NU’EST announced their official disbandment after 10 years as a group, 3 out of 5 members will leave the company

The sudden disbandment of NU’EST made Kpop fans extremely saddened.

On February 28th, Pledis Entertainment made an announcement that NU’EST would officially disband on March 14th, 2022 via Weverse app. Accordingly, 3 members Aron, JR and Ren did not renew the contract, only Minhyun and Baekho remained in the company. The group’s last album in their 10-year-long career will also be released in March.


Pledis Entertainment’s full statement is as following:


This is PLEDIS Entertainment.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the fans who have shown boundless and unwavering support for NU’EST over the past ten years.

The exclusive artist contract with NU’EST will conclude as of March 14. Our company and the members of NU’EST went through careful consideration and discussions on the future of the individual members, what would be the best path for everyone, and how they can present their best selves.

JR, Aron, and Ren have decided to start afresh after leaving our company. Baekho and Minhyun will renew their contracts. We respect and support the decisions of every member as they are the result of careful and extensive consideration and discussions.

NU’EST is a valuable group that holds a special place in our company as the first boy group of PLEDIS Entertainment. The group has been loved by many with their stylish music, performances, and the way in which they write their dramatic narrative with their fearless attitude since their debut. We would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren who have always put their best foot forward over the past ten years.

NU’EST will cap off their official activities as NU’EST of PLEDIS Entertainment with their album that will be released in March. PLEDIS Entertainment wishes the best for the members’ new leap forward and growth and will continue to cheer for their bright future ahead of them.

We would like to express once again our gratitude to L.O.Λ.E who have always stayed by NU’EST’s side. We ask you to give your unchanging love and support to the members as they embark upon the next chapter of their careers.

Thank you.”

This news makes Kpop fans extremely surprised and regretful. NU’EST debuted in 2012 and became famous with the hit Face, once considered a formidable opponent of EXO. However, the group went downhill and only really regained its popularity after 4 members participated in Produce 101 in 2017.

NU’EST will officially disband after 10 years together
When they first debuted, NU’EST owned a super hit titled Face
The group was once considered a formidable opponent to EXO
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