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B.I (Kim Hanbin)

Former iKON B.I (Kim Hanbin) Profile, Facts, and TMI

B.I (Kim Hanbin) Profile

  • Birth Name: 김한빈 (Kim Hanbin)
  • Stage Name: B.I
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1996.10.22
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rat
  • Height: 175.5 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132.2 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Soundcloud

B.I (Kim Hanbin) Facts & TMI

  • B.I is from Goyang City, Gyeonggi-do.
  • His family consists of mother, father (Kim Jeongju), and younger sister (Kim Hanbyul).
  • He is an atheist.
  • He was the leader, lead rapper, composer, and main dancer of iKON before his departure from the group in June 2019.
  • He joined YG when he was in middle school.
  • Before his official debut as iKON’s member, he participated in three different survival programs namely ‘WIN: Who is Next’, ‘Show Me The Money 3’, and ‘Mix & Match’.
  • He also formed a hip-hop crew F’club under an alias ‘Rudy’ alongside music producer and composer Millenium a.k.a Raesung.
  • B.I is also known as a talented music composer and lyricist, he has made many songs for YG Entertainment’s artists.
  • His first-ever appearance in public was through a featuring in MC Mong’s song titled ‘Indian Boy’.
  • Even before his debut, he was nicknamed The Second G-Dragon.
  • B.I was featured in Epik High’s title track ‘Born Hater’ from their 8th full-album, he also performed the song with Epik High in ‘SBS Gayo Daejun 2014’.
  • He participated in ‘Show Me The Money 3’ alongside fellow member Bobby. 
  • After 6 times of debut postponement, he finally got to debut as an iKON member with his self-producing song ‘My Type’ on September 15, 2015.
  • He guest-starred in many variety shows such as ‘Running Man’ and ‘Happy Together’ (mostly with Bobby).
  • His self-produced song ‘Love Scenario’ became a mainstream hit in 2018, even earning him a ‘Songwriter Award’ from ‘Melon Music Awards 2018’.
  • He was featured as a rapper in many of YG artists’ songs such as PSY’s ‘Bomb’ and Lee HI’s ‘No One’.
  • B.I also wrote many songs for fellow labelmates PSY (song title: ‘Bomb’ and ‘Autoreverse’), WINNER (song title: ‘Empty’), BLACKPINK (song title: ‘Whistle’), Epik High (song title: ‘Born Hater’), and Eun Jiwon (song title: ‘Trash’).
  • In 2019, he was involved in a drug purchase controversy, resulting in his withdrawal from iKON.
  • During his hiatus, there were rumors that he wrote songs for other artists such as Kim Jaehwan’s ‘After Party’ and H&D’s ‘Good Night’ and ‘You Make Me a Different Person’. 
  • During ‘WIN: Who is Next’ it was revealed that he never dated before.
  • He and his younger sister Hanbyul are 15 years apart.
  • He likes to sleep, he can sleep up to 12 hours when he’s not working on music.
  • According to the members, among the iKON members, he uses the bathroom for the longest time.
  • He does skinship often.
  • He has a paper plane, balloon, and sail-shaped tattoos.
  • B.I has a very low tolerance of alcoholic beverages.
  • In September 2020, he joined IOK Company as a music producer.
  • After taking a break from the industry for one and a half years, he came back through a rap featuring in Epik High’s song titled ‘Acceptance Speech’ in 2021.

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