[#W_NEWS] 160105 WINNER, Comeback Teaser Reveal… Annual Project Announcemnt

Winner, reveal the comeback teaser film… showing annual project

Boy group winner revelas a sneak comeback teaser film and get ready for the comeback project.

YG Entertainment has posted with video named ‘WINNER – 2016 PROJECT “EXIT MOVEMENT” TEASER FILM’ through the official blog(www.yg-life.com) and Naver TV cast on 5, january, 10A.M.

The dark, precarious(risky?dangerous?) atmosphere yet sensitive teaser catches one’s eyes. In the teaser which contains the youth’s figure, novel(unusual?different?) images of WINNER members with the narration “Anyway, there is no tommorrow.”. The teaser contains Alleys full of graffiti, members who are speeding along the street and Song Min Ho’s shocking kiss scences. Regardless of the short video, it contains many scenes look like a part of a movie.

Also, ‘WINNER 2016 PROJECT ‘EXIT MOVEMENT’ words appeared in the teaser shows not only the WINNER’s comeback infers the date of new album being issued but also it will be an annual project, not a one or two months plan. The words ‘PROJECT DETAIL COMING SOON’ show the details of the comebacke project will be sooon revealed and this raises expectation.

The comeback took a year and five months after the debute album ‘2014 S/S’ August, 2014. The teaser image with specific date ‘2016.01.11 NEW RELEASE’ has been a hot topic previously. Fans are looking forward for WINNER’s comeback after the teaser video has revealed.

The title of WINNER’s first album ‘2014 S/S’, ‘Empty’ has charted number 1 in various music charts with its album tracks sweapt the daily, annual, and Gaon charts and received attention as the hottest rookie. Also, WINNER has took the shortest period to get the first trophy since debute and recorded unprecendented popularity as a rookie and loved by people. WINNER sweapt rookie awards at the end-of-the-year music programs at the terrestrial broadcast including the main 3 broadcast in Korea.

The hot rookie who has sweapt the world of singers right after their debute, WINNER, the details of their comeback will be released soon.

Source : NAVER / Translated by fy-winner



[#W_NEWS] WINNER’s Comeback Coming Up, Will They Come Back Within the Year?

[엑스포츠뉴스=한인구 기자] Group
WINNER is preparing for comeback, shooting music videos. Fans are
paying keen attention to whether WINNER can actually release a new album
within this year, when BIGBANG and iKON’s comeback and debut projects
have not been finished yet.

An insider of YG Entertainment, WINNER’s label, said to
Xsports News on the 30 this month, “WINNER has finished shooting of the
music videos for some new songs. They are now working hard on comeback”.

WINNER has recently finished the shooting of two new music
videos in Sweden and now they are preparing for other new music videos.
It is also known that WINNER is to present a new style and
differentiated concept which is totally different from what they
presented with their debut album.

WINNER released their debut album “2014 S/S” on August 12
last year and enjoyed big popularity with double title tracks “empty”

YG carried out single album project
“MADE” of BIGBANG, the leading idol boy group of the company. BIGBANG
released singles every month from May 1 to
August this year, and songs of the series including “LOSER”, “BANG BANG
BANG”, and “LET’S NOT FALL IN LOVE” swept music charts.

WINNER’s “brother group” iKON made an official debut this
year. After releasing debut warm-up single album “MY TYPE”, iKON
released debut half album “WELCOME BACK” on October 1.

On the 28 this month, YG announced that the release of iKON’s debut full album which had originally scheduled for November 2 has
been rescheduled. Such decision was made because of YG’s head producer
YANG HYUN SUK’s special order to “create a mega-hit song that goes
beyond ‘MY TYPE’”.

As the schedule for iKON’s album release has been delayed,
it seems that the schedule of BIGBANG’s full album which was also
postponed from the original schedule of September 1 will also change. YG
delayed the schedule of BIGBANG’s full album, saying, “We decided that
BIGBANG needs a time for recharging themselves, as they have worked so
hard for the past four months.”

At a press meeting held after the end of iKON’s debut
concert on October 3, YANG said, “Since more and more people listen to
music on-line, I decided to create the music videos for the good songs
written by YG artists, so that more people around the world can enjoy
good music.”

As YG now follows a new strategy of releasing the music
and its music video at the same time, YG artists can perform their new
songs for a longer period of time.

However, some speculate that WINNER’s comeback for this
year will not be easy, as the comeback project of BIGBANG and the debut
project of iKON have not ended yet. Some fans are worried about the
absence of WINNER for more than a year. However, now that WINNER is
shooting new music videos, it is likely that the team will release a new
album by the end of this year or beginning of next year and perform for
their new album for an extended period of time as BIGBANG and iKON did.



[#W_NEWS] WINNER Will Come Back Soon, Shot Music Video in Sweden in Secret

[OSEN=박소영 기자] WINNER has kicked off a comeback project of an “unprecedented scale”.

A high-ranking insider of WINNER’s label YG Entertainment
(“YG”) said to OSEN, “WINNER shot the music video of two new songs in
Sweden last week. They will soon shoot two more. So, WINNER is now
working on total four music videos.”

WINNER wrote an unprecedented history with “empty”, the
title track of their debut album “2014 S/S” released on August 12 at
0am. The team gained nickname of “monstrous rookie”, sweeping the No.1
on music charts and TV music shows, as well as rookie awards and song’s
awards of end-of-year music awards. Usually, it is hard for a rookie
idol group to take high ranks on music charts, but WINNER stayed in the
No.1 place for a long time.

WINNER also took the No.1 on their very debut stage in a
TV music show. Beginning from Mnet’s “M-Countdown” aired on August 21,
2014, WINNER got six No.1 trophies from music shows for a month. They
are truly a “monstrous rookie”, who even recorded triple-crown in

Then, WINNER took a year off. Fans were desperately
waiting for their comeback, but the members committed themselves to the
quality of their new album. Now, a new album has been completed based on
the hard work of the five members: KANG SEUNG YOON, LEE SEUNG HOON, KIM

The YG insider also said, “WINNER got almost no help from
external songwriters for this comeback album. The album has been
completed by the five members’ work on composition and lyrics-writing.”

Even though WINNER is still a rookie who is in their
second year of artistic career, YG’s head producer YANG HYUN SUK spares
no support and trust for WINNER. YANG decided to support for WINNER’s
comeback as much as he did for BIGBANG’s “MADE” project that was carried
out from May to August this year. Production of four music videos for a
rookie group even before their official comeback is an exceptional

YG’s boy groups have shown bigger achievements than ever
for this year. BIGBANG carried out “MADE” project from May this year, in
which they released new songs for every month. iKON who finally made
their official debut with great expectations and interest from music
fans also gained a great success, seeing good responses from music fans.
Plus, although not specified, WINNER members said that they are working
hard on new songs for comeback, and even YANG HYUN SUK posted a teaser
image that said “Miss them? (WINNER)” on his personal social media
account. The interest and expectations for WINNER’s comeback have been
raised enough, now.

Most of all, music fans are looking forward to WINNER’s
comeback because of the quality of their music written by the members
themselves. When WINNER released their debut album in August last year,
they proved an enormous potential by dominating all major music charts
and making all the songs in the album take top ranks on charts. As such,
WINNER consolidated their presence in the music scene, showing a fast
growth. They also drew big popularity from the public, recording a long
run on charts.

Notably, as WINNER writes their own music just as BIGBANG
and iKON do, music fans are paying keen attention to the team’s new
songs. The musical talent and capabilities of WINNER members have
already been proven, by their debut album filled with songs written by
themselves and their performances shown in survival audition shows they
appeared from before their debut. As WINNER is an idol group who sings
their own songs, not only their fans but also the public have high
expectations for them.

Korea’s music scene in the second half of 2014 was
undoubtedly the season of WINNER. Now, such WINNER hinted on their
comeback after one year of absence. INNER CIRCLE fans are now paying
keen attention to what kind of new songs will be unveiled by this
“original monstrous rookie” this time, to sweep the music charts once
again. Another focus of fans’ interest is how YG will carry out
promotion for the new album of WINNER who swept all rookie awards last

The second half of 2015 is expected to be the season of WINNER once again.



[#W_NEWS] 151017 The Reason Why We Are Waiting For WINNER’s Comeback

[OSEN=선미경 기자] It has been one
year since boy group WINNER’s domination of the music scene last year.
As WINNER stood under bigger spotlight for their talent and popularity
than any other rookie groups debuted last year, people are paying keen
attention to their new songs. Notably, as YG boy groups BIGBANG came
back and iKON debuted this year, fans’s expectations for WINNER’s
comeback are growing even bigger.

YG boy groups performed more actively than ever for this year.
BIGBANG carried out “MADE” project of releasing new songs every month
since May this year. iKON has also achieved big success after their
debut made with big expectations and attention from music fans. Plus,
WINNER members are known to be working hard on their new songs for
comeback even though the detailed comeback timeline has yet to be
determined, and YG’s president YANG HYUN SUK also posted a teaser image
that reads “Miss them?” on his social media account, further raising
fans’s expectations and curiosity.

More than anything, the reason why people are looking forward to
WINNER’s comeback is the music that will be directly written by the
members themselves. WINNER already proved their enormous potential by
sweeping top places on music charts and making all songs in their debut
album take top places on charts, when they released their debut album in
August last year. They built a strong recognition among the public,
showing a fast growth as an artist. The popularity WINNER enjoyed was so
big and they recorded a long run on charts.

Notably, WINNER’s music is drawing keen attention, as the team writes
their own songs just as BIGBANG and iKON do. WINNER’s musical talent
has already been proven in two survival audition shows before their
debut and the songs they wrote for their own debut album. As WINNER is
an idol group who write and perform their own songs, they are enjoying a
wider popularity among the general public, going beyond fandom.

Furthermore, music fans are paying keen
attention to WINNER’s style which has probably evolved during the break.
KANG SEUNG YOON and NAM TAE HYUN built their career as actors, while
SONG MIN HO was recognized as a talented rapper in Mnet’s rapper
survival show “Show Me the Money 4″. Even though SONG beca me the
runner-up of the show, he created a bigger fandom as a rapper and swept
music charts with his songs performed in the show. So, music fans are
paying keen attention to what kind of synergy WINNER will create with
their talent nurtured through individual acting and musical careers.

WINNER’s comeback is all the more awaited, as the public
has confidence in YG’s music and YG artists’ music. “empty” and “Color
Ring” of WINNER’s debut album drew a big popularity and other YG singers
including BIGBANG and EPIK HIGH are also creating music that can appeal
to the public. As those are the outcome perfected with head producer
YANG HYUN SUK’s meticulous final touch, people have trust in the quality
of YG music.

WINNER who created trustworthy quality of music from the
very debut is now to present even better music and performances. Music
fans are paying keen attention to what new record will be written by
WINNER after their comeback.

via: YG-LIFE


[#W_NEWS] 151017 Sweeping No.1 Upon Debut… One Year After


[OSEN=박소영 기자] ‘WINNER, Miss them?’

That was a question asked by YG’s head producer YANG HYUN SUK. Inner Circle fans answered loudly, “Of course, YES!”

WINNER swept the music scene upon their debut with title
track “empty” of their debut album “2014 S/S” released on August 12,
last year. They got nickname of “monstrous rookie” and rewrote the
history of Korea’s music scene. Now, it has been more than one year
since we first heard the new songs of WINNER.

As WINNER debuted in the second half of 2014, fans could
see them in a variety of music awards after the release of the team’s
debut album. Since the team received rookie of the year awards and
song’s awards in “Melon Music Awards”, “MAMA”, “SBS GAYO DAEJEON”, and
“Gaon Chart Awards”, they could present special performances at the end
of last year.

Then, the members of WINNER concentrated on individual
careers. Leader KANG SEUNG YOON left a big impression as an actor by
playing the title role in web-drama “We Broke Up”. The youngest member
NAM TAE HYUN also began his acting career by acting in web-drama
“Midnight Fantasy” and SBS TV’s “Midnight Diner”.

SONG MIN HO shook off a stereotype against him in Mnet’s
“Show Me the Money 4”, to be recognized as a talented rapper. LEE SEUNG
HOON focused on studying more about music, and KIM JIN WOO has recently
completed shooting for Korea-China web-drama “Magical Cell Phone” which
will be aired soon.

Fans were able to see WINNER members in a
variety of channels, but they wanted to see performance of the complete
team WINNER. They craved for good songs like “empty”, “COLOR RING”, and
“Don’t’ Flirt”. Fans were sorry that the team has released no new song
since their debut.

However, that was the same even for YG’s senior singers.
Even they had to wait for new releases. So, WINNER waited, too. Finally,
now, after more than one year from their debut, WINNER has become the
one to come back.

President YANG HYUN SUK excited fans at the end of last
month, by posting an image of WINNER’s logo with a phrase “Miss them?”
The question “Miss them?” was interpreted to mean “They will come back
soon, so wait and see”.

YANG has also directly mentioned WINNER to media outlets.
On the 3 this month, YANG met with the media after the debut concert of
iKON, “WINNER’s younger brother”, to say, “WINNER achieved success with
their first album and they will achieve even more with their second
album. They will present a surprising outcome. I have all the plans for
WINNER, so fans do not need to worry about them”.

Rookie idol groups usually do not leave from the music for
more than a year, because they have to aggressively build fandom in
early days of their career. However, WINNER is working hard for success
of their second album for a long time and fans are waiting for them with
firm confidence.

Fans’ shouts that “We wait because they are WINNER” are resonating the Hongdae (Hongik University) area.



[#W_NEWS] 151017 YG’s Monstrous Rookie? There Was WINNER First!

[OSEN=박소영 기자]  “WINNER is the real winner”

How many rookie singers could sweep music charts upon
their debut? This rookie idol group made all the songs in their debut
album take top places on charts upon their debut. That was the record
set by YG Entertainment’s original “monstrous rookie” WINNER last year.

WINNER wrote an unprecedented record with “empty”, the
title track of their debut album “2014 S/S” released on August 12 at 0
o’clock, last year. It is usually hard for a rookie singer to take top
place on charts, but WINNER stayed on top for a long time.

On the very stage of debut in TV music shows, WINNER took
the No.1. Beginning from Mnet’s “M-Countdown” on August 21, 2014, WINNER
took total six No.1 trophies for a month. They were the real “monstrous
rookie” who even achieved a triple crown in “M-Countdown”.

At that time, WINNER’s leader KANG SEUNG YOON expressed
his feelings, saying, “I’ve never expected this kind of success. I think
I’ll have to work even harder to live up to your expectations for my
team”. LEE SEUNG HOON added, “We’ve worked hard for a long time for our
debut and now we’re seeing this kind of really good outcome. I’m glad
that I’ve given back to our fans who have been waiting for us”.

The No.1 in music show was just a
beginning. In the end-of-year music awards last year, WINNER received
rookie awards and even song’s awards, too. In music awards including
“Melon Music Awards”, “MAMA”, “SBS GAYO DAEJEON”, and “Gaon Chart
Awards”, WINNER enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime honor of receiving rookie
of the year awards.

The most remarkable artist in Korea’s music scene in the
second half of 2014 was undoubtedly WINNER. Such success was achieved
within one year of the formation of the team WINNER in survival audition
program “WIN” of Mnet. As the team had worked hard and prepared for a
long time for their debut, they hit home-run of hit upon their debut.

Such monstrous rookie WINNER is hinting on their comeback
after one year of absence. YG Entertainment’s head YANG HYUN SUK posted
WINNER’s name, logo, and an image with phrase “Miss them?” on his blog
at the end of last month, raising fans’ curiosity for WINNER’s comeback.

The news of WINNER’s comeback is exciting the music scene.
Fans of Inner Circle are also keenly looking forward to what new songs
this “original monstrous rookie” will newly present to sweep music
charts again.

via: YG-LIFE


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