G.NA

최지나

Gina Jane Choi( Hangul : 최지나; born September 13, 1987), better known by her stage nameG.NA, is a Korean-Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment . She released her debut EP ,Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.

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  • by withdonut  -  August 4, 2016 08:21 AM

    G.NA shares a lovely snapshot with her mother

    SingerG.NArecently updated fans with a lovely snapshot taken with her beautiful mother.G.NA shared the above photo viaTwitterand wrote,"Mommy's bday couple days ago haha. I love you mom♥". The photo shows G.NA basking in the sunlight with her mother who left fans impressed with her …

  • by heej0130  -  August 4, 2016 06:34 AM

    G.NA to possibly make a comeback in March

    G.NAis wrapping up preparations to attempt to make a comeback in March.At the recent '2013 United Cube Concert' press conference, G.NA stated,"I'm coming back with a new album in early March. I'm working hard to finish up the album, so please look forward to it."She also revealed details a…

  • by gdulri  -  August 4, 2016 05:56 AM

    G.NA loves performing for the military?

    Solo singerG.NAshared that she loves performing for the military.On the February 6th broadcast ofMBC's 'Radio Star', G.NA expressed,"I like the military. No matter how tired I am, I always feel like I'm being recharged."She continued,"[The soldiers make me feel] like I've won 1st a fe…

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 G.NA's History

Pre-debut

G.NA was born Gina Jane Choi on September 13, 1987 in Edmonton , Alberta . She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School . G.NA was originally set to debut as the leader of girl group Five Girls (오소녀) under Good Entertainment , along with Wonder Girls ’ Yubin , After School ’s UEE , Secret ’s Jeon Hyosung , a former T-ara member and current Spica member Yang Jiwon.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 companies.

During her trainee days under Cube Entertainment, she was featured in 2PM 's "10 Out of 10" debut music video.and was Hyuna 's backup dancer in her solo song "Change".

2010 : Debut andDraw G's First Breath

G.NA released her digital duet song "Aeini Saenggimyeon Hago Sipeun Il" (애인이 생기면 하고 싶은 일, lit. Things I Want to Do When I Have a Lover) together with Rain on July 5, 2010,solidifying her debut into the Korean music industry.

G.NA's debut albumDraw G's First Breathwas one of the most-anticipated female solo acts, and as such, the line-up for the production was impressive. Kim Do Hoon, Shin Sa Dong Tiger, Jung Ji Chan, Kang Ji Won, and other great staff participated in her album, and the tracks they have released have received praise.G.NA's debut music video, "Kkeojyeo Julge Jar Sara" (꺼져 줄게 잘 살아, lit. I'll Back Off So You Can Live), featured BEAST 's Doo Joon as the male actor, as well as Jun Hyung's rapping.She won her first award on M! Countdown on 12 August 2010.

After finishing her promotions on "Kkeojyeo Julge Jar Sara", she chose to promote "Supa Solo" from her albumDraw G's First Breathas her following track but did not win any awards. She also became the MC on Arirang TV'sThe M Wave, along with Alexander and Kevin of U-Kiss . G.NA took part in the OST ofPlayful Kiss, starring Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) and Jung So Min, called "Kiss Me". She was featured in Korean rapper Verbal Jint's EPGo Easy 0.5. Later she did a duet with 4minute 's Hyuna in the single Together Forever with the track named "Say You Love Me".

2011:Black & WhiteandTop Girl

G.NA won on the 17th and 24 February on M! Countdown . On February 25, G.NA also won her first ever Music Bank for her hit song "Black & White". Music portal Dosirak has revealed that singer G.NA was the #1 best seller in digital sales for the month of February. Also G.NA won her first Inkigayo Mutizen on February 27, marking her grand slam, for winning on all three music programs.

The music video for "I Already Miss You" was released on March 9, 2011. G.NA also appeared in Lim Jeong Hee 's music video for "Golden Lady" with gagman Park Hwi Soon which is released on May 9, 2011. She was also featured for Hyuna 's albumBubble Pop!in the song "A Bitter Day".

2012:Bloom

G.NA released her third EP titledBloomon May 22, 2012, in which she had participated in composing and penning some of the songs in the album.G.NA started her promotions for the album on Mnet'sM! Countdownon May 24, 2012, with her title track, "2 Hot".

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 G.NA's Discography

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

Studio albums

EPs

Singles

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
KOR
Gaon
2010
"What I Want To Do When I Have a Lover" Ft.Rain13Draw G's First Breath
"I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" Ft.Junhyung2
"Supa Solo"8
"Kiss Me"24 Playful KissOST
2011"Black & White"1 Black & White
"Top Girl"4Top Girl
"Banana"30
2012"2 Hot"2 Bloom

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 G.NA's Filmography

Television drama

YearTitleRole
2012 SBS'sSalamander Guru and The Shadows Krystal

Television Shows

YearNetworkTitleRole
2010 - The M Wave Host
2011 JTBC Doctor’s Penalty Host
2012 KBS Birth of a Family Herself withHyuna
2012 jTBC Music on Top Guest host
(February 09 - March 07, 2012)

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 G.NA's Concert

Concert participation

  • 2011:United Cube Concert
  • 2011: Billboard Korea's K-Pop Masters Concert

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 G.NA's Awards

YearsAwards
2010
  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards  : Rookie Of The Month (August)
  • 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards : New Generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award
2011
  • Gaon Chart Awards : Best Rookie Award
  • 5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards  : Hot Online Song "Black & White"
  • 8th Asia Song Festival : Asia Influential Artists
  • 26th Golden Disk Awards : Digital Bonsang ("Black & White")

Music programs

G.NA's wins on Korea's televised music shows:

YearDateSongMusic Program
2010August 12"꺼져 줄게 잘 살아
(I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better)"
Mnet M! Countdown
2011February 17"Black & White"Mnet M! Countdown
February 24Mnet M! Countdown
February 25KBS Music Bank
February 27SBS Inkigayo
2012June 08"2HOT"KBS Music Bank

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 G.NA's References

  1. "'오소녀' 최지나, 14일 G.NA로 멤버 첫 솔로 출격". http://star.mt.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2010071409022541367&outlink=2&SVEC. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  2. "지나, ‘엠카’서 ‘꺼져줄게 잘 살아’ 데뷔..용준형 지원 사격 : 야후! 미디어 - 세상을 만나는 창". http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/shellview.htm?articleid=20100715175916418b0&linkid=4&newssetid=1352. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. "bntnews.hankyung.com". http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nid=04&c1=04&c2=04&c3=00&nkey=201006052112563&mode=sub_view. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. "비스트 윤두준, 오소녀 출신 지나 뮤비 첫 연기도전 ‘연인호흡’ - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". http://newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201007090911161002. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  5. "비 비스트 휘성... ‘대형신인’ 지나 데뷔에 톱스타들 뭉쳤다 - 손에 잡히는 뉴스 눈에 보이는 뉴스 - 뉴스엔". http://newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201007141010201002&search=title&searchstring=%BA%F1%BD%BA%C6%AE. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  6. "New Albums and Singles Preview - 2012 May Week 3". soompi. http://www.soompi.com/news/new-albums-and-singles-preview-2012-may-week-3. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  7. "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/list.gaon?Search_str=G.NA&x=53&y=21. 
  8. "Billboard Korea's K-Pop Masters Concert Line-Up"
  9. Winners at the 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards
  10. G.NA wins “Best Rookie Award” at “2010 Gaon Chart Awards”
  11. Winners from the 2011 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards
  12. Winners from the 26th Golden Disk Awards

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