Korean Group Double A / AA members Profiles
Wellmade STAR M, the agency housing famous actors like Ha Ji Won, Kim Seung Woo, Choi Jung Won, and Lee Jong Suk, will be making their venture into the music industry by debuting their 5-member group, ‘AA‘ (“Double A“).
AA revealed their first member, Aoora, on October 18th. Aoora is rumored to be a talented vocalist and a rapper, who’s capable of composing and producing his own music. With his gentle smile and charisma, he will lead the group as the oldest member.
Wellmade Star M revealed, “As a dance major from the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Aoora possesses strong dance skills as well as vocal skills, and stage manners that were fine-tuned by his appearances in musicals and other performances. He is a member who will be able to deliver both visual and audible pleasure that will definitely satisfy the audience.”
It’s also known that the popular Japanese composer and DJ, Daishi Dance, expressed his interest in Aoora’s unique style and asked Aoora to collaborate with him.
Daishi Dance has was worked many famous Japanese artists like Ayumi Hamasaki, SMAP, and Nakashima Mika. He’s also produced a few works in Korea as well, including Big Bang‘s “Haru Haru” and Rainbow‘s “To Me“. He praised, “When I first heard AA’s song through Aoora, I shivered and felt an ecstasy greater than when I first discovered Big Bang.”
Double A is
A+ combinations of various attractions in areas like compositions, lyrics, choreography, styling and stage direction.
Fighting challenges in a spirit of confidence and hope to one day become a star.
Expression of surprise used primarily in the hip-hop genre.
Double layer of emotion and admiration. To watch the performances and listen to the music again and again.
Means commitment and ambition.
Their average age is 22. When you make 22 with your fingers (holding up 2 fingers on each hand), and flip them upside down, it becomes AA (Double A).[
Real name: Woo Sangsoo (우상수)
Position: leader, vocal, choreographer
Birthdate: June 1, 1990
Blood Type: AB
Being a choreographer, Woosang has worked with multiple Korean top stars including Super Junior and The Grace.
Woosang is the leader of the group and will be turning 21 this year (2011). Just like member Aoora, he’s capable of not only singing, but rapping as well. Aside from that, Woosang will also be in charge for the choreography of the group. It’s also been revealed that Woosang worked as a choreographer before, and has worked with multiple Korean top stars including Super Junior and The Grace.
Woosang was already revealed through a short training video on the group’s YouTube page where he was seen practicing choreography together with fellow member Aoora
Aoora is said to be a talented vocalist and rapper, who is capable of composing and creating his own music. He is also a dance major from the Seoul Institute of the Arts, and has great and strong dance skills.
Netizens (myself) have discovered that Aoora is, in fact, not new to the kpop scene. He debuted in 2009 as a solo artist named gn.E. His MV showcases his fluid dance moves.
Aoora Unveiled his past
AA‘s Aoora is a multi-talented rookie who’s already received high praise from respected figures in the music industry, such asfamous Japanese composer and DJ, Daishi Dance. In addition to his great vocals and rapping, he also possesses the ability to write, compose, and produce his own songs. AA’s debut title track, “Because I’m Crazy”, is Aoora’s own work.
Aoora sat down with Newsen to discuss his past and the road he’s taken to follow his dream.“In high school, I was a model student and the president of my class. We weren’t well off so I studied even harder for my parents. However, I really wanted to do music,” he said.
He continued, “The school I went to had a system where if you don’t attend for 3 days in a row, you are automatically unenrolled from the school. I thought to myself that I have to take the road I want, and ripped up my school uniforms and stopped attending school. My teacher tried to persuade me and gave me 2 months to make my decision. However, in the end, I was unenrolled. I wanted to focus on my musical studies.”
Aoora’s affection for his parents were revealed when he stated, “It was then that I wanted to start helping out our household financially. I wanted to become a [music] producer in the future, so I started taking up part time jobs in the field of video-editing or music. My family is very supportive of me now. My mother was still upset about me dropping out of high school, so I took the GED and got into college.”
In 2009, Aoora had the chance to record a duet with KARA‘s former member, Kim Sung Hee, with the song he produced himself. He stated, “I was proud of my achievement, but others thought it was funny. But that was when I started gaining fans who told me they would wait for me, which I was amazed and touched by.”
He also discussed his dramatic physical transformation between his past and now. He revealed that he was once 120 kg (267 lbs), but went through a shocking and almost unbelievable weight loss.
“It was during the time when I was burning my school uniforms that I lost weight out of spite. I think I was possessed by something because I lost 51kg (112 lbs) in one and half months. After I tore up my uniform, I started feeling a sense of responsibility as I thought about making money. My mother is ill, so I felt that I needed to take care of her.” After this serious confession, he lightened up the mood when he stated with a laugh, “I’m a little worried about my pictures from back then.”
Real Name: Hwang Juwon (황주원)
Position: visual, vocal, rap
Birthdate: March 15, 1988
Blood Type: O
Juwon studied in Canada and speaks english
He was a clothing model predebut
Real Name: Jung Hoik (정호익)
Position: vocal, rap
Birthdate: August 1, 1993
Blood Type: A
Received the nickname of ‘Busan Hyunbin’ for his resemblance to the actor
Real Name: Yoo Yehyanggi (유예향기)
Position: main vocal, rap maknae
Birthdate: July 11, 1993
Blood Type: O
Kimchi is considered the maknae for his youthful appearance and personality, even though Hoik is technically a bit younger.