Apink

Apink

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Hangul: 에이핑크

Alternative name: エーピンク

Fandom Name: Panda

Fandom Color: Strawberry Pink

Company/Agency: Apink

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: January 1, 1970

About Apink

Apink (에이핑크) is a K-Pop Girl Groups based in South Korea. They debuted on Korea: April 19, 2011 - Japan: October 22, 2014. The group is currently Active.

Apink Members

Apink Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

MemberBirthdayAge
1. ChorongMar 03, 199132 years old
2. BomiAug 13, 199329 years old
3. EunjiAug 18, 199329 years old
4. NamjooApr 15, 199527 years old
5. HayoungJul 19, 199626 years old

Apink Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

MemberHeight
1. Hayoung1.69 m (5’7″)
2. Namjoo1.65 m (5’5″)
3. Bomi1.63 m (5’4″)
4. Chorong1.63 m (5’4″)
5. Eunji1.62 m (5’4″)

Members and Position(s)

Members

APINK is composed of 5 members born between 1991 and 1996. Their names are: Hayoung, Chorong, Eunji, Bomi, and Namjoo. The oldest member and leader is Chorong (born Mar 3, 1991). The youngest member (maknae) is Hayoung (born Jul 19, 1996). Yookyung left the Apink in 2013. In April 2021, Naeun signed a new contract with YG Entertainment as an actress. In April of 2022, Naeun officially departed from Apink.



Position(s)

MemberPosition(s)
Chorongleader, vocalist, rapper
Bomimain rapper, main dancer, lead vocalist
Eunjimain vocalist, face of the group
Namjoolead vocalist, lead dancer, rapper
Hayoungvocalist, rapper, maknae

MBTI

Here are the personality types of APINK members according to their MBTI:



MemberMBTIPersonality Traits
ChorongESFJExtroverted, observant, feeling, judging
BomiESFJExtroverted, observant, feeling, judging
EunjiINFP, INTP, ISFPIntroverted, intuitive/observant, feeling/thinking, prospecting
NamjooESTJExtroverted, observant, thinking, judging
HayoungINFPIntroverted, intuitive, feeling, prospecting

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The leader and oldest member of Apink is Chorong (born Mar 3, 1991).
  • The youngest member (maknae) of Apink is Hayoung (born Jul 19, 1996).
  • The tallest member of Apink is Hayoung with a height of 169 cm (5’7”).
  • The shortest member of Apink is Eunji with a height of 162 cm (5’4”).
  • The main dancer of Apink is Bomi.
  • In April 2021, it was announced that all members except Naeun had renewed their contract with Play M Entertainment. Naeun signed with YG Entertainment as an actress.

Facts

  • The name Apink was only a temporary name but after spreading widely through the Internet, the agency decided to use it officially.
  • They won their first mutizen on January 5, 2012 with the song “My My”.
  • They are called the “Fairy-Idols” of Korea. Because they debuted with the innocent/cute concept when all girlgroups were using sexy or girlcrush concepts and according to Korean media they are the ultimate reference of this concept.
  • During their first fanmeet, Apink announced Panda as the name of their official fanclub, a pun between the group’s name & the Korean word ‘fan’ (팬, paen).
  • Apink has two dance steps named after animals, the ‘Butterfly Dance’ in “I Don’t Know” and his ‘Bunny Bunny Dance’ in “It Girl”.
  • On April 19, 2012, Apink released “April 19th”, a special single as a gift to their fans for their first anniversary and whose lyrics were written by the leader, Cho Rong.
  • When the promotion of “Hush” ended, a poll was released through Mnet to choose the next promotional song, fans could choose between “Bubibu” and “Cat”. In the end, “Bubibu” won with 87.8% of the votes.
  • Yoo Kyung left the group in April 2013 in order to focus on her studies.
  • In 2013, after Yookyung’s departure, some images were leaked where a member (Seungyeon) of CLC was practicing with Apink girls, hinting that if they would integrate another member, the song they were practicing was Eighteen. [1]
  • Before their comeback with “NoNoNo”, there were many rumors that their agency would integrate a new member, but after many rumors the agency denied it and the girls came back as a 6-member group.
  • When they were presented with the Show Champion trophy for #1 with the song “NoNoNo”, they thought it was from the Olympics in which they were participating.
  • “Secret Garden” was the seventh best-selling album of 2013 in Korea and in Taiwan it ranked number one.
  • “Mr. Chu” had an incredible success getting all the awards in the week of his comeback.
  • They were the stars of the reality show Apink’s Showtime on MBC.
  • At their first showcase in Japan, around 50,000 Japanese fans applied for tickets to see them, but due to the size of the venue there was only room for approximately 2,000 fans.
  • They made a version of the song “Mr. Chu” called Mr. Ru.
  • On October 22, they officially debuted in Japan with their Japanese singles of “NoNoNo” and “My My”.
  • Their first album in Japan, which consists of the Japanese versions of “NoNoNo” and “My My” sold 32,720 copies in its first week alone.
  • Apink has been ranked as one of the strongest debuts in Japan for a K-Pop group.
  • On February 18 next year, “Mr. Chu” will be released in Japanese version.
  • “LUV” managed to position #1 in all the charts, getting an All-Kill.
  • Apink has become the first and only girl group of 2014 to win No. 1 on the music programs of all three public channels (SBS, KBS and MBC) for two consecutive weeks. The girls maintain their best record since their debut, achieving the top position with the title song of the group’s fifth mini album “LUVDE” for two consecutive weeks on KBS’s “Music Bank,” KBS’s “Show! Music Core” of MBC and “Inkigayo” of SBS.
  • Apink with the song “LUV” won 5 times in the music program “Show! Music Core”. They became the first female and kpop group to win 5 consecutive times in a music program.
  • They are the female group with the most trophies won in one song, “LUV” with 17 trophies.
  • “Pink Blossom” and “Pink LUV” ranked 5th and 6th respectively of the best-selling girl group albums of 2014.
  • Apink has won the relay race at the Idols Athletic Championship for two consecutive years.
  • Apink achieved the first place in Tower Records Shibuya.
  • In the 2015 female group ranking, Apink has regularly disrupted the ranking. Last year, she moved up two levels in the “Socialite Level” and this year she has made a rise in her position in the “National Star” level (2nd place). With its hits “Mr. Chu” and “LUV”.
  • Actress and model Enosawa Manami appeared in the video of Apink LUV Japan Ver.
  • On the first day of the release of the MV “Remember” it has already reached more than 1,000,000 views.
  • They described their male fans as protective boyfriends, because they were wearing short blouses in a photo for their new album. Some fans edited the photos so it didn’t look like the shirts were short, and sent them to her asking her to “wear that one instead of the others.”
  • Apink managed to position #1 in all the charts, achieving an All-Kill with “Remember”.
  • For its fifth anniversary Chorong composed the lyrics for the digital single “The Wave”.
  • As every year since 2010, NAVER creates an open list for fans to vote and choose their favorite female group dances, A Pink came in third place with 9.7& (6,334) of the votes with “No No No No.”
  • It is the second female group with the largest following in its fancafe.
  • On June 14, 2017 at 7:40 p.m. the police station received an emergency call from someone threatening to kill the band members who were rehearsing at the company. They were sent 6 Seoul Metropolitan Police officers were placed around the building, to prevent any incident, at 10 pm the person who made the call did not show up and the police started investigations inside Plan A Entertainment, the girls were forced to stop their practice and were moved to their dormitories where in addition to being security of the company they had surveillance from 2 policemen. On June 15, the threatening man contacted OSEN news media saying that he called because the details reported are not true. He said, “It is not true that I threatened to kill them because Apink’s agency sued me for malicious comments. I called only twice. Nor did I disrupt the company’s work.” The man claimed that his reason for the threat was because of Apink’s airing on blind date shows with rookie male actors. He explained, “As a fan of Apink for six years, I spent a lot of time and money on Apink. Seeing Apink on blind dates, not even with actors, but with trainees, made me feel betrayed. I called his agency to complain, but they gave me a vague answer saying they didn’t know, which made me angry. So I called the police with the threat of death.” After all investigations the person who made death threats against Apink could be sentenced to up to 3 years in prison or a fine of 5 million won.
  • His agency changed its name from A Cube Entertainment to Plan A Entertainment, this is because LOEN Entertainment invested 70% of its shares in the company. Subsequently Plan A Entertainment acquired 60% of the shares of E&T Story Entertainment.
  • All the members appeared on the list in the most beautiful faces of the kpop world 2016.
  • According to Dispatch Bomi, Naeun and Hayoung were chosen among the TOP 10 most beautiful girls in kpop (Best Visuals) according to a survey of people working in the entertainment industry.
  • Considered by Billboard among the 10 influential groups of the last decade along with Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, F(x), among others.
  • On Life Bar, Chorong and Eunji confirmed that they have been in love relationships before, but they have always kept their private lives out of showbiz. Chorong mentioned that the members sabotaged a date she had with another celebrity because he had the reputation of being a flirt or not being a gentleman.
  • Besides the official subunit Pink BnN (formed by Bomi and Namjoo), there are two other unofficial subunits created by the members. The first one is Y.O.S (Bomi, Hayoung and Naeun) where their main genre is ballad and the second one is called Chorong and the Lies (Chorong, Bomi and Hayoung) and the genre of this subunit is hip-hop.
  • They reached #11 on Billboard’s World Albums chart with One&Six being their third appearance on the chart and their highest ranking. Their title track “I’m So Sick” peaked at #14 on the World Digital Song Sales chart (their 4th appearance and their second highest charting). All of this marked their debut on Billboard’s Social 50 chart reaching position no. 39. 39, making them the third top Kpop female group of the summer, topping the digital charts and the world’s top social networks during their comeback.
  • Son Na Eun left the group on April 8, 2022 to devote herself as an actress.

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