Episode 11 Discloses Behind Story of Final Round, “Heightening Expectations”
Behind story of 11 members in “WHO IS NEXT : WIN” (”WIN”)’s final round is disclosed in episode 11 of the show. “WIN” is YG Entertainment (“YG”)’s survival show which depicted the process of selecting the members of its new boy band.
Episode 11 of “WIN”, which covers an untold story of the 11 members, will be exclusively released on search engine DAUM and YG’s official blog (yg-life.com), at 10pm on November 1 (Friday.). In episode 11, the behind story of Team A (Song Min Ho, Kim Jin Woo, Lee Seung Hoon, Nam Tae Hyun, and Kang Seung Yoon) and Team B (B.I, Kim Jin Hwan, Bobby, Song Yun Hyeong, Koo Jun Hoe, and Kim Dong Hyuk) on the final round stage, as well as their resolution for a new start, will be disclosed.
“WIN” is still enjoying much popularity, even though the show has ended with Team A being selected as the “WINNER” at the final battle. The final battle of “WIN” has been creating sensation, topping real-time search word lists of many search engines and appearing on SNSs and different web-sites.
Notably, “WIN”’s digital album “FINAL BATTLE” which has total four songs including “Go UP” and “CLIMAX”, written by Team A and B respectively for the final battle, and two different versions of “JUST ANOTHER BOY” written by YG’s head producer Teddy and rewritten by Team A and B, has been receiving enthusiastic responses after it was released at noon on the 28, with the emotions, inspiration, and sincerity of all the “WIN” members well-expressed in the four songs. Even though “WIN” members have not debuted yet, the songs are ranked in top places not only in Korean music web-sites but also in foreign music charts, drawing keen attention.
In only one day from the release of digital album “FINAL BATTLE”, it topped iTunes album charts of five countries: Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Plus, “GO UP” of Team A has swept not only real-time charts but also daily charts, being ranked in the top ten places in daily charts of eight music-streaming sites in Korea: Naver Music, Daum Music, Bugs, Melon, Mnet.com, Olleh Music, Soribada, and Cyworld Music.
Meanwhile, the birth of “WINNER” is creating sensation overseas, too. Six major sports dailies of Japan made headlines about the birth of “WINNER”, and in China, each episode of “WIN” has recorded 1.2 million views on average and the final battle recorded as many as 2 million views on YOUKU, a video-streaming site which exclusively aired WIN in the country. Furthermore, fans around the world have been sending celebratory video messages to the “WINNER” on Youtube.