Winner (band)

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Winner( Hangul : 위너) is a South Korean boy group formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment and debuted in 2014. It currently consists of four members, Jinwoo , Seunghoon , Mino and Seungyoon . Originally a five-piece group with Taehyun , who later departed from the group in November 2016.The group was formed through the 2013 reality survival programWIN: Who is Next, where they competed as "Team A" against other trainees from YG Entertainment for the chance to debut as the first YG boy group in eight years, since the debut of Big Bang . At the conclusion of the program, the name "Winner" was given to Team A after they won all three rounds of public voting.After several delays, the group made their Korean debut at the YG Family Concert on August 15, 2014. Their broadcast debut was onInkigayoon August 17. On September 10, the group debuted in Japan.They won a number of awards for Best New Artist in 2014, including at the Mnet Asian Music Awards , the Melon Music Awards , and the Golden Disc Awards .

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 Winner (band)'s History

2010–2013: Pre-debutedit

High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged.In 2013, he debuted as a solo artist and released multiple tracks, including "It Rains".

It was announced that Seung-hoon had signed under YG Entertainment on May 16.

In 2011, he debuted under Y2Y Contents Company as part of the group BoM, which disbanded two years later. In 2013, he joined YG Entertainment through an audition, after being spotted from his acting appearance in the 2012 seriesThe Strongest K-POP Survivalbroadcast on Channel A.

Nam Tae-hyun was recruited to the agency in 2011 through an audition. He and Jinwoo performed as backup dancers at the 2011 YG Family Concert.[citation needed]

2013–2014:WIN: Who Is Nextand debutedit

From December 13, Winner appeared in their own reality program,Winner TV, which had ten episodes aired on Mnet .

2014 S/S

and the album charted at number one on the Billboard World Albums Chart.On August 30, a music video for Mino's solo track "I'm Him" was released, with cameo appearances from the members.

On December 17 Dazed Digital published their top 20 K-pop tracks of 2014 with Winner placing tenth with "Color Ring".

(Marie Claire Korea) Here Comes Winner

2015–2016: Solo activities,EXIT:E, and Taehyun's departureedit

We Broke Up, which garnered over 16 million views.Jinwoo appeared in the Chinese-Korean dramaMagic Cellphone,while Mino competed on the fourth season of Mnet's rap contestShow Me the Moneyand finished as runner-up. A number of his digital releases from the program were commercially successful, including "Fear" featuring Taeyang , which became the show's most downloaded single with over one million digital sales.In December, it was announced that the group would be returning from hiatus in 2016, with a comeback spread over five 'project releases'.

The mini-albumEXIT:Ewas released on February 1, and served as Winner's return after an 18-month break since their debut. The group promoted the title tracks "Baby Baby" and "Sentimental" from the EP, the first of the proposed "Exit Movement" series.In April, Winner appeared on the JTBC variety showHalf-Moon Friends, and in September, Mino debuted as part of the hip-hop duo MOBB alongside iKON's Bobby.

On November 25, Taehyun's departure from the group was announced. It was decided that Winner would continue as a four-member group, without any addition of new members.

In November, Jinwoo was announced as the lead in the production ofThe Little Princeby the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company. He is the first K-pop idol to be part of contemporary dance production. Also, it was announced that Seungyoon and Jinwoo will be starring in the web dramaLove for a Thousand More. The web drama is a joint production of CJ E&M, YG Entertainment and YGKPlus.

Our Twenty For (album cover)
170724 WINNER at the Music Core's 2017 Ulsan Summer Festival

2017:Fate Number For,Our Twenty Foredit

World Digital Song Sales, marking the group's best position to date; while "Fool" debuted at No. 4.As part of their promotions, Winner held a three-day "concept showroom" showcase, on April 2 to 4, at Club NB in Seoul's Mapo District , owned by YG founder/CEO Yang Hyun-suk.Winner is also set to release their debut Japanese single, which contains Japanese rendition of "Really Really" and "Fool" in May 2017.

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 Winner (band)'s Discography

Full Album

Mini Album

  • “EXIT:E” (2016)

Single Album

  • “Fate Number For” (2017)
  • “Our Twenty For” (2017)

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 Winner (band)'s Tours

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 Winner (band)'s Filmography

Reality Shows

  • “Winner Over Flowers/Youth Over Flowers” (TVN, 2017)
  • “Half-Moon Friends” (JTBC, 2016)
  • “WINNER TV2” (Naver/V Live App, 2016)
  • “WINNER'S WINWIN TV” (Naver/V Live App, 2016)
  • “WINNER TV” (Mnet, 2013-2014)
  • “WIN: WHO IS NEXT?” (Mnet, 2013)

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 Winner (band)'s Awards and nominations

They also won the " Best New Artist " awards at 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards , SBS Awards Festival , Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and Golden Disk Awards .

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 Winner (band)'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". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. "Kang Seung Yoon Opens Up About Why He Chose Record Label YG Entertainment: They Insisted That He Got Better". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  4. "New pictures of Krystal and Kang Seung Yoon from 'High Kick 3'". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  5. "Kang Seung yoon to dominate daily music charts with his new single "It Rains"". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  6. ""K-Pop Star" Contestant Lee Seung Hoon to Debut as Member of New YG Group". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  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". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  9. "Mino CUT in Strongest Kpop survival drama". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  10. "승리 "YG 데뷔하려면, 빅뱅 뛰어넘어야 해요"". 오마이스타. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  11. "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. 
  12. "Ringa Linga – Taeyang MV". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  13. "WINNER to Follow YG's Star Making System... On 'Winner TV'". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  14. 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. 
  15. "[Video] YG Makes a Surprise Attack with Teaser for Winner". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Mwave. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  16. "YG Entertainment gears up for WINNER debut". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  17. "YG Entertainment release their 'launching campaign plan' for new group WINNER". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  18. "WINNER to tease all this week as revealed through 'WINNER Week' schedule". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  19. "WINNER to Hold a Launching Show for Their Awaited Debut". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  20. "Entertainment Stock Hits 15 Daily Limit On news Of Louis Vuitton Investment". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  21. "WINNER Grabs First Music Show Win on "M!Countdown" - Soompi". Soompi. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  22. Korean Inner Circle fansite
  23. "WINNER finally make their big debut with 'Empty' MV + '2014 S/S' album sampler". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  24. "Winner Drops MV For Second Title Track "Color Ring"". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  25. "WINNER's 'Empty' surpasses 1 million views". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  26. "Winner's Debut Album Ranks No.1 on Billboard's World Album Chart". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  27. "WINNER debut #1 on Billboard World Album Chart". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  28. "WINNER's Mino is Suave in Teaser for Solo MV "I'm Him" - Soompi". Soompi. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  29. "Winner to Officially Debut in Japan and Launch 1st Japanese Tour". Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  30. "위너, 첫 日 투어... :: 네이버 뉴스". Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  31. "13 Top Breakout Artists of 2014". Fuse. December 2014. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  32. "The top 20 K-pop tracks of 2014". Dazed. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  33. "Nam Tae Hyun to debut as an actor!". Allkpop. March 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  34. "WINNER's Nam Tae Hyun will be a foodie in his first-ever TV drama". AllKPop. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  35. "WINNER's Nam Tae Hyun cast as one of the main leads in new drama". AllKPop. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  36. "2NE1's Dara and WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon to be in a loveline on upcoming web drama 'We Broke Up'". AllKPop. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  37. "지난해 최고 인기 웹드는 '도전에 반하다'<컨스TV> (2015's Most Watched Web-Dramas)". Naver. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  38. "WINNER's Kim Jinwoo to be in Chinese-Korean drama "The Magical Cell Phone"?work=Soompie". Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  39. "WINNER's Mino to compete in 'Show Me the Money' Season 4!". AllKPop. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  40. "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  41. "WINNER unveils pre-release song on the 11 this month and a mini-album on February 1… Yearly plan". YG LIFE. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  42. "WINNER回归先行曲《PRICKED》登各大榜单No1 - 粉丝网星闻". Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  43. "The Real "monster" WINNER is Set to Make a Comeback [Welcome back WINNER③]". YG LIFE. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  44. "YG Family on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  45. "Nam Taehyun to take hiatus from Winner due to mental health issues". allkpop. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  46. "ko:YG의 공식 입장을 알려드립니다". YG Life (in Korean). YG Entertainment. November 25, 2016. Retrieved November 25, 2016. 
  47. "WINNER is coming back on April 4… "First step as a team of 4 members, even stronger than before" [Official]". YG Life. March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2017. 
  48. "[WINNER - FATE NUMBER FOR 'REALLY REALLY']". YG Family Twitter. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  49. "[WINNER - FATE NUMBER FOR 'FOOL']". YG Family Twitter. Retrieved April 1, 2017. 
  50. 31, C. Oh March; 2017 (2017-03-31). "Watch: WINNER Releases MV Teaser For Upbeat Title Track "Really Really"". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  51. 28, D. Druther March; 2017 (2017-03-28). "WINNER Releases Teaser Poster With Details About Upcoming Title Track". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  52. 1, C. Oh April; 2017 (2017-04-01). "Watch: WINNER Releases Mellow MV Teaser For Second Title Track "Fool"". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  53. 29, R. Choi March; 2017 (2017-03-29). "WINNER's Agency Releases New Teaser For Second Title Track And Explains Plans For Future Releases". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  55. 30, D. Druther March; 2017 (2017-03-30). "WINNER To Hold A Showroom Event Ahead Of Comeback". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  57. "[Official announcement] WINNER confirmed comeback on August 4 at 4:04PM after four months of absence… "Our 24"". YG Life. July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  58. "WINNER – OUR TWENTY FOR 'LOVE ME LOVE ME'". YG Life. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  59. "WINNER – OUR TWENTY FOR 'ISLAND'". YG Life. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  60. "2014 MelOn Music Awards: WINNER Nabs Best New Artist Award, Block B Takes Home Best Dance Artist Male Award". KpopStarz. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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