G.NA

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This article is about the singer and actress known as G.NA. For the actress born in 1975, see Choi Ji-na.
G.NA
G.NA with LG Xnote Ultrabook Z330 (cropped).jpg
G.NA in April 2012
Background information
Birth name Gina Jane Choi
Born (1987-09-13) September 13, 1987 (age 27)
Edmonton, Alberta
Origin Surrey, British Columbia
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2010–present
Labels Good Entertainment, Cube Entertainment
Associated acts Five Girls, Chamsonyeo
Website playgna.com
Korean name
Hangul 최지나
Revised Romanization Choe Ji-na
McCune–Reischauer Ch'oe Chi-na

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

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"), on July 5, 2010.[4] Her debut mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, was released the same year.[5] In February 2011, her song "Black & White" was a hit,[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]

On 2015 she debuted in the idol sub-unit Chamsonyeo, a group produced in the TV program Hitmaker produced by Defconn and Hyundon.

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
[9]
Korean
Black & White 11

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[9]
Korean
Draw G's First Breath
  • Released: July 14, 2010
  • Label: Cube Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
10
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
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[15]
KOR
Hot 100

[16]
"애인이 생기면 하고 싶은 일"
Things I'd Like To Do With My Lover (feat. Rain)
2010 13 Draw G's First Breath
"꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)
2
"Supa Solo" (feat. Swings) 8
"Black & White" 2011 1 Black & White
"Top Girl" 4 Top Girl
"Banana" (feat. Swings & JC Jieun) 30
"2Hot" 2012 2 2 Bloom
"Oops!" (feat. Ilhoon of BTOB) 2013 13 12 Beautiful Kisses
"Pretty Lingerie" 2014 11 19 G.NA's Secret (single)
"Magic Words" (in the group Chamsonyeo) 2015 Magic Words (single)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[15]
KOR
Hot 100

[16]
"There's A Rumor" 2010 183 Draw G's First Breath
"Don't Be Mad Anymore" (feat. Junbum, Hyungyu, & Hyunsuk) 2011 185 Black & White
"Nice To Meet You" (feat. Wheesung) 29
"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 Album
KOR
[15]
"Kiss Me" (키스해줄래) 2010 24 Playful Kiss OST
"Tell Me Now" 2012 20 The Thousandth Man OST
"Because You Are The One" 2012 The Greatest Love OST
"Love & Slow" 2013 43 Mate OST
"Half" (with Aaron Yan) 2014 Fall In Love With Me 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

Awards[edit]

Years Awards
2010
2011

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2010 Best New Female Artist[21] "꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)"
Nominated
2011 Best Female[22] "Black & White" Nominated
Best Dance Performance[22] Nominated
2012 Best Female Artist - Solo[23] "2HOT" Nominated
Best Dance Performance[23] Nominated
2013 Best Dance Performance - Female Solo[24] Oops!" Nominated

Music Show Awards[edit]

Music Bank[edit]

Year Date Song
2011 February 25 Black & White
2012 June 8 2Hot
2013 March 29 Oops!

Inkigayo[edit]

Year Date Song
2011 February 27 Black & White

M! Countdown[edit]

Year Date Song
2010 August 12 I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better
2011 February 17 Black & White
2011 February 24 Black & White

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'오소녀' 최지나, 14일 G.NA로 멤버 첫 솔로 출격". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. ^ "지나, ‘엠카’서 ‘꺼져줄게 잘 살아’ 데뷔..용준형 지원 사격 : 야후! 미디어 - 세상을 만나는 창". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ "bntnews.hankyung.com". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ "비스트 윤두준, 오소녀 출신 지나 뮤비 첫 연기도전 ‘연인호흡’ - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  5. ^ "비 비스트 휘성... ‘대형신인’ 지나 데뷔에 톱스타들 뭉쳤다 - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  6. ^ "New Albums and Singles Preview - 2012 May Week 3". soompi. Retrieved 22 May 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 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 4, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2011년 상반기 (First half of 2011)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2011년 9월 (September 2011)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2012년 5월 (May 2012)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2013년 3월 (March 2013)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b c "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard Korea. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  17. ^ Winners at the 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
  18. ^ G.NA wins “Best Rookie Award” at “2010 Gaon Chart Awards”
  19. ^ Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards
  20. ^ Winners from the 26th Golden Disk Awards
  21. ^ "Winners at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards!". Allkpop. 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  22. ^ a b "Winners from the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards". Allkpop. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  23. ^ a b "Winners from the '2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards'". Allkpop. November 30, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  24. ^ "2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (part 1)". Mwave. MAMA. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

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