|Birth name||Park Ji Yeon|
|Born||April 8, 1981|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Genres||Soul, R&B, hip hop|
|Labels||YG Entertainment (2003–2013)
C-JeS Entertainment (2013–)
|Website||Gummy's Official Facebook|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Ji-yeon|
- 1 History
- 2 Personal life
- 3 Discography
- 4 Awards
- 5 References
- 6 External links
2003–2009: Debut and breakthrough success
Gummy debuted in 2003 with her album Like Them. Due to the success of other label mates, Her second studio album, It's Different, was released on September 9, 2004. Her title track Memory Loss (기억상실) brought her success and recognition and led Gummy to win the Bonsang at the 19th Golden Disk Awards. The same year, Gummy earned at the 2004 Mnet Km Music Festival for Mobile Popularity Award for Memory Loss.
She released her fourth album titled Comfort on March 12, 2008, and it is her first released in three years. The album was postponed several times because Gummy wanted to release a high-quality album that showed her growth as an artist. The lead single I'm Sorry (미안해요) features T.O.P from Big Bang; he is also featured in the music video, along with Sandara Park from 2NE1. A week after its release, the song peaked within the top five spots on various digital charts.
2010–2011: Comeback and Loveless (EP)
On April 12, 2010, YG Entertainment announced comeback plan for Gummy and her fellow label mates Big Bang, 2NE1, and Se7en. A week later, it was revealed that Gummy is coming back with a mini album titled Loveless. A music video plus the full song of one of her tracks in the mini album was released on April 21. Loveless was released on April 29, and promotion for the album began in May. She had released a music video for multiple songs since the album such as "There Is No Love", which had already been performed live.
After staying in Japan for several years to improve her Japanese and to get a sense of the culture, Gummy finally felt confident in her Japanese to debut. On October 15, 2011, the MV for her remake of "I'm Sorry" feat. TOP was released.
2013: 10th anniversary, Snow Flower OST, 2nd Japanese mini album and contract expiry
2013 marked the tenth anniversary for Gummy and she celebrated with a fan meeting.
Gummy released her OST for the Korean drama, That Winter, the Wind Blows. "Snow Flower" was a hit and ranked high on charts such a Gaon and Instiz. Gummy performed "Snow Flower" on the music show Inkigayo.
Gummy also released her second Japanese album, Fate(s). Gummy directly participated in the production of the album in Japan, and she sought the help of producer Jeff Miyahara, who has produced songs for Amuro Namie, V6, KAT-TUN, and other popular Japanese artists. Gummy also had a duet with fellow label mate Daesung from BIGBANG. Two music videos were released for the lead single off the album, "Shinjiteru (Believe)".
2014–2016: New music, and OST releases
In 2014, Gummy provided the song "You're Calling Me" for the action-thriller television series Three Days. The drama was the second series brought to television by her new company, and was co-produced with Golden Thumb Pictures.
Later that year in August, Gummy returned with the mini album "I Loved...Have No Regrets". One of the singles from the 6-track EP was a duet with Park Yuchun, who was signed under the same company alongside K-pop group JYJ.
In 2016, Gummy released her OST for the highly anticipated Korean drama Descendants of the Sun starring Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. As part 4 of the television series soundtrack, "You are My Everything" topped iTunes K-pop charts in Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, and Taiwan as well as coming in the top 10 in the U.S and Vietnam.
In February 2015 it was confirmed that Gummy and actor Jo Jung Suk have been dating since 2013, after being introduced to each other by a friend.
|2005||For The Bloom
Mini albums (EP)
|2014||I Loved...Have No Regrets|
|2004||A Moment to Remember (Korean: 내 머리 속의 지우개) OST
||날그만잊어요 (Please Forget Me)|
|2007||H.I.T (Korean: 히트) OST
|2008||Sunny (Korean: 님은 먼 곳에) OST
||님은 먼 곳에 (My Love is Faraway)|
|The Scale of Providence (Korean: 신의 저울) OST
|General Hospital 2 (Korean: 내게로 오는 길) OST
||내게로 오는 길 (The Path Towards Me)|
|2009||Triangle (Korean: 이별은 사랑 뒤를 따라와) OST
||이별은 사랑 뒤를 따라와 (I Love You Behind The Break Up)|
|Will It Snow for Christmas? OST
||그대라서 (Because It's You)|
|2010||Daemul (Korean: 대물) OST
||죽어도 사랑해 (I Love You Even If You Die)|
|Finding Mr. Destiny (김종욱 찾기) OST
||러브 레시피 (Love Recipe) Duet with Bobby Kim|
|2013||That Winter, the Wind Blows OST
|2013||Master's Sun OST Part 1
||낮과 밤 (Day and Night)|
|2014||Three Days OST Part 4
||날 부르네요 (You're Calling Me)|
|2015||The Magician OST
||사랑해주세요 (Would You Love Me?)|
|2016||Descendants of the Sun OST Part 4
||You Are My Everything|
|2013||Wheesung & Gummy - Special Love (휘성&거미 - Special Love)
|2014||Gummy - Nowhere To Go (갈 곳이 없어 - 거미) OST Code No.2)
|2015||Zia , Gummy – SPY (KBS 2TV Drama) OST Code No.2 (지아, 거미 – 스파이 (KBS 2TV 금요미니시리즈) OST Code No.2)
|2003||Like Them||그대 돌아오면 (If You Come Back To Me) (Feat. Wheesung)|
|친구라도 될 걸 그랬어 (We Should’ve Been Friends)|
|2004||It's Different||기억상실 (Memory Loss)|
|2005||For The Bloom||아니 (No)|
|어른아이 (Childish Adult)|
|2006||Unplugged||그대 돌아오면 (If You Come Back To Me)|
|혼자만 하는 사랑 (Unrequited Love)|
|2008||Comfort||미안해요 (I'm Sorry) (Feat. T.O.P)|
|2010||Loveless (EP)||사랑은 없다 (There is No Love)|
|남자라서 (Because You're a Man) (Feat. Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Ryeo-won)|
|어떡해 (What Can I Do)|
|2010||-||러브 레시피 (Love Recipe) (Feat. Bobby Kim)|
|2011||Loveless(EP)(Japanese)||ゴメンネ (I'm Sorry) (Feat. TOP)|
|2012||-||요즘사람들 (Love Recipe II : People These Days) (With Bobby Kim)|
|2013||-||Only One (With Big Brother)|
|2014||I Loved...Have No Regrets (EP)||사랑했으니… 됐어 (I Loved...Have No Regrets)|
- "Gummy officially signs with JYJ's label C-JeS Entertainment". Allkpop. 2013-10-24. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
- Gummy Makes a Comeback after 3 Years. KBS World. March 3, 2008. Retrieved March 18, 2008.
- KBS World. Gummy Sweeps Online Music Charts. March 17, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2008.
- 247 Asian Media. Gummy Officially Joined C-JES. October 24, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2013.
- "Gummy's 'You are My Everything' snatches #1 in 8 countries!". Allkpop. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (20 February 2013). "Gummy to Release New Single ‘Snowflake’ for ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- "2004 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
- "2010 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.