Winner , often stylized as WINNER, 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, the fifth member Taehyun having left the group on November 25, 2016 due to mental health issues. The grotumblr_op7lv9vjmg1s1wstto1_540up has released two studio albums, one extended play and one single album.

The group was formed through the 2013 reality survival program WIN: 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.[1]

After several delays, the group made their Korean debut at the YG Family Concert on August 15, 2014. Their broadcast debut was on Inkigayo on August 17. On September 10, the group debuted in Japan.[2] 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 Disk Awards.

Stage Name: Seungyoon
Birth Name: Kang Seung Yoon tumblr_op7lwbeyil1s1wstto2_540
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Maknae
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Birthday: January 21, 1994

Stage Nametumblr_op7lwbeyil1s1wstto3_540: Jinwoo
Birth Name: Kim Jin Woo
Position: Vocalist, Visual
Hometown: Imjado, South Korea
Birthday: September 26, 1991


Stage Name: Seunghoon
Birth Name: Lee Seung Hoon
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Birthday: January 11, 1992

Stage Name: Mino
tumblr_op7lwbeyil1s1wstto4_540Birth Name: Song Min Ho
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Hometown: Yongin, South Korea
Birthday: March 30, 1993


Ex Members :

Stage Name: Taehyun
Birth Name: Nam Tae Hyun
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Hometown: Hanam, South Korea
Birthday: May 10, 1994


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