Gain (가인) is a South Korean singer under APOP Entertainment.
She is a member of the girl group Brown Eyed Girls. She made her solo debut on October 8, 2010 with the mini album Step 2/4.
In addition to her musical career, the singer also appeared in several popular programs and series, most notably We Got Married and All My Love, where she co-starred alongside 2AM's Jo Kwon.
II. Career: Meeting Brown Eyed Girls
Gain was noticed by the existing members of Brown Eyed Girls after she was eliminated during auditions for the popular South Korean reality series, Let's Coke Play! Battle Shinhwa!
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 before officially debuting as Brown Eyed Girls in 2006.
In the same year, she performed a duet "Must Have Love" with SG Wannabe's leader Kim Yong-jun, which became her first number one hit during the Christmas season.
Beside from her activities with the group, she also had solo activities, beginning with her appearance in 4Tomorrow, a collaboration project with 4Minute's Hyuna, After School's Uee and KARA's Han Seung-yeon. She also released a digital single, titled "We Fell in Love" (우리 사랑하게 됐어요) with then We Got Married partner 2AM Jo Kwon, composed by fellow member JeA, Kim Eana and produced by Lee Min-soo. The duet became a massive success, being her longest running number one hit on Gaon Chart.
III. Start of her Solo Career
Brown Eyed Girls' members would pursue their own solo careers beside the group's activities. Gain 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, to critical acclaim from critics and public due to it’s strong influence of tango.
She went on to inspire a new generation of K-pop acts with her sound and style.
|Talk About S||2012|
|Romantic Spring (with Jo Hyeong-u||2013|
|Truth or Dare||2014|
V. Music Videos
|Marriage" (Choi Jung-chul featuring Gain)||2008|
|We Fell in Love" (with Jo Kwon of 2AM)||2009|
|For You Not to Know" (As One cover)||2012|
|"Someone Else" (Park Jin-Young featuring Gain)||2012|
|"Take Out" (Ra.D featuring Gain)||2012|
|"MaMa Beat" (LC9 featuring Gain)||2013|
|"Everybody Has Secrets" (IU featuring Gain)||2013|
|"Seoul Lonely" (Phantom featuring Gain)||2014|
|"Queen" (Miryo featuring Gain)||2015|
|"Imi Oneun Sori (The Footsteps of My Dear Love)" (임이 오는 소리) (with Minseo)||2016|
VII. We Got Married
In 2009 Gain participated in We Got Married, where her virtual husband was 2AM’s Jo Kwon.
She released a digital single, titled “We Fell in Love” with Jo Kwon, which was a huge success.
VIII. Collaboration Project
Gain was part of 4Tomorrow, a collaboration project with 4Minute’s Hyuna, After School‘s UEE and KARA‘s Han Seung-yeon.