B.I‘s sudden departure from iKON cost iKON their leader, but also one of their most talented songwriters. B.I began writing songs for other artists when he was still a trainee, including these ones.

1. WINNER’s “Empty” (2014)

A year before B.I’s 2015 debut in iKON, he co-wrote the lyrics for “Empty” with WINNER‘s Mino, and iKON’s Bobby. He also co-wrote the music with P.K. “Empty” is one of two singles from WINNER’s debut album, 2014 S/S.

2. Epik High’s “Born Hater” (2014)

“Born Hater” is a single from Epik High‘s eighth Korean studio album, Shoebox. In addition to featuring on the track, B.I co-wrote the lyrics with Tablo, Mithra, Lim Sungbin, Kim Jintae, Mino, and Bobby. He co-composed the music with DJ Tukutz.

3. BLACKPINK’s “Whistle” (2016)

B.I co-wrote the lyrics for “Whistle” with Teddy and Bekuh BOOM for  Square One. “Whistle” won several music show awards on Inkigayo and M Countdown, and it entered at No.2 on Billboard’s “World Digital Songs” chart.

4. PSY’s “Last Scene” (2017)

B.I and PSY co-wrote the lyrics for several songs on PSY’s 2017 album 4×2=8, including this one. 4×2=8, PSY’s seventh studio album was the last one he produced in YG Entertainment.

5. PSY’s “Bomb” (2017)

B.I. wrote the lyrics for 4×2=8’s “Bomb” with J.Y. Park, PSY, Bobby. He also wrote the music with J.Y. Park, PSY, Yoo Gun-hyung, and Bobby.

6. PSY’s “Autoreverse” (2017)

B.I, PSY, and Epik High’s Tablo wrote the lyrics for this song for 4×2=8. 

7. Lee Hi’s “No One” (2019)

This year, Lee Hi made her comeback after a three-year hiatus with her EP 24°C. The lyrics for the EP’s lead single, “No One” were co-written by B.I.

8. Lee Hi’s “1,2” (2019)

B.I. also co-wrote the lyrics for 24°C’s “1,2” with TREASURE‘s Choi Hyunsuk. The song’s music was co-composed by B.I and Kang Uk Jin.