BtoB 비투비 Group Info

  Tag Category: BtoB

  Fanclub: Melody

  Fan Color: Slow Blue

  Debut:

  Active: 6 years 7 months

  Gender: Male

  of Members: 7

  Active

  BtoB Group Stats Chart
Stage Name Birth Name Position Birthday Age Height Star Sign C Y BT
Eunkwang 은광 Seo Eunkwang Leader, Vocal 27 173 cm or 5'8" Sagittarius Horse A
Minhyuk 민혁 Lee Minhyuk Vocal, Rapper, Visual 27 173 cm or 5'8" Sagittarius Horse A
Changsub 창섭 Lee Changsub Vocal 27 177 cm or 5'9½" Pisces Ram O
Hyunsik 현식 Im Hyunsik Vocal, Dancer 26 177 cm or 5'9½" Pisces Monkey A
Peniel 프니엘 Shin Donggeun Vocal, Dancer 25 175 cm or 5'9" Pisces Rooster AB
Ilhoon 일훈 Jung Ilhoon Rapper 24 176 cm or 5'9½" Libra Dog B
Sungjae 성재 Yook Sungjae Vocal, Maknae 23 180 cm or 5'11" Taurus Pig A
  About BtoB 비투비  

BtoB 비투비 is a male idol group formed in 2012, by Cube Entertainment. The group consists of Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon, and Sungjae. The group debuted on March 21, 2012, performing on "M Countdown" with "Insane" and "Imagine." They released their first full-length album, Complete, in 2015.

BtoB is an acronym for "born to beat."

Pre-debut

The group was formed by Cube Entertainment. It was stated from the start that Seo Eunkwang, Lee Minhyuk, Lim Hyunsik, Jung Ilhoon, and Lee Minwoo were on the list of original members who waiting to be debuted under the name of "BtoB." They appeared on the JTBC sitcom "I Live in Cheongdam-dong" as an aspiring boy band working towards their debut. However, Lee Minwoo dropped out of the list of confirmed members after their first appearance on the sitcom. On March 23, 2012, Cube Entertainment clarified that there were problems with Minwoo's health. Minwoo debuted in C-Clown under Yedang Entertainment.

2012

On March 21, BtoB made their debut in a showcase held in Seoul, which was streamed from their official YouTube channel. They performed their "Insane," "Imagine," and various other songs. On March 22, they made their official debut on Mnet's "M Countdown" followed by "Music Bank," "Music Core," and "Inkigayo." BtoB released their self-titled debut album Born to Beat on April 3, with songs co-written by Jörgen Elofsson. Their first broadcast appearance was on Mnet's reality program "Amazon (Idol Master Zone)." On May 3, they released the digital single and music video for "Father." An "Asia Special Edition" of their first mini-album was released on May 23, which contained two new songs: "Father" and "Irresistible Lips," for which a music video was released on the same day.

The release of the Born to Beat "Asia Special Edition" album marked the official start of their Asian promotions. They started off with a press conference in Singapore along with a promotional event in Bugis Square which attracted a crowd of 800 people. The following day, they performed at Clarke Quay for "Music Matters Live 2012," a five-night festival that featured 40 bands from 18 countries. A month later, they resumed their Asia promotions in Indonesia, participating in an interview with OneTV Asia. In addition, they held their first Indonesian showcase at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Jakarta on June 21, performing for both fans and media officials. They made their debut in Japan with a performance at the K-Dream Live concert at Tokyo Dome on July 29 alongside 5 other groups. In addition, the group performed at Sapporo Dome on August 1 for the K-Pop Nonstop Live 2012 in Sapporo concert.

Starting September 4, Cube Entertainment released various teaser images and videos for their comeback title track "Wow" and second mini-album. On September 11, 2012, the group released the music video for "Wow" followed by their second mini-album Press Play the day after. On October 18, they started promoting "I Only Know Love" as the follow-up single on "M Countdown" followed by performances on other music programs. A music video for the song was released on October 22, which consisted of a montage of the promotional events the group undertook throughout the year.

Following the end of their promotions for "I Only Know Love," the group commenced their overseas activities once again. They started off in Singapore on December 1, performing as part of a line-up for Sundown Festival 2012, an event that invited solo and group acts from South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan. On December 11, the group performed as the opening act for the 2012 Asia Super Showcase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Kenanga Wholesale City. The group became the first Korean artist to perform at the Thai Supermodel Concert on December 13 at the Bangkok Convention Center, and later held a press conference with around 70 media outlets.

2013

On February 2, 2013, the group participated in their first United Cube Concert alongside their Cube Entertainment label mates. The concert took place in Seoul’s Jamsil Indoor Stadium and attracted over 7,000 fans, local and international. An additional concert was held in Yokohoma, Japan, where the group sang a cover of Japanese band V6's "Feel Your Breeze" along with their other songs in front of more than 8,000 fans.

BtoB started to promote with the release of the digital single "2nd Confession" on May 10. The same day, the group held their first fan meeting in Taiwan for over 1,000 fans. The set list included a cover of Jay Chou's song "Rainbow." They later held two additional fan meetings in Thailand and Cambodia, meeting with around 2,000 fans in total. They performed their first comeback stage with "2nd Confession" on "M Countdown" on April 12.

On August 23, Cube Entertainment released concept pictures for their pre-release track, "When I Was Your Man," with a special music video for the song released a few days later. On September 4, the group held their first comeback appearance on MBC Music's "Show Champion," prior to the release of their 3rd mini-album Thriller, which was released on September 9.

2014

On February 16, BtoB released the music video for "Beep Beep" and followed with the release of the group's 4th EP, Beep Beep, on February 17. It ranked at number 1 on Hanteo’s real-time charts at 3:00 PM KST. Their EP was also ranked in the top three positions on major online real-time charts such as Bugs and Soribada. BtoB began promotional appearances on Mnet's "M Countdown" on February 20, 2014, and continued to perform on other music programs.

On September 29, BtoB released their 5th mini-album, Move, along with the lead single "You're So Fly," as well as the group's new logo image. The logo image has heart shaped symbols that represent two capital B’s for BtoB, expressing BtoB’s love for the fans and its desire to present heart touching music.

BtoB held their first-ever solo concert in Korea, Hello Melody, on October 31 and November 1, 2014, at Olympic Park’s Olympic Hall.

In October, BtoB signed a contract with a Japanese talent agency, Kiss Entertainment, for its activities in Japan. On October 9, BtoB’s agency revealed more information about the group’s Japan debut: “BtoB will release their first Japanese single, ‘WOW’, on November 12 and will begin active promotions.” The single also included the sweet love song “Second Confession.” The entertainment company posted details of showcase events for the promotion of the Japanese version of “Wow,” which took place at the Shibuya branch of Tower Records in November.

On December 22, the group released a special winter EP, The Winter's Tale, with the pre-release track "You Can't Cry" and the lead single "You Can Cry."

2015

In early February, it was announced that BtoB would be releasing their first original Japanese single on March 25, titled "Future." BtoB released a short PV for their single on March 21 through their Japanese agency, Kiss Entertainment. The single recorded sales of about 70,000 and ranked second on Japan's Oricon Singles Chart. On the same day, their single charted first on the weekly overall chart for Tower Records, Japan's largest record store. They continued promoting throughout Japan (Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo) through concerts and various events until March 30.

In mid-June, Cube Entertainment announced that BtoB would make a comeback with their first full-length album in the latter part of the month. On June 28, 2015, BtoB performed on Naver's Starcast on Air with their lead track, "It's Okay," for the first time before the track was officially released. They also performed various other songs such as "Second Confession" and "Summer Romance." On June 29, BtoB released their first studio album, Complete, and the music video for "It's Okay." Their third Japanese single, "夏色 MY GIRL (Summer Color MY GIRL)," was released on August 19, after the conclusion of their Korean promotions.

On October 12, BtoB released their seventh mini-album, I Mean, and the music video for their title song, "Way Back Home." On October 21, BtoB received their first music show win, after 3 years and 7 months, on "Show Champion," with the song "Way Back Home." On November 15, they concluded their promotions on "Inkigayo."

BtoB held their second solo concert, Born to Beat Time, on December 19 and 20 at Seoul's Jangchung Gymnasium. The tickets for the concert were sold out in 5 minutes. They performed their hit songs in front of a total of 8,000 fans, and the show included special stages such as performances from their unit lines.

2016

On February 3, BtoB released a short preview of their 4th Japanese single, "Dear Bride." The full single was released on February 24. BtoB kicked off their long-awaited Zepp Tour, BTOB Zepp Tour 2016 B-Loved, on February 10-14. They met fans across four cities in Japan including Nagoya, Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Namba.

On February 21, the group held their second fan meeting, BTOB Awards, for 3,500 fans. The event was designed like an actual awards show. The group continued their successful concert events with Born to Beat Time: Encore Concert held on March 27-28 at Jamsil Arena for 14,000 fans. On March 28, BtoB released their 8th mini-album, Remember That, with the title track as part of their ballad trilogy.

The group released their 5th Japanese single, "L.U.V.," on June 15. It debuted on top of the weekly Oricon chart, selling over 77,000 copies in its first week.

On June 24th, BtoB performed in Newark, New Jersey as part of the two-day KCON New York lineup. This was the group's second appearance in the USA (having previously participated in the in Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles, California in 2013).

On August 6, BtoB released a special digital single for summer, "I Want to Vacation," as a present for fans. The song was composed and produced by Jerry.L and Sweetch, with the rap parts written by Ilhoon, Minhyuk, and Peniel. It was also used as the theme song for the KBS2 variety show "Battle Trip."

On October 27, BtoB announced their upcoming comeback with their 9th mini-album, New Men. It was the group's first dance title track release after 2 years and 2 months.

Trivia

  • The age gap between the eldest member, Eunkwang, and the maknae, Sungjae, is 4 years, 5 months, and 10 days.
  • Eunkwang and Minhyuk were both born in November of 1990, 7 days apart.
  • Both Eunkwang and Minhyuk were born in the Year of the Horse under the zodiac sign Sagittarius.
  • Hyunsik and Peniel were born 3 days apart in March in different years.
  • Ilhoon and Sungjae both attended the Hanlim Multi Arts High School.
  • The shortest members, Eunkwang and Minhyuk, are 173 cm or 5'8" tall.
  • The tallest member, Sungjae, is 180 cm or 5'11".
  • There’s a 7 cm difference between the tallest member, Sungjae, and the two shortest.
  • Changsub and Hyunsik are both 177 cm or 5'9½" tall.
  • Both Changsub and Hyunsik have attended Howon University.
  • Changsub, Hyunsik, and Peniel were born under the zodiac sign Pisces.
  • Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Hyunsik, and Sungjae are all blood type  A.
  • Eunkwang and Sungjae are both from Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.
  • Eunkwang, Changsub, Hyunsik, and Sungjae are all from Gyeonggi-do.
  • Minhyuk and Ilhoon are from Seoul.

Fandom Color

  Slow Blue


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