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Weight: 58 kg
Height: 178 cm
Real name: 김종현 / Kim Jong Hyun
Date of Birth: June 8, 1995


About JR (NU’EST)

JR (NU’EST) Facts

  • K-Pop Group: NU’EST
    • Position Leader, Rapper and Dancer.
    • Sub-Unit: NU’EST W
  • Training period 2 years
  • Education
    • Seoul Broadcasting High School (Graduate)
  • Hobbies Reading comics, watching anime, making toys and creating rap’s.
  • Languages Korean (native language), Japanese (Fluent) and English (Basic).
  • Instruments: Play the piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums and trombone.
  • Favorite color Black, yellow and green.
  • Favorite food Chicken.
  • Motto “Once you start doing something, the results should show.”
  • Rolemodels Eminem and BIGBANG.
  • He was Pledis’ first male apprentice.
  • He had a leg injury when he was an apprentice, which put him out of practice for two months. He said he was frustrated about it, since he was unable to practice.
  • His parents own a restaurant in Gangneung-Gangwondo.
  • It was only 3 places away from belonging to the project group of PRODUCE 101he was ranked 14th in the final ranking.
  • It was confirmed that JR, will join the permanent jury of TVN’s ‘Suspicious Singer’! The first episode of it aired on August 4, 2017, but he was originally a guest, now it has been revealed that starting from the next episode he will join the show as one of the permanent jurors.
  • On December 20, 2017, Pledis Entertainment announced that JR will be heading to the jungle for the first time, stating, “JR is hosting on the SBS show “Law of the Jungle.”

About JR

JR was born in Kangwon-do, Kangreung, a place far away from Seoul, so he never had the idea of becoming an idol. One day while on his way to school, he auditioned for Pledis. He told his parents but they were against the idea. An agent of Pledis talked to his father, told him that he was looking for a boy like JR to debut in a group and make him an idol. With that, he convinced him and he agreed to give permission. After that, he trained since he was 16 years old for Pledis.

JR (NU’EST) Advertisement

  • 2019 Lloyd (collaboration)
  • 2019 Origins Cosmetics
  • 2018: Hang Ten (besides NU’EST W)
  • 2017: Labiotte (besides NU’EST W)
  • 2017 labiotte (besides Ren)
  • 2011 : New Balance CF feat Lizzytogether with NU’EST.

JR (NU’EST) Collaborations

  • UEE – Many Many Many Many (feat. JR) (2011)
  • After School – Someone is You (Chorus) (2010)

JR (NU’EST) Drama

  • Let Me Be Your Knight (SBS, 2021)
  • Gu Du De Mei Shi Jia (Youku, 2015)

Lyrics for Songs


JR (NU’EST) Films

  • Their Distance (2016)

JR (NU’EST) Awards

  • 2019 Korea First Brand Awards Male Idol Variety Star Award

JR (NU’EST) TV Programs

  • There Is No House for Us in Seoul (jTBC, 2021) Ep. 20
  • WePlay 2 (Youtube, 2020)
  • Problem Child in House (KBS, 2020)
  • Stars Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant (KBS, 2020)
  • TMI News (Mnet, 2019) (besides Aron)
  • UHSN (Mnet, 2019) Narrator (Together with Min Hyun)
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN, 2019) (besides Min Hyun)
  • Not The Same Person You Used To Know (Mnet, 2018)
  • Happy Together 4 (KBS2, 2018)
  • The Kkondae Live (Mnet, 2018)
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC, 2018)as Panelist
  • Hello Counselor (KBS2, 2018) (17.09.2018) (Ep. 380, together with Ren)
  • Battle Trip (KBS2, 2018) (besides Baek Ho)
  • Love Catcher (MNET, 2018)
  • Lan Cable Life (JTBC, 2018)
  • Unexpected Q (MBC, 2018)
  • Borrow Trouble, season 2 (JTBC2, 2018)
  • First Time Since I Was Born (E Channel, 2018)
  • Law of the Jungle (SBS, 2018)
  • Master Key (SBS, 2017) (Ep. 04, 06, 08 and 11)
  • Happy Together 3 (KBS2, 2017) (besides Baek Ho)
  • Weekly Idol (MBCevery1, 2017).
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC, 2017)
  • Wanna One Go! (Mnet, 2017) Invited Special Ep. 2
  • Night Goblin (JTBC, 2017 – 2018)
  • Suspicious Singer (tvN, 2017)
  • PRODUCE 101season 2 (Mnet, 2017)
  • LOVE STORY Season 5 (2014)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 4 (2013)
  • NU’EST in LOVE (Mnet, 2013)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 3 (2013)
  • MTV Diary (MTV, 2013)
  • LOΛE STORY Season 2 (2013)
  • MTV Kpop 20 (MTV, 2012) MC
  • LOΛE STORY (2012)
  • Making of a Star NU’EST Landing Operation (MBC, 2012)

JR (NU’EST) Music videos

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