The Meaning of #Puzutgan1stWin

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!

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iKON Rock Out Kenzo After Party

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!

How Bobby Made a 6 Year Old’s Day!

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.

UPDATE:

Little Scarlett’s IG letter to Bobby:

(Cr: @meowbinn on tw)

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).

iKON Achieves 10th Music Show Win and M Countdown Triple Crown!

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.

iKON Releases Bouncy Dance Practice Video for Rubber Band!

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!

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[ENG SUB] iKON on Youngstreet SBS with Lee Guk Ju – KiST

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“Rubber Band” is about to Snap into our lives!

Today YGE finally revealed the name and credits for the surprise new track that iKON will use to extend their Return promo!

iKONICs will be happy to see that the members of the genius collaboration that gave us “Love Scenario”are also involved with the new track which is called “Rubber Band.”

According to YGE front man Yang Hyun Suk and iKON’s leader Kim Hanbin, the track is to be seen as a gift to fans and an opportunity to spend more time with our boys!

Are you looking forward to the surprise track?

iKON is still topping all major Korean charts 37 days after dropping Love Scenario and just recorded their 160th hourly Perfect All Kill! AND their 6th Music Show Win on KBS Music Bank (LoveScenario6thWin) (Its getting difficult to keep up with the achievements they come in literally as we type) Incredible!

UPDATE: 165th Perfect All Kill (we are gonna take a break from counting for now! Phew!)

iKON Breaks Record for the Most Recorded Hours at No 1 on Melon!

iKONICs we hope you’re not suffering from achievement fatigue because Love Scenario has done it again!

Love Scenario has managed this feat by holding strong in the face of new releases. It has been one full month since the song’s release yet it’s still recording up to 700k unique listeners a day! With this kind of chart stamina it seems like the sky is the limit for iKON.

The Korean Media have labelled the song a “Mega Hit” and because of it have nick named iKON “Prince of the Charts” and the hilarious “iKONCRETE” (http://naver.me/xOGxGtZJ)

The iKONIC fandom call Love Scenario a Queen and we can see why.

Congratulations to iKON and iKONICs!

Love Scenario Brings Home its 1st Win on MCountdown!

With just 2.5 days of charting iKON’s come back title song, Love Scenario managed to grab the top spot today on MCountdown winning against Sunmi whose hit track Heroine was released on January 18th and has also won previously.

It has been two years since iKON won a triple crown at MCountdown with Dumb and Dumber from their debut album Welcome Back.

iKONICs who had managed their expectations due to a number of factors including iKON’s not being present to perform at the studio and therefore forfeiting broadcast points – were ecstatic.

Korea seems to be sharing their excitement as shortly after the hashtag #iKONLoveScenario1stWin trended no 1 in the country!

iKON continues to see unprecedented success with Love Scenario and their album Return and were today officially inducted into the Melon Hall of Fame for accumulating 1.5 million uniques listeners in less than a week.

Congratulations iKON on your 1st win! We hope it is not too greedy to hope for many, many more.

iKON “Return” Tops Pre-Order Charts!

The results are coming in for just how much iKONICs miss iKON and the answer is apparently A LOT!

iKON’s 2nd Full Album, “Return” which will be released on January 25th at 6:00pm KST has managed to rise to the top of pre-order charts both in Korea and Internationally.

The album has a Black version and a Red version and in some cases would enter the charts top 2 or top 3.

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