YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk did not hold back his praise for singer PSY who has now become a world star, saying, ““Gangnam Style” is not a hit K-Pop song, but rather, it is a major incident that marks a turning point for Korean music.”
PSY’s “Gangnam Style” has currently risen to #4 on the US iTunes chart, and continues to rank high on the iTunes Chart for 15 different countries. Continue reading
Epik High’s Tablo expressed his gratitude for YG Entertainment once again in the midst of creating new music for the new Epik High album.
On September 12, Tablo tweeted, “YG is an awesome place to be. I’ve never loved/lived music as much as I do now, here.” Continue reading
The biggest names in Hallyu are getting ready to make their respective comebacks before the year is up.
Expectations are high for YG Entertainment. Psy is doing well for himself, representing YG overseas, while G-Dragon has a firm hold on the Korean market. G-Dragon swept the charts with the 19+ single “That XX“, and is looking to release a mini-album on September 15th. In addition, 2NE1‘s new full-length album which got delayed because of their World Tour will also be released this October.
YG will also be releasing SuPearls from SBS ‘K-Pop Star‘ as well as a new girl group being dubbed ‘YG’s Girls’ Generation’. The girl group is determined to fill the relatively weak aspects of girl groups out there today, and have drawn attention since early this year.
Whose comeback are you most looking forward to?
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Psy was a latecomer to the YG family of YG Entertainment, but he’s managed to become the most popular singer in the agency around the world.
Psy has come close to stepping outside of Korea after the promotional single of his sixth album, Gangnam Style, became a global phenomenon with 100 million views on Youtube. Continue reading
Lee Soo Man of SM Entertainment gained popularity for his folk-rock music during the days when he used to perform as a singer. Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment on the other hand, was in the hip hop group Seo Tae Ji & Boys where he was in charge of the performances as well as their hip hop style. Those characteristics of each CEO are the most significant difference between the two leading K-Pop entertainment agencies. Continue reading
“SM=Samsung, YG=Google.” It is time to look at the two dinosaurs of the music industry, SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment. As the leading agency of K-Pop, SM Entertainment is famous for their dignified perfection. YG on the other hand is known for their emphasis on unique individuality. Professionals are speaking about the possibility of YG jumping over SM sometime in the near future.
Either entertainment agencies dislike these types of comparisons. Both feels uncomfortable being compared to different entertainment agencies in every aspect because they believe that each agency has a unique characteristic of their own. A representative commented, “Please compare us to global companies from now on.” Both YG and SM have bigger things in mind. Continue reading
Sometimes seemingly trivial things can actually imply a lot. The way YG Entertainment refers to its artists is a prime example. The nation’s second-largest entertainment company dubs its musicians as part of the “YG family.”
Of the nation’s top three talent agencies, including archrivals SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, YG contracts the most musicians who have stuck by the company for more than six years. Continue reading
“Money is not important.” These are the words of YG Entertainment‘s CEO Yang Hyun Suk, who has quietly observed the events leading up to Psy‘s upcoming U.S. venture. “It is something we need to more cautiously unravel from here on out,” he continued.
Psy will soon be breaking into the U.S. market. YG Entertainment announced that Psy had signed a contract with Universal Republic Records for his music and will be managed by Scooter Braun (Schoolboy Records) and Island Records. Continue reading
It seems like YG Entertainment has taken over Korea’s music industry.
This year, YG artists 2NE1, Big Bang, Psy and Big Bang member G-Dragon have all taken turns heating up the music charts. Continue reading