JR 제이알 is the leader, main dancer, and main rapper of Nu'est.
JR was born Kim Jonghyun 김종현 on Thursday, June 8, 1995, in Gangwon-do, Gangreung.
JR has a lot in common with his members. He and Aron are both Geminis. He, Baekho, Minhyun, and Ren were all born in the Chinese Year of the Pig. He and Ren are both 178 cm or 5'10" tall. He and Minhyun and Ren all share the blood type O. He and Baekho have both attended Seoul Broadcasting High School.
The stage name JR stands for Junior Royal. He says his happiest time as a trainee was when he rapped on Uee's "Sok Sok Sok" and even performed it live at a fan meeting. He appeared in Orange Caramel's music video for "Bangkok City." He was in the choir in After School's "Someone Is You" with Ren and Baekho.
JR has two older sisters.
He plays the piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums, and trombone. His role model is Eminem.
His hobbies are reading comic books and making toys.