Beast (South Korean band)


Beast(/ˈbst/; 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 '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.

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s History

2009–2010: Debut andShock of the New Eraedit source|edit

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.

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.

Beast at the 2010 Mnet 20's Choice Awards , in August 2010

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 ".

2010:Mastermind,Lights Go On Again, andMy Storyedit source|edit

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.

2011: Japanese debut-first studio album, world touredit source|edit

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.

2012: International Tour, Beautiful Show , "Midnight Sun"edit source|edit

Beast performing at the Beautiful Show in Berlin

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.

2013: Concert,Will You Be Okay,B2UTY More& "Hard to Love, How to Love"edit source|edit

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.

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Image and artistry

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.

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Other activities

Television appearancesedit source|edit

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.

Comic Bookedit source|edit

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.

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Members

MemberBirth Name
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

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Discography

Korean discographyedit source|

Studio albums

Japanese discographyedit source|

Studio albums
Compilation albums
  • 2010: Beast - Japan Premium Edition

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Filmography

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
Hello KBS2
Weeky Idol MBC Every1
All the K-Pop MBC

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Awards

  • 5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards : Hot Performance Star
  • 2011 KBS Music Festival: Song Of The Year (Fiction)
  • 26th Japan Gold Disc Award : Best 3 New Artists
  • 1st Gaon Chart Awards : Album Of The Year
  • 5th Nickelodeon Korea Kids Choice Awards: Favorite Male Singer
  • 4th Melon Music Awards : Top 10 (Bonsang)
  • 4th Melon Music Awards : Netizen Choice Award
  • 4th Melon Music Awards : Artist of the Year (Daesang)

Golden Disk Awardsedit source|edit

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
201226th" Fiction and Fact "Disk BonsangWon
CeCi K-pop Icon AwardWon
201327th" Midnight Sun "Popularity AwardNominated
Disk Album AwardWon
JTBC Best Artist AwardWon

Mnet Asian Music Awardsedit source|edit

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
201012th"Shock"Best Male GroupNominated
Best Male Dance PerformanceNominated
Best Male Dance PerformanceNominated
201214th"Beautiful Night"Nominated
Artist of the YearNominated

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 Beast (South Korean band)'s Music awards

M! Countdownedit source|edit

2010March 25 Shock
October 14 Breath
2011May 26Fiction
June 2
June 9
2012August 2Beautiful Night
August 9
August 16
2013August 1Shadow

Music Bankedit source|edit

2010October 8 Breath
2011May 27 On Rainy Days
June 3Fiction
June 10
2012August 10 Beautiful Night

Inkigayoedit source|edit

Show Championedit source|edit

2010December 5 Beautiful
2011June 5Fiction
June 12
2013August 3Shadow
2012August 21 Beautiful Night

Show! Music Coreedit source|edit

2013June 8 Will You Be Alright
2013August 3Shadow

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