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CEO and founder of YG Entertainment Yang Hyun Suk revealed why he never had a wedding ceremony.

The December 1 broadcast of SBS talk show “Healing Camp” was the first episode of a new special series dedicated to facilitating dialogue between the leaders of the next generation and young people. Yang Hyun Suk appeared as the first featured guest.

With regards to why he and his wife Lee Eun Joo never held a wedding ceremony, he explained, “Although we got married, we never had a ceremony because we did not want to get up in front of others. It was too uncomfortable for us. We also did not want to just follow suit and do what everyone else does.”

Additionally, Yang Hyun Suk revealed, “My fear of getting up in front of people was so bad that I didn’t even have a wedding, but some time ago my daughterEugene told me that the students were asked to bring their fathers to school for field day. My daughter assumed that I would definitely go, and I couldn’t tell her no so I went ahead and promised her I would. But from that moment I started having a panic attack.”

He continued, “I cleared my schedule and accompanied my daughter to field day. I put on my hat, hoping it would cover my face. When it was announced that the last game would be the Crack the Cracker Game [which involves eating crackers off a hanging string] I asked Eugene if we could sit out on this one. But, she got upset, insisting that she had to play. Ultimately, I ended up playing with my cap on backwards, and we won first place. Immediately afterwards, I felt my panic attack subside.”

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YG Entertainment‘s Yang Hyun Suk appeared on the December 1 installment of SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp‘ and talked about dyslexia and his IQ.

He said, “Since I was born, I have never read a single book.  Is it called dyslexia?  When I read a book, the letters start to move half a page through.  Then I get sleepy.  And this could be from a lack of focus.

When you go to school, you take an IQ test, right?  I couldn’t understand the questions on an IQ test at all.  I couldn’t understand them at all.  I don’t know what my IQ is, but if a dolphin’s IQ is 70, then I’d probably be below that.  I don’t remember, but I’m pretty sure [the results came out to be] two digits,” amusing the others.

Source: akp

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On the December 1 installment of SBS‘s ‘Healing Camp,’ Yang Hyun Suk talked about the criteria for working with his artists.

He said, “There’s around 300 employees at YG.  In addition,  we are currently expanding exponentially.  If you ask by what standard I choose [people], it is looking at their potential for growth.

Big Bang is extremely popular and it is true they made big profits for YG.  When I look at Big Bang, I focus on their growth potential.  I don’t think I look at whether they earn money or not for YG.  No matter how famous they are or how much money they make, if they show no possibility of developing in the future, I don’t want to work with them.”

In addition, his mischievous friend Yoo Hee Yeol watched Yang Hyun Suk’s behavior and remarked, “It’s my first time seeing him like this.”  Yang Hyun Suk was taken aback, raising interest.

Yoo Hee Yeol continued, “He is normally very rough.  80% of his words are curses,” making everyone laugh.

Source: akp

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Yang Hyun Suk, the head of talent agency YG Entertainment, has made a public apology for the controversies surrounding some of the stars signed to his agency.

The star was speaking during a recording of SBS talk show “Healing Camp,” which is set to air at 11:15 p.m. on December 1.

Appearing alongside Yang Hyun Suk on the show is Yoo Hee Yeol. During the course of “Healing Camp,” Yoo Hee Yeol asked, “There have been so many controversies of late surrounding some of the YG stars. Seeing as you are the CEO of the company, do you not agree that your reaction to these cases has been quite nonchalant?”

To this, Yang Hyun Suk replied, “I have to start off by saying that I am embarrassed by this. What happened was avoidable. I agree that I should have handled these cases better. Once again, I want to say that I am sorry.”

In recent months, YG has been rocked by a drug scandal involving 2NE1member Park Bom, while the agency was also shaken when BIGBANGmember Seungri was involved in a traffic incident.

Source: Soompi

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Yang Hyun Suk apologized about the various controversies surrounding YG Entertainment.

Yang Hyun Suk will be one of the guests on the special of the December 1st’s episode of SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp‘. As shown in last week’s preview, Yoo Hee Yeol asked Yang Hyun Suk, “I have an additional question. YG has recently been the icon of incidents and accidents. As the CEO, don’t you think you acted too indifferently when you are the representative figure of YG?
Yang Hyun Suk responded, “First, I have to say I’m embarassed. The things that happened didn’t have to happen. I should have managed them better, but I just want to say that I’m once again sorry.
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Winner expressed its gratitude towards YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyun Suk.

Winner returned to its fans by releasing the first full length album 2014 S/S on August 12.

After winning the final competition of WIN against Team B last October 25, Winner was given the honor of making its debut.

Its new title song Empty ranked number one on nine music charts as soon as it was released and the other album tracks, including the double title song Color Ring, lined up the top spots on the charts, proving that their ten months of waiting was not wasted.

As it is YG Entertainment’s new boy group in eight years following Big Bang, Yang Hyun Suk’s interest and consideration for Winner was extraordinary.

Not only did he share advice from his own experiences with them, he provided Winner with constructive feedback to help them develop as a group and as individuals.

In a recent interview with Newsen, Winner said, “Yang Hyun Suk helped out a lot in the process of getting ready for our debut. He listened to every song we produced and gave us a lot of feedback. To give an example, if he couldn’t feel the lyrics, he would say, ‘This doesn’t touch my heart at once,’ or ‘I think it would be better if it felt this way.’ In that process, we had many opportunities to talk with Yang Hyun Suk.”

Kang Seung Yoon said, “Yang Hyun Suk contemplated for a long time on Winner’s color. He also attended Winner’s launching show that took place recently and cheered for us. Yang Hyun Suk’s presence works as a big motivation for us, actually. When he is next to us, we perform better in anything. It makes us think that we need to be better. Usually that kind of thinking makes one more nervous but I want to show myself more confident in front of him. I’m probably the member who talks the most when he is with us.”

Lee Seung Hoon shared, “Thanks to Yang Hyun Suk who came to the launching show, we were able to deal with even the difficult questions. He helped in answering some of the questions that we weren’t sure on how to answer,” and Nam Tae Hyun said, “We actually found out some things for the first time during the launching show. I only realized then that he was planning to have us appear in dramas or variety shows. I didn’t have the opportunity to know what he was thinking inside but I was happy to know a bit about it.”

Taking a step closer to the public through the debut album as sing-songwriters, Winner hopes to show its unique charms through dramas, movies and variety shows in the future.

About Song Min Ho, Kim Jin Woo said, “I think he [Song Min Ho] would do better as a supporting actor instead of the lead actor. I want to recommend the lead actor’s friend role for him. That’s Song Min Ho’s image to me. He is also an energetic member in the group so I don’t think he would be discouraged in a variety show.”

Nam Tae Hyun said, “I think Kim Jin Woo hyung will be able to bring out good response if he accentuates his innate character in a project. Like the protagonist of the film Barefoot Ki Bong or ‘Cho Won’ from Marathon, he should take on an innocent role. In the case of varieties, I think he suits better in a reality program instead of a scripted program.”

Lee Seung Hoon said, “Nam Tae Hyun once acted in our reality program Winner TV. He had to dress up as a girl since it was a love story and at first he said, ‘I can’t do this. I will never do this again,’ but once he dressed up as a girl, he pulled it off really well. I wish to see him act as a boy dressed as a girl in his next project. He also has superior body structure, so he will win all kinds of awards if he showed his running and javelin throwing skills on variety programs,” making Nam Tae Hyun burst out laughing.

Kang Seung Yoon said, “Lee Seung Hoon has a funny personality so I think he suits well in a variety with a talk show format. I think he will also do well on SBS’s Running Man and MBC’s Infinity Challenge. For acting, I think he should take on a comical role. I ask all sitcom directors in Korea to cast him as the lead character’s friend.”

Finally, Song Min Ho said, “Kang Seung Yoon acted longer than other members and he is talented in so many fields. His biggest strength is that he doesn’t feel shy. He is also full of confidence and I think that’s a very important element when it comes to acting. He doesn’t feel embarrassed at all and has acting sense so I think he will be able to pull off any roles.”

Then he added, “But I don’t think that he should do variety shows. He is bright and fun to be with but his sense of humor is not the one I prefer. I would like to recommend him for acting instead of varieties,” and Kang Seung Yoon playfully said, “I think I would be better in hosting a show rather than making other laugh. I’m good at memorizing scripts and hosting a show as an MC.”

Source: enewsworld

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BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon playfully prods his agency CEO, YG Entertainment‘s Yang Hyun Suk, to take his turn at the ice bucket challenge. On August 25, the idol posted a composite picture on this Instagram account.

The composite picture is drawn in cartoon style, but with the characters’ real faces shown. It features Yang Hyun Suk in a small play pool receiving a douse of a bucket of water from G-Dragon and fellow BIGBANG member TOP. G-Dragon wrote the message, “Hyung, hurry up and do it.”

G-Dragon has done his part in the ice bucket challenge, and also already previously donated a generous amount to the cause to celebrate his birthday.

After doing his own challenge, the artist named some very influential people in K-Pop to take it on. Apart from his CEO, he nominated SM Entertainment‘s Lee Soo Man and JYP Entertainment‘s Park Jin Young.

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Yang Hyun Suk and WINNER both discussed how this new boy group differed from theirYG 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.

He then went into the differences: “Rather than a hip hop group, I wanted to make a slightly more emotional and lyrical group like WINNER.  Their debut song is hip hop, but I deem it a more lyrical song that the public would like.  I say this as a joke, but the better traits WINNER has over Big Bang are their youth and their good height.

Leader Kang Seung Yoon said wisely, “Rather than saying there’s one thing that’s a whole lot better than our seniors, I’d like to say that Big Bang is a group that has hip hop as its foundation, but it also tried all genres and a variety of styles.  It’s hard to find something we can hastily say is different [from them].  

More than anything, in order to do music that suits our name as WINNER, we think we will be able to become WINNER if we show our honest and unique music rather than particularly thinking about trying to do things differently from Big Bang’s music.”

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Revealing some unknown information, Yang Hyun Suk talked a bit about Big Bang′s G-Dragon.

On August 6, the YG rookie group Winner held its debut album launching show 2014 S/S Grand Launch and press conference at the Conrad Seoul Hotel in Yeouido, where

On this day, Yang Hyun Suk said, “I think when people age, their thoughts also change. I used to have this fixed thought that artists in their 20s and 30s should only do music. I think I was influenced by this when I was active in Seo Taiji and Kids.”

“I′ve watched the Big Bang members for many years, and I′m still struggling with what these kids′ hidden talents are. Honestly, I want to get G-Dragon to start acting. I asked him several times, ′Do you want to act?′ and he said that he doesn′t.”

“Not as a producer or the company CEO, I want to talk to company artists and find their talents and help them grow. I have these thoughts a lot more now than before.”

“It was Kang Seung Yoon′s first time acting in a sitcom and he was so good at it. I think that if the other members act too, they′ll do well. With an open mind, I want to allow Winner to take on different challenges.”

Winner′s debut album 2014 S/S includes a total of 10 tracks, including the double title songs, Feeling Empty (translated) and Caller Ring. The Winner members participated in the composing and lyric writing of the album, showing their songwriting abilities.

With the launching show marking its the beginning, Winner will reveal its songs on August 12 and release its album offline on August 14. Winner will join the YG family Concert in Seoul on August 15 and perform their first official stage since debut. As Winner is YG′s first boy group since Big Bang′s debut nine years ago, all eyes are on the group to see what kind of success it will bring.

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YG Entertainment’s head producer Yang Hyun Suk has openly answered questions about YG’s new boy group WINNER, before the upcoming official debut of the group.

WINNER is YG’s first boy group produced by YG after BIGBANG, so they have been under the spotlight of the media and music fans. Even though they are a new group who has not even debuted yet, WINNER already has high popularity and recognition like top stars. That is because the team has already gained stardom even bigger than that of top singers, by appearing in last year’s survival audition show that displayed the competition between Team A and Team B, to gain the opportunity to be selected as YG’s next boy group. Yang Hyun Suk has dedicated himself to creation of WINNER alone for the past five years. Plus, his unique marketing methodology has created sensation for the period. That is why fans’ expectations for WINNER’s debut is further heightening.

In the launching show and press conference for WINNER’s debut album “2014 S/S”, which was held in the afternoon on the 6 this month at Conrad Hotel located in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Yang said, “Precisely speaking, WINNER is the first boy group that YG produces nine years after BIGBANG. As WINNER members are rather taller than other YG singers, we set the concept to present them as fashion models, for this launching show”.

1. Why has WINNER’s debut been delayed?

The biggest concern in producing a new boy group is that a process of preparations to make the group not similar to any other boy groups is needed. I believe that process can make or break the success of a new group. I promised WINNER’s debut after the end of “WIN” show last year. However, I thought that presenting them to the public prematurely when they still did not have their unique color was not good for them. I had to choose the best way for WINNER, even if I myself is criticized for delay of their debut.

2. How is WINNER different from BIGBANG?

That is what I’ve been contemplating the most. I wanted fans evaluate how and how much WINNER is different from BIGBANG. So, it took a year to find out WINNER’s own style. I put a lot of thoughts in what color of clothes WINNER should wear and what type of songs and dance they have to present on the stage, in the process of making decisions for their debut.

3. What is the future for Team A and Team B?

YG is like a family. Both WINNER and Team B were YG trainees. I would like to ask for your continuous affection and interest in Team B, too. Team B’s member B.I and BOBBY participated in WINNER’s debut album just for collaboration, so don’t’ get it wrong. Team B’s help for WINNER’s debut does not mean that Team B will not make debut.

4. People say that it will be hard to see WINNER in Korea because of their busy overseas schedules.

WINNER begins performances in Japan in October this year and that means that WINNER’s time for performance in Korea is rather short. I know that people say this will disappoint Korean fans who have been waiting for WINNER for a long time. In the past, singers performed in Korea first and then moved to overseas. However, nowadays, we can go back and forth between Korea and Japan within two hours, so I think there will be no such problem.

5. Will WINNER reduce TV performances like other YG singers?

Singers are the happiest when they sing on the best stage with the best conditions for performance. WINNER will follow such principle, too. There is a reason why YG singers do not appear in TV that much. When there are too many requests for TV appearance, the schedule becomes hectic, then, singers get tired. Plus, they cannot accept all requests for performance, to prevent themselves from overworking. If they can have favorable circumstances and conditions, there is no reason for them to refrain from TV performance.

6. What is the genre of WINNER’s debut song?

I didn’t want WINNER to be misunderstood as a dance group. That is why I picked a sentimental and emotional hip-hop song for their debut. I thought that can appeal to the public.

7. Can we still see KANG SEUNG YOON’s solo performance?

KANG SEUNG YOON, SONG MIN HO, and LEE SEUNG HOON began their artistic careers before their debut as WINNER. That is why I really wish WINNER’s success. I want to hear people say it was the right choice to make KANG SEUNG YOON perform in a group. If people say that WINNER members create a perfect harmony and they shine more as a team rather than as solo artists, I would feel very much rewarded as a producer.

8. What is the scope of WINNER’s performance as a boy group?

Senior YG singers rather refrained from performances other than music. However, I will expand the scope of performance for WINNER to do more things in a wider variety of different fields. In fact, YG singers did not appear in entertainment shows frequently. However, WINNER members have a variety of talents along with their talent for music. I would leave the door for the scope of WINNER’s artistic activities open. I will open all the channels for WINNER, unlike other YG singers. KANG SEUNG YOON may act as an actor, while the other members may appear in entertainment shows.

9. What is your feeling about WINNER?

I think I’ve changed as I grew older. In the past, I thought that singers must do only music, but my attitude is changing little by little. I believe that No.1 on music charts and in music shows does not mean much. As you know, No.1 on music charts and in music shows is not that meaningful in the Korean music market. What I want is that people really love WINNER’s music. That will make me feel better. I hope WINNER can get closer to everybody, like mom’s friends and their daughters all together.

10. So, who is WINNER?

As WINNER is YG’s first boy group after BIGBANG, I have put much efforts and affection in the process of their training, to make them be praised by anyone. In a word, I think that now they have grown enough to become an artist who can be praised by anyone, anywhere. I feel very good.

WINNER is the first YG boy group in nine years after BIGBANG’s debut. The team has five attractive and talented members: the eldest KIM JIN WOO, leader KANG SEUNG YOON, veteran rapper SONG MIN HO, colorful performer LEE SEUNG HOON, and the youngest NAM TAE HYUN. They were selected as YG’s next boy group by viewers of cable channel Mnet’s survival audition show “WIN: WHO IS NEXT” aired last year. After winning the show, WINNER has built a strong fandom by appearing reality show “WINNER TV”.

WINNER unveils the music of their debut album “2014 S/S” on the 12 and releases off-line album on the 14 this month. All WINNER members took part in writing the melody and lyrics of all 10 songs of the album, including its double title tracks “empty” and “Color Ring”. Plus, WINNER gives their first official performance in “YG Family Concert” held in Seoul on the 15.

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