In this article, Channel-Korea will give you a run-through of everything about April’s Naeun, her trainee days, debut, and her recent activities as an actress and host. So, stay tuned!
April’s Naeun’s Profile
Name: Lee Na-eun Stage name: Naeun Date of Birth: May 5th, 1999 Place of Birth: Daejeon, Korea Height: 167 cm Weight: 44 Blood type: B Management: DSP Media Position: April’s Lead Vocalist, Visual Zodiac: Taurus Chinese Zodiac: The Year of the Rabbit Education: Seoul School of Performing Arts Instagram: betterlee_0824 Twitter: april_dspmedia Daum: officialAPRIL Facebook: APRIL.DSPmedia YouTube: DSPAPRIL
Facts About April’s Naeun
Former trainee of JYP Entertainment Left JYP Entertainment for failing in the idol survival show Sixteen Fan of Blackpink Close friends with several TWICE members, Nayeon, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu
April’s Naeun’s Pre-debut Story
Since a young age, Naeun liked singing and dancing on stage and dreamed of becoming a celebrity. After receiving a blessing from her parents, she registered for JYP Entertainment’s public audition in 2014. At the time, she was just a junior high school student. She was ranked third at the audition and was contracted as JYP Entertainment’s trainee. As she grew up, she wanted to become an actress rather than an idol or singer. Lacking self-confidence, she thought that other trainees were more talented than her. She decided to quit from being a JYP Entertainment trainee. Following her long-time dream of becoming an actress, she decided to study acting by herself. She spent her post trainee days learning acting autodidactic. A casting agent found her and asked her to join DSP Media as their trainee. She trained for only four months before debuting as a member of April. She was April’s last member.
Former JYP Trainee
Before debuting in DSP Media, Naeun joined JYP Entertainment as an idol trainee after passing on their 11th public audition in 2014. During her JYP trainee days, she participated in GOT7’s MV titled “Stop Stop It.” She was a part of JYP as a trainee for two years and eight months. She failed in becoming one of the contestants of Sixteen. Sixteen was JYP Entertainment’s and Mnet’s idol survival show that was aired in 2015.
Acting Debut in April Love
Naeun made her acting debut in the three-part web drama titled April Love. The short web drama was broadcast in May 2016 and was directed by singer Kim Hyun-sung. The web drama is the official selection of KWEBFEST held in 2016.
Cameo Appearance in Got7’s MV “Stop Stop It”
Naeun and other JYP Entertainment trainees appeared in Got7’s MV “Stop Stop It.” The MV was published on JYP Entertainment’s YouTube channel on November 16th, 2014. Her cameo was brief, only keen eyes could spot her. The track could be found on GOT7’s debut album Identify.
Official Debut With April
April debuted on August 24th, 2015, by releasing their debut album Dreaming. The leading track from the album was “Dream Candy.” The group also released their first MV, “Dream Candy,” on the same day. April was formed by DSP Media, the company that also formed other famous girl groups, Fin.K.L, Kara, and Rainbow. Initially, the group’s formation was announced in February 2015. April’s members were Somin, Chaewon, Hyunjoo, Naeun, Yena, and Jinsol. Unfortunately, their leader, Somin, decided to part ways with the group on November 9th, 2015. Hardcore K-Pop fans welcomed their debut and stated that April was the kind of girl group they had been waiting for. A week after their debut, April reached the No. 1 position on SBS MTV’s The Show. April is the second girl group after Miss A that debuted in 2010 and reached the No. 1 position within only one week. April had around 5000 fan members 4 weeks before their debut day but the number almost doubled on their debut day. According to a news report, the average age of their fans was 17.5 years old. During a fan meeting, the number of male and female fans was almost equal. The youngest fan was a 6-year-old boy and the oldest fan was a 40-year-old uncle fan. Naeun was famous for her beautiful face. She became the center and the face of April. Fans admired her big eyes, long hair and well defined facial structure. Though she wasn’t known for an excellent voice, she performed her part well and became the center of attention due to her soft voice and bright character.