[MHN Lee Jisook reporter / translated by Jung Halim] ENHYPEN have been awarded three newbie awards, proving their place as the "Best Newcomers of 2020".
On the "10th Gaon Chart Music Awards", they have gotten the "New Artist of the Year - Physical Albums" category. With this, ENHYPEN have gotten three newcomer awards in just 45 days after their debut. In the "2020 The Fact Music Awards", they have gotten the "Next Leader" award, as well as another newbie category in the "35th Golden Disk Awards".
Leader Jungwon stated, "We are proud and happy to have gotten the 'New Artist of the Year' award. We first want to thank the ENGENE fans who have kept supporting us. I also want to thank all the ENHYPEN members as well as producer Bang, and all the staff at BELIFT LAB. We will attempt to be an ENHYPEN that will aim higher and create better music and performances."
On a question about the charm that allowed them to gain popularity from all over the world, they said, "Since our group was formed by the voting of fans, our ENGENE fanbase keeps a close eye on us. We think they feel our charms through the individual attributes of each member, as well as the chemistry between us."
Releasing their debut album "Border: Day One" last November, the group has had significant success in charts both local and international right after. According to the statistics released by Gaon Charts for last October, "Border: Day One" sold 318,528 thousand copies in November 30th, the date of the album's release. This led to it becoming the highest selling album by a 2020 debut group.
"Border: Day One" also had significant success in the American and Japanese market as well. The debut alum topped the Japanese Orion Daily album chart and the iTunes "Top Album" chart for the country, with the lead single "Given-Taken" landing on the top 100 live LINE music chart.
According to Billboard, three tracks from the album, along with "Given-Taken", ranked on the "World Digital Song Sales" chart. "Border: Day One" was up on the "Heatseekers Album", "World Album", and "Top Current Album Sales" charts, with ENHYPEN themselves getting on the "Emerging Artists" chart.
ENHYPEN will be having their first fan meeting "2021 ENHYPEN Fanmeeting <EN-CONNECT> at Seoul's Blue Square Mastercard Hall on June and July, with the second day being livestreamed online.
ENHYPEN, awarded their third "newcomer" award at "10th Gaon Chart Music Awards"
ENHYPEN, awarded "New Artist of the Year" at Gaon Chart Music Awards! Third newcomer award