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Big Mama, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1066

 Showcasing their soulful voices,Big Mama is recognized as one of the most talented, if underrated groups in Korean popular music. Made up of members Shin Yeon Ah, Lee Ji young, Park Min Hye, and Lee Young Hyun, Big Mama signed with M Boat Entertainment (a YG Entertainment company) and released their first album in early 2003. As a stipulation in their YG/ M Boat contract, Big Mama members agreed not to undergo plastic surgery – a commonplace activity in South Korea, especially in the music business.

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Se7en (Choi Dong-Wook), KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/1092

Se7en (Choi Dong Wook) has been signed with YG Entertainment since he debuted in 2003. In addition to his Korean music career, Se7en has also debuted in Japan (2005) and has made in-roads in China and the United States. He is also known for his decision not to lip synch during live performances, and his dedication to music has been recognized via several awards, including numerous MNET and Golden Disc awards and a Seoul Music Award.

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BASICS

 Name

 황 효숙 Hwang Hyo-Sook

 Debut

 October 6, 2003

 Status

 Active

 Label

  •  YG Entertainment (2003-2007)
  • SB&W Entertainment (2008-present)

 Fan Name

 None

 Origin of Fan Name

 N/A

 Official Website

 Related Websites

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FAN FACTS

Official Fan Color: 

Awards

Television Appearances

Concert Tours

News
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NEWSWORTHY

COMING SOON!

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VIDEOS

Ma People


Ae Song


Tears


Sky


Let Me Dance


Girls


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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

   The Lexy (March 24, 2008) (SB&W Entertainment)

  1. I Told Ya! (Intro)
  2. Ma People
  3. Don’t Lie
  4. Let Me Dance 2 feat. 현준 (Hyun Jun) (from V.O.S)
  5. Immature Girl feat. 크라운 제이 (Crown J)
  6. Tonight feat. 하우스룰즈 (House Rulez)
  7. 번호를 지워 (Beonhoreul jiwo)
  8. Selfish Love
  9. 두사람 (Doo Sa Ram – Two People)
  10. 난 여자라 (Nan yeojara)
  11. Don’t Lie (Remix)
   Rush (April 18, 2007) (YG Entertainment)

  1. Get Up (Intro) feat. Tae Yang
  2. RUSH feat. Tae Yang
  3. 쿵쿵 (Kung Kung)
  4. 하늘 외로 (Haneul Wiro – Above The Sky) feat. 김지은 (Kim Ji Eun)
  5. Baby Boy feat. 박봄 (Park Bom) 2NE1
  6. Hit This Party feat. 김지은 (Kim Ji Eun)
  7. Super Fly feat. T.O.P, G-Dragon, Tae Yang (Big Bang)
  8. Get That feat. Perry
  9. Left To The Right feat. Masta Wu
  10. Big Lexy
  11. 하늘 위로 (Haneul Wiro – Above The Sky) REMIX
   Lextacy (August 26, 2005) (YG Entertainment)

  1. 눈물 씻고 화장하고 (Wipe My Tears And Put On Make Up)
  2. 그만 그만 (Enough Is Enough) feat. 김지은 (Kim Ji Eun)
  3. Animal
  4. Get Out feat. Masta Wu
  5. Hey Everybody feat. 거미(Gummy) & Perry
  6. Oh Yeah
  7. Every Day
  8. 내일 걱정은 내일 해 (I’ll Think About it Tomorrow) feat. Stony Skunk
  9. Party
  10. Touch Me
  11. 너를 잊으리 (I’ll Forget You) Interlude
  12. 기꺼이 (With Pleasure) feat. 거미 (Gummy)
  13. L.E.X.Y. (Bonus Track)
  Lexury (October 6, 2003) (YG Entertainment)

  1. LEXTRO (Intro)
  2. 맹세 (Maeng Sae – Oath) feat. 휘성 (Wheesung)
  3. 내게서 벗어나 (Nae Gae Suh Buht Uh Na – Escape From Me) feat. 빅마마 (Big Mama)
  4. Up and Down (Clubin’) feat. 거미 (Gummy), Song Baek Kyoung 1TYM)
  5. Let Me Dance feat. Teddy 1TYM)
  6. 애송이 (Eh Sohng Ee – Novice Baby Boy) feat. 싸이 (PSY)
  7. 클레오파트라 (Kuhl Reh O Pa Teu La – Cleopatra)
  8. 잊어줄께 (Eejuh Jool Kkeh – I’ll Forget You)
  9. LEXYLUDE
  10. MOVE (feat. Perry)
  11. Girls
  12. Tomboy
  13. Baby Come On feat. Perry
  14. 빠져 나와 (Pppa Jyuh Na Wah – Get Out of There) feat. Danny & Teddy 1TYM)
  15. 너를 사랑해 (Nuh Reul Sarang Hae – I Love You) feat. Jinu of Jinusean)
  16. Real Love
  17. Outro

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BASICS

 Name

 Park Ji Yeon

 Debut

 February 6, 2003

 Status

 Active

 Label

 YG Entertainment

 Fan Name

 None

 Origin of Fan Name

 N/A

 Official Website

http://www.ygfamily.com/artist/About.asp?LANGDIV=K&ATYPE=2&ARTIDX=11

 Related Websites

 http://ygex.jp/gummy/index.html

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FAN FACTS

Awards

  • 2004 19th Golden Disk Awards: Bonsang
  • 2004 Mnet Music FestivalMobile Popularity Award (“Memory Loss”)
  • 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Vocal (“Because You’re a Man”)
  • 2010 Melon Music Awards: Best R&B Song (“Because You’re a Man”)

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NEWSWORTHY

COMING SOON!

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VIDEOS

I’m Sorry (feat. TOP) – Japanese Ver.


Love Recipe (feat. Bobby Kim)


What Can I Do


Because You’re a Man (feat. Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Ryeo-won)


There is No Love


I’m Sorry (feat. TOP and Sandara Park) – Korean Ver.


Childish Adult


No


Memory Loss


We Should’ve Been Friends


If  You Come Back to Me (feat. Wheesung)


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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

  Midas OST Part 2 (Release Date: February 28, 2011) (Label: Ponycanyon Korea)

  1. I Want to Wait [기다리고 싶어]
  Love Recipe (Release Date: November 23, 2011) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. Love Recipe (feat. Bobby Kim)
  2. Love Recipe – Instrumental Ver.
  Daemul OST Part 1 (Release Date: October 6, 2010) (Label: SBS ContentsHub)

  1. I Love You Even if You Die [죽어도 사랑해]
 A-LIVE (Release Date: June 25, 2010) (Label: CJ E&M)

  1. Just Around the Corner (A-LIVE) [골목을 돌면]
 Loveless (Release Date: April 30, 2010) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. Let’s Break Up [그만 헤어져]
  2. Because Of You
  3. There is No Love [사랑은 없다 ]
  4. Because You’re a Man [남자라서 ]
  5. What Can I Do [어떡해]
  6. Who Are You? [누구세요] (feat. Bigtone)
  There is No Love [님은 먼 곳에] (Release Date: April 22, 2010) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. There is No Love [님은 먼 곳에 ]
   Watched in the Distance [님은 먼 곳에 ] (Release Date: June 26, 2008) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. Watched in the Distance [님은 먼 곳에]
 Comfort (Release Date: March 12, 2008) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. Intro: Work It Now (feat. G-Dragon)
  2. Clap Your Hands (feat. Perry)
  3. I’m Sorry [미안해요] (feat. TOP)
  4. Don’t Fall In Love [사랑하지 말아요]
  5. Looking in the Mirror [거울을 보다가 ] (feat. Red Roc)
  6. Let’s Get it Party (feat/ 45RPM)
  7. Last Party [마지막 파티]
  8. Sting [따끔]
  9. Hope It’s Not a Goodbye [이별이 아니길 ]
  10. I’m Gonna Miss U (feat. Lady Collection’s Kim Ji Eun)
  11. Until Here [여기까지만] (feat. Skull)
  12. Illusion [환각] (sampling: “Where Are They Now” by Leon Ware)
  13. Before the Music Ends [음악이 끝나기 전에]
  14. I’m Sorry [미안해요 ] – Hard Trance Remix ver.
 What Do We Do Now [우리 이제 어떻게 하나요] (Release Date: September 27, 2006) (Label: Loen Entertainment)

  1. What Do We Do Now [우리 이제 어떻게 하나요] (with Kim Hyun Chul)
  2. When You Cry, When You Smile (SHINee and Cha Ji Yeon)
 Unplugged (Release Date: April 28, 2006) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. If You Come Back to Me [그대 돌아오면]
  2. We Should’ve Been Friends [친구라도 될 걸 그랬어]
  3. Unrequited Love [혼자만 하는 사랑]
  4. Hands [손 틈새로]
  5. Childish Adult [어른아이]
  6. Please Forget Me [날 그만 잊어요]
  7. No [아니 ]
  8. Wanted To [하고 싶었어]
  9. Memory Loss [기억상실]
  10. Dance Dance
  11. I Am [나는]
  12. Request [부탁]
 For The Bloom (Release Date: September 1, 2005) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. Gummintro (feat. Perry)
  2. Holic (feat. Stony Skunk)
  3. Hands [손 틈새로]
  4. No [아니 ]
  5. Childish Adult [어른아이]
  6. Today We Part Ways [오늘은 헤어지는 날]
  7. Trap
  8. Average [평균]
  9. Unrequited Love [혼자만 하는 사랑 ]
  10. Mistake [실수]
  11. Secret
  12. Clothes [옷 ]
  13. The Person Walking Away [저기 가는 사람]
  14. Escape
   It’s Different (Release Date: September 9, 2004) (Label: YG Entertainment)

  1. Gummy Skills (Intro)
  2. Wanted To [하고 싶었어]
  3. Sleeping Beside Me Tonight [내 곁에 잠이 든 이 밤에 ]
  4. Please Forget Me [날 그만 잊어요 ]
  5. Memory Loss [기억상실 ]
  6. Love Again (feat. Ha Dong Kyun)
  7. Tonight (feat. Wheesung)
  8. Dance Dance (feat. 1TYM’s Song Baek Kyoung)
  9. What Makes Her Better Than Me [그녀보다 내가 뭐가]
  10. So Much (feat. Masta Wu)
  11. WItches (Doo-Loo-Wap) [feat. Lee Eun Joo and 1TYM's Im Taebin]
  12. Round 1 (feat. Jinu and Lexy)
  13. Meant to Be [인연]
  14. It Don’t Matter No More
  15. Singing My Blues (Outro)
  16. Please Forget Me [날 그만 잊어요] – Acoustic Ver.
 Like Them (Release Date: February 6, 2003) (Label: YG Entertainment [(주)케이엠피홀딩스])

  1. Words I Want to Say [하고 싶은 말]
  2. If You Come Back to Me [그대 돌아오면]
  3. We Should’ve Been Friends [친구라도 될 걸 그랬어]
  4. Wanna Be
  5. I Am [나는]
  6. Do It
  7. Request [부탁 ]
  8. Phone Call
  9. Stay There [거기 그대로]
  10. Anytime [언제라도]
  11. All Day Long [오늘도 온종일]
  12. Go Away [가버려]

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 Loveless (Release Date: November 9, 2011)(Label: YGEX)

  1. I Love You [愛してね]
  2. Love Recipe
  3. I’m Sorry [ごめんね] (feat. TOP)
  4. LOVE IS A LIE
  5. I Want to Forget [忘れてほしい]
  6. Beautiful You [きれいなあなた]

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BASICS

 Name

Gong Minji

 Debut

November 20, 2009

 Status

Active

 Label

YG Entertainment

 Fan Name

None

 Origin of Fan Name

N/A

 Official Website

http://www.ygfamily.com/artist/About.asp?LANGDIV=K&ATYPE=2&ARTIDX=28

 Related Websites

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Official Fan Color: 

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News
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   Please Don’t Go (Digital Single) (November 20, 2009) (YG Entertainment)

  1. Please Don’t Go

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BASICS

 Name

 Park Bom (박봄)

 Debut

August 2006

 Status

Active

 Label

YG Entertainment

 Fan Name

None

 Origin of Fan Name

n/a

 Official Website

n/a

 Related Websites

http://www.ygfamily.com/artist/About.asp?LANGDIV=E&ATYPE=2&ARTIDX=30

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BASICS

Name Dong Young Bae
Debut May 22, 2008
Status Active
Label YG Entertainment (2006)
 Fan Name  N/A
Official Website http://www.ygbigbang.com/taeyang/
Related Websites http://www.youtube.com/YGTAEYANG

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    FAN FACTS

Awards

The 6th Korean Music Awards: Best R&B/Soul Song – 나만 바라봐 (Only Look At Me)

The 6th Korean Music Awards: Best R&B/Soul Album – Hot

2008 Naver Music Song of the Year – “Only Look At Me”

12th Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Male Singer Award

8th Korean Music Awards: Male Musician of the Year Netizen Vote

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VIDEOS

I’ll Be There


You’re My/I Need A Girl


Wedding Dress


Where U At


Look Only At Me


Prayer

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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

Solar International Album
Solar International Album
Released: August 26, 2010
Label: YG Entertainment1. SOLAR (Intro)2. Superstar3. Prayer ft. Teddy4. I’ll Be There (English Version)5. Wedding Dress (English Version)6. Connection ft. BIG TONE (English)7. Move ft. Teddy8. Where U At9. I Need A Girl ft. G-Dragon10. 니가 잠든 후에 (After You Fall Asleep) ft. Swings11. Take It Slow12. I’ll Be There (Korean Version)
Solar
Solar
Released: August 26, 2010
Label: YG Entertainment1. SOLAR (Intro)2. Superstar3. I Need A Girl ft. G-Dragon4. Just A Feeling5. You’re My6. Move ft. Teddy7. Break Down8. 니가 잠든 후에 (After You Fall Asleep) ft. Swings9. Where U At10. Wedding Dress11. Take It Slow
Fall In Love
Fall In Love
Released: January 27, 2010
Label: YG Entertainment1. Fall In Love ft. Aoyama Thelma2. Believe ft. Aoyama Thelma3. Fall In Love (Instrumental)4. Believe (Instrumental)
Wedding Dress

 

Wedding Dress
Released: November 13, 2009
Label: YG Entertainment1. Wedding Dress
Where U At
Where U At
Released: October 15, 2009
Label: YG Entertainment1. Where U At
Friend, Our Legend OST
Friend, Our Legend OST
Released: June 26, 2009
Label: YG Entertainment1. Friend (With T.O.P.)
Hot
Hot
Released: May 23, 2008
Label: YG Entertainment1. HOT – Intro2. Prayer ft. Teddy3. Only Look At Me4. Joein5. Baby I’m Sorry

6. Make Love ft. Kush

Since 2007 Vol. 1: Since 2007
Released: December 23, 2006
Label: CJ E&M
8. My Girl (Taeyang Solo)

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Originally published on hellokpop on July 14, 2011

On June 24, 2011 several high-profile idols, including Kim Hyun Joong, Super Junior, TVXQ and 2PM gathered to help launch United Asia Management, an agency that represents a collaboration among the top Korean agencies, including SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment. While this may be a great way to pool resources to extend the global reach of Kpop, the collaboration could also worsen some of more suspect elements of Korean idol system.

This isn’t the first time that the major Korean agencies have collaborated on a project. Last year, The Big Three and other companies embarked on a joint venture, Korean Music Power Holdings, that would focus on the production of programs and digital music distribution. United Asia Management could also expand all the things we love about Kpop.

Before you get all up in arms, this is not a praise party for The Big Three. I do not own stock in any of them. Actually, a lot of my most favorite groups are not represented by them. We’ll get to the critique of how they do business later in the editorial. Whether you like or dislike them, the fact is they are responsible for a sizable amount of the Kpop you and I listen to. Often, fans complain about what they see as exploitation of the artists. Yes, there is a school of thought out there that says that anytime you have one group of people doing the work and one group of people making profit off of that work, you will automatically get exploitation. However, there is another school of thought that says even when you have one group of people managing another group of people who do the work, the people who do the work consent to do the work because they are comfortable with what they get out of it. In other words, artists do have some agency–they do choose to be idols and we have to leave room for the possibility that they know what they are getting into. This is particularly true now that we’ve had so many other artists enter the idol system. New recruits have more of an idea of what to expect because they can look at the careers of other artists. It is too simplistic to go with either one of these positions; the reality is  probably somewhere in between for any given artist at any given time. Here’s my point: The Big Three can give a glimpse into how United Asia Management could treat its artists and affect fans around the world, both for good and ill.

Even if you think it is evil incarnate, the fact is that SM Entertainment represents a model for the global promotion of Kpop. They have international Kpop cred, having produced a number of successful Kpop artists, including  BoA, SNSD, SHINee, Super Junior, and TVXQ. These aren’t just one-hit wonders, getting their 15 minutes of fame and then disappearing into the night. They all share the distinction of sustaining successful careers since their debut. SM Entertainment is doing something right, something that others are eager to know. Before his resignation, Lee Soo Man gave a lecture to business school students from Stanford University on “theory of CT (Culture Technology)” as well as “the aspects of SM Entertainment’s successful globalization and business management strategies.” It also hard to dispute SM Entertainment’s high-profile presence in international markets, such as its two recent shows in Paris or its previous show in Los Angeles. If United Asia Management could reproduce this on a global scale, it would be groundbreaking for Kpop. Artists would be able to travel to more countries. Kpop could go to far more places, both figuratively and literally. The prospect of international fans seeing their favorite artists in the flesh increases tremendously. If individual agencies represent a town, a family and a nation, then United Asia Management would be its own solar system. The collaboration represented by United Asia Management could also allow artists to directly compete with one another by erasing to a certain extent the individual agency identifications. Also, fans could be treated to more collaborations between artists with a de-emphasis on agency affiliation. Imagine joint projects by some of your favorite Kpop artists.  Let’s face it, sometimes the agencies, in trying to get attention for their artists, engage in tactics designed to get fans to choose, not just among artists, but among the agencies themselves. For example, JYP Entertainment consciously branded itself, just like SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment, to promote concerts and artists overseas. But, agencies do not give fans names and assign fan colors. Fans are fans of artists. With no individual agency jockeying for their loyalty, fans can focus on the artists.

At the same time, United Asia Management could face the same problems faced by The Big Three on a larger scale. With great power comes great responsibility, and it is hard to miss how often artists sue, leave or generally criticize their treatment by large companies like SM Entertainment. asiafanatics.net points to the common complaints by fans regarding SM Entertainment’s treatment of its artists, including a vindictive attitude towards and exploitation of artists and generally unfair business practices.With potentially more money at stake, United Asia Management could operate in the same way, especially with even more artists at its disposal. We could see more stories and more instances of friction between management and artists.

United Asia Management’s collaboration with The Big Three could also result in a drop in the variety of artists we see in Kpop. SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment represent different flavors of Kpop, seeking to cater to different audiences. By bringing all The Big Three under United Asia Management, those differences could be erased, resulting in a whole lot of Kpop that sounds the same and possibly fewer artists overall.  It is also unclear how this large-scale collaboration would affect smaller entertainment agencies who have solid artists of their own. Some of the more up-and-coming artists are not always found in The Big Three. BEAST and A Pink are with Cube Entertainment.  DSP has KARA. NH Media has UKISS. FNC Media, a subsidiary of Core Contents Media, which is Mnet Media’s primary entertainment management label, has FT Island and CN Blue. Could these companies continue to survive, or would UAM just squeeze them out? And what happens to the variety of artists they bring to the table?

Who knows? I really think it could go either way. I guess we will have to watch and see how United Asia Management actually operates. I mean, the one agency could unite them all for good or evil.

Sources:

allkpop.com, Major entertainment companies establish joint venture KMP Holdings

allkpop.com, Lee Soo Man gives a Hallyu lecture to visiting Stanford university students

allkpop.com, JYP Entertainment family titles itself “JYP Nation”

asiafanatics.net, SM’s Court Verdict Refutation Unleashes A Flood Of Criticism From The Public

Photo Credits: soohyundreamer.blogspot.com, oneasiaa.wordpress.com

Video Credits:

Ystar, United Asia Management Red Carpet, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRloFhFHin0

Self camera. When someone takes a photo of themselves.

2NE1's Sandara Park and her famous selcas. credit: YG Entertainment

The “Big Three” are the three largest Korean music production companies, which are SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment.

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