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Max Changmin, a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter signed to SM Entertainment, is sometimes referred to as Max and Changmin. He is a part of the combo TVXQ for men! and S.M., a project-ballad group.

Keep checking back with us because we'll be telling you all about Max Changmin, including his career, personal life, and much more.


Who is Max Changmin?

On November 18, 2015, he published his first Japanese solo debut mini album, Close To You, and on April 6, 2020, with the release of the mini album Chocolate, he made his solo debut in Korea.

A Buddhist family raised Changmin, who was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Both of his parents are teachers, and he has two younger sisters. In his fourteenth year, an S.M. talent scout visited him. 


Who is Max Changmin?

During gym class, Changmin got caught by entertainment singing and playing badminton simultaneously. Although the scout suggested it, Changmin had no desire to pursue a career as a singer.

Changmin's mother pushed him to go to the casting sessions anyhow because she wanted him to have a chance to meet BoA. After three days of trying out, S.M. Calling Changmin in for a second audition led to his success. Changmin signed with the business after taking home the Best Singer and Best Artist prizes at S.M.'s 6th Annual Youth Best Contest.

Let’s Have a Look of Max Changmin’s Career Journey

Musical Career

Changmin, U-Know Yunho, Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun, and Kim Jun-su made comprised TVXQ's final roster. On December 26, 2003, the trio made its formal debut during a BoA and Britney Spears showcase. 

They gave a performance of their first single, “Hug,” which was successful in South Korea. Since the release of their second studio album Rising Sun (2005), which also earned the group their first Daesang, or Grand Award, at the Mnet KM Music Festival, TVXQ has consistently released number one albums in Korea.

Their fourth Korean album, Mirotic (2008), won Album of the Year honours at both the 2008 Golden Disc Awards and the 2008 Mnet KM Music Festival. The group's most well-known and top-charting track, “Mirotic,” is included on the album.

With the single “Stay with Me Tonight,” which debuted at number 37 on the Oricon Singles Chart, TVXQ made their Japanese debut in 2005. With “Purple Line,” they scored their first number-one single in Japan (2008). Two platinum-selling singles, “Dshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandar?” and “Share the World” (2009), the theme song for the anime One Piece, were released from their fourth Japanese album, The Secret Code.

Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu's much-publicised departure from TVXQ in 2010 was caused by the members' filing an injunction against their agency in July 2009. A year later, Changmin and Yunho made their comeback as a duo, releasing albums in both Korean and Japanese. 

As a duo, TVXQ set sales records and concert attendance records in Japan, becoming the nation's bestselling and highest-grossing foreign music act.


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S.M. Solo Career and the Ballad

Changmin joined the S.M. ballad group in 2014. The Ballad, which was first created by S.M. 2010 entertainment He performed the Japanese version of the title track from the group's second album, Breath, alongside Krystal Jung of f(x).

Changmin released Close to You one day before enlisting on November 18, 2015. “Into the Water” is the album's lead single. Close to You was a limited release only available to members of TVXQ's Japanese fan club, Bigeast.


TVXQ member preparing solo album, March 13, 2020. Changmin is working hard to release his solo album in April, an SM Entertainment source confirmed.

Changmin‘s debut mini album Chocolate was revealed by SM Entertainment on March 23, 2020. The six-song mini-album features a duet with Korean singer Chungha on the title tune “Chocolate.”

Changmin had previously released solo songs through TVXQ's albums, soundtracks, and a Japanese solo mini-album, but Chocolate marked his official solo debut in Korea after 16 years with the band. Yunho released his debut solo mini-album True Colors in 2013.

Changmin released Human on 12/8/2021. Changmin released Devil in 2022.

His Television and Acting Career

Changmin‘s acting debut was in the miniseries Vacation, which premiered at Yonsei University. He also appeared in SBS's Banjun Drama. Changmin appeared in 2010's Athena: Goddess of War. Changmin starred in Paradise Ranch with Lee Yeon-hee in 2011.

Changmin made his big-screen debut in the 2012 Japanese film Fly With the Gold. Changmin received the 36th Japanese Academy Award Newcomer of the Year on January 21, 2013. Changmin co-hosted Moonlight Prince with Kang Ho-dong in 2013. Changmin joined Cool Kiz On The Block in March and left in 2014.

Changmin featured in Mnet's Mimi in 2014. He played Crown Prince Lee Yoon in Scholar Who Walks The Night.

Personal Life

The musician had initially intended to wed his regular girlfriend on September 5, 2020, but the ceremony was later delayed because of worries about the COVID-19 epidemic. The couple later wed on October 25, 2020 in a secret ceremony. On October 17, 2022, his wife gave birth to their first son.

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