B.A.P is a six-member South Korean K-pop boy band formed by TS Entertainment in 2012. Consisting of Bang Yong Guk, Kim Himchan, Jung Daehyun, Yoo Youngjae, Moon Jong Up and Choi Jun Hong a.k.a Zelo. The group will debut on January 26, 2012.
Prior to B.A.P's debut, Yong Guk was a rapper in underground hip hop group "Soul Connection" under the stage name of "Jepp Blackman". After being signed to TS Entertainment, Yong Guk was featured on labelmate Song Jieun's song, "Going Crazy". He then went on and made his official solo debut on August 11, 2011 with the single "I Remember", featuring Yang Yo-seob of Beast. Member Himchan was first introduced to the public as an emcee for a music show program, MTV The Show.
On November 23, 2011, Zelo was introduced to public through a sub-unit with Yong Guk called Bang & Zelo. They debuted with the song "Never Give Up" on December 2, 2011. On 29 December, 2011, TS Entertainment released the official debut teaser.