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Yoon Winner - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Yoon first introduction to the music industry is through a singing contest Superstar K2 in 2010. He managed to finish in fourth place and rose to fame.

Through the show, the man from Busan released Instinctively. It quickly became a number one hit in the country while also selling more than two million digital copies.

At the end of 2010, Yoon got the Rookie of the Year award at the Gaon Chart Awards.

This Aquarius man joined YG Entertainment in January 2011. He made his debut as solo artist in 2013 with the digital single Wild and Young.

Before the song released, Yoon also put out pre-released track It Rains. The song managed to top all music streaming platforms in South Korean, earning the all-kill achievement.

Later in 2013, Yoon joined the survival reality program WIN: Who Is Next?. He was the leader of Team A, competing against Team B for a chance to debut.

His team eventually won and debuted under the group name WINNER.

With WINNER, this talented singer made his debut with studio album 2014 S/S in August 2014. It managed to top the Gaon Album Chart and Billboard World Albums Chart.

Two songs were also released as the lead singles, tilted Empty and Color Ring.

Over the years, Yoon has released some more studio albums, EPs, and single albums with WINNER.

This includes their first Japanese album Our Twenty For in 2018. It did quite well commercially, peaking at number 5 on the Oricon Chart.

Other than being an artist, the man born in 1994 has also dwell in acting. He got his first acting role in the sitcom, High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011).

But his first lead role only came in 2015 through the web series We Broke Up. For his performance, Yoon was awarded with the Best Male Actor Award from the K-web Fest Awards.

Since then, he has also starred in Prison Playbook (2017) and Kairos (2020).


  • Real Name: Kang Seung Yoon (강승윤)
  • Stage Name: Yoon (formerly Seungyoon)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: January 21, 1994
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Maknae (WINNER)
  • Height: 180 cm (5’11″)
  • Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter
  • Education: Busan High School of the Arts
  • Hobbies: Reading books, Playing billiards, Drawing, Photography, Playing the guitar, Composing music
  • Parents: –
  • Sibling: –
  • Girlfriend: –
  • Facebook: OfficialSEUNGYOON
  • Twitter:  @official_yoon_
  • Instagram: @w_n_r00@y8n_l8ks_at
  • Tiktok: –
  • Youtube: OfficialSEUNGYOON
  • Website: YOON Official, KANG SEUNG YOON


  • Yoon carries photos and other memorable stuffs on his wallet.
  • He is not keen of blind dates.
  • He can speak English and also Japanese.
  • When there is more time, Yoon wants to visit places that he has been on tours with WINNER.
  • He has adopted a dog named Thor.
  • He has a great talent in songwriting.
  • This Aquarius man likes eating fried rice.
  • He is someone who is ambitious and a bit workaholic.
  • In eighth grade, he learned to play guitar.
  • The man from Busan studied classical guitar during high school, making him dreamed of becoming a guitarist.
  • He often received books from fans and has started reading them since 2020.
  • Yoon loves taking pictures of various landscapes and objects. In the future, he wants to make it into an inspirational book.
  • He is admired by former member Taehyun for his positive attitude and maturity.
  • His weakness is singing in softer tones. This makes him a bit jealous of Jinu.
  • He likes WINNER’s song about regrets over a break-up called Fool.
  • He admitted to have rather weak hands.
  • This K-pop idol has a Busan dialect.
  • He is unable to eat peach and apple.
  • He used to play billiards when he was younger, even becoming a youth player.
  • Yoon used to be Busan’s regional representative for billiard.
  • He and his mother share a bank account.
  • He is close to JB of GOT7, ZICO, and Eunki of Apink.
  • This WINNER’s leader was raised only by his mother since his father left them.
  • His favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavors are Shooting Star and Very Berry Strawberry.
  • He can get really nervous when receiving phone calls because it might be from the CEO, managers, or other members.
  • He admitted that he was a bit lazy and irresponsible before becoming WINNER’s leader.
  • Yoon had many dreams growing up, including being a scientist, minister, and comic book writer.
  • In 2020, he won the King title in the singing competition King of Mask Singer. He was the youngest and the first YG artist to win the title.
  • His ideal type is someone with her own personality and lifestyle. He would also like someone who always tries her best even if it ends up not being perfect.

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Pics of Yoon

1. Yoon is really handsome even in just casual outfit

Yoon Winner - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He has such beautiful face

Yoon Winner - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. Loving the classy look in black suit

Yoon Winner - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. The yellow hoodie really brighten up his overall looks

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5. Yoon enjoying his day out at the beach

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Yoon is an amazing and responsible leader of WINNER. One of his wishes is for the group to be even more successful. If he keeps it up, it’s just a matter of time for them to reach new height of success.