iKON has proved its unchanging global popularity by reaching number one on iTunes’ worldwide album charts and major Japanese music distribution sites.
According to YG ENTERTAINMENT, iKON’s 4th mini-album “FLASHBACK” released on the 3rd of last year won the 1st place on iTunes in 18 countries around the world including Brazil, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam. Even in the United States, which is the world’s largest pop market, it ranked in the top (7th) and showed the presence that seems to be the representative of K-POP.
Especially popular in Japan. The title song of the album, “BUT YOU,” was recorded at No. 1 in the real-time rankings of Rakuten Music and AWA, followed by the songs “DRAGON,” “FOR REAL?” And “GOLD.” All the songs of “NAME” have appeared on the LINE MUSIC chart and have gained widespread popularity.
You can see the uncool love and enthusiasm of Japanese fans for iKON. Taking advantage of this momentum, they will hold a total of six concerts in two cities, Kobe and Tokyo, from July 2nd to 10th. Their Japan tour is the first in about 2 years and 6 months, and expectations for the stage of the new song are rising.
iKON made its debut in Japan in 2015 and won the No. 1 on the Japanese Oricon chart, and won the New Artist Award at the “Japan Golden Disc Award” and “Japan Record Award” in the same year, causing a boom. After that, in 2019, the cumulative number of spectators exceeded 1 million on the Japan tour, and all seats were sold out.
Reporter: Song Mi Kyung