Born to Beat

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Born to Beat
Born TO Beat.jpg
EP by BTOB
Released March 21, 2012
Recorded 2012
Genre K-pop, dance-pop
Length 11:57
26:52 (Asia Special Edition)
Language Korean
Label Cube Entertainment
Universal Music Group
Producer Hong Seung Seong
BTOB chronology
Born to Beat
(2012)
Press Play
(2012)Press Play2012
Singles from Born to Beat
  1. "Insane[1]"
    Released: April 3, 2012
Alternative Cover
Asia Special Edition cover
Asia Special Edition cover
Singles from Born to Beat (Asia Special Edition)
  1. "Father"
    Released: May 3, 2012
  2. "Irresistible Lips"
    Released: May 23, 2012

Born to Beat (BTOB) is an EP by South Korean boy group BtoB under United Cube Entertainment.

Background and release[edit]

In March 2012, BtoB held their Premium Launching Show with two title tracks, "Imagine" (a ballad track) and "Insane" (a dance track). BtoB's debut songs as rookies are exceptional double title compositions that are represented as connected stories of different genres that showcases each of their own charms which shows BtoB's strategy in presenting their various musical capabilities fully.[1]

The first title track, "Insane", has been produced by Seo Jae Woo, who has composed songs for other Cube artists such as 4minute and Beast.[2]

"Imagine," the second track, is a ballad.[2]

On March 20, 2012, a teaser for title track "Insane" was released on YouTube.[3] On the same day, the group also released "Imagine", the second title track after "Insane", and on March 22, 2012, the group made their live performance debut on M! Countdown'.

On May 23, 2012, a special edition of the album title "Born To Beat (Asia Special Edition) was released , with an addition of two tracks which includes a new single titled "Irresistible Lips" and another track from their previous single titled "Father" and on the same day the music video for the track "Irresistible Lips" was also released.[4]

Promotion[edit]

The group began their promotions for the album on 22 March 2012, on Mnet's M!Countdown followed by other various music programs like Music Bank, Inkigayo and Music Core respectively.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Born to Beat" Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 1:25
2. "Insane[5]" (비밀; Bimil) Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon, Lee Minhyuk Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:37
3. "Imagine[6]" Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:44
4. "Monday to Sunday" Dru Scott, Fredrik Thomander, Jörgen Elofsson Dru Scott, Fredrik Thomander, Jörgen Elofsson Dru Scott, Fredrik Thomander, Jörgen Elofsson 3:11
Total length: 11:57
Asia Special Edition track list
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Born to Beat" Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 1:25
2. "Irresistible Lips" (그 입술을 뺏었어; Geu Ibsuleul Ppaeseosseo) Wheesung Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:48
3. "Insane[5]" (비밀; Bimil) Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon, Lee Minhyuk Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:37
4. "Imagine[6]" Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:44
5. "Monday to Sunday" Dru Scott, Fredrik Thomander, Jörgen Elofsson Dru Scott, Fredrik Thomander, Jörgen Elofsson Dru Scott, Fredrik Thomander, Jörgen Elofsson 3:11
6. "Father" (아버지; Abeoji) Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:42
7. "Irresistible Lips" (Instrumental) (그 입술을 뺏었어; Geu Ibsuleul Ppaeseosseo)   Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:48
8. "Insane" (Instrumental) (비밀; Bimil)   Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae, Jung Ilhoon Seo Jewoo, Seo Yongbae 3:38
Total length: 26:52

Charts[edit]

Albums chart[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart[7] 3
Gaon Weekly domestic album chart[7] 3
Gaon Monthly album chart[7] 16

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales[8] 9,483

References[edit]