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This article is about the South Korean pop music group. For the general concept of a "coed school", see coeducation.
Co-Ed School
남녀공학
Also known as Co-Ed, Namnyeo Gonghak
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2010-2011
Labels Core Contents Media
Associated acts F-ve Dolls, Speed, T-ara
Past members Taewoon
Sungmin
Jungwoo
Hyoyoung
Hyewon
Soomi
Kwanghaeng
Kangho
Chanmi
Noori
Coed School
Hangul 남녀공학
Hanja 男女共學
Revised Romanization Namnyeo Gonghak
McCune–Reischauer Namnyǒ Konghak

'Co-Ed School' was a South Korean pop group formed by record company Core Contents Media in 2010. They consisted of Taewoon, Sungmin, Jungwoo, Hyoyoung, Hyewon, Soomi, Kwanghaeng, Kangho, Chanmi and Noori. The concept of the group was that they were of mixed gender; six males and four females. The members of the group were eventually divided into two sub-unites; an all female-group called F-ve Dolls (2011) and an all-male group Speed (2012). In 2013, Core Content Media stated that they have no plans to reform the group as their sub-units have now grown and changed line-ups to become independent ensembles.

History[edit]

2010: Debut and Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh[edit]

Just under three weeks since their debut, the group followed up "Too Late" with a second single, "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" (삐리뽐 빼리뽐). The music video for the song was recorded on October 11, 2010, and features T-ara member Ham Eun-jeong. The video, along with a second music video for ballad "Nae Simjangeul Ttwige Haneun Mar" (내 심장을 뛰게 하는 말 "I Love You A Thousand Times"), was released on October 18. The single itself was released on October 19, and they performed "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" for the first time the next day on M! Countdown. "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" has so far peaked at number 61 on the Gaon Chart.[1]

The group's debut mini album, Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh, was released on October 28, 2010. It features the three previously released songs and various remixes. Despite being limited to 20,000 copies, Core Contents Media announced that the album had received 50,000 pre-orders.[2]

2011: F-ve Dolls debut, Charming Five Girls[edit]

Main article: 5dolls

The four female members of the band along with Seo Eunkyo, were announced by Core Contents Media as a sub group called 5dolls. On February 7, 2011 5dolls has released a debut music video teaser with the title track, "Ipsul Jaguk" (입술자국 "Lip Stains") was produced by Brave Brothers. The music video was also directed by Cha Eun-taek. The MV also featured Jay Park. On February 16 they released the MV for "Neo Mariya" (너 말이야 "Your Words") and a debut mini-album "Charming Five Dolls".

F-ve Dolls released a 2nd mini-album "Time To Play" on May 11, 2011 with the lead single "Like This Or That" (이러쿵 저러쿵) at that same day they also released their MV for "Like This Or That".

2012: SPEED debut, Hommage to Lovey-Dovey[edit]

In early 2012 debut male sub-unit with a digital single called Hommage To Lovey-Dovey SPEED members on their debut were 5 members of the group (with the exception of Kang Ho), but the union Shin new hire Jongkook of "Superstar K3". Hommage to Lovey-Dovey contains 2 songs, and was released in tribute to the song Lovey-Dovey of the Korean female group T-ara.

2013: Total divestiture of its sub-group[edit]

By the middle of 2013, a representative of Core Contents Media stated in an interview that they have no plans for Co-Ed to reform again as both of its sub-units had grown and changed their line-ups to become independent ensembles.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Mini albums[edit]

Year Information
2010 Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart position Album
Gaon Chart [1]
2010 "Too Late" 13 Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh
"Bbiribbom Bberibbom" 61
"I Love You A Thousand Time"

"—" denotes a title that did not chart

Music video[edit]

Year Music video Length
2010 "Too Late" 6:56
"Bbiribbom Bberibbom" 4:14
"I Love You A Thousand Times" 3:59

Members[edit]

From 2011 and onwards, the original members of the group were divided into two sub-units. However, each of these groups had undergone their own line-up changes which had resulted in the departure of Co-Ed's original members, whom have now pursued their own individual endeavors. Currently, only five of the group's original members remain with their respective sub-unit and are still signed with Core Content Media. It is unknown if they will reform again to release new material.

Past members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ":: 가온차트와 함께하세요 ::" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ 남녀공학, 선주문 5만장 기록. 인기 바람 탔네! (in Korean). October 26, 2010. Retrieved November 6, 2010.