When he was fourteen years old, a talent scout from S. Entertainment spotted Changmin while he was singing and playing badminton at the same time during gym class.Attracted to his appearance, the scout suggested him to audition for S.
M.'s 6th Annual Youth Competition, Changmin signed with the company.
In 2003, Changmin was put in a boy band with four other members, which included U-Know Yunho, Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun, and Xiah Junsu.
At fifteen years old, Changmin was the youngest member.
; Choikang Changmin) or simply MAX, is a South Korean singer, actor, and a member of the pop duo TVXQ.
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Changmin was scouted by an S. Entertainment talent agent when he was fourteen years old.