J.G., the Former Member of Cross Gene
The South Korea-based idol group Cross Gene has received a lot of attention since they made their debut in 2012. They are known as a multi-national group, as the group consists of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese members. One of Cross Gene’s Chinese members, J.G., was in charge of main vocals. Unfortunately, not long after his debut with Cross Gene, J.G. left the group. Let’s get to know more about him and his departure from the group here.
Profile of J.G.
- Stage Name: J.G.
- Real Name: Gao Jia Ning
- Nickname: Destiny Gene.
- Position: Main Vocalist, Maknae
- Place, date of birth: Baicheng, January 12, 1993
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Height: 182 cm
- Weight: 69 kg
- Blood Type: AB
- Education: Chung Ang University
J.G.’s Departure from Cross Gene and His Career Afterward
Not long after their debut, on January 16, 2013, it was announced through Cross Gene’s fancafe that J.G. would no longer be a member of the group. Amuse Korea Entertainment stated that J.G. left to pursue a solo career as a singer, but fans speculated that this was a lie because there hadn’t been any information released regarding J.G.’s activities after his departure.
The translation of the official statement is as follows:
“Starting with this album, J.G will not be participating in any activities. We want to thank all of you fans who have loved J.G of Cross Gene. he will start walking towards a new path as a singer. Please continue giving J.G your interest and love.”
Later on in 2015, J.G. appeared on The Voice of China. He failed to pass the audition, but he then revealed that the reason why he left Cross Gene was because of a family issue. He also mentioned that he owned a fried chicken restaurant, which he ran together with his Korean girlfriend. Check out the video of his performance on The Voice of China below:
After appearing on The Voice, J.G. also appeared on a Chinese TV show called Family Fun Show with his parents. There, he stated that because his parents were against the idea of him running a restaurant, he cancelled his restaurant business. J.G.’s parents encouraged him to just pursue his singing career, since they knew it was J.G.’s dream since he was young, and they support him.
In 2017, J.G. made an appearance again on a Chinese TV show titled Idea Show. He then finally revealed the real reason why he decided to leave Cross Gene so suddenly and return to China, his home country. It was because of his sister’s sudden death. His sister unfortunately passed away in a car accident and J.G. wasn’t able to see her for the last time, so he felt regretful.
Watch his performance on the show below:
It is a shame that J.G. left Cross Gene so soon after their debut, but everything happens for a reason. At least we know that J.G. is not giving up on his dream to become a singer, so let’s keep supporting him in whichever path he may choose. May he always walk on a flowery path!