|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
NU'EST (Hangul: 뉴이스트; short for New Establish Style Tempo) is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment. The group debuted on 15 March 2012, with the digital single "Face". The group consists of five members: JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren. Minhyun is currently not promoting with the group as he was selected as one of the members of Wanna One after participating in the TV series Produce 101 Season 2. NU'EST has released two studio albums, one Korean and one Japanese, as well as five EPs.
- 1 History
- 2 Sub-group
- 3 Discography
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Concerts and tours
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Music programs wins
- 8 Notes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Prior to their debut, NU'EST made appearances in their labelmates' music releases. They were backup dancers for After School Blue's "Wonder Boy", and featured in their label's Christmas release "Love Letter". They also released their own music video for "Love Letter" as Pledis Boys. JR appeared in Orange Caramel's "Bangkok City" music video, and was also featured in Uee's solo song "Sok Sok Sok". Baekho appeared in After School's "Play Ur Love" music video, and Minhyun starred in Orange Caramel's "Shanghai Romance" music video.
JR, Minhyun, Aron, and Ren were also featured with After School's Lizzy in a commercial for New Balance. JR and Baekho appeared on the KBS television program Hello Counselor and were revealed by After School's Kahi as two members of the group. This drew attention from viewers and they became a topic of interest online. Minhyun and Ren also gained attention modeling for designer Park Yoon-so's F/W 2012–13 Seoul Fashion Week show, titled 'Big Park'.
2012: Debut with Face and Action
The group began airing their own reality show, Making of a Star: NU'EST Landing Operation, during the promotional period.
They returned with their first EP, Action, on 11 July, and became ambassadors for Korea's Scout Association. During their promotional period and the rest of the year, NU'EST began to expand to the global market, holding events in Japan, Australia, other parts of Asia, and the United States, including performances at KCON. During December, NU'EST began endorsements with McDonald's.
2013–2014: Hello, Sleep Talking, Re:BIRTH and Japanese debut
Baekho and Ren made acting appearances in the drama Jeon Woo-chi alongside label mate Uee in January 2013. The group returned with their second EP, Hello, on 13 February. They held their first exclusive concert, Show Time NU’EST Time, on the same day to commemorate the release. During the promotional period, they were cast for SBS MTV Diary along with their then-label mate Hello Venus. In March, NU'EST celebrated their first anniversary through a concert in Japan, NU′EST Debut 1st Anniversary Live Show Time. On 8 April, Aron became a DJ for Arirang's Music Access.
2015–2016: Japanese promotions, Q Is and Canvas
NU'EST released the digital single "I'm Bad" on 27 February 2015, with a limited edition physical release on 15 March to celebrate their third anniversary. Baekho did not participate in the title track as he was recovering from vocal cord polyps surgery, but he did contribute to the B-side track, "A Scene Without you." On 2 April, Minhyun collaborated with Korean indie artist Fromm on the single "The Aftermath". On 19 April, Aron ended his position as a DJ at Arirang's Music Access. The group held their first solo showcase in North America in Dallas, put together by My Music Taste, on 3 May.
NU'EST released their second Japanese single, "Na.Na.Na", on 20 May. On 14 August, Aron took up a position as a DJ on SBS PopAsia with his own show Aron's Hangout. NU'EST released their first Japanese studio album, Bridge the World, on 18 November, after pre-releasing the tracks "Bridge the World", "Cherry", "Access to You", and "Eternal Rain".
Their fourth EP, Q Is, was released on 17 February 2016 with the lead single "Overcome". They began promotions for the album the following day.
NU'EST released their fifth EP Canvas and the accompanying single "Love Paint (Every Afternoon)" on 29 August 2016. After four years of promotions, the group received their first music show nomination on The Show. On 6 October 2016, the music video for the duet track "Daybreak" from Canvas was released. "Daybreak" was a special unit track, sung by Minhyun and JR.
2017: Produce 101 Season 2, NU'EST W
Four members (JR, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren) participated in the reality television series Produce 101 Season 2 during the first half of 2017. During their appearance on the show, previously released albums, including Q Is and Canvas, rose on South Korean album charts, reflecting a sudden surge in popularity of the group. NU'EST's previous releases shot back up on music charts after the final episode of Produce 101 Season 2 aired, and topped the Gaon Chart. The group returned to music shows to promote their single "Hello" (first released in 2013), and ranked number 11 on Inkigayo. Produce 101 Season 2 concluded with one of the four competing members, Minhyun, ranking ninth and becoming a member of the temporary boy group Wanna One. On the final episode, Baekho ranked 13th, JR ranked 14th, and Ren ranked 20th. Due to the nature of the contract between Wanna One members and CJ E&M, Minhyun will promote as a member of Wanna One until December 2018, after which he will return to NU'EST.
Following the conclusion of Produce 101 Season 2, JR and Ren became models for the cosmetics company Labiotte. Subsequently, Baekho and Aron also joined their groupmates in promoting the brand. Ren joined the JTBC variety show Learning the Hard Way, of which he is a fixed member. Aron featured on Raina's single "Loop".
NU'EST continued to promote as a four-member special unit, NU'EST W, until Minhyun returns. The "W" stands for "wait", meaning that the group will wait for Minhyun to return.[A] It also contains a second meaning of them having waited a long time to greet fans again following periods of inactivity. NU'EST W released their debut EP W, Here with the lead single "Where You At" on 10 October 2017. The EP was well received, and they earned their first music show win with "Where You At" on 19 October 2017 on M! Countdown. The following day, NU'EST W won first place on Music Bank. Since its release, sales of W, Here have surpassed 200,000 copies, making NU'EST W the fourth K-pop group to reach 200,000 copies sold in one week, and the only unit group to do so. In October 2017, NU'EST W became models for the outdoor clothing company BLACKYAK's campaign, "Art of the Youth".
2018: Who, You
In anticipation of the release of the album Who, You, Pledis Entertainment launched a one-day ad campaign for NU'EST W in New York City's Times Square to both promote the upcoming album and thank fans. On 25 June 2018, NU'EST W released their second EP, Who, You, and began promoting the lead single titled "Dejavu". Following its release, "Dejavu" topped three major Korean music charts. They first performed "Dejavu" at their album showcase on 25 June 2018.
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On 8 October 2013, Pledis Entertainment announced to launch a sub-group formed to target the Chinese market, NU'EST M, consisting of six members: JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, Ren, and one Chinese member from Yuehua Entertainment, Jason. NU'EST M is specially targeted to the Chinese market, and thus will only carry out promotions in China. The group recorded Chinese versions of the lead singles "Face" and "Sleep Talking". In 2014, Pledis Entertainment's contract with Yuehua Entertainment dissolved, so Jason left the group and they changed their promotional name to NU’EST China.
- Re:Birth (2014)
- Bridge the World (2015)
- Making of A Star : Landing Operation (MBC Every 1, 2012)
- MTV Diary (SBS MTV, 2013)
- Nu'est in Love (Mnet, 2013)
- Nu'est's Latin Dream Show (MBC Every1, 2014)
- Nu'est Private life (imbc, 2016)
- Their Distance (or Two Strangers, Japanese: 知らない、ふたり,Romaji : Shiranai, Futari )
Concerts and tours
|Year||Concert and Tour|
|2012||NU'EST "The 1st Face to Face"|
|2013||NU'EST Show Time In Seoul|
|NU'EST Debut 1st Anniversary Live Show Time|
|NU'EST L.O.Λ.E. TOUR|
|2014||NU'EST Debut 2nd Anniversary Live Show Time 2|
|NU'EST Japan Tour One L.O.∧.E|
|NU'EST Latinoamerica Tour|
|NU'EST Autumn Live|
|Re:Sponse Europe Tour|
|NU'EST Re:Birth In Thailand|
|2015||NU'EST Live Tour Show Time 3|
|NU'EST First Solo Show In Dallas|
|NU'EST Summer Vacation In Korea|
|NU'EST World Tour Concert RE:VIVE|
|NU'EST Japan Tour "Bridge the World"|
|NU'EST "Bridge the World Live"|
|2016||NU'EST Live Tour Show Time 4|
|2017||NU'EST W "Love & Dream" Fanmeeting at South Korea|
|NU'EST W Fanmeet and Concert at Taiwan|
|NU'EST W Fanmeet and Concert at Hong Kong|
|2018||NU'EST W at KWave 2 Music Festival Malaysia|
|NU'EST W Double U concert at Seoul, South Korea.|
|NU'EST W Double U concert at Bangkok, Thailand.|
|NU'EST W Double U concert at Jakarta, Indonesia.|
|NU'EST W Double U concert at Taipei, Taiwan.|
Awards and nominations
|2018||Song of the Year – July||"If You"||Nominated|
|Album of the Year – 4th Quarter||W, Here||Nominated|
|Song of the Year – October||"Where You At"||Nominated|
|Hot Performance of the Year||NU'EST W||Won|
|2018||Disk Bonsang||W, Here||Won|
|Global Popularity Award||NU'EST W||Nominated|
|2017 Favorite KPOP Star||Nominated|
Music programs wins
|2017||19 October||"Where You At"|
|2017||20 October||"Where You At"|
- Excerpt: ‘W’는 ‘기다리다’라는 뜻을 가진 영문 ‘Wait’에서 따온 것이다. 멤버 민현을 기다리고, 뉴이스트를 기다려준 팬들을 위한 뉴이스트 W 유닛 활동으로 JR, 아론, 백호, 렌 총 4명 멤버가 어떤 새로운 모습을 선보일지에 대한 귀추 또한 주목된다.
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