Cube Entertainment

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Cube Entertainment
큐브 엔터테인먼트
Type Private
Industry Popular music
Genre K-pop, dance-pop, electropop, motorpop, teen pop
Founded 2006 (as Playcube Inc.)[1]
Founder(s) Hong Seung-sung (Simon Hong)
Shin Jung-hwa (Monica Shin)
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Area served Worldwide
Key people Hong Seung-sung (Co-Founder and CEO)
Choi Jin-ho (CEO, A Cube)
Shin Jung-hwa (Co-Founder and CEO, Music Cube)
Services Music albums
Owner(s) SidusHQ (50.01%)
Hong Seung-sung (22.08%)
Universal Music Group (11.11%)
Shin Young-joon (Michael Shin) (6.33%)
Subsidiaries A Cube Entertainment
Cube DC (100%)
Music Cube, Inc.
Cube Japan, Inc.
Website Official Website

Cube Entertainment (Korean:큐브 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean record label, founded in 2006 by Hong Seung-sung and Monica Shin. They made a strategic alliance with iHQ on September 17, 2013. Cube owns A-Cube Entertainment and Cube DC. The label's music is distributed by Universal Music Korea, CJ E&M Music and Live and LOEN Entertainment.

History[edit]

Cube Entertainment was founded in 2006 by Hong Seung-sung (aka Simon Hong), former president of JYP Entertainment, and Shin Jung-hwa (Monica Shin). Due to the founder's past relations, Cube is sometimes mistaken as a subsidiary of JYP Entertainment, however, it is an independent corporation. A-Cube Entertainment, founded in 2011, was its first subsidiary company.

Cube artists include 4Minute, Beast, BtoB, G.NA, Rain and Roh Ji Hoon.[2] A-Cube's current roster consists of Huh Gak and A Pink . Cube DC artists consist of Shin Ji-Hoon and M4M. M4M is a group trained in collaboration with Chinese company Xing Tian and will promote in China. Comedian Kim Kiri, a regular cast member on Gag Concert, signed onto Cube in September 2012, making him the first comedian under the label.

In 2013, it was announced that Rain signed a contract with Cube Entertainment. He officially joined after he concluded his military service on July 10, 2013. On October 15, 2013, Cube DC released a digital single for an a new soloist artist, Shin Ji-hoon who had placed in the top 6 for K-pop Star 2. She is also a figure skater and plans on having joint careers in both figure skating and singing. Another new soloist, Oh Ye-ri, was signed by Cube and released her debut digital single, "Because of You" on November 6, 2013. She was the winner of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)'s MBC College Song Festival in 2009.

Recording Artists[edit]

Cube Entertainment[edit]

Groups[edit]

Debut Artists Gender Members Leader Disbanded Fanclub name Official color
2009 4Minute Female Ji Hyun, Gayoon, Ji Yoon, Hyuna, So Hyun Ji Hyun - 4NIA Pearl Violet
2009 BEAST Male Doo Joon, Hyun Seung, Jun Hyung, Yo Seob, Gi Kwang, Dong Woon Doo Joon - B2UTY Dark Grey
2012 BTOB Male Eunkwang, Min Hyuk, Changsub, Hyunsik, Peniel, Ilhoon, Sungjae Eunkwang - Melody Slow Blue

Subunit[edit]

- Debut Artists Gender Members Leader Disbanded Fanclub name Official color
2011 Trouble Maker Co-ed Hyun Seung, Hyuna - - 4NIA / B2UTY -
2013 2YOON Female Gayoon, Ji Yoon - - 4NIA -
2014 Pink BnN Female Bomi, Namjoo - - Pink Panda -

Solo[edit]

Debut Artists Gender Group Fanclub name Official color
2010 Hyuna Female 4Minute - -
2010 G.NA Female Solo G.NI Pink
2012 Yang Yoseob Male BEAST - -
2012 Noh Jihoon Male Solo - -
2013 Oh Ye-ri[3] Female Solo - -
2013 Yong Jun-hyung Male BEAST - -
2013 Jung Ji-hoon Male Solo - -

Composers[edit]

Note: None of the composers are contracted under Cube Entertainment except Yong Jun-hyung

Choreographers[edit]

  • Prepix (mostly B2ST's choreographer)

Comedians[edit]

A Cube Entertainment[edit]

Debut Artists Gender Members Leader Disbanded Fanclub name Official color
2011 Huh Gak Male Solo - - - -
2011 A-PINK Female Chorong, Bomi, Eunji, Naeun, Namjoo, Hayoung Chorong - Pink Panda Pink

Cube DC[edit]

Debut Artists Gender Members Leader Disbanded Fanclub name Official color
2013 M4M Male Jimmy, Alen, Bin, Vinson Jimmy - 方程式 (Formula) Black and Gold
2013[4] Shin Ji-hoon Female Solo - - - -
2013 Roh Ji Hoon Male Solo - - - -
2013 Rain Male Solo - - - -

Former artists[edit]

Notable trainees[edit]

  • Soyou (Now under Starship Entertainment as a member of Sistar)
  • Jaehyo (Now under Seven Seasons as a member of Block B)
  • Minwoo a.k.a T.K (Now under Yedang Entertainment as a member of C-Clown)
  • Dabin (Now under Universal Music Korea as a member of Boys Republic)
  • Choi Bit Na (Ashley) (Now under Polaris Entertainment as leader of Ladies' Code)
  • Chen Xuedong (Now an actor in China)
  • Kim Soae (Previously appeared on K-Pop Star Hunt Season 1)
  • Chonnasorn Sajakul (Sorn) (Winner of K-Pop Star Hunt Season 1. Featured in G.NA's English International album "Oui")
  • Khairul Najmuddin Bin Abu Samah (Erul) (Runner-Up of K-Pop Star Hunt Season 2. Also a recording artist and TV personality in Malaysia.)

Discography[edit]

Concerts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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