Full Profile and Facts of Gain
Full Profile Stage Name: Gain (Hangeul: 가인) Birth Name: Son Ga In (손가인) Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Visual/Face of the Group, Maknae Birthday: September 20, 1987 Height: 163 cm (5’4″) Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs) Blood Type: B Instagram: @songain87 Facts – She was noticed by Narsha after she was eliminated during auditions for the popular South Korean reality show “Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!” – She was invited to audition for Brown Eyed Girls, and she was accepted. – She loves interior design, watching movies, and dancing. – She also likes watching TV and playing games. – She like to express her feels through her music. – Every time she’s sad, she either faces the wall to cry or stays silent. – Gain was on We Got Married, where her virtual husband was 2AM’s Jo Kwon in 2009. – She released a a digital single, titled “We Fell in Love” with Jo Kwon, which was a huge success. – She was in a relationship with Joo Jihoon. – She was part of 4Tomorrow, a collaboration project with 4Minute’s Hyuna, After School‘s UEE, and KARA‘s Han Seung-yeon. – She made her solo debut with “Irreversible” in October 2010. – Her ideal type is a man that attracts you with one look.
Debut with BROWN EYED GIRLS
Before debut, Ga-In was joined audition of the popular South Korean reality series, Let’s Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa! and get eliminated. She got noticed by members of Brown Eyed Girls for her appearance on the show. Later on, she was approached by composer Ahn Jung-hoon and invited to audition at Brown Eyed Girls’ agency, and she finally joined the group. In 2006, all the members of Brown Eyed Girls executed small shows before they debuted officially. That year, Ga-In performed a duet, “Must Have Love”, with SG Wannabe’s leader, Kim Yong-jun. This song became her first number-one hit during the Christmas season. The Brown Eyed Girls become hit in 2009 when the group made a breakthrough into the Korean mainstream with the hit song “Abracadabra”. The era 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.
Breakthrough as Soloist
Ga-In didn’t just work as part of Brown Eyed Girls, she also had solo activities. She had a collaboration and appearance as part of 4Tomorrow, a project with 4Minute’s Hyuna, After School’s UEE , and KARA’s Han Seung-yeon. In April 2010, it was announced that all the group’s members would pursue their own solo careers in addition to the group’s activities. Gain, herself, became the second member to start her solo activities, after Narsha, by releasing her first mini-album, titled Step 2/4, with “Irreversible” as the title track in October 2010. The album received acclaim from both critics and the public, due to the strong tango influences. The video for the track was released on October 8, 2010, along the album’s release. The mini-album also achieved modest success, peaking at number two on the 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. After the promotions of Brown Eyed Girls’ fourth album, it was revealed that Gain had signed a contract with LOEN Entertainment to manage her solo career.
Couple with Jo-kwon on MBC’s We Got Married
On October 3, 2009, Ga-In and Jo-Kwon became a couple in the Chuseok special edition of We Got Married, along with couple SG Wannabe’s Lee Seok-hun & host Kim Na-young. Since Ga-In and Jo-Kwon had the highest rating during the show, they were announced as a permanent couple. They both get huge attention from viewers because of their romantic interaction during the show. Jo-Kwon was funny, lovable, and cheerful, and also hyperactive and talkative. On the other hand, Ga-In had beauty, cuteness, was sexy, and was also skilled at cooking. She’s kind of person who thinks one step ahead and hates to lose. She was older than Jo-Kwon, to reveal her opinion, sometimes she hesitated and felt awkward during the first episode. One of her weaknesses was never knowing how to respond to Jo Kwon’s teasing. The fans gave the couple a special name, “Adam Couple” because they are so petite. During We got Married, they, as Adam Couple, released a duet called “We fell in love”, which got appreciation on KBS Music Bank. This beautiful couple had their first kiss in Bali during their wedding photoshoot. This couple also had the longest virtual marriage in We Got Married, which lasted one year and three months. There is an episode when Ga-In and Jo Kwon are shopping to cook for both 2AM and the Brown Eyed Girls. The show’s production staff thought that would be nice if they had both groups come together. Ga-In and Jo Kwon cooked for everyone at the 2AM apartment, and both Seulong and Changmin were playing baseball on the Nintendo Wii. The Brown Eyed Girls showed up with toilet paper as a gift , and they ate together. The next episode was also entertaining because they did a cooking and bowling competition between 2AM and the Brown Eyed Girls. Such an entertaining and cute couple!
Ga-in’s Love Story
Ga-in used to have a relationship with Joo Ji Hoon, a South Korean actor who became popular in the K-drama Princess Hours. They had been together as couple for three years before suddenly ending the relationship. Joo Ji Hoon’s label, Key East Entertainment, and Ga-In label, Mystic Entertainment, didn’t immediately issue statements about it, since they needed confirmation from their artists first. Before they started dating, they had been friends for eight years. They become closer after shooting Ga-In’s music video titled “Fxxk U”. The video showed an intimate and romantic relationship. No one expected it when, not long after that, they become a real couple like they were showing on the music video. Their agencies confirmed the relationship.