Bewhy

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BewhY
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November 2016
Background information
Native name
이병윤
Birth nameLee Byung-yoon
Born (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 25)
Incheon, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • MC
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2014–present
LabelsLumin Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
이병윤
Revised RomanizationI Byeong-yun
McCune–ReischauerI Byŏng-yun
Stage name
Hangul
비와이
Revised RomanizationBiwai
McCune–ReischauerPiwai

Lee Byung-yoon (Hangul: 이병윤; born June 15, 1993),[1] better known by his stage name BewhY (Hangul: 비와이), is a South Korean rapper and member of '$exy $treet & Yello Music crew'. Initially he chose 'BY' as a stage name, but changed it to 'BewhY' to give a meaning to the name.[2] He won first place on Show Me the Money 5 in 2016.[3] Rapper C Jamm is his old friend from high school and Bewhy is also well known for devout Christianity.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[5]
Time Travel
  • Released: March 10, 2015
  • Label: Sexy Street & Yello Music, Luminant Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
N/A
The Blind Star
  • Released: September 17, 2017
  • Label: Dejavu Group, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[5]
The Blind Star 0.5
  • Released: September 3, 2017
  • Label: Dejavu Group, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Album details
Be The Livest

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales (DL) Album
KOR
[7]
As lead artist
"Waltz" 2014 N/A Non-album singles
"Swimming Bananas"
feat. Keebo
"The Time Goes On" 2015 17
  • KOR: 716,690[8]
Time Travel
"In Trinity" N/A Non-album singles
"Shalom" 2016
"Forever" 2
  • KOR: 918,132[9]
Show Me the Money 5
"Day Day"
feat. Jay Park
2
  • KOR: 1,039,009[9]
"Fake" (자화상 part 2) 39
"Dejavu" 2017 32 The Blind Star
"Hewgeso" (휴게소) 73
"Scar" (흔적) The Blind Star 0.5
"Red Carpet" 44
"My Star" 64 The Blind Star
Collaborations
"Freezing" (얼어)
with Bill Stax, C Jamm, Konsoul & Scary'P
2015 N/A Non-album single
"I'm Not The Person You Used To Know" (니가 알던 내가 아냐)
with Simon Dominic, One, G2
2016 2
  • KOR: 751,667[9]
Show Me the Money 5
"XamBaqJa" (쌈박자)
with Simon Dominic
29
"Puzzle"
with C Jamm
3 Non-album single
"International Wave"
with Talib Kweli
64
"Someday"
with Asura
100
"Uno" (우노)
with Big K.R.I.T.
2017 97
"Like Me"
with A$AP TyY & C Jamm
N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Network Program Role
2018 KBS2 Suits[20] Himself, episode 3

Variety shows[edit]

Year Network Program Notes
2015 Mnet Show Me the Money 4 Contestant
2016 Show Me the Money 5 Contestant, Winner of Season 5
2017 MBC Radio Star Episode 509 with DinDin, Zizo, Jisoo & Rosé (BLACKPINK)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 BewhY Hip-Hop Discovery of the Year Won[21]

Korean Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 BewhY New Artist of the Year Nominated[22]
"Forever" Best Rap & Hip-Hop Song Won[23]

Melon Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 BewhY Top 10 Artists Won[24]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 "Puzzle" (with C Jamm) Best Rap Performance Won[25]

Korean Hip-hop Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result Notes
2017 "Forever" Hip-Hop Song of the Year Won [26][27]
BewhY Artist of the Year Nominated
"₩ 1,000,000" (with G-Dragon, Okasian and CL) Best Collaboration Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "비와이 프로필" (in Korean). Naver.
  2. ^ "'쇼미더머니5' 비와이 "빅뱅 지드래곤 보고 이름 지어"". Diodeo.
  3. ^ "Watch: "Show Me The Money 5" Final Winner And Performances Revealed". Soompi.
  4. ^ "Korean Rapper 'BewhY': 'All of This Is Not Mine but His Story'". CHRISTIANITY DAILY.
  5. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-08-27.
  6. ^ "2017년 09월 Album Chart".
  7. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09.
  8. ^ "2016년 Download Chart".
  9. ^ a b c "2016년 Download Chart".
  10. ^ a b "2016년 07월 Download Chart".
  11. ^ "2017년 05월 Download Chart".
  12. ^ "2017년 24주차 Download Chart".
  13. ^ "2017년 25주차 Download Chart".
  14. ^ "2017년 36주차 Download Chart".
  15. ^ "2017년 38주차 Download Chart".
  16. ^ "2016년 Download Chart".
  17. ^ Cumulative sales of "International Wave":
  18. ^ "2016년 40주차 Download Chart".
  19. ^ "2017년 11주차 Download Chart".
  20. ^ "BewhY tries acting for the first time in 'Suits'". Kpop Herald. May 4, 2018.
  21. ^ "Winners at the 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards". Manila Bulletin.
  22. ^ "KMA2017: Nominees for 14th Korean Music Awards".
  23. ^ "KMA2017: 14th Korean Music Awards Winners".
  24. ^ "The Winners Of The 2016 Melon Music Awards". Soompi.
  25. ^ "All The Winners Of The 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)". Soompi.
  26. ^ "2017 Korean Hip Hop Awards - Nominees List". koreanhiphopawards.com. Archived from the original on 27 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  27. ^ "2017 Korean Hip Hop Awards - Winners". Korean Hip Hop Awards. Retrieved 2017-02-28.

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