AOMG

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AOMG
The logo of AOMG
The logo of AOMG
Parent companyCJ ENM
Founded2013 (2013)–present
FounderJay Park
Distributor(s)
GenreHip Hop, R&B
Country of originSouth Korea
Official websiteOfficial website

AOMG is a South Korean hip-hop and R&B record label founded in 2013 by singer, songwriter, and rapper Jay Park.[1] The label represents various music artists such as Loco, Gray, Simon Dominic, Hoody, Woo Won-jae, Code Kunst, Sogumm, Punchnello, DeVita, Lee Hi , Yugyeom as well as other entities such as UFC fighter Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie).[2]

History[edit]

Above Ordinary Music Group (AOMG) is a prominent Korean hip-hop and R&B record label originating from the "Art of Movement," a Seattle-based B-Boying group which Jay Park joined in 2003, featuring members such as Dial Tone, Junior, and Cha Cha Malone. Jay Park founded AOMG in late September 2013, and initially signed composer Jun Goon, singer and producer Gray, and Seattle affiliate Cha Cha Malone, who was a producer and dancer with Jay Park's dance crew Art of Movement.[3] The label had its launch party on October 10, 2013, at "The A" in Seoul with Ben Baller as the host.[4] The same month, the label released its first album, Gray's mini-album, Call Me Gray.[5]

Artists Elo, Loco, Ugly Duck, DJ Wegun, DJ Pumkin, and Hoody joined AOMG over the next two years.[6]

In March 2014, Simon Dominic announced that he had joined AOMG as co-CEO several months after his departure from his former label Amoeba Culture.[7]

In January 2016, South Korean media company CJ E&M announced that it had formed a strategic partnership with AOMG.[8] CJ E&M said in a statement that it would "support" AOMG with distribution and marketing, while AOMG would continue to control its music.[1]

In July 2018, Simon Dominic announced his resignation from his position as co-CEO with his song "Me No Jay Park". It was later clarified by AOMG that Dominic would remain as an artist on the label.[9]

In August 2019, AOMG’s first hip-hop audition show Signhere began airing on MBN, marking the first ever hip-hop and R&B record label to have their own audition program on broadcast television.[10] The show lasted 10 episodes, with singer-songwriter Sogumm winning the audition and subsequently joining AOMG as an official label member.

After months of widely reported rumors and speculation, former YG Entertainment soloist Lee Hi announced that she had signed with AOMG in July 2020.[11] Soon after, she released her first single under the label, titled 'Holo'. The song debuted #1 on various charts in South Korea.[12]

Jay Park, Simon Dominic, Gray, Loco - 2014 United States Tour
Loco and Jay Park - 2014 United States Tour

Key people[edit]

Roster[edit]

Current artists[edit]

Former artists[edit]

  • Jeon Goon (producer) (2013-2015)

Collaborations[edit]

AOMG has had multiple collaborations with dance crews and studios including:

  • 1MILLION Dance Studio
  • Prepix
    • "Me Like Yuh (K)"
      (Jay Park featuring Hoody)
    • "Yacht (K)"
      (Jay Park featuring Sik-K)
  • PURPLOW[13]
    • "Thinking About You"
      (Loco featuring Jay Park)
    • "Mommae"
      (Jay Park featuring Ugly Duck)
    • "You Know"
      (Jay Park featuring Okasian)
    • "Ain't No Party Like An AOMG Party"
      (Jay Park & Ugly Duck)
    • "Me Like Yuh (K)"
      (Jay Park featuring Hoody)

Discography[edit]

Year Album title Artist Ref.
2013 Call Me Gray Gray [14]
2014 Evolution Jay Park [15]
Locomotive Loco [16]
2015 Won & Only Simon Dominic [17]
Worldwide Jay Park [18]
2016 Scene Stealers Jay Park & Ugly Duck [19]
8 Femmes Elo [20]
Everything You Wanted Jay Park [21]
On and On Hoody [22]
2017 Bleached Loco [23]
Summer Go Loco Loco [23]
2018 Darkroom Simon Dominic [24]
Ask Bout Me Jay Park [25]
af Woo Won-jae [26]
2019 Hello Loco [27]
No Open Flames Simon Dominic [28]
The Road Less Traveled Jay Park [29]
Departure Hoody [30]
ODD Elo & Penomeco [31]
This Wasn't Supposed to Happen Jay Park & Hit-Boy [32]
2020 PEOPLE Code Kunst [33]
CRÈME Devita [34]

Tours[edit]

AOMG 2014 United States Tour[35]

Date City Country Venue
November 14, 2014 Los Angeles United States Belasco Theater
November 15, 2014 New York Stage 48
November 20, 2014 Washington, D.C. Echostage

Follow The Movement Tour 2016

Date City Country Venue
January 29, 2016 Seoul South Korea[36] Blue Square
January 30, 2016
February 13, 2016 Busan BEXCO
February 21, 2016 Daegu EXCO
April 5, 2016 Chicago United States[37] House of Blues
April 8, 2016 New York PlayStation Theater
April 11, 2016 Houston Warehouse Live
April 12, 2016 Dallas The Bomb Factory
April 13, 2016 Las Vegas House of Blues
April 14, 2016 Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre
April 16, 2016 San Francisco The Warfield
April 17, 2016 Seattle Showbox Sodo
July 23, 2016 Shanghai China[38] QSW Culture Center
July 24, 2016
September 24, 2016 Guangzhou Guangzho International Trade Center

Follow The Movement Tour 2017

Date City Country Venue
February 11, 2017 Seoul South Korea[39] Olympic Hall
February 12, 2017
March 25, 2017 Bangkok Thailand BCC Hall Central Plaza Ladprao
April 9, 2017 Taipei Taiwan Taipei International Convention Center
May 1, 2017 Singapore Singapore Suntec Singapore Convention

and Exhibition Centre

December 16, 2017 Macau Macau Studio City Event Center

ABOVEORDINARY USA & Canada Tour 2019[40]

Date City Country Venue
January 20, 2019 Toronto Canada Rebel
January 24, 2019 New York United States Terminal 5
January 26, 2019 Los Angeles The Belasco
January 27, 2019 Vancouver Canada Harbour Convention Centre

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Name of award ceremony, year presented, award category, nominee of award, and result of nomination

Award Ceremony Year Category Nominee/Work Result
Elle Style Award 2017 Best Music Act AOMG Nominated
Korean Hip Hop Award 2021 Label of The Year AOMG Nominated
Name of award ceremony, year presented, award category, nominee of award, and result of nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee/work Result
Elle Style Award 2017 Best Music Act AOMG Nominated
Korean Hip Hop Award 2021 Label of The Year AOMG Nominated

Signhere[edit]

Signhere aimed to discover new artists with a wide range of talents in rap, vocal, music production and also the capabilities of performing for AOMG. AOMG joined hands with the TV channel MBN to showcase the audition project program. The artist who wins in the audition would be signed with a three-year contract with AOMG. It was aired on MBN every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. KST starting from 22 August 2019 to 31 October 2019. The show concluded with sogumm as the final winner of the audition.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Selected releases only

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