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iKON is a South Korean boy band under YG Entertainment consisting of seven members. They debuted on September 15, 2015 with the song 'My Type'.

Six members of iKON (B.I, Bobby, Jinhwan, Junhoe, Donghyuk, and Yunhyeong) were originally introduced as Team B in the 2013 Mnet survival show 'WIN: Who is Next', competing with Team A for the chance to debut. Team B lost to Team A, who later debuted as WINNER, after three rounds of voting. iKON's lineup was finalized after the survival show Mix & Match, with the addition of Chanwoo.


  • Jay (Kim Jinhwan, born February 7, 1994) - main vocalist, lead dancer
  • Song (Song Yunhyeong, born February 8, 1995) - visual, lead vocalist
  • Bobby (Kim Jiwon, born December 21, 1995) - main rapper, face of the group
  • B.I (Kim Hanbin, born October 22, 1996) - leader, main dancer, lead rapper
  • DK (Kim Donghyuk, born January 3, 1997) - main dancer, vocalist
  • Ju-ne (Koo Junhoe, born March 31, 1997) - main vocalist, lead dancer
  • Chan (Jung Chanwoo, born January 26, 1998) - vocalist, maknae

Korean Discography

Extended Plays:

  • 2018 - New Kids: Continue
  • 2018 - New Kids: The Final
Studio Albums
  • 2015 - Welcome Back
    • Originally released as Half Album - Welcome Back and Full Album - Welcome Back
  • 2018 - Return
  • 2016 - #WYD
  • 2017 - New Kids: Begin
Japanese Discography

Compilation Albums

  • 2016 - iKON Single Collection
  • 2016 - Dumb & Dumber
  • 2017 - New Kids: Begin JPN

iKON provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Ascended Extra:
    • All of Team B were backup dancers in Taeyang's Ringa Linga MV.
    • B.I featured on MC Mong's 2009 song 'Indian Boy' and performed it at the SBS Dream Concert and on Yoo Heeyeol's Sketchbook.
    • Junhoe appeared on the 2007 variety show Star King and as a contestant on K-Pop Star in 2011.
    • Chanwoo was a child actor who played a younger version of Lee Minho in Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs.
  • Album Single:
    • "My Type" and "Rhythm Ta" for 'Half Album - Welcome Back'
    • "Dumb & Dumber" for 'Full Album - Welcome Back'
    • "Love Scenario" for 'Return'
    • "Killing Me" for 'New Kids: Continue'
    • "Goodbye Road" for 'New Kids: The Final'
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Chanwoo.
  • Big Little Brother: Chanwoo and Junhoe are the youngest members and the tallest.
  • Boy Band
  • But Not Too Foreign: Bobby was born in Seoul but grew up in Virginia.
  • Heavy Sleeper: B.I.
  • Idol Singer
  • Neat Freak: Yunhyeong. B.I and Chanwoo to a lesser extent.
  • Singer-Songwriter: B.I has composed a bunch of iKON's songs, as well as WINNER's "Empty".
  • Sixth Ranger: Chanwoo, who wasn't part of Team B.
  • Stage Names: When they debuted in 2015, only B.I and Bobby had stage names. The rest of them got stage names in 2017, before New Kids: Begin was released.
  • Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: Jay lived in the Philippines for several months, and speaks Tagalog pretty well.
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  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As with many k-pop groups, iKON plays this trope very straight.

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