G.NA

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G.NA
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G.NA in June 2014
Born
Gina Jane Choi

(1987-09-13) September 13, 1987 (age 33)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
Musical career
Genres
Years active2010–2016
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteplaygna.com
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationChoe Ji-na
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Chi-na

Gina Jane Choi (born September 13, 1987), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer, songwriter and actress based in South Korea. She released her debut EP, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.[1]

As a solo artist, she released one studio album, four extended plays, fifteen singles (including seven as a featured artist). She also released six OST soundtrack appearances.

History[edit]

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 under Good Entertainment.[2] 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; Choi joined Cube Entertainment.[3]

G.NA released a duet with Rain, "Aeini Saenggimyeon Hago Sipeun Il" ("Things I Want to Do When I Have a Lover", 애인이 생기면 하고 싶은), on July 5, 2010.[4] Her debut EP, Draw G's First Breath, was released the same year.[5] In February 2011, she released her debut studio album Black & White, which gained her success and sold more copies.[citation needed] and she sang on Hyuna's album Bubble Pop! in the song "A Bitter Day".[citation needed]

Her third EP, Bloom, was released on May 22, 2012, with the lead single "2HOT".[6] In October, she released Oui, comprising English versions of her previous hit songs. Beautiful Kisses was released in March 2013.[7]

G.NA collaborated with Aaron Yan for his song "Half (1/2)", for the drama series Fall in Love with Me, and was in a variety show, Real Man.[8]

In 2015 she debuted in the idol sub-unit Chamsonyeo, a group produced in the TV program Hitmaker produced by Defconn and Jeong Hyeong-don.

On February 1, 2016, G.NA was involved in a prostitution scandal which revealed that she also accused the unidentified businessman, offered sex, and investigated the police which allegedly paid around 35,000,000 Won ($30,000 USD). Later that month, it was revealed that her contract expired in March and she would be leaving her agency. She has left her entertainment career in an indefinite hiatus.[9]

Discography[edit]

G.NA at LG Cinema 3D World Festival, on March 31, 2012

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10]
Korean
Black & White 11

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[10]
Korean
Draw G's First Breath
  • Released: July 14, 2010
  • Label: Cube Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
10 N/A
Top Girl
  • Released: August 23, 2011
  • Label: Cube Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
Bloom
  • Released: May 22, 2012
  • Label: Cube Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
10
Beautiful Kisses
  • Released: March 14, 2013
  • Label: Cube Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
7
English
Oui
  • Released: September 21, 2012
  • Label: Cube Entertainment
  • Format: Digital download
N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Hot

[17]
US
World

[18]
"Things I'd Like To Do With My Lover" (애인이 생기면 하고 싶은 일) (with Rain) 2010 13 Draw G's First Breath
"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" (꺼져 줄게 잘 살아) (feat. Junhyung) 2
"Supa Solo" (feat. Swings) 8
"Say You Love Me" (with Hyuna) 14 Non-album single
"Nice To Meet You" (처음 뵙겠습니다) (with Wheesung) 29 Black & White
"Black & White" 2011 1
"Count On Me" (with Lee Ki-chan) 43 Non-album single
"Banana" (feat. Swings & JC Jieun) 30 Top Girl
"Top Girl" 4
"2Hot" 2012 2 2 Bloom
"Beautiful Day" (with Sanchez) 30 Non-album single
"Oops!" (feat. Ilhoon) 2013 13 12 19 Beautiful Kisses
"Smile Again" (with Trouble Maker and Ryu Hyun-jin) 83 Non-album single
"Pretty Lingerie" (예쁜 속옷) 2014 11 19
  • KOR: 387,387
G.NA's Secret (single)
"Miracle" (with The One, Jiyoung (A.Kor), Kim Woo-joo, Lee Ye-joon) Non-album singles
"Us" (feat. Kim Tae-woo) 71
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Hot

[17]
"There's A Rumor" 2010 183 Draw G's First Breath
"Don't Be Mad Anymore" (feat. Junbum, Hyungyu, & Hyunsuk) 2011 185 Black & White
"I Miss You Already" 123
"At First Sight, At a Glance" (feat. Verbal Jint) 198
"I Hate You" 96 Top Girl
"Without You" 117
"Icon" 150
"Green Light" (feat. Jay Park) 2012 58 83 Bloom
"Summer Star" 124
"Oppa, Dongsaeng" (feat. Sangchu of Mighty Mouth) 79 85
"Drop It (Cut It Off)" 142
"Mind-Sync" (feat. Huh Gak) 2013 65 42 Beautiful Kisses
"Oh, Good!" 160
"Hate It, Can't Stand It" 177
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
[16]
"Kiss Me" (키스해줄래) 2010 24 Playful Kiss OST
"Cause You're My Man" (내 사람이라서) 2011 12 The Greatest Love OST
"Tell Me Now" 2012 20 The Thousandth Man OST
"Love & Slow" 2013 43 Mate OST
"Half" (with Aaron Yan) 2014 Fall In Love With Me OST
"Don't Cry" 2015 The Scholar Who Walks the Night OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role
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)
2015 MBC's A Week of Romance Herself

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Note(s)
2007 MTV's Diary of Five Girls All
2011 MBC's Weekly Idol 11 & 20 episode
Oh my school 18 & 19 episode
Apink News Season 1 Episode 2 (anchor)
Season 2 Episode 2 (cameo)
2012 MBC's Weekly Idol 50 episode
The Romantic and Idol Season 2 - Episodes 1-6
2013 Three Turns A Real Man Special in 2013.05.25
2014 KBS's Hello Counselor episode 173[24]
MBC's Weekly Idol 147 episode
MNET's Singer Game
2015 MBC's Weekly Idol 187 episode (aka Chamsonyeo)
MBC's Real Man Female special season 1
MBC's King of Mask Singer
2016 MBC's We Got Married Episode 304

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Artist/Band Title
2011 Lim Jeong Hee Golden Lady

Awards[edit]

Years Awards
2010
2011

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 "꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)"
Best New Female Artist[29] Nominated
2011 "Black & White" Best Female[30] Nominated
Best Dance Performance[30] Nominated
2012 "2HOT" Best Female Artist - Solo[31] Nominated
Best Dance Performance[31] Nominated
2013 "Oops!" Best Dance Performance - Female Solo[32] Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'오소녀' 최지나, 14일 G.NA로 멤버 첫 솔로 출격". July 14, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "지나, '엠카'서 '꺼져줄게 잘 살아' 데뷔..용준형 지원 사격 : 야후! 미디어 - 세상을 만나는 창". Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "bntnews.hankyung.com". Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  4. ^ "비스트 윤두준, 오소녀 출신 지나 뮤비 첫 연기도전 '연인호흡' - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". July 9, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  5. ^ "비 비스트 휘성... '대형신인' 지나 데뷔에 톱스타들 뭉쳤다 - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". July 14, 2010. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
  6. ^ "New Albums and Singles Preview - 2012 May Week 3". soompi. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  7. ^ G.NA reveals more photos for comeback with “Oops” (ft. Ilhoon) from new mini album ‘Beautiful Kisses’
  8. ^ "'Real Men' teases next week's female soldiers: Girl's Day's Hyeri, G.NA and more!". Allkpop. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "지나, 지난해 큐브와 전속계약 만료..결별[공식입장]". March 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  11. ^ *"2011 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2011년 9월 (September 2011)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2012년 8월 (August 2012 - Domestic)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2012년 5월 (May 2012)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  15. ^ *"2013 Album Chart (see #233)" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  16. ^ a b c "Digital Chart ("G.NA" search)". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  17. ^ a b "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard Korea. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  18. ^ "G.NA Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Gaon Download Chart 2010년". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  20. ^ a b "2011년 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  21. ^ "2012년 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  22. ^ "2013년 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 2. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  23. ^ "2011년 Download Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). p. 2. Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved May 13, 2021.
  24. ^ "Hello Counselor - Jun Hyoseong, G.NA, Kim Yeongcheol & more! (2014.06.09)".
  25. ^ Winners at the 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
  26. ^ G.NA wins “Best Rookie Award” at “2010 Gaon Chart Awards”
  27. ^ Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20's Choice Awards
  28. ^ Winners from the 26th Golden Disk Awards
  29. ^ "Winners at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards!". Allkpop. November 28, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  30. ^ a b "Winners from the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards". Allkpop. November 29, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  31. ^ a b "Winners from the '2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards'". Allkpop. November 30, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012.
  32. ^ "2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (part 1)". Mwave. MAMA. Retrieved January 26, 2015.

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