Pledis Entertainment

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Pledis Entertainment
Pledis.jpg
Founded 2007
Founder Han Sungsoo (CEO)
Status Active
Distributor(s) LOEN Entertainment
Neowiz Internet
Genre K-pop
Country of origin South Korea
Location Yeoksam dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Official website www.pledis.co.kr

Pledis Entertainment is a South Korean music label, home to artists Son Dam Bi, Park Kahi, After School, After School's sub-unit Orange Caramel, NU’EST and Hello Venus.

Pledis History[edit]

The CEO of Pledis Entertainment is Han Sung Soo. In 2007, he took Park Kahi and Son Dam Bi to create Pledis. They had no building nor an office, only a practice room.[1] Pledis Entertainment held auditions in San Francisco and Los Angeles in 2011. Through these auditions, they hope to meet highly inspired and talented people.[2]

Artists History[edit]

Son Dam Bi was the first artist to debut under Pledis in 2007. She was named the female version of Rain.[3] Pledis debuted their first girl group After School in 2009. In 2010, Pledis debuted a sub-unit of After School, Orange Caramel. Pledis artists came together for the first time for the Happy Pledis 2010 album. The first Happy Pledis Album was released on 6 December 2010 and consisted of 4 tracks; "Love Love Love" as their album single, "Someone Is You" and 2 instrumentals of the two songs. Pledis had planned a series of "Happy Pledis" albums with their artists After School, Son Dambi, and Orange Caramel as a surprise gift for the fans. A portion of the profits from the "Happy Pledis" albums would be donated to the “Save the Children” organization. In 2011 after their comeback After School split into two sub units; A.S. Red & A.S. Blue. They both debuted at the same time.[4] Happy Pledis 2011 was released in December. A portion of the Happy Pledis 2011 earnings was donated to UNICEF to help look after those in need, and the album is also a gift to the fans who have shown the artists so much love and interest. The album included Son Dambi, After School, NU'EST, Pledis Boys, and Yoo Ara of Hello Venus.[5] On March 15, 2012, Pledis debut their first boy band NU’EST. In 2012 Pledis' second girl group Hello Venus debuted on May 9.[6] In June 2012, Kahi graduated from After School but will remain with Pledis as she pursues a solo career

Happy Pledis[edit]

  • Happy Pledis 2011 Album - Love Love Love
  • Happy Pledis 2012 Album - Love Letter
  • Happy Pledis 2013 Digital Single - Dashing through the snow with high heels
  • Happy Pledis 2014 Album - First Snow

Recording Artists[edit]

Debut Artists Gender Members Leader Status Fanclub name Fanclub Official Colour
2007 Son Dam Bi Female - - Active DBLV -
2009 After School Female 8 Jungah Active Playgirlz & Playboyz Yellow
2010 Orange Caramel Female 3 Raina Active Playgirlz & Playboyz Orange
2011 Park Kahi Female - - Active sPARKle -
2012 NU'EST Male 5 JR Active L.O.Λ.E Neon Pink
2012 Hello Venus Female 6 Yoo Ara Active Hello Cupid Lime Green
2014 Donny Han (Han Dong Geun) Male -
2014 Seventeen Male 15

Actors & Actresses[edit]

Models[edit]

Artists[edit]

Sub-Units[edit]

Former Artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

Partnership[edit]

Distributing labels[edit]

Korea

Present

Former

Japan
Taiwan
China
Philippines

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Star News interviews Pledis CEO, Han Sung Soo". Allkpop.com. 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Pledis USA Personal Audition". Allkpop.com. 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Son Dambi Proves She Is The Female Rain". jpopasia. 2008-06-16. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  4. ^ "After School splits up into subgroups". Allkpop.com. 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Pledis Entertainment to Debut Another Girl Group, Hello Venus". Soompi. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Happy Pledis unveils special family album, '2011 HAPPY PLEDIS'". Allkpop. 20121-11-30. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Han Dong Geun joins Pledis Entertainment". Allkpop.com. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Pledis to Debut 17 Member Boy Group with Average Age of 17". Soompi. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 

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