- Boy Groups, Winner

WINNER Profile


Winner at the 2018 Golden Disk Awards
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
  • K-pop
  • Alternative pop
  • R&B
Years active 2014–present
Labels YG Entertainment
Associated acts
  • YG Family
  • MOBB
Website yg-winner.co.kr
  • Jinwoo
  • Seunghoon
  • Mino
  • Seungyoon
Past members
  • Taehyun

Winner (Hangul: 위너) is a South Korean boy band formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment and debuted in 2014.

It currently consists of four members, Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino and Seungyoon.

Originally a five-member, Taehyun later departed from the group in November 2016.

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.

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.

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 Disc Awards.


WINNER Members Profile

Stage Name: Yoon (his former stage name was Seungyoon)
Birth Name: Kang Seung Yoon (강승윤)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Maknae
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Birthday: January 21, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: @w_n_r00
Twitter: @official_yoon_



Stage Name: Jinu (his former stage name was Jinwoo)
Birth Name: Kim Jin Woo (김진우)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Visual
Hometown: Imjado, South Korea
Birthday: September 26, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @xxjjjwww
Twitter: @official_jinu_



Stage Name: Hoony (his former stage name was Seunghoon)
Birth Name: Lee Seung Hoon (이승훈)
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
Hometown: Busan, South Korea
Birthday: January 11, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @maetamong
Twitter: @official_hoony_



Stage Name: Mino
Birth Name: Song Min Ho (송민호)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Face of the Group
Hometown: Yongin, South Korea
Birthday: March 30, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 57 kg (126 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @realllllmino
Twitter: @official_mino_



Former Member

Stage Name: Taehyun
Birth Name: Nam Tae Hyun (남태현)
Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
Hometown: Hanam, South Korea
Birthday: May 10, 1994
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Height: 179 cm (5’10”)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @souththth


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