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Let’s get to know INFINITE’s eternal sunshine, Jang Dongwoo!

To celebrate his birthday today, let’s get to know more INFINITE’s main-rapper, Jang Dongwoo!

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Prior to his debut

Jang Dongwoo was born in Guri, Gyeonggi-do, on November 22, 1990.

For years, he was taught by JYP Entertainment. He was a classmate of EXO’s Xiumin in High School.

Prior to joining INFINITE, he and Hoya worked as backup dancers for Epik High’s Run, a music promotion show.

INFINITE debut

Dongwoo made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy band INFINITE on June 9, 2010, taking the position of the main-rapper in the group.

Image Source: INFINITE Official Twitter (@Official_IFNT)

INFINITE H

Infinite H was created in September 2012 by Dongwoo and Infinite member Hoya, and their debut extended play, Fly High, was released in early 2013. The sub-unit has a distinct musical direction and stylistic idea than Infinite, focusing on each member’s ability to rap and perform.

Image Source: INFINITE Official Twitter (@Official_IFNT)

Dongwoo and Hoya appeared in Tasty’s ‘Mamama’ music video in August 2013. The two collaborated on the song’s lyrics.

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Solo activities

In the musical ‘In The Heights’, Dongwoo made his debut as a musical actor. Along with Yang Donggeun, Jung Wonyoung, and Shinee’s Key, Dongwoo portrays the main character ‘Usnavi’.

Image Source: SM C&C

SM C&C, a division of S.M. Entertainment, produced the musical. The show was place in ‘Blue Square’ from September 4 to November 22. And in 2015, he was featured in Ami’s tune Sick to the Bone alongside B1A4’s Baro.

In October 2016, he released ‘Embedded in Mind’, his first self-produced single featuring Yoon Soyoon’s vocals. The song was written for the webcomic Lookism.

Military enlistment

Dongwoo enlisted for his mandatory military service, serving as an active-duty soldier, on April 15, 2019, and completed his military service on November 15, 2020.

Image Source: INFINITE Official Twitter (@Official_IFNT)

New beginning

He departed from Woollim Entertainment after his contract expired last March 31, 2021.

On October 1, 2021, Dongwoo signed an exclusive contract with Big Boss Entertainment.

Image Source: INFINITE Official Twitter (@Official_IFNT)

Thank you for constantly sending us such good vibes. INSPIRITs are looking forward to see you on stage again soon!

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