AOA

30.07.2012

Debut

Story

AOA (Hangul: 에이오에이 „eioei„; an acronym for Ace of Angels, Hangul: 천사의 에이스 „cheonsaui eiseu„) is a South Korean girl group formed by FNC Entertainment. Originally, AOA debuted as an eight-member girlband that consisted of Choa, Jimin, Yuna, Youkyung, Chanmi, Hyejeong, Seolhyun, and Mina. AOA are currently promoting as a six-member girl group. Member Choa officially left in June 2017, while Youkyung left from the group in October 2016 following termination of her contract and would be a guest member in any future AOA Black activities. The group officially debuted by having their debut music stage on August 9, 2012, on M Countdown. On October 15, 2016, it was announced that Youkyung had left the agency and group following the end of her contract, but would be a guest member in any future AOA Black activities. On June 22, Choa announced her departure from the group. FNC Entertainment later denied the statement. On June 30, they confirmed that Choa had left the group. On April 18, 2018 FNC Entertainment confirmed that AOA would be returning as a group of six in May 2018. It was later confirmed in early May that the group would be returning with their fifth mini album titled Bingle Bangle on May 28, 2018.

OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, R&B, dance-pop
Years active2012–present
LabelsFNC Entertainment,  Delicious Deli, Virgin Music, Universal Music Japan
Associated actsAOA Black, AOA White, AOA Cream
Websitefncent.com/aoa
Members

Jimin (지민)
Yuna (유나)
Hyejeong (혜정)
Mina (민아)
Seolhyeon (설현)
Chanmi (찬미)

Past Members

Yugyeong (유경)
Choa (초아)

Members

Jimin (지민)
Shin Ji-min (신지민)
L / MR / Guitar
08.01.1991
Bundang-gu, Seongnam

@aoa.jimin

Yuna (유나)
Seo Yuna (서유나)
MV / Keyboard
30.12.1992
Busan

@aoa.seoyuna

Hyejeong (혜정)
Sin Hyejeong (신혜정)
LV / LD / (V)
10.08.1993
Seoul

@dongdong810

Mina (민아)
Gwon Mina (권민아)
R / V / Bass
21.09.1993
Busan

@sh_9513

Seolhyeon (설현)
Gim Seolhyeon (김설현)
LD / V / (FotG)
03.01.1995
Bucheon

@seolhyun.aoa

Chanmi (찬미)
Gim Chanmi (김찬미)
MD / LR / V / (M)
19.06.1996
Gumi

@aoa.kimchanmi

Left 2017

Left June 22nd, 2017

Choa (초아)
Bak Choa (박초아)
MV / Guitar
06.03.1990
Seo District, Incheon

@queenchoa_

Left 2016

Yugyeong (유경)
Seo Yugyeong (서유경)
Drums
15.03.1993
Seoul

@drrrr.youkyung

Awards

2014-07-14 The 2nd Gaon Wei Bochu Chart Awards Gaon Wei Social Star Award
2015-01-15 The 29th Golden Disk Digital Sound Sector Main Award
2015-01-22 The 24th Hi-won Seoul Song Award Grand Prize
2015-01-28 The 4th warm-up chart K-POP Awards This year’s Hot Performance Award
2016-01-20 The 30th Golden Disk Digital Sound Sector Main Award
2016-02-17 The 5th Gaon Chart K-POP Awards World Rookie Award
2016-11-16 Asian Artists Award Singer Best-Selling Award
2018-08-30 2018 Soribada Best K-Music Awards Main Award

Album Overview

2012-07-30 Korea’s first single ANGEL’S STORY / Korean debut, band + dance concert
2012-10-10 Domestic second single WANNA BE / band + dance concert
2013-07-26 Domestic third single MOYA / band unit
2013-10-10 Domestic Fourth Single RED MOTION / Dance Unit
2014-01-16 Korea’s fifth single short skirt / dance, China KUWO Hanil chart # 1, debut first SBS ‚popular song‘ # 1
2014-06-19 Korea’s first mini-hair / dance unit
2014-08-29 Taiwan first digital single short skirt + single hair / Taiwan O music 2 weeks consecutive 1st place
2014-10-01 Japan’s first single MINISKIRT (Minisukato)
2014-11-11 Domestic second mini-saver company / dance unit
2015-02-25 Japan Second Single Like a Cat
2015-06-22 Domestic 3rd Mini Album Heart Attack / Dance Unit / Japan 3rd Single Heart Attack
2015-10-14 Japan First full-length album Ace of Angels / Oricon album chart first place
2016-04-20 Please give me the fourth single love in Japan (Ai wo Chuudai) / Oricon single chart # 1
2016-05-16 Domestic 4th Mini Album Good Luck
2016-08-03 Japan’s fifth single Good Luck
2016-11-30 Japan’s second regular RUNWAY
2017-01-02 The first regular album in Korea ANGEL’S KNOCK
2018-05-28 Domestic fifth mini album BINGLE BANGLE

AOA Lineups

  • AOA (main promotion unit): Jimin, Choa, Yuna, Hyejeong, Mina, Seolhyun, Chanmi [2012-present]
  • AOA Black (sub-unit): Jimin (guitar), Choa (guitar), Yuna (keyboard), Mina (bass), Youkyung (drums) [2012-2014]
  • AOA White (non-promotional sub-unit): Hyejeong, Seolhyun, Chanmi [no official debut so far]
  • AOA Cream (sub-unit): Yuna, Hyejeong, Chanmi [2016-present]
Angels‘ Story 1st Single Album 2017.10.30
  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)

짧은치마 (Miniskirt)
5th Single Album 2014.01.16

  1. 01. Gonna get your heart
  2. 짧은 치마 (Miniskirt)
    8
    13
  3. 가로등 불 아래서 (Under the street lights)
  4. 짧은 치마 (Inst.)
단발머리 (Short hair) 1st Mini Album 2014.06.23
  • 4
  1. Fantasy
  2. 단발머리 (Short Hair)
    4
  3. Joa Yo!
  4. 내 반쪽 (My Soulmate)
  5. 말이 안 통해 (You Know That)
  6. 단발머리 (Short Hair) (Inst.)
  7. Joa Yo! (Inst.)

사뿐사뿐 (Like A Cat)
2nd Mini Album 2014.11.13

  • 3
  1. AOA (Intro)
  2. 사뿐사뿐 (Like a Cat)
    5
    4
    7
  3. 여자사용법 (Girl’s Heart)
  4. 단둘이 (Just The Two of Us)
  5. Time
  6. 휠릴리 (Tears Falling)
Heart Attack 3rd Mini Album 2015.06.22
  • 2
  • 5
  1. 심쿵해 (Heart Attack)
    2
    6
    7
  2. Luv me
    99
  3. 들어와 (Come To Me)
  4. 한 개 (One Thing)
  5. 진짜 (Really Really)
  6. Chocolate

I’m Jelly Baby (AOA Cream)
Single 2016.02.12

  1. „I’m Jelly Baby“
    26
    3

Good Luck
4th Mini Album, 2016.05.16

  • 2
  • 48
  • 7
  1. Good Luck 3:08
    2
    3
    5
  2. 10 Seconds
  3. Cherry Pop
  4. Crazy Boy
  5. Still Falls The Rain

Angels Knock
1st Album, 2017.01.02

  • 3
  • 39
  • 5
  1. Excuse Me
    22
    5
  2. 빙빙 (Bing Bing)
    47
    16
  3. Three Out
  4. 느낌이 오니 (Feeling)
  5. 불면증 (Can’t Sleep)
  6. Lily (Feat. 로운 Of SF9)
  7. Melting Love
  8. 너 때문에 (Help Me)
  9. Oh Boy
  10. With ELVIS

Bingle Bangle
5th Mini Album 2018.05.28

  • 3
  • 65
  • 10
  1. 빙글뱅글 (Bingle Bangle)
    4
    10
  2. Super Duper
  3. HEAT
  4. Ladi Dadi
  5. 파르페 (Parfait)
  6. 뚜뚜뚜 (Ddudduddu)
2
Gaon Charts
10
Japan Oricon Charts
5
Billboard World Charts