The group was formed by Cube Entertainment in 2012 with original members Seo Eunkwang, Lee Minhyuk, Lim Hyunsik, Jung Ilhoon, and Lee Minwoo. They appeared on JTBC sitcom “I live in Cheongdam-dong,“ as an aspiring boy band working towards their debut. But right after that, Minwoo dropped out from the original line-up and didn’t get to debut with the rest of them due to health problems. BtoB’s debut was at stake, because fans were not happy that he dropped out. However, as it turned out, Minwoo left Cube and debuted with C-Clown, under Yedang Entertainment.
After Minwoo left, they added two new members: Lee Changsub and Yook Sungjae, both trainees, and contestants on the reality show, “K-pop Star Hunt.”
BtoB has strong vocal line formed from Eunkwang, Changsub, Hyunsik and Sungjae, and rappers Ilhoon, Minhyuk and Peniel. All of them have different personalities, and they each bring a unique feeling into the group. Eunkwang, the leader, is a goofy and funny little man with great sense of leadership and an amazing voice that melts our hearts, Minhyuk, the oldest member that looks more like the maknae, Changsub, who’s special with his own style, and when he sings he brings out his most beautiful side, Sungjae, the maknae, who has a lot of talents besides his great looks and vocals: he is also an actor and MC and he is part of project group Big Byung from Hitmaker, Hyunsik with his unique eye-smile, Ilhoon the diva of BtoB, and Peniel, always the little boy at heart.
BtoB recently heald their first concert called “Hello Melody,” and debuted in Japan with “WOW” with great success, and also came back with 6th mini album, “The Winter’s Tale.”
However, Melodys are still waiting BtoB’s first win, so maybe this comeback will give them luck and they can have their wish come true. Fans all around the world are working hard to make this happen: BTOB1STWIN #BTOB1000DAYSWITHMELODY.
We wish the boys all the luck in the world, and most importantly, continued health as well. Stay strong BtoB!
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Edited by: Laura Dees