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HYBE Corporation Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

HYBE Corporation Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

HYBE Corporation
is an entertainment company formed through the re-branding of Big Hit Entertainment. There are no artists who have been debuted directly under HYBE, so this profile will be broken down into the various subsidiaries it owns.

Official/Current Company Name: HYBE Corporation
Previous Company Name: Big Hit Entertainment (2005-2021)
CEOs: Bang Si-hyuk, Lenzo Yoon, and Jiwon Park
Founder: Bang Si-hyuk
Founding Date: February 1, 2005
Parent Company: HYBE Corporation (March 31st, 2021)
Address: Yongsan Trade Center, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

HYBE Corporation Official Accounts:
Official Website: Hybe Corporation
Facebook: HYBEOFFICIALfb
Twitter: HYBE OFFICIAL
YouTube: Hybe Labels
Weverse

Big Hit Music

Official/Current Company Name: Big Hit Music
Previous Company Name: Big Hit Entertainment Co., Ltd. (2005-2021)
CEOs: Bang Si-hyuk, Lenzo Yoon, and Jiwon Park
Founder: Bang Si-hyuk
Founding Date: February 1, 2005
Parent Company: HYBE Corporation (March 31st, 2021)
Address: Yongsan Trade Center, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

Big Hit Music Official Accounts:
Official Website: iBigHit.com
Facebook: Big Hit Music
Twitter: Big Hit Music
YouTube: Hybe Labels
Weverse

Big Hit Music Artists:*
Fixed Groups:
8Eight

Debut Date: August 25th, 2007
Co-Company: Source Music
Status: Inactive
Members: Lee Hyun, Joo Hee, and Baek Chan
Subunits:
Website:

2AM

Debut Date: July 11th, 2008
Co-Company: JYP Entertainment
Status: No Longer Under Big Hit
Date of Inactivity at Big Hit: 2013
Current Company: All of the members are under different companies, but 2AM is not disbanded
Members: Jokwon, Changmin, Seulong, and Jinwoon
Subunits:
Website:

GLAM

Debut Date: July 19th, 2012
Co-Company: Source Music
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at Big Hit: 2014
Members in the Final Lineup: Jiyeon, Zinni, Dahee, and Miso.
Former Member: Trinity
Subunits:
Website:

BTS

Debut Date: June 13th, 2013
Status: Active
Members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook
Subunits:
Website: ibighit.com/BTS

TXT

Debut Date: March 4th, 2019
Status: Active
Members: Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Huening Kai
Subunits:
Website: ibighit.com/TXT

Project/Collaboration Groups:
Homme

Debut Date: July 28th, 2010
Status: Disbanded
Date Of Inactivity at Big Hit: February 2018
Members: Hyun (8Eight) and Changmin (2AM)
Website:

Soloists:**
K.will

Debut Date: March 6th, 2007
Status: Left Big Hit
Date of Inactivity at Big Hit: 2007
Current Company: Starship Entertainment
Groups:
Website: Starshipent/profile.K.will

Lee Hyun

Debut Date: September 9th, 2009
Status: Active
Groups: Homme and 8Eight
Website: ibighit.com/LEEHYUN

Jo Kwon

Debut Date: June 30th, 2010
Co-Company: JYP Entertainment
Status: Left Big Hit
Date of Inactivity at Big Hit: 2013
Current Company: CUBE Entertainment
Group: 2AM
Website: CUBEent.Jo Kwon

Jinwoon

Debut Date: August 1st, 2011
Co-Company: JYP Entertainment
Status: Left Big Hit
Date of Inactivity at Big Hit: 2016
Current Company: Mystic Story
Groups: 2AM
Website: mystic89/JeongJinwoon

Big Hit Music Artists Who Did Not Debut Under Big Hit:
Lim Jeong-hee (2012-2015)

Pledis Entertainment 

Official/Current Company Name: Pledis Entertainment Co., Ltd
CEO: Han Seong-su
Founder: Han Seong-su
Founding Date: 2007
Parent Company: HYBE Corporation (March 2021), Big Hit Entertainment (July 2019-March 2021)
*As of May 25, 2020 Big Hit became Pledis’ major shareholder, but Pledis will continue to act as an independent label
Address: 06097 5 Bongeunsa-ro 67-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (44-20, Samseong-dong)

Pledis Entertainment Official Accounts:
Official Website: PLEDIS Entertainment 
Facebook: PLEDIS
Twitter: PLEDIS
Youtube: PLEDIS ENTERTAINMENT
VLIVE: PLEDIS

Pledis Entertainment Artists:*
Fixed Groups:
After School

Debut Date: January 15th, 2009
Status: Unofficially Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: 2019
Active Member: Nana
Graduated Members: Raina, Kaeun, E-Young, Lizzy, Uee, Jungah, Jooyeon, So Young, Bekah, and Kahi
Sub Units:
Orange Caramel (June 16, 2010)- Raina, Nana, and Lizzy
A.S Red (July 4th, 2011)- Nana, Jungah, Kahi, and Uee
A.S Blue (July 23, 2011)- Jooyeon, Raina, Lizzy, and E-Young
Websites: AFTER SCHOOL and ORANGE CARAMEL

NU’EST

Debut Date: March 15th, 2012
Status: Active
Members: JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren
Sub Units:
NU’EST M (2014)- JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren (Pledis Entertainment) and Jason (Yuehua Entertainment)
NU’EST W (2017)- JR, Aron, Baekho, and Ren
Website: NU’EST

Hello Venus

Debut Date: May 9th, 2012
Status: Left Pledis
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: July 2014
Current Company: Fantagio Music
Co-Company: Fantagio Music
Members: Alice, Nara, Lime, Yooara, Yoonjo, and Yooyoung
Sub Units:
Website: Fantagio/Artists.Hello Venus

Seventeen

Debut Date: May 26th, 2015
Status: Active
Members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino
Sub Units:
Hip-Hop Team (2015)- S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, and Vernon
Vocal Team (2015)- Woozi, Jeonghan, Joshua, DK, and Seungkwan
Performance Team (2015)- Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino
SVT Leaders (September 24th, 2017)- S.Coups, Hoshi, and Woozi
BSS (March 21st, 2018)- DK, Hoshi, and Seungkwan
Website: SEVENTEEN

PRISTIN

Debut Date: March 21st, 2017
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: May 24th, 2019
Members: Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, Eunwoo, RenaKyulkyung, Yehana, Sungyeon, Xiyeon, and Kyla
Sub Units:
PRISTIN V (May 28th, 2018)- Nayoung, Roa, Eunwoo, Rena, and Kyulkyung
Website:

Project and Collaboration Groups:
Happy Pledis

Debut Date: December 11th, 2011
Status: Inactive
Active Members: All Pledis Entertainment Groups Debuted in 2012 or Earlier
Former Members: All Former Pledis Entertainment Groups Debuted in 2012 or Earlier
Website:

Soloists:**
Son Dam Bi

Debut Date: June 20th, 2007
Status: Left Pledis
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: June 2015
Current Company: KeyEast Entertainment
Groups:
Website: KeyEast/Artists.Son Dam Bi

Kahi

Debut Date: February 14th, 2011
Status: Left Pledis
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: January 19th, 2015
Current Company: Bonboo Entertainment
Groups: After School (2009-2012) (Sub Unit: A.S Red)
Website: BonbooEnt/Artists.Kahi

Raina

Debut Date: June 12th, 2014
Status: Left Pledis
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: December 2019
Groups: After School (2009-2019) (Subunits: Orange Caramel and A.S Blue)
Website: RANIA

Han Dong-geun

Debut Date: September 30th, 2014
Status: Left Pledis
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: December 20th, 2019
Current Company: Brand New Music
Groups:
Website: BrandNewMusic/Artists.Han Dong-geun

Lizzy

Debut Date: January 23rd, 2015
Status: Left Pledis
Date of Inactivity at Pledis: May 1st, 2018
Current Company: Celltrion Entertainment
Groups: After School (2010-2018) (Subunits: Orange Caramel and A.S Blue)
Website:

Kyulkyung

Debut Date: September 9th, 2018 (Chinese)
Status: Active
Groups: PRISTIN (Subunit: PRISTIN V) and IOI 
Website: KYULKYUNG

Pledis Entertainment Artists That Did Not Debut Under Pledis:
-Bumzu (2015-)

Pledis Entertainment Subsidiaries, Divisions, and Sub Label:
-Pledis Japan
-XCSS Entertainment (China)

Source Music

Official/Current Company Name: SOURCE MUSIC Co.Ltd.
CEO: So Sung-jin
Founder: So Sung-jin
Founding Date: 2009
Parent Company: HYBE Corporation (March 2021), Big Hit Entertainment (July 2019-March 2021)
Address: Yongsan Trade Center, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea

Pledis Entertainment Official Accounts:
Official Website: SOURCE MUSIC
Facebook: SOURCEMUSIC
Twitter: SOURCEMUSIC
YouTube: SOURCE MUSIC
Instagram: sourcemusicofficial

Source Music Artists:*
Fixed Groups
8Eight

Debut Date: August 25th, 2007
Co-Company: Source Music
Status: Inactive
Members: Lee Hyun, Joo Hee, and Baek Chan
Subunits:
Website:

GLAM

Debut Date: July 19th, 2012
Co-Company: Big Hit Music
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at Big Hit: 2014
Members in the Final Lineup: Jiyeon, Zinni, Dahee, and Miso.
Former Member: Trinity
Subunits:
Website:

Eden Beatz

Debut Date: September 20th, 2012
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at Source: 2015
Members: EDEN and J.Rise
Subunits:
Website:

MI.O

Debut Date: December 5th, 2014
Status: Inactive
Members: Iron Man (Jang Jung Woo), Hulk (Lee Jung Wook), and Captain America (Ryu Saeng Hwan)
Subunits:
Website:

GFRIEND

Debut Date: January 16th, 2015
Status: Inactive
Members Who Left Source: Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji
Date of Inactivity at Source: May 22nd, 2021
Subunits:
Website: SourceMusic/Gfriend

BE:LIFT Lab

Official/Current Company Name: Belift Lab Inc.
CEO: Kim Taeho
Founding Date: September 17th, 2018
Parent Companies: Big Hit Entertainment (2018-March 2021), HYBE Coorporation (March 2021-Present), and CJ ENM (2018-Present)
Address: 42 Teheran-ro 108-gil, Daechi 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

BE:LIFT Lab Official Accounts:
Official Website: BE:LIFT Lab
Facebook: Belift Lab
Twitter: BELIFT LAB
Instagram: BELIFT LAB

BE:LIFT Lab Artists:*
Fixed Groups:
ENHYPEN

Debut Date: November 30th, 2020
Status: Active
Members: JungwonHeeseungJayJakeSunghoonSunoo, and Ni-ki
Subunits:
Website: beliftlab.com

KOZ Entertainment

Official Company Name: KOZ Entertainment Co., Ltd
CEO: Zico
Founder: Zico
Founding Date: January 11th, 2019
Parent Company: Big Hit Entertainment (November 18th, 2020-March 2021), HYBE Labels (March 2021-Present)
Address: A. 7, Dosan-daero 90-gil, Gangnam District, Seoul, Republic of Korea

KOZ Entertainment Official Accounts:
Official Website: kozofficial.com
Instagram: @koz_entofficial
Facebook: KOZ Entertainment
Twitter: @koz_entofficial
YouTube: KOZ Entertainment
Naver TV: kozofficial

KOZ Entertainment Artists:*
Project Groups:
Fanxy Child

Debut Date: August 9th, 2019
Status: Active
Active Members: CrushPenomeco, Stay Tuned, DEAN, and Millic
Inactive Member: Zico
Website:

Soloists:**
Zico

Debut Date: November 7th, 2014
Status: Military Hiatus
Groups: Block B and Fanxy Child 
Website: kozofficial.com/zico

DVWN

Debut Date: November 21st, 2018
Status: Active
Groups:
Website: kozofficial.com/dvwn

Other HYBE Coorporation Subsidiaries, Divisions, and Group Companies:
HYBE Labels (2021)
HYBE Labels Japan
HYBE Solutions (2021)
-HYBE 360
-HYBE IP
-HYBE Edu
-Superb
-HYBE Solutions Japan
-HYBE T&D Japan
HYBE Platforms (2021)
-Weverse Company
HYBE America (2019)
-Ithaca Holdings (2021)

*Only artists who debuted/re-debuted under HYBE’s subsidiary companies will be mentioned in this profile. You can find those artists in their original company profile.
**An artists will not be considered a soloist unless they release a physical album and promote it on a music show. This does not include mixtapes and digital singles.

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