Jay Park is a Korean-American singer born in Seattle, Washington.
He is a member of the b-boy group AOM (Art of Movement) and was also a member of a
Korean idol group <2PM> from 2008-2009 as the charismatic leader.
He debuted on the M.net program 'Hot Blood Men' and received a lot of love with his cute looks.
He acquired a large fan base during his days in <2PM> by featuring on various TV programs
and gaining popularity in Asia.
In the second half of 2009, his post on 'MySpace' during his trainee days was spread through
internet news with a mistranslation causing controversy and classifying his post as 'belittling
He departed to the United States amidst a lot of controversy.
In March 2010, he uploaded a cover video of B.o.B's on his YouTube channel.
The video quickly spread and recorded more than 1.5 million views within the first day.
In along with its popularity, Warner Music Korea released a Jay Park version of the song, and
also topped Korean music charts at No. 1.
With a boy-like charm and his good looks, explosive dance movies, and both singing and
rapping skills, he is expected to become a new rising star in the US music industry.
He returned to Korea in June 2010 to film a movie about street dancing as one
of the main characters.
He recorded a song from the OST called and also was featured in the
Korean movie .
He was presented with the Best Web Video at the 4th Mashable Awards on January 6, 2011.
His first mini album was released on April 27, 2011 which showed off
different genres like hip-hop, dance, and R&B.
He wrote the lyrics for 7 songs off the album and produced 6 songs from the album.
He also filmed the music video for the title song
with the top music video director
He released on February 7, 2012 featuring 15 songs including 5 songs from
and the single .
On the same day, KT Tech's TAKE HD released which included
4 different version of his title song .
He is currently living in Korea.
He recently put out a free download of his mixtape on May 17, 2012.
In the second half of 2012, he is holding concerts and showcases in Korea, US, Japan, and
other Asian countries and success is expected to continue.