B.I, Former iKON Member, Confirms Return With Global Album Project

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B.I started focusing on his solo career after his heartbreaking departure from iKON in 2019.

B.I has to let go of his position in iKON when he was embroiled in an issue that he attempted to purchase drugs in 2016 from a female dealer. In addition, he was accused of evading police charges.

Fans lost hope when the allegations rose, causing fears that he might no longer perform again following his departure from iKON and termination of the contract with YG Entertainment. Although the drug test in February 2020 returned negative, he received charges of three counts of drug usage and one count of purchasing LSD.

As the K-pop idol continues to build himself again, B.I surprised fans with an announcement about his upcoming project.

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B.I Is Back With Global Album Project

On Thursday, 131online’s YouTube channel unveiled a nearly 30-second video announcing the rapper’s 2022 Global Album Project.

The teaser confirmed that B.I would offer a pre-release single before dropping his two separate EPs. He is yet to reveal more details about his global project, but he has since given it the title, LOVE OR LOVED [L.O.L].

In addition, the clip pledged to share more details “soon,” although it did not give a specific date.

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Following the announcement, fans immediately expressed their excitement by leaving comments on the video.

One said, “KING HANBIN IS BACK. A pre single, followed by EP 1 and another EP afterwards. We’re being so spoiled. Thank you for this Hanbin!! I’m so ready to spend all my money on your merch.”

“B.I has one of the best discography’s i’ve ever heard, he is multi dimensional and talented.,” another wrote.

B.I Expands Career With New Agency

B.I’s new project came two months after his agency, IOK Company, revealed that he signed a contract with Wasserman.

“Recently, B.I signed a contract with Wasserman, a major American agency. It’s an American agency in charge of numerous global artists including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, and Skrillex. Tom Windish, who represents Billie Eilish and has a strong influence on the American entertainment industry, will serve as B.I’s agent,” the company said.

Aside from Wasserman, B.I also started working with Transparent Arts for his global promotions.

After all the hardships he went through, the former iKON member also proved that he is one of a kind by becoming the first Asian and K-pop artist to be featured on the Grammys Global Spin event.


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