Bestie (band)

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BESTie
베스티
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 Fancafé
MembersHyeyeon
UJi
Dahye
Haeryung
 
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This article is about the band. For the song by Jay Park, see Bestie.
BESTie
베스티
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 Fancafé
MembersHyeyeon
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 and Haeryung, who are all former members of the girl group EXID, as well as Dahye. Bestie made their official debut on July 11, 2013, with the release of "Pitapat".

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Hyeyeon, UJi and Haeryung originally debuted in AB Entertainment's girl group EXID. With EXID, they released the single "Whoz That Girl". The three members promoted with the group for two months, then ultimately took their leave for personal reasons.[1]

2013: Debut, Love Options & Zzang Christmas[edit]

Bestie debuted on July 11, 2013, with the release of "Pitapat".[2] The group held their debut live performance on KBS Music Bank on July 12, 2013.

On October 16, 2013, a music video for Bestie's second single, "Love Options", was released.[3] The group held their comeback stage the same day on Mnet's M! Countdown.

On December 12, 2013, it was announced that Bestie would be releasing "Zzang Christmas", a Christmas themed digital single, on December 17, 2013.[4]

2014: Thank U Very Much[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.[5] On February 28, 2014, the single was digitally released, with an accompanying music video.[6]

Members[edit]

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birth[7]
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 19)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
KORUSA
Gaon
[8]
Billboard K-Pop Hot 100
[9]
2013"Doogeun Doogeun"84Non-album single
"Love Options"113
"Zzang Christmas"130
2014"Thank U Very Much"5374
"—" 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. ^ Girl Group BESTie Debuts with “Pitapat” MV Featuring Jo Kwon and Yoo Se Yoon. Soompi (July 11, 2013). Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Rookie girl group BESTie returns with 'Love Options' MV. allkpop (October 16, 2013). Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 그룹 베스티, 고맙습니다 'Thank U Very Much'. News Is (February 21, 2014). Retrieved on February 23, 2014.
  6. ^ 이단옆차기 "베스티, 올 한해 가장 눈 부시게 발전할 걸그룹". Nate Is (February 28, 2014). Retrieved on February 28, 2014.
  7. ^ http://cafe.daum.net/exid
  8. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 

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