NU’EST (뉴이스트, short for New Establish Style Tempo) is a South Korean boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment. The group consists of the five members JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren. They debuted on March 15, 2012, with the digital single "Face".
While Minhyun promoted as a member of WANNA ONE, the group formed through Produce 101 Season 2, the rest of the members promoted as a sub-unit called NU’EST W (W comes from “Waiting”).
Together they have released two studio albums, one Korean and one Japanese, one Japanese compilation album as well as seven EPs.
On March 1st, 2022 it was announced that the group will officially disband on March 14, 2022 with JR, Aron and Ren leaving Pledis Entertainment while Baekho and Minhyun renewed their contracts with the agency. They will release one last best album "Needle & Bubble" on March 15.
The group effectively and officially disbanded on March 15, 2022 on their 10 year anniversary with JR, Aron and Ren leaving Pledis Entertainment on the 14th while Baekho and Minhyun renewed their contracts with the agency.