Everything You Need To Know About Pledis Entertainment: Artists, Auditions and More

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Find Out More About Pledis Entertainment, Idol Making Entertainment Company

Pledis Entertainment is a rapidly growing Korean Entertainment Company. Pledis has a huge chance of overthrowing YG Entertainment as a member of the Big Three Korean entertainment companies. Pledis’ name derives from the name of a star cluster in the constellation Taurus, Pleiades.

The business philosophy of Pledis is to nurture K-Pop idol stars-in-training to become the most luminous stars in the K-Pop world. To achieve its goal, Pledis discovers young talent and youthful thinking, setting innovative planning and fresh ideas. Pledis produces new value through creative cultural content produced by maximizing the talents and individual strengths of K-Pop stars-in-training.

Sexy singer, Son Dam-bi is the first artist to debut under Pledis Entertainment’s management. Pledis Entertainment developed second-generation girl group After School. Currently, their most popular artists are idol groups NU’EST and Seventeen. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Pledis Entertainment, their artists, the audition process, and more. So, stay tuned!

Company Profile

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Pledis Entertainment was founded by Han Sung-soo in 2007. He was former manager of the original Korean idol, BoA at SM Entertainment. Son Dam-bi, singer and sexy symbol was the first artist to debut under Pledis Entertainment. Pledis Entertainment formed its first girl group, After School, in January 2009. The company teamed up with Fantagio to form another girl group, Hello Venus, in 2012. NU’EST and Seventeen are currently Pledis Entertainment’s most popular artists.

Logo

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Company Address

Pledis Entertainment is based on 5 Bongeunsa-ro 67-gil Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. The company was established on July 1st, 2010. As of October 2019, Pledis Entertainment has between 100 – 200 employees in its staff.

Artist List

Active Artists

Groups

After School

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  • Debut date: January 1st, 2009
  • Debut song: Ah!
  • Debut members: Kahi, Jungah, Soyoung, Bekah, Jooyeon
  • Current Members: Raina, Nana, E-Young

Movement

Name

Join Date

Graduation Date

Kahi

2009.01

2012.06

Jungah

2009.01

2017.05

Soyoung

2009.01

2009.10

Bekah

2009.01

2011.07

Jooyeon

2009.01

2014.12

Uee

2009.04

2017.05

Nana

2009.11

Raina

2009.11

Lizzy

2010.03

E-Young

2010.12

Gaeun

2012.06

 

NU’EST

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  • Debut date: March 15th, 2012
  • Debut song: Face
  • Debut members: JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, Ren

 

Seventeen

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  • Debut date: May 26th, 2015
  • Debut song:
  • Debut members:
    • Hip-hop Unit: S.Coups, Wonwoo, Mingyu, Vernon
    • Vocal Unit: Jeonghan, Joshua, Woozi, DK, Seungkwan
    • Performance Unit: Jun, Hoshi, The8, Dino

 

Subunits

Orange Caramel

  • Debut date: July 17th, 2010
  • Debut song: Magic Girl
  • Debut members: Nana, Raina, Lizzy

Solo Singers

  • Raina
  • Han Dong-geun
  • Bumzu
  • Kyulkyung
  • Yehana
  • Sungyeon

Actors

  • Nana

Past Artists

  • After School
  • Soyoung (2009)
  • Bekah (2009 -2011)
  • Jooyeon (2009 – 2014)
  • Kahi (2009 – 2015)
  • Jungah (2009 – 2016)
  • Uee (2009 – 2017)
  • Lizzy (2010 – 2018)
  • Kaeun (2012 – 2019)
  • Hello Venus
  • Ara (2011 – 2014)
  • Yoonjo (2012 – 2014)
  • Son Dam-bi (2007 – 2015)
  • NU’EST
  • NU’EST M (2013 – 2014)
  • Jason (2013 – 2014)
  • NU’EST W (2017 – 2018)
  • Pristin
  • Pristin V (2018 – 2019)
  • Nayoung (2016 – 2019)
  • Roa (2016 – 2019)
  • Eunwoo (2016 – 2019)
  • Rena (2016 – 2019)
  • Yuha (2016 – 2019)
  • Xiyeon (2016 – 2019)
  • Kyla (2016 – 2019)

Audition History

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Pledis Entertainment held its first global audition in 2017. There was no limitation on gender, nationality, and age during the audition. The company set the audition on several fields such as vocal, rap, dance, acting, and modeling.

The 2017 Global Audition 1 was held in 8 major cities in Asia and the USA. The audition started in Bangkok on August 6th, 2017, and ended in Seattle on August 3rd, 2017.

The 2017 Global Audition 2 was held in 4 Asian cities. It started in Kuala Lumpur on September 11th and ended in Taipei on September 30th. The audition also took place in Jakarta on September 24th and Singapore on September 28th.

Pledis started monthly auditions on July 22nd, 2018. The auditions took place at Pledis’ headquarters every two months until December 2018. In between the monthly auditions, Pledis held the 2018 global audition in Taiwan and Japan.

In 2019, Pledis Entertainment transformed its monthly audition into Pledis’ Wonder Teen Audition. Since January 2019, series of auditions were held across Korea. Since March 2019, Pledis Entertainment set the Wonder Teens monthly audition.

In 2020, the Wonder Teens audition is scheduled at Gwangju, Busan, Jeju, and Seoul. Only male participants born after 2003 are eligible to apply.

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