B.A.P was formed in 2012 in Seoul with the support of the recording company, TS Entertainment. Today, the lineup includes 5 members, Himchan, Youngjae, Zelo, Daehyun, and Jongup. The 6th vocalist, Yongguk, left the band in 2018 after his contract was over.
In January 2012, TS Entertainment funded a reality show, Ta-Dah, It's B.A.P on SBS MTV. The efforts to promote the group led to excellent results. Soon, the band released a single album, Warrior, which immediately reached the 3rd spot of South Korea Gaon Album Chart. It was a great success for the young boy band.
Between February and April 2012, the group released three singles and an album. Singles "Warrior", "Secret Love", and "Power", reached the 44th, 132nd, and 38th spots of South Korea Gaon Digital Chart accordingly. In April, the band presented a single album, Power, which came in second on the South Korean official albums chart.
In July 2012, the musicians released their first EP, No Mercy, which reached the 3rd position of South Korea Gaon Album Chart. The album was re-released in August. The third single album, Stop It, appeared in October 2012. It came in third on the national chart. At that time, many organizers tried to book B.A.P for private events.