iKON to be YG′s Third Artist of 2015 with End of August Debut
iKON will be YG Entertainment′s third runner of 2015.
An industry insider revealed on June 17 that iKON has its sights set on debuting at the end of August. The source told Newsen, "iKON plans to debut as early as the end of August when Big Bang concludes its ′Made Series′ project.
As such, iKON is expected to be YG′s third artist to show this year. Hip hop duo Jinusean was the first runner from YG to hit it big with Tell Me One More Time, which Jinusean and Epik High′s Tablo co-wrote and co-composed, in April. Big Bang then followed on May 1 and June 1 with hits Loser, Bae Bae, Bang Bang Bang and We Like 2 Party. Big Bang will be releasing tracks every month from May 1 to August 1 as project single albums M, A, D and E before concluding the project with the release of album MADE in September.
iKON′s debut was already set when YG′s Yang Hyun Suk updated reporters on iKON in April.
At the time, Yang Hyun Suk said, "Aside from Big Bang, there′s a high possibility that other YG singers will be making comebacks after October. We′re not taking other agencies artists′ comebacks into consideration. I think it′s most important to make sure that our artists don′t overlap with Big Bang′s promotions." He continued, "The team preparing the hardest right now is iKON. Winner is also urgent, but because iKON has not even debuted yet, we′re concentrating on preparations for its debut. I want to debut iKON by this summer. Leader B.I. has already made 20 or so songs for [iKON′s] debut, and he′s currently consulting with me and trying his best to produce better songs."
Meanwhile, iKON has already entered the public′s eye through Mnet′s WIN: Who is Next, Mix & Match and Show Me the Money. Although iKON has not debuted yet, it has already attracted a massive fanbase in and outside Korea, gaining recognition as skilled artists.
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