iKON’s Love Scenario wins Best Rap/HipHop Performance at Genie Music Awards

The hit song Love Scenario, from the album New Kids: Return released in January 2018, was nominated for Best Rap/HipHop Performance in September at the Genie Music Awards.

The awards ceremony was on November 6th, though iKON didn’t attend since they were holding a concert in Budokan, Japan, at the time.

iKON won this nomination, and you can watch the announcement below:

Congratulations to iKON and iKONICs for this award, let’s keep working hard!

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Goodbye Road achieves its first Melon roofhit!

After a excruciating hour of monitoring the 5 minute chart, Goodbye Road achieved it’s first Melon and Genie roofhit! As of 8AM, Goodbye Road has a total of 362,257 unique listeners.

Goodbye Road is also climbing back up on Naver, currently sitting at #5, while dominating all other major charts and being #6 on iChart as of 8.30AM KST.

Congratulations to iKON and iKONICs for all the hard work, let’s keep going!

iKON releases Goodbye Road and tops Korean and international charts

iKON had a successful comeback yesterday with the release of the Goodbye Road MV and New Kids: The Final mini album at 6PM KST.

(Don’t forget to stream the MV! Our goal is 6M views in 24 hours.)

As for Korea, Goodbye Road debuted comfortably in top #21 of all major charts, raising quickly and steadily every hour until the charts froze at 1AM, achieving #4 on Naver and #1 on all other charts, getting incredibly close to scoring a Realtime All Kill.

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iKON shocks with October comeback announcement

Official Twitter and Instagram accounts posted a comeback poster on September 11th at 10AM KST, announcing a new mini album called New Kids: The Final to be released on October 1st.

This would mark iKON’s fourth release in 2018, something unheard of, starting off in January with the full album New Kids: Return, followed by the single Rubber Band in March, and, lastly, the mini album New Kids: Continue last August.

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iKON announces August comeback date with new teaser

Today at 10AM KST, YG Entertainment and iKON’s various social media accounts officially released the teaser for iKON’s upcoming comeback.

iKON’s official comeback date is August 2nd, with a mini album titled ‘New Kids: Continue’, and seems to kontinue the trend of the New Kids releases. There’s no news on the number of tracks that will be in the mini album.

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iKON Officially Sets a New Record for Hourly Perfect All-Kills as they achieve their 4th Consecutive Weekly PAK!

It’s been 31 days since the official release of iKON’s second full album, ‘Return’, along with the title track, ‘Love Scenario’ and the achievements just keep rolling in.

‘Love Scenario’ debuted on the charts quietly but respectably, being top 10 in Melon and Genie, and even top 3 in Bugs. iKONICs expectations were partly reached, but mostly surpassed. Little did we know this was only the beginning.

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iKON takes over Instagram

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_____

June – juneeeeeeya
Yunhyeong –sssong_yh
Chanwoo – chan_w000

 

iKON confirmed for Sugarman 2

iKON has been on a roll in terms of Korean variety shows this upcoming comeback.

So far, iKON is scheduled to appear on Weekly Idol, Knowing Brothers, and Bobby on All Broadcasts of the World. All these shows are confirmed and iKONICs are ecstatic over the chance to see our boys shine on TV.

Today, we can add Sugarman 2 to the list.

Bobby, Donghyuk and Junhwe already guested in Sugarman in January, 2016 and performed a Dean remixed cover of the classic hit song It’s Love.

Check out the Naver article here, and don’t forget to react, upvote, comment, recommend and share, as always! Here’s a document with Korean phrases you can use.

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Don’t forget iKON is having a comeback special on Vlive, ‘Konfidential Night‘ on the 24th at 11PM KST.

Bobby spotted filming for variety in Busan

Bobby was spotted today in Busan filming a new variety show  MBC’s All Broadcasts of the World with Dara, Noh Sa Yeon, Lee Moo Song and Dindin. The variety will air  sometime in February.

All Broadcasts of the World is a reality show in which cast members document the behind the scenes of popular shows while they are being filmed.

Bobby was seen out and about interacting with the public and looking adorably surprised at being recognized.

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Vietnamese rapper faces criticism for alleged plagiarism of BE I

A  Vietnamese rapper Lil Shady released an MV on 04 January for a song that bears uncanny resemblance (instrumental and beat) to Hanbin’s SMTM3 song “BE I”, the first song ever from the show to reach number one on the music charts in Korea.

Since then the rapper has faced criticism for plagiarism as reported by Vietnamese media and the controversial song and MV have been removed and uploaded many times from various accounts seemingly belonging to said rapper both on YouTube and Facebook. Annoyed by being constantly called out and reported for plagiarism the rapper stooped to fighting with the fans. However he has not issued an official statement yet.  It appears that Lil Shady is more than little shady.

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This is not the first time iKON’s music had been plagiarized or used without giving credit and YGE is notorious for seemingly not taking any steps in such cases. Previously a Chinese singer used Rhythm Ta instrumental without crediting the source. A group on Chinese reality TV music competition basically copied Climax (a legendary iKON/Team B pre debut song) without crediting the original in any way. It was not only instrumentals that were not credited but arrangements of known songs done by iKON members during Mix and Match TV show; arrangement of Disney song Let it go done by Hanbin’s team was used by Chinese group for TV performance without crediting Hanbin, same thing happened to Bobby’s team arrangement of Black Eyed Peas song Let’s get it started  that was used without arrangement credits on Korean TV show Kpop Star.