Member Profile of Highlight (Beast): Bio, Fun Facts, History etc.

Highlight is a South Korean boy band which was under Cube Entertainment under the name “Beast” until 2016. They were originally formed in 2009.

The currently five member band consist of Yoo Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob and Song Dong-woon.

In April 2016, one members Jang Hyun-seung left the group.

Profile of Highlight

Debut and Success

The band released its debut album “Beast is the B2ST” in October 2009 which had five songs.

“Beast is the B2ST” won the group their first Rookie of the month in December of that year, and had about 40,000 sales.

Highlight then signed with Universal Music Group in 2010 to promote their songs internationally and also assist with their album launch.

Their debut success made them had a chance to promote their music in Taiwan.

At the 19th Seoul Music Award Highlight, which was still under the name Beast as this time, was awarded the Best Newcomer Award alongside other groups.

Debut in Japan and other areas

Highlight’s continuing success made them rise in recognition in other Asian countries.

This made them release a Japanese debut of their single Shock in 2011. The track was gained the second position on the Oricon’s weekly chart.

They then decided to embark on a Japan Tour. However, due to the Tohoku earthquake, the tour was cancelled.

The group’s international recognition increased and decided to embark on a tour called the Beautiful Show.

Yoon Doo-joon


Yoon Doo-joon whose stage name is Doojoon is a dancer, rapper and singer in the group.

He had interest in music as soon as he watched a documentary of Big Bang and decided to enroll in a Music School.

His parents didn’t agree with him at first, however after a while of conviction, they supported him.

He had his training at JYP Entertainment but later joined Cube Entertainment when he was eliminated from JYP prior to 2AM and 2PM debut.

He then had the opportunity to become the leader of Highlight.


Real Name: Yoon Doo-joon
Birthday: July 4, 1989
Specialties: vocals, rap and singing
Additional trivia: he is currently enrolled at the Dongshin University under a full scholarship
Position: Leader, vocalist and sub-rapper
Height: 177cm
Weight: 66 kg
Blood: A
Hobby: sports

Quick Facts

He is a former trainee of JYP but was eliminated prior to the debut of 2AM and 2PM.
He likes teasing 4Minutes member Gayoon
His theme song is John Legend’s Beautiful People
His dream girl is a lady with good manners, plays soccer, pretty and one who will like his parents.
He is very athletic

Yong Jun-hyung


Yong Jun-hyung is the main rapper and dancer of the group Highlight.
He is a former member of the boy band Xing where he was known as Poppin Dragon.

He has also featured on several singles like Change by Hyuna, Heard Em All by 4minutes, and many others as a rapper.


Real Name: Yong Jun-hyung (Yong Jae Soon)
Birthday: December 19, 1989
Position: Main rapper
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood: O
Hobby: Composing songs

Quick Facts

He is a former member of Xing boy band
He had done a song with BIG STAR member FeelDog and EXID member LE
He is a student of Dongshin University
He had a two year relationship with Hara, a member of KARA
He has tattoos on his body
He prefers a tall lady who has swag and knows how to dance

Yang Yo-seob


Yang Yo-seob is the main vocalist of Highlight. He is also a dancer and does musical acting.

He had interest in music when he listened to Brain Knights songs.
He then joined his school’s band a performed more of rock songs.

He joined JYP Entertainment as a trainee but left later to join M Boat Entertainment and was trained there for five years. He then moved to Cube Entertainment and became a member of Beast, which is now known as Highlight.


Real Name: Yang Yo-seob
Birthday: January 5, 1990
Specialties: He is specialized in playing drums
Additional trivia: He is a student at the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts
Position: Main vocalist
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 56 kg
Blood: B
Hobby: Playing of drums

Quick Facts

He studied at the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts.
He was a friend to Beast member Kikwang when in High School
He is a former trainee of JYP and M Boat Entertainment
He was a member of one time sub unit Dramatic Blue
He nearly got ejected from Highlight
He prefers to date a girl with long hair and with fair white skin

Lee Gi-kwang


Lee Gi-kwang also know in career as Gikwang is a lead vocalist of South Korea’s boyband Beast.

He was trained by JYP Entertainment for four years and joined Cube Entertainment without going through any audition.

Before he joined Beast, he was a solo artist with the name AJ and released an album A New Hero in April 2009.

Gi-kwang made his debut as a Highlight member in October 2009 as a visual and lead vocalist.


Real Name: Lee Gi-kwang
Birthday: March 30, 1990
Additional trivia:
Position: Lead Vocalist and the face of The Group
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 58 kg
Blood: A
Hobby: Song composition

Quick Facts

He is a former trainee of JYP Entertainment for four years
He is also a member of one time sub unit Dynamic Black
He is a student of Dongshin University
Wants a girl with good sense of humor.

Son Dong-woon


Son Dong-woon is a member of South Korean boy band Beast as known as Dong Woon. He was trained at the JYP Entertainment for two years before moving to Cube Entertainment.

As a solo artist, Dong-woon released a digital single Udon together with Kang Min Kyung a member of Davichi.

Dong woon as announced by Cube Entertainment released his first solo album Kimishika as a member of Beast on July 1, 2015


Real Name: Son Dong Woon
Birthday: June 6, 1991
Specialties: he is able to play Piano, violin, electric flute
Position: Vocalist, Rapper, Maknae
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood: A
Hobby: Collecting figures

Quick Facts

He is the youngest member of the groups
He studied at the Konkuk University majoring in film
He is able to speak Korean, English and Chinese
He is a former trainee at JYP Entertainment
He released a solo album Udon before joining Beast


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