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—ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) is a seven-member boy group under Belift Lab. Formed through the reality show I-LAND, they debuted on November 30, 2020 with their first mini album Border : Day One.

The name of the group was described as "just like hyphens connect different words to make new meanings, the members will connect, discover each other, and grow together".[1]

History

2020: I-LAND, debut with Border : Day One

On September 18, 2020, the winners of the reality survival show I-LAND were announced as members of the upcoming boy group ENHYPEN. The group is composed of six members chosen by global viewers and one, Sunoo, chosen by the producer Bang Si Hyuk and directors Son Sung Deuk, DOOBU, Pdogg and Wonderkid.

They officially debuted on November 30, 2020.[2]

On October 9, 2020, ENHYPEN announced their official fan club name as ENGENE which has two meanings: firstly, their fans are the "engines" that lets them grow and keep on going and secondly, the fans are the ENHYPEN's "gene" as they both share the same DNA to connect, discover, and grow together.[3]

At midnight on October 22, their first debut trailer titled "Choose-Chosen" was released. This was followed by a second trailer, "Dusk-Dawn" on the 25th.[4] On October 28, a pre-order notice was posted on ENHYPEN's Weverse, confirming the group would be releasing their first mini album, Border : Day One, on November 30.[5]

2021: First comeback with Border : Carnival, first win, Japanese debut with "Border : 儚い" and Dimension : Dilemma

On March 25, the group announced that they were working on their comeback, scheduled to be released the next month.[6] The video of "Intro : The Invitation" was released on April 4.[7] Finally, their second mini album, Border : Carnival, was released on April 26. "Drunk-Dazed", its title track, gave the group their first win on May 4 at The Show.[8]

On May 11, it was announced that the group would make their Japanese debut with "Border : 儚い". The Japanese single, which was released on July 6, contains the Japanese versions of "Given-Taken" and "Let Me In (20 Cube)" as well as a new Japanese song.[9]

On August 25, Belift Lab confirmed that ENHYPEN would be making their comeback in late September with a new album.[10] On September 2, their agency announced that Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, and Sunghoon had tested positive for COVID-19 and would go into self-quarantine.[11] Two days later, it was announced that NI-KI had contracted the virus as well.[12] On September 16, Belift Lab announced the members had fully recovered and that their first studio album Dimension : Dilemma would be released in October 12.[13]

2022: Dimension : Answer and "Dimension : 閃光"

On December 9, 2021, Belift Lab announced the repackage of the group's first studio album titled Dimension : Answer to be released on January 10, 2022.[14]

On February 22, 2022, ENHYPEN released their original Japanese song "Always".[15]

They will release their second Japanese single, "Dimension : 閃光" on May 3, 2022.[16]

Members

ENHYPEN members do not have official positions except for the leader.[17][18] The goal is for each member to be able to fulfill all positions at a high quality.

Rank Name Position(s) Years active
5 Heeseung (희승) Center 2020–present
2 Jay (제이) N/A 2020–present
3 Jake (제이크) N/A 2020–present
6 Sunghoon (성훈) N/A 2020–present
7 Sunoo (선우) N/A 2020–present
1 Jungwon (정원) Leader 2020–present
4 NI-KI (니키) Maknae 2020–present

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Mini albums

Collaborations

Japanese

Singles

Digital singles


Concerts

Concert participation

  • Kpop.Flex 2022 (2022)

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by ENHYPEN

Gallery

Main article: ENHYPEN/Gallery

References

  1. Soompi: Announcing The Top 7 Of "I-LAND": The New Group ENHYPEN
  2. (KR) TopStarNews: ‘아이랜드’ 데뷔조, 그룹명 엔하이픈(ENHYPEN)으로 결정…최종화서 걸그룹 버전 시즌2 암시
  3. ENHYPHEN on YouTube: Official Fan Club Name Unveiled! - ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) (ENG/JPN)
  4. Soompi: Watch: Upcoming Boy Group ENHYPEN Kicks Off Debut Teasers With “Choose-Chosen” Trailer
  5. Weverse: (Notice) ENHYPEN (BORDER : DAY ONE) 발매 안내 (+ENG/JPN)
  6. Koreaboo: ENHYPEN Announce That They Are Preparing For A Comeback
  7. YouTube: ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) BORDER : CARNIVAL 'Intro : The Invitation'
  8. Soompi: ENHYPEN Takes 1st-Ever Win On “The Show” With “Drunk-Dazed”; Performances By ONF, AB6IX, And More
  9. Koreaboo: ENHYPEN Officially Announces Japan Debut
  10. Soompi: ENHYPEN Confirmed To Make September Comeback
  11. Soompi: 5 ENHYPEN Members Test Positive For COVID-19
  12. Soompi: ENHYPEN’s Ni-Ki Becomes 6th Member To Test Positive For COVID-19
  13. Weverse: [공지] ENHYPEN 멤버 코로나19 완치 판정 안내 (+ENG/JPN)
  14. Soompi: ENHYPEN Confirms Comeback With Repackaged Album
  15. Japan Weverse: 日本オリジナル曲「Always」が2月22日(火)デジタル配信決定!本日(7日)よりPre-order、Pre-save&Pre-addスタート、デジタルキャンペーンも実施決定! (JPN)
  16. @ENHYPEN_JP on Twitter (February 2, 2022)
  17. Koreaboo: ENHYPEN’s Jungwon Reveals The Reason Their Group Has No Official Positions
  18. ENHYPEN on YouTube: [EN-TER key] Who's ENHYPEN's Leader? - ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) (ENG/JPN)

Official links

Korean
Japanese
Chinese


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