Coed School (band)
|Also known as||Co-Ed, Namnyeo Gonghak|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Labels||Core Contents Media|
|Revised Romanization||Namnyeo Gonghak|
'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.
- 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 and announced increase production of albums therefore selling roughly 47,000 albums. 
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.
2013-2014: Total divestiture of its sub-group
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. On late 2014, the group's female sub-unit, F-ve Dolls, were disbanded thus all the original female members have departed the talent agency. Also all male members have parted from the agency thus only making Sungmin the only male from the original Co-Ed still active till this day.
|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|
After 2011, 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 four of the group's male original members remained with their respective sub-unit and are still signed with Core Content Media. On late 2014, the group's remaining female members left the agency following their sub-unit's disbandment. Also all male members have parted from the agency thus only making Sungmin the only male from the original Co-Ed still active till this day.