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Stardom Entertainment (Korean: 스타덤) (formerly known as Brand New Stardom Entertainment) was a music record label based in South Korea. Founded by South Korean entertainer Cho PD during mid-2009, the company was renamed Stardom Entertainment when it split into Stardom Entertainment and Brand New Music.

Stardom
스타덤
Private Company
IndustryPopular music
GenreK-pop, hip hop, dance, pop, teen pop, R&B
Fateacquired by and merged into Hunus Entertainment
PredecessorBrand New Stardom
SuccessorHunus Entertainment
Founded2009
FounderCho PD
DefunctJuly 2015
Headquarters,
Number of locations
1
Key people
Artists: Block B, EvoL
Production output
Music albums
ServicesEntertainment agency
OwnerCho PD
Websitebrandnewstardom.com/ Edit this on Wikidata

In July 2015, it was acquired by Hunus Entertainment.

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HistoryEdit

The company was originally established in 1998 by Cho PD to distribute his own albums after his debut. The name was changed to Future Flow after the release of his third album and the label went on to discover and debut artists such as Ra.D and Dok2.

Future Flow was closed due to some discord within the label but later incorporated into the Brand New Stardom merger. Brand New Music artists used to be joined with Brand New Stardom until Rhymer split off from Brand New Stardom and brought artists with him to Brand New Music. The company name was then changed to Stardom Entertainment.[1]

In February 2011, it was announced that Cho PD would be spending $1.4 million USD to create a seven-member hip hop group under his "Creating Korea's Eminem Project."[2] The group, including rapper Zico, debuted under the name "Block B" on April 15, 2011 while the company was still known as Brand New Stardom.[3]

After the separation from "Brand New Music," a new five-member girl group was announced in March 2012. The group was initially intended to debut in April through a variety show,[4] their debut date was delayed until August 2012. The group garnered much interest prior to their debut from both domestic and international fans.[5] The group went through member changes before the final line-up was released. On August 10, 2012, the group was debuted under the name "EvoL."[6]

Former artistsEdit

  • A-Man
  • BNR
  • Bizniz (2009-2011)
  • Block B (2011-2013)
    • B-Bomb (2011-2013)
    • Jaehyo (2011-2013)
    • Lee Tae-il (2011-2013)
    • Park Kyung (2011-2013)
    • P.O (2011-2013)
    • U-Kwon (2011-2013)
    • Zico (2011-2013)
  • EvoL (2012-2015)
    • Hayana (2012-2015)
    • Im Yuri (2012-2015)
    • Kim Junhee (2012-2015)
    • Kim Yeonju (2012-2015)
    • Kwon Sohee (2012-2015)
  • Jung Seul-gi
  • Keeproots
  • Miss $ (2008-2015)
    • Jace (2008-2015)
    • Minhee (2008-2015)
    • Yumi (2008-2015)
    • Hyeyoung (2008-2015)
  • Ra.D
  • Rhymer
  • Skull (2008-2015)
  • Song Minho
  • Tae Hye-young
  • Topp Dogg (2013-2015)
    • A-Tom (2013-2015)
    • B-Joo (2013-2015)
    • Gohn (2013-2015)
    • Hansol (2013-2015)
    • Hojoon (2013-2015)
    • Jenissi (2013-2015)
    • Kidoh (2013-2015)
    • Nakta (2013-2015)
    • P-Goon (2013-2015)
    • Sangdo (2013-2015)
    • Seogoong (2013-2015)
    • Xero (2013-2015)
    • Yano (2013-2015)
  • Verbal Jint (2010-2011)

See alsoEdit

  • Brand New Music - Started as IC Entertainment in 2003 and changed to Brand New Productions in 2006 until the merger with Stardom. Spun off in 2011.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Get To Know Stardom Family". stardom family tumblr. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Creating Korea's Eminem Project" (in Korean). Nate.
  3. ^ "Music Bank Debut" (in Korean). Naver.
  4. ^ "Brand New Stardom reveals two new group debuts this year".
  5. ^ "조pd의 걸그룹 이블, 데뷔 전 부터 해외 공연 계약 러브콜 잇달아 : 네이트 뉴스".
  6. ^ "EvoL reveals debut MV "We are a bit different"".