Park Kyung

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Park Kyung
Block B at KCON 2015 in Los Angeles - 3.jpg
Park Kyung performing with Block B at KCON 2015, Los Angeles.
Background information
Native name 박경
Birth name Park Kyung
Born (1992-07-08) July 8, 1992 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 2011–present
Labels Seven Seasons
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 박경
Revised Romanization Bak Gyeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Kyŏng

Park Kyung (Korean: 박경; born July 8, 1992) is a South Korean rapper and record producer. He is a member of the group Block B.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Park Kyung started his rapping career by promoting underground along with Zico. He used the name Holke, which means Horse-K. Park Kyung debuted in 2009 with the digital single "The Letter" as duo with Zico.[1]

2015: Problematic Men and "Ordinary Love"[edit]

On August 27, 2015, the television variety show Problematic Men announced that Park Kyung would join the show as a regular cast member, starting September 6.[2]

A teaser image for Park Kyung's solo debut was released on September 9, 2015. His agency Seven Seasons commented, "Park Kyung displayed special affection and passion while writing and composing his solo song. This will be an opportunity for him to grow as an artist."[3] "Ordinary Love" was produced by Korean/American jazz hip-hop producer Kero One alongside Park Kyung featuring Park Boram on September 21, 2015.[4] The single topped multiple Korean real-time charts the day of its release and went on to debut at no.1 on Melon as well as no.3 on the Gaon Weekly Digital Chart.[5][6][7][8]

2016: "Inferiority Complex" and "Ogeul Ogeul"[edit]

On May 18, 2016 at midnight KST, a teaser video was uploaded for Park Kyung's upcoming single "Inferiority Complex" feature GFriend's Eunha,[9] with the full video and the song being released seven days later.[10]

In addition to releasing a song together, in May Park Kyung and Eunha starred in the second season of the online show Oh My God! Tip, in which they act out tips for handling difficult situations.[11][12]

On May 25 at midnight KST, Park Kyung released the music video for his single "Inferiority Complex". It's a cute and romantic duet that features GFriend's Eunha, and in the music video the two singers play a couple with a bit of a jealously issue. The video includes fun scenes of them on a home shopping channel and their own version of the live broadcast show My Little Television, and features plenty of cute scenes of the pair.[13] The single was ranked no.1 on a variety of Korean real-time music charts.[14]

In October, Park Kyung appeared on the show Celebrity Bromance with fellow Problematic Men cast member Kim Ji-seok.[15]

On December 15, it was announced that Park Kyung would be releasing the single "Ogeul Ogeul" four days later. "Ogeul Ogeul" was first released as a mixtape song in 2013; the backing track is by Kero One.[16] The title is a transcription of the Korean expression 오글 오글, which refers to the cringing feeling experienced when one is watching something cheesy.[17]

2017: Notebook and "Yesterday"[edit]

On January 8, Block B announced that Park Kyung would be releasing his first mini-album, Notebook, on January 18.[18] The album contained five songs, including three that had been previously released as singles.[19]

Park Kyung composed the song "Yesterday," which was released by Block B on February 6, 2017 as a digital single "Yesterday." The song achieved an "all kill," topping six of Korea's real-time music charts.[20]

He also produced the song, "Love or Not," which was released by fellow Block B member Taeil on June 12. The song featured Kim Se-jeong of Gugudan and was nominated for a 2017 Melon Music Awards Hot Trend Award.[21] Two weeks later, "The Night Sky," a song from the drama The Best Shot was released; Park Kyung performed on and co-wrote the song.[22]

On July 31, the MBC television network announced that Park Kyung would appear in a new variety show, Mystery Rank Show 1, 2, 3, which began broadcast August 4.[23] The next day, Park Kyung released the digital single "Wiped" as part of an endorsement campaign.[24] During the Chuseok holiday, Park Kyung appeared as a host for the annual international public diplomacy show Quiz on Korea, along with Leeteuk.[25]

2018: "Don't Leave" and "Instant"[edit]

On January 8, 2018, Block B released the album Re: Montage with a lead single, "Don't Leave," written and produced by Park Kyung.[26]

In June 2018, Park Kyung announced a new single, "Instant," which was released June 22 and featured the singer Sumin. The song is in the alternative funk style, with lyrics about how modern technology has affected human relationships.[27][28]

In early July 2018, it was announced that Park Kyung was producing the upcoming single by the group The Boyz, expected to be released later in the month.[29]

Personal life[edit]

He is a member of Mensa International.[30]

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[31]
Notebook
Track listing
  1. Ordinary Love (보통연애) feat. Park Boram
  2. When I'm With You (너 앞에서 나는) feat. Brother Su
  3. Ogeul Ogeul (오글오글)
  4. Inferiority Complex (자격지심) feat. Eunha of GFriend
  5. Memories (장상) feat. Yoon Hyun-sang
5

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Albums
KOR
[33]
"Ordinary Love" (보통연애)
(feat. Park Boram)
2015 3 Notebook
"Inferiority Complex" (자격지심)
(feat. Eunha of GFriend)
2016 3
"Ogeul Ogeul" (오글오글) 20
"When I'm With You" (너 앞에서 나는)
(feat. Brother Su)
2017 36
"Memories" (잔상)
(feat. Yoon Hyun-sang)
87
"Wiped" 98 Space Oddity Project Vol. 1
"INSTANT"
(feat. Sumin)
2018 - ** Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart. **Gaon stopped releasing download sales numbers in January 2018.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart position Sales Album
KOR
"The Night Sky" (밤하늘) 2017 N/A Hit the Top OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 Oh My God! Tip MBC MBig TV Himself Web Drama

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2015–present Problematic Men tvN Cast member
2016 Celebrity Bromance Naver TVCast with Kim Ji-seok
2017 Ranking Show 1, 2, 3 MBC Panelist
Quiz on Korea KBS MC, with Leeteuk
2018 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director
2015 보통연애 (Ordinary Love)[40] Notebook Tiger Cave
2016 자격지심 (Inferiority Complex)[41] Vikings League
2017 너 앞에서 나는 (When I'm With You)[42] Digipedi
Wiped[43] N/A FantazyLab
2018 INSTANT[44] Tiger Cave

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award/Critics Category Nominated Work Result
2015
25th Seoul Music Awards [45] Bonsang Award "Ordinary Love" (feat. Park Boram) Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
2016 Melon Music Awards[46] Rap/Hip Hop "Inferiority Complex" (feat. Eunha of GFriend) Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards [47] Best Collaboration Nominated
HotelsCombined Song of the Year Nominated
2017 31st Golden Disk Awards[48] Digital Daesang Nominated

Music programs[edit]

Show! Music Core[edit]

Year Date Song
2015 October 3 "Ordinary Love"[49]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "Update: Park Kyung And Eunha Drop "Inferiority Complex" Teaser Video". Soompi. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Park Kyung has an 'Inferiority Complex' with G-Friend's Eunha in new collab". AllKPop. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Block B's Park Kyung And GFRIEND's Eunha Play A Couple In New Season Of Web Show". Soompi. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Watch: Block B's Park Kyung And GFRIEND's Eunha Show How To Make Up After Couple Fight". Soompi. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  13. ^ [한밤의 신곡] 박경x은하, 귀여운 남친의 질투+집착송 '자격지심'. Joins (in Korean). Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
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  15. ^ "Watch: Park Kyung's Driving Makes Kim Ji Suk Crazy On Their First Episode Of "Celebrity Bromance"". Soompi. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Update: Block B's Park Kyung Makes Fans Nostalgic With Hilarious "Ogeul Ogeul" Teaser". Soompi. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Block B's Park Kyung Teases New Track "Ogeul Ogeul"". MoonROK. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "블락비". Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Update: Block B's Park Kyung Drops Tracklist For First Solo Mini Album "Notebook"". Soompi. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Block B Achieves All-Kill On Charts With "Yesterday"". Soompi. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  21. ^ "부문별 투표하기 핫트렌드상". Melon Music Awards (in Korean). Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
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  23. ^ "'랭킹쇼 1,2,3' 금요일 저녁 8시 55분 정규 편성". MBC Story (in Korean). Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
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  27. ^ "[MK컴백] 박경, 더 이상 어리지 않은 어른 섹시美…3분 순삭 '인스턴트'". MK (in Korean). Retrieved 22 June 2018. 
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  29. ^ "[단독] 블락비 박경, 더보이즈 신곡 프로듀싱…7월 발매 확정". News1 (in Korean). Retrieved 2 July 2018. 
  30. ^ Park, Young-woong (4 October 2016). "[단독] 블락비 박경, 멘사 회원 됐다! 대세 브레인 인증" (in Korean). Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  31. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). 
  32. ^ Total sales for Notebook:
  33. ^ "Gaon Digital Singles Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  34. ^ Total sales for "Ordinary Love":
  35. ^ Total sales for "Inferiority Complex":
  36. ^ Total sales for "OgeulOgeul":
  37. ^ Total sales for "When I'm With You":
  38. ^ Total sales for "Memories":
  39. ^ Total sales for "Wiped":
  40. ^ "박경 (Kyung Park) - 보통연애 (Ordinary Love) (Feat. 박보람) MV". Vimeo. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  41. ^ "박경 - 자격지심(feat.은하 of 여자친구)". Vimeo. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  42. ^ "박경 (Park Kyung) - 너 앞에서 나는 (When I'm with you) (Feat. 브라더수 (Brother Su)) MV". Vimeo. Retrieved September 13, 2017. 
  43. ^ "Kellogg x Park Kyung PROMO "Wiped" (순간삭제)". Vimeo. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  44. ^ "박경 (PARK KYUNG) – INSTANT (FEAT. SUMIN) MV". Vimeo. Retrieved June 22, 2018. 
  45. ^ "제25회 서울가요대상". seoulmusicawards.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. 
  46. ^ "2016 Melon Music Awards". 
  47. ^ 2016 MAMA Vote - Mnet Asian Music Awards
  48. ^ "2017 Golden Disk Awards". 
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