A “Rookie Grand Slam” is achieved when a group wins the “Rookie of the Year” award at each of the five main awards shows MelOn Music Awards (MMA), Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Golden Disk Awards (GDA), GAON Chart Music Awards, and Seoul Music Awards (SMA). Although this may only happen within the first year of a group’s debut, only a few groups had achieved this incredible feat. The only 5 idol groups to be named “Grand Slam” Rookies are listed below.
Last year’s entertainment news cycle was dominated by K-pop, and if 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that not even a pandemic can stop fans from supporting their stars.
Upon that contrary, two of South Korea’s most famous groups, BTS and Blackpink, made headlines and entrenched the K-pop craze, which is currently in full swing.
Entertainment corporations have taken advantage of this cultural phenomenon to launch new rookie bands. Enhypen, the newest boy band in town, was just founded by Belift Lab in partnership with CJ E&M as well as Big Hit Entertainment.
One of their most notable achievements was earning rookie of the year at the Golden Disc Awards (where IU caused an upset by taking the grand prize). Enhypen has just under two million subscribers on their YouTube account as of this writing.
So, who’s on the other side of this unexpected success? Jungwon was named the group’s leader testing and evaluation as well as interviews, and also the company’s and members’ debates and collective viewpoints, according to the group’s vlog.
Players characterize Jungwon as “embodying the colour blue,” that reflects his calm and dependable character, as per Teen Vogue. Judges upon that reality programme I-Land lauded him for his ability to communicate the subtleties of such a song.
His Myers-Briggs personality is ESTJ, thus he’s a natural leader. Individuals with for this personality type are rational and “command-and-control” types. They are forceful and ensure that everything goes well.