YG Entertainment

Why is YG Entertainment one of the most successful entertainment companies?

Despite all the scandals revolving around YG Entertainment, people still couldn’t deny the fact that YG Entertainment is truly a trendsetter in the Korean music industry.

Check out YG Entertainment’s Top 5 Biggest Contributions To K-pop:

5. First-ever Fandom Lightstick in K-pop

YG Entertainment’s Bigbang is the group to have the first-ever lightstick in K-pop. Bigbang’s Bang Bong is a yellow-crown lightstick in K-pop with 5 points, representing the 5 member of Bigbang. Bang Bong was designed by G-dragon.

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4. First-ever Group to Hit 1 Billion Views on YouTube

YG Entertainment’s Blackpink is the first-ever K-pop group to achieve 1 billion views on YouTube with their song Ddu-Du Ddu-Du. Blackpink, who just debuted 3 years ago, continues to rule the K-pop industry today. Blackpink’s Ddu-Du Ddu-Du is YG Entertainment’s third music video to reach billion views.

3. First-ever Girl Group to Hold A World Tour

YG Entertainment’s 2ne1 is the first-ever K-pop girl group to hold a world tour in 2012. Unfortunately, YG Entertainment announced 2ne1’s disbandment in 2017. Re-live 2ne1’s powerful live performance below:

2. First-ever K-Pop Group To Achieve more than 200 Hourly Perfect-All-Kill 

YG Entertainment’s iKON is the first-ever K-pop group and artist in the entire Korean music industry to achieve more than 200 Hourly Perfect-All-Kill (PAK). iKON’s Love Scenario is the longest Perfect-All-Kill (PAK) in the history of Korean music industry. Next to Love Scenario is IU and Park Myung Soo’s Leon with just more than 140 hourly PAK.

1.First-ever Solo Artist to Hit 1 Billion Views on YouTube

YG Entertainment’s former solo artist PSY was the first-ever Korean artist to get 1 billion views on YouTube. PSY’s Gangnam Style was co-produced and released under YG Entertainment, went viral all around the world and eventually introduced the catchy songs of K-pop to the world. Following PSY’s Gangnam Style, PSY’s Gentleman also hit 1 billion views and went viral in the following year.

BONUS: YG Entertainment is the first-ever entertainment company where trainees topped the music charts even before debuting. They’re also the home of trendsetters in the K-pop and Korea’s fashion industry.



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