iKon Band

아이콘

iKon( Hangul : 아이콘), stylized asiKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment . The group was first introduced in the reality survival programWIN: Who is Nextas "Team B." After that, Team B went on to appear in the 2014 reality survival programMix & Match, which determined the final seven-member lineup of iKon: B.I , Bobby , Jinhwan, Ju-ne , Yunhyeong, Donghyuk and Chanwoo .The group released their debut studio albumWelcome Back(2015), which debuted atop the South KoreanGaon Album Chartand produced the number-one singles "My Type", "Apology" and " Dumb & Dumber " and three top-ten singles "Rhythm Ta", "Airplane" and "Anthem", the album was commercially a success, selling 260,000 copies in Asia, and the songs sold 4.8 million copies, which lead the group to win several best new artist awards on major Asia awards, including Mnet Asian Music Awards , Japan Record Award and QQ Music Awards . The following two years, the group released two singles " #WYD " and " New Kids: Begin ", and they focused on touring with their first Asia tour , and several Japanese tours . The group's second studio albumReturnwas released on January 25, 2018.

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 iKon Band's History

2013–2014: Pre-debut and formation

. Group vocalist Ju-ne also made a pre-debut appearance aged thirteen on the SBS variety showStar King. He also competed on SBS'sK-pop Starin 2011.On 3 January 2011, B.I and Jinhwan joined YG Entertainment as trainees, as did Bobby a week later. The three trained together for a year and formed the basis of what was to become "Team B". On 18 April 2012, Ju-ne and Yunhyeong joined Team B, followed by Donghyuk as the sixth and final member on 5 November 2012.[citation needed]

, competing against other trainees in "Team A" for the chance to debut as a group. The program involved three rounds of performances and public voting, after which Team B eventually lost to Team A, who debuted as Winner .During the program, Team B released two singles: "Just Another Boy" and "Climax". The members of Team B appeared as backup dancers in Taeyang 's music video for " Ringa Linga ".

While Bobby, B.I, and Jinhwan were confirmed members, the remaining members of Team B competed against three new trainees; Jung Jin-hyeong, Yang Hong-seok , and Jung Chan-woo, who had previously appeared on Korean television as a child actor.It was reported that 150,000 fans applied to attend the final performance of the show, and before the announcement of iKon's official lineup, YG Entertainment's blog server crashed. The final lineup contained the three remaining members of Team B, with the addition of Chanwoo .

Japan Dome Tour 2014-2015 X.On 28 January 2015, Billboard listed the group as one of the "Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015". They were the only group on the list that had yet to debut.

2015: Debut andWelcome Back

in two parts, with 6 of the 12 tracks being title tracks. The first half of the album,Debut Half Album, was set to be released on 1 October, followed by theDebut Full Albumon November 2. The track listing for the first half-album was released on 24 September. Group leader B.I was credited as the producer and co-composer for all of the album's tracks, with B.I and Bobby contributing to lyrics for all tracks and vocalist Ju-ne participating in the composition of title track "Rhythm Ta".

was released digitally on 1 October. The group held their first concert, Showtime, on 3 October at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Arena. The show sold out 13,000 tickets. The concert's taking place at the largest concert hall in Korea was unprecedented for a new K-pop group.SHOWTIMEwas broadcast live through Naver's V App and streamed by over 500,000 viewers.

Welcome Backfor 4–10 October.

Debut HalfAlbum - Welcome Back.On 28 October, it was announced that the full album's release would be delayed to 14 December, with two additional digital singles released on 16 November.

On 24 December, three new singles, "Dumb & Dumber", "What's Wrong?" and "I Miss You So Bad" were released.

2016: Japanese debut, Asian arena tours and new music

With the Korean edition the album sold over 100,000 copies in Japan in the end of 2016.

In November 14, YGEX announced a second leg of iKon Japan Tour in 2017 due to the success of the arena tour, and to visit Yokohama Arena for the first time. The second leg gathered 120,000 fans from three cities, to rise the attendance of the tour to 296,000 from 25 shows.

On 30 May, the group released the digital single " #WYD " (short for "What You Doing"). The song debuted at number three on theGaon Digital Chart. On August 10, the release of iKon's first original Japanese singleDumb & Dumberwas announced. The single was released on September 28 with a CD+DVD version and a CD version. It debuted at number one on both the Oricon Daily Single Album Chart and the Oricon Weekly Single Album Chart.

,Best Group inNetease Attitude Awards,and Best New Force Group and Album of the Year inQQ Music Awards.

2017-present Japan Dome tour,New KidsandReturn

On June 18, an additional 22 concerts in eight Japanese cities were announced by YGEX, with 233,000 fans are expected to attend their concerts, making the it the longest and the largest arena tour held by the band in Japan.

New Kidsand to be released continuously during 2017, the series start on May 22, with the titleNew Kids: Begin.

on January 25, 2018. Their main track is “Love Scenario,” which is a mellow, yet relatively upbeat, reaction to breaking up, with a circuitous melody that guides the rhythmic dance track. Their second studio album features 12 tracks that were all co-written or feature lyrics by members B.I and Bobby including Psy, BIGBANG's Taeyang, and Epik High's Tablo, also had a role in songwriting tracks alongside some frequent collaborators, including Choice37 and Teddy Park.

The group was named top artists of the first half of 2018 by Genie Music , as they topped daily chart for 35 days.

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 iKon Band's Members

  • Jinhwan (진환)
  • Yunhyeong (윤형)
  • Bobby (바비)
  • B.I (비아이)
  • Donghyuk (동혁)
  • Ju-ne (준회)
  • Chanwoo (찬우)

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 iKon Band's Discography

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 iKon Band's Tours

Headlining

  • iKoncert: Showtime Tour (2016)
  • Japan Tour (2016–17)
  • Japan Dome Tour (2017)
  • Japan Tour (2018)

Joint tours

  • YG Family – Power World Tour(as Team B)(2014)

Opening act

  • Big Bang – Japan Dome Tour X (2014–15)

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 iKon Band's Filmography

  • iKon Picnic(2017)
  • iKon TV(2018)[citation needed]
  • iKon Heart Racing Youth Trip(2018)

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 iKon Band's Awards_and_nominations

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 iKon Band's References

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  23. Cumulative sales for "Welcome Back" in Japan (8,269 Half album + 91,749 full album):
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  31. "South Korean stars who are part of Chinese TV program 'The Remix' not shown on last episode". YIBADA. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  32. "Psy and iKON win awards at China Music Awards". The Korean Herald. 2016-01-06. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  33. "iKon Wins Big at NetEase Attitude Awards". Soompi. 2016-01-06. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
  34. "Watch: BIGBANG and iKON Win Big and Perform at 2016 QQ Music Awards". Soompi. March 23, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2017. 
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  37. "BIGBANGの系譜を継ぐ大型新人iKON(アイコン)、初のドームツアー埼玉・メットライフドーム公演!さらに追加公演も発表!". Hwaiting. June 18, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2017. 
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  39. "[Exclusive] iKON to Shoot MVs for its New Album for Three Consecutive Weeks". YG Life. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  40. "[Exclusive] iKON's CHANWOO, Injured during a Music Video Shoot". YG Life. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  41. ""Releasing series albums"… The concept for iKON's comeback is "NEW KIDS"". YG Life. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
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  43. "iKON's "Love Scenario" Becomes First 2018 Track To Achieve Perfect All-Kill". Soompi. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
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