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.

BIGBANG and iKON attract more than 2 million concert attendees in Japan in 2017

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Japanese entertainment portal Real Sound published an article on YGE’s presence in the Japanese concert scene and YGE artists’ skill in attracting concertgoers. They revealed that YGE has managed to gather over 2 million concert attendees in 2017 thanks to BIGBANG and iKON. We are extremely proud of iKON and their continuous progress as they have jumped from 341,000 attendees in 2016 to 463,000 in 2017. With BIGBANG enlisting in 2018, the bulk of concert burden will fall on iKON and we certainty hope their company will provide them with the support they rightfully deserve.

Translation of the article provided by  .

YG Entertainment artists, more than 2 million concert attendees; the secret to BIGBANG, iKON, etc. ability to attract fans

By Mori Tomoyuki

In Nikkei Entertainment!’s December issue, they released their 2017 Concert Attendee Ranking. Four artists from BIGBANG’s company, YG Entertainment, were in the top 50. With BIGBANG (2nd/1.022 million people/20 shows), iKON (12th/463,000 people/33 shows), D-LITE (30th/273,000 people/43 shows), G-DRAGON (34th/259,000 people/5 shows), YG Entertainment was able to surpass 2 million attendees altogether. On the same chart last year, BIGBANG was first (1.859 million people/60 shows) and iKON was 20th (341,000 people/30 shows), but that number held firm in 2017 as well. The popularity of YG Entertainment artists isn’t a one-time fad; it could be said that their popularity completely permeates the industry even now.

 

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iKON had their first Japan dome tour, iKON JAPAN DOME TOUR 2017 in September. A foreign (relative to Japan) artist having a dome tour in Japan 1 year and 9 months after debut is the fastest in history. With their trendy hip hop and electro sound, colorful fashion sense, and perfect fusion of each member’s skills on stage, there is no doubt that they can be called the first batters post-BIGBANG.

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YG Entertainment artists have cutting edge hip hop, electro, and bass music that meet global standards, vivid and catchy fashion, and also high vocal and dance skills. It is possible that their ability to draw in fans in 2018 and beyond will get even higher.