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 on October 1, 2013. The band made their Korean debut on May 20, 2015 with a single album and it’s lead single “Awesome”. In February 2016, they made their Japanese debut with ″Knock Knock″. Their fifth member, Yoo Hwe-seung (vocalist) joined the band in June 2017.
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. Kwang-jin 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 video, he acted as Juniel’s ideal guy that she saw at the café.
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 F.T. Island’s ‘Replay’ Zepp tour. BASKET peaked at number two on Tower Records weekly singles chart, number two on Oricon Indies weekly singles chart and number four 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.
On January 1, N.Flying released their second Japanese indie single album titled One and Only. The album hit No.1 on Tower Records chart on its second day of release.
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 appointed as the leader of N.Flying.
In March, they accompanied labelmate F.T. Island to be their opening act at the latter’s Singapore concert.
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.
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.
In April 2016, N.flying performed their debut song Awesome at KCON in Japan.
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 EP The Hottest with the lead single “Hot Potato”.
On May 16, 2018 they returned with ‘sentimental’ and ‘sexy’ concept to released their fourth EP How Are You?.
On December 19, 2018, it was announced that Kwangjin would voluntarily take a break from the group due to arising allegations of inappropriate behavior online. FNC are currently investigating the allegations and will take action against those who have provided false information. The other members will continue with activities and their Fly High Project until the matter is settled. He later left the group on December 26, 2018.
On March 5, 2019 N.Flying received their first ever music show win on ‘SBS The Show’ after their single ‘Rooftop’ received #1 on several Korean Music charts including Melon, Genie.