Bestie (group)

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Bestie (Korean베스티, stylized as BESTie) was a South Korean girl group formed by YNB Entertainment. They released their debut single, "Pitapat", in July 2013. The group was composed of four members, Hyeyeon, Uji, Dahye and Haeryung. While Uji and Dahye parted their ways with YNB Entertainment in September 2017,[1] the group disbanded in 2018 following the news of Hyeyeon joining Star Entertainment.

Bestie
Bestie at the Pyeongchon Cultural Street Festival in September 2015
Bestie at the Pyeongchon Cultural Street Festival in September 2015
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active2013 (2013)–2016 (2016)
LabelsYNB
Associated acts
Websiteynbent.com
Past members

HistoryEdit

2013: DebutEdit

Hyeyeon, Uji, and Haeryung were previously in another girl group, EXID, before taking their leave for personal reasons.[2] With the addition of Dahye, they debuted as a group on July 11, 2013, with the release of their first single "Pitapat" and its music video, starring Jo Kwon and Yoo Se-yoon. The group held their debut live performance on KBS Music Bank on July 12.[3]

On October 16, they released their second single album with the title track "Love Options".[4] Their first performance was on M! Countdown.[5] In December, Hyeyeon featured on Quattro Code's single "Stick With You"[6] and Bestie released the digital single "Zzang Christmas".[7]

2014–2015: Hot Baby and Love EmotionEdit

On February 28, 2014, they released "Thank U Very Much" as a digital released with an accompanying music video.[8][9] On June 27, they performed a cover of Girls' Generation's "Mr.Mr." with AOA member's Jimin, Choa, Chanmi and Hyejeong, and Girl's Day, on Music Bank.[10] On July 11, Bestie released their fifth digital single "Like A Star" in celebration of their one-year anniversary.[11] "Like A Star", as well as their previous singles "Pitapat" and "Thank U Very Much", were featured on their first EP Hot Baby, released on July 28.[12] The music video for the EP's title track "Hot Baby" was released three days later. The EP charted at #7, and on August 29, Bestie released a repackaged version titled I Need You. The repackage featured the new single "I Need You", produced by Duble Sidekick and HomeBoy.[13][14] In September, Hyeyeon featured on Yoo Seung-woo's single "Lovers' Song",[15] and on December 19, Bestie covered Super Junior's "Mamacita" on Music Bank as a year-end performance.[16]

The group's second EP Love Emotion was released on May 8, 2015, and charted at #8. The music video for its lead single "Excuse Me" was ranked fourth on Billboard's list of "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos in America" and sixth on its list of "Most Viewed K-Pop Videos around the World" for the month of May. On August 29, Bestie performed at New Delhi's Sirifort Auditorium as part of the 2015 Feel Korea in New Delhi tour.[17] That year, the group won the Next Generation Award at the Golden Disk Awards. They also collaborated with other artists, with Uji collaborating with The Channels on the single "Love Letter"[18] and Chad Future's "So Good", Dahye featuring on Yoo Se-yoon's "We Fought",[19] and Hyeyeon featuring on Just Cricket's "Perfect Chemistry".

2016–2018: Last activities, line-up changes and disbandmentEdit

In January 2016 it has been reported that Dahye fell from the stairs, fracturing her ankle and right arm, and needed time to recover; YNB Entertainment stated that Bestie's comeback has been pushed to give Dahye time to get better. It was announced that Bestie would be coming back in May with mini-album or first full album,[20] which ultimately never happened. In summer 2016 Uji participated in JTBC reality singing competition Girl Spirit, where she finished in the third place. The group's last performance was on December 16, 2016 at Military Year End Concert.

On September 5, 2017, YNB Entertainment announced that Uji and Dahye would be leaving Bestie while Hyeyeon and Haeryung would be continuing as a group, with the possibility that new members would be added.[21] That month, it was also confirmed that Hyeyeon would be appearing on the idol competition program The Unit.[22] She was eliminated from the show in episode 13 with her final rank being 27.

After it was no longer possible to access YNB Ent. official website,[23] rumours about the company's bankruptcy started circulating online. In September 2018 Star Entertainment opened official Instagram account, as well as fancafe, for their new artist Kang Hyeyeon,[24] which concluded the fans' suspicions about the group's disbandment without any official statements from YNB Entertainment.

MembersEdit

Former membersEdit

  • Hyeyeon (혜연)
  • Uji (유지)
  • Dahye (다혜)
  • Haeryung (해령)

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
KOR
[25]
Hot Baby 7
Love Emotion
  • Released: May 8, 2015
  • Label: YNB Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[28]
KOR
Hot 100

[29]
2013 "Pitapat" 84 90 Non-album singles
"Love Options" 113 Hot Baby
"Zzang Christmas"
(feat. Yoo Se-yoon)
130 Non-album singles
2014 "Thank U Very Much" 53 74 Hot Baby
"Like A Star" N/A
"Hot Baby" 53
"I Need You" 74
2015 "Excuse Me" 74 Love Emotion
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

CollaborationsEdit

Year Song Member(s) Artist Album
2013 "Stick With You" Hyeyeon Quattro Code Quattro Code Project
2014 "Lovers' Song" Hyeyeon Yoo Seung-woo Yoo Seung-woo
2015 "Love Letter" UJi The Channels Non-album singles
"We Fought" Dahye Yoo Se-yoon feat. Hae-yong of Almeng
"Perfect Chemistry" Hyeyeon Just Cricket
"So Good" UJi Chad Future 2nd Mini Album

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director(s) Notes
2013 "Pitapat" Joo Hee-sun[37] N/A
"Love Options" Wani (Jong Wan) Kim[38]
"Zzang Christmas" Unknown
2014 "Thank U Very Much" Hong Won-ki[39]
"Like a Star" Unknown
"Hot Baby" Z[40]
2015 "Love Letter" Unknown UJi feat. The Channels
"Excuse Me" Hong Won-ki[41] N/A

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Recipient Result
2015 Golden Disk Awards Next Generation Award[42] Bestie Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BESTie's Uji and Dahye Terminate Contracts with Agency and Leave Group".
  2. ^ "EXID(이엑스아이디), 유지·다미·해령 OUT 새 멤버 IN '5인조 체제'". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). April 30, 2012. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (July 12, 2013). "BESTie Debuts with Hearts Going 'Pitapat' MV". enewsWorld. Mwave. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "My Name is, 베스티 (2) 베스티랑 친구하실래요?". TenAsia (in Korean). October 23, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Lee Jeong-hyeon (October 18, 2013). '컴백' 베스티, '대세' 김우빈과 인증샷. 기운 제대로 받았네!. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  6. ^ 남성4인조 밴드 쿼트로코드, 베스티 혜연과 입맞춤. mbn.mk.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  7. ^ "유세윤-베스티 합작 캐롤 '짱 크리스마스' 뮤비 현장컷 공개". Hankook Ilbo. December 16, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  8. ^ 이단옆차기 "베스티, 올 한해 가장 눈 부시게 발전할 걸그룹". Nate Is (in Korean). February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  9. ^ Jin Eun-soo (February 24, 2014). "Bestie all ready to 'Thank You'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "'뮤직뱅크' AOA 걸스데이 베스티, 소녀시대로 분한 걸그룹들". TenAsia (in Korean). June 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  11. ^ Kim Ji-yeon (July 11, 2014). 베스티, 데뷔 1주년 기념 스페셜 싱글 '별처럼' 발표 [Bestie release special single 'Like a Star' to celebrate first anniversary]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  12. ^ Park Soo-jeong (July 22, 2014). 베스티, '핫 베이비' 티저 공개...여름 발랄 섹시 출사표. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  13. ^ Lee Sun-min (August 27, 2014). "Bestie poses in school outfits for release of new digital mini-album". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  14. ^ Kim Hyung Woo (September 1, 2014). "BESTie Rushes to Hospital After Getting into Car Accident". Newsen. Translated by Yeawon Jung. Mwave. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  15. ^ "유승우, 오늘만큼 내일이 더 기대되는 소년 (인터뷰) : 한경닷컴 연예 :: 텐아시아". April 2, 2015. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "Performances From EXO, SISTAR, TaeTiSeo, BEAST & More On The December 19th Year End 'Music Bank' Episode". Kpopstarz. December 20, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  17. ^ "India is about to receive their love for the Hallyu Wave with 2015 Feel Korea concert in New Delhi". HELLOASIA.
  18. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  19. ^ 유세윤이 다혜의 양말을 들고 화보를 찍은 이유(사진). 허핑턴포스트 (in Korean). Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  20. ^ "[INFO] 160322 BESTie to make a comeback with new mini album/full-length album in May + currently collecting songs.pic.twitter.com/Z7HXZX71oO". March 22, 2016.
  21. ^ 베스티 측 "유지·다혜 탈퇴, 해령·혜연은 솔로활동 예정" (공식) (in Korean). Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  22. ^ [단독] 베스티 혜연, '더유닛' 마지막 합류...팀 재편 후 첫 행보 (in Korean). Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  23. ^ "Welcome to ClickConfirmation.com!". Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  24. ^ "강혜연 (@hyeyeon_official) • Instagram photos and videos".
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  29. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  30. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - 2013년 7월 (July 2013)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  31. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - 2013년 10월 (October 2013)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  32. ^ Total sales for "Zzang Christmas":
  33. ^ Total sales for "Thank U Very Much":
  34. ^ Total sales for "Hot Baby":
  35. ^ Total sales for "I Need You":
  36. ^ Total sales for "Excuse Me":
  37. ^ 걸그룹 베스티, 데뷔 싱글 '두근두근' 발표 (in Korean). Yonhap. July 12, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  38. ^ Film Production Korea (October 7, 2014). "Bestie Love Options Music Video". Vimeo.
  39. ^ 베스티, 티저 공개하고 컴백 카운트다운. 여전히 에너지 넘치네! (in Korean). Sports Chosun. February 27, 2014. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  40. ^ Hot Baby (photobook). Bestie. South Korea: LOEN Entertainment. 2014. Credit.CS1 maint: others (link)
  41. ^ 컴백 베스티… 속옷을 겉옷위에? 해괴하고 섹시한 '슈퍼맨' 패션 (in Korean). Joongang Daily. May 7, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  42. ^ Hong Jung Won (January 16, 2015). "EXO Wins Big while CN Blue Takes Four Trophies Home from 'Golden Disc Awards'". Newsen. Translated by Yeawon Jung. Mwave. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 25, 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Bestie at YNB Entertainment (in Korean)