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One, two, connect! Hello, we are ENHYPEN!
(One, two, connect! 안녕하세요, 엔하이픈입니다!)

—ENHYPEN

ENHYPEN (엔하이픈; also stylized as EN-) is a seven-member multinational[1][2] 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".[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8] The video of "Intro : The Invitation" was released on April 4.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11]

On August 25, Belift Lab confirmed that ENHYPEN would be making their comeback in late September with a new album.[12] 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.[13] Two days later, it was announced that NI-KI had contracted the virus as well.[14] 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.[15]

2022: Dimension : Answer, "Always", "Dimension : 閃光", Manifesto : Day 1, Sunoo's hiatus, "Make The Change", 定め[]

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.[16]

On February 22, ENHYPEN released their original Japanese song "Always".[17]

On May 3, they released their second Japanese single, "Dimension : 閃光".[18]

On June 3, My Daily announced ENHYPEN will be making a comeback with a new album in early July.[19] On June 13, ENHYPEN shared a logo motion trailer, and on June 14, they unveiled a teaser for their third mini album Manifesto : Day 1, which was released on July 4.[20]

On June 28, BELIFT LAB announced that ENHYPEN plans to go on a world tour starting in mid-September with a concert in Korea, followed by stops in Japan, the United States and more.[21] On July 8, the first set of concerts were then released with dates set for Seoul, United States, and Japan so far.[22]

On August 17, both Sunoo and Belift Lab announced that he would be taking a break from activities due to dizziness, a headache and chills. The group would then continue to promote as six members until his return.[23]

On October 12, ENHYPEN released their second original Japanese song "Make The Change".[24]

On October 26, they released their first Japanese studio album, 定め.[25]

2023: Dark Blood, "One and Only", "結 -You-", "Blossom", Orange Blood, "Keep Swimmin' Through"[]

On November 10, 2022, during the 2022 HYBE Briefing With the Community, CEO Park Ji Won announced that ENHYPEN will be releasing a new album after the end of their world tour.[26]

On March 30, it was announced that ENHYPEN will be voice acting in the animated film, Baby Shark’s Big Movie.[27]

On April 12, it was reported that ENHYPEN will be coming back in May and are currently preparing for their new album.[28] Belift Lab confirmed the news on April 14.[29] On April 24, shared a logo motion trailer for their fourth mini album Dark Blood, set to be released on May 22.[30]

On May 31, ENHYPEN announced dates and locations for their upcoming world tour, ENHYPEN World Tour 'Fate'.[31]

On June 30, it was announced that ENHYPEN will release a collaboration single for Pokémon Music Collective, "One and Only".[32][33]

On July 3, ENHYPEN announced that they will release their third Japanese single, "結 -You-", on September 5.[34]

On August 2, ENHYPEN released their third original Japanese song "Blossom".[35]

On October 15, the group shared a logo motion trailer for their fifth mini album Orange Blood, set for release on November 17.[36]

On November 2, it was announced that ENHYPEN will release a collaboration single for Baby Shark's Big Movie, "Keep Swimmin' Through".[37]

2024: "I Need U - Spotify Singles", Memorabilia, Romance : Untold[]

On February 16, 2024, ENHYPEN released a remake of BTS's "I Need U" through the Spotify Singles project titled "I Need U - Spotify Singles".[38]

On April 1, it was reported that ENHYPEN will be releasing a special album as part of the 'Dark Moon' project.[39] On April 28, it was announced that ENHYPEN will be releasing the special album Memorabilia on May 13.[40]

On May 14, STARNEWS reported that ENHYPEN will be releasing a new album on July 12. Belift Lab confirmed the reports hours later.[41] On June 17, they released a logo motion video for their second full-length album Romance : Untold.[42]

Members[]

ENHYPEN members do not have official positions except for the leader and the center.[43][44] The goal is for each member to be able to fulfill all positions at a high quality or to be well-rounded in all skills.

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

Discography[]

Korean[]

Studio albums[]

Mini albums[]

Special albums[]

Digital singles[]

Collaborations[]

OSTs[]

Participation releases[]

Japanese[]

Studio albums[]

Singles[]

Digital singles[]

Promotional singles[]

English[]

Remix albums[]

Remix singles[]

Concerts[]

World tours[]

Concert participations[]

Fanmeetings[]

Filmography[]

Films[]

  • Baby Shark’s Big Movie (2023)

Variety shows[]

Endorsements[]

On June 9, 2023, Prada revealed that they have selected ENHYPEN as the brand's newest ambassador.[56] On July 1, 2023, ENHYPEN were revealed as the new models for the brand Bench.[57]

  • Prada (2023)
  • Bench (2023)

Awards and nominations[]

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by ENHYPEN

Gallery[]

Main article: ENHYPEN/Gallery

Notes[]

  1. Sung by Heeseung, Jay, Jake

References[]

  1. ENHYPEN's profile in Belift Lab website
  2. Soompi: Big Hit Labels Share Debut Plans For 3 New Groups
  3. Soompi: Announcing The Top 7 Of "I-LAND": The New Group ENHYPEN
  4. (KR) TopStarNews: ‘아이랜드’ 데뷔조, 그룹명 엔하이픈(ENHYPEN)으로 결정…최종화서 걸그룹 버전 시즌2 암시
  5. ENHYPHEN on YouTube: Official Fan Club Name Unveiled! - ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) (ENG/JPN)
  6. Soompi: Watch: Upcoming Boy Group ENHYPEN Kicks Off Debut Teasers With “Choose-Chosen” Trailer
  7. Weverse: (Notice) ENHYPEN (BORDER : DAY ONE) 발매 안내 (+ENG/JPN)
  8. Koreaboo: ENHYPEN Announce That They Are Preparing For A Comeback
  9. YouTube: ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) BORDER : CARNIVAL 'Intro : The Invitation'
  10. Soompi: ENHYPEN Takes 1st-Ever Win On “The Show” With “Drunk-Dazed”; Performances By ONF, AB6IX, And More
  11. Koreaboo: ENHYPEN Officially Announces Japan Debut
  12. Soompi: ENHYPEN Confirmed To Make September Comeback
  13. Soompi: 5 ENHYPEN Members Test Positive For COVID-19
  14. Soompi: ENHYPEN’s Ni-Ki Becomes 6th Member To Test Positive For COVID-19
  15. Weverse: [공지] ENHYPEN 멤버 코로나19 완치 판정 안내 (+ENG/JPN)
  16. Soompi: ENHYPEN Confirms Comeback With Repackaged Album
  17. 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)
  18. @ENHYPEN_JP on Twitter (February 2, 2022)
  19. (KR) My Daily: (단독) 엔하이픈 컴백한다…7월 초 새 앨범 발표
  20. Soompi: Watch: ENHYPEN Signals The Start Of A New Era With “WALK THE LINE” Teaser + 2022 Logo Trailer
  21. Soompi: ENHYPEN Announces Plans For 1st-Ever World Tour This September
  22. @BELIFTLAB on Twitter (July 8, 2022)
  23. Weverse: Information on ENHYPEN Member SUNOO’s Activities
  24. Japan Wewerse: 10月12日(水)配信開始の「Make the change」でLINE MUSIC再生キャンペーン開催決定!(JPN)
  25. @ENHYPEN_JP on Twitter (August 19, 2022)
  26. Soompi: HYBE Announces Plans For Comebacks, World Tours, New Groups, And Much More At Community Briefing
  27. Soompi: ENHYPEN To Voice Underwater K-Pop Band In “Baby Shark” Animated Film
  28. (KR) Osen: [단독] 엔하이픈, 5월 컴백 확정..독보적 '콘셉트돌'의 귀환
  29. Soompi: ENHYPEN Confirmed To Be Preparing For May Comeback
  30. Soompi: Watch: ENHYPEN Announces Comeback Date With Intriguing Trailer For “DARK BLOOD”
  31. Soompi: ENHYPEN Announces Dates And Locations For World Tour “FATE”
  32. @Pokemon_cojp on Twitter (June 30, 2023)
  33. (JP) ENHYPEN Japan website: ポケモンの音楽プロジェクト「Pokémon Music Collective」に参加決定!
  34. @ENHYPEN_JP on Twitter (July 3, 2023)
  35. @ENHYPEN_JP on Twitter (August 2, 2023)
  36. Soompi: Watch: ENHYPEN Announces Comeback Date + Drops Trailer For “ORANGE BLOOD”
  37. @Pinkfong on Twitter (November 2, 2023)
  38. Soompi: ENHYPEN To Release Remake Of BTS’s “I NEED U” Arranged By Bang Si Hyuk
  39. (KR) News1: [단독] 엔하이픈, 5월 신곡 공개…'다크문' 스페셜 앨범 발표
  40. ENHYPEN on Weverse: [Notice] DARK MOON SPECIAL ALBUM ‘MEMORABILIA’ Release
  41. Soompi: ENHYPEN Announces Summer Comeback Date
  42. Soompi: Watch: ENHYPEN Confirms July Comeback Date With Trailer For Full Album "ROMANCE : UNTOLD"
  43. Koreaboo: ENHYPEN’s Jungwon Reveals The Reason Their Group Has No Official Positions
  44. ENHYPEN on YouTube: [EN-TER key] Who's ENHYPEN's Leader? - ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) (ENG/JPN)
  45. Soompi: Watch: PSY, Stray Kids, NCT DREAM, ENHYPEN, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, THE BOYZ, And More Perform At Seoul Festa 2022
  46. Soompi: Watch: KCON 2022 LA Announces 1st Lineup
  47. (FR) @ParisLaDefArena on Twitter (December 6, 2022)
  48. Billboard: ENHYPEN to Headline Inaugural We Bridge Music Festival & Expo in Las Vegas: Exclusive
  49. Soompi: KCON 2023 Japan Announces 1st Performer Lineup
  50. @KPOPLUX_ on Twitter: Full Lineup Announcement (May 17, 2023)
  51. Weverse: [Weverse Con Festival] 2024 Weverse Con Festival - 2nd Lineup Announcement
  52. Soompi: "Music Core In Japan" Announces Performer Lineup
  53. Soompi: KCON LA 2024 Announces 1st Lineup
  54. Soompi: SBS Gayo Daejeon Announces First-Ever Summer Edition + First Lineup Of Performers
  55. Soompi: "Music Bank In Madrid" Announces Lineup For 2024
  56. Soompi: ENHYPEN Named Brand Ambassador For Prada
  57. @benchtm on Twitter (July 1, 2023)

Official links[]

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