HIGHLIGHT is currently composed of four members born between 1989 and 1991. Their names are: Doojoon, Yoseob, Gikwang, and Dongwoon.
The oldest member and leader is Doojoon (born Jul 4, 1989). The youngest member (maknae) is Dongwoon (born Jun 6, 1991). All four members are Korean.
1. Doojoon: leader, lead rapper, center, vocalist
2. Yoseob: main vocalist
3. Gikwang: main dancer, lead vocalist, visual
4. Dongwoon: lead vocalist, rapper, maknae
Fun Facts and Trivia
The oldest member and leader of Highlight is Doojoon (born Jul 4, 1989).
The youngest member (maknae) of Highlight is Dongwoon (born Jun 6, 1991).
The tallest member of Highlight is Dongwoon with a height of 181 cm (5’11”).
The shortest member of Highlight is Yoseob with a height of 168 cm (5’6″).
The main vocalist of Highlight is Yoseob.
Stage Name: Doojoon
Full Name: Yoon Doo Joon
Native Name: 윤두준
Birth Place: Korea
Birthday: Jul 4, 1989
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Stage Name: Yoseob
Full Name: Yang Yo Seob
Native Name: 양요섭
Birth Place: Korea
Birthday: Jan 5, 1990
Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Stage Name: Gikwang
Full Name: Lee Gi Kwang
Native Name: 이기광
Birth Place: Korea
Birthday: Mar 30, 1990
Height: 170 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Stage Name: Dongwoon
Full Name: Song Dong Woon
Native Name: 손동운
Birth Place: Korea
Birthday: Jun 6, 1991
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 74 kg (163 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Hyun Seung almost became a member of BIGBANG but was eliminated in the last instance.
Lee Gikwang was a trainee at DSP Media.
On April 2, BEAST finally held its long-awaited fan club opening and fan meeting with 5,000 lucky B2UTIES at Koryeo University.
At the beginning they were called as “recycled group” since all their members are from other failed projects but after seeing their great potential they stopped being called that way.
On August 10, 2011 they released their Japanese album “SO BEAST”, with an orchestra version of “Fiction”, which was used to promote the movie “Shanghai” in which Japan and the United States collaborated. Watch the video
On September 19, 2011, they participated as a jury in the “KPOP Cover Dance Festival” in Spain.
On December 13, 2011, the “United Cube Concert” was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
They released the official “B2ST & Jim Rickey Tennis” models.
LC9 members said they would like to have a competition with HISTORy like the one you have with BEAST and MBLAQ.
B2ST manwha was released on August 22 the first of 6 volumes of comic book “The Beast – Destiny’s Beginning” the fantasy and action manhwha of BEAST group. In the comic, Doo Joon is a soccer star with amazing athletic skills, Hyun Seung is a dancer who possesses the power of teleportation and a “4D” personality. Jun Hyung is introverted and quiet with the ability to read minds, Yo Seob creates illusions with his singing voice, Ki Hwang has the power of telekinesis and maknae Dong Woon is a college student with a perfect photographic memory.
The first volume of their manhwha sold 13,000 copies, and they are the first hallyu artists to release a comic book by themselves. It sold more copies than any other book currently on sale.
The comic book “The Best”, which features the members of the Beast group as main characters, will be produced as an animated series.
Jun Hyung is part of the Chocoball group of friends along with Kim Hee Chul of Super Junior, Lee Hong Ki and Choi Jong Hun of FTISLAND, Simon D of Supreme Team, actor Jang Geun Suk, Mithra Jin of Epik High, among other actors and idols.
Jun Hyung is the most romantic of the group.
Doo Joon proposed marriage to B2UTY’S
JunH yung wrote most of the lyrics of the raps in the 1st and 2nd mini album.
The lyrics of Soom (Breath) were written by Jun Hyung.
“Our work periods always culminate with a “hibernation season” on our part.”-DooJoon
“Now the world refers to us as a re-discovered group and not a recycled group” B2ST.
Planis Entertainment, creator of “THE BEAST” comic book of B2ST, will be releasing figures of the B2ST characters in the comic book. Each package will contain 6 figures and each figure measures approx. 15 cm. The cost is approx. $161 dollars. The figures can be ordered starting February 6. 10 fans will be the lucky ones to receive the B2ST autograph package.
On June 15, they released their new digital single “I’m sorry”. And on the same day they held an event to unveil the song where 7000 fans were expected to attend and surprisingly, more than 10,000 fans attended. The MV for their song “I’m sorry” would also be recorded.
On July 19, 2013 they made their comeback with their second full-length album.
The MV and lyrics of Shadow were written and produced by Jun Hyung and his partner Kim Tae Joo.
BEAST has been chosen as a model for the 3D dance game “Touch”, which was created by the Chinese online game company “Perfect World”.
BEAST gave a thank you video for their 4th anniversary.
Jaehyo from Block B actually was a trainee to be a member of Beast, but after hurting his knee many times from hard repetitions and accumulated stress, he had to give up that dream and return home.
VIXX’s song Rock ur Body was originally going to be Beast’s song (which possibly would have been the lead track on their album Midnight Sun instead of Beautiful Night) but the members of Beast wanted to graciously give it to VIXX because they are a rookie group.
On April 10, 2014, the reality show Burning the Beast Showtime (Showtime Season 2) premiered.
The group will release the single “No More” before their Mini Album hits the stores with this announcing their 2014 comeback.
On June 28 on the “Music Core” program, they broke the record by getting the highest possible score of 10,000 points for their song ‘Good Luck’.
On June 29, they won first place with a perfect score of 11,000 points on SBS Inkigayo with their song “Good Luck”, sharing the highest score in the system with Trouble Maker.
BEAST has achieved a record in Music Core with the most wins, tying with the legendary group G.O.D. and EXO with four consecutive wins in the show (1 with No More, and three with Good Luck).
Lee Gi Kwang wrote the song History, which was added to the album “Good Luck”.
Gi Kwang, Yo Seob and Doo Joon participated in “running man” in ep 199, in which they played soccer together with other idol stars and beat the running man.
On MBC Everyone ‘Showtime Burning The Beast’, Yong Jun Hyung confessed for the first time that he is color blind. The other members were surprised by the confession, he said “Even the fans who don’t know. Only the members knew my condition until now.”
BEAST set to make a comeback in its fifth anniversary debut on October 16, as it is also the date of the group’s fifth anniversary debut, after making its way into the music industry in October 2009.
Attended the Music Bank of Mexico to be held on October 30 at La Arena Mexico City.
Beast has a lot of Mexican fans, as they went crazy when he came out on stage at Music Bank.
went out for tacos, which they said were not bad at all.
BEAST unveils mysterious video teaser for its special fifth anniversary comeback (see here).
B2ST made a comeback on October 19, 2014 with a special mini album containing 6 songs. It is kind of special for their five years together.
B2ST has had great success this year with its two albums.
They released a new song called KIMI WA DO? which was produced by Yong Jun Hyung and Kim Tae Joo.
GOOD LUCK ranked #1 on The 20 Best k-pop Songs of 2014 Billboard.
BEAST has started a record label in Japan, “BEAST MUSIC”, in which they will be releasing singles for 10 months. The first one is the single “ONE”.
The second single released with his record label in Japan, “BEAST MUSIC”, is “HANDS UP”.
After Hyung Seung’s solo debut and promotions, Beast is likely to make his comeback.
Yong Junghyung made his solo debut with the mini-album “Flower”.
Yang Yoseob made his solo debut with the mini-album “Coffeine”.
On May 25, B2ST will release its third single “Can’t Wait To Love You”.
On July 1, Son Dong Woon released his first solo mini-album in Japan.
On June 21, 2015, the fourth digital single was released in Japan titled “This is my Life.”
On July 20, 2015 Beast releases song that anticipates his comeback for that year, the title of the song is “Gotta go to work”.
On July 26, 2015 Beast released the MV of ‘Yey’, Receiving great reactions having only 24 hours since its release.
On the afternoon of April 19, BEAST’s agency Cube Entertainment issued an official press release that read as follows: Hello, this is Cube Entertainment speaking. We thank you fans who love BEAST, and we have something to inform you about. As of today, Jang Hyunseung has left BEAST, and the group has been reorganized to be composed of five members: Yoon Doojoon, Lee Gi Kwang, Yang Yo Seob, Yong Jun Gyung and Son Dongwoon. Jang Hyun Seung wants to focus on creating his own music as a solo artist and not as a BEAST member in the future. Jang Hyunseung and the five members have been continuously talking and consulting with the company about making changes in the group’s activities due to personality differences that started with different opinions on music. After a long deliberation among all members, it was decided that the group would be separated from Jang Hyun Seung and the team would be reorganized. BEAST has been working hard for the past seven years tirelessly for their fans and their common goal of reaching the top. Because of this, the decision has not been easy for the members, the company, or anyone, BEAST, which has now become a five-member group, plans to prepare to release a new album in 2016 and be active both in Korea and overseas. Please continue to support and show interest to both ‘BEAST and Jang Hyun Seung, who will do their best in their respective positions.
BEAST got his first victory with Ribbon in “Show Champion”, BEAST faced serious competition: SISTAR, Wonder Girls, Taeyeon, and SEVENTEEN.
BEAST gets his second win with Ribbon at KBS “Music Bank”.
BEAST was in 1st place for 5 consecutive weeks on the melon chart, the first week with Butterfly and 4 weeks with Ribbon.
At the stroke of 00:00 hrs on the 16th of the day Korea time Beast’s debut song Bad Girl was positioned at #1 on MelOn’s top 100! and just an hour later they continue to occupy back-to-back spots from #1 to #12 proving that their fans continue to support them. Happy 7th Anniversary #THANKSTOBEAST #비스트7주년축하해
The hashtag #비스트7주년축하해 is already trending topic WORLDWIDE! It ranked #3 most tweeted.
With their debut song (with HIGHLIGHT) “Plz Don’t Be Sad” they managed to obtain eight victories in different shows, including a “Triple Crown” in Music Bank.