WINNER is a South Korean boy band formed in 2013 by YG Entertainment. The group consists of four members: Kang Seung-yoon, Song Mino, Lee Seung-hoon, and Kim Jin-woo. The group was formed through the reality survival program WIN: Who is Next and was initially part of the eleven-member group called Team A. After winning the competition, the members were separated into two groups: WINNER and iKON.
WINNER made their official debut on August 17, 2014, with their album "2014 S/S." The album was a huge success, topping the charts in Korea and selling over 100,000 copies in its first month. The title track "Empty" was also a chart-topper and won several awards.
In 2015, the group released their second album, "EXIT:E." The album consisted of two parts: "EXIT:E: and "EXIT:X." The lead single "Baby Baby" was a commercial success, and the album itself received critical acclaim.
Hiatus and Comeback
Following the success of their second album, WINNER went on a hiatus due to internal conflicts within the group and the departure of their leader, Nam Tae-hyun. The group's future was uncertain, and fans were left wondering if they would ever return.
In 2017, WINNER made a comeback with their album "Fate Number For." The album was a commercial and critical success, with the lead single "Really Really" becoming a chart-topper. The album won several awards, including "Album of the Year" at the Melon Music Awards.
In 2018, WINNER released their third album, "EVERYD4Y." The album was a huge success, topping the charts in Korea and selling over 300,000 copies. The lead single "Everyday" was also a chart-topper and won several awards.
The group continued to release successful albums and singles in the following years, including "Millions," "Remember," and "Hold." They also embarked on successful tours in Asia and North America.
WINNER is one of the most successful and popular K-pop groups of the past decade. Their unique sound and style have won them a dedicated fanbase both in Korea and around the world. Despite facing numerous challenges, including a hiatus and a change in lineup, the group has continued to thrive and grow. As they approach their 10th anniversary, fans are eagerly anticipating what the group has in store next.