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ENHYPEN Labelled As The Rookies To Look Out For By Foreign Media

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ENHYPEN prove themselves as the rookies to watch out for during 2021, as they receive praise from TIME for their success so far!

Rookie boy-group, ENHYPEN, continues to garner impressive attention from a multitude of foreign media press. In particular, TIME included the group in their article titled “6 Rookie K-Pop Groups to Watch in 2021”, illustrating their global popularity.

The American weekly publication noted the group’s admirable rise to fame even before their official debut. TIME stated that the ENHYPEN achieved impressive SNS followings due to the popularity gained during I-LAND, the survival program that formed the group through fan-voting.

Additionally, the article praised their title track “Given-Taken” and its lyrics that discuss the circumstances of their debut. The publication appreciated the unique perspective of the song that ruminates on whether the opportunity was “given” or “taken” as a result of hard work. Furthermore, the article compliments the sharp dancing skills of the members during the performance of “Given-Taken”, which only adds to its appeal.

Global Recognition

ENHYPEN received glowing reviews from a variety of other foreign media press. This includes Billboard, Grammy.com, and the Japanese outlets Sankei Sports and Asahi Shimbun.

Grammy.com pointed to the group’s debut as one of the most anticipated in the year of 2020. Furthermore, Asahi Shimbun highlighted the process and goals of the newly debuted members in a feature article.

Meanwhile, among the consistent praise received, ENHYPEN also claimed numerous awards and sales achievements. 45 days after their debut, the group won three rookie awards. Their debut album, BORDER: DAY ONE, sold 318,528 copies daily on the Gaon Chart. This album recorded the highest sales volume of a group’s debut album during 2020. Moreover, their ENHYPEN 2021 SEASON’S GREETINGS topped the Oricon weekly DVD chart following its release on January 15.

Fans can look forward to the group’s future schedules, such as their first fan-meeting in February.


Source: Sports Seoul

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