G.NA in April 2012
|Birth name||Gina Jane Choi,
Choi Gina/Choi Ji-na (최지나)
September 13, 1987 |
|Origin||Surrey, British Columbia|
|Genres||K-pop, dance, R&B|
|Labels||Cube Entertainment (present)
Good Entertainment (past)
|Associated acts||Five Girls|
Gina Jane Choi or simply Choi Gina (Hangul: 최지나; born September 13, 1987), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Canadian singer and songwriter based in South Korea under Cube Entertainment. She released her debut mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.
- 1 History
- 2 Discography
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Concert
- 5 Awards
- 6 References
- 7 External links
G.NA (Gina Jane Choi) was born on September 13, 1987 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia. G.NA was originally set to debut as the leader of girl group Five Girls (오소녀) under Good Entertainment, along with Wonder Girls’ Yubin, After School’s UEE, Secret’s Jun Hyoseong and former T-ara member and current Spica member Yang Jiwon. However, the group disbanded shortly before their scheduled debut in 2007 due to Good Entertainment's financial troubles and the members all left for separate Korean entertainment agencies.
2010: Debut and Draw G's First Breath
G.NA's debut mini-album Draw G's First Breath was released the same year. G.NA's debut music video, "Kkeojyeo Julge Jar Sara" (꺼져 줄게 잘 살아, lit. I'll Back Off So You Can Live), featured BEAST's Doo Joon as the male actor, as well as Jun Hyung's rapping. She won her first award on M! Countdown on 12 August 2010.
2011: Black & White and Top Girl
G.NA won on M! Countdown on February 17 and 24. On February 25, G.NA also won her first ever Music Bank for her hit song "Black & White". Music portal Dosirak has revealed that singer G.NA was the No.1 best seller in digital sales for the month of February. Also G.NA won her first Inkigayo Mutizen on February 27, marking her grand slam, for winning on all three music programs.
The music video for "I Already Miss You" was released on March 9, 2011. G.NA also appeared in Lim Jeong Hee's music video for "Golden Lady" with gagman Park Hwi Soon which is released on May 9, 2011. She was also featured for Hyuna's album Bubble Pop! in the song "A Bitter Day" with Jun Hyung.
2012: Bloom and Oui
G.NA released her third EP titled Bloom on May 22, 2012, in which she had participated in composing and penning some of the songs in the album. G.NA started her promotions for the album on Mnet's M! Countdown on May 24, 2012, with her title track, "2HOT". On June 8, 2012, G.NA won on Music Bank with "2HOT". On October 7, G.NA released an international digital album called Oui, composed of English versions of her previous hit songs.
2013: Beautiful Kisses
On March 6, G.NA announced her fourth mini album "Beautiful Kisses" featuring the promotional title track "Oops!" with a slated release date for March 14. "Oops!” is described to be a fun dance track composed by Lim Sang Hyuk and Son Young Jin and features the rap of labelmate, Ilhoon from BtoB.
2014: Pretty Lingerie, Collaboration, Real Man
G.NA collaborated with Aaron Yan from Taiwanese boy band, Fahrenheit, for his song Half (1/2) for his soundtrack, DRAMA, and the drama, Fall in Love with Me. G.NA also participated in the filming of MBC's army variety show, Real Man. On May 7, G.NA released an MV teaser for her latest solo song Pretty Lingerie (AKA: G.NA's Secret) on her official YouTube channel, followed by a second teaser on May 10, and eventually the full music video on May 11.
- Studio albums
- Black & White (2011)
- English albums
|2012||SBS's Salamander Guru and The Shadows||Krystal (cameo)|
|tvN's Reply 1997||Choi Jin-ah (cameo)|
|2011||SBS's Welcome to the Show||Herself (cameo)|
|2010||-||The M Wave||Host|
|2012||KBS||Birth of a Family||Herself with Hyuna|
|jTBC||Music on Top||Guest host
(February 9 - March 7, 2012)
|jTBC||Shinhwa Broadcast||special guest performance in ep 31|
|2012-2013||tvN||Romancing the Idol: Season 2||Herself
|2014||MBC Every 1||A Celebrity Lives in Our House||Herself|
- 2011: United Cube Concert
- 2011: Billboard Korea's K-Pop Masters Concert
- 2013: AIA Malaysia K-POP Concert
|2010||Best New Female Artist||"꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)"
|2011||Best Female||"Black & White"||Nominated|
|Best Dance Performance||Nominated|
|2012||Best Female Artist - Solo||"2HOT"||Nominated|
|Best Dance Performance||Nominated|
G.NA's wins on Korea's televised music shows:
|2010||August 12||"꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)
|2011||February 17||"Black & White"|
|2011||February 25||"Black & White"|
|2011||February 27||"Black & White"|
- "'오소녀' 최지나, 14일 G.NA로 멤버 첫 솔로 출격". Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "지나, ‘엠카’서 ‘꺼져줄게 잘 살아’ 데뷔..용준형 지원 사격 : 야후! 미디어 - 세상을 만나는 창". Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "bntnews.hankyung.com". Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "비스트 윤두준, 오소녀 출신 지나 뮤비 첫 연기도전 ‘연인호흡’ - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "비 비스트 휘성... ‘대형신인’ 지나 데뷔에 톱스타들 뭉쳤다 - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "New Albums and Singles Preview - 2012 May Week 3". soompi. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- G.NA reveals more photos for comeback with “Oops” (ft. Ilhoon) from new mini album ‘Beautiful Kisses’
- "'Real Men' teases next week's female soldiers: Girl's Day's Hyeri, G.NA and more!". Allkpop. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
- "G.NA releases her first international album, "Oui"". modudabase.com. Retrieved 8 October 2012.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (12 October 2012). "Shinhwa’s Andy Reveals his Bargaining Skills". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- Ho, Stewart (13 October 2012). "Shinhwa′s Eric Goes Drag As He Struts the Runway for Shinhwa Broadcast". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
- "Billboard Korea's K-Pop Masters Concert Line-Up"
- Winners at the 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
- G.NA wins “Best Rookie Award” at “2010 Gaon Chart Awards”
- Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards
- Winners from the 26th Golden Disk Awards
- "2011 Soompi Gayo Awards Results". Soompi. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
- "Winners at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards!". Allkpop. 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- "Winners from the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards". Allkpop. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- "Winners from the '2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards'". Allkpop. November 30, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
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