Beast (비스트, stylized as BEAST or 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.
There were many news articles on the group before its debut as many of them had previous experience in the entertainment industry. On October 2, their documentary, MTV B2ST was broadcasted on the MTV Chuseok Special to showcase their abilities before their official debut.
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 of 2009 and has even further reached 40,000 copies sold in sales to date. A 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 popular after debuting, following various commercial calls from companies around Asia.
The group's second mini-album, Shock Of The New Era, was suppose to be released on March 2, 2010, however it was put forward a day and was released on March 1 due to the fact that all of their songs have been leaked.Despite the leak of their songs, the album has been rising up on various music charts and have already sold 20,000 copies to dateThe new genre prepared by BEAST is 'Rocktronic.' With a powerful sound and BEAST's added color to Shock of the New Era, they sped up the overall completion of the album. Their title song "Shock" is being reviewed as serving a powerful voice while having a strong sound with an abundance of melting sensibility, and will be performing a VTach dance with dynamic poses. On March 25, 2010, BEAST will have a surprising transformation as Ballad Singers and sang an orchestra version of the sad ballad 'Despite Holding On' by Noel that once attracted popularity as they were recognized as a boy group with singing ability. On March 25, 2010, BEAST receive their very first win on Mnet’s ‘Mcountdown’ with their new song ‘SHOCK’.Member profiles
Birth name: Yoon Doo Joon (Hangul: 윤두준)
Date of birth: July 4, 1989 (1989-07-04) (age 20)
Position: Leader, Vocalist, Rapper Hyun Seung
Birth name: Jang Hyun Seung (Hangul: 장현승)
Date of birth: September 3, 1989 (1989-09-03) (age 20)
Position: Vocalist, Lead Dancer Jun Hyung
Birth name: Yong Jun Hyung (Hangul: 용준형)
Date of birth: December 19, 1989 (20)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist Yo Seob
Birth name: Yang Yo Seob (Hangul: 양요섭)
Date of birth: January 5, 1990 (1990-01-05) (age 20)
Position: Main Vocalist
Main article: AJ (singer)
Birth name: Lee Gi Kwang (Hangul: 이기광)
Date of birth: March 30, 1990 (1990-03-30) (age 20)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer Dong Woon
Birth name: Son Dong Woon (Hangul: 손동운)
Date of birth: June 6, 1991 (1991-06-06) (age 18)
Position: Rapper, Vocalist