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After School (애프터스쿨) is an eight member South Korean female musical group formed in 2009. They are managed by Pledis Entertainment, the same management company of singer 손담비. After School originally debuted with five members on January 17, 2009 with their first dance song, Ah.
Park Kahi, After School’s leader, had been as a back-up dancer for artists under both SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment, most notably for BoA. She has also been a trainee under JYP Entertainment. Kahi was part of a Korean-American girl group called S.Blush, whose first digital single peaked at #2 at the Billboard Hot Dance Chart. In 2008, Kahi was featured in 손담비’s Bad Boy music video as a rapper, and Kim Jung Ah took part in Son Dambi’s performances as a back-up dancer as part of her training.
Days before After School’s debut, Pledis Entertainment officially announced that the group’s music concept is heavily influenced by the Pussycat Dolls, and that they “will be a type of group that Korea has never seen before”. On January 15, 2009, Pledis Entertainment released a 30-second teaser music video for Ah to the web, which reached 10,000 views on the first day. The girls, as a group, made an unofficial first appearance o...
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