iKon is a South Korean K-pop boyband formed by YG Entertainment in 2015. They were brought into the limelight in 2014, after appearing as “Team B” on WIN: Who is Next on the reality survival show Mix & Match. Initially, the band was made up of 7 members until the departure of B.I in June 2019.
- B.I (비아이)
Seoul, South Korea
K-pop, Hip Hop, Dance Pop
- YG Entertainment Inc. (Former)
- 143 Entertainment
First Headlining Tour
They embarked on their debut headlining tour on January 30, 2016, which ended on September 3, 2016. It was called the iKoncert 2016: Showtime Tour.
- iKon released their debut studio album titled Welcome Back on October 1, 2015. It consisted of a total of 11 tracks including their #1 hit song Dumb & Dumber. The album hit an all-time high of the #1 spot on the Gaon Album Chart and #2 on the US Billboard World Albums.
- On February 27, 2019, iKon released their first Japanese language studio album titled New Kids.
- They made their official debut in public on September 15, 2015.
- iKon released their debut album titled Just Another Boy in 2013. Since then, they have gone on to release various other tracks including #WYD (오늘 모해), Love Scenario, and Dumb & Dumber.
- On August 2, 2018, iKon released their debut extended play titled New Kids: Continue. They went on to release several other EPs including New Kids: The Final and I Decide.
- B.I departed from iKon on June 12, 2019, after news began to spread that he had been caught attempting to purchase marijuana and LSD from an undisclosed female dealer. He had also been accused of evading charges.
- In December 2022, iKon announced their departure from YG Entertainment following the expiration of their contract with the agency. The group later signed a deal with 143 Entertainment in January 2023.
- In April 2023, iKon unveiled a new version of its light stick. Their new ‘Konbat’ light stick had a baseball bat shape and featured the group’s logo down the side in red.
- In May 2023, iKon released a new album titled Take Off.
- In August 2023, iKon released a new single album titled Panorama.
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