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 singel album “Angels’ Story”.

On March 11, 2017, AOA held their first Korean solo concert “Ace Of Angels” at Olympic Hall in Seoul.

In October 2019 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. Choa officially left in June 2017 due to health problems.

Mina left the group on 13 May 2019 following the termination of her contract due to her personal wishes of pursuing a solo career. According to the official FNC statement the remaining 5 members wished to continue as AOA and have signed new contracts.

AOA released their sixth mini album New Moon with the title track “Come See Me” on November 26, 2019.

In early July 2020, former member Mina made a series of Instagram posts in which she alleged that Jimin had bullied her for ten years, driving her to the point of self-harming and attempting suicide. Following the allegations, FNC Entertainment released a statement promising to manage their artists better and announced that Jimin had been removed from the group and would be halting all celebrity activities. As of July 4, Jimin has left AOA and halted all of her activities in the entertainment industry.

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

Jimin (2012-present)
Yuna (2012-present)
Hyejeong (2012-present)
Seolhyun (2012-present)
Chanmi (2012-present)

Past Members

Youkyung (2012-2016)
Choa (2012-2017)
Mina (2012-2019)



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


Jimin (지민)
Sin Ji-min (신지민)
Leader Main Rapper Vocalist
★ January 8, 1991 (30 years)
Singer Dancer Rapper Solo Artist
She left the group in July 2020

Yuna (유나)
Seo Yu-na (서유나)
Main Vocalist
★ December 30, 1992 (28 years)
Singer Dancer

Hyejeong (혜정)
Sin Hye-jeong (신혜정)
Lead Vocalist Lead Dancer Visual
★ August 10, 1993 (27 years)
Singer Dancer


Mina (민아)
Kwon Min-a (권민아)
Rapper Vocalist
★ September 21, 1993 (27 years)
Singer Dancer
She left the group May 13, 2019

Seolhyun (설현)
Kim Seol-hyeon (김설현)
Lead Dancer Vocalist Face
★ January 3, 1995 (26 years)
Singer Dancer

Chanmi (찬미)
Kim Chan-mi (김찬미)
Main Dancer Lead Rapper
Vocalist Maknae
★ June 19, 1996 (24 years)
Singer Dancer Rapper


Choa (초아)
Park Cho-a (박초아)
Main Vocalist
★ March 6, 1990 (31 years)
Singer Dancer
She left the group on June 30, 2017 and the company on May 13, 2019.


Youkyung (유경)
Seo Yu-kyeong (서유경)
★ March 15, 1993 (28 years)
Singer Dancer Drummer
She left the group in October 2016.