Boy Groups

BTOB Members Profile & Facts

BTOB Members

BTOB (비투비) is a six-member South Korean boy group under BTOB COMPANY. The group members consist of Eunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, and Sungjae. They debuted on March 21, 2012 with the digital single “Insane”. The group was formerly under Cube Entertainment.

BTOB Profile

DebutMarch 21, 2012
Active Years2012–present
BTOB MembersEunkwang, Minhyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, Sungjae
GenreKpop
StatusActive
LabelBTOB COMPANY
Oldest MemberEunkwang 
Youngest MemberSungjae 
Former MemberIlhoon 
Fandom NameMELODY (멜로디)
Fandom ColorSlow Blue (#42B4E6)

BTOB Facts:

– The group’s name, BTOB, translates to BORN TO BEAT.
– The group’s greeting is ‘Born to Beat! Hello, we are BTOB!’.
– They were the first Korean artists to perform at the Thai Supermodel Concert at Bangkok Convention Center and held a press conference with 70 media outlets present.
– The group sang OSTs for popular South Korean dramas including ‘Cinderella and the Four Knights’ and ‘Fight for My Way’.
– They launched their first subunit ‘BtoB Blue’ in September 2016 and their second subunit ‘BtoB 4U’ in October 2020.
– Former member Ilhoon left the group on December 31, 2020 after his drug sandal.
– All members did not renew their contracts and left Cube Entertainment on November 6, 2023 after 11 years.
– Members Peniel, Eunkwang, Minhyuk and Hyunsik established the label ‘BTOB COMPANY’ to manage group activities and members’ solo activities.
– Sungjae was the temporary leader of the group during Eunkwang’s enlistment.

Major Works

– Their popular songs include ‘Missing You’, ‘Pray’,  ‘For You’ and ‘Only one for me’.

Awards

– The group won their first Bonsang at the 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards in 2017.
– In 2018, they won “Best Male Group” award at the Golden Disc Awards, ‘Bonsang Award’ at the Korea Popular Music Awards and ‘Top 10 Artists’ at the Melon Music Awards.

Website:
btobofficial.jp

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram:  cube_official_btob
Youtube: officialbtob
Twitter: officialbtob | BTOBOFFICIAL_JP | BTOB_JPN
TikTok: official_btob
Facebook: BTOBofficial
Fancafe: cube-btob
Weibo: 韩国组合BTOB

Streaming Platform Links
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BTOB Members Profile

1. Eunkwang

Eunkwang (BTOB)
Eunkwang
Stage NameEunkwang (은광)
Birth NameSeo Eun Kwang (서은광)
PositionLeader, Main Vocalist
BirthdayNovember 22, 1990
Active Years2012–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height173 cm (5’8″) / Real Height: 170.5 cm (5’7″)
Weight62 kg (136 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIESFJ
Representative EmojiN/A

Eunkwang Facts:

– Eunkwang is known as the “father” of the group.
– He often watches funny compilations of the group’s videos in youtube shorts. (Cosmopolitan)
– Members picked him as the best dancer of the group.
– He doesn’t use perfume a lot.
– His favorite subject was Math and his least favorite was social studies.
– He is the most confident in making milk ramen and kimchi fried rice (Seventeen)
– He is the funniest and has the most aygeo in the group.
– He hates to watch cruel things or movies. (Marie Claire 2017)
– He would like to switch roles with Hyunsik for a day because Hyunsik can scuba dive. (Kloka Get To Know)
– He forgets lyrics the most according to members.
– His house looks like a PC bang because he has two computers and lots of board games. (Cosmopolitan)
– He used to be obsessed with Gundams.
– He would like to be a pro gamer if he wasn’t a singer.
– He can harmonize with any song at the spot after listening to it once. (1ST LOOK)
– He used to write memos when was dissatisfied with the members but now tells them directly. (atStar1 Magazine)
– If he had a younger sister, he would introduce her to Sungjae among all the members. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– If he had a past life, he would want to be a warrior or hwarang. (HADABANG #33)
– Eunkwang showers for a long time and takes care of his body well.
– He chose himself as someone who would be the best boyfriend.
– He would describe himself in five words as ‘a natural person’. (fromm studio)
– His fridge is always stocked up with products like snacks, beer and beverages according to Sungjae.
– His hobby is playing soccer.
Read More Facts About Eunkwang

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: btob_silver_light
Twitter: btob_sekwang

Streaming Platform Links
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2. Minhyuk

Minhyuk / HUTA (BTOB)
Minhyuk / HUTA
Stage NameMinhyuk (민혁)
Birth NameLee Min Hyuk (이민혁)
PositionLead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual
BirthdayNovember 29, 1990
Active Years2012–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height173 cm (5’8″) / Real Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight61 kg (134 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIISFP
Representative EmojiN/A

Minhyuk Facts:

– Changsub said if Minhyuk undresses, he has sculpted muscles only found in Rome. (Seventeen)
– He loves kimchi a lot and he often makes kimchi fried rice.
– He chose himself as someone who would be the best boyfriend.
– He is the biggest flirt in BTOB according to Peniel and Eunkwang.
– He doesn’t take many pictures of himself. (fromm studio)
– He moved schools four times during his elementary school. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– He has been rapping since high school. (1ST LOOK)
– He participated in a cross dressing competition twice during his college. (1ST LOOK)
– He failed JYP auditions in the final stage but got CUBE Entertainment’s card on the same day. (Impromptu Interview)
– He likes to relieve his stress by bathing. (HADABANG #33)
– He is the most confident in making green onion egg fried rice.
– He feels he is the most similar to Soobin from TXT. (BLANK TALK)
– His hardest moment since his debut was when he had a fixed role in the most difficult variety show in his rookie years where they had to build houses on bare land. He even experienced hair loss during that time. (Cosmopolitan)
– He loves to play sports.
– He has a huge comic books collection at home.
– He doesn’t have a drinking habit. (Marie Claire 2017)
– He can drive coach buses and was a driver during his military service.
– Minhyuk liked a girl in his 3rd grade of elementary school and used to run to the cafeteria to spend time with her. She confessed twice but he rejected her both times because he wanted to confess first. He later confessed and gave her flowers.  (Impromptu Interview)
– He learned acrobatics in his senior year of high school. (1ST LOOK)
Read More Facts About Minhyuk

Instagram: hutazone
Twitter: btob2mh

Streaming Platform Links
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3. Changsub

Changsub (BTOB)
Changsub
Stage NameChangsub (창섭)
Birth NameLee Chang Sub (이창섭)
PositionLead Vocalist
BirthdayFebruary 26, 1991
Active Years2012–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight64 kg (141 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeO
MBTIENTJ
Representative EmojiN/A

Changsub Facts:

– Changsub served in the military during the same time as SHINee’s Key.  (솔라시도 solarsido)
– He prefers mastering all the languages in the world rather than mastering all the instruments.
– He used to be overweight and lost 18 kgs when he was a trainee. (1ST LOOK)
– His old hobby was skateboarding but he kept getting hurt so he doesn’t skateboard anymore.  (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He said his bff would describe him as silly.
– He would rather have 10 lives that last 100 years each than have one life that lasts 1000 years.
– He listens to Eunkwang the most among the group members.
– He loves acting and participating in musicals.
– Minhyuk said Changsub is not afraid of other people’s gaze and he breaks his image and lets his guard down easily.
– He would date Sungjae among all the members if he was a woman. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– He tends to lose his items often.
– He prefers slick back over bangs down hair.
– He has a habit of hiding trash in some places like in the gap between furniture. (Marie Claire 2017)
– He is the weirdest in the group according to members.
– He said he is more shy than most people think and he tends to take time in getting to know people. [BLANK TALK]
– He would rather live with annoying people than live alone for the rest of his life.
– His mother does not allow him to get more tattoos.
– Changsub also encountered the CUBE ghost that Miyeon from (G)I-dle mentioned in the studio. [BLANK TALK]
– He likes sexy girls with ‘barely eyes open’ (small eyes). (1ST LOOK)
Read More Facts About Changsub

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: lee_cs_btob
Twitter: LeeCS_BTOB

Streaming Platform Links
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4. Hyunsik

Hyunsik (BTOB)
Hyunsik
Stage NameHyunsik (현식)
Birth NameIm Hyun Sik (임현식)
PositionMain Dancer, Lead Vocalist
BirthdayMarch 7, 1992
Active Years2012–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight66 kg (145 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIINTP
Representative EmojiN/A

Hyunsik Facts:

– Hyunsik was a top performing student but then he hit his rebellious stage and he couldn’t study anymore. He went to China for a month but ended up staying and studying there for a year. (1ST LOOK)
– He liked red when he was younger but after he started liking the beaches, he began to like blue.  (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He said his bff would describe him as sensitive.  (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– His parents were against him persuing music because they knew that it was a hard path to take.
– He likes spending his time alone, drinking coffee and going shopping.
– He has many mood lights in his house. (Cosmopolitan)
– His specialty is ‘singing disease’.
– The instrument he is most confident in playing is the guitar.
– He admires African American artists. (1ST LOOK)
– He has a close bond with his father and they both share similar hobbies.
– He is skilled at cooking stir-fried tuna with kimchi.
– If he could be another BTOB member for a day, he would like to be Changsub because he wants to live wildly.
– He is friends with EXO‘s D.O.
– His father is a musician and a key figure in Korean folk music.
– He feels that number 3 is the most perfect number and seeing the three dots form a triangle is a satisfying feeling. (atStar1 Magazine)
– He likes various shades of blue.
– Hyunsik used to watch funny compilations of the group’s videos during his enlistment. (Cosmopolitan)
– He received personal cooking lessons in his youth.
Read More Facts About Hyunsik

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: imhyunsik
Weibo: BTOB任炫植
Twitter: BTOB_IMHYUNSIK

Streaming Platform Links
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5. Peniel

Peniel (BTOB)
Peniel
Stage NamePeniel (프니엘)
Birth NamePeniel Dong Shin 
Korean NameShin Dong Geun (신동근)
PositionLead Rapper, Vocalist
BirthdayMarch 10, 1993
Active Years2012–present
Age31 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height175 cm (5’9″)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
NationalityKorean-American
Blood TypeAB
MBTIESTP
Representative EmojiN/A

Peniel Facts:

– Peniel was practicing to participate in the Olympics for bullseye shooting but then he came to Korea to become a trainee.  (KPDB Ep. #52)
– He studied until his first semester of junior year and then he came to Korea.
– He would rather have one life that lasts 1000 years than 10 lives that last 100 years each. (Kapuso Exclusives)
– He often cooks at home and knows how to make steaks.
– If he had a younger sister, he would introduce her to no one from among all BTOB members. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– He is close with Stray Kids, especially Bang chan.  (Cosmopolitan)
– In 2016, he revealed that he suffers from alopecia and said it was triggered due to stress.
– He uses paper straws a lot for the sake of the environment. (KWAVE)
– He learned guitar at church. (1ST LOOK)
– He learned Korean curse words from Sungjae.
– He was good at competitive shooting and he once had to buy and use a real gun to participate in a competition because he was informed at the last minute that pellet guns weren’t used. He and his team got gold rank. (KPDB Ep. #52)
– He couldn’t imagine himself going to Korea before becoming a trainee. (1ST LOOK)
– Peniel used to be good at Spanish at school and his teacher told him that it was good enough to live in a Spanish speaking country. (1ST LOOK)
–  He loves to take pictures and is nicknamed ‘Peu-photographer. (atStar1 Magazine)
– He prefers mastering all the languages in the world rather than mastering all the instruments. (Kapuso Exclusives)
– He would rather live alone for the rest of his life than live with annoying people. (Kapuso Exclusives)
– He first auditioned for modeling at JYP first but failed. Then the agents asked him if he could sing or dance and told him to come again. He auditioned for singing and dancing for an hour and got an acceptance call a few months later. (KPDB Ep. #18)
Read More Facts About Peniel

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @btobpeniel
Youtube: POV
Twitter: @PenielShin

Streaming Platform Links
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6. Sungjae

Yook Sungjae (BTOB)
Yook Sungjae
Stage NameSungjae (성재)
Birth NameYook Sung Jae (육성재)
PositionVocalist, Face of the Group, Maknae
BirthdayMay 2, 1995
Active Years2012–present
Age28 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height180 cm (5’11”)
Weight68 kg (149 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIENTP
Representative EmojiN/A

Sungjae Facts:

– Sungjae was nicknamed ‘Yukjalto’ after he asked for a watermelon and broke it with his head. (GQ KOREA)
– He wears a lot of Callaway when golfing. (GQ KOREA)
– He likes to wear a lot of khaki colored clothes after he got discharged from the military.
– He considers Kim Dongryul as his idol and mentor.
– He would like to have the ability to teleport if given the choice. 
– He used to think he would be more serious andmanly in his 30s but after seeing that his hyungs didn’t change, he stopped romantizing 30s. (Arena Korea)
– He looks the most in the mirror among all  BTOB members. (1ST LOOK)
– He wants to produce and direct music videos.
– If he becomes a superhero, he would like the ability to control a flying ball.
– He loves listening to Sia’s ‘Snowman’ in December and purposely waits 11 months for it. (SINGLES KOREA)
– He feels he is the most attractive when he is focused on his work and starting a new project. (Soompi)
– He said his bff would describe him as confident.
– He wants to play a psychopath-style villain role in a drama like the doctor in the American drama Dexter. (GQ KOREA)
– He likes black color because it combines all colors.
– His second dream since childhood was to become a game creator. (Arena Homme Plus)
– Sungjae became friends with V from BTS after their first meeting in a restroom.
– His nicknames include “Yookjaltto” and “Jaejae”.
– He likes fishing and playing golf.
– He often shares his problems with Peniel and Changsub is his drinking and playing buddy. (Cosmopolitan)
– He was a yogurt addict, and used to consume 16 cups a day.
– His grandparents run a fishing spot in Gwangtan, Paju.
Read More Facts About Sungjae

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: yook_can_do_it
Weibo: yooksungjai
Twitter: BTOB_6SJ

Streaming Platform Links
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Former Members:

7. Ilhoon

Jung Ilhoon (ex. BTOB)
Jung Ilhoon
Stage NameIlhoon (일훈)
Birth NameJung Il Hoon (정일훈)
PositionRapper
BirthdayOctober 4, 1994
Active Years2012–present
Age29 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height176 cm (5’9″)/Real Height: 173 cm (5’8″)-Idol Radio Ep 286
Weight64 kg (141 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIESTP
Representative EmojiN/A

Ilhoon Facts:

– Ilhoon went to California with Hyunsik once for summer vacation. (Marie Claire 2017)
– His favorite food is meat.
– He considers 1004 as his favorite number.
– He feels the most attractive when he looks in the mirror after showering. (Cosmopolitan)
– He has a habit of blowing on the paper after signing.
– He is allergic to dogs.
– He likes to take care of people around him.
– He is a fan of BIGBANG, especially G-Dragon.
– He said he never had abs since his debut.
– He looks at his travel pictures to comfort himself during stressful times when he can’t go on a vacation. (Marie Claire 2017)
– In his childhood, he wanted to be a soldier.
– He went to Korea College of Media Arts.
– His motto is ‘Life is art and youth passes quickly.’
– He doesn’t have a big appetite.
– He likes to read and go shopping in his spare time.
– Ilhoon left BTOB on December 31, 2020 after he was convicted of using marjiuana.
– He recieved 2 year prison sentence which was later reduced to 3 years probation and a fine of 133 million won.
Read More Facts About Ilhoon

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: ilhoonmj
Weibo: 鄭鎰勳_BTOB
Twitter: ilhoon_mikael

Streaming Platform Links
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