YG Entertainment is a record label from Korea. YG Entertainment specializes in producing R&B and hip hop music. Before YG Entertainment was formed, hip hop music was an unknown and unpopular genre in Korea. YG stands for Yang Goon and are also the initials of the chief executive officer, Yang Hyun Suk.
YG Entertainment was founded in 1996 by Yang Hyun Suk, who was a member of Seo Tai-ji & Boys. After the group’s break-up in 1996, he produced Keep Six and created hits with debuting musicians Jinusean, 1TYM, Se7en, Big Bang, Lexy and Wheesung. His direct experiences from having been a singer himself has propelled him to gather a formidable team of the strongest producers, lyricists, composer groups, singers, planning team, and PR teams to provide the best environment in ensuring high quality music for YG Entertainment.
BIGBANG, 2NE1, GUMMY, 1TYM, JINUSEAN, SE7EN, LEXY, STONY SKUNK, MOO-GA-DANG, MASTA WU, 45RPM, PERRY, etc…