Who’s B.I? Check out the profile of B.I – the talented yet unlucky former iKON leader

B.I is renowned as the head of the iKON group and an all-round idol, but unluckily, he was recently embroiled in a drug using scandal.

Who is B.I?

B.I is a former member of the Kpop group iKON, he is known as a talented rapper with top-notch songwriting ability. The male idol is the name behind most of the famous songs of iKON, Black Pink, and WINNER. However, B.I shocked the Korean entertainment industry when he was involved in a drug scandal that ruined his career.


B.I’s profile

  • Real name: Kim Han-bin
  • Date of birth: October 22, 1996
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Height: 1m76
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Hometown: Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Instagram: shxxbi131

B.I – The talented rapper who used to be YG’s “treasure”

B.I’s real name is Kim Han Bin, born in 1996, he is the leader of the popular group iKON. B.I’s career is a difficult path. B.I entered the Korean entertainment industry at the age of 13 and became a phenomenon after his rap performance in the song Indian Boy with MC Mong. After his activities with MC Mong ended, B.I continued to practice dancing with Indian Boy’s dancers.


Later, B.I became a trainee of YG Entertainment and led “Team B” (iKON today) to attend the survival show Who is Next? (WIN), to select a YG boy group lineup to debut.  Although B.I’s talent is highly appreciated, everything to succeed seems never to be easy for him.

On the last episode of WIN, “Team B” that B.I was in charge of lost to Team A because of fewer votes. This caused the male singer to always self-torment and fall into depression. Fortunately in 2014, YG gave them another chance to debut as iKON through the show Mix & Match (M&M).

In October 2015, iKON debuted with the song “My Type” and quickly “sweeped” the digital music charts, topping the Melon chart 18 times. Only 11 days after debut, the group got their 1st win at MBC Music Core. Almost all of the “Best Rookie” awards at the year-end awards in 2015 belonged to iKON.

After that, there was a period of time when iKON fell into a crisis. It was not until January 2018 that the hit Love Scenario was born with B.I’s leadership that the group managed to revive. This song has topped iChart 101 times and helped iKON receive their first “Song of the Year” Daesang. B.I also received the Song Writer Award for this song, voted by 100% of experts.

B.I is YG Entertainment’s “favorite” thanks to his amazing ability in music production. Over the years, the leader of iKON had dedicated his time and effort to write and compose songs for his own group and many other YG artists.

Thanks to his remarkable talent and leadership qualities, B.I was dubbed the “Descendant of G-Dragon” by fans, and was entrusted with the responsibility for YG’s future. Ever since he was a little boy in his 10s, the male idol was considered a “treasure” of YG.

B.I got into a scandal involving illegal drug use

When his career was at its peak, in August 2016, Dispatch suddenly reported that B.I – iKON’s leader was suspected of using illegal drugs, making fans extremely shocked. YG then denied the report. The company also announced that iKON members had all been tested negative for drug use every month, including B.I.

The male idol even posted on his Instagram to speak out about this controversy. He said that he had the intention to but never used the drug.

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