Who Is The Group BtoB?
BtoB (/ˈbiːtuːbiː/ BEE-too-bee; Korean: 비투비; acronym for Born to Beat) is a South Korean boy group formed by Cube Entertainment in 2012. The group consists of Seo Eun-kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Im Hyun-sik, Peniel Shin, Jung Il-hoon, and Yook Sung-jae.
BtoB debuted on March 21, 2012, performing Insane (비밀) and Imagine on M Countdown. The group’s debut EP, “Born to Beat” was released on April 3, 2012. They released their first full-length album, “Complete”, in June 2015. In November 2014 they made their Japanese debut with “Wow” under the Japanese agency Kiss Entertainment.
Since the group’s debut in 2012, they have received multiple awards, including the Singer of the Year at the 2015 KBS Music Festival, the Best Vocal Group Award at the 30th Golden Disc Awards, and a Ballad Award at the 25th Seoul Music Awards.
BtoB the Group and Fun Facts
BtoB members have each other’s backs to the end, and their strong brotherhood continues to grow with each comeback.
BtoB debuted on March 21, 2012 with their debut album, “Born to Beat”. Their name stands for the title of their debut album; a group that was born to create music. BtoB consists of 7 members, EnKwang, MinHyuk, ChangSub, HyunSik, Peniel, IlHoon and Yook SungJae. As the 2nd boy group from Cube Entertainment, and the younger brothers to BEAST and 4Minute, the group have faced a lot of pressure since their debut. However, over the years, the group have proved time and time again that they are a musically and vocally talented force. Add in the special bond that the brothers share with each other, and you have one of the best K-Pop boy bands of the 21st century.
BtoB Fun Facts: Each Member
Seo Eun Kwang
- He has a younger brother.
- He has a bad habit of shaking his legs.
- He likes to listen to emotional songs, and his role model is Kim Bum Soo.
- His favorite food is nurungi, which is a traditional Korean food made with scorched rice, and his favorite dish is baeksook, which is meat or fish that is boiled or steamed without seasoning.
- His favorite color is blue and his favorite number is 7.
- His favorite movies are the Harry Potter series.
- He likes to play soccer.
- His nickname, given by his fans is ‘Seo-Eun-Kwang-Chang-Luck’.
- He is in charge of singing the choruses in the group.
- He can listen to a song and harmonize on the spot.
- When he gets nervous, he prays. He prays before live performances.
- He likes to have an unbalanced style, like wearing loose pants and t-shirts, and he likes unusual patterns.
- He knows how to play the piano.
- His ideal type is someone with a big mouth, and eyes that look attractive when she smiles.
- His motto: the higher you go, the lower you should become.
Lee Min Hyuk
- He has an older brother.
- He has a bad habit of stretching and cracking joints in his body.
- He likes to listen to k-pop and hip-hop, and his role model is Lee Seung Gi.
- His favorite foods are bean-paste soup, cheonggukjang, and potato rib soup.
- His favorite colors are black and white and his favorite number is 8.
- His favorite movies are The Dark Night and Inception.
- He composed part of “Insane” and he helped write the rap in “Imagine”.
- He’s been rapping since he was in high school.
- He has the most skin care products of anyone in the group and a lot of the fans buy them for him.
- He has an interest in acting.
- He started acrobatics when he was a senior in high school but only did it for 3 months.
- His goal is for people to think of him first when they think of BtoB.
- He’s more popular with younger fans because he looks younger than he actually is.
- He likes to exercise and work out.
- He enjoys writing lyrics, composing, and making up raps.
- His ideal type is a lovely girl with lots of aegyo.
- His motto: always be humble.
Lee Chang Sub
- He has an older brother.
- He has a bad habit of biting his nails.
- He looks up to Michael Jackson and he likes listening to his music.
- He isn’t a picky eater, so he can eat anything.
- His favorite color is black and his favorite number is 27.
- He has great aegyo.
- He likes to threaten the maknae, Sungjae.
- His charm is his round eyes that turn into half moons when he smiles. His eyes are cute when he smiles.
- He needs the most amount of sleep out of all the members of the group.
- He tends to lose his items often.
- His ideal type is a sexy girl with barely open eyes.
- He plays the drums and the piano.
- His motto: things are only difficult now.
Lim Hyun Sik
- He has one older brother.
- He listens to R&B and soul, and his role model is Stevie Wonder.
- His favorite foods are sushi and chicken.
- His favorite color is red and his favorite number is 37.
- His favorite movies are The Ray and Notting Hill.
- His original dream was to become a singer-songwriter, not a singer-dancer.
- Other than a music major, he also dreams of being a dentist.
- He likes spending time alone.
- He likes wearing monochromatic colors.
- He enjoys weight-lifting to keep fit rather than going on a diet.
- He plays guitar and piano, and he likes to write and compose lyrics.
- He specializes in Chinese.
- His motto: a thought can become reality.
- He has an older sister named Jennifer Shin. She is six years older than him.
- He was born and raised in America, then moved to Korea two years before his debut.
- His bad habits are putting his hands in his pockets and shaking his legs.
- He listens to every type of music but he grew up listening to rock music. His role model is his father.
- He doesn’t have a favorite food, he likes everything.
- He doesn’t have a favorite color, but his favorite number is 73.
- He doesn’t have a favorite movie, either.
- His favorite sport is American football.
- He was the last member to join BtoB.
- He was a JYP trainee before he joined Cube Entertainment.
- He knows how to play the bass and the guitar.
- His motto: Bible verses.
Jung Il Hoon
- He has an older sister, JOO, a solo singer under JYP.
- He has a bad habit of writing down impressions.
- He likes to listen to hip hop music and music that has an easy melody. His role models are the Dinamic Duo.
- His favorite food is meat.
- His favorite color is black and his favorite number is 1,004.
- His favorite movie is The Pianist.
- He likes to relieve stress by going shopping.
- His childhood dream was to become a soldier.
- When he’s nervous, his ears move.
- His goal is to become a star loved by all age groups, not only teens.
- His ideal type is a woman who is pretty, has a husky voice, and an easy-going personality.
- His motto: First try it out and see.
Yook Sung Jae
- He has an older sister.
- He has a bad habit of spacing out.
- His role model is Kim Dong Ryul and his favorite song is “Old Song”.
- His favorite food is dwinjang jjigae.
- His favorite colors are red and black and his favorite number is 666,666.
- His favorite movie is Bruce Almighty.
- His favorite sport is snowboarding.
- His dream was to become a ballad vocalist.
- Because he is tall, he always gets the side positions in group pictures.
- He is the tallest member of the group.
- He likes to look in the mirror often.
- He loves to go shopping.
- He likes wearing jackets.
- His favorite song from “Born to Beat” is “Monday to Sunday”.
- His ideal type is Shin Min Ah.
- He likes a girl who is cute, thoughtful, and enthusiastic; someone who is very direct, yet nice.
- His motto: “Pom saeng pom sa (The Way of the Man)”. It means to live by “pom” and die by “pom”. Pom is a Korean modified word for form. In other words; “Poise is the absolute factor in life”.