Enhypen’s Drunk Dazed: K-Pop rookies ENHYPEN prove to be the leaders of the 4th generation with the latest comeback “BORDER: CARNIVAL” topping iTunes album charts in 26 countries. ENHYPEN, formed by HYBE Corporation’s Belift Lab, in collaboration with CJ ENM, recently received a new title, The Best 4th Generation Boy Band. This glory was successfully obtained by ENHYPEN after the boy band managed to dominate the iTunes album charts in 26 different countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Russia, India and the Philippines. This brilliant achievement was made by ENHYPEN just a day after their second mini-album, their first-ever comeback, entitled BORDER: CARNIVAL was released.
Enhypen’s Drunk Dazed also ranked #1 on iTunes’s top song charts in 14 countries
The title track Drunk-Dazed has also ranked #1 on iTunes’s top song charts in 14 countries, showing the popularity of ENHYPEN in many countries around the world. The song captures the feeling of a carnival, in keeping with the album’s title. The addition of rock elements lends it a different texture than most boy group tracks.
The septet, having joined HYBE’s growing artist portfolio, cited the K-pop superstar group BTS as their role model. Jungwon, the leader of the group, expressed his gratitude in particular to the leader of BTS, RM. The K-Pop superstar’s words, “leaders should support other members rather than leading them to the front,” inspired him to be a good leader for his group. Jungwon himself is already showing incredible abilities as the leader of ENHYPEN and that is evident from the amazing sync that the members are in as well as their teamwork.
ENHYPEN is growing to be a force to be reckoned with and their swift success will always be marked in the history books of K-Pop.
The group consists of seven multinational members Jungwon, Heesung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and Ni-ki. After making their debut with the album ‘Border: Day One’ last year, the group has released their second EP ‘Border: Carnival’ on April 26, 2021.ENHYPEN is the first boyband created by Belift Lab, a joint venture between Big Hit Entertainment and CJ ENM.
They were the finalists of the global music competition show I-Land, which finished airing in September 2020. Similar to the ‘hyphen(-)’ that connects one word to another, ENHYPEN means that seven different boys connect to discover one another and grow together. It also indicates their ambitious plan to connect people and the world through their music.
The group also touched upon being part of the HYBE family, name-checking BTS and TXT as sources of both inspiration and support. Jay revealed that even as trainees all members looked up to BTS with respect, wanting to emulate their achievements as well as their attitude as artists. Jungwon also revealed BTS’s leader RM gave him advice when he took upon the same role for ENHYPEN. “I remember he said that a leader doesn’t pull from the front but pushes from the back,” Jungwon said.
“That left a really strong impression on me. I still remember that and I still keep it in my mind.” “There are a lot of things we have learned from [TXT,]” Jake added. “We are friends. We really support each other and we encourage each other because we want to grow together.”
Listen to BORDER: Carnival below:
Their debut album ‘Border: Day One’ comprised of six tracks overarching various topics including ‘Intro: Walk the Line’, lead single ‘Given-Taken’, ‘Let Me In (20 CUBE)’, ’10 Months’, ‘Flicker’, and ‘Outro: Cross the Line’. ENHYPEN means that seven different boys connect to discover one another and grow together. It also indicates their ambitious plan to connect people and the world through their music.
After making their debut with the album ‘Border: Day One’ last year, the group made its comeback and topped the itunes charts.