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I.M Profile

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Starship Entertainment

NameI.M | 아이엠
Full NameIm Changkyun | 임창균 | 任創均
BornJanuary 26, 1996
HometownGwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Korea
Height177cm | 5′-10″
Blood TypeO
FamilyMother, Father, Older Brother
EducationKyung Hee Cyber University
Cheomdan High School → GED
Bia Middle School → Middle School Equivalency Exam
Jungam Elementary School
Years Active2015 – present
PositionLead Rapper
LabelStarship Entertainment


2021 1st Digital EP DUALITY

I.M Facts

  • He auditioned for Starship Entertainment when he was in 12th grade.
  • He joined the survival show NO.MERCY during the debut mission (EP08) and was selected as a member of MONSTA X.
  • I.M is a former Special K Entertainment trainee. He was a part of the final lineup for Nu’Bility, but the debut was cancelled.
  • Signature Phrase: ” I AM WHAT I.M “
  • He lived in Israel for four years until he was 5 years old because of his dad’s job.
  • He lived in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts because his dad worked at Harvard University as a research fellow.
  • His English name is Daniel (Danny) Im.
  • He is left-handed.
  • He cannot eat beans.
  • If I.M had not made it as a MONSTA X member, he would have become a rapper.
  • He used to work part-time in a Vietnamese restaurant.
  • He speaks Korean and English, and he is trying to learn Japanese.
  • I.M applied to science high school, but he got rejected because he failed his interview.


  • Mother
  • Father
    Name: Im Sinhyeog | 임신혁
    Born: March 1
    Education: Ph.D in Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
    He is a professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH).
  • Older Brother