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, stylized 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.MEMBERDoo Joon
Birth name :
Yoon Doo Joon (Hangul
Date of birth :
July 4, 1989 (1989-07-04) (age 20)
Leader, Rapper, Vocalist
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”.
Birth name : Jang Hyun Seung (Hangul: 장현승)
Date of birth : September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03) (age 20)
Position : Vocalist
Hyun Seung first received media attention when he attempted to join Big Bang but failed to make the cut. He received a lot of concern from management when the group was being formed, as the first thing the members were instructed to do was have Hyun Seung gain weight.
Birth name : Yong Jun Hyung (Hangul: 용준형)
Date of birth : December 19, 1989 (20)
Position : Main Rapper, Vocalist
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.
He is the featured rapper in Hyuna’s solo single “Change”. He will also be guest participating in “Post Beyonce” Amerie’s new song ‘Heard ’em All.’
Birth name: Yang Yo Seob (Hangul: 양요섭)
Date of birth: January 5, 1990 (1990-01-05) (age 20)
Position: Main Vocalist
He is the main vocalist of Beast. Noted to be the “cute” member of Beast, his various hairstyles have received much attention, being compared to a Fairy Pitta and a Shih Tzu among other things. A former M-Boat trainee, he was also known for his self-created videos & 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”. Korean Stars and Japanese tourists explored Seoul in MBC’s Star Guide Doshiraku to raise awareness of Seoul’s famous areas as well as its cuisine.
Main article : AJ (singer)
Birth name : Lee Gi Kwang (Hangul: 이기광)
Date of birth : March 30, 1990 (1990-03-30) (age 19)
Position : Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
Gi Kwang was initially a trainee under JYP. He later transferred to sister entertainment company, Cube Entertainment. He originally debuted as “AJ”, taking a shot as a solo artist, but later redebuted under his given name.
Birth name : Son Dong Woon (Hangul: 손동운)
Date of birth : June 6, 1991 (1991-06-06) (age 18)
Position : Rapper, Vocalist
Dong Woon trained for 2 years with JYP Entertainment.