Artist of the week – After School

2010-01-04 04:30:41 2010-11-24 11:47:53

PROFILE
Member : Ju-yeon (vocal, real name: Lee Ju-yeon)
Date of birth : Mar. 19, 1987
Height : 168cm
Weight : 46kg

Member : Becca (rap; real name: Rebecca Kim)
Date of birth : Aug. 11, 1989
Place of birth : U.S.
Height : 168cm
Weight : 52kg

Member : Gahee (leader, vocal; real name: Park Ji-young)
Date of birth : Dec. 25, 1980
Height : 168cm
Weight : 50kg

Member : Jung-ah (main vocal)
Date of birth : Aug. 2, 1983
Height : 167cm
Weight : 48kg

Member : Uee (vocal; real name: Kim Yu-jin)
Date of birth : Apr. 9, 1988
Daughter of Kim Sung-gap, a renowned baseball coach

Member : Nana (real name: Im Jin-ah)
Date of birth : Sep. 144, 1991
Height : 171cm
Weight : 48kg

Member : Raina (real name: Oh Hye-rin)
Date of birth : March 7, 1989
Height : 166cm
Weight : 46kg

Former member: Yoo So Young

BIOGRAPHY
Happy 2010! To kick start this year featured artist, for the first week of January, Soompi featured After School, one of last year’s top rookie female groups. These energetic and adorable girls are called the Korean version of Pussy Cat Dolls. They’re that talented and eye-catching. They started as a group with the five members and have several years of training prior to debut.

In April 2009, After School released a digital single titled “DIVA” and introduced a new member “UEE” into the group, as part of After School’s admission and graduation concept. So Young “graduated” from the group in late October due to health and studies reasons. At the end of the same month, After School admitted two new members “Raina” & “Nana” into the group making After School a 7-member group now.

Their latest single, “Because of You,” has a very catchy tune and Uee’s appearance on a popular reality show, “We Got Married,” and also starring in the drama “You Are Beautiful” helped the team stand out more among other girl groups. After School is certainly a group to keep our eyes on and see how far they can take themselves in the music business.

DISCOGRAPHY
  Purchase this album
* New Schoolgirl (single, 2009-01-15) : Play Girlz, Ah, etc.


* Diva (digital single, 2009-04-09) : Diva

  Purchase this album
* Because of You (2nd single, 2009-11-25) : Because of You, When I Fall, etc.

WATCH THIS
너 때문에 (Because Of You)  [Music Video]  [Performance]

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Source from : KBS World + Melon/YahooKR + YesAsia + Soompi
Thanks to : edward1849