Bang Si-Hyuk
Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment
Korea (South)




If all Bang did was continue overseeing the label that delivers fanatically popular K-pop group BTS, which saw its sizzling single “Butter” lead the Billboard Hot 100 for nine weeks, the chairman would already be one of the year’s significant label executives. But he found bigger headlines in April with the news that his Big Hit Entertainment was teaming up with Scooter Braun via acquisition of the vaunted artist manager’s company Ithaca Holdings, parent of Big Machine. Bang predicts the merger will foster a groundbreaking paradigm. Considering the deal puts BTS in the rarefied company of stars including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Florida Georgia Line and that HYBE has ties to two of the three largest music companies in the world, you can’t argue with that notion.


  • JYP Entertainment
  • HYBE


  • Seoul National University (Korea)

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  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree


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BTS Wins Album of the Year at 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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BTS scooped up the most trophies of the night on Saturday at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, the region's largest music awards ceremony.The event known as MAMA, which was offered as a global live stream telecast via YouTube and a host of other platforms, also hailed artists such as Ed Sheeran and Wanna One. The honors for BTS included album of the year, artist of the year, song of the year and worldwide icon of the year.“For all of those...


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