Good Entertainment

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Good Entertainment
Parent company CJ Group
Founded April 2003 (2003-04)
Status Defunct (2009)
Distributor(s) CJ E&M Music (2003-2009)
Warner Music Korea (2009)
Genre K-pop
Country of origin South Korea
Location Seoul
Official website www.goodenter.com

Good Entertainment (official name: Good Entertainment Media Group. Also known as Good! Enter) is a record label owned by CJ Music that was formed April 2003. Most notably, they were the producer of popular boy band Shinhwa (after the band left SM Entertainment). Other popular artists that are under them are Battle, a boy band that is market to be the next Shinhwa (meaning mythology), and the solo singer, Lyn. The company went inactive by 2009, around the time their website became inactive.[1]

Former Artists[edit]

Singers[edit]

Charlie Park[edit]

Charlie Park, Park Young Chul (박영철), is the father of Jun Jin, a member of Shinhwa. After his son and his bandmates sign with Good Entertainment, Park followed his son and signed in as well, releasing a successful album call Casanova Sarang in 2004. Though Park is featured in some of Shinhwa's concert or performance, he has since disappeared from the public's eyes.

Battle[edit]

Main article: Battle (Korean band)

Battle can be considered to be the second Shinhwa. Each of the members were found through a reality television show call, Let's Cokeplay Battle Shinhwa! and all were chosen by how strong their dancing and singing skills are. They have released three singles with mediocre sales.

SunMin[edit]

Main article: SunMin

SunMin is a female singer who speaks Korean, Japanese and English. She debuted in 2006, with the single "Keep holding you", a collaboration with the Japanese R&B singer Kubota for the Nihon Chinbotsu (Sinking of Japan) soundtrack. Her career is currently focused on Japanese market. She has collaborated with Shin Hye Sung for the Korean version of "Keep Holding You."

Lyn[edit]

Main article: Lyn (singer)

Lyn is a female singer who was first scouted by an agency because of her voice and from there, she first made her debut under her real name, Lee Se-jin, and released an album. The album sold poorly and was barely known. Lyn then took some time off to train vocally. She made a comeback in 2002 under the name Lyn with her supposedly first album "Have You Ever Have A Broken Heart?" She was very successful and released a few more albums afterward. She has also collaborated with Eric Mun of Shinhwa for her song, 궁금해.

Eddie[edit]

Eddie Shin, a R&B singer, made his debut in 2006 with releasing two singles call Love Twenty and Lost in Love. He later released his debut album, Just My Way. Just My Way was produced by singer Wheesung. He has feature artists like Masta Wu, Soulstar and Wheesung in his songs. His most recent release was a single titled "Over feat. Kayoko" in 2009.[2] He is now part of the Asian American group Aziatix.

Lee Ye Rin[edit]

Lee Ye Rin made her debut in late 2007, releasing the single Come Closer To Me. It was a minor hit and didn't made a big impact in the music industry.

Shinhwa[edit]

Main article: Shinhwa

Shinhwa was by far Good Entertainment's most successful artist. Having left their old record label SM Entertainment in 2003, the group signed with Good Entertainment, releasing two successful albums under it. Though still a band, the members of Shinhwa all have left the label to start their own and to concentrate on their solo activities. The members of Shinhwa can be seen hosting television game shows, acting in movies or drama, as well as music videos, or collaborating with other artists (both as a group and as solo artist) when not recording.

Eric Mun[edit]

Main article: Eric Mun

Mun Eric is the leader and main rapper of Shinhwa. Mun is best known, outside of Shinhwa, as an actor in television dramas such as Phoenix, Super Rookie, and Que Sera Sera. He has starred in various other dramas and movies as well, though none of them has achieved the success that he had with his first two dramas. Other than acting, Mun also collaborates with other singers, such as pop star Lee Hyori's Anymotion as well as Lyn's song, 궁금해. He left Good Entertainment in 2007 to start his own label called Top Class Entertainment. Mun has yet to release a solo album.

Lee Min Woo[edit]

Main article: Lee Min Woo

Lee Min Woo is a vocalist for Shinhwa. He was the first one out of the band to start out a solo career (in 2003) and has since release three successful albums. Though his first two albums were with Good Entertainment, Lee left the management around the same time Mun did to create his own call M Rising Entertainment, where his third album was released under. Besides singing, Lee also starred in the movie, Holy Daddy (aka Wontak's Angel). Besides singing and acting, Lee also write lyrics and produce some of Shinhwa's song as well as to other singers. He is also the choreographer of Shinhwa.

Shin Hye Sung[edit]

Main article: Shin Hye Sung

Shin Hye Sung is the lead vocalist of Shinhwa. He has released two successful solo albums, rivaling his bandmates Lee Min Woo, Kim Dong Wan, Junjin and Andy Lee as all 5 are solo artists.

Kim Dong Wan[edit]

Main article: Kim Dong Wan

Kim Dong Wan is a vocalist in Shinhwa. Kim started out his solo career as an actor, as he did mention that he prefers acting to singing. Though his roles in the dramas A Farewell to Sorrow and Children of Heaven garnered him rave reviews, achieving success after they just started. Kim released his first solo album on July 5, 2007, achieving greater success in his singing career than his acting career and has since said that he prefers singing. Kim left Good Entertainment around the same time his bandmates did and participated in a new company called H2 Entertainment. On May 8, 2008, Kim released his second solo album, which was called "Secret", as a gift for fans before entering the military to huge success.

Jun Jin[edit]

Main article: Jun Jin

Jun Jin, son to singer Charlie Park, is the secondary rapper in Shinhwa. Though he is mainly a rapper, he has minor vocal parts in Shinhwa's music. Since then, he has ventured out to singing solo songs and finally releasing a single in 2006. Besides singing, Park also act in various dramas. His best known role was in the drama Forbidden Love. Park also left Good Entertainment around the same time his bandmates did to start his own call JF Story Entertainment.

Andy Lee[edit]

Andy Lee is the third rapper in Shinhwa. Lee left the band to continue his studies during the group's fourth album, causing some controversy over why he did. However, he return for the group's fifth album and has since never left again. Lee began his acting career in many banjun dramas garnering attention due to his chemistry with Lee Jin, former member of the girl band Fin.K.L. He also starred in the musical, "Music In My Heart" (Season 3) as a leading role. Lee left Good Entertainment around the same time his bandmates did, creating his own call ND (New Dream) Entertainment.

Shin Soo Hyun[edit]

Main article: Shin Soohyun

Shin Soo Hyun is the leader and main vocalist of South Korean band U-Kiss.

Five Girls (Oh-Sonyeo)[edit]

Known as Oh-Sonyeo or Five Girls, was a girl group that supposed to debut under Good Entertainment in 2007. The original members were Yubin, UEE, Jiwon, Hyo Sung, and Gina Choi. However, due to a financial problem, the group was disbanded. Before making plans to debut, the group starred in a reality show on MTV called "Diary of Five Girls".[3]

Main article: Wonder Girls

Former Good Entertainment trainee, Kim Yubin moved to JYP Entertainment where she became the main rapper of the girl group Wonder Girls after the withdrawal of Kim HyunAh on September 5, 2007.

Main article: After School (band)

Former Good Entertainment trainee, Uee joined After School as a vocalist under Pledis Entertainment on April 9, 2009 for the group's second single 'Diva'. She is also an actress and has been involved in several drama series. She is also a close friend Yubin, her former group member. This was confirmed when Yubin brought Uee on the TV-special Star's Friends on MBC.

Main article: Secret (Korean band)

Former Good Entertainment trainee, Hyo Sung signed with Good Entertainment after making Top 6 finals on "Battle Shinhwa". She has now signed to TS Entertainment and debuted under the girl group, Secret in 2009.[4]

Main article: Spica (band)

Former Good Entertainment trainee, JiWon moved to Core Contents Media and was originally slated to debut under the girl group, T-ARA. Before debuting, the group provided a soundtrack for the Korean drama Cinderella Man called "좋은 사람(Good Person)". However on early June 2009, she was dropped from the group's line-up, citing differences in music style. She then left the agency in 2010.[5]

In 2011, she moved to B2M Entertainment and has been involved in acting and modeling such as starring in Death Bell and in various music videos. Then on December 2011 it was announced that she will be finally making her debut with a new girl group Spica and will be mentored by Lee Hyori who is now under the same agency as well. The group made its official debut on February 8, 2012, thus making her the last member to debut.

  • Gina Choi
Main article: G.NA

Gina Choi was the fourth member to make a debut among the former members of Five Girls. After leaving Good Entertainment, she moved to Cube Entertainment where she debuted as a solo artist under the name of G.NA. Before her debut, she was featured in 2PM's "10 Out of 10 Points" debut music video.[6] and was Hyuna's backup dancer in her solo song "Change". She was a former member of Maryrose (former Apink) in early 2009, alongside with Sistar's Soyou. She released her first single,"Aeini Saenggimyeon Hago Sipeun Il" (애인이 생기면 하고 싶은 일, lit. Things I Want to Do When I Have a Lover) which featured famous Korean singer Rain on July 5, 2010,[7] She eventually made her live music program debut on July 17, 2010 at M-net's M-Countdown where she was also congratulated by her former Five Girls members Hyoseong, Uee and Yubin through a pre-recorded footage following her live performance on stage.

Others[edit]

Actors/Actress[edit]

  • Lee Eun

MC[edit]

  • Kang Byung Gyu
  • Jung Jae Hwan

Comedians[edit]

  • Lee Byung Jin
  • Lee Chang Myung

See also[edit]

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