BEAST (비스트, stylized BEAST as B2ST) is a boy band from South Korea that consists of six members, under Cube Entertainment. The group was originally known as B2ST, an acronym for Boys to Search for Top. However, their name was changed to BEAST (Boys of the East Standing Tall) a few days before debut. They released their first mini-album Beast Is The B2ST on October 14, 2009.
Birth name : Yoon Doo Joon (Hangul: 윤두준)
Nickname: 3 sec sharing
Date of birth : July 4, 1989 (1989-07-04) (age 20)
Position : Leader, Rapper, Vocalist
Education: Kyung Hee Cyber University
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: Listening to hip hop & R&B, soccer, and playing games.
Misc 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.
Doo-joon is the leader of Beast. He was a candidate for JYP Entertainment, being featured in the Mnet documentary Yeolhyeolnama (Korean: 열혈남아, “Hot Blooded Men”) with 2AM and 2PM but has been an eliminated member. Before his debut in Beast, he auditioned for High Kick Through the Roof and was offered a role in the sitcom, but turned it down for his music career. He became a member of reality-variety series Danbi, part of MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night line-up.
Doo-joon was in AJ’s music video for “Nunmuleul Dakko” (Korean: “눈물을 닦고”, “Wiping the Tears”) before they debuted as part of Beast. He was also a guest rapper for Gavy NJ’s song “Sun Flower”.
Doo Joon worked with Shin Saekyung on an ad for premium jeans brand, Buckaroo
As Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon will be leaving MBC Radio FM4U 91.9Mhz ‘Chin Chin Radio’ , he was chosen as the temporary DJs for two weeks together with solo singer IU. Doo Joon was featured for G.Na’s album title song ‘I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better’ music video along with the other Beast member, Jun Hyung. Doojoon, Kikwang and IU appeared as special hosts on Music Core on August 21, 2010.DooJoon was casted to appear in the new MBC daily sitcom ‘All My Love.’
Birth name : Jang Hyun Seung (Hangul: 장현승)
Former Stage Name: So-1
Date of birth : September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03) (age 20)
Position : Vocalist
Education: Anshan Information Industry High School
Specialty: beat box
Blood Type: B
Hobbies: Web surfing and bowling.
Misc Info: He was eliminated from YG group Big Bang in the ninth episode of their documentary.
Hyun Seung first received media attention as a trainee under YG Entertainment with nickname So-1, when he was preparing to debut as a member of Big Bang. He appeared in 10 out of 11 episodes of the Big Bang Documentary, but wasn’t chosen to be a part of the final group formation by YG’s president.He received a lot of concerns from Cube’s management when BEAST was being formed, as the first thing the members were instructed to do was to have Hyun Seung gain weight. On August 23, 2010, a video of Prepix ILL with Jang Hyunseung dancing was released, revealing swift dance to song Money Right by RnB Musiq Soulchild.
Noted by his unique hairstyles and exceptional talent in rapmaking, Jun Hyung was also featured in fellow member’s AJ’s music video “눈물을 닦고” (“Wiping the Tears”) as a rapper with Doo Joon. Along with fellow BEAST member Yo Seob, MC and comedian Lee Hyukjae, Moon Hee Jun (formerly of H.O.T.) and Kim Sook, they welcomed Japanese tourists for “Visit Seoul 2010” campaign, where Korean celebrities and Japanese tourists explore Seoul in MBC’s Star Guide Doshiraku to raise awareness of Seoul’s famous areas as well as its delicious cuisine.
Birth name : Yong Jun Hyung (Hangul: 용준형)
Date of birth : December 19, 1989 (20)
Position : Main Rapper, Vocalist
Stage Name under Xing: Poppin’ Dragon
Education: Anyang Arts High School
Blood Type: O
Hobbies: writing lyrics, watching movies, and dancing.
Misc Info: He was first debuted with group Xing and he rapped for AJ’s Wiping the Tears.
Jun Hyung was first a member of Xing. He is noted to have unusual hairstyles. He also featured in AJ’s music video “눈물을 닦고” (Wipe the Tears) with DooJoon. Along with fellow BEAST member Yo Seob, MC and comedian Lee Hyukjae, Moon Hee Jun (formerly of H·O·T) and Kim Sook, welcomed Japanese tourists for “Visit Seoul 2010”. Korean Stars and Japanese tourists explore Seoul in MBC’s Star Guide Doshiraku to raise awareness of Seoul’s famous areas as well as it’s delicious cuisine.
Jun Hyung also featured in Hyuna’s solo debut single “Change”. Jun Hyung along with 4minute were also featured in “Heard ‘Em All” for Amerie’s Asian version of the album In Love & War.He was also a guest rapper for K.Wills song “Present”.He also starred in MBC High Kick Through the Roof for a scene. He was featured in the rap making and featuring for 4minute’s album “Hit Your Heart” where his composing skills are dutifully noted.Jun Hyung was featured for G.NA’s album title song ‘I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better’ music video and his appearance will be giving the opposite vibe from Doo Joon.Jun Hyung is featured for FADDY ROBOT FOUNDATION together with 4minute`s Hyunah, Outsider, Verbal Jint, Mighty Mouth’s Ssangchu, Vasco and Jico, any profit from this song will be helping the society.In order to encourage the public participation in commemorating Seoul Summit Asia Bridge Contents (Representative Choi Jin) had announced that the G20 summit held in Seoul have created campaign song ‘Let’s Go’ composed by Shinsadong Tiger, Lim Sanghyuk, Eddie, and BEAST`s Yong Junhyung. Junhyung will also be rapping for the song.Junhyung will be a guest rapper for chaeyeon song namely ‘Ma Lover’ on SBS inkigayo on October 31, 2010.
On November 23, 2010, Young Jee will be releasing a single namely “Crazy, that’s what love is” featuring Junhyung in rap making and the rapping.
Birth name: Yang Yo Seob (Hangul: 양요섭)
Nickname: 양요, endorphins, siksin
Date of birth: January 5, 1990 (1990-01-05) (age 20)
Position: Main Vocalist
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
Misc Info: He was AJ’s high school friend.
Yo Seob is the main vocalist of BEAST.Noted to be the “cute” member of BEAST, his various hairstyles have received much attention, being compared to that of a Fairy Pitta and a Shih Tzu among other things. Yo Seob was a former JYP Entertainment trainee. He moved agencies, to M Boat Entertainment (a former sister company of YG Entertainment) then to Cube Entertainment. He was also known for his self-created videos He was a backup dancer for AJ’s music video “Wiping the Tears” and “Dancing Shoes”. and parodies.
Along with fellow BEAST member Jun Hyung, MC Lee Hyukjae, Moon Hee Jun (formerly of H.O.T.) and Kim Sook, Yo Seob welcomed Japanese tourists for “Visit Seoul 2010” campaign, where Korean celebrities and Japanese tourists explored Seoul in MBC’s Star Guide Doshiraku to raise awareness of Seoul’s famous areas as well as its delicious cuisine. On July 16, 2010, Yo Seob participated in the More Charming by the Day official soundtrack in promotion for the film with the song “Happy Birthday”. On November 29, 2010 , Yoseob will be releasing a digital single together with Dalmatian`s Daniel, namely “First Snow and First Kiss”. Starting from when they were trainees, they were coined ‘soulmates0115’. The two had an intimate relationship, prior to their debut, they released a UCC series, “To Pick On Mr. Daniel” which even succeeded to rise up as a hot topic when selected as #1 amongst the weekly TOP 5 UCC’s by a sports newspaper.
Birth name : Lee Gi Kwang (Hangul: 이기광)
Nickname: Ace Jr., Holly 2
Date of birth : March 30, 1990 (1990-03-30) (age 19)
Position : Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
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
Misc Info: Originally debuted as solo artist. Will be changing his stage name soon.
Gi Kwang was initially a trainee under JYP Entertainment. He later transferred to sister entertainment company, Cube Entertainment where he originally debuted as a solo singer by the stagename, “AJ”. Cube Entertainment then decided to have him join BEAST where he redebuted under his given name.He is known as SaeHo in MBC High Kick Through the Roof,and was selected as MC for MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night segment Hot Brothers. Lee Kikwang was chosen as the new MC for the KBS show ‘Win Win’.
Gi Kwang is featured in K.Will’s music video for the song, Present. He was also chosen as the model for the ‘Ice Tea Tio’ from DongSuh Foods. Lee Kikwang will be featuring in Ahn Jinkyung’s title song ‘Love is Pathetic’ off of her second mini album ‘BE THE VOICE’ this will be his first project that he will be rapping in. Kikwang was casted as the comical role in the drama ‘My Princess’ starring Song Seunghyun and Kim Taehee Doojoon, Kikwang and IU appeared as special hosts on Music Core on August 21, 2010.KiKwang will be doing CF filming of LG Tromm cf with model Lee Nayoung.
Birth name : Son Dong Woon (Hangul: 손동운)
Nickname: Sonseuko, 16 D
Date of birth : June 6, 1991 (1991-06-06) (age 18) [maknae]
Position : Rapper, Vocalist
Education: High School hanyoung
Specialty: Piano and traditional chinese
Blood Type: A
Hobbies: lyrics writing and reading
Misc 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.
Dong Woon was a trainee from JYP Entertainment for 2 years, and was the last member chosen to join BEAST. He is the maknae (youngest) of the group. Dong Woon will be releasing a digital single together with Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung, namely “Udon” for the winter season. After it`s release, the song quickly rose up to the top of the charts, bringing in immense popularity and it is expected to start another trend.
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