AOA

AOA

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
Websitefncent.com/aoa
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

Sub-units

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

AOA Black

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

AOA_White

AOA White

Non-promotional sub-unit
Hyejeong, Seolhyun, Chanmi

AOA_Cream

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 (26 years)

Bucheon

@sh_9513
Singer Dancer

Hyejeong (혜정)
Sin Hye-jeong (신혜정)
Lead Vocalist Lead Dancer Visual
★ August 10, 1993 (28 years)
Seoul
@dongdong810
Singer Dancer

Chanmi (찬미)
Kim Chan-mi (김찬미)
Main Dancer Lead Rapper
Vocalist Maknae
★ June 19, 1996 (25 years)
Gumi
@chanmi_96a
Singer Dancer Rapper

Former Members

Youkyung (유경)

Seo Yu-kyeong (서유경)

Vocalist

★ March 15, 1993 (28 years)

Incheon 

Singer Dancer Drummer

She left the group in October 2016.

Choa (초아)

Park Cho-a (박초아)

Main Vocalist

★ March 6, 1990 (31 years)

Incheon 

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 (28 years)

Busan 

Singer Dancer

She left the group May 13, 2019

Jimin (지민)

Sin Ji-min (신지민)

Leader Main Rapper Vocalist

★ January 8, 1991 (30 years)

Seoul 

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 (28 years)

Busan 

Singer Dancer

She left the company January 1, 2021