BTOB debuted under Cube Entertainment in 2012, while Apink debuted under A Cube Entertainment, an independent label of Cube Entertainment, in 2011. The Apink members previously trained at Cube Entertainment, leading to a close friendship with the BTOB members.
(A Cube Entertainment was later acquired by Kakao Entertainment and underwent several name changes. The agency is currently known as IST Entertainment after its merger with Cre.ker Entertainment.)
On February 25, Apink’s Hayoung shared a photo taken backstage at a music show with the BTOB and Apink members. The groups are holding each other’s signed albums and the caption reads, “BTOPINK’s ‘Dilemma’ and ‘The Song.’”
Hayoung also shared a photo of what BTOB had written on their album: “To Apink sunbae! Don’t leave this in the car, don’t use it as a potholder, if you’re going to throw it out, just give it back… Congratulations on your comeback. Let’s always be happy and healthy.”
Apink and BTOB recently both performed on “Music Bank.” Apink is promoting their new special album “HORN” and title track “Dilemma,” while BTOB is promoting their third studio album “Be Together” and title track “The Song.”
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