Korean-American singer, rapper, and actor Jay Park has shone beyond imagination, especially for a boy. He created this impressive personality at a very young age, developing his passion for rap music and breakdancing. His importance in his career began when he joined the breakdance crew Arts of Movement, and since then he has gained a high profile by performing in several music shows in Korea and the United States. Jay has also appeared in several concerts and television series. Learn more interesting facts about him, this entertainer, when you read on.
Jay Park’s Bio
The singer and rapper were born on April 25, 1987, in Edmonds, Washington. His full birth name is Park Jae-beom and he started showing love and passion for music and dance at a very young age. In his early years, he spent most of his time dancing breakdance and listening to hip-hop music, and developed a writing talent for rap lyrics. Jay Park is also said to look up to entertainers like Usher Raymond and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, as his source of inspiration in building his career in the entertainment industry.
He studied at Edmonds Wood Way High School, where he was recognized for his breakdancing skills. During his school years, he was a bright student with high scores, but he was not particularly interested in education as he only wanted to pursue his passion for music and dance.
Everything You Need To Know About Jay Park
To further his career, Jay Park joined the breakdance crew of the B-Boys known as Arts of Movement in 2003 and he is known as one of the founding members of the group. As he devoted more attention and time to dance and music than to studying his books, his parents, especially his mother, gave him the green light to pursue his passion as he was not really interested in education. His mother persuaded him to try auditioning for JYP Entertainment in Korea. He attended the audition and became very popular there since 2005.
Different sources have different figures for the net value of the singer, and from what is collected, his net value can be put within a range of $2 to $10 million, which would be a fair reflection of all his efforts – singing, dancing, record company, and sponsorship.
He participated in a Korean-American fiesta in New Jersey and then signed a contract with music labels like deNIZEN, Levi Strauss, and many others who supported him.
It is known that the musician has signed a new contract with the film company Hype Nation for the film Demons. Jay Park became part of a Korean dance unit called Dance 9, and in 2017 he was appointed judge of Asia’s Got Talent Show.
He has written many songs in both Korean and English and recently this year he became the first Asian to sign a contract with ROC Nation, a music label owned by Jay Z.
Love Life – Girlfriend
The Korean-American multi-talent is currently neither in a love affair nor does he have a girlfriend. According to sources, he admitted that he was previously in a relationship with a girl he met in South Korea, but did not give her name, except for the fact that they had been dating for a year and a half before the relationship ended. He also admitted that he was too obsessive about their affair, which was one of the main reasons for the end of their relationship.
Jay Park allowed fame to win the better side of him and he courted a controversy that did not hurt his reputation. It was said that he had made very heinous remarks about his country. After the ensuing controversy, he apologized to his country, but this did not stop him from leaving for the United States soon after.
In order to gain experience and master the art of his trade, he opened a YouTube channel in 2009, which he called Jayparkaom. There he released the song “Nothin’ On You”, which was later ranked number one on several music websites.