C9 Entertainment

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C9 Entertainment
Native name
C9 엔터테인먼트
FounderKim Dae-soon
Headquarters41 Dongmak-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, ,
South Korea
Key people
Lee Jae-young, CEO
  • Music Production
  • Artists Management
ParentCI Entertainment

C9 Entertainment (KoreanC9 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment agency founded in 2012 by Kim Dae-soon. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company and event management.

The company was a subsidiary of Claire's Korea, parent company of Cloud9, Guerisson, and Lensnine (until 2018).[1][2]

The company is home to artists including Younha, Cheetah, Juniel, Good Day, and CIX. It also manages a number of actors, including Jung Gyu-woon.


On 2012, C9 was previously founded as an one-man agency of singer Younha named We Alive and later the one-man agency signed partnership with hip-hop label Alive. In July 2015, We Alive-Alive merged with indie label Real Live and then officially launched their company, C9 Entertainment.

On 2016, C9 Entertainment merged with GG Entertainment which manages Eugene, Lee See Eun, and Jung Ui Chul. They also signed partnership with Benq Korea on their gaming brand, Zowie. In the same year, soloist Juniel signed C9 Entertainment.[3]

On August 2017, C9 Entertainment debuted their first girl group Good Day.[4]

On November 2, 2018, CI Entertainment had acquired 100 percent stake in C9.[5]

On January 2019, SG Wannabe member Lee Seok-hoon signed with C9.[6]

On July 23, 2019, C9 debuted their five-member boy group CIX.

On November 2019, C9 began promoting their upcoming girl group C9 Girlz, and announced its first member, Jeewon (formerly Jiwon), originally part of Good Day.[7] Former Good Day members Chaesol, Sunn (formerly Viva), Belle (formerly Lucky), and YeAh (formerly Haeun) were also introduced as members of the group.[8][9] On January 14, 2020, the 7-member C9 Girlz's official group name is revealed to be "cignature", and will be managed by C9 Entertainment's new music label, J9 Entertainment.[10]


Recording artists[edit]




Former artists[edit]



  • Eugene (2016–2018)
  • Han Eunseo (2016–2018)
  • Kim Chae-yoon
  • Son Narae
  • Yi So-jung
  • Lee SeeEun
  • Choi Byung-mo
  • Kang Nam-gyu


  1. ^ http://www.claireskorea.com/en/m/company/about1. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.claireskorea.com/en/m/company/history. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Daum - 요청하신 페이지의 사용권한이 없습니다". m.media.daum.net. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  4. ^ https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/438/0000016250
  5. ^ "[공식입장] CI 엔터, C9 엔터 인수…전진·배진영 한솥밥". Naver. 2 Nov 2018. Retrieved 3 Nov 2018.
  6. ^ https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/117/0003156545
  7. ^ "'굿데이 출신' 지원, 'C9걸즈' 두 번째 데뷔…프로필 공개". Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "'C9 NEW 걸그룹' C9걸즈(가칭), 정식 데뷔 전 세미-채솔-선 프로필 이미지 공개". Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "'C9 NEW 걸그룹' C9걸즈는 7인조…완전체 프로필 공개 완료". Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "C9엔터, 걸그룹 전문 레이블 설립..첫 걸그룹 내달 데뷔". Retrieved January 15, 2020.

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