Bang Yong Guk - born in Korea in 1990 - is the leader of B.A.P, 6 boy band in South Korea; B.A.P stands for Best, Absolute, Perfect. Since debuting in 2012, B.A.P has received global attention with a solid presence on Billboard World Album Chart, iTunes Top Album Chart, Twitter's world trends and more. B.A.P was also picked as “The Strongest Newcomer” by MTV-K and by Grammy as 'Best of 2012' alongside PSY, only two Asian artists on the list.
In 2012, B.A.P received 14 awards worldwide; in 2013, B.A.P embarked on their PACIFIC tour covering 4 major U.S cities and 9 shows in Asia, making all shows sold out. On May of 2013, 3,000 fans gathered at Times Square (NYC) to see B.A.P at the MTV studio, causing America's major media -Billboard, Time, and MTV– to openly praise B.A.P for their achievements.
Recently, B.A.P successfully wrapped up their first major Japanese tour, ‘WARRIOR Begins’, playing to 40,000 fans in 3 cities, after only debuting in the market two months previously.