Winner’s Jinu to make solo debut soon
According to YG Entertainment, Jinu, whose real name is Kim Jin-woo, will mark a new chapter in his career by coming forward as a solo artist, after debuting as a part of the four-member boy band Winner five years ago.
“Jinu flaunts his soft and sweet vocals with Winner, heightening expectations for the charms he will show as a solo artist,” the agency said.
Winner made its debut in 2014 and released a series of hits - such as “Baby Baby” (2016), “Really Really” (2017), “Everyday” (2018) and “Millions” (2018) - all of which topped local music charts upon their release.
“‘Really Really’ was streamed over 100 million times while it was still on the local music charts - a first for a boy band,” the agency said.
Winner recently began the Japanese leg of its world tour with a concert in Tokyo last month. The band will release its Japanese EP “WE” on Aug. 7.
By Yoon So-yeon