The Mnet survival series Boys Planet famously gave birth to the K-pop boy group Zerobaseone, managed by the company WAKEONE. However, fans were very happy to hear that it wouldn’t stop there. Jellyfish Entertainment announced back on August 3, 2023 that it would deliver its own new project group comprising seven more contestants from the series: Keita, Park Hanbin, Lee Jeonghyeon, Yoo Seungeon, Ji Yunseo, Mun Junghyun, and Park Jihoo. Originally, this new K-pop boy group was announced as “BLIT,” meaning “Boldly Leaping into Tomorrow.” However, on August 9, 2023, the name changed to “EVNNE” — pronounced as “even” and meaning “Evening’s Newest Etoiles” — in order to avoid unintended double meanings in the original “BLIT” name. So now, here is the full answer as to when members Keita, Park Hanbin, Lee Jeonghyeon, Yoo Seungeon, Ji Yunseo, Mun Junghyun, and Park Jihoo made their debut as EVNNE.
EVNNE Made Their Debut on September 19, 2023 with Target: ME
EVNNE made their debut on September 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. KST, and their first mini-album is called Target: ME. A debut trailer for the album was released on September 5, 2023. The Target: ME tracklist contains six songs in total: “Trouble” (title track), “Role Model,” “Pretty Thing,” “Your Text,” “Jukebox,” and “Even More.” Notably, Yunseo and Jeonghyeon contributed lyrics to “Jukebox,” and Keita and Yunseo contributed lyrics to “Even More.”
On the day of debut, the “Trouble” MV was released, and the group also performed “Trouble” and “Role Model” at a media showcase. (In fact, they performed “Trouble” twice, owing to a microphone issue Mun Junghyun had.) On September 21, 2023, EVNNE performed “Trouble” on the music shows for the first time at M Countdown.
In summary, the exact answer to when EVNNE made their debut is September 19, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. KST with the mini-album Target: ME, and it contains six songs in total.
Fellow Boys Planet group Zerobaseone debuted back in July 2023 to extraordinary album sales success, likely due in part to fans buying multiple copies of the album to collect photocards. One hopes that EVNNE can soar to similar heights of success. However, 2023 has proven to be an incredible year for boy group debuts in general, bringing the debut of Boynextdoor, RIIZE, and Fantasy Boys as well, among others. But for more about EVNNE, check out how old the members currently are or who their leader is.