2nd Generation July 30, 2012

AOA (에이오에이; an acronym for Ace of Angels) 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. The group officially debuted by having their debut music stage on August 9, 2012, on M Countdown with the song “Elvis” from their debut single album “Angels’ Story”.

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
Active MembersHyejeong (혜정) 2012–present
Seolhyun (설현) 2012–present
Chanmi (찬미) 2012–present
Past MembersYoukyung (유경) 2012-2016
Choa (초아) 2012-2017
Mina (민아) 2012-2019
Jimin (지민) 2012-2020
Yuna (유나) 2012-2021


AOA Black and AOA Cream are practically defunct as crucial or all members have left the group. Currently AOA and AOA White lineup are identical.


AOA Black

July 26, 2013 “Moya”
Jimin, Yuna, Choa, Mina, Youkyung


AOA White

Non-promotional sub-unit
Hyejeong, Seolhyun, Chanmi


AOA Cream

February 11, 2016 “I’m Jelly Baby”
Yuna, Hyejeong, Chanmi

Active Members

Seolhyun (설현)
Kim Seol-hyeon (김설현)
Lead Dancer Vocalist Face
★ January 3, 1995 ([showcurrentage day=”3″ month=”1″ year=”1995″] years)


Singer Dancer

Hyejeong (혜정)
Sin Hye-jeong (신혜정)
Lead Vocalist Lead Dancer Visual
★ August 10, 1993 ([showcurrentage day=”10″ month=”8″ year=”1993″] years)
Singer Dancer

Chanmi (찬미)
Kim Chan-mi (김찬미)
Main Dancer Lead Rapper
Vocalist Maknae
★ June 19, 1996 ([showcurrentage day=”19″ month=”6″ year=”1996″] years)
Singer Dancer Rapper

Former Members

Youkyung (유경)

Seo Yu-kyeong (서유경)


★ March 15, 1993 ([showcurrentage day=”15″ month=”3″ year=”1993″] years)


Singer Dancer Drummer

She left the group in October 2016.

Choa (초아)

Park Cho-a (박초아)

Main Vocalist

★ March 6, 1990 ([showcurrentage day=”6″ month=”3″ year=”1990″] years)


Singer Dancer

She left the group on June 30, 2017 and the company on May 13, 2019.

Mina (민아)

Kwon Min-a (권민아)

Rapper Vocalist

★ September 21, 1993 ([showcurrentage day=”21″ month=”9″ year=”1993″] years)


Singer Dancer

She left the group May 13, 2019

Jimin (지민)

Sin Ji-min (신지민)

Leader Main Rapper Vocalist

★ January 8, 1991 ([showcurrentage day=”8″ month=”1″ year=”1991″] years)


Singer Dancer Rapper Solo Artist

She left the group and entertainment industry July 4, 2020

Yuna (유나)

Seo Yu-na (서유나)

Main Vocalist

★ 30.12.1992 ([showcurrentage day=”30″ month=”12″ year=”1992″] years)


Singer Dancer

She left the company January 1, 2021

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