Jae Park

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Jae Park
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Park in March 2017
Born
Park Jae-hyung

(1992-09-15) September 15, 1992 (age 28)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Education
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
  • Composer
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
Years active2015–present
LabelsJYP
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBak Je-hyeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Chehyŏng

Park Jae-hyung (Korean: 박제형; born September 15, 1992), better known as Jae (Korean: 제이),[1] is a Korean-American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and streamer, best known as a vocalist and electric guitarist of South Korean rock band Day6. Prior to joining Day6, he gained attention in South Korea as one of the final six contestants in the first season of the singing competition television series K-pop Star.

Early life[edit]

Jae Park was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Cerritos, California in early childhood.[2] He graduated from Cerritos High School and later studied political science at California State University, Long Beach. Throughout high school and university, he ran a YouTube channel, "YellowPostItMan", where he uploaded vocal-and-guitar song covers as a hobby.[3]

In 2012, Park took a leave from university to compete as a singer-guitarist in the inaugural season of K-pop Star. Though he was eliminated from the competition in sixth place[4], JYP Entertainment (JYPE) offered Park a contract at the end of the show to join the company as a trainee for an upcoming band. Park accepted the offer and moved to South Korea.[5]

Career[edit]

Park debuted on September 7, 2015, as a vocalist and electric guitarist of JYP's first rock band, Day6. The band debuted with EP The Day.[6] In March 2016, the band released its second EP, Daydream, for which Park participated in the making of two tracks: "Blood" and "First Time". Park continues to actively participate in the making of numerous tracks following their Daydream album.[7]

On June 28, 2016, he became an MC of Arirang's After School Club, alongside Park Ji-min and Kevin Woo, formerly of U-KISS.[8] He officially graduated as ASC's MC on July 17, 2018.[9]

In September 2017, Park started a Youtube channel called JaeSix (later renamed eaJ). [10] He began a personal music project on the channel in 2020, releasing self-written solo tracks under the name eaJ. [11]

Park was a guest DJ every Monday on Arirang Radio's Monday Music Access with singer Bernard Park. His last appearance as a guest DJ was on April 30, 2018.[12]

Discography[edit]

Songwriting and Composing (other artists)[edit]

Year Title Original artist Album Notes
2018 "Chocolate" Day6 Want More 19 OST
2019 "Good Night"[13] Jeong Se-woon Touch Your Heart OST

Filmography[edit]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note Ref
2011 K-pop Star Season 1 Contestant SBS Placed in the top six [14]
2016-2018 After School Club Host Arirang Episodes 218-324, graduated episode 325
2020 Big Hero 6: The Series Taka and Yuka (voice) Disney XD Episode: "Big Hero Battle"

Podcasts[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note Ref
2020 How Did I Get Here? (HDIGH) Co-host DIVE Studios [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "day6jae :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  2. ^ Eric Nam (26 August 2019). "Ep. #20 | Catching Up: Jae of Day6". Kpop Daebak w/ Eric Nam (Podcast). DIVE Studios. Event occurs at 04:49. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ Eric Nam (26 August 2019). "Ep. #20 | Catching Up: Jae of Day6". Kpop Daebak w/ Eric Nam (Podcast). DIVE Studios. Event occurs at 05:30. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  4. ^ jbarky (2012-04-02). "Park Jae Hyung Dropped from April 1 Show of SBS K-Pop Star'". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  5. ^ Eric Nam (26 August 2019). "Ep. #20 | Catching Up: Jae of Day6". Kpop Daebak w/ Eric Nam (Podcast). DIVE Studios. Event occurs at 16:25. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  6. ^ "JYP's Boy Band DAY6 Debuts With "The Day" Mini Album and "Congratulations" MV". Archived from the original on 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  7. ^ Jung, Junhwa (March 16, 2016). "[단독] JYP밴드 DAY6, 3월말 컴백 확정..5인조 유지" [[Exclusive] JYP Band DAY6, Comeback at the end of March confirmed..5 members maintained]. OSEN. Retrieved April 25, 2020 – via Naver.
  8. ^ "'After School Club' announces its new MC! | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/arirang_ASC/status/1015073280636563456
  10. ^ "Watch: Jae Shows His Daily Life In First Vlog Uploaded On DAY6's 2nd Anniversary". Soompi. 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  11. ^ "Update: DAY6's Jae Sings "LA TRAINS" As eaJ In New Video". Soompi. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  12. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BiL2pZBgSJE/
  13. ^ Woo, Bin (March 7, 2019). "정세운, '진심이 닿다' OST 참여…데이식스 Jae·원필 작곡 작사한 '굿나잇'". Ten Asia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  14. ^ "K-PopStar". Daum. July 24, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
  15. ^ https://divestudios.io/show/how-did-i-get-here-w-jae-of-day6/. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

  • Jae on JYP Publishing