What Has Happened with iKON Lately?
As you can see on iKON members’ Instagram accounts, they have been busy with their latest comeback with their newest album, New Kids Repackage: The New Kids. Not only shocking us with their comeback, but they also give us some surprises with their existence at some music awards.
New Kids Repackage: The New Kids
In October 2018, the CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun-suk already announced that iKON would release their new album that had been repackaged, on December 31st, 2018. But, on December 23rd, 2018, Yang Hyun-suk said that the album launch has been delayed and postponed to January 2019 due to additional improvements of the album.
Didn’t take a long time after the album was launched, the New Kids Repackage: The New Kids got to number one of Gaon Chart National Physical Albums defeating Cosmic Girls, A Pink, VERIVERY, TVXQ, BTS, KNK, and IZ*ONE.
The album that was released on January 7th, 2019, consists of 23 songs including songs from the previous album, such as “New Kids: Begins,” “New Kids: Return,” “New Kids: Continue,” and “New Kids: The Final.” This album is fronted by iKON’s new title track, I’m Ok which is composed and produced by B.I and the lyrics are written by Bobby, B.I and Kim Jong-won.
The music video of I’m Ok as the album’s title track was published on iKON’s Youtube Channel right on the album’s launching date. The song itself is supposed to portray the aftermath of a breakup and the miserable feelings that go right along with it.
Winner at the 28th Seoul Music Awards
For twenty-eight times, Seoul Music Awards was held lively on January 15th, 2019, and was attended by many K-Pop idols who would receive some awards and perform at the event.
The 2019 Seoul Music Awards was hosted by Shin Dong-yup, Kim So-hyun, and Super Junior Heechul. Other than BTS, who won several trophies, such as, Bonsang, Best Album, and Daesang, iKON also won a Bonsang award and “The Best Song of The Year” award for the song “Love Scenario.”
Talking About Their Future Goals, iKON Call Themselves the President of Elementary School Children.
A while ago, iKON did a photo shoot and an interview with NYLON magazine for their February 2019 edition. Bobby, and other members, talked about the success of “Love Scenario” that was launched last year.
Thanks to the song, iKON received several awards, such as the Daesang award at Melon Music Awards 2018 and 33rd Golden Disc Awards, and received the Bonsang award and “The Best Song of The Year” award at the 28th Seoul Music Awards. “Love Scenario” also made iKON popular among elementary school children.
“We have become ‘the president of elementary school children,'” Bobby said. “‘Love Scenario’ received lots of love and now more people know about iKON. We won the Daesang award. We are still amazed that we won the title at the end of the year,” Jinhwan added.
During the interview with NYLON, the members were also asked what their goals for the future are. “iKON World,” the members answered together. That band that consists of seven members also expressed the ambition of creating their own style which is always unique.