Birthday Spotlight: Happy Sana Day

Sana TWICE Has Entered A New Age As Of Thursday (29/12). Check Out The Career Review Of The Singer ‘Shy Shy Shy’ Part Of The Song ‘Cheer Up’ Which Was Viral At This Time.

Sana TWICE has just celebrated its 26th birthday (international age reckoning) on ​​Thursday (29/12). This Birthday Spotlight is here to accompany loyal WowKeren readers to thoroughly review the idol’s career journey with this sexy cutie image.

Successfully attracting attention everywhere, Sana managed to make the “shy shy shy” part in the song “Cheer Up” become iconic. Even the choreo that TWICE did for that part has been covered by many celebrities.

Sana is not only known for her cuteness and cuteness, this beautiful idol is also a member of TWICE with good dancing skills. Sana is also known to be the member who likes hanging out with his group mates the most.

Without waiting any longer, let’s take a look at Sana’s career journey from before debut until now as a member of one of the biggest K-Pop girl groups.

1. Pre Debut
Sana grew up as the only child in his family. Since childhood she wanted to be a singer because she was inspired by K-Pop groups such as SNSD ( Girls’ Generation ).

Since 2009, Sana who wanted to become a Japanese singer started training with EXPG in Osaka. During middle school, he was recruited by JYP Entertainment employees at a shopping center and was invited to take part in the agency’s annual audition the next day. After passing the audition, he started to become a trainee and was briefly included in the debut line-up which was later cancelled.

For more than 3 years as a trainee, Sana appeared as capital in the GOT7 MV entitled “A”. In 2015, Sana participated in the survival “Sixteen” and passed as a member of TWICE.

2. Debut
Nine people selected from the 16 participants of “Sixteen” debuted under the name TWICE, including Sana. In October 2015, TWICE released their first album “The Story Begins” with the title song “Like Ooh-Ahh”.

Sana’s debut with TWICE was a success with “The Story Begins” debuting at number 4 on the Gaon Album Chart. Then the album peaked as high as 3 two weeks later. The song “Like Ooh-Ahh” itself debuted at number 22 and had ups and downs, reaching its peak at number 10 three months after its release.

The first year TWICE debuted, this girl group won the “Best Female Artist” award at the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards. They first appeared at the 2015 SBS Gayo Daejun year-end event.

3. Career Peak
TWICE has experienced a career spike since releasing the album “Page Two” with the flagship song “Cheer Up” which has become hits everywhere. This rearrangement of Park Ji Yoon ‘s songs “Precious Love” and “I’m Gonna Be a Star” not only made it to the charts, but also became a popular meme because of Sana’s “shy shy shy” line. Thanks to this album, TWICE succeeded selling 150 thousand copies at a time when it was rare for girl groups to reach sales of over 100 thousand copies.

Throughout TWICE’s career until now, more than 14 million albums have been sold cumulatively. This calculation comes from Korean and Japanese album sales from 2015 to 2022.

TWICE always produces music that is easily accepted by the public. With great success during 2016 to 2017, they earned the nickname “Nation Girl Group” and are considered to be more advanced than the girl groups that debuted in the same year. Their songs such as “Cheer Up”, “TT”, and “Signal” have also become trends that other celebrities have also followed.

Sana participated in TWICE’s MVs such as “Like Ooh-Ahh”, “Cheer Up”, “TT”, “Knock Knock”, “Signal”, “Likey”, “Heart Shaker”, “What Is Love?”, “Dance the Night Away”, “Yes or Yes”, “Fancy”, “Feel Special”, “More & More”, “I Can’t Stop Me”, “Alcohol-Free”, “Talk That Talk” and many more.

4. Solo Activities
His iconic line “shy shy shy” in the song “Cheer Up” has also made many people fall in love. Sana’s popularity has been credited with helping improve relations between Japan and South Korea.

In February 2021, Sana released a solo single after covering Japanese band Kobokuro ‘s “Sotsugyou” single . Making him the first TWICE member to release a solo single. The single was released digitally later with Kobokuro himself in March 2021.

Outside of TWICE, Sana was lined up to become an advertising model for a number of brands and products. Together with Dahyun , she became A’pieu’s skincare model in 2021. Then Sana became the cosmetic face of Wakemake in 2022.

Sana’s popularity is also no joke, being proven as the 17th most popular idol in South Korea according to a Gallup survey in 2018. Her ranking rose to 015th the following year. Apart from that, Sana is also a favorite of soldiers based on a survey of soldiers who have completed military service.

5. Controversy
In 2019, Sana received criticism for a post on TWICE’s Instagram account for promotions in Japan dated April 30. The controversy started because Sana discussed the history of her country.

Using Japanese, Sana wrote, “As a person born in the Heisei era, today is a lonely day but I’m trying my best. Let’s make the last ‘Heisei’ day a clean day and have a fresh start.”

Recently, TWICE announced that they would release a new album in 2023. The plan, Sana cs will release an English pre-release in January 2023. Then the 12th EP will be released in March 2023.

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