Black Beat (블랙 비트)was South Korean boy band . Black Beat belonged to SM Entertainment . A few of their members have appeared elsewhere. But for the most part their public appearances (and subsequent popularity) have been limited. This can be attributed to a number of things: the waning popularity of poppy rap and the decreasing amount of SM Entertainment's PR power (which since 2004 has focused on a few core groups and singers). Their last appearance was the 2006 Winter SMTown. Their disbandment was confirmed in 2007 when lead vocalist, Jang Jin Young teamed up with Kim Sung Pil to form the R&B duo, ByJinSung.
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Hwang Sang Hoon (황상훈)(1981-03-02)March 2, 1981(age 31)was once a member for the Korean hip hop group, Honey Family, but left to join SM Entertainment. He has trained popular trot singer Sul Woon Do's son, Lee Seung Hyun, who has debuted in 2010 as LeeU of boy band F.Cuz under Can&J Entertainment. Sang Hoon remains with SM Entertainment as a choreographer, often seen in videos and pictures with current SM artists.
Lee So Min (이소민)(1981-03-18)March 18, 1981(age 31)used to be a backup dancer for Seo Tai Ji and Boys. Lee So Min rapped for many of S.E.S.' songs, most notably "I Love You". He is the leader of the group.
Jung Ji Hoon (정지훈)(1981-05-20)May 20, 1981(age 31)rapped in S.E.S.' "Sha La La" along with fellow member Jang Jin Young. He is the choreographer and high tone vocalist in the group.
Shim Jae Won (심재원)(1983-02-08)February 8, 1983(age 29)used to be a member of the group, Eagle-5, which shortly disbanded after their second album. He appeared in H.O.T's video forWe Are the Future. He was the "manager," lead rapper, and choreographer of the group. He also remains with SM Entertainment, but not as an artist; instead, he takes part behind the scenes such as choreographing " Into the New World " for Girls' Generation and directing the music video for "Wonder Boy" by Super Junior . In 2010 he was assisted by Rino Nakasone in choreographing boy band SHINee 's comeback track, "Lucifer."
Jang Jin Young (장진영)(1983-07-01)July 1, 1983(age 29)rapped in S.E.S.' "Sha La La" along with fellow member Jung Ji Hoon. He is the lead vocalist and youngest member of the group. Towards the beginning of 2007, Jin Young formed a rather controversial relationship with future model Shin Ji-young. He is now active in the R&B duo, ByJinSung.
Yoo Hyun Jae(1981-02-23)February 23, 1981(age 31)used to be the leader of the group. Hyun Jae is currently under JYP Entertainment .
Lee Kang In(1981-08-29)August 29, 1981(age 30)was a vocalist in the group. Kang In joined Black Beat since December 2002. Afterwards, Starlight Casting System put him under 203 Entertainment. Kang In joined another group, O.N. under 203 Entertainment. O.N. is an underground band.
All seven members(dancers)
Yoo Hyun Jae,Jung Ji Hun,Hwang Sang Hun, andShim Jae Won(dancers)
Yoo Hyun Jae(dancer) andShim Jae Won(rapper)
Yoo Hyun Jae(dancer)
Shim Jae Won(as a thief; dancer)
Jang Jin Young(as the younger Jun Jin)
Black Beat used to be a one-member group when they first debuted in 2000. They debuted as a seven-member group during Lee Ji Hun's Dream Concert 2000 as backvocalists and dancers. Before 2002, Black Beat members performed as rappers and dancers for other artists. They have all performed as dancers for S.E.S.' "Dreams Come True" performances.
After joining SM Entertainment, Black Beat has appeared in many music videos and performances for other artists, mainly S.E.S. . Other artists include BoA , H.O.T. , Shinhwa , Fly to the Sky , Shinvi , Dana , and Lee Ji Hun as dancers, backup vocals, choreographers, and rappers. A video clip of member JaeWon dancing with Hyoyeon, the lead dancer of popular girl group Girls' Generation , has also garnered a lot of attention.
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