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’s been a long, tough road.
Even before the beginning, before iKON was even complete, our boys went through hardships that have been called awful and cruel; they went through years of exhausting training and struggles. They were condemned to wait for debut, for comebacks, for schedules, for their homeland.
But today, we can truly say it was all worth it. It is a fact that hard work and perseverance always pay off.
Continue reading iKON marks history by achieving Perfect All-Kill for ‘Love Scenario’
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!
With iKON (Junbobyunbin)’s Knowing Brothers episode soon approaching us (8:50PM KST, Feb 3rd, 2018). We decided to get this out for you guys to get a taste of what the boys will be like on Knowing Brothers and with Seungri of Big Bang!
Dailymotion, password: iKONICS
– from KiST team
As we announced earlier, iKON was scheduled to be interviewed for SBS News on the streets of Hongdae today. However, due to unexpected and massive crowds, the interview sadly had to be moved indoors.
It appears that the organizers may have underestimated iKON’S ability to attract a crowd and things seemed to have gotten out of control with iKON stuck in the midst of the sea of fans.
This was an unexpected situation as we can hear iKONICs apologizing to the boys for the crowd in the videos taken by fans at the scene and boys worrying for iKONICS’ safety.
We sincerely hope no one was hurt in the crowd and it is clear that a different approach is needed from now on when iKON ventures announced on the streets of Seoul.
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With just 2.5 days of charting iKON’s come back title song, Love Scenario managed to grab the top spot today on MCountdown winning against Sunmi whose hit track Heroine was released on January 18th and has also won previously.
It has been two years since iKON won a triple crown at MCountdown with Dumb and Dumber from their debut album Welcome Back.
iKONICs who had managed their expectations due to a number of factors including iKON’s not being present to perform at the studio and therefore forfeiting broadcast points – were ecstatic.
Korea seems to be sharing their excitement as shortly after the hashtag #iKONLoveScenario1stWin trended no 1 in the country!
iKON continues to see unprecedented success with Love Scenario and their album Return and were today officially inducted into the Melon Hall of Fame for accumulating 1.5 million uniques listeners in less than a week.
Congratulations iKON on your 1st win! We hope it is not too greedy to hope for many, many more.
It was announced today that iKON’s rappers Kim Hanbin and Kim Bobby will be special MCs on February 3, Music Core together with RED VELVET’s Yeri.
This is the first time since debut that any member of iKON will be a music show MC.
It seems that iKON’s first venture into world of emcees had garnered a lot of interest.
Both iKON and RED VELVET have had successful comebacks this past weeks and are competing for no.1 place on various music charts. However, many of their fans have interpreted this competition as cute interaction and were hoping for groups to interact in real life as well and not only on charts. Music Core is making their wish a reality.
For the promotion of their new album, Return, iKON has promised to have many activities in Korea as compared to their usual promotion cycles. From recent announcements like these it seems they have every intention of keeping their promise.
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!
cr: sbsnow on twitter