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Jay Park

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JAY PARK
"Jay Park...The Face of a 'New Breed' of K-Pop"
- SPIN Magazine

Korean-American singer-songwriter, dancer and actor Jay Park, was the charismatic leader of South Korean K-Pop boyband 2PM. With his boyish good looks, explosive dance moves and ability to both sing and rap, Jay Park kickstarted his solo career when he surprised fans by posting a cover of B.o.B’s and Bruno Mars’ “Nothin’ On You” in March 2010. The post went viral online, garnering over 5 million views - 1.5 million in the first 24 hours. The song was eventually released as a single, charted at No. 1 on the Korean charts and won Best Web Video at the Mashable Awards. In April 2011, Jay Park released his first mini album, Take a Deeper Look, which sold 50,000 copies within 5 days of release. His first full-length album, New Breed, released in February 2012 was also a major tour-de-force on the charts, hitting #1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Album Charts in US, Canada, and Australia as well as debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard World Album Charts and No. 16 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart. His first solo concert that was held on 3 March 2012 at the Olympic Hall of Seoul Olympic Park sold out in a record 10 minutes. In May 2012, Jay Park headlined the Verizon Wireless Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2012 (APAHM) tour in the U.S.A. with stops in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2013, Jay Park was voted by online fans as the Male Artist of the Year at the Korean Music Awards and he added to his accolades by releasing his EP, I Like 2 Party, which shot to #1 on iTunes R&B/Soul Album Charts across Southeast Asia and propelled him to #1 on the Billboard World Album Charts. For 2014, Jay Park will be one of the award-winning acts performing at the SXSW K-Pop Night Out showcase and is planning to release his highly anticipated new album soon afterwards.

// AWARDS & HONORS //
2013 Korean Music Awards : Male Artist of the Year (Netizen's Choice) - Winner
2013 Korean Music Awards : R&B/Soul Album of the Year - Nominee
2013 Golden Disc Awards : Popularity Award - Nominee
2013 Golden Disc Awards : Album of the Year - Nominee
2012 Golden Disc Awards : Bonsang Disk Album Award - Winner
2011 MNET Asian Music Awards : Song of the Year - Nominee
2011 MNET Asian Music Awards : Best Dance Performance (Solo) - Nominee
2011 MTV O Music Awards : Must Follow Artist on Twitter - Nominee
2011 Shorty Awards : Connecting People Award - Finalist
2011 Shorty Awards : Best Celebrity on Twitter Award - Finalist
2011 Mashable Awards : Best Web Video - Winner
2011 Mashable Awards : Must Follow Personality - Nominee

// INTERNATIONAL CHARTS //
2013 Billboard Magazine : US World Album Chart #1 (I Like 2 Party)
2013 iTunes SouthEast Asia : R&B/Soul Album Chart #1 (I Like 2 Party)
2012 iTunes USA/Canada/Australia : R&B/Soul Album Chart #1 (New Breed)
2012 iTunes Japan : R&B/Soul Album Chart #2 (New Breed)
2012 Billboard Magazine : US World Album Chart #4 (New Breed)
2011 iTunes Canada/Denmark : R&B/Soul Album Chart #1 (Take a Deeper Look)
2011 iTunes USA/Australia : R&B/Soul Album Chart #2 (Take a Deeper Look)
2011 Billboard Magazine : US World Album Chart #3 (Take a Deeper Look)

// INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS //
2014 SXSW South By Southwest
2012 MTV World Stage - Malaysia (Mizz Nina, KARA, Jay Park, Justin Bieber)
2012 MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) - Phillipinnes (Evaline, Jay Park, Jason Mraz)
2012 Verizon APAHM Tour - US

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