N.Flying in 2018
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
FNC Music Japan
Virgin Records (Universal Music Japan)
N.Flying (Korean: 엔플라잉, Japanese: エヌフライング; short for New Flying which also means new wings or new escape.) is a South Korean rap rock band formed by FNC Entertainment in 2013. The band released their first digital indie single Basket  in Japan last October 1, 2013. The band made their Korean debut last May 20, 2015 with a single album and promotional track "Awesome". On February 2016, they made their Japan debut with ″Knock Knock″. Their fifth member, Yoo Hwe-seung (vocalist) joined the band in June 2017. Their fan club name is "N.Fia", a combination of the words “N.Flying” and “Utopia.” It means that the band and their fans will fly together towards the utopia of their ideal music.
- 1 History
- 2 Members
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Performances
- 6 Endorsement
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Kwon Kwang-jin was the original bassist of labelmate CNBLUE, which debuted in 2009. However, due to personal circumstances, Kwang-jin left the band in late September 2009. Kwangjin continued training under FNC Entertainment and meet other trainees: Seung-hyub, Jae-hyun and Cha Hun in January 2011 and formed a new band ‘N.Flying’.
Kim Jae-hyun is the younger brother of Kim Jae-kyung, the leader of South Korean girl group Rainbow. On October 2, she tweeted a photo of N.Flying's debut poster on her personal Twitter and told everyone that her younger brother is debuting in Japan.
2013: Japanese debut with Basket
N.Flying began their first performance at Shibuya CYCLONE on September 28. On October 1, they released their first indie single album titled BASKET and performed as the opening act at FTISLAND's ‘Replay’ Zepp tour. BASKET peaked at No.2 on Tower Records weekly singles chart, No.2 on Oricon Indies weekly singles chart and No. 4 on Oricon daily singles chart. The band continued doing live gigs at live clubs and also performed as opening act at CNBLUE's ‘One More Time’ Arena Tour. On November 14, N.Flying did their first one-man live at Live Space Halot.
2014: One and Only and delayed Korean debut
They made their first television appearance on the 7th episode of FNC's reality drama, tvN's Cheongdam-dong 111. As a sequel of the show, N.Flying revealed their debut story in March 2014 which aired on the same channel.
On January 29, it was announced that N.Flying had been appointed as the new endorsement model of Buckaroo Jeans.
In the final episode of their reality show, 'Cheongdamdong111: N.Flying's Way of Becoming a Star', Seung-hyub was officially appointed as the leader of N.Flying.
N.Flying was supposed to make their Korean debut in 2014 but it was delayed after the leader of the band, Seunghyub, injured his knee in July.
2015–2016: Domestic debut with Awesome and Lonely
On May 11, FNC Entertainment launched a teaser homepage for N.Flying's upcoming Korean debut. It is also revealed that the band's 1st debut mini album 기가막혀(Awesome) will be released on May 20 along with the title song's music video.
On May 12, FNC Entertainment announced that N.Flying will be releasing a Chinese version of Awesome simultaneously with the Korean version on May 20 and Japanese version was planned to be released in August. On May 19, 2015, FNC Entertainment released the music video teaser for Awesome. A day later, FNC Entertainment released the full music video features AOA's Kim Seolhyun as the lead role.
On October 12, FNC Entertainment released mysterious teaser "Lonely 2015.10.22". A day later, FNC Entertainment confirmed that N.Flying would be releasing their first single album, Lonely, on October 22. On October 15, N.Flying released individual member teasers. From October 18 to October 20, N.flying released teaser music video. On October 20, N.flying confirmed their first single album track list and released highlight medley. N.flying's first single album Lonely was released on October 22.
2017–present: New member Yoo Hwe-seung, THE REAL: N.Flying
In February 2017, FNC Entertainment announced that the group would undergo member changes before their comeback. On June 19, 2017, it was announced that former Produce 101 Season 2 Contestant Yoo Hwe-seung would be joining the group.
On July 23, 2017, FNC Entertainment opened N.Flying's teaser site for their August comeback. The agency released teaser images and videos from July 23 to July 31. On August 2, their second mini album THE REAL : N.Flying with the title track "The Real" was released.
On January 3, 2018 N.Flying released their third mini album The Hottest with the title track "Hot Potato".
- Kwon Kwang-jin (권광진) — bassist
- Lee Seung-hyub (이승협) — leader, rapper, vocalist, guitarist and pianist
- Cha Hun (차훈) — guitarist 
- Kim Jae-hyun (김재현) — drummer
- Yoo Hwe-seung (유회승) — main vocalist
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|The Real: N.Flying||
|The Hottest: N.Flying||
|How Are You?||
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|"Awesome" (기가 막혀)||2015||—||—||N/A||Awesome|
|"The Real (진짜가 나타났다||2017||—||—||THE REAL : N.Flying|
|"Hot Potato" (뜨거운 감자)||2018||—||—||THE HOTTEST : N.Flying|
|"HOW R U TODAY"||—||—||HOW ARE YOU|
|"One and Only"||2014||—||134||N/A|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2016||Knock Knock||Knock Knock||Japanese|
|Endless Summer||Endless Summer|
|2017||The Real||THE REAL : N.Flying|
|2018||Hot Potato||THE HOTTEST : N.Flying|
|How R U Today||How R U Today - EP|
|So Pretty||Luv Pub OST Part.4|
|Cheongdam-dong 111: N.Flying's Way of Becoming a Star 5 episodes|
- 2015 N.Flying End Year Party
- Nemesis x N.Flying Joint Concert
- Live Club Day (2017)
- K-pop Republic (2017)
- Clothing "Buckaroo Jeans" (2014)
- Clothing "Buckaroo Jeans" (2015~)
Awards and nominations
|2017||N.Flying||The Best 3 New Artists (Asia)||Won|
|2015||N.Flying||Best New Male Artist||Nominated|
|HotelsCombined Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|New Artist Award||Nominated|
|Hallyu Special Award||Nominated|
|2016||N.Flying||New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
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