Watch Beast Reflect on Exciting 2014, Lessons Learned on 5-Year Anniversary

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Celebrating five years together, Beast remains one of the most consistent male acts in K-pop today. The band has earned an entry on Billboard's annual Best K-Pop Song list in both 2012 and 2013 and this year came back with two more dynamic tracks this year via "Good Luck" and "12:30."

As 2014 winds down, the boys appear primed for more praise than ever: During the promotional period for "Good Luck," Beast received 11 first-place wins from various K-pop music chart programs plus an additional nine for "12:30," a total record of 19 wins. The group is anticipated to win big at the awards shows this year, including titles like Artist of the Year and more.

Winding down on a huge year, Billboard caught up with the sextet to reflect on five years together, lessons learned and more.

"We cannot thank all our fans enough, who support us and listen to our music," member Doojoon reflects. "Come to think of it, that is the reason why we are still here…events such as concerts where we can interact with our fans are the most memorable events."

But perhaps most importantly, Beast seem to have a grasp on the most important part of creating and performing as a group: loving what they do. Adds Doojoon, "Our biggest goal would be, just like now, doing what we like to do. Still smiling and enjoying it."