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[#W_NEWS] Breaking: Nam Taehyun Officially Leaves WINNER and YG

On November 25, YG Entertainment revealed that Nam Tae Hyun will be leaving WINNER and YG.

A source from YG said, “After lengthy discussions with Nam Tae Hyun it was judged that it would be difficult for him to continue activities through WINNER. His exclusive contract got cancelled on November 18.”

The source continued, “The remaining members made his health and recovery the priority and hoped for improvement, but it’s difficult to say when he will recover and return because it’s a psychological issue he has dealt with since he was young.”

The agency source concluded, “Although Nam Tae Hyun cannot be with WINNER now, we hope that they will be colleagues who support each other’s future individual music activities. WINNER will not gain a new member and will remain as a 4-member group. We ask for a lot of support four members of WINNER who will make a new start and for Nam Tae Hyun.”

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[#W_NEWS] 1611717 JINWOO Casted for The Contemporary Dance Piece ‘ The Little Prince’

 

Kim Jinwoo, a member of WINNER under YG Entertainment, has been cast as the little prince in the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company production of “The Little Prince”. This is the first time an idol will stand on the stage of a national arts foundation.

According to an informant on the 17th, Kim Jinwoo has been confirmed to appear in “The Little Prince” and is practicing with the dancers/cast members. The production will take place next month from the 9th through the 11th (December 9th, 10th, 11th) at Seoul Seocho-dong Seoul Arts Center CJ Towol Theater. Kim Jinwoo was casted because of his image that suited the little prince and because his passion for dancing was recognised.

Group WINNER debuted in 2014 and Kim Jinwoo started his acting career with the Korean-Chinese collaboration drama, “Magic Cellphone”. Recently, WINNER’s group activities are on indefinite hiatus due to member Nam Taehyun’s health. It has been revealed that the members are focusing on individual activities and music production. Kang Seungyoon will join the regular cast of SBS variety show “Flower Crew” and Song Mino released his solo single in September.

“The Little Prince” by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company was first premiered last year towards the end of the year. They adapted the novella by the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupery into a contemporary dance production. It is a production suited for families as they smoothly deliver the story by including digital video effects, emotional music, and unique props.

Tickets for the production are available on the Seoul Arts Center website (sacticket.co.kr), Interpark, and Auction Tickets. Pre-sales will take place on the 17th at 4PM for members of the Seoul Arts Center on their website. General sales will take place on the 18th at 2PM.

 

SOURCE / trans by CHRISSY96_

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[#W_NEWS] 160811 Song Minho X Bobby Did Guerilla Shooting of Music Video in Itaewon… Soon to be Launched

[Exclusive] SONG MINHO X BOBBY did guerilla shooting of music video in Itaewon… Soon to be launched

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[OSEN=정준화 기자] The new combination that is drawing keen attention! The unit team of YG’s rapper SONG MINHO and BOBBY is soon to be launched. The team has recently completed shooting of a music video and they are now accelerating the preparation for the release of their new album.

According to music industry insiders on August 11, boy group WINNER’s SONG MINHO and iKON’s BOBBY did the shooting for a music video twice, on August 5 in the afternoon and on August 6 in early morning, in Itaewon located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul.

The shooting was carried out in the format of “mob”; SONG MINHO and BOBBY holding a guerilla concert in front of a big crowd was shot into the music video. The two gave performance on a truck parked amidst big crowd. BOBBY heated up the atmosphere by performing “GO” and SONG MINHO did by performing “GUP” and “Okey Dokey”. At the end of the concert, the two presented the performance of the new song that they will release soon.

Plus, SONG MINHO and BOBBY showed acting in a variety of scenes, including one in they walk out of a restaurant, drunken. The two’s acting the music video is raising fans’ anticipation.

OSEN had exclusively reported that SONG MINHO and BOBBY formed a unit team and they will release an album. According to insiders, the unit team of BOBBY and SONG MINHO will mainly present genuine hip-hop, which has not been performed by WINNER and iKON that much so far.

SONG MINHO and BOBBY are the rapper of WINNER and iKON, respectively, who always well-express each team’s color with an intense and powerful performances. BOBBY won “Show Me the Money 3” and SONG MINHO became the runner-up of “Show Me the Money 4”, the hip-hop competition TV show, to break prejudice against idol singers.

2016. 8. 11.

via: YG LIFE

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[#W_TRANSLATE] 160120 WINNER “EXIT MOVEMENT: E” Album Release

Hello, this is YG ENTERTAINMENT.

This is the information about the WINNER EXIT : E release on February 1.

Mini album “E” is part of the year-round project of “EXIT MOVEMENT.”

“E” contains five tracks, including title songs “BABY BABY” and “센치해” (“Sensible”). All tracks are written and composed by members which will display their growth after their debute album.

This WINNER – EXIT : E will be released in 2 versions: intense feeling from the ally of London, SHOREDITCH VER, and comfortable and warm feeling, ALEXANDRA PALACE VER.

Total of 3 MVs (Nam Tae Hyun’s solo track “좋더라” along with two title tracks) will be released for “WINNER EXIT : E” !

Please refer to the below for more details.

? WINNER EXIT : E ?

?️ Pre-sale Date: January 1, 2016 (Tues.) ~ February 1, 2016 (Mon.)
?️ Pre-sale Location: YG e-shop, on&offline music stores
YG E-SHOP : http://www.ygeshop.com/
YG E-SHOP China : http://cn.ygeshop.com/
YG E-SHOP TMALL : http://ygeshop.tmall.hk/
YG E-SHOP EBAY : http://stores.ebay.com/ygentertainment
YG E-SHOP GMARKET : http://minishop.gmarket.co.kr/ygeshop01
中国大陆官方合作伙伴 @中图图书进出口 : http://www.zhongtu.com.cn/

?️ Release Date: February 2, 2016 (Tues.)
?️ Digital Release Date: February 1, 2016 (Mon.)

?️ Components ( S / A VER. Total 2 versions – SHOREDITCH VER, ALEXANDRA PALACE VER )

1. CD
2. Photo Book (68P)
3. Badge
4. Film ( Random / 1 )
5. Polaroid ( Random / 2 )
6. POSTER
* S and A ver have different images for Photo Book, Badge, Film, Polaroid. (Except for Poster)
* Poster distributed 1:1
* There may be some changes during processing.

?️ WINNER EXIT : E track list

01. BABY BABY
Organ, string, electronic guitar and many other instruments form harmony. This six-eight time blues pop song gives glamorous yet acoustic feeling. This song is addictive and simple. The truthful lyrics stand out, as it contains the theme of loneliness which anyone could have experienced. Nam Tae Hyun personally participated in producing and arranging the song and raised its quality.

02. 센치해 (SENTIMENTAL)
This song is a lyrical minor pop song that projects WINNER’s gentle voices. Nam Tae Hyun produced the song, expressing the sentimental feelings with witty lyrics.

03. 철없어 (IMMATURE)
Cheerful rhythm, rock feeling guitar with unique synth sound fill the song along with rhythmical raps on addictive melodies.

04. 좋더라 (I’M YOUNG)
The plaintive ballad with lyrical electronic piano sound and soft voices forms harmony. Nam Tae Hyun produced the song and expressed his true feeling towards love as if he is writing a diary.

05. 사랑가시 (PRICKED)
“사랑가시” is an ENTRY SINGLE that started off WINNER’s 2016 PROJECT “EXIT MOVEMENT”. It is a medium-tempo ballad song that consists of sweet and lyrical guitar riff with Song Min Ho & Nam Tae Hyun’s unique and doleful emotions.

Please give us your much support and interest.

Thank you.

credit: ygfamily.com /Tanslated by fy-winner

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[#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

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[#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”
and “COLOR RING”.

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.

YG-LIFE

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