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NU’EST (뉴이스트) consist of 5 members: JR, Aron, Minhyun, Baekho and Ren. The band debuted on March 15, 2012, under Pledis Entertainment.
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NU'EST (Hangul: 뉴이스트; short for New Establish Style Tempo) is a South Korean boy group formed by Pledis Entertainment. The group debuted on 15 March 2012, with the digital single "Face". The group EPs
sists 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 series Produce 101 Season 2. They have released two studio albums, one Korean and one Japanese, as well as five EPs
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NU'EST made their debut with their first single, "Face", on 15 March 2012. Their debut stage was on M! Countdown on the same day.
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.
Prior to their debut, NU'EST made appearances in their labelmates' music releases; as 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 KBS‘s television program Hello Counselor and were revealed by After School's Kahi as two of the official 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'.
2013–2014: Hello, Sleep Talking, Re:BIRTH and Japanese debut Edit
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 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.
On 22 August 2013, NU'EST released their third EP, Sleep Talking.
In December, Minhyun made his acting debut and was made a regular on the sitcom Reckless Family 3. To celebrate Music Core's 400th episode in March 2014, Ren performed Girl's Day's "Something" along with BTOB's Minhyuk, A-JAX's Seungjin, and VIXX's Hongbin.
On 9 July 2014, NU'EST released their first full album, Re:BIRTH, with "Good Bye Bye" as the title track. They also officially debuted in Japan on 5 November, with the single "Shalala Ring".
2015–2016: Japanese promotions, Q Is and Canvas Edit
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 appear on the title track due to him recovering from vocal cord polyps surgery, but he did appear on the B-side track. On 2 April, Minhyun collabrated 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 at 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".
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 their 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.
Following the conclusion of Produce 101 Season 2, JR and Ren became models for the cosmetics company Labiotte. JR also joined the JTBC variety show Night Goblin as a fixed cast member and the tvN music show Shadow Singer as a judge.  Ren also 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 will be promoting as a four-member subgroup called NU'EST W until Minhyun's return. 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 for a long time to greet fans again. NU'EST W released their debut EP W, Here with the title track "Where You At" on 10 October 2017. The album was well received, and the group 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. In October 2017, NU'EST W also modeled for the outdoor company BLACKYAK's campaign 'Art of the Youth'.
On 23 December 2017, NU'EST W contributed to A Korean Odyssey soundtrack with "Let Me Out," which is their first Korean drama song since their debut.