2019 kicked off in the best of ways for iKON and iKONICs.
The first day of the Golden Disk Awards were held on January 5th at 5PM, where iKON’s mega hit-song, Love Scenario, won a Bonsang and later on was announced as the winner of the Digital Song of the Year Daesang.
Watch iKON receive their Daesang below:
iKON starting 2018 w/ the best welcome from the music industry, them breaking records after records, them getting praises as a group & for their producer, Hanbin, ending 2018 w/ SOTY and more and now starting 2019 with a Bonsang & a Daesang IM SO PROUD 😭✊pic.twitter.com/aWkaiPhLjN
After a very successful year, iKON won their first Song of the Year Daesang with the mega-hit song, Love Scenario, at the Melon Music Awards. Love Scenario also won the Melon Top 10 award, and B.I was awarded the well-deserved Songwriter Award.
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.