Meet The New Duo—JXR!
Becoming an idol requires considerable effort and struggle, starting from joining in various auditions and becoming a trainee in some agencies to get their desires. This was also experienced by the new duo named JXR, where their debut was eagerly awaited by many people. But actually, what is the duo JXR? And how was this group formed and how did they debut? The answers to these questions are in this article; Channel-Korea will provide you with all the information about JXR from their full profiles and facts, to their most recent news. So, keep on reading!
Group name: JXR (제이엑스알)
Members: Yuri & Baekjin
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Label/Agency: ESVINE Entertainment
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Name: Baek Jin (백진)
Stage Name: Baekjin (백진)
Date of Birth: July 6th, 1995
Position: Rapper, Main Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood type: AB
Interesting Facts About Baekjin
After we checked out Baekjin’s profile, it seems incomplete if we don’t check out Baekjin’s facts. So, here are some interesting facts about Baekjin:
- Baekjin is a former contestant of the survival show Produce 101 where the program was made to give birth to the boy band Wanna One. However, Baekjin was eliminated in the eighth episode being ranked #36
- Beside being a former trainee/contestant of Produce 101 Season 2, Baekjin is also a former contestant of MIXNINE who was eliminated in the 2nd elimination round
- He has an older sister named Yujin, and his older sister is a member of the group S#alfa
- Baekjin also has a younger brother, and his brother is an actor
- Baekjin trained for a year and eight months
- He became a Start Entertainment trainee in 2017, only three months after his appearance in MIXNINE. Then after that, he joining Vine Entertainment and became the senior of the new rookie group SECRET NUMBER
- His hobbies are kick boarding, B-Boxing, and skateboarding
- He is good at rapping and dancing
- Baekjin’s role models are Michael Jackson, NCT, GD, IU, and Winner
- His dance cover and rapping are always posted on Instagram, and Vine Entertainment’s YouTube Channel
- He is a close friend of Yuri, Sangho (Gost), and Kim Kookheon (Music Works, BofYou)
- Baekjin has eight tattoos, and one of his favorite ones is “BBB” on his right arm which stands for “B-Boy Baek Jin”
- When he feels nervous, he tends to bite his nails
- Baekjin is an ambitious songwriter, and he has posted several clips of self-composed songs on Instagram stories
- Baekjin took part in Seo Eunkyo’s “LOVE” MV and has his own rap verse
- He is a former member of Expression Crew, a well-established Korean B-boy crew and got in 2nd place in the top division for the South Korea World of dance qualifiers in 2016
Name: Park Yuri (박유리)
Stage Name: Yuri (유리)
Date of Birth: December 28th, 1994
Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Vocalist
Height: 186 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Blood type: B
Nationality: Russian (currently Korean)
YouTube: Yuri Park
Interesting Facts About Park Yuri
After checking out Yuri’s profile, it seems incomplete if we don’t check out Yuri’s facts. So, here are some interesting facts about Yuri:
- Yuri was also is a contestant of Produce 101 Season 2 along with Baekjin, but he was eliminated in Episode eight ranking 40th
- Yuri was a trainee for three years
- His hobbies are swimming, playing hockey, taking photos, and boarding
- Yuri is half Russian half Korean
- He can speak English and Russian fluently
- He is good at playing guitar and saxophone
- Yuri is a model and artist under ESteem Entertainment where the agency is SM Entertainment’s modeling agency, and he has modeled for Calvin Klein
- Yuri almost debuted with NCT, but then he transferred to ESteem Entertainment to start his career as a model
- Yuri’s role model is Park Jinsoo, and he wanted to become a model because of his role model
- He wanted to become a model first, then he wanted to be an idol
- Yuri has a Scottish Fold named Lyolik, and Lyolik has his own Instagram account named @park_lyolik. His Scottish Fold made its first appearance along with him on the show Cat Butler’s Brag
- He has participated in Pajama Friends, Society Games Season 2, and Mimi Show
- Yuri is a close friend of NCT’s Taeil, ESteem’s model Jung Hyuk, and NEW KIDD’s Ji Hansol (former SM trainee)
- He had already finished his military service in Russia before starting his career in Korea
- He is now officially a Korean citizen after receiving his citizenship on September 19th, 2019
- Yuri is a Mensa member
- Yuri appeared in NCT 127’s “Good Things” performance MV as well as in Luna’s solo “Free Somebody” MV
The two JXR members are former contestants of Produce 101 Season 2, and they have also known each other for a while and are close friends. Yuri and Baekjin were said to be a duo that was formed as a result of a collaboration project between ESteem Entertainment and Vine Entertainment under the name ESVINE Entertainment. This began in 2019, more precisely on November 27th, their official Instagram account posted a short video with the caption: “JxR DEBUT COMING SOON.” Then starting from December 2th–4th, they released both individual and group concept teasers.
After releasing the concept teasers, on December 5th, 2019, JXR officially debuted by releasing their first single and music video titled “Element.” Their debut really caught the attention of the people who already waited for them, even more so in making this single Drew Ryan Scott took part in the music production and arrangement. As we know, Drew Ryan Scott is a singer from the United States who had previously taken part in making the legendary Super Junior song “Sorry Sorry,” and songs of other groups from SM Entertainment such as EXO and TVXQ.
The lyrics of their song “Element” were also written directly by Yuri and Baekjin, as they have already been known as songwriters since appearing in Produce 101 Season 2. Their debut was Yuri and Baekjin’s first debut as singers after both of them had a chance and failed in a competition.
The day after debut, JXR made their first debut stage on a weekly music program named Music Bank aired on KBS. They made an energetic performance and also danced with their own charisma in black and grey suits with some back dancers.
The lyrics of their song tells about someone who falls in love at first sight with a girl, and, and the girl feels the same way. Even though the music video looks simple, their song and music sound very catchy! For those of you who haven’t watched it yet, you can watch it by clicking play on the video below!
As a new idol group, of course, they have a lot of schedules for promoting their single and their group. Seeing from JXR’s official Instagram @official.jxr it seems that they have a pretty tight schedule. This can be seen in their Instagram posts: Yuri is the MC of the After School Club talk show program that airs every Tuesday on ARIRANG TV. As for the group schedule, it seems like there’s no official information about their activities for a comeback or anything else.
That’s all about JXR: from their debut to their recent news. Don’t forget to kindly share your thoughts about them in the comment section below!