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IST Entertainment Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

IST Entertainment Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

IST Entertainment
is a South Korean entertainment company under Kakao Entertainment. On September 17, 2021, Kakao Entertainment officially announced that Play M would undergo a merger with Cre.ker Entertainment before the end of the year. On November 12, 2021, it was announced that the company’s new corporate name would be IST Entertainment

Official/Current Company Name: IST Entertainment
Previous Company Name: A Cube Entertainment (2011–2015), Plan A Entertainment (2015–2019), Play M Entertainment (2019–2021)
CEO: Jang Hyun-jin and Yoon Young-ro
Founders: Choi Jin-ho
Founding Date: 2021
Parent Companies: Kakao Entertainment (2021–present), Kakao M (2015–2021)
Cube Entertainment (2011–2015)

IST Entertainment Official Accounts:
Official Website: IST Entertainment
Instagram: IST Entertainment
Twitter: IST Entertainment
YouTube: IST Entertainment

IST Entertainment Artists:

Debut Date: April 19th, 2011
Status: Active
Active Members: ChorongBomiEunjiNamjoo, and Hayoung.
Member No Longer Under Play M: Naeun
Former Member: Yookyung
Sub Units:
Apink BnN (June 27th, 2014)- Bomi and Namjoo
Apink Y.O.S (April 13th, 2020)-Bomi, Naeun, and Hayoung
Apink JooJiRong (April 13th, 2020)- Chorong, Eunji, and Namjoo
Apink CHOBOM ( July 12th, 2022)-Chorong, Bomi
Website: Play M Entertainment/Apink


Debut Date: November 9th, 2016
Status: Active
Members: SeungsikChanSejunHanseByungchan, and Subin.
Members on Military Hiatus: Seungwoo
Website: Play M Entertainment/VICTON

The Boyz

Debut Date: December 6th, 2017
Status: Active
Members: SangyeonJacobYounghoonHyunjaeJuyeonKevinNewQJuhaknyeonSunwooEric
Former Members: Hwall (Hyunjun Hur)
Subunits: –
Website: –


Debut Date: April 3rd, 2020
Status: Active
Members: Chansol, Kyoungyoon, Hyunbin, and Hyeongbin
Sub Units:
Website: Play M Entertainment/Bandage


Debut Date: June 30th, 2020
Status: Active
Members: Soojin, MondaySoeunJaeheeJihan, and Zoa.
Former Member: Jiyoon
Sub Units:
Website: Play M Entertainment/Weeekly


Debut Date: July 27, 2022
Status: Active
Members: Oh Junseok, Ryu Junmin, Bae Hyunjun, Seok Rakwon, Jeong Seunghwan, Kim Yeonkyu, and Won Bin.
Sub Units:

Jeong Eunji

Debut Date: April 18th, 2016
Status: Active
Groups: Apink

Oh Hayoung

Debut Date: August 21st, 2019
Status: Active
Groups: Apink
(Sub Units): Apink Y.O.S)

Han Seungwoo

Debut Date: August 10th, 2020
Status: Military Hiatus
Groups: VICTON and X1

Kim Namjoo

Debut Date: September 7th, 2020
Status: Active
Groups: Apink
(Sub Units): Apink BnN and Apink JooJiRong)

Do Hanse

Debut Date: September 25th, 2021
Status: Active
Groups: VICTON

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