Tag Archives: After School

After School to Debut in Japan this Summer.

4 Jun

After School in Japanese?

Today it was revealed that nine-member Korean girl group After School will finally release their first Japanese single.

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After School Responds to Rumors on; Living Seperately, Graduation and Rebelling.

21 May


After School Answers Your Questions.

Back in 2009, idol group After School marked their official debut into the music industry with their single, “Ah!”, as a five-membered girl group that heavily focused on the image of a Korean “Pussycat Dolls“. What’s most unique about this group is that they have a admission-graduation system, where members are added or withdrawn in a “natural” manner. After School currently consists of nine members, with original member Yoo So Young being the only member to officially “graduate”, while members Nana, Lizzy, Raina, and more recently E-Young, were “admitted” into the group. The group recently came together to answer and clarify certain malignant rumors regarding their admission-graduation concept, as well as those about their supposedly “rebellious” pasts.

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After School Release MV for “Play Ur Love”

16 May

After School’s “Play Ur Love”.

Having made their comeback with their “Virgin” album three weeks ago, After School has today revealed a new MV for another track from their album, titled “Play Ur Love“.

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Pledis Denies Controversial Plagiarism Claims Conserning After School.

8 May

Pledis Denies Controversial Claims.

After School’s tap dance routine for “Let’s Step Up” recently raised some allegations of plagiarism, as some claim that it was ripped from the tap dance special on KBS 2TV’s ”Qualifications of Men.” Pledis Entertainment, however, has stepped forward and denied the claims.

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19 Artists Line-Up for Korea’s 2011 Dream Concert.

8 May

Korea’s 2011 Dream Concert.

Get ready for another massive concert – Korea’s “2011 Dream Concert” has finally confirmed its artist line-up! As reported earlier, the “2011 Dream Concert” will be opening for its 17th year on May 28th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Out of its 21 artists, the event has confirmed 19. They are as follows:

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Bekah Explains Her Absents from After School’s “Let’s Step Up”

5 May

Bekah Explains Her Absents.

Fans may have noticed by now that Bekah has been missing from After School’s “Let’s Step Up” performances. The girls have been earning headlines left and right for their impressive step dance routine, but where is Bekah?

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After School Discusses Admission/Graduation Concept in their Group.

5 May

After School Discusses the Gradution System.

Although it’s a familiar concept in other music markets, After School was the first to debut with a unique admissions and graduation concept in Korea. It’s a genius system for the agencies themselves, since what better way to test out the potential of their trainees than by adding them as a rookie to an already established group? Unfortunately, the ones that must directly endure this system are the members themselves. Although there hasn’t been a formal departure yet (aside from Yoo So Young’s leave), one can only imagine the emotional and mental stress this puts on the relationships between the members.

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Music Bank Stage Collapse During After School’s Powerful Performance.

5 May

After School is Too Powerful for Music Bank.

During After School’s special tap performance of ‘Let’s Step Up‘, the stage partially collapsed. On April 29th, the girls had their comeback on KBS’s ‘Music Bank’ with their new mini album title song, ‘Shampoo’. To mark their comeback, they also gave a tap dance performance of ‘Let’s Step Up’.

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After School Releases 2 Comeback MVs; “Shampoo” &”Let’s Do This”.

28 Apr

AS Release Their Comeback MVs.

Earlier today, After School released their first official albumVirgin“. Following the release of their “ShampooMV teaser, Pledis Entertainment has released the full version of their music video. Also with the Shampoo MV they also Released the MV for “Let’s Do This”, So Please Check them Both Out.

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Yoo Soyoung Explains the Reasons for Her Departure from After School.

27 Apr

So She Now Speaks..

On April 26th, actress Yoo So Young sat down for an interview with Star News and revealed the real reason behind her departure from After School. Back in 2009, Yoo So Young departed from the group after promotions for their second single, “Diva“, came to an end.  Since she was a highly popular member, the news came as a shock to fans, leading to rumors of discord with both her After School members and Pledis Entertainment. For a year and a half, she stayed out of the media’s eyes, which only strengthened the speculations behind her withdrawal.

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