Everything About Pentagon: Profile, Facts, Discography, and More!

Pentagon Maker

kpopmap.com

Like some of the other K-Pop groups, Pentagon was made through a survival show titled Pentagon Maker. The show was aired on April 26th, 2016, on the South Korean television channel Mnet’s digital content brand M2. Cube Entertainment previously gave a hint for the new boy group called Pentagon in December 2015 with the trailer “Come into the World.”

At the end of the show, the final line-up of Pentagon consisted of Jinho, Hui, Hongseok, Yeo One, Yuto, Kino, and Wooseok. Before their scheduled debut date, the original Pentagon released the collaboration songs “Young,” the music video to which was featuring all the original Pentagon members, and “Find Me,” on July 9th, 2016.

The original Pentagon were scheduled to have their debut concert on July 23rd, 2016, at Jamsil Indoor Stadium, but Cube Entertainment delayed it due to the internal issues.

Official Debut

youtube.com

On October 10th, 2016, Pentagon made their debut with a new addition to the member line-up. The new line-up comprised 10 members, including the eliminated members from Pentagon Maker, E’Dawn, Shinwon, and Yan An.

On the same day as their debut, Pentagon released their first EP titled Pentagon, consisting of seven tracks with the leading track “Gorilla.” The EP constantly peaked in the top ten of Gaon chart. The group also held their debut concert titled “Pentagon Mini Concert Tentastic Vol.1” at the Yes24 Live Hall in Gwangjin District, Seoul, on December 6th, 2016.

Scandal and Controversies

Dating Scandal

Besides HyunA and E’Dawn’s famous dating scandal, two other members of Pentagon have been involved in a dating rumor. Netizens even nicknamed Pentagon “the rookie idol group with three dating scandals in one day,” as at the same moment three of the member were rumored to be dating girl group members. Well, here they are:

  1. Pentagon Hui and (G)I-DLE Soojin
allkpop.com

Hui and Soojin were captured while having a shopping date in a mall. As we can see from the photo, they look very close by walking arm in arm. Responding to this rumor, Cube Entertainment resolutely denied it and said that the two labelmates actually dated in the past but they have already broken up.

2. Pentagon Yuto and CLC Yeeun

allkpop.com

Not only Hui, but Yuto was also involved in a dating scandal with Yeeun after someone took a photo of them walking in the streets of Seongsu-dong with a Cube manager. Responding to this rumor, Cube Entertainment released their official statement, “Yeeun and Yuto are simply close friends and colleagues who have been friends since before their debut as both are rappers in their respective groups.”

They added, “Cube Entertainment artists maintain a friendly relationship from their time as trainees, and they always fully support each other as close colleagues.”

E’Dawn’s Departure

Every Universe (Pentagon’s fandom name) around the world must be sad at the release of this news. On November 14th, E’Dawn and Cube Entertainment officially terminated their exclusive contract, which caused him to also leave Pentagon. Cube Entertainment wrote, “We sincerely thank the artist who has been with us until now and fans once again.”

The rumors said that E’Dawn’s contract has been terminated due to his secret relationship with his noona, HyunA. HyunA, who is also his former labelmate, left the agency one month before him. After he officially got out, E’Dawn and HyunA openly showed their relationship and intimacy in public. This made people even more assured about the rumor.

Currently, E’Dawn and HyunA have signed their exclusive contracts with a rookie company P Nation, formed by PSY, who is also a former artist from YG Entertainment.

Pentagon’s Discography

Extended Plays

Title Release Date Label Formats
Pentagon October 10th, 2016 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download
Five Senses December 7th, 2016 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download
Gorilla March 29th, 2017 Cube Entertainment (JPN) CD, digital download
Ceremony June 12th, 2017 Cube Entertainment  (KOR) CD, digital download
Demo_01 September 6th, 2017 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download
Demo_02 November 22nd, 2017 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download
Violet January 17th, 2018 Cube Entertainment (JPN) CD, digital download
Positive April 2nd, 2018 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download
Shine August 29th, 2018 Cube Entertainment (JPN) CD, digital download
Thumbs Up! September 10th, 2018 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download
Genie:us March 27th, 2019 Cube Entertainment (KOR) CD, digital download

Collaborations

Year Title Other Artists
2016 “Special Christmas” Hyuna, Jang Hyun-seung, BtoB, Roh Ji-hoon, CLC
2018 “Follow Your Dreams” Hyuna, Jo Kwon, BtoB, CLC, Yoo Seon-ho, (G)I-DLE
“Upgrade” Hyuna, Jo Kwon, BtoB, CLC, Yoo Seon-ho, (G)I-DLE
“Young & One” Hyuna, Jo Kwon, BtoB, CLC, Yoo Seon-ho, (G)I-DLE

Music Videos

Year Title Director
Korean
2016 “Gorilla” Vikings League
“Can You Feel It” Vikings League
2017 “Pretty Pretty” N/A
“Critical Beauty” Vikings League
“To Universe” N/A
“When I Was in Love” Bpm 권진모
“Like This” Flexible Pictures
“Runaway” Flexible Pictures
“Violet” Bpm 권진모
2018 “Shine” Flexible Pictures
“Naughty Boy” Digipedi
2019 “Sha La La”
Japanese
2017 “Gorilla” Hong Won-ki (Zanybros)
2018 “Violet” Bpm 권진모
“Shine” RIGEND FILM
2019 “Cosmo” Hong Won-ki (Zanybros)

Pentagon’s Filmography

Variety Shows

Title Year Network
Pentagon Maker 2016 Mnet-M2
Pentagon’s Textbook 2016-present Naver V App
Pentagon’s Private Live 2016-2017 MBC (Heyo TV)
Pentagon’s To Do List 2017 Naver V App
Pentagon’s TNL (Thursday Night Live) 2017 Naver V App
Pentory 2017-present YouTube
Just Do It Yo! 2018-present YouTube

Dramas

Title Year Network
Spark 2016 Web Drama
Hello, My Twenties! 2 2017 JTBC
Joseon Beauty Pageant 2018 KBS 1TV
The Best Fried Chicken 2019 MBN

 

Pentagon’s Instagram

Until now, Pentagon members are not yet known to have their personal Instagram accounts. They use the group’s account instead, which you can find @cube_ptg. Let’s check out what they have shared in the group’s account recently!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwOwi1RHMCj/

Behind the scene of Hongseok’s next web drama project. Stay tuned guys!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwOrMXVHdWl/

After Sha La La performance, look at Shiwon and Hongseok extraordinary pose!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BwMxHVUHoo9/

Our dancing machine Kino is coming back to the dance floor!

Wooseok with cutie filter ^^.

Jinhoo’s turn to show his mouse filter^^.