Saturday, August 27, 2011

BEAST's history and trainee days as a "Recycled Group" to be revealed

Six member boy group BEAST debuted in October of 2009, with their debut album, "Beast Is The B2ST," selling over 20,000 copies in the month of October alone. Under Cube Entertainment, the members of BEAST have grown quite substantially. Many of the members of BEAST did not have an easy journey to get to where they are now.

On the August 26th episode of SBS E! TV's "Son Ho Young's K-Star News," the trainee days of the "Recycled Group" BEAST are set to be revealed. The past histories of the BEAST members who suffered a long time to be called a member of BEAST will be put in the spotlight.

In the past, Jang Hyunseung was set to become a member of idol group Big Bang, until he was eliminated in the final stages before the group's debut. There is also the unfortunate history of leader Yoon Doojoon, who was trained in JYP Entertainment, but did not become a member of 2PM or 2AM.

Additionally, Yong Junhyung was previously a member of the group "Xing." In "Xing," Junhyung was known as "Poppin' Dragon." Lee Kikwang previously debuted as a solo artist under the stage name AJ. A couple of the other BEAST members even participated as back up dancers for AJ during his solo activities and promotions, before BEAST's official debut in October of 2009.

Because of their history, BEAST is called the "Recycled Group." However, the members of BEAST are receiving an immense amount of love from fans at home and also fans from abroad. The members have also gained popularity do to their various MC positions and acting roles.

CREDITS: W Star News ; Koreaboo

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

BEAST Left Seoul for United CUBE Concert in Tokyo

BEAST has prepared early so they can still rehearse in the venue in Boduokan, Tokyo for the United CUBE Family Concert scheduled on a Thursday, August 25.

Together with the girls of 4Minute they were seen at the Gimpo Airport at around 6 in the morning of Wednesday, August 24.

Doojoon on the other hand is still in Ilsan and can't leave South Korea at once. G.Na is still making some last minute engagements for her album promotions so she can't come together with the rest a well.

Japanese B2UTIES had been anticipating this concert for quite sometime already.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BEAST Young Ones Visits the Amusement Park

The three members of BEAST went to the amusement park on a Tuesday sunny afternoon. They had a day-off after a very long hectic schedule and another coming up schedule in Japan.

They enjoyed taking SELCAS of the three of them and went on buying a pair of funny sunglasses, which Yoseob mention to be cheaper than what Kikwang was wearing that day. Dongwoon wore the other sunglasses. But Yoseob tweets that it broke too at the end of the day.

They seemed to have so much fun like children. It has been one of the shortest vacation they had in a long while. 

BEAST is heading off to Japan for the United Cube Family Concert on August 25 with 4Minute and G.Na. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

BEAST to Attend Hallyu Dream Festival on October

BEAST is scheduled to attended the Hallyu Dream Festival 2011 this coming October 3, 2011 at Gyeongju's Citizen Stadium.

It was actually a three day event but the Hallyu Dream Concert happens on the third day where at least 18 artists are expected to participate. 

CREDITS: Koreaboo

B2ST Models for American Brand BE@TOY

B2ST has been selected as endorsement models for the American vintage casual brand, ‘Beatoy‘!
B2ST is the first ever Korean celebrity group to model for the brand, and shooting took place at a studio in Itaewon on August 17th. The boys proved to be a perfect fit for the brand’s image, as they brought their lively energy to the set.
Representatives of Beatoy said, “B2ST is one of the most popular male idol groups today, and as our brand’s target consumer base is in the age range of teens to 20’s, we’re sure that they’ll direct our brand’s image towards a positive direction.”
B2ST showcased their professionalism on set by personally trying on every outfit in order to pick out the style that best fit their character and personality.
The director for ‘Beatoy’ added, “Vito’s identity as an American vintage casual brand combined with B2ST’s modern, yet free-spirited image is sure to create a synergistic effect.”


Saturday, August 20, 2011

BEAST Photos in the United Cube Family Concert 11.08.14


BEAST Cool Magazine Article in China (Page 8)


Impressions of Beast from the Press Conference
Before meeting Beast, it is difficult to imagine their natural beauty. Despite having many pairs of eyes staring at them, despite the language barrier, they still spoke and joked naturally. When their playfulness comes, they would also joke about their own members. Ignoring all the restraints, Beast feels just at home. “Beast is genuine” this is factual. Just a few minutes in, the six of them had jump out of the screen and played a wonderful one-act.

Being the Hyung, being the leader, Doojoon’s conscious is: anything that has to do with me, I will prefect it, anything that has to do with the dongsaengs, I shall embarrass them. He loves to work out, is a cheerful person, brings the group together and hardworking….. He also set it upon himself to be a role model for the younger ones. However, when Hyunseung took his encouragement to start singing, his face contorts into a hideous expression, and shouted “do not sing!” Even if he is evil at times (jokingly), he won’t miss any opportunity that will bring him benefits. Just like when Hyunseung showed off his shoulders, he was the first one to wolf whistle. Not satisfied with the mental torture, he make Yoseob laugh hysterically together with him, hitting his shoulders. In the end, Yoseob didn’t know whether to laugh or cry from the pain. 

During this meeting, he had portray his mystical/cool image to the extreme, he talks very little, smile very little, and his finger keeps counting/fidgeting like a fortune teller, we really experience his coolness. His shades are the most attention grabbing item on him, it almost covered half of his face. Although to Junhyung, his shades are a form of fashion, full of character and useful, but to the fans it’s not so friendly. It causes reflections while taking photos! Just then, he turns into one direction and stays stationary there. Is he better looking at his angle? Is he looking at his fans? Is he counting the crystals on the decorations? Or is he simply asleep? 

The Hyunseung in our impression is cold and shy, but with this meeting, he renewed all the past impression we have, he is warm and naughty, showing the energy a 20 year old have. Being said that he is most difficult one to get out of bed (something about he showed an expression that lazing in bed is right), when the fans requested him to sing a chinese song, he gave in and sang 3 words in chinese before becoming all red and started laughing. When being asked which is his favourite body part, he chose his shoulders. Once again, giving in to everyone who wants to see his shoulders, he took off his jacket. The way he frown with a smile standing at 45 degree backing facing the audience, completely took our breath away!

Although he says that he has a very straight forward personality and doesn’t like to act cute, (something about his face and not believing that he is so young.) whenever the members spoke of anything funny, he is the first one who stands up and clap his hands. He will bite Doojoon’s ears or high five with Dongwoon. (something about Yoseob’s fan service is taking up all the fancam’s memory card capacity) When he was asked which member he would go to when he encounter difficulties, ignoring Doojoon’s stare, he replied, “Dongwoon” without hesitation saying that he is mature. And he eyed Doojoon “not you this time”. Although he is good at teasing the leader, he still cannot resist xiao long bao (china’s meat bun), no wonder he and Dongwoon are named Food God. 

During the press conference, he couldn’t hear what the MC was asking because he was busying looking at his fans. When he was asked about a question that he didn’t prepare for, he stutters when he answers. These are just some of his embarrassing moments. Although members say that he forgets his lyrics the most, however, he is very determine when it comes to dancing. Although it only lasts a few seconds, every step is taken with precision. Kikwang has always been famous for his good body, (???). Many fans thought that Kikwang is most satisfied with his abs, but in actual fact, he is more proud of his chest. Although he is again requested to show his body, he decline to do so, saying that he only flash his muscles during concerts.

Dongwoon: is Dongwoon the male god of Beast? 
Fan: (???) 
Dongwoon: Wrong! You, out! If I want to date you, will you accept? 
Fan: held out an O sign very quickly (which means yes) 
Dongwoon: but I don’t wanna *pulls a funny face*. 
Dongwoon ah, you cannot hurt fans like that…… although he looks mature, he is still the maknae after all, there is always some conditions that his hyungs allows. (hur~ this sounds weird) despite so, it doesn’t mean that Dongwoon will not be overlooked. When Hyunseung state that he likes rock music, Dongwoon joined in and said “Rock&Roll Baby” and starts imitating a guitar rocker. Just then, the atmosphere is bought down, his hyungs show expressions of helplessness: there he goes again….

CREDITS: Seobrisma

Photos from United Cube Family Concert Press Con 11.08.14