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This week's video is Where You At by Korean boyband NUE'ST W. The group was formed in 2012 as NU'EST (which stands for "New Establish Style Tempo)  and started out with 5 members- JR aka Junior Royal (real name Kim Jong Hyun), Baekho (Kang Dong-Ho), Hwang Minhyun, Aron (real name Kwak Young-Min) and Ren (Choi Min-Ki), but Minhyn has been working with fellow boyband Wanna One since last summer, so they are continuing to release music under the name NU'EST W. The W is short for "Wait" as in, waiting for Minhyun to come back. All the members are from Korea except for Aron who is from Los Angeles, USA.*

NUE'ST  released their first single Face in March 2012 and have brought out a further 10 Korean singles, including Sleep Talking, Overcome and Where You At. They also sing in Japanese and have released 3 Japanese singles, Shalala Ring, Na. Na. Na. Namida and Bridge the World. To date they have released two studio albums, Re-Birth in July 2014 (Korean) and Bridge the World in November 2015 (Japanese); 6 Korean EPs, Action (2012), Hello (2013), Sleep Talking (2013), Q Is (2016), Canvas (2016) and W, Here (2017); and a Japanese compilation album, NU'EST Best In Korea (2014).

There was also a Chinese sub unit called N'UEST M which consists of all the N'UEST members and Jason (Fu Long Fei) but I don't think they're active any longer. You can read about them here: https://alwaysdreaminghigh.com/2016/09/03/nuest-china-nuest-m-member-profiles/

WHERE YOU AT is from NU'EST's latest album W, Here and was released in October. I liked it at the time and then hard it again more recently and bought it with an iTunes voucher I got for my birthday last month. The background music is one of my favourite parts. :)





For more on NU'EST check out these links:

Official website (Korean/English language): http://www.nuest.co.kr/official_website/

Record company site (mostly Korean): http://www.pledis.co.kr/html/artist/nuest

Official FB (Korean with English translation): https://www.facebook.com/pledisnuest

Kpop profiles (English): http://kprofiles.com/nuest-members-profile-updated/

Soompi article (English): https://www.soompi.com/2017/07/25/8-important-things-need-know-nuest/

Billboard article (English):  https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/7998473/why-nuest-was-always-worth-your-attention



*Korean names are written with the surname/family name first.

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