NU’EST’s JR Talks About How He Became Chief, Picks His Proudest Moment + Favorite NU’EST Music, And More


NU’EST’s JR not too long ago participated in an interview sequence from News1 highlighting Ok-pop group leaders to speak about his group, profession, and extra.

Though the position of chief is commonly appointed to the oldest member, this isn’t the case for NU’EST. When requested how he grew to become the chief of his group at solely 17 years of age, JR shared with amusing, “I additionally query why our company made me chief.”

He continued, “If I actually give it some thought, our oldest member Aron is Korean-American, so he wasn’t that conversant in residing in Korea. I additionally had the longest coaching interval, so I’m wondering if that’s why they gave me the position of chief. Our company believed in me.”

JR additionally spoke about how respecting your members is the important thing to sustaining a workforce for a very long time. When requested which member he depends on most for recommendation, he shared that it was onerous to select only one. As a substitute, he defined the alternative ways he depends on every member.

He mentioned, “Since Aron is older than me, I are likely to lean on him so much with out even figuring out. When having to select a course or make an enormous resolution, I discuss so much with Baekho. Ren has the power to make others converse comfortably. To Ren, I discuss so much about my considerations because the human Kim Jonghyun (JR’s beginning title), somewhat than as JR. After I’m working and have lifelike considerations that make me assume, ‘What ought to I do?’ I chat with Minhyun. I depend on my members so much. If I didn’t, it will be so onerous.”

Though they initially made their debut in 2012, NU’EST garnered extra consideration from their group look on “Produce 101 Season 2” in 2017. Concerning the tough resolution to compete as a gaggle that had already debuted, JR shared, “It’s true that we had many considerations. On the time, my members and I simply thought, ‘Even when it ends when it ends, let’s attempt every thing we are able to. It’s higher to remorse it after making an attempt it.’”

He added, “Aron couldn’t compete as a consequence of a leg damage, so 4 of us appeared collectively. Whereas competing on ‘Produce 101 Season 2,’ I realized quite a lot of issues and realized that onerous work pays off so long as you don’t quit. I used to be happy with myself for taking up the problem, and I’ve no regrets.”

Final 12 months, all of NU’EST renewed their contracts with Pledis Leisure. When requested what the members mentioned throughout that point, JR replied, “Once we talked about renewing, everybody’s response was the identical: ‘If you happen to do it, I clearly will too!’”

Final Might, NU’EST acquired their first music present win as a full group 2,611 days after their debut. JR talked about this achievement sharing, “After profitable first place, I acquired teary pondering, ‘We’ve come all the way in which right here…How can this be?’ I used to be simply completely satisfied.” With amusing, he added, “I particularly appreciated that it marked the longest time it took for a gaggle to win first place.”

He continued, “After the published, we had been on our strategy to a radio present when my dad referred to as me. Nonetheless, he didn’t name to speak to me and as a substitute requested to speak to my members to inform them ‘Congratulations.’ It’s actually a day I’ll always remember.”

JR additionally picked his favourite NU’EST track, although he had a tough time selecting as a result of the group’s discography is filled with gems. He defined, “The track the place each facet suits completely is our upcoming title monitor ‘I’m in Bother.’ In addition to this track, it’s our debut track ‘FACE.’” With amusing he shared, “After I first heard ‘FACE’ I believed, ‘That is going to be large.’”

When requested what his proudest and most memorable second has been whereas selling, JR picked each second when their followers are supporting them. He commented, “I really feel very regretful that we are able to’t see our followers up shut for these upcoming promotions (as a consequence of COVID-19). My proudest second is profitable first place after 2,611 days. There was a time once I thought, ‘Will we have the ability to win No. 1 because the 5 of us?’ I used to be completely satisfied to have achieved that.”

Lastly, JR was requested to think about the way forward for NU’EST and choose each his short-term targets and long-term dream. For NU’EST he shared, “I all the time assume that it will be good to be along with my members for a very long time.”

He continued, “First, I hope our followers and members are all wholesome. Additionally, my objective is for NU’EST to actively promote for a very long time collectively. Identical to how we miraculously gained first place after 2,611 days, my dream is to work more durable and obtain a Daesang (grand prize).”

NU’EST will make their comeback on Might 11 with their eigth mini album “The Nocturne.” Try all of the teasers to this point right here!

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