Get To Know I.O.I’s Lim Na-young’s Latest Agency, Sublime Artist Agency

Learn More About i.o.i’s Lim Na-young’s Newest Agency

Lim Na-young is a South Korean singer. She is a former member of South Korean Idol girl group IOI and Pristin. On May 4th, 2016, she debuted as a member of IOI, a group from Mnet’s survival television show, Produce 101. After the disbandment of I.O.I on January 29th, 2017, Lim Na-young debuted as a member of Pristin on March 21st, 2017, under Pledis Entertainment.

On May 24th, 2019, Pristin was officially disbanded and Pledis Entertainment announced that Lim Na-young would be departing from the label. After leaving Pledis Entertainment, on August 22nd, 2019, Na-young signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with updates on IOI’s Lim Na-young’s latest agency, Sublime Artist Agency! So, stay tuned!

Company Profile

Sublime Artist Agency (써브라임아티스트에이전시) is an entertainment agency in South Korea. Sublime Artist Agency is home to celebrities from various fields such as models, actors, singers, trainees, and even athletes.

Sublime Artist Agency currently houses celebrities such as Kim Hee-jung and T-ara’s Hyomin, Lim Na-young, Shin Suh-yun, Riho Minami, Leah Kim Thompson, Seo Ji-hye, Vivian Cha, Han Eu-ddeum, Kim Young-ah, Lee Seo-bin, and Kim Sun-bin.

Company Facts

In 2018, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun parted ways with Sublime Artist Agency. Back in October 2017, Seohyun parted ways with her debut agency SM Entertainment. Afterward, it was reported that Seohyun will continue her promotions with aid from Sublime Artist Agency. However, there was no specific news of an exclusive contract with the entertainment label.

In response to the news, Sublime Artist Agency explained its relationship with Seohyun. According to industry representatives, she is now working on setting up her own agency with her father and acquaintances. Sublime Artist Company stated, “Since the beginning, our agency has not had a contract on management with her. We only work together for advertisements, and we will continue to collaborate for advertisement-related matters.”

At the end of 2018, T-ara’s Hyomin signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency after parting ways with longtime label MBK Entertainment and planned to continue promoting in South Korea and China. She also planned to release a solo album in the first half of the year. Hyomin became a successful solo artist in China, topping the Chinese charts with her single “Sketch” and winning Best Korean Female Artist at the Yinyuetai V-chart Awards last year.

On May 16th, 2019, a representative from Sublime Artist Agency stated, “We have begun a good relationship with Hyomin. She is a singer whose passion for music is unrivaled, and we intend to support her promotions 100 percent.” They also stated that more than anything, Hyomin wants to repay the fans who have waited for her. Soon she would surprise her fans with some news, and look forward to it and continue supporting Hyomin.

In 2019, Lim Na-young signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency. After the disbandment of Pristin, Lim Na-young decided to leave her former agency Pledis Entertainment and find a new agency.

On August 22nd, 2019, Sublime Artist Agency confirmed to media outlets that they have recently signed an exclusive contract with Lim Na Young. They placed focus on Lim Na Young’s potential as an artist, and they will do their best so that she can shine brightly in whatever area it may be.

Artist List
  • Lim Na-young

Lim Na-young, also known as Im Nayoung, is a South Korean singer and rapper. After finishing tenth in the survival show Produce 101, she became a member of the girl group I.O.I. She was also a member of Pristin and its subgroup Pristin V.
  • Shin Suh-yun

Shin Suh-yun is currently a trainee under Sublime Artist Agency. Suh-yun is a participant of MNet’s survival show Produce 48 and she ranked #61 on episode 5 of Produce 48 and was barely eliminated. Before joining Produce 48, Suh-yun was a contestant on the debut survival program Mix Nine. However, she was eliminated during the first round of eliminations. During Produce 48, Suh-yun represented FAVE Entertainment. However, after the show ended, she left FAVE Entertainment and signed a contract with Sublime Artist Agency.
  • T-ARA’s Hyomin

Park Sun-young, or better known professionally as Hyomin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actress. She debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group T-ara. As an actress, Hyomin has also starred in various television dramas such as My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (2010), Gye Baek (2011), The Thousandth Man (2012), and in various films such as Gisaeng Ryung (2011) and Jinx!!! (2013). She debuted as a solo artist with her debut EP, Makeup, on June 30th, 2014.
  • Riho Minami

Riho Minami is an ex-JYP Entertainment trainee. She wanted to be a K-Pop idol but later changed her career path towards acting. She changed her career path because she was always more interested in acting rather than singing, as she once revealed in an interview.
  • Leah Kim Thompson

Leah Kim Thompson is a television host, model, and actress in Seoul, Korea. Her mother is Korean and her father is Caucasian. She first gained fame in 2006, at the age of 12, when she starred in a Korean entertainment show titled Star Golden Bell. She later debuted as a model and actress, she has appeared in magazines such as Maxim and Schon, and has since become known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live Korea.

  • Seo Ji-hye

Seo Ji-hye is a South Korean actress and model under Sublime Artist Agency. She was born on July 27th, 1996.
  • Vivian Cha

Cha Hyunjung, also known as Vivian Cha, is a South Korean fashion model and television personality. Vivian made her debut in The 18th Magazine CéCi Model Contest in August 2015.
  • Kim Hee-jung

Kim Hee-jung is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 2000 as a child actress, starring the titular character in Tough Guy’s Love. She signed with YG Entertainment in 2016. In August 2019, she left YG Entertainment and signed with Sublime Artist Agency. She is also a member of the South Korean female dance crew Purplow, known by the stage name Bibi.
  • Han Eu-ddeum

Han Eu-Ddeum is a South Korean actress and model. She was born on October 7th, 1988. In 2014, she acted as a supporting role in the Korean drama series Valid Love as Kim Yi-i, Kim Il-ri’s sister.

  • Kim Young-ah

Kim Young-ah is a South Korean actress and model under Sublime Artist Agency. She was born on October 29th, 1985. 

  • Lee Seo-bin

Lee Seo-bin is Miss Korea 2014. She was born on April 29th, 1993. In 2014, she participated in Miss Universe as a representative of South Korea.

  • Kim Sun-bin

Kim Sun-bin is a South Korean model. He was born on June 16th, 1993. He participated in Pale Turquoise Fashion Show Model in 2015.