Nu’est was formed in 2012 by Pledis Entertainment. Before becoming a group and while being trainees, they already did some individual activities by appearing in music videos or being back up dancers. When they have been put together, there were already huge expectations. Their first song was talking about bullying in school, because they directly wanted to show an image of idols who care about the troubles of society. But the concept was not fitting them very well. With their last mini album Hello, they are more themselves, it’s showing a real Nu’est spirit and it will probably bring them to the top. We really hope they will keep doing music like that because they have a lot of talents. The success is not extremely huge yet, but they have some success. We are definitely looking forward for the next album to see if they can show us what they got. As for now, we decided to support them because they really showed potential and we’d like to believe that they can reach the top.
Nu’est, it’s 5 very young members. The leader is JR, though he is not the oldest. He is the main rapper and main dancer. He has a lot of charisma and is very handsome, you cannot miss him when he is on stage and he raps very well. He seems to have a strong personality and that’s probably why he is a good leader. The oldest member, Aron, is the lead rapper and lead dancer. Aron comes from America and more exactly from L.A.. He speaks better English than Korean, that’s always something good to be able to become a worldwide artist. He seems to have a nice personality, even though it must be hard for him because of the cultural difference as he was raised in the USA. But he seems to adapt very well. Then, we have the lead vocalist Minhyun, he has a really nice voice. But he seems to be a bit more reserved than the others, so we don’t hear him much. The main vocalist, Baekho, who is always smiling and joyful. He has a wonderful voice and can do a lot with it. You can only enjoy listening to him. He is quite talkative and funny. And last but not least the maknae, sub vocalist and most popular member of the band, Ren. He is very feminine and cute, but at the same time, he likes to play the bad boy, which is a bit weird. He is playing the sweet and shy boy very well but I am not sure he is that shy and sweet, we need to find out!
Their first release was made in January 2012 with their single „Face“. After that, they did a reality show which brings them much more success. But they waited until July 2012 to make a new release, their first mini album „Action“. We think that their second mini album is the best they did so far. „Hello“ which was released in February 2013 is definitely giving them more credit.
So from now on, we will take a closer look and keep an eye on Nu’est and we hope you will do the same. In the meantime, we advise you to check them out and show them your support, so maybe one day they will be able to come in Europe and meet their European fans.
Text by Virginia Clinberghe.