C9 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.

C9 Entertainment
Native name
C9 엔터테인먼트
IndustryEntertainment
Genre
Founded2012
FounderKim Dae-soon
Headquarters41 Dongmak-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, ,
South Korea
Key people
Lee Jae-young, CEO
Services
  • Music Production
  • Artists Management
Websitec9ent.co.kr

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, Juniel, Doko, CIX, Cignature (under the sub-label J9 Entertainment), and Epex.

HistoryEdit

In 2012, C9 was previously founded as a one-man agency of singer Younha named Wealive and later the one-man agency signed a partnership with hip-hop label Alive.[3] In July 2015, Wealive-Alive merged with indie label Realive and then officially launched their company, C9 Entertainment.

In 2016, C9 Entertainment merged with GG Entertainment which manages Eugene, Lee See Eun, and Jung Ui Chul.[4] They also signed partnership with Benq Korea on their gaming brand, Zowie.[5] In the same year, soloist Juniel signed C9 Entertainment.[6]

In March 2017, C9 moved their office from Gangnam to a new building in Mapo.[7]

In August 2017, C9 Entertainment debuted their first girl group Good Day.[8] All the members (except Chaesol) was previously introduced to media during 2016 C9's trainees showcase.[9]

On November 2, 2018, CI Entertainment's CEO had acquired 100 percent stake in C9.[10] But, they still operate separately [11] and CI Ent moved their office as same building as C9 Entertainment.[12]

In January 2019, SG Wannabe member Lee Seok-hoon signed with C9.[13]

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.[14] Former Good Day members Chaesol, Sunn (formerly Viva), Belle (formerly Lucky), YeAh (formerly Haeun) and trainee Seline, Semi were also introduced as members of the group.[15][16] On January 14, 2020, the 7-member C9 Girlz's official group name was revealed to be Cignature and will be managed by C9 Entertainment's new music label, J9 Entertainment.[17] On February 4, 2020, Cignature made their debut with the single "Nun Nu Nan Na".

On March 2021, C9 began introducing the members for their upcoming eight-member boy group C9 Rookies, later renamed as Epex.[18] On June 8, 2021, Epex made their debut with the EP Bipolar Pt.1: Prelude of Anxiety.[19]

ArtistsEdit

Recording artistsEdit

Soloists

Groups

J9 EntertainmentEdit

Groups

Former artistsEdit

Recording artists

Actors/actresses

ReferencesEdit

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  19. ^ "'프듀' 금동현 그룹 이펙스 6월 8일 데뷔 확정[공식]". Archived from the original on May 10, 2021. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
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  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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