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G.NA in April 2012
Born
Gina Jane Choi

(1987-09-13) September 13, 1987 (age 31)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation
Musical career
Genres
2010-2016
Labels
Websiteplaygna.com

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. She released her debut EP, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.[1]

History

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 EP, Draw G's First Breath, was released the same year.[5] In February 2011, her song "Black & White" was a hit,[] and she sang on Hyuna's album Bubble Pop! in the song "A Bitter Day".[]

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 March 1, 2016, G.NA did not renew her contract with Cube Entertainment and left the agency.[9]

Discography

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

Studio albums

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

Extended plays

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

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
KOR
[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[17]
" ?"
Things I'd Like To Do With My Lover (feat. Rain)
2010 13 -- KOR: 967,801+ Draw G's First Breath
" ? "
I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Junhyung)
2 -- KOR: 1,772,952+
"Supa Solo" (feat. Swings) 8 -- N/A
"Black & White" 2011 1 -- KOR: 2,319,222+ Black & White
"Top Girl" 4 -- KOR: 1,906,619 Top Girl
"Banana" (feat. Swings & JC Jieun) 30 -- N/A
"2Hot" 2012 2 2 KOR: 1,626,839+ Bloom
"Beautiful Day" -- -- N/A Dokkun Project Pt.2
"Oops!" (feat. Ilhoon) 2013 13 12 KOR: 498,011+ Beautiful Kisses
"Smile Again" (with Trouble Maker and Ryu Hyun-jin) -- -- N/A Non-album singles
"Pretty Lingerie" 2014 11 19 KOR: 387,387+ G.NA's Secret (single)
"Miracle" (with The One, Jiyoung (A.Kor), Kim Woo-joo, Lee Ye-joon) -- -- N/A Non-album singles
"Us" (feat. Kim Tae-woo) -- --
"Magic Words" (in the group Chamsonyeo) 2015 -- -- Magic Words (single)
"Don't Cry" -- -- The Scholar Who Walks the Night Part.4 OST
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[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
"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

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[16]
"Kiss Me" () 2010 24 Playful Kiss OST
"Tell Me Now" 2012 20 The Thousandth Man OST
"Cause You're My Man" (? ) 2011 -- The Greatest Love OST
"Love & Slow" 2013 43 Mate OST
"Half" (with Aaron Yan) 2014 -- Fall In Love With Me OST
"Don't Cry" 2015 -- Scholar Who Walks The Night OST
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
Featuring Tracks
Title Year Main Artist
I'm sorry I'm sorry (? ) 2012.06.29 Kim Jin Pyo ()

Filmography

Television drama

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

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[18]
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

Year Artist/Band Title
2011 Lim Jeong Hee Golden Lady

Awards

Years Awards
2010
2011

Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 " ? "
"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)"
Best New Female Artist[23] Nominated
2011 "Black & White" Best Female[24] Nominated
Best Dance Performance[24] Nominated
2012 "2HOT" Best Female Artist - Solo[25] Nominated
Best Dance Performance[25] Nominated
2013 "Oops!" Best Dance Performance - Female Solo[26] Nominated

References

  1. ^ "'' , 14? G.NA? ? ". 2010-07-14. Retrieved .
  2. ^ ", ''? '? ? ' ..  ?! - ?". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "bntnews.hankyung.com". Retrieved .
  4. ^ " , ? ? '?' - - ". 2010-07-09. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "? ... '?' ? - - ". 2010-07-14. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "New Albums and Singles Preview - 2012 May Week 3". soompi. Retrieved 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 2014.
  9. ^ ", ? ..[?]". March 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 4, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ *"2011 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2011? 9? (September 2011)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2012? 8? (August 2012 - Domestic)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Chart - 2012? 5? (May 2012)". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  15. ^ *"2013 Album Chart (see #233)" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ a b c "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. Archived from the original on February 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ a b "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard Korea. Retrieved 2014.
  18. ^ "Hello Counselor - Jun Hyoseong, G.NA, Kim Yeongcheol & more! (2014.06.09)".
  19. ^ Winners at the 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
  20. ^ G.NA wins "Best Rookie Award" at "2010 Gaon Chart Awards"
  21. ^ Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20's Choice Awards
  22. ^ Winners from the 26th Golden Disk Awards
  23. ^ "Winners at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards!". Allkpop. 2010-11-28. Retrieved .
  24. ^ a b "Winners from the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards". Allkpop. 2011-11-29. Retrieved .
  25. ^ a b "Winners from the '2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards'". Allkpop. November 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  26. ^ "2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (part 1)". Mwave. MAMA. Retrieved 2015.

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