|Also known as||Co-Ed, Namnyeo Gonghak|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Labels||Core Contents Media|
|Associated acts||F-ve Dolls, Speed|
|Revised Romanization||Namnyeo Gonghak|
'Co-Ed School' is a South Korean pop group that consists of 6 members (3 men and 3 women). It was created in 2010 by the record company Core Contents Media and its training group consisted of 4 women and 6 men. The group has been inactive since early 2011, and has been confirmed to be disbanded by late member Jungwoo, and by the company.
- 1 History
- 2 Discography
- 3 Members
- 4 References
2010: Debut and Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh
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.
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.
2011: F-ve Dolls debut, Charming Five Girls
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
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
By the middle of 2013, a representative of Core Contents Media in an interview announced that both SPEED and F-ve Dolls became fully independent groups, ie no longer be known as sub-groups of Coed School. On this basis it is believed that the group has spread completely through its two sub-groups (now independent groups), with the hope that in the future Coed School debut with new members, but this is just a rumor, since the group's record label has yet to announce anything about a formal separation.
2014: Possible return to the South-Korean music industry
Already in October 2013, Coed School is three years removed of artistic means and without releasing an album. But there is a slight rumor that could return to the Korean music industry in 2014 with a new album, but do not know if this rumor is true and if such return will be made to new members or with the 6 current members of the group.
|2010||Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh
|Year||Title||Peak chart position||Album|
|Gaon Chart |
|2010||"Too Late"||13||Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh|
|"I Love You A Thousand Time"||—|
"—" denotes a title that did not chart
|"I Love You A Thousand Times"||3:59|
From 2011 onwards, the original members of the group were divided into two sub-units; an all-female group, F-ve Dolls, and all-male group, Speed. However, each of the sub-units had undergone their own line-up changes which had resulted in the loss of the group's original members. The member Soo Mi left the group in 2011, as his replacement came Nayeon, so that is a member of Coed School.
- Taewoon ( Woo Jiseok )
- Jungwoo / Yoosung ( Kim Jungwoo )
- Yoohwan ( Kim Yoo Hwan )
- Taeha ( Oh Sung Jong )
- Jongkook ( Shin Jong Kook )
- Saejoon ( Park Sae Joon )
- Sungmin ( Choi Sung Min )