Saturday, 15 October 2011
BEAST/B2ST My Favourite Korea Boyband from nowon
Beast is a new boyband from South Korea under CUBE Entertainment. The group consists of 6 members. Originally the group were known as B2ST (Boys to Search for Top). However, their name was changed to BEAST (Boys of EAst Standing Tall),a couple of days before they debuted.
Beast members consists of : Yoon Du Jun, Jang Hyun Seung, Yong Jun Hyung, Yang Yo Seob, Lee Gi Kwang, Son Dong Woon.
On October 14, 2009, they released their first mini-album BEAST Is the B2ST on the same day they also held a showcase performance on MTV. To date, the mini-album has shipped over 10,000 copies. Before debuting the group was featured in a MTV documentary titled MTVnB2ST, which showcased their journey leading up to their debut.
Beast is the best Rookie Korean Band of the year 2010. As a new band, the group popularity has increased a lot, surpassed another Boyband such as MBLAQ. Beast also has gained so many awards such as :
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism: Rookie Music Award (December)
Cyworld Digital Music Awards: Rookie of the Month (December) (“Mystery”)
19th Seoul Music Awards: Best Newcomer Award
2010 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards : Smoothie King Cool Star Award
2010 Asia Song Festival : Asia Influential Artist
11th Korean Visual Arts Festival – Photogenic Award
25th Golden Disk Awards : Samsung Yepp Newcomer Award
Beast Debut 2009
In late 2009, news articles started to surface online about Cube Entertainment’s new group, B2ST (pronounced “BEAST”) as explained by member, Dong Woon, in episode 8 of their MTV documentary MTV B2ST which showcased their journey leading up to their debut. On October 14, the group’s first mini-album, Beast Is The B2ST, was released selling over 20,000 copies in October 2009 and has even further reached 40,000 copies sold in sales to date.
Cube Entertainment representative for BEAST revealed that they have sold all the albums they printed in the first batch and are tentatively planning to produce 5,000 more and also considering reissuing AJ’s album due to strong demands. On October 16, they made their live debut on KBS Music Bank with their debut track, “Bad Girl”. The group became very popular after debuting, following various commercial calls from companies around Asia. On December 2, 2009, BEAST won their first award, Rookie of the Month, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It was later announced by Cube Entertainment that
Universal Records would be assisting BEAST and 4minute with international launches of their albums.
BEAST, the only rookie to sell over ’100,000′ albums in 2010!
Boy group BEAST consisting of 6 members have made a splendid achievement as a rookie idol by selling more than 100,000 copies in 2010.
According to album sold research site Hanteo Chart on the 11th, BEAST who debuted last year on October have sold 107,006 copies from January 1st to October this year with 4 of their released albums including their first album.
BEAST is the only rookie group out of all the boy/girl groups who have sold over 100,000 copies when they have debuted only a little past a year now. This proves BEAST’s formidable popularity.
For a rookie group, Beast have shown that their fan base is a force to be reckoned with. This year alone, they topped every other rookie group with album sales exceeding 100,000 in copies. That is a whole lot of Shock and Soom going around.
Although they only came in 5th in total album sales for the year (SNSD took the lead with 300,000 copies sold), they still managed to impress, especially as a rookie group.
Their album sales are as follows:
“Lights Go On Again” – 35,350 copies (to December 12, 2010)
“Mastermind” – 33,777 copies (to October 2010)
“Shock Of The New Era” – 28,520 copies (to October 2010)
“BEAST Is The B2ST” – 9,359 copies (to December 12, 2010)
With sold out concerts and several wins on Kpop’s top music programs, this group seems to be gaining momentum day by day.
Beast Profile :
Yoon Du Jun
Name : 윤두준 (Yoon Doo Joon)
Nickname: 3 sec sharing
Education: Kyung Hee Cyber University
DOB: July 4, 1989
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Listening to hip hop & R&B, soccer, and playing games.
Info: He was first appeared on Mnet’s Hot Blood documentary as one of the candidates for JYPE group One Day. Currently he is one of
the rappers for AJ?s Wiping the Tears.
Jang Hyun Seung
Name : 장현승 (Jang Hyun Seung)
Former Stage Name: So-1
DOB: September 3, 1989
Education: Anshan Information Industry High School
Specialty: beat box
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Web surfing and bowling.
Info : He was eliminated from YG group Big Bang in the ninth episode of their documentary.
Yong Jun Hyung
Name : 용준형 (Yong Jun Hyung)
Stage Name under Xing: Poppin’ Dragon
DOB: December 19, 1989
Education: Anyang Arts High School
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: writing lyrics, watching movies, and dancing.
Info: He was first debuted with group Xing and he rapped for AJ’s Wiping the Tears.
Yang Yo Seob
Name : 양요섭 (Yang Yoseob)
DOB: January 5, 1990
Nickname: 양요, endorphins, siksin
Education: University of East Broadcasting Arts [absent for about 1 year]
Specialty: beat box, jalmeokgi
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Writing lyrics
Training: Trained under M-Boat
Info: He was AJ’s high school friend.
Lee Gi Kwang (AJ)
Name : 이기광 (Lee Kikwang)
DOB: March 30, 1990
Nickname: Ace Jr., Holly 2
Education: Seoul Absence of Comprehensive Art School
Hobbies: watching movies, sports, and dancing.
Birth place: Seoul
Blood Type: A
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Trainee Years: 4 years under JYPE
Favorite Singers: Taeyang, Omarion, Usher
Info: Originally debuted as solo artist. Will be changing his stage name soon.
Son Dong Woon
Name : 손동운 (Son Dong woon)
DOB: June 6, 1991
Nickname: Sonseuko, 16 D
Education: High School hanyoung
Specialty: Piano and traditional chinese
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: lyrics writing and reading
Info: Long-time JYPE trainee. Teased jokingly by fans for looking Thai, especially around 2PM’s Nichkhun,who is said to look more Korean than Son Dong Woon.
Album : Beast is the B2ST
Released Date : 14 October 2009
1. Beast Is the B2ST
2. Bad Girl
4. 아직은 (Yet)
Album : Shock Of The New Era
Released Date : 01 April 2010
1. Just Before Shock
4. 내 여자친구를 부탁해 (Say No) (Take Care Of My Girlfriend (Say No))
Album : Mastermind
Released Date : 30 September 2010
2. 숨 (Breath)
3. V.I.U (Very Important U)
4. Break Down
5. 주먹을 꽉 쥐고 (Clenching My Fist Tight)
Album : Lights Go On Again
Released Date : 09 November 2010
1. Lights Go On Again
3. 니가 제일 좋아 (I Like You More Than Anything)
5. I’m Sorry
Album : Fiction and Fact
Released Date : 17 May 2011
1. The Fact
3. Back to You
7. Bulleobojiman (불러보지만, lit. Though I Call)
8. Biga Oneun Naren (비가 오는 날엔, On Rainy Days)
9. Lightless (Unplugged Version)
10. Fiction (Orchestra Version)
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