At last the details for iKON’s repackaged album have been released by YG Entertainment!
The repackage album comes with a new release title track called “I’m Ok” which is as the fandom expected since the boys have been obliging enough to spoil it for us weeks ago!
The “I’m Ok” announcement was accompanied by a moody and grainy black and white poster featuring the boys in suits posed around a black vintage car and giving off an extremely classy feel. The gorgeousness of the boys have iKONICs asking themselves if they are, in fact, indeed ok.
Interestingly, seeing that the image is located in a tunnel answered one of this year’s fandom mysteries concerning a missing MV with scenes from a tunnel based off posts made by Donghyuk in March. Actually the boys must have been pretty anxious to share this track and MV as they have been providing us with spoilers for months!
Details for the album:
Online Album Release : 2019.01.07
Offline Album Release : 2019.01.08
It looks like iKONICs will be starting 2019 well.
On Dec 23, a mere week till the formerly confirmed date of Dec 31st for the release of iKON’s New Kids Series Repackaged album, YGE has announced a reschedule.
YGE has cited “distribution” problems and apparently the date is being pushed to “around early January” with an official timeline to be announced at the oh too familiar timing of “soon.”
YG himself posted this information on his personal Instagram along with a screen shot of the album cover and, possibly because there is no material prepared to promote the album, a scanned page from iKON’s recent Arena Homme editorial.
iKONICs have expressed disappointment but have as a whole pronounced themselves far from surprised for the following reasons:
1. No pre-sale or even any details at all have been made available since the announcement 2 months ago till now almost a week to the original release date.
2. This is a repeat offence for YGE who even had to reschedule and delay iKON’s debut album.
3. This is YGE. They kind of have a reputation.
iKONICs have decided to turn their disappointment into proactivity by working on streaming iKON videos, “Killing Me” in particular and voting for iKON on end of year awards.
In the absence of information before now iKONICs have also entertained themselves with what we can now consider a tradition of making fan made promotional material to help drum up awareness for iKON’s incoming work during their company’s habitual delays in giving them adequate publicity. Some have even updated their material to reflect the recent news!
iKON meanwhile were booked and busy marking a 2nd date Dome performance at Japan’s Kyrocera today that was reportedly well attended. The busy boys have already flown back to Korea presumably for the SBS Gayo Daejun to take place on the 25th.
iKON will also be appearing at the V HEARTBEAT Year End Party 2018 in Vietnam on the 28th. Let’s keep supporting our best boys all the way!
iKONICs uWu-meters went into overdrive today as iKON fully embraced their media derived title of “President of the Kids” and shared a warm and unforgettable afternoon with their youngest fans!
iKON’s mega-hit song Love Scenario which dropped earlier in the year with their 2nd album “Return” gained viral success and then caught even more attention with their unexpected and clearly overwhelming conquest of Korea’s youngest demographic. The phenomenon fascinated the Korean media especially after the song became so popular with kids it got banned in some elementary schools. They covered it in many programs, invited analysts to discuss it and even conducted a phone interview with iKON leader and song composer Kim Hanbin.
Hanbin stated on social media how he would’ve loved to hold a Kindergarten tour to thank the young fans for their love. It would seem that dream was later transformed into an event called “PiKONIC DAY” held for those young ones who love Love Scenario so much despite the fact that iKON is already on to their next promotions. PiKONIC Day is a special family day between iKON and iKONIC Families and the turn out was heart warming to see.
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As updates flowed in from iKONICs at the event it was hard to tell who was more moved; was it the fans who flooded the #PiKONICDAY hashtag with hearts and crying emoji or iKON who stared at the families with softened eyes, invited kids onto the stage with them and hyped up their performances and kept leaving the stage to be with the children and families in the crowd.
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Their was even some familiar faces from the internet among the crowd that attended.
The South Korean Media continues to closely follow the real life love scenario between iKON and their kid fans!
Follow the #PiKONICDay hashtag but do so at your own risk! Even the most hardened stan will eventually break and reach for a tissue!
iKON had their New Kids: Continue come back stage on Music Core today with intense ‘Killing Me’ and a rock happy ‘Freedom’ stages.
The Teaser that YGE Founder, Yang Hyun Suk touted as “too powerful” has finally arrived and – it appears he didn’t lie.
Hanbin’s unique tone, loaded with world weariness takes us through a heavy but addictive refrain as we see each of iKON’s members in various framed shots, all aesthetic, all equally moody. Just exactly right for a song called “Killing Me.”
It’s the perfect type of Teaser too. Not giving away too much, just enough to leave you thirsty for more, a complete turn around from Love Scenario’s interesting promo style and iKONICs LOVE it.
iKON is set to come back at 6pm on August the 2nd with Title track “Killing Me” and subtitle track “Freedom.” Until then I think we all know what to do with this Teaser!
On the 29th March, 2018, Korean and International iKONICs mysteriously trended the hashtag #Puzutgan1stWin leaving non-fans and even many fans that were not in the know a little baffled. Here is the amusing story behind it.
On that date iKON had an unusual schedule. As a part of the events being shot for their first and highly anticipated solo reality show, iKONTV, they appeared on Korea’s popular Lotte Home Shopping Network!
There, in a “Mukbang” style broadcast the boys took on the challenge of selling extremely luxurious and high end Beef and Pork from YG’s 3Geori Butchers.The boys displayed their beagle charms, a little aegyo and ate very well indeed!
Their charm must have carried over well because before the show was over the expensive meat was all SOLD OUT!
The boys did a victory dance to celebrate and for a while it was a little chaotic!
iKONICs were reminded once again of one of the very many things we love about our boys.
Shortly after the hashtag #Puzutgan1stWin started floating around and it’s unclear wether it started with Korean or International iKONICs but soon the fandom was united in celebrating the meat sell out with this hashtag. Why?
Apparently “Puzutgan” is the romanisation of the Hangul name for 3Geori Butchers. iKONICs just decided to celebrate selling out the meat like a music show win!
A fun loving group and their fun loving fandom indeed! Here is Top Star News’ coverage of the event.
iKON has been shooting events over the last couple of days in connection with iKONTV with a speculated theme of “Part Timers”. So far they have appeared on the streets of Seoul, Campus Grounds, Aori Ramen and a Day Care Centre.
Let’s keep looking forward to iKONTV which is sure to be very interesting!
March 28th 2018 – A few days ago iKON was picked along with hip hop artists Okasian and Bryan Chase to perform at the Kenzo After Party and from all indications it was another lit iKON stage!
The French/Japanese Luxury Design house Kenzo recently opened a flag ship store in Seoul on time for Seoul Fashion Week and the after party “Kenzo loves Seoul” which was held on a party boat was to celebrate the event.
(Cr. Kenzo IG)
(Cr. Kenzo IG)
Celebrities in attendance included Seo Kangjoon, Wondergirls’ Ahn Hee and BoA.
iKON performed their mega hit song Love Scenario and the celebrity crowd sang along! They also performed Rubber Band and Bling Bling to loud cheers.
The boys represented Kenzo in floral outfits from the most recent collection.
Best of all they made new fans!
Let’s hope for more fiery iKON stages soon!
It started with a whimsical Birthday wish by a 6 year old from an extraordinary family; and by extraordinary I mean the famous #TeamKramer of the Philippines consisting of a Basketball Player Dad, an Actress Mom and three spunky and adorable kids who as a family have become social media darlings of the the Philippines with a following in the millions!
Earlier today young Scarlett Kramer informed her parents over dinner that she wanted iKON’s Bobby to perform at her 7th birthday party. It was not an odd request as before now the family have proven to be huge fans of iKON’s music and the children have been known to rock out with their parents to Bling Bling on their morning school runs – talk about motivational music! Love Scenario, iKON’s most recent mega hit, has also received a lot of love from them.
When Scarlett made her request, like a true fan she was specific about the song, asking for “Saranghae” (I Love You) the title track off Bobby’s 2017 first solo album, “Love and Fall.”
Rather than laugh off her request her parents took to social media to make a heartfelt request to Bobby to come to the Philippines and perform at their daughter’s 7th Birthday. In the same video Scarlet shed cute tears to prove her conviction and Team Kramer fans were asked to help the message go viral so it would reach Bobby in South Korea.
If the little Scarlett’s tears were not enough to move your stony heart then prepare yourselves as the story grows even more heart warming. Not even up to an hour later Bobby’s put a message up on Instagram Live! It was his response to Scarlett! In it he sings her a birthday song personally with the help of fellow iKON member Donghyuk and sends her heartfelt birthday wishes!
As you can imagine the family of fans were besides themselves with shock and delight that reverberated throughout the iKONIC fandom! Everyone experienced the duality of well wishing and envy of that sweet little girl who got Bobby’s personal birthday wish!
The happy go lucky family was quick to record a response from the kids thanking Bobby and sending love!
Finally as if to prove the cultural relevance of this special family the entire thing was reported almost immediately by ABS-CBN News, one of the biggest TV Networks/News portals in the Philippines.
And so the sweetest little drama began and ended in less than an hour and one is left wondering along with Pinoy iKONICs if this could be the start of a real push to finally see iKON perform in the Philippines. If such a dream could come true we already know which famous family will be in the front row!
I wasn’t crying while typing this you were.
Little Scarlett’s IG letter to Bobby:
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Which Bobby wasted no time in liking!
As of the time of publishing this news app reared on the following News sites:
And Bobby was still trending in the Philippines!
(Cr: @chanwoosbae on tw)
(Cr. For Sources: @Ms_Cyndie on Tw).
Can we say Legendary yet? There doesn’t seem to be a better word to describe how iKON continues to rack up achievements more than 40 days in to promoting their media labelled Mega-Hit Single, Love Scenario!
Today they picked up their 10th Music Show Win which also happened to nab them a Triple Crown achievement – their second in this promo cycle having already gained one via Inkigayo.
The Achievement is made more remarkable by the fact that iKON never once promoted on M Countdown but still managed to snatch a Triple Crown!
In fact despite only attending two shows (SBS Inkigayo and MBC Music Core) Love Scenario has taken wins from all 5 main music shows in a Music Show Perfect All Kill if you will.
Fans and INetizens have been full of praise!
iKON is expected to perform Love Scenario again on Music Core this Saturday and begin performing the addictive Fan Gift Single, Rubber Band starting Sunday on Inkigayo.
The Dance Practice Video for the fan gift single, Rubber Band is here and as usual DanceKON delivers!
The boys are smooth and slick with their formations in a choreography that has them elongating moves and bouncing low. The choreo is cleverly reflective – just as the lyrics are – of the feeling of being stretched and released like a Rubber Band!
No matter how many times we see them dance iKON always impresses! One is filled with questions like when did they even learn the choreo for a song they only recently finished recording? How long must they have practiced? How amazing are they?
We are looking forward to finding out who the choreographer behind these smooth, stretchy moves is! Until then don’t forget to like and share the video!
Update: iKON will kick off Rubber Band promotions from Sunday, March 11th on Inkigayo!
Watch the iKON boys on Youngstreet SBS with Lee Guk Ju!
180205 iKON on Youngstreet SBS with Lee Guk Ju
180205 iKON Penalty on Youngstreet SBS with Lee Guk Ju
– from KiST team