Nu'Est is back after almost exactly a year with their new mini album Q Is, with their title track Overcome's music video being released just yesterday.
A year is a long time in K-Pop time to not release any music for most groups (ignore YG because they hate us) but it makes sense that Nu'Est stepped back a bit from Korean promotions because of:
1.) the lack of success from their last Korean comeback which in reality wasn't a full comeback anyway because it was more of a 'yay we have been together for 3 years' short release
2.) their company Pledis launched their monster rookies Seventeen and, being a small poor company, probably could not handle actively promoting two groups at the same time in Korea.
3.) They were heavily promoting in Japan, because they were.
I'm betting on reason 3, though I am sure the other two play a hand in schedules as well.
Anyway, due to this break, or just because they never were insanely popular, many of you don't know much about them.
I wanted to create a card that taught us a little bit about them and could make it easier for you to get into the fandom if they peaked your fancy.
So let's get educated on a little Nu'Est shall we?!
1. Nu'Est as a group
-NU'EST (뉴이스트), pronounced New East, and stands for New Establish Style Tempo.
-They debuted in March of 2012 with debut title track Face
-There are five members: JR, Baekho, Aron, Ren, Minhyun (I will go into more about them individually later)
-Their official fandom name is L.O./\.E
-BONUS: for fans of Seventeen (Carats yay!), S.Coups was almost a member!
-Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
-Stage Name: JR (stands for Junior Royal...yeah)
-Birthday: June 8, 1995
- He is the leader, main rapper, and main dancer
*if you want to point him out in the newest mv, he is the cutie who raps and has grey hair*
-Birth Name: Aron Kwak
-Stage Name: Aron
-Birthday: May 21, 1993 (old man Aron)
-He is a vocalist, lead dancer, lead rapper, and also the foreign element because he is from Los Angeles.
*if you want to point him out in the newest mv, he is the cutie who sings around the 0:43 mark and has shorter brown hair*
-Birth Name: Kang Dong Ho (강동호)
-Stage Name: Baekho (백호)
-Birthday: July 21, 1995
-He is the main vocalist (powerful voice seriously)
*if you want to point him out in the newest mv, he is the cutie who sings the first part of the chorus and has short black hair with shaved sides*
-Birth Name: Hwang Min Hyun (황민현)
-Stage Name: Minhyun (민현)
-Birthday: August 9, 1995
- He is the lead vocalist
*if you want to point him out in the newest mv, he is the cutie with the white/blonde hair literally killing me with his good looks*
-Birth Name: Choi Min Gi (최민기)
-Stage Name: Ren (렌)
-Birthday: November 3, 1995
- He is a vocalist and the maknae (seriously they probably all consider each other the same age because they basically are except Old Man Aron)
*if you want to point him out in the newest mv, he is the cutie with the long black hair (thank the lord they are extensions, I know he isn't a fan of the long hair) and the adorable voice*
7. Nu'Est: The Music
-Single Album, released March 2012
-Tracklist: 01. NU, Establish, Style, Tempo
02. Face (Title, debut song, my favorite single by them)
03. I'm Sorry
-Mini Album, released July 2012
-Tracklist: 01. Not Over You (also had an MV, literally the cutest thing)
02. Action (Title)
03. Sandy (also had an MV, more of a documentary thing)
04. Happy Birthday (생일 축하해요)
-Mini Album, released February 2013
-Tracklist: 01. Hello (여보세요) (Title)
02. Hello Hello
03. Introduce Me to Your Noona (너네 누나 소개시켜줘)
04. Just a Little (조금만)(Ft. Yoonhan)
05. Beautiful Solo (personal favorite of mine)
-Mini Album, released August 2013
-Tracklist: 01. Sleep Talking (잠꼬대)(Title)(super bomb song, 10/10 recommend)
02. Beautiful Ghost
03. Pretty (예뻐)(Ft. Yoo Ara of Hello Venus)
04. Fine Girl (also has an MV, more of a behind the scenes thing)
05. Love You More (조금 더 사랑할게)
06. Don’t Dress Provocatively (야하게 입지마)
-Full Studio Album, released July 2014
-Tracklist: 01. Judgement
02. Big Deal
03. Good Bye Bye (Title)
04. Love Without Love (사랑 없는 사랑)
06. Climax (also a personal favorite of mine)
07. Lend A Shoulder (어깨 빌려줘)(Feat. Kye Bum Zu)
10. Hello (여보세요)
11. Sleep Talking (잠꼬대)
12. Hey, Love (Bonus Track)
-Single Album, released February 2015
-was a 3rd year anniversary gift, not a complete comeback
-Tracklist: 01. I'm Bad (Title)
02. A Scene Without You (나와 같은 차를 마시고)
-Mini Album, released February 2016 (YAY!)
-Fun Fact: Baekho helped in the production of this album
*I couldn't find any english titles yet so if I remember once I find them, I'll edit this*
-Tracklist: 01. 나의 천국
02. Overcome (여왕의 기사) (Title)
03. 사실 말야
That is my quick rundown of Nu'Est, I hope you enjoyed this.
If they peak your interest, watch some of their shows, they are pretty cute guys.
Baekho is literally a hyper bean, to be prepared.
L.O./\.E.S WHERE YOU AT?
*I own none of the above videos or photos,
and I found a lot of my information off wiki, misskpop, and bluexbird's blogspot*