Gain (singer)

Ga-In( hangul : 가인) (bornSon Ga-In( hangul : 손가인), September 20, 1987) is a South Korean singer , actress , and entertainer . She is best known as a member of the Korean pop music girl-group Brown Eyed Girls and for her appearances alongside Jo Kwon from 2AM for TV showsWe Got MarriedandAll My Love. As a solo artist she has released five EPs.

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 Gain (singer)'s Personal life

Aside from her groupmates, she's close friends with IU , Miss A 's Fei , KARA 's Hara , and 2AM 's Jo Kwon and Seulong .

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 Gain (singer)'s Filmography

Television[]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2005 Let's Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa Herself Mnet
2008 가족이 필요해 Herself MBC
2009-2011 We Got Married Herself MBC
2010-2011 All My Love Hwang Geum-ji MBC
2014 Hara's ON & OFF Herself MBC
2015 Off to School Herself JTBC

Films[]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009 Closer to Heaven Seo Jin-hee
2013 The Huntresses Ga-bi
2015 Love Forecast Joon-soo's ex-girlfriend cameo

Music videos[]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
TitleYearDirector(s)Other version(s)
"Must Have Love" 2006Unknown
"Irreversible"2010
  • Dance version
"For You Not to Know"Unknown
"Someone Else"2012
"Bloom"
"Nostalgia"Unknown
"One of Gain"
"Brunch" 2013
"Fxxk U"2014
"Truth or Dare"
  • Performance version
"Paradise Lost"2015
"Apple"Unknown

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 Gain (singer)'s References

  1. Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. "Brown Eyed Girls and ZE:A talk about the history of their group names". Allkpop.com. 2010-05-09. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  3. "Brown Eyed Girls' Gain signs contract with Loen Entertainment for solo activities". Koreaboo.com. 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  4. "싸이 "'젠틀맨' 안무, 브아걸 '시건방 춤'이 모티프"". 
  5. "Starter: 20 Essential K-Pop Songs". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  6. "Starter: 20 Essential K-Pop Songs". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  7. Sales references for "Hawwah":
  8. "Gain Goes In on New 'Hawwah' EP, Religion and South Korea's Conservative Music Industry". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  9. "'Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In and actor Joo Ji Hoon revealed to be a couple!". Allkpop. May 9, 2014. 
  10. "BEG′s Gain and Joo Ji Hoon Admit to Dating". interest.me. 
  11. "Ga-in, Ji-hoon now official". joins.com. 
  12. "BEG’s Gain Writes to Fans About Her Relationship with Joo Ji Hoon". interest.me. 
  13. "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  14. "Billboard World Albums Chart". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  15. Sales reference for Step 2/4:
  16. Sales references for Talk About S:
  17. Sales references for Romantic Spring:
  18. Sales references for Truth or Dare:
  19. "Gaon Chart Physical Sales All Time - Female groups/soloists *Updated MARCH 2015 - Music". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  20. Sales references for Hawwah:
  21. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  22. "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  23. Truth Or Dare - 가인 (in Korean). Mnet. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  24. Lee, Geum-yun (October 12, 2012). 가인 ‘폴 댄스’ 영상 공개, 황수아 감독 ‘大 굴욕’? (in Korean). The Asia Economy Daily. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  25. 가인 하와 컴백, 과거 턱 성형설 너무한 거 아냐? “턱 깎지 않았다…저절로 바뀐 것” (in Korean). Etoday. March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  26. '4관왕' 가인-조권, 가온 차트 '싹쓸이'. YTN (in Korean). February 23, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  27. Hicap, Jonathan M. (October 29, 2010). "Controversial Mnet Asian Music Awards bares nominees". Manila Bulletin. Manila Bulletin Publishing. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  28. "2NE1, '2010 MAMA' 5관왕..걸파워 빛났다(종합)". Nate (in Korean). November 29, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  29. "‘아담부부’ 조권-가인, MBC 방송연예대상 2관왕". Joinsmsn (in Korean). November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  30. "MAMA Nominees". mwave. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 

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 Gain (singer)'s Music career

2005-09: Brown Eyed Girls & solo projects[edit]

Main article: Brown Eyed Girls

Let's Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!She was approached by composer Ahn Jung Hoon and invited to audition at Brown Eyed Girls' company, eventually joining the group. The four members performed several small shows before officially debuting as Brown Eyed Girls in 2006.In the same year, she performed a duet "Must Have Love" with SG Wannabe 's leader Kim Yong Jun, which became her first number one hit during the Christmas season.

Despite having initial successes, it was not until 2009 that her home group made a breakthrough into Korean mainstream with their hit song " Abracadabra ", which was notable for the group's shift of their image and their new direction. After the unexpected success of the song, the group went on to become one of the most mentioned names of K-Pop girl-groups.

Beside from her activities with the group, she also had solo activities, beginning with her appearance in 4Tomorrow, a collaboration project with 4Minute 's Hyuna , After School 's UEE and KARA 's Han Seung-yeon . She also released a digital single, titled "We Fell in Love" (우리 사랑하게 됐어요) with thenWe Got Marriedpartner 2AM Jo Kwon , composed by fellow member JeA , Kim Eana and produced by Lee Min-soo. The duet became a massive success, being her longest running number one hit on Gaon Chart .

2010: Solo career debut &Step 2/4[edit]

In April 2010, it was announced that all the Brown Eyed Girls' members would pursue their own solo careers beside the group's activities. Gain herself became the second member to start her solo activities after Narsha by releasing her first mini-album, titledStep 2/4with "Irreversible" as the title track in October, 2010, to critical acclaim from critics and public due to its strong influence of tango . The video for the track was then released on October 8, 2010, alongside the album's release. The mini-album also achieved modest success, peaking at number two on Gaon Weekly Albums Chart while the title track became her first solo number one hit. Gain worked with university professor Park Myung-soo (Seoul Arts University) on the tango-inspired choreography for "Irreversible". On December 21, 2010, "Bad Temper" was released as a digital download single . She then resumed her group activities after the end of the album's promotion.

2012-13:Talk About S, Romantic Spring& "Gentleman"[edit]

Prior to the release of her second EP, Gain was featured on Yoon Il-sang 's anniversary albumYoon Il-sang 21st Anniversary Album: I'm 21with a cover of "For You Not To Know" ( Hangul : 너만은 모르길). She also released a duet with JYP on April 2012, titled ”Someone Else", to certain success, peaking at number two on Gaon Weekly Singles Chart. However it was only after the release of Brown Eyed Girls' digital single "The Original" that her sophomore EP would be released on October 5, 2012, followed by teasers of the album's content. Reunited with long-time collaborators of both her home group and her previous debut album, such as lyricist Kim Eana , producer Lee Min-soo and Jo Yeong-cheol, the album was received with positive reacts from both critics and the public, while becoming her first release to take the top spot of Gaon Weekly Albums Chart, also her best selling release to date. Its title track, " Bloom ", was also her best selling track and one of her signature hits to date. On November 30, 2012, "Nostalgia" was released digitally as a single, featuring rapper Eric Mun of boyband Shinhwa .

was released as a collaboration project between Gain herself and Korean singer Cho Hyung-woo , whom later became her labelmate. The collaborative EP debuted at number three on Gaon Albums Chart. In April 13, 2013, she was featured in PSY 's music video " Gentleman ", along with the "arrogant" dance which was popularized in the Brown Eyed Girls song " Abracadabra ".She then returned with Brown Eyed Girls' 5th studio album,Black Box, which was released on July 25, 2013, and later appeared as a guest performer for IU 's "Everybody Has Secrets" ( Hangul : 누구나 비밀은 있다) on her 2013 release . In the same year Gain parted with LOEN Entertainment and joined the APOP Entertainment roster, while making her first major appearance in film withThe Huntresses.

2014:Truth or Dare[edit]

She also appeared as KARA's Goo Hara's friend in her own reality showHara ON & OFFat the end of 2014.

2015:Hawwah, Brown Eyed Girls' 10th anniversary and upcoming projects[edit]

in February 2015 as a follow-up to her previousTruth or DareEP. The album marked the first time in her solo career to feature two title tracks, followed by a Bible -influenced concept. Released in March 2015, the EP eventually debuted and peaked at number five on Gaon Weekly Albums Chart while appearing at number nine onBillboardWorld Albums Chart, thus became her fourth top five entry and her first to chart in the U.S. . Its singles, "Apple" and "Paradise Lost" peaked at number two and number six on Gaon Weekly Singles Chart respectively. As of April 2015, the album has sold 4,203 copies.She was later announced as one of the participants for JTBC'sGoing to School, a reality television show about idols going back to high school.

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 Gain (singer)'s Discography

Gain discography
EPs5
Singles13
Collaborative singles8
Main article:Brown Eyed Girls

Extended plays[]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and sales figures
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Step 2/4 2
Talk About S
  • Released: October 5, 2012
  • Label: LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
1
Romantic Spring
(withCho Hyung-woo)
  • Released: April 8, 2013
  • Label: LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
3
Truth or Dare
  • Released: February 6, 2014
  • Label:APOP Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
6
Hawwah
  • Released: March 12, 2015
  • Label: APOP Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
5 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Must Have Love"
(with Kim Yong-jun ofSG Wannabe)
2006N/AN/AMust Have Love(Single album)
"Must Have Friends"
(with Kim Yong-jun of SG Wannabe)
"Tomorrow"
(withHyuna,UeeandHan Seung-yeonas 4Tomorrow)
2009Non-album single
"Irreversible"2010 1 Step 2/4
"Bad Temper" 11Non-album single
"Bloom"2012 2 2 Talk About S
"Nostalgia"
(featuringEric MunofShinhwa)
13 14Non-album single
"Brunch"
(withCho Hyung-woo)
2013 19 36 Romantic Spring
"Fxxk U"
(featuringBumkey)
2014 3 2Truth or Dare
"Truth or Dare" 8 7
"A Tempo" 22 29Non-album single
"Apple"
(featuringJay Park)
2015 2N/AHawwah
"Paradise Lost" 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" indicates that theGaon Chartwas revamped at this time and digital sales were deflated.
Note:BillboardKorea K-Pop Hot 100was introduced in August 2011 and discontinued in July 2014.

Other charted songs[]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Nitchell (Baby-G Mix)"2010 132N/AStep 2/4
"Tango the Night" 90
"Esperando" 117
"The One Who Sings" 78
"Truth" 56
"Tinkerbell"2012 30 22Talk About S
"Tiredness" 33 24
"The Gaze"
(featuringYoon Jong-Shin)
65 56
"Catch Me If You Can" 89 80
"2 O'Clock Date"2013 118Romantic Spring
"Sway" 158
"Let Me In" 171
"Q&A"
(featuringJo Kwonof2AM)
2014 33 27Truth or Dare
"Black & White" 51 40
"Disclosure" 77 64
"I Believe" 65N/A My Spring Days: Original Soundtrack
"Free Will"
(featuringDok2)
2015 45Hawwah
"Guilty" 51
"Two Women" 72
"The First Temptation" 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" indicates that theGaon Chartwas revamped at this time and digital sales were deflated.
Note:BillboardKorea K-Pop Hot 100was introduced in August 2011 and discontinued in July 2014.

Collaborative singles[]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Marriage"
(Choi Jung-chul featuring Gain)
2008N/AN/A Marriage(Single album)
"We Fell in Love"
(withJo Kwonof2AM)
2009 1Non-album single
"For You Not to Know"
(As Onecover)
2012 8 9 Yoon Il-sang 21st Anniversary Album: I'm 21
"Someone Else"
(Park Jin-Youngfeaturing Gain)
2 4 Spring: 5 Songs for 1 New Love
"Take Out"
(Ra.Dfeaturing Gain)
21 15 LOEN Tree: Summer Story
"MaMa Beat"
(LC9featuring Gain)
2013 86 Skirmish
"Everybody Has Secrets"
(IUfeaturing Gain)
2 3 Modern Times
"Seoul Lonely"
(Phantomfeaturing Gain)
2014 23 53 Phantom Power
"Queen"
(Miryofeaturing Gain)
2015 98N/A Queen(Single album)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" indicates that theGaon Chartwas revamped at this time and digital sales were deflated.
Note:BillboardKorea K-Pop Hot 100was introduced in August 2011 and discontinued in July 2014.

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 Gain (singer)'s Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2009Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song of the Month (December)We Fell in Love(with Jo Kwon )Won
2010 Song of the Month (January)Won
January Week 1 Digital Chart Overall #1Won
January Week 2 Digital Chart Overall #1Won
January Week 3 Digital Chart Overall #1Won
January Week 4 Ringback tone #1Won
Melon Music Awards Song of the YearNominated
Netizen Popularity SongNominated
Hot Trend Song AwardIrreversibleNominated
Music Video of the YearWon
12th Mnet Asian Music Awards Nominated
We Fell in Love(with Jo Kwon )Won
Bugs Music Awards Song of the YearNominated
Best Duet (Gold)Won
MBC Entertainment Awards We Got MarriedWon
Won
25th Golden Disk Awards Digital Music Bonsang IrreversibleNominated
Popularity Award HerselfNominated
20th Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards IrreversibleNominated
Popularity AwardHerselfNominated
2011 1st SBS MTV Best of the Best Artist of the YearNominated
201214th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female Artist HerselfNominated
Best Collaboration Performance Someone Else(with JYP )Nominated
Best Music Video BloomNominated
Artist of the YearHerselfNominated
Style in Music AwardWon
2nd SBS MTV Best of the Best Best Solo FemaleNominated
Best Collaboration Someone Else(with JYP )Nominated
2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Song of the Year (October)BloomWon
22nd Seoul Music Awards Bonsang AwardNominated
Popularity Award HerselfNominated
2013 10th Korean Music Awards Pop Song of the Year BloomNominated
2015 17th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Dance Performance - Solo Nominated

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 Gain (singer)'s Footnotes

  1. ^as of October 2010.
  2. ^as of October 2012.
  3. ^as of April 2013.
  4. ^

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