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YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment

A record company and entertainment company in South Korea is called YG Entertainment (와이지엔터테인먼트). Yang Hyun Suk created it on February 24, 1996.

In addition to several non-idol groups and solo artists, it is currently home to idol groups including BIGBANG, WINNER, iKON, and BLACKPINK. Along with SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, the organization belongs to the “Big 3 agencies,” which are considered to be the most successful agencies in Korea.

YG Entertainment distributes through a number of businesses in numerous other countries.

Quick Facts about YG Entertainment

Official Company Name YG Entertainment
Hangul
와이지엔터테인먼트
Type
Public
Founded
February 24, 1996
Location 788-6 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Founder(s) Yang Hyun-suk and Yang Min-suk
CEO Hwang Bo-kyung
Distributor(s)
YG Entertainment Japan
Shinning Star Culture
YG KPLUS
YG PLUS
Website YG Family
Fan Website YG Select
Facebook YG Family
Instagram YG Entertainment Official
Twitter YG Family
Youtube YG Entertainment

Subsidiaries

  • YG Entertainment Japan (Japan)
  • Shinning Star Culture (China)
  • YG KPLUS
  • YG PLUS

Sub-labels

  • The Black Label
  • YGX

Partnerships

  • YGEX (with avex)
  • YG”MM (with GMM Grammy Publication)

Joint ventures

  • Naver Z (1.3% with Naver, HYBE & JYP Entertainment)[4]

Former

  • YG Underground (2005–2009)
  • HIGHGRND (2015–2018)
  • PSYG (2016–2018)

Artists

Groups

  • BIGBANG (2006–present)
  • WINNER (2014–present)
  • IKON (2015–present)
  • BLACKPINK (2016–present)
  • SECHSKIES (2016-present)
  • TREASURE (2019–present)
  • BABYMONSTER (2021–present)

 

Duos

  • Jinusean (1997–present)
  • AKMU (2014–present)

Soloists

  • G-Dragon (2009–present)
  • Taeyang (2008–present)
  • Daesung (2008–present)
  • Bobby (2016–present)
  • Jennie (2018–present)
  • Mino (2018–present)
  • Eun Ji Won (2019–present)
  • Bang Ye Dam (2020–present)
  • Lee Su Hyun (2020–present)
  • Rosé (2021–present)
  • Lisa (2021-present)
  • Lee Chanhyuk (2022-present)

 

Actors/Actresses

  • Bae Jung-nam
  • Claudia Kim
  • Cha Seung-won
  • Choi Ji-woo
  • Daesung
  • Kim A-Yong
  • Gang Dong-won
  • Go Joon-hee
  • Hwang Seung-un
  • Hwang So-hee
  • Im Ye-jin
  • Jung Hye Young
  • Jang Hyun-sung
  • Jang Ki-yong
  • Jinu
  • Joo Woo-jae
  • Kal So-won
  • Kang Seung Yoon
  • Kansyuji Tamotsu
  • Kim Hee-ae
  • Kim Hee-jung
  • Kim Sae-ron
  • Kwon Hyun-bin
  • Lee Ha-eun
  • Lee Ho-jung
  • Lee Hyun-wook
  • Lee Ji-ni
  • Lee Soo-hyuk
  • Lee Su-hyun
  • Lee Sung-kyung
  • Nam Joo-hyuk
  • Oh Sang-jin
  • Ok Go-woon
  • Park Jae-geun
  • Park Hyeong-seop
  • Park So Yi
  • Seo Jeong-yeon
  • Son Na Eun (2021–present)
  • Son Se-bin
  • Yamato Kohta
  • Yoo In Na
  • Yoo Seung-ho

Trainees

  • Noh Hyerin
  • Yang Chaeeun
  • Kang Seojin

Former artists

  • Yang Hyun Suk (1990–2019)
  • 1TYM (1998–2005)
  • Swi.T (2002–2004)
  • Wheesung (2002–2006)
  • 45RPM (2005–2009)
  • BIGBANG
    • Seungri (2006-2019)
    • T.O.P (2006-2022)[5]
  • Big Mama (2003–2007)
  • Gummy (2003–2014)
  • Lexy (2003–2007)
  • Se7en (2003–2015)
  • XO (2003–2004)
  • Soul Star (2005–2007)
  • Stony Skunk (2005–2008)
  • Moogadang (2006–unknown)
  • YMGA (2008)
  • 2NE1 (2009–2016)
    • Minzy (2009–2016)
    • Park Bom (2009-2017)
    • CL (2009–2019)
    • Dara (2009–2021)
  • PSY (2010–2018)
  • Lee Hi (2012–2019)[6]
  • Epik High (2012-2018)[7]
  • WINNER
    • Nam Tae Hyun (2014–2016)
  • One (2015–2019)[8]
  • IKON
    • B.I (2015–2019)[9]
  • SECHSKIES
    • Kang Sung Hoon (2016-2019)

 

Actors

  • Huh E Jae (2008–2011)
  • Jung Sung Il (–2011)
  • Jung Yoo-jin (2016-2018)
  • Kang Hye Jung (–2013)
  • Ku Hye Sun (2004–2018)
  • Lee Jong-suk (2016-2018)
  • Lee Yong-woo (2014–2017)
  • Park Han-byul (2002–2004)
  • Stephanie Lee (2014–2017)
  • Seungri (2006-2019)
  • Park Sandara (2007–2021)
  • Son Ho-jun (2016–2021)

 

Trainees

  • Cho Mi Yeon (2010-2015)
  • Lee Seo Yeon (2010-2017)
  • Jinny (2013–2018)
  • Denise (2016–2018)
  • Im Soo Ah (2010-2019)
  • Moon Sua (2010–2019)
  • Lee Byoung Gon (2017-2019)
  • Kim Seung Hun (-2019)
  • Hidaka Mahiro (–2019)
  • Wang Jyun Hao (–2019)
  • Ha Yoon Bin (–2019)[10]
  • Choi Yoonjung (2017-2019)
  • Keita (2013-2019)
  • Lee Chaeyoung (2014-2019)
  • Kim Jong Seob (2017-2019)
  • Gil Do Hwan (2018–2019)
  • Ahn Su Bin (2018–2020)
  • Jung Ha Yeon (–2020)
  • Han Byul (2017–2020)
  • Kim Eun Kyul (2018–2020)
  • Byun Seo Young (2018-2021)
  • Lee Gawon (-2021)
  • Kim Hyunhee (2020-2021)
  • Kim Yunseo
  • Oh Jieun
  • Lee Jiwoo
  • Amaru
  • Yang Chaebin
  • Jane Wang
  • Vicky Wei

 

YG Family

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

Discography

Studio albums

  • Famillenium (1999)
  • YG Family 2 (2002)
  • YG 10th Anniversary (2006)

Live albums

  • 15th Anniversary 2011 Family Concert (2011)
  • 2014 YG Family Concert in Seoul Live CD (2014)

Concerts

  • YG Family One Concert 2003 (2003)
  • YG Family Color of the Soul Train (2003)
  • YG Family One Concert 2004 (2004)
  • YG Family Thank U Concert 2005 (2005)
  • YG Family One Concert 2005 (2005)
  • YG Family One Concert 2007 (2007)
  • YG Family Concert 2010 (2010)
  • YG Family Concert 2011 (2011)
  • YG Family Concert in Japan (2012)
  • YG Family 15th Anniversary Concert (2011/12)

Tours

  • YG Family 10th Anniversary World Tour (2006)
  • YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power (2014)

Official links

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