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Jellyfish Entertainment (Korean젤리피쉬엔터테인먼트; RRjellipiswi enteoteinmeonteu), is a South Korean entertainment company established by composer and producer Hwang Se-jun in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Jellyfish Entertainment
Native name
FoundedAugust 17, 2007; 12 years ago (2007-08-17)
FounderHwang Se-jun (CEO)
Key people
  • Hwang Se-jun (CEO)
  • Kim Byeong-seon (VP)
OwnerCJ ENM (51%)
DivisionsJellyfish Entertainment Japan

Jellyfish Entertainment is the home of artists including Park Yoon-ha, Jang Hye-jin, VIXX, Verivery and Gugudan. The agency is also the home of actors including Park Jung-ah, Kim Ye-won and Park Jung-soo.[2]



Jellyfish Entertainment was founded on August 17, 2007 in Seoul by composer and producer Hwang Se-jun.[3] The first artist to sign under the company was the established ballad singer Sung Si-kyung, who released the single "Parting Once Again" (Korean한번 더 이별). One year later, the company signed Lisa and Park Hak-ki.

In November 2008, singer Park Hyo-shin signed to the agency and was featured on the album Hwang Project Vol.1 Welcome To The Fantastic World. The following year, Super Star K contestant Seo In-guk and Altair (Lee Ji-hoon) later joined Jellyfish Entertainment.

In December 2010, Jellyfish Entertainment artists collaborated for the Jelly Christmas holiday album project with the lead single "Christmas Time".[4] In December 2011 Sung Si-kyung, Brian Joo, Seo In-guk, Park Hak-ki, Park Jang-hyun and Hwang Project collaborated again for Jelly Christmas with the single "Christmas for All".[5]

In April 2012, Jellyfish Entertainment revealed lineup trainees of their upcoming boy group and formed the boy group on MyDOL, a competition survival show that aired on Mnet. The winners debuted as a member of VIXX on May 24, 2012.

In June 2012, Lee Seok-hoon of SG Wannabe released the digital single "The Beginning of Love" (Y.Bird from Jellyfish Island with Lee Seok Hoon) as part of Hwang Se-jun's Y.Bird from Jellyfish Island project. On September 12, Jellyfish Entertainment held their first live concert Jellyfish Live at Tokyo's Zepp Diver City in Japan,[6][7] and in December, both Park Hyo-shin and Sung Si-kyung held concert performances in Seoul. Jellyfish Entertainment's artists collaborated again for the Jelly Christmas 2012 Heart Project with the single “Because It's Christmas”[8] with the proceeds from the project donated to The Salvation Army Korea.[9][10]

In February 2013, the Y.Bird from Jellyfish Island project released the digital singles "I Can't Live Because of You" by Seo In-guk featuring Verbal Jint (Y.BIRD from Jellyfish Island With Seo In Guk) in February[11][12][13][14] and "Girl’s Why?" by VIXX and indie duo OKDAL (Y.BIRD from Jellyfish with VIXX & OKDAL) in October.[15]

In December 2013, 19% of Jellyfish's shares were acquired by their distributor, CJ E&M and joined the CJ E&M label system as an independent label.

In July 2015, K-pop Star 4 TOP 6 contestant Park Yoon-ha signed under the agency.[16] following month, VIXX LR was formed as the sub-unit of VIXX, composed of rapper Ravi and vocalist Leo.[17][18] The Jelly Christmas 2015 single was released on December 15 with the song "Love In The Air" (Korean사랑난로).[19][20]

In the first half of 2016, Jellyfish trainees Kim Na-young, Kang Mi-na and Kim Se-jeong represented Jellyfish Entertainment in the television survival show Produce 101. Kang Mi-na and Kim Se-jeong winning the survival show debuted as part of the lineup of the year-long project girl group I.O.I, while still under Jellyfish Entertainment.[21][22]It was confirmed that following their promotions as part of I.O.I, the trainees would officially debut as members of the agency's first girl group.[23][24][25]

On June 3, 2016 Jellyfish Entertainment launch their new music channel Jelly Box.[26] Jelly Box is similar to Jellyfish Entertainment’s previous project Y.Bird from Jellyfish Island and it will showcase Jellyfish Entertainment artists and producers and include collaborations with artists outside of the label.[27]

On June 28, 2016, Jellyfish debuted nine-member girl group Gugudan.[28][29]

In August 2016, Park Hyo-shin departed from the agency after eight years working together.[30]

In October 2016, Jellyfish Entertainment announced that former Dal Shabet member Jiyul, signed a contract with the agency in order to pursue her career as an actress.[31]

In November 2016, former Jewelry member Kim Ye-won, joined Jellyfish Entertainment as an actress.[32]

On December 13, 2016, Jellyfish Entertainment released their Jelly Christmas 2016 single album with the song, "Falling" (Korean니가 내려와), as part of their digital music channel project Jelly Box. The Jellyfish artists participating were Seo In-guk, VIXX, Gugudan, Park Yoon-ha, Park Jung-ah, Kim Gyu-sun, Kim Ye-won and Jiyul.[33][34][35][36][37]

In April 2017, agency trainee Yun Hee-seok represented Jellyfish Entertainment in the second season of the television survival show Produce 101.[38]

On April 10, 2017, actress Cho Hye-jung joined Jellyfish Entertainment.[39]

In June 2017, actress Jung So-min joined Jellyfish Entertainment.

In August 2017, Jellyfish 32% shares was acquired by CJ E&M, which previously acquired 19% of Jellyfish's shares in 2013 and effectively becoming Jellyfish Entertainment largest shareholder after having 51%.[40] The following month, Gugudan 5959 was formed as the sub-unit of Gugudan, composed of Hyeyeon and Mina.

On August 16, 2017, indie soloist Jang Hye-jin joined Jellyfish Entertainment.

January 9, 2019 Jellyfish debuted their second boy group Verivery.


Recording artistsEdit

Studio artistsEdit

  • Hwang Se-jun (YellowBIRD/Y.BIRD) (executive)




Former artistsEdit


Project albumsEdit





  • 2012: MyDOL - Reality show that documented the formation and debut process of Jellyfish Entertainment's first boy band, VIXX.[43][44]


Distributing labels


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