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NC.A in 2017
Background information
Birth name Im Soeun[1]
Born (1996-10-07) 7 October 1996 (age 21)
Origin South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2013–present
Labels JJ Holic Media
Associated acts
Website Facebook
Im Soeun
Revised Romanization Im Soeun
McCune–Reischauer Im Soŭn

Im Soeun (Hangul: 임소은; born October 7, 1996), better known by her stage name NC.A (Hangul: 앤씨아, New Creative Artist),[3] is a South Korean singer. She debuted in August 2013 with "My Student Teacher".


NC.A was born on October 7, 1996.

She attended the Osan Middle School and attended Hanlim Multi Art School, where she graduated in February 2015.

Towards her graduation in junior high school, she started going to a music academy. She performed there and someone had it video-taped and uploaded online. The video ended up in the hands of Chae Jong-ju, the CEO of JJHolic Media who later called her in for an audition. Upon passing the auditions, she became a trainee.[3]

In 2012, she performed in a concert of her label mate Yurisangja.[2]

2013: Debut with "My Student Teacher", "Oh My God"[edit]

On August 11, 2013, NC.A released her debut digital single "My Student Teacher".[2][4] The song, which lyrics talked about high school life, was composed by Park Seung-hwa of Yurisangja, written by Lee Ji-won and edited by Seo Jung-jin.

She portrayed the role of a high school student in tvN's Reply 1994. The drama's producing director Shin Won-ho saw a pre-debut photo and asked her to audition for the drama.[5]

On November 15, she released her second single "Oh My God", this time she appeared in the music video.

2014: "Hello Baby", Scent of NC.A, "Crazy You", "Hoo Hoo Hoo"[edit]

On March 21, 2014, NC.A released her digital single "Hello Baby". Following this single, NC.A released her first mini-album on April 9.[6] Along with Sungwon from A-Prince, NC.A will be an MC of the new music show Ranking Reformat which will air from Monday to Friday at 12AM KST. The premiere was on April 7.[7] On the same date, the teaser of the MV "I'm Different" was released on NC.A's Official YouTube channel. On April 9, they released the music video for "I'm Different".[8]

On 28 August NC.A posted on Twitter a message announcing she would release a new single on 2 September.[9]

On 2 September NC.A released the digital single "Crazy You" featuring Sims of MIB as a surprise for fans, NC.A released the music video on 20 September.[10]

On 18 December NC.A released the MV for Hoo Hoo Hoo.

2015–present: "Coming Soon", "Cinderella Time", "Vanilla Shake", "Time To Be A Woman"[edit]

On 31 December NC.A posted the teaser for her new single "Coming Soon" on her YouTube channel, announcing that it would come out 5 January. Coming Soon is a song about a girl who wants to confess her feelings to the boy she's been admiring. She held her debut stage of "Coming Soon" on KBS's Music Bank 2 January. The song and MV were released 5 January. "Coming Soon" is NC.A's first try at rapping since her debut.[11]

On 21 February NC.A announced that she would be coming back with a ballad song on March.[12]

Through NC.A's official Facebook and Twitter it was announced on 25 March that the following day she would release her new single Cinderella Time and they posted the concept images. The single and MV were released on 26 March and in the MV Sungjae from BTOB and Dino from Halo appear.[13][14]

It was announced that NC.A would make her comeback on July [15] Through her official Facebook, NC.A posted a teaser for Vanilla Shake showing her in a short haircut and later posted that it would be released the 20th of the same month.[16]

On 20 July NC.A released her new song Vanilla Shake and Jeong Jae Yong and NS Yoon-G were featured in the MV.

She released the OST "Instinct" for the drama The Law of the Jungle on the 23rd.[17]

NC.A was cast in the drama Three by Three together with Fiestar's Jei and Dal Shabet's Jiyul.[18]

Through the project to fund albums Makestar, NC.A asked her fans to fund her first full album that will be released in May, 2016.[19]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US World
Time To Be A Woman
Track listing
  1. Next Station
  2. U in me
  3. Hoo Hoo Hoo
  4. Vanilla Shake
  5. Coming Soon
  6. Curfew
  7. Look Crazy (Feat. Sims Of M.I.B)
  8. How much more... (Feat. Shinji)
  9. Instinct
  10. Next station (Inst.)
  • KOR:

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
Scent Of NC.A
Track listing
  1. I'm Different
  2. Hello Baby
  3. My Student Teacher
  4. Oh My God
  5. I'm Different (Instrumental)
  6. Hello Baby (Instrumental)

Participation OST[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
Immortal Song: Summer Songs Special Part.2
Track listing
  1. Clouds And I
  2. Just Like That
  3. Playing With Fire
  4. 세상 모르고 살았노라
  5. How About Me
  6. It Is Wind
  7. 해변으로 가요
  • KOR:
The Girl Who Can See Smells Pt. 8
Track listing
  1. Just 5 More Minutes
  2. Excuse Me
  3. Just 5 More Minutes (Inst.)
  4. Excuse Me (Inst.)
  • KOR:


As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
2013 "My Student Teacher" 92
  • KOR (DL): 39,717[25]
Scent Of NC.A
"Oh My God" 108
  • KOR (DL): 36,297[26]
2014 "Hello Baby" 107
  • KOR (DL): 36,735[27]
"I'm Different" 81
  • KOR (DL): 47,053[28]
"Crazy You"
  • KOR (DL): —
Time To Be A Woman
"Hoo Hoo Hoo"
  • KOR (DL): —
2015 "Coming Soon"
  • KOR (DL): 16,743[29]
"Cinderella Time"
  • KOR (DL): —
"Vanilla Shake"
  • KOR (DL): 15,216 [30]
2016 "U in Me"
  • KOR (DL):
"Next Station"
  • KOR (DL):
2017 "Love Me"
  • KOR (DL):
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Drama
"Only 5 Minutes More"
(NC.A, Sangdo & Yano from Topp Dogg)
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells OST
"Instinct" Law of the Jungle OST
"Even if a memorable day comes"
2016 17 94,679 Reply 1988 OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Clouds And I"
(Lee SeeJun and NC.A)
2014 Immortal Song: Summer Songs Special Part.2
"Words I Want To Tell You All Night"
(1SAgain featuring NC.A)
2015 Non-album single
"Stars In The Night Sky 7"
(Yang Jung Seung, NC.A & Goo Bon Seung)
Non-album single
"How long time..."
(Shinji and NC.A)
Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Music videos[edit]

Year Title Length Notes
2013 "My Student Teacher (Drama Ver.)" 03:52 Debut MV starring Girl's Day's Hyeri
directed by NAIVE Creative Productions
"My Student Teacher (Lip Ver.)" 03:34 directed by NAIVE Creative Productions
"Oh My God" 03:19
2014 "I'm Different" 03:29
"Crazy You" 03:27
"Hoo Hoo Hoo" 00:56
2015 "Coming Soon" 03:21
"Cinderella Time" 03:41 With Sungjae from BTOB and Dino from Halo
"Vanilla Shake" 03:32 With Jeong Jae Yong and NS Yoon-G
"How Long Time..." 03:42 With Shinji
2016 "Next Station" 03:48

Music Video Appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2014 치사치사치사 Seo Young Eun
2015 Did You Eat? The Shorties


Variety Shows[edit]

Year Channel Show Note
2013 SBS Cultwo Show
2014 MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol Made a cameo on the episode of Hyosung.
Arirang Pops in Seoul
MBC Ailee's Vitamin Guest on the first episode
KBS Happy Together 3 Guest on the episode 346
Tooniverse Thunderstruck Stationary 2 Kids Show
MBC Music NC.A in Fukuoka There are 4 episodes in total
2015 Arirang Arirang Radio
SBS Star King
KBS Hello Counselor
Arirang Pops in Seoul
KBS2 Crisis Escape Number 1
MBC King of Mask Singer Guest Judge
OGN OnGameNet From Start Till Clear Guest on ep 226, 231, 232
JTBC Hidden Singer 4 Panelist
2016 MBC King of Mask Singer Contestant as "Don't Forget Me a Forget-me-not", episodes 77-78
2017 KBS The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project Finalist - 3rd Place


Year Network Drama Role
2013 tvN Reply 1994 Student/friend of Sooksookie (Yook Sung-jae)
2014 Tooniverse Thunderstruck Stationery 2 As NC.A
2015 Web drama Three by Three[18] TBA

TV Programs[edit]

  • 2014: Ranking Reformat 8


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