John Park (musician)

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John Park
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John Park at Samsung's Life is Tab showcase event, in January 2011
Background information
Birth name John Andrew Park
Born (1988-09-13) September 13, 1988 (age 26)
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, Soul, Blues
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, piano
Years active 2010–present
Labels Music Farm
This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.

John Andrew Park (Hangul: 박성규, Hanja: 朴成奎, born September 13, 1988) is an American singer of Korean descent. He was a semifinalist on the ninth season of American Idol; placing twentieth. He is the runner-up of Superstar K2, a Korean singing contest held by M.net. He is currently signed to Music Farm Entertainment.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

John Park was born in Chicago; prior to entering Superstar K2, he was a student at Northwestern University majoring in Economics.[2] He was a member of his college Acapella group Purple Haze.[2] He was the semi finalist of American Idol. He later auditioned for the Korean equivalent of "American Idol", Superstar k2, where he became the runner up. His prowess was identified by the Korean population and he went on to become a Korean pop artist, as of 2011.

Education[edit]

Park attended Glenbrook North High School. He is an Economics major at Northwestern University.[3] He is currently taking a break from college to pursue a singing career in Korea.[4]

Musical background[edit]

He is a fan of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Gavin DeGraw, Marc Broussard and Jamie Cullum.[5]

American Idol 9[edit]

Park auditioned in Chicago for the ninth season of American Idol with "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" by Blood, Sweat and Tears. The judges were impressed in his audition especially Shania Twain and he made it to the Hollywood round.

He also performed "Sweet Escape" in the group round along with Haeley Vaughn, Jessica Furney and Kelsey Madsen who was cut that round. He made it to the semi-finals. During the top 24, he sang Billie Holiday's God Bless The Child and John Mayer's Gravity for the top 20, but he was eliminated.

Week Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know Blood, Sweat and Tears N/A Advanced
Hollywood First Solo (Acapella) (unaired) N/A Advanced
Hollywood Group Performance The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani N/A Advanced
Hollywood Second Solo (unaired) N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 men) Billboard Hot 100 hits God Bless The Child Billie Holiday 8 Advanced
Top 20 (10 men) Billboard Hot 100 hits Gravity John Mayer 2 Eliminated

Superstar K2[edit]

After American Idol, Park entered the second season of the Korean talent show Superstar K2, where he finished second.[6]

Theme Song Title and Artist Results
Group Mission Even if I die, I can't let you go (2 AM) Failed (Wild Card Pass)
Rival Mission Soul Vocal (with Huh Gak) Advanced (Winner)
Remake Hits (1960–2010) 10 Minutes (Lee Hyo Ri, 2003) Advanced
Lee Moon Sae Special In The Rain (Lee Moon Sae) Advanced
Michael Jackson Special Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson) Advanced (Super Save, Highest Scorer)
Judges' Hit Remake Nights Where I Can't Sleep (Lee Seung Chul) Advanced (Highest Scorer)
Audiences' Song Choice Your House (JYP) Advanced
Finale
Free Performance
Title Song Performance

Drunken Truth (Exhibition)
Always (John Park)
Runner - Up

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7]
Inner Child 1
  • KOR: 8,209[8]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7]
Knock
  • Released: February 23, 2012
  • Label: Music Farm
  • Format: CD, digital download
3
  • KOR: 18,741[9]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
K-Pop
Hot 100

[11]
"I'm Your Man" 2010 14 Non-album single
"Falling" 2012 4 6 Knock
"Childlike" 16 27 A Werewolf Boy OST
"Baby" 2013 23 13 Inner Child
"U" 2014 34 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
K-Pop
Hot 100

[11]
"Happy Me" (Huh Gak featuring John Park) 2010 24 Huh Gak 1st Mini Album
"Would We Have Changed" (Younha featuring John Park) 2012 38 11 Supersonic
"Forever" (Kim Jin-pyo featuring John Park) 2013 35 JP 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
Hot100
K-Pop

[11]
"Life is Tab" (R&B version) 2011 Non-album single
"My Best" (with Huh Gak) 43 Glove OST
"Switch" (with Song Hye-kyo) 2012 35 22 Song Hye Kyo Debut
"Alcohol" 2014 71 59 Kang Seung Won Making Project Vol.1 Part.1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
"I'll Give It All" 2010 39 Superstar K2 Up to 11
"In the Rain" 9
"This Ain't It" 2012 31 Knock
"I Wonder Why" 42
"Good Day" 47
"The Song" 56
"Imagine" 2013 104 Inner Child
"Too Late" 112
"Eraser" 145
"Again" (feat. Bizzy) 162
"Childlike" 181
"No More" 191
"Where" 194
"Sipping My Life" (Bonus track) 199

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"I'm Your Man" 2010 Unknown
"Life is Tab" 2011 Jang Jae-hyeok [12]
"My Best" Unknown
"Falling" 2012 Digipedi [13]
"Switch" Unknown
"Childlike"
"Baby" 2013 Digipedi [14]
"Alcohol" 2014 Kang Seung-won [15]
"U" Digipedi [16]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Best New Male Solo Artist "Falling" Won
2013 2013 KBS Entertainment Awards Show/Variety Male Newcomer Award Cool Kiz On The Block Won

Music Program #1[edit]

Year Awards
2012

Variety Show[edit]

Year Show Episode
2014 Running Man Cooking Battle
2013 Running Man 1% of Friendship, Couple Race
2013 - 2014 Cool Kiz On The Block Member of Badminton, Basketball Team & Tae-Kwon-Do

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Park". IB Times. Mar 31, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kim, Yoonji. "John Park finishes second in 'Superstar K'". Daily Northwestern.com. 
  3. ^ "John Park". Chicago Tribune. Feb 16, 2010. Retrieved Nov 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brown, Claire (October 19, 2010). "Northwestern's John Park reaches finals in Korean version of "American Idol"". Daily Northwestern. 
  5. ^ "John Park Biography". Johnapark.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2013년 07월 Album Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2012년 Album Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "앨범 정보 - Life Is Tab". Melon. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Falling MV". Digipedi. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Baby MV". Digipedi. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ "강승원 프로젝트 '술' 뮤비에 존박·유희열·조정치 등 뮤지션 '총출동'". tvdaily.asiae.co.kr. TV Daily. April 8, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "U MV". Digipedi. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 

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