south korean singer
Kim. In this korean name, the family name is Kim Jong-hyeon ( korean : 김종현 ; born June 8, 1995 ), once known by his degree name JR, is a south korean singer, rapper and actor who is well known as a early penis of the south korean boy group NU’EST. He is besides known for competing in the 2017 series Produce 101 Season 2. On March 14, 2022, he left Pledis Entertainment after his shrink was not renewed, following NU’EST ‘s disbandment. [ 3 ] [ 4 ]

career [edit ]

Kim ‘s first appearance was through Orange Caramel ‘s “ Bangkok City ” music video, and was first introduced toward populace in the show Hello Counselor by Kahi together with Baekho. [ 5 ] He was featured in Uee ‘s solo song “ Sok Sok Sok ”. [ 6 ] Kim besides served as After School Blue back-up dancers for “ Wonder Boy ” music video recording and live performances in concert with NU’EST members and Seventeen ‘s S.Coups. [ citation needed ] In December 2011, Kim and the early Pledis trainees dubbed as After School Boys performed together with After School on SBS Gayo Daejeon. [ 7 ]

2012–present : NU’EST and solo activities [edit ]

On March 15, 2012, Kim debuted as the independent knocker, main dancer and leader of the south korean boy group NU’EST. [ 8 ] Kim participated in the reality television receiver serial Produce 101 Season 2 during the first half of 2017 and he ranked 14th. [ 9 ] Following the decision of Produce 101 Season 2, Kim became a model for the cosmetics company Labiotte. [ 10 ] He besides joined the JTBC kind usher Night Goblin as a fix roll member and the tvN music show Shadow Singer [ko] as a pronounce. [ 11 ] [ 12 ] On June 27, 2018, Kim was confirmed as a member of Mnet ‘s newly romance reality appearance Love Catcher [ko]. He joined the celebrity-studded frame alongside four others, including Shin Dong-yup and Hong Seok-cheon. [ 13 ] In 2019, Kim became the advertise exemplar of smasher mark Origins. [ 14 ] On April 13, 2020, he renewed his contract with the brand. [ 15 ] In April 2021, Kim was cast in the function of Lee Shin in the musical play Let Me Be Your Knight. [ 16 ] On the same calendar month, he became the main host of the Naver NOW audio usher “Royal Comics”. [ 17 ]

It was announced on February 28, 2022 that NU’EST ‘s exclusive contract with Pledis Entertainment will expire on March 14, 2022 and that Kim ( aboard members Aron and Ren ) chose not to renew their contract with their representation. [ 18 ] In May 2022, Kim signed a contract with Evermore Entertainment as a solo artist and actor. [ 19 ] In June 2022, the representation announced that Kim will hold a fan meet Hi High on July 2, 2022 at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium. [ 20 ]

discography [edit ]

Singles [edit ]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album Note
Sok Sok Sok
Uee feat. Jong-hyun)[22]
2011 64 N/A Non-album single

Filmography [edit ]

Films [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Their Distance Ji-woo Japanese film [23]

television series [edit ]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Lonely Gourmet: Taipei Zhang Huai Shan / Zhang Si Nan Chinese drama [ citation needed]
2021–2022 Let Me Be Your Knight Lee Shin [16]

television shows [edit ]

Awards and nominations [edit ]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Korea First Brand Awards 2019 Male Idol Variety Star JR Won [39]
The Fact Music Awards 2018 Fan N Star Hall of Fame Award Won [40]

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