Narsha

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Narsha
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24/12/12 Seoul Tonight 37.2℃ concert
Background information
Born (1981-12-28) December 28, 1981 (age 32)
Genres K-pop, R&B, electropop, dance
Occupations Singer, Radio host, MC, Entertainer, Movie Director, Actress, Musical Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006 (2006)-present
Labels Nega Network
Associated acts

Brown Eyed Girls, Sunny Hill, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

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Narsha's Signature
Website Cyworld Homepage
Narsha
Hangul 박효진
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bak Hyo-jin
McCune–Reischauer Park Hyo-jin
Stage name
Hangul 나르샤
Revised Romanization Nareusya
McCune–Reischauer Narŭsya

Narsha (born December 28, 1981), born Park Hyo-jin which is also her name as a DJ for KBS 2FM, is a Korean singer and dancer, who is part of the Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls. She made her solo debut in 2010. Her stage name, Narsha, is derived from the term na-ra-sya, which means 'to fly up' in Middle Korean.[1]

Narsha has always wanted to be a pianist when she grow up but her ambition switched to being a singer after watching Insooni sing on TV.

Narsha is also the honorary ambassador for the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Career[edit]

Brown Eyed Girls[edit]

She became a member of Brown Eyed Girls after a suggestion by Jea, who had been her friend since their high-school years.[1] The four members held several small size concerts, and was actually known as "Crescendo" before officially debuting as "Brown Eyed Girls".[2] After more than 3 years of training in singing and holding several small size concerts, the Brown Eyed Girls released their debut album Your Story in South Korea in February 2006, with the ballad track, "Come Closer" as their single.

M&N[edit]

After Brown Eyed Girls's Kill Bill activities in 2013, the first BEG unit was announced. Miryo and Narsha formed M&N. The original name was '언니둘' (Two Unnies) and it was suggested that if JeA were to join them, they would switch their name to '언니들' (The Unnies).

M&N is introduced as a hip hop group as both Miryo and Narsha are avid fans of the Hip Hop genre. However, Their first digital single belongs to the easy listening genre.

The group has released a digital single named 'Tonight' in both Korean and English without any promotions done.

Solo activities[edit]

Entertainer[edit]

During 2009, her popularity began to increase after she started appearing on many entertainment programs, including Heroes and Invincible Youth, on which she gained the nickname "Adult-dol" . She became a DJ on Pump up the Volume on KBS Cool FM, from 8 PM until 10 PM but due to Brown Eyed Girls' overseas promotions Narsha decided to leave the show, with her last broadcast on Dec. 28, 2010.[3] She made her debut as an MC through OnStyle‘s fashion program, Style Show Fiㄹ on June 16, 2011.[4] Narsha made her acting debut through MBC's drama series Light and Shadow playing the role of Hye Bin, a singer aspirant and followed by Ohlala Couple as Moosan the goddess of love.[5] In 2012, she also provided the voice for the main antagonist 'The White Wolf' in the Korean version of Christmas movie "Niko: Santa Air Wing's Adventure". She has also made a name as a smartphone director as well as a musical actress.

Variety Shows[edit]

Narsha has established for herself a name in the variety industry and has earned praises from notable MCs. She has been guesting on many variety shows but only notable shows and ones where she's a fixed member is being listed.

Year Title Network Notes
2009 - 2010 Invincible Youth KBS2 Fixed cast
2010 Waving The Korean Flag SBS Fixed Cast. South Africa FIFA World Cup Show.
2009-2010 Star Golden Bell KBS Regular cast
2009-2010 Intimate Note SBS Fixed Cast for Season 3
2010 - 2011 Heroes SBS Fixed Cast
2011 Style Show Fiㄹ Onstyle MC
2012 SNL Korea tvN Host of the December 15 episode, with JeA, Miryo and Gain
2013 - 2014 Immortal Song 2 KBS Known for a being a singer that have shown many different types of performances and have earned high praises.
2014 Celebrity Lives in Our House MBC every1 Celebrity for the 1st and 2nd episode of the show. The show changes celebrity every now and then.
2013 Infinity Challenge MBC Guest for episode 361, 362 for the program's Christmas special 'Introducing Lonely Friends'.
2014-present SNL Korea tvN Fixed crew ever since Season 5

Solo artist[edit]

Narsha announced her intention to make her solo debut in early 2010. Her first solo single, "I'm In Love", was released digitally on July 1, 2010, as a preview for her upcoming album. Her first solo studio album, the eponymous NARSHA, was released on July 8, 2010. The title song Bbi Rri Bba charted on Gaon's Top 100 digital sales, most streamed and downloaded songs for 2010.[6] The album contained a preview for "Mamma Mia", a collaboration with, at the time, fellow Nega Network group Sunny Hill, which was released fully on August 20. The album was also worked on by many composers who had contributed musically to Brown Eyed Girls' third album, Sound-G.

Drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2012 Lights and Shadows (TV series) MBC Lee Hye Bin/Lee Jung Ja
2012 Ohlala Couple KBS2 Moosan Goddess
2014 There Is A Blud Bird: Cinderella Syndrome TV Chosun Shin Ae (Female Lead)
2014 Couple Clinic : Love and War KBS Hyun Jin (Female Lead for the 20s Special 'Wife is the Boss')
2014 Emergency Couple tvN Female Patient (Cameo on episode 19)
2014 A Witch's Love tvN Shaman (Cameo on episode 1 and 2)

Movie[edit]

Year Title Type Role Notes
2011 The Guest Who Did Not Receive The Invitation Smartphone Movie Director Received the Special Award in the 1st International Olleh Smartphone Film Festival
2012 Nico 2 : Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure Animation White Wolf Dubbing
2013 Bug Smartphone Movie Director. Screenplay. Writer. (Movie plot is reality story based on the hardships Narsha faced when growing up) Received the Special Award in the 3rd International Olleh Smartphone Film Festival

Musical[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 When A Man Loves Female Lead

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]


Single albums[edit]

Album Information Track Listing
Mamma Mia (with Sunny Hill) (맘마미아)
  • 01. Mamma Mia (with Sunny Hill) (맘마미아)
  • 02. Bbi Ri Bba Bba (East4A Club Vocal Mix) (삐리빠빠)

Released singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon
KOR
Billboard
2010 "I'm In Love"
(with Sungha Jung)
2 NARSHA
"Bbi Ri Bba Bba" (삐리빠빠)
5
"Mamma Mia" (맘마미아)
(with Sunny Hill)
5 Non-album release

OST and Collaborations[edit]

Year Album/Drama Song Title Artist
2006 Movie A Cruel Attendance "If You Cannot Avoid" With Garion
2007 Be My 1004 "Be My 1004" Featuring for iM
2007 KBS Dae Jo Young "Only You Don't Know" Solo
2007 Somewhere Over The Rainbow Vol.6' "In This Winter" Duet with Miryo
2008 Gone To The Hospital "Gone To The Hospital (Longing...)" Featuring for MIRU
2008 "Fun'ch "1+2" Featuring for One Two
2009 Sudden Song "Sudden Song" Duet with Miryo
2009 KBS My Fair Lady "I Love You" Duet with Miryo
2009 KBS My Fair Lady "I Love You" Duet with Jang Geuni
2009 First Whisper "The Snow Gift" Featuring for Lee Jae Hoon
2010 'Untouchable 2nd Mini Album "Living In My Heart" Featuring For Untouchable
2010 Cho PD "La La Land" Collaboration with Cho PD and JeA
2010 2010 MAMA Theme Song "Music" Collaboration with JeA, Jun. K, Supreme Team, Boohwal, 8Eight
2011 KBS The Thorn Birds "A Woman I Know" Solo
2012 Miryo aka Johoney "Leggo" Featuring for Miryo

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