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.
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
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:
- Pentagon Hui and (G)I-DLE Soojin
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
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.”
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||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|
|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|
|“Can You Feel It”||Vikings League|
|“Critical Beauty”||Vikings League|
|“When I Was in Love”||Bpm 권진모|
|“Like This”||Flexible Pictures|
|2019||“Sha La La”|
|2017||“Gorilla”||Hong Won-ki (Zanybros)|
|2019||“Cosmo”||Hong Won-ki (Zanybros)|
|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|
|Just Do It Yo!||2018-present||YouTube|
|Hello, My Twenties! 2||2017||JTBC|
|Joseon Beauty Pageant||2018||KBS 1TV|
|The Best Fried Chicken||2019||MBN|
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!
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Wooseok with cutie filter ^^.
Jinhoo’s turn to show his mouse filter^^.