Jang in 2014
September 3, 1989|
Naju, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Jang Hyeon-seung|
Jang Hyun-seung (Hangul: 장현승; born September 3, 1989) most often credited as Hyunseung, is a South Korean singer. He is best known as a former member of the boy group 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.
Family and personal life
On January 5, 2018, it was announced that Hyunseung and professional bowler former rhythmic-gymnast Shin Soo-ji announced they were dating for four months, but broke up after seven months of dating in April of the same year.
In 2004, at the age of 15, Hyunseung 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 a year and four months, Hyunseung was a trainee for the boy group 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 pre-debut "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 said that Hyunseung'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 Hyunseung. Hyunseung refers to his experiences at YG as important to his development as an artist.
Hyunseung later met future fellow band member Yang Yo-seob while they were working as dancers for a show performance team. Yoseob convinced Hyunseung to join Cube Entertainment, leading to him debuting with Beast.
The group has released 3 Korean albums, 9 Korean extended plays and various singles. In December 2010, Hyunseung teamed up with fellow member Lee Gi-kwang in a sub-unit to write and compose an R&B track as part of the group's digital album, My Story.
On May 7, 2015, Hyunseung released his solo debut extended play, My. Other than BEAST's tracks, Hyunseung's album had more influences on hip-hop culture and pop culture in his preference, such as title track "Ma First" featuring Giriboy and "Break Up With Him" featuring Dok2.
In December 2011, Hyunseung formed a unit with label mate 4Minute's Hyuna called Trouble Maker. Trouble Maker debuted with their self-named lead single and extended play, Trouble Maker. On October 28, 2013, the group released their second extended play, Chemistry.
In April 2014, Hyunseung was cast in the musical Bonnie & Clyde. He performed as the lead character, Clyde, from April 15 to June 29, 2014 at the BBC Art Center along with other artists, including SHINee‘s Key, ZE:A‘s Park Hyung Sik, Kahi, and Oh So Yeon.
In April 2016, Hyunseung was nominated and won "Best Male Artist (South Korea)" at the 4th Annual V-Chart Music Awards in China.
Departure from BEAST
On June 12, 2018, it was confirmed that Hyunseung will enlist in the military on July 24 as an active soldier. 
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|"Ma First" (featuring Giriboy)||2015||28||
|"Break up With Him" (featuring Tokki)||70||
Other charted songs
|"I Said I Love You"||—[A]||
Features & OST
|2011||05.09||“Loving U”||Yoon Doojoon, Jang Hyunseung, Yang Yoseob||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 Hyun-seung, Jung Eun-ji, and Kim Nam-joo||‘A CUBE’ FOR SEASON #WHITE|
Awards and nominations
|2016||Top Male Artist-Korea||Hyunseung||Won|
- "I Said I Love You" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 95 on the Gaon Download Chart.
- Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
- "Winners from the '2011 Melon Music Awards'". AllKPop. November 24, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- Trouble Maker wins Triple Crown #1 + Performances from December 29th’s ‘M! Countdown’. In 2016, he left Beast.
- "B2ST's Hyunseung posts a childhood picture with sister".
- "B2ST's Hyunseung's father passes away".
- "4 members of 6-member group BEAST enter DongShin University together on March 2". Star News (in Korean). March 1, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2010.
- "K-pop stars scholarships irk students". The Korea Times. July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
- "큐브 측 "장현승·신수지 열애설, 사실 확인 중"" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-04.
- "[단독] 장현승·신수지, 4개월째 열애…"볼링이 공통분모"" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-06-04.
- "비스트 • BEAST • B2ST Airline Flight No. 1". Soompi Forums.
- "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon "I want to be a singer after seeing "BIGBANG DOCUMENTARY"". Newsen (in Korean). October 22, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- "My - EP by Jang Hyun Seung". May 8, 2015.
- "HyunA and Hyunseung release project EP, 'Trouble Maker'".
- "Jang Hyun-seung to star in 'Mozart'". May 8, 2012.
- "BEAST's Jang Hyunseung Cast for "Bonnie and Clyde" Musical - Soompi". www.soompi.com.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- "Jang Hyun-seung to bolt from BEAST". Yonhap. April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "Beast's Jang Hyun-seung angers fans". The Korea Times. February 23, 2016. Archived from the original on May 1, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- "Hyunseung to make his first broadcast appearance after leaving B2ST on 'Hit the Stage'". Allkpop. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- "Cube Entertainment Confirms Contract Renewal With Jang Hyun Seung, Gives Update On BEAST". Soompi. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- Kang, E. "Jang Hyunseung Confirms Military Enlistment Date | Soompi". www.soompi.com.
- Gaon Weekly Album Chart
- "MY - 2015년 21주차 Album Chart (May 10, 2015 - May 16, 2015)". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on May 21, 2015.
- "Gaon Album Ranking Monthly (5/2015) - see #4". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on June 11, 2015.
- "2015 Gaon Download Chart - May". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on June 11, 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- "2015 Gaon Download Chart - Week 20". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- "第四届音悦V榜年度盛典 - 音悦台". vchart.yinyuetai.com.
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