Nu'est

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NU'EST
Nuest at KCON 2012.jpg
NU'EST in August 2012 (From Left to Right: Minhyun, Ren, Aron, JR, Baekho)
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Pop, dance, dance-pop, electropop, electro
Years active 2012 (2012) – Present
Labels Pledis Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment (South Korea)
Warner Music (Taiwan)
Ariola Japan (Japan)
Associated acts NU'EST-M, After School, Orange Caramel, Son Dam Bi, Happy Pledis, Hello Venus
Website Official Website
Members JR
Aron
Baekho
Minhyun
Ren
Jason (NU'EST-M)

NU'EST (Hangul: 뉴이스트; acronym for New Established Style and Tempo) is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2012. The group consists of JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun and Ren.

History

All members were backup dancers for AS Blue's "Wonder boy" music video, participating on stage with them. JR was featured in After School's Uee's solo song "Sok Sok Sok" and was later dubbed "Bangkok Boy" after appearing in Orange Caramel's "Bangkok City" Music Video, and Minhyun starred in the music video of "Shanghai Romance". Baekho appeared in After School's follow-up single music video "Play Ur Love". NU'EST was also featured on "Love Letter", a holiday single with labelmates Son Dam Bi and After School. The artists later appeared on various stages to promote the single.[1]

Their debut song, "Face", composed by Daniel Bergman, was aimed at spreading awareness of bullying in schools.[2] NU'EST made their broadcast debut on Mnet's M! Countdown on 15 March 2012 with a double stage of "I'm Sorry" and "Face".[3] In 2012 they got their own reality show, "Making of a Star: NU'EST, Landing Operation".[4]

A mini album, "Action", was released in July.[5] On 24 August NU'EST attended the 2012 K-Pop Contest in Sydney at UNSW (The University of New South Wales) Science Theatre.[6] That same year they played at KCON 2012.[citation needed]

On 9 December NU’EST held a mini concert in Japan which sold out in ten minutes.[7]

In November 2013 it was confirmed that the group would expand into China with the release of a Chinese Version of "Sleep Talking" with the addition of a sixth member, Jason, who will perform on their Chinese promotions, for which they will be known as NU'EST-M.[8]

Members

  • Aron
  • JR
  • Baekho
  • Minhyun
  • Ren
  • Jason (only in NU'EST-M)

Discography

Main article: Nu'est discography
Studio albums
  • Re:birth (2014)
Extended plays
Single albums
  • Face (2012)

Endorsements

Before making their debut members JR, Aron, Minhyun and Ren appeared on a New Balance CF, along with After School's Lizzy. In July 2012 NU'EST became the new ambassadors of the Korea Scout Association.[9] On 23 December 2012 NU’EST's first CF since their debut was released: a CF for McDonald's fast food chain restaurants.[10]

Awards and Nominations

Golden Disk Awards

Year Award Nominated Work Result
2013
Best Single
"Face"
Nominated
2013
Most Popular Artist
NU'EST
Nominated
2013
New Rising Star
NU'EST
Nominated

Seoul Music Awards

Year Award Nominated Work Result
2013
Best Rookie Award
NU'EST
Nominated
2013
Popularity Award
NU'EST
Nominated

Others Awards

South Korea

Year Award Ceremony Award Nominated Work Result
2012
Korean Updates Awards
Best Male Rookie
NU'EST
Won
2012
Arirang's Simply K-Pop Awards
Super Rookie Idol
NU'EST
Won

International

Year Award Ceremony Award Nominated Work Result
2012
So-Loved Awards
Top Best Male Newcomer
NU'EST
Nominated
2012
K-POP Lovers! Awards 2012
Top New Artist
NU'EST
Won
2012
All-KPop Awards
Best Male Rookie
NU'EST
Nominated
2012
Soompi France Awards
Rookie of the Year - Male Group
NU'EST
Nominated

References

  1. ^ After School & Pledis Boys perform "Love Letter" on M! Countdown. allkpop (December 22, 2011). Retrieved on April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ NU’EST Reveals Full MV for Debut Track “Face”. Soompi (14 March 2012). Retrieved on 5 April 2012.
  3. ^ NU’EST makes their long-awaited debut on ‘Inkigayo’ with “Face” & “I’m Sorry”. allkpop (18 March 2012). Retrieved on 5 April 2012.
  4. ^ NU’EST to have their own reality program. allkpop (March 19, 2012). Retrieved on 5 April 2012.
  5. ^ [1] allkpop (1 July 2012).
  6. ^ [2] UNSW Australia (21 August 2012). Retrieved on 26 August 2012.
  7. ^ by jennywill (2012-12-11). "NU’EST holds a sold out mini concert in Japan". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  8. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/11/pledis-to-launch-6-member-team-nuest-m-for-promotions-in-china#axzz2kDSGbwLA
  9. ^ by elliefilet. "NU’EST become ambassadors for Korea Scout Association". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  10. ^ by carolicity (2013-01-10). "NU’EST endorses McDonald’s + to release new album in February". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 

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