YG Entertainment‘s CEO, Yang Hyun Suk, went to the showcase premiere for the program, ‘WHO IS NEXT: WIN’ on August 20th to introduce the show and told plans about debuting the new group.
Reflecting on the past while also thinking about the future, the CEO of company said, “I remember 8 years ago when BIGBANG was preparing for their debut. I met with approximately 10 media outlets. This was when the Internet wasn’t fully utilized and developed the way it is now. So much has changed within the span of 8 years. YG’s scale as a company has expanded and the world has changed a lot as well.”
He went on, “BIGBANG has carried the torch for the past 8 years. Now the new group who will debut will carry on the responsibility of YG Entertainment for the next 8 years. I’m very careful and nervous. Back then, I dreamed of BIGBANG being the best in the country (Korea). However, in the current landscape, K Pop is garnering much popularity globally. The company’s artists are receiving a lot of popularity in Japan and other Asian countries. Asia is watching over this program.”
Yang Hyun Suk also noted that it took a year for BIGBANG to find their way in the industry. He said, “BIGBANG made their initial debut with a song that was written by somebody else, it wasn’t until G-Dragon composed ‘Lies’ that BIGBANG became what it is today.”
“WIN” is a survival program with 11 YG traniees who were training for several years. They will be divided into two teams, Team A and Team B. The winning team will get to debut under YG and hold the title “WINNER”. There are 5 people on Team A. Some of the members are Kang Seung Yoon from “Superstar K2”, Lee Seung Hoon from “K-POP Star” and more. Team B has six people with 12 year old rapper who was in MC Mong‘s “‘Indian Boy’ MV, B.I, and Goo Joon Hee who is also another contestant from “K-POP Star.”
The first episode is set to air on August 23rd.
Article by: Samira
Edited by: Karolina