One, two, connect! Hello, we are ENHYPEN!
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".
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. The video of "Intro : The Invitation" was released on April 4. 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.
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.
On August 25, Belift Lab confirmed that ENHYPEN would be making their comeback in late September with a new album. 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. Two days later, it was announced that NI-KI had contracted the virus as well. 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.
2022: Dimension : Answer and "Dimension : 閃光"
- Kpop.Flex 2022 (2022)
Awards and nominations
- Main article: List of awards and nominations received by ENHYPEN
- Main article: ENHYPEN/Gallery