N.Flying

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N.Flying
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N.Flying in 2018
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2015 (2015)–present
Labels FNC Entertainment
FNC Music Japan
Virgin Records (Universal Music Japan)
Website www.fncent.com/nflying (KOR)
nflying-official.jp (JP)
Members

N.Flying (Korean: 엔플라잉, Japanese: エヌフライング; short for New Flying which also means new wings or new escape.[1]) is a South Korean rap rock band formed by FNC Entertainment in 2013.[2] The band released their first digital indie single Basket [3] in Japan last October 1, 2013. The band made their Korean debut last May 20, 2015 with a single album and promotional track "Awesome".[4] On February 2016, they made their Japan debut with ″Knock Knock″.[5] Their fifth member, Yoo Hwe-seung (vocalist) joined the band in June 2017.[6] 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.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

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.[7] 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’.

In 2013, Lee Seung-hyub appeared in Juniel's music video titled Pretty Boy. In the MV, he acted as Juniel's ideal guy that she saw at the café.[8]

Kim Jae-hyun is the younger brother of Kim Jae-kyung, the leader of South Korean girl group Rainbow.[9] 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.[10]

2013: Japanese debut with Basket[edit]

N.Flying began their first performance at Shibuya CYCLONE on September 28.[11] On October 1, they released their first indie single album titled BASKET and performed as the opening act at FTISLAND's ‘Replay’ Zepp tour.[11] 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.[12] The band continued doing live gigs at live clubs and also performed as opening act at CNBLUE's ‘One More Time’ Arena Tour.[11] On November 14, N.Flying did their first one-man live at Live Space Halot.[11]

2014: One and Only and delayed Korean debut[edit]

On January 1, N.Flying released their second Japanese indie single album titled One and Only.[13] The album hit No.1 on Tower Records chart on its second day of release.[11]

They made their first television appearance on the 7th episode of FNC's reality drama, tvN's Cheongdam-dong 111.[14] As a sequel of the show, N.Flying revealed their debut story in March 2014 which aired on the same channel.[15]

On January 29, it was announced that N.Flying had been appointed as the new endorsement model of Buckaroo Jeans.[16]

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.[17]

In March, they accompanied labelmate FTISLAND to be their opening act at the latter's Singapore concert.[18]

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.[19]

2015–2016: Domestic debut with Awesome and Lonely[edit]

On May 11, FNC Entertainment launched a teaser homepage for N.Flying's upcoming Korean debut.[20] 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.[21]

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.[22] On May 19, 2015, FNC Entertainment released the music video teaser for Awesome.[23] A day later, FNC Entertainment released the full music video features AOA's Kim Seolhyun as the lead role.[24]

On October 12, FNC Entertainment released mysterious teaser "Lonely 2015.10.22".[25] A day later, FNC Entertainment confirmed that N.Flying would be releasing their first single album, Lonely, on October 22.[26] On October 15, N.Flying released individual member teasers.[27] From October 18 to October 20, N.flying released teaser music video.[28][29][30] On October 20, N.flying confirmed their first single album track list and released highlight medley.[31] N.flying's first single album Lonely was released on October 22.[32]

In April 2016, N.flying performed their debut song Awesome at KCON in Japan.[33]

2017–present: New member Yoo Hwe-seung, THE REAL: N.Flying[edit]

In February 2017, FNC Entertainment announced that the group would undergo member changes before their comeback.[34] On June 19, 2017, it was announced that former Produce 101 Season 2 Contestant Yoo Hwe-seung would be joining the group.[6]

On July 23, 2017, FNC Entertainment opened N.Flying's teaser site for their August comeback.[35] 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.[36]

On January 3, 2018 N.Flying released their third mini album The Hottest with the title track "Hot Potato".[37]

On May 16, 2018 they returned with 'sentimental' and 'sexy' concept to released their fourth mini album How Are You?.[38][39]

Members[edit]

  • Kwon Kwang-jin (권광진) — bassist[40]
  • Lee Seung-hyub (이승협) — leader, rapper, vocalist, guitarist and pianist[40]
  • Cha Hun (차훈) — guitarist [40]
  • Kim Jae-hyun (김재현) — drummer[40]
  • Yoo Hwe-seung (유회승) — main vocalist[40]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[41]
Awesome
Track listing
  1. One N Only
  2. Awesome (기가 막혀)
  3. Heartbreak (가슴이 놀래)
  4. All in
  5. 1 Minute (1분)
7
The Real: N.Flying
  • Released: August 2, 2017
  • Label: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Let's Get Down to It
  2. The Real (진짜가 나타났다)
  3. 다행이야
  4. 정리가 안돼
  5. 짠해
  6. R U Ready?
8
The Hottest: N.Flying
  • Released: January 3, 2018
  • Label: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Don't Forget This (그러니까 우라)
  2. Hot Potato (뜨거운 감자)
  3. Crossroad (골목길에서)
  4. I Know U Know
  5. Can't Be Better (이보다 좋을까)
  6. Just One Day (딱 하루만)
24
How Are You?
  • Released: May 16, 2018
  • Label: FNC Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. How R U Today
  2. Up All Night
  3. Lovefool
  4. Anyway
  5. Fall With You
14

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[41]
Lonely
Track listing
  1. Lonely
  2. Knock Knock
  3. Shamelessly (뻔뻔)
9

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales Album
KOR
[47]
JPN
[48]
Korean
"Awesome" (기가 막혀) 2015 N/A Awesome
"Lonely" Lonely
"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
Japanese
"BASKET" 2013 35
  • JPN: 5,264+
Non-album singles
"One and Only" 2014 134 N/A
"Knock Knock" 2016 13
  • JPN: 6,164+
"Endless Summer" 10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Sales Member(s) Album
KOR
[47]
"God"
(with Jimin)
2015 38
  • KOR (DL): 65,255+
J.Don Non-album single

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Notes
2015 Awesome Awesome
Lonely Lonely
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

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Network Title
2014 tvN Cheongdam-dong 111[50]
Cheongdam-dong 111: N.Flying's Way of Becoming a Star 5 episodes[51]

Performances[edit]

  • 2015 N.Flying End Year Party
  • Nemesis x N.Flying Joint Concert
  • Live Club Day (2017)
  • K-pop Republic (2017)

Endorsement[edit]

All Members[edit]

  • Clothing "Buckaroo Jeans" (2014)

Lee Seung-hyub[edit]

  • Clothing "Buckaroo Jeans" (2015~)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japan Gold Disc Award[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 N.Flying[52] The Best 3 New Artists (Asia) Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 N.Flying Best New Male Artist Nominated
HotelsCombined Artist of the Year Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 N.Flying Bonsang Award Nominated
New Artist Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 N.Flying New Artist of the Year[53] Nominated

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