When BtoB first emerged at their debut showcase on March 21st, it wasn’t just their impressive dance skills or vocal talent that floored the reporters gathered at the scene, but the honesty in which they talked about their dreams.
Leader and main vocalist Eunkwang stated, “I never thought that I’d be dancing. I started music because I loved singing, and I thought for sure that I’d be singing for the rest of my life. To come to where I’m standing today, I had to dance. I hated it at first since it was so hard, but now that I’ve debuted as an idol dance singer, I’m able to enjoy it more. I’m happy with the end result.”
Unlike idols who give the same recycled answer saying that they’ve wanted to become a singer since they were young, the boys were honest and straightforward. In fact, the members of BtoB weren’t chosen to become idols at first. Eunkwang, Hyunsik, and Changsub first joined as trainees for a band project under Cube Entertainment.
An official stated, “We chose the members of BtoB according to their vocal talent, not their visuals.”
BtoB‘s Jung Ilhoon and singer JOO have been revealed to be siblings!
JOO confirmed on Twitter April 10th, “Yes, everyone is right~ BtoB’s Jung Ilhoon is my biological younger brother… Hehe^^ BtoB’s cool, right?”
She added, “Please give lots of love to BtoB. To Ilhoon as well.” The photo she posted showed an autograph by Ilhoon with the short yet touching message, “To: My Nuna.” The BtoB member even made sure to include a small heart, making it obvious that the two are pretty close.
Ilhoon mentioned in a radio program the same day, “My older sister gives me a lot of support. She tells me to do what I want without interfering. If I happen to do something wrong, she’ll give me straight-forward criticism and cheer me on.”
Cube Entertainment has announced that they have opened the doors to a new personal studio for their artists to mark the start of a brand new adventure together!
On April 10th, CEO Hong Seung Sung and his artists, 4minute, B2ST, G.NA, and BtoB all gathered to celebrate the opening of ‘Cube Studio’. Leaders from each respective group stood alongside their CEO to cut the tape for the grand opening. Although Cube Entertainment was established in 2008, this will be their first private studio where they will be using it as a foundation for their global marketing strategies.
Hong Seung Sung stated, “I created this place to instill a sense of bravery in our artists to help the Korean entertainment industry become one of the best. I hope that this studio will be the start of K-Pop transcending Asia and taking place all over the world.”
‘Cube Studio’ will be aiding singers and musicians to better grow and advance with their skills. The studio will include facilities dedicated to the areas of vocal, composition, performance, production, and choreography training. A special cafe for artists to be able to sit down and communicate with their fans will also be included in the studio. All profits from the cafe will be donated to charities of the company’s choice.
As reported earlier, rookie group BtoB will be releasing their debut album, ‘Born TO Beat’, on April 3rd. Ahead of its release, the tracklist has been revealed, giving us an insight into what we can expect to see on the album.
There will be a total of four tracks on the album, two of which are their debut title tracks, “Imagine” and “Insane”, which we have already heard from the group. To further showcase their diverse musicality, two more tracks, titled “Monday to Sunday”, and “Born TO Beat”, have been added to the album.
“Monday to Sunday” is the project of world famous composers Jorgen Elofsson (who has worked Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, and Westlife), Fredrik Thomander (*NSYNC, Arashi), and Dru Scott. The song is described to be a serenade that possesses both classic and modern feel.
“Born TO Beat” is the work of Seo Jae Woo and Seo Yong Bae, who are the brains behind the double title tracks, and is reported to be an energetic hip hop track. Additionally, BtoB’s very own Jung Ilhoon participated in the composition of the song, as well as chorus and rap making.
Rookie group BtoB will be releasing their first mini album titled ‘Born TO Beat‘ on April 3rd!
On March 29th, BtoB will start the presale of their album on online music sites, as well as revealing their track list.
Their first mini album will be available both on and off line on April 3rd, and will feature their two title tracks,“Insane” and “Imagine”, along with two new songs.
The album is said to have been prepared due to the request of fans, who were previously only able to purchase digital copies of the songs and had strongly requested that the album be released, as well as to showcase the diverse music styles of the group.
Fresh Cube Entertainment idol group BtoB (Born To Beat) expressed how they felt after their debut performance of “Insane” on ‘M!Countdown‘.
Cube Entertainment‘s newest 7-member male idol group, BtoB, is already stirring up much attention with the release of their double title tracks “Insane” and “Imagine”, and the airing of their ‘Premium Launching Show’ through YouTube.