ENHYPEN (엔하이픈) is a multinational seven-member boy group that debuted on November 30th, 2020, with the EP “BORDER: DAY ONE” under BE:LIFT Lab. The group members consist of Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, and Ni-ki.
|Debut||November 30th, 2020|
|ENHYPEN Members||Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, Jungwon, Ni-ki|
|Genre||Hip-Hop/ Dance/ Pop|
|Fandom Name||ENGENE (엔진)|
– The group was named “ENHYPEN” to represent how hyphens connect words and how the members will connect, discover and grow together.
– They group was formed on the survival show I-LAND, under the joint label BE:LIFT Lab created by HYBE and CJ E&M Entertainment.
– ENHYPEN members do not have official positions in the group expect for the leader, with the goal being for each member to excel in all positions and possess well-rounded skills.
– The group is multinational with one Japanese member Ni-ki, one Korean-American member Jay, one Korean-Australian member Jake and four Korean members.
– Heeseung, Sung Hoon, Jay, and Jungwon were trainees at HYBE, but moved to Belief Lab to participate in the Mnet survival program I-LAND.
– In the final episode of I-Land, seven members were chosen out of nine finalists, with six selected through global rankings and Sunoo was chosen by the producer Bang Si Hyuk and other directors.
– A fantasy webtoon of ENHYPEN was created named “DARK MOON: Alter of the Moon” as a collaborations between HYBE and Naver Webtoon.
– They made their on stage debut on KBS’ Music Bank on December, performing their debut song “Given-Taken”.
– The group has had two world tours “ENHYPEN World Tour ‘Manifesto” (2022) and “ENHYPEN World Tour ‘Fate” (2023).
– Ni-ki, as the unofficial leader of the choreography team, takes charge of leading and teaching the group members the dance routines.
– The dorm arrangements for ENHYPEN consist of four members in one room (Sunghoon, Jungwon, Sunoo, and Ni-ki), two members in another room (Jay and Jake), and one member in a separate room (Heeseung).
– On August 8, 2022, they made history by securing a spot in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart, setting a record for the quickest ascent for a boy group.
– They achieved the milestone of selling more than 1 million albums in the shortest period among Korean boy groups, taking only 1 year and 8 months since their debut. They joined the ranks of other renowned idol groups like BTS, Seventeen, NCT DREAM, and TXT as the fifth group to achieve million-seller status in their initial release.
– Their album “Dark Blood” sold over a million copies on the first day of its release.
– On January 24, 2023, ENHYPEN surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify, marking the shortest period for any Korean artist to achieve this milestone.
– They made history by becoming the first K-pop group to had three sold-outs in a row for their shows at the Mall of Asia Arena (Philippines) during their first world tour, which took place on February 3-5.
– They have appeared in many famous programs including “Weekly Idol”, “After School Club”, “idol league”, “Fifteen nights on a business trip 2” and “K-909”.
– They appeared as guest on multiple radio programs like “DAY6’s Kiss the Radio”, “BTOB’s Kiss the Radio”, “Late Night Idol”, and “Jun Hyo-sung’s dream radio”.
– ENHYPEN also appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “MTV Fresh Out Live” in 2020.
Magazines & Endorsements
– They have been featured in many magazines including “DAZED”, “ViVi”, “Seventeen”, “ELLE MAN”, “Numéro TOKYO” and “Esquire”.
– They appeared in several ads including “Abib”, “BYS Cosmetics PH” and “Kolon Sports”.
– They were appointed as the House Ambassador for Ami Paris in 2021.
– Prada announced on June 9, 2023, that ENHYPEN has been chosen as the brand’s newest ambassador.
– They were selected as the global ambassador for the brand “Bench” in 2023.
– Their popular songs include “Drunk-Dazed”, “FEVER”, “Polarid Love”, “Future Perfect” and “Bite Me”.
– Two weeks after their debut, ENHYPEN won the “Next Leader Award” at the 2020 Fact Music Awards.
– They have won several awards including “Best New Artist (Singer)”, “Global Rising Artist”, “Rookie of the Year”, “Best Performance Award”, and “Artist of the Year (Bonsang)”.
Social Media Handles
ENHYPEN Members Profile
|Stage Name||Jungwon (정원)|
|Birth Name||Yang Jung-won (양정원)|
|Birthday||February 9, 2004|
|Age||19 (in Feb 2023)|
|Height||174 cm (5’8 ½″)|
|Representative Emoji||Cat (🐈)|
– A message that he would tell his pre-debut self is “Don’t give up! I know you will make it.”. (Buzzfeed)
– His role model is Jungkook (BTS) because he is good at everything. (Weverse 2020)
– He loves to eat shaved ice, especially simple flavors like strawberry and red bean. (Japan Official Magazine)
– Director Kim Seongkwan said that Jungwon is a blank sheet of paper that can take on any colour.
– His favorite movie genre is fantasy.
– His biggest challenge was filming ENHYPEN’s first reality entertainment show because he is shy. (British Vogue)
– He loves to watch videos and pictures of his favorite artists, especially their individual fan cams. (Seventeen Japan)
– He trained at a stunt academy to film the fighting scene in the concept trailer for the “DARK BLOOD” album.
– Niki said that he would offer Jungwon a massage to cheer him up if he were feeling down.
– He likes to catch up on sleep during his days off.
– His favorite flowers are white lilies because they are pretty and also because his grandmother also likes them. (SPUR Magazine)
– If he could give any flower to ENGENE, he would gift them Blue baby’s breath flowers because they mean ‘eternal love’.
– Jungwon would choose “Bite Me” as the song that describes him best among all ENHYPEN songs. (Buzzfeed)
– He likes to wear oversized clothes. (Cosmopolitan Indonesia)
– A concept that he would like to try is high-teen.
– He would like to have Jay’s conviction and confidence.
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|Stage Name||Heeseung (희승)|
|Birth Name||Lee Hee Seung (이희승)|
|Birthday||October 15, 2001|
|Age||22 (in Oct 2023)|
|Height||183 cm (6’0”)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Representative Emoji||Deer (🦌)|
– Heeseung spends his spare time watching movies, finding songs to listen to, and calling friends.
– He played basketball with his brother and his friends – 12 people altogether – on Children’s Day for three hours. (Weverse Magazine)
– He was credited for the vocal arrangement for their popular song “Bite Me”.
– The members chose him as the most likely to have a hidden talent. (Variety)
– When he is recording a song, he does so keeping in mind how it will sound live.
– He is a fan of Kevin Durant and thinks Kevin is similar to Takenori Akagi from “SLAM DUNK”.
– He thinks he is Ryota Miyagi from SLAM DUNK.
– He wants to become a person who is sure of himself, who can assert himself, and who has the confidence to speak up when needed.
– He had low self-esteem in his early debut days. (Weverse Magazine)
– His nickname on Weverse is “HYBE Prince”.
– He would choose to give ENGENEs a bouquet of haze grass. (Spur Interview)
– Heeseung would choose “ParadoXXX Invasion” among ENHYPEN songs as the song that describes himself best. (Buzzfeed Interview)
– He is practical when performing on stage because he didn’t like how he performed lost in the moment. (Weverse Magazine)
– The members chose him as most likely to brighten up their day.
– If he feels cringy if they compliment each other a lot. (Billboard)
– Due to his schedule, Heeseung tends to play games in the early morning. When playing, he maintains a still posture, except for his hand holding the mouse, and plays quietly.
– He said multitasking is one of his weaknesses.
– In his younger years, he accidentally got hit with a pencil on the back of his hand, resulting in a visible mark.
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|Stage Name||Jay (제이)|
|Birth Name||Jay Park|
|Birthday||April 20, 2002|
|Age||21 (in Apr 2023)|
|Zodiac Sign||Aries/Taurus cusp|
|Height||180 cm (5’11”)|
|Representative Emoji||Eagle (🦅), Black Cat (🐈⬛)|
– He prefers not to apply anything stuffy on his face before bed. (Dr. Jart+)
– He is interested in collecting things.
– He binged all the Bond movies from start to finish and recommended his fans to do the same.
– He wants to learn to play bass and the basics of drums and piano. Additionally, he would like to learn to play the harmonica and saxophone just for fun.
– He is a fan of the rock band Oasis and wishes to be able to go back in time so that he could go to Oasis’ concerts. (Weverse Magazine)
– He enjoys listening to old music dating back to the 1950s.
– He does weight training and body toning.
– His way of maintaining a healthy mindset is keeping busy even in his downtime.
– Jay believes that people are born without a predetermined purpose and they spend their lives looking for it.
– He believes good skincare and maintaining healthy skin are just as important as makeup to achieve a flawless look.
– He would choose “Blessed-Cursed” among ENHYPEN songs as the song that describes himself best. (Buzzfeed)
– The members chose him as most likely to write his own book. (Variety)
– He wants ENHYPEN to give their attempt at ballads.
– He likes accessories like necklaces, chains, earrings, and rings.
– His favorite karaoke song is “응급실(Emergency Room)” by izi.
– He usually calls his mother first when he has news to share.
– Dr Pepper is his favorite drink.
– Jay tends to use the word “something” frequently in his speech.
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|Stage Name||Jake (제이크)|
|Birth Name||Jake Sim|
|Korean Name||Sim Jae-yun (심재윤)|
|Birthday||November 15, 2002|
|Age||21 (in Nov 2023)|
|Height||176 cm (5’9″)|
|Representative Emoji||Dog (🦮)|
– He was voted by the members as most likely to mess up the lyrics during a performance. (Buzzfeed Who’s Who)
– He likes anything that gets him moving and active.
– He used to plan his day hour by hour but he has learned to go with the flow on his rest days now.
– He was voted by the members as the most likely to star in a Hollywood movie. (Variety)
– Plane rides are something that he’s always excited about.
– If he were to be reborn, he wouldn’t change a thing and would be reborn as himself and live the same life.
– He is skilled in table tennis.
– Jake believes that the close quarters in between stages used for changing clothes are what adds to their chemistry as the space is really crowded and messy but they have each other. (Billboard)
– According to him, the best part about fishing is the anticipation that one might eventually catch something even if you don’t catch anything in the end. (Weverse Magazine)
– He prefers taking a moment in with his own eyes instead of capturing it in a picture.
– When he was young, his father would visit him every three to four months in Australia then go back to Korea for work.
– Grapes are his favorite fruit.
– He comes from a wealthy family.
– His philosophy in life is to be at peace and enjoy what he has.
– He would choose “Shout Out” among ENHYPEN songs as the song that describes himself best. (Buzzfeed)
– He was voted by the members as most likely to mess up the lyrics during a performance.
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|Stage Name||Sunghoon (성훈)|
|Birth Name||Park Sung-hoon (박성훈)|
|Birthday||December 8, 2002|
|Age||21 (in Dec 2023)|
|Height||181 cm (5’11”)|
|Representative Emoji||Penguin (🐧)|
– He’s a homebody and only goes out when necessary. (Elle Korea)
– If he were to give a flower to his fans, he would give them a rose or lily.
– He said that Jake and Jay both like cooking a lot and often make dinner or ramyeon for them.
– He usually uses a lavender fragrance roll-on aroma oil when he wants to relax and spend time at home. (NONNO JPN)
– He plays chess with Jake when he has time.
– He believes in destiny and serendipity but he thinks that choices matter more.
– A concept that he would like to try is retro. (Buzzfeed)
– His favorite plant is acacias. (SPUR Magazine)
– The biggest challenge that he had to overcome was preparing for the debut. (British Vogue)
– Sunoo said that he would offer him a nutritious snack to cheer him up if he were feeling down because he is health conscious.
– To fully immerse himself in the “Dark Blood” album, he drew the vibe from the movie “Twilight”. (Inquirer Super)
– He would recommend Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” as a lullaby and Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” as a work song. (Elle Korea)
– His essential word is “Just do it” as he tends to overthink a lot and then ends up afraid of trying it. (NONNO JPN)
– He wants to try takoyaki and taiyaki as Ni-ki said that they are very delicious.
– He wants to write lyrics that will make it to the album as he once wrote lyrics for the song “Shout Out” but not one of them made the cut. (Weverse magazine)
Read More Facts About Sunghoon
|Stage Name||Sunoo (선우)|
|Birth Name||Kim Seon Woo (김선우)|
|Birthday||June 24, 2003|
|Age||20 (in June 2023)|
|Height||175 cm (5’9″)|
|Representative Emoji||Fox (🦊)|
– Sunoo would like to have Sunghoon’s self-discipline.
– He is learning to play piano as a hobby and takes piano lessons.
– He loved the song “Bills” as soon as he heard the demo and kept listening to it all day. (Weverse Magazine)
– His favourite moment for the first half of 2023 was when additional shows at Kyocera Dome were announced.
– Sunoo would choose “Given-Taken” among ENHYPEN songs as the song that describes him the best.
– A message that he would tell to his pre-debut self is “Stay true to yourself”. (Buzzfeed)
– He was voted by the members as most likely to perform karaoke. (Variety)
– His stress relievers include dancing to a song he enjoys, showering or doing his skincare.
– His favorite fancam of himself is of the “Given-Taken” performance.
– If he could go to another dimension, he would like to go to the past and become a mythical creature like a dragon because he wants to find out if the myths are based on real life.
– His biggest challenge was making facial expressions and acting for concept trailers. (British Vogue)
– His sense of belonging in the group is the greatest at award ceremonies when interacting with other groups. (Elle Korea)
– Chicken is his go-to option for delivery food.
– If given the opportunity, he would choose Jake to swap lives with because of his English-speaking skills.
– He prefers using wired earphones due to the hassle of frequently charging wireless ones.
– In the ENHYPEN group chat, Sunoo is considered the member who responds the best.
– He enjoys being around people and prefers their company over spending time alone.
Read More Facts About Sunoo
7. Ni-ki Member Profile
|Stage Name||Ni-ki (니키)|
|Birth Name||Nishimura Riki (西村 力)|
|Birthday||December 9, 2005|
|Age||17 (in Dec 2023)|
|Height||183 cm (6’0″)|
|Weight||63 kg (138.8 lbs)|
|Representative Emoji||Leopard (🐆), Chick (🐥)|
– He got voted by the members as most likely to start his own fashion line. (Variety)
– Jungwon said that Niki is really good at sight-reading choreography. (Weverse Magazine)
– Niki contributed to the choreography of “Bite Me”, more specifically, the hook where he is the lead dancer and Jay’s dance.
– Heeseung said that Niki would be Kaede Rukawa if he were a character from “SLAM DUNK”.
– He broke a mirror playing baseball as a warmup in the practice studio so now he uses a foam ball. (Weverse Magazine)
– His favorite song from the “DARK BLOOD” album is “Bills”.
– He thinks his looks are suitable for a villain role.
– In his opinion, he is good at conveying dark themes through dance.
– Niki watched Twilight to study the expressions of vampires for the “DARK BLOOD” album. (Weverse Magazine)
– He took inspiration from Jimin of BTS for the dance of “Bite Me”.
– His recommended convenience store snacks in Japan are salmon, salmon roe, and Yakiniku kimbap.
– His Japanese accent changed after living in Korea and speaking mostly in Korean.
– He wishes he had tried to learn songwriting and choreography instead of just focusing on singing and dancing when he was a trainee.
– Niki would choose “Bite Me” among ENHYPEN songs as the song that describes himself best.
– A message that he would tell his pre-debut self is “Do your best!”. (Buzzfeed)
– The members chose him as most likely to do a TikTok dance challenge.
– He used to hug Sunoo or other members while sleeping, but now he sleeps alone.
– He finds bowling a good way to relieve stress.
Read More Facts About Ni-ki
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