Narsha at the Expo 2012 Yeosu
December 28, 1981
Seoul, South Korea
Hwang Tae-Kyung (m. 2016)
|Associated acts||Brown Eyed Girls|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Hyo-jin|
Park Hyo-jin (born December 28, 1981), better known by her stage name Narsha, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group Brown Eyed Girls. Her stage name, Narsha, is derived from the term na-reu-sha, 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.
After Brown Eyed Girls' 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 falls under the easy listening genre. The group has released a digital single named "Tonight" in both Korean and English without any promotions done.
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 Fil on June 16, 2011. Narsha made her acting debut through MBC's drama series Lights and Shadows playing the role of singer aspirant Hye-bin, 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". She has also made a name as a smartphone director as well as a musical actress.
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 Ri Bba 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.
She was then featured on fellow member Miryo's track "Leggo", taken from her 2012 debut EP. The two later formed a duo called "M&N" and had already released a single, titled "Tonight" in 2013. Aside from this, she also lend her vocals for some drama's soundtrack. Narsha also appeared as a fixed member for the cast of Immortal Songs 2, however due to her musical schedules she had to leave the show at the end of 2013.
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.
|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|
|2010, 2014||Happy Together||KBS||Guest with Gain [Ep. 136], Guest with Jackie Chan Super Junior Siwon [Ep. 353]|
|2011||Idol Brain Competition Special (Lunar New Year Special)||KBS||Guest|
|2011||Style Show Fiㄹ||Onstyle||MC|
|2012||SNL Korea||tvN||Host of the December 15 episode, with JeA, Miryo and Gain|
|2013 - 2014||Immortal Songs 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||Infinite Challenge||MBC||Guest for episode 361, 362 for the program's Christmas special 'Introducing Lonely Friends'.|
|2014–present||SNL Korea||tvN||Fixed crew for Season 5, 6|
|2014||Running Man||SBS||Guest [Ep. 198], [Ep. 221]|
|2015||Some Guy Some Girl||SBS||Cast|
|Match Made In Heaven||MBC every1||Cast|
|Hello Counselor||KBS||Guest, Ep. 249 (with Brown Eyed Girls)|
|2017||Radio Star||MBC||Guest, Ep. 534 (with Lee Hyori, Kahi & Chae Ri-na)|
|King of Mask Singer||Contestant as "Carrot Girl" (Episodes 125–126)|
|2012||Lights and Shadows||MBC||Lee Hye-bin/Lee Jung-ja|
|2012||Ohlala Couple||KBS2||Moosan Goddess|
|2013||Pure Love||KBS2||Ha Soo Bin zul (ep 7 cameo)|
|2014||There Is A Blue Bird: Cinderella Syndrome||TV Chosun||Shin-ae|
|2014||The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War||KBS2||Hyun-jin (20s Special "Wife Is the Boss")|
|2014||Emergency Couple||tvN||Female patient (cameo, episode 19)|
|2014||A Witch's Love||tvN||Shaman (guest, episodes 1-4)|
|2014||MBC Drama Festival: 4Teen||MBC||Sunglasses lady|
|2015||Save the Family||KBS1||Jung Hee-jin|
|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|
|2013||When a Man Loves||Female Lead|
- 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
|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|
|2014||REFORM (10th Anniversary Album)||"Bullshit 지랄"||Featuring for Humming Urban Stereo|
- "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 January 2, 2012.
- "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!".
- Son Ye-ji (August 27, 2017). "'복면가왕' 당근소녀는 브아걸 나르샤 "팬들 위해 출연"". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved August 27, 2017.
- Kim Jin-seok (August 27, 2017). "'복면가왕', 당근소녀는 브아걸 나르샤". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved August 27, 2017.
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