Treasure’s Bang Yedam debuts as a solo with the digital single, “Wayo”.
Known as a former K-Pop Star Season 2 runner up, Bang Yedam blew the judges away with his flawless vocal at a young age.
After the program, he signed with YG Entertainment as a trainee in 2013, joining fellow K-Pop Star winner, Akdong Musician.
In 2018, Yedam joined YG’s reality survival show, “Treasure Box”. He then competed against 29 other trainees for a chance to be included in the new boy group.
He placed 1st in vocals, thus, earning him a guaranteed spot for the upcoming group, later on named as “Treasure”.
Fast forward, in June 5, he debuted with the digital single, “Wayo”. Written by his fellow YG labelmates; AKMU’s Chanhyuk and WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon. WAYO placed iTunes #1 in 10 countries and raked six million views and counting. This signals a great head start for TREASURE’s debut slated on July.
As part of its promotion, YG launched “Wayo” youtube cover contest. Participants should film a full length “Wayo” cover in any method like vocal, dance, or through instruments.
In addition, contestants must upload the cover on youtube and submit the application through google forms. Winning prize amounts to an impressive total of 10 Million Won. Criteria includes 50% Youtube views and 50% YG evaluation.
Participation period starts from June 10 and ends on June 22 at 11:59PM KST. Winners will be announced on June 26.
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Watch Bang Yedam’s digital single “Wayo”: