Highlight (ex Beast) – South Korean k-pop band
Highlight was created in Seoul in 2009 by Cube Entertainment. Today, its lineup includes five members, Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. Initially, the band’s name was Beast, and it had six members. Beast stood for "Boys to Search for Top". The 6th member, Jang Hyun-seung, left the band in April 2016. In 2017, the group decided to stop working with Cube Entertainment, signed a contract with Around Us Entertainment and changed the name to Highlight.
In October 2009, Beast debuted with a single “Bad Girl” on a TV show KBS Music Bank. To promote the band, the label filmed a documentary, which was called MTV B2ST. It described the artists’ way to fame and helped fans get to know them better. A few days after the debut performance, the group released its first EP, Beast Is the B2ST. The album featured five songs, all of which became popular. The single “Mystery” sold over a million copies. . The EP climbed to the 7th spot of South Korea Gaon Album Chart.
In 2010, the band has been working hard to release as many songs as possible. The artists recorded 4 EPs, Shock of the New Era, Mastermind, Lights Go On Again, My Story in March, September, November, and December accordingly. The most popular singles were" Shock", "Take Care of My Girlfriend (Say No)", "Breath", "Beautiful", and "I Like You the Best". The majority of them sold more than a million copies in South Korea.