Cho PD originally founded Stardom Entertainment in 1998 to distribute his own records and the name of the agency was then Future Flow, after the release of his third album and discovered artists such as Dok2 the company was renamed Stardom Entertainment.
In February 2011, it was announced that Cho PD would be spending $1,400,000 USD to create a new seven-member group under the concept of “Creating Korea’s Eminem Project”. Thus, on April 15, 2011, the group known as “Creating Korea’s Eminem Project” debuted Block B.
After the split of “Brand New Stardom,” a new five-member female group was announced in March 2012. On August 10, 2012, the group, produced by Cho PD, was released under the name EvoL.
On October 24, 2013, the group produced by him was released under the name Topp Dogg.
Cho PD Facts
- Debut: 1997
- I repeatedly criticize G-Dragon from BIGBANG in some of his songs and the latter responded to him in a song with YGMA.
- In 2011 he praised Big Bang for producing his own music.
- In 2012, he was involved in a car accident during the recording of the MV of EvoL for which he had to undergo treatment.
- He has worked with artists such as Brown Eyed Girls and PSY.
- He was CEO and founder of Stardom Entertainment, but the agency closed.
- On November 23, 2018, Cho was found guilty of fraud by the Seoul Central District Court. The conviction concerned that Cho retained undisclosed assets worth 270’000,000 Won (approximately $238,116 USD) in July 2015 when he signed a contract to transfer Stardom Entertainment’s assets to a new anonymous company. These undisclosed funds were derived from Topp Dogg’s 2015 concert tour in Japan. Cho received a two-year prison sentence, suspended for 3 years.
Cho PD Awards
Cho PD TV Drama’s
- Want (feat JeA ) subject for Sweet Stranger and Me (2016)