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YG Entertainment Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

YG Entertainment Profile: History, Artists, and Facts

Official Company Name: YG Entertainment
CEO: Hwang Bo-kyung
Founders: Yang Hyun-suk and Yang Min-suk
Founding Date: February 24th, 1996
Address: 788-6 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

YG Entertainment Official Accounts:
Official Website: YG Family
Fan Website: YG Select
Facebook: YG Family
Twitter: YG Family
Youtube: YG Entertainment
Instagram: YG Entertainment Official

YG Entertainment Artists:*
Fixed Groups:
Keep Six

Debut Date: 1996
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at YG: 1996
Members: Park Dong Ho, Shim Young Ho, and Lee Sae Young
Sub Units:
Website:

Jinusean

Debut Date: March 1st, 1997
Status: Hiatus
Members: Jinu and Sean
Sub Unit:
Website:

1TYM

Debut Date: January 1998
Status: Hiatus
Members: Teddy Park, Jinhwan, Baekkyung, and Danny
Sub Unit:
Website: YG Family/Artists.1TYM

Swi.T

Debut Date: 2002
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2004
Members: Lee Eun-ju, Sung Mi-hyun, and Go Mi-sun
Sub Unit:
Website:

Big Mama

Debut Date: February 6th, 2003
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: February 2007
Current Company: Taillruns Media
Members: Shin Yeon-ah, Lee Young-hyun, Lee Ji-young, and Park Min-hye
Sub Unit:
Website:

Stony Skunk

Debut Date: October 2003
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2008
Members: Skull and S-Kush
Sub Unit:
Website:

XO

Debut Date: 2004
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2004
Members: Jeon Seung-woo and Kang Seong-min
Sub-Unit:
Website:

Wanted

Debut Date: June 4th, 2004
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2007
Current Company: Warner Music
Members: Jeon Sang-hwan, Ha Dong-kyun, and Kim Ja-suk
Member for Eternity: Seo Jae-hyo
Sub Unit:
Website:

45RPM

Debut Date: May 4th, 2005
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2008
Members:  Smash, J-Kwondo and Red Roc
Sub Unit:
Website:

SoulstaR

Debut Date: 2005
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2007
Current Company: NAP Entertainment
Members: Lee Chang Geun, Lee Kyu Hoon, and Lee Sung Woo
Sub Unit:
Website:

BIGBANG

Debut Date: August 19th, 2006
Status: Active
Members: G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, and Daesung
Former Member: Seungri
Sub Units: GD & TOP (November 2010)-G-Dragon and T.O.P
GD X Taeyang (2014)-G-Dragon and Taeyang
Website: YG Family/Artists.BigBang, YG Family/Artists.GD X Taeyang, YG Family/Artist.GD & TOP

YMGA

Debut Date: 2008
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at YGMA: 2011
Members: Masta Wu and Digital Masta
Subunit:
Website:

2NE1

Debut Date: July 8th, 2009
Status: Disbanded
Date of Inactivity at YG: November 25th, 2016
Members: CL, Bom, and Dara
Former Member: Minzy
Sub Unit:
Website: YG Family/Artists.2Ne1

Akdong Musician

Debut Date: April 6th, 2014
Status: Active
Members: Chanhyuk and Suhyun
Sub Unit:
Website: YG Family/Artists.Akdong Musician

Winner

Debut Date: August 17, 2014
Status: Military Hiatus
Members: Yoon, Jinu, Hoony, and Mino
Former Member: Taehyun
Sub Unit:
Website: YG Family/Artists.Winner

iKON

Debut Date: September 15th, 2015
Status: Active
Members: Jay, Song, Bobby, DK, Ju-ne, and Chan
Former Member: B.I
Sub Unit:
Website: YG Family/Artists.iKON

BLACKPINK

Debut Date: August 8th, 2016
Status: Active
Members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa
Sub Unit:
Website: YG Family/Artists.BLACKPINK

OffOnOff

Debut Date: September 21st, 2016
Status: Active
Sub-Label: HIGHGRND
Members: 0Channel and Colde
Sub Unit:
Website:

TREASURE

Debut Date: August 7th, 2020
Status: Pre-Debut
Members: Choi Hyunsuk, Jihoon, Yoshi, Junkyu, Mashiho, Jaehyuk, Asahi, Bang Yedam, Doyoung, Haruto, Jeongwoo, and Junghwan.
Subunits:
Website: YG Family/Artists.TREASURE

Project/Collaboration Groups:
YG Family

Debut Date: 1999
Status: Active
Members: Every Current YG and YG Sub-Label Artist
Former Members: Every Former YG and YG Sub-Label Artist
Website: YG Family

Moogadang

Debut Date: 2006
Status: Inactive
Members: Song Baek Kyoung (1TYM), Lee Eun Ju (Swi.T), Prhyme, and Kim Woo Geun (Bounce)
Website:

BOM&HI

Debut Date: December 20th, 2013
Status: Inactive
Members: Park Bom(2NE1) and Lee Hi
Website:

Hi Suhyun

Debut Date: November 11th, 2014
Status: Inactive
Members: Lee Hi and Suhyun (Akdong Musician)
Website:

MOBB

Debut Date: September 8th, 2016
Status: Inactive
Members: Mino (Winner) and Bobby (iKON)
Website:

Soloists:*
YG

Debut Date: 1998
Status: Inactive
Date of Inactivity at YG: June 4th, 2019
Groups: Seo Taiji and Boys
Website:

Perry

Debut Date: September 4th, 2001
Status: Inactive (He is still a producer under YG)
Date of Inactivity at YG (As A Soloist): 2009
Group:
Website:

Wheesung

Debut Date: 2002
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: March 2006
Current Company: Realslow Company
Groups:
Website:

Gummy

Debut Date: February 3rd, 2003
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: October 2013
Current Company: C-JeS
Groups:
Website: C-JeS/Artists.Gummy

Se7en

Debut Date: March 8th, 2003
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: February 2015
Current Company: Dmost Entertainment
Groups:
Website:

Masta Wu

Debut Date: June 20th, 2003
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2016
Current Company: XYZ Entertainment
Groups: YMGA
Website:

Lexy

Debut Date: October 6th, 2003
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: September 12, 2007
Current Company: Sony BMG
Groups:
Website:

Taebin

Debut Date: June 10th, 2004
Status: Hiatus
Groups: 1TYM
Website:

Kim Ji-eun

Debut Date: May 11th, 2007
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: 2007-2009
Current Company: Lion Media
Groups:
Website:

Taeyang

Debut Date: May 22nd, 2008
Status: Active
Groups: Big Bang (Sub Unit: GD X Taeyang)
Website: YG Family/Artists.Taeyang

Daesung

Debut Date: June 16th, 2008
Status: Active
Groups: Big Bang
Website: YG Family/Artists.Daesung

G-Dragon

Debut Date: August 18th, 2009
Status: Active
Groups: Big Bang (Sub Units: GD X Taeyang, GD&TOP)
Website: YG Family/Artists.G-Dragon

Park Bom

Debut Date: October 28th, 2009
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG:  July 20, 2018
Current Company: D-Nation
Groups: 2NE1
Website:

T.O.P

Debut Date: June 21st, 2010
Status: Active
Groups: Big Bang (Sub Unit: GD&TOP)
Website: YG Family/Artists.TOP

Seungri

Debut Date: January 1oth, 2011
Status: Left YG/Retired
Date of Inactivity at YG: March 13, 2019
Groups: Big Bang (Former)
Website:

Tablo

Debut Date: October 21st, 2011
Status: Left YG
Sub-Label: HIGHGRND
Date of Inactivity at YG: October 2nd 2018
Current Company: William Morris Endeavor
Groups: Epik High
Website: Epik High

Lee Hi

Debut Date: November 4th, 2012
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: December 31, 2019
Groups: Hi Suhyun and BOM&HI
Website: YG Family/Artists.Lee Hi

CL

Debut Date: May 28th, 2013
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: November 8, 2019
Groups: 2NE1
Website:

Seungyoon

Debut Date: July 16th, 2013
Status: Active
Groups: Winner
Website: YG Family/Artists.Seungyoon

millic

Debut Date: July 10th, 2017
Status: Active
Sub-Label: HIGHGRND
Groups:
Website:

ONE

Debut Date: July 11th, 2017
Status: Left YG
Date of Inactivity at YG: July 17th, 2019
Current Company: Private Only
Groups:
Website: Private Only

Bobby

Debut Date: September 14th, 2017
Status: Active
Groups: iKON and MOBB
Website: YG Family/Artists.Bobby

KRUNK

Debut Date: September 19th, 2017
Status: Active
Groups:
Website: YG Family/Artists.KRUNK

Jennie

Debut Date: November 12. 2018
Status: Active
Groups: Blackpink
Website: YG Family/Artists.Jennie

Mino

Debut Date: November 26th, 2018
Status: Active
Groups: Winner and MOBB
Website: YG Family/Artists.Mino

Somi

Debut Date: June 13th, 2019
Status: Active
Sub-Label: The Black Label
Groups: IOI
Website:

Jinu

Debut Date: August 14th, 2019
Status: Military Hiatus
Groups: Winner
Website: YG Family/Artists.Jinu

VIINI

Debut Date: August 19, 2019
Status: Active
Sub-Label: YGX Entertainment
Groups: JBJ
Website: YGX/Artists.VIINI

Zayvo

Debut Date: September 17th, 2019
Status: Active
Sub-Label: YGX Entertainment
Groups:
Website:

Blue.D

Debut Date: December 2nd, 2019
Status: Active
Sub-Label: YGX Entertainment
Groups:
Website: YGX/Artists.Blue.D

Bang Yedam

Debut Date: June 5th, 2020
Status: Active
Groups: TREASURE
Website:

YG Entertainment Artists/Sub-Label Artists Who Did Not Debut Under YG:
Uhm Jung-hwa (2008)
Dara (2009)
PSY (2010-2018)
Epik High (2012-2019)
Hyukoh (2015)-HIGHGRND
Sechs Kies (2016)
Zion T. (2016)-The Black Label
The Black Skirts (2016-2018)-HIGHGRND
Okasian (2017)-The Black Label
Code Kunst (2017-2018)-HIGHGRND
Anda (2018)-YGX
Eun Ji-won (2018)
Vince (2019)-The Black Label

Artists Under JYP Entertainment Sub-Labels, Subsidiaries, Divisions, and Joint Ventures:
HIGHGRND (2015-?):
Millic (2017), Tablo (2015-2018), OffOnOff (2016), Code Kunst (2017-2018), Hyukoh (2015), The Black Skirts (2016-2018).

The Black Label (2015):
Zion T. (2016), Okasian (2017), Vince (2019), Somi (2019).

YGX Entertainment (2018):
VIINI (2019), Zayvo (2019), Blue.D (2019), Anda (2018)

Other YG Entertainment Subsidiaries, Divisions, and Joint Ventures:
NONA9ON (2012)
YG PLUS (2014)
YG KPLUS (2014)
YG Sports (2015)
Moonshot (2016)
-YG STUDIOPLEX (2017)
-PSYG (2016-2018)

*This profile will only contain artists who debuted under YG Entertainment or one of its sub labels. YG artists who joined the company post-debut will be put in their original company’s profile.  Also any artists under a YG subsidiary (company not formed by YG) will not be featured.

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