On January 18th 2018, YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyunsuk celebrates his 49th birthday. It seems like iKON themselves wished to celebrate it alongside with him, as they surprised him with a cake minutes before a meeting. As seen on the clock in the short clip, iKON was quite early with delivering warm wishes. According to his instagram hashtags, YG was so surprised that he nearly cursed out!
Below, you can see our boys doing a short countdown before the CEO’s arrival, warmly welcoming him by singing happy birthday.
As promised the previous night, through his channel plus post, Donghyuk returned to us for more nights of fun, counseling, as well as satisfying fans’ curiosity. A total of four well-picked songs were played during the broadcast, which will be listed listed below:
1. Taeyang -Ride
2. Bolbbalgan4 – Blue
3. The Black Skirts – Wait more
4. Dynamic Duo – Gone
Because earlier in the day, iKON delighted us with a film teaser for their comeback, Donghyuk greeted fans by playing the infamous ” iKON is coming to town!”, as sang in Anthem.
Shortly after, he continues by teasing Yunhyeong. It seems that 혹시혹시 [hoksihoksi] is running joke among the members these days, as mentioned by Junhoe and Jinhwan just a couple of days ago. Long story short, it seems like Yunhyeong’s battery died while he was watching a movie, and he asked for a charger in a robotic voice.
Donghyuk: We were shooting MV. Yunhyeong was watching something on youtube and the battery died so he suddenly went and said “hoxy hoxy does anyone have a charger?” *smth like that~ KJH showed it in their broadcast!* Since then we started teasing Yunhyeong with it.
Based on preference, it seems that Donghyuk thinks Hanbin’s room is decorated the best, while Yunhyeong’s room doesn’t lack anything. He went as far as describing it as “living in a house.”
Moving onto one of the main highlights of the evening, he confirmed that iKON will be indeed returning with a full album. Although there is no certain confirmation on how many songs, or which songs will be included, the prayers of many iKONICs have been answered, as we will finally get to listen to more songs from these talented boys.
Donghyuk : i cant say how many songs are in the album but as reporters said on articles its a full album. And there are many songs
Onward, Donghyuk manages to rise expectations for the comeback by saying the MV and song have a different feeling from anything they’ve recorded before. He even went as far as saying it feels like first time shooting a music video. Based on his words, he’s looking forward to the title song as much as iKONICs, which brings excitement all over.
Dong said the shooting for the MV feels like first time kinda . . .
Considering the broadcast was a short one, Donghyuk bids us farewell with promises that iKON have recorded a couple of varieties for this comeback. The wait seems to be getting shorter and shorter, right?
Dong talking about how he read the articles on their 2nd full album and said there is a wide variety of songs that they recorded~
Donghyuk: iKON is coming back soon. We are preparing ourself really hard. Please give us a lot of love. We will mee t you guys soon. Thank you for joining in on the 14th VNight with Dong Dong! Everyone, sleep well. This is the last song for tonight, Dynamic Duo— Gone
Although iKON has been on a musical hiatus for a while, it seems like our leader has been working on a couple of side projects. Earlier in the day, rapper Yawa posted a picture of himself in a place resembling Hanbin’s veranda.
( cr.: yawa_upload on instagram)
Later on, speculations were made that Hanbin featured in his song called ‘Her.’ Although the song has been posted little over a month ago, the rumors only started surfacing after the news of the two being friends. The confirmation itself comes from the fact that you can hear his unmistakable voice here below, starting from 2:27.
Since it’s a certain sunshine’s special day, we have decided to bring up a series of events that will surely make everyone smile!
Happy Birthday to our Kim Donghyuk, an angel whose kindness never fails to amaze us, whose words have brought comfort and consolation many nights before. A selfless man, dedicated to spreading positivity and love to fans, iKON and his family. We wish only the best of things for you!
Let’s start, shall we?When Donghyuk dedicated his day to us to show us his routine, from waking up, to the last blink of his eye, it was an adventure: to cooking for his hyung, to exercising and chatting comfortably.
Always making sure that fans feel appreciated and loved, we have Donghyuk always noticing his fansites with a heart sign to ensuring that his fan’s safety comes first.
His love for animals! From taking care of beloved Obang, he’s displayed adoration towards cats, and even tigers!
The way he interacts with children. We’ve seen how big his heart is, but the way he displays warmth and patience just makes you want to love him even more!
His Vnight broadcasts, meant not only to make us smile, but also a time for fans to openly express worries and receive advice in return, that would make one think that you are chatting with an old friend.
When he showed his unconditional love and support for his members! As an affectionate person, Donghyuk easily spreads good vibes, offers a hug and laugh for his hyungs, and supports solo activities as well. He attended Bobby’s event, and showed up as panelist for Daesung in Fantastic Duo 2. He also never removes their friendship ring, as it’s the most treasured accessory to him.
We’ve seen many sides of Donghyuk when it comes to dancing. From cute, flirtatious, to unexpectedly sexy with practiced technique. the way he effortlessly moves on stage makes it impossible for you not to love him!
His strong wish to build a hospital in an undeveloped place. A literal angel! It’s a wish he’s been having since debut day, and it’s heartwarming to know he’s still thoughtful.
His Dazed Photoshoot. Donghyuk has shown us overflowing charisma, without loosing his sunshine appearance, through different outfits that suit his personality.
Let’s not forget Santa Donghyuk, who’s brought us a lot of joy and laughter with his unexpected appearance, after having won (yes, won!) a rock, paper scissor game.
Following yesterday’s news regarding iKON’s importance to YG Entertainment, a chart including artists from 2012-2017 and their held concerts has been posted by nbntv.co.kr (the NBN News website).
Regarding our interest, we can already see a pretty high attendance for our boys in 2016 and respectively 2017, in the solid gray areas.
Because of this achievement, it’s only natural that iKON are expected to hold more concerts in 2018, showing the importance of their contribution to the company. The expected attendance number for iKON’s concerts for 2018 is cca. 500k to 600k.
(featured image cr: ?? Scan from iKON Youth Photo Book)
Last night, iKON’s leader fulfilled his promise to iKONICs and was able to meet with fans through V app for almost 2 hours!
Interestingly the session felt more like a comfortable talk with a good friend than a basic interaction between an idol and his fans.
In order to maintain high spirits, we’ve prepared a series of highlights and facts spoken by our favorite charismatic boy, for those who were unable to watch or would simply enjoy a recall of last night’s events.
Let’s begin with Hanbin’s moving words about his brothers, and his claim that iKON is simply a name for him, incomparable to the strong bond of the seven people behind it. Now and forever, he would like nothing more than maintain a tight connection with those whom he sees as family.
On a side note, this sends us back to Bobby’s words during iKONCERT, right?
In order to remember the funniest things revealed by Hanbin himself, let’s have a look at the list below! (credit in each link)
Despite having a schedule in the same day, he’d wanted to attend a concert with his friend Raesung (better known as Millennium, who participated in the composition of Bling Bling), but the results weren’t quite what he’d expected: “I got scammed, but really, I was just dumb”;
A reveal about his height, that was certainly frowned upon by a certain member;
Hanbin was about to sing “Perfect” in Korean, but couldn’t recall the lyrics (it took him a few tries);
While asked about “Get it beauty,” Hanbin lets us know that he’s close with very few celebrities, including One, whom he also complimented by referring to him as a “flower boy.”
On a more serious note, our leader has brought us a series of exciting news. According to him, iKON are to release new songs before winter. As long as everything goes well, his favorite songs will be released! Let’s anticipate our hard working boys who never disappoint!
Hanbin said their new song might be release before Autumn. He said if there's no change, his favourite song will be released 😭😭💓
Of course, he never fails to think of ikonics and their feelings; during one of their hardest times before the release of “Bling Bling”, Hanbin confesses he wrote a song for fans while in the car, including lyrics such as: “I can give you nothing now.”
Please don’t say that! You’ve already offered so much to your fans, and granted nothing less than exceptional stage presence and quality songs.
Hanbin having a tough time 1 week before blingbling so he writes song for iKONICS in the car. "I can give you nothing now" 😭😭💓 pic.twitter.com/sULKqQG78d
iKON have topped Japan’s Oricon Weekly Album’s Chart for the third consecutive time!
Cr. twitter @K_Life88
After proving their overwhelming international popularity by ranking #1 in Oricon charts first with their debut album “Welcome Back,” then with their consecutive Japanese release, the single album “DUMB&DUMBER,” – iKON hit no 1 again with their new mini album “New Kids: Begin” managing to officially establish a chart topping streak in the 2nd biggest music market in the world!
No wonder they were Japan’s 2016 Rookies of the Year!
The new mini album achieved first place in the weekly chart on August 22nd. Ever since its release on the 16th, the album has received plenty of love topping various charts and selling out of stores quickly.
After wrapping up their Korean promotions with double title-track “B-Day” and “Bling Bling”, iKON is set to continue touring in Japan with 22 concerts. Their Dome Tour is scheduled to begin in September.
Congratulations to iKON’s on their continuing amazing achievements!