The K-pop industry is full of untold stories behind them. A lot of things have happened before they can get to their success day. Those things also happened to Beast, or it is now better known as Highlight, is a boy group from South Korea who is under the Cube Entertainment agency. Beast’s first debut was on October 16, 2009 with the release of ‘Beast is the Best’ album with its hits single ‘Bad Girl’. There is a documentary that shows their activities during their first debut, the documentary is called the MTV B2ST. This documentary features the members recording their first music video.
For the first formation of this boy group
Beast consisted of 6 official members, they are Son Dong-woon, Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Lee Gi-kwang, Yang Yo-seob, and Jang Hyun-seung. But unfortunately, Jang Hyun-seung left the group on April 19, 2016. Beast members used to be trainees from different agencies. Of all the members, four members came from JYP Entertainment. Meanwhile, the other one came from YG Entertainment, and the Cube Entertainment audition who made it through.
Because of the member who came from different agencies, at that time a lot of people said that Beast was an “outcast” boy group. Many people think their presence is one-sided. Even after their first debut, they did not immediately gain popularity like other boy groups. However, over time, this group was slowly being recognized by the public.
In the early 2010
Beast promoted a single called ‘Mystery’ which was taken from their live mini album at various music shows. The unique thing is, they make their own http://188.8.131.52 videos with a humorous and amateurish impression. The video also features their fellow girl groups, Girl Generation and Kara. And the unexpected happened, this mini album sold more than 40,000 copies. Beast also managed to score extraordinary achievements, especially since they were a rookie boy group. One month later, the mini album’s sales increased by 20,000 copies. Another success they got is when they released their comeback mini album entitled ‘Shock of the New Era’ with their hit single ‘Shock’. This single earned them their first trophy.
However, after a 7-year career under Cube Entertainment, on December 15, 2016, Beast officially announced their new label, Around Us Entertainment. This was followed by the change of their group name to ‘Highlight’.
The change of the group name gave some pretty significant changes. These changes can at least make us differentiate between Beast and Highlight. One of the very noticeable change is the color of their music. Even though the song writer team that this boy group work with was the same team when they were still using the name Beast, the different sound of the music was quite obvious. While still using the name Beast, they tended to be famous for heartbreaking ballad songs like ‘Good Luck’ or ‘12:30’. However, this time, Highlight created cheerful songs like ‘Plz Don’t Be Sad’. They said that this change happened by accident.