Hot group iKON tops music charts for a week prior to debut
YG Entertainment's newest rookie boy group are already K-Pop stars! Music lovers have been awaiting iKON's debut since their first appearance on the competition reality show Who Is Next: Win in 2013. This year, the boys promised the long wait would be officially over with the release of their first album Welcome Back. Their pre-release single "My Style," which hit stores this month, has maintained the number one spot for an entire week on Melon, Olleh, Genie, Soribada, Bugs, Naver, and Monkey3 music charts. Despite the slight fluctuation throughout the day, the single always rises back up to the number one spot.
The music video for "My Type" has almost reached 5 million views since its release on September 14. Watch the hot video for the hit track all over again below:
IKON's debut mini album Welcome Back hits stores on October 1, while the full-length album will be released on November 2.
YG has debuted some of the hottest acts in K-Pop that have made a global impact. PSY was the first person on YouTube to ever receive over 2 billion views for one video. His "Gangnam Style" became an international phenomenon in 2012. BIGBANG and 2NE1 have become global music and fashion icons with their mega hit singles and distinctive style. Those are just a few of the many popular artists in the agency. Do you think iKON will influence the world next?
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