BEAST’s backstage [M!Countdown Comeback Stage]
On Rainy Days
Credit: Likeyou95 & CrazyCarrotExtra
B2ST’s first full-length album, “Fiction and Fact“ is slated to drop on May 17th, but before that happens Cube Entertainment gave a treat to all their fans by releasing one of the tracks, “Rainy Days” as a digital single!
“Rainy Days“, was recorded on an actual rainy day in order to further accentuate a delicate sorrow. Check out the emotional track below and remember to support the artist by purchasing the music.
Hello. This is Cube Entertainment.
The morning of the 9th that many people have been waiting for is here. Also, I think that you will be waiting for the mornings to come with the brightest sun shining each day.
Now, with BEAST’s comeback in our eye sight, Cube is busy like ever since morning without nights, and full of anticipation and nervousness.
First, BEAST’s first official album, ‘BEAST’s First Official Album’ will be released on May 17th (Tuesday).
With the release date coming up, there are a lot of assumptions being made about the album, but the most important thing to know is that this high album, made with the grown member’s passion and effort, is waiting for you guys.
This album has a dramatic arrangement that almost makes it seem like a story telling album and will feel as if you are reading through many different novels. Also, with the type of sound that wouldn’t be expected with BEAST’s past strong background, they had gotten a new type of sound with a modern feel.
Secondly, for our BEAST fans waiting for the comeback, the BEAST teaser website will be open on the morning of May 9th after the notice about the comeback album.
The teaser of the first story of the new BEAST album will be available on the BEASTs official website; http://www.playb2st.com
CREDITS: CUBE OFFICIAL SITE (SOURCE); YONGISM@B2ST RISING (TRANS)
B2ST’s Yoseob recently reported to his fans the progress B2ST is making on their new music album.
On April 23rd, the idol tweeted, “We started recording for B2ST’s title song. I hope you all get nervous and anticipate for this. It’s really big. Anyways, B2ST members really like snacking“.
He then uploaded this exclusive picture, which revealed the B2ST members taking a break in the recording room. On the table in front of them are various snacks and drinks.
Netizens commented, “I’m curious. I want to see them soon”, “I’m anticipating for the title song”, “While everyone is resting, I see Junhyung who is concentrating on something.”
Meanwhile, B2ST is set to perform at ‘Super Triple Concert‘ with December and IU at Busan’s BEXCO on April 30th.
Source: Medical News Today via Nate
Beast member Yong Junhyung revealed a selca for his fans after a long absence.
On the 23rd of March, he posted a photo on his Twitter with the words ” Lately I have not shown my face (so I uploaded this picture)”.
In the photo, Junhyung is wearing a black roundneck T-shirt with a leopard print hat. His neat style and still handsome appearance even without any makeup attracted attention.
Netizens who saw the photo had various responses, “Are you in the recording studio?” , ” I don’t know how you can be so cute,” ,”You’ve grown some pimples, you look very tired,”. Junhyung recently collaborated with Wheesung for his new song and MV “Words That Freeze My Heart”.
Junhyung’s group Beast will launch their official fanclub B2UTY on the 2nd of April at Korea University’s Hwajung Gymnasium.
SOURCE: NATE, BEASTCHINA
Six member Korean boy group Beast’s debut Japanese single ‘Shock’ ( released on the 16th) managed to sell 290,000 copies in its first week. It achieved 2nd place on Japan’s Oricon Daily Chart on the 28th of March, beating the record set by Big Bang’s ‘ Heaven’ which managed to get 3rd place on the same chart in 2009. This is the best record ever achieved by a newly-debuting non-Japanese Asian group.
SOURCE: ORICON STYLE, BEASTCHINA
Singer Yangpa will be releasing a new album in 4 years.
This album is also attracting focus due to the participation of popular artists. Hweesung had composed her minor pop ballad title song, ‘It Hurts’ and BEAST’s Yoon Doojoon had featured in her other song in her album, ‘Bon Appetit’.
Meanwhile, Yangpa’s new album songs will be revealed on the 25th. She will be having her comeback stage through KBS 2TV ‘Music Bank’ on April 1st.
CREDIT: STAR NEWS(SOURCE); YONGISM@B2ST RISING(TRANS)
Singer Wheesung will finally be joined by his original guest-rapper, B2ST’s Junhyung, for his ‘Words that Freeze My Heart’ performances on music programs.
Last week, Wheesung had stood on stage with INFINITE’s Hoya because Junhyung’s group activities made it difficult for him to coordinate with Wheesung’s schedules. As such, Hoya had filled in for Junhyung on all three major broadcast programs.
However, Junhyung had strongly expressed his desire to stand on stage with his sunbae Wheesung, even if it meant changing up his group’s schedule. Reportedly, Junhyung said, “It was hard to stand on Wheesung’s comeback stage as I was chased by B2ST’s group activities, but I want to reschedule so I can make the respected sunbae’s stage shine more.”
The rapper’s ardent wish was finally granted, and now he’ll be performing alongside Wheesung for this week’s episodes of ‘M!Countdown’, ‘Music Bank’, ‘Show! Music Core’, and ‘Inkigayo’.
Wheesung has expressed his anticipation for the collaborative stage, and complimented Junhyung with, “A rapper who can control the tempo of emotion and logic with both skill and appeal”.
Their first stage of ‘Words that Freeze My Heart’ will be performed on March 24th’s episode of ‘M!Countdown’.
CREDIT: Seoul news via Naver, ALLKPOP
Even though BEAST has come in 2nd as the debut single on the Oricon daily chart they are sighing with worries.
According to the Japan Oricon style, the debut single ‘Shock’ BEAST has presented this day sold a total of 10,902 copies of their album and got ranked 2nd place.
The record of 10 thousand copies BEAST has sold is similar to the first single sales of Kara and SNSD who are currently on a jackpot procession. Given that Japan is at a chaotic situation due to the earthquake and the nuclear danger, it is a huge accomplishment. It is an example that shows us that there is a chance BEAST will be the strongest male idol in the k-pop wave continuing the girl group solo system.
But to BEAST, this result isn’t just pleasing. This is due to the quake nightmare and nuclear danger currently in Japan that they’re worrying about.
One official said “It’s not a situation that we should only be happy” and “Even the agency members have more worries about the Japanese fans”.
BEAST was originally supposed to go to Japan in mid-March and promote but actually have cancelled this due to the quake aftermath.
CREDITS: NEWSEN (SOURCE); ydj_love@B2ST RISING (TRANS)
Recently, Lee Kikwang of the valuable idol group BEAST has been brought up as a topic due to pictures of him when he was a back up dancer of Epik High.
In the pictures, Lee Kikwang has a harsh look in his eyes in his angular face that is very different from his current cute image. However, fans responded with such welcoming comments such as “So cute,” “Even after peeling and peeling the layers, you’re still recognizable, you’re like an onion.”
It is known that Lee Kikwang had previously debuted as a solo artist under the name AJ. The other BEAST members gained stage experience by performing as backup dancers for Lee Kikwang when he was AJ. But the fact that Lee Kikwang used to be a backup dancer for Epik High wasn’t as well known.
BEAST won first place on music programs last December with ‘Beautiful,’ and they are currently preparing their next album.
Over the next few months, a representative contingent of Korea’s top idol singers and stars will be crossing the East Sea towards the land of the rising sun in order to try their hand in the increasingly-competitive Japanese music market.
With all these stars heading over to Japan around the same time, one might begin to wonder, who’s really going to be successful?
The people have spoken, and it looks as if Lee Seung Gi, everyone’s favorite MC/actor/singer, is expected to spearhead this next movement in the Hallyu wave. ‘Monkey3‘, a Korean music site, recently conducted a poll and found that 45% of its respondents (234 votes) believed Lee Seung Giwould make it big in Japan. Netizens have commented, “The way to succeed in Japan is through singing“, “In Japan, the dramas “Shining Inheritance” and “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho” are already well-known“. Lee Seung Gi is due to start his promotions this month in Japan, complete with performances and fan meetings.
Coming at second place is 2NE1, who recently released a Japanese version of their single, “Go Away“. They garnered 22% of the votes (115 votes), and B2st came in 3rd with 18% of the vote (92 votes). Meanwhile, 2PM came in 4th place with 6% (32 votes), and SECRET and After School came in 5th and 6th places, with 6% (29 votes) 4% (20 votes), respectively.
cr: ALLKPOP, Review Star
For the first time since their debut, B2ST will hold a fan meeting on April 2nd at Koryeo University. It’s a particularly special event because it’ll also host the inauguration ceremony for their fanclub, “B2UTY“!
Currently, their fanclub has 180,000 official members. 5,000 of those lucky fans will get to meet with the boys as they celebrate their mutual growth.
A variety of events are being planned that allow for direct communication between the boys and their fans. Though they’re preparing for their official Japanese promotions for “SHOCK“, it’s said that the members are carefully crafting ideas for the event.
Check back with allkpop for further updates!
Source: Medical News Today via Nate
“We previously reported that Fukuyama Masaharu had recruited Korean artists to participate in his remake/cover album, “With Special Guests – Fukuyama Masaharu Remake“.
A radio rip of one of his tracks recently surfaced on the web, and fans have been praising Korean idol group B2ST for their dynamic cover of Fukuyama’s “Niji“. ”Niji” (or “Rainbow“) was originally used as the theme song for the popular Japanese drama, “Water Boys“.
Check them both out below and let us know what you think!”
Fukuyama Masaharu’s “Niji”
CREDITS : lovethemusical@twitter + THE MUSICAL.CO.KR + chloe1302 @B2R (RE-UP)
Beast’s Yong Jun Hyung appealed to fans on his Twitter page. On the 11th of February, he tweeted, ” I’m saying it again, I’m very sorry to all the kind B2UTYS but to those fans who know my phone number, please keep it to yourselves. I’m tired of all the prank calls and messages. Please. “
Junhyung frequently retweets fans who leave messages on his Twitter page, creating a special bond with them. But his personal phone number was disclosed by some fans, giving him a headache due to an excessive amount of prank calls and messages.
Fans who saw his sincere plea responded, ” We’re sorry” , “As true B2UTYS, we shouldn’t be like this.”
Beast will be holding their encore concert “Welcome Back To Beast Airline” on the 18th and 19th of February at the Seoul Olympic Gymnasium.
SOURCE: NAVER NEWS, BEASTCHINA
TRANS: Yang Ting@mybeastyboys
CREDITS: HYUNSEUNG’S YOZM (SOURCE); purpleumbrella@B2ST RISING (TRANS)
On the 23rd January filming of the MBC Chuseok Special Idol Star Athletics and Swimming Championships at Jamsil Indoor Stadium, out of all the idols present, Beast received special support from fans while taking part in the competition.
At first, the filming time was set at 5 PM, but on that day, there was a heavy snowfall in the capital, so the filming tme was delayed by 3 hours, only starting at 8 PM. Beast arrived at the venue only at 10 PM, amidst loud cheers from their fans.
When they entered the venue, the cheers suddenly became so loud to the extent that the ongoing competition was temporarily stopped. The MC joked, ” Beast who recently became a huge power, please look over here and wave.”
Fans came with banners to support their favourite idols but among all the banners, the most special one was the bright red banner held by the only overseas fan at the venue, with the words JANG HYUN SEUNG CHINA FANSITE. This showed that Beast was not only famous in their home country but they were also very well received stars internationally.
After the filming, Beast member Yong Jun Hyung posted in Twitter, ” Today our B2UTYS were really worth feeling proud about, thank you very much, although I was not feeling well but thanks to you all Im now feeling much better, please go home safely, Thank Y’all . “
The MBC Chuseok Special Idol Star Athletics and Swimming Championships was filmed for up to 10 hours till midnight the next day on the 24th. It will be divided into Part 1 and 2 and will be aired respectively at 8: 45 PM on 5th and 6th February.
SOURCE: NEWSEN, BEASTCHINA
I’m the BEAST fanclub organizer.
BEAST won the prize for the Seoul Music Awards after winning the amateur prize last year.
This was because we came 1st for the award voting. ^0^
I thank all you fans for voting for us, T^T
And here are the photos of the BEAST members who are holding the meaningful prize thanks to all you fans!
CREDITS: PLAYB2ST (SOURCE); ydj_love@B2ST RISING (TRANS)