Born to Beat! Hello, we are BTOB!
Their name is an acronym for "Born To Beat".
2012: Debut, first comeback with Born to Beat, Press Play
On September 12, the group made their second comeback through releasing their second mini album Press Play.
On September 9, 2013, BTOB returned with the release of their third mini album Thriller.
2014: Rise in popularity, Move, Japanese debut
Their fourth mini album Beep Beep was released on February 17, 2014. The album's title track of the same name was produced by Brave Brothers, their first collaboration with the producer. Beep Beep debuted at number 1 on Gaon Album Chart for the ninth week of 2014, making it their first album to do so.
The group released their fifth mini album Move on September 29.
BTOB held their first-ever solo concert, Hello Melody, on October 31 and November 1 at Olympic Park's Olympic Hall.
On October 1, 2014, it was reported that the group had signed a contract with KISS Entertainment to begin their promotions in Japan. They made ther Japanese debut on November 12 with the single "Wow".
2015: Complete, I Mean
Their third Japanese single, "Natsuiro My Girl", was released on August 19, after the conclusion of promoting "It's Okay".
The group returned to the scene with their seventh mini album I Mean on October 12. On October 21, BTOB received their first-ever music show win with the title track "Way Back Home" on Show Champion.
2016: Remember That, New Men, 24/7
On March 28, 2016, BTOB released their eighth mini album, Remember That, marking the end of their ballad trilogy.
They released their first Japanese full-length album, 24/7, on December 7, 2016.
2017: Feel'eM, Piece of BTOB, Brother Act.
On March 6, BTOB released their 10th mini album Feel'eM.
From April to September, all members of the group released solo digital singles as part of the Piece of BTOB project. Changsub started the project with a self-composed ballad track "At the End". It was followed by Ilhoon's up-tempo hip-hop track "Fancy Shoes", Peniel's "That Girl", Hyunsik's self-produced alternative-rock track "Swimming", Minhyuk's R&B hip-hop song "Purple Rain" featuring singer CHEEZE, Sungjae's ballad track "Tell Me" along with the b-side, "Paradise" and was concluded with Seo Eun-kwang's ballad track "One Day" and the b-side "Back Then".
BTOB was awarded their first Bonsang at the 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards on September 20, 2017.
Following the end of their Piece of BTOB project, the group released their second full-length album Brother Act. on October 16.
2018–2019: This is Us, Hour Moment contract renewal, enlistment
On July 10, all seven members announced that they've renewed their exclusive contracts with Cube Entertainment.
On November 12, 2018, the group released their first special album Hour Moment without the participation of Eunkwang, who was on hiatus during that time for his military service. Changsub then enlisted on January 14, 2019.
On March 21, 2019, BTOB celebrated their seventh anniversary and chose a new leader now that Minhyuk has enlisted for his military service as well. Peniel was selected to be the leader, however, due to their decision beforehand, Sungjae became the third leader.
On April 5, 2019, a digital single "Sorry" was released. It was a song that Eunkwang, Minhyuk, and Changsub prepared before their respective enlistments.
2020–2021: Military service, BTOB 4U, Ilhoon's departure, 4U:Outside
On April 7, 2020, Eunkwang was officially discharged following protocols as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hyunsik and Sungjae enlisted on May 11, while Ilhoon enlisted on May 28. Changsub was officially discharged on August 21, 2020, followed by Minhyuk on September 12. Both were discharged earlier due to the current COVID-19 protocol.
On December 31, 2020, it was announced that Ilhoon had officially left BTOB after he was caught for using marijuana.
Hyunsik and Sungjae were discharged from the military on November 14, 2021, completing BTOB's military service. They then participated BTOB's Kiss the Radio, which was hosted by Minhyuk. This marked their first full group activity in three years.
2022: Be Together
The group made their comeback as a full group with their third full-length album Be Together on February 21, 2022.
|Eunkwang (은광)||Leader, Main Vocalist||2012–present|
|Minhyuk (민혁)||Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist, Visual||2012–present|
|Changsub (창섭)||Lead Vocalist||2012–present|
|Hyunsik (현식)||Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist||2012–present|
|Peniel (프니엘)||Lead Rapper, Vocalist||2012–present|
|Sungjae (성재)||Vocalist, Face of the Group, Maknae||2012–present|
|Ilhoon (일훈)||Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist||2012–2020|
Special mini albums
- Kingdom: Legendary War (Mnet, 2021) - contestant
- Main article: BTOB/Gallery