee Ji-hyeok
2015 Sweet, Savage Family Yoon Sung-min
2016 Nightmare Teacher Naver TV Cast Seo Sang-woo Web-drama
Oh My God Tip MBC MBig TV Himself With TWICE Nayeon
After the Show Ends tvN Ma Rok-hee [29]
2017 Unexpected Heroes Naver TV Cast Bae Joon-young Web-drama
2018 Dae Jang Geum Is Watching MBC Min-hyuk
Number Six POOQ (푹) Won Tak Web drama [30]

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Halfway (KitKat micro film) Yonu
2020 The Swordsman Gyeom Sa-bok

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2012 The Show SBS MTV MCs together with member Sungjae.
The Romantic & Idol Season 2 tvN He was paired with Jewelry's Yewon
2018 Law of the Jungle in Indian Ocean SBS Cast member [31]

ConcertEdit

  • HUTAZONE: Two Night (2 and 3 February 2019)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2019 Seoul Webfest 2019 Best Actor Number Six Nominated [32]

ReferencesEdit

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  30. ^ "[넘버식스] POOQ(푹) 오리지널 드라마, 넘버식스 대본리딩 현장 최초공개!". November 28, 2018.
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