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K-Idol Birthdays: January

At last 2018 is here and with it are all the January birthdays! So here are just a few of the K-Idols who will be celebrating their birthday in January.

January 6 – JB (GOT7)

©jj project jb, 25.12.2017, jjproject.jype

©jj project jb, 25.12.2017, jjproject.jype

First up is GOT7’s leader JB, who will be turning 24 on the 6th of January!

JB had a big year in 2017, with GOT7 the singer raised money to help financially disadvantaged teenagers, released a Japanese single called My Swagger, participated in promotions for the groups seventh album 7 for 7 and went on the hit survival show Law of the Jungle in Cook Island!

We hope JB can rest with his members on his birthday.

January 12 – D.O. (EXO)

©EXO D.O The War , 25.12.2017,hqkpopphotos.blogspot

©EXO D.O The War , 25.12.2017, hqkpopphotos.blogspot

Next, turning 25 on January 12th, is EXO’s D.O. – who’s had quite the 2017 too! With EXO, D.O. participated in The War comeback, won the Guinness World Record for having won the ‘most Daesang awards at the Mnet Music Awards’, announced a third world tour and, most recently, appeared in the group’s edgy Electric Kiss and barista-esque Universe music videos!

Also ageing up in January is EXO’s Kai, who will be celebrating his 24th birthday just two days after D.O. – we hope they can both rest well together with their members.

January 15 – Hyungwon (MONSTA X)

©monsta-x-dramarama-4, 25.12.2017, soompi.com

©monsta-x-dramarama-4, 25.12.2017, soompi.com

Also turning 24 in January is MONSTA X’s Hyungwon, who has had quite the year with his group. In 2017 Monsta X launched their own variety show called Monsta X Ray, debuted in Japan, began their first world tour and released their first studio album called The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter.

Another member of MX will also be celebrating their birthday in January – I.M. will be turning 22 on the 26th!

January 16 – Jennie (BLACKPINK)

©Jennie-BLACKPINK, 25.12.2017, 5dwallpaper.com

©Jennie-BLACKPINK, 25.12.2017, 5dwallpaper.com

Two more K-Pop stars that will be turning 22 in January are BLACKPINK’s Jennie and Jisoo – who will celebrate their birthdays on the 3rd and the 16th!

Last year BLACKPINK debuted in Japan at a showcase event in Nippon Budokan in Tokyo and released a new track called As If It’s your Last (which we still haven’t been able to stop listening to!). We hope to see more of BLACKPINK this year and anticipate what they have in store for us.

January 16 – Lee Min Ki

©joon byung hee, 26.12.2017, photobucket.com

©joon byung hee, 26.12.2017, photobucket.com

Another Korean idol shares the January 16 birthday, and that’s none other than Lee Min Ki, who will be turning 32!

You may recognise Min Ki from the amazing 2017 drama Because This Is My First Life (이번 생은 처음이라), where he played the single and quiet character Nam Se-Hee alongside the lovely Jung So-Min.

But we, on the other hand, will always remember Min Ki for his performance in the 2012 drama Shut Up! Flower Boy Band (닥치고 꽃미남밴드) – where he played the rebellious, charming, guitar playing troublemaker Joon Byung-hee, who will forever have a small place in our hearts!

We adore Lee Min Ki in everything he does and can’t wait to see him in more dramas this year.

January 26 – Moonbin (ASTRO)

©moonbin, 25.12.2017, facebook.com

©moonbin, 25.12.2017, facebook.com

Lastly, ASTRO’s own heartwarming Moonbin will be turning 20 on the 26th of January! ASTRO has also had a very busy year – they released a fan-dedicated album called Winter Dream, held their first tour around Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka and released two EP’s entitled Dream Pt.01 and Dream Pt.02, which had two the two amazing title tracks Baby and, our personal favourite, Crazy, Sexy, Cool!

We hope all the members can use Moonbin’s birthday as an opportunity to reflect on the past year and rest well~!

Feature Image Source: ©EXO D.O The War teaser photos 3, 25.12.2017, hqkpopphotos.blogspot

Claudia Deborah (이보라)

Book-dealer by day—writer by night. Instant coffee, Thai food and trot (뽕짝) music get me through the day. "나 생명은 조금 심심하고 단순하지만 나 인생은 한 번이야. 그래서 저는 단순한 일상에 감사함을 느껴."

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