Dinah Jane

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Dinah Jane
Dinah Jane.jpg
Jane in 2017
Background information
Birth nameDinah Jane Milika Ilaisaane Hansen
Born (1997-06-22) June 22, 1997 (age 22)
Santa Ana, California, U.S.
  • Singer
Years active2011–present
Associated actsFifth Harmony

Dinah Jane Milika Ilaisaane Hansen (/ˈdnə/; born June 22, 1997) is an American singer. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Jane signed as a solo artist with L.A. Reid's HitCo Entertainment. In October 2017, she featured in RedOne's single "Boom Boom" with Daddy Yankee and French Montana. Her debut solo single "Bottled Up" featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Marc E. Bassy was released on September 21, 2018, followed by her debut extended play, Dinah Jane 1, in early 2019.

Early life[edit]

Dinah Jane grew up in Santa Ana, California and is the daughter of Gorden Hansen and Milika Amasio.[1] She is the eldest of 7 children and grew up in a 4-bedroom-house along with 23 other people. Jane also has an older sister who is an adopted cousin.[citation needed] Jane is predominantly of Tongan descent with Samoan, Fijian and Danish admixture.[2] Jane is Mormon.[3]

Raised in a musical family, Jane performed in public for the first time while singing the national anthem at the age of seven. She attended Orange County School of the Arts and graduated in 2015.[4] She has cited artists Patti LaBelle, Beyoncé, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey and Etta James among her musical influences.[5][6]


2012–2018: The X Factor and Fifth Harmony[edit]

In 2011, she recorded her first single "Dancing Like a White Girl". Jane auditioned for The X Factor in 2012 singing "If I Were a Boy" by Beyoncé. For her bootcamp solo performance she sang "Hero" by Mariah Carey and is the only member from Fifth Harmony to have it aired. She sang against Diamond White for her bootcamp round singing "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" during which she forgot some of the lyrics.[7] She was eliminated during the bootcamp round of competition, but was brought back along with Ally Brooke, Normani, Lauren Jauregui, and Camila Cabello to form the group now known as Fifth Harmony. The group made it all the way to the finals and landed in third place.[8]

Fifth Harmony released their debut EP, Better Together in 2013, their first album Reflection in January 2015, and their second album 7/27 in May 2016. Their first two albums generated the singles "Worth It" and "Work from Home", respectively, which reached the top 10 in several international charts. The group also contributed music to the soundtrack of the animated film Hotel Transylvania 2 with their song "I'm in Love with a Monster". They released their third self-titled third studio album, and first as a four member group on August 25, 2017. On March 19, 2018, the group announced an indefinite hiatus to focus on solo projects.[9]

2015–present: Solo work and Dinah Jane 1[edit]

Dinah Jane performing at the LA County Fair in 2017

In 2015, Jane auditioned for the role of the main character in the then-upcoming animated film Moana; the role eventually went to Auliʻi Cravalho.[10] Fuse's website included Jane on an article of the faces of future Asian and then the Pacific history, naming the most promising entertainers of the region in 2017.[11] She was featured in RedOne's song "Boom Boom" along with Daddy Yankee and French Montana. The single was released in October 2017.[12][13] The following month, Jane sang the Tongan national anthem "Ko e fasi 'o e tu'i 'o e 'Otu Tonga" at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup semi-final game.[14] Jane released a Christmas medley with singer Leona Lewis in December 2017.[15]

In August 2018, it was announced that Jane had signed a solo record deal with L.A. Reid's Hitco.[16] She released her debut solo single "Bottled Up" featuring Ty Dolla Sign and Marc E. Bassy, along with its lyric video, on September 21, 2018.[17] She performed the single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in October 2018.[18][19] Jane performed two new songs "Retrograde" and "I Don't Mind" at the Jingle Bash on December 3, 2018.[20][21] On March 26, 2019, Jane released the music video to her then-unreleased song "Retrograde".[22][23] On March 28, she announced a music project that will be released on April 19, 2019, later revealed to be her debut solo extended play, Dinah Jane 1.[24][25] Jane released a song titled "Heard It All Before", followed by its music video, as the EP's lead single on April 19, 2019.[26] In May and July 2019 respectively, Jane released two further singles: "Retrograde"[27] and "SZNS" featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie.[28][29]


Jane has described her music as "urban R&B ... meets '90s to 2000s".[30] Her musical influences are Beyoncé, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey and Etta James.[31]


Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
Dinah Jane 1


List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album




"Boom Boom"
(with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana)
2017 50 24 170 30 33 90 Non-album singles
"Bottled Up"
(featuring Marc E. Bassy and Ty Dolla Sign)
2018 28 13
"Heard It All Before" 2019 Dinah Jane 1
(featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie)[40]
Non-album singles
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles
Title Year Album
"Dancing Like a White Girl"[41] 2011 Non-album single
"Retrograde" 2019 Non-album singles


As herself
Year Name Notes
2012–2013 The X Factor U.S. 22 episodes (2012)
Guest: 1 episode (2013)
2014 Faking It Episode: "The Ecstasy and the Agony"
2015 Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse Episode: "Sisters' Fun Day"
2016 The Ride Episode: "Fifth Harmony"
2018 Lip Sync Battle Episode: "Fifth Harmony"
2018 Sugar 1 episode[42]
2018 The After Party Netflix film
2019 Wild 'n Out Season 14, Episode 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 BMI London Awards[43] Pop Award Songs "All in My Head (Flex)" Won
2018 BMI Pop Awards[44] Award Winning Songs Won
Teen Choice Awards[45] Choice Latin Song "Boom Boom" (with RedOne, Daddy Yankee and French Montana) Nominated
2019 IHeartRadio Music Awards Best Solo Breakout Herself Nominated


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  2. ^ "Pop star Dinah Jane receives mixed reactions to news she'll be singing Tongan national anthem at RLWC semi-final". TVNZ. November 20, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "How Fifth Harmony Moved On and Took Control of Their Music: 'The Fans Are Our Fifth Member". Billboard. July 12, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Jackie Moe (February 13, 2018). "Most Influential 2016: Dinah Jane Hansen". Orange County Register. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "TeenNick Top 10: An Interview With Fifth Harmony". Teen Nick. August 22, 2013. Archived from the original on August 22, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  6. ^ "20 Facts You Didn't Know About Dinah Jane – 100.5 KISS FM". iHeartRadio.
  7. ^ Carter, Brooke (September 8, 2017). "Dinah Jane Snapchat Name – What is Her Snapchat Username & Snapcode?". Gazette Review. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tongan Fitfh Harmony star and X Factor singer visits kingdom". Kaniva Tonga News and Entertainment. July 17, 2016. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Kaufman, Gil (March 19, 2018). "Fifth Harmony Announce Hiatus to Pursue Solo Careers". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Did The Rock Just Hint at Dinah Jane Hansen's Involvement In 'Moana?'". MTV News.
  11. ^ "Photos: The Faces of Future Asian & Pacific History". Fuse. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "WATCH: RedOne's Music Video "Boom Boom," Featuring Daddy Yankee, French Montana and Dinah Jane". November 1, 2017.
  13. ^ Sam Prance (February 13, 2018). "Fifth Harmony's Dinah Jane Teases Daddy Yankee, French Montana and RedOne Collaboration". MTV News. Retrieved October 24, 2017.
  14. ^ "American pop star to sing Tongan national anthem at league semi-final". Entertainment. December 8, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  15. ^ Megan Armstrong (December 8, 2017). "Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony Shares New 'Christmas Medley' With Hero Leona Lewis: 'Best Christmas Gift I've Ever Received'". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "Dinah Jane of Fifth Harmony Signs Solo Deal With L.A. Reid's Hitco". Billboard. August 16, 2018. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  17. ^ "Dinah Jane Announces Debut Solo Single 'Bottled Up'". WRNW.
  18. ^ Blistein, Jon (October 10, 2018). "Watch Dinah Jane Deliver Slick Debut Single 'Bottled Up' on 'Fallon'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  19. ^ Pedrosa, Marina (October 9, 2018). "Dinah Jane Makes Solo 'Tonight Show' Debut with Steamy 'Bottled Up': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  20. ^ Gehring, Matt. "Dinah Jane Slayed Her Jingle Ball Performance With Two Brand New Songs". MTV News.
  21. ^ "More Bops! Dinah Jane Live-Premieres "Retrograde" & "I Don't Mind"". idolator. December 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Dinah Jane's 'Retrograde' Has Arrived Just In Time To Put Mercury In Its Place". MTV. March 29, 2019.
  23. ^ "Dinah Jane Dances it Out While Rehearsing For Tour in 'Retrograde' Video: Watch". Billboard. March 27, 2019.
  24. ^ "4/19 I'm ready for ya". March 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  25. ^ "04/19". March 29, 2019 – via Instagram.
  26. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/3121499/dinah-jane-heard-it-all-before-video/
  27. ^ "Certified Bop! Dinah Jane Uploads "Retrograde" To Streaming Services". idolator. May 8, 2019. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  28. ^ "Dinah Jane Breaks Down Her Inspirations and the Studio Process Behind New R&B Single "SZNS"". HYPEBAE. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  29. ^ "Dinah Jane Links Up with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie on New Song 'SZNS'". ratedrnb.com. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  30. ^ "Dinah Jane Talks New Music, Finding Her Identity Outside Fifth Harmony & Having 'No Barriers' on 'Bottled Up'". Billboard. November 6, 2018.
  31. ^ "15 Facts You Need To Know About Fifth Harmony". Capital Xtra.
  32. ^ "Discography Digital Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  33. ^ "Discography Hot Latin Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  34. ^ "Discography Rhythmic". Billboard. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  35. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 44, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  36. ^ "Mexico Airplay".
  37. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  38. ^ "Spanishcharts.com".
  39. ^ "REDONE / DADDY YANKEE – FRENCH MONTANA – DINAH JANE – BOOM BOOM". Swiss Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  40. ^ "New Single from Dinah Jane". tweematic.com/szns. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  41. ^ "Dancing Like a White Girl". iTunes Store. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  42. ^ Milman, Lilly (August 3, 2018). "'Sugar' Trailer: Watch Maroon 5, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth and More Surprise the 'Most-Deserving Fans'". Billboard. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  43. ^ "Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards". BMI. October 9, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017.
  44. ^ "Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards". BMI. May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  45. ^ "Selena Gomez and Cardi B lead second wave of Teen Choice Awards music nominees". ABC News. June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.

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