CEO Yang Hyun Suk recently updated the official blog of YG Entertainment with exciting news about two new male groups he is planning to debut. He announced that there will be two groups named “A” and “B” for lack of better terms and then went on to drop more details about these new male groups that some might expect to be Big Bang protégés. While group A’s average age is 20 years old, group B’s average age will be 17 years old. Two of the members in group A were revealed to be ex-contestants of “K-Pop Star Audition” season 1, Lee Seung Hoon and Kang Seung Yoon, whose solo debut date had already been confirmed. B.I., a 17-year-old rapper who was featured in MC Mong‘s “Indian Boy” track back in 2009, will be leading group B.
As for determining the debut date of either group, Yang Hyun Suk has decided once again to promote both groups through a reality survival competition he is calling “WIN” to stand for “Who Is Next.” In some ways similar to how Big Bang made their debut, this time groups A and B will be going head-to-head in a competition to see which group will win the most votes from viewers and ultimately earn the opportunity to debut as soon as the program wraps up. The consequences for the losing group can be as dire as member replacement or having the group dissolved altogether.
The winning group will be using the official band group name, “WINNER,” and the show will be airing one episode a week for ten weeks straight starting the second week of July. The group will debut the day after the tenth episode finishes.
Yang Hyun Suk also laid out further details about the program and Kang Seung Yoon’s unique role as a solo and male group member in his blog. He also promised to come back with more details next Monday about Big Bang and its respective members’ solo album release dates.
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