Highlight Members Profile, Full Biography UPDATED!

Highlight (하이라이트) is a male group from South Korea which is under the auspices of Around US Entertainment. Previously the group was named Beast (B2ST) and under the CUBE Entertainment label. Beast debuted in October 2009 with the song “Bad Girl” on the KBS Music Bank stage.

After 7 years (2016) with CUBE Entertainment, all of the members decided to leave the label (except Hyunseung left in April 2016). But it is unfortunate, they can not use the name Beast (B2ST) again for promotion in the future and in the end they re-debuted with the name Highlight (하이라이트).

Before the re-debut, Highlight launched a warm-up single titled “It’s Still Beauitifull” on March 13, 2017. The single was included in part of their first mini album titled “Can You Feel It?”.

Then, they released their repackaging album in May with the title ‘Calling You’. Still in the same year, Highlight finally made a comeback by releasing a new mini album titled “Celebrate” which was released on October 16th. The mini album can also be said to commemorate their 8th anniversary since debuting in 2009.

Group Name: Highlight
Label: Around US Entertainment
Number of Members: 5
Debut: March 20, 2017
Debut Song: Plz Don’t Be Sad
Fanclub: LIGHT


Highlight Members Profile

#1. DooJoon

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Biodata & Profile

  • Name: Yoon Doo Joon (윤두준)
  • Nickaname: Thunder Tight, Rockhard Thigh
  • Date of Birth: July 4, 1989
  • Place of Birth: Shake, South Korea
  • Position: Leader, Vocal
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Instagram: @beeeestdjdjdj
  • Twitter: @BeeeestDJ

Dojoon Facts

  • Dojoon was born in Goyang, South Korea
  • Education: Kyung Hee Cyber ​​University, Dongshin University
  • Skills: Football, rap, singing
  • Hobbies: Playing games, soccer, hip hop, R&B
  • His dream in high school was to become a sports teacher. But it changed when in the second grade after seeing Big Bang Documentary which aired on MTV
  • At first, his parents and teacher disagreed. After asking for permission, he finally entered music school, auditioned and finally debuted as a singer
  • Dojoon is a former JYP Entertainment trainee
  • He joined the reality program “Hot Blooded Men” to find members who would debut at 2AM and 2PM. But he was eliminated in the program
  • Doojoon then moved to Cube Entertainment and became a backup dancer when AJ debuted solo
  • Doojoon has appeared in the G.NA MV “I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better”
  • He debuted as an actor in 2010 through the MBC drama “More Charming bt the Day”
  • He once won an award for the “Rookie Commedy Award” category at the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards and the “Rising Actor Award” category at the 2015 tvN go Awards

#2. JunHyung

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Biodata & Profile

  • Name: Yong Jun Hyung (용 준형)
  • Nicknames: Bald Junhyung, Yong Ppali, Yong Goon, Poppin Dragon
  • Date of Birth: December 19, 1989
  • Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
  • Position: Main Rapper
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 64 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Instagram: @bigbadboii
  • Twitter: @Joker891219

Junhyung Facts

  • Junhyun was born in Seoul
  • His real birth name is Yong Jae Soon (용재 순). But he changed it to now when he graduated from elementary school
  • Same with Dojoon, he is also a former JYP trainee
  • Debut: 2006
  • Before joining Beast, Junhyun was a former member of Xing together with Kevin (ex-U-KISS)
  • Education: Anyang Arts High School
  • Skills: Composition, rap, dancing
  • Hobbies: Writing songs, watching movies, dancing
  • His solo debut was on December 13, 2013 with the mini album ‘Flower’
  • Junghyung is also good friends with the beautiful actress Park Shin Hye
  • His favorite color is black
  • His favorite body part is his arm
  • His first drama titled “Monstar” aired on tvN – Mnet 2013
  • He claimed that he could not stand if he was separated from the other members for 1 week
  • His best friend is Sunggyu INFINITE
  • Junghyun likes cleanliness
  • He admitted that he really wanted to work with talented singer, IU

#3. YoSeob

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Biodata & Profile

  • Name: Yang Yo Seob (양요섭)
  • Nickname: Aegyeo King, Seobie, Yodeobie, Yang Yo, Siksin, Shikshin
  • Date of Birth: January 5, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
  • Position: Main Vocal
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Weight: 56 kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Intagaram: @yysbeast
  • Twitter: @all4b2uty

Yoseob Facts

  • Yoseob is from Seoul
  • He has a younger sister named Yang Hae Yon
  • He is a former JYP Entertainment trainee
  • After leaving JYP, he joined M Boat Entertainment for 5 years
  • Education: Dong Ah Institute of Media
  • Languages: Korean (fluent), Japanese (medium), English and Spanish (basic)
  • Special skills: Beat box / Jalmeokgi
  • Yoseob is a member of a project group called Dramatic Blue along with G.O MBLAQ, Jokwon 2AM, Niel Teen Top and Woohyun Infinte
  • He and Gikwang are the shortest members in the group
  • Yoseob has a dog named Yang Gaeng
  • Favorite color: all colors
  • He chose HyunA as the best 4Minute member
  • The name of the fansclub is Yeobos or Soulmates
  • Yoseob is a big fan of Park Han Byul
  • He has a good friendship with G.NA
  • He was a little insecure with his height

#4. Gikwang

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Biodata & Profile

  • Name: Lee Gi Kwang (이기광)
  • Nickname: Dumb Kwang, Kiwi, Holly Z
  • Date of Birth: March 30, 1990
  • Place of Birth: Naju, South Korea
  • Position: Lead Vocal, Visual, Main Dancer
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Height: 58 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Instagram: @gttk0000
  • Twitter: @b2stgk

Kikwang Facts

  • Kikwang was born in Naju, South Korea
  • Education: Dongshin Middle School, Seoul, Absence Of Comprehensive Art School
  • Previously he debuted solo using the stage name AJ (Ace Junior)
  • He debuted solo in April 2009 with the mini album ‘First Episode: A New Hero’
  • When his solo debut, he predicted staying to be the next Rain
  • Before joining Cube, he practiced at JYP Entertainment for 4 years
  • His first acting debut was at the MBC High Kick Through The Roof dormitory in 2009
  • Hobbies: Sports and watching movies
  • Skill: Dancing
  • Kikwang appeared on the Apink MV “I Don’t Know”, Sunny Hill “Midnight Circus” and Ailee “Heaven”
  • Kikwang also served as an MC on SBS Inkigayo in 2011

#5. Dongwoon

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Biodata & Profile

  • Name: Son Dong Woon (손동운)
  • Nickname: Sonseuko, 16D, Son Arabic
  • Date of Birth: June 6, 1991
  • Place of Birth: Busan, South Korea
  • Position: Meaning, Vocal
  • Height: 181 cm
  • Weight: 64 kg
  • Blood Type: A
  • Instagram: @realbeastdw
  • Twitter: @beastdw

Dongwoon Facts

  • Dongwoon was born in Busan
  • Education: Hanyoung High School, Dongguk University
  • He studied in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
  • He was previously a trainee at JYP for 2 years
  • He is the last member to join Beast
  • Dongwoon likes to read science fiction books
  • Favorite author: Bernard Weber
  • Hobbies: Reading, writing, singing
  • The youngest and tallest members are grouped
  • He likes to eat
  • He is shy when in front of the camera
  • He likes reading science fiction booksDonwoon can play bioala, piano and electric flute
  • He is close to Hayoung & Naeun Apink, Jun.K 2PM, Mir MBLAQ and Key SHINee
  • He chose Hyuna as his favorite 4Minute member, because he and Hyuna had the same birthday
  • Dongwoon debuted solo in Japan in July 2015 by releasing his first mini album titled “Kimishika”
    The name of the fan club is Swooners


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