Park Ye-eun

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Park Ye-eun
Yenny at a fanmeet in July 2016 02.jpg
Yeeun at a fanmeeting in July 2016
Native name 박예은
Born Park Ye-eun
(1989-05-26) May 26, 1989 (age 28)
Goyang County, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Other names
  • Yenny
  • HA:TFELT
Alma mater Kyung Hee University
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • keyboard
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul 박예은
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bak Ye-eun
McCune–Reischauer Pak Ye-ŭn

Park Ye-eun (Hangul박예은; born May 26, 1989), commonly known as Ye-eun, Yenny or Ha:tfelt, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. She debuted in 2007 as a member of the South Korean girl group Wonder Girls. In July 2014, Yeeun made her debut as a solo artist with the EP Me? under the stage name Ha:tfelt.

Career[edit]

2007–12: Career beginnings with the Wonder Girls[edit]

In January 2007, Yeeun was revealed as the 5th member of Wonder Girls. The group officially debuted on MBC's Show! Music Core on February 10, 2007. She composed the songs "Saying I Love You" and "For Wonderful", and performed them live in one of Wonder Girls' US concerts.[1]

In 2012, she wrote a song for the drama Dream High 2, which was released on February 14, 2012. She later made a cameo appearance on the drama to perform the song.[2][3] She also composed several songs in the Wonder Girls' recent albums such as "G.N.O (Girl's Night Out)" from their sophomore album and "Wonder World". In addition to that, Yeeun also helped to compose and write the lyric of several song for other artists such as "Get It?" by Younha featuring herself and the rapper Cheetah and "그게 너라면 (If That Was You)" by bandmate Sunmi.

2013–14: Solo debut with Me?[edit]

On July 23, 2014, it was announced that Yeeun would be making her debut as solo artist under the pseudonym Ha:tfelt (amalgamation of the pronunciation of the word "Hot" and "Heartfelt"). Her debut mini-album Me? with title track "Ain′t Nobody" was released on July 31, 2014.[4] She made her official solo debut stage on July 31, 2014 on Mnet's M! Countdown.[5]The album was included in Billboard's list of the 10 best K-pop albums of 2014.[6]

2015–2017: Wonder Girls disbandment and departure from JYP Entertainment[edit]

On June 24, 2015, it was announced that Wonder Girls would be making a comeback after a two-year hiatus, with a new band concept. [7] She later participated in composing "One Black Night" for Wonder Girls' third album Reboot. She later also received credits for the B-side track "Sweet & Easy" on the group's 2016 comeback Why So Lonely.

On January 26, 2017, it was announced that Wonder Girls were to disband after unsuccessful contract renewal negotiation with some of its members, including Yeeun herself, who parted ways with JYP Entertainment. The group released their final single "Draw Me" on February 10.[8] On January 28, 2017, it was reported that Yeeun had been meeting with Amoeba Culture to discuss her future as a musician. [9] On April 10, it was reported that she officially signed with Amoeba Culture, becoming the first female solo artist represented by the label in eleven years.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On September 21, 2016, JYP Entertainment released an official report stating that Yeeun and 2AM's Jinwoon are in a relationship and had been dating for the past 3 years. On April 23, 2017, it was announced that the pair had parted ways.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Soundtrack performances and guest appearances[edit]

Year Album Song Notes
2007 N/A "정 (Jeong)" with Kwon Tae Eun and Park Jae-beom
"사이 (Between)" with 8eight, Sunye and Pdogg
2008 "Cry With Us" Various artists
"I Love Asia"
"Baby I Love You" with H-Eugene
2010 "놀자 (Let's Play)" with San E
"This Christmas" JYP Nation
2013 "줄수있어 (I Can Give)" Leo Kekoa
"So Good"
"Think About You" with Rhythmking, Bumkey and Shorry J
2014 Full Moon "그게 너라면 (If That Was You)" with Sunmi
N/A "No Make Up" with GAEKO and Zion.T
2015 "There Must Be" with Joo Hyo
"One Dream One Korea" Various artists
2016 "Rainy Street" with Babylon
"Get It?" Younha feat Cheetah
2017 Cross Country OST Part.1 "Thru The Sky"
Cross Country OST Part.4: The Last Song "Cross Country" with Suran, Kim Bo-hyung and Hanna

Composition[edit]

Year Album Song Notes
2008 Unofficial Release
  • Released: July 26, 2008
"For Wonderful" Performed during Wonder Girls' fanmeeting
The Wonder Years: Trilogy
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: September 30, 2008
"Saying I Love You"
2011 Unofficial Release
  • Released: September 17, 2011
"Smile" Posted on Wonder Girls' YouTube account
Wonder World
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: November 7, 2011
"G.N.O (Girls Night Out)"

"Me, In"

"Me, In" was originally composed by Shin Jung-hyeon
2012 Dream High 2 OST Part 3
  • Released: February 14, 2012
"Hello To Myself"
Wonder Party
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: June 3, 2012
"R.E.A.L"

"Girlfriend"

Unofficial Release
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: September 5, 2012
"Stay Together" First performed at the 2012 iHeart Radio concert
2013 So Good "So Good" Co-written with Leo Kekoa and Beenzino
2014 Full Moon
  • Artist: Sunmi
  • Released: February 17, 2014
"그게 너라면 (If That Was You)"

"그게 너라면 (If That Was You) (feat. Yeeun)"

2015 Unofficial Release
  • Artist: Joo Hyo
  • Released: February 24, 2015
There Must Be Co-written with Joo Hyo
Reboot
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: August 3, 2015
"Baby Don't Play"

"One Black Night"
"이 순간 (Remember)"

  • "Baby Don't Play" and "이 순간 (Remember)" is co-composed with Hong Ji-Sang
  • "One Black Night" is co-composed with Frants
2016 "Get It?"
  • Artist: Younha ft. HA:TFELT & Cheetah(치타)
  • Released: June 12, 2016
"Get It?" Rap section written by Cheetah (치타)
"Why So Lonely"
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: July 5, 2016
"Sweet & Easy"
  • Co-written with Yubin
  • Co-composed with Hong Ji-Sang
2017 "Draw Me"
  • Artist: Wonder Girls
  • Released: February 10, 2017
"Draw Me"
"Cross Country OST Part.1"
  • Artist: HA:TFELT
  • Released: March 12, 2017
"Thru The Sky"
"Cross Country OST Part.4"
  • Artist: HA:TFELT
  • Released: April 9, 2017
"Cross Country" Performed with Kim Bo-hyung SPICA and Suran
"Signal"
  • Artist: Twice
  • Released: May 15, 2017
"Only You"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Note
2010 The Last Godfather Herself Cameo
2012 The Wonder Girls Herself

Drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2012 Dream High 2 KBS Herself Cameo
2013 Basketball tvN Bong Soon

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2011 Music Bank KBS Co-Hosted with Sohee & Shinee's Minho
2015 Running Man SBS Guest Episode 265
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS2 Guest Episode 285 with Wonder Girls members
Abnormal Summit JTBC Guest Episode 63 with Hyelim
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant Episodes 79-80 (as "What a Diamond Sexy Diva")
2017 Cross Country MBCEvery1

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–2014 The Three Musketeers Lady Constance Bonacieux Female Lead

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2008 "Cry With Us" Various artists Herself
"I Love Asia/Smile Again" Various artists Herself
2010 "This Christmas" JYP Nation Herself
2014 "Ain't Nobody" HA:TFELT Herself
"No Make Up" GAEKO feat. Zion.T, HA:TFELT Herself

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015
24th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award
Ain't Nobody
Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
Bonsang Award
No Make Up (with Gaeko & Zion.T)
Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
12th Korean Music Awards
Best Pop Song
Ain't Nobody
Nominated
Female Musician of the Year[11] N/A Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ 원더걸스, 첫 쇼케이스서 '열정의 신고식' (in Korean). My Daily. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun releases "Hello To Myself" for ‘Dream High 2′ OST". 14 February 2012. Allkpop, Star News. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wonder Girls Ye Eun’s "Hello To Myself" rocks the charts". 28 February 2012. Allkpop, Star News. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Jackson, Julie (July 31, 2014). "Wonder Girls’ Yenny makes solo debut as HA:TFELT". The Korea Herald. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kim, Erika (July 30, 2014). "[Video] Ha:tfelt Wanders the Streets in New ′Ain′t Nobody′ MV". Mnet America. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (11 December 2014). "The 10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2014". Billboard. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Ho-jung, Won (24 June 2015). "Wonder Girls confirmed to return as band". Kpop Herald. The Korean Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  8. ^ http://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=213&aid=0000942230&gid=999339&cid=1054686
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2017/01/amoeba-culture-makes-official-statement-about-meeting-with-yenny
  10. ^ Choi, Yuna (April 10, 2017). "원더걸스 예은, 아메바컬쳐와 전속계약 [공식입장 전문]". Sports Donga (스포츠동아). Naver. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Yenny (HA:TFELT), Zion.T, Crush, and more take home awards from the 'Korean Music Awards' | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-08-28. 

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