Beast(//; Korean :비스트; stylized asBEASTorB2ST) is a six-member boy band from South Korea, formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment . The band's members are Yoon Doo-joon , Jang Hyun-seung , Yong Jun-hyung , Yang Yo-seob , Lee Gi-kwang , and Son Dong-woon .Beast has released one Korean full-length album , six Korean mini-albums , one Japanese full-length and various singles . The group's debut release was in October, 2009, when their first mini-album,Beast Is the B2ST, was made available. They then released their first full-length album,Fiction and Fact, in 2011,receiving their first triple crown on M.net 'sM! Countdownfor their lead singleFiction. In the same year, Beast made their Japanese debut with the release of the single,Shock (Japanese Version).The group gained attention for the lack of industry success previously experienced by its members, with media outlets referring to them as "a group of recycled material".However, the group has achieved significant commercial and critical accolades with time, winning the Bonsang award at the Seoul Music Awards in both 2011 and 2012. Beast won the Artist of the Year (Daesang) award at the Melon Music Awards and Album of the Year forFiction and Factat the Gaon Chart Awards for the second quarter of the year in 2011. "Fiction" also won a Daesang for "Song of the Year" at the 2011 KBS Music Festival. They repeated this feat in 2012 winning Artist of the Year at the Melon Music Awards.
Highlightmade a guest appearance on the April 9 edition ofKBS 2TV's 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook.'They introduced themselves as the oldB2STgroup rebranded as Highlight, receiving much applause from the audience."This is your first appearance on 'Sketchbook',"MC Yoo Hee Yeol began. &quo…
Highlightmade a guest appearance onMBC Every1's 'Weekly Idol'broadcasted on March 22.As a throwback, Highlight introduced themselves using their former group nameB2ST. With that, MCJung Hyung Dongave each member a nickname. Starting withDoojoonas 'LED',Yoseobas 'Little Lightbulb',Kikwang…
Highlight(formerlyB2ST) will be filming forMBC every1's 'Weekly Idol' this week!
Beast's fanclub name became "B2uty" and "B2sties", in reference to the fairy tale ofBeauty and the Beast.
Their debut mini-album,Beast Is the B2STfeatured five songs, including the intro track "Beast Is the B2ST", "Mystery" and "Oasis". The song "Yet" (아직은,Ajigeun) was banned from airplay due to swearing in Jun-hyung's rap. Beast won their first award, Rookie of the Month for December, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism .
an unusual feat for a Korean rookie group, with the album's original print run of 20,000 copies selling out in its first month.
The group was awarded the Best Newcomer Award alongside girl groups T-ara and After School at the 19th Seoul Music Awards in February 2010.
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Reviews of the title track described it has having both powerful vocals and a rock-influenced strong sound, a departure from the pop feel of their debut single, and praised the complex choreography for the track in live performances.
), and were recognized as a boy group with outstanding singing ability.A digital single version of their track "Easy" from theirShock of the New Eraalbum was released in April 2010 with the title "Easy (Sincere Ver.)". The track used strings and piano as opposed to the hip-hop feel and electronic instruments of the original.
in the 2010 Mnet 20's Choice Awards.American R&B musician Omarion made a surprise appearance as a guest onstage with the group as they received their award. Omarion had earlier invited Beast to perform with him after viewing a YouTube clip of the group delivering a dance performance of his single " Ice Box ".
On October 8, 2010, a week after their comeback, Beast claimed first place on KBSMusic Bankwith the song "Soom” (숨, lit. Breath) fromMastermind. The song was noted for its original sound and distinctive choreography.On October 23, 2010, Beast is one of the recipient of theAsia Influential Artist Awardwhich is given to those who had gained the most attention in Asia for the year.
On November 15, 2010, Beast released the first part of the relay music drama from the 4th mini-album on their official YouTube channel. It garnered interest from fans as well as overseas promoters and media for the style and concept of the upcoming music videos.
, on November 24, 2010. It debuted at 13th place on the Oricon weekly album charts. On November 27, 2010, Beast held their first Japanese showcase called the 'The Legend of Beast, Vol.1' at Tokyo Big Site in Ohdaiba, Tokyo . The members were transported to the site of the showcase by helicopter, where they were able to see a human formation of the group's name made up of fans as a welcome greeting. The group performed 9 hit tracks, including "Bad Girl," "Shock," and "Soom". They also announced plans to officially debut in Japan in February 2011.
Beast held their first solo concert on December 12, 2010 at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul. The concert's official title was 'Welcome to the Beast Airline'.
The tracks debuted at the MnetM! Countdownstage. The songs were released on December 21, 2010 as the digital mini albumMy Story.
However, due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake , all scheduled Japanese promotions for their single were cancelled.
Their track “ Biga Oneun Naren ", released as a digital single prior to the release of their album, won first place on KBSMusic Bank’s May 27, 2011 episode instead of their heavily promoted lead song "Fiction".Their 2nd Japanese single, " Bad Girl ", was released on June 15, 2011.
In 2012, Beast went on an international tour, " Beautiful Show ", which visited 17 cities in 12 different countries from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. They were also featured in the soundtrack for Korean drama, "Big," with a song titled "Hateful Person".
On July 11 at midnight KST, B2ST held a 'Hang Out On Live Air' event on their Google+ page to commemorate their 1000 days as a group together since their debut in 2009. They spoke with fans from 50 countries and revealed information on their comeback. Despite it being a late live-streaming session, many fans tuned in to show their support for B2ST.
They are planning to have their comeback with a new mini-album called Midnight Sun on 22.07.12. They also plan to release a new song titled Midnight ahead of their album on 15.07.2012 at midnight KST. Midnight has been said to be a song that will grab attention with its piano and guitar sound and the dramatic vocals of the members of B2ST.
Hours after the release of their song, Midnight, it has reached an 'all-kill'. They achieved #1 spots in all of Korea's real time music charts such as Bugs, Melon, Soribada, Daum, Mnet, Cyworld, Olleh, and Naver. B2St released a theme music video for their latest single, "Midnight". It shows the members walking through a quiet neighbourhood and shows solo shots of each member.
, and the performance was broadcast on SBS 's music showInkigayo.On August 16, B2ST won a triple crown on M! Countdown for "Beautiful Night" which achieved top spot on the charts for three consecutive weeks.
On May 27, Cube Entertainment CEO Hong Seung Seong opened up on the whereabouts of his agency′s singers in a long letter sent to media outlets. In the text, there was mention of B2ST′s upcoming comeback. He said, "It′s now time for me to show you the three big pictures we′ve drawn regarding B2ST′s comeback. Thanks to the B2ST members and their efforts to put together a puzzle that will make everyone supporting them happy, B2ST has confirmed a comeback date in July." It was also stated in the text that before the release of their album and their performance at their concert in July, there will be two projects. Which is the release of a digital single titledWill You Be Okay?in May, and the start of aB2UTY Moreproject in June.
On July 15, the album's tracklist, composed by eight tracks was also revealedand on the following day, July 16, music video teaser for "Shadow" was released on the group's official YouTube account followed by the release of the full length music video forShadowon July 19.
On April 18, 2012, Beast has collaborated with Jim Rickey to make their own sneakers brand, Beast X Jim Rickey. Beast members directly involved at the design of these shoes and will be available in 6 different colours.
entitledMTV Beast Almighty.After last year's broadcast debut, season 2 had fans and viewers' wishes as the concept of the program where the members will have to pick out one wish to grant for every episode. The show ran on a weekly basis from April 10 – May 29, 2010.Beast became the protagonists of the variety showIdol Maidrunning on a weekly basis from July 21 – October 13, 2010.The group also had a cameo on the sitcomMore Charming by the Day.
Beast has an animated-novel based on the six members by Jena and Planis Entertainment (being the production team). The action fantasy series, which took three years of preparation, will focus on the boys discovering new supernatural powers and their adventures on saving the world as new superheros. The producer of the comics stated, “‘The Beast’ has an interesting story that combines action , comedy , and romance .
The first book of the series was released in August, and sold all 13,000 copies issued after only about one week. The 2nd book of the series will be released soon, and the book will be released not only in Korea, but also in Hong Kong , Macao , Singapore , and Malaysia . The producers added, “Talks about releasing the series to Brazil , Japan , and China are also sounding optimistic.”
The 2nd book of the series, titled ‘The Beast – Another Beast’, will be released in South Korea on January, 16th and in other countries on the 30th (January).
A collaboration song has been made with label-mate A Pink named "5! My Baby" featuring the characters of their comic-book.
|Doojoon||두준||Yoon Doo-joon||윤두준||(1989-07-04)July 4, 1989(age 24)||Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist|
|Hyunseung||현승||Jang Hyun-seung||장현승||(1989-09-03)September 3, 1989(age 23)||Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer|
|Junhyung||준형||Yong Jun-hyung||용준형||(1989-12-19)December 19, 1989(age 23)||Main Rapper|
|Yoseob||요섭||Yang Yo-seob||양요섭||(age 23)||Main Vocalist|
|Gikwang||기광||Lee Gi-kwang||이기광||(1990-03-30)March 30, 1990(age 23)||Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer, Visual|
|Dongwoon||동운||Son Dong-woon||손동운||(1991-06-06)June 6, 1991(age 22)||Vocalist, Maknae|
Korean discographyedit source|
Japanese discographyedit source|
|2009||MTV B2ST||TV Documentary (MTV)|
|2010||MTV Beast Almighty||TV Show (MTV)|
|Idol Maid||TV Show (MBC)|
|SHIN PD Variety Show||TV Show (SBS)|
|2011||Exciting Cube TV||TV Show (MNET Japan)|
|2012||Win Win||TV Show (KBS)|
|Beast on QTV in Macau||QTV Korea|
|Invincible Youth 2||TV Show (KBS2)||Ep. 37|
|Dream Team Season 2||TV Show (KBS2)||Ep.146|
|Weeky Idol||MBC Every1|
|All the K-Pop||MBC|
|2012||26th||" Fiction and Fact "||Disk Bonsang||Won|
|CeCi K-pop Icon Award||Won|
|2013||27th||" Midnight Sun "||Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Disk Album Award||Won|
|JTBC Best Artist Award||Won|
|2010||12th||"Shock"||Best Male Group||Nominated|
|Best Male Dance Performance||Nominated|
|Best Male Dance Performance||Nominated|
|Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|2012||August 2||Beautiful Night|
|2011||May 27||On Rainy Days|
|2012||August 10||Beautiful Night|
|2012||August 21||Beautiful Night|
|2013||June 8||Will You Be Alright|
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