iKONICs uWu-meters went into overdrive today as iKON fully embraced their media derived title of “President of the Kids” and shared a warm and unforgettable afternoon with their youngest fans!
iKON’s mega-hit song Love Scenario which dropped earlier in the year with their 2nd album “Return” gained viral success and then caught even more attention with their unexpected and clearly overwhelming conquest of Korea’s youngest demographic. The phenomenon fascinated the Korean media especially after the song became so popular with kids it got banned in some elementary schools. They covered it in many programs, invited analysts to discuss it and even conducted a phone interview with iKON leader and song composer Kim Hanbin.
Hanbin stated on social media how he would’ve loved to hold a Kindergarten tour to thank the young fans for their love. It would seem that dream was later transformed into an event called “PiKONIC DAY” held for those young ones who love Love Scenario so much despite the fact that iKON is already on to their next promotions. PiKONIC Day is a special family day between iKON and iKONIC Families and the turn out was heart warming to see.
As updates flowed in from iKONICs at the event it was hard to tell who was more moved; was it the fans who flooded the #PiKONICDAY hashtag with hearts and crying emoji or iKON who stared at the families with softened eyes, invited kids onto the stage with them and hyped up their performances and kept leaving the stage to be with the children and families in the crowd.
Yunhyeong posted a video of iKONICS singing Love Scenario at #PiKONICDay. He said – It was so fun that I forgot about how hot it was. It’s a memory that I won’t be able to forget. pic.twitter.com/WDAFTc7vfd
Didn’t I say the other day there is no stopping Love Scenario?
Let me say it again: THERE IS NO STOPPING LOVE SCENARIO!
Love Scenario has achieved 100 000 000 Gaon streams in 19 weeks earning the Gaon Platinum Certification for streaming. With this Loves Scenario has surpassed Ailee’s record of 20 weeks for I Will Go To You Like The First Snow.
iKON is the first artist to receive Gaon Platinum Certification for streaming since its introduction!
Although it has been months since Love Scenario came out it still manages to rake achievement after achievement and the latest one is 18 weeks o Melon top 10!!!
This achievement is even more impressive when you consider that this is the longest an idol song has managed to stay on Melon top 10 in the last 10 years and it is the only song by a third generation group that has managed this feat.
Can we say Legendary yet? There doesn’t seem to be a better word to describe how iKON continues to rack up achievements more than 40 days in to promoting their media labelled Mega-Hit Single, Love Scenario!
Today they picked up their 10th Music Show Win which also happened to nab them a Triple Crown achievement – their second in this promo cycle having already gained one via Inkigayo.
The Achievement is made more remarkable by the fact that iKON never once promoted on M Countdown but still managed to snatch a Triple Crown!
In fact despite only attending two shows (SBS Inkigayo and MBC Music Core) Love Scenario has taken wins from all 5 main music shows in a Music Show Perfect All Kill if you will.
Fans and INetizens have been full of praise!
iKON – Love Scenario – Music Show Wins
M Countdown – 👑👑👑 Inkigayo – 👑👑👑 Show! Music Core – 👑👑 Music Bank – 👑 Show! Champion – 👑
iKON won again on M Countdown! 10 wins and 2 Triple Crowns for Love Scenario! 🎉🎉🎉🎉#LoveScenario10thWin
Love Scenario has managed this feat by holding strong in the face of new releases. It has been one full month since the song’s release yet it’s still recording up to 700k unique listeners a day! With this kind of chart stamina it seems like the sky is the limit for iKON.
The Korean Media have labelled the song a “Mega Hit” and because of it have nick named iKON “Prince of the Charts” and the hilarious “iKONCRETE” (http://naver.me/xOGxGtZJ)
The iKONIC fandom call Love Scenario a Queen and we can see why.