K-pop boy band ENHYPEN sells nearly 502,000 copies of first studio album in one day

Published October 13, 2021, 3:02 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

K-pop boy band ENHYPEN’s first studio album sold nearly 502,000 copies on the first day of release.

According to Hanteo Chart, ENHYPEN’s “Dimension: Dilemma” garnered total sales of 501,748 copies in just one day on Oct. 12, the date it was released.

ENHYPEN at their online media showcase on Oct. 12 (Belift Lab)

The first-day sales of “Dimension: Dilemma” surpassed the entire one-week sales of ENHYPEN’s previous album “Border: Carnival,” released in April, which had 384,699 copies sold from April 26 to May 2, or a difference of 117,049 copies.

“Border: Carnival” recorded first-day sales of 319,073 copies compared to 501,748 copies for “Dimension: Dilemma” or a difference of 182,675 copies, or an increase of 57 percent.

“Dimension: Dilemma” is an eight-track album containing the carrier song “Tamed-Dashed,” “Upper Side Dreamin,’’ “I Didn’t Know” and “Blockbuster” featuring TXT’s Yeonjun.

During their online media showcase for the album held on Oct. 12, ENHYPEN members were asked what they wanted to achieve through “Dimension: Dilemma.”

“With this album, it would be nice to be in one of the stop spots on Korean music charts and also win first place on a music show. We won first place for the first time with ‘Border: Carnival’ and I can’t forget how happy I was. So I have a small desire to feel that way again. Among other things, I wish people would think that our songs and performances are great,” said Sunoo.

Jungwon added, “Just like what Sunoo said, I hope people listen to our songs, watch our performances and pay attention to us. Many people call us the ‘Hot Icons of the 4th Generation.’ With this album, I hope we go beyond the 4th generation and become the group that kept the most attention among all K-pop groups.”

“We want to show our skills and talents through this album,” said Jay.

Belift Lab announced that “Dimension: Dilemma” topped iTunes Top Albums chart in 26 countries and regions.