|Also known as||JS (Jay Stomp), Rancho, SO-1|
September 3, 1989 |
Suncheon, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
|Genres||R&B, pop, hip hop|
|Labels||YG Entertainment (2006)
Cube Entertainment (2009-present)
|Associated acts||Big Bang (South Korean band), Beast, Trouble Maker|
|Revised Romanization||Jang Hyeon-seung|
Jang Hyun-seung (Hangul: 장현승; Hanja: 張賢勝; born September 3, 1989) more commonly known as Hyun-seung, is a South Korean idol singer and dancer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the boy band Beast, under the label Cube Entertainment. With Beast, he has released singles and albums in both Korean and Japanese. Beast won the Artist of the Year (Daesang) award at the Melon Music Awards in 2011.
Hyun-seung is also one half of the duo Trouble Maker with Cube labelmate HyunA. In December 2011, the duo released their debut mini-album with the lead single, "Trouble Maker", which won the triple crown on M.net M! Countdown.
Family and personal life
Jang Hyun-seung was raised in Seoul, South Korea. He has a younger sister named Geurim. His father died in the early morning of September 20, 2012 from a sudden heart attack. He previously appeared in the same episode with Hyunseung on KBS's talk show, Win Win, earlier in 2012 with other fathers of the Beast members.
In 2004, at the age of 15, Hyun-seung took part in auditions for YG Entertainment. He was eliminated in the second round, but went to see CEO Yang Hyun Suk afterwards out of frustration at being eliminated and was accepted as a trainee.
For 1 year and 4 months, Hyun-seung was a trainee for YG's newest boy band, Big Bang. During this time, he used the stage name So-1, a homonym for the Korean word for wish. He first gained media attention when he appeared in the group's predebut Big Bang Documentary, along with members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri. He appeared in 10 out of 11 episodes, but was cut from the group in a final elimination round with Seungri. Yang Hyun-suk felt that Hyun-seung's expressiveness and stage presence were underdeveloped at the time. Fellow Beast member Yoon Doo-joon decided to become a singer after watching the Big Bang documentary featuring Hyun-seung. Hyunseung refers to his experience at YG as important to his development as an artist.
Hyun-seung later met future fellow band member Yang Yo-seob while they were working as dancers for a show performance team. Yo-seob convinced Hyun-seung to join Cube Entertainment, leading to him debuting with Beast.
The group has released one Korean album, six Korean mini-albums and various singles. In December 2010, Hyun-seung teamed up with fellow member Lee Gi-kwang in a subunit to write and compose an R&B track as part of the band's digital album, My Story. Hyunseung is one of the two lead vocalists (alongside with Yang Yoseob and Lee Gikwang) and is also lead dancer of the group.
In December 2011, Hyun-seung formed a sub-unit with labelmate 4Minute's HyunA called Trouble Maker. Hyuna had previously released two singles, but both described the sub-unit as something different to either of their respective groups. The sub-unit was officially billed as 'JS & Hyuna', which Hyun-seung went on to reveal on his Twitter included his new stage name for the subunit, Jay Stomp.
Trouble Maker debuted with their self-named lead single and mini album Trouble Maker. On November 25, the unit started revealing teaser photos for the album, revealing a private-party concept. The duo also gave a teaser performance at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards, which included an on-stage kiss. The album included the lead single "Trouble Maker" as well as the ballad "The Words I Don't Want to Hear". The MV for "Trouble Maker" was released on December 1.
The duo's live performances of "Trouble Maker" on weekly music shows were criticized by the Korean media for their sexually suggestive choreography. In response, Cube Entertainment altered the choreography for the rest of the promotion period of "Trouble Maker". The duo also performed "Trouble Maker" at the United Cube concerts in London and Brazil in December 2011. Trouble Maker went on to win the triple crown on M.net M! Countdown for "Trouble Maker".
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
Features & OST
|2011||05.09||“Loving U”||Yoon Doojoon, Jang Hyunseung, Yang Yoseob||몽땅 내 사랑 (All My Love) OST|
|2012||07.03||“나는 나는 음악” (“I Am, I’m Music”)||Jang Hyunseung for Mozart! Musical||-|
|2013||01.03||“일년전에” (“One Year Ago”)||Jang Hyunseung, Jung Eunji, and Kim Namjoo||‘A CUBE’ FOR SEASON #WHITE|
|2009||MTV B2ST||TV Documentary (MTV)||Himself|
|2010||MTV Beast Almighty||TV Show (MTV)||Himself|
|Idol Maid||TV Show (MBC)||Himself|
|SHIN PD Variety Show||TV Show (SBS)||Himself|
|2011||Exciting Cube TV||TV Show (MNET Japan)||Himself|
|2012||Win Win||TV Show (KBS2)||Himself|
|Invincible Youth 2||TV Show (KBS2 HD)||Himself|
|2012||Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Performance Star with Hyuna||"Trouble Maker"||Won|
|14th Mnet Asian Music Awards||Best Collaboration Performance with Hyuna||Won|
|4th Melon Music Awards||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Global Artist||Nominated|
|Best Music Video||Nominated|
|Hot Trend Song||Won|
|2013||Golden Disk Awards||Digital Music Award||Nominated|
|MSN International Award||Nominated|
|Best Dance Performance||Won|
|2011||December 15||Trouble Maker "(with Hyuna)"|
|2013||November 7||"Now" "(with Hyuna)"|
|2012||January 5||Trouble Maker "(with Hyuna)"|
|2012||January 8||Trouble Maker "(with Hyuna)"|
|2013||November 6||"Now" "(with Hyuna)"|
- "Winners from the '2011 Melon Music Awards'". AllKPop. 2011-11-24. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
- Trouble Maker wins Triple Crown #1 + Performances from December 29th’s ‘M! Countdown’.
- B2ST’s Hyunseung posts a childhood picture with sister
- (Korean)"4 members of 6-member group BEAST enter DongShin University together on March 2". Star News. 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-09.
- "K-pop stars scholarships irk students". The Korea Times. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- “The bitter taste of failure became the irony of fate”
- (Korean)"BEAST's Yoon Doojoon "I want to be a singer after seeing "BIGBANG DOCUMENTARY"". Newsen. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- HyunA and Hyunseung release project EP, ‘Trouble Maker’
- 4minute’s Hyuna & Beast’s Hyunseung to form a sub unit
- Trouble Maker releases tracklist + teaser for their project album
- Trouble Maker unleashes MV for “Trouble Maker”
- ‘Trouble Maker in London at United Cube Concert’
- Jang Hyun-seung to star in ‘Mozart‘