Mint (singer)

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Mint
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Background information
Birth nameGoonshipas Peonpaweevorakul (กุญช์ภัสส์ พรปวีณ์วรกุล)
Born (1994-06-23) June 23, 1994 (age 25)
Bangkok, Thailand
GenresK-pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2012 (2012)–present
Associated actsTiny-G, Tiny-G M

Goonshipas Peonpaweevorakul (Thai: กุญช์ภัสส์ พรปวีณ์วรกุล; RTGSKunphat Phonpawiworakun; born June 23, 1994), better known by the nickname Mint (Korean민트; Thai: มิ้นท์), also known as Mintty, is a Thai singer based in South Korea. She was a member of the K-pop girl group Tiny-G.

Biography[edit]

She started dancing when she was 5, and at 11 years old was chosen to be a backup dancer for Thailand's most famous singer, Thongchai McIntyre. She has been in Thailand's dancing industry ever since.[1][2][3]

In 2009 Mint participated in a cover dance contest in "Snowy Korea", an annual Korean festival in Thailand.[4][3][5][2] She showed her exceptional dancing skills and was noticed by JYP Entertainment and GNG Production.[3][5][1][2] She chose to be with GNG, which is how she started her career in Korea.[3][1][2][5]

In 2012 she debuted in the girl group Tiny-G as the group's main dancer/lead rapper/sub-vocalist alongside J.Min (leader, main vocals), Dohee (lead vocals) and Myeong Ji (main rapper, sub-vocalist).[2][3] A representative from Tiny G's agency described them as, "Tiny G is a four-member girl group with an average height of 153cm.[3][2] Although they are petite, they are a hip hop group who can bboy. [...] They are short, but will present music of powerful feeling to separate themselves from the many other girl groups."[2] The name "Tiny G" is a combination of the English words "tiny" and "giant".[6][2][6][2]

Before their debut, the group appeared on MBC's show Show Champion on April 24, 2012 and performed the track "Polaris", which singer Jay Park and actress Lee Si-young had made for them as a gift through MBC's Music and Lyrics.[7][2] The instrumentation was composed and produced by Cha Cha Malone and Jay Park. The song "Polaris" and was released on May 5.[2] After Music and Lyrics was broadcast, Tiny-G became the number one searched term on many Korean search engines.[8][2]

Their debut single "Tiny-G" was released on August 23, 2012,[9][2] along with the music video.[10] They made their debut on M! Countdown with "Tiny-G".[11] The group released their second single, "미니마니모 (Minimanimo)" on January 21, 2013.[12][2] The music video was released the same day.[12][2] On June 13, 2013, the group performed an OST for the game Dragon Nest titled "Here We Go".[13] On October 1, 2013, they released their third single, "보고파 (Bogopa, Miss You)".[14][2] The music video was also released the same day.

Following member Myungji's departure, Tiny-G came back as a trio on July 3 with the song "Ice Baby".[15][2]

On November 2, 2014, it was revealed that Mint would be a part of Tiny-G's first subunit "Tiny-G M" along with J.Min.[16][2] Promoting mainly in Thailand, the duo released their first single, "The Only One", featuring Thai artist Natthew.[17][2] The music video was released on November 25 and featured appearances by Natthew and Tiny-G member Dohee.[17][2]

On February 10, 2015, GNG Production announced that Tiny-G was going into an indefinite hiatus, with Dohee continuing on as an actress, while Mint and J.Min would continue on with their singing careers.[18][19][18][19]

Mint was a guest actress in the Thai series Plerng Tawan which has aired since August 31, 2015.[2] She was a guest in the short series Zeal 5.[2]

On April 7, 2016, Mint signed onto a new agency, JSL COMPANY.[20][21] On April 14, 2016, she released her first solo single 'Already Go Lady (Ulleri Ggolleri, Already Go Lady)' under the new stage name 'Mintty'.[22] The music video was also released the same day.[22]

In 2017 she joined the cast of web drama THE iDOLM@STER.KR as well as the attached girl group "Real Girls Project".[23]

Mint also went on to participate in KBS' The Unit Idol Rebooting Project but was eliminated at place 38.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

No. Information Track listing
1 Title: "얼레리 꼴레리 (Already Go Lady)"
Label: Loen Entertainment
Release date: April 14, 2016

  1. "얼레리 꼴레리 / Already Go Lady" – lyrics: Ddolai Park, Peter Pan / music: Ddolai Park, Peter Pan, Michin Gijibae / arrangement: Dolai Park, Michin Gijibae / chorus: Hwanhee Kim
  2. "True Love" – lyrics: SOBOOM / music: SOBOOM / arrangement: SOBOOM / Chorus Joori Seo, Soyoung Lee
  3. "얼레리 꼴레리 / Already Go Lady (Inst.)" – music: Ddolai Park, Peter Pan, Michin Gijibae / arrangement: Dolai Park, Michin Gijibae / chorus: Hwanhee Kim
  4. "True Love (Inst.)" – music: SOBOOM / arrangement: SOBOOM / chorus: Joori Seo, Soyoung Lee

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mint <Tiny-G>, nautiljon.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Mint profile, Mint official fan Facebook.
  3. ^ a b c d e f 타이니지 "평균153㎝ 걸그룹? 작지만 맵죠"(인터뷰), 스타뉴스. 2012.08.23.
  4. ^ Mint Comeback in Solo, asiandreamers. 2016.4.14.
  5. ^ a b c 타이니지, ‘타일랜드 코리아 프렌드십 페스티벌’ 개-폐막식 참여, 내일신문. 2012.12.13.
  6. ^ a b '그여남' 출연 신인 걸그룹 타이니지 '폭풍' 관심, 스타뉴스. 2012.04.14.
  7. ^ 타이니지 첫 무대, 박재범과 ‘완벽 호흡’, 스포츠경향. 2012.4.25.
  8. ^ Jay Park & Lee Si Young's "Polaris" officially released online, allkpop. 2012.5.5.
  9. ^ 박재범-이시영이 알린 타이니지, 가요계 공식 데뷔, 스포츠한국. 2012.08.23.
  10. ^ ‘도곡동 아이돌’ 타이니지, 티저 공개하고 출사표, 마이데일리. 2012.08.22.
  11. ^ 타이니지 '작지만 강한 걸그룹 탄생', 파이낸셜 뉴스. 2012.08.23.
  12. ^ a b 타이니지, '미니마니모' 음반 공개..'신상 케이팝', 아시아경제. 2013.01.21.
  13. ^ 드래곤네스트 2.0, 걸그룹 타이니지 참여 O.S.T. 공개, 동아일보. 2013.06.14.
  14. ^ 타이니지 ‘보고파’ 발매, 가을 가요대전 합류 ‘섹시미 물씬’, 파이낸셜뉴스. 2013.10.02.
  15. ^ 타이니지 ‘아이스 베이비’ 발표, 앙증+깜찍 ‘매력발산’, bntnews. 2014.07.03.
  16. ^ Tiny G – J.Min & Mint New Subunit, onehallyu. 2014.11.2.
  17. ^ a b Tiny-G's subunit Tiny-G M drop MV for Thai single 'The Only One' with appearances by Natthew and Dohee, allkpop. 2014.11.25.
  18. ^ a b 도희는 살렸지만…타이니지는 회사 문제로 해체 수순, 엑스포츠뉴스. 2015.02.10
  19. ^ a b 타이니지, 불화 아닌 사실상 해체 "도희와 관련 無", 뉴스1코리아. 2015.02.10
  20. ^ 타이니지 민트, JSL 컴퍼니에 새둥지 '해체 아픔 딛고 솔로 출격', enews24. 2016.4.7.
  21. ^ Tiny-G’s Mint returning with a solo debut this April, allkpop. 2016.4.7.
  22. ^ a b 민트, 14일 정오 솔로 데뷔곡 ‘얼레리 꼴레리’ 공개, 전자신문. 2016.4.14.
  23. ^ http://onehallyu.com/topic/384673-rgp-real-girls-project-official-artist-thread-ot10-debut-dream-mv/

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