YG Entertainment seeks to debut 4 groups this year?
The CEO met with reporters on January 26, and said, “This year will be a very important year for YG. It’s more like a period of reinforcement than a turning point.”
“YG will be debuting four new groups this year, with Winner being one of them. A new group might debut from WIN’s team B, but it hasn’t been decided on yet. I get very careful about debuting each group. Since there are four new groups coming out, I’ve been working even on Sundays. Psy and Big Bang will also be releasing new albums this year, which make it an important year for YG,” he said.
Expanding more about WINNER’s debut, “Originally, Winner was to debut right after Winner TV ended, but it has been postponed in order to better prepare,” he added. “We are preparing to release a full-length album, and not a digital single. Half of the tracks will be written by the members themselves.”
He also announced, “The plan for now is to have them debut at the end of February, but that’s not a firm set date. But if it gets postponed, it won’t be pushed back for more than a week or two.”
He also brought up YG’s new girl group stating, “It’s my goal to debut a girl group during the first half of this year. One thing I can say for sure, is that they are not going to have a sexy concept.”
Referring back to the time when he mentioned that he would like to debut a girl group who looks like Girl’s Generaiton (SNSD) but with hip-hop style, he added, “I think talent has to come before anything else. Realistically speaking, SNSD is the representative girl group of today. I hope this new girl group will be able to follow in the footsteps of SNSD.”
Another group set to debut this year is the sibling duo, Akdong Musician. Akdong Musician who were the winners of audition survival show SBS KPOPSTAR Season 2 are set to debut on KPOPSTAR Season 3’s finale at the end of February.
Yang Hyun Suk & YG Family collaborates with Yonsei Severance Hospital to help Heart disease patients!
Teaming up with the Yonsei Severance Hospital, YG Entertainment created an album titled Once in a Lifetime, fulfilling the dreams of Professor Ha Jong Won of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, who hoped that one day proper treatment be given to patients despite their financial status.
The album was given as gifts with the receivers being moved to donate, raising 50 million won (around $47,000) in just three months,
Not only that, Yang Hyun Suk decided to personally donate 100 million won (about $90,000) and created the ‘Dream Gift’ campaign, which will focus on sponsoring families who have family members struggling with this disease.
The campaign kicked off on November 29 at Yonsei University with a night of donations with Epik High and Akdong Musician showcasing their talents for the charitable event.
Source & Translated by: MWAVE
Nothing has actually been verified. But we do see am_suhyunlee updating photos that were never seen before, photos that were events happening on the day itself..
[SHOW] 131025 Lee Hi, Akdong Musician & Bang Yedam - Talk Cut @ WIN (Who Is Next) Episode 10 Final Battle
Akdong Musician,Bang Ye Dam & Lee Ha Yi - Officially Missing You @ 131025 YG x MNET WIN EP 10 (FINALE)!
[ARTICLE] YG Artists come out to support for WIN’s finale
YG Family will come out to show their support for Team A and B during the ‘WIN’ finale this Friday!
According to YG Entertainment on the 23rd, Yang Hyun Suk, Bigbang, 2NE1, Epik High and more will come out to the finale to show support for the YG trainees.
The ‘K-Pop Star’ line, including Lee Hi, Akdong Musician and Bang Yedam will also sing Tamia’s “Officially Missing You” for a special collaboration stage while G-Dragon is bringing Team A and B together again to perform ‘Crooked’.
The two-hour finale will be held at SK Olympic Handball Stadium and broadcast live on Mnet, KM, OnStyle and Olive and viewers can tune in to vote for Team A or B. The first and second rounds will count for 20% of the vote each, while the final vote will account for 60%. As YGE Ceo Yang Hyun Suk has already announced, the winning team will go on to form the group WINNER, while the losing team will be disbanded.
[INSTAGRAM] 131020 Akdong Musician’s Lee Soohyun (am_suhyunlee): Exercise before watching ‘WIN’~ㅋㅋ Lets watch together that is going to be on tv soon!! (feat. Hayi unnie) @officialeehi oh oh it’s about to start!
DISCLAIMER: @Officialeehi is not a confirmed account
Translations by: winnieju93@flyhayi
Sean: “When YG’s OG meets young ones. We went to do a volunteer work together playing with the kids at Sung ae won.Took little time to get to know each other but had blast time playing together with the kids. When we were leaving the kids and Dara,Minzy,Akdong,Hi got pretty close and felt little sad. Promise to come back again and just try to remember the good time. Now say Kim Cheeeeee~ ”
“When YG’s OG meets young ones All the love we’ve got, giving the love back! Feeling the love and happiness everywhere^^”
Akdong Musician & Team A - Unaired Meeting with Akdong Musician (131011) [ENG SUBBED]!
Thanks to onewomansubs~