AOA Profile

Written By News Korean Entertainment on Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 5:15 AM


Choa     초아      March 6, 1990 (age 22)            Main Vocalist , Guitarist
Jimin     지민     January 8, 1991 (age 21)          Leader, Main Rapper , Lead Guitarist
Yuna     유나      December 30, 1992 (age 19)     Main Vocalist , Keyboardist
Youkyung 유경  March 15, 1993 (age 19)          Drummer
Hyejeong 혜정   August 10, 1993 (age 19)         Vocalist , Lead Dancer , Visual
Mina     민아      September 21, 1993 (age 19)    Lead Rapper , Bassist
Seolhyun  설현  January 3, 1995 (age 17)          Vocalist , Lead Dancer , Visual, Center
Chanmi     찬미 June 19, 1996 (age 16)              Rapper , Main Dancer , Maknae

AOA (an acronym for Ace of Angels; Korean: 에이오에이) is a South Korean idol girl group and band, produced by FNC Entertainment. The group is constructed of a band with 5 members (Choa, Jimin, Yuna, Youkyoung and Mina), and an idol group consisting of 7 members (all members excluding Youkyoung). The group debuted on July 30, 2012 with their single album Angel's Story.

The eight members were introduced individually through eight different teaser photos released from July 16, 2012 to July 23, 2012 (in order: Seolhyun, Choa, Hyejeong, Chanmi, Yuna, Mina, JiMin & Youkyoung (Y)). AOA was revealed to be a dance group, with some members also playing instruments. Youkyoung (or "Y") is listed as a "half-angel/half-mortal", because she is only a member of the band half, playing the drums, resulting in AOA saying they are a "7+1" group. Explaining the concept of their debut FNC revealed that the seven "full angel" members (Seolhyun, Choa, Hyejeong, Chanmi, Yuna, Mina, and leader Jimin) looked on the human world through their crystal ball, and fell in love with the music of humanity. Youkyoung, the "half-angel, half-mortal", also referred to as the key keeper, became curious about the human world and used the key to visit it with the other angels. The first music video teaser for "Angel's Story" was released on July 24, 2012 and the second teaser was released on July 26, 2012. "Angel's Story" was leaked on July 28, 2012 with 2 days before the official release. The music video for the title track "ELVIS" was released on July 30th, 2012. AOA had their first debut stage on 9th August on M!Countdown following by Music Bank on the 10th August. 

FNC confirmed that the group will be making a comeback with their 2nd Single album "Wannabe" to be released on October 11th. The album cover was released along with the announcement, depicting the 8 members as different fictional characters. Hyejeong, Jimin, Choa, Yuna, Chanmi, Mina, Seolhyun and Youkyoung dressed as characters from Kill Bill, Léon, Legally Blonde, Tomb Raider, Harry Potter, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Romeo and Juliet, and The Fifth Element respectively. It was confirmed that 5 member band unit, AOA Black will perform on stage on the first week of promotions for "Get Out".  AOA Black made their first comeback appearance on October 10 broadcast of KM's Music Triangle and performed band version of "Get Out" for the first time. The band will make their second appearance on the October 12 broadcast of KBS2's Music Bank.


- Angels' Story
  Title song: "Elvis"
- Wanna Be
   Title song: "Get Out"

Television drama/Variety Shows

Year Title Role Member(s) Network
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity Ep.3 Na Jong-seok's daughter (cameo) Hyejeong SBS
Challenge 1000 Songs Guests Yuna & Choa SBS
My Daughter Seo-young Seo Eunsoo Seolhyun KBS
The Romantic & Idol Season 1 (Ep1-8). Herself Hyejeong tvN
Cheongdam-dong Alice Han Sejin Hyejeong SBS


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