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B.I (비아이) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and producer under 131 Label and IOK M. He is a former member of the boy group iKON.

As a soloist, he also goes by the name ID (BE IDENTITY). He released his first solo single, "Midnight Blue (Love Streaming)", on March 19, 2021 before making his solo debut with his first full-length album, Waterfall, on June 1, 2021.

Career

2015–2019: iKON

B.I debuted as the leader of boy group iKON on September 15, 2015.

On June 12, 2019, he left YG Entertainment and the group after an illegal drug purchase scandal.[3]

2020: IOK Company

On October 6, 2020, B.I was appointed as IOK Company's youngest executive director.[4]

2021: Solo comeback with "Midnight Blue (Love Streaming)", "Dear.", "Got It Like That", Waterfall, "Lost At Sea (Illa Illa)", Cosmos

On March 16, 2021, 131 Label released a music video teaser for the song "Midnight Blue" and announced the release of B.I's first single album "Midnight Blue (Love Streaming)" on March 19.[5]

On April 15, 2021, he released the digital single "Dear." under the name ID (BE IDENTITY).

On May 7, 2021, 131 Label announced a schedule for B.I's comeback with a global single, "Got It Like That", on May 14 and a full album, Waterfall, on June 1.[6]

On September 30, 2021, 131 Label announced the global single "Lost At Sea (Illa Illa 2)", in collaboration with English singer Bipolar Sunshine and Indonesian singer Afgan.[7]

On October 22, 2021, 131 Label announced the half album Cosmos, released on November 11.[8]

2022: Global album project Love Or Loved (LOL)

On April 21, B.I officially announced his plans for a 2022 global album project entitled Love Or Loved (LOL). He also revealed that he would be returning with a pre-release single, followed by two separate EPs.[9] On May 2, he announced that his pre-release single "BTBT", would be dropping on May 13.[10]

On June 23, Dingo Music announced that B.I and LOONA's Chuu will be releasing a collaboration single, "Lullaby", on June 27.[11]

Discography

Studio albums

EPs

  • Cosmos (2021)
  • LOL: Love Or Loved (2022)

Single albums

Digital singles

  • "Dear." (as ID (BE IDENTITY)) (2021)

Collaborations

Features

Other releases

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[12]

2010s

Artist Song Album Type
2013
WIN "Climax (Team B)" Final Battle Writing
Composing
"Just Another Boy (Team B)"
2014
B.I "Be I" "Show Me The Money 3 Part.1" Writing
Composing
WINNER "Empty" 2014 S/S
Team B "Wait For Me" "Mix & Match"
Epik High "Born Hater" Shoebox
2015
iKON "Dumb & Dumber" Welcome Back Writing
Composing
"What's Wrong"
"I Miss You So Bad" Writing
"Rhythm Ta" Writing
Composing
B.I, Bobby "Anthem"
iKON "Apology" Writing
"Airplane" Writing
Composing
"My Type"
"Today"
"Welcome Back"
"Rhythm Ta" (Rock ver.) (Remix)"
2016
iKON "WYD" "#WYD" Writing
2017
PSY "Last Scene" 4x2=8 Writing
"Bomb" Writing
Composing
"Autoreverse"
iKON "Bling Bling" "New Kids : Begin"
"B-Day"
2018
iKON "Love Scenario" Return Writing
Composing
"Beautiful"
B.I "One and Only"
iKON "Jerk"
"Best Friend"
"Everything"
"Hug Me"
"Don't Forget"
"Sinosijak"
"Love Me"
"Just Go"
"Long Time No See"
"Rubber Band" "Rubber Band" Writing
Composing
Seungri "Mollado" The Great Seungri
iKON "Killing Me" New Kids : Continue Writing
Composing
"Freedom"
"Only You"
"Cocktail"
"Just For You"
iKON "Goodbye Road" New Kids : The Final Writing
Composing
"Don't Let Me Know"
"Adore You"
"Perfect"
Curious Husband's Get Away "Friend" "Friend" Producing
Writing
Composing
2019
iKON "I'm OK" New Kids Repackage : The New Kids Writing
Composing
Lee Hi "No One" 24°C Writing
"1, 2" Writing
Composing

2020s

Artist Song Album Type
2020
iKON "Ah Yeah" I Decide Writing
Composing
"Dive"
"All The World"
"Holding On"
2021
Epik High "Acceptance speech" Epik High Is Here Writing
Composing
B.I "Midnight Blue (깊은 밤의 위로)" "Midnight Blue (Love Streaming)"
"Remember Me"
"Blossom"
"Waterfall" Waterfall
"Illa Illa"
"Daydream"
"Numb"
"Illusion"
"Flow Away"
"Help Me"
"Remember Me"
"Stay"
"Gray"
"Then"
"Re-Birth"
"Alive" Cosmos
"Nineteen"
"Cosmos"
"Nerd"
"Lover"
"Flame
2022
B.I & Soulja Boy "BTBT" Writing
Padi "Handsome" Writing
Composing
B.I & Chuu "Lullaby"

Fanmeetings

  • B.I 1st Fan Meeting [B.I Offline] (2022)

Filmography

Competition shows

  • WIN: Who Is Next (Mnet, 2013) - contestant
  • Show Me The Money 3 (Mnet, 2014) - contestant
  • Mix & Match (Mnet, 2014) - contestant

Trivia

  • His MBTI personality type is INFP.[13]

Gallery

References

Official links

Korean
Japanese
English


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