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SingerJay Parkrecently posed for fashion magazine'W Korea'showing off a Homme fatale vibe in the latest March issue.On March 3, fashion magazine 'W Korea' unveiled a set of images featuring Jay Park's raw masculinity depicted in a jungle-like atmosphere.Wearing a denim shirt, the singer exposed his …
In 2003, Park became one of the first members of the Seattle-based b-boy crew Art of Movement (AOM). In 2004, Park's mother, seeing how her son spent more time breakdancing than studying, suggested he audition for Korea-based JYP Entertainment , which brought him to Korea in January 2005 to receive further training in dancing, rapping, singing, and the Korean language.Park has stated he couldn't converse with all the new people he met, due to not being able to speak the language very well, and he didn't know what to eat. Park says he cried everyday for the first two weeks he was in Korea, but decided to work hard even though he wanted to go back home, to not disappoint his parents.
M! Countdownafter the release of their first mini-album,Hottest Time of the Day, a few days prior.Aside from 2PM's music activities, Park created the song "Jeong" (Korean:正) with Yeeun of the Wonder Girls for the original soundtrack of the television dramaConspiracy in the Court, and featured on V.O.S's "To Luv...".He also participated in special stage performances, such as Navi's "Heart Damage" (Korean:마음이 다쳐서; Revised Romanization:Maeumi Dachyeoseo) on May 3, 2009,and K.Will 's "One Drop per Second" (Korean:1초에 한방울; Revised Romanization:Il Choe Hanbangul) on June 20, 2009.In addition toIdol ShowandWild Bunnywith fellow 2PM members, he also became a regular cast member in several variety programs, includingStar KingandIntroducing a Star's Friend.In August 2009, he and Kara band member, Nicole Jung , became the new hosts for a cultural variety show calledNodaji.
Wild Bunny, was postponed indefinitely.Park's vocals would not be removed from the older songs he promoted with 2PM, but he would be absent from the newer tracks, and the remaining 6 members of 2PM re-filmed their music video for " Heartbeat " without Park on October 31, 2009.
Fans also hired a plane with a banner showing "J, what time is it now?" to fly over Seattle, and was broadcast on Seattle-based radio stations.
However, because the album had been in preparation since January and public opinion on 2PM had since changed, the fans decided it would be in the best interest to not release the CD, and instead, mailed 10–20 copies to Seattle, Park's hometown.
On June 15, 2010, B.o.B released "Nothin' on You" featuring Park, in South Korea, where he replaces Bruno Mars ' vocals. His YouTube cover helped contribute to much of the song's success in Korea, with more than 5 million copies sold.Park subsequently thanked his fans for their support and continued to urge them not to hate remaining 2PM members.
Videos of the event were uploaded onto internet portal sites, where footage of Park acting as an MC and dancing to Beyoncé 's " Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) " on stage drew much positive interest.On April 24, Dumbfoundead released a free collaboration track featuring Park and Clara Chung on his website, titled "Clouds".
, an endorsement deal with dENiZEN, Levi Strauss & Co. 's new brand, and others.
were released on July 2,and Park was able to meet with the Korean media for interviews for the first time, talking about his current activities.It was also revealed that his single " Demon " would be included inHype Nation's original soundtrack.
Mideojullae) containing 3 tracks, including a rearranged Korean version of "Nothin' on You", on July 13.The English and Korean lyrics were written by Park himself.The song immediately reached number 1 on Cyworld and Bugs music charts, and also on other music sites such as Monkey3, Soribada, Dosirak, and Melon within the hour of its release.The EP sold 21,989 physical copies on the first day of release, coming in at number 1 in sales and number 7 in the overall ranking of albums released from January to July 13. Without any promotion on music shows, more than 41,316 copies sold, and the EP placed at number 32 on Gaon's year end chart,earning Park approximately 700 million.
Park held a charity concert in December called the "White Love Party Concert", with Supreme Team and Dok2 making appearances.Park and Art of Movement performed at "Fever Seoul Live" alongside Dumbfoundead , David Choi , and several international b-boys.
On March 28, Park was a finalist and received the most votes in the special category "Connecting People Award", a joint venture between Shorty Awards and Nokia . Park also was a finalist in the "Celebrity" category at the same event.
Park also made his debut as a solo artist on Korean music shows such as KBS 'Music Bank, Mnet 'sM! Countdown, MBC 'sMusic Coreand SBS 'Inkigayo, returning for the first time in two years. Park made history as the first artist crowned winner at a debut stage, as he wonMusic Bankon May 6 and won again a week later on May 13.
On his fifth episode, Park performed a remixed version of "Look Back at Me" by Deux with a b-boy dance break.On his sixth episode and final appearance on the show, he performed "Dear, Do Not Change" by Nam Jin and won the trophy for his last performance,before leaving the show to focus on his next album's preparations.It was revealed that Park would return toImmortal Song 2for a special episode "King of Kings" with other singers that have claimed the number 1 spot. This special episode was recorded on November 7 at the KBS Open Hall and aired on November 19.
and at number 8 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Chart.
, with the lead single "Star" (Korean:별; Revised Romanization:Byeol) on December 28."Star" peaked at number one on various sites like Bugs, Olleh Music, and Soribada while being on the top of other charts of music sites.The first part ofNew Breedalso reached the top of charts of various music sites including Olleh Music, Bugs, Soribada and Daum."Star" peaked at number 17 on the Gaon Chart.
Park also produced and composed a song for the girl group Tiny-G , entitled "Polaris"; the lyrics were written by actress Lee Si-young . They worked together through MBC'sMusic and Lyrics.On July 3, Korean pop singer Younha released her fourth Korean album,Supersonic, including the track "Driver" written by Park. He also featured in the song, providing rap verses.
BillboardHeatseekers Albums Chart.Park made his comeback stage on Korean music shows on February 16. He wonMusic Bankon February 24, one week after his comeback.On April 27, Park began Asian promotions for the Asian version release of his albumNew Breed, and visited 5 countries: Singapore , the Philippines , Indonesia , Malaysia and Japan . On April 28, Park performed at the 2012 Star Awards in Singapore.On June 13, Park released the Japan editions of his albumsTake a Deeper LookandNew Breedthrough Universal J . The regular edition ofNew Breedincludes the English version of "I Love You" and the acoustic version of "Know Your Name" as bonus tracks.
New Breed Asia Tour in Seoulin Seoul on August 18 at the Olympic Hall of Seoul Olympic Park, and unlike the first, which was held in March, this one did not have a 19+ age restriction.Park was selected as the 2012 R-16 Korea ambassador by the Korea Tourism Organization on April 23.
,containing songs he performed for the tour.The mixtape was certified Gold by Datpiff within a month since its release, meaning it was downloaded over 100,000 times. Park became the first artist of Asian origin to achieve this result on Datpiff.
which he later shared on YouTube.Park also held his own concerts in Sydney and Melbourne at the end of September 2012.Also in July, Park started a web series ,Jay Park TV, through his YouTube channel, filmed and edited by Hep, Park's friend and fellow Art of Movement member.The web series shows Park's daily life with his friends, behind-the-scenes of concerts and filming, and the fun and games that he gets up to.
Come to Play, along with Kim Eung-soo and Kwon Oh-joong .Park joined as a part of a new corner on the show, titled the "Trueman Show".MBC suddenly axed the show after several months, with no prior warning to the cast nor producers.
Park returned toImmortal Song 2for a "King of Kings" special in October, where he performed "The Woman in Rain" by Shin Jung-hyeon . In a flying visit to Los Angeles , Park made a last-minute appearance in a YouTube sketch by David So, which parodies Wong Fu Productions 'The Last.
Park was the host of the December 1 episode of Saturday Night Live Korea , garnering attention for his R-rated skits, acting, and a parody music video of Eminem 's Love the Way You Lie , bringing in the highest ratings of the season for the show.
In Singapore, Park gave an interview with his fansite,Jay Park Network, revealing he would be shooting 11 music videos this year, and gave a short teaser of an upcoming single.
In mid-February, Mizz Nina 's single, "Around the World", which is written by and features Park, and produced by Cha Cha Malone, was played on hitz.fm before public release. The single was officially released on February 25, and had been in the works since Park and Mizz Nina performed at MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2012 .On February 28, Park received the "Musician of the Year" award at the 2013 Korean Music Awards , and his 2012 album,New Breed, was nominated in the "Best R&B and Soul album" category.
On March 26, the music video for Mizz Nina's "Around The World", featuring Park, was released, and was filmed in Korea in December 2012.On March 28, it was revealed that Park would be rejoining the cast of KBS'Immortal Song 2for a third time, with the first episode featuring Park airing on April 20.
On April 5, Park released the music video of "1 Hunnit" on his YouTube Channel, featuring Dok2 and a variety of Park's friends, including dancers and b-boys.On April 9, Park appeared on tvN 'sTaxiwith fellowSaturday Night Live Koreacast member, Kim Seul-gi .On April 10, Park released his single album " Joah ", along with the music video for the title track.The feel-good song features an upbeat melody with the music video filmed in Park's hometown of Seattle earlier in the year starring Korean actress Clara Lee .Members of Park's b-boy crew, Art of Movement , also feature in the music video, including a short scene at The Beacon, the dance studio of fellow Seattle-based b-boy crew, Massive Monkees .On April 16, Park appeared on SBS 'Hwasin – Controller of the Heart, the sequel ofStrong Heart. On the April 20 episode of Immortal Song 2, Park sang Sim Soo-bong 's "Men Are Ships, Women Are Harbors". On the April 20 episode onSaturday Night Live, Park's digital short with host and singer, Lee Soo-young , parodied American rapper Jay-Z 's " Run This Town ", and received attention due to scenes with Park dressed in a bikini.On April 25, Park's 26th birthday, Park released a music video for "Welcome" on his YouTube channel. The 19+ video starred Oh Cho-hee opposite Park, who garnered attention himself due to the shirtless and sensual scenes.Immediately after the release of the music video, attention was drawn to various female models and actresses that have starred in all of Park's previous music videos. Also on April 25, the DVD ,New Breed Live in Seoul, of Park's 2012 concerts was released. Park performed Lee Moon-sae 's "Sunset Glow" with friend and R&B singer Crush of VV:D on the April 27 episode ofImmortal Song 2.Park's skit on the April 27 episode ofSaturday Night Livewith Gayoon of 4Minute gained attention for Park's character mistakenly saying inappropriate and sexual words in Korean, and featured a return of Park's in-character ad lib as the camera's failed to cut away at the end of the skit.
On May 7, Park attended theAfter Earthred carpet premiere in Korea along with Will and Jaden Smith.On May 11,Immortal Song 2's 100th episode, Park performed "Everyday Day With You" by Deulgukhwa, remixed with Park's latest single, " Joah ", impressing the audience with his singing ability even after dancing and tumbling on stage.Later that month, Park made a guest appearance at Mizz Nina 's concert in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , where they performed their hit single, "Around the World" for the first time.Although not in Korea for the live broadcast, Park's pre-recorded shenanigans in a skit with Jason Mraz on the May 18 episode ofSaturday Night Live Koreadrew attention from viewers of the late-night sketch comedy show. Two days after this event, Park appeared onLet's Go Dream Team! Season 2and travelled to Singapore to launch a collaboration between himself and local capsule speaker company, X-mini.Following these events, on May 30th, a song for Korean drama ,She is Wowtitled "Rude Girl", by Kim Seul-gie and Park was released with a music video.
The next day, Park released the sixth episode ofJay Park TV, showing behind the scenes of filming for television shows, photo shoots, and the music video of his single " Joah ".
I Like 2 Party, containing the songs "I Like 2 Party", "Hot", "Secret" and "Let's Make Up", and also released a music video for the title track "I Like 2 Party" which was filmed in Los Angeles .On November 30, Park served as the emcee for the Red Bull BC One .
Park and Kwon recorded a remix duet song of dENiZEN's theme song, "Manifesto".
Park released the maxi-single "Take HD Special Maxi Album" on February 7, 2012, produced by KT Tech to promote the smartphone.The maxi-single includes remixes of Park's lead single from his albumNew Breed, "Know Your Name", released on the same day.
Lineage 2as supporting characters.
Live Free, representing Park's free mind and lifestyle, and displaying both the Space Needle from Seattle, his hometown, and the Namsan Tower from Seoul , where he currently lives. The back of the t-shirt shows the names of his b-boy crews Art of Movement and Korean Assassins, and dance collaboration team, Project Prepix Asia.
Park also has been selected as the new model for outdoor clothing brand, Williamsburg, participating in TV commercials and fan-signing events.
In March 2013, Park, a long time fan of Nike , participated at a Nike event in Seoul , Korea , titled "Nike on Air", which was streamed live online via Ustream .
Mnet Asian Music Awards
|2011||" Abandoned "||Best Dance Performance - Solo||Nominated|
|Song of the Year||Nominated|
Golden Disk Awards
|2012||Take a Deeper Look||Won|
Korean Music Awards
|2010||Naver Most Popular Search||Male Solo||Jay Park||Won|
|allkpop Awards||Best Male Solo Artist||Nominated|
|Best Social Network Personality||Nominated|
|2011||Mashable Awards||Best Web Video||Nothin' on You||Won|
|Must Follow Personality||Jay Park||1st Runner-up|
|Shorty Awards||Connecting People Award||Finalist||Received the most votes, joint venture with Nokia.|
|Best Celebrity on Twitter||Finalist|
|O Music Awards||Must Follow Artist on Twitter||Nominated|
|allkpop Awards||Best Social Network Personality||Nominated|
|Best Male Solo Artist||Nominated|
|2012||Asia Model Awards||Popular Artist Award||Jay Park||Won|
|allkpop Awards||Best Male Solo||Nominated|
|2013||Soompi Awards||Top Male Solo Artist||Nominated|
|allkpop Awards||Best Male Solo||Nominated|
|2011||May 6||" Abandoned "||KBSMusic Bank|
|2012||February 24||"Know Your Name"|
Park also cites Chris Brown as an inspiration, and wants "to be a singer who can be good at both singing and rapping like [him]".Park began listening to hip hop music when he was in second grade, after one of his cousins let him listen to Warren G 's " Regulate ".In general, Park stated he "doesn't really listen to music to get inspiration, I listen to music because I listen to music, but I do get inspired when I listen to music, it definitely helps".
Park is also inspired by Taiwanese-American NBA player Jeremy Lin , saying that Lin "was off the radar and now he’s playing with the best of the best. People can’t hate on him even though they want to because he’s so good. That’s how a K-pop star has to be over in America if they want to succeed. They have to be so good in every single way that even if people hate, they can’t really say anything".
His musical process starts by listening to a lot of beats sent by various producers, while thinking of what kind of song he wants to write, and eventually short-listing a selection of potential beats to work with.Then, Park works on the melody of the song, along with ideas and lyrics. He writes the hook of the song first, and finally the verses.Park is inspired by everything when writing songs : "just listening to good songs, seeing a good live performance, having good conversations with people. Just everyday life".Some songs Park wrote are influenced by songs from other artists, for example, his song "Turn Off Your Phone" (Korean:전화기를 꺼놔; Revised Romanization:Jeonhwagireur Kkeonwa) from his albumNew Breedwas inspired by Leessang 's hit single "Turn Off the TV ..." (Korean:TV를 껐네…; Revised Romanization:TV Reurkkeotne) from their 7th albumAsura Balbalta.
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