HORI7ON’s Voyage to Success in 2023 | Highlights of Their Journey From Debut to Present

HORI7ON 호라이즌, the culmination of the intense competition on the survival show Dream Maker produced by MLD Entertainment, ABS-CBN, and KAMP Korea, comprises the seven talented individuals Vinci, Kim, Kyler, Reyster, Winston, Jeromy, and Marcus.

Trained in the vibrant music scene of South Korea, this dynamic group emerged onto the global pop scene with their pre-debut single ‘DASH’ on March 22. The much-anticipated debut arrived on July 24, marked by the release of their album, ‘Friend-SHIP.’ Here are the highlights of their their journey in 2023!

Pre-Debut

[September 7, 2022] Before the official debut activities and formation phase, ABS-CBN, MLD Entertainment, and KAMP Korea entered into an agreement to launch a boy band from the Philippines in South Korea.

[November 19, 2022 – February 12, 2023] The survival competition series “Dream Maker” airs on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel, determining the final lineup.

Members selected: Vinci Malizon (빈치) – leader and vocalist, Kim Ng (킴) – vocalist and dancer, rapper, Kyler Chua (카일러) – vocalist, Reyster Yton (레이스터) – rapper and dancer, Winston Pineda (윈스턴) – vocalist and rapper, Jeromy Batac (제로미) – dancer and vocalist and Marcus Cabais (마커스) – vocalist.

2023

[March 10] In a widely publicized event, the HORI7ON members ink exclusive agreements with ABS-CBN and MLD Entertainment.

[March 22] They released their first single and their pre-debut song “Dash“.

[April 5] The group released the song “Salamat“.

[March – April] HORI7ON held numerous mall shows and variety show appearances including “It’s Showtime” and “ASAP Natin ‘To.”

[April 18] The group held the press conference for “Hundred Days Miracle” First Fanmeeting in Manila.

[April 22] “Hundred Days Miracle” First Fanmeeting in Manila at the New Frontier Theater. Fandom name “ANCHOR” has been announced at the first fan meeting. The name symbolizes the sincere hearts of fans helping the group navigate toward their dreams and goals. HORI7ON has been featured in billboards in the Philippines, South Korea, and the United States.

[April 30] HORI7ON departs for South Korea, with Reyster facing visa issues.

[May 31] HORI7ON released the single “Lovey Dovey.”

[July 4] MLD Entertainment announces debut with a full-length studio album titled “Friend-Ship” on July 4.

[July 7] Reality show “100 Days Miracle” premieres on Mnet and YouTube, documenting the group’s preparations.

[July 16] HORI7ON comes back to Manila to perform at the 2023 PPOPCON.

Debut

[July 24] Debut album and lead single “SIX7EEN” release. They held a media showcase and fan showcase at the Olympic Hall at the Seoul Olympic Park.

[August 2] HORI7ON performs SIX7EEN @ Show Champion

[August 4] HORI7ON performs SIX7EEN @ Music Bank, KBS WORLD TV

[August 6] HORI7ON performs SIX7EEN @ 인기가요 inkigayo

[August 19-20] HORI7ON held their first overseas performance at Kamp Fest in Mexico City.

[September 7] HORI7ON Voyage to Manila Press Conference

[September 9] HORI7ON Voyage to Manila Concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

[November 22] MLD Entertainment confirms the release of a new single in January 2024.

[November 30] HORI7ON wins Top Global Artist Award at the PPOP Awards 2023

[December 14] HORI7ON wins the Focus Award for music at the Asia Artist Awards 2023 at the Philippine Arena.

[December 20] HORI7ON wins Popular Culture Award (Overseas Rising Star Category) at the11th Korean Wave Awards in South Korea.

Follow HORI7ON’s journey through their official accounts:

Twitter: HORI7ONofficial
Instagram: hori7onofficial
Facebook: HORI7ONofficial
YouTube: HORI7ON
TikTok: hori7onofficial

Photos: Oppa is Life, MLD Entertainment, Dreammaker

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