|Traded as||KRX: 035900|
|Founded||April 25, 1997|
|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|Owner||J.Y. Park (60.07%)|
JYP Entertainment (Korean: JYP 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment company established by Park Jin-young in 1997. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house. It is currently one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea.
JYP Entertainment is currently the home of artists including the Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, Miss A, Baek A-yeon, 15&, JJ Project, Sunmi, GOT7, HA:TFELT, Bernard Park, G.Soul, DAY6, and Twice, and formerly to artists like Park Ji-yoon, god, and Rain.
It was reported that for the year 2014, JYP Entertainment took revenues of KR₩48.5 billion (approximately US$43 million) with net profits of KR₩7.85 billion (US$7.07 million).
- 1 History
- 2 Joint ventures and subsidiaries
- 3 Artists
- 4 Notable trainees
- 5 Former artists
- 6 Discography
- 7 References
- 8 External links
JYP Entertainment was founded in 1997 by South Korean singer and record producer Park Jin-young. Although its production and trainee system largely followed that of S.M. Entertainment, it initially focused on breaking into the American market, opening the studio and headquarters of its US branch, JYP USA, in New York City on June 20, 2007.
In November 2011, the US-based subsidiary JYP Creative was established and it was reported that Park invested approximately US$1.2 million in the branch. However, after a year of operation, the company reportedly saw a net loss of around US$1.5 million by the end of 2012, forcing the CEO to liquidate the branch and close all US operations, including the New York branch.
Joint ventures and subsidiaries
J. Tune Entertainment
KMP Holdings and KT Music
In March 2010, KMP Holdings was established via a joint venture between JYP, S.M. Entertainment, YG Entertainment, Star Empire, Media Line, CAN Entertainment, and Music Factory Entertainment. KMP Holdings was acquired by KT Music in November 2012, and in June 2013, KT Music absorbed KMP's distribution network. In January 2014, the seven talent agencies behind KMP Holdings formed a collective bond partnership and bought 13.48% of KT Music's stocks, leaving KT Corporation with 49.99%.
On December 9, 2013, it was reported that JYP Entertainment had liquidated its sub-label AQ Entertainment.
United Asia Management
In 2011, JYP Entertainment joined with S.M. Entertainment, YG Entertainment, KeyEast, AMENT, and Star J Entertainment to form United Asia Management in an effort to promote Korean pop music internationally.
A subsidiary label attributed with the following artists:
- Park Jimin (15&) (For solo projects)
- Baek Yerin (15&) (For solo projects)
- Jo Kwon (2AM) (For Crosswalk album)
- Hyerim (Wonder Girls) & Bernard Park (For JYP Duet Match Project #1)
- Baek A-yeon (For single "So-So")
- Wonder Girls (For Why So Lonely album)
- Ali Lee
- Jonte' Moaning
- Kim Hwa-young
- Lia Kim
- Park Nam-yong
- Tomoya Minase
- WooNg (Kim Hyungwoong)
Actors and actresses
- Jeon Somi (2001, Sixteen contestant, I.O.I member)
- Kim Eunsuh (2000, Sixteen contestant)
- Lee Chaeyeon (2000, K-pop Star 3 contestant, Sixteen contestant)
- Lee Chaeryeong (2001, K-pop Star 3 contestant, Sixteen contestant)
- Natty (2002, Sixteen contestant)
- Lily M (2002, K-pop Star 4 contestant)
- Kim Bo-ra (1997)
- Sakamoto Mashiro (1999)
- Park Ye-jin (2000)
- Kim Hyun-seo (2001)
- Lee Kye-hun (2004)
- Kim Dong-yoon
- Im So-young
- Han Soo-yeon
- Kim Ha-eun
- Lee Young-yoo
- Park Ji-bin
- Kim So-young
- Lee Jung-jin
- Celena Ahn (Lena)
- Kimberley Chen
- Park Ji-won (Sixteen)
- Song Min-young (Sixteen)
- Lee Gi-kwang (Beast)
- Na Hae-ryung (BESTie)
- U-ji (BESTie)
- Jo Kwang-min (Boyfriend)
- Jo Young-min (Boyfriend)
- Sungjun (Boys Republic)
- Peniel (BTOB)
- Hani (EXID)
- Park Jung-hwa (EXID)
- Eunkyo (Coed School; F-ve Dolls)
- Kim Chung-ha (I.O.I)
- Shownu (Monsta X)
- Seyong (MYNAME)
- Song Ji-eun (Secret)
- Hyolyn (Sistar)
- Jung So-ryong (Tasty)
- Jung Dae-ryong (Tasty)
- Seungjun (KNK)
- Lee Min (Young Gun; 6 to 8)
- Lim Daehun (R-Team; Circus Crazy)
- Yoo Young-jae (B.A.P)
- JYP Nation discography
- This Christmas (2010)
- One Mic (2014)
- Encore (2016)
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- GOT7's Jackson and Boys Republic's Sungjun show their friendship
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