Dana (South Korean singer)

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Dana
Dana from acrofan.jpg
Background information
Birth name Hong Sung-mi (홍성미, 洪晟美)
Also known as Dana The Grace
Xiyue Dana
Heeyeol Dana
Born (1986-07-17) July 17, 1986 (age 27)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Pop, dance, R&B
Occupations Singer, dancer
Instruments Singing, piano, flute, guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels SM Entertainment
Associated acts SM Town, The Grace
Website Official Homepage
Korean name
Hangul 홍성미
Hanja 洪晟美
Revised Romanization Hong Seong-mi
McCune–Reischauer Hong Sŏng-mi
This is a Korean name; the family name is Hong.

Hong Sung-mi (Hangul: 홍성미, Hanja: 洪晟美, born on 17 July 1986), commonly known as Dana, is a Korean singer under SM Entertainment.[1] Although she was originally a solo singer, who debuted in 2001, she has since become a member of girl group The Grace, which debuted in 2005.[2]

Career[edit]

Further information: The Grace (band)

Starting off as a solo artist on Lee Soo Man's SM Entertainment label,[2] Dana was expected to rise as the "next BoA".[3] Prior to debut, she received promotion as an actress in popular boyband H.O.T's Age of Peace movie[4] and in Kangta's "Polaris" music video.[5]

In 2001 she released her fairly successful debut single "Sesang kkeut kkaji" (Until The End of The World), an adapted song of "Tell Me No More Lies" composed by European songwriter Stefan Aberg.[4] She followed up with "Diamond", a pop/dance track featuring Jung Yunho (U-Know, who eventually became a member of TVXQ in 2003).[6] Her career blossomed and continued with promotion by appearing on variety shows such as X-Man, as well as playing a main role in the sitcom Nonstop. Her second album release in 2003, however, was not very popular and sold poorly.[3] From that point on, she disappeared from the music industry (aside from SMTOWN collaborations) until the debut of The Grace.

Since 2005, she has been a member of Korea girl group, The Grace.[5] For the group's fourth Japanese single, she composed the music to her own solo song "Sayonara No Mukou Ni."

Starting in May 2010, Dana started her musical acting career, her first musical was Daejanggeum Season Three.[7] Later the same year Dana along with group member Sunday and label mates Onew of SHINee and Jay of The TRAX, Dana starred in the Musical Rock of Ages as Sherrie.[8] At the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 Dana starred as Constance, in the musical The Three Musketeers, along with Super Junior's Kyuhyun and TRAX's Jay "Typhoon" Kim.[9] She commented in an interview about being nervous about having to kiss Kyuhyun.[10]

In June 2011, after an image leaked of SM Entertainments itinerary for 2011 showing a release a new single by CSJH, SM confirmed later CSJH would be making a comeback with a new image.[11] On July 8, 2011 CSJH's Dana & Sunday made a comeback as a sub-unit with a digital single titled 'One More Chance', the single was released on July 11.[12]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Albums Release Dates
First Album September 10, 2001
남겨둔 이야기 (Maybe) October 1, 2003

MV Releases[edit]

  • 세상끝까지
  • Diamond
  • 남겨둔 이야기 (Maybe)
  • What is Love (Original Ver.)

TSZX the Grace singles[edit]

Main article: The Grace discography

CSJH Dana & Sunday Releases[edit]

Release Type Title Release Day
Digital Single One More Chance (나 좀 봐줘) July 11, 2011
Digital Single Now You (지금 그대) September 23, 2011
Special Single First Americano December 19, 2011

Compilations[edit]

Albums Release Dates
Christmas Winter Vacation in SMTown.com - Angel Eyes December 4, 2001
Summer Vacation in SMTown.com June 10, 2002
2002 Winter Vacation in SMTown.com - My Angel My Light December 6, 2002
2003 Summer Vacation in SMTown.com June 18, 2003
2003 Winter Vacation in SMTown.com December 8, 2003
2004 Summer Vacation in SMTown.com July 2, 2004
2006 Summer SMTown June 20, 2006
2006 Winter SMTown - Snow Dream December 12, 2006
Billie Jean Look at Me OST January 24, 2007
Air City OST (MBC TV Drama) May 23, 2007
2007 Summer SMTown - Fragile July 5, 2007
2007 Winter SMTown - Only Love December 10, 2007
2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift December 13, 2011

Acting[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 [(평화의 시대) Age of Peace DANA 3D Movie Featuring H.O.T
2001 Polaris MV Herself Kangta's First Solo Music Video
2002 Nonstop 3 DANA Sitcom
2010 (고궁뮤지컬 대장금) Daejanggeum Season Three Seo Jang-geum (서장금) Musical
2010 (락 오브 에이지) Rock of Ages Sherrie Christian Musical Also Staring Sunday, Onew, and Jay
2010–2011 (삼총사)The Three Musketeers Constance Musical Also Staring Kyuhyun and Jay
2012 (아모레미오) Amore Mio Mi-rae (미래) Special Drama
2012 (캐치 미 이프 유캔) Catch Me If You Can Brenda Strong Musical Also Staring Kyuhyun, Key, and Sunny

References[edit]

  1. ^ "다나" [Dana] (in Korean). Nate people. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b Han, Hyeok-seung (한혁승) (2007-05-22). "다나, "앳된 이미지 벗으려 무대서 안 웃었다"" [Dana, "To get over the young image, I did not smile on stage"] (in Korean). MyDaily. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b Jeon, Ye-jin (전예진) (2009-01-11). "여중생 연예계 데뷔 붐" [Booming of school girls' debuts as entertainers] (in Korean). MT News. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  4. ^ a b "다나" [Dana] (in Korean). MSearch people. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  5. ^ a b "SM엔터테인먼트, 아시아권 겨냥한 여성 4인조 그룹 공개" [SM Entertainment opens a 4-member female group to the public, aiming at Asian markets] (in Korean). Yonhap / The Hankyoreh. 2005-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  6. ^ Nam, An-u (남안우) (2010-01-07). "유노윤호·신동·가희, 백댄서에서 앞으로 나온 춤꾼 가수들" [Yuno Yunho, Sin Dong, Ga Hui, dance music singers coming forward from backstage dancers] (in Korean). MyDaily. Retrieved 2010-01-21. 
  7. ^ "다나, 뮤지컬 ‘대장금’ 서장금 캐스팅 뒤늦게 합류" (in Korean). 2010-04-05. 
  8. ^ "‘뮤지컬돌’ 샤이니 온유, ‘락 오브 에이지’ 캐스팅…제이·다나·선데이와 동반출연" (in Korean). 2010-08-09. 
  9. ^ Kang Seung-hun "Super Junior Kyuhyun says advice from cast members helps with musical" 10 Asia. 17 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-08
  10. ^ "무료 앱속에 숨은 유료결제 피해 속출" (in Korean). 2010-12-02. 
  11. ^ "화제의 곡 '부메랑' 주인공들 천상지희 컴백 임박? 활동 스케줄 공개돼" (in Korean). 2011-06-27. 
  12. ^ "'천상지희' 다나&선데이, 11일 음원공개…여자들의 비밀이야기" (in Korean). 2011-07-06. 

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