NU’EST’s Kim Jong-hyun (JR): From His ‘Produce 101’ Days to Latest Variety Shows

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The Loveable Kim Jong-hyun (JR) From NU’EST

Who doesn’t know NU’EST? They are one of the biggest boy group that is based in South Korea. They’re also raised under Pledis Entertainment and already debuted since 2012. But now, we’re going to talk about one of their members, Kim Jong-hyun – also known as NU’EST’s JR!

NU’EST’s JR is famously known as the leader of NU’EST. Not only he is the leader, but he is also a singer, rapper, and actor. NU’EST’s JR used to participate in Produce 101 Season 2. Even from his debuted with NU’EST, he was already in the spotlight of the public. One of his hit appearances, from when he hadn’t made a debut yet, was in the music video “Bangkok City” by Orange Caramel.

People must’ve been curious to learn more about NU’EST’s JR! So, in this article, Channel-Korea will introduce you with the loveable NU’EST’s JR and everything you need to know about him!

Profile and Interesting Facts About NU’EST’s JR

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We will present you with information that will get you closer to NU’EST’s JR by sharing his profile and some interesting facts about him. So, here we go!

Full Profile

Birth Name: Kim Jong-hyun (김종현)

Stage Name: JR

Place and Date of Birth: Kangreung, Kang Won-do, South Korea, June 8th, 1995

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Age: 23 (International age)/24 (Korean age)

Blood Type: O

Height: 176 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Position: Leader, Face of The Group, Main Dancer, Vocalist

Instagram: @pockyjr

Interesting Facts

Here are some of the interesting facts about NU’EST’s JR!

  • NU’EST’s JR was the first member of NU’EST who was revealed by Pledis Entertainment
  • He was one of the contestants in Produce 101 Season 2 but he didn’t make the top 11
  • When he was in Produce 101, he was called the “Nation’s Leader,” because he was always being chosen as the leader
  • Other talents he has are speaking Japanese and writing song lyrics
  • He loves playing games and reading manhwa
  • His favorite colors are yellow, black, and green
  • He knows how to play piano, flute, drums, trombone, and the other instruments
  • NU’EST’s JR ideal type of a girl is someone who can take good care of him, and someone who is strong both on the outside and on the inside
  • Big Bang and Eminem are his role models
  • He loves to eat chicken
  • He has a strong charisma

Discography of NU’EST’s JR

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Here is the full discography of NU’EST’s JR!

Singles

Year Title
2011 Sok Sok Sok (feat. Uee)

 

Studio Albums with NU’EST

Title Album Details
Re: Birth Release date: July 9th, 2014

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Bridge the World Release date: November 18th, 2015 (Japanese)

Label: Ariola Japan

Formats: CD, Digital download

 

Compilation Albums with NU’EST

Title Album Details
NU’EST Best in Korea Release date: July 30th, 2014

Label: Ariola Japan

Formats: CD, Digital download

 

Extended Plays with NU’EST

Title Album Details
Action Release date: July 11th, 2012

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Hello Release date: February 13th, 2013

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Sleep Talking Release date: August 22nd, 2013

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Q Is Release date: February 17th, 2016

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Canvas Release date: August 29th, 2016

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

W, Here Release date: October 10th, 2017

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Who, You Release date: June 2nd, 2018

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

Wake, N Release date: November 26th, 2018

Label: Pledis Entertainment

Formats: CD, Digital download

 

Singles with NU’EST

Year Title
2012 Face
2012 Action
2013 Hello
2013 Sleep Talking
2014 Good Bye Bye
2015 I’m Bad
2016 Overcome
2016 Love Paint (Every Afternoon)
2016 Daybreak (Sungmyun and JR)

 

2017 If You
2017 Where You At
2018 Dejavu
2018 Help Me
2014 Shalala Ring (Japanese)
2015 Na.Na.Na Namida (Japanese)
2015 Bridge the World (Japanese)

 

Singles as Collaborating Artist with NU’EST

Year Title
2012 Dashing Through the Snow in High Heels (Orange Caramel and NU’EST)
2018 I Don’t Care (Spoonz and NU’EST W)

Filmography of NU’EST’s JR

Here is the complete filmography of NU’EST’s JR!

Films

Year Title Role
2016 Their Distance Ji-woo

 

Television Series

Year Title Role
2015 Lonely Gourmet: Taipei Zhang Huai Shan/Zhang Si Nan

 

Television Programs

Year Title Network
2017 Produce 101 Season 2 Mnet
2017 Night Goblin JTBC
2017 Shadow Singer tvN
2917 Master Key SBS
2018 Looking for Trouble Season 2: Paradise JTBC2
2018 Love Catcher Mnet
2018 LAN Cable Life JTBC
2018 Not the Same Person You Used to Know Mnet

NU’EST’s JR in Produce 101

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Like we said before, NU’EST’s JR participated in Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017. But unfortunately, he only managed to rank 14th. He was with the other members of NU’EST once they revealed why they had decided to join the show Produce 101 Season 2. Some people thought they were kind of a failed boy group, so they wanted to prove them wrong by participating in Produce 101 Season 2.

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NU’EST’s JR also explained that he felt like he wanted to cry every time he was on the stage of Produce 101 Season 2 for the evaluation. Even though most of the time they didn’t receive good grades during Produce 101 Season 2, they still, however, received a lot of support from their fans.

Watch one of NU’EST’s JR performances in Produce 101 Season 2 here:

Nation’s Leader

As we said previously, NU’EST’s JR used to be called the “Nation’s Leader.” It was because, during Produce 101 Season 2, NU’EST’s JR had always been chosen as the leader. NU’EST’s JR also stole the nation’s heart with the demonstration of his good leadership skills in Produce 101 Season 2. During Produce 101 Season 2, when the group was performing “Justice League,” they went to the top because of the leadership of NU’EST’s JR! The performance of “Justice League” received a lot of attention from the people, especially when they were performing Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry.”

NU’EST’s JR also cheered up the other members when they were at their lowest point, as the good leader, NU’EST’s JR was there to keep everyone confident and positive.

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Not only that, but he was called the “Nation’s Leader” because it was thought that he already had quite a lot of experience. He is also known as the good leader of NU’EST. During the interview with the W Korea, he explained about his leadership, “I think it’s because I had experience promoting. I thought the thing that lasted the most was the stage, and I wanted to make every stage I stood on a legendary stage. That is not something I can achieve by myself. My usual personality also is not the type that tries to survive by myself.”