Bang Min-ah

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Bang Min-ah
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Bang at a fansinging on March 2015
Native name 방민아
Born Bang Min-ah
(1993-05-13) May 13, 1993 (age 24)
Incheon, South Korea
Education Dongduk Women's University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Dream Tea Entertainment
Associated acts Girl's Day
Korean name
Hangul 방민아
Hanja [1]
Revised Romanization Bang Min-a
McCune–Reischauer Pang Min-a

Bang Min-ah (born May 13, 1993),[2] better known mononymously as Minah, is a South Korean singer and actress. She has been a member of girl group Girl's Day since 2010 and debuted as a solo singer in 2015. She has acted in various films and television series, including Vampire Idol (2011) and Beautiful Gong Shim (2016).

Early life[edit]

Bang Min-ah was born on May 13, 1993, in Incheon, South Korea. She attended Jinsun Girls' High School and is currently majoring in Broadcasting at Dongduk Women's University.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Girl's Day[edit]

On July 9, 2010, Minah made her debut as a member of girl group Girl's Day on Music Bank with their first single "Tilt My Head" (Hangul갸우뚱; RRGyauttung).[3]

Solo career[edit]

In 2010, Minah was cast in Performer as a female breakdancer.[citation needed] However, the project was cancelled shortly after.

Minah would eventually make her acting debut in Roller Coaster on cable channel tvN, in the segment "Frustrated, but Let's Stick Together."[citation needed]

In 2013, Minah had the leading role in the film Holly. She also replaced IU as the MC and hosted The Music Trend (formerly known as Inkigayo) from August 2013 to January 2014.[citation needed]

In 2015, Minah was cast as the line up of the 5th season of the Law of the Jungle.[citation needed]

On March 3, 2015 DreamT announced that Minah would be making her solo debut in mid-March.[citation needed] On the 9th it was announced that Minah would have her solo debut on the 16th of March with a dance track.[citation needed] DreamT Entertainment then announced on the 11th of March that the mini-album is called I Am a Woman Too.[citation needed] On 4 April 2015, DreamT Entertainment announced that Minah's promotions for I Am a Woman Too would end at 12 April 2015.[citation needed]

Minah flew to Japan to have fan meetings from the 13th until the 16th of April and met with 2,000 fans. She also visited several cities such as Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo and Shibuya.[4] She then played a supporting role in the drama Sweet, Savage Family.

In 2016, Minah landed her first leading role in the drama Beautiful Gong Shim.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
Weekly

[5]
KOR
Monthly

[6]
I Am a Woman Too
  • Released: March 16, 2015
  • Label: DreamTea Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 11
  • KOR: 20,000+[7]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[8]
"I Am a Woman Too" 2015 15
  • KOR (DL): 359,337+ [9]
I Am a Woman Too

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
"This Is Strange (feat. Kanto of Troy)" 2015 89 I Am a Woman Too
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As solo artist[edit]

Year Song From Album Duration Notes
2010 "Cracked the Moon" Argo OST 3:40 Solo
"Only Once" Jungle Fish 2 OST 4:20 Solo
2011 "Rapper's Breakup Part. 2" The Rage Theater 3:34 Duet with Defconn
2013 "Stop Resisting" Hyde 3:46 Duet with VIXX
2014 "Holding Hands" Lee Hyun-do Project 3:59 Duet with DinDin
"You, I" Doctor Stranger OST 2:50 Solo
"I Will Be on Your Side" Best Future OST 1:33 Solo
"Whatever" Miss Me or Diss Me 3:31 Duet with MC Mong
"Skyfall" Skyfall 4:02 Duet with Damiano
"들려줘요" Dad for Rent OST 3:41 Solo
"한 사람" The King's Face OST 4:04 Solo
2015 "I Am Korea" I Am Korea Theme Song 3:40 Various Artists
"One Dream One Song" 'One K' Campaign Song TBA Various Artists
"아니 (No)" Sweet, Savage Family OST 4:31 Duet with Lee Min-hyuk
2016 "Look" Two Yoo Project Sugar Man 3:20 Duet with Verbal Jint
"My First Kiss" Beautiful Gong Shim OST 3:15 Solo
"Feeling Like Feeling" Feeling Like Feeling 3:49 Duet with Champagne

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Holly Wani
2014 Dad for Rent Bomi

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Network
2011 Roller Coaster Younger sister Cameo tvN
I Trusted Him Herself Cameo MBC Every 1
Baby Faced Beauty Hye-mi Cameo KBS2
Vampire Idol Min-ah Supporting role MBN
2012 Family Dream Girl #1 Cameo KBS2
2013 Master's Sun Kim Ga-young Cameo SBS
The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War Season 2 Herself Cameo KBS2
The Miracle[10] Cha Eun-sang Lead role SBS
2014 The Best Future Mi-rae Lead role Web Drama
2015 Sweet, Savage Family Baek Hyun-ji Supporting role MBC
2016 Hello Korean Herself Lead role KBS
Beautiful Gong Shim Gong Shim Lead role SBS

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Episode
2010 Wonder Woman Herself
Minah Cham Story Herself
We Are Dating Herself
Star Making Survivor Contestant
2013–2014 The Music Trend MC
2015 Eco Village Main Cast
Immortal Songs 2 Contestant 194
Law of the Jungle Main Cast 181–184
King of Mask Singer Contestant 35–36

Videography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Title Length
2015 "I Am a Woman Too" 3:24

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2010 "Afraid of You (Paleni)" Hit-5
2014 "들려줘요" Dad For Rent
"I Will Be on Your Side" Best Future
2015 "I Am Korea" I Am Korea Theme Song

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 13th Gwangju International Film Festival Best New Actress Holly Won
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best OST by a Female Artist[11] You, I Nominated
2015 36th Blue Dragon Awards Best Actress Dad for rent Nominated
Best New Actress Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2016 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award I Am a Woman Too Nominated
Popularity Award Minah Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Romantic Comedy Drama Beautiful Gong Shim Won
New Star Award Won
Best Couple (with Namkoong Min) Nominated
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards[12][13] Best New Actress (TV) Nominated

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 March 25 "I Am a Woman Too"

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "민아 프로필" (in Korean). 
  3. ^ Girls Day Debuts with 'Tilt My head' on Today Music Core
  4. ^ "걸스데이 민아, 일본 팬사인회 투어 성료 '2천명 운집' (ko) [Minah attracts 2,000 fans at latest Japanese fan meet tour]". X Sports News. X Sports News. 2015-04-17. 
  5. ^ "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gaon Monthly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  7. ^
    • "Gaon Album Chart - March". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. March 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart Weekly". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ Cumulative sales for "I Am A Woman Too":
  10. ^ "KPop Stars Will Parody "Master's Sun", "The Heirs" In 2013 Gayo Daejun". December 19, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ "L, D.O, Baro, Jaejoong, Dasom, Jiyeon, Suzy and More Compete in "The 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival"". Korean Updates. August 4, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ http://isplus.live.joins.com/100sang/Candidate/c_sub1.aspx?tp=1&nr=53&pidx=1811
  13. ^ http://isplus.live.joins.com/100sang/Vote/v_sub1.aspx

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