Previously, it was announced that Kim Hanbin was appointed as IOK Entertainment’s new executive director. To celebrate his monumental achievements, let’s take a look into some of the most iconic (see what we did there?) songs written by Kim Hanbin!
1. WINNER – “Empty”
WINNER released “EMPTY” in 2014 as part of their debut album “2014 S/S”. Kim Hanbin co-wrote the song alongside iKON’s Bobby and WINNER’s Mino. He is also credited with arranging the music alongside P.K.
2. Epik High – “Born Hater”
Epik High released “Born Hater” in 2014 as part of their eighth studio album “Shoebox”. He wrote the song alongside iKON’s Bobby, WINNER’s Mino, Epik High’s Tablo, Mithra Jin, Lim Sung Bin, and Kim Jin Tae. He is also credited with arranging the music alongside DJ Tukutz. Kim Hanbin also features on the track.
3. BLACKPINK – “WHISTLE”
Kim Hanbin co-wrote BLACKPINK’s “WHISTLE” for their debut in 2016. He is credited with writing the lyrics alongside TEDDY and Bekuh BOOM.
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4. PSY – “Bomb”
PSY released “Bomb” in 2017 as part of his eighth studio album “4X2=8”. Kim Habin co-wrote the song alongside PSY, J.Y. Park “The Asiansoul”, and iKON’s Bobby. He also arranged the song alongside J.Y. Park “The Asiansoul”, PSY, Bobby, and Yoo Gun Hyung. Kim Hanbin also features on the song.
5. Lee Hi – “NO ONE (feat B.I of iKON)”
Lee Hi released “NO ONE (feat B.I)” as part of her first extended play in 2019. Kim Hanbin co-wrote the song with Choi Hyun Suk and arrange the music with Kang Uk Jin. Not only did he write the song and arrange the music, but he also featured in the song as the rapper.
6. iKON – “RHYTHM TA”
Kim Hanbin co-wrote “RHYTHM TA”, the group’s debut track. The song was added in their debut studio album “Welcome Back” in 2015. Kim Hanbin co-wrote the song alongside Bobby and arranged the song with him P.K, and iKON member Junhoe.
7. iKON – “BLING BLING”
iKON released “BLING BLING” in 2017 and was included in their first single angle album “New Kids: Begin”. He is credited with writing the lyrics with Bobby and arranging the music with Airplay and Kang Uk Jin.
8. iKON – “LOVE SCENARIO”
iKON released “LOVE SCENARIO” in 2018 and the song was included in their second studio album “Return”. He co-wrote the song with Bobby and Mot Mai and arranged the song with Millenium and Seung. Kim Hanbin won the “Songwriter of the Year Award” at the 10th Melon Music Awards for the song.
9. iKON – “KILLING ME”
iKON released “KILLING ME” in 2018 and the song is included in the group’s first extended play “New Kids: Continue”. He is the only writer credited for the song. He co-arranged the song with Millenium.
10. iKON – “I’M OK”
iKON released “I’M OK” in 2019 and the song was included in “The New Kids”, the group’s first compilation album. Kim Hanbin is credited for writing the lyrics to the song alongside Bobby and Kim Jong Won. He co-arranged the song with Future Bounce.