NU’ESTs records/Facts unique to them you might not have known!
-As some of you already know despite Nu’est being underrated they still have some records (I’ll put those in bold) and many things unique to them, so I’m making this list of info for new loves :)
- NU’EST is the first ever boy group from Pledis (debut 15th March 2012) and the 2nd ever Pledis group
-JR aka Kim Jonghyun was the first ever male trainee Pledis recruited (2009). He was casted on the street in his hometown and first thought he was being scammed lmao until he saw pictures of After School on the walls at Pledis HQ.
(cute baby bugi)
-JR is the only Leader from a Pledis group who IS NOT the oldest member in the group (he is the 2nd oldest, Aron is NU’ESTs hyung born in 1993)
-JR was called the ‘Male Kahi’ during debut
-His first MV appearance was pre-debut in Orange Caramel’s “Bangkok city” giving him the nickname ‘Bangkok city boy’
-JR felt lonely as the only male trainee for 1 Year, He had to eat instant ramen alone for that year (I guess Pledis was super broke)
-Mingi was the 2nd male trainee to Join Pledis in 2010, so JR wasn’t lonely anymore. Then Baekho joined, then Minhyun and lastly Aron joined NU’EST, possibly training for 6 months unto 1 year.
- Minhyun’s first pre-debut MV appearance was in Orange Caramel’s “Shanghai Romance” giving him the nickname “Shanghai boy”
-Baekho made his first pre-debut MV appearance in After School’s “Play Ur Love”
-All of NU’EST + S.coups appeared in After School Blue’s “Wonder Boy” as backup dancers!
(Aron and Ren made their first appearances here)
- Aron rejected a place to study journalism at New York University (SUPER HARD to get into) to go to Korea and join NU’EST
-Aron got almost full marks on his SAT’s, but he said he’s bad at math so he failed the math questions
(Aron in high school)
-Baekho’s stage name, meaning literally “white tiger” in Korean, was given to him by UEE, because apparently he looks like the character Kang Baekho from Slam dunk Manga lol
-NU’EST debut song “Face” was the most viewed kpop debut on youtube for years, and is still the most viewed kpop Boygroup debut MV all of time (almost 70m now)
- NU’EST “Face” was the best selling debut album of 2012
- During their debut, NU’EST was the group with the youngest overall age
- JR is the Youngest Kpop Leader ever to debut (at the age of 16)
Kid Leader —–> to Nation’s Leader
-NU’EST is the ONLY group ever where the Leader and Maknae are the same age! (Born 1995)
(baby Jren ❤️ )
- Besides JYJ, NU’EST is the only boy group where at least 80% of the members are the same age.
-JR and Aron have been writing rap lyrics for some years now (maybe 2014 or earlier) but in early 2016 their style changed drastically with the release of “Q is”. Baekho showed his composition skills and dream teamwork with Bumzu.
-In the “Canvas” album the members were involved in every aspect of it, JR Aron Minhyun Ren and Baekho all wrote lyrics. Baekho was heavily involved in composition, Ren’s cousin made the album art (the illustrations) and Ren also helped in Styling and Minhyun wrote the song “Thank you” for loves.
-Minhyun’s ultimate inspiration are ot5 TVXQ, his favourite song is “Love in the ice” and his Bias is Xiah Junsu
-You likely already know, But Ren’s ultimate inspiration is Lady Gaga, like her he wants to be a strength for his fans.
-The song that helped JR get through hard times when he felt like giving up is DOK2′s “On my Way” when you listen to lyrics is clear how he relates to it
‘I have long ways to go and many walls to climb over
It has been eight years but everything is still the same
To make my dream comes true, still I’m on my way’
-In 2017 4 members of NU’EST joined Produce 101, they were the trainees with the most debut experience
-Aron did not go onto Produce 101 because of a leg injury. He stayed at the dorm and waited for them to come, cooking food for them when they did.
-Minhyun is the member of Wanna One with the most debut experience
-On the PD101 final, instead of the show trending on Korean search engines, “NU’EST” and “Kim Jonghyun” trended no.1 and no.2
-NU’EST is the only group to change their name/ become a unit (NU’EST W) because 1 member is not present.
-NU’EST W is the 3rd group ever to get over 100 million hearts on v-live
-’Hello’ has been nicknamed ‘Zombie-seyo’ because of the many many times it managed to climb the chart so high after so many years, peaking no.3 on melon on the night of pd101 final
-NU’EST W got their first no.1′s on charts with “If you” a song written for Minhyun
-Despite not even having a comeback yet, Korea and internationally NU’EST’s rise has been trending
-They have been crowded “Reversal Icons”
-Lastly, when Minhyun comes back, they will be 7 years old, and will likely become the group who took the longest time to get a win on a major Music show (assuming fans stay and make them stable for Minhyun’s return)
I made this to show you how long NU’EST have been in the industry, how long they have been chasing their dream.
I hope you learned something new about NU’EST! they deserve the world for their pure talent and all they have gone through, Please support them from now on <3