YG Entertainment Inc. is a South Korean entertainment company established in 1996 by Yang Hyun-suk. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, music publishing house. In addition, the company operates a number of subsidiary ventures under a separate public traded company - YG PLUS, which includes a clothing line, a golf management agency, a cosmetics brand, it is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. Home to artists like Seungri, Epik High, 1TYM, Seven, Park Bom, 2NE1, Nam Tae-hyun, Lee Jong-suk, Psy, its current roster of artists includes Big Bang, CL, Akdong Musician, Lee Hi, Winner, iKon, Sechskies, Blackpink and Treasure 13 as well as actors and actresses including Kang Dong-won, Choi Ji-woo, Cha Seung-won, Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Yoo In-na. In March 1996, Yang Hyun-suk, a former member of the first-generation K-pop group Seo Taiji and Boys, founded YG Entertainment along with his younger brother Yang Min-suk.
The company's first artist was the hip-hop trio Keep Six. When they failed to attract popularity, Yang turned his focus to the duo Jinusean and in 1998 to the debut of 1TYM. Both were successful artists that Yang credits for bringing YG Entertainment, the hip hop genre, into the Korean music mainstream. In 1999, YG Entertainment's artists released a collaborative album under the name YG Family; the label followed with releases from artists such as Swi. T, Big Mama, Lexy and Wheesung, it established the "YG Underground" label, which housed 45RPM and Stony Skunk. In 2001, a second YG Family album was released. Among others, it featured the 13-year-old G-Dragon, a trainee; the agency found success in both Korea and Japan with its first "idol" singer Se7en in 2003, who became the company's first artist to attempt to cross over into the US music scene, though his US debut failed to gain momentum. Following Se7en's success, YG Entertainment formed its first idol group Big Bang in 2006. Despite an initial lukewarm reception, the group's breakthrough the following year and their consistent popularity have made them one of the biggest and most bankable boy bands in the world.
This was followed by YG's first successful girl group 2NE1 in 2009, prior to their split in 2016, were considered one of the most successful and popular girl groups in South Korea. To Seven, both groups conducted successful careers in Japan. In 2010, YG Entertainment made a publicized move into a new building, while the old headquarters became a training facility. In the same year, the company unsuccessfully applied for listing on the stock exchange; that year, the label signed established artist Psy. 2012 brought YG international recognition when Psy's "Gangnam Style" gained worldwide popularity as a viral video. On August 21, it charted at number one on the iTunes Music Video Charts; this feat was a first for a South Korean artist. By November 24, "Gangnam Style" had become the most viewed video in YouTube history, the first video to surpass a billion views; the song was credited as the main reason for YG Entertainment's share prices increasing by more than 60 per cent, with the record label subsequently filing its first annual report in 2012 with profits of over 50% after going public on the KOSDAQ the year before.
That same year, the label signed rapper and producer Tablo, leader of the hip hop group Epik High, relaunching his career after a musical hiatus following his Stanford controversy. Tablo's band Epik High transitioned into the record label following his success. Yang's increased involvement on competitive reality television series led to several record deals with contestants, starting with K-pop Star’s first season runner-up Lee Hi. Other participants on the show were signed as potential members of the label's future boy groups. On the second season of the show, both the winners, sibling duo Akdong Musician as well as runner-up Bang Ye-dam, signed under the agency. Additionally, the reality program WIN: Who is Next was launched by YG Entertainment, in which two teams of male trainees competed against each other for the chance to sign a contract with the label to debut as the company's next boy band; the conclusion of the reality series saw the formation of Winner. In 2014, YG Entertainment acquired T Entertainment's staff and actors including Cha Seung-won, Im Ye-jin, Jang Hyun-sung.
Additionally, through the acquisition of modelling agency K-Plus, it expanded its acting division through the acting debuts of models Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk. YG signed a contract with actress Choi Ji-woo. French luxury giant LVMH's private equity arm, L Capital Asia announced that it would be investing up to US$80 million in YG Entertainment. Headquartered in Singapore, L Capital Asia would become the second-largest investor in YG with an 11.5% stake, second only to Yang Hyun-suk's 28%. In 2014 YG Entertainment expanded into the beauty industry with the creation of its cosmetics brand Moonshot. In 2015, YG Entertainment invested nearly US$100 million in a new Gyeonggi-do-based industrial complex, slated to be complete by December 2018. Real estate in Seoul worth ₩16 billion was purchased for the purpose of expanding their headquarters. In that year, the company saw the creation of two sub-labels, the first led by Tablo and the second headed by YG producers Teddy Park of 1TYM and Kush of Stony Skunk.
Additionally, the members of the losing team from the reality series WIN: Who is Next regrouped and debuted as iKON, along wi
Phantom was a South Korean hip hop boy band consisting of three members: Kiggen and Hanhae. They were managed by Rainbow Bridge World; the group released two mini-albums: Phantom City and Phantom Theory. In 2014, the group released Phantom Power. Phantom disbanded in 2017. Kiggen began his career as composer, he released his first solo album, a hip-hop and jazz hybrid called Pianissimo, in 2007. That same year, he started; the group's only album, 2010, was released in 2010 and featured Sanchez on the single, "Cosmo Dance." Hanhae was a trainee under Stardom Entertainment and an original member of k-pop group Block B. He left the group before its debut and released his own mixtape, Eargasm, in 2011. After joining Brand New Music, all three artists appeared in the music video for label mate Verbal Jint's single, "You Look Good," in 2011; as Phantom, they released several videos that year on YouTube, including "19 Song," a medley of songs, banned by the South Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family, "Freddie'Phantom' Mercury Singing The Boys", which featured Sanchez emulating Queen's lead singer Freddie Mercury while singing the song "The Boys" by girl group Girls' Generation.
On 25 November 2011, Phantom released their first single album, Hole In Your Face. The music video teaser was released the same day on their official YouTube channel; the video, which depicted a girl being shot in the head by a gun, was controversial due to its graphic nature, the group released a censored version soon after. Phantom was awarded "Rookie of the Month" at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards for December 2011, despite the fact that the group hadn't yet made its official debut. However, they made many performances over the next fews months, appearing alongside popular artists including Verbal Jint, Bizniz and Mighty Mouth; the group appeared in music videos by Verbal Jint, Absalute Music, Skull. In August 2012, Phantom released the ballad, "Seaweed Soup", they followed up with their first mini-album, Phantom City, a few days The album reached #10 on the Gaon Album Chart. Phantom made their music show debuts with the album track, "Burning," which they performed on M! Countdown, Music Bank, Music Core, Inkigayo.
The group won Best New Artist at the Korean Culture Entertainment Awards that year. In January 2013, Phantom released their second mini-album, Phantom Theory, which debuted at #12 on the Gaon Album Chart, they released a music video for the single, "Like Cho Young Pil." Phantom released their first full-length album, Phantom Power, in May 2014. The album featured guest artists San E, Verbal Jint, Ga In, the last of whom featured on title track, "Seoul Lonely." The album debuted at #16 on the Gaon Album Chart
A Korean name consists of a family name followed by a given name, as used by the Korean people in both South Korea and North Korea. In the Korean language, ireum or seongmyeong refers to the family name and given name together. Traditional Korean family names consist of only one syllable. There is no middle name in the English language sense. Many Koreans have their given names made of a generational name syllable and an individually distinct syllable, though this practice is declining in the younger generations; the generational name syllable is shared by siblings in North Korea, by all members of the same generation of an extended family in South Korea. Married men and women keep their full personal names, children inherit the father's family name unless otherwise settled when registering the marriage; the family names are subdivided into bon-gwan, i.e. extended families which originate in the lineage system used in previous historical periods. Each clan is identified by a specific place, traces its origin to a common patrilineal ancestor.
Early names based on the Korean language were recorded in the Three Kingdoms period, but with the growing adoption of the Chinese writing system, these were replaced by names based on Chinese characters. During periods of Mongol influence, the ruling class supplemented their Korean names with Mongolian names; because of the many changes in Korean romanization practices over the years, modern Koreans, when using languages written in Latin script, romanize their names in various ways, most approximating the pronunciation in English orthography. Some keep the original order of names, while others reverse the names to match the usual Western pattern. According to the population and housing census of 2000 conducted by the South Korean government, there are a total of 286 surnames and 4,179 clans. Fewer than 300 Korean family names were in use in 2000, the three most common account for nearly half of the population. For various reasons, there is a growth in the number of Korean surnames; each family name is divided into one or more clans.
For example, the most populous clan is Gimhae Kim. Clans are further subdivided into various pa, or branches stemming from a more recent common ancestor, so that a full identification of a person's family name would be clan-surname-branch. For example, "Gyeongju Yissi" romanized as "Gyeongju Leessi" and "Yeonan-Yissi" are, technically speaking different surnames though both are, in most places referred to as "Yi" or "Lee"; this means people from the same clan are considered to be of same blood, such that marriage of a man and a woman of same surname and bon-gwan is considered a strong taboo, regardless of how distant the actual lineages may be to the present day. Traditionally, Korean women keep their family names after their marriage, but their children take the father's surname. In the premodern, patriarchal Korean society, people were conscious of familial values and their own family identities. Korean women keep their surnames after marriage based on traditional reasoning that it is inherited from their parents and ancestors, cannot be changed.
According to traditions, each clan publishes a comprehensive genealogy every 30 years. Around a dozen two-syllable surnames are used; the five most common family names, which together make up over half of the Korean population, are used by over 20 million people in South Korea. After the 2015 census, it was revealed that foreign-origin family names were becoming more common in South Korea, due to naturalised citizens transcribing their surnames in hangul. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 4,800 new surnames were registered. During the census, a total of 5,582 distinct surnames were collected, 73% of which do not have corresponding hanja characters, it was revealed that despite the surge in the number of surnames, the ratio of top 10 surnames had not changed. 44.6% of South Koreans are still named Kim, Lee or Park, while the rest of the top 10 are made up of Choi, Kang, Jo, Yoon and Lim. Traditionally, given names are determined by generation names, a custom originating in China. One of the two characters in a given name is unique to the individual, while the other is shared by all people in a family generation.
In both North and South Korea, generational names are no longer shared by cousins, but are still shared by brothers and sisters. Given names are composed of hanja, or Chinese characters. In North Korea, the hanja are no longer used to write the names, but the meanings are still understood. In South Korea, section 37 of the Family Registry Law requires that the hanja in personal names be taken from a restricted list. Unapproved hanja must be represented by hangul in the family registry. In March 1991, the Supreme Court of South Korea published the Table of Hanja for Personal Name Use, which allowed a total of 2,854 hanja in new South Korean given names; the list was expanded in 1994, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2015. Thus, 8,142 hanja are now permitted in South Korean names, in addition to a small number of alternative forms; the use of an official list is similar to Japan's use of the jinmeiyō kanji. While the traditional practice is still followed, since the lat
Woo Ji-ho, better known by his stage name, Zico, is a South Korean rapper, record producer, singer-songwriter, leader of the boy group Block B. He has released two solo albums and Television. Zico is notable for his successful crossover skills in the Korean hip hop scene, maintaining an underground reputation along with mainstream appeal as a Korean idol, he is a producer of both K-pop and Korean hip hop music. In 2015 he appeared as a producer with Paloalto of Hi-Lite Records in rap competition television show Show Me the Money 4 while in the show's sixth season, he was in the producer team with his longtime colleague and friend Dean. Zico was born in Mapo, Seoul on September 14, 1992, he was a Vocal Performance major at Seoul Music High School. In the lyrics of his song "Release", he mentions that he spent a year studying abroad in both Canada and China, as well as three years in Japan, he began his musical career as an underground rapper, going by the name "Nacseo", meaning'doodle' or'scribble' in Korean.
He promoted as Nacseo in the Japanese underground hip hop scene alongside the crews "Dope Squad" and "Undisputed". He auditioned for S. M. Entertainment as a teenager. In 2009, he debuted in a duo with Park Kyung named'Harmonics' in Korea with the digital single "The Letter", he joined Stardom Entertainment in 2009. He featured in IU's song "Marshmallow" as well as Cho PD's "Expectations for K-Hip Hop" and Jung Seul-gi's "Outsiders". In 2010, he released Zico on the Block; the mixtape was well received by the Korean hip hop scene. Zico debuted as the leader of Block B on April 15, 2011 with their first promotional single "Freeze". Zico had produced their debut mini-album Welcome to the Block; the Korean Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and public broadcast channel KBS banned the songs "LOL" and "Did You or Did You Not" from minors. When asked about the banning, he said: "It's not that we don't consider the regulations when we're producing the songs, but I did think that our freedom of expression was being interrupted.
Still, I do acknowledge that as a producer that creates songs meant for the public, it was a shortcoming of mine to not have paid more attention to the regulations." That year he featured in Hyuna's debut mini-album Bubble Pop! on the track "Just Follow". He promoted with her on Korean music shows from July to August, he attended the 2011 MTV EMAs in Belfast, Northern Ireland as part of Block B and on November 27 began hosting the SBS-MTV interactive radio show "Studio C!" with rap duo Mighty Mouth. Zico made an appearance at Swings' It's My Year II concert, performing "I'm Still Fly" and "Cocks". In 2012, he appeared on stage featuring in girl group Wink's song "Stay in Shanghai" on Inkigayo on February 19, he performed at the All Force One hip hop festival on July 21, alongside Dok2 and Beenzino. On October 24, he began co-hosting SBS-MTV's The Show with Block B member P. O. At the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards he participated in a hip hop collaboration called "Beats Rocks The World" with artists including Loco, Double K, Dynamic Duo.
In October, he produced and released a second mixtape, Zico On The Block 1.5. In December, he co-produced D-Unit's third mini-album; that year, he entered Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts as a Drama major. Zico performed at Phantom's concert on May 17 and at the ONE Hiphop Festival on September 7. In August, Zico was dissed in Deepflow's response to Swings' "King Swings", a diss track over the instrumental from "Control". In it, Deepflow accused Jay Park of only being in hip hop for the money. Rapper Aphelia created a diss track called "Zicontrol" speaking of his frustration with Zico's guaranteed popularity as an idol compared to the difficulty of being a hip hop artist alone. Dead'P, in the track "Rap Game Control" expressed frustration over idols portraying themselves as "hip hop" and the integration of mainstream K-pop culture into the underground hiphop scene. On October 18, Zico and fellow Block B member P. O walked during Seoul Fashion Week for the brand Dominic's Way by designer Song Hye-myung.
In November, Zico was featured in IZE magazine, publicly tweeted about how the intrusion of sasaeng fans into his life forced him to change his phone number to avoid their communications. He performed at the SBS Gayo Daejeon 2013 as part of a collaborative hip-hop stage featuring MFBTY, B. A. P.'s Bang Yongguk, Eun Jiwon. In late May 2014, following the Sewol Ferry Disaster, Zico attended the funeral of a fan who had died in the incident and dedicated a rap to her at Block B's 2014 Blockbuster Concert. In June, T-ara's Hyomin released the Brave Brothers-produced mini-album Make Up, which plagiarized lyrics from Zico's various mixtapes and previous releases, she denied the allegations, saying that the lyrics in question were in homage and that she had permission from Zico to use them. However, she did not credit him as a songwriter on the release. In July, Zico appeared as an MC on MBC's Show! Music Core, he appeared in the second season of the television show Fashion King Korea, along with fellow Block B member P.
O. He was a headliner at the 2014 Freestyle Day concert held on August 2 at Uniqlo Ax, he participated on a special stage with Dynamic Duo for the M! Countdown 10th Anniversary Special, performing the song "Friday Night". On September 9, he produced the music for Go Tae Yong's S/S15 show at New York Fashion Week and further collaborated with him for Seoul Fashion Week. Zico headlined The Hiphop Festa with Dok2, The Quiett, Simon D on October 4, he performed at the Hiphopplaya Show Weekend, a Korean hip hop festival at the Itaewon Blue Square on October 31. Zico presented the 2014
Block B is a South Korean boy band created by Cho PD in 2011. The group debuted with seven members: Taeil, B-Bomb, Jaehyo, U-Kwon, Park Kyung, P. O. In February 2011, Cho PD announced that he would be spending $1.4 million USD to create a seven-member hip hop group under his "Creating Korea's Eminem Project". On April 13, 2011, their debut music video for "Freeze!" was released, but banned by the Commission of Youth Protection because they felt that it was too sexy for Korean television. As a result, the song could not be sold to minors under the age of 19, the video could not be aired before 10 pm. On April 15, 2011, Block B made their live debut on KBS Music Bank; the group followed up with another track, "Wanna B". A mini album, New Kids on the Block, was released on June 23, 2011. On June 22, 2011, the first episode of MTV's eight-episode series Match Up! was aired featuring Block B and B1A4. On October 16, 2011 MTV started airing a series of specials for the Match Up series that followed Block B as they promoted in Japan.
Welcome to the Block, their second mini album, ran into some controversy: two songs from the album were banned as inappropriate for minors by The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and KBS. In February 2012, Block B came under fire for behaving inappropriately during an interview that had taken place in Thailand a month earlier, they made offensive remarks regarding the flood disaster, taking place and were criticized by other celebrities and the media. In response, the members issued letters of apology and released a video on their record company's YouTube channel; as result of this incident, leader of Block B, Zico shaved his head to demonstrate his remorse. Block B returned in October 2012 with Blockbuster; the title track "Nillili Mambo" was well received and ranked number 10 on Billboard's World Albums Chart. On January 3 it was reported that Block B had filed a suit against their agency to ask for their exclusive contract to be nullified. According to media reports, the Block B members filed against Stardom at the Seoul Central District Court, stating, "During the signing of the exclusive contract, it was promised that in addition to providing proper training opportunity and facilities, we would be paid on every 25th of the following month…However, the agency has not paid us for nearly one year since April 2011.".
"It started last year in March when one member's contract was ended and his portion of the pay was calculated… Appearance fees from events as well as pay from SBS drama'Phantom's OST, MBC drama'Golden Time' OST, funds collected from the inauguration of our Japanese fan site's fan club, more for a total of 10 things, have been omitted." They added, "The CEO of the agency, Mr. Lee, has disappeared with the 70,000,000 KRW that he collected from the members' parents." On May 20, 2013, it was reported. On June 7, 2013, the court ruled in favour of the company, saying "It's difficult to see the company not being able to pay the group as intentional. From the evidence provided so far, it is difficult to claim that the label purposely did not pay Block B, it is difficult to say that the label did not provide proper facilities such as studios and dorms, it is difficult to say that they did not provide education and guidance. From written records, it cannot be said that Stardom Entertainment violated their management obligations.
There is a possibility that the musical income of 430,000,000 KRW and the event income of 5,000,000 KRW was not properly taken care of. However, from just the evidence provided, it cannot be said that the label purposely kept the money from the members."Block B issued a statement in response to the ruling, apologising to fans and saying they would no longer be working with Stardom Entertainment. The group said that they would be contesting the ruling, were preparing independent promotions. On August 29, 2013, Block B announced that they had negotiated the transfer of their rights from Stardom to a new management company, Seven Seasons. A representative from Seven Seasons said that the group was planning to release a new album in October. Seven Seasons created a YouTube channel. On August 31, 2013, Seven Seasons released U-Kwon's teaser video, which featured him jogging through urban Seoul, with the question "Do you wanna B?" at the end. Following, Jaehyo and P. O's teaser released on September 4.
That teaser ended with the question: "Do you wanna B?"On September 17, 2013, Block B announced their pre-released single via Seven Seasons' YouTube channel. The single "Be the Light" featured Taeil's singing voice with a short clip of their music video accompanying it; the full video was released September 22, 2013. The song reached #14 on the Gaon digital chart in the first week of its release. Block B released their next mini-album, Very Good, with five songs, on October 2; the group released a video of the title song, along with a "Maximum Close Up Version" on October 7 and a "Dance Like BB Version" on October 15. They held a comeback showcase October 3 at Korea University Hwajeong Gym in Seoul. Good debuted at number one on the Gaon album chart, while the singles "Very Good", "When Where What How", "Nice Day" debuted at number six, 20, 26 on the Gaon digital single chart; the album debuted at number six on the Billboard world album chart. Block B starred in their own reality show, entitled Five Minutes Before Chaos, which premiered April 10 on Mnet.
Epik High is a South Korean alternative hip hop group from Seoul, composed of Tablo, Mithra Jin, DJ Tukutz. They are known for having combined genres and different styles of hip hop throughout their career, which has seen the release of eleven studio albums since their debut in 2003, as well as for their coverage of diverse lyrical themes; the group went on hiatus between 2010–2012 whilst two of the members served mandatory military service. Upon their return, YG Entertainment signed Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz on July 25, 2012, with Tablo having released a solo album under the label, they have received international acclaim, winning several music awards in Korea and becoming the second Korean act to play at Coachella. Epik High formed in 2001 upon frontman Tablo's return to South Korea after being educated in Vancouver and Stanford. With the addition of Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz, the group made their beginnings in the underground hip hop scene in Seoul, performing with other Korean hip hop groups such as CB Mass and as part of the "Movement Crew", one of the largest hip hop crews of the time in South Korea.
As the genre was unpopular among mainstream audiences, the group was unknown early on in their career, with critics seeing little market for "lyrically complex music" that did not match the K-pop model of the time. Their first performance was to a small audience at the amusement park Everland in 2002, they released their debut album, Map of the Human Soul, under Woollim Entertainment in 2003, began to gain success with the release of their second album, High Society. Swan Songs was intended to be Epik High's final album, following the poor performance of their previous two releases; the album was a chart success with the title track, "Fly", reaching number one on domestic charts. "Fly" featured on the soundtracks for FIFA 07 and Pump It Up. Another of the album tracks, "Paris" featuring Loveholics' Jisun, was a hit in Japan and Korea; the album was repackaged the following year as Black Swan Songs, which included remixes of several tracks. Set for release in October 2006, Epik High's fourth album Remapping the Human Soul was released on January 23, 2007.
The two upbeat lead singles, "Fan" and "Love Love Love", were hits, while the rest of the album was darker and tackled diverse themes including sexual crime, war and education. The album was censored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as a result of its lyrical and thematic content. Despite this, it was a commercial success in both Japan, it went on to sell 120,301 copies during the year, making it the third best-selling album of 2007 in South Korea. During this time, the group spoke of their "no genre, just music" philosophy, expressing frustration with "narrow", "out-dated and isolated" perceptions of the hip hop genre. Over 50,000 copies of their fifth studio album entitled Pieces, Part One were pre-ordered before its release in April 2008; the album's release was followed by music videos for the singles "One", "Breakdown", "Umbrella". After the album's success, Epik High released the EP Lovescream to acclaim in October, with the EP's title track "1 Minute 1 Second" topping online music charts.
In early 2009, Epik High parted ways with Woollim Entertainment and founded Map The Soul, an independent record label that consisted of Epik High, MYK, Planet Shiver and Dok2. They released their seventh work, a "book album" entitled 魂: Map the Soul, on March 27 and distributed it on Epik High's website. Tablo stated that 魂: Map the Soul is not the group's official sixth album, but a special project. Music videos for the single "Map the Soul" were released on May 19, with worldwide and Korean versions. To commemorate their first release under the independent label, Epik High toured in Japan and performed at Melon Ax in Seoul with Kero One and MYK; that month they performed in various cities in the US along with Dumbfoundead, Kero One, MYK and Far East Movement. On July 22, Epik High and Map the Soul signed electronic group Planet Shiver and released the remix album Remixing The Human Soul. Epik High's sixth album, was released on September 16 with the title single "Wannabe" featuring Mellow, an electronic pop track critiquing K-pop trends.
The studio album contained 30 tracks in a 2-CD format. Its release was followed by a South Korean tour, beginning on September 19. On October 15, 2009, DJ Tukutz enlisted for two years in mandatory military service, two days after his marriage, he was discharged in August 2011. While DJ Tukutz was conscribed, Epik High's seventh studio album Epilogue was released under Woollim Entertainment on March 9, 2010 to chart success; the music video for its title track, "Run", featured several members of the Woollim-signed boy band Infinite prior to their debut: L as the video's protagonist, Sunggyu as guitarist, Woohyun as bassist, Sungjong as keyboardist. Infinite's Hoya and Dongwoo served as backup dancers during promotions of the single on various music shows. Shortly after the album's release, Mithra Jin entered into mandatory military service and served two years between August 3, 2010 – May 14, 2012, he entered the 102 reserve in Chuncheon and served as an infantry rifle soldier, a member of the military band, a GOP soldier before settling at the Defense Media Agency.
During the two-year hiatus that followed, Tablo signed a four-year contract with YG Entertainment and released a solo album titled Fever's End on November 1, 2011. However, he indicated. In July 2012, it was confirmed
2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards
The 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards was held on December 3, 2014 at the AsiaWorld–Arena, Hong Kong. It marked its sixteenth edition acknowledging the past year's K-pop releases. Nominees were announced on October 27, 2014. Leading the nominees was Exo with five. By the end of the ceremony, Exo received three awards together with Taeyang, the most received awards of the night; this event marked the sixteenth Mnet Asian Music Awards. It was broadcast live in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia through various channels, as well as around the world; the event took place in the same venue for the second consecutive time. This marked the first time that the event organized a campaign called Girls' Education Campaign with CJ and UNESCO, it was the first time that UnionPay sponsored the event exclusively. Winners are highlighted in boldface. Special AwardsBest Asian Style: Exo International Favorite Artist: John Legend Style in Music: Jung Joon-young Favorite Music in China: Chopstick Brothers - "Little Apple" K-pop Fans' Choice - Male: Infinite Artist of the Year by country: Hồ Quỳnh Hương.
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