After School

January 15, 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 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“. The group also ranked number five in Billboard’s list of the „Top 10 K-Pop Girl Groups of the Past Decade“. They have also won numerous awards throughout their career, including the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award and the Idol Music Best of the Best Award in the 19th South Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards, and have sold over 12 million copies of their singles domestically.

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, dance-pop, electropop
Years active2009–present (hiatus)
LabelsPledis Entertainment
Associated actsOrange Caramel, A.S. Red & Blue, Happy Pledis
WebsiteKorean Website
Members

Raina (레이나)
Nana (나나)
E-Young (이영)
Kaeun (가은)

Past Members

Soyoung (소영)
Bekah (베카)
Kahi (가희)
Jooyeon (주연)
Jungah (정아)
Uee (유이)
Lizzy (리지)

Members

Raina (레이나)
Oh Hye Rin (오혜린)
Main Vocalist
★ May 7, 1989 (29)
Ulsan, South Korea

Nana (나나)
Im Jin Ah (임진아)
Main Dancer Vocalist Rapper Visual Face of the Group
★ September 14, 1991 (27)
Cheongju, South Korea

E-Young (이영)
Noh Lee Young (노이영)
Lead Vocalist
★ August 16, 1992 (26)
Chuncheon, South Korea

After School Kaeun

Kaeun (가은)
Lee Kaeun (이가은)
Lead Dancer Vocalist Maknae
★ August 20, 1994 (24)
Seoul, South Korea

After School Lizzy

Lizzy (리지)
Park Soo Young (박수영)
Main Rapper Vocalist
★ July 31, 1992 (26)
Busan, South Korea

After School UEE

UEE (유이)
Kim Yoo Jin (김유진)
Main Dancer Vocalist Rapper Visual
★ April 9, 1988 (30)
Daegu, South Korea

After School Jungah

Jungah (정아)
Kim Jung Ah (김정아)
Main Vocalist Lead Dancer Leader
★ August 2, 1983 (35)
Incheon, South Korea

After School Juyeon

Juyeon (주연)
Lee Ju Yeon (이주연)
Vocalist
★ March 19, 1987 (32)
Seoul, South Korea

After School Membership