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Get Ready? Showtime! Meet K-pop Group Ikon

Posted on July 07, 2018 by Sambi
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The 7-member group will hold a concert for their Filipino fans on Sunday, November 11

Published 9:00 AM, November 07, 2018

Updated 9:00 AM, November 07, 2018

SHOWTIME. Seven-member group iKON is coming to Manila. Photo from iKON's official Facebook page

SHOWTIME. Seven-member group iKON is coming to Manila. Photo from iKON's official Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – We can't wait to hear Korean pop group iKON say "Long Time No See" on Sunday, November 11, when they hold their first Manila concert at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The 7-member group composed of B.I (Kim Han-bin), Jay (Kim Jin-hwan), Song (Song Yun-hyeong), Bobby (Kim Ji-won), DK (Kim Dong-hyuk), Ju-ne (Koo Jun-hoe), and Chan (Jung Chan-woo) will finally meet their Filipino fans, many of whom have probably followed the boys' journey since reality survival program WIN: Who is Next.

The name iKON is a play on the words "icon" and "Korea," as the group's label YG Entertainment hopes iKON will be an icon representing Korea.

Before their November 11 concert, here are 7 things you need to know about iKON:

1. Survival shows

iKON members went through a lot, participating in not one but two reality survival programs before making their debut.

In 2013, B.I, Jay, Song, Bobby, DK, and Ju-ne comprised Team B and competed against Team A in WIN: Who is Next. Team A won and later debuted as WINNER. A year later, the 6 boys survived another reality show, Mix & Match, after which they were officially announced as iKON together with a new member, Chan.

iKON finally made their debut in 2015 with the studio album Welcome Back, which includes their hit song "My Type." The group went on to win multiple rookie awards by year-end.