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WINNER Profile

Group name: WINNER (위너)
Label: YG entertainment
Official Fan Club: Inner Circle
Debut date: August 17, 2014
Debut song: ‘Color ring’ and ‘Empty’

WINNER was formerly known as “Team A” from YG’s reality-survival program ‘WIN: WHO IS NEXT’. They compete against Team B who is younger than them to debut as the first YG boy group in eight years. At the conclusion of the program the title of “WINNER” was given to Team A after they won all three rounds of public voting.

MEMBER PROFILE

Stage name: Seungyoon (승윤)
Real name: Kang Seungyoon (강승윤)
Birth date: January 21, 1994
Birth Place: Busan, South Korea
Position: Leader, Vocalist
Height: 178cm
Blood type: B
High School Attended: Busan High School of Arts majoring in classic guitar (Graduated-2012)
Actin debut: High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011)
- He placed fourth on the second season of Mnet’s Superstar K and was signed as trainee under YG Entertainment in 2011.
- In 2013, he already made his Solo debut.

Stage name: Jin Woo (진우)
Real name: Kim Jin Woo (김진우)
Birth date: September 29, 1991
Position: Vocalist 
Blood type: A
- He is the YG’s oldest trainee. He was a trainee for 8 years.
- He attended “Joy Dance – Plug In Music Academy” and “Seungri Academy” 
- Seungri brought Jinwoo to YG after seeing his potential until he eventually got accepted as a trainee.
- He performed as backup dancers at the 2011 YG Family Concert together win Nam Taehyun.

Stage name: Seunghoon (승훈)
Real name: Lee Seunghoon (이승훈)
Birth date: January 11, 1992
Birth place: Busan, South Korea
Position: Main dancer, Rapper, lyric writer
Height: 182cm
Blood type: A
Siblings: 2 Older sisters
- He auditioned for “Korea’s Got Talent” as part of the dance group ‘Honest Boys.’
- He worked as a choreographer for G-Dragon for a flash mob performance.
- He was a former K-pop Star Season 1 contestant and got in 4th place.

Stage name: Mino (미노)
Real name: Song Min Ho (송민호)
Birth date: March 30, 1993
Position: Rapper
Height: 180cm
Siblings: 2 Younger sisters: Song Dana-member of girl group New. F.O
Blood type: A
- He started out in underground under the stage name “Mino” or “Hugeboy Mino” with former underground rappers turned idols namely Block B’s P.O, Zico and M.I.B’s SIMS.
- Before he was a trainee to debut as a member of Block B but left the group before debut for personal reasons.
- Back in 2011, he made his debut as a rapper for the ballad group BoM under Y2Y Contents Company but unfortunately the group disbanded 2 years later because of lack of popularity.
- He was recruited into YG through private auditions after being recognized from his acting debut in March 2012 in the cable drama The Strongest K-POP Survival in Channel A.
- He was the leader of Team A until he was injured during a practice during WIN: Who is Next.
Stage name: Taehyun (태현)
Real name: Nam Tae Hyun (남태현)
Birth date: May 10, 1994
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 179cm
Blood type: A
Siblings: 1 Younger Brother- Nam Donghyun
- He got recruited in 2011 through a private audition.
- He performed as backup dancers at the 2011 YG Family Concert together win Kim Jinwoo.

Their debut track:


(Credit to jongruhae )

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Louis Vuitton reported to invest 100 billion won in YG Entertainment

One of the world’s top-notch luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, was revealed to be progressing with an investment deal with YG Entertainment. In particular, it was reported that LVMH Moey Hennessy Louis Vuitton is curently seeking to invest approximately 100… Continue reading

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2NE1′s Dara for Meg Philippines (BTS cover shoot)

Meg Philippines magazine shared the behind the scene footage and photos of 2NE1‘s Dara‘s photo shoot with them last May when 2NE1 had their ‘All or Nothing‘ concert in the Philippines.

Bianca Gonzalez, a writer from Meg, shared a message that Dara sent a week ago before the shoot happened. Dara assured Gonzalez saying, “Hey! I told them talaga na gusto ko gawin!!! The prob is that we don’t have that much time. Dumadami kasi ang guestings ko. But let’s do it!!! We can do it!” (Hey I told them that I really want to do that (cover shoot)!!! The prob is that we don’t have that much time. My guestings are filing up. But let’s do it!!! We can do it!).

But all was well, the cover shoot materialized by the noon of May 15th. Gonzalez expressed how the Meg team appreciated and honored by the effort exerted by Dara, who didn’t have enough time to rest before the photo shoot, YG Entertainment and their local promoters, Pulp Live World just to make this a reality.

See her photos here.

Watch below how Dara imbibed her famous title in the PH— ‘Pambansang Krung Krung ng Pilipinas’:

written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.net
SOURCE: I AM MEG

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WINNER to release teaser clips at the same time for six days

YG Entertainment disclosed the upcoming activities for WINNER’s so called ‘WINNER WEEK.’Starting on July 1st every 8:00 PM KST, a teaser clip will be revealed. The release will be up to July 6th. written by: loveluytakyo@dkpopnews.netSOURCE: … Continue reading

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Cha Seungwon is invited to be a director on a six-month training of ‘YG KPLUS After School’

YG Entertainment collaborated with global model company to create ‘YG KPLUS After School.’ It is a company that will train models who want to have a bright future in acting.

Since Cha Seungwon started as a model before becoming a well-known actor, he was invited to be a director of the training that will start this July 25th. The training will begin accepting applications on July 18th. All from 14 to 29 years old are invited to join the training that will surely hone or unleash your acting, walking, posing, dancing, musical and vocal skills. After the sixth-month training, graduates will be given the opportunity to audition on YG Entertainment and KPLUS. 

Lee Sungkyung is the first model to debut through SBS‘ “It’s Ok, It’s Love“.
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YG Entertainment to hold its ‘YG EXHIBITION IN JAPAN’ in Osaka

Fans in Osaka will be able to experience YG Exhibition especially its 3D Live Hologram Theatre. From February 22nd to May 31st, YG Exhibition was already held in Mitsui Outlet Park in Kisarazushi, Chiba and attracted much interest from local fans as we… Continue reading

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Big Bang’s Taeyang to have a solo concert in Japan in August

Big Bang’s Taeyang will be having his solo tour in Japan.

According to YG Entertainment, Taeyang will have his solo tour in Japan entitled ‘SOL JAPAN TOUR 2014‘ starting August 12.
But before that, Taeyang will release its Japanese album, ‘RISE,’ digitally on June 2nd. It has nine tracks including his title song ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips‘. 

1. Intro (RISE)
2. Eyes, Nose, Lips (Title Track)
3. 1AM
4. Stay With Me
5. Body
6. Ringa Linga
7. This is Not
8. Let Go
9. Love You to Death
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SOURCE: OSEN

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Akdong Musician discloses reason on choosing YG

After winning on ‘K-pop Star Season 2′ and being torn among the three giant agencies, Akdong Musician (AKMU) sign a contract under YG Entertainment.Recently, AKMU revealed the reason behind choosing YG over SM and JYP. They said that in fairness t… Continue reading

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YG Head Producer Yang Hyun Seok to donate 500 million KRW for Sewol victims

Yang Hyun Seok, the head producer of YG Entertainment, is going to lend his helping hand to the victims of the capsized Sewol ship.Producer Yang had so much thinking on what he can do for the victims and their families, and he landed on his decision of… Continue reading

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YG’s Yang Hyun Suk donates 500 million won carrying a heart of a parent

YG Entertainment’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk sympathizes to the parents of the students died in the sunken ferry tragedy and donates 500 million won.YG’s representative said, “Yang Hyun Suk is donating 500 million won to support the victims of the Sewol accide… Continue reading

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