[I do not usually care for posting netizen reactions but they are very positive]
Article: iKON wins #1 on 'Music Core'... 'at the top' without an official debut
Source: TV Report via Naver
1. [+2,020, -421] Congrats to iKON on their first #1!
2. [+1,686, -387] iKON, congratulations ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ the song is totally my type ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
3. [+1,507, -358] Congratulations, you guys've suffered for this ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ congrats, kids ㅠㅠ
4. [+1,433, -337] First #1 of your debut ㅜㅜㅜ congratulations
5. [+1,304, -302] Red Velvet fan here, congrats!! Enjoying iKON's song lately! Congrats on the #1!
6. [+349, -64] iKON, congrats on the #1. Fighting to iKON fans
7. [+350, -69] iKON, congratulations! Really enjoying this song, looking forward to the next one too
8. [+352, -72] Is this a dream or reality ㅠㅠㅠ I remember thinking that all I wanted was for them to debut, how touching is this ㅠㅠ
[Preparing For Their Concert]iKON is practicing hard for their debut concert “SHOWTIME”… with YANG HYUN SUK at the helm
iKON is practicing hard for their debut concert “SHOWTIME”… with YANG HYUN SUK at the helm
YG’s rookie idol group iKON is now practicing hard, to meet the expectations for their debut concert “SHOWTIME”. The debut concert is drawing all the more attention, as YANG HYUN SUK is directly leading the practicing process.
On the 25, YG Entertainment said, “iKON who will hold debut concert “SHOWTIME” on October 3 at 6pm at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Seoul, has done a hard practice on the 23 ant 24 on a rehearsal stage installed at KBS Sports World in Gangseo-gu, Seoul, to present more perfect performances in their first official concert for fans who have long been waiting and supporting for the team’s debut”.
According to YG, the rehearsal was filled with iKON member’s passion and hard-work. Even though the rehearsal continued in the late night, the members were not tired but worked hard and they cheered each other, creating a friendly atmosphere. Leader B.I showed a good leadership, taking care of the flow of each member’s movement on the stage in a professional way.
The rehearsal is a practice for iKON’s concert scheduled for October 3 and gave a hint on the concert’s repertory. At the concert, iKON will stage the performance of the songs in their debut half album “WELCOME BACK” for the first time, as well as each member’s solo performance in which iKON will more closely communicate with fans. Plus, more spectacles will be provided at the concert, with impressive stage props and settings.
The concert is drawing all the more attention, as it is known to have been directly led by YG’s head producer YANG HYUN SUK. YANG showed his affection for iKON, taking care of each and every part of the concert including the composition of set list, stage settings, lighting, and sound, according to YG. On the 24 in the afternoon, YANG even posted a photo of iKON’s rehearsal on his personal social media account, expression his own expectations for iKON’s debut concert.
While many music fans are paying keen attention to iKON’s performances that will captivate fans with their veteran skills and talent not like that of a rookie, B.I expressed his wish at the rehearsal, “We’ve always been prepared for this, and all our wishes will be realized that day. It will be a really good concert, so you can look forward to it.” B.I also said, “We’ve been practicing so hard and I hope the concert will be an opportunity to express our sincerity”.
After proclaiming the birth of a “monstrous rookie” by sweeping the No.1 on the real-time, daily, and weekly charts of major music charts as well as achieving a triple crown on Gaon chart with their debut warm-up release “MY TYPE”, iKON unveiled the track list and credit of their debut half album “WELCOME BACK” on the 24, to raise fans’ expectations even further.
iKON’s debut half album will be released on-line on October 1 and off-line on October 5. On November 2, the team’s debut full-album will be released. Plus, iKON will hold their debut concert on October 3 at the Olympic Gymnastics Hall in Seoul, to officially meet their fans who have been waiting for the team’s debut for a long time.
[Details on iKON new V App game]iKON Will be Having a Mini Sports Contest on V App
iKON members will be competing against each other in a mini sports contest called “WELCOME BACK WITH NAVER”, and it will be broadcasted live on Naver’s V app.
At 3 PM on September 25, YG Entertainment posted a poster titled “iKON WELCOME BACK WITH NAVER” on its official blog (www.yg-life.com) and SNS pages.
Earlier on, iKON released a concert poster with a basketball stand as the background image and a track list poster that looked very much like a basketball strategy board. iKON went sporty again in the recently release poster wearing casual sportswear.
According to the poster, “WELCOME BACK WITH NAVER” will be broadcasted live on the iKON channel of Naver’s V app. An “OPENING CEREMONY” will be held at 9 PM on September 30.
iKON members will each choose a sport, and one member will be the referee and the rest will be contesters. Members will play competitive matches in a league format, and it will be a chance to see a different side of iKON and check out their competitive spirit and athletic skills.
The game schedule and rankings will be posted on Naver’s official webpage and mobile page. You can also check which sport they will be playing and who will be competing on Naver’s official webpage and mobile page when the games are being broadcasted. There is a prize lottery for those who pick a member that is most likely to win the game and leave a cheering message. Seven will receive iKON’s full debut album.
Fans expressed their excitement saying “I’m so looking forward to seeing them play sports”, “I won’t miss it for the world!”, “They look so good in sportswear.”, and “The debut album, the debut concert, and now V app broadcasting! I’ve never been happier.”
Meanwhile, iKON – who made a successful debut with “MY TYPE” – will be releasing their “DEBUT HALF ALBUM ‘WELCOME BACK” on October 1 and “DEBUT FULL ALBUM ‘WELCOME BACK” on November 2. Also, On October 3, they will be holding their debut concert “SHOWTIME” at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium.
Source: Laura Cim 1 NB 1 YG Global 1 YG United 1
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YG ABANDONS "WHO'S NEXT?" TEASERS, GOES STRAIGHT FOR AN INSTAGRAM POST.