MBK Entertainment

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MBK Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Native name
MBK 엔터테인먼트
Public
Industry
Genre K-pop
Dance
Nu-disco
R&B
Hip hop
Founded January 9, 2007 (2007-01-09) (Core Contents Media)
October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14) (MBK Entertainment)
Founder Kim Kwang-soo
Headquarters Yeoksam dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Go Geon-hee (CEO)
Services
  • Music production
  • Licensing
  • Record distribution
  • Artists Management
Owner
  • Kim Kwang-Soo
  • Go Geon-hee
  • MBK Co., Ltd.
Parent CJ E&M (2006–2014)
MBK Co., Ltd. (2014–present)
Subsidiaries DAP Sound (2014–present)
Website mbk-ent.co.kr

MBK Entertainment (Hangul: MBK 엔터테인먼트), is a South Korean entertainment company established in 2007 by Kim Kwang-soo. The label was formerly known as Core Contents Media, established on January 9, 2007 as the entertainment division of CJ E&M Music Performance Division created after the acquisition of Poibos (in July 2006), MAXMP3 and Mediopia (in September 2006).

On October 1, 2014, it was announced that Core Contents Media had been acquired by MBK Co., Ltd. (formerly CS ELSOLAR Co., Ltd.) and renamed as MBK Entertainment.[1][2] MBK is an abbreviation for "Music Beyond Korea".

Formerly home to ballad groups SG Wannabe, Seeya, Davichi, it is currently home to k-pop artists such as T-ara, Shannon, HighBrow and DIA.

Artists[edit]

Recording artists[edit]

Actors[edit]

  • Park Sang-won
  • Kim Yu-hwan (Former member of Speed)

Former artists[edit]

Former actors

Note

  • 1After Seeya disbanded in 2011, Kim Yeon-ji left from MBK Entertainment. Lee Boram remained as solo artists and parted with MBK Entertainment in 2016.
  • 2Nam Gyu-ri debuted in 2006 as a member of Seeya. She left from the group in 2009 and remained her acting career. In 2014, she was officially parted ways with MBK Entertainment.
  • 3Kangho debuted as a member of Coed School in 2010. He left from the group in 2011.
  • 4Lee Soomi debuted as a new member of Seeya in 2009. She left from the group to re-debuted as a member of Coed School in 2010 and joined the female unit F-ve Dolls in 2011. In 2012, she was parted ways with MBK Entertainment.
  • 5Heo Chanmi debuted as a member of Coed School in 2010 and joined the female unit F-ve Dolls in 2011 and left from the group in 2012.
  • 6Ryu Hwayoung debuted as a new member of T-ara in 2010. She left from the group in 2012 due to terminated contract by MBK Entertainment.
  • 7Kwangheng and Noori debuted as a member of Coed School in 2010 and joined the male unit Speed in 2012. They later left from the group in late-2012.
  • 8Coed School were formed in 2010. The group was separated in two unit F-ve Dolls in 2011 and Speed in 2012. The group was disbanded after MBK Entertainment had not plans to reforms them as group and the unit became independent group in 2013.
  • 9Han Areum debuted as a new member of T-ara in 2012. She left from the group in 2013 to pursue her solo career and parted ways with MBK Entertainment.
  • 10Gangkiz were formed in 2012. Hwang Jihyun, Choi Sooeun, Lee Haein, Kwak Somin and Cho Eunbyul removed from the group in April 2013 and only remained Hyeji and Esther until the group disbanded in 2014. Lee Haein, Choi Sooeun, Hyeji (Kim Gahwa) and Esther (Jun Jaehyun) remains their career as actress. Choi parted ways in 2015 with MBK Entertainment following Lee in 2016, Kim and Jun in 2017.
  • 11F-ve Dolls originally debuted as member of Coed School. The unit later formed in 2011 as female unit of Coed School. In 2013, the unit became an independent group after MBK Entertainment had not plans to reform Coed School as a group. In late-2014, the group's page was deleted from MBK Entertainment website and it was made speculated that the group was disbanded. In March 2015, MBK Entertainment confirmed that the group was disbanded and stated that those members who still had a contract with the agency will be part of a new group. Ryu Hyoyoung filing for contract termination with MBK Entertainment in 2015 and accepted in 2016. Cho Seunghee re-debuted with DIA in September 2015 and left from the group after her contract expired in April 2016.
  • 12Taewoon debuted as a member of Coed School in 2010 and joined the male unit Speed in 2012. He left from the group in 2015 to pursue his solo career.
  • 13Speed originally debuted as member of Coed School. The unit later formed in 2012 as male unit of Coed School. In 2013, the unit became an independent group after MBK Entertainment had not plans to reform Coed School as a group. In late-2015, the group's page was deleted from MBK Entertainment website and it was made speculated that the group was disbanded, but MBK Entertainment never confirmed it. The group's member individual confirmed parted ways with MBK Entertainment in 2016. Park Se-jun and Kim Yuhwan stayed with MBK Entertainment to pursue their acting career while KI-O returned to trainees for re-debuted in new group.
  • 14The SeeYa were formed in 2012. In late-2015, the group's page was deleted from MBK Entertainment website and it was made speculated that the group was disbanded, but MBK Entertainment never confirmed it.

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