Sana Minatozaki (Hangul: 미나토사키 사나, Japanese: 湊崎紗夏 / みなとざきさな), better known as Sana (Hangul: 사나), is a Japanese singer, she is a member of Twice as a vocalist of the group.



Life and career

Sana was born on December 29, 1996 in Tennoji-ku, Osaka, Japan, she is the only child of her parents.

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 were 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 trainee-ship on April 13 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, she was one of sixteen female trainees in JYP Entertainment, who had to compete in singing, dancing and modelling, in order to become a member of JYP's upcoming girl group. At the end of the show, she was announced as a member of Twice.

In 2016 Sana shortly returned to Japan to take the University Entrance Qualification Examination.

Filmography

Television Shows

  • Sixteen (Mnet) - 2015
  • TWICE'S Private Life (Mnet) - 2015
  • Knowing Bros Ep. 27 (JTBC) - 2016
  • Running Man Ep. 302 (SBS) - 2016
  • Running Man Ep. 328 (SBS) - 2016
  • Knowing Bros Ep. 76 (JTBC) - 2017
  • Master Key Ep. 4 (SBS) - 2017

Music video appearances

Collaborations

Credits

◯ = Participates as writing/composer/producer, ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/producer

Twice Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Producer Ref.
Summer Nights Shot Thru The Heart
Fancy You Turn It Up
Feel Special 21:29
Eyes wide open Do What We Like

Video Gallery

TWICE
NayeonJeongyeonMomoSanaJihyoMinaDahyunChaeyoungTzuyu
Discography
Korean Studio Albums Twicetagram (Merry & Happy)Eyes wide open
EP The Story BeginsPage TwoTwicecoaster: Lane 1 (Twicecoaster: Lane 2)SignalWhat Is Love?Yes Or Yes (The Year of Yes)Fancy YouFeel SpecialMore & More
Special Albums Summer Nights
Title Tracks Like Ohh-AhhCheer UpTTKnock KnockSignalLikeyHeart ShakerWhat Is Love?Dance The Night AwayYes Or YesThe Best Thing I Ever DidFancyFeel SpecialMore & MoreI Can't Stop Me

Japanese Studio Albums BDZ (BDZ -Repackage-)&TWICE (&TWICE -Repackage-)
Best Albums #TWICE#TWICE2#TWICE3
EP What's Twice?
Single Albums One More TimeCandy PopWake Me UpHappy HappyBreakthroughFanfareBETTER

English Digital Singles More & More (English ver.)
Concert
Tours Twiceland (2017)Twiceland ZONE 2: Fantasy Park (2018)TWICE 1st ARENA TOUR 2018 "BDZ"TWICE DOME TOUR 2019Twice World Tour 2019TWICE DOME TOUR 2019
Beyond LIVE TWICE: World In A Day
Videography
Youtube Series TWICE TVTWICE: Seize The LightTIME TO TWICETwice's Elegant Private Life
TV Series Sixteen
Others
Agencie(s) JYP EntertainmentWarner Music JapanRepublic Records
Covers I Want You Back
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