iKON Is First Group In 8 Years To Achieve Rookie “GRAND SLAM” Since SHINee

iKON aren’t named the “Power Rookies” for nothing.

With various award shows now having been held, there is one thing that has been noticeable and that’s iKON already boasting FIVE Rookie Awards since officially debuting in September 2015 with My Type. iKON’s Rookie Awards are from award shows 2015 Melon Music Awards, 2015 MAMA, the Seoul Music Awards, the Golden Disk Awards, and the recently concluded 5th Gaon K-POP Chart Awards.

This is the first time a rookie has done so since SM Entertainment‘s boy group SHINee debuted in 2008.

On top of that, iKON has proven to be a strong force on the digital charts as well, becoming the first to artist to win the Rookie of the Year and an Artist of the Year (monthly award by Gaon) at the same time! At the Gaon K-POP Chart Awards, the YG Entertainment boy group was awarded an Artist of the Year trophy for coming in #1 on its digital charts in September.






Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.

  • Let’s go slowly but forever love you iKON
  • I’m so proud of you all!! Congrats!! Let’s go slow but long
  • iKON …their songs are so my style…Grandslam…
  • No matter what anyone says my boys are my pride. Thanks for debuting even through all the harships.
  • ♡Let’s go slowly but long♡
  • Shinee’s Grandslam though…
  • Meanwhile SHINee’s 9 awards…!
    23rd 《Cyworld Digital Music Award》 – May: Rookie of The Month
    2nd 《Mnet 20’s Choice》 – Hot New Star Award
    5th 《Asia Song Festival》 Asian Rookie Award
    5th 《Asia Song Festival》Best Performance Rookie Awards
    1st 《Style Icon Awards》 – New Icon Award
    15th 《Korea Entertainment Arts Awards》 – Rookie Singer Award
    10th 《M.net KM Music Festival》 – Male Rookie Award
    23rd 《Golden Disk》 – Yepp Rookie Award
    18th 《High1 Seoul Music Awards》 –  Rookie Award

Source: Instiz