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iKon is a South Korean music and choreography group with six members. The idol group was formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment with an initial number of seven members and was introduced on the reality show WIN: Who Is Next as Team B.
Then the team appeared on the survival reality show Mix & Match, making the formation consisting of B.I, Jay, Bobby, Ju-ne, Song, DK and Chan. iKon comes with kpop hip hop genre
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iKon Member Profile
As for each profile of this band is as follows.
1. Jinhwan or Jay
Jay, whose real name is Kim Jinhwan, was born on February 7, 1994 and has been known as Team B on Mnet Who Is Next since 2013. In addition to Kpop Hip Hop he also has a genre stream of R&B.
He previously joined YG Entertainment as a trainee in January 201 with fellow bobby and B.I. Jay debuted with the idol group on October 1, 2015 and is active as a regular member of the show Mari and I on JTBC.
Singer song yun hyeong was born on February 8, 1995 in South Korea. Like Jay, he is also a member of YG Entertainment, known as Team B in the 2013 Mnet WIN program.
In addition to playing a singer in a musical group, Yunhyeong is also a model. Prior to her official debut, Song Yun Hyeong also appeared on the Mix & Match program along with other members.
3. Bobby iKon
Bobby has the real name Kim Ji-won who was born on December 21, 1995 in Seoul, South Korea and has expertise as a rapper. Prior to his debut, Bobby had achieved the feat of first place on the rap competition series Mnet Show Me The Money in its third season.
Like two other colleagues, he also participated in the reality program Mnet WIN in 2013 and 2014. In his history he has also lived in Virginia, USA. In the WIN Team B program, Bobby lost his place in the Winner group. After that he appeared in a cameo in Ringa Linga’s music video. He also wrote the lyrics to the lead single Empty for Winner’s debut album in 2014.
Koo Jun-hoe was born on March 31, 1997 and is known as Ju-ne. She is a South Korean singer who was also known on TEAM B program WIN as well as YG Entertainment in 2013. Ju-ne first appeared publicly when she was 13 years old on sbs variety show STAR KING with a Michael Jackson-style dance performance. He also appeared on k-pop talent show Star 1 in 2011.
He then continued as a trainee on the label that raised his name in April 2012 on the Team B lineup and officially debuted as an iKon member on October 1, 2015.
Donghyuk was born on January 3, 1997 and has the real name Kim Donghyuk or commonly performed under the stage name DK. Prior to her debut in this South Korean boy idol group, she received numerous offers from well-known agencies for her achievements as the winner of a talent search audition by JYP Entertainment in March 2012.
Although several well-known labels gave him contract offers, he prefers to join YG Entertainment in November 2012. He has excellent vocal skills and is adept at playing musical instruments even he also has skills as a leader.
Chan is the stage name for Jung Chan-woo who was born on January 26, 1998 in South Korea. In addition to being a singer she is also a model and film actor who is quite famous. Prior to entering as yg entertainment figure he was also included in Kids Planet Entertainment and Fantagio label.
In 2006 he appeared in a TVXQ music video titled Balloons as little Changmin. He also became a child actor from 2008 to 2013 in films and dramas. Then in 2014 he joined Mix & Match and entered as a member of iKon
In the first year after combining all the members into one band, they released an album titled Welcome Back and managed to top the Gaon Album Chart.
His singles were My Type, Apology, Dumb & Dumber and three other singles that were in the top 10. Among them are Rhythm Ta, Airplan and Antem. The album sold over 260,000 copies in Asia and the song itself sold up to 4.8 million copies.
In its way of music in the entertainment world, the band has won numerous awards and nominations. The total awards achieved are 12 awards and 23 nominations.
Among others for the song My Type which won the award as Song of The Month in 2015, New Artist of The Year in 2015, Best New Artist 2015, Best New Male Artist 2015, New Artist Award 2015, Best Group 2015 and many others. Although fairly new, the iKon has impressed many of its admirers with its outstanding achievements and performances.