After a dramatic and wild four months, ENHYPEN is finally here to meet the world! Fans are so excited to meet the seven-member group that will grow into global superstars!
Similar to the ‘hyphen’ that connects one word to another, ENHYPEN means that seven different boys connect to discover one another and grow together. They also have an ambitious plan to connect people and the world through their music. The new major boyband from BELIFT LAB, a joint venture between Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM, is off to a strong start with 34 million accumulative viewers for I-LAND and 2.8 million followers on Weverse, more than 170K of which are based in the U.S.
In the final episode of I-LAND, which aired on September 18, the seven members were selected through global votes and producers’ choice. HEESEUNG, JAY, JAKE, SUNGHOON, SUNOO, JUNGWON, and NI-KI are the members to embark on the journey to become the biggest rookie of the year. ENHYPEN is made up of multinational members and plans to debut by the end of this year with the support of their global fans.
The official social accounts of ENHYPEN opened at 11 AM KST on September 19, revealing the official logo trailer and the first greeting video of the members. ENHYPEN expressed their gratitude saying, “Thanks to many fans’ love and support, we could make the debut as ENHYPEN. In return, we will commit ourselves to giving you much joy with our music.” Within days of opening each account, ENHYPEN gained over 700k followers on Twitter and 630K followers on Instagram.
The group also went live over the weekend on their Vlive channel! Though awkward and fascinated by the new experience, they ended their live with over 1.07 million viewers and over 154 million hearts. They trended as the #1 video on the platform, with just their first appearance! Easy to see that fans are heavily anticipating this upcoming debut. Be sure to be on the lookout for our things to know before ENHYPEN debuts article when debut date drops!
It’s so crazy to see not only Big Hit participate in a survival program, but also the immense love the group has received before their official debut! We can’t wait to bring you all the news on ENHYPEN as their journey begins!
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