Jr. (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Birth name Park Jin Young
Born (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 20)
Origin Jinhae-gu, South Korea
Genres K-Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Dancer, Actor
Instruments Vocal, Dance
Years active 2012-present
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: 朴珍榮 ; born September 22, 1994), commonly known by his stage name Jr., is a South Korean singer and member of the duo JJ Project and the hip-hop group Got7 under JYP Entertainment.


Park Jin Young was born in South Korea on September 22, 1994 (20 years old). 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. [1]

On December 24, 2013, it was revealed that Jr would be part of the new 7 member hip-hop group called Got7.[2]

He graduated from Kyunggi High School on the 7th of February 2013 and entered the Howon University with Major in Performance. [3]



In 2011, Jr. was cast in a role (as Jung Ui-bong) with Kang So-ra, Jin Woon, Ji Yeon, JB, Hyorin and Park Seo-joon[4] in the drama entitled Dream High 2. The drama began broadcasting, January 30, 2012 on KBS.[5]

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.[6]

On February 29, 2012 he released his OST song "We Are The B" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Jinwoon, Kang So-ra and Kim Ji-soo.[7] On March 11, 2013, it was announced that Jr. would be appearing as Seo Mi-joon on MBC's new drama When a Man Falls in Love with his bandmate JB.[8]

2012: Debut as JJ Project[edit]

Main article: JJ Project

On May 7, JYP Entertainment has revealed a teaser video for the 1st Single Album "JJ Project Slot Machine".[9] On May 9, another video teaser entitled, "JYP 007" was uploaded through JJ Project's official YouTube account.[10] On May 17, 2012, JYP Entertainment released the final teaser,[11] and on May 19, the official music video for title track "Bounce" was released through their official YouTube account and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.[12]

2014: Debut as Got7[edit]

Main article: Got7

On January 1, 2014, it was announced that the two members of JJ Project would debut as part of a 7-member boy band called Got7.[13] On January 7, 2014, JYP Entertainment released the teaser images for Jr. along with the teaser images of his group members Youngjae and BamBam. [14] Their debut song "Girls Girls Girls" and the music video for the track were released on January 14, 2014. [15]



Year Show title Album Song Duration
2012 Dream High 2 Dream High 2 OST "B Class Life" 2:30
2012 Dream High 2 Dream High 2 OST Balloons 3:29



Year Title Role Network Note
2012 Dream High 2 Jung Ui Bong KBS Supporting Character
2013 When a Man Falls in Love Ddol Yi MBC Supporting Character
2015 Dream Knight (GOT) Jr. Youku Tudou Korean-Chinese Online Drama by JYPE and Youku Tudou
My Love Eun-Dong Ji Eun Ho JTBC Younger version in his teens

Variety show[edit]

Year Title TV Network Note
2012 MTV Diary SBS MTV JJ Project
2014 After School Club Arirang With Got7 Members (Episode 41, 77, 122)
King of Food KBS On January 31, 2014
1000 Song Challenge SBS With JB, Jackson, Youngjae (Episode 289)
Let's Go Dream Team 2 KBS With Youngjae (Episode 228)
Immortal Songs 2 KBS With Got7 Members
I Got7 SBS MTV With Got7 Members (Additional broadcasting on Youku & Tudou)
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 With Got7 Members (Episode 146)
Quiz to Change the World MBC With Jackson (Episodes 252, 253, 256)
A Song for You KBS With Got7 Members (Episode 2)
1 vs. 100 KBS2 With JB
Star King SBS With JB, Mark, Jackson (Episodes 372, 373)
M!Countdown Begins Open Studio Mnet With Got7 Members
King of Ratings KBS With Got7 Members (July 19, 2014)
We Got Married MBC With JB, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom (Episode 27)
2015 Roommate Season 2 SBS With Mark, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom (S2 Episode 14)


Date Channel Show Note
140117 KBS Music Bank Special MC with JB
140220 Mnet M! Countdown Special MC with JB
140413 SBS SBS Inkigayo Special MC with Kwanghee, Naeun, Lizzy
140620 KBS Music Bank Special MC With AOA's Jimin
140712 MBC Show! Music Core Special MC with Minho and Sohyun
141225 Mnet M! Countdown Special MC with JB, Jackson
150226 Mnet M! Countdown Special MC with Bambam
150409 Mnet M! Countdown Special MC with Bambam
150430 Mnet M! Countdown Special MC with Bambam


  • 2012: LG's teen cosmetic line "Nana's B" with JB [16]
  • 2012: Clothing brand "TBJ" with JB [17]
  • 2012: "Reebok's GL 6000" with JB and Wonder Girls' Sohee [18]
  • 2014: "Black Yak WALK FIT" with Got7 [19]
  • 2014: "Natuur Pop" with Got7 [20]
  • 2014: "SMART School Uniform" with Got7
  • 2014: "Dewytree" with Got7 [21]
  • 2014: "J'ESTINA" with Got7


  1. ^ JJ Project: Looks Like SHINee, Sounds Like Lim Jae Bum and JYP?. soompi.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-23.
  2. ^ JYP Entertainment reported to launch the debut of 7-member boy group next month. allkpop.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-24.
  3. ^ JYP Entertainment: Got7 Profile. http://got7.jype.com. Retrieved on 2014-08-14.
  4. ^ Final Cast of "Dream High Season 2 Revealed"
  5. ^ 'Dream High Season 2' To Begin
  6. ^ “Dream High 2’s” JB and Jr. to Debut as JYP Entertainment’s Newest Boy Band J&J
  7. ^ OST Dream High 2 Part 6 "We Are The B"
  8. ^ "JJ Project′s JB to Appear as Shin Se Kyung′s Little Brother in ′When a Man Falls in Love′". Ko Hung Ju. CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "JB & JR to officially debut? JYP Entertainment reveals teaser for "JJ Project"". allkpop. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "JYP Entertainment reveals second teaser for "JJ Project"". allkpop. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "JJ Project reveals teaser for "Bounce"". allkpop. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "JJ Project reveals MV for "Bounce"". allkpop. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "JYP Entertainment reported to launch the debut of 7-member boy group next month". allkpop. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ "GOT7 release teaser images for Youngjae, BamBam, and Jr.". allkpop. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  15. ^ "GOT7 debut with 'Girls Girls Girls' MV!". allkpop. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  16. ^ "LG생활건강 '나나스비' 모델에 'JJ프로젝트' 발탁". Nate. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "JJ프로젝트 데뷔 두달만 광고모델 두개 대박신인 광고 잭팟". Newsen. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Sohee and JJ Project model for Reebok’s GL 6000 series". allkpop. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "OT7 strut their stuff and show their moves in first CF for 'BLACK YAK WALK FIT'". allkpop. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  20. ^ "GOT7 are the new sweet faces for 'Natuur POP'". allkpop. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  21. ^ "”GOT7”、DEWYTREEに出会う?!". ameblo.jp. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 

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