Kim Jung-ah

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Jung Ah
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Jung Ah at the After School's Beauty Bible press conference in January 2014
Native name 김정아
Born Kim Jung-ah
(1983-08-02) August 2, 1983 (age 33)
Incheon, South Korea
Education Kyungmin College
Occupation Singer
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2001–present
Labels Pledis Entertainment B.A.M Company
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 김정아
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Jeong-a
McCune–Reischauer Kim Jŏng-a

Kim Jung-ah (born August 2, 1983), better known by the mononym Jung Ah or Jung A, is a South Korean singer. She was a member of Kiss Five and graduated member of After School. In 2016, Pledis Entertainment announced that her contract had expired and she had graduated from After School naturally.[1]

Career[edit]

Kim debuted with After School's unofficial first appearance on December 29, 2008 at the SBS Song Festival, performing "Play Girlz" with Son Dambi and Kahi. In the beginning on 2009, a few days before After School's debut, the group released their debut single, "AH!" alongside their EP, New Schoolgirl on 15 January. On 17 January, she and After School made their live debut on MBC's, Music Core.[2]

JungAh became Leader,[3] [4] Main Vocalist, and Lead Dancer in the group after Leader Kahi's graduation.[5][6]

On September 2012, it was announced that JungAh has been cast[7][8] into MBC Every1's drama Reckless Family 2.

On April 7, 2015, Pledis Entertainment announced that JungAh and labelmate Han Dong Geun would be releasing a duet entitled "Between the Two of Us" on April 16.[9][10][11]

On January 28, 2016, JungAh's contract with Pledis Entertainment expired and she graduated from After School after seven years of activity.[12][13][14]

On May 25, 2016, JungAh announced she will debut as a solo artist with a new album in June,[15][16] featuring rapper J-STAR.

In February of 2017, it was announced that Jungah would be appearing on the upcoming Mnet Drama The Idolmaster KR as a famous singer who evaluates trainees' abilities. The series also stars former band mate Lee Kaeun of After School, Han Hye-ri of Produce 101 and I.B.I, Jo Sojin of Nine Muses (band) and Ari of Tahiti (band).

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[17]
"Between the Two of Us"
(with Han Dong Geun)
2015
  • KOR (DL):
Non-album single
"Spring Summer (S.S)"
(with J-STAR)
2016
  • KOR (DL):
Non-album single

Soundtrack singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[17]
2010 "You're Cute"
16 [18] Pasta OST [19]
2013 "Hero"
(Performed by Uee & Jungah)
Barefoot Friends OST

Other songs[edit]

Year Title Album
2011 "My Bell" Virgin
2012 "Timeless"
(Performed by Jungah & Raina)
Flashback
2013 "Crying While Putting Make-up On"
(Performed by Jungah & Raina)
First Love

Filmography[edit]

TV drama[edit]

Year Title Role TV network
2012 Reckless Family 2 herself MBC every1 [20]

Music video[edit]

Year Song Artist
2011 "Bangkok City" Orange Caramel

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Notes
2009 1000 Song Challenge with Kahi, Uee
2010 1000 Song Challenge with Nana
Quiz to Change the World with Kahi
Radio Star with Son Dam-Bi, Kahi, Nana
2011 1000 Song Challenge with E-Young, Nana, Raina
Quiz to Change the World with Lizzy
2012 Strong Heart with Lizzy
Hello Counselor with Lizzy
2013-2014 After School's Beauty Bible with After School

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jung Ah graduates from After School". Allkpop.com. 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2016-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Let's Boogie Down! After School Debut Performance". Allkpop.com. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ "Jung-Ah to become After School's new leader". Allkpop.com. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/07/jung-ah-officially-confirmed-as-the-new-leader-of-after-school
  5. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/06/kahi-to-graduate-from-after-school
  6. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2015/01/18/kahi-announces-decision-to-leave-pledis-entertainment/
  7. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2012/09/after-schools-jungah-and-zeas-heechul-cast-as-siblings-in-reckless-family-2
  8. ^ http://m.dkpopnews.fooyoh.com/2012/09/jungah-to-cast-in-reckless-family-2.html
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/04/after-schools-jung-ah-and-han-dong-geun-to-collaborate-for-duet-song
  10. ^ http://www.bntnews.co.uk/app/news.php?nid=20006
  11. ^ http://www.koreaboo.com/video/han-dong-geun-and-jungah-release-collaboration-track-parting/
  12. ^ http://osen.mt.co.kr/article/G1110343006
  13. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/01/28/jungah-graduates-from-after-school-contract-with-agency-ends/
  14. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/01/28/jungah-thanks-after-school-fans-and-says-goodbye/
  15. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/05/24/former-after-school-member-jungah-teases-solo-comeback/
  16. ^ http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=057&aid=0000964914
  17. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved April 10, 2015. 
  18. ^ "2010년 05주차 Digital Chart". 
  19. ^ "OST album for MBC drama 'Pasta' released". Allkpop.com. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  20. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2012/09/after-schools-jungah-and-zeas-heechul-cast-as-siblings-in-reckless-family-2

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