April (also stylized as APRIL) was a South Korean girl group formed by DSP Media in 2015. They debuted on August 24, 2015, with the mini-album Dreaming and its title track "Dream Candy". The group disbanded on January 28, 2022. Up until their disbandment, the group consisted of six members: Chaekyung, Chaewon, Naeun, Yena, Rachel and Jinsol.
On November 9, 2015 the group's leader, Somin, announced her departure from the group, admitting she was uncomfortable with the concept the group would pursue; she would later go on to join the co-ed group KARD.
In 2016, during promotions for Spring, Hyunjoo took a temporary hiatus from the group due to health issues, and April promoted as a four-member group.
On October 29, 2016 Hyunjoo announced her departure from April, following a seven-month hiatus, in order to pursue an acting career. New group members were confirmed in November: Chaekyung, who had previously appeared as a guest member, and Rachel.
On February 28, 2021, a post was made to an online forum by someone claiming to be former member Hyunjoo's brother. In the post, he claimed that Hyunjoo's departure from the group had not been because she wanted to study acting, but because she had been forced out due to being severely bullied by the other members, at one point even attempting suicide. DSP Media has denied that any bullying took place, and announced they would be pursuing legal action against Hyunjoo and her family. As a result, the group has faced heavy backlash, up to and including having members removed from endorsement deals and acting roles. HyunJoo then posted a statement on her personal instagram on the 18th of April, 2021 backing the claims made by the two netizens which had made the accusations. She also stated that the label, DSP Media, was not allowing her to terminate her exclusive contract with them.
On January 28, 2022, DSP Media announced that April has decided to disband after 6 years and go their separate ways. The decision was made after a long discussion and deliberation.