iKON is leaving YG after 7 years. “Exclusive contract expires.” [Official position]
The group iKON (iKON) is leaving YG Entertainment.
YG Entertainment said, “After a long discussion with iKON members (Kim Jin-hwan, Bobby, Song Yoon-hyung, Koo Jun-hoe, Kim Dong-hyuk, and Jung Chan-woo), we agreed to respect each other’s opinions and terminate the exclusive contract upon the expiration of the contract period.”
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to iKON for being with me as an artist. I will look forward to and support activities in various fields in the future, he said. “I ask for your constant interest and encouragement to members who are about to make a new start.”
As a result, iKON broke up with YG Entertainment seven years after its debut in September 2015. While a number of YG Entertainment artists, including Big Bang members Top, Daesung, Taeyang, and actor Kang Dong-won, recently left the company due to the expiration of their exclusive contract, Icon is also drawing attention in that it has not renewed its contract.
In 2013, iKON participated in Mnet’s survival program “Win: Who’s the Next?” and made its official debut on September 15, 2015 with “MY TYPE.”
Since then, he has established himself as a popular idol by hitting a number of songs such as “Love Scenario,” “Killing Me,” and “Rhythm Ta.” In the process, leader B.I left the team in 2019 due to allegations of drug administration and purchase, and suffered an ordeal of being reorganized into a six-member group.
Recently, he has also been actively promoting solo activities. Bobby has been working as a solo artist since winning Mnet’s “Show Me the Money 3” in 2014, and immediately held his son in his arms after getting married in August last year. Kim Jin-hwan is on the stage of the musical “Dracula,” and Koo Ju-Ne is on the ENA drama “Bora!” which will be broadcast in the first half of next year She is about to appear in ‘Deborah’.
The following is the full text of YG Entertainment’s official position.
Hello, we’re YG ENTERTAINMENT. 안전놀이터
We would like to inform you that after a long discussion with iKON members (Kim Jin-hwan, BOBBY, Song Yun-hyung, Koo Jun-hoe, Kim Dong-hyuk, and Jung Chan-woo), we have agreed to respect each other’s opinions and terminate the exclusive contract upon the expiration of the contract period.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to iKON for being with us as artists. I look forward to and support your activities in various fields.
Also, thank you to iKONIC for being with us on our journey. We ask for your continued interest and encouragement to the member who is about to start anew.