BtoB

 

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Summary: Born to Beat, or BtoB, debuted on March 22, 2012 with seven members: EunKwang, MinHyuk, ChangSub, HyunSik, Peniel, IlHoon, and SungJae. They first appeared on television in “Amazon (Idol Master Zone).” They were also supposed to have a “Lee MinWoo” in their group, but due to health problems, Cube announced he was not able to debut with them. MinWoo was later confirmed to debut in C-Clown.

I would like to start this band info session with an apology. I’ve been insanely busy with school, and also just got a new job that, by the time I get home, I don’t want to do anything but breathe. o(_ _)o So, I, Redeim, apologize for the delays. Velexa was smart and set up a queue, in order to make me look bad. Ha ha Regardless, I bring you this little gem of one of my favorite rookie groups of the 2012 year! (even though I can’t really name-to-face anyone but SungJae. OTL)

Ugh. What can’t I say about BtoB? I instantly fell in love with them because Insane was so freaking catchy. Not to mention SungJae, who reminded both Velexa and I of Seo InGuk, immediately caught our eyes and even though Velexa claimed him, he was also my original bias. With their second comeback, I fell in love with SungJae all over again, but this time, EunKwang also caught my eye. I love these guys, even when it makes me a pedo-noona to do so. *sigh* These guys have been going, going, going, and I fully support them and wish them luck in their future endeavors!

Member Profiles

EunKwang


Birth Name: Seo EunKwang
Birth Date: November 22, 1990
Family: Parents, Younger brother
Facts:

  • Leader of BtoB
  • His ideal type is a woman who only looks at him. Also, a girl with thick lips
  • His role model is Kim BumSoo
  • His celebrity friends include A Pink, 4Minute, and Boyfriend’s DongHyun
  • His favorite movie series is Harry Potter
  • His motto is “The higher you go, the lower you become”
  • His hobbies are soccer, billiards, and piano

MinHyuk

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Birth Name: Lee MinHyuk
Birth Date: November 29, 1990
Family: Parents, older brother
Facts:

  • His role models are Lee SeungGi and T.O.P.
  • His favorite movies are The Dark Knight and Inception
  • His hobbies include watching movies, exercising, and rapping
  • His ideal girl is a lovely girl with lots of aegyo, and also with a cute smile.
  • His specialties include acrobatics, writing lyrics, and composing music

ChangSub


Birth Name: Lee ChangSub
Birth Date: February 26, 1991
Family: Parents, older brother
Facts:

  • He is left-handed
  • His role models are Michael Jackson and Bi Rain
  • His favorite movie is Inception
  • His motto is “It’s only tough for now”
  • His hobbies/skills are Drumming, Piano, and drinking coffee.
  • A frequent habit he has is biting his nails

HyunSik


Birth Name: Lim HyunSik
Birth Date: March 7, 1992
Family: Grandmother, Parents, Older brother
Facts:

  • His favorite type of music is R&B and soul
  • He and EXO-K’s D.O are close; they’re school mates.
  • His favorite type of food is sushi and chicken
  • His specialties include singing, playing guitar and piano, writing lyrics, composing, and speaking Chinese

Peniel

Velexa’s been bugging me for forever to work on the website, here’s an extra present for her. ♥

Birth Name: Shin Dong Geun
Birth Date: March 10, 1993
Family: Parents, Older sister
Facts:

  • Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois
  • Former JYP Trainee
  • He’s appeared in one of San E’s music videos
  • He can play bass and guitar
  • He likes all types of music
  • His celebrity friends include Miss A, EXID, 4Minute, and G.NA
  • His hobbies are shooting, playing Football, playing bass or guitar, and speaking English
  • He’s still really slow when he’s talking, according to SungJae.

IlHoon

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Birth Name: Jung IlHoon
Birth Date: October 4, 1994
Family: Parents, Older sister
Facts:

  • Siblings with singer JOO
  • Likes any music with easy-to-listen to melodies
  • He is close to all seven members of A Pink
  • He likes meat
  • His specialties include writing lyrics, planning songs, and speaking Japanese

SungJae

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Birth Name: Yook SungJae
Birth Date: May 2, 1995
Family: Parents, Older sister
Facts:

  • His celebrity friend is A Pink’s Kim NamJu
  • His hobbies include fishing, snowboarding, and speaking Japanese
  • He often worries about his pants because he has large thighs
  • He’s often called the “tallest” or “biggest” maknae
  • In group pictures, he always gets the side positions

Ailee

 

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Summary: Ailee was born Lee YeJin in New Jersey, USA. She debuted on February 8, 2012.  Ailee got her start on YouTube singing R&B hits because her friends said her voice was really good.  For a while before her Korean debut, she was with an independent music label called Muzo Entertainment.  She collaborated with several artists, including Johnnyphlo and Decipher.  In 2010, Ailee decided to move to Korea to pursue her music career and also to get closer to her roots.  She is with YMC Entertainment, but has collaborated with WheeSung more than once, including on WheeSung’s title track “They Are Coming.”  She got her acting debut with Dream High 2, playing a member of fictional girl group HershE.  (Velexa here!  Redeim forgot to link you guys to Aliee’s discography, so here it is!)

What to say about Ailee?  Hmm… I know at first, Velexa and I both were very, very annoyed with Heaven.  We hated it, and henceforth, hated her.  It wasn’t until we decided to watch an Immortal Song clip with JaeBum and Ailee interacting.  Turns out she was pretty freaking adorable.  On top of that, Heaven was really growing on us (we had been buying Inkigayo DVDs from a place in our hometown, and Heaven kept being played).  So now we love her and you guys should love her too. 😀

Ailee

Birth Name: Lee YeJin
Birth Date: May 30, 1989
Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, USA
Height: 164.5 cm (5’4.5”)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Facts:

  • Appeared in Dream High 2 as a member of fictional girl group HershE
  • She had her first television appearance on a ChuSeok special with WheeSung featuring singers and trainees.
  • In the same special, she performed Beyonce’s “Halo” and won first place.
  • She has worked with B2ST’s Lee KiKwang, T-ARA’s JiYeon, and Sistar’s HyoRin.
  • She was performing on Immortal Song from February 2012 to September 1, 2012

Dal★Shabet

 

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Summary: Dal Shabet debut on January 3, 2011 with their highly annoying yet catchy song “Supa Dupa Diva” [insert Key reference here].  The members are Viki, Serri, Ah Young, JiYul, GaEun, and SuBin.  Their debut song was crowned the second most addicting song of 2011, as well as having the second most popular choreography.

 

I really, really don’t know what to say about Dal Shabet. Personally, the only song I like from them is Hit U.  I know Velexa has mentioned a favoritism (or identification ability disguised as favoritism) for Serri.  Just keep in mind these are only our opinions, don’t let that stop you lovely readers from learning more about the band!

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Member Profiles

Serri


Birth Name: Park MiYeon
Birth Date: September 16, 1990
Height: 165 cm (5’4”)
Weight:  48 kg (105 lbs)
Facts:

  • Shares a room with Viki
  • Was a model in One-Two’s music video “Very Good”
  • Has a professional gymnastics and dance background
  • Wants to become good friends with Wonder Girl’s SunYe
  • Won a gold medal  at a National Aerobics Competition
  • Her hobbies are music and dancing

AhYoung


Birth Name: Cho JaYoung
Birth Date: May 26, 1991
Height: 166 cm (5’4”)
Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
Facts:

  • Her hobbies include movies, dancing, and learning about Greek and Roman mythology
  • Once drank spiked coffee at a hair salon
  • Spends most of her free time playing basketball
  • First member of Dal Shabet to record a CF
  • Has a white dog
  • Shares a room with JiYul
  • She had a part in the musical “Amnesia Nurse”

JiYul


Birth Name: Yang JungYoon
Birth Date: July 30, 1991
Height: 165 cm (5’4”)
Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
Facts:

  • When she was growing up, she once got lice
  • Likes to watch and practice ‘street dancing’
  • Favorite male Korean group is Big Bang
  • Grew up in England and is fluent in English
  • Idolized Spice Girls growing up and even went to see them live
  • Was hospitalized during “Bling Bling” era because of myositis (muscle inflammation)
WooHee
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Birth Name: Bae WooHee
Birth Date: November 21, 1991
Height: 164 cm (5’3″)
Facts:
  • Her favorite boy band is B2ST, her favorite member is YoSeob
  • Some consider her Davichi’s Kang MinHyun Look-A-Like

KaEun


Birth Name: Cho KaEun
Birth Date: July 28, 1992
Height: 172 cm (5’6” cm)
Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
Facts:

  • Her blood type is A
  • Her hobbies are modeling and reading fashion magazines

SuBin


Birth Name: Park SooBin
Birth Date: February 12, 1994
Height: 175 cm (5’7”)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Facts:

  • Likes trot music
  • Taller than Big Bang’s TaeYang
  • Convinced a ghost called out to her once
  • Appeared in TaeYang’s “I Need a Girl” music video
  • Former G.O.D. member Son HoYoung once made her cry on TV
  • Even though she was only 15, she moved to Seoul and lived alone so she could be a jean model

Former Members

Viki


Birth Name: Kang EunHye
Birth Date: March 28, 1988
Height: 172 cm (5’6”)
Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
Facts:

  • Her hobbies include movies, dancing, rapping, and singing
  • She was part of a project group called A-Force
  • She was a Star Empire trainee for about five years
  • Was originally supposed to debut with Nine Muses
  • She likes eating chocolate instead of food

B.A.P. (Best, Absolute, Perfect)

 

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Summary: B.A.P. (Best, Absolute, Perfect) is a six member boy group that debuted on January 26, 2012.  The members include Bang YongGuk, Kim HimChan, Jung DaeHyun, Yoo YoungJae, and Moon JongUp, and Zelo (Choi JunHong).  They debuted as a hip-hop group and also had a special on a TV Show called “Ta-Dah It’s B.A.P.!” Find their discography here.

Okay, I’ll keep it simple: Velexa and I have loved Bang since he had his solo.  Then he had a comeback and brought Zelo with him and even though Zelo’s born in 1996, (the jailbait alarm has. Been. Freaking. Rung.) We still loved Bang and loved Zelo (At the time, Velexa probably more than I).  Now that they’ve debuted with the four other members, I have no clue who’s who besides Bang and Zelo (not gonna lie).  Immediately, Velexa and I absolutely adored Warrior, and we also love their other songs on the album and can’t wait for them to have a comeback even though they only recently stopped promoting for a slower-beat song called “Secret Love.”

Member Profiles

YongGuk

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Birth Name: Bang YongGuk
Birth Date: March 31, 1990
Birth Place: Incheon, South Korea
Family: Older Twin Brother, Older Sister, Parents
Facts:

  • In 2008, he was a member of an underground hip-hop group called “Soul Connection” under the name Jepp Blackman
  • His hobbies are basketball, baseball, writing songs, and writing lyrics
  • His bunny is red
  • His ideal girl is virtuous
  • He looks up to 1TYM’s Teddy, and cites American rappers such as 50 cent, P.Diddy, and Pharrell as  his musical influences
  • He participated in composing all of the songs on their debut album
  • He’s claimed to have a cologne that smells like ramen
  • In “Ta-Dah It’s B.A.P.” his role was an alien who was a military legend on his home planet.  He loves Earth’s war movies and is convinced the answers to all of life’s questions reside in them.

HimChan

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Birth Name: Kim HimChan
Birth Date: April 19, 1990
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older Sister, Parents
Facts:

  • Never had to pay tuition for middle or high school, he graduated on full scholarship
  • His bunny is pink
  • Made many different appearances in music videos before debut, including fellow band mates Bang & Zelo’s song “Never Give Up” and label mate Secret’s music videos “Shy Boy” and “Starlight Moonlight.”
  • Likes spicy radishes
  • His ideal woman is a kind woman
  • Studied traditional music in high school
  • A fan once bought him a magic wand, he later took selcas with Zelo and the wand
  • Secret’s HyoSung is his ideal girl because she has motherly qualities
  • In “Ta-Dah! It’s B.A.P.” he is an alien commander; whenever he expresses an idea, it’s always shot down by Bang or YoungJae.

DaeHyun

Birth Name: Jung DaeHyun
Birth Date: June 28, 1993
Birth Place: Busan, South Korea
Family: Older brother, Parents
Facts:

  • Was the last member to join, he trained for two years and trained with B.A.P. for seven months
  • Isn’t very smart, but has always been a nice and optimistic kid
  • He’s interested in getting closer with fans
  • His bunny color is white
  • He was once mistaken for Bang by a fan
  • He speaks with a heavy Pusan dialect
  • In “Ta-Dah! It’s B.A.P.” he plays a spy/observer of the squad and is often seen just observing the rest of the group.  He landed in Pusan, which is why he speaks the dialect

YoungJae

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Birth Name: Yoo YoungJae
Birth Date: January 24, 1994
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older Brother, Parents
Facts:

  • Placed first in a JYP audition and was a JYP trainee, but he contacted TS Entertainment and got accepted there
  • His bunny color is yellow
  • His ideal woman is someone who likes him a lot
  • He admires Musiq Soulchild
  • His nickname is Brain
  • In “Ta-Dah! It’s B.A.P.” he is the “brain” of the group, and he believes they can take over the world by being respectful (much to Bang’s disagreement).  He holds a grudge against any member that shuts down his ideas and is often seen at the electronics store in his spare time.

JongUp


Birth Name: Moon JongUp
Birth Date: February 6, 1995
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Two older brothers, Parents
Facts:

  • Appeared in label mate Secret’s music videos “Shy Boy” and “Starlight Moonlight,” as well as band mates Bang & Zelo’s music video “Never Give Up.”
  • His bunny color is green
  • He admires Chris Brown
  • His nickname is Dance ShinDong
  • He doesn’t have a specific ideal type
  • In “Ta-Dah! It’s B.A.P.” he is an alien that doesn’t have much thought, and is almost always exercising or dancing.  To DaeHyun’s confusion, JongUp is always smiling and never complains, even when he’s sent on errands.

Zelo


Birth Name: Choi JunHong
Birth Date: October 15, 1996
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Older brother, Parents
Facts:

  • Tried to get into several music companies but kept being rejected because of his age
  • He wanted to be a soccer player in elementary school
  • He claims once he started music, soccer got boring
  • Cites 50 cent, P.Diddy, and Pharrell, and admires Kanye West and Will.i.am
  • His bunny color is blue
  • His nickname is (was???) 15-year-old genius
  • His ideal type is someone who is good at English and has a pretty smile (S.E.S. Eugene)
  • His stage name comes from “Zelos,” the Greek god of rivalry, named because of how hard he works amongst the others
  • His hobby is skateboarding
  • In “Ta-Dah! It’s B.A.P.” Zelo plays a sex robot created by Bang during their “Bang & Zelo” promotions to help him take over the world.  DaeHyun is convinced he’s dangerous because he was designed by Bang.  He has the tendency to “shut down” randomly.

NS YoonG

Summary: NS YoonG debuted as NS YoonJi around September 24, 2009 with her song “Head Ache.”  Her real name is Kim YoonJi and she was born on September 13, 1985.  She has since come out with four digital singles, two singles, and one mini-album. Find her discography here.

Velexa and I didn’t really acknowledge NS YoonJi until she came out with “Reason I Became a Witch.”  She never really stuck out to me, and managed to stay under my radar until the awesome song came into being.  She’s not of a bias of mine or anything, but I will definitely look out for any new songs from her.

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Birth Name: Kim YoonJi
Stage Name: NS YoonG
Previous Stage Name: NS YoonJi
Birth Date: September 13, 1985
Facts:

  • Cousins with KARA’s JiYoung
  • Studied at University of California Los Angeles
  • Has two dogs
  • Used to be a basketball player
  • Her favorite movies are the The Notebook and If Only
  • When she was younger, her celebrity crushes were Justin Timberlake and Usher
  • She loves Fergie and Uhm JungHwa

8eight

 

Summary: The band 8eight debuted on August 25, 2007.  There are three members: Lee Hyun, Baek Chan, and Joo Hee.  They’re known for their voices and smooth ballads.  Hyun has worked with 2AM’s ChangMin and together they have a sub-unit called Homme.  Their name, 8eight, symbolizes eternity, as an 8 turned on its side looks like an “infinity” symbol (∞). On December 21, 2014, the group announced their decision to temporarily disband. Find their discography here.

There’s not much to say about 8eight.  Velexa and I are madly in love with Hyun, and BaekChan and JooHee are followed closely behind.  We didn’t really hear about them until their song “The End is Coming,” which came out while we were in Korea, and we really liked it.  We’ve liked every song since then, so yeah, they’re good.  They are ballad, though, and I know some of my friends don’t really like ballads, so a couple upbeat songs I can suggest are “Availability Period” and “Close Your Lips.”

Member Profiles

Lee Hyun

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this is the most clothed picture I have of him ngl

 

 

Full Name: Lee Hyun
Position in 8eight: Leader / Male vocalist
Birthday: November 8th, 1983
Length: 177 cm (5’8” ft)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Likes: Bi (Rain), Se7en, WheeSung, Shinhwa, Baek JiYoung, Lim JungHee, Luther Vandross, Lee MoonSae, Park HyoShin
Find his solo discography here. Find his discography with Homme here.

Joo Hee

Full Name: Joo Hee
Position in 8eight: Female vocalist
Birthday: March 10th, 1984
Length: 164 cm (5’4” ft)
Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
Likes: Hong KyungMin, Hong Kong Singer YoMyung Dancer, Lauryn Hill

Baek Chan

Full Name: Baek Chan
Position in 8eight: Rapper / Male vocalist
Birthday: December 9th, 1984
Height: 180 cm (5’9” ft)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Likes: Musiq Soulchild, Stevie Wonder, George Benson

KARA

Summary: KARA was originally a four-member group that debuted on March, 29, 2007.  However, in 2008, Kim SungHee had to leave the group due to parental pressure, and two new members were added in: Goo Hara and Kang JiYeon.  After adding in the new members, they got a change of image and they also witnessed a rise in popularity.  In 2010 they had a hiatus in Korea, instead doing promotions in Japan.  It was announced that this year the group members will work on solos and it’s reported Nicole is already working with a famous singer on a collaboration.  In early 2011, there was a dispute among three of the members and their company, but they decided to discontinue the lawsuit, as it got resolved on April 28, 2011. In 2014, Nicole and JiYoung decided not to renew their contracts. A reality show, “Kara Project,” was aired to choose a new member, and Heo Youngji joined the group soon after.

There’s not much I can say as far as KARA goes. Velexa and I like Nicole best, and then Hara probably comes in as a close second. I honestly still mix them up with T-ARA.  I don’t pay close attention to when they come out with things, and usually Velexa is the one to show me them when they come out with something new. This does not mean we don’t like them. We’re just still learning them.

Kay that was two years ago and since then Hara became our bias. hahahahahaha ;; We still miss Nicole but she kinda kicked ass in her solo so we’re okay with her not being there anymore. Youngji’s encroaching on Jackson and so I’m not really sure what to make of her anymore. :T

Member Profile

GyuRi


Birth Name: Park GyuRi
Birth Date: May 21, 1988
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Parents
Facts:

  • Her favorite artist is H.O.T.
  • Favorite food is pizza
  • She came up with the name for the group, which means “sweet melody” in Greek
  • Daughter of popular voice actress Park SoHyun
  • Allergic to dogs but owns two: Nadia and Jang
  • Called “Goddess” by fans and her parents
  • Tends to go to sleep last and wake up first
  • Likes to tease JiYoung and Nicole

SeungYeon


Birth Name: Han SeungYeon
Birth Date: July 24, 1988
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Family: Parents
Facts:

  • Studied abroad in high school New Jersey until she returned to Korea to pursue a singing career
  • Once went to a Dream Concert as a G.O.D. fan
  • Loves watching anime
  • Dislikes doing dishes
  • Her first love was when she was 14
  • She’s actually a quiet person compared to her TV personality
  • Her parents originally wanted her to be a doctor, but now fully support her choice to be a singer
  • Has two pet hedgehogs
  • Postponed schooling to concentrate on KARA activities

Hara


Birth Name: Goo Hara
Birth Date: January 13, 1991
Birth Place: Kwangju, South Korea
Family: Parents
Facts:

  • Is childhood friends with ex-Wonder Girl’s Member SunMi
  • She auditioned for both SM and JYP
  • Loves horror movies
  • Her favorite color is pink
  • She loves to sleep and dance
  • She went to the same high school as Big Bang’s SeungRi and 2NE1’s Minzi
  • Postponed schooling to concentrate on KARA activities
  • Was noted for having a 19 inch waist
  • On June 28, 2011, Cube and DSP Media confirmed Hara and B2ST’s rapper Yong JunHyung were dating, but they broke up two years later.

Heo Youngji

Birth Name: Heo YoungJi
Birth Date: August 30, 1994
Birth Place: ?
Family: ?
Facts:

  • Appeared in VIXX’s Error MV
  • Plays Korean traditional drum and piano
  • Lived in New Zealand for two years
  • Loves sports, especially basketball and soccer
  • Currently on season 2 of Roommate
  • Was a professional skater before debut
  • Will be on Hitmaker season 2
  • Was inspired by BoA to become a singer, she originally wanted to be a musical actress

Former Members

Nicole


Birth Name: Nicole YongJu Jung
Birth Date: October 7, 1991
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Family: Parents
Facts:

  • Her favorite Korean artist is Shinhwa
  • Can speak a bit of Spanish
  • Can play violin
  • While in high school, she participated in sports, band, and choir
  • Loves to eat, and often talks about eating
  • She gets sick easily, and has a weak stomach
  • Hates people who lie
  • Is part of the ’91 Line made by SHINee’s Key, and it includes B2ST’s DongWoon, 2Am’s JinWoon, FT Island’s JaeJin, MBLAQ’s Mir, and Girl’s Generation’s SeoHyun
  • She is very close with SHINee’s Key and 2AM’s JinWoon
  • Her Korean name, YongJu, means “dragon ball” in English
  • Loves Harry Potter and Twilight

JiYoung


Birth Name: Kang JiYoung
Birth Date: January 18, 1994
Birth Place: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Family: Two older sisters, parents
Facts:

  • Is a fan of Big Bang’s DaeSung
  • Wants to do more cooking
  • Introduced to DSP Entertainment by a relative
  • Fans say she resembles a turtle
  • Cousin to solo singer NS YoonG