Gong Min-young. (Sony Music)
Gong Min-young, the older sister of 2NE1’s Minzy, debuted Friday as a singer with her first album “Rebirth.”
The album consists of eight tracks, most of them self-composed contemporary Christian music. Gong tried an unconventional music style by mixing religious songs with contemporary genres such as jazz, hip-hop and rhythm and blues, her agency Sony Music Entertainment said. Track titles such as “Let’s Party,” “Go!” and “Turn It Up” contain her modern take on Christian music.
While Gong is not as widely famous as Minzy, she has been renowned in the religious community for her unique voice and talent.
The two sisters are the granddaughters of the late Gong Ok-jin, a legendary Korean folk dancer.
Gong’s debut album will be released in stores on Nov. 4.
By Lee Hyun-jeong (firstname.lastname@example.org)