All members of the group iKON, who left YG Entertainment, signed an exclusive contract with 143 Entertainment. They will make a comeback in April at the new nest.
On January 1, News1’s reported that iKON signed an exclusive contract with 143 Entertainment and decided to continue their activities as a full group.
All iKON members moved to a new nest based on their strong commitment to group activities. It is said that the decision was made by the members’ thoughts to be more active as iKON in the future.
In addition, iKON can continue to use the team name in the new nest. YG Entertainment and 143 Entertainment reached an agreement to continue the iKON team name in a grand way.
143 Entertainment, the new home of iKON, is an agency led by former rapper producer Digital Master (DM, Lee Yong-hak). Digital Master has been producing hip-hop and idol music since 2000, and is a talented producer with deep bones in the music industry. iKON also signed an exclusive contract with Digital Master based on their long-term friendship and trust. Currently, 143 Entertainment includes LIMELIGHT, a three-member girl group that debuted this year, as well as Kang Ye-seo and Mashiro, who are active as Kep1er.
iKON plans to release a new album in April. They are currently working on a new album and will be more active in global activities.
Previously, on December 30 of last year, YG Entertainment officially announced the expiration of the exclusive contract with iKON. YG Entertainment said, “We sincerely thank iKON for being with us.”
Meanwhile, iKON debuted in 2015 and received great love with hit songs such as “MY TYPE,” “LOVE SCENARIO,” and “KILLING ME.” B.I left the team in 2019, and the group was reorganized into a 6-member group.