Son Ga-In (손가인)

Ga-In(가인) (bornSon Ga-In(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.

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 Gain's Music career

Brown Eyed Girlsedit

Main article: Brown Eyed Girls

Let's Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!. According to Ga-In, she was crying in the bathroom following her failed audition when she was approached by composer Ahn Jung Hoon, and was invited to audition at Brown Eyed Girls' company, eventually joining the group. The four members performed several small shows under the name "Crescendo" before officially debuting as Brown Eyed Girls in 2006.

2010: Gain's first solo albumedit

In October 2010 Gain started her solo activities through her album Step 2/4, the first teaser for her music video was released on October 4 [1] , the second teaser one day later [2] .

It was revealed that Gain worked with a university professor for tango choreography of the title trackIrreversible'. The professor Park Myung soo - teaching at the Seoul Arts University - choreographed the dance to portray the emotional lyrics of the dance. [3]

On October 8 the music video forIrreversiblewas released [4] The song earned much attention for the tango influence and the dramatic music video, which is almost 11 minutes long. A few days later the dance version was released [5] , which showcased Gain dancing in the desert.

The song also managed to win an music program award on Inkigayo, which was Gain's first win as a solo artist. [6]

2011: Group comeback, agency switchedit

2012: Gain's 2nd solo album,Someone Elseedit

Gain in 2012

At midnight of April 22 KST, JYP and Ga-In released a duet track titled, ”Someone Else". This is the first song JYP released in about two years.

In 2012 Gain made her comeback with her second solo album and revealed the tracklist and album name on September 24 [7] . The albumTalk About Sincludes five tracks, the title songBloomis written by Kim Eana and composed by Lee Minsoo, who have also worked on her first solo album. In the following days several teasers were released for the individual songs, such asTinkerbell[8] ,Catch Me If You Can[9] ,Meet Her[10] andGaze[11] .

The whole music video and album were finally released on October 5 [12] , later on she also won an award on M! Countdown with her title track [13] .

2013: Psy'sGentleman, group comeback, features for Show Luo, agency switchedit

It was also revealed that Gain parted her ways with LOEN entertainment and now promotes under APOP Entertainment. [14]

2014: Gain's third mini albumedit

At the end on January Gain revealed to make a comeback with her 3rd mini albumTruth or Dareon February 6 [15] and released a teaser picture along with the news. On January 22 Gain released a mysterious and sexy teaser still-cut from her pre-release track 'Fxxk U'. [16]

A day later she released a shocking teaser for the song [17] . The teaser shows two silhouettes behind a shower curtain, at the end Gain says the wordsFuck you. It was revealed that the song will be a simple yet melodious and has a classic guitar. Also Bumkey features in the song.

On January 27 the MV and song was finally released [18] . The song tells about an intense and rocky relationship between Gain and actor Joo Ji Hoon, who are caught in an physically and emotionally abusive relationship. The music video was revealed along with the whole album. The lyricist Kim Eana and composer Lee Minsoo worked on the title track, just like on her previous songBloom. [19] The title songTruth or Daredeals with the risky topic of rumors and their effect on celebrities and their life.

Other workedit

Each girl is from the top K-Pop Girl groups that dominated the music scene at the time. Together, they "debuted" as a fictitious girl group for Samsung's Anycall campaign with a CF/MV called "Tomorrow". Although, the group was only scheduled to last two months, they released six music dramas.

In 2006, Ga-In did a collaboration single called "Must Have Love" with SG Wannabe 's leader Kim Yong Jun.

She also released digital single "We Fell in Love" (우리 사랑하게 됐어요), composed by Jea, with thenWe Got Marriedpartner 2AM Jo Kwon . The song was voted #1 in several music programs in January, 2010

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 Gain's Television work

Ga-in appeared onWe Got Marriedwith 2AM 's Jo Kwon starting from September 2009. Their virtual marriage came to an end after 15 months in January 2011.

She made her acting debut in MBC daily sitcomAll My Love. She was the female lead, "Geumji". She acted alongside her virtual husband Jo Kwon, who played the role as her younger twin brother, "Okyeop". Her character was the love interest of Yoon Doo-joon (from BEAST) character also named "Yoon Doo Joon". However, owing to schedule conflicts, her filming of the sitcom ended in May, 2011.

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 Gain's Discography

Main article:Brown Eyed Girls

Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsPeak positionsSales
Step 2/4 2 12
Talk About S 1 9
Romantic Spring
(with Hyungwoo)
  • Released: April 8, 2013
  • Label: LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
3 20
Truth or Dare
  • Released: February 6, 2014
  • Label: APOP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Single albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak positionsSales
Must Have Love
(with Yong Jun ofSG Wannabe)
  • Released: November 16, 2006
  • Label: Nega Network
  • Format: CD +VCD, digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2006"Must Have Love"
(with Yong Jun ofSG Wannabe)
1Must Have Love
"Must Have Friends"
(with Yong Jun ofSG Wannabe)
2010"Irreversible" 1 Step 2/4
2012"Bloom" 2 2 Talk About S
2013"Brunch"(with Hyungwoo) 19 36 Romantic Spring
2014"FxxK U"(feat. Bumkey) 3 2Truth or Dare
"Truth or Dare" 8 7
Non-album singles
(Ga In,HyunA,UEEandSeungyeonas 4Tomorrow)
Non-album releases
2010"Bad Temper" 11
2012"Nostalgia"(feat. Eric ofShinhwa) 26 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, stats are currently not available or that they were not released in that region.

Other charted songs

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2010"Nitchell (Baby-G Mix)" 132Step 2/4
"Tango the Night" 90
"Esperando" 117
"가인(歌人); Gain" 78
"Truth" 56
2012"Tinkerbell" 30 22Talk About S
"Tiredness" 33 24
"The Gaze"(feat.Yoon Jong-Shin) 65 56
"Catch Me If You Can" 84 80
2013"2 O’Clock Date" 118Romantic Spring
"Sway" 158
"Let Me In" 171
2014"Q&A"(feat.Jo Kwon) 33 27Truth or Dare
"Black & White" 51 40
"Disclosure" 77 64
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaboration singles

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
(Jung Chul Choi feat. Gain)
2009"We Fell In Love"
(withJo Kwonof2AM)
2012"For You Not To Know"(Cover ofAs One's song) 8 9 Yoon Il Sang 21 Anniversary Album - I'AM 21st
"Someone Else"(Park Jin-Youngfeat. Gain) 2 4 Spring - 5 Songs for 1 New Love
"Take Out"(Ra.D feat. Gain) 18 15 Loen Tree: Summer Story
2013"MaMa Beat"(LC9feat. Gain) 86 Skirmish
"Everybody Has Secrets"(IUfeat. Gain) 2 3 Modern Times
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Gain's Filmography


2005 Let's Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa Herself Mnet
2009-2011 We Got Married Herself MBC
2010-2011 All My Love Hwang Geum-ji MBC


2009 Closer to Heaven Seo Jin-hee
2013 The Huntresses Ga-bi

Music videos

Official music videos

2006 "Must Have LOVE"
(with Yong Jun ofSG Wannabe)
Must Have LOVE -
2010 "돌이킬 수 없는 Dance Ver."step 2/4
"돌이킬 수 없는 Full Ver."
2012 "너만은 모르길 Full Ver." Yoon Il Sang 21 Anniversary Album - I'AM 21st
"다른 사람 품에 안겨서"
(withPark Jin-young)
Spring - 5 Songs for 1 New Love
"피어나" Talk about S
non-album Release
2013 "Brunch"
(with Hyungwoo)
Romantic Spring
2014 "FxxK U"
(feat. Bumkey)
Truth or Dare -
"Truth or Dare" -

Music video appearances

Aside from Brown Eyed Girls' music videos, Ga-in has appeared in the following:

2013 Psy "Gentleman" Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 2
2013 Show Lo Fantasy Lion Roar

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 Gain's Personal life

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 Gain'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 Best Music VideoNominated
We Fell in Love(with Jo Kwon )Won
Bugs Music Awards Song of the YearNominated
Best Duet (Gold)Won
Soompi Gayo Awards Top Digital SingleNominated
Top Male-Female Duet or CollaborationNominated
Top Female SingerHerselfNominated
Top 10 SingersNominated
allkpop Awards Best Female Solo ArtistNominated
MBC Entertainment Awards We Got MarriedWon
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
2012Soompi Gayo Awards Top 50 Songs (#22) BloomWon
Top Female Singer (Bronze)HerselfWon
Top 10 ArtistsNominated
Netizen Awards (Female Singer)Nominated
3rd So-Loved Awards Nominated
14th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Female ArtistNominated
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
Eat Your Kimchi Awards Best VideoNominated
Nastiest DanceNominated
22nd Seoul Music Awards Bonsang AwardNominated
Popularity Award HerselfNominated
2013 10th Korean Music Awards Pop Song of the Year BloomNominated

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 Gain's Music Programs

These are collection of Gain wins on Korea's televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS , M! Countdown on Korean cable channel Mnet and Music Bank on KBS .

Music Bankedit

2010January 15We Fell in Love(with Jo Kwon )
January 22


2010October 31Irreversible

Note:An artist may only win three times for one track on Inkigayo before they are taken off the 'Take 7' nominees list.

M! Countdownedit

2012October 18Bloom

Note: An artist may only win three times for one track on M! Countdown before they are taken off the nominees list.

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 Gain's References

  1. "Brown Eyed Girls and ZE:A talk about the history of their group names". 2010-05-09. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  2. "Brown Eyed Girls' Gain signs contract with Loen Entertainment for solo activities". 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  3. "싸이 "'젠틀맨' 안무, 브아걸 '시건방 춤'이 모티프"". 
  4. "Show Luo & BEG’s Ga-In Heat Things Up In "Cast The Net Of Love" MV". 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  5. "Dream Team Girl Group 4Tomorrow". 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  6. "Gaon Weekly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  7. "Gaon Monthly Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  8. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  9. "Billboard K-Pop Hot 100" (in Korean). Billboard Korea. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  10. "'Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In and actor Joo Ji Hoon revealed to be a couple!". Allkpop. May 9, 2014. 
  11. BEG′s Gain and Joo Ji Hoon Admit to Dating
  14. (Korean)"'4관왕' 가인-조권, 가온 차트 '싹쓸이'". YTN. February 23, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  15. (Korean)"2NE1, '2010 MAMA' 5관왕..걸파워 빛났다(종합)". Nate. November 29, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  16. (Korean)"‘아담부부’ 조권-가인, MBC 방송연예대상 2관왕". Joinsmsn. November 30, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  17. (English) Big Bang, 2NE1, CNBLUE, & Block B big winners in Europe's 3rd Annual 'So-Loved Awards'. allkpop. December 9, 2012.

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