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.

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(Credit to jongruhae )