• I. Introduction To Sana

    Sana is a member of the K-pop girl group Twice, formed by JYP Entertainment. Sana is one of Twice's three Japanese trinity members.

    Sana's Journey

    Sana attended EXPG (Exile Professional Gym) Osaka branch, a dance and vocal studio where many Japanese idols trained, including some members of E-girls, Generations and The Rampage, from 2009 to early 2012.

    She first got interested in K-pop because of Girls' Generation's and KARA's rising popularity in Japan. At age 14, in her last year of middle school, she was scouted by JYP Entertainment while shopping with friends at the Osaka Namba Walk, a popular underground shopping mall. The JYPE scouts invited Sana to the 2011 JYP Japan Audition which was held in Osaka (19/11/2011) and Tokyo (25/11/2011). During the audition, Sana performed the 'Mr. Taxi' choreography by Girls' Generation.

    After graduating from middle school in March 2012, she moved to South Korea to start her JYP traineeship on April 13th, 2012 together with TWICE's Momo. In 2014, she appeared in the music video of Got7's "A" and Junho's "Feel", making her noticeable and likeable by the public eye.

    In 2015, Sana was a contestant on the TV Show Sixteen in order to become a member of JYP's upcoming girl group. Out of the sixteen contestants, Sana was selected as one of the nine members of the newly formed girl group. She debuted with Twice in October 2015 with the title song "Like Ooh-Ahh" from their debut album, The Story Begins.

    TWICE went on to be one of the pillars of K-pop and the Nation's Girl Group.

    II. Songwriting Credits

    Album Cover Track Album Date of Release Notes
    Shot Thru the Heart Summer Nights 2018 Lyricist
    Turn It Up Fancy You 2019 Lyricist
    21:29 Feel Special 2019 Lyricist
    Do What We Like Eyes Wide Open 2020 Lyricist
    Conversation Taste of Love 2021 Lyricist

    III. Discography



    IV. Music Videos

    V. Videography

    Television shows:

    • 2015 Sixteen Mnet Contestant
    • 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championships MBC Host
    • 2017 KBS Song Festival KBS
    • 2019 Idol Star Athletics Championships
    • 2020 Nizi Project: Season 1 Host


    Music Video Appearances:

    • GOT7 - "A" (2014)
    • Junho - "Feel" (2014)
    • Park Jin Young - "Fire" (feat. Conan O'Brien, Steven Yeun, & Jimin Park) (2016)
    • Junho - "Instant Love" (2017)
    • Kobukuro コブクロ - 卒業 (2021)

    VI. Sana's First Photobook

    Title: Yes, I am Sana
    Release Date: April 16, 2021
    Publisher: JYP Entertainment
    Interview: Click Here

    VII. Endorsements

    • Brand Ambassador for A'pieu Cosmetics
    • Brand Ambassador for PRADA
    • Muse for WAKEMAKE

    VIII. Trivia

    • Sana opened up her own official Spotify account.
    • Her representative colour is Purple.
    • Sana along with Mina and Momo's influence on K-pop brought in a new wave of Japanese trainees into the Korean industry.
    • Sana’s hobbies are collecting perfumes and body mist.
    • On May 16th, 2022 Sana opened her own Instagram account.
    • In just 12 hours of opening her official Instagram, Sana became the FASTEST Female K-pop Idol to reach 3 Million Followers.
    • Sana loves Betty Boo.
    • Sana's "SHASHASHA" was a cultural phenomenon.
    • Knowing Bros dubbed Sana as the 'Aegyo Queen'.
    • Sana coined the nickname "Cute and Sexy".
    • She is very optimistic.
    • She has anemia.
    • She's good friends with Miyeon, Yeonjung and Eunha.
    • She is allergic to pollen.
    • She is the only extroverted member of the group.
    • She likes convenience stores' "1+1/2+1" (Buy one get one free) deals.


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