Pentagon’s Kino makes Instagram debut


Kino, a member of Pentagon, has started a new Instagram account.

Kino posted photographs of himself on the set of a filming session on his personal Instagram account on February 22. In a matter of minutes, he managed to get 10.5K followers on Instagram. And now in less than 12 hrs, he boasts 41K followers with one post.

Pentagon made their most recent comeback with Feelin’ Like and their 12th mini album, IN:VITE U


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More about Kino

Kang Hyung-gu is a South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, composer, and dancer who goes by the stage name Kino. He rose to prominence as a member of Cube Entertainment’s boy band Pentagon, which debuted in 2016. Knnovation is the name he uses for his solo songs on SoundCloud.

He discussed the significance of ‘Kino’ at his group debut display some years back. “My true name is Kang Hyung-gu,” he explained. “I needed a name that would allow me to establish myself as a vocalist and a member of the team in the future, thus Kino was born. In Kino the ‘INO’ stands for innovation and “K” comes from my first name, Kang and also the country I belong to Korea.” 

He was a part of the dance group Urban Boyz before making his K-pop debut. He appeared in the music video and promotional events for G.NA’s Secret. Rain’s Rain Effect included him as well. He was a contestant in the reality show Pentagon Maker in 2016.

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Kino began co-hosting the DIVE Studios podcast Unboxing with Astro’s Jinjin in March 2021. He and Yumin collaborated on the song Sunflower, which was published on May 21 as part of Unordinary Sunday’s second project album. Kino was featured on Davii’s single Don’t Play Me Love on June 19. He penned and co-produced A.C.E’s song Atlantis, which was released on June 23 as part of their EP Siren:Dawn. He was formally confirmed as an MC for the FashionN original program Follow Me – True to Your Taste, a beauty show that provides numerous methods to become lovely while covering fashion, beauty, and life, a few days later.

Kino made his radio debut in 2020 on Casper Radio’s show, Kino’s KiSingBooth. Kino co-wrote Die for You with Nathan for Pentagon’s debut studio album Universe: The Black Hall, which was released on February 12. He was inspired to write the song by Harley Quinn from the film Suicide Squad. He co-produced Lee Soo-young’s Shine Bright, the fourth OST for the comedy-drama Kkondae Intern, in June 2020. Kino released the Pentagon song Twenty-Twenty on September 16, which served as the first OST for the web drama Twenty-Twenty. A month later, he and bandmate Hongseok made a cameo appearance in the drama as well.