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APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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The girl group APRIL initially consisted of Somin, Hyunjoo, Jinsol, Yena, Naeun, and Chaewon. They made their first debut on August 24, 2015 by releasing the first EP called Dreaming.

APRIL itself can be interpreted by 2 words, ‘A’ and also ‘pril’.

The word ‘A’ has a meaning of their wish to be the best of K-Pop girl groups. Meanwhile, the word ‘pril’ has the meaning of they consist of the girls who are lovely.

Unfortunately, no longer after the group debuted, Somin, APRIL’s leader, left the group because of the concept of the group.

The other five members then continued to do group activities, such as releasing Boing Boing on November 25, 2015 and Snowman on December21, 2015.

APRIL then released Spring, their 2nd extended play on April 27, 2016 and has the main track called Tinkerbell. At that time, Hyunjoo got hiatus because of her health issue.

The hiatus of Hyunjoo was followed by her departure in October 2016. To replace her and Somin’s position, the agency decided to add Chaekyung and Rachel in November 2016.

Chaekyung then became the leader of the group. After adding the new members to the group, APRIL then made a release for Prelude, the 3d extended play in 2017.

The group then continued to hold a reality program called A-IF-Ril in April and April Secret in May.

The next EP, Eternity, then was released in September and contained the main single called Take My Hand.

The fifth EP of the group has the title of The Blue and was released on March 12, 2018. Then, the fifth EP continued by the next EP called The Ruby in October.

The seventh extended play, Da Capo, was released in 2019 and got the top position on Gaon Album Chart. Da Capo got 5th place and the lead track, Lalalilala got the 40th place.

APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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APRIL Members

1. Chaekyung

APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Yoon Chae Kyung (윤채경)
  • Stage Name: Chaekyung (채경)
  • Nickname: Bunny, Chaeky, Princess
  • Birthday: July 7, 1996
  • Birthplace: Incheon, Incheon Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Leader, Vocalist
  • Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Sungshin Women’s University
  • Hobbies: Singing, Dancing
  • Instagram: @yunvely_0824

Facts

  • Even though Chaekyung was born in Incheon, when she got older she moved to Gyeonggi to be raised.
  • She became a member of a Japanese girl group, Puretty.
  • Puretty’s songs were actually made for Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future anime series.
  • She also became the main cast for the character.
  • Chaekyung made a good friendship with Nature’s Sohee.
  • Alongside Rachel, she joined APRIL in 2016.
  • Chaekyung became a trainee for approximately 4 years.
  • 220 mm is Chaekyung shoe measurement.
  • When she was still in the university, she studied alongside her fellow member, Chaewon.
  • The nickname ‘Princess’ was given by herself.

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2. Chaewon

APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Chae Won (김채원)
  • Stage Name: Chaewon (채원)
  • Nickname: Chaewon
  • Birthday: November 8, 1997
  • Birthplace: Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Rapper, Main Vocalist
  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 41 kg (90 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Sungshin Women’s University
  • Hobbies: Singing, Cooking
  • Instagram: @chaeni_0824
  • YouTube: Honey챈 [허니챈]

Facts

  • Like Chaekyung, Chaewon also became a participant for Kara Project and ended up getting 4th rank.
  • She also took a participation for the song You Are The One, a Christmas album owned by DSP Media.
  • She released a collaboration single, Clock, alongside Chaekyung.
  • She once became an actress as the main actress for a web drama called Reply Pyeongchang, 100°F.
  • Chaewon became a trainee for approximately 3 years.
  • She often releases her sweat.
  • She has a condition called hyperhidrosis.
  • She became a participant for King of Masked Singer with the name Dalgona.
  • Her audition song is Keyshia Cole’s Love.
  • Chaewon’s name in Yena’s contact is Mongshil.

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3. Naeun

APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Lee Na Eun (이나은)
  • Stage Name: Naeun (나은)
  • Nickname: The-Ruby-Naeun
  • Birthday: May 5, 1999
  • Birthplace: Daejeon, Daejeon Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Rapper, Visual, Face of The Group, Vocalist
  • Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper
  • Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts
  • Hobbies: Singing, Dancing
  • Instagram: betterlee_0824

Facts

  • Before she became an APRIL member, she was a JYP Entertainment trainee.
  • After Naeun failed to fulfill the qualifications for Sixteen, she left her agency.
  • She became a cameo actress for a music video by GOT7, Stop Stop It.
  • She first did acting when she acted for April Love, a web drama.
  • 230mm is Naeun’s shoe measurement.
  • She idolizes BLACKPINK.
  • She made a good friendship with TWICE’s members, such as Tzuyu, Nayeon, and also Chaeyoung.
  • When she left JYP and joined DSP Media, she just trained for approximately 4 months.
  • Naeun became a supporting role actress in the drama Extraordinary You.
  • She also acted in a web drama called A-Teen as Kim Hana.

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4. Yena

APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Yang Ye Na (양예나)
  • Stage Name: Yena (예나)
  • Nickname: Squirrel, Yang, Yen, Game Genius, Grapes, Yanginpo, Yanginoh
  • Birthday: May 22, 2000
  • Birthplace: Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
  • Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 45.5 kg (100 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Dancer
  • Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Running
  • Instagram: @sheepyn_0824

Facts

  • When Yena became a Seoul Performing Arts High School, she chose the Department of Theatre and Film.
  • Before she joined her high school, she was a Yongin Hanbit Middle School student, who was transferred from Gongsan Middle School (Daegu).
  • She also attended Daegu Jimyo Elementary School before entering middle school.
  • 240 mm is Yena’s shoe measurement.
  • Yena once participated for Law of the Jungle which took place in The Islands of Sunda.
  • She became a trainee for approximately 8 months.
  • She was a host for a program called Operation to Rescue the Song alongside Rachel.
  • Yena is a close friend of Newsun from Sonamoo, HelloVenus’ Yeoreum, EunB from Maka Maka, and also Kim Saeron.
  • She appeared in a movie called K-School.
  • In that movie, she became the opposite character of Dawon from WSJN.

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5. Rachel

APRIL - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Sung Na Yeon (성나연)
  • Stage Name: Rachel (레이첼)
  • Nickname: Nayeon, Rachel
  • Birthday: August 28, 2000
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Lead Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist
  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Rapper, Dancer
  • Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, Watching dramas
  • Instagram: @castlechel_0824

Facts

  • When Rachel was still in Seoul Performing Arts High School, she joined the School of Practical Dance.
  • Before she became Seoul Performing Arts High School student, she went to Kyungbok Elementary School.
  • She became an APRIL member together with the leader, Chaekyung, in 2016.
  • Rachel once stayed in the USA for approximately 4 years.
  • She is really good at doing ballet.
  • In her previous activities, she had won lots of ballet competitions for approximately seven years.
  • She is really good at doing Spongebob impersonate, especially when the character is laughing.
  • 230 mm is Rachel’s shoe measurement.
  • She really likes listening to some Disney soundtracks.
  • She became a host for Operation to Rescue the Song in 2017 alongside Yena.

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6. Jinsol

Jinsol - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Lee Jin Sol (이진솔)
  • Stage Name: Jinsol (진솔)
  • Nickname: Jinsol
  • Birthday: December 4, 2001
  • Birthplace: Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
  • Height: 170.2 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer
  • Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School
  • Hobbies: Singing, Dancing
  • Twitter: @truesol__
  • Instagram: @truesol__0824

Facts

  • Jinsol is a part of APRIL’s sub-unit, Naeun & Jinsol.
  • When she was in Seoul Performing Arts High School, she attended the Department of Practical Music.
  • Before that, she became a Yongin Seowon Middle School student.
  • 230 mm is Jinsol’s shoe measurement.
  • She became a participant for Girls Spirit, a survival program, in 2016.
  • Jinsol became a DSP Media trainee for approximately half a year.
  • She is a close friend of Chaeyoung from TWICE.
  • Jinsol became an actress for Met You Again, a web-drama in 2019.
  • Before she became an idol, she attended the vocal academy for approximately 8 months and her father didn’t know it.
  • Jinsol is a master when it comes to doing some impersonations.

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Former Members

1. Somin

Somin - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Jeon So Min (전소민)
  • Stage Name: Somin (소민)
  • Nickname: Somin
  • Birthday: August 22, 1996
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Leader
  • Height: 163 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Composer
  • Education: Seokyeong University
  • Hobbies: Collecting accessories
  • Instagram: @somin_jeon0822
  • YouTube: Minny J 소민

Facts

  • Somin once became a member of PURETTY.
  • She also became a participant for KARA Project and got the 2nd rank.
  • The reason she left APRIL was because of the group’s concept.
  • After she left APRIL, she joined KARD.
  • Her MBTI type is ESFP-T.
  • She can play some musical instruments, such as violin, piano, and ocarina.
  • When she was still in elementary school, she has learned some ballet classes.
  • Somin and Jeongyeon from TWICE are relative.
  • She said that her ideal type is someone with a kind heart and a very good personality.
  • She really loves buying accessories, but sometimes she gets lazy or forgets to wear those accessories.
  • She is a close friend of Hyuna, Dami from Dreamcatcher, Seventeen’s Seungkwan, Mingyu, and also TWICE’s Jeongyeon.
  • She became a contestant for a program called Next Beauty Creator.
  • She once appeared in Lo Siento owned by Super Junior.

2. Hyunjoo

Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Lee Hyun Joo (이현주)
  • Stage Name: Hyunjoo (현주)
  • Nickname: Hyunjoo
  • Birthday: February 5, 1998
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Vocalist, Visual, Lead Dancer
  • Height: 161 cm (5’3”)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, Model
  • Education: Sungshin Women’s University
  • Hobbies: Drawing, Doing make-up and nail art, Making accessories
  • Instagram: @hyun.joo_lee
  • V Live: LEE HYUN JOO
  • Naver Blog: hyunjoo_lee0205

Facts

  • She was a Seoul Performing Arts High School Student.
  • Hyunjoo’s departure was caused by her health issues.
  • After she left APRIL, she became an actress.
  • She once participated for The Unit and got 5th place.
  • 230 mm is Hyunjoo’s shoe size.
  • At the previous time, she was a member of UNI.T.
  • Hyunjoo is an expert in aegyo.
  • She trained for approximately 2 years.
  • Hyunjoo can do a lot of impressions of sounds, such as cat, frog, and puppy.
  • When Hyunjoo was just a young girl, she got the prize for the healthiest teeth.
  • She made a good friendship with Hyosun from H.U.B.

APRIL has a lot of ups and downs during their journey. Starting from members’ departure, health issues, to the achievements they get. They deserve more recognition and love, so keep it up, APRIL!

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