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Yang Hyun Suk discusses future plans for WINNER + Park Bom and Dara"s variety show talents

Yang Hyun Suk discusses future plans for WINNER + Park Bom and Dara"s variety show talents

On August 6, the launching show “2014 S/S GRAND LAUNCH” for WINNER”s debut album took place at the Grand Ballroom at the Conrad Seoul Hotel where Yang Hyun Suk spoke about his future plans for the group in front of the media.

He said, “Kang Seung Yoon appeared on MBC sitcom “High Kick 3,” and I thought he was good at acting. Honestly, I think YG is branded as a company that is immensely tight fisted when it comes to variety programs. There was that tendency in the cases of Big Bang and 2NE1. ...

WINNER and Yang Hyun Suk discuss how the new group differs from Big Bang

WINNER and Yang Hyun Suk discuss how the new group differs from Big Bang

Yang Hyun Suk and WINNER both discussed how this new boy group differed from their YG senior group, Big Bang, during the “2014 S/S Grand Launch” on August 6.

Yang Hyun Suk said in general, “Rather than a famous stylist, the boys themselves choose songs that best suit them. The person knows best his own pants and t-shirt size. Big Bang was able to become such a big group not because they”re handsome or good at dancing but because they made their own color very well and had great competitiveness. I plan on giving the future debuting rookies the same time I gave Big Bang.” ...

Yang Hyun Suk reveals new YG group is called iKON + 3 Team B members already confirmed

Yang Hyun Suk reveals new YG group is called iKON + 3 Team B members already confirmed

YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed more details about the new group that will debut following the end of the upcoming survival program “Mix & Match“.

At the press conference for “Mix & Match” held on September 2, Yang Hyun Suk announced that the new group will be called iKON. He said, “Instead of iCON, I replaced the C with K to represent K-Pop… I hope iKON will become a group that represents Korea.” ...

Yang Hyun Suk and Epik High Praise B.I for His Outstanding Talent

Yang Hyun Suk and Epik High Praise B.I for His Outstanding Talent

YG Entertainment‘s CEO Yang Hyun Suk and hip-hop group Epik High have revealed their strong approval of the rapping and songwriting skills of trainee B.I, who is set to debut as a part of YG’s new male group iKON early next year.

On September 2, the press conference of Mnet and YG’s new survival show “Mix & Match” was held at the Conrad Hotel in Seoul.

During the session, Yang Hyun Suk elaborated on his high expectations for the group, saying, “No matter how talented you are, if you fail to receive good songs, it is impossible to shine. Like BIGBANG, I want to make iKON members idols that have the skills to produce their own albums.” ...

Yang Hyun Suk compliments and eliminates trainees through the pre-match on "MIX & MATCH"

Yang Hyun Suk compliments and eliminates trainees through the pre-match on "MIX & MATCH"

The third episode of YG Entertainment“s competitive reality program, “MIX & MATCH,” aired on October 2, showing judges” evaluations after the boys” pre-match performances in front of Yang Hyun Suk and others. The trainees were separated into three separate teams for the vocal round: Bobby Team (Bobby, Kim Dong Hyuk, Jung Jin Hyung), Jin Hwan Team (Kim Jin Hwan, Yang Hong Suk, Goo Jun Hee), and B.I Team (B.I, Song Yoon Hyung, Jung Chan Woo). While some of the trainees were complimented, others were constructively criticized, and two were eliminated in the end. ...

Yang Hyun Suk Explains WINNER’s Delayed Debut

Yang Hyun Suk Explains WINNER’s Delayed Debut

YG Entertainment‘s CEO Yang Hyun Suk spoke up about WINNER‘s delayed debut at the boy group’s debut album launching show held on August 6 at the Conrad Hotel.

After the successful airing of the competition show “WIN: Who Is Next,” contrary to the initial promises of debuting the winning group right after the completion of the show, Yang Hyun Suk pushed back WINNER’s debut until now.

He said, “We needed time to make sure that we created a boy group different from BIGBANG. WINNER is our first boy group in nine years, after BIGBANG. When you are debuting a new boy group, you need time to make sure that they are not similar to their predecessors. We thought that this would factor into the group’s success.” ...

YG’s Yang Hyun Suk Gives Bobby the Full Amount of “Show Me the Money” Winnings

YG’s Yang Hyun Suk Gives Bobby the Full Amount of “Show Me the Money” Winnings

YG trainee Bobby recently took a step closer to his dream, which was to buy his diligent mother a home of her own. This past September 4, Bobby took victory over his fierce competition in the rap survival program “Show Me the Money Season 3.” The prize money that he won was 100 million KRW (which is approximately $100,000 USD). Normally, the management agency would take a portion of this for certain fees that would apply in the process of taking care of the celebrity. However, it’s been revealed that Yang Hyun Suk of YG Entertainment did not take any of the applying fees. ...

Yang Hyun Suk expresses his desire for G-Dragon to get into acting

Yang Hyun Suk expresses his desire for G-Dragon to get into acting

During the “2014 S/S GRAND LAUNCH” event for WINNER”s debut album on August 6, YG chief Yang Hyun Suk revealed he had changed his mind about singers solely focusing on just their singing career.

He said, “While as I aged, I came to cast off the belief that artists only need to do just music. I still worry about the future course for 2NE1 and Big Bang. On that point, I think there is a need to try many different things. To tell the truth, I want to make G-Dragon act. However, he says he doesn”t want to. I got T.O.P and Seungri to act because they said they were up for it. If an artist has talents beyond music, I think it is right to nurture them.” ...

Yang Hyun Suk Reveals Why He’s so Fixated on Survival Show Formats, Explains Voting System for “Mix & Match”

Yang Hyun Suk Reveals Why He’s so Fixated on Survival Show Formats, Explains Voting System for “Mix & Match”

YG‘s CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed why he is so insistent on survival show formats at the press conference for the upcoming YG survival show “Mix & Match.”

When a journalist at the conference asked him if he liked survival show formats, Yang Hyun Suk replied, “I guess you could say that. If you look at it, this world is a competition for survival.”

He further added, “Our singers go on stage and sing but it is all a fight to survive. Through the competitive process before debut, we can learn more about these [trainees], which will help with finding a production right for their image.” ...

Yang Hyun Suk reveals why he forbade Epik High from fully recording in the YG studio

Yang Hyun Suk reveals why he forbade Epik High from fully recording in the YG studio

YG Entertainment chief Yang Hyun Suk revealed why he forbade Epik High from recording and working in the YG studios for their upcoming 8th album, “Shoebox,” despite the fact that he had let them use the facilities freely back in 2011 and 2012. 

On October 15, YG”s CEO revealed to Star News,For Epik High”s 8th album, I didn”t let them work and record fully at the YG studios. I”m sure they were struggling going around outside studios working.

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