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NU'EST (New Established Style and Tempo) (Hangul: 뉴이스트) is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2012, consisting of JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun and Ren. Their musical style is described as 'urban electro'. Their fan club name is L.O.Λ.E because when writing NU'EST in hangul, these letters appear in the name.
In November 2013, Pledis Entertainment confirmed the group would expand into the Chinese market, becoming a 6-member group with the addition of new Chinese idol Jason (JA符龙飞).
1.1 2011: Pre-debut,
1.2 2012: Debut and July comeback
1.2.1 Locations visited,
1.3 2013: Comeback & Chinese expansion,
2.1 NU'EST-M Members,
5.1 Variety shows,
5.2 Music videos,
7 Awards and Nominations
7.1 Golden Disk Awards,
7.2 Seoul Music Awards,
7.3 Others Awards,
9 External links,
Before making their official debut, all members were backup dancers for AS Blue's "Wonder boy" music video, participating in the live stages with them. JR was featured in After School's Uee's solo song "Sok Sok Sok" and was later dubbed as "Bangkok Boy" after appearing in Orange Caramel's "Bangkok City" Music Video, while 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.
The group made their second major unofficial appearance on December 29, 2011 by performing a shuffle dance with After School at the 2011 SBS Gayo Daejun.
2012: Debut and July comeback:
On January 16, 2012, the first member of the group, JR, was revealed by Pledis Entertainment, with the other members following until January 19 when they had all been unveiled. Extra information was unleashed to gain more interest in the group, explaining that After School's Uee gave Baekho his stage name.
As more information was revealed it was noticed that their debut song, "Face", aimed to spread the awareness of bullying in schools. The official music video for "Face" was released and they are seen to be wearing pink which is not only the official colour of their fanclub, but also a colour to raise support against bullying. It was later revealed that their debut single was composed by Swedish songwriter Daniel Bergman. NU'EST made their broadcast debut on Mnet's M! Countdown on March 15, 2012, with a double stage of "I'm Sorry" and "Face", two tracks off their freshly created album.
On March 19, 2012, it was discovered that NU'EST would be starring in their own reality show, "Making of a Star: NU'EST, Landing Operation". On this reality program, the group aims capture the hearts of their fans by visiting various parts of South Korea.
On July 1 NU'EST revealed they were to make their comeback with a Mini album titled 'Action' to be released on July 11. This album turned out to have a strong feel to it and a title track against comformity, informing the population that they should think for themselves and establishing a constant message in their songs.
On August 11,NU'EST hold the 1st Fan Meeting in Thailand (NU'EST The first FACE to FACE in Thailand) at SiamPavalai theater, Bangkok, Thailand
On August 24, NU'EST attended the 2012 K-Pop Contest in Sydney at UNSW (The University of New South Wales) Science Theatre as special guests along with SBS PopAsia radio station crew Jamaica Dela Cruz and Jay-K. They also met and greeted fans at Circular Quay who had waited from 4am that same morning with few photos and autographs. NU'EST performed Not Over You, Face and Action.
On October 13, NU'EST attended KCON in LA, performing Not Over You, Face and Action and did a fan sign along with a Q&A.
On October 26, NU'EST went down to Singapore for their showcase. NU'EST was questioned by police at Singapore airport due to extreme fans. After successfully finishing their first showcase in Singapore on the 28th, the group boarded a plane bound for Korea at the airport. However, as hundreds of fans gathered to see their idols off, the airport soon became clogged as it was not designed to handle this many people at one time. The atmosphere quickly became chaotic, and three of the NU'EST members - JR, Minhyun, and Aron - were told to leave the aircraft and were transported to a nearby police station and subjected to questioning. Baekho and Ren left on a plane immediately, and JR, Minhyun and Aron on a separate plane later that day.
On November 21, NU'EST went to Malaysia to perform at the SHOUT! AWARDS 2012. They presented the music video award and performed Face and Action as the closing act.
On December 9, NU'EST held a sold out mini concert in Japan which sold out in 10 minutes.
2013: Comeback & Chinese expansion:
On January 10, Pledis revealed that NU'EST is currently in the midst of final album preparations for the album that will be released in February. On January 28, NU'EST announces comeback date of February 13 and JR and Ren's teaser photos was shown. On January 30, NU'EST releases Baekho, Aron, and Minhyun's teaser photos for 2nd mini-album. The Special Edition of the album is called, "The Moments" will come with a DVD and 200 page photo book of footage from their trips to Australia and America. NU'EST's 2nd mini-album, "Hello", will reportedly come with five tracks.
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 6th member, Jason, who will be present for their Chinese promotions.
Date of Birth
(1993-05-21) May 21, 1993 (age 20)
Kim Jong Hyun
(1995-06-08) June 8, 1995 (age 18)
Kang Dong Ho
(1995-07-21) July 21, 1995 (age 18)
Hwang Min Hyun
(1995-08-09) August 9, 1995 (age 18)
Choi Min Ki
(1995-11-03) November 3, 1995 (age 18)
Date of Birth
Fu Long Fei
(1988-05-21) May 21, 1988 (age 25)
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NU'EST(뉴이스트) LOVE TOUR,
130316 Nu'est MBC Korean Music Wave in Bangkok 2013