Park Jin-young

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Park Jin-young
Park Jin-young (Founder of JYP Entertainment) in February 2011 from acrofan.jpg
Park in 2011.
Born Park Jin-young
(1972-01-13) January 13, 1972 (age 44)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Yonsei University
Occupation Singer-songwriter, record producer, reality television judge, music executive
Years active 1992–present
Website JYP.jype.com
Musical career
Also known as JYP
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts JYP Nation
Korean name
Hangul 박진영
Hanja 朴軫永
Revised Romanization Bak Jin-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chin-yŏng

Park Jin-young (born January 13, 1972), also known as J. Y. Park or JYP, is a South Korean singer, record producer, reality television judge and music executive. Beginning as a singer, he then went behind the scenes as a record producer and eventually a music executive. He is the principal founder and chief executive of his own entertainment company JYP Entertainment.

Biography[edit]

Park was born in Seoul. He graduated from Baemyung High School and he earned his bachelor's degree in geology from Yonsei University.[1]

Music career[edit]

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 album Blue City featured the song "Don't Leave Me", and it was successful.

Park has released many 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". In 2013 he released an album called "White in Snow". While maintaining his status as a successful artist, he has also composed and produced over 31 charting singles and 25 albums for various musical acts in South Korea including Rain and the Wonder Girls.

In 2004, Park ventured into the U.S. music industry, becoming the first Asian producer to successfully cross over to the U.S., producing music for Will Smith, Mase and Cassie.[2]

In May 2008, Park collaborated with Jackie Chan to form the "I Love Asia" Project, prompted by the earthquake tragedy in China. Park produced the song 'Smile Again', along with Chan and Korean director Kang Je-gyu to raise funds for relief efforts in Sichuan.[3] The song featured an array of Korean stars, including various actors and singers, as well as Korean figure skater Kim Yuna.[4] The music video was released on the JYP Entertainment YouTube channel on June 30.[5]

In October 2009, Park 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.[6]

On December 3, 2009, JYP released his single, No Love No More.[7] On April 22, 2011, Park collaborated with Brown Eyed Girls' Ga-In, releasing a duet track titled "Someone Else." The song charted at number two on the Gaon Singles Chart and sold over 1 million copies. This was the first song JYP released in about two years. Park followed up his success with "Someone Else" by releasing a single titled "You're the One" on April 28, 2012. The song charted at number three and sold over 1.5 million copies.

In 2015, JYP released the song 'Who's Your Mama?', featuring Lucky J's Jessi. The song became a hit, consequently displacing fellow label-mates Miss A from first spot on the Korean charts.[8] Later that year, he participated in the Infinite Challenge Yeongdong Expressway Music Festival, forming a duo called Dancing Genome with comedian Yoo Jae-suk and releasing the song 'I'm So Sexy'.

In 2016, JYP released a single titled 'Still Alive'. During the same period, he appeared in the Conan O'Brien special 'Conan in Korea', recording a song with Conan O'Brien, Steven Yeun & Park Ji-min titled 'Fire', with label-mates Wonder Girls and TWICE appearing in the music video.[9] The song was released on Conan O'Brien's YouTube channel on April 9.[10] JYP also appeared in the Korean variety show Sister's Slam Dunk in 2016, producing the cast's single titled 'Shut Up'.[11] The song unexpectedly achieved a real-time chart all-kill upon release.[12]

Plagiarism lawsuit[edit]

On February 10, 2011, songwriter Kim Sin-il filed a lawsuit against Park claiming that "Someday", sung by IU and composed by Park, plagiarized Kim's song "To My Man". Kim alleged that the beginnings of the two songs, including the jazz chords, are almost identical and sued Park for 110 million won.[13] Park denied the allegations, and no settlement was reached after several court hearings.[14] On February 10, 2012, the Seoul Central District Court ruled that "Someday" was plagiarized from Kim's song, and ordered Park to pay 21.67 million won in damages to Kim.[15] Park appealed the ruling, but on January 24, 2013, the Seoul High Court ruled against Park and ordered him to pay 56.93 million won to Kim.[16]

Acting[edit]

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.[17]

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.[18] The film was released on July 19, 2012.[19]

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, Park Jin-young married Seo Yoon-jeong. In March 2009, the couple announced their divorce.[20] On October 10, 2013, he married a non-celebrity woman who is 9 years younger than him.[21]

Park is a capable English speaker, as evidenced by the various interviews he has conducted in the U.S.[22][23]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1994: Blue City
  • 1995: Tantara
  • 1997: Summer Jingle Bell
  • 1998: Even After 10 Years
  • 1998: Kiss Me
  • 2001: Game
  • 2007: Back To Stage

EP[edit]

  • 2009: Sad Freedom
  • 2012: Spring - 5 Songs for 1 New Love
  • 2013: Halftime
  • 2015: 24/34
  • 2016: Still Alive

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales

(digital downloads)

Album
KOR
"Someone Else" (with Gain) 2012 2
  • KOR: 1,155,614+[24]
Spring
"You're the One" 3
  • KOR: 1,500,929+[25]
"Had Enough Parties" 2013 9 Halftime
"Who's Your Mama?" (featuring Jessi) 2015 1
  • KOR: 1,160,311+[27]
24/34
"I'm So Sexy" (with Yoo Jae-suk) 5 Infinite Challenge: Yeongdong Expressway Music Festival
"Still Alive" 2016 23 Still Alive
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Wonder Girls Movie Himself Supporting Role
Five Million Dollar Man Choi Young-in Lead Role
2013 Queen of the Night Locksmith Cameo

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Dream High Yang Jin-man KBS2 Supporting Role
2011-2012 K-pop Star Season 1 Himself SBS Judge for JYP Entertainment
2012 Dream High 2 Yang Jin-man KBS2 Supporting Role
2012-2013 K-pop Star Season 2 Himself SBS Judge for JYP Entertainment
2013-2014 K-pop Star Season 3
2014-2015 K-pop Star Season 4
2014 Roommate Himself SBS Episodes 32 & 33
2015 Dream Knight The Moon Naver TV Cast Cameo
2015 The Producers Himself KBS2 Cameo, episodes 3-4
2015 Sixteen Himself Mnet Judge
2015-2016 K-pop Star Season 5 Himself SBS Judge for JYP Entertainment
2016 Weekly Idol Himself MBC Every 1 Episodes 247 & 248
2016 Sister's Slam Dunk Himself KBS2 Guest

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Way Back Wednesday: J.Y. Park | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Way Back Wednesday: J.Y. Park | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Asian Stars Team Up to Help China". 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  4. ^ "<박진영ㆍ청룽 등 스타들 뭉쳐 '아시아송' 합창>". Retrieved 2016-07-05. 
  5. ^ jypentertainment (2008-06-30), I Love Asia Project "Smile Again", retrieved 2016-07-05 
  6. ^ Billboard October 31st, 2009 Issue
  7. ^ Park Jin Young 1st Single Album
  8. ^ "박진영 '어머님이 누구니' 8개 음원차트 싹쓸이…미쓰에이 밀어냈다". Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Conan O'Brien & Steven Yeun Get K-Pop Makeover for J.Y. Park's 'Fire' Music Video". Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  10. ^ Team Coco (2016-04-09), J.Y. Park "Fire" feat. Conan O'Brien & Steven Yeun & Jimin Park Official M/V, retrieved 2016-07-01 
  11. ^ "'언니들의 슬램덩크' 통큰 언니쓰, 음원 수익금 기부한다텐아시아 | 텐아시아". 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  12. ^ "Unnies' new song 'Shut Up' is taking the real-time charts by storm! | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  13. ^ Kim, Hannah (February 15, 2011). "JYP faces plagiarism again". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  14. ^ Kim, JiYeon (September 8, 2011). "Kim Shin Il vs Park Jin Young on Plagiarism". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  15. ^ Kim, JiYeon (February 10, 2012). "Court Rules Park Jin Young Guilty of Partial Plagiarism". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (January 25, 2013). "Park Jin-young loses plagiarism appeal". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Park Jin Young Cast for Sequel of "Dream High"". Soompi. November 21, 2011. 
  18. ^ Ho, Stewart (23 May 2012). "Official Movie Poster for Park Jin Young's Debut Movie Unveiled". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  19. ^ "5 Million Dollar Man Releases Official Trailer Showing JYP Being Ridiculed". soompi.com. June 25, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  20. ^ 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.
  21. ^ Kim, Yon-se (2014-07-01). "JYP tried to sell agency". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  22. ^ The Future of Pop Music? Condé Naste Portfolio Video Interview with Jin-Young Park, http://bcvideo.portfolio.com/services/link/bcpid1578108490/bclid1612732063/bctid1628231996
  23. ^ See also, Interview with Rain with Snippets of JYP from 1:44 to 2:20, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRf_S-Hjwws
  24. ^ "Gaon Download Chart, June 2012". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Gaon Download Chart, 2012". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  26. ^ "Gaon Download Chart, week 41, 2013". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  27. ^ Cumulative sales for "Who's Your Mama?":
  28. ^ Cumulative sales for "I'm So Sexy":
  29. ^ "Download Chart (Domestic) – The First Half of 2016 (see #292)". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). KMCIA. 
  30. ^ "2001 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived October 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  31. ^ "2009 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  32. ^ 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. 
  33. ^ "Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015 Winners". Mnet Asian Music Awards. 

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