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YG Entertainment (Korean: YG 엔터테인먼트) is a South Korean entertainment company founded by Yang Hyun-suk based in Seoul, South Korea. The company operates a record label, talent agency, clothing line, cosmetics firm, event management and concert production company, music production company as well as its own music publishing house. The name of the company, "YG", is an abbreviation for "Yang Goon", a nickname given to the Executive Director/Founder Yang Hyun-suk.〔
Once the home of hip-hop group 1TYM, its current roster of recording artists are known to be some of the biggest K-pop acts to gain international fame, especially BIGBANG, 2NE1, and PSY. In terms of revenue contribution, Big Bang is the company's biggest act.
A prominent entertainment company in South Korea, its record label is also one of the three big record labels in the K-pop industry, alongside SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment.〔 Official contents by YG Entertainment and its artists have cumulatively garnered more than 7 billion views and are subscribed to by more than 18 million users on individual artists' YouTube channels.
The company officially became a publicly traded company on November 23, 2011. In 2012, YG Entertainment's share prices saw a year-over-year increase of more than 60% due to the increase in publicity following the achievements of multiple artists on the label, especially Psy's hit Gangnam Style.
On September 13, 2014, French luxury giant LVMH's private equity arm, L Capital Asia, announced that it is investing up to US$80 million in YG Entertainment. Headquartered in Singapore, L Capital Asia will be the second-largest investor in YG Entertainment with an 11.5 per cent interest. Yang Hyun-suk, YG Entertainment's founder, has a 28 per cent stake.
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