Be.A: Profiles, Music Videos, and European Tour

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Find Out More About Crayon Pop’s Brother Group—Be.A

Be.A is a Korean idol group under the auspices of Chrome Entertainment. Following the success of Crayon Pop, Chrome Entertainment formed idol group Be.A in 2014. Be.A’s debut single had the same vibe as Crayon Pop’s hit song “Bar Bar Bar.” In 2017, Be.A participated in the Makestar project and gathered enough funds to re-debut. After holding a European tour in early 2018, Be.A’s progress stalled and the group went into a long hiatus.

In this article, Channel-Korea will talk about Crayon Pop‘s Brother Group Be.A. So, stay tuned!

Be.A Members’ Profiles

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Be.A debuted in 2014 as K-Much. The group initially consisted of six members: Hong-gyu, Yeong-kyun, Ato, Milly, Loki, and Bomb. By 2017, three of its member left the group. Currently, Be.A consists of Hong-gyu, Yeong-kyun, and ATO

Be.A’s Hong-gyu’s Profile

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Stage Name: Hong-gyu

Birth Name: Yang Hong-gyu

Birthday: February 27th, 1990

Place of Birth: Seoul City

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 56 kg

Zodiac: Pisces

Education: Kyungbook University

Blood Type: O

Position: Leader, Vocalist

Instagram: @y2woel

Be.A’s Yeong-kyun’s Profile

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Stage Name: Yeong-kyun

Birth Name: Jung Yeong-kyun

Birthday: May 30th, 1990

Place of Birth: Seoul City

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 57 kg

Zodiac: Gemini

Position: Vocalist

Instagram: @yeong_kyun

Be.A’s Ato’s Profile

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Stage Name: ATO

Birth Name: Park Sunghyun

Birthday: June 28th, 1993

Place of Birth: South Gyeongsang, Changwon city

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Zodiac: Cancer

Education: Dongah University Broadcast and Arts Department

Position: Rapper

Instagram: @real_ato

Be.A’s Members’ Facts

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  • Hong-gyu loves exercising, especially playing soccer
  • He suffered an accident when participating in the Idol Futsal Competition
  • ATO and Yeong-kyun were back-up dancers for Crayon Pop before joining Be.A
  • Yeong-kyun has the best dancing skills among Be.A members
  • His stage name was Bornus when performing as a backup dancer
  • Yeong-kyun criticized former BIG BANG member Seungri, because of the Burning Sun scandal. After posting his criticism, Be.A became a search trend on Naver
  • ATO’s hobby is dancing
  • ATO participated in the idol program MIX NINE but failed to reach the top position
  • He also participated in the dancing program Dancing 9 Season 2 but his appearance was edited out
  • Be.A members left Chrome Entertainment in 2018 and started their own career

Be.A’s Debut

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Be.A debuted on January 7th, 2014, as 5-member idol group K.Much. K.Much was under the same management as girl group Crayon Pop. The name K.Much was inspired by snakehead fish (Kamulchi in Korean) who can live in difficult environments. According to Chrome Entertainment, K.Much wished to grow and survive in the K-Pop industry.

K.Much released their debut album Beyond The Ocean in 2014. Despite the popularity of their sister group Crayon Pop, K.Much/Be.A received a lukewarm response from K-Pop fans. Fans noticed that the idol group can be successful due to the members’ talents, popular songs, or intense promotion from the agency. However, K.Much lacked the entire recipe for success. Moreover, Chrome Entertainment was heavily criticized for enabling the debut and promotions of new idol groups, including K.Much/Be.A. It seemed that Chrome Entertainment was taking advantage of Crayon Pop’s popularity. The members of new idol groups were selected without proper training.

K.Much joined the funding site Makestar and gather enough funds for another shot. In 2017, K.Much re-debuted and changed its name to Be.A. Be.A stands for Be Artists.