Everything You Need To Know About Minimanimo Hit-Maker Tiny-G!
Do you know about the South Korean girl group that released their single “Minimanimo” in 2013? If not, then you need to know more about this iconic girl group that debuted in 2012 with 4 members: J.Min, Do-hee, Mint, and Myung-ji. Maybe by now you are familiar with some of the names of Tiny-G’s members because some of them promoted separately as actresses or appeared on Korean variety shows, too.
In this article, there’s detailed information about Tiny-G, the girl group that has a small height, but they are quite popular in South Korea because they show off their potential and have powerful choreography as well. Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about Tiny-G (Hangul: 타이니지) starting with the members’ full profiles, fun facts, career journeys since their debut era, and their disbandment news in the article below!
Tiny-G J.Min Profile
Real Name: Shin Min-jeong (Hangul: 신민정)
Stage Name: J.Min (Hangul: 제이민)
Birth: November 20, 1994
Star Sign: Scorpio
Height: 156cm (5’1″)
Blood Type: O
Position in the Group: Leader, Main Vocalist
Official Site: Twitter ( good8025 )
Real Name: Kunphat Phonpawiworakul (กุญช์ภัสส์ พรปวีณ์วรกุล)
Stage Name: Mint (Hangul: 민트)
Birth: June 23, 1994
Star Sign: Cancer
Height: 150cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: O
Position in the Group: Main dancer, Lead Rapper
Official Site: Twitter ( minttytinyg )
Real Name: Min Do-hee (Hangul: 민도희)
Stage Name: Do-hee (Hangul: 도희)
Birth: September 25, 1994
Star Sign: Libra
Height: 150cm (4’11”)
Blood Type: A
Position in the Group: Lead Vocalist
Real Name: Kim Myung-ji (Hangul: 김명지)
Stage Name: Myung-ji (Hangul: 명지)
Birth: October 9, 1997
Star Sign: Libra
Height: 160cm (5’2″)
Blood Type: B
Position in the Group: Lead Dancer, Main Rapper, Maknae
Tiny-G Group Facts
- Tiny-G was the first girl group planned by G&G Productions. Considering the fact that the agency was originally an actor agency and drama production company, maybe the treatment of the agency wasn’t good, and when the contract period ended, most of them moved to another location. The only case of remaining until the end is when there was no call from another company.
- Tiny-G’s debut song “Little Giant” has the most difficult choreography among girl group choreographies.
- Tiny-G became more popular after Do-hee appeared on Reply 1994, and many people became interested in Tiny-G as well.
- Tiny-G had 2 members remain, which were Do-hee and J.Min before the group disbanded.
- Tiny-G terminated all of their activities in 2015.
Tiny-G Debut Era
On April 22, 2012, Tiny-G made their first debut in the music industry with “Polaris” which was aired on MBC. It was a medium pop ballad song written by Lee Si-young and composed by Jay Park.
On August 23, 2012, Tiny-G released their first single and made their official debut with the title song “TINY-G” (Little Giant). The song itself expresses the characteristics of the group Tiny G and the members’ original colors so the rhythm is intense and the song is quite difficult.
For reference, the makeup suited the members the best during this period, probably because the coordinator was a good person. In particular, J-Min was the most beautiful member during this era and received positive comments from the public.
Tiny-G’s average height is 154 cm, which is quite small. It is smaller than the previous girl group, C-Real, and the average height difference of Nine Muses, which is known as a representative tall girl group, which is about 18cm.
Interestingly, in the girl group industry, the members who were born in 1994 are usually the tallest on the team, and there are 3 people born in 1994 (J.Min, Do-hee, and Mint) in this group. But, all of them are shorter than 160 cm. Rather, the youngest, Myung-ji who was born in 1997, is over 160 cm.
In the early days of their debut, they didn’t really stand out that much. First of all, the idol market in Korea is saturated and they had not released many songs yet.
Moreover, the concept changed so rapidly. The fact that relatively clear characteristics were not revealed is one of the reasons why it had not been widely publicized. It seems that the agency was not able to properly grasp the concept.
On June 13, 2013, Tiny-G appeared on the in-game loading screen of the game Dragon Nest to promote and also released an OST titled “Here We Go.”
From October 11, 2013, Do-hee appeared as Jo Yoon-jin on tvN’s Reply 1994. Thanks to this, Do-hee’s individual popularity soared explosively, but the group as a whole had not been able to build their popularity. In April 2014, it was announced that Tiny-G was preparing a new album, but it was ultimately canceled due to a lack of finances.
On July 3, 2014, Tiny-G made a comeback with the digital single titled “Ice Baby” as a trio, and Myung-ji, the youngest member of the group, announced that she was leaving early because she wanted to focus on her acting career.
In December 2014, Mint and J-Min formed a unit called Tiny-G M and released “The Only One,” a song featuring Thai singer Natthew, and promoted in Thailand.
Tiny-G Disbandment and Future Activity
In 2015, Tiny G announced the suspension of activities as a domestic girl group. Min Do-hee, J-Min, and Mint all terminated their contracts with G&G Production on February 10, 2015.
After that, Min Do-hee signed an exclusive contract with a new agency on June 5, 2017, and appeared in Reply 1994 to focus on acting. After returning to Thailand, Mint and J-Min became active in Thailand as a group called Tiny-G M. According to the announcement, they eventually disbanded on February 10, 2015.
After Tiny-G disbanded, all the members restarted their careers on different paths. Do-hee participated in variety shows and appeared as a contestant on King of Masked Singer on April 16, 2017. Mint appeared in a drama titled The Idolmaster KR. And, Myung-ji appeared as a contestant on Mnet’s Idol School.
After learning some information about Tiny-G, have you watched their music videos yet from when they were promoting? If not, don’t skip any information about their discography and music videos that can catch your attention in the session below!
The title of their first official song is “TINY-G,” just like their group name. They showed off their pride as they refused to get discouraged amidst a flood of girl groups who were tall and thin with their lyrics that “admit the fact that I am different from others and have fun by expressing myself as I am.”
On January 21, 2013, the second single “Minimanimo” was released and promoted as the title song of the album with the same name. This song is about a girl who breaks up with a guy, but the girl is having difficulty forgetting the guy.
On October 2, 2013, the third single “Miss You” was released and was also active as the title song of the album with the same name. Tiny-G released the third single “Miss You” with a sexy, cute girl concept and started full-fledged activities.
The title song “Miss You” is the work of the production team Red Rocket, and it is a pop-dance song with an impressive electronic sound and an addictive synth sound.
In particular, it is said that the lyrics of this song are attractive and appeal to the desire to see the person you like confidently. In addition, the repeated lyrics of “Miss You” and the sexy cat dance in the chorus gained the attention of fans.
On July 3, 2014, Tiny-G released a drama music video through YouTube and various online music sites. The music video for the drama version of “Ice Baby” depicts the change of heart of a friendly boyfriend who becomes as cold as ice. Also, in this music video, you can get a glimpse of the acting of Dohee, Mint, and J-Min.
Well, that is all of the information about Tiny-G starting from their full profile, fun facts, discography, career journey since debut, until their latest activities before disbanding. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Byeol Korea!