YG Entertainment’s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, recently shared his thoughts on the differences between groups BIGBANG and EXO, as well as the differences between YG Entertainment and SM Entertainment.
After BIGBANG’s concert on April 26, Yang Hyun Suk met with the press and stated, “There are many articles comparing BIGBANG and EXO. There is actually nothing to compare between the two groups.”
The YGE CEO further explained, “First off, the two groups’ directions are different. Their dispositions are also different. Their music color and what they are pursuing are also completely different. The only thing they have in common is that they are boy groups.”
Yang Hyun Suk added, “BIGBANG is a group that has many public-friendly elements. First, their songs are [public-friendly]. On the other hand, EXO has the biggest fandom in Korea.”
The CEO also stated that these differences may be contributed to the two agencies under which the groups are signed: “Although BIGBANG and EXO are the representative groups of YG and SM [respectively], you could see it as the difference in color between each agency. The two groups just need to continue moving forward from their respective positions. I don’t think it is necessary to have any more comparison or competition [between the two groups].”