A Pink

에이핑크

A Pink( Korean :에이핑크, Japanese :エーピンク; stylized asApink) is a South Korean girl group under A Cube Entertainment formed 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 one studio album. They debuted on April 21, 2011, with "Mollayo" (몰라요; "I Don't Know") from their debut extended play (EP)Seven Springs of A Pinkon Mnet 'sM! Countdown. A Pink released their Japanese debut single album,NoNoNoon October 22, 2014. Their fifth Korean EP,Pink Luv, was released on November 24, 2014.

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  • by dongie  -  April 24, 2014 09:04 AM

    [ASKKPOP] Akdong Musician take 2nd 'M! Countdown' trophy with '200%'

    Akdong Musicianhave taken another #1 trophy with "200%" on the April 24th canceled broadcast of 'M! Countdown'! This is the duo's second consecutive win on the show since they debuted with "200%" earlier this month. Like last week's broadcast, this week's 'M! Countdown' was not aired due to the Sew…

  • by robotman  -  July 7, 2013 02:16 PM

    [The Boys] Who Can’t Say ‘NoNoNo’ to A Pink

    After sharing the K-Pop stage, Busan natives Jung Eun Ji and Seo In Guk fell into each other’s arms in the drama world on tvN’s Reply 1997, the hit drama that would resonate with fan girls everywhere. From friends to more-than-friends, the two were so convincing onscreen, their…

  • by ifrit1112  -  July 7, 2013 02:02 AM

    SBS' 'Inkigayo' cancels July 7th broadcast due to the Asiana Airlines crash

    Attention K-pop enthusiasts! The upcoming July 7th broadcast ofSBS' 'Inkigayo' that you've all been waiting for will not air today following the tragic Asiana Airlines plane crash that occurred on the 6th.2NE1, A Pink, Dynamic Duo,and MYNAME were scheduled to make their comebac…

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 A Pink's Filmography

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 A Pink's References

  1. "Apink Profile". Mwave. CJ E&M. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  2. Kim Yoon-mi (July 14, 2011). "A Pink shows seven pastel colors". The Korea Herald. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  3. "A Pink News" (in Korean). Hyundai Media. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. 
  4. "Apink releases debut EP, "Seven Springs of Apink"". Allkpop. April 18, 2011. 
  5. "INFINITE & APink to star on new animal variety show 'Birth of a Family'". Allkpop. October 31, 2011. 
  6. "APink to make a comeback on November 22nd". Allkpop. November 17, 2011. 
  7. "APink opens up a one-day cafe to raise money for charity". Allkpop. December 14, 2011. 
  8. "2011 MAMA Winners". Mnet Asian Music Awards. CJ E&M. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  9. "A Pink and Beast Reveals 'Skinny Baby' MV for Skool Looks". kpopseven. December 27, 2011. 
  10. "APink wins #1 on January 5th's 'M! Countdown'". Allkpop. January 5, 2012. 
  11. "B2ST’s Yoseob and A Pink’s Eun-ji release MV for 'Love Day'". Allkpop. March 13, 2012. 
  12. "[Album] 'A CUBE' for Season # Green". Mwave. Mnet Media. 
  13. "B2ST's Yoseob & A Pink's Eun-ji sing "Love Day" on 'Music Core'!". Allkpop. April 7, 2012. 
  14. "CMF in Review: 2K12 Korea Night: K-Pop Wave at Kool Haus (03/21/12)". AW Music. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  15. "A Pink's Park Cho Rong dedicates her first written song to her fans". Korea.com. Retrieved June 2, 2012. 
  16. '청순돌 돌아온다!' 에이핑크, 9일 정규1집 발표. Nate (in Korean). SK Communications. May 2, 2012. 
  17. "APink Decides on Next Song to be Promoted, "Bubibu"". Soompi. June 27, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  18. "A Cube For season # White". Mwave. Mnet Media. 
  19. "AIA to Bring 'AIA K-POP 2013' to Hong Kong" (Press release). AIA Hong Kong. November 22, 2012. 
  20. "A Pink's Yoo-kyung announces departure from group". Allkpop. April 23, 2013. 
  21. "'비스트-허각 정은지 음악차트 양분 '놀라운 큐브 파워'". Newsen. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  22. "컴백 에이핑크, 과거 '노노노' 표절 논란 이어…콘셉트 이미지도?". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). November 5, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  23. Kim Ye-na (July 25, 2013). '홍유경 뺀' 에이핑크, 선배 S.E.S 향한 헌정곡인가 표절인가 [A Pink 'without Hong Yookyung', is their song a plagiarism of senior group S.E.S. or a dedication to them?]. TV Report (in Korean) (Nate News). Retrieved 2014-09-04. 
  24. Seo Byeong-gi (December 8, 2014). "노출 안하고 칭찬 듣는 에이핑크 청순함의 마력". The Herald Business (in Korean) (Herald Media). Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  25. "에이핑크 "SES와 비슷?..분홍빛 우리 색깔 그대로죠"". Yonhap News (in Korean). July 16, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  26. "A Pink to be appointed as Honorary Ambassador of Seoul Character & Licensing Fair 2013". BNTNews. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  27. "Winners from the '2013 MAMA'!". Allkpop. November 22, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  28. "United Cube artists drop carol 'Christmas Song' and MV to spread holiday cheer". Allkpop. December 2, 2013. 
  29. "A Pink and B.A.P look fresh and youthful in 'Mini' MV for Skoolooks endorsement". Allkpop. December 2, 2013. 
  30. "2014 World Cup Cheering Show – Performances by EXO-K, A Pink, Girl's Day, Block B, Ailee and More". Soompi. May 28, 2014. 
  31. "Some of your favorite idol groups walk the red carpet at the '2014 Dream Concert'". Allkpop. June 7, 2014. 
  32. "A Pink unveil the members of their new sub-unit 'PINK BnN' set for launch tomorrow". Allkpop. 
  33. "A Pink Subunit Pink BnN Releases "My Darling"". Soompi. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  34. "A Pink's Eunji and Huh Gak hint at their duet 'Break Up To Make Up' with teaser". Allkpop. July 3, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  35. Park Gyu-oh (September 15, 2014). "Apink gains tremendous popularity in Japan". The Korea Herald. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  36. Park Gyu-oh (September 28, 2014). "Apink’s campaign for ALS exceeds goal on first day". K-pop Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  37. "컴백 에이핑크, 표절 논란 휩싸여…소속사 “처음 본 사진, 당황스럽다”". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). November 5, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  38. Jung Si-nae (November 5, 2014). 에이핑크, 컴백 티저 이미지…마이클 푸델카 작품 '표절 논란'. EDaily (in Korean). Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  39. "A Pink’s Comeback Teaser Photo Accused of Plagiarizing the Work of Another Photographer?". Soompi. November 5, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  40. "Taeyang, IU, god and More Receive Awards at 2014 MelOn Music Awards". Soompi. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  41. Ock Hyun-ju (November 13, 2014). "Apink delays album release". K-pop Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  42. "Apink releases comeback MV, “Luv”". Koreaboo. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  43. Jackson, Julie (November 24, 2014). "Apink ladies top charts with their ‘LUV’". K-pop Herald. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  44. 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. 
  45. Lee Min Ji (December 16, 2014). "A Pink to Launch First Solo Concert in Four Years Since Debut". Newsen. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 

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 A Pink's Discography

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 A Pink's Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by A Pink

The group has won a number of 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 onM! Countdownon January 5, 2012, for "My My" from their second EPSnow Pink. Until now, A Pink has won 14 awards and 20 music program awards.[citation needed]

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 A Pink's History

Pre-debutedit

; "Breath"), "Beautiful" and "Niga Jeil Joha" (니가 제일 좋아; "I Like You the Best") music videos in late 2010.The second member revealed was the group's leader, Park Cho-rong, who was shown at the end of Beast's " Shock " Japanese music video.It was later revealed that the new girl group would be managed by a sub-division of Cube Entertainment known as A Cube Entertainment. On February 21, A Cube set up an official Twitter account and revealed Oh Ha-young as the third member of A Pink. Jung Eun-ji was the fourth member revealed through A Cube's Twitter through a video of her singing a rendition of Jennifer Hudson 's " Love You I Do ". Hong Yoo-kyung was similarly revealed through an online video where she was playing the piano. Yoon Bo-mi and Kim Nam-joo were the last members to be revealed through Twitter.

aired on the Korean cable channel Trend E.The show chronicled the debut process of the members of A Pink. Each episode featured a different celebrity guest as its anchorman. Among the celebrity guests of the show were G.NA , Mario, MBLAQ 's Seung Ho and G.O , Beast, 4minute , 2AM 's Jinwoon , Infinite 's Sunggyu and Sungjong, and Secret 's Sunhwa and Hyoseong .

2011: Debut,Seven Springs of A PinkandSnow Pinkedit

A Pink performed "Mollayo" at the GSL Season 5 Code S Final Performance, September 10, 2011

and the music video for its lead single, "Mollayo" (몰라요; "I Don't Know"), on April 19.The album had five songs, including "It Girl" and "Wishlist". The music video for "Mollayo" featured Beast's Lee Gi-kwang . A Pink made their debut stage performance with "Mollayo" on Mnet'sM! Countdownon April 21 to promote their album. During the group's first official fanmeet, it was revealed that the name of their official fan club is Pink Panda, a play on the name of the group and the Korean word for 'fan' (,paen). Following their promotions for "I Don't Know", the group promoted "It Girl" on the weekly music shows. A Pink also recorded the song "Uri Geunyang Saranghage Haejuseyo" (우리 그냥 사랑하게 해주세요; "Please Let Us Love") for the popular SBS drama,Protect the Boss. The soundtrack was released in September 2011.

with boy band Infinite. The show followed the journey of the two idol groups in taking care of abandoned and mistreated animals over the course of eight weeks.

A Pink performed "My My" in 2012 Asia Model Festival Awards

The album featured five tracks, including "Yeah" and "Prince". Promotions for "My My" began on November 25, on KBS 'Music Bank. During their promotions for "My My", the group opened up a one-day idol tea cafe, serving visiting fans to raise profits for charity and preparing food and drinks themselves. The members also auctioned off some of their personal items for charity.

2012:Une Annéeedit

On January 5, 2012, the group won their first music show award on Mnet'sM! Countdownfor "My My"

Jeong Eun-ji and Yoseob performed the song on the April 7 episode of MBC 'sShow! Music Core.

A Pink performed "Bubibu" at Mnet 'M Countdown' Smile Thailand Southeast Asia on September 28, 2012.

Une Année, which was released on May 9. The group promoted the album by making weekly appearances on several music programs and performing their title song "Hush". A Pink released their third single from the album, "Bubibu", on July 6. The single was chosen by fans through an internet poll on Mnet's official website.The group began follow-up promotions for "Bubibu" on July 7.

2013: Line-up changes andSecret Gardenedit

on January 3.Later in January, A Pink recorded a second collaboration single with Beast, titled "5! My Baby (Oh! My Baby)" which was for the school uniform brand Skoolooks. On January 5, A Pink appeared at the AIA K-POP 2013 concert in Hong Kong and performed several of their hit songs along with other Cube Entertainment groups 4Minute and Beast.

A Pink at the NBA 3X Korea event, Yeoeuido park, Seoul, in August 2013

A Cube For Season #Blueproject titled "Short Hair", which made an all-kill immediately upon its release to online music charts.

The Herald Businesswould later state that although the two songs were similar, "NoNoNo" still had A Pink's distinctive sound.Jung Eun-ji said in an interview that A Pink's musical style is similar to first generation idol groups, including S.E.S., and she was thankful that people made the comparison.

A Pink at Vizit Korea concert in Singapore, October 25, 2013

for "NoNoNo", followed by their first network win on KBS'Music Bank. Promotions for "NoNoNo" concluded on August 16. A Pink also released the music videos for the tracks "Secret Garden" and "U You" fromSecret Gardenwhich concluded their promotions for the EP. During the same year, A Pink held their first official fan-meeting in Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. On November 22, A Pink attended the 15th Mnet Asian Music Awards where they received the Next Generation Global Star award.

In the same month, A Pink recorded a collaboration single with B.A.P , titled "Mini" for the school uniform brand Skoolooks.

2014:Pink Blossom, sub-unit Apink BnN, Japanese debut andPink Luvedit

Kim Nam-joo and Yoon Bo-mi (Apink BnN) at Sudden Attack Mini Concert, June 29, 2014

and released a single, "My Darling", in June 2014, produced by Brave Brothers ."My Darling" was later included onPink Luv, the fifth extended play of A Pink.

, featuring Jung Eun-ji and labelmate Huh Gak, was released on July 8.

(consists of Japanese version of two songs, "NoNoNo" and "My My") on October 22.

Music Bank. Hours after its release, "Luv" achieved number 1 on all the major online music charts including Melon, Naver, Daum, Mnet and Olleh.A Pink also won first place on all three major music shows two weeks in a row, the only girl group to do so in 2014.

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 A Pink's Members

Currentedit

  • Park Cho-rong
  • Yoon Bo-mi
  • Jung Eun-ji
  • Son Na-eun
  • Kim Nam-joo
  • Oh Ha-young

Formeredit

  • Hong Yoo-kyung

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