Anna just released her debut single “Just 5 Minutes” or “5 Minutes Only”. What’s so interesting about this rookie solo artist? She started training under SM Entertainment in 2000 for 5 years and left. It’s now 10 years and she finally debuts. Recently photos of her and SNSD’s Yuri was floating on the net, and it’s said that she trained together with the girls, Jaejoong and more.
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Name: 안나 Anna (Birth name: Son Anna)
D.O.B: 1 November 1986
Company: Nine Media Group, JINY Entertainment
Debut: 2010 Single – Just 5 Minutes (5분만)
Education: Dong-Ah Broadcasting College, graduated from Broadcasting Entertainment
Awards: 2000 SM Best Singing Selection Contest Top Award
Training: 5 years under SM Entertainment
First Broadcast Appearance: KBS2TV Happy Sunday’s “Qualifying Men” (apparently a hit when she went on!)
5분만 (Just 5 Minutes)
Title: 5분만 (Digital Single)
Release Date: 2010.09.09
Genre: Ballad, Dance Pop
Preparation of debut performance; filmed Music Video on 3rd September and MV teaser released on 10th September. Choreographer for Anna’s “Just 5 Minutes” is Prepix Haw, the same choreographer for Beast’s Shock, G.NA and more. Prepix Crew is featured in the MV too!
The producer of Anna’s title track “Just 5 Minutes” is hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger (Lee Hoyang), who also produced mainly for 4minute (eg. Hot Issue, Won’t Give You) and Beast (eg. Bad Girl, Mystery, Shock), and T-ara’s “Bo Beep Bo Beep” and Secret’s “Magic”.
Anna is said to be Korea’s Namie Amuro – with her sexy and mysterious charm.
More About Anna
At a tender age of 15, Anna was casted in 2000 under SM Entertainment and trained for 5 years until 2004 when she left. She was featured in Crown J’s Kevin is a Player/Playboy in 2008 (seen in MV, female lead), and Crown J’s Timing.
Her debut had been pushed back 2 months due to her developing vocal nodules from non-stop singing and practising for her debut. She seems capable of something big… This is really the year of super rookies! From Miss A to G.NA to her… We have lots to expect from!
Sources: Daum, Cyworld, Nate, JoyNews24, Youtube, etc Korean news articles.
Note: I couldn’t translate the full articles so I’m just sharing what I understand. All these are my translations so YOU HAVE TO CREDIT!