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Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER)
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Kang Seung Yoon , formerly known as Seungyoon, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor and a member of the boy group WINNER under YG Entertainment. He debuted solo on July 16, 2013, with the digital single “It Rains.”

Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER) Profile

Stage NameYoon (윤) | Kang Seung Yoon
Birth NameKang Seung Yoon (강승윤)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Actor  
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1994
Active Years2010–present
Age30 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height180 cm (5’11″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Kang Seung Yoon (WINNER) Facts:

Early Life

– Kang Seung Yoon was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He transferred from Buheung Elementary School and Singok Elementary School before finally graduating from Jwadong Elementary School.
– He dropped out of Shindo Middle School and passed his GED and later graduated from Busan High School of the Arts in 2012.
– During high school, he specialized in classical guitar and initially aimed for a career as a classical guitarist.
– He started playing the guitar in eighth grade.

Personal Life

– He was previously a youth billiards player and represented Busan in billiards competitions..
– He graduated from the Department of Entertainment Studies at Kukje Cyber ​​University.
– He has a shelter dog named Thor.
– He shares a bank account with his mother.
– Yoon grew up with his mother after his father passed away.
– In his younger years, he dreamed of becoming a minister, scientist, or comic book writer.
– He is a Catholic and his baptismal name is Don Bosco.
– He doesn’t have any siblings.
– He usually spends his time at home editing photos or lying down in bed. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– He is the richest member in WINNER.
– He is close with ZICO, GOT7‘s JB, and Apink‘s Eunji.
Jinu thinks he will get married first because he was a late child in their family and would want his mother to see her grandchildren faster.  (Allkpop)
– His parents divorced when he was a child and his father was no longer in contact with them and he didn’t even know he had passed away until much later.
– Kang Seung Yoon and his mom suffered financial difficulties because her restaurant went into debt and they had to keep borrowing money to survive and pay off interest which brought bad credit and more problems.
– He developed social anxiety in his second year of middle school after he started getting bullied in school by kids and later stopped going to school. He took billiards classes after he stopped going to school because of social phobia and met a guy 5-6 years older than him who helped him come out of his shell. (모모 momoe)
– He revealed that he has had weak vocal cords since birth and if he doesn’t keep him in check, he can lose his voice for the entire week.
– The thing he fears the most in life is being alone and anxious as he thinks everything is meaningless if he doesn’t have anyone to share it with. (Nylon Korea)
– When he appeared in High Kick 3, in 2011, he said he was still paying his family debt and was struggling but in time he was offered a beverage commercial and got paid a lot for a rookie and paid off his remaining debt. (Naver)
– He really wants to speak to his father for once. (모모 momoe)
– His ENT doctor told him that he is skilled in using his voice even with weak vocal cords in a way so it doesn’t hurt him. (SAP Epi#16)
– Yoon’s ideal type is someone who has a distinct lifestyle, is committed to excellence, and has a balanced appearance.


– Kang Seung Yoon is the Leader, Main Vocalist, and Maknae in WINNER.
– He debuted solo in 2013, before debuting in WINNER, but paused his solo career after the group’s debut in 2014.
– He became popular after securing fourth place on Mnet’s “SuperStar K Season 2” in 2010.
– He is known as Yoon in WINNER but uses his full name as a soloist.
– In May 2020, he won the King title on MBC’s “King of Masked Singer (KOMS),” making him the youngest king and the sole YG idol to achieve this feat.
– He had six consecutive wins on the show ‘King of Masked Singer’.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes to eat fried rice.
– He loves to collect watches.
– He doesn’t like to eat apples and peaches.
– He likes to collect shoes.
– His favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream is “Very Berry Strawberry” and “Shooting Star”.
– He likes to take pictures. (Dazed)
– His favorite songs include ‘We Are’ by Song Chang Sik and ‘From Mark’ by Ha Dong Kyun. (ELLE KOREA)


– He can fluently speak Korean, English and Japanese.
– He is good at playing table tennis.
– Kang Seung Yoon is fluent in the Busan dialect.
– He had an IQ of 141 and was skilled in maths.

Personality & Habits

– He has an introverted personality.
– Yoon said he had a reality check moment when he wanted to spend quality time with someone but had no one to call because he is a loner and doesn’t make friends. – He said the members pity him for this reason and encourage him to open up and make friends. (Radio Star)
– He has a habit of taking notes when he gets inspired from something because he tends to forget it later. (Nylon Korea)
– He has a habit of carrying momentos like photos in his wallet.
– He often wears a watch and often goes to sleep with it. (엘르 코리아)

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘Born to Love You’, ‘IYAH’ and ‘Door (ft.Zico)’.


– Kang Seung Yoon won the “Rookie of the Month” at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards in 2010 and “Rookie of the Year” at the Gaon Chart Music Awards in 2011.
– He won the “Best Male Actor” award for the web series ‘We Broke Up’ at the K Web Fest Awards in 2015.

Instagram: w_n_r00
Twitter: official_yoon_
YouTube: OfficialSEUNGYOON
Facebook: OfficialSEUNGYOON

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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