Aron at fanmeeting in September 2016
May 21, 1993
Los Angeles, Southern California, America
|Education||Loyola High School (Los Angeles)|
Aaron Young-min Kwak (Template:Ko-hhrm; born May 21, 1993), better known by the stage name Aron, is an American singer. He debuted in 2012 as a sub-vocalist and sub-rapper of South Korean boy group NU’EST.
In 2017, NU’EST halted all promotions because all NU’EST members (except Aron, due to injury) are participating in the second season of Produce 101.
Earlier Life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Pre-debut[edit | hide | edit source]
Prior to debut, Aron made numerous appearances in their labelmates' music releases as a member of Pledis Boys. He was shown as a backup dancer in After School Blue's Wonder Boy and appeared in their label's Christmas release Love Letter, along with releasing their own music video for the song.
NU'EST[edit | hide | edit source]
In February 2013, Aron injured his right thigh muscle a day before the group's comeback performance during showcase rehearsal. However, Aron still stood on the comeback stage of Mnet M Countdown. After few months, Aron was taken to the emergency room again due to acute enteritis in July. He was unable to walk and could not take part in the "L.O.Λ.E Tour" in Taiwan on 21th July.
From 8 April 2013 to 19 April 2015, Aron became a radio DJ for Arirang's Music Access.  The program had been more popular and posted an average of 3,000 stories a day on the bulletin board after Aron became the DJ. Then, Aron took up a position as a DJ on SBS PopAsia with his own show Aron's Hangout on 14 August 2015. On 22 April 2016, Aron ended his position as a DJ at SBS PopAsia's Aron's Hangout.
Aron was the main character on the music video of NuSoul's "The Ceiling" to support his debut. In 2014, he featured Chad Future's 'Got it Figured Out.' He made appearance on the f(x) Amber ′Shakes That Brass′ music video.
Songwriting[edit | hide | edit source]
Aron started participating the rap making since debut. "Nu, Establish, Style, Temp", which is included in the first single album, is written by JR and Aron. Aron has credit for co-writing the lyrics for the songs '어깨 빌려줘' and 'Action' which are included in the studio albums Re:Birth. All NU'EST members took part the lyrics for the main track 'Love Paint (every afternoon)' of fifth mini album CANVAS.
Songwriting[edit | hide | edit source]
Soundtrack appearances[edit | hide | edit source]
|2014||Chad Future||Got It Figured Out||The First Mini Album - EP||Feat. Aron|
Music video appearances[edit | hide | edit source]
DJ[edit | hide | edit source]
References[edit | hide | edit source]
- "뉴이스트 "AS-손담비 선배, 신세 많았습니다" [인터뷰]". osen. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "애프터스쿨 2년만에 엠넷 보이콧 철회 "갈등 끝"" (in Korean). Startoday. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "손담비 애프터스쿨, 크리스마스 맞이 특별앨범 '뉴페이스 누구?'" (in Korean). newsen. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "신예 뉴이스트, 민현·Aron 첫 공개 '시크+강렬'". starnews. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론, 기타연주 포착..'이런 매력도 있었네'" (in Korean). osen. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론 컴백 하루전 근육파열 병원행, 소속사 '비상'". newsen. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론, 쇼케이스 리허설 중 허벅지 부상..병원행" (in Korean). osen. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론 급성장염 응급실행 "물만 마셔도 구토"" (in Korean). newsen. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론, 데뷔 후 첫 라디오 DJ 도전장". osen. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론, 단독DJ 데뷔 100일..'인기 쑥쑥'" (in Korean). osen. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- "NU'EST's Aron Reveals The Group Is Working On A Full-length Korean Album". kpopstarz. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
- "NU'EST Aron will be on music video of rookie NuSoul". bntnews. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "Heart2Heart Singer Chad Future On His New Single 'Got It Figured Out' Featuring Aron Of NU'EST [EXCLUSIVE]". kpopstarz. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "f(x) Amber ′Shakes That Brass′ with SNSD′s Hyoyeon, GOT7′s Jackson, and More of Her BFFs in Teaser". mwave. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 "고심 끝 '프듀101' 출연 결정..팀해체NO"(공식)" (in Korean). starnews. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
- "[리폿@이슈] 인성·외모·실력 칭찬해, '프듀2'로 부활한 뉴이스트". tvreport (in Korean).
- "뉴이스트 'FACE' 공개직후 반응폭발, 뮤직비디오 조회수 급상승" (in Korean). tvreport. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트, 미소년에서 남자로 다시 태어나다 [쇼케이스-종합]" (in Korean). chic news. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "'인기가요' 뉴이스트(NU'EST), 순정만화에서 막 튀어나온 듯한 진정한 '만찢남'…'Love Paint (Every Afternoon)'" (in Korean). topstarnews. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "뉴이스트 아론, 계범주 솔로 데뷔 MV 출연 '지원 사격'" (in Korean). newspim. Retrieved 4 June 2017.