Bestie (band)

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Bestie
BESTie in Mashup Camp 2013 (2).jpg
Bestie at Mashup Camp 2013, The-K Seoul Hotel, Seoul, South Korea, on August 31, 2013
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2013–present
LabelsYNB Entertainment
Associated actsEXID
WebsiteOfficial Korean Fancafe
Members
  • Hyeyeon
  • UJi
  • Dahye
  • Haeryung
 
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Bestie
BESTie in Mashup Camp 2013 (2).jpg
Bestie at Mashup Camp 2013, The-K Seoul Hotel, Seoul, South Korea, on August 31, 2013
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2013–present
LabelsYNB Entertainment
Associated actsEXID
WebsiteOfficial Korean Fancafe
Members
  • Hyeyeon
  • UJi
  • Dahye
  • Haeryung

Bestie (Hangul: 베스티, stylized as BESTie) is a four-member South Korean girl group under YNB Entertainment. The group consists of Hyeyeon, UJi, Dahye and Haeryung. Three of the members (UJi, Hyeyeon & Haeryung) were former members of EXID. Bestie 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 two months, then ultimately took their leave for personal reasons.[1] Member Haeryung played the role of Park Hyung Shik‘s girlfriend in the tvN drama Nine.[2]

2013: Debut, "Love Options" and "Zzang Christmas"[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.[3] The group held their debut live performance on KBS Music Bank on July 12.

On October 16, a music video for Bestie's second single, "Love Options", was released.[4] The group held their comeback stage the same day on Mnet's M! Countdown.

On December 12, it was announced that Bestie would be releasing "Zzang Christmas", a Christmas themed digital single, on December 17.[5]

2014: "Thank U Very Much", Hot Baby and "I Need You"[edit]

Bestie performing "Thank U Very Much" in Seoul, March 2014.

On February 21, 2014, image teasers for Bestie's fourth single, "Thank U Very Much", were released.[6] On February 28, the single was digitally released, along with an accompanying music video.[7]

On June 27, 2014, Bestie, AOA (four members of the group) and Girl's Day had a special cover performance together of Girl's Generation's "Mr.Mr." on Music Bank.

On July 11, 2014, Bestie released a fifth digital single entitled "Like a Star". The single was released as a celebration for their one year anniversary.[8]

On July 20, 2014, the group released a teaser video and photos for their next comeback Hot Baby, their first mini album, which was released on July 28.[9] 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 their first mini album, Hot Baby, Bestie performed "I Need You" on M! Countdown a day before the song's digital release.

Members[edit]

BESTie[10]
Stage nameBirth nameDate of Birth
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Hyeyeon혜연Kang Hye Yeon강혜연(1990-12-08) December 8, 1990 (age 23)
UJi유지Jung Yu Ji정유지(1991-01-02) January 2, 1991 (age 23)
Dahye다혜Song Da Hye송다혜(1993-06-12) June 12, 1993 (age 21)
Haeryung해령Na Hae Ryeong나해령(1994-11-11) November 11, 1994 (age 20)

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

TitleAlbum DetailsPeak chart
Positions
Sales
KOR
Hot Baby7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
KORKOR
Gaon
[11]
Billboard K-Pop Hot 100
[12]
2013"Doogeun Doogeun"84Single-Album
"Love Options"113Hot Baby
"Zzang Christmas"130Single-Album
2014"Thank U Very Much"5374Hot Baby
"Like A Star"
"Hot Baby"53
"I Need You"74Digital Repackage Album
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ EXID Loses Three Members and Adds Two More. Soompi (April 30, 2012). Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Former EXID Members to Debut as New Girl Group BESTie". Soompi. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Girl Group BESTie Debuts with “Pitapat” MV Featuring Jo Kwon and Yoo Se Yoon. Soompi (July 11, 2013). Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Rookie girl group BESTie returns with 'Love Options' MV. allkpop (October 16, 2013). Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
  5. ^ BESTie gear up for their own carol release with video teaser featuring comedian Yoo Se Yoon. allkpop (December 12, 2013). Retrieved on December 16, 2013.
  6. ^ 그룹 베스티, 고맙습니다 'Thank U Very Much'. News Is (February 21, 2014). Retrieved on February 23, 2014.
  7. ^ 이단옆차기 "베스티, 올 한해 가장 눈 부시게 발전할 걸그룹". Nate Is (February 28, 2014). Retrieved on February 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "BESTie surprising fans with special single 'Like a Star' MV for their 1 year anniversary". Allkpop. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/OfficialBESTie/status/490873797734449152
  10. ^ http://cafe.daum.net/exid
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 

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