B.I iKon


Kim Han-bin( Hangul : 김한빈; born October 22, 1996),better known by his stage nameB.I( Hangul : 비아이), is a South Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the leader and lead rapper of the South Korean boy group iKON , signed under YG Entertainment .His stage name B.I is the abbreviated form of "Be I" i.e. to Be Myself, which he means he wants to be himself, or become anything he wants to be.In 2009, he is the featured rapper for MC Mong's Indian Boy, appeared on the video and performed it live. He also appeared as a cameo on MC Mong's Horror Show music video.In 2013, he made his first television appearance in the Mnet reality programWIN: Who Is Nextas a member of "Team B". He later appeared in the 2014 follow-upMix & Match, successfully forming part of iKON's lineup alongside bandmates Jinhwan , Bobby , Ju-Ne , Donghyuk , Yunhyeong and Chanwoo . Also in 2014, he appeared alongside Bobby in the third season of the rap contestShow Me The Money.As the leader of iKON, he is credited with a role in the production and songwriting of all of the tracks in their 2015 debut albumWelcome Back, as well as their singles #WYD , New Kids: Begin , and their second full-length studio album Return .

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  • by asian  -  February 28, 2019 07:31 AM

    iKON’s B.I expressed his dream of acting!

    The boy of the Boy Group icon said that he wanted to act.  MBN Y Forum 2019, a mentoring festival for Korean youth, was held at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the afternoon of the 27th. On this day, Chae Dae-hwan, chairman of Maekyung Media Group, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon and…

  • by asian  -  January 19, 2019 03:05 AM

    iKON talked about the success of “Love Scenario”, their plans for the coming…

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  • by HyonJoo.Kim  -  November 7, 2018 01:48 PM

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 B.I iKon's Career

1996–2011: Early life and appearancesedit

B.I was born on October 22, 1996, in South Korea . He made his first musical appearance at the age of thirteen, featuring on MC Mong 's 2009 single "Indian Boy", for which he appeared in the music video and live performances. He also had a cameo appearance in MC Mong's following music video, "Horror Show".

2011–2014:WIN: Who Is NextandShow Me The Moneyedit

He joined YG Entertainment in January 2011. Along with fellow trainees Bobby , Kim Jin-hwan, Yunhyeong, Junhoe, and Donghyuk he went on to become part of the six-member trainee group "Team B", participating in Mnet 's 2013 reality-survival programWIN: Who Is Next. Teams A and B competed in the show for the chance to debut as a group under the name "Winner", with the losing team either disbanding or being rearranged. The show consisted of three battle rounds consisting of song arrangement, and dance performance, after which the public voted for the winning team. B.I was designated as the leader of Team B and took the lead on their choreography and arrangements, earning composition credits for the songs "Climax" and "Just Another Boy". Ultimately, Team B lost the competition, with Team A going on to debut as Winner .

In May 2014, YG Entertainment announced that B.I and Bobby would be competing in the third season of Mnet's rap survival programShow Me the Money. B.I joined the YG team under mentors Masta Wu and Tablo of Epik High and progressed to the top 8, releasing the self-composed single "Be I" to chart success before being eliminated in the seventh episode. In August, Winner debuted with the single "Empty", which was co-composed by B.I as a gift, and went on to top multiple music charts.

2014–present:Mix & Matchand iKONedit

Following the end of "Show Me The Money 3", YG announced that the Team B members would be returning to compete in another reality survival show entitledMix & Match, which had already begun filming during the time B.I. and Bobby were filming for Show Me the Money 3. While B.I, Bobby, and Jinhwan were confirmed for three of the seven spots available as official iKON members, the remaining three members of Team B competed with three new trainees, Jung Chan-woo, Yang Hong-seok and Jung Jin-hyeong, for the four remaining places on the team. During the airing ofMix & Match, B.I earned production credits for two more songs: the Team B single "Wait for Me" as a composer and lyricist and the Epik High collaboration track " Born Hater ". Along with being a featured rapper alongside Beenzino , Verbal Jint , Bobby , and Winner's Mino , B.I was credited as a co-composer alongside DJ Tukutz . B.I went on to debut in iKON with fellow members, Bobby, Jinhwan, Yunhyeong, Junhoe, Donghyuk and Chanwoo on September 15, 2015 with the track My Type.

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 B.I iKon's Discography


YearTitlePeak chart positionsDigital SalesAlbum
2009 "Indian Boy"
MC Mong(featuring장근이, B.I)
2014"BE I" 5 Show Me The Money 3 Part 1
2014 "Born Hater"
Epik High(featuringBeenzino,Verbal Jint, B.I,Mino,Bobby)
3 Shoebox
2016 "이리오너라 (Anthem)"
6 Welcome Back

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 B.I iKon's Filmography


2013Mnet WIN: Who Is Next 10 episodes; premiered on August 23, 2013
2014 Show Me the Money3 Eliminated on August 14 (episode 7)
Mix & Match 9 episodes; premiered on September 11, 2014
2015JTBC Mari and I For a whole season; with iKON'sJinhwan

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 B.I iKon's References

  1. "YG Entertainment Hold a Press Conference for 'WIN' + Profiles of the Contestants". 
  2. "iKON – Welcome Back : Season Schedule". YG Life. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  3. Cumulative sales of "Be I":
  4. Cumulative sales of "Born Hater":
  5. "Gaon Download Chart - November 2015". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 

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