Jr. (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Birth name Park Jin Young (박진영/朴珍憐)
Also known as Jr. ( Abbreviation for Junior )
Born (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 19)
South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres K-Pop
Occupations Singer, Dancer, Actor
Instruments Vocal, Dance
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts JB
JYP Nation
JJ Project
Birth name
Hangul 박진영
Revised Romanization Bak Jin-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chin-yŏng

Park Jin Young (Hangul: 박진영 ; Hanja: 朴珍憐 ; born September 22, 1994), commonly known by his stage name Jr. is a South Korean singer and member of the hip-hop group Got7 under JYP Entertainment. On May 19, 2012, the music video for "Bounce" was released and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.


Park Jin Young was born in South Korea on September 22, 1994. He was scouted by JYP Entertainment from JYP Trainee Open Recruitment 5th Audition, where he tied in first place with JB. He then underwent training for 2 years and 6 months before his debut. His stage name "Jr." is because his name is identical as that of Park Jin Young, his producer.[citation needed]

On December 24, 2013, it was revealed that Jr would be part of the new 7 member hip-hop group called Got7.[1]

He graduated from Kyunggi High School on the 7th of February 2013.



In 2011, Jr. was cast in a role (as Jung Wi Bong) with Kang Sora, Jin Woon, Ji Yeon, JB, Hyorin and Park Seo Joon[2] in the drama entitled Dream High 2. The drama began broadcasting, January 30, 2012 on KBS.[3]

On February 3, 2012 was revealed that JB and Jr. from “Dream High 2” will debut as boy band JJ Project sometime during the second half of 2012 through JYP Entertainment. Both became JYP trainees after they tied for first at the 5th JYP Open Auditions in 2009. Their recent appearances in “Dream High 2” have placed them in the media spotlight, allowing them to officially launch their singing activities.[4]

On February 29, 2012 he released his OST song "We Are The B" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Jinwoon, Kang Sora & Kim Ji Soo.[5]


On May 7, JYP Entertainment has revealed a teaser video for the 1st Single Album “Slot Machine”.[6] On May 19, 2012, the music video for "Bounce" was released and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2012 Dream High 2 Jung Ui Bong KBS
2013 When a Man Falls in Love Ddol Yi MBC

Variety show[edit]

Year Title TV Network Note
2012 MTV Diary SBS MTV JJ Project
2014 After School Club Arirang With Got7 Episode 41
King of Food KBS
1000 Song Challenge SBS Episode 289 with JB, Jackson, Youngjae
Let's Go Dream Team 2 KBS with Youngjae Episode 228


Main article: JJ Project


Year Show title Album Song Duration
2012 Dream High 2 Dream High 2 OST "B Class Life" 2:30


  1. ^ JYP Entertainment reported to launch the debut of 7-member boy group next month. allkpop.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-24.
  2. ^ Final Cast of "Dream High Season 2 Revealed"
  3. ^ 'Dream High Season 2' To Begin
  4. ^ “Dream High 2’s” JB and Jr. to Debut as JYP Entertainment’s Newest Boy Band J&J
  5. ^ OST Dream High 2 Part 6 "We Are The B"
  6. ^ JB & JR to officially debut? JYP Entertainment reveals teaser for “JJ Project”

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