Learn More About K-Pop Groups And Artists Signed Under FNC Entertainment
In South Korea, there are so many talent agencies that produce popular boy and girl groups, singers, and actors. FNC Entertainment is one of the popular agencies in South Korea. The company was established in 2006 by South Korean singer and record producer Han Seong-ho. The talent agency operates in many areas such as record labels, talent agencies, music production companies, event management, concert production companies, and music publishers.
FNC Entertainment is home to popular K-Pop artists such as AOA, CNBlue, F.T. Island, SF9, N.Flying, and Cherry Bullet. Beside representing popular K-Pop groups, the label is also home to a number of prominent entertainers, including Yoo Jae-suk, Jeong Hyeong-don, Lee Guk-joo, and Noh Hong-chul. Many popular actors and actresses are managed by FNC Entertainment, including Lee Dong-gun, Sung Hyuk, Kwang Dong-yeon, Lee Seung-jo, Park Ji-won, Jung Eugene, and Yoo Jin-seo.
In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with information about the K-Pop groups and artists signed under FNC Entertainment. Let’s learn more about popular groups such as Cherry Bullet, CNBlue, and artists under the agency. So, stay tuned and keep scrolling down this article.
FNC Entertainment is well known as the home of many popular K-Pop groups. Here is the list of popular K-Pop groups under FNC Entertainment:
On January 21st, 2019, FNC Entertainment debuted a new girl group named Cherry Bullet. The girl group consists of ten members: Haeyoon, Yuju, Mirae, Bora, Jiwon, Kokoro, Remi, Chaerin, Linlin, and May. Cherry Bullet debuted with their first single album titled Let’s Play Cherry Bullet with “Q&A” acting as the title track. Cherry Bullet originally debuted with 10 members. However, on December 13th, 2019, FNC Entertainment announced that three members of the group, Mirae, Kokoro, and LinLin officially left the group and canceled their exclusive contracts with the agency.
After three members left the group, it continued on promoting with seven members remaining. On February 11th, 2020, the groups released their first digital single “Hands Up.” One year after debut Cherry Bullet were nominated for several awards among which the Asia Artist Award, the Genie Music Award, the Mnet Asian Music Award, etc.
Sensational Feeling 9, or better known as SF9, is one of the most popular boy groups in South Korea. On October 5th, 2016, the boy group officially debuted with their single album titled feeling sensation under FNC Entertainment. As its name, the group consists of 9 members, Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Zuho, Rowoon, Taeyang, Hwiyoung, and Chani.
On January 7th, 2020, SF9 released their first Korean studio album First Collection with the lead single “Good Guy.” Since debuting in 2016, SF9 has released 7 mini-albums, one EP, and one special album. The nine-member group also managed to get several awards, one of which is the Rising Star Award at the 2018 Asia Artist Awards.
On June 30th, 2012, FNC Entertainment debuted its first-ever girl group named AOA, or Ace of Angels. AOA consists of 8 members, Jimin, Choa, Yuna, Younkyung, Mina, Hyejeong, Seolhyun, and Chanmi. The group debuted with their first song “Elvis” which was part of the first single Angels’ Story. On January 16th, 2014, AOA made a comeback with their song “Miniskirt” which made the group rise to stardom and gain immense popularity. The song managed to occupy the first position on SBS’ Inkigayo.
On June 22nd, 2017, Choa left the group and another member Mina also left the group in 2019. Since then, the group continued to promote as a five-member group. On November 26th, 2019, AOA released their sixth mini-album New Moon with the title track “Come See Me.” Eight years after debuting, AOA managed to get several music awards such as the Golden Disc Award, the Mnet Asian Music Award, the Melon Music Award, the Seoul Music Award, and so on.
In 2013, FNC Entertainment debuted a rap-rock band named N.Flying. Before it officially debuted, the band released their first digital single in Japan on October 1st, 2013, titled “Basket.” On May 20th, 2015, N.Flying debuted in Korea with a mini-album titled Awesome. N.Flying currently consists of 4 members, including Seunghyub, Hun, Jaehyun, and Hweseung, after one of its members Kwangjin left the band in 2018.
On April 24th, 2019, N.Flying released their fifth EP Spring Memories. The EP includes six songs including their previous tracks, “Like a Flower” and “Rooftop.” On January 1st, 2020, Dong-sung was officially announced to join the group as a bassist. Since debut, the band has won the Best Rock Award at the 2019 Melon Music Awards and the group has also been nominated at several award shows, such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards, the Seoul Music Awards, etc.
FT Island is a South Korean brand that debuted in Korea on May 27th, 2007, under FNC Entertainment. The band currently consists of three members, main vocalist Lee Hong-gi, bassist Lee Jae-jin, and drummer Choi Min-hwan. In 2009, guitarist of the band, Oh Won-bin left the band and was replaced by Song Seung-hyun. In 2019, former leader Choi Jong-hoon also left the band and retired from the entertainment industry because of the hidden camera scandal. At the end of 2019, another member, Seung-hyun left the group to pursue an acting career.
Choi Jong-hun and Oh Won-bin are two former members of the band. Since their debut in 2007, F.T. Island has released several well-known songs including “After Love,” “Bad Woman,” “I Hope,” “Hello Hello,” “Severely,” “I Wish,” “Love Sick,” “Thunder,” “Until You Come Back,” and “Love Love Love.” The band has also won several awards, such as the Mnet Asian Music Award, the Golden Disc Award, and so on.
CNBLUE, or CN BLUE (Code Name Blue), is a South Korean rock band under the management of FNC Entertainment. This band consists of four members, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Lee Jung-shin, and Kang Min-hyuk. CNBlue first debuted in Japan on August 19th, 2009, with the first mini-album Now or Never. However, at the end of September of the same year, original bassist Kwon Kwang-jin left the band and was replaced by Lee Jung-shin. The band officially debuted in Korea on January 14th, 2010, with their first album Bluetory and “I’m a Loner” was promoted as the lead single. In 2019, the vocalist and guitarist Lee Jong-hyun left the band after being involved in a sexual scandal.
Since the band debuted in 2010, they have released several hit songs that made the band rise to stardom, such as “I’m a Loner,” “Love,” “I’m sorry,” “Can’t Stop,” etc. They have also won several music awards such as a Golden Disc Award, a Seoul Music Award, a Mnet Asian Music Award, a Melon Music Award, and so on.
Here is the list of handsome and talented actors that are managed by FNC Entertainment:
Kwak Dong-yeon is a South Korean actor and musician from the FNC Entertainment agency. He was born in Daejeon, South Korea, on March 19th, 1997. This very young actor has been active in the Korean entertainment scene since 2012 until now. In the world of acting, Kwak Dong-yeon debuted in 2012, through the family drama My Husband Got a Family playing Bang Jang-goon. And not only he is good at acting, but he is also a talented musician as well. This was first shown in the drama My Husband Got a Family when he sang and played the guitar in an episode of the series.
Sung Hyuk is a South Korean actor under the FNC Entertainment agency. He was born on March 2nd, 1984. Sung Hyuk began to be active in the Korean entertainment world in 2005 and has continued until now. He has starred in several dramas and films, namely Jang Bo-ri is Here, You Are the Only One, Bloody Shake, Good Friends, and others. He also won an award at the 22nd Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards in the category for Best New Actor in a Drama, the drama he played was Jang Bo-ri is Here.
Lee Dong-gun is a South Korean actor and singer born on July 26th, 1980. Lee Dong-gun made his debut in the entertainment world in 1997 as a singer, then gained popularity as an actor, starring in television dramas such as Sweet 18, Lovers in Paris, and Stained Glass. Lee Dong-gun is from the label AI Entertainment which is a child of the FNC Entertainment agency.
Lee Seung-Joo is a South Korean actor signed under FNC Entertainment. He was born on June 20th, 1981, with the name Lee Seung-min. The actor has taken on roles in several movies such as The Villainess (2017), The Whistleblower (2014), Sadness in Beauty (2010), drama series such as Sketch (2018), Goblin (2017), Witch’s Castle (2015), Brain (2011), The Partner (2009), and The Slingshot (2009).
Here is the list of beautiful and talented actresses that are managed by FNC Entertainment:
Park Ji-won is a South Korean rookie actress signed under FNC Entertainment. The actress was born on September 25th, 1997, in South Korea. Park Ji-won is well known for playing a role in drama series such as Find Me in Your Memory (2020), When the Weather is Fine (2020), Arthdal Chronicles (2019).
Yoon Jin-seo is a South Korean actress born in Seoul, South Korea on August 5th, 1983. She debuted as an actress in 2001 and she is still active today. She has starred in several films and tv series such as Oldboy, Shall I Cry?, Heartbreak Hotel, Lovers in Paris, The Heirs, and others.
Jung Yoo Jin was born on February 19th, 1989, also known as Eugene Jung is a model and actress. Jung Yoo Jin previously came from YG Entertainment, but now she has signed a contract with a new label, FNC Entertainment. She debuted through the drama Heard It Through the Grapevine, and has played in other dramas such as Moorim School, W, and many more.
Here is the list of funny and talented entertainers and comedians that are managed by FNC Entertainment:
Noh Hong-chul is a South Korean entertainer and entrepreneur. He was born in Seoul, South Korea on March 31st, 1979. He has starred in several well-known TV shows, such as the Infinite Challenge TV show from 2005 to 2014 and I Live Alone. Apart from being a host, he has also starred in several films and advertisements. He has also won many awards, one of which was at the 20th Republic of Korea Entertainment in the TV category in 2014.
Yoo Jae-suk is a comedian from South Korea and is a frequent host of various television comedy shows in Korea. He was born on August 14th, 1972, in Seoul, South Korea. His television debut was at the KBS Comedian Festival (for college students) in 1991, where he performed a commercial parody with Choi Seung-gyung. The first time Jae-suk was awarded the Grand Prize was on a program called Happy Together Friends. He was named the “MC of the nation” or “National MC” by netizens in Korea and proclaimed himself the most popular comedian in Korea for five years in a row from 2004 to 2008. He has hosted several television shows in South Korea, including the popular programs Infinite Challenge and Running Man.
Lee Guk-joo is a South Korean comedian under FNC Entertainment and was born on January 5th, 1986. She debuted as a 15th generation comedian. Initially, she was under the auspices of Coko Entertainment, but in the end, she signed a new contract with FNC Entertainment. Apart from being a comedian, she also attacks actresses who star in various tv shows such as Dream Knight. She has also won various awards such as at the tvN10 Awards where she was nominated as Comedy Big League in the Best Comedienne category.
Jeong Hyeong-don is a comedian and host from South Korea under the auspices of FNC Entertainment. He was born on February 7th, 1978, in Busan, South Korea. He debuted on television in the variety show Gag Concert on the KBS channel in 2003. He starred in the famous variety show in South Korea namely Weekly Idol with his partner Defconn from July 2011 to 2018. In June 2015, he officially joined FNC Entertainment. He has also won many awards, one of which he won in the Variety Star Award category at the KBS Entertainment Awards.
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