BEAST (비스트, stylized as B2ST) is a Korean pop sextet formed in 2009 in Seoul, South Korea, under Cube Entertainment. The group is comprised of Doo Joon (윤두준), Hyun Seung (장현승), Jun Hyung (용준형), Yo Seob (양요섭), Gi Kwang (이기광) and Dong Woon (손동운). Having released six successful mini-albums and two studio albums (JP & KR) since 2009, BEAST gained critical acclaim in 2011 winning three Daesang awards at the Melon Music Awards, KBS Gayo Daechukjae and GaOn Chart Awards for Artist and Song of the Year.
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Beast (Korean: 비스트; stylized as BEAST or B2ST) is a six-member boy band from South Korea, formed in 2009 by Cube Entertainment. The band's members are Yoon Doo-joon, Jang Hyun-seung, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon.
Beast has released one Korean full-length album, six Korean mini-albums, one Japanese full-length and various singles. The group's debut release was in October, 2009, when their first mini-album, Beast Is the B2ST, was made available. They then released their first full-length album, Fiction and Fact, in 2011, receiving their first triple crown on M.net's M! Countdown for their lead single Fiction. In the same year, Beast made their Japanese debut with the release of the single, Shock (Japanese Version).
The group gained attention for the lack of industry success previously experienced by its members, with media outlets referring to them as "a group of recycled material". However, the group has achieved significant commercial and critical accolades with time, winning the Bonsang award at the Seoul Music Awards in both 2011 and 2012. Beast won the Artist of the Year (Daesang) award at the Melon Music Awards and Album of the Year for Fiction and Fact at the Gaon Chart Awards for the second quarter of the year in 2011. "Fiction" also won a Daesang for "Song of the Year" at the 2011 KBS Music Festival.