After School discography

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After School discography
After School in AfterSchool's Beauty Bible.jpg
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 1
Music videos 26
Singles 17

The discography of South Korean girl group After School consists of three studio albums, eight single albums, thirteen singles, five soundtrack contributions, twenty three videos and eight promotional singles. The band currently consists of 4 members: Raina, Nana, E-Young and Kaeun.

After School debuted in 2009 with the release of their single "Ah" and the single album New Schoolgirl. In April 2009, following the addition of new member Uee, the group released the digital single "Diva", which won the Cyworld Digital Music Award for Rookie of the Month.[1] Seven months later, following the departure of Soyoung and the additions of Raina and Nana, the group released their second single album, Because of You, with the digital single "Diva" being included as a b-side. "Because of You" became the group's first and only number 1 single on the Gaon Digital Chart. The song was the best selling single of December 2009 in South Korea.[A][2] "Because of You" was then remixed and promoted briefly in the beginning of 2010. After School then promoted the b-side "When I Fall" from the Because of You album in February 2010, before concluding promotions for the single album.

The group's third single album, Bang!, was released on March 25, 2010, with both the title track and the single album peaking at number 2 on the Gaon Music Chart. The single sold over 2 million copies during 2010.[3] Following a short hiatus, the group released their first charity single Happy Pledis 1st Album in December 2010. The album's lead single, "Love Love Love" peaked at number 8 on the Gaon Digital Chart, with the album peaking at number 2.

In 2011, After School began their venture into the Japanese music market. The group, minus Bekah, collaborated with Namie Amuro for her collaboration album Checkmate!. The song charted at number 73 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and at number 10 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart. Shortly after, the group released their first studio album in Korea titled Virgin. The lead single, "Shampoo", charted at number 4 on the Gaon Digital Chart whilst its parent album charted at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart. Following promotions for their first Korean studio album, the group released their fourth single album "Red" / "Blue", which saw the group split into two subunits "After School Red" and "After School Blue". After School Red's lead single "In the Night Sky" charted at number 9 on the Gaon Digital Chart whilst After School Blue's lead single, "Wonder Boy", charted at number 15. The following month, the group released their debut single in Japan, which was a Japanese remake of their Korean single "Bang!". The song peaked at number 7 on the Oricon Singles Chart. The group's second Japanese single, a remake of "Diva", was released in November of that year and charted at number 12 on the Oricon Singles Chart. The group rounded off the year by participating in Pledis Entertainment's second charity single, Happy Pledis 2nd Album, along with label-mates Son Dam-bi and NU'EST, who were then referred to as Pledis Boyz.

After School's first double A-side single, "Rambling Girls/Because of You", was released in Japan at the beginning of 2012. Following the release of these singles, the group's debut studio album in Japan, Playgirlz (2012) was released, peaking at number 8 on the Oricon Albums Chart. The group then released their second double A-side single in Japan in June 2012, "Lady Luck/Dilly Dally", and it became their highest charting single in Japan, peaking at number 6. A week later, following leader Kahi's departure, the group returned to South Korea for the release of their fifth single album "Flashback". The album peaked at number 3 whilst the single peaked at number 14 on the Gaon Digital Chart.

The group's first greatest hits album was released in March 2013, along with a DVD of their first Japanese tour. After School's final Korean single before the departure of most of its members, "First Love", was released in June 2013. This was followed by a return to the Japanese music market with the releases of "Heaven" (2013) and "Shh" (2014) followed by their second Japanese studio album, and third overall, Dress to Kill (2014). The group then released their second greatest hits album in Japan, Best (2015). The greatest hits album was the final release promoted by the group before a hiatus.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[4]
JPN
[5]
TW
[6]
Korean
Virgin 2 162 6
  • KOR: 31,869+[7]
  • JPN: 594+
Japanese
Playgirlz
  • Released: March 14, 2012
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Format: CD, digital download
8 3
  • JPN: 28,489+
Dress to Kill
  • Released: March 19, 2014
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Format: CD, digital download
33 8
  • JPN: 4,813+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[5]
TW
[8]
The Best of After School 2009-2012: Korea Ver. 40 13
  • JPN: 3,750+
Best
  • Released: March 18, 2015
  • Label: Avex Trax
  • Format: CD, digital download
19
  • JPN: 6,372+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon Album
[9][B]
KOR
Gaon Digital
[10][B]
KOR
Hot 100
[11]
JPN
Oricon
[12]
JPN
Hot 100
[13]
TW
[14]
Korean
"Ah"[C] 2009 9[D]
  • KOR: 10,000+ (CD)
Non-album single
"Diva"[E]
"Because of You" (너 때문에) 1[F]
  • KOR: 20,000+ (CD)
  • KOR: 4,000,000+ (DL)[G][3]
Virgin
"Bang!" (뱅!) 2010 2 2
  • KOR: 15,914+ (CD)[3]
  • KOR: 2,374,731 (DL)[3]
"Love Love Love" 2 8 16
  • KOR: 10,000+ (CD)
Happy Pledis 1st Album
"Shampoo" 2011 4
  • KOR: 1,614,918 (DL)
Virgin
"In The Night Sky" (밤 하늘에)[H] 21 9
  • KOR: 11,240+ (CD)[16]
  • KOR: 1,514,202 (DL)
Non-album single
"Wonder Boy"[I] 18 15
  • KOR: 10,000+ (CD)[16]
  • KOR: 1,087,842 (DL)
"Flashback" 2012 3 14 10 7
  • KOR: 16,885+ (CD)[17]
  • KOR: 1,044,540 (DL)
"First Love" (첫사랑) 2013 11 7 7 6
  • KOR: 13,563+ (CD)[18]
  • KOR: 624,880 (DL)
Japanese
"Bang!" 2011 7 10 5
  • JPN: 42,363+
Playgirlz
"Diva" 12 26 5
  • JPN: 25,000+
"Rambling Girls" 2012 7 24 5
  • JPN: 17,029+
"Because of You"
"Lady Luck" 6 20 4
  • JPN: 17,572+
Non-album single
"Dilly Dally"
"Heaven" 2013 7 28 7
  • JPN: 19,884+
Dress to Kill
"Shh" 2014 12 11
  • JPN: 16,483+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon Album
[19]
KOR
Gaon Digital
[20]
KOR
Hot 100
[21]
JPN
Hot 100
[22]
JPN RIAJ
Korean
"Love Letter"
(with Son Dam Bi and various artists)
2011 4 37 43
  • KOR: 6,789+ (CD)[23]
  • KOR: 456,293 (DL)
Happy Pledis 2nd Album
Japanese
"Make it Happen"
(Namie Amuro feat. After School)
2011 73 10 Checkmate!
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon
[24]
KOR
Hot 100
[25]
JPN
Hot 100
[22]
JPN RIAJ
Korean
"Dream Girl" 2009 Non-album single
"Amoled"
(with Son Dam Bi)
"Half"
(Sunny Side feat. After School)
Tamra, the Island
"Nun Naerineun Maeul" (Snowy Village)
(with various artists)
Non-album single
"Because of You" (Remix) 2010 76
"When I Fall" 98
"Dreams Again!" 68 The Shouts Of Reds. United Korea
"Play Ur Love" 2011 Virgin
"Have You Forgotten?" (잊었나) 38 56
  • KOR: 135,951 (DL)
Lights and Shadows
"Week" (일주일) 2014 40 35
  • KOR: 108,379 (DL)
Non-album single
Japanese
"Just in time" 2012 Playgirlz
"Shine" 2014 Best
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album /
Single
KOR Gaon
[26]
KOR Hot 100
[27]
Korean
"Let's Do It!" 2010 127 "Bang!" (single)
"With U" 71
"Someone Is You" 123 "Love Love Love" (single)
"Virgin" 2011 181 Virgin
"Hollywood" 117 "Red & Blue" (single)
"Lady" 114
"Rip Off" 2012 178 "Flashback" (single)
"Eyeline" 191
"8 Hot Girl" 2013 44 "First Love" (single)
"Time's Up" 160
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Album
2009 "Spring Chicken Soup"
(with Jung Joon Ha)
Olympic Duet Song Festival

Video albums[edit]

DVDs[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
JPN
[28]
Japanese
First Japan Tour 2012 - Playgirlz 43 (Blu-ray)
63 (DVD)
  • JPN: 1,680+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Notes
2009 "Ah!" Debut
"Diva" Uee joins as a new member
"Dream Girl"
"Amoled" With Son Dambi for promotion of Samsung's Amoled phone. Final appearance of So-young
"Because of You" Raina and Nana join as new members
2010 "Lets Do It!" Lizzy joins as a new member
"Bang!"
"Dreams Again!" 2010 World Cup Song
"Love Love Love" Without Bekah
2011 "Make It Happen" With Namie Amuro. E-Young joins as a new member
"Shampoo" Final music video with Bekah before her graduation
"Let's Step Up" Without Bekah despite still being in the group
"Play Ur Love" Kahi, Jungah, Raina and Nana
"Wonder Boy" A.S Blue
"In The Night Sky" A.S Red
"Bang!" Japanese Version
Other version: Dance Edit Version
"Diva" Japanese Version
Other version: Dance Edit Version
"Tap Slap" A different version of Diva (Japanese Version) featuring a tap dancing routine
"Love Letter" As part of 'Happy Pledis'
2012 "Rambling Girls" 1st original Japanese title track
Other version: Dance Edit Version
"Lady Luck" Final music video with Kahi before her graduation and 2nd original Japanese title track
"Flashback" Kaeun joins as a new member. First Korean comeback in 2012 without Kahi
2013 "First Love" First comeback with no members 'entering' or 'graduating'
"Heaven" 3rd original Japanese title track
"Shh" 4th original Japanese title track
Other version: Dance Edit Version
2015 "Shine" Final music video with Jooyeon, Jungah, Uee, And Lizzy before graduating

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Gaon Chart was not established until 2010, however by viewing the monthly chart of January 2010, "Because of You" is ranked 30 (down 29), indicating that it was the number 1 song of December 2009.
  2. ^ a b Gaon Chart began tracking data on the week beginning December 27, 2009, thus all releases before this date have no data.
  3. ^ "Ah" was also included as a CD Maxi single in title "New Schoolgirl".
  4. ^ "New Schoolgirl" and "Because of You" were released together in Taiwan.
  5. ^ "Diva" was later also included as B-side in "Because of You".
  6. ^ The Gaon Chart was not established until 2010, however by viewing the monthly chart of January 2010, "Because of You" is ranked 30 (down 29), indicating that it was the number 1 song of December 2009.[15]
  7. ^ The download sales for "Because of You" are from 2010 only as Gaon did not begin providing sales information until 2010, nearly two months after the song was originally released
  8. ^ A.S. Red was a special unit composed of Kahi, Jungah, Uee and Nana.
  9. ^ A.S. Blue was a special unit composed of Jooyeon, Raina, Lizzy, and E-Young.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "섹시디바 애프터스쿨, 'Diva'로 '디지털 뮤직 어워드' 신인상". Hankyung.com (in Korean). 11 June 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "2010년 01월 Digital Chart". Gaon Digital Chart. Archived from the original on August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d "2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gaon Album Chart positions for studio albums:
  5. ^ a b "After School albums ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on August 27, 2018. 
  6. ^ "FIVE-MUSIC Korea-Japan Album Chart" (in Chinese). FIVE-MUSIC. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
    To access, select the indicated week and year in the bottom-left corner:
    • Virgin (2011): "The 18th Week of 2013" (The Taiwan version of the album helped the album reach a new peak of 6, having previously charted at 10 in 2011)
    • Playgirlz (2012): "The 20th Week of 2012"
    • Dress to Kill (2014): "The 16th Week of 2014"
  7. ^ Cumulative sales for Virgin:
  8. ^ "FIVE-MUSIC Korea-Japan Album Chart" (in Chinese). FIVE-MUSIC. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
    To access, select the indicated week and year in the bottom-left corner:
    • The Best of After School 2009-2012: Korea Ver. (2013): "The 27th Week of 2013"
  9. ^ Gaon Album Chart positions for single albums:
  10. ^ Gaon Digital Chart positions for singles:
  11. ^ Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart positions:
  12. ^ "After School single sales ranking". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 27, 2018. 
  13. ^ Japan Hot 100 chart positions:
  14. ^
    To access, select the indicated week and year in the bottom-left corner:
    • Bang! (2011): "The 34th Week of 2011"
    • Diva (2011): "The 48th Week of 2011"
    • Rambling Girls / Because of You (2012): "The 7th Week of 2012"
    • Lady Luck / Dilly Dally (2012): "The 25th Week of 2012"
    • Heaven (2013): "The 43rd Week of 2013"
    • Shh (2014): "The 9th Week of 2014"
  15. ^ "2010년 01월 Digital Chart". Gaon Digital Chart. Archived from the original on August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018. 
  16. ^ a b "2011년 08월 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  17. ^ "2012년 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  18. ^ "2013년 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on January 9, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  19. ^ Gaon Album Chart positions:
  20. ^ Gaon Digital Chart positions:
  21. ^ "K-Pop Hot 100: Love Letter chart position". Billboard Korea. Archived from the original on August 27, 2018. 
  22. ^ a b Chart positions for Japan Hot 100:
  23. ^ "2011년 12월 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved July 30, 2018. 
  24. ^ Gaon Digital Chart positions for promotional singles:
  25. ^ K-Pop Hot 100 chart positions:
  26. ^ Gaon digital chart positions:
  27. ^ Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart positions:
  28. ^ Oricon chart positions for DVD & Blu-ray: