Jay Park

K-pop, Blogger

1987 –

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Who is Jay Park?

Jay Park is an American singer, dancer, rapper, b-boy, music producer, songwriter, model, choreographer, and actor of South Korean descent, and a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement. As Park grew up as a b-boy and dancer, he has become well known for these skills, as well as his charismatic performances and great stage presence. Park was described as a "born entertainer" by legendary Korean pop singer, Patti Kim, and The New York Times quoted the president of digital music distributor, DFSB Kollective, describing Park as "not just an artist, but also his own PR agent, fan club president, and TV network."

Park initially rose to fame as the leader of South Korean boy band, 2PM, formed by record label JYP Entertainment in 2008, having previously been a trainee for four years. In September 2009, Park returned home to Seattle after comments he wrote about Korea in 2005 as a teenager were leaked by a netizen who hacked his Myspace account, and were taken out of context and misinterpreted by the Korean media; Park officially left the group in early 2010. In March 2010, Park uploaded a cover video of B.o.B's hit "Nothin' on You", with his own rap and lyrics, to YouTube, which went viral and reached over 2,000,000 views in less than 24 hours, leading to the release of Park's first EP, Count on Me in July 2010, which debuted at number one on the Gaon chart. Park returned to South Korea in June 2010 for the filming of Hype Nation, while being represented by Digital Media Wire's CEO and entertainment attorney Ned Sherman, and in July 2010, Park signed a contract with SidusHQ, one of the largest agencies in South Korea, re-debuting as a solo singer and an actor.

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Born
Apr 25, 1987
Edmonds
Also known as
  • 박재범
  • 재범
  • Park Jaebeom
  • The Fresh Prince of Seoul
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Edmonds Woodway High School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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