iKON breaks 100 hourly Perfect All Kills for Love Scenario!

 

 

At 3PM KST on February 17th, history was made for iKON when they reached their 100th hourly Perfect All Kill for their title track, ‘Love Scenario’.

‘Love Scenario”s success continues to skyrocket, even from a brief lapse in chart figures over the last few days. It seems that ‘Love Scenario’ just can’t stop taking the world by storm.

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Bobby to appear on MBC’S “Radio Star”

On February 8th, the news was released that iKON’s Bobby has finished filming for MBC talk-show ‘Radio Star’, alongside fellow names such as Lee Kikwang, San-E, and Park Song Wang.

The filming has said to be finished on the 7th of February.

The show, hosted by Kim Gook Jin, Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Gura and Cha Tae Hyun, often involves several guests and frequently invites idols to join the panel.

It has been said that Bobby and the other guests showed individuality through their talks, with Kikwang and himself also sharing some “behind-the-scenes” about idol life.

The release date is still yet to be confirmed.

 

Feature image credit: Naver Entertainment.

B.I and younger sister Hanbyul to appear on new show “The Game With No Name”

On the 8th of February, Naver announced that the pilot episode of MBC’s new show, ‘The Game With No Name’ (‘문제는 없다’) will feature iKON’s B.I and his sister Kim Hanbyul.

The show is said to involve a room escape puzzle where B.I and Hanbyul work together as contestants.

The article goes on to state that Hanbyul, although shy at first, showed off her skills through dance and worked well with B.I throughout the show.

iKONICS have met Hanbyul before, through her appearance briefly in ‘WIN’ and ‘Mix&Match’, as well as stories B.I has told over the years. Although, this is the first time in a long time that fans will be able to see Hanbyul and B.I together firsthand.

The show is a New Years special and is set to air on the 18th of this month.

 

Feature image source: Naver Entertainment.

10 Times Song Yunhyeong Made Our Hearts Warm #OurLoveSONGDay

It’s Yunhyeong Day! To celebrate, let’s have a look at all the times our mood-making visual has made iKONICS hearts so warm that we thought we might run a fever. Cue the best of Song Yunhyeong!

 

1. The Accidental Comedian

As iKON have said before, Yunhyeong is unmistakeably the center of the group, which means he is also the center for a lot of teasing. The boys have often said his reactions are “too good” when they make fun of him, and it seems the second eldest is no stranger to iKON’s relentless jokes. From calling him a celebrity, imitating his song parts, teasing his bald spot even his lately infamous rap persona. iKON’s reign of torture is neverending. Thanks for being such a good sport, Yunhyeong!

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10 ‘Just Jinhwan’ Things for #SexyJinhwanDay

Happy Jinhwan Day! To celebrate iKON’s lead vocal, eldest hyung, fake maknae, Kim Jinhwan, here’s a listicle of the top ten things that make Jinhwan worth celebrating

 

1. His work ethic.

Jinhwan is the type of guy to put 200% into everything he does. Whether it be dance, singing, performing, jiujitsu, practicing guitar or even playing Overwatch, he’s a man with passion and pride in his work. Throughout every challenge thrown at him, even in the WIN and Mix&Match days, Jinhwan has worked hard with all of his blood, sweat (lots of sweat) and tears.

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Director B.I strikes again with new video of iKON

iKONICs are no strangers to leader B.I’s editing skills, from his oversaturated selfie filters, to the short videos of him and the members messing about. It seems since the opening of iKON’s personal Instagram accounts, B.I now has ample opportunity for his hobby: embarrassing his members.

In his most recent post, B.I is seen filming as Yunhyeong loses a round of rock, paper, scissors, which leads to him having to bare his butt and get smacked.

The video is censored while chaos ensues, and returns for some quality editing skills from Director B.I as Yunhyeong accepts his punishment.

The video can be seen here.

 

iKON members were also enjoying the post, with member Jinhwan commenting soon after.

 

This is one of many of B.I’s works, Some videos of the same style have popped up on their shared Instagram account in the past. We hope to see many in the future!

 

Feature image credit: shxxbi131

iKON hold first fansign event for RETURN era

On Sunday the 28th of January, iKON held their first fansign in Jamsil to promote their second album, Return. Fans waited apprehensively for their moments with the members, who were taking time to sign albums and meet with fans.

As the venue filled up, iKON arrived and seemed excited to meet with their fans.

Fans also seemed excited to be meeting iKON after a long time in Korea. While one of their remastered Return tracks, ‘Long Time No See’ played, iKONICS can be heard singing along passionately.

 

Donghyuk also later posted a photo on his newly opened Instagram account of the fansign event, his hashtags saying: “#HappyTimes #Thankyou #LongTimeNoSee #iKONandiKONICS“.

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Here are some more visuals from the event earlier today. All credits to original owners.

 

This will be the first of many iKON fansigns, with the next round set to be held in February!

Feature image credit: _dong_ii

iKON confirmed to perform at K-Pop World Festa – Idol Passion Concert

iKON has been invited to perform at the K-Pop World Festa – Idol Passion Concert in Changwon on the 10th of February. This will be one of the first concert performances fans will see from iKON after their comeback on the 25th of January this month.

The festival is pioneered by South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which brings together cover groups from all over the world to perform and celebrate Korean culture through K-Pop.

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iKON for the K-POP WORLD FESTA – IDOL PASSION CONCERT – Source: iKON_Global

 

The boys will be performing alongside BTOB, EXID and JBJ.

For ticket information, visit this website. For their homepage, visit here.

iKON drops full 12 song tracklist for Return

Earlier on today, YG Entertainment released the long-awaited tracklist for iKON’s upcoming second album, ‘Return’. The tracklist contains eight songs and four ‘SPECIAL BONUS TRACKS’, which equals a total of twelve tracks.

Some of the songs featured are the title track, which we already know as ‘사랑을 했다 (Love Scenario)’, as well as B.I’s second official solo, ‘돗대 (One and Only)’.

Songs that are already highly appreciated and loved are included in the album, such as ‘Just Go’ and ‘Love Me’ (Now ‘나를 사랑하지 않아요? (Love Me)’). These tracks have already been performed throughout iKON’s tours in Japan. Fans will also be able to hear new versions of their pre-adored songs ‘시노시작’  and ‘Long Time No See’ from Mix and Match.

All tracks involve lyrics, production or arrangement from members Bobby and B.I, with some familiar names arising in the credits. Fellow YG member PSY joins the boys to write lyrics, compose and arrange ‘Everything’. Tablo of Epik High joins iKON to compose and arrange ‘안아보자 (Hug Me)’.

Also seen on the tracklist are members of Future Bounce, who have been credited for their work in iKON’s previous tracks ‘Airplane’ and ‘Dumb & Dumber’, returning to produce ‘Best Friend’. As well as producer Choice37, who has worked closely with iKON in the past for ‘My Type (취향저격)’ and making a remix version of ‘Anthem‘.

Also appearing is YG’s own Teddy, who we have seen involved in the production of songs for 2NE1 and BlackPink.

The album will be released on the 25th of January at 6PM KST.

iKON releases teaser film for second full album ‘RETURN’.

On the 5th of January, iKON released a one-minute teaser film for their second album, titled ‘RETURN’.

 

The short film, which was released on Instagram, YouTube and VLIVE, contains the seven members with a suburban retro feel and an R&B track playing in the background. Also heard is a voiceover by member Bobby, who says:

“Is there any point in clinging to the things that pass on by and change without any warning.
Those things that will disappear anyways — and I’ll end up even losing myself while chasing those things.
When I close my eyes and draw out my dreams,
When I dance and sing,
I feel alive.
If I were to live this life all over again,
I’d live out this same day.
If I could feel the excitement of that very first time once again.
Nothing’s changed.
We’ve just gotten swept up in the passing of time.
You, me, and us.
We still exist in the same place.
Now, I send this airplane off into the sky.
The new kids return.”

[Trans credit: ikonOT7]

 

At this stage, it is unclear what the annotation means, but it is certain that there is a story to be told. During Jinhwan and June’s ‘KJH 섹시한 한 해 보내세요’ VLIVE, June stated that their recently filmed music video has an overall “musical” feel.

“The overall concept of the music video seemed very much like a musical to me,” June said.

“Like a fairytale, a drama.”

“The feeling of California and LA,” Jinhwan said. “[The music video] feels like a Santa Monica beach.”

Nevertheless, iKONICS were given plenty to theorise over, including black and white and inverted colour scenes, cracked mirrors, flocks of flying birds, paper airplanes, fleeting shots of their concert and the seven members standing in the middle of a field. With this being their second album since Welcome Back in 2015, fans can see a new side of iKON through a full tracklist and Korean promotions.

The comeback date is set to be released next week.