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Park Jin-young in February 2011
|Birth name||Park Jin Young|
|Also known as||"The Asian Soul"|
|Born||December 13, 1972|
|Occupations||singer, dancer, composer, producer, actor|
|Associated acts||JYP Nation|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Jin-yeong|
Park Jin-young (Hangul: 박진영, Hanja: 朴軫泳; born December 13, 1972), also known as J.Y. Park or JYP, is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, record producer and the CEO and founder of JYP Entertainment, a major artist management/record label of Korean pop music. He is best known for his songs called “Don’t Leave Me”, “Elevator”, “She Was Pretty”, “Honey”, “Kiss”, “Your House”. He founded JYP Entertainment in 1997, composing and producing several singles and albums for various singers in South Korea including Rain, g.o.d., Park Ji-yoon, Byul, Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, miss A, JJ Project
Park was born in Seoul, Korea on January 13, 1972. He graduated from BaeMyung High School, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in Geology from Yonsei University.
In 1992, Park debuted as a group called ‘Park Jin-Young and the New Generation,’ but it was not successful. In 1994, he debuted as a solo singer with the new album Blue City featured the song “Don’t Leave Me”, and it was successful.
Park has released seven albums. He followed Blue City with his second album Tantara in 1995. His third album Summer Jingle Bell came out in 1997 and featured the hit song "She Was Pretty". His fourth album Even After 10 Years (1998) featured the song "Honey", and his seventh album Back To Stage (2007) featured the song "Kiss". While maintaining his status as a successful artist, he has also composed and produced over 31 charting singles and 25 albums for various groups in South Korea including Rain and Wonder Girls.
In May 2008, Park collaborated with Jackie Chan to form the "I Love Asia" Project, prompted by the earthquake tragedy in China. Park is a capable English speaker, as evidenced by the various interviews he has conducted in the U.S. Park also holds a B.A. in Geology from Yonsei University.
In October 2009, JYP also became the first Korean songwriter together with RAINSTONE to enter the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with the Wonder Girls hit single 'Nobody' which debuted at 76. It was later revealed that the CD for the song was offered at a bargain basement price at teen clothing stores as a deliberate attempt to "crack" the charts.
On December 3, 2009, JYP released his single, No Love No More.
At midnight of April 22 KST, JYP and Ga-In released a duet track titled, ”Someone Else.” This is the first song JYP released in about two years.
on April 28, 2012 JYP released his new single, "You're the One"
In early 2011, JYP made his acting debut in Dream High, for which he received a nomination for New Actor of the Year at the Baek Sang Arts Awards. In January 2012 he was seen in the sequel to Dream High called Dream High 2.
In 2011, Park made his film debut as Choi Young In, a man on a mission to hand-deliver 5 million dollars, in Five Million Dollar Man with Jo Sung-ha and Min Hyo-rin. The film was released on July 19, 2012.
Park decided to further expand JYP Entertainment by opening the JYP Manhattan Center in 2007 and the JYP Beijing Center in 2008. At the JYP Manhattan Center, he was training three singers for their American debut in 2010. However, he has postponed their debuts because of the recession.Since Min debuted with Miss A, J Lim has returned to Korea to pursue her career, and G-Soul is still waiting to debut. Every artist that has been managed by JYP has gone through the JYP Academy, a training system that includes intensive training in vocal, dance, acting, and language. JYP is currently in the development stages of producing a U.S. TV show with Lawrence Bender that will be based around the Wonder Girls.
Due to his success in helping to create Asian singers, he was invited to be keynote speaker at Midem 2009, a music conference that brings together over 9,000 professionals from over 90 different countries. In June 2009, JYP Entertainment and the Jonas group has signed the management deal for the Wonder Girls. Wonder Girls, a girl group that J.Y. Park produced, will be releasing an album and joining the tour with the band group Jonas Brothers.
In 1999, Park Jin-young married Seo Yoon-jeong. In March 2009 the couple announced that they would divorce after 10 years of marriage. On his official website, Park announced that although they have been together for 16 years, they had grown apart and decided to go their separate ways.
- 1994: Blue City
- 1995: Tantara
- 1997: Summer Jingle Bell
- 1998: Even After 10 Years
- 1998: Kiss Me
- 2001: Game
- 2007: Back To Stage
- 2009: Sad Freedom
- 2012: Spring - 5 Songs for 1 New Love
- 2012: The Wonder Girls Movie
- 2012: Five Million Dollar Man
- Mnet 20's choice awards: 20's Do Don't (2012)
- M.net Asian Music Awards, Best Asian Composer for Nobody (Wonder Girls song) (2009)
- Inaugurated by Korean President, Lee Myung-Bak as "Personal Advisor to the Future Planning Council"
- The 100 Most Influential Contributors of the Year (2007)
- Model Line's Best Dressed of the Year (2007)
- SBS Popular Song Grand Prize Producer of the Year Award (2002)
- Seoul Popular Song Grand Prize Composer of the Year Award (2001)
- KBS Popular Song Grand Prize Composer of the Year Award (2001)
- m.net music video Award (2001)
- Best Music Video Award (R&B category) (2001)
- SBS Popular Song Grand Prize Composer of the Year Award, Producer of the Year Award (2001)
- Seoul Popular Song Grand Prize Composer of the Year Award (2001)
- Daily Sports Popular Song Grand Prize Teen Singer of the Year Award (2001)
- SBS Popular Song Grand Prize Composer of the Year Award, Songwriter of the Year Award, Producer of the Year Award (2000)
- SBS Popular Song Grand Prize Composer of the Year Award (1999)
- SBS Popular Song Grand Prize Music Arrangement of the Year Award (1997)
- KBS Popular Song Grand Prize Singer in His Teens Award (1997)
- Model Line Selected '97 Best Dresser Award (1997)
- "박진영 가수, 음악PD". Naver (in Korean). 2 April 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- The Future of Pop Music? Condé Naste Portfolio Video Interview with Jin-Young Park, http://bcvideo.portfolio.com/services/link/bcpid1578108490/bclid1612732063/bctid1628231996
- See also, Interview with Rain with Snippets of JYP from 1:44 to 2:20, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRf_S-Hjwws
- Billboard October 31st, 2009 Issue
- Park Jin Young 1st Single Album
- "Park Jin Young Cast for Sequel of "Dream High"". Soompi. November 21, 2011.
- Ho, Stewart (23 May 2012). "Official Movie Poster for Park Jin Young’s Debut Movie Unveiled". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
- "5 Million Dollar Man Releases Official Trailer Showing JYP Being Ridiculed". soompi.com. June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
- ""Future Pop" by Jeff Yang". Condé Nast Portfolio. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
- UPI News Track. S. Korean girl pop group coming to U.S
- Bae, Seon-yeong. 스타부부의 이혼 충격, 어떤 속사정과 아픔이... (Star Couples' Divorces, The Inside Story and Pain...). Joins.com. June 2, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
- 안녕하세요.박진영 입니다 (Hello, this is Park Jin-young.). March 27, 2009. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
- Lee, Nancy (28 June 2012). "20′s Choice Awards: Who Won at the 20’s Choice Awards?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
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