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PENTAGON (펜타곤) Hui Profile, Facts, and TMI

Hui Profile

  • Birth Name: 이회택 (Lee Hoetaek)
  • Stage Name: Hui
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1993.08.28
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 171 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 57 kg (125.6 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Personal Social Media: N/A

Hui Facts & TMI

  • Hui was born and grew up in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and an older brother (born 1993).
  • His birth name Lee Hoetaek has the meaning of “a pond where people gather”.
  • Hui is the leader and main vocalist of PENTAGON.
  • He is also known as the main composer of the group.
  • Hui started to gain the public’s interest as a composer after his participation in composing a concept evaluation song in Produce101 Season 2 titled ‘NEVER’ as well as Wanna One’s debut song ‘ENERGETIC’.
  • He also composed songs for Shinhwa, JO1, and WEi.
  • Although he is famous for being the main vocalist and composer of the group, he is also part of the dancer line alongside Kino.
  • He joined the project group SUPERFIVE that was formed through MBC variety show ‘Favorite Entertainment’ as a rapper.
  • He also received attention for his talent in rearranging songs, for example: ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa, ‘Kill This Love’ by BLACKPINK, and ‘DNA’ by BTS.
  • Hui often participated in music-related variety shows such as ‘Hyena on the Keyboard’, ‘BREAKERS’, and ‘King of Masked Singer’.
  • Hui hosted a voice only VlLive content called ‘Hui MusicTalk’.
  • His stage name comes from the Chinese pronunciation of ‘Hoe’ that was derived from his birth name Lee Hoetaek.
  • Before joining Cube Entertainment, he was a trainee at JYP.
  • He ranked first in the final round of male vocalist category on JYP 7th Open Audition held on September 19, 2010.
  • He spent a total of 7 years training in both JYP and Cube.
  • He briefly left the agency in his third year of high school and prepared to enter the practical music department (singer & songwriter major), but failed to pass all the schools he applied for and received a preliminary number.
  • In the second training year at Cube, he was given the task to produce a self-composed song.
  • In 2013, when he was living in China, he participated in an audition program called ‘China’s Idol’, a Chinese version of ‘American Idol’, and was ranked in the top 60.
  • Hui seems to be decent at Chinese because from the audition video for ‘China’s Idol’, Hui was answering the interviewer’s questions in Chinese without an interpreter.
  • In 2017, he participated in the pilot program of ‘Hyena on the Keyboard’ with his self-composed song titled ‘Wake Me Up’ (ft. Jo Woochan). The song even entered Melon Top 100 charts.
  • Hui participated in the singing variety show ‘King of Masked Singer’ and advanced to the final round.
  • He explained the most memorable moment as a composer was when he gave a song to Shinhwa. Because Shinhwa is a senior group that he admired since he was young.
  • He was a judge in the final round of the 10th Modern K Practical Music Academy Competition held on July 27, 2020.
  • He participated in the production of OH-EH-OH, the title track of JO1’s second single ‘STARGAZER’.
  • He said that the standard of “a good person” in his opinion is to be able to sincerely rejoice and grieve when something happy or sad happens to people around him.
  • He appeared as a member of the fictional group Dexter with Yuto and Wooseok in the web drama ‘Spark’ before his debut.
  • He was the president of the student body when he was in elementary school.
  • He is a fan of Manchester United and Liverpool.
  • When composing, he said that he tends to write melodies and lyrics at the same time, and he usually starts with a keyboard.
  • He said that he wants to be close to Seo Eunkwang and BTOB.
  • He jokingly said that if he has a chance to live as another member for a day, he wants to be Wooseok because he wants to be tall.
  • In an episode of Triple H reality show, it was revealed that he has a mole on his butt.
  • He has a driving license.
  • Although he is noisy and active in the group, Kino said that Hui becomes quiet once he enters their dorm.
  • He doesn’t really answer phone calls or messages unless it is something important.
  • He graduated from Gwacheon High School, majoring in liberal arts.
  • He likes Ferrero Rocher chocolate.
  • He’s been using a cellphone wallpaper that he’s been using even before his debut.
  • His MBTI personality type is ISFJ.
  • He was active as a member of Triple H, a trio of Hui, Dawn, and HyunA.
  • His shoe size is 250 mm.
  • Among his nicknames are HuLeader, Huiting (Hui + Hwaiting), Genius Composer, GodHui, Huthoven, Huing, MeeTaek (Meerkat + Hoetaek), etc.
  • He ranked third in the boy group’s personal brand reputation in October 2020 conducted by the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation.
  • He was scheduled to enlist as a social service worker on December 3, 2020, but his enlistment date was postponed to February 18, 2021 due to the second wave of coronavirus outbreak in South Korea.
  • His self-composed song ‘Daisy’ (sung by PENTAGON) was selected as the Top 10 K-POP Song of the Year 2020 by US magazine TIME.
  • His life motto is ‘hard work will never betray’.

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