The Black Label

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The Black Label
Company typeAssociate
HeadquartersHannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, ,
South Korea
Key people
  • Jeong Kyung-in (CEO)[1]
  • Teddy (Chief Creative Officer)[1][2]

The Black Label Inc. (Korean더 블랙 레이블; stylized in all caps or THEBLΛƆKLΛBEL) is a South Korean record label and an associate company of YG Entertainment. It was founded in 2015 by YG producer Teddy and Kush.


On September 22, 2015, YG Entertainment announced the creation of the independent sub-label to be headed by YG producers Teddy and Kush.[5] On March 17, 2016, Zion.T signed with the label.[6] On May 3, 2017, Okasian signed an exclusive contract with the label.[7] Danny Chung (formerly known as Decipher) has also signed with the label.[citation needed][when?] The label is also home to Jeon Somi, who signed with the label in September 2018, and debuted on June 13, 2019.[8] On November 16, 2020, as per the quarterly stock report of YG Entertainment, the label was converted to an associate company status.[9] On December 26, 2022, the company announced Taeyang joined the label but remained a member of the group, Big Bang.[10] In January 2023, actor Park Bo-gum signed with the label.[11] In April 2023, The Black Label formed a joint venture with Thailand's largest conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group called The Black Sea to expand its label into the Southeast Asian region.[12]


Former artists[edit]

Former producers[edit]


Music distribution[edit]

The Black Label records are distributed by the following:


Year Released Title Artist Type
2017 February 1 OO Zion.T Extended play
September 4 Walkin' Vol.2 Peejay Studio album
December 4 Snow (feat. Lee Moon-se) Zion.T Single
2018 October 15 ZZZ Extended play
2019 March 6 What You Waiting For R.Tee × Anda Single
June 13 Birthday Jeon Somi Single
October 2 Mennal (feat. Okasian) Vince Single
November 6 May Zion.T Single
2020 February 4 Emergency (feat. Zion.T) Vince Single
July 22 What You Waiting For Jeon Somi Single
November 13 Empty Trash Løren Single
2021 July 29 Need (Ooo-Eee) Single
August 2 Dumb Dumb Jeon Somi Single
October 29 XOXO Studio album
November 25 All My Friends Are Turning Blue Løren Single
December 23 A Gift! Zion. T Single
2023 January 13 Vibe (feat. Jimin) Taeyang Single
March 24 Put Up a Fight Løren Extended Play
April 25 Down to Earth Taeyang Extended Play
June 23 Restart It Bryan Chase Single
June 28 2U Extended Play
August 7 Game Plan Jeon Somi Extended Play
October 25 Restart It (feat. Okasian) (Extended Ver.) Bryan Chase Single
November 10 Get Out Vince Single
November 17 The Drive Extended Play
December 6 Zip Zion.T Studio album
December 22 Ex-Mas Jeon Somi x Big Naughty Single


  1. ^ Moved to YG Entertainment under YG Stage.


  1. ^ a b "[단독]정경인 전 펄어비스 대표, YG 테디의 '더블랙레이블' 수장으로". Sedaily (in Korean). October 16, 2022. Archived from the original on October 18, 2022. Retrieved December 27, 2022.
  2. ^ "The Organization". The Black Label. Retrieved August 26, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Yoo, Jin-mo (January 31, 2023). "박보검의 더블랙레이블 이적 의미" [Meaning of Park Bo-gum's transfer to The Black Label]. Celuv Media (in Korean). Retrieved March 9, 2023.
  4. ^ "YG Entertainment: Company Profile Information for the Repository of Korea's Corporate Fillings (KIND)". (in Korean). Financial Supervisory Service.
  5. ^ "[단독]테디·쿠시, YG독립 레이블 만든다..양현석 직접 기획". Naver News (in Korean). September 22, 2015. Archived from the original on April 24, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Lee Eun-jung (March 17, 2016). "자이언티, 아메바컬쳐 떠난다 ... YG '테디 레이블'로 이적" [Zion.T leaves Amoeba Culture ... Transfer to YG 'Teddy Label']. Yonhap News Agency (in Korean). Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  7. ^ Lee Mi-hyun (May 3, 2017). "[단독] GD와 무대 펼친 오케이션, YG 레이블 품으로…자이언티와 한솥밥" (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved August 17, 2021 – via
  8. ^ "UPDATE: YG Entertainment's The Black Label confirms signing Jeon Somi". SBS PopAsia. September 24, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  9. ^ YGE, Quarterly Stock Report. "[와이지엔터테인먼트] 분기보고서(일반법인)". Archived from the original on December 22, 2020. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  10. ^ Yeo, Gladys (December 27, 2022). "Big Bang members Taeyang and Daesung end contracts with YG Entertainment". NME. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  11. ^ Bae Hyo-joo (January 30, 2023). "더블랙레이블 측 "박보검과 전속계약" 테디와 손잡고 태양과 한솥밥[공식]" (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved January 30, 2023 – via Naver.
  12. ^ Yang, Haley (April 18, 2023). "K-pop agency The Black Label partners with Thailand's CP Group to find new talent". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
  13. ^ Yang, Haley (April 18, 2023). "K-pop agency The Black Label partners with Thailand's CP Group to find new talent". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
  14. ^ Kim, Kyung-taek (October 20, 2020). "YG PLUS, TEDDY '더블랙레이블' 음원·음반 유통 나서" [YG PLUS, TEDDY start distributing 'The Black Label' music and records]. Maeil Economy (in Korean). Retrieved April 14, 2023 – via Naver.
  15. ^ Kim Yeon-Ah (July 21, 2020). "Singer Jeon Somi to join American record label Interscope Records". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  16. ^ Zellner, Xander (January 24, 2023). "Hot 100 First-Timers: TAEYANG & Jimin Each Score First Solo Hit With 'Vibe'". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2023.
  17. ^ Bautista, Rafael (August 23, 2023). "How THEBLACKLABEL's Bryan Chase is helping the K-Hip-Hop Global". NYLON Manila. MEGA Global Licensing Inc. Retrieved August 26, 2023.
  18. ^ Eggertsen, Chris (March 13, 2023). "88rising Signs Korean Alt-Rock Artist LØREN". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2023.

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