iKON (아이콘) is a boy group from South Korea. It is a 6 member group that debuted under the label YG Entertainment in 2015. The members are Jay, Song, Bobby, DK, Ju-ne and Chan. Former member and leader, B.I left in 2019.
Debut Date: September 15th, 2015
Fandom Name: iKONIC
Debut Single: My Type
Debut Album: Welcome Back
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JAY (KIM JIN-HWAN)
Birthday: February 7, 1994
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Nickname: Nani, Jinan, Jinny
TMI: He gets scared very easily.
His MBTI type is ISFP.
On the day they had to shoot the bridge scene for “Dive’s” music video, he didn’t drink any water.
SONG (SONG YOON-HYUNG)
Birthday: February 8, 1995
Position: Vocalist, Center
Nickname: Calves, Minnows, Caterpillar, Yoyo, Yun
TMI: He is the best cook in the group.
He thinks that he’s the most romantic member.
He is the cleanliest and likes everything to be neat and tidy.
BOBBY (KIM JI-WON)
Birthday: December 21, 1995
Position: Rapper, Vocalist
Nickname: Bunny, Kimbap, King of the Youth
TMI: He went viral in 2018 for bringing back his eyebrow piercing.
He was in 2 units, one with B.I and another with Winner’s Mino.
He is the first member to have a solo career.
DK (KIM DONG-HYUK)
Birthday: January 3, 1997
Position: Dancer, Vocalist
Nickname: Rice wine, Dongdong, Candy-chan, Fashionista, Dongparazzi
TMI: He debuted as a composer in 2020 with the track, “Flower.”
He teared up while recording “Why Why Why.”
He did ballet as a kid.
JU-NE (KOO JUN-HOE)
Birthday: March 31, 1997
Position: Vocalist, Dancer
Nickname: Maggot, Toddler
TMI: He makes his own sound effects when he’s hyped up.
Even though the “Check it out” part in “Goodbye Road” is just a sample, he’s the one who says it during live performances.
His favourite music genre is rock.
CHAN (JUNG CHAN-WOO)
Birthday: January 26, 1998
Position: Vocalist, Maknae
Nickname: Chocoball, Chanumon
TMI: He shares his birthday with his childhood best friend, Astro’s Moonbin.
He is the only one who didn’t participate in iKON’s first survival show, WIN.
He likes using his position as the youngest to get what he wants from the older members.
B.I (KIM HAN-BIN)
Birthday: October 22, 1996
Position: Leader, Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
Nickname: Tigerbin, Charisma B.I, Hambeen, Mickey, Binie
TMI: He was credited as a producer for every single track on iKON’s debut album.
He came back in 2021 with “Acceptance Speech,” a collaborative track with Epik High.
He is the executive director of the acting agency, IOK Company.
- Their debut album sold more than 260k copies in Asia.
- “Love Scenario” was on Gaon Digital Chart for 6 weeks straight.
- As a pre-debut group, they opened for BIGBANG’s Japanese tour in 2014.
- Their debut music video, “My Type” received more than 1.7 million views within the first 24 hours.
- They got their first music show win with their debut single, “My Type” on MBC’s Music Core.
- “My Type” was also their first track to receive a triple crown on 3 Gaon charts.
- “Killing Me” ranked at #2 on Billboard US World chart.
- They are the 2nd group to achieve a Rookie Grand Slam – 5 Rookie of the Year awards at the top 5 K-Pop Award shows.
- They had their first Asian tour within 4 months of debuting with iKoncert 2016: Showtime Tour.
- “Love Scenario” is their first music video to reach 478 million views.
If y’all were blown away with iKON’s introductory performance of “Rhythm Ta” on Kingdom, let us revisit the original. Bop your head to this grunge hip-hop track as it makes you nostalgic for the early 3rd Gen era.
There is a reason why “Love Scenario” is their most viewed music video. From the fresh yet angsty concept to the retro instrumentals, this track can apply to any scenario (pun intended), from a bittersweet relationship to the time we took for granted pre-covid.
Their latest comeback is the single, “Why Why Why.” Quite different from the energetic tracks we love iKON for, listen to this song as the members introspect about a failed relationship.
If you miss their intense, multi-layered vocals with equally fierce choreographies, “Bling Bling” is the song for you.
Are you looking forward to their performances in Kingdom? Oh, and as hinted, we might get another comeback with a proper EP the next time. We absolutely cannot wait! What is your favourite title track of theirs?