Meng Jia

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Meng Jia
Meng Jia at Seoul Fashion Week 2016.jpg
Meng Jia at Seoul Fashion Week 2016
Background information
Chinese name 孟佳
Pinyin Mèng Jia (Mandarin)
Ethnicity Chinese
Born (1990-02-03) February 3, 1990 (age 27)[1]
Loudi, Hunan, China
Other name(s) Jia
Occupation
Genre(s)
Instrument(s) Vocals
Label(s)

JYP Entertainment (2010–2016)

Banana Culture Entertainment (2016–present)
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Associated acts
Education Seoul Institute of the Arts
Meng Jia
Chinese name
Chinese 孟佳
Hanyu Pinyin Mèng Jia
Korean name
Hangul 멍지아

Meng Jia (Chinese: ; pinyin: Mèng Jia), simply known as Jia, is a Chinese singer and actress mostly active in South Korea and China. She was a member of the JYP Entertainment's girl group Miss A. In May 2016, Jia left the group after her contract with JYP Entertainment expired.[2] To pursue her solo activities in China, Meng Jia had signed contract with Banana Culture Music on 8th June 2016 at Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai.[3][4]

Life and career[edit]

1999 to 2009: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Meng Jia was born on February 3, 1990, as the only child of her family. She attended school in Beijing, where she was recruited by JYP Entertainment in 2007. She later attended Seoul Institute of the Arts.

She was a former member of the project group and Chinese version of the Wonder Girls 'Sisters', but cancelled due to member and trainee changes within their company. In 2009, She appeared in 2PM's "My Color" music video, alongside Fei.

2010 to 2016: Miss A[edit]

In 2010, Jia was chosen as a member of the group Miss A. The 4-member girl group debuted on July 1, 2010.

Jia's last album with Miss A was Colors, released on March 30, 2015. She left Miss A and JYP Entertainment in May 2016.

2016 to present: Solo appearances[edit]

In 2011, Jia appeared in the music video for M&D's single "Close Your Mouth", and also made several cameo appearances in Dream High and Dream High 2.

In 2012, during Miss A's long hiatus after their promotions for their single "I Don't Need a Man", Jia attended several fashion shows and appeared in a number of fashion magazines. She also performed onstage with singer Ivy during her promotions for the single "I Dance", and participated in Let's Go Dream Team 2's special in Vietnam.

Between 2013-2015, she was a presenter on MBC's C-Radio radio show with Fei and Super Junior's Zhou Mi.

She made her acting debut in the 2014 Chinese television series One and a Half Summer alongside 2PM's Nichkhun, and went on to star in the 2015 Chinese film The Third Way of Love, which also featured performances by Song Seung-heon and Liu Yifei.

In May 2016, Jia left Miss A following the expiration of her contract with JYP Entertainment[2][5] and signed contract with Banana Culture Music on 8th Jun 2016 at Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai.

On November 18, 2016, Jia released her first solo single, "Drip", followed by "Who's That Girl" - which charted at #6 on Billboard China[6] - on January 3, 2017[7], and "Candy" on April 7, 2017.[8]

On April 8, 2017, Jia won the "Breakthrough Female Artist of the Year" award at the 5th Annual VChart Awards.

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 The Third Way of Love XiaoYue
2016 Undercover Punch and Gun TBA

Drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2011 Dream High KBS2 Flash mob dancer Cameo (Episode16)
2012 Dream High 2 KBS2 Herself Cameo (Episode 15)
2013 One and a Half Summer CJ E&M Song Qing
2015 L.U.V Collage Gateway To Korea Ai-ling

Reality shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2015 Youth Trainee ZRTG: Zhejiang Television Herself Contestant

Radio[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2013–2015 Idols, True Colors MBC C-Radio MC with Fei and Zhou Mi

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2009 My Color 2PM
2010 This Christmas JYP Nation
2011 Close Your Mouth M&D
2015 Shake That Brass Amber Liu
2016 Drip JIA
2017 Who's That Girl JIA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Award Category Result Ref
2015 Youth Trainee 1st Place Won -
2017 The 5th YinYueTai V-Chart Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year Female Won [9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ a b Gil Hye-jeong (May 20, 2016). "미쓰에이 지아, JYP와 전속계약 종료 '따로 활동'" [Miss A's Jia, contract with JYP expires 'promoting separately']. Star News (in Korean). Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "miss A孟佳退团签约王思聪 回中国发展". chinatimes. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "王思聪签约Miss A前成员 吴亦凡送祝福". sina.com.cn. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "JYP "지아 종료ㆍ페이 재계약, 미쓰에이는 유지"". tvdaily.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/china-v-chart
  7. ^ "Drip @ Billboard China V Chart". Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Candy @ billboard china v chart". Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "第五届音悦V榜盛典众星齐聚张韶涵EXO、AKB48再引热潮". chinadaily. 中国日报网. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "盛典荣耀 - 第五届音悦V榜年度盛典". yinyuetai 音悦台. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 

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