The Mnet series Queendom Puzzle aired between June 6, 2023 and August 15, 2023, and we summarized the whole series and its results here at K-Pop Answers as it aired! But the final result of that series was the project group EL7Z UP, consisting of the top seven contestants for whom global viewers had voted. As we have detailed in depth elsewhere, the EL7Z UP lineup includes Hwiseo, Nana, Yuki, Kei, Yeoreum, Yeonhee, and Yeeun. But knowing who is in the group is only half the battle. The other half is knowing when they would debut! So here is the full answer and exact time when EL7Z UP made their debut with their first mini-album, 7+UP.
EL7Z UP Made Their Debut on September 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. KST
The project group EL7Z UP released its debut first mini-album, 7+UP, on September 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. KST digitally, and the physical album was released on September 21, 2023. The 7+UP song tracklist includes five songs in total: “Die for You,” “Cheeky” (title track), “Undercover,” “Hideaway,” and “Cloud 9.” Notably, it has been confirmed that EL7Z UP will release three albums in total, and their activities are not fixed to a specific promotional period. Also, the EL7Z UP fandom is called ELZ7 U (엘즈유).
As you may know, Queendom Puzzle promised that EL7Z UP would release an album, go on a world tour, and perform at the MAMA Awards 2023. The world tour will begin in Japan with two performances on Sunday, October 22, 2023 in Saitama and Tuesday, October 24, 2023 in Osaka, respectively, and as expected, a performance in South Korea is planned for an unspecified time too. No other countries in the world tour are confirmed at the moment, but K-Pop Answers will keep you abreast of that information as it becomes available as well.
Incidentally, the MAMA Awards 2023 will also be held in Tokyo, Japan, so it seems Japan will receive a great deal of love from EL7Z UP when all is said and done! Regardless, since EL7Z UP is a project group, all of the individual members are continuing their own solo or group promotions as well; it is just a matter of aligning schedules.
To summarize, EL7Z UP made their debut on September 14, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. KST with the digital mini-album 7+UP, and the physical album was released on September 21, 2023. Their world tour also begins in 2023. They will release three albums in total. This is an opportunity for the whole world to get to know Hwiseo, Nana, Yuki, Kei, Yeoreum, Yeonhee, and Yeeun better!