With a name created from the acronym “Born to Beat,” the Korean boy band BTOB found their footing in the K-pop scene with sweeping ballads.
• BTOB began their careers hopping through different genres, including dance pop (2012's “Wow” and “Irresistible Lips”) and breezy hip-hop (2013’s “Second Confession”).
• The group eventually gained mainstream recognition with slower, more emotional R&B singles and seasonal ballads—like 2014’s “The Winter’s Tale” or “Missing You” from 2017—that acted as a cornerstone of their future releases.
• The members have shown different musical sides of themselves through two splinter quartets. BTOB Blue—consisting of members Eunkwang, Changsub, Hyunsik, and Sungjae—focuses on mature vocal performances and songwriting. BTOB 4U—with members Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, and Peniel—delivers more upbeat, feel-good songs.
• BTOB is the second-ever boy band under Cube Entertainment, a South Korean record label known for crafting popular acts like BEAST, 4Minute, and G.NA. The group not only helped the company thrive through another generation of K-pop stars, but it proved Cube Entertainment could diversify its musical offerings.
ORIGINSeoul, South Korea