WINNER

위너

Winner( Korean :위너; stylized asWINNER) is a five-member South Korean male group formed in 2014 by YG Entertainment . The group's five members are Kang Seung-yoon , Song Min-ho , Nam Taehyun , Kim Jinwoo , and Lee Seunghoon .The group was first introduced in the reality-survival program calledWho is Next: WINas "Team A." Team A and their adversaries Team B were both formed from trainees within YG Entertainment. The teams competed against each other in order to debut as the first YG boy group in eight years, following on the strong legacy of YG's previously debuted male group Big Bang . At the conclusion of the program the title of "WINNER" was given to Team A after they won all three rounds of public voting.After several delays, the group made their Korean debut on August 15 at YG Family Concert and following their broadcast debut on August 17 with their first official stage on Inkigayo , while their Japanese debut is scheduled for September 10.

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 WINNER's History

Pre-debut

High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged.In 2013, he had made a solo debut releasing multiple tracks. The track "It Rains" reached the top spot in multiple charts.

On May 16 YG Entertainment announced they had signed an exclusive contract with Seunghoon.Like Seung-yoon, Seunghoon returned to trainee status under the company.

SIMS. Minho was initially a trainee intended for the male groupBlock B ,but left the group before debut for personal reasons.In 2011, he made his debut as a rapper with the ballad groupBoMunder Y2Y Contents Company, however the group was disbanded two years later due to its lack of popularity with the public.[citation needed]In 2013, he was recruited into YG Entertainment through private auditions after being recognized from his acting debut in the March 2012 cable dramaThe Strongest K-POP Survivalin Channel A.

Kim Jinwoo attended "Joy Dance – Plug In Music Academy," known in the entertainment industry as "Seungri Academy" after Jinwoo's senior label mateBig Bang'sSeungri . Seungri brought Jinwoo to YG Entertainment after seeing his potential and he was eventually accepted as a trainee in 2010.[citation needed]Jinwoo and Nam Taehyun  – who was recruited in 2011 through a private audition – performed as backup dancers at the 2011 YG Family Concert.[citation needed]

Debut: WINNER (2013–2014)

On November 9, 2013, Big Bang's Taeyang released hisRinga Lingamusic video which featured Winner as backup dancers.

that began airing on December 13 on Mnet for 10 episodes.

. Winner will release a full album containing self-compositions and songs by YG producers and was aimed to start official promotions by the end of February but was later delayed.On March 19, 2014, through Yoon Jong Shin 's official twitter, it was announced that both Kang Seung-yoon and Mino will participate in a collaboration track for Yoon Jong Shin's March project.

released on August 12 digitally and in physical stores on August 14 with their official debut stage on Inkigayo scheduled for August 17.

With this accomplishment, the stock price of YG Entertainment rose by 6.57% making the company the top amongst SM Entertainment and JYP Entertainment whose rookies (Red Velvet and GOT7, respectvely) only increased the company's stock price by fewer than 2.22%.On August 30, a music video for Mino's solo track, "I'm Him" was released with cameo appearances from the members.

and embarked on their first Japanese solo concert the following day on September 11.

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 WINNER's Members

Stage nameBirth nameDate of BirthPosition
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Jin-woo 진우 Kim Jin-woo 김진우 (1991-09-26)September 26, 1991(age 22) Vocal, Visual
Seung-hoon 승훈 Lee Seung-hoon 이승훈 (1992-01-11)January 11, 1992(age 22) Rapper
Mino 미노 Song Min-ho 송민호 (1993-03-30)March 30, 1993(age 21) Rapper, Composer
Seung-yoon 승윤 Kang Seung-yoon 강승윤 (1994-01-21)January 21, 1994(age 20) Leader, Vocal, Composer
Tae-hyun 태현 Nam Tae-hyun 남태현 (1994-05-10)May 10, 1994(age 20) Vocal, Composer

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 WINNER's Discography

Main article:Winner Discography

Korean releases

Studio albums

Japanese releases

Studio albums
  • 2014 S/S: Japan Collection(2014)

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 WINNER's Awards_and_nominations

So-loved Awards

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2014 Best Debut Male WinnerPending

Music Program Wins

M! Countdown

YearDateSong
2014 August 21
August 28

KBS Music Bank

YearDateSong
2014 August 22

SBS Inkigayo

YearDateSong
2014 August 24
August 31

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 WINNER's Filmography

Videography

YearTitleLengthReference
2014"Empty" 4:08
"Color Ring" 4:25
"Color Ring"Japanese version 3:05

Variety shows

  • 2013: MnetWho Is Next (WIN)
  • 2013–2014:MnetWINNER TV

Dramas/Sitcoms

Radio

DVDs

  • Epilogue WIN'S EDITION DVD [THE 100 DAYS' journey]
    • March 11, 2014 (Physical Release)
    • Format: DVD
  • WINNER TV DVD [EPISODE COLLECTION]
    • August 29, 2014 (Physical Release)
    • Format: DVD

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 WINNER's Fanclub

  • Official Fanclub name is INNER CIRCLE and it's Official color is Nebula (Blue-Purple-Teal)

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 WINNER's Endorsements

  • NII Korea
  • Fanta
  • Adidas
  • Elite School Uniform

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 WINNER's Tours

Headlining Tours

WINNER 1st Japan Tour (2014)

DateCityCountryVenue
September 11, 2014 TokyoJapan Zepp Tokyo
September 23, 2014 Sapporo Zepp Sapporo
September 28, 2014 Fukuoka Zepp Fukuoka
September 30, 2014NagoyaZepp Nagoya
October 1, 2014
October 3, 2014OsakaZepp Namba
October 4, 2014
October 10, 2014TokyoZepp Tokyo
October 11, 2014

Affiliated Tours

YG Family Galaxy Tour: Power (2014)

Main article: YG Family 2014 World Tour: Power
DateCityCountryVenue
April 12, 2014OsakaJapanKyocera Dome
April 13, 2014
May 3, 2014TokyoTokyo Dome
May 4, 2014
August 15, 2014 Seoul South Korea Seoul Olympic Stadium
August 30, 2014 Shanghai China Shanghai Stadium
September 13, 2014SingaporeSingaporeSingapore Indoor Stadium
September 14, 2014
October 19, 2014 Beijing China Workers Stadium
October 25, 2014 Taoyuan City Taiwan Taoyuan County Stadium

Others

  • Big Bang Japanese Dome Tour (2013-2014) - Opening Act
  • 2NE1 AOA: All or Nothing World Tour (2014) - Guests
  • A-Nation Music Festival (2014) - Performer

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 WINNER's References

  1. 이지영 기자 (October 25, 2013). "'WIN' 강승윤 속한 A팀, 최종 우승...'WINNER'로 데뷔" ['WIN' Member Kang Seung yoon's A team won the final ... Debut as 'WINNER']. My Daily via Nate News (in Korean). My Daily via Nate News. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  2. YG Entertainment's Winner set to debut in Japan
  3. Kang Seung Yoon Opens Up About Why He Chose Record Label YG Entertainment: They Insisted That He Got Better
  4. New pictures of Krystal and Kang Seung Yoon from 'High Kick 3'
  5. Kang Seung yoon to dominate daily music charts with his new single It Rains
  6. "K-Pop Star" Contestant Lee Seung Hoon to Debut as Member of New YG Group
  7. "'K-Pop Star' contestants Lee Ha Yi, Lee Michelle, and Lee Seung Hoon sign with YG Entertainment". Allkpop. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  8. MTV Match Up – Block B with Mino
  9. Mino CUT in Strongest Kpop survival drama
  10. "Team A to release 4 songs and open up for Big Bang's Japanese Tour". Translated by allkpop. allkpop. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  11. "Big Bang to Hold 6-Dome Concert Tour in Japan Beginning November". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  12. Ringa Linga – Taeyang MV
  13. WINNER to Follow YG’s Star Making System.... On ‘Winner TV’
  14. 길혜성 기자 (Gil Hye Seong) (January 7, 2014). "양현석 "위너 2월말 정식데뷔..자작곡 담은 첫미니"(인터뷰)" [Yang Hyun Suk "Winner to make official debut at the end of February... first mini-album with self compositions"]. 스타뉴스 (Star News) (in Korean). 스타뉴스 (Star News). Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  15. 한국경제TV 김지원 기자 (Kim JiWon) (March 20, 2014). "강승윤 윤종신 콜라보 기대감 폭발, 인증샷만 봐도 `두근 두근`" [Yoon Jong Shin's Collaboration with Kang seung Yoon Explosive expectations, 'Excited' after certification Shot]. 한국경제TV (Korea Economic TV) (in Korean). WowTV. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  16. "[Video] YG Makes a Surprise Attack with Teaser for Winner". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  17. campaign plan' YG Entertainment release their 'launching campaign plan' for new group WINNER
  18. YG Entertainment gears up for WINNER debut
  19. through WINNER to tease all this week as revealed through 'WINNER Week' schedule
  20. WINNER to Hold a Launching Show for Their Awaited Debut
  21. WINNER to hold launching show on August 6
  22. WINNER's 'Empty' surpasses 1 million views
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  25. WINNER dominates charts + achieve an all-kill with their album '2014 S/S'
  26. Winner's debut album sweeps music charts
  27. WINNER achieves perfect all-kill on MelOn
  28. WINNER's debut album ranks no. 1 in iTunes for five countries
  29. Winner’s Debut Album Ranks No.1 on Billboard’s World Alum Chart
  30. WINNER debut #1 on Billboard World Album Chart
  31. YG Entertainment Stock Hits 15% Daily Limit on News of Louis Vuitton Investment
  32. Winner's Mino is suave in teaser for solo MV 'I'm Him'
  33. Winner to officially debut in Japan in September
  34. WINNER Profile via NII Korea - About: WINNER
  35. WINNER's official positions according to their own Facebook page
  36. WINNER Grabs First Music Show Win on “M!Countdown”
  37. Winner wins #1 on 'Music Bank' following 'M! Countdown'... 'monster rookie group'
  38. WINNER wins #1 on SBS' 'Inkigayo' + performances by BTS, KARA, Orange Caramel, more'
  39. "WINNER surpasses 1 million views for 'Empty' MV". Allkpop. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  40. "WINNER release Japanese version of 'Color Ring' MV". Allkpop. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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