The seven-person group’s long-awaited album “MANIFESTO: DAY 1” came out on July 4 KST, starting a new era in their music. Stats from Hanteo show that 768,603 copies of the album were sold on its first day, which is a new record for the group.
This means that ‘MANIFESTO: DAY 1′ has sold more copies on the first day of release than the boy group’s previous record-holder, ‘DIMENSION: DILEMMA,’ which sold 501,748 copies.
The group came together on September 18, 2020, through the reality show I-LAND. They are known as Belift Lab (a corporation jointly founded by CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment).
“Like hyphens connect words to reveal a new meaning, ENHYPEN members will connect, learn about each other, and grow together,” the group’s name’s meaning was explained. The name of the fandom, ENGENE, has also been made public.
On November 30, 2020, their first mini-album, BORDER: DAY ONE, came out. This was their first release.
Their second mini-album, BORDER: CARNIVAL, came out on April 26, 2021, and 450,000 copies had already been ordered before then.
Then, two months later, their Japanese debut album, BORDER: Hakanai, came out. This was the last album in the BORDER series. The main song on the album, “Forget Me Not,” is used as the opening theme for the Japanese anime series RE-MAIN.
The group’s first studio album, DIMENSION: DILEMMA, came out in October of the same year. This was the first part of their new series. The album has sold more than a million copies all over the world, which makes ENHYPEN the first 4th-generation boy group to do so.
ENHYPEN was also named the best new artist. Within a year of their first show, they won the Asia Artist Award, the Golden Disc Award, the Melon Music Award, and the Mnet Asian Music Award.