Big Hit Entertainment was founded on February 1, 2005, and signed the vocal trio 8Eight in 2007. In 2010, the company signed a joint management contract with JYP Entertainment over the boy group 2AM. That year, Bang Si-hyuk signed RM as the first member of BTS and launched nationwide auditions to recruit the other members of the group. BTS made their debut under Big Hit on June 13, 2013. In 2012, the company signed Lim Jeong-hee, and formed the girl group GLAM as a collaboration with Source Music. The group was active until 2014 when it was disbanded due to a controversy involving one its members Kim Da-hee—Kim was sentenced to prison after being found guilty of blackmailing actor Lee Byung-hun. Following the end of the joint contract between Big Hit and JYP in April 2014, three members of 2AM returned to JYP, while Lee Chang-min remained with Big Hit in order to continue with his solo career and as part of the duo Homme. The year also saw the disbandment of 8Eight after Baek Chan and Joo Hee's contracts with Big Hit ended. In May 2015, Lim Jeong-hee parted ways with the agency, following the expiration of her three-year contract, and Signal Entertainment Group, a KOSDAQ-listed company specializing in artist management and television production, acquired Big Hit through a KR₩6 billion convertible bond. In early 2016, Big Hit ended their stake relationship with Signal and made a full settlement of the bonds. In February 2018, Homme disbanded after member Changmin's contract came to an end. He left the company to start his own agency, while Lee Hyun continued on as a solo artist. In August, Big Hit and CJ E&M released information stating plans to create a joint company. Filed under the name Belift, the company would reportedly be split 52% to the latter and 48% to the former, and debut a boy group in 2020. In October, BTS renewed and extended their contract with the agency for seven more years. Big Hit was voted best investment company of the year at the 2018 Korea VC Awards in December. In March 2019, Big Hit debuted its second male group, Tomorrow X Together (TXT). Former CBO Lenzo Yoon was also appointed co-CEO with Bang Si-hyuk that month, Yoon would focus on the business components of the company while Bang's focus would be on creative production. In July 2019, the agency acquired Source Music, and in August, the video game firm Superb. Thanks to the apps Weverse and Weverse Shop (formerly known as Weply prior to March 9, 2020) developed by its subsidiary benX, Big Hit was chosen as the fourth most innovative company of 2020 worldwide by Fast Company. In May 2020, Big Hit became the majority shareholder of Pledis Entertainment. The company announced that the record label would retain its independence, but its artists (which include boy bands NU'EST and Seventeen) would be more widely promoted outside of South Korea. The Fair Trade Commission (hereafter KFTC) officially approved Big Hit's acquisition of Pledis in October. The following month, Big Hit announced that it had acquired KOZ Entertainment, a record label founded by rapper Zico. On January 27, 2021, Naver Corporation invested 354.8B KRW (~321M USD) to Big Hit's subsidiary, beNX Inc. The corporation will be transferring its video streaming service, V Live to beNX Inc., which also manages the social media platform, Weverse. The subsidiary will be renamed into the Weverse Company Inc.
BTS is a worldwide sensation that's changing lives today. BTS is a 7 member group including: RM, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. This group isn't like other boy group music you'll see. As you know, many boy bands or groups sing songs about love or breakups (not all but many), while BTS is making music about relatable things in life such as mental problems, bullying, or anything like that. Not many people knew them in their debut days. From 2013-2015 nobody really knew who they were. In South Korea, they didn't really like BTS's concepts early in the day. Their songs had more of a hip-hop style and teen-angst. Then, a few years later, they started their Love Myself franchise. Love Myself is supposed to help people start loving themselves and speaking themselves. BTS spread an incredible message and help children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. BTS got BigHit into the Big 4 (formerly Big 3) entertainment companies in South Korea. BTS is now being called the "21st Century's Beetles" and have gotten many awards such as Artist of the Year, Song of The Year, Best Boy Group, & Album of The Year. Now, they're nominated for a Grammy's Award.
TXT is a five-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The group consists of five members Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun and Huening Kai. They debuted on March 4, 2019 with the EP The Dream Chapter: Star. The album debuted and peaked at number one on the Gaon Album Chart and Billboard World Albums Chart and entered the US 200 at number 140, at the time becoming the highest-charting debut album by any male K-pop group. The album's lead single "Crown" debuted atop the World Digital Songs with TXT topping the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart, making them the fastest K-Pop group to appear in World Digital Songs and the second fastest K-Pop group to appear in the Billboard Emerging Artist. The group's commercial reception earned them several new artist of the year awards including Rookie of the Year at the 34th Golden Disc Awards and the 2019 Melon Music Awards, New Artist of the Year- Album at the 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards and Best New Male Artist at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
NU'EST is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment. The group consists of five members: JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren. They debuted on March 15, 2012, with the single "Face". The group began airing their own reality show, Making of a Star: NU'EST Landing Operation, during the promotional period. They returned with their first EP, Action, on July 11, and became ambassadors for Korea's Scout Association. During their promotional period and the rest of the year, NU'EST began to expand to the global market, holding events in Japan, Australia, other parts of Asia, and the United States, including performances at KCON. During December, NU'EST began endorsements with McDonald's. After the commercial decline of their previous releases and considerations of disbandment, JR, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren participated in the reality television series Produce 101 Season 2 during the first half of 2017. During their appearance on the show, previously released albums, including Q Is and Canvas, rose on South Korean album charts, reflecting a sudden surge in popularity of the group. In 2020, seven months after their last comeback, the group released their eighth EP The Nocturne with the title track "I'm in Trouble" on May 11. The album topped the Album Sales, Retail Album, Download, and BGM charts on Gaon's Weekly Chart. "I'm in Trouble" also debuted at no. 6 on Gaon's Digital Chart, becoming the complete group's first title track since debut to break into the Top 10, excluding their singles as NU'EST W. In May 2020, they joined with BigHit Entertainment, still with their company: Pledis Entertainment.
GFriend is a six-member South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015. The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. They made their debut with the EP Season of Glass on January 15, 2015. GFriend won several 2015 female rookie awards and has garnered momentum since their debut despite being from a small company. GFriend also became the first-ever girl group to be interviewed for the Grammy Mini Masterclass, an interview series organized by the US Grammy's Museum Experience Prudential Center where artists, music industry workers, and musicians talk about music to influence the youth. Then, in July 2019, BigHit aquired Source Music which also meant they aquired GFriend, who was already pretty successful. The group's third extended play Snowflake single "Rough" won the group several awards between late 2016 to early 2017, including Song of the Year – January at the 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards. The single also won the Best Dance award and Digital Bonsang award at the 2016 Melon Music Awards, the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards and the 31st Golden Disc Awards, respectively. In 2020, Dingo Music has given them a 'Special Grand Prize' trophy for their exemplary contribution for the Original Contents created by the channel throughout the years.
Seventeen, also stylized as SEVENTEEN or SVT, is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The group consists of 13 members divided into three sub-units, each with a different area of specialization: 'Hip-Hop Unit', 'Vocal Unit', and 'Performance Unit'. Seventeen has released three studio albums and ten extended plays. Seventeen is considered a "self-producing" idol group, with the members being actively involved in the songwriting, choreographing, and other aspects of their performance. Starting in 2013, Seventeen appeared in regular live broadcasts of a show called Seventeen TV on the online streaming platform UStream. The show had multiple seasons in which the trainees were introduced and shown practicing performances, with some seasons ending in Like Seventeen concerts. Prior to debut, Seventeen also appeared in the reality TV show Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan, broadcast on MBC between May 2–26, 2015. The show concluded with the group's debut showcase. Seventeen earned three rookie awards in their debut year, and have since earned six 'bonsangs,' which are main prizes, and one 'daesang' or grand prize. They have also gained several awards for choreography and dance performance. On October 28, 2020, Seventeen was awarded the 'Prime Minister's Commendation' from the Prime Minister of South Korea for their contribution to the development of Korea's contemporary pop culture and the arts.
BigHit is an incredible company that knows how to take care of their idols. Did you know that one of the groups have an actor in them? I'll give you a hint: It's not In Seventeen, ENHYPHEN, or GFriend. BTS or TXT? BTS! The member that's an actor? I'll give you a few seconds.... It's V! BigHit Entertainment is a very good company and has not had as many scandals as the other big 3 (SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, and JYP Entertainment). Almost every group that signed under BigHit has had a successful career. Anyways, that's it for explaining BigHit Entertainment. Adios.