8:36 pm - 09/23/2018

Jeon Somi reportedly signs contract with YGE sub-label The Black Label

Jeon Somi may have found her new agency!

On September 23, Sports Chosun exclusively reported that Jeon Somi has signed a contract with The Black Label.

The Black Label is a subsidiary label of YG Entertainment headed by Teddy, working with artists like singer Zion.T and rapper and producer Kush. The Black Label is based in an independent space located near the YG Entertainment building, and has been receiving the full support of YG Entertainment to work with trainees and try out various music genres.

The Black Label was contacted to confirm the reports, but a source from the agency simply stated, “We are currently in the process of checking the facts.”

Jeon Somi appeared in survival programs “Sixteen” and “Produce 101,” where she won first place in the finale and made her debut in the project group I.O.I. Since then, she has been pursuing activities under JYP Entertainment, until it was announced in August that she had terminated her contract with the agency.

Sources: Naver (1, 2) via Soompi

So it looks like nothing has been confirmed yet but thoughts, Omona?
myrrhcat 23rd-Sep-2018 01:38 pm (UTC)
interesting. i know it's not technically the same as YG but this is the first instance I can think of a trainee/artist hopping between the big 3
based on her roller coaster/gashina performances i actually think she has potential as a soloist now with the right song
hpn88 23rd-Sep-2018 02:14 pm (UTC)
I think it definitely happens for trainees. She is obviously the most famous. Didn't CL go from JYP to YG as a trainee? And I know woojin from stray kids was a SM trainee before going to JYP and in the SK survival show they met a YG trainee who used to be a JYP trainee.
rockerista03 23rd-Sep-2018 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wasn't GD an SM trainee before he switched to YG? And Jun.K from 2PM was a YG trainee before ultimately making the switch to JYP.
vintage_boom 23rd-Sep-2018 03:13 pm (UTC)
I know Cube isn't a Big 3 but Pentagon is basically made up of Big 3 trainees who left/switched over. I think there's 4 of them in that group alone.
carazhan 23rd-Sep-2018 04:52 pm (UTC)
and if we count the big 4 hyuna is the best example of someone who's debuted hopping from one agency to another.
myrrhcat 23rd-Sep-2018 07:03 pm (UTC)
fromis_9 also has 2 ex jyp members and 1 ex yg member funnily enough
myrrhcat 23rd-Sep-2018 07:00 pm (UTC)
what do you know, I didn't know about any of those, thanks.
gathyou 23rd-Sep-2018 03:05 pm (UTC)
I think it happens regularly for trainees but Somi was signed as an artist, and I don't recall any signed artist moving to another big 3
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