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SM Entertainment

SM Entertainment

A South Korean record company and entertainment company is called SM Entertainment (SM엔터테인먼트). It was first established in 1989 as SM Studio, and today it is home to many non-idol groups and solo artists in addition to idol groups like TVXQ!, SUPER JUNIOR, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, EXO, Red Velvet, NCT, and aespa.

Along with YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, SM Entertainment is one of the “Big 3 agencies” and the top-earning agency in Korea based on sales and revenues. SM Entertainment distributes through a number of businesses in numerous other countries.

Quick Facts about SM Entertainment

Official Company Name SM Entertainment
Hangul
엔터테인먼트
Previous Company Name
SM Studio/SM Planning
Type
Public
Founded
February 14, 1989 (as SM Studio)
February 14, 1995 (SM Entertainment)
Location SM Entertainment 423, Apgujeong-Ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Founder(s) Lee Soo-man
Distributor(s) Dreamus
Avex Trax (Japan)
Website SM Entertainment
Facebook SMTOWN
Twitter SMTOWN
Youtube SMTOWN
Artist Website SMTOWN
Weibo SMTOWN

Subsidiaries

  • SM Studios
    • SM Culture & Contents (2012)
    • SM Life Design Group (2018)
    • DEAR U (2017)
    • MYSTIC Story (2017)
    • KeyEast (2018)
  • SM TinTin Hall (2000)
  • SM Entertainment Japan (2001)
  • SM Academy (2003)
  • SM Art Company (2005)
  • Dream Maker Entertainment (2006)
  • SM Pictures (2007)
  • SM Amusement
  • SM F&B Development
  • SM Entertainment USA (2008)
  • SM Town Travel (2012)
  • SM Entertainment Beijing (2012)
  • SM Mobile Communications (2015)
  • galaxiaSM (2015)
  • ESteem (2015)
  • SM Planner (2017)
  • everysing (2017)

 

Sub-labels

  • Woollim Entertainment (2013)
  • Baljunso (2014)
  • Label SJ (2015)
  • ScreaM Records (2016)
  • Label V (2018)
  • Million Market (2018)
  • All I Know Music (2018)
  • SM Classics (2020)

Former

  • Starworld

Joint ventures

  • Dreamus (with SK Telecom)
  • Beyond LIVE Corporation (with JYP Entertainment)[1]

Artists

Groups

  • TVXQ! (2003–present)
  • The Grace (2005–present) (hiatus)
    • The Grace-Dana&Sunday (2011–present)
  • SUPER JUNIOR (2005–present)
    • SUPER JUNIOR-K.R.Y. (2006–present)
    • SUPER JUNIOR-T (2007–present)
    • SUPER JUNIOR-M (2008–present)
    • SUPER JUNIOR-H (2008–present)
    • SUPER JUNIOR-D&E (2011–present)
  • Girls’ Generation (2007–present)
    • Girls’ Generation-TTS (2012–present) (hiatus)
    • Girls’ Generation-Oh!GG (2018–present)
  • SHINee (2008–present)
  • EXO (2012–present)
    • EXO-CBX (2016–present)
    • EXO-SC (2019–present)
  • Red Velvet (2014–present)
    • Red Velvet – Irene & Seulgi (2020-present)
  • NCT (2016–present)
    • NCT U (2016–present)
    • NCT 127 (2016–present)
    • NCT Dream (2016–present)
    • WayV (2019–present)
  • aespa (2020–present)

 

Project groups

  • S.M. THE BALLAD (2010, 2014)
  • SM The Performance (2012)
  • SuperM (2019–present)
  • GOT the beat (2021–present)

Soloists

  • BoA (2000–present)
  • Kangta (2001–present)
  • Chu Ga Yeol (2002–present)
  • U-Know (2003–present)
  • Max Changmin (2003–present)
  • Sunday (2004–present)
  • Sungmin (2005-present)
  • Ryeowook (2005-present)
  • Yesung (2005-present)
  • Kyuhyun (2006-present)
  • J-Min (2007–present)
  • Taeyeon (2007–present)
  • Hyo (2007–present)
  • Yuri (2007–present)
  • Yoona (2007–present)
  • Onew (2008–present)
  • Key (2008–present)
  • Taemin (2008–present)
  • Zhoumi (2008-present)
  • Baekhyun (2012–present)
  • Chen (2012–present)
  • Suho (2012–present)
  • Kai (2012–present)
  • D.O.(2012-present)
  • Xiumin (2014-present)
  • Wendy (2014-present)
  • Joy (2014–present)
  • Seulgi (2014-present)
  • Raiden (2017–present)

 

Actors and actresses

  • Choi Jong-yoon
  • Ki Do-hoon
  • Kim Ian
  • Kim Min-jong
  • Lee Cheol-woo
  • Lee Jae-ryong
  • Kim Jong-dae
  • Kim Eugene
  • Lina
  • Yoo Ho-jeong

 

Trainees

  • SMROOKIES
  • Helen (2019–present)[2]
  • Na Haeun (2022–present)[3]
  • Kim ◯-hyung (2022-present)

Former

  • H.O.T (1996–2001)
  • S.E.S. (1997–2002; 2016–2017)
  • SHINHWA (1998–2003)
  • Fly To The Sky (1999–2004)
  • M.I.L.K (2001–2003)
  • Black Beat (2002–2007)
  • Shinvi (2002)
  • Isak ‘N’ Jiyeon (2002–2004)
    • Kim Isak (2002–2012)
  • TVXQ!
    • Hero Jaejoong (2003–2010)
    • Xiah Junsu (2003–2010)
    • Micky Yoochun (2004–2010)
  • TraxX
    • Rose (2004–2006)
    • Attack (2004–2007)
    • Jay (2004–2019)
    • Jungmo (2004–2019)
  • The Grace
    • Stephanie (2005–2016)
    • Dana (2001–2020)
    • Sunday (2001–2021)
  • SUPER JUNIOR
    • Hangeng (2005–2009)
    • Kibum (2004–2015)
    • Henry (2008-2018)(SUPER JUNIOR-M)
  • Zhang Liyin (2006–2017)
  • Iconiq (2007)
  • Younique Unit (2012)
  • Girls’ Generation
    • Jessica (2007–2015)
    • Tiffany (2007–2017)
    • Seohyun (2007–2017)
    • Sooyoung (2007–2017)
  • SHINee
    • Jonghyun (2008–2017)
  • f(x) (2009–2016)
    • Victoria (2009–2019)
    • Amber (2009–2019)
    • Luna (2009–2019)
    • Krystal (2009–2020)
    • Sulli (2009–2019)
  • EXO
    • Kris (2012–2014)
    • Luhan (2012–2014)
    • Tao (2012–2015)
    • Lay (2012–2022)[4]
  • Toheart (with Woollim Entertainment) (2014)

 

Actors and actresses

  • Yoon Park (2009–2013)
  • Go Ara (2003–2016)
  • Lee Yeon-hee (2001-2020)

Trainees

  • Park Injung (-2007)
  • Heo Chanmi (2004-2010)
  • SMROOKIES
    • Yang Yongju (2012–2014)
    • Hansol (2013–2017)
    • Herin (2015–2017)
    • Yiyang (2016–2018)[5]
    • Jungyeon (2015–2019)[6]
    • Koeun (2011–2020)[7]
    • Lami (2013–2020)[8]
    • Hina (2015–2020)[9]
  • An Jeongmin (2017–2019)
  • Choi Jisu
  • Kim Chaehyun
  • Go Woo Ri
  • Zhou Xinyu
  • Kim Yunseo
  • Lee Jiwoo
  • Lee Pureun
  • Choi Taeyang
  • Kim Suhye
  • Plu
  • RJing

 

SMTOWN

SMTOWN is the collective name of the musical artists in the agency, similar to JYP Nation and YG Family.

Discography

Special albums

  • Christmas in SMTOWN.com (1999)
  • Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com (2000)
  • Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com – Angel Eyes (2001)
  • Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (2002)
  • 2002 Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com – My Angel My Light (2002)
  • 2003 Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (2003)
  • 2003 Winter Vacation in SMTOWN.com (2003)
  • 2004 Summer Vacation in SMTOWN.com (2004)
  • 2006 Summer SMTOWN (2006)
  • 06 Winter SMTOWN (2006)
  • 2007 Summer SMTOWN (2007)
  • 07 Winter SMTOWN (2007)
  • 2011 SMTOWN Winter ‘The Warmest Gift’ (2011)
  • 2021 Winter SMTOWN: SMCU Express (2021)

Digital singles

  • 09 Summer SMTOWN – Seaside Boom Boom” (2009)
  • 09 Summer SMTOWN – Scar” (2009)
  • 09 Summer SMTOWN – Carnival” (2009)
  • 09 Summer SMTOWN – 12시34분 (Nothing Better)” (2001)
  • “Sound of Your Heart” (2016)
  • “Dear My Family” (2017)
  • “STATION X 4 LOVEs for Winter Part.1” (2019)

OSTs

  • I Am. OST (2012)

Concerts

World tours

  • SMTOWN Live ’10 World Tour (2010–2011)
  • SMTOWN Live World Tour III (2012–2013)

Asian tours

  • SMTOWN Live ’08 (2008)
  • SMTOWN Live ’09 (2008; canceled)
  • SMTOWN Live World Tour IV (2014–2015)
  • SMTOWN Live World Tour VI (2017–2018)

Japan tours/concerts

  • SMTOWN Live Tour V in Japan (2016)
  • SMTOWN Live 2018 in Osaka (2018)
  • SMTOWN Live 2019 in Tokyo (2019)
  • SMTOWN Live 2022: SMCU [email protected] (2022)

Online concerts

  • SMTOWN Live “Culture Humanity” (2021)
  • SMTOWN Live 2022: SMCU [email protected] (2022)

Music festivals

  • SM Summer Town Festival (2006)
  • SMTOWN Week (2013)
  • SMile Music Festival (2015)

Other

  • SM Smile Concert China (2003)
  • SM Smile Concert (2003)
  • SMTOWN Summer Concert (2007)
  • SMTOWN Special Stage in Hong Kong (2017)
  • SMTOWN Live Special Stage in Santiago (2019)
  • SMTOWN Live 2022: SMCU [email protected] City Suwon (2022)

Projects

  • Winter Garden (2015)
  • STATION (2016–present)
  • SMTOWN 2022: SMCU Express (2021–2022)
  • Girls On Top (2021–present)

Official links

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