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K-pop group WINNER renews contract with YG Entertainment

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K-pop group WINNER renews contract with YG Entertainment

CONTRACT RENEWAL. K-pop group WINNER, seen here from their 'Remember' album poster, will stay under YG Entertainment.

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All four members of WINNER are still under YG Entertainment

All four members of Korean boy group WINNER renewed their exclusive contracts with their agency YG Entertainment. 

According to a Soompi report, YG Entertainment announced on Wednesday, August 18, that members Yoon (Kang Seung-yoon), Hoony (Lee Seung-hoon), Mino (Song Min-ho), and Jinu (Kim Jin-woo) all signed a five-year contract. 

“We really want to say that we respect INNER CIRCLE (WINNER’s fandom name), who has always remained by our sides. We exist thanks to all of you. We want to continue on this endless journey of music while sharing more memories with you,” WINNER members were quoted as saying in the press statement, as translated by Soompi. 

WINNER was first formed through the 2013 survival reality program WIN: Who Is Next. They made their debut the following year as a five-member group with their first album 2014 S/S. They released their third full album Remember in April 2020. 

Currently, the team is taking a break from group activities as members Jinu and Hoony are serving in the military. In October 2020, Mino released his second full album Take, while Yoon made his solo comeback with the album Page in March 2021. 

WINNER is known for their hits “REALLY REALLY,” “EVERYDAY,” “MILLIONS,” “Hold,” and “AH YEAH.” – Rappler.com