Coed School is a South Korean 12-member dance/pop group managed by Core Contents Media sub-label GM Contents Media.
The group was originally on main label Core Contents Media, debuting in 2010 consisting of 6 male and 4 female members: Soomi,Kwangheng, Yoosung, Taewoon, Kangho, Chanmi, Noori, Hyoyoung, Hyewon, Sungmin. Their first single "Too Late" was released in late September 2010; followed by Bbiribbom Bberibbom, later by a mini-album "Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh".
In December 2010, Eunkyo was added but debuted in 5Dolls sub group. Nearly a year later Kangho decided to leave the group to focus on acting, being replaced by a new member Jongkook. In February 2012, the group was moved to Core Contents Media's sub label "GM Contents Media", headed by CEO Kwon Sibong, who has been a partner of Core Contents Media's Kim Kwangsoo for 10 years. Along with this, leader Soomi withdrew from the group, deciding to go solo and stayed with CCM, and was replaced by new female member Nayeon. Another male member was then added, named Saejoon, making Coed School a 12-member group, with 5 female members and 7 male members.
2010: Debut and Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh
Just under three weeks since their debut, the group followed up "Too Late" with a second single, "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" (삐리뽐 빼리뽐). The music video for the song was recorded on October 11, 2010, and features T-ara member Ham Eun-jeong. The video, along with a second music video for ballad "Nae Simjangeul Ttwige Haneun Mar" (내 심장을 뛰게 하는 말 "I Love You A Thousand Times"), was released on October 18. The single itself was released on October 19, and they performed "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" for the first time the next day on M! Countdown. "Bbiribbom Bberibbom" has so far peaked at number 61 on the Gaon Chart.
The group's debut mini album, Something That Is Cheerful and Fresh, was released on October 28, 2010. It features the three previously released songs and various remixes. Despite being limited to 20,000 copies, Core Contents Media announced that the album had received 50,000 pre-orders.
2011: 5dolls debut, Charming Five Girls
The four female members of the band along with Seo Eunkyo, were announced by Core Contents Media as a sub group called 5dolls. On February 7, 2011 5dolls has released a debut music video teaser with the title track, "Ipsul Jaguk" (입술자국 "Lip Stains") was produced by Brave Brothers. The music video was also directed by Cha Eun-taek. The MV also featured Jay Park. On February 16 they released the MV for "Neo Mariya" (너 말이야 "Your Words") and a debut mini-album "Charming Five Dolls".
5dolls released a 2nd mini-album "Time To Play" on May 11, 2011 with the lead single "Like This Or That" (이러쿵 저러쿵) at that same day they also released their MV for "Like This Or That".
On Nov. 4, 2011, member Yoosung posted pictures of new member Shin Jong Kook, after the departure of Kangho, who wanted to focus on his acting career. Shin Jong Kook will be debuting with the male sub-unit in March 2012 and full comeback of Coed School later that year.
2012-present: SPEED debut, Lineup change and Coed Comeback
The six male members are the second sub group, called SPEED. Their first release was a remake of T-ara's "Lovey Dovey" titled "Lovey Dovey Plus". Co-Ed are expected make a full group comeback later this year.
In February 2012, the group was moved to Core Contents Media's sub label "GM Contents Media", headed by CEO Kwon Sibong, who has been a partner of Core Contents Media's Kim Kwangsoo for 10 years. Along with this, leader Soomi withdrew from the group, deciding to go solo and stayed with CCM, and was replaced by new female member Nayeon. Another male member was then added, called Saejoon, making Coed School a 12 member group, with 5 female members and 7 male members.
Group: CO-ED SCHOOL
Song: Bbiribbom Bberibbom
Company: GM Contents Media
Members: Nayeon, Kwangheng, Jungwoo, Taewoon, Chanmi, Noori, Saejoon, Hyoyoung, Jongkook, Hyewon, Eunkyo, Sungmin
Former Member(s): Kangho, Soomi