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Bekuh BOOM
Birth nameRebecca Rose Johnson
Also known asBekuh Boom
Born (1994-06-21) June 21, 1994 (age 28)
Orange County, California, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present

Rebecca Rose Johnson, professionally known as Bekuh Boom (stylized as Bekuh BOOM) is an American singer and songwriter. She featured on two co-written singles: "I Won't Let You Down" by Danish singer Christopher, which charted at #1 on Tracklisten, the official Danish music charts,[1] and "Money" by Norwegian electronic duo Broiler, which peaked at #3 on Norwegian music charts.[2] As of 2016 she has co-written over 10 songs reaching the #1 position on various music charts.[citation needed]

Johnson signed her first publishing deal to Warner Chappell Music at the age of 18.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Bekuh Boom was born in Orange County, California , on June 21, 1994 with the real name Rebecca Rose Johnson. She stated that she had an interest in music since elementary school. At the age of 11, she started to learn how to write and compose her own melodies for her own songs. In high school, she revealed that she took dance and choreography classes to become a dance instructor and choreographer.[4]

2011-2017: America's Got Talent and Chappell Music contract[edit]

In 2011, at the age of 16, Boom participated in American Idol season 10, though she didn't pass the audition. At the age of 18 she signed her first contract with Warner Chappell Music, going on to release her first two collaborations titled 'Money' and 'I Won't Let you Down'.[4][5]

Later, she landed deals primarily as composer and producer for K-pop artists,[4] where two of the songs that she worked on were picked and released through YG Entertainment, namely "Eyes, Nose, Lips" by Taeyang and "I'm Different" by Hi Suhyun.[4][6][7] Prior to becoming a Kpop composer and producer, Boom had composed songs for singers such as R. Kelly, Jordin Sparks and Jessica Mauboy.[4] In 2012 she was connected with Blackpink via YG Entertainment, where she studied korean with them.[8] In 2016, Boom became the songwriter and producer for two of BlackPink's debut singles, Whistle and Boombayah which occupied the #1 chart on World Digital Song Sales and Circle Digital Chart respectively. Later she published the demo versions on her social media.[4][9][10] The next year she worked on Winner's song "Island", which topped the charts.[4]

2018-present: working with Blackpink and solo activities[edit]

In 2020 she became the lyricist and composer for the virtual group K/DA, where she provide the voice of Ahri.[11] Later that year she released a solo single called "There’s no Place Like Home". In March 2021, she released the single "Designer Love", with an accompanying music video being released for the song on Johnson’s YouTube’ channel. In August 2022, she released the single "Anime Eyes".

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Song title Artist Album
2013 "Cookie" R. Kelly Black Panties
"Skipping a Beat" Jordin Sparks Non-album single
"Pop a Bottle (Fill Me Up)" Jessica Mauboy Beautiful
2014 "Eyes, Nose, Lips" Taeyang Rise
"I'm Different" Hi Suhyun (feat. Bobby of iKon) Non-album single
2015 "Shake The Ground" Hedegaard (feat. Brandon Beal & Bekuh Boom) Non-album song
2016 "Golden" Brandon Beal (feat. Lukas Graham) Truth
"Money" Broiler (feat. Bekuh Boom) Non-album single
"Catch Me" Cosmic Girls Would You Like?
"Blues"(희망고문) Lee Hi Seoulite
"I Won't Let You Down" Christopher (feat. Bekuh Boom) Closer
"Boombayah" Blackpink Square One
2017 "Island" Winner Our Twenty Four
2018 "Best Friend" iKon Return
"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" Blackpink Square Up
"Goodbye Road" iKon New Kids: The Final
2019 "Kill This Love" Blackpink Kill This Love
"Don't Know What to Do"
"Good Idea" Broiler - feat. Bekuh Boom Non-album single
"Birthday" Jeon Somi XOXO
2020 "The Baddest" (G)I-dle, Bea Miller, and Wolftyla as K/DA All Out
"More" Madison Beer, (G)I-dle, Lexie Liu, Jaira Burns and Seraphine as K/DA
"Villain" Madison Beer and Kim Petras as K/DA Evelynn
"Drum Go Dum" Aluna, Wolftyla, and Bekuh Boom as K/DA Kaisa
"I'll Show You" Twice (Jihyo, Nayeon, Sana, and Chaeyoung), Bekuh Boom, and Annika Wells as K/DA Ahri
"Ice Cream" (with Selena Gomez) Blackpink The Album
"Pretty Savage"
"Crazy Over You"
"You Never Know"
2021 "Lalisa" Lisa Lalisa
2022 "Church" JLO (feat.Maluma) Marry Me
"Wonderland" AleXa American Song Contest: Episode 1
"Ready for Love" Blackpink Born Pink
"Typa Girl"

Awards and nominations[edit]


  2. ^ "Money by Broiler and Bekuh Boom - Music Charts".
  3. ^ "Bekuh Boom - Our Artists: Writers & Producers - Warner/Chappell Music".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Times, I. D. N.; S, Nurma. "Nyentrik Bak Idol Kpop, Ini 14 Fakta Pencipta Lagu Winner dan BlackPink" [Quirky like Kpop idols, these are 14 facts about Winner and BlackPink songwriters]. IDN Times (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  5. ^ "Interview with Bekuh Boom". Bringin' it Backwards. Retrieved 2022-10-20.
  6. ^ Online, JoongAng (June 2, 2014). "태양 솔로곡 '눈 코 입' 오늘 자정 발매 '화제'…어떤 노래길래?" [Taeyang's solo song 'Eyes Nose Lips' released at midnight today 'Topic' what song do you want?]. JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  7. ^ "Eyes, Nose, Lips (눈, 코, 입) song details - Taeyang(태양)". Melon (in Korean). Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  8. ^ Wass, Mike (September 16, 2022). "Blackpink's Rebel Yell: 'Pink Venom' Collaborators on Making the K-Pop Stars' Liberating and Defiant New Album". Variety. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  9. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (August 17, 2016). "Blackpink's Major Debut: New K-Pop Girl Group Lands No. 1 & 2 on World Digital Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  10. ^ "Blackpink - whistle". Circle Chart. Retrieved 2022-10-07.
  11. ^ Kurt, Lozano (November 6, 2020). "League of Legend's K/DA releases All Out EP, features TWICE and (G)-IDLE members". Yahoo News. Retrieved October 8, 2022.