Moonbin & Sanha

Moonbin & Sanha (Korean문빈 & 산하) is the first official sub-unit of South Korean boy band Astro. Formed by Fantagio in 2020, the group is composed of two Astro members: Moon Bin & Yoon San-ha. Their debut extended play, In-Out was released on September 14, 2020.

Moonbin & Sanha
From left to right: Yoon San-ha, Moon Bin
From left to right: Yoon San-ha, Moon Bin
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active2020–present
LabelsFantagio
SpinoffsAstro
Members
Websitewww.fantagio.kr/musicians/문빈&산하

CareerEdit

Pre-debutEdit

On August 21, 2020, Fantagio Music released an image teaser with a logo and a date confirming that Moonbin and Sanha would form a sub-unit and release an EP in the next month.[1] Before debut, both Moonbin and Sanha have co-hosted the music show 'Show Champion' since March 2020 along with Verivery's Kangmin. In a press Q&A, Moonbin and Sanha stated that their chemistry while co-hosting inspired them to form a sub-unit.[2]

2020–present: Debut with In-Out and RefugeEdit

On September 14, 2020, Moonbin & Sanha officially debuted with the EP In-Out and its title track, "Bad Idea".[3] A week later, on September 22, they gained their first music show trophy with the single on SBS MTV The Show.[4] A week after its release, In-Out debuted at number 9 on the weekly overseas album chart of Oricon and at number 2 on the weekly album chart of Gaon.[5][6]

On February 11, 2022, Moonbin & Sanha released the pre-release single "Ghost Town", before the release of their second EP Refuge on March 15, featuring the title track "Who".[7][8]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[5]
JPN
[6]
In-Out
Track listing
  1. "Eyez On U"
  2. "Bad Idea"
  3. "Alone" (섬)
  4. "All I Wanna Do"
  5. "Dream Catcher"
2 9
Refuge
  • Released: March 15, 2022
  • Label: Fantagio
  • Formats: CD, music download, streaming
Track listing
  1. "Who"
  2. "Boo"
  3. "Dia"
  4. "Distance"
  5. "Ghost Town"
4 11

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[13]
"Bad Idea" 2020 191 In-Out
"Ghost Town" 2022 [A] Refuge
"Who" 29

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghost Town" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but appeared at number 73 on the component Download Chart.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kim, Seon-woo (August 22, 2020). "아스트로 첫 유닛 문빈&산하, 9월 앨범 발매 확정… 매력 시너지 예고" [Astro's first unit, Moonbin & Sanha, will release their album in September. The preview of charm synergy.]. Sports Seoul (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 10, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Kim, Yeon-ji. "[일문일답] 아스트로 문빈&산하, "첫 유닛 설렌다"" [[Question and Answer] ASTRO's Moonbin & Sanha, "I'm excited for the first unit"]. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2021-09-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Jeon, Hyo-jin (September 14, 2020). "[DA:신곡] 문빈&산하, 아스트로 첫 유닛 데뷔…절제 섹시 'Bad Idea'" [[DA:New Song] Moonbin & Sanha, ASTRO's first unit debut... Sexy temperance ‘Bad Idea’]. Sports Donga (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2021-09-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Jeon, Hyo-jin (September 23, 2020). "'더쇼' 문빈&산하, 유닛 첫 1위 "팬·아스트로에게 감사"" [‘The Show’ Moonbin & Sanha, Unit 1st Place “Thanks to Fans & Astro”]. Sports Donga (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2021-09-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Peak positions on Oricon Album Chart:
  7. ^ Lee, Min-ji (February 4, 2022). "아스트로 문빈&산하, 3월 컴백 확정 "11일 선공개 싱글 발매"(공식)" [ASTRO Moonbin & Sanha, March comeback confirmed “Pre-release single release on the 11th” (official)]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2022-02-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Lee, Deok-haeng (February 17, 2022). "아스트로 문빈&산하, 3월 15일 미니 2집 'REFUGE' 발매 확정" [ASTRO's Moonbin & Sanha to release their 2nd mini album 'REFUGE' on March 15th]. Star News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2022-02-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "2020년 09월 Album Chart" [Album Chart - September 2020]. Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved July 8, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Oricon cumulative sales for In-Out:
  11. ^ 2022년 03월 Album Chart [March 2022 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  12. ^ 週間 アルバムランキング 2022年04月11日付 [Oricon Weekly Album Ranking dated April 11, 2022] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on April 6, 2022. Retrieved April 6, 2022.
  13. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  14. ^ 2022년 07주차 Download Chart [Week 7 of 2022 Download Chart]. Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 17, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.