No one would have expected this pleasant surprise! Jinhwan shows a breath taking duet with Akdong Musician’s Suhyun, a colleague he’s worked with before during Mix&Match era. The schedule wasn’t revealed to the fans, however the hints dropped when Jinhwan posted a short video on his Instagram Story, showing he was preparing for a secret schedule.
Shortly after, information came out that Jinhwan would assist her in performing “Last Goodbye,” known better for being an emotional ballad. The two showed professionalism and good chemistry on the beautifully decorated stage. Harmonized pretty well with stolen glances every now and then, Jinhwan, as well as Suhyun, surely captured our hearts with this unexpected collaboration!
The performance ended with a sweet moment between the two, displaying friendship and comfort through a short fistbump.
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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It is with great delight for us to announce that “Love Scenario” achieved the long awaited all-kill, on the 10th day of release. A song loved by not only fans, but general public as well showed longevity in charts despite strong competitors. iKONICs finally fulfilled their goal of greeting iKON with a chart full of #1’s, making it their 3rd all-kill after My Type and Apology. Congratulations to both our boys, but also our fans who’ve been continuously showing support since release. Let’s celebrate together!
In case you missed iKON’s hilarious appearance on Weekly Idol, we are more than delighted to bring you the news of their second appearance on the popular show. As it had been confirmed right before the comeback, iKON has been busy recording for Weekly Idol, and today the official confirmation was made: iKONICS, tune in on 7th of February because our boys are here with new stunts an entertaining acts.
As shown in the teaser, we will finally have the chance to see the boys dance at 2X speed to their newest song “Love Scenario.” It seems quite exhausting, as Bobby comically yells “I’m dying” through the entire sequence. Later on, an emotional moment occurs as Jinhwan and June sing the Korean version for “Perfect” with “rich vocals” (caption: 보컬부자그룹), while Bobby accompanies them on an acoustic guitar.
Junhoe manages to steal the spotlight by showcasing his skills in nunchucks, impressing not only the MC’s but his brothers as well; Chef Song is making another appearance on TV, as he’s spotted in the corner, preparing a meal for everyone.
The most comical moment of the night is reserved for our fairy, Jinhwan; the MC’s have decided to measure his weight by adding tangerines from head to toe. Our poor mathyung, it doesn’t seem to be to his advantage at all! Last but not least, our leader “Godbin” is about to sacrifice his image once again, by showing baby shark aegyo; in the background, iKON can be heard complaining about how they are unable to watch him.
So far the preview seems pretty entertaining, right? Let’s wait together for February 7th!
iKON who’s been continuously topping charts with “Love Scenario” for a week since release, will be interviewed in the streets of Hongdae. When? February 1st! Time? 6PM.
SBS Entertainment News is known for having interview sessions with idols, but also actors and variety figures, in order to help them with public exposure. Among a few known artists who have already guested there, we’ll name BIGBANG’s Taeyang, Shinee’s Minho and Wanna One. For further details of what it implies, it’s easy to access their YouTube channel here!
Let’s look forward for iKON’s activity tomorrow night!
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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 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.
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.
On January 18th 2018, YG Entertainment’s Yang Hyunsuk celebrates his 49th birthday. It seems like iKON themselves wished to celebrate it alongside with him, as they surprised him with a cake minutes before a meeting. As seen on the clock in the short clip, iKON was quite early with delivering warm wishes. According to his instagram hashtags, YG was so surprised that he nearly cursed out!
Below, you can see our boys doing a short countdown before the CEO’s arrival, warmly welcoming him by singing happy birthday.
(cr: fromyg on instagram)
Full translation of the hashtags:
(trans. by: YGinstagram on twitter)
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.
Although iKON has been on a musical hiatus for a while, it seems like our leader has been working on a couple of side projects. Earlier in the day, rapper Yawa posted a picture of himself in a place resembling Hanbin’s veranda.
( cr.: yawa_upload on instagram)
Later on, speculations were made that Hanbin featured in his song called ‘Her.’ Although the song has been posted little over a month ago, the rumors only started surfacing after the news of the two being friends. The confirmation itself comes from the fact that you can hear his unmistakable voice here below, starting from 2:27.
What is even more awesome is that Yawa provides a direct download to the song. iKONICs, let’s show a bit of support, shall we?