Apink

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from A Pink)
Jump to: navigation, search
Apink
A Pink 2014 KBS Song Festival 2.jpg
Apink at the 2014 KBS Song Festival
(From left to right: Oh Ha-young, Jung Eun-ji, Yoon Bo-mi, Son Na-eun, Park Cho-rong and Kim Nam-joo)
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels
Website a-cube.co.kr/apink (Korean)
Members
Past members
  • Hong Yoo-kyung

Apink (Korean: 에이핑크, Japanese: エーピンク; also written as A Pink) is a South Korean girl group formed by Plan A Entertainment (formerly A Cube Entertainment[1][2]) 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; "I Don't Know"), on Mnet's M! 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.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

In February 2011, Cube Entertainment announced the first trainee for its new girl group, Apink, was Son Na-eun, who was featured in label mate Beast's "Soom" (; "Breath"), "Beautiful" and "Niga Jeil Joha" (니가 제일 좋아; "I Like You the Best") music videos in late 2010.[3] Park Cho-rong, who appeared at the end of Beast's "Shock" Japanese music video, joined next, as the group's leader.[4] 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.[5] 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".[6] Hong Yoo-kyung was similarly announced through an online video where she was playing the piano.[7] The last two members, Yoon Bo-mi and Kim Nam-joo, were introduced through the group's reality show, Apink News.[8]

Prior to the group's debut, the documentary Apink News aired on the Korean cable channel Trend E.[9] The show chronicled the launch process of Apink. The episodes were hosted by various celebrities, including G.NA, Mario, MBLAQ's Seung Ho and G.O, Beast, 4minute, 2AM's Jinwoon, Secret's Sunhwa and Hyoseong.[10][11] The week before Apink's official debut, they released their first television commercial for Ceylon Tea.[12]

2011: Seven Springs of Apink and Snow Pink[edit]

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

The group released their debut EP, Seven Springs of Apink and the music video for its lead single, "Mollayo" (몰라요; "I Don't Know"), on April 19, 2011. The album consists of five songs, including "It Girl" and "Wishlist". The music video for "Mollayo" featured Beast's Lee Gi-kwang.[13] Apink made their debut stage performance with "Mollayo" on Mnet's M! Countdown on April 21 to promote their album.[14] After several months of promoting "Mollayo", they began promoting "It Girl".[4] 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.[15]

In November 2011, Apink began recording a reality television show called Birth of a Family 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.[16]

The group released their second EP, Snow Pink, on November 22, 2011, featuring the lead single "My My", a song composed by Shinsadong Tiger. Promotions for "My My" began on November 25 on KBS' Music Bank.[17] 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.[18]

Still in November, Apink received their first award, the "Female Rookie Award", at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards held in Singapore. In December 2011, Apink and Beast released a music video of the song "Skinny Baby" for school uniform brand Skoolooks.[19] 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.[20]

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

Apink performed "Bubibu" at Mnet M! Countdown Smile Thailand Southeast Asia, 2012.

In January 2012, Apink won their first music show award on Mnet's M! Countdown for "My My".[21] In February, they received the "Rookie of the Year" award at the 1st Gaon Chart Awards.[22] The group performed at the Canadian Music Fest in March 2012.[23][24] Apink News was continued for three seasons.[25] For season 3, which began to air in June 2012, Apink members contributed as writers, camera operators, directors, and in other production jobs.[26]

The group next released the eponymous "April 19" (4월 19일) to celebrate their one-year anniversary. The song was composed by Kim Jin-hwan, with lyrics by the group's leader, Park Cho-rong.[27] The song was included on their first studio album, Une Année, 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.[28] 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.[29]

In January 2013, Apink recorded another single with Beast to promote Skoolooks. On January 5, at the AIA K-POP 2013 concert in Hong Kong, the group performed several of their songs along with other Cube Entertainment groups 4Minute and Beast.[30] In April 2013, Hong Yoo-kyung left the group to focus on her studies.[31]

The group's third EP, Secret Garden, and music for its title track, "NoNoNo", were released on July 5, 2013.[32] "NoNoNo" was the group's highest charting single, peaking at number 2 on Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100.[33][34] In November 2013, at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Apink received the Next Generation Global Star award.[35] 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".[36] In the same month, they recorded a collaboration single with B.A.P, titled "Mini" for Skoolooks.[37]

In July 2013, Apink were selected as honorary ambassadors for the Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013.[38]

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

Apink at a fan signing in Mokdong, 2014

On January 13, 2014, Apink released "Good Morning Baby", a song composed by Duble Sidekick, to celebrate the 1,000th day since the group's debut.[39] The song peaked at number 6 on Gaon's weekly chart.[40] Their fourth EP, Pink Blossom, and the music video for its title track, "Mr. Chu", by Duble Sidekick, were released on March 31.[41] The song peaked at number 2 on Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100.[42] Apink won six music show trophies for "Mr. Chu",[43] and the song was the eighth best selling digital song in 2014, according to Gaon's year-end chart.[44]

In June 2014, Yoon Bomi and Kim Namjoo formed a sub-unit called Apink BnN, which released the single "My Darling" for Brave Brothers' 10th Anniversary Project.[45] "My Darling" was later included on Pink Luv, Apink's fifth EP. The single "Break Up to Make Up" for the project A 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.[46][47]

In August, Apink was chosen to replace Beast on MBC Every1's reality show, Showtime.[48] Apink's Showtime first aired on August 7, 2014, and there were a total of eight episodes. The show followed Apink's daily activities.[49]

Apink debuted in Japan with a showcase on August 4 in Tokyo and on September 15 in Osaka with 6,000 fans in attendance.[50] Their first Japanese-language single, "NoNoNo", also including a Japanese version of "My My", was released on October 22.[51] The single was number 4 on Oricon's weekly singles chart.[52] More than 20,000 fans reportedly gathered for their debut events held in three Japanese cities.[53]

From September to November 2014, Apink raised funds for the Seungil Hope Foundation to build a hospital for ALS patients.[54] In November, Apink's online fan club surpassed 100,000 members.[55] On November 13, Apink received the Best Female Dance award at the 6th MelOn Music Awards for their video of "Mr. Chu".[56]

In November 2014, the group released their fifth EP, Pink Luv, as well as the music video for its title song, "Luv", which was composed by Shinsadong Tiger.[57] The song was Apink's first number 1 ranking on Gaon's weekly and monthly digital charts,[58] and Pink Luv topped Gaon's weekly album chart in its first week of release.[59] Apink first performed "Luv" live at a showcase on November 20, followed by a performance of Music Bank the next day, prior to the album's release.[60][61] The group won first place on all three major Korean music shows two weeks in a row, the only girl group to do so in 2014.[62] Besides The Show and Music Core, they also won a triple crown on Inkigayo, which only allows three wins before removing a song from competition.[63] They finished the year by winning all the music shows in December with "Luv".[43] On Gaon's year-end ranking, Apink was the third best selling girl group in 2014.[64]

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

Apink during Pink Paradise in Shanghai

On January 10, 2015, Apink became the first group to win five consecutive awards on Music Core.[65] The same month, the group received the "Digital Bonsang" and "Best Female Performance Group" awards at the 29th Golden Disk Awards in Beijing, "Bonsang" and "Popularity" awards at the Seoul Music Awards, "Best Female Group" at the Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards and "Best Single of December" at the Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards.[66][67][68][69] Their first headlining concert, billed as 'Pink Paradise', was held in Olympic Hall, Olympic Park, on January 30 and 31.[70] The 7,200 concert tickets sold out within two minutes after going on sale.[71] Apink released a Japanese version of "Mr. Chu" on February 18, 2015, which also included a Japanese version of "Hush".[72] It reached number 2 on Oricon's weekly singles chart, selling 54,000 copies the first week of its release.[73]

In February 2015, Apink entered Forbes Korea's Korea Power Celebrity 40 for the first time at number 18.[74] That same month, the group was chosen as one of the "Best 3 New Artists (Asia)" at the Japan Gold Disc Awards, held by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[75][76]

Apink headlined their first overseas concert "Pink Paradise" in Singapore at The MAX Pavilion on March 22.[77][78][79][80] They appeared at the Korean Times Music Festival in Los Angeles in May, Music Bank event in Hanoi, Vietnam and performed "Pink Paradise in Shanghai.[81][82]

Apink released a single entitled "Promise U" on April 19, written by Jung Eun-ji to commemorate the group's fourth anniversary.[83] A Japanese version of "Luv" was released on May 20 as their third single, with "Good Morning Baby" as the B-side.[84] They performed the song for the first time at the "Girls Award 2015 Spring/Summer" in Tokyo on April 29 ahead of the release.[73] The group also held release events in four cities, Tokyo, Sapporo, Okayama and Osaka as part of promotional event.[85]

On July 16, the group released their second full-length album, Pink Memory, along with the title track "Remember".[86] On August 22 and 23, the group held their second concert "Pink Island" at Jamsil Indoor Stadium, after which they began overseas activities including a fan meeting in Thailand, hold their first concert tour in Japan and a performance at MTV World Stage in Malaysia 2015.[87][88][89][90] On August 26 the group released their first Japanese full-length album Pink Season.

In November 2015, Apink announced their first tour in North America and are scheduled to perform in Vancouver, Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.[91] The group's fourth Japanese single Sunday Monday was released on December 9, along with the Japanese version of Petal as B-side track.[92] At the end of 2015, Apink received Top 10 for MelOn Music Awards.[93]The group close the year as the second best-selling girl group of 2015 with both sells of Pink Luv and Pink Memory albums.[94]

2016: Overseas tours and performances[edit]

Apink started their North American tour on January 5 in Vancouver, followed by shows in Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The same month, they received Bonsang for Seoul Music Awards and Disk Bonsang for Golden Disk Awards.[95][96] On January 24, the group was invited to attend KKBOX Music Awards in Taiwan.[97] On February 25, the group released the music video to their first original Japanese song called "Brand New days". The song is the opening theme song for anime Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~Yousei No Door~.[98] The group performed at 10th Asian Film Awards on March 17.[99] On April 2, the group performed a mini concert "Pink Memory Day" in Singapore.[100] On April 19, Apink released a digital single entitled "The Wave", written by Park Cho-rong to celebrate their 5th anniversary along with a photobook called "Girls' Sweet Repose".[101][102]

Apink performed alongside international acts OneRepublic, Far East Movement, Bebe Rexha and Philippines's artists Gary Valenciano and his son Gabriel, and love team James Reid and Nadine Lustre for MTV Music Evolution in Manila on 24 June.[103] Apink held their second Japan concert tour in July, kicking-off in Sapporo on July 7.[104] They entertained a total of 20000 fans throughout six concerts in five cities and was scheduled to release their 6th Japanese single, SUMMER TIME, on August 3rd.[105]

Image and musical style[edit]

Apink at a fan event, 2014

Apink's image and music style are often compared to first-generation idol girl groups S.E.S. and Fin.K.L.[106][107] Apink is known for their very innocent and girlish image, unusual among girl groups' sexy concepts.[108][109] In 2012, member Oh Ha-young said, "Other girl groups these days tend to highlight their dancing skills and sexy looks, but our concept was an innocent and pure image. I think that's why the audience felt comfortable with us."[110] However, with their recent releases like 2014's "Luv" and 2015's "Remember" it is noticeable that the group had deviated from their normal cute concept, showing a more mature and sensitive side to the group while still retaining their trademark innocence.[111][112]

Apink's music generally fits within the bubblegum pop genre, with a signature cheery lyrics.[42] Jeff Benjamin of Billboard commented that "My My" recalled early 2000s bubblegum pop, "NoNoNo" was influenced by 1980s synth-pop and "Luv" recalls 1990s hip-hop while blending it with ballad melancholy, a fall-themed song of lost love.[113] "Mr Chu", released on spring 2014, continues a slew of Apink's trademark bubblegum series which is 'very Apink'.[114][115] Meanwhile, title track "Remember" is a 'cheery synth-pop tune that reminisces about a love during the summertime,' and 'features a quick rhythm and vintage sound to beat the summer heat,'.[116][117]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Park Cho-rong[edit]

Main article: Park Cho-rong
Chorong in September 2015

Park Cho-rong (Hangul박초롱; hanja朴초롱) was born in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea, on March 3, 1991.[118][119] She has two sisters, one older and one younger. She attended Chungbuk High School. Her father owns a hapkido center, and she studied hapkido for eight years, earning a third degree black belt.[120] 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.[121] She wrote the lyrics for Apink's songs "April 19th", "Love Story", "So Long", "Wanna Be", "Dejavu" and "The Wave".[27][122]

Park made her acting debut in 2011 on MBC's All My Love, a South Korean sitcom.[123] She then had a cameo in the Korean drama Reply 1997 (2012) as the 18-year-old form of Seong Si-won's mother, Lee Il-hwa.[124] 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.[125]

In 2015, Park made an appearance in the variety show Slim Pack Lunch.[126]

Yoon Bo-mi[edit]

Main article: Yoon Bo-mi
Bomi in March 2015

Yoon Bo-mi (Hangul윤보미; hanja尹普美[127]) was born in Suwon, South Korea, on August 13, 1993.[118][119] She has one older sister, Yoon Sun-mi, and a younger brother, Yoon Jong-jin.[128] 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.[129]

In 2012, Yoon had a cameo role in Reply 1997, where she portrayed the teenage version of Moon Jeong-mi, Yoon Yoon-jae's mother.[124] She has been an MC on the variety show Weekly Idol from 17 July 2013[130] to 8 July 2015.[131] In late 2013, she appeared in K-Hunter's "Marry Me" music video and featured in hip-hop group M.I.B's song "Let's Talk About You".[132][133] She was in the cast of the variety show The Human Condition in 2014[134] and appeared in MBC's Real Men female special in early 2015.[135][136] In 2015, she was featured in David Oh's debut song "I Know, I Know", released on May 11,[137] and, on June 16, released a duet with Im Seulong titled "Lovely" for variety show Some Guys, Some Girls.[138] 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.[139] In September 2015 she was cast in KBS' 10-episode web drama Love Profiler K as top star Yuna,[140] which aired in November on Naver. Yoon and groupmate Kim appeared on Sugar Man as Apink BnN on October 20.[141] 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.[142]

Jung Eun-ji[edit]

Main article: Jung Eun-ji
Eunji in December 2014

Jung Eun-ji (Hangul정은지; hanja鄭恩地[143]) was born in Haeundae, Busan, South Korea, on August 18, 1993[118][144] as Jung Hye-rim (Hangul정혜림; hanja鄭慧林).[145] She attended Hyehwa Girls' High School.[146] In 2004, Jung won first prize in the program Excited Day Enjoyable Day (신나는 날 즐거운 날) hosted by the KBS network.[147] Jung has released many songs in collaboration with other singers such as Yang Yo-seob, Seo In-guk and Huh Gak.[148][149] In 2014, Jung sang "It's You" for the soundtrack of the TV series Three Days.[150]

Jung made her acting debut in the Reply 1997 in 2012, playing the female protagonist.[151] She then had a lead supporting role in the melodrama That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013),[152] and leading roles in Trot Lovers (2014)[153] and Sassy, Go Go (2015).

She made her musical theatre debut in November 2012, playing the lead role of Elle Woods in the Korean production of Legally Blonde.[154][155] In 2014, she played the leading role of Han Ji-eun in the stage adaptation of the television drama Full House (2004).[156]

Jung has impresses many audiences with her vocal abilities when appearing on singing programmes such as Immortal Song 2, King of Masked Singer as Mother Said UV Nope and Sugarman.[157][158][159]

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

Son Na-eun[edit]

Main article: Son Na-eun
Naeun in March 2016

Son Na-eun (Hangul손나은; hanja孫나은) was born in Seoul on February 10, 1994.[118][119] Son was the first trainee to be announced as a member of Apink in 2011. Son attended Chungdam High School and later transferred to Seoul Performing Arts High School, from which she graduated on February 7, 2013. She was accepted into Dongguk Universityin 2013, studying drama and film,[160][161] and she was chosen as a Dongguk University ambassador in 2014.[162] She was featured in Beast's "Breath", "Beautiful" and "I Like You The Best" music videos in late 2010.[3] 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.[163] Son models for cosmetic brand Peripera and sportswear brand M-Limited.[164][165]

Son had roles in dramas The Great Seer, Salamander Guru and The Shadows,[166] Childless Comfort and Twenty Again, as well as films Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of The Family and The Miracle.[167] Son is set to appear in the drama Cinderella and the Four Knights in 2016.[168]

In 2013–2014, Son starred in MBC's We Got Married with Shinee's Taemin as a virtual married couple,[169] for which Son won the Star of the Year award at the MBC Entertainment Awards.[170][171]

Kim Nam-joo[edit]

Main article: Kim Nam-joo (singer)
Namjoo in November 2015

Kim Nam-joo (Hangul김남주; hanja金南珠[172]) was born in Seoul, South Korea, on April 15, 1995.[118][144] In 2007, at age 13, she starred in a TV commercial for a healthy food brand.[173] She joined Cube Entertainment through the 2010 Cube Party auditions and was one of the last members of Apink to be introduced before the group's debut. Kim attended Seoul Performing Arts High School and graduated in February 2014.[174] Together with bandmate Eun-ji and Jang Hyun-seung of Beast, she released the single "A Year Ago" from the project A Cube For Season #White on January 3, 2013 to commemorate the success of their respective groups.[175] In 2014, she performed "Seoul Lonely" with the hip-hop trio Phantom on several music programs.[176] In 2015, Kim was accepted as a student in Sungkyunkwan University's Department of Performance Arts.[177]

In March 2015, Kim joined MBC's Tutoring Across Generations in place of Lee Tae-im,[178] but the show got cancelled on April 2 after episode 21 due to falling ratings.[179] On June 2, 2015, she released a duet with BtoB's Yook Sungjae, "Photograph", as part of the Cube Entertainment project single album A Cube For Season #Blue Season 2.[180] In September 2015, she was cast in Naver TV Cast's 8-episode web drama Investigator Alice,[181] which was released in October,[182] 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.[183] It was revealed that Kim was behind the mask 'Good Daughter Shim Cheong' on December 27 broadcast of King of Mask Singer.[184]

Oh Ha-young[edit]

Hayoung in July 2015

Oh Ha-young (Hangul오하영; hanja吳夏榮[185]) was born on July 19, 1996, in Seoul, South Korea.[118][144] She auditioned for Cube Entertainment when she was in 7th Grade and then became the youngest member of the group.[144] She attends Seoul Performing Arts High School.[186]

In 2013, Oh played the female lead in music video for Huh Gak's "1440".[187] She also acted as the female lead with B1A4's CNU in Shin Bora's debut single "Frozen".[188] On July 30, 2014, Oh was featured in the song "The Best Thing I Did", the title track for Jiggy Dog's third mini-album.[189] She also appeared in a few episodes of the variety show Weekly Idol as an MC together with bandmate Yoon Bo-mi.[190] For the group second full-length album Pink Memory, she wrote the lyrics for the song "What a Boy Wants".[191] In August 2015, she was appointed as co-MC on Weekly Idol with 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.[192]

On 2016, Oh is set to join Law of the Jungle as part of all female guest edition in Papua New Guinea.[193]

Former member[edit]

Hong Yoo-kyung[edit]

Hong Yoo-kyung (Hangul홍유경; hanja洪瑜暻[194]) was born on September 22, 1994, in Seoul.[119] She is the daughter of Hong Ha-jong, a CEO of a manufacturing company, DSR Wire Corp., founded by her grandfather.[195] She attended Hyundai High School and the School of Performing Arts Seoul.[196] At age 11, Hong released a children's CD and a song called "Hae Tae Story".[197] Hong joined Apink in 2011, and[198] in April 2013, she left the group to focus on her studies.[199] Earlier in the year, she was accepted by Chung-Ang University's Performance Film Creation department.[200]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Apink discography

Concerts/Tours[edit]

Korean / Asia Tours[edit]

  • Pink Paradise 1st Concert (2015)
  • Pink Island 2nd Concert (2015)
  • MTV WORLD STAGE - Malaysia (2015)
  • MTV MUSIC EVOLUTION - Philippines (2016)
  • APINK Pink Memory Day IN Singapore Mini Concert & Fan Meeting (2 April 2016)

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)

Filmography[edit]

Apink's started with a documentary program titled Apink News, aired on the cable channel TrendE for three seasons (2011–2012) .[201] They appeared in another reality show, Birth of a Family, in (2011–2012).[16] In 2014, Apink filmed another reality show for MBC Every1 titled Showtime.[49] They have also appeared in South Korean variety shows such as Running Man, Real Men, 2 Days & 1 Night and Weekly Idol. Yoon Bomi and Oh Hayoung were also the MC of the said show.[202][203][204]

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 on M! Countdown on January 5, 2012, for "My My" from their second EP Snow Pink. Apink has won more than 28 music awards and more than 29 music program awards.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXID·에이핑크 소속사, 나란히 사명 변경 왜" (in Korean). entertain.naver.com/. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Kevin Fox (2 March 2016). "A Cube Entertainment Rebrands, Changes Name To Plan A Entertainment". kpopstarz.com. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Apink Profile". Mwave. CJ E&M. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Kim Yoon-mi (July 14, 2011). "A Pink shows seven pastel colors". The Korea Herald. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "에이핑크 리더 초롱-막내 하영 오붓 사진 공개 '미모 남다르네'". Newsen. February 23, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "에이핑크 정은지 미모+가창력, 네티즌 "대박 신인 나타났다" 극찬". Newsen. March 10, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "에이핑크 클래식걸 홍유경 깜짝 공개 '데뷔곡 스포?'". Newsen. March 10, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "7인조 걸그룹 에이핑크, 11일 전 멤버 공개 '개봉박두'". MK Media group. March 10, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Apink News" (in Korean). Hyundai Media. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "용준형 손동운 앵커변신...에이핑크 적나라 모습 대공개". Newsen. April 6, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015. ; "트렌디, 에이핑크 데뷔 앨범 콘셉트 TV 최초 공개". Economy Today. April 14, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015. ; and "에이핑크, '에이핑크 뉴스'서 솔직 발랄한 모습 공개". Starn. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "신예 걸그룹 에이핑크, 24시간 대방출". Hankook. March 23, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "에이핑크, 음료광고 모델 발탁". Dong-a Ilbo. April 11, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ Kim Sang-yun (April 19, 2011). 신인그룹 에이핑크, 음원 뮤직비디오 공개로 상큼발랄 매력 발산. TV Daily (in Korean) (Asia Economy). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ Kim Su-ji (April 21, 2011). '엠카' 에이핑크 첫 데뷔무대 '요정돌이 떴다'. BNT News (in Korean) (Korea Economic Daily). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  15. ^ "에이핑크 '보스를지켜라' OST참여 "달콤한 로코와 딱!"". The Starnn News. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Kim Yang-su (November 2, 2011). 에이핑크-인피니트, '가족의 탄생' 합류…유기견과 동거동락. Joy News (in Korean) (inews24). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ 에이핑크 컴백, 노출제로-순도100% 무공해 걸그룹. Newsen (in Korean). November 25, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  18. ^ Park Yeong-ung (December 14, 2011). 에이핑크, 연말 맞아 일일찻집 개업..수익금 기부. Star News (in Korean) (Money Today). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  19. ^ "B2ST and A Pink Make School Uniforms Look Cool in 'Skinny Baby' Music Video". November 26, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  20. ^ Park HyunMin (January 20, 2015). "A Pink Crowned Best Rookie of the Year". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  21. ^ Oh MiJung (January 6, 2012). "January 5, 2012: Cube Day". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  22. ^ "소시·아이유 등 14팀, 가온K팝어워드 '가수상'(종합)". MoneyToday. February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Canada music fest signs Korean acts". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 6, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  24. ^ Fiona. "CMF in Review: 2K12 Korea Night: K-Pop Wave at Kool Haus (03/21/12)". AW Music. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  25. ^ "에이핑크, '에이핑크 뉴스3'서 아나운서-PD로 大변신". Economy Today. February 21, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  26. ^ "에이핑크, '에이핑크 뉴스3'서 아나운서-PD로 大변신" (June 21, 2012). Osen. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b Yun Seong Yeol (June 2, 2012). "A Pink's Park Cho Rong dedicates her first written song to her fans". Star News. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  28. ^ Lee Hye-rin (May 2, 2012). '청순돌 돌아온다!' 에이핑크, 9일 정규1집 발표. OSEN (in Korean) (Nate). 
  29. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 27, 2012). "A Pink to Follow Up with Fan-Picked 'Bubibu'". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  30. ^ "AIA to Bring 'AIA K-POP 2013' to Hong Kong" (PDF) (Press release). AIA Hong Kong. November 22, 2012. 
  31. ^ Choi EunHwa; Kim, Erika (April 23, 2014). "A Pink′s Hong Yoo Kyung Leaves Her Team". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  32. ^ Choi In-jeong (July 5, 2013). "A Pink makes comeback with 3rd EP". The Korea Herald. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  33. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (July 14, 2013). "Davichi Earns Second K-Pop No. 1 Amid Label Shakeups". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  34. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (July 26, 2013). "Ailee Nabs First Solo No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  35. ^ Lee, Nancy (November 22, 2013). "[2013 MAMA] G-Dragon Wins Artist of the Year, EXO Takes Album of the Year and Full List of Winners". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  36. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 2, 2013). "Cube and A Cube Artists Unite to Release Christmas Song Together". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  37. ^ Ryung, Hei (December 2, 2013). "A Pink And B.A.P Rocks School Uniform Brand 'Skoolooks' MV". KpopStarz. 
  38. ^ "Honorary Ambassador of Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013". BNTNews. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  39. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 13, 2014). "A Pink Wishes Everyone a Good Morning in New MV". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  40. ^ "2014년 04주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  41. ^ Jung Ji Won; Jung, Yeawon (March 31, 2014). "A Pink's New Song 'Mr. Chu' Tops Real Time Music Charts". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  42. ^ a b Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (April 15, 2014). "K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink". Billboard. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  43. ^ a b Kim JiYeon (December 29, 2014). "A Pink Sweeps Music Program Trophies in December with ′LUV′". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  44. ^ Kim Jin-u (January 15, 2015). 2014년 음악시장 결산 [2014 Year-end Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  45. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi. "Pink BnN to Sing 'My Darling' for Brave Brothers' 10th Anniversary Project". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  46. ^ Hong Jung Won; Jung, Yeawon (July 9, 2014). "Huh Gak and Jung Eun Ji's 'Break Up to Make Up' Immediately Rank No. 1 on Music Charts". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  47. ^ "2014년 29주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (Korea Music Content Industry Association). July 17, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  48. ^ Jung Ji Won (July 18, 2014). "A Pink Confirmed as Next Idol Group to Take Over 'Showtime'". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  49. ^ a b Jung Ji Won (July 18, 2014). "A Pink Promises to Run 10km Marathon with Fans if 'Showtime' Reaches Over 2% Rating". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  50. ^ Park Gyu-oh (September 15, 2014). "Apink gains tremendous popularity in Japan". The Korea Herald. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  51. ^ "Apink tops Oricon preorder chart". K-Pop Herald. August 6, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  52. ^ Oricon Weekly Chart 2014-11-03
  53. ^ Lee So Dam (October 24, 2014). "A Pink Gathers Over 20,000 Fans at Japan Debut Events". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  54. ^ Park Gyu-oh (September 28, 2014). "Apink's campaign for ALS exceeds goal on first day". K-pop Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  55. ^ Park Gyu-oh (September 23, 2014). "Apink's fan site members exceed 100,000". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  56. ^ Lee Hye-rin (November 13, 2014). 태양-아이유-지오디, '2014MMA' 대상..비스트-위너-악동뮤지션 2관왕 [Taeyang-IU-god win '2014 MMA' Daesang... Beast, Winner, Akdong Musician awarded double crowns]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  57. ^ Ock Hyun-ju (November 13, 2014). "Apink delays album release". K-pop Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  58. ^ Kim Jin-u (January 22, 2015). 12월 차트 리뷰 [December chart review]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  59. ^ 2014년 49주차 Album Chart [Gaon Album Weekly Chart 4th week of November 2014] (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  60. ^ Lee Min Ji (November 20, 2014). "A Pink Promises to Sing at the Wedding of Uncle Fan If New Song Becomes No. 1". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  61. ^ Lee Min Ji; Jung, Yeawon (November 24, 2014). "A Pink Immediately Takes Over Music Charts with 'LUV'". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  62. ^ Lee, Jinho. "A Pink Becomes First Girl Group This Year to Place First in Three Music Programs for 2 Weeks". Mnet America. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  63. ^ Seon Mi-gyeong (December 28, 2014). 에이핑크, '인가' 3주 1위 트리플 크라운..12월 트로피 싹쓸이. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  64. ^ "2014 Girl Group Ranking". Gaon Chart. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  65. ^ Im Jeong-yun (January 10, 2015). 에이핑크 손나은-김남주, 음중 연속1위 청순 인증샷 "사랑해요". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  66. ^ Ock Hyun-ju (January 16, 2015). "EXO, CNBLUE sweep Golden Disk Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  67. ^ Kim Mi-hwa (January 28, 2015). 에이핑크, 4회 가온K-POP 어워드 올해의 가수상..12월 음원1위. Star News (in Korean) (Money Today). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  68. ^ Gang Ji-ae (January 22, 2015). 에이핑크, 애교 넘치는 본상 수상 소감 "핑크팬더 사랑해요" (서울가요대상). TV Daily (in Korean) (Asia Economy). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  69. ^ Lee Seung-hun (January 18, 2015). [포토] 에이핑크, '초롱이와 남주만 왔어요~'. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  70. ^ Lee Min Ji (December 16, 2014). "A Pink to Launch First Solo Concert in Four Years Since Debut". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  71. ^ Bae Jae-ryeon (December 23, 2014). 에이핑크 첫 단독콘서트 예매, 2분만 매진 '역시 대세 청순돌' [Apink 1st solo concert sold out in 2 minutes]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  72. ^ "Discography of A Pink". Universal Music Japan. January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  73. ^ a b Lim Jeong-yeo (February 25, 2015). "Apink ranks 2nd on Oricon weekly chart". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  74. ^ "Forbes Korea's '2015 Korea Power Celebrity 40.'". Forbes. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  75. ^ "The 2015 Japan Golden Disc Award winners are...". SBS. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  76. ^ "[THE JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD 2015]". golddisc.jp. RIAJ. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  77. ^ "Apink to hold concert in Singapore". KpopHerald. 10 March 2015. 
  78. ^ "A Pink to Hold its First Exclusive Overseas Concert in Singapore". Mwave. March 18, 2015. 
  79. ^ "A Pink Charm Like White Angels At Pink Paradise Press Conference In Singapore". Kpopstarz. March 27, 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  80. ^ "Apink pulls off Singapore concert with fervor". KpopHerald. March 23, 2015. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  81. ^ "EXO, SHINee to join KBS2 'Music Bank in Hanoi'". KpopHerald. 24 February 2015. 
  82. ^ "A Pink, Bada, Im Tae-kyung coming to Hollywood Bowl for KTMF". KoreaTimesUS. 10 March 2015. 
  83. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo (April 19, 2015). "Apink releases 'Promise U' and behind-the-scene shots". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  84. ^ "3rdシングル「LUV -Japanese Ver.-」詳細発表!". Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  85. ^ "A Pink to release 'LUV' in Japan | allkpop.com". Allkpop. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  86. ^ 에이핑크 '리멤버' 공개… '섹시 콘셉트? 우린 무조건 청순~'. DongA (in Korean). July 16, 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  87. ^ "Tickets For A Pink's 2nd Solo Concert 'Pink Island' In High Demand". July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  88. ^ http://kpopfighting.com/2015/09/04/a-pink-successfully-kicks-off-their-japan-concert-tour-in-nagoya/
  89. ^ http://worldstage.mtvasia.com/news/mtv-reveals-first-wave-of-performers-with-apink-and-sekai-no-owari-to-perform-for-the-first-time-at-mtv-world-stage-malaysia/
  90. ^ http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Apink-ramps-up-the-charm-for-pink-pandas-30268152.html
  91. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (November 21, 2015). "Apink Announces U.S. Tour, First for a K-Pop Girl Group Since 2012". Billboard. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  92. ^ "Apink releases "Sunday Monday" PV for upcoming winter Japanese single". Koreaboo. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  93. ^ Buhain, James (November 7, 2015). "Big Bang, EXO Take Home Top Honors At 2015 MelOn Music Awards + Full List Of Winners". KpopStarz. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  94. ^ "Girls' Generation gets 'A+' for their work". The Korea Times. 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  95. ^ "Winners of 25th Seoul Music Awards". Soompi. January 14, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  96. ^ "Winners of the 30th Golden Disc Awards, Day Two". Soompi. January 21, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  97. ^ Kim, Yu-jin (December 28, 2015). "Apink the only K-pop star to attend Taiwan music awards". KoreaHerald. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  98. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (2016-02-04). "Korean Girls Idol Group Apink to Perform OP Song for TV Anime "Rilu Rilu Fairilu"". Cruchyroll. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  99. ^ "A Pink is the only K-pop group to perform at 10th Asian Film Awards!". AllKpop. March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  100. ^ "A Pink Return To Singapore In April For Mini-Concert And Fan Meeting". KpopStarz. February 15, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  101. ^ "A Pink thank their fans on their 5th anniversary with 'Wave'". AllKpop. April 18, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  102. ^ "A Pink to release a special fan song and photobook on the 19th for their 5th anniversary! | allkpop.com". AllKpop. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  103. ^ Jimenez, Joyce (2016-06-25). "Artists of all ages, genres unite at MTV Music Evolution". philstar.com. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  104. ^ "KPOP NEWS - Apink Holds Another Successful Concert in Japan | Mwave". mwave.interest.me. 2016-07-08. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  105. ^ "에이핑크, 日 5개도시 투어 2만여명 팬들과 ‘사요나라’". Newsen. 2016-07-24. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  106. ^ Park HyunMin (December 21, 2011). "[Interview] A Pink Expects to Mature Naturally with Time". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  107. ^ Kang Seung-hoon (December 8, 2011). 에이핑크 "핑클 SES 선배들처럼 멋진 걸그룹될래요" [A Pink says, 'We want to become a girl group like Fin.K.L and SES.']. TV Report (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  108. ^ Oak, Jessica; Park Young Woong (August 6, 2013). "The Root of K-Pop: The Influences of Today's Biggest Acts". Billboard. Retrieved February 9, 2015. The six-member group Apink currently stands out from most girl groups, ones who have been attracting viewers for their skin-showing outfits and provocative dance moves. Apink's innocent, schoolgirl charms resemble first-generation girl groups such as S.E.S. and Fink.l. 
  109. ^ "Apink surprised after ranking 1st in 'The Show'". K-Pop Herald. December 3, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  110. ^ "Rookie Girl Band A Pink Have Big Hopes for 2012". The Chosun Ilbo. January 5, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  111. ^ Park Gyu-oh (November 25, 2014). "Creating pure image behind Apink's success". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  112. ^ "A Pink Discuss Their Musical Journey And Experience As Idols During MTV World Stage In Malaysia [EXCLUSIVE]". Kpopstarz. 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2016-06-28. 
  113. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (November 25, 2014). "Apink's 'Luv' Blends '90s Hip-Hop & Ballad Melancholy". Billboard. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  114. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (2014-04-15). "K-Pop Hot 100: Park Hyo Shin Edges Out Apink". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  115. ^ "Nothing New With "Mr. Chu"". seoulbeats. 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  116. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (2015-07-17). "Apink Drop Sweet, Seasonal New Single 'Remember'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  117. ^ "Apink’s title teaser ‘Remember’ revealed". KpopHerald. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  118. ^ a b c d e f "Apink member's Profile". Acube Entertainment. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  119. ^ a b c d "에이핑크│My name is…1". TenAsia (in Korean). Korea Economic Daily. May 24, 2011. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  120. ^ A Pink Interview. Star1 Magazine. March 8, 2013. 
  121. ^ Lee Min-ji (April 28, 2011). '요정돌' 에이핑크 리더 박초롱, 데뷔 전 JYP 오디션서 파워풀 댄스. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  122. ^ Kim Ha-jin (March 24, 2014). 에이핑크, 새 앨범 전곡 맛보기…박초롱 작사 2곡 참여 '기대UP' [Park Chorong participated in writing lyrics for Pink Blossoms album]. The Korea Herald (in Korean). Retrieved December 27, 2014. ; and Han Ji-myeong (November 20, 2014). '에이핑크' 박초롱 "작사 참여? 실제 내 경험 담았다" [Park Chorong involved in writing lyric for Pink Luv]. Economy Today (in Korean) (Korea Economic Daily). Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  123. ^ An Jin-yong (May 17, 2011). 에이핑크 박초롱, 가인 공백없다!... 시트콤 합류 [Park Chorong join the cast of All My Love]. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean) (Naver). Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  124. ^ a b Hong, Grace Danbi (August 22, 2012). "'Reply 1997' has 18 Cameo Appearances in One Night". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  125. ^ Ko Hong Ju; Jung, Yeawon (August 25, 2014). "A Pink's Park Cho Rong Thanks Jung Eun Ji for Acting Advice". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  126. ^ "`날씬한 도시락` 에이핑크 박초롱 오하영-이연, 홈트레이닝 비법 공개 `눈길`". Retrieved 2015-10-03. 
  127. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 윤보미, "두준오빠와 절친되고 싶어요" :: THE STAR". chosun.com. 
  128. ^ [화보] '에이핑크' 윤보미, "두준오빠와 절친되고 싶어요". The Star (in Korean) (The Chosun Ilbo). May 12, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  129. ^ Park Young Woong (February 9, 2012). "A pink's Bo Mi and Eun Ji graduate, "We want to go to jjimjilbang"". Star News (Money Today). Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  130. ^ Yu Myeong-jun (December 3, 2013). "에이핑크 "우리에게 휴식이란 없다"…따로 또 같이". Maeil Broadcasting Network. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  131. ^ [단독] ‘주간아이돌’ 정일훈·윤보미 하차…7월 8일 막방 (in Korean). June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  132. ^ 윤보미 웨딩드레스 자태 "우아한 여신…케이헌터와 '리얼 부부포스'". Asia Today. August 23, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  133. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (November 27, 2013). "A-Pink's Yoon Bo Mi Features in M.I.B's Newest Single". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  134. ^ Park Ji-ryeon (August 3, 2014). 윤보미 박은지 ‘인간의조건’ 탈모-피부 정복 미션합류. Newsen. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  135. ^ Hwang Hye Jin; Hong, Grace Danbi (January 2, 2015). "A Pink's Bo Mi, Park Ha Sun, and Ahn Young Mi Look to Join 'Real Man' Female Soldiers Special 2". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  136. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 19, 2015). "′Real Man′ Rises in Numbers with Female Soldiers Special 2". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  137. ^ 데이비드 오, 에이핑크 보미와 데뷔 앨범 '입맞춤' (in Korean). May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  138. ^ 임슬옹·에이핑크 보미, '썸남썸녀' OST '러블리해' 입맞춤 '달달' (in Korean). Asia Today. June 16, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  139. ^ 윤현상 '밥 한 끼 해요' M/V 공개, 에이핑크 윤보미 '여신 비주얼' 눈길. chosun.com (in Korean). September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  140. ^ "KBS launches more web dramas in new experiment". Yonhap News. September 24, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  141. ^ "B1A4 and A Pink members to revamp hits on JTBC's 'Sugar Man'". AllKpop. October 19, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  142. ^ "A Pink’s Namjoo and Bomi in Talks to Become "Tasty Road 2" MCs". Soompi. January 28, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  143. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 정은지, "목소린 내가 최고! 뮤지션 될래요" :: THE STAR". chosun.com. 
  144. ^ a b c d "에이핑크│My name is…2". TenAsia (in Korean). Korea Economic Daily. May 24, 2011. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  145. ^ Kim Min-seong (March 11, 2013). 생활연기 펼치는 타고난 연기돌 '그 겨울' 정은지. My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  146. ^ Kim Jung-hee (September 29, 2013). 에이핑크 정은지 "부산, 늘 그립고 가고 싶어" [Apink Jung Eun-ji "Busan, it's always nostalgic and I want to go there"]. BUVI News (in Korean). Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  147. ^ Jeon Hyeong-jin (September 6, 2012). 정은지, 알고보니 과거 동요대회서 최우수상 [Jung Eun-ji, actually first place in a past melody singing contest]. My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  148. ^ Lee Hye-ji (September 6, 2012). "Respond 1997 couple Seo In-guk, A Pink's Eunji's duet song reigns atop Gaon Chart". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  149. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (September 5, 2012). "Jung Eun Ji and Seo In Guk Continue Success of Reply 1997 with a Duet All-Kill". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  150. ^ "Jung Eunji's "Three Days" Soundtrack Takes No. 1 Spot on Music Charts". Kpopstarz. March 6, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  151. ^ "Nostalgic Drama Puts A Pink's Jung Eun-ji in the Spotlight". The Chosun Ilbo. September 15, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  152. ^ Kwon Mee-yoo (March 3, 2013). "K-pop stars dominate TV dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  153. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 5, 2014). "A Pink's Jung Eun Ji Gets Cute and Sparkly for Trot Lovers". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  154. ^ Ho, Stewart (September 25, 2012). "A Pink's Jung Eun Ji Cast as Lead of Legally Blonde Musical". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  155. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (September 26, 2012). "Jung Eun-ji cast in Legally Blonde". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  156. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (March 5, 2014). "B2ST Yang Yo Seop, A Pink Jung Eun Ji, VIXX Leo, Joo, and More to Star in Musical Full House". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  157. ^ "A Pink's Eunji impresses with her first stage on 'Immortal Song 2'". AllKpop. December 13, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  158. ^ "Mother Said UV Nope from "King of Masked Singer" reveals her idol identity". Koreaboo. June 21, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  159. ^ "Ailee and A Pink’s Jung Eun Ji Face Off With Stunning Performances on "Sugar Man"". Soompi. February 23, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  160. ^ "Son Na Eun Admitted to the Same University as SNSD Seo Hyun". Newsen (Mwave). November 4, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  161. ^ "Conflicting views of celebs on campus". The Korea Times. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  162. ^ 윤아‧손나은‧박하선… 동국대 동문 스타 한자리 [Yoona, Son Naeun, Park Ha-Sun at 108th Anniversary of Dongguk University]. Epoch Times. September 18, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  163. ^ Apink (April 2, 2012). 나를 사랑했던 사람아 M.V [The person who once loved me MV]. YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2015. ; Apink (September 13, 2012). "허각 '아프다' (It Hurts) MV". YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2015. ; 1theK (January 7, 2013). "SPEED(스피드) _ That's my fault (슬픈약속) (Drama Ver.) MV". YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2015. ; Hong, Grace Danbi (January 8, 2013). "Speed Brings Attention to the Gwangju Massacre in New MV". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 23, 2015. ; and 1theK (January 14, 2013). "SPEED(스피드) _ It's over (Drama Ver.) MV". YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  164. ^ "3 K-pop idols pose on Mont Blanc". KpopHerald. October 21, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  165. ^ Ahn Sung Hoo (December 8, 2014). "A Pink′s Son Na Eun Shines with Beauty at Peripera Beauty Class Event". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  166. ^ Ho, Stewart (May 23, 2012). "A Pink's Son Na Eun to Make Her Acting Debut in the Fall". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  167. ^ "A Pink's Son Na Eun to Parody 'Master's Sun' for 2013 SBS Gayo Awards". Mwave. December 18, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  168. ^ Fox, Kevin (January 24, 2016). "A Pink's Naeun, CNBLUE's Jung Shin And Jung Il Woo Cast In Upcoming Fantasy Drama". Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  169. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (April 13, 2013). "SHINee's Taemin and A Pink's Son Na Eun Get ′Married′". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  170. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 6, 2013). "G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don and Many More Nominated for Best Couple at MBC Entertainment Awards". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  171. ^ Lee Min-ji (December 30, 2013). 대박 자신감? MBC 연예대상 13개부문 공동수상 '의미퇴색' [MBC giving out 13 co-awards 'ruins the meaning of the award']. Newsen. Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  172. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 김남주, "내가 바로 에이핑크의 활력소!" :: THE STAR". chosun.com. 
  173. ^ Kim JiYeon (June 2, 2012). "A Pink's Kim Nam Joo was a Commercial Star as a Young Child". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  174. ^ "A-Pink's Kim Nam Joo, 'I Just Graduated!". BNTNewsUK. February 13, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  175. ^ "A Cube For season # White". Mwave. Mnet Media. 
  176. ^ Kim Chan Mi (June 2, 2014). "Phantom Makes A Pink's Kim Nam Joo Cry with Hidden Camera". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  177. ^ Jeon Ah Ram (February 2, 2015). "A Pink′s Kim Nam Joo Accepted into Sungkyunkwan University". Newsen (Mwave). Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  178. ^ "A Pink′s Nam Joo Joins ′Tutoring Across Generations′ in Place of Lee Tae Im". Mwave. March 9, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  179. ^ MBC 측 "'띠과외' 폐지…예원·이태임 때문 아냐" (in Korean). Nate. April 2, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  180. ^ "[Video] A Pink's Nam Joo and BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae Get Together for a 'Photograph' in New Song". Mwave. June 2, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  181. ^ [단독] 에이핑크 남주, 웹드라마 ‘수사관 엘리스’ 출연…첫 촬영 시작 (in Korean). September 26, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  182. ^ "First Poster For APink Namjoo's Web Drama 'Detective Alice' Revealed". October 15, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  183. ^ Kim, Ye Na (2015-10-26). "에이핑크 남주, 래퍼 다미아노 지원사격…"기대 이상 케미"". 
  184. ^ Kim, Dong-Joo. "Shim Chung on 'King of Mask Singer' found out to be Apink's Nam Joo". StarN News. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  185. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 오하영, "성숙한 매력도 제법 귀엽죠?" :: THE STAR". chosun.com. 
  186. ^ "'여고생' 에이핑크 하영 "학교생활 완벽 적응..수다는 필수"". HeraldCorp. May 14, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  187. ^ Do Hye-rim (February 8, 2013). 도지한-오하영,허각 '1440' MV 속 '캐미커플' 네티즌 들썩. StarN News (in Korean). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  188. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 2, 2013). "Shin Bora Releases ′Kkong Kkong′ with B1A4's CNU and A Pink's Ha Young". enewsWorld (Mwave). Retrieved January 26, 2015. 
  189. ^ KT Music (July 29, 2014). "지기독 Jiggy Dogg - 제일 잘한 일 The Best Thing I Did (feat. 오하영)". YouTube. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  190. ^ Kim Ga-yeong (December 10, 2014). '주간아이돌' 보미-하영, 생크림 여신 변신…심쿵유발자. TV Report (in Korean). Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  191. ^ 컴백 앞둔 에이핑크, 정규 2집 전곡 미리듣기 공개 (in Korean). July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  192. ^ "N, Ha Young And Mina Join ‘Weekly Idol’ As Fixed Members". BNTNews. August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  193. ^ 소진 오하영 김지민 등 ‘정글’ 여자특집 출연..20일 출국 [Sojin, Oh Ha-young, Kim Ji-min and others will appear in Law of the Jungle female edition]. Newsen (in Korean). March 16, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. 
  194. ^ "[화보] '에이핑크' 홍유경, "박민영 언닐 닮았다? 영광이죠!" :: THE STAR". chosun.com. 
  195. ^ Han Sang-hyeok (February 9, 2012). [화보] '에이핑크' 홍유경, "박민영 언닐 닮았다? 영광이죠!". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  196. ^ Jeong Jae-geun (February 7, 2013). 설리-홍유경, 나란히 찍힌 졸업사진! [Sulli and Hong Yookyung Graduation Picture revealed]. Sports Chosun. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  197. ^ "119 소방동요집 (Ⅲ)". Samsung Music. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  198. ^ "'에이핑크' 홍유경, 트위터 통해 피아노 연주 영상 '공개'". The Star (Chosun Media). March 10, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  199. ^ Yoon Sang-geun (April 23, 2013). '에이핑크' 홍유경 탈퇴..에이큐브 측 "학업 전념" [Hong Yoo-kyung to leave Apink]. Star News (in Korean) (Money Today). Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  200. ^ 홍유경 에이핑크 탈퇴, 이어 특례입학 논란?. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). April 23, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  201. ^ "에이핑크, '에이핑크 뉴스3'서 아나운서-PD로 大변신" (June 21, 2012). Osen. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  202. ^ "'런닝맨', 청주서 추석특집 아이돌대전..톱그룹 총출동". Osen. August 26, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  203. ^ "'1박2일' 시즌3, 에이핑크와 함께 1주년 돌잔치". StarNews. December 7, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  204. ^ "'진짜사나이' 형준-동현-성재, 에이핑크 변신 '못볼꼴'". Osen. January 4, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 

External links[edit]