Bestie (band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bestie
BESTie at Pyeongchon Cultural street Festival, 18 September 2015.jpg
BESTie at Pyeongchon Cultural street Festival, September 2015.
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2013–present
Labels YNB Entertainment
Associated acts EXID, KNK
Website ynbent.com
Members

Bestie (Hangul베스티, stylized as BESTie) is a four-member South Korean girl group under YNB Entertainment. They made their official debut with "Pitapat" on July 11, 2013.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Hyeyeon, UJi and Haeryung originally debuted in AB Entertainment's girl group EXID. With EXID, they released their debut single "Holla" ("Whoz That Girl"). The three members promoted with the group for about two months, then ultimately took their leave for personal reasons.[1][2] Member Haeryung started acting at a young age: her first roles were in the television series Sharp and Magic Kid Masuri at age 10.[3] In spring 2013, she played the role of Park Hyung-sik's girlfriend in the tvN drama Nine: Nine Time Travels.[4]

2013–Present: Debut with "Pitapat", Hot Baby and Love Emotion[edit]

Bestie debuted on July 11, 2013, with the release of "Pitapat". The song's accompanying music video starred Jo Kwon and Yoo Se-yoon. The group held their debut live performance on KBS Music Bank on July 12.[5] On October 16, Bestie returned with their second single album "Love Options" (연애의 조건), with a music video;[6] their comeback stage was held the same day on Mnet's M! Countdown.[7]

On December 12, it was announced that Bestie would be releasing "Zzang Christmas", a Christmas themed digital single, on December 17.[8]

On February 28, 2014, Bestie's fourth single album, "Thank U Very Much", was digitally released, along with an accompanying music video.[9][10]

On June 27, Bestie, together with AOA's Jimin, Choa, Chanmi and Hyejeong, and Girl's Day, covered a special performance of Girls' Generation's "Mr.Mr." on Music Bank.[11] On July 11, Bestie released a fifth digital single entitled "Like a Star", as a celebration for their one-year anniversary.[12]

Their first mini album Hot Baby was released on July 28.[13] Three days later, the official music video was released. On August 29, the group released a digital repackaged mini album with a new track "I Need You" produced by Duble Sidekick and HomeBoy. Thanking fans for the success of Hot Baby, Bestie performed "I Need You" on M! Countdown a day before the song's digital release.[14][15]

On December 19, Bestie covered Super Junior's "Mamacita" on Music Bank as a year end performance.[16]

On May 8, 2015, Bestie released their 2nd mini-album "Love Emotion" and released a music video for their title track "Excuse Me". In just over 1 Month after its release, their Music Video, "Excuse Me" reached 2 Million views, being their most viewed Music Video in comparison to how long the Music Video was released for. Their Music Video for "Excuse Me" ranked 4th on the Billboard's "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America" for the month of May, and ranked 6th on the Billboard's "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos around the World" for the month of may. On June 2, Bestie received 4th Place on Music Program, "The Show".

On August 29, 2015, BESTie was a part of the 2015 Feel Korea in New Delhi tour in India, performing at New Delhi's Sirifort Auditorium.[17]

Members[edit]

  • Hyeyeon (혜연, born Kang Hye-yeon (강혜연) on December 8, 1990[18]) was a former member of EXID, under the name of Dami. She left the group EXID shortly after their debut to finish her studies.
  • UJi (유지, born Jung Yu-ji (정유지) on January 2, 1991[18]) was a former JYP Entertainment trainee[3] who was formally planned to be in a quartet girl group with EXID's Hani, Secret's Ji-eun and Sistar's Hyolyn. However, the group was never formed, making UJi leave JYP Entertainment. She was a former member of EXID, but, like Hyeyeon, left shortly after debut to finish her studies.
  • Dahye (다헤, born Song Da-hye (송다헤) on June 12, 1993[18]) was a former S.M. Entertainment trainee.
  • Haeryung (해령, born Na Hae-ryung (나해령) on November 11, 1994[18]) was a former JYP Entertainment trainee and former member of EXID. She left EXID to pursue a career in acting.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album Details Peak chart
Positions
Sales
KOR
[19]
Hot Baby 7
Love Emotion
  • Released: May 8, 2015
  • Label: YNB Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[22]
KOR
Hot 100

[23]
2013 "Pitapat" 84 90 Pitapat
(single)
"Love Options" 113 Hot Baby
"Zzang Christmas"
(feat. Yoo Se-yoon)
130 Zzang Christmas
(single)
2014 "Thank U Very Much" 53 74 Hot Baby
"Like A Star"
"Hot Baby" 53
"I Need You" 74
2015 "Excuse Me" 74 Love Emotion
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Year Song Member(s) Artist Album
2013 "Stick With You"[31] Hyeyeon Quattro Code Quattro Code Project
2014 "Lovers' Song"[32] Hyeyeon Yoo Seung-woo Yoo Seung-woo
2015 "Love Letter"[33] UJi The Channels Non-album releases
"We Fought" [34] Dahye Yoo Se-yoon feat. Hae-yong of Almeng
"Perfect Chemistry" Hyeyeon Just Cricket
"So Good" UJi Chad Future 2nd Mini Album

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Notes
2013 "Pitapat" Joo Hee-sun[35]
"Love Options" Wani (Jong Wan) Kim[36]
"Zzang Christmas" Unknown
2014 "Thank U Very Much" Hong Won-ki[37]
"Like a Star" Unknown
"Hot Baby" Z[38]
2015 "Love Letter" Unknown UJi feat. The Channels
"Excuse Me" Hong Won-ki[39]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Member(s) Network Note
2016 Girl Spirit UJi JTBC Contestant

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Musical theatre Member(s) Role
2014 Full House[40][41] UJi Jung Hye-won (Supporting role)
2015 Dreamgirls (Korean version)[42] Deena Jones (Lead role)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2015 Golden Disk Awards Next Generation Award[43] Bestie Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artists Search > BESTie (베스티)". KBS World Radio. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ "EXID(이엑스아이디), 유지·다미·해령 OUT 새 멤버 IN '5인조 체제'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). April 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "My Name is, 베스티 (1)". TenAsia (in Korean). October 26, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ "베스티 해령, 게임 모델 발탁, 대세 입증". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). January 16, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (July 12, 2013). "BESTie Debuts with Hearts Going ‘Pitapat’ MV". enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "My Name is, 베스티 (2) 베스티랑 친구하실래요?". TenAsia (in Korean). October 23, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Lee Jeong-hyeon (October 18, 2013). "'컴백' 베스티, '대세' 김우빈과 인증샷. 기운 제대로 받았네!". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ "유세윤-베스티 합작 캐롤 ‘짱 크리스마스’ 뮤비 현장컷 공개". Hankook Ilbo. December 16, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ "이단옆차기 "베스티, 올 한해 가장 눈 부시게 발전할 걸그룹"". Nate Is (in Korean). February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ Jin Eun-soo (February 24, 2014). "Bestie all ready to ‘Thank You’". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  11. ^ "’뮤직뱅크’ AOA 걸스데이 베스티, 소녀시대로 분한 걸그룹들". TenAsia (in Korean). June 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ Kim Ji-yeon (July 11, 2014). "베스티, 데뷔 1주년 기념 스페셜 싱글 '별처럼' 발표" [Bestie release special single 'Like a Star' to celebrate first anniversary]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ Park Soo-jeong (July 22, 2014). "베스티, ‘핫 베이비’ 티저 공개...여름 발랄 섹시 출사표". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ Lee Sun-min (August 27, 2014). "Bestie poses in school outfits for release of new digital mini-album". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ Kim Hyung Woo (September 1, 2014). "BESTie Rushes to Hospital After Getting into Car Accident". Newsen. Translated by Yeawon Jung. Mwave. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Performances From EXO, SISTAR, TaeTiSeo, BEAST & More On The December 19th Year End 'Music Bank' Episode". Kpopstarz. December 20, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  17. ^ "India is about to receive their love for the Hallyu Wave with 2015 Feel Korea concert in New Delhi". HELLOASIA. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Artists". YBN Entertainment official website (in Korean). Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on August 27, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  20. ^ "2014년 08월 (August 2014) Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on May 14, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  21. ^ "2015년 상반기 총결산 (First half of 2015) Album Chart (Domestic)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 9, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2015.  "Excuse Me". May 16, 2015. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - 2013년 7월 (July 2013)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - 2013년 10월 (October 2013)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  26. ^ Total sales for "Zzang Christmas":
  27. ^ Total sales for "Thank U Very Much":
  28. ^ Total sales for "Hot Baby":
  29. ^ Total sales for "I Need You":
  30. ^ Total sales for "Excuse Me":
  31. ^ "남성4인조 밴드 쿼트로코드, 베스티 혜연과 입맞춤". MBN (in Korean). December 5, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  32. ^ "유승우, 오늘만큼 내일이 더 기대되는 소년 (인터뷰)". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). September 25, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  33. ^ "베스티 유지, 신곡 ‘너만 봐’ 발표 "이단옆차기 마이키와 입맞춤"". Gaon Chart (in Korean). February 17, 2015. 
  34. ^ "유세윤과 베스티 다혜의 양말싸움 전말(사진)". The Huffington Post Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  35. ^ 걸그룹 베스티, 데뷔 싱글 '두근두근' 발표 (in Korean). Yonhap. July 12, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  36. ^ Film Production Korea (October 7, 2014). "Bestie Love Options Music Video". Vimeo. 
  37. ^ 베스티, 티저 공개하고 컴백 카운트다운. 여전히 에너지 넘치네! (in Korean). Sports Chosun. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  38. ^ Hot Baby (photobook). Bestie. South Korea: LOEN Entertainment. 2014. Credit. 
  39. ^ 컴백 베스티… 속옷을 겉옷위에? 해괴하고 섹시한 '슈퍼맨' 패션 (in Korean). Joongang Daily. May 7, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  40. ^ "뮤지컬 ‘풀하우스’ 봤어?③ 베스티 유지의 새로운 발견, 원석이 나타났다!". TenAsia (in Korean). April 30, 2014. 
  41. ^ "베스티 유지, 뮤지컬 '풀하우스' 캐스팅". Asiae.co.kr (in Korean). March 21, 2014. 
  42. ^ "베스티 유지, 뮤지컬 ‘드림걸즈’ 출연". Donga Ilbo (in Korean). January 12, 2015. 
  43. ^ Hong Jung Won (January 16, 2015). "EXO Wins Big while CN Blue Takes Four Trophies Home from ‘Golden Disc Awards’". Newsen. Translated by Yeawon Jung. Mwave. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Bestie at YNB Entertainment (in Korean)