NU'EST to disband after March comeback, 3 out of 5 members end contracts with Pledis

The Pledis Entertainment boy group gives fans bittersweet news as NU’EST announce their official disbandment in March after ten long years


                            NU'EST to disband after March comeback, 3 out of 5 members end contracts with Pledis
The Pledis Entertainment boy group NU'EST to disband in March 2022 after members JR, Aron and Rem announce exit from the label (Pledis Entertainment)
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While it is common for K-pop idols to terminate their contract with their respective labels, disbandment is not usually the news that accompanies it. NU’EST has now announced that three out of five members from the group have now announced their exits from the boy group which will eventually lead to the group’s disbandment. NU’EST made their debut on March 15, 2012, and were the first boy group to come out of Pledis Entertainment. Now as the boy band and their fans were ready to celebrate the group's 10th anniversary in the industry, fans receive a piece of shocking news.

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On February 28, Pledis Entertainment, the label that manages the activities of NU’EST announced that out of the five members of the group, JR, Aron, and Ren had decided against renewing their contracts with the label. With two remaining members, Baekho And Minhyun who have decided to renew their contracts with the label, Pledis announced that this would also mark the last comeback from NU’EST insinuating that the group was going to disband.

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NU’EST announces disbandment

In their official statement announcing the disbandment of NU’EST, the label Pledis Entertainment announced their exclusive artist contract with NU’EST will end on March 14. The members of NU’EST have thus decided that they would not continue their activities as a group. It is stated that members JR, Aron, and Ren have decided to start afresh with their personal careers as they would leave the label after the expiration of their contracts.

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The two remaining members of NU’EST, namely, Baekho and Minhyun will renew their contracts with the label. As NU’EST celebrates its 10th anniversary since its debut this month, the label also announced that the members were to make a final comeback as the boy group NU’EST before capping off their official activities as a group with the label. The boy group last made their comeback in April of 2021 with their fourth full-length album, ‘Romanticize’ that peaked at Number 2 on Korean charts and Number 7 on Japanese charts.

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Alongside this, the label also announced that all fansites and accounts managed by Pledis Entertainment for NU'EST will be closed on March 31, 2022. Not only that but, all other methods to contact the members via the agency will also be closed off on the same day. This includes fancafe, memberships, PO Box, and more.

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'At least give them a grand celebration'

Fans of the group are extremely taken aback by the news of NU’EST’s disbandment. One fan said, “Pledis give no f*cking care for nuest until the end. March comeback….is announced a day before March. Atleast give them a grand celebration before the good bye. They deserve that much at least. F*ck you pledis.” One more fan said, “I cannot say I'm surprised because I saw this coming from a long mile. But I'll support the boys in their individual paths, they're still nuest's jr, aron, baekho, minhyun and ren.”

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One confused fan asked, “I don't understand. Will they continue being Nu'est (just not with Pledis) after march or would they disband? Sorry, I'm stupid.” One more fan said, “They will really disband???? PLS I NEED MORE NUEST SONGS.” One fan said, “Been waiting for nuest announcement but here we get disband announcement...” One fan said, “No nuest can’t disband yet… i never went to their concert.”

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Another fan said, “What is the mean last album???!!!! Are the disband???!!!!!!! Pleasee nooooo!” One fan said, “i already knew they would disband. Some of nuest members made it so obvious that they wouldn't renew lmao but it still fucking hurts F*CKKKK.” One fan said, “First kpop group to stan, first kpop concert… im going to miss them. im still hoping that they will not disband… that they will still remain nuest.”

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