New Kids: Begin

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"New Kids: Begin"
IKON - New Kids, Begin.jpg
Single album by iKON
ReleasedMay 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)
Recorded2016–2017
LabelYG Entertainment
Producer(s)B.I
iKON singles chronology
"#WYD"
(2016)
"New Kids: Begin"
(2017)
""Love Scenario""
(2018)
Singles from New Kids: Begin
  1. "Bling Bling"
    Released: May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)
  2. "B-Day"
    Released: May 22, 2017 (2017-05-22)

New Kids: Begin is the first single album by South Korean boy group iKON. It is the first album released since their single "#WYD" was released in May 2016, and their debut album "Welcome Back" was released in 2015.[1]

The single album was a commercial success peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart. It has sold over 73,823 physical copies as of June 2017.

Details[edit]

The album is released in two different versions, Dope and Bold. The digital album was released on May 22, 2017 worldwide, while the physical version was released at the YG e-shop and in record shops on May 23, 2017 in South Korea.[2]

Background[edit]

On March 2, 2017, YG Entertainment confirmed that iKON has begun the shooting of two music videos for their new album, set for release in April.[3] During the shooting of the music video, Chanwoo injured his ankle. Consequently, shooting of the music video was delayed.[4] On May 16, 2017, it was confirmed that they will release a new series of albums under the name New Kids. This series will be released continuously throughout 2017 and started on May 22, 2017, with the release of the album titled New Kids: Begin. YG Entertainment's Chief Executive Officer, Yang Hyun-Suk, talked about the concept of the album saying: "The concept for iKON’s comeback this year is ‘NEW KIDS’. It means iKON’s ‘new beginning’ and ‘new style’, which also shows iKON’s resolution and will to release ‘NEW KIDS’ series albums continuously during this year." [5] The first teaser was released on May 16, 2017 and the date of release was announced. The following day, the first comeback teaser video was released on their official Youtube channel.[6][7] On May 18, 2017, the first title song was announced, named "Bling Bling". iKON's members Bobby and B.I had worked on the lyrics, composition, and rearrangement of the song, jointly with YG's rookie producer Millennium.[8] The following day they released the teaser for their second title track "B-Day".[9] On May 22, 2017, music videos for both songs were released on the official iKON YouTube channel.[10][11]

Promotion[edit]

The first performance of "Bling Bling" was on May 20, 2017, during a concert at Japan's Kyocera Dome while on their first Japan Dome Tour.[12] On May 22, 2017, they held a live countdown show on V LIVE to celebrate the release of their songs.[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

New Kids: Begin entered and peaked at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart on the chart issue dated May 21–27, 2017.[14] In its second week the single album fell to number 4 and to number 6 in its third week.[15][16] The single album entered at number 5 on the chart for the month of May 2017 with 49,380 physical copies sold.[17] It also charted for the month of June at number 10, with 24,443 additional copies, for a total of 73,823 physical copies sold since its release.[18]

Both songs entered the Gaon Digital Chart, "Bling Bling" at number 24 and "B-Day" at number 36 on the chart issue dated May 21–27, 2017.[19] The first with 57,704 digital downloads sold and the second with 44,433 digital downloads sold.[20]

Track listing[edit]

New Kids: Begin
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Bling Bling"
  • B.I
  • Millennium
Millennium3:39
2."B-Day" (벌떼; beoltte)
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • B.I
  • Airplay
  • Kang Uk Jin
  • Airplay
  • Kang Uk Jin
3:35
Total length:7:14
New Kids: Begin JPN
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Bling Bling"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • Millennium
  • B.I
  • Millennium
Millennium3:41
2."B-Day"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • B.I
  • Airplay
  • Kang Uk Jin
  • Airplay
  • Kang Uk Jin
3:35
3."Worldwide"
  • B.I
  • KUSH
  • Bobby
  • SUNNY BOY
  • TA-TROW
 3:26
4."Perfect"
  • B.I
  • DEE.P
 3:37
5."My Type Remix (Acoustic Ver.)"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • KUSH
  • SUNNY BOY
  • CHOICE37
  • KUSH
  • B.I
 3:37
6."Bling Bling -KR Ver.-"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • Millennium
  • B.I
  • Millennium
Millennium3:41
7."B-Day -KR Ver.-"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • B.I
  • Airplay
  • Kang Uk Jin
Airplay, Kang Uk Jin3:36
8."Bling Bling -Inst.-"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • Millennium
  • B.I
  • Millennium
Millennium3:41
9."B-Day -Inst.-"
  • B.I
  • Bobby
  • B.I
  • Airplay
  • Kang Uk Jin
Airplay, Kang Uk Jin3:36
10."Worldwide -Inst.-"
  • B.I
  • KUSH
  • Bobby
  • SUNNY BOY
  • TA-TROW
  • LDN Noise
  • KUSH
  • B.I
 3:24
11."Perfect -Inst.-"
  • B.I
  • Shoko Fujibayashi
  • B.I
  • DEE.P
 3:35
Total length:39:29

Sales[edit]

Chart Sales
South Korea 73,823[21]
Japan 36,186[22]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref
Worldwide May 22, 2017 Digital download YG Entertainment [1]
South Korea May 23, 2017 CD YG Entertainment, KT Music [2]
Japan August 16, 2017 CD, digital download YGEX [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "[Official announcement] iKON confirmed comeback on May 22… With "all-time best songs"". YG Life. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Title track of iKON's new album is BLING BLING… written by B.I and BOBBY (Official)". YG Life. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "[Exclusive] iKON to Shoot MVs for its New Album for Three Consecutive Weeks". YG Life. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "[Exclusive] iKON's CHANWOO, Injured during a Music Video Shoot". YG Life. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  5. ^ ""Releasing series albums"… The concept for iKON's comeback is "NEW KIDS"". YG Life. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "iKON – COMEBACK COMING SOON". YG Life. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "iKON – 'NEW KIDS : BEGIN' TEASER FILM". YG Life. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "iKON – NEW KIDS : BEGIN 'BLING BLING'". YG Life. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "iKON – NEW KIDS : BEGIN '벌떼 (B-DAY)'". YG Life. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  10. ^ iKON (2017-05-22), iKON - 'BLING BLING' M/V, retrieved 2017-05-23
  11. ^ iKON (2017-05-22), iKON - '벌떼 (B-DAY)' M/V, retrieved 2017-05-23
  12. ^ "BIGBANGの系譜を継ぐ大型新人iKON(アイコン)、 本国デビューから最速の日本ドームツアー遂に開幕!新曲「BLING BLING」も初披露! ≪オフィシャルレポート≫". F.A.E.P. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  13. ^ "iKON - 'NEW KIDS : BEGIN' COMEBACK LIVE". YG Family. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  15. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  16. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  17. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  18. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  19. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  20. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  21. ^ Cumulative Sales for "New Kids: Begin":
  22. ^ Cumulative sales for "New Kids: Begin":
  23. ^ "iKON 約10ヶ月ぶりのリリースとなるミニアルバム「NEW KIDS : BEGIN」2017.8.16 On Sale!". YGEX iKON. Retrieved May 20, 2017.