Gina Jane Choi or simply Choi Gina (Hangul: 최지나; born September 13, 1987), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Canadian singer and songwriter based in South Korea under Cube Entertainment. She released her debut mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010.
G.NA (Gina Jane Choi) was born on September 13, 1987 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School in Surrey, British Columbia, a suburb within the Metro Vancouver area. 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 Jun Hyoseong and 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 agencies.
During her trainee days under Cube Entertainment, she was featured in 2PM's "10 Out of 10" debut music video and was one of the backup dancers for Kim HyunA's solo song "Change".
2010: Debut and Draw 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.
G.NA's debut mini-album Draw G's First Breath was released the same year. 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.
2011: Black & White and Top Girl
G.NA won on M! Countdown on February 17 and 24. 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 No.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 album Bubble Pop! in the song "A Bitter Day" with Jun Hyung.
2012: Bloom and Oui
G.NA released her third EP titled Bloom on 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's M! Countdown on May 24, 2012, with her title track, "2HOT". On June 8, 2012, G.NA won on Music Bank with "2HOT". On October 7, G.NA released an international digital album called Oui, composed of English versions of her previous hit songs.
2013: Beautiful Kisses
On March 6, G.NA announced her fourth mini album "Beautiful Kisses" featuring the promotional title track "Oops!" with a slated release date for March 14. "Oops!” is described to be a fun dance track composed by Lim Sang Hyuk and Son Young Jin and features the rap of labelmate, Ilhoon from BtoB.
- Studio albums
- Black & White (2011)
- Draw G's First Breath (2010)
- Top Girl (2011)
- Bloom (2012)
- Beautiful Kisses (2013)
- English albums
- Oui (2012)
|2012||SBS's Salamander Guru and The Shadows||Krystal (cameo)|
|2012||tvN's Reply 1997||Choi Jin-ah (cameo)|
|2011||SBS's Welcome to the Show||Herself (cameo)|
|2010||-||The M Wave||Host|
|2012||KBS||Birth of a Family||Herself with Hyuna|
|2012||jTBC||Music on Top||Guest host
(February 9 - March 7, 2012)
|2012||jTBC||Shinhwa Broadcast||special guest performance in ep 31|
|2012-2013||tvN||Romancing the Idol: Season 2||Herself
|2014||MBC Every 1||A Celebrity Lives in Our House||Herself|
- 2011: United Cube Concert
- 2011: Billboard Korea's K-Pop Masters Concert
- 2013: AIA Malaysia K-POP Concert
Mnet Asian Music Awards
|2010||"꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
"II'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)"
|Best New Female Artist||Nominated|
|2011||"Black & White"||Best Female||Nominated|
|Best Dance Performance||Nominated|
|2012||"2HOT"||Best Female Artist - Solo||Nominated|
|Best Dance Performance||Nominated|
G.NA's wins on Korea's televised music shows:
|2010||August 12||"꺼져 줄게 잘 살아"
I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better (feat. Jun Hyung)
|Mnet M! Countdown|
|2011||February 17||"Black & White"||Mnet M! Countdown|
|February 24||Mnet M! Countdown|
|February 25||KBS Music Bank|
|February 27||SBS Inkigayo|
|2012||June 8||"2HOT"||KBS Music Bank|
|2013||March 29||"Oops!"||KBS Music Bank|
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