24/12/12 Seoul Tonight 37.2℃ concert
|Born||December 28, 1981|
|Genres||K-pop, R&B, electropop, dance|
|Occupations||Singer, dancer, radio host|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Hyo-jin|
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.
Brown Eyed Girls
She became a member of Brown Eyed Girls after a suggestion by Jea, who had been her friend since their high-school years. The four members held several small size concerts, and was actually known as "Crescendo" before officially debuting as "Brown Eyed Girls". 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.
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. She made her debut as an MC through OnStyle‘s fashion program, Style Show Fiㄹ on June 16, 2011. 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. 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".
|2009-2010||Invincible Youth||KBS2||Regular cast|
|2012||SNL Korea||tvN||Host of the December 15 episode, with JeA, Miryo and Gain|
|2013||Immortal Song 2||KBS2||Replacement for JeA, now part of the permanent cast|
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. 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.
- NARSHA (2010)
|Album Information||Track Listing|
|Mamma Mia (with Sunny Hill) (맘마미아)||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2010||"I'm In Love"
(with Sungha Jung)
|"Bbi Ri Bba Bba" (삐리빠빠)
|"Mamma Mia" (맘마미아)
(with Sunny Hill)
OST and Collaborations
|2009||KBS My Fair Lady||"I Love You"||03:12||Duet with Miryo|
|2010||Cho PD||"La La Land"||03:28||Collaboration with Cho PD and JeA|
|2011||KBS The Thorn Birds||"A Woman I Know"||04:06||Solo|
|KBS Dae Jo Young||"Only You Don't Know"||04:14||Solo|
|2012||Miryo aka Johoney||"Leggo"||03:35||Duet with Miryo|
- "Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha reveals her name is Korean". Retrieved 2012-10-10.
- Brown Eyed Girls and ZE:A talk about the history of their group names
- Narsha to leave “Narsha’s Raise the Volume” radio program
- Narsha to emcee OnStyle’s new fashion show, “Style Show Fiㄹ”
- "Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha makes her acting debut in 'Light and Shadow'". Retrieved 02-01-12.