Park Ji-min

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Background information
Native name 박지민
Birth name Park Ji-min
Also known as Jimin Park
Jamie Park
Born (1997-07-05) July 5, 1997 (age 20)
Daejeon, South Korea
Years active 2012–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Park Ji-min
Hangul 박지민
Revised Romanization Bak Ji-min
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chimin

Park Ji-min (Hangul박지민, born July 5, 1997), otherwise known as Jimin Park or Jamie Park, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and television presenter. She is a member of South Korean girl duo 15&. She is the winner of SBS's K-pop Star Season 1.[1] She is also an MC on After School Club.


Park Ji-min was born on July 5, 1997 in Daejeon. She lived in Thailand for seven years and went to Garden International School Bangkok [2] where she was known as Jamie.[3] Her family currently lives in Seoul. Ji-min speaks Korean (her native language), fluent English, and basic Thai. She was a contestant on the popular talent show, K-pop Star on which the judges were the "Big Three" (SM, YG, JYP). She has graduated at the Hanlim School of Performing Arts alongside group member Baek Yerin, as well as label mate Yugyeom of GOT7 in 2016.


2011–14: K-pop Star and 15&[edit]

In 2011, Park Ji-min became a contestant of K-pop Star and won first place in the competition.[4] After winning, she was awarded with the opportunity of signing with YG Entertainment, SM Entertainment or JYP Entertainment. On May 21, it was reported by SBS that she had chosen to sign with JYP Entertainment.[5][6] Later, it was revealed that Baek Ah Yeon and Park Jae Hyung decided to sign a contract with JYP Entertainment.[7] As promised, Park Ji-min and Lee Ha-yi each received a brand new Hyundai i40 and i30 as the winner and runner-up of K-Pop Star. In addition, Park Ji-min also received 300 million won (~$257,400 USD), was cast in a drama, and was also given an opportunity to sign a contract as a CF model.[8]

On August 24–26, Ji-min, along with runner-up K-pop Star, Lee Ha-yi, were invited as guest performer for the 'Samsung Galaxy S3 and Smart Air Condition Q – All That Skate 2012' event that took place at the Gymnastics Stadium in the Seoul Olympic Park. For the event, the girls are reunited to take the finale stage, singing Rihanna‘s 'We Found Love' complemented with the on-ice performances of Alexei Yagudin, Joannie Rochette, Stéphane Lambiel, Patrick Chan, Brian Joubert, and other world-renowned skaters.[9]

On September 19, 2012, Ji-min announced that she will debut as part of a duo along with Baek Yerin.[10] On October 5, 15&'s first music video "I Dream" was released on YouTube.[11] On October 7, they debuted stage with "I Dream" on Inkigayo.[12]

In 2014, Jimin became a co-host for Arirang TV's After School Club.

2015–present: Solo debut and other activities[edit]

On March 31, 2015, J.Y. Park announced via Twitter that Ji-min would be making her debut as a solo artist, and that her debut stage would be held on the popular singing show K-Pop Star 4.[13] Her teaser images were released later that day, along with the name of the title track, Hopeless Love. The teaser pictures also revealed that she would be going by the name 'Jimin Park', rather than 'Park Ji-min', for her solo debut.[14]

On May 19, 2015 producer group Sweetune revealed that Ji-min and Eric Nam would release a duet called "Dream" for Charity Project.[15] The song was released on May 28, 2015.[16]

On August 14, 2015, Ji-min announced a project group she had formed with Seungyoun of UNIQ and rapper Nathan.[17] Their group name was later revealed to be M.O.L.A (Make Our Life Awesome), and they released their first track "My Way" on August 20.[18] Their second song "Trick or Treat" was released on October 31, where Ji-min made her second recorded comeback as a rapper.[19]

On August 15, 2016, J.Y. Park released a teaser via Instagram and Twitter that Ji-min would be having a comeback with a mini album called 19 to 20 with title song Try was released on August 23, 2016.[20][21] She called the 19 to 20 "her story", and hoped that her fans would be able to connect to her better and build a stronger relationship with her first self-composed album. [22]

Charity work[edit]

In October 2012, Ji-min donated 50 million won (~$45,000 USD) to Hanbit Performing Arts Company for blind musicians. She became interested in the program after meeting with fellow K-pop Star contestant Kim Soo Hwan, who currently attends the Hanbit Performing Arts Company.[23] Park Ji-min shared, “The Hanbit Performing Arts Company hosts young, elementary school students as well as professional performers. Although they are blind, they are musicians who are performing with amazing talent. I want to be at least a small help to those who have the same love for music that I have.” She also donated 50 million won (~$45,000 USD) to World Vision.[24]

On May 28, 2015, Ji-min collaborated with singer Eric Nam for their song, "Dream", produced by Sweetune. They revealed all profit made from the song would be donated to charity.[16]




Title Year Peak chart position Sales Album
"Hopeless Love" 2015 14 Non album-single
"다시 (Try)" 2016 13 19 to 20
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"Young해 (feat. Young K)" 2016 157 19 to 20
"Walkin’(다시 너에게) (feat. Hash Swan)" 161
"to him" 188
"Answer" 248

Original soundtrack (OST)[edit]

Year Song Title Sales Album
2013 "사랑해 (I Love You)" Goddess of Fire OST Part 4
2015 "자꾸 보고 싶어 (I Want to Keep Seeing You)" Orange Marmalade OST Part 5
2016 "떠나가지마 (Don't Go)" Dear My Friends OST Part 4


Year Title Album
2015 "Dream" (with Eric Nam) Digital Single - DREAM
"부산에 가면 (Busan Memories)" (with J.Y. Park & Bernard Park) Sonata, Sing the Road Project
2016 "Fire" (with J.Y. Park & Conan O'Brien & Steven Yeun) Still Alive
"Look Alike(닮아있어)" (with D.ear) [36]

K-pop Star 1 songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
2012 "꿈에 (In Dream)" 69 59 SBS K팝 스타 Top 8 (Digital Single)
"Over The Rainbow" 9 19 SBS K팝 스타 Top 7 (Digital Single)
"Rolling In The Deep" 64 49 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.2 (Digital Single)
"I'll Be There" 43 61 SBS K팝 스타 Top 6 (Digital Single)
"거위의 꿈 (Goose's Dream)" 111 SBS K팝 스타 Top 5 (Digital Single)
"Love On Top" 66 98 SBS K팝 스타 Top 4 (Digital Single)
"Good Bye Baby" (feat. Lee Ha-yi) 57 57 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.3 (Digital Single)
"You Raise Me Up" 56 57 SBS K팝 스타 Top 3 (Digital Single)
"Music Is My Life" 37 69 SBS K팝 스타 Top 2 (Digital Single)
"Mercy" 102 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.4 (Digital Single)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Unofficial original releases[edit]

Year Title Artist
2015 "My Way" M.O.L.A (Project group)
"속았지? (Trick or Treat)"
2017 "Chillin'"
"Chillin'" (5MOLAs ver.)



Year Title Network Role Note
2015 Dream Knight Youku Tudou GOT7's Jinyoung's fan Korean-Chinese Online Drama by JYPE and Youku Tudou

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2011 K-pop Star Season 1[47] SBS Contestant 04.10.2011 - 20.04.2012
2016 Duet Song Festival MBC Contestant duet with Jung Young-yoon (Episodes 23–24)
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Listen to My Song and Applaud It Baby Seal" (Episodes 109–110)[48]


Year Title Role TV Network
2014 After School Club MC with Eric Nam & U-KISS's Kevin Arirang
M COUNTDOWN Hangout Chat MC Mnet
After School Club MC with Eric Nam, U-KISS's Kevin & Day6's Jae Arirang
2017 MC with U-KISS's Kevin & Day6's Jae

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 K-pop Star 1 1st Place (Winner) N/A Won
25th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award[49] Hopeless Love Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated


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  2. ^ "y on Twitter". Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
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  7. ^ "'K-Pop Star' finalist Baek Ah Yeon and Park Jae Hyung sign with JYP Entertainment". allkpop. 2012-05-21. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Park Ji-min and Lee Ha-yi attend Hyundai award ceremony to receive their ‘K-Pop Star’ cars". Allkpop. 2012-06-13. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
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  14. ^ "15&'s Park Ji Min drops teaser images for her solo debut with 'Hopeless Love'". Allkpop. Allkpop. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
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  18. ^ "M.O.L.A (15&'s Park Ji Min, UNIQ's Seungyoun, & Nathan) drop sick collaboration track 'My Way'". Allkpop. Allkpop. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "M.O.L.A "Trick or Treat"". Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Park Ji Min drops teaser for solo comeback for 'Try' |". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
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  22. ^ "Jimin Park's solo countdown on". Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
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  24. ^ "15&’s Park Ji-min donates to Hanbit Performing Arts Company for blind musicians". Allkpop. October 2, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2015-02-24. 
  26. ^ Cumulative Sales for "Hopeless Love":
  27. ^ Cumulative Sales for "Try":
  28. ^ Gaon Digital Chart
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  33. ^ Total downloads for I Love You:
  34. ^ Total downloads for 자꾸 보고 싶어:
  35. ^ Total downloads for Don't Go:
  36. ^
  37. ^ Total downloads for 꿈에 (In Dream):
  38. ^ Total downloads for "Over The Rainbow":
  39. ^ Total downloads for "Rolling In The Deep":
  40. ^ Total downloads for "I'll Be There":
  41. ^ Total downloads for "거위의 꿈 (Goose's Dream)":
  42. ^ Total downloads for "Love On Top":
  43. ^ Total downloads for "Good Bye Baby":
  44. ^ Total downloads for "You Raise Me Up":
  45. ^ Total downloads for "Music Is My Life":
  46. ^ Total downloads for "Mercy":
  47. ^ "K-PopStar". Daum. July 24, 2012. Retrieved Nov 4, 2012. 
  48. ^ Lee So-young (May 7, 2017). "'복면가왕' 박지민이 '아기물개'라니···묵직한 가창력 뽐내". Maeil Business Newspaper (in Korean). Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  49. ^ "Seoul Music Awards Global (scroll to K-POP STAR 2015 [LIVE VOTE] and click "Main and Popular (Overseas)" to reveal the nominees)". Seoul Music Awards. SportsSeoul. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

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