No one would have expected this pleasant surprise! Jinhwan shows a breath taking duet with Akdong Musician’s Suhyun, a colleague he’s worked with before during Mix&Match era. The schedule wasn’t revealed to the fans, however the hints dropped when Jinhwan posted a short video on his Instagram Story, showing he was preparing for a secret schedule.
Shortly after, information came out that Jinhwan would assist her in performing “Last Goodbye,” known better for being an emotional ballad. The two showed professionalism and good chemistry on the beautifully decorated stage. Harmonized pretty well with stolen glances every now and then, Jinhwan, as well as Suhyun, surely captured our hearts with this unexpected collaboration!
The performance ended with a sweet moment between the two, displaying friendship and comfort through a short fistbump.
On 7th February, iKON’s long awaited episode of Weekly Idol finally aired. Showing not only the warm relationship iKON members have with Doni & Coni, but they also proved how easily they adapt to a new environment to the point where it felt like it was a comedy act between friends.
With the help of iKONIC’s opinions, we’ve prepared the highlights of the broadcast that you certainly shouldn’t miss !
1. Yang Hyunsuk’s daughter chooses Donghyuk as her favorite member – for people who have watched WIN, this doesn’t come as a surprise; Yang Yoojin’s heart was stolen by our sunshine from minute one, when she whispered to her mother about the member she likes the most. In YG’s congratulatory message on Donghyuk’s birthday, he wrote that he is his daughter’s first choice; according to Donghyuk’s confession on Weekly Idol, the two have met at a BIGBANG concert, where they shared a hug. At the end of the segment, Donghyuk sent her a video message, saying “Let’s grab a meal soon. Thank you for liking me, and please talk to your dad so I can do a solo stage sometime”, which earned laughter from everyone in the studio.
2. The reason behind the mysterious disappearance of Bobby’s clothes – the original topic started with Jinhwan and Junhoe always borrowing clothes from the piles of clothes left in Bobby’s room; however the story emerged comically once Bobby started narrating about his favorite hoodie that went missing. As he accept the idea that it was gone, a year later he sees Chanwoo’s mother wearing it. In Chanwoo’s defense, he thought the pile of clothes was to be thrown away, so he picked it from there, leading to Kony’s comment that Bobby’s room resembles a “thrift shop.”
3. During the segment in which iKONICS got to ask iKON to do things they asked for a performance of their song “Perfect” that was released solely in Japan while Bobby plays the guitar. Despite not knowing the chords Bobby manged a faithful rendition of the song on the guitar with help of Hanbin’s beat boxing while vocals sang the song beautifully. Doni was so impressed with the song he asked YG to release it in Korea.
4. iKONICS also requested for Jinhwan’s height to be measured in mandarins. Jinhwan was a good sport and submitted himself to be measured and finally we have the answer to the question of how tall is Jinhwan? Answer is: 27 mandarins.
5. During the same segment they asked for Hanbin to do a cute rendition of a popular children’s song “Baby Shark”. Hanbin hates doing aegyo but he did it for iKONICS with hilarious reactions from everybody.
This entire episode of Weekly Idol was hilarious and well worth the watch regardless if you are a fan of iKON or not.
You can watch the full episode with English subtitles here:
It is with great delight for us to announce that “Love Scenario” achieved the long awaited all-kill, on the 10th day of release. A song loved by not only fans, but general public as well showed longevity in charts despite strong competitors. iKONICs finally fulfilled their goal of greeting iKON with a chart full of #1’s, making it their 3rd all-kill after My Type and Apology. Congratulations to both our boys, but also our fans who’ve been continuously showing support since release. Let’s celebrate together!
In case you missed iKON’s hilarious appearance on Weekly Idol, we are more than delighted to bring you the news of their second appearance on the popular show. As it had been confirmed right before the comeback, iKON has been busy recording for Weekly Idol, and today the official confirmation was made: iKONICS, tune in on 7th of February because our boys are here with new stunts an entertaining acts.
As shown in the teaser, we will finally have the chance to see the boys dance at 2X speed to their newest song “Love Scenario.” It seems quite exhausting, as Bobby comically yells “I’m dying” through the entire sequence. Later on, an emotional moment occurs as Jinhwan and June sing the Korean version for “Perfect” with “rich vocals” (caption: 보컬부자그룹), while Bobby accompanies them on an acoustic guitar.
Junhoe manages to steal the spotlight by showcasing his skills in nunchucks, impressing not only the MC’s but his brothers as well; Chef Song is making another appearance on TV, as he’s spotted in the corner, preparing a meal for everyone.
The most comical moment of the night is reserved for our fairy, Jinhwan; the MC’s have decided to measure his weight by adding tangerines from head to toe. Our poor mathyung, it doesn’t seem to be to his advantage at all! Last but not least, our leader “Godbin” is about to sacrifice his image once again, by showing baby shark aegyo; in the background, iKON can be heard complaining about how they are unable to watch him.
So far the preview seems pretty entertaining, right? Let’s wait together for February 7th!
iKON who’s been continuously topping charts with “Love Scenario” for a week since release, will be interviewed in the streets of Hongdae. When? February 1st! Time? 6PM.
SBS Entertainment News is known for having interview sessions with idols, but also actors and variety figures, in order to help them with public exposure. Among a few known artists who have already guested there, we’ll name BIGBANG’s Taeyang, Shinee’s Minho and Wanna One. For further details of what it implies, it’s easy to access their YouTube channel here!
Let’s look forward for iKON’s activity tomorrow night!
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.