April

에이프릴

April( Hangul : 에이프릴) is a K-pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2015. The group's name means "girl you can't help but love" because "A" represents the best and "Pril" means a lovable girl. They debuted on August 24, 2015, with the mini-albumDreamingand the title track "Dream Candy".The group is composed of five members (formerly six): Chaewon, Hyunjoo, Naeun, Yena and Jinsol. Somin officially departed from the group on November 9, 2015 due to her wish of continuing with her studies.

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 April's History

Pre-debut: Puretty andKara Project[edit]

, in which seven trainees competed to become the new members of label mates girl group, KARA . They finished in second and fourth place respectively.

2015: Debut withDreaming, Somin's departure,Boing Boing&Snowman[edit]

Dreaming.

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", filmed in downtown Seoul.

as well as behind the scenes footage and an interview.

On December 31, DSP Media posted a special choreography music video for"Snowman"on the group's official YouTube channel.

2016-present: 1st fanmeetings &Spring[edit]

on the group's official YouTube channel.

A mini-fanmeeting was also held in Seoul on February 27.

. The agency explained that it's a combination of "Fine" (which they say means "good") plus "Apple", which they state is a shortened form of "April".

at the "22nd Korean Entertainment Arts Awards", the girl scout concept their used forMuah!was also mentioned during the Award ceremony.

On April 22, the tracklist for the group's 2nd mini album was announced.On April 22, an album preview was posted on the group's official YouTube channel.On April 25, a music video teaser was released,followed by the full music video, on April 27.

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 April's Members

  • Chaewon (채원) – born Kim Chaewon (김채원),(1997-11-08)November 8, 1997(age 18).
  • Hyunjoo (현주) – born Lee Hyunjoo (이현주),(1998-02-05)February 5, 1998(age 18).
  • Naeun (나은) – born Lee Naeun (이나은),(1999-05-05)May 5, 1999(age 17).
  • Yena (예나) – born Yang Yena (양예나),(2000-05-22)May 22, 2000(age 16).
  • Jinsol (진솔) – born Lee Jinsol (이진솔),(2001-12-04)December 4, 2001(age 14).

Former Members[edit]

  • Somin (소민) – born Jeon Somin (전소민),(1996-08-22)August 22, 1996(age 19).

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 April's Discography

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Dreaming 8
Spring
  • Released: April 27, 2016
  • Label: DSP Media, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
12
  • KOR: 2,983+

Single albums[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Boing Boing 13
  • KOR: 3,803+
Winter Special Album `Snowman`
  • Released: December 20, 2015
  • Label: DSP Media, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
14
  • KOR: 3,483+

Singles[]

TitleYearPeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
(Download)
"Dream Candy"2015 77 52
Dreaming
"Muah"
  • KOR:
Boing Boing
"Snowman"
  • KOR:
Snowman
"Tinker Bell" 2016 100
Spring
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 April's Filmography

Drama[]

YearTitleTV NetworkMember(s)RoleNote
2014 KARA Secret Love Dramacube Somin Herself Cameo
2015 April Episode DSP Media All except Naeun Themselve
  • Lead role
  • Prior to debut
2016 Mysterious TV Surprise MBC Chaewon Lee NanYoung Appeared on Episode 709
April LoveN/A Naeun TBA
  • Lead role
  • VR Webdrama

Variety Show[]

YearTitleTV NetworkMember(s)Note
2014 Kara Project MBC Music Somin, Chaewon Contestants
2015–Present APRIL's ON AIR PRIL DSP MediaAll Debuted prior to debut
Baek Jong Won's 3 Top Chefs SBS Regular guests
2015 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1
Here Goes April Naver V Channel
Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 KBS2 Yena Appeared on Episode 309
The National Best Family BnM Yena, Jinsol
2016 Vitamin KBS2 All
The National Best Family BnM Naeun, Jinsol
National Idol Singing Contest KBS NaeunLunar New Year Special
Idol Star Athletics Championships MBC All
War of Vocals - God's Voice SBS Jinsol Panelist
Daily APRIL AfreecaTVAll
My Wish GTV
Pops in SeoulArirang TV
After School Club All except Hyunjoo

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 April's Videography

Music Videos[edit]

YearTitleDirectorNote
2015"Dream Candy"Digipedi Debut Music Video
"Muah!"Zanybros
"Snowman" Winter Single, directed by Lim Seok-jin
2016
"Tinkerbell" Zanybros

Music Video Appearances[edit]

YearTitleArtistMember(s)
2014 "White" DSP Friends Somin, Chaewon
"Born Hater" Epik High
"Stop Stop It" Got7 Naeun

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 April's Awards and nominations

Korean Entertainment Art Awards[edit]

BoutYearRecipientAwardResult
22nd2016AprilWon

Gaon Chart Awards[edit]

BoutYearRecipientAwardResult
5th2016AprilFemale Rookie of the YearNominated

iNet Entertainment Awards[edit]

BoutYearRecipientAwardResult
23th2016AprilRookie PerformanceWon

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 April's References

  1. "April Official Twitter (August 17, 2015; 8:01 am)". Twitter (APRIL_DSP). Twitter. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  2. Lee, Jeong-ah. "'DSP 신인' 에이프릴, 데뷔일 전격 공개". Nate News. SK Communications. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  3. Won, Ho-jung. "April debuts with hopeful song ‘Dream Candy’". Kpop Herald. Korea Herald. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  4. "퓨리티 소식 이건 뭐임?". 17 January 2014. DC Inside. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  5. Jun, Su-mi. "카라 소속사 "새 멤버 영입 결정, 영입 인원수 미정"". eNews24. CJ E&M. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  6. Woo, Kim Hyung (9 February 2015). "DSP to Unveil New Girl Group April in 2015". Mwave E-News World. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  7. "[Teaser] APRIL(에이프릴) MASCOT TEASER". YouTube. 2015-08-13. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  8. "'카라 여동생 그룹' 에이프릴, 하반기 데뷔.."러블리 매력"". StarNews. STARNEWS. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  9. "DSPmedia의 신인 걸그룹 '에이프릴(April)' LOGO DESIGN CONTEST". DSP Media Notice. DSP Media. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  10. Shin, Ji-hye. "[V Report] Rookie girl group April makes debut". Kpop Herald (Korea Herald). Herald Corporation. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  11. "APRIL(에이프릴) _ Dream Candy(꿈사탕) Special Choreography". YouTube. 1theK. Retrieved 6 October 2015. 
  12. November 8, 2015 (2015-11-08). "April Member Somin Leaves Group". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  13. "Instagram". Instagram. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  14. "[Teaser] APRIL(에이프릴) 1st Single Album Boing Boing Logo Motion". YouTube. DSPApril. 
  15. "April unveil a teaser image for their first single album!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  16. "April are girl scouts in additional 'Boing Boing' teaser images". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  17. "April teases even more for 'Boing Boing' with another cute concept". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  18. "April gives us a sneak peek at their upcoming release with MV spoilers!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  19. "Instagram". Instagram. 2000-05-22. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  20. November 22, 2015 (2015-11-22). "April Shows off Kissable Lips In "Muah!" Music Video Teaser". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  21. "5-membered April offers you a kiss through 'Muah!' teaser". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  22. "April give a preview of their single 'Boing Boing'!". Allkpop.com. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  23. November 24, 2015 (2015-11-24). "April Releases 1st Single Album "Boing Boing" and MV For "Muah!"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  24. "April dream about kissing in adorable 'Muah!' MV". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  25. "April members are even cuter in the MV making, jacket making and interview videos". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  26. "April to release a winter special album!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  27. December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10). "April Releases Cute Puzzle Teasers for Winter Special Album". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  28. "[choreography] APRIL(에이프릴) _ Snowman(스노우맨) choreography". YouTube. 2015-12-31. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  29. "[Special] APRIL(에이프릴) _ Snowman(스노우맨) Noraebang Ver.(노래방 버전)". YouTube. 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  30. "innolifeニュース>>>K-POP>>>ガールズグループApril 、KARAヨンジの司会により日本で初めてのファンミ開催". Contents.innolife.net. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  31. February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11). "April Announces Official Fan Club Name". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  32. "April Takes Home Rookie of the Year Award at the "22nd Korean Entertainment Arts Awards"". Soompi. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  33. April 4, 2016 (2016-04-04). "Girl Group April to Make a Comeback With New Album". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  34. April 13, 2016 (2016-04-13). "Update: April Reveals "Spring" Album Preview". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  35. "April are modern 'Tinker Bells' in individual and unit teaser photos!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  36. "April are 'Tinker Bells' in new teaser". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  37. "April reveal tracklist for their 2nd mini album 'Spring'!". Allkpop.com. 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  38. "April tease with an album preview clip of 'Spring'!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  39. "April explore the forest as beautiful 'Tinkerbell'". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  40. "April are lovely spring fairies in 'Tinker Bell' MV!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  41. "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  42. Cumulative Sales for Dreaming:
  43. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  44. "Gaon Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 11 May 2016. 
  45. Cumulative Sales for "Dream Candy":
  46. Cumulative Sales for "Tinkerbell":
  47. Kim, Kyung-min. "[단독] 에이프릴, '주간 아이돌' 출격 "대형신인 입증"". XSportsNews. XSPORTSMEDIA. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  48. http://www.soompi.com/2016/05/12/aprils-hyunjoo-temporarily-halts-group-promotions-due-to-health-issues/
  49. "APRIL(에이프릴) _ Dream Candy(꿈사탕) Special Choreography". YouTube. 2015-09-10. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  50. "Zanybros - [Latest from ZANYBROS] April - 'Muah!' MV >>...". Facebook. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  51. "[단독]'카라 동생' 에이프릴, 오늘 신곡 MV 촬영..쟈니브로스作 :: 네이버 TV연예". Entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  52. "Epik High - Born Hater M/V (Feat. Beenzino, Verbal Jint, B.I, Mino, Bobby)". YouTube. 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  53. "[포토] 에이프릴, '귀엽지요~' : 스포츠조선". Sports.chosun.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 

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