There are 18 Monsta X albums available - 6 studio albums (including 2 English), 1 repackage and 11 extended plays. That includes the trilogy The Clan (Lost, Guilty and The Final Chapter EPs), and the full-length albums Take.1 and Take.2 released back to back. All of them were manufactured by Seoul Media, Inc., released by Starship Entertainment and distributed by Loen Entertainment (later as Kakao M). The only exception are the English full-length albums All About Luv and The Dreaming which were released and distributed by Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
The members of Monsta X including Jooheon, I.M, Wonho (who left the group in 2019), and Kihyun were very active in the creating process of their music. They produce and write many of their songs.
The KPop group debuted in 2015 with the EP titled Trespass.
Here's the list of all Monsta X albums in order.
The first extended play of Monsta X titled Trespass was released on May 14, 2015 and distributed by LOEN Entertainment. It consists of 7 songs including the title track of the same name as the album, No Exit, One Love, Honestly, Steal Your Heart, Blue Moon and Interstellar (performed by Hyungwon, Jooheon and I.M, featuring Yella Diamon). The lead single Trespass was produced by Lissie, Assbrass and Lee Ji-hoon. South Korean rapper and songwriter Mad Clown wrote the lyrics alongside Kim Yi-na. Honestly was narrated by Dasom - a then member of Sistar. The members - Jooheon, I.M, Kihyun and Wonho - took part in the creating process of all songs for the first of Monsta X albums except Trespass and Honestly.
The EP peaked at the 5th position on the Gaon Weekly Chart. It later became number 10 on the list of the most selling South Korean albums in May, and number 63 for the whole year.
The physical edition comes in a photobook form with a black cover. Inside you will get of course a CD disk with the music, attached to the back cover, and 1 random photo card added out of 7 variants (each showcase a single member).
The second of Monsta X albums titled Rush came out on September 7, 2015 under Starship Entertainment. For the second time Loen Entertainment was responsible for the distribution. It was manufactured by Seoul Media, Inc. This time on the CD we will find 6 songs - the title Rush, Hero, Perfect Girl, Amen, Gone Bad and Broken Heart. Rush was composed and arranged by Giriboy. Jooheon and I.M joined him to write the lyrics. The duo also helped with the lyrics for Hero, Perfect Girl, Gone Bad and Broken Heart.
Rush did better than its predecessor and reached number 3 and 6 on the Gaon Weekly and Monthly charts respectively. It was the 56th best-selling album of 2015.
Rush was later released on October 22, 2015 as a repackage album, and includes 1 additional track - Hero (Broadcasting Ver.).
This time the physical edition of Rush is available in 2 versions - Official (with a glossy silver cover) and Secret version (blue cover). Both are square and consist of a CD disk placed at the back side of the front cover, a very thick photobook full of pictures of the members of Monsta X, and 1 photo card randomly chosen out of 8 options. You will get either 1 group photo card or 1 of 7 individual member cards. The photobooks and photo cards are distinctive to the version you purchase.
The Clan Pt. 1 Lost is the third mini album of Monsta X that was released on May 18, 2016 by Starship. It was distributed Loen Entertainment. The EP is the first installment into the series of albums titled The Clan. It consists of 6 songs including Ex Girl, All In, Stuck, Sweetheart, Unfair Love and Because of U. The composition of the title All In was made by LeeSi, Stereo 14, ESBEE and Brother Su. Ex Girl was released before the album's premiere, on May 9, and features Wheein of Mamamoo. Jooheon and I.M were once again credited as the composers and lyricists of some of the songs. The music video for All In was directed by the award-winning South Korean director Dee Shin.
A special showcase was prepared to promote The Clan Pt. 1 Lost, and was held on May 18 at Yes24 Live Hall in Seoul. It was broadcasted through Monsta X's official account on V-Live.
The third of Monsta X albums repeated the success of Rush and peaked at the 3rd position on the Gaon chart. It became the 6th most purchased South Korean album of the month of May. It also managed to chart on Billboard's US World list (at number 5).
The extended play is available in 2 physical versions - Lost (with a big X on the cover) and Found version (with a cover featuring a photo of all members of Monsta X). Both versions include a CD disk, a photobook, and a photo card added randomly from a lot of 8 sheets (1 group and 7 single member sheets). All goods were unique in both versions.
100 random first press units included a special polaroid, while 300 units included a special card.
The second part of The Clan trilogy and the fourth extended play of Monsta X came out on October 4, 2016. Loen Entertainment distributed the EP. The Clan Pt. 2 Guilty consists of 6 new songs including Fighter, Be Quiet, Blind, Queen, White Love and Roller Coaster. Fighter - which was produced by Park Geuntae, Choi Jinseok and Martin Hoberg Hedegaard - was chosen as the lead single.
This Monsta X album also charted high on the Gaon Weekly Chart. By reaching number 2 it became at this time the biggest success of the group. It also reached number 3 on the Billboard's US World chart. The second installment of The Clan series was the 23rd best-seller of the year.
The physical edition is available in 2 versions - Innocent and Guilty versions. Both are of the same size and consist of a CD disk, a photobook, and a random photo card. The photo card was chosen randomly out of 8 variants (as you probably expect - 1 group and 7 individual member cards).
The first studio album of Monsta X and the final part of The Clan trilogy was released by Starship on March 21, 2017. The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter (also known as Beautiful) consists of 10 new songs including Ready or Not, Beautiful, Incomparable, Need U, Oi, Miss You, Calm Down, All I Do, 5:14 (Last Page) and I'll Be There. Beautiful was chosen as the lead single, for which a music video was released. The song was produced by GALACTIKA with some additional arrangements by Athena. Jooheon and I.M helped with writing the lyrics for the main track and other songs (often with Wonho). Jooheon was credited as the co-composer of Miss You (with Ye-Yo!), while Wonho was responsible for the composition of I'll Be There (alongside JJB).
This Monsta X album was later repackaged as Shine Forever and released - with 2 additional songs - on June 19, 2017.
The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter comes in 3 versions including Beautiful (purple cover), Brilliant (white cover), and Beside (blue cover) version. When all covers are put together (or the spines), the word "Beautiful" shows up. All three versions are packed in a sturdy box of a dimensions of 150 x 200 mm. Inside you will find a CD disk, a set of 30 postcards in a paper wrapper, with the photos of all members of Monsta X (150 x 200 mm), a 20 pages booklet with the lyrics (150 x 200 mm), 1 X-Clan oath paper chosen randomly out of 7 options, 2 sheets of stickers - logo and photo type (85 x 54 mm), 1 random standard photo card added from a lot of 8 sheets, and 1 random transparent photo card added out of 14 sheets (2 per member). If you wish to complete the whole collection of photo cards issued for this release, you will have to gather a total number of 66 sheets. All merchandise are the unique to the version you will be buying except the oath and stickers.
1 random poster (out of 2) was added for the pre-orders.
Shine Forever is the repackage of Monsta X's first full-length album The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter. It was released on June 19, 2017 by Starship Entertainment. Two new songs were added - the title track of the same title as the album and Gravity. Shine Forever was composed by Lish, STEREO14 and BiNTAGE. Jooheon and I.M wrote the lyrics for both songs.
The album topped the Gaon chart and managed to peak at number 10 on the US World chart. It later finished at the 4th position on the list of most sold albums of June.
The physical edition of this Monsta X album is available in 2 different versions - Shine Forever and The Complete X-Clan. The size of both is 230 x 260 mm and come with a different photobook of a dimensions of 186 x 235 mm. In Shine Forever version you will find an 88 pages photobook, while The Complete X-Clan has a photobook with 148 pages full of pictures. Each copy contains a CD disk and a folded poster featuring a photo of a random member of the group. Each version comes with the stickers - Shine Forever with 1 sheet sized 130 x 200 mm and 8 sheets sized 85 x 54 mm, while The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter with just the bigger sheet. A folded mini poster that measures 910 x 200 mm was included in the Shine Forever version. A random photo card is added to both versions (out of 8 variants).
All copies of the album come in a plastic wrapper with a special sticker on it. The CD disk of the Shine Forever comes in a separate envelope.
The Code is the fifth extended play of the group. It had its premiere on November 7th, 2017 and features 7 new songs including Dramarama (which serves as the title track), Now Or Never, In Time, From Zero, X, Tropical Night and Deja Vu. Dramarama was composed by Andreas Öberg and Drew Ryan Scott, with the arrangements from A-Dee and Stereo 14. Seo Ji-eum, Seo Jung-a, Jooheon and I.M wrote the lyrics. The two members of Monsta X - alongside Wohno - once again helped with the lyrics and some of the compositions on the album.
The Code topped the Gaon chart, reached number 2 on US World chart, and became number 4 most sold album in November, eventually reaching number 25 on the list of best-sellers of 2017. It was also acknowledged at the year-end Golden Disc Awards where it won Disc Bonsang award.
This Monsta X album comes in 2 physical versions - Protocol Terminal and De:Code versions. Both consists of a random CD disk (out of 7 variants), a 64 pages photobook (146 x 193 mm), a personal booklet with 20 pages devoted to one of the members (148 x 193 mm), and 2 photo cards randomly chosen out of 28 options (including 1 group, 7 individual member and 20 unit photo cards). All merchandise are unique in both versions.
The mini album came with some pre-order benefits. If you bought your copy earlier you could get a special scene photo (randomly added from a lot of 20 variants) of a size of 88 x 107 mm, a random special poster (7 options), and 1 sticker (2 options).
The Connect: Dejavu is the sixth extended play of the group and was released on March 26, 2018. This Monsta X album consists of 7 songs - Jealousy (which was chosen as the main single), Destroyer, Fallin', Crazy In Love, Lost In The Dream, If Only and Special. Jealousy was composed by the trio Harry Somerdahl, Shane Simmons and Hayden Bell with the additional arrangements by Stereo 14. A large part of the writing and some of the composing has been done by the members themselves (Jooheon, I.M and Wonho).
Dejavu peaked at number 2 on three different charts - South Korean Gaon Weekly, American Billboard's US World and New Zealand Heatseeker. It also charted on Japanese Oricon chart (on the position number 23). The album ended as the 5th best-selling release of March.
The EP comes - unlike any other of Monsta X albums - in 4 different versions - I, II, III and IV. The covers of all four versions are like a jigsaw puzzle, after combining all of them they create an image of the logo of Monsta X. Each of them are square in shape and measures 180 x 180 mm. Inside you will find a CD disk, an 84 pages photobook of a size of 170 x 170 mm, a folded mini poster featuring the members, 1 solo photo card (randomly chosen out of 7 variants), and 1 group photo card (out of 4 variants). The photo cards are of the same size - 62 x 88 mm.
A selection of merchandise was added to all pre-orders. You could get 3 additional random photo cards - 1 unit sheet (30 variants), 1 solo sheet (out of 7), and 1 special sheet of a different dimensions (120 x 166 mm) - and 1 poster added randomly out of 4 sheets (620 x 450 mm).
The second full-length album of Monsta X came out on October 22, 2018 under Starship Entertainment. Loen Entertainment once again was responsible for the distribution. The group has released their two studio albums Take.1 Are You There and Take.2 We Are Here back to back. On the CD you will find 10 new tracks including the intro Are You There?, Underwater, Shoot Out, Heart Attack, I Do Love You, Mohae, Oh My!, Myself, By My Side and the Korean version of Spotlight. Produced by Daniel Kim, STEREO14 and Ti song Shoot Out was chosen as the main single. The original Japanese version of Spotlight was previously released in January of 2018 in Japan.
It reached number 7 on the Oricon chart, and numbers 7 and 6 on Billboard's US World and US Heatseekers charts respectively.
Similarly to The Conncet: Dejavu album, Take.1 is available in 4 versions - I, II, III and IV. All of them have a white cover and are of a rectangular shape. The words "Are You There?" are created when you put all versions together. The second of Monsta X studio albums comes with a CD disk, a 148 pages photobook (150 x 210 mm), a group photo card chosen out of 4 variants, and a solo photo card added randomly from a lot of 7 variants.
4 different goods were included if you pre-ordered the album - a unit photo card (out of 15 versions), a special card (also out of 15 versions), a polaroid card of a size of 110 x 114 mm (out of 7 versions), and 1 poster (4 versions available).
All photo cards included in this release measure 62 x 88 mm.
A very rare card was inserted in random copies. It gave you the chance to enter a special fansign event.
The third studio album titled Take.2 We Are Here came out directly after the second one. It was released by Starship on February 18, 2019 and distributed by Kakao M Corp. (previously known as Loen Entertainment). It consists of 10 tracks - the intro We Are Here, Alligator, Ghost, Play It Cool, No Reason, Give Me Dat, Turbulence, Rodeo, Stealer and Party Time. The lead single Alligator was produced by Kevin Charge, Andreas Öberg, Drew Ryan Scott, Stereo14 and Daniel Kim, with the lyrics by Seo Si-eum, Jooheon and I.M. The duo (alongside Wonho) contributed to the album by writing and composing some of the songs.
Play It Cool was composed and arranged by the American DJ and musician Steve Aoki, who worked before with BTS, producing the remix of their song Mic Drop.
Take.2 We Are Here was another Monsta X album that topped the Gaon Weekly chart. It later finished the 1st on the list of best-sellers for the month of February. Eventually it was certified Platinum by the Korea Music Content Association for more than 250,000 copies sold.
The third studio album is available in four versions - I, II, III and IV, all with black covers. They create a phrase "We Are Here" when connected. It's worth noting that it was mistakenly labeled as the 2nd album instead of the 3rd. Inside the package you will find a CD disk with the music, a photobook (134 pages) of a dimensions of 150 x 210 mm, and 2 solo photo cards (out 56 versions).
As usual the release was available with some benefits when pre-ordered. This time you could get 1 random unit photo card (21 options), 1 plastic transparent photo card chosen randomly out of 14 options (2 options per member), and1 polaroid card (3 options) that measures 110 x 114 mm.
If you were lucky enough you could also find a special card in your copy - a pass to a Monsta X fansign.
Follow: Find You is the seventh extended play of the group and the last album featuring Wonho as a member. It was released by Starship on October 28, 2019 and distributed by Kakao M. On the CD you will find 8 new songs including Find You, Follow, Monsta Truck, U R, Disaster, Burn It Up, Mirror and See You Again. The lead track Follow was composed by Daniel Kim, Willie Weeks, Andreas Öberg and Skylar Mones. Weeks also arranged the song. It was the second single from the EP after Find You which was released on October 22, 2019.
Follow: Find You reached the highest position on the weekly Gaon chart, and was the second most purchased album in October of 2019, after the ninth Korean studio album of Super Junior titled Time Slip.
The 4 physical versions of this Monsta X album are of the same size, come with a transparent plastic slip cover, and consist of a CD disk, a 72 pages photobook (150 x 190 mm), a group mini poster chosen randomly out of 4 variants (150 x 190 mm), a random 32 pages lyrics book representing a single member (150 x 190 mm), 1 random solo photo card (out of 7 variants), and a paper standee showcasing a random member of Monsta X (100 x 165 mm).
Three pre-order benefits were available with this release - 2 ID cards (1 smaller M version chosen out of 6 variants plus 1 bigger X version chosen out of 8 variants), 1 random transparent bookmark with a silhouette of a single member (out of 7 variants) of a length of 110 mm, and 1 of 4 versions of an A2 poster (420 x 594 mm).
It was the first time when a Kihno edition of the Monsta X album was released. This version is composed of an Air Kit (60 x 60 x 13mm), a post card and a title & credit card (both of a size of 90 x 123 mm), a set of 7 photo cards of a dimensions of 62 x 88 mm, and a set of 24 album photo cards (85 x 119 mm). All comes In a box that measures 100 x 134 x 36 mm. A user guide explaining how to connect the Air Kit to your device is also included.
All About Luv is the first English full-length album of Monsta X. It came out on February 14, 2020, and was released and distributed by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. It was prepared ahead of the group's tour in the United States which was ultimately postponed. Although Wonho left in October 2019, the album features his vocals.
On the CD you will find 12 tracks including Who Do U Love? (featuring the Moroccan-American raper French Montana), Love U, Happy Without Me, Got My Number, Someone's Someone, Middle of the Night, She's the One, You Can't Hold My Heart, Misbehave, Beside U (featuring the American singer Pitbull), a remix of Who Do U Love? by the American rapper and producer will.i.am, and bonus track - an extended version of Beside U with a rap part by I.M.
All About Luv debuted at number 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It is the best result on any KPop act after BTS who topped the chart 4 times. The first English Monsta X album also charted un Canada, Japan, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
The studio album is available in 14 different physical versions including 1 standard (version 1), 6 individual member (version 2 through 7), 4 deluxe (I, II, III and IV), and 3 vinyl records.
The standard version (labeled as version 1) comes in a square photobook form. It includes a CD disk, the photobook itself showcasing all members of Monsta X on 40 pages, a folded poster, and a group photo card. A paper insert with a tracklist is also included.
The individual member versions are numbered: I.M (version 2), Joohoney (3), Hyungwon (4), Kihyun (5), Minhyuk (6) and Shownu (7). All are of the same size as the standard version and are composed of a CD disk, a 40 pages photobook, a poster and a group photo card. Please be aware that all goods in these 6 versions are the same as in the standard version 1. Only the covers differs, and in this case feature a picture of one of the members.
The deluxe edition is of a rectangular shape and comes with a CD disk, 88 pages photobook, a lyrics booklet, a folded group poster, a reflective mirror insert, 1 group photo card, and 2 solo photo card chosen randomly out of 6 variants. A user guide with the instruction how to use the reflective mirror sheet with the poster is also included.
Please notice that the photo cards prepared for this release come with either rounded or pointed edges.
The vinyl LP record consists of an opaque magenta colored 140 gram vinyl disk, a paper sleeve with a photo showcasing the members of Monsta X, a lyrics booklet/photobook, and a poster of a dimensions of 24 x 36 inch. A special version of the LP - with an opaque sky blue and a limited edition poster - is available exclusively on Barnes & Noble. One other limited edition vinyl was released - with a pictures on the disk, and in a transparent package. It was made in Canada and comes without any extra goods.
All 15 versions of the Monsta X album are packed in a plastic wrapper with a sticker listing some of the goods you will find inside.
The eight extended play of Monsta X titled Fantasia X was released on May 26, 2020 by Starship and was distributed by Kakao M. It was supposed to come out 15 days earlier on May 11, 2020, but was postponed due to Shownu's health problems. It was the first of Monsta X albums not to feature Wonho.
The EP contains 7 tracks - Fantasia, Flow, Zone, Chaotic, Beautiful Night, It Ain't Over and Stand Up. Fantasia serves as the title song.
The album reached number 2 on the Gaon Weekly Chart and is the fifth extended play of the group to enter the top 2. It also peaked at the 6th position on the Billboard's US World chart.
The physical edition of Fantasia X is available in 4 different versions (I, II, III and IV), all with a black and golden cover. All consist of a CD disk, a 108 pages photobook of a size of 175 x 230 mm, 1 sheet of stickers (140 x 140 mm), and 1 random photo card - this time chosen out of 24 variants (4 per member). All goods - except the stickers - are distinctive to the version you will be getting.
All pre-orders came with some extra merchandise including 1 random poster added out of 4 (594 x 420 mm), 1 unit photo card (out of 15 options), a color polaroid photo of a size of 100 x 114 mm (6 options), and 1 random triangle stand (210 x 88 mm).
A Kihno edition was also released. It consists of an Air Kit (60 x 60 mm), 1 postcard (90 x 123 mm), a title and credit card (90 x 123 mm), a set of 6 solo photo cards (62 x 88 mm), and 24 big photo cards in a set (85 x 119 mm). All comes in a sturdy cardboard box of a dimensions of 100 x 134 x 36 mm.
The third studio album of the group titled Fatal Love had its premiere on November 2, 2020. It was released by Starship and distributed by Kakao M. The record features 10 songs including the lead single Love Killa, Gasoline, Thriller, Guess Who, Nobody Else, Beastmode, Stand Together, Night View, Last Carnival, and Sorry I'm Not Sorry. The members including I.M, Joohoney, Hyungwon and Jooyoung contributed in the writing and composing process of a selection of the songs.
A South Korean vocalist Eric Nam co-wrote Beastmode, alongside Joohoney, 9F and I.M.
Fatal Love topped the Gaon weekly chart and reached number 4 on the monthly chart. It also peaked at the 11th position on the Billboard's US World chart. It eventually became the 33rd best-selling album of the year.
The release quickly sold more than 300,000 copies and was certified Platinum by the Korea Music Content Association (for more than 250,000 copies sold).
Physically it was released in 5 different copies including 4 regular (version 1, 2, 3 and 4), and the Kihno edition. The regular edition is rectangular and consists of a CD disk, sticker, 120 pages photobook, 1 random photo card, and additional pre-order benefits if you purchased your copy earlier - a random hidden message card, an index card, and a lenticular card. 4 posters were issued for this release.
The Kihno edition measures 100 x 134 x 36 mm, the Air Kit, an exclusive postcard, a title and credit card, a set of 24 large photo cards, and 1 photo card featuring a random member of Monsta X.
The ninth extended play of the group titled One of a Kind came out under Starship on June 1, 2021. Kakao Entertainment (formerly Kakao M) was responsible for the distribution. On the CD you will find 7 songs. That includes the opening track and the title song Gambler, Heaven, Addicted, Secrets, Bebe, Rotate, and the Korean version of Livin' It Up. The lead single was co-composed by Joohoney, Jooyoung and I.M.
It should be mentioned that Shownu did not participate in the promotion activities due to some health problems.
The record did not achieve the success of its predecessor and peaked only at the 3rd position on the Gaon weekly chart. Although it was more popular when it comes to the sales. It sold more than 370,000 copies and was the 5th best-seller of its premiere month as well as the 40th most purchased album of the year 2021.
KMCA certified One of a Kind with a Platinum certification.
The release came out in 10 physical versions. That includes 4 regular square ones (version 1, 2, 3 and 4), 5 jewel case versions (1 per each of the members), and 1 Kihno edition.
The tenth EP of Monsta X titled No Limit came out on November 19, 2021 under Starship Entertainment. Once again Kakao Entertainment took care of the distribution. There are 7 songs on the CD. That includes the lead single Rush Hour, Autobahn, Ride with U, Got Me in Chains, Just Love, Mercy, and I Got Love.
This was the second consecutive record of the group not to include Shownu, who enlisted earlier into the military.
No Limit was another Monsta X album to top the weekly Gaon chart. It later became the 4th best-selling album of the group and the 30th most popular release of the year.
The mini album was certified Platinum by KMCA and sold almost 500,000 copies.
There are 5 different versions of the physical edition. That includes of course 4 normal, and Kihno version. The package with each normal version contains a CD disk, 1 randomly selected photo card, a 96 pages photobook with some nice pictures of the members, 1 sheet of stickers, and 1 of 5 posters prepared for the first press units.
3 pre-order benefits were prepared for the fans who purchased their copies before the official premiere. You could get an additional unit photo card, a flag photo bookmark, and a random film photo.
The Kihno edition as always contains an Air Kit, a single postcard, a title and credit card, a single random member photo card, and a set of 24 large photo cards. The dimensions of the whole package are 100 x 134 x 36 mm.
The Dreaming is the second studio album sung in English after All About Luv. It premiered under Intertwine on December 10, 2021. It features 10 songs - One Day, You Problem, Tied to Your Body, Whispers in the Dark, Blame Me, Secrets, About Last Night, Better, Blow Your Mind, The Dreaming. One Day and You Problem serve as the double title tracks.
The full-length album reached number 3 on the Billboard's US Independent Albums chart, and number 6 on the UK Independent Albums chart. It also peaked at the 21st position on the US Billboard 200 chart.
The release is physically available in 5 versions - 1 normal which is square, and 4 deluxe editions which are significantly larger and in a rectangular shape. They are marked as version I, II, III and IV.
Shape of Love is the eleventh extended play of the group. It premiered under Starship Entertainment on April 26, 2022. It feautres 6 songs, for some of them the members provided the composition and lyrics. On the CD you will find the opening track Love, Burning Up (featuring a DJ and musician R3hab), Breathe, Wildfire, Saranghanda, and And.
The EP did wonderfully reaching the highest position on the Gaon weekly chart. It also peaked at number 8 on the Japanese Oricon chart. It later became the 3rd best-selling release of April 2022 in South Korea.
Shape of Love is available in 10 different physical versions including 4 regular, 5 jewel case editions (1 version per each member of Monsta X), and a Kihno edition.
Each of the regular versions have its own name. You can choose between Love, Originality, Vibe and Everything. All of them are of a rectangular format and measure 180.5 x 240 mm.