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Black Beat
블랙 비트
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2000 - 2008
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts SMTown
Website Official Site
Hwang Sang Hoon
Lee So Min
Jung Ji Hoon
Sim Jae Won
Jang Jin Young
Former members
Yoo Hyun Jae
Lee Kang In

Black Beat (블랙 비트) was South Korean boy band. Black Beat belonged to SM Entertainment. A few of their members have appeared elsewhere. But for the most part their public appearances (and subsequent popularity) have been limited. This can be attributed to a number of things: the waning popularity of poppy rap and the decreasing amount of SM Entertainment's PR power (which since 2004 has focused on a few core groups and singers). Their last appearance was the 2006 Winter SMTown. Their disbandment was confirmed in 2007 when lead vocalist, Jang Jin Young teamed up with Kim Sung Pil to form the R&B duo, ByJinSung.


Seven-member group

Black Beat used to be a seven-member group when they first debuted in 2000. They debuted as a seven-member group during Lee Ji Hun's Dream Concert 2000 as backvocalists and dancers. Before 2002, Black Beat members performed as rappers and dancers for other artists. They have all performed as dancers for S.E.S.' "Dreams Come True" performances.

Performing for other artists

After joining SM Entertainment, Black Beat has appeared in many music videos and performances for other artists, mainly S.E.S.. Other artists include BoA, H.O.T., Shinhwa, Fly to the Sky, Shinvi, Dana, and Lee Ji Hun as dancers, backup vocals, choreographers, and rappers.

Current members

Hwang Sang Hoon

Hwang Sang Hoon (황상훈) March 2, 1981 (1981-03-02) (age 28) was once a member for the Korean hip hop group, Honey Family, but left to join SM Entertainment. He is the choreographer and rapper for the group. Currently, he is training popular trot singer Sul Oon Do's son, Lee Seung Hyun who is debuting next year as "U" under GNG Entertainment.

Lee So Min

Lee So Min (이소민) March 18, 1981 (1981-03-18) (age 28) used to be a backup dancer for Seo Tai Ji and Boys. Lee So Min rapped for many of S.E.S.' songs, most notably "I Love You". He is the leader of the group.

Jung Ji Hoon

Jung Ji Hoon (정지훈) May 20, 1981 (1981-05-20) (age 28) rapped in S.E.S.' "Sha La La" along with fellow member Jang Jin Young. He is the choreographer and high tone vocalist in the group.

Sim Jae Won

Sim Jae Won (심재원) February 8, 1983 (1983-02-08) (age 26) used to be a member of the group, Eagle-5, which shortly disbanded after their second album. He appeared in H.O.T's video for We Are The Future. He was the "manager", lead rapper, and choreographer of the group. He is the only member to remain with SM Entertainment but not as an artist, instead he takes part behind the scenes such as choreographing "Into the New World" for Girl's Generation and directing the music video, "Wonder Boy" by Super Junior.

Jang Jin Young

Jang Jin Young (장진영) July 1, 1983 (1983-07-01) (age 26) rapped in S.E.S.' "Sha La La" along with fellow member Jung Ji Hoon. He is the lead vocalist and youngest member of the group. Towards the beginning of 2007, Jin Young formed a rather controversial relationship with future model Shin Ji-young. He is now active in the R&B duo, ByJinSung.

Former members

Yoo Hyun Jae

Yoo Hyun Jae February 23, 1981 (1981-02-23) (age 28) used to be the leader of the group. Hyun Jae is currently under JYP Entertainment.

Lee Kang In

Lee Kang In August 29, 1981 (1981-08-29) (age 28) was a vocalist in the group. Kang In joined Black Beat since December 2002. Afterwards, Starlight Casting System put him under 203 Entertainment. Kang In joined another group, O.N. under 203 Entertainment. O.N. is an underground band.

Appearances in music videos

All seven-members (dancers)

  • Shinhwa's "All Your Dreams"

Yoo Hyun Jae, Jung Ji Hun, Hwang Sang Hun, and Sim Jae Won (dancers)

  • BoA's "ID Peace B"
  • BoA's "Sara"

Yoo Hyun Jae (dancer) and Sim Jae Won (rapper)

  • S.E.S.' "Twilight Zone"

Yoo Hyun Jae (dancer)

  • S.E.S.' "Noreul Saranghae"

Sim Jae Won (as a thief)

  • H.O.T.'s "We Are The Future"

Jang Jin Young (as the younger Jun Jin)

  • Shinhwa's "Wedding March"


Volume 1 - Black Beat #2002 - The First Performance #001

  1. Intro (Can't You Feel)
  2. The Fan
  3. 날개
  4. Lover
  5. In The Sky
  6. Black Beat
  7. Dangerous
  8. 회상
  9. Y (Tell Me Why)
  10. 헤어지기전
  11. Shine
  12. Night Fever
  13. 친구
  14. In The Sky (Radio Edited) (Bonus Track)

Joint discography

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