Jung Hana

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Jung Hana
Jung Hana 2014 fansigning 01.jpg
Background information
Birth name Jung Hana
Also known as Zinger (formerly)
Born (1990-02-02) February 2, 1990 (age 24)
Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Genres hip hop, R&B, pop,
Occupation(s) Songwriter, rapper, singer, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels TS Entertainment
Associated acts Secret, Jun Hyoseong, Song Jieun, Han Sunhwa, B.A.P
Korean name
Hangul 하나
Hanja 하나
Revised Romanization Jeong Hana
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Hana

Jung Hana (Hangul: 정하나; born February 2, 1990), better known by her ex-stage name Zinger and current stage name Hana is a South Korean idol rapper, singer, songwriter and dancer. She is best known as the main rapper and lead dancer of a popular South Korean girl group, Secret.

Life and career[edit]

1990–2008: Early life[edit]

Jung Hana was born in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi, South Korea on February 2, 1990.[1] Her mother worked as a singer in the 1980s and her father worked as a bodyguard.[1]

2009–present: Secret and rising popularity[edit]

In September 2009, TS Entertainment announced that they will be debuting a four member girl group in October 2009. Hana debuted with the stage name of Zinger, along with Han Sunhwa, Song Jieun and Jun Hyoseong, as the group, Secret. Prior to their debut, the group was on a documentary show called "Secret Story" which chronicled their debut process.[2] They released their debut single "I Want You Back" in October 2009.[3]

In April 2010, Secret released their first mini album entitled Secret Time which spawned them the hit single "Magic" and served as their breakthrough song in South Korea.[3][4] In August 2010, they released their second mini album entitled "Madonna" and the title track continued their success as it topped the Gaon Single Charts.[3][5]

In January 2011, the group deviated from their "sexy" and "sassy" image and released Shy Boy, a "cutesy" and retro inspired song.[3] Although they were worried with the 180 degrees transformation, the single exceeded their expectations as the song was a huge success. Shy Boy charted strongly in digital charts and Secret won their first trophy on music shows with the song. They won a total of 5 trophies in various music shows with Shy Boy. Secret continued their success with the release of their second CD single entitled "Starlight Moonlight".[3] The title track became another hit for Secret as the song reached number one on the Gaon Monthly Singles Charts and won them another trophy in SBS's Inkigayo.[6]

The same year, Secret began a foray of Japanese activities with the release of Madonna and Shy Boy (EP).[3] The Japanese remake of "Madonna" debuted at number nine in the Oricon singles charts. Secret was one of the first three Korean girl groups to debut on the Oricon chart in the top 10, the others being Kara and Girls Generation being the first and second respectively. In October 2011, released their first studio album entitled "Moving in Secret" and spawned them another hit with the lead single "Love is Move.[3] She also participated in the production of Moving in Secret by writing most of the rap parts in their songs and the album featured a solo track for Hana entitled "Amazinger". Secret released their first mini album in Japan entitled Shy Boy (EP).[3] The mini album debuted also at number nine on the Oricon album charts.

In February 2012, Secret released their second CD single in Japan entitled "So Much For Goodbye".

Starting from promotions for Secret's single "YooHoo" from their album Letter from Secret released April 30, 2013, Hana began officially promoting under her real name, Jung Hana.

Personal life[edit]

Hana is an only child. Her mother was a singer who had passed the TBS Talent Exam and released a single in South Korea. Her father is a martial artist and was a presidential bodyguard.[1] She is also friends with 2NE1's CL and Wonder Girls' Sunye while attending the same dance academy in middle school.[7]

On the 11th of December, 2012, at 2am, Hana was involved in a car accident with the other Secret members, breaking her ribs and bruising one of her lungs. A van that had been carrying her and the other members slipped off the road and turned over on itself. The incident was followed by harsh Tweets directed at Hana. Hana tweeted on the 13th,

The girls decided to rest until the 28th of December, despite releasing their newest single, Talk That on the 4th. [8]

Discography[edit]

For Hana's works with Secret, see Secret discography.

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

Year Album Song Artist
2011 Moving in Secret Amazinger Hana's Solo

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2009 Mnet Secret Story Herself Regular cast
2010 MBC Boquet Herself Regular cast
2010 KBS Let's Go Dream! Season 2 Herself Episode 53 with Hyoseong
2011 SBS MTV MTV Special :Big Pleasure Guam Herself With Secret
2011 MBC Weekly Idol Herself with Secret (11-11-27)
2011 SBS MTV Let Me Show Herself With Secret
2011 SBS MTV Star King (TV series) Herself With Sun Hwa
2012 MBC Weekly Idol Herself with Secret
2014 SBS MTV Star King (TV series) Herself With Hyoseong

Music shows[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2010 Mnet M! Countdown MC with Secret (10-08-19)
2012 MBC Music Core MC Guest emcee with Sunhwa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bak, Geok-Uk (2010-05-31). (핫!데뷔일기) 시크릿 징거① "가수 어머니의 끼, 그대로 물려받았죠". Asiae (in Korean). Asian Economies. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Secret Showcase Coverage". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Discography of TS Entertainment". TS ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  4. ^ "Secret's mini album Secret Time released!". 6theory Media. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Secret releases their new album Madonna". 6theory Media. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  6. ^ "SECRET wins Inkigayo Mutizen + other performances". 6theory Media. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  7. ^ "(핫!데뷔일기)시크릿 징거① "가수 어머니의 끼, 그대로 물F받았죠": (Hot! Debut Diary) Secret's Zinger Interview" (in Korean). ⓒ 아시아경제 (Asian Economies). Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/2012/12/secrets-zinger-makes-first-twitter-post-after-car-accident

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