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YG rookie group Winner’s debut week kicks off

By Ock Hyun-ju

Published : Aug. 4, 2014 - 20:54

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K-pop rookie band Winner unveiled a poster on Monday heralding the launch of their official debut in the entertainment scene.

The fledgling group’s management agency YG Entertainment released a poster, titled “Winner ― 2014 S/S Debut Week,” on its official blog at midnight on Aug. 4.

In the poster, the five members stand in line while looking ahead in dark suits, exuding charisma. 
Winner’s “Debut Week” poster. (YG Entertainment) Winner’s “Debut Week” poster. (YG Entertainment)

The poster also announces the group’s upcoming schedule this week, dubbed “Debut Week.” Winner is scheduled to hold a launch show on Aug. 6, and release their debut track online on Aug. 12, to be followed by the offline album release on Aug. 14.

The group was first introduced on the reality survival show “Who Is Next: WIN,” which premiered last August as YG CEO Yang Hyun-suk’s latest pet project to pick members for his newest K-pop group Winner.

During the program, Team A and Team B, composed of trainees under the label, vied for a chance to debut in the winner-takes-all competition.

The victory went to Team A, which won three rounds of public voting.

Team A, which is now the group WINNER, consists of Kang Seung-yoon, Song Min-ho, Nam Tae-hyun, Kim Jin-woo, and Lee Seung-hoon. Lee and Kang originally got their starts on popular TV audition programs Superstar K2 and K-pop Star Season 1, respectively.

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