Son Na-eun

손나은 / Son Na Eun

Apink( Korean :에이핑크, Japanese :エーピンク; also written asA Pink) is a South Korean girl group formed by Plan A Entertainment (formerly A Cube Entertainment) in 2011. The group consists of Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jung Eun-ji , Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo and Oh Ha-young. Hong Yoo-kyung left the group in April 2013 to focus on her studies.The group has released five Korean extended plays and two studio albums. In April 2011, Apink released their first extended play (EP),Seven Springs of Apink, and performed a song from it, "Mollayo" (몰라요; "You Don't Know"), on Mnet 'sM! Countdown. The group has continued to perform live and on television shows since then. Apink released their first Japanese-language single, " NoNoNo ", in October 2014. Their fifth Korean EP,Pink Luv, released in November 2014, debuted at No. 1 on Gaon 's weekly album chart.

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A sub-division of Cube Entertainment , A Cube Entertainment is the group's manager. Still in February, A Cube announced Oh Ha-young as the third member.In March, Jung Eun-ji was introduced as the fourth member on A Cube's Twitter account through a video of her singing a rendition of Jennifer Hudson 's " Love You I Do ".Hong Yoo-kyung was similarly announced through an online video where she was playing the piano.The last two members, Yoon Bo-mi and Kim Nam-joo, were introduced through the group's reality show,Apink News.

The week before Apink's official debut, they released their first television commercial for Ceylon Tea.

2011:Seven Springs of ApinkandSnow Pink[edit]

A Pink at the GSL Season 5 Code S Final Performance, 2011

on April 21 to promote their album.After several months of promoting "Mollayo", they began promoting "It Girl".Apink also recorded the song "Uri Geunyang Saranghage Haejuseyo" (우리 그냥 사랑하게 해주세요; "Please Let Us Love") for the SBS drama,Protect the Boss, the soundtrack of which was released in September 2011.

with boy band Infinite. The show followed the efforts of the two idol groups to care for abandoned and mistreated animals over the course of eight weeks.

.The promotions for "My My" included a one-day idol tea café, serving fans to raise profits for charity, where the group members prepared the food and drinks themselves. The members also auctioned off personal items for charity.

In January 2012, they received three more "Rookie Awards", at the Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards and the Golden Disk Awards held in Osaka and the High 1 Seoul Music Awards in Seoul.

2012–2013:Une Année,Secret Gardenand rise in popularity[edit]

Apink performed "Bubibu" at MnetM! CountdownSmile Thailand Southeast Asia, 2012.

Apink Newswas continued for three seasons.For season 3, which began to air in June 2012, Apink members contributed as writers, camera operators, directors, and in other production jobs.

, which was released on May 9, 2012. The group began promotion of the album with weekly appearances on music programs to perform the title song "Hush" through June.They continued to promote the album in July with the release of their third single from the album, "Bubibu". The single was chosen by fans through a poll on Mnet's website.

In November 2013, at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards , Apink received the Next Generation Global Star award.In December, Apink collaborated with fellow Cube Entertainment acts Beast, 4Minute, BTOB , G.NA, Roh Ji-hoon , Shin Ji-hoon and Kim Kiri to release "Christmas Song".In the same month, they recorded a collaboration single with B.A.P , titled "Mini" for Skoolooks.

2014:Pink Blossom, Japanese debut andPink Luv[edit]

Apink at a fan signing in Mokdong, 2014

The song peaked at number 2 onBillboard's K-Pop Hot 100.Apink won six music show trophies for "Mr. Chu",and the song was the eighth best selling digital song in 2014, according to Gaon's year-end chart.

, Apink's fifth EP. The single "Break Up to Make Up" for the projectA Cube for Season #Sky Blue, featuring Jung Eunji and label mate Huh Gak , was released on July 8, ranking first on Gaon's weekly digital chart.

Apink's Showtimefirst aired on August 7, 2014, and there were a total of eight episodes. The show followed Apink's daily activities.

More than 20,000 fans reportedly gathered for their debut events held in three Japanese cities.

On November 13, Apink received the Best Female Dance award at the 6th MelOn Music Awards for their video of "Mr. Chu".

BesidesThe ShowandMusic Core, they also won a triple crown onInkigayo, which only allows three wins before removing a song from competition.They finished the year by winning all the music shows in December with "Luv".On Gaon's year-end ranking, Apink was the third best selling girl group in 2014.

2015: Pink Paradise Concert Tour,Pink Memory, Pink Island Concert,Pink Season[edit]

Apink during Pink Paradise in Shanghai

Apink released a Japanese version of " Mr. Chu " on February 18, 2015, which also included a Japanese version of " Hush ".It reached number 2 on Oricon's weekly singles chart, selling 54,000 copies the first week of its release.

On August 26 the group released their first Japanese full-length albumPink Season.

At the end of 2015, Apink received Top 10 for MelOn Music Awards .

2016: Overseas tours and performances[edit]

The group performed at 10th Asian Film Awards on March 17.On April 2, the group performed a mini concert "Pink Memory Day" in Singapore.On April 19, Apink released a single entitled "The Wave", written by Park Cho-rong to celebrate their 5th anniversary.

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Apink at a fan event, 2014

Their 2014 song, "Luv", shows a more mature side to the group but still retains their trademark innocence.

Jeff Benjamin ofBillboardcommented that "NoNoNo" was influenced by 1980s synth-pop and "Luv" recalls 1990s hip-hop.

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 Son Na-eun's Members

Current members[edit]

Park Cho-rong[edit]

Chorong in September 2015

Park auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009 and was a finalist. She was introduced to the public through the Japanese version of Beast's " Shock " music video.She wrote the lyrics for Apink's songs "April 19th", "Love Story", "So Long", "Wanna Be", "Dejavu" and "The Wave".

She then had a cameo in the Korean dramaReply 1997(2012) as the 18-year-old form of Seong Si-won's mother, Lee Il-hwa .In 2014, she had her first leading role as Han Soo-ah, a popular, but mysterious high school student, in tvN 's drama,Plus Nine Boys.


Yoon Bo-mi[edit]

Bomi in March 2015

She has one older sister, Yoon Sun-mi, and a younger brother, Yoon Jong-jin.She attended Youngshin Girls High School and later Korea Arts High School, from which she graduated in February 2012. She put off college to concentrate on music.

In 2015, she was featured in David Oh 's debut song "I Know, I Know", released on May 11,and, on June 16, released a duet with Im Seulong titled "Lovely" for variety showSome Guys, Some Girls.She was later featured in Yoon Hyun-sang 's digital single "Let's Eat Together", which was released on September 24; she also starred in the music video.In September 2015 she was cast in KBS' 10-episode web dramaLove Profiler Kas top star Yuna,which aired in November on Naver. Yoon and groupmate Kim appeared on Sugar Man as Apink BnN on October 20.On the last episode for Weekly Idol in 2015, Yoon become the fourth guest MC following MC Jeong Hyeong-don hiatus. On January, Yoon and fellow member Kim are in talks to be new MCs of Tasty Road 2.

Jung Eun-ji[edit]

Main article: Jung Eun-ji
Eunji in December 2014

鄭慧林).She attended Hyehwa Girls' High School.In 2004, Jung won first prize in the programExcited Day Enjoyable Day(신나는 날 즐거운 날) hosted by the KBS network.Jung has released many songs in collaboration with other singers such as Yang Yo-seob , Seo In-guk and Huh Gak.In 2014, Jung sang "It's You" for the soundtrack of the TV seriesThree Days.

(2013),and leading roles inTrot Lovers(2014)andSassy, Go Go(2015).

In 2014, she played the leading role of Han Ji-eun in the stage adaptation of the television dramaFull House(2004).

Eunji made her debut as a solo artist on 18 April 2016 with the mini-album 'Dream'.

Son Na-eun[edit]

Naeun in March 2016

She then appeared in Huh Gak's "The Person Who Once Loved Me" and "It Hurts" music videos in 2012 as well as in Speed's "Sad Promise" and "It's Over" music videos in 2013.Son models for cosmetic brand Peripera and sportswear brand M-Limited.

Childless ComfortandTwenty Again, as well as filmsMarrying the Mafia 5: Return of The FamilyandThe Miracle.Son is set to appear in the drama Cinderella and the Four Knights in 2016.

for which Son won the Star of the Year award at the MBC Entertainment Awards.

Kim Nam-joo[edit]

Namjoo in November 2015

Together with bandmate Eun-ji and Jang Hyun-seung of Beast , she released the single "A Year Ago" from the projectA Cube For Season #Whiteon January 3, 2013 to commemorate the success of their respective groups.In 2014, she performed "Seoul Lonely" with the hip-hop trio Phantom on several music programs.In 2015, Kim was accepted as a student in Sungkyunkwan University 's Department of Performance Arts.

Investigator Alice,which was released in October,where she portrayed detective Chun Yeon-joo. Kim and groupmate Yoon appeared on Sugar Man as Apink BnN on October 20. Then, she was featured in rapper Damiano's song "Sweet Now", released on October 28.It was revealed that Kim was behind the mask 'Good Daughter Shim Cheong' on December 27 broadcast of King of Mask Singer .

On January, Yoon and fellow member Kim are in talks to be new MCs of Tasty Road 2.

Oh Ha-young[edit]

Hayoung in July 2015

She auditioned for Cube Entertainment when she was in 7th Grade and then became the youngest member of the group.She attends Seoul Performing Arts High School.

Weekly Idolas an MC together with bandmate Yoon Bo-mi.For the group second full-length albumPink Memory, she wrote the lyrics for the song "What a Boy Wants".In August 2015, she was appointed as co-MC onWeekly Idolwith AOA 's Mina and VIXX 's N . She will be MC-ing the show with the main MC's Jeong Hyeong-don and Defconn from September 2.

as part of all female guest edition in Papua New Guinea .

Former member[edit]

Hong Yoo-kyung[edit]

Hong joined Apink in 2011, andin April 2013, she left the group to focus on her studies.Earlier in the year, she was accepted by Chung-Ang University 's Performance Film Creation department.

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 Son Na-eun's Discography

Main article:Apink discography

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 Son Na-eun's Concerts/tours

Korean / Asia Tours[edit]

  • Pink Paradise (2015)
  • Pink Island (2015)

American Tours[edit]

  • Pink Memory: Apink North America Tour (2016)

Japan Tours[edit]

  • Apink 1st Live Tour 2015 - Pink Season (2015)
  • Apink 2nd Live Tour 2016 - Pink Summer (2016)

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 Son Na-eun's Filmography

Showtime.They have also appeared in South Korean variety shows such asRunning Man,Real Men,2 Days & 1 NightandWeekly Idol. Yoon Bomi was also the MC of the said show.

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 Son Na-eun's Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Apink

The group has won awards at shows such as the 26th Golden Disk Awards , 21st Seoul Music Awards and 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards . Their first music program win was onM! Countdownon January 5, 2012, for "My My" from their second EPSnow Pink. Apink has won more than 28 music awards and more than 29 music program awards.[citation needed]

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  1. ^A Cube Entertainment was acquired by LOEN Entertainment in 2015. In 2016, it changed its name toPlan A Entertainment.

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