Around 3:30AM, Yang Hyun Suk posted on his personal Instagram account a 10 seconds snippet of the recording of iKON’s new upcoming music video.
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!
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Oh my gosh!!! 😍😍😍 Thank you @bobbyindaeyo for the early birthday greeting!!! Scarlett is in shock!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Super means a lot to Scarlett, Kendra and Gavin!!! Thank you to our Team Kramer friends for helping us!!! Oh my gosh!!! Such supportive Team Kramer friends!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ You guys made it happen!!! 😚😚😚 Thank you DK @_dong_ii for greeting Scarlett too!!! 😚 @kendraandscarlett
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:
(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).
Love Scenario has become a surprise hit, topping the charts for more then 20 days.
Everyone noted the consistently high number of Unique Listeners and high percentage of male listeners on Melon – both uncommon for an idol boy group.
But there is also another phenomenon going on with Love Scenario as it is slowly becoming evident that the song has captured the hearts of a demographic not listed on the Melon chart.
There is a growing number of babies, toddlers and little kids jamming to Love Scenario in South Korea. iKON seems to have captured the hearts of the purest demographic out there.
Enjoy this amazing compilation of little kids appreciating Love Scenario.
Video credit:Bamboo Phatht
iKON recently surpassed 100 hourly Perfect All Kills after taking back the top spot from newly released hits on the Korean Charts in their 3rd week of charting. An unprecedented achievement!
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.
[BINSTAGRAM] “Love Scenario Teaser”
— iKON Global 아이콘 글로벌 (@iKON_Global) January 28, 2018
iKON members were also enjoying the post, with member Jinhwan commenting soon after.
— iKON’s Return🔥 (@ikonmypride) January 28, 2018
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
Today, after the Music Core performance iKONICS were treated to a surprise to beat all surprises.
All iKON members opened public Instagram accounts at the same time and proceeded to bomb the Instagram with photos, videos and comments trying very hard to make up for the last two years of radio silence.
iKONICS used to scarce and slow updates were completely shocked and overwhelmed with the sudden influx of content.
Not even a day after opening their accounts all the members have over 200 000 followers.
Here are all of their accounts so you can follow them if you haven’t already but be warned June will blow up your notifications.
Donghyuk – _dong_ii
Bobby – bobbyindaeyo
Hanbin – shxxbi131
Jinhwan – gnani_____