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Saturday, May 14, 2011

G.NA Profile



Stage Name: G.NA
Real Name: Choi Gina (최지나)
Birthdate: September 13, 1987 (age 23)
Birthplace: Canada
Blood Type : 0
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Education: Fraser Heights Secondary School
Languages: English, Korean


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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 Hyosung and former T-Ara member and actress 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.

G.NA released her digital duet song "애인이 생기면 하고 싶은 일 (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 album 'Draw G's First Breath' was one of the most-anticipated female solo acts, and as such, the line-up for the production was something else. 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, "꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I'll Back Off So You Can Live)," featured BEAST's Doo Joon as the male actor, as well as Jun Hyung's rapping. Before her on-air debut on the music show, she was congratulated by her former Five Girls members Hyosung, Uee and Yubin through pre-recorded footage. She won her first award on M!Countdown on 12 August 2010.
After finishing her promotions on "꺼져 줄게 잘 살아 (I'll Back Off So You Can Live)", she chose to promote "Supa Solo" from her album "Draw G's First Breath" as her following track but unfortunately did not win any awards. She also became the MC on Arirang TV's The M Wave, along with Alexander and Kevin of U-Kiss. G.NA took part in the OST of "Playful Kiss", starring Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) and Jung So Min, called "Kiss Me". She was featured in Korean rapper Verbal Jint's EP Go 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'. However she did not promote this song on stage.



On January 4, 2011 Cube Entertainment revealed that G.NA will be returning with a full official album this month. She released the song "Nice to Meet You" featuring Wheesung on 11 January 2011 and it was finalized that she would release her full album on 18 January 2011 with her title track named "Black and White". The MV teaser for "Black & White" was released on January 13, 2011 and the music video was released on January 18, 2011. The MV features 2AM's member Jinwoon. In addition, G.NA won on the 17th and 24th of February on M!Countdown. On February 25th, 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. According to information released by Dosirak on February 27th, G.NA’s “Black & White” comeback album took first in digital sales. Also G.NA won her first Inkigayo Mutizen on February 27th, marking her grand slam, for winning on all three music programs.
G.NA is scheduled to perform at the “Canada Korea Friendship Festival (CKFF)” in Vancouver’s Bell Performing Arts Centre.





G.NA will be participating in the remake album of Japanese singer-songwriter/actor, Fukuyama Masaharu . G.NA’s remake, "Milk Tea", features her powerful vocals to balance the delicate feeling of a narrator’s love story.
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.



G.NA walked her very first runway as a model for Lie Sang Bong’s 2011/12 F/W collection Seoul Fashion Week at Seoul’s SETEC Center on March 30th 2011. G.NA wore the line, Lie Sang Bong Fashion Show which was done under the theme of ‘natural beauty’, and it features a mix of both modern and Asian influences.
Some of G.NA's videos/audios :
I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better

Black & White


I Already Miss You




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