In 2013, Kwon Jin-ah became a contestant of K-pop Star 3 and won third place in the competition. On May 13, 2014, Antenna Music announced their exclusive contract with Kwon Jin-ah. On June 19, she released a single titled, "I Only See You" for SBS drama You're All Surrounded. In November 2014, it was confirmed that she would feature in a song from Yoo Hee-yeol's De Capo album. The song was titled "She Said". In 2015, she and Rap Monster from BTS featured in the song "U" on Primary's 2015 album, 2-1.
In July 2016, Antenna Music announced that Kwon Jin-ah will be debuting in September. She and Sam Kim joined Antenna Music project, with Love Antenna releasing as a digital single, and Until Here on July 18. On September 10, 2016 Antenna Music announced that Kwon Jin-ah will make her official debut with the release debut studio album One Strange Night on September 19.