After School

After School

2009

Debut

Story

After School (Hangul: 애프터스쿨), stylized as AFTERSCHOOL in Japan, is a South Korean girl group formed by Pledis Entertainment with an admissions and graduation concept. The group’s current lineup consists of Raina, Nana, E-Young and Kaeun. As of September 2018, After School has had eleven members who have joined and „graduated“ since their debut as a quintet in 2009.

After School officially debuted in January 2009 with „AH!“ from the single album New Schoolgirl. In 2010, the three newest members at that time formed the group’s first subunit, Orange Caramel, and in 2011 a second subunit was formed when the group was split into two teams, A.S. Red and A.S. Blue, for the release of their fourth single album.

After School received attention for their unique live performances, often incorporating different performance styles into their songs, including drums, tap dancing and pole dancing, which garnered praise from Billboard who referred to the group as the „top performers in K-pop“.

Since 2015, After School has halted group promotions and the members have embarked on individual music, acting and modelling careers.

OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, R&B, dance-pop
Years active2009–2015 (hiatus)
LabelsPledis Entertainment, Avex Trax, Avex Taiwan
Associated actsOrange Caramel, After School Red, After School Blue, Happy Pledis
Websitepledis.co.kr/html/artist/afterschool
Members

Raina (레이나)
Nana (나나)
E-Young (이영)
Ka Eun (가은)

Past Members

So Young (소영)
Bekah (베카)
Kahi (가희)
Juyeon (주연)
Jung-A (정아)
UEE (유이)
Lizzy (리지)

Members

2010-present

Raina (레이나)
Oh Hye-rin (오혜린)
MV (3rd Gen.)
07.05.1989
Ulsan

2010-present

Nana (나나)
Im Jin-ah (임진아)
LV, MR, (V)
14.09.1991
Cheongju, North Chungcheong

2011-present

E-Young (이영)
Noh Yi Young (노이영)
V, R, LD
16.08.1992
Chuncheon

2012-present

Ka Eun (가은)
Lee Kaeun (이가은)
LV, LR
20.08.1994
Seoul

2009-2010

So Young (소영)
Yoo So Young (유소영)
V
29.03.1986


2009-2011

Bekah (베카)
Rebekah Kim (레베카 김)
V, MR
11.08.1989
Honolulu, Hawaii

2009-2012

Left June 22nd, 2017

Kahi (가희)
Park Kahi (박가희)
L (1), LV, LR, MD
25.12.1980
Gangwon

2009-2015

Juyeon (주연)
Lee Joo Yeon (이주연)
V
19.03.1987
Sanggye-dong

Sub-Units

  • Orange Caramel: Raina, Nana and Lizzy [2010-present]
  • After School Red: Kahi, Jungah, Uee and Nana [2011]
  • After School Blue: Jooyeon, Raina, Lizzy, and E-Young [2011]
2
Gaon Charts
10
Japan Oricon Charts
5
Billboard World Charts
Virgin
Studio Album April 29, 2011
  1. ELVIS 3:20
    8
  2. Love is only you 3:45
  3. Temptation 3:44
  4. ELVIS (Band Ver.) 3:20
Wanna Be 2nd Single Album 2012.10.10
  1. Get Out 3:34
    5
  2. Happy Ending 4:07
  3. My Song 3:30

Moya (AOA Black)
3rd Single Album 2013.07.26

  1. Moya
    9
  2. Without You
  3. Moya (Inst.)
  4. Without You (inst.)

Red Motion
4th Single Album 2013.10.15

  1. 흔들려 (Confused)
    12
  2. 니꺼 내꺼 (Yours, Mine)