Jay Park (Jaebeom) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistic

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Jay Park Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight63 kg
Date of BirthApril 25, 1987
Zodiac SignTaurus
GirlfriendUnknown

Jay Park is a Korean American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, actor and a member of the Seattle-based b-boy crew, Art of Movement (AOM). He is best known for being a member of the South Korean boy band 2PM of which he was the group leader. Besides this, Jay is also the owner of hip-hop record labels AOMG and H1ghr Music. He has a strong social media fan base with more than 4 million followers on Instagram and more than 2 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Park Jae-beom

Nick Name

Jay Park

Jay Park as seen in October 2012
Jay Park as seen in October 2012 (임윤아1 / Flikr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Edmonds, Washington, United States

Residence

He divides his time between Seattle, United States, and Seoul, South Korea.

Nationality

Korean American

Education

Park attended Edmonds Woodway High School. Later, he completed his further education from Dankook University.

Occupation

Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Record producer, Actor, Model, Dancer, Choreographer, Entrepreneur

Family

  • Father – Park Yong-jun
  • Mother – Choi Mi-jung
  • Siblings – Jehan Park (Brother)

Manager

  • Jay was signed with JYP Entertainment until 2009.
  • From 2010, he was being represented by SidusHQ.
  • He is represented by Roc Nation in America.

Genre

Hip-Hop, R&B, K-Pop, Electronic

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • JYP Entertainment
  • SidusHQ
  • AOMG
  • H1ghr Music
  • Roc Nation

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

63 kg or 139 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jay has not dated anyone publicly yet.

He has however described his ideal type to be someone experienced. In an interview, he said that his ideal woman would be someone like South Korean girl group Sistar‘s member, Bora.

Jay Park as seen at the BOTY (Battle Of The Year) in October 2012
Jay Park as seen at the BOTY (Battle Of The Year) in October 2012 (임윤아1 / Flikr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He has South Korean ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Hand and Neck Tattoos
  • Ear Piercings
  • Eyebrow Slit

Brand Endorsements

Jay has done endorsement work for brands like –

  • dENiZEN
  • KT Tech
  • MMORPG
  • Naver
  • Nike
  • Googims
  • Adidas
  • Umbro Korea
Jay Park as seen performing in August 2012
Jay Park as seen performing in August 2012 (임윤아1 / Flikr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Best Known For

  • Being the former group leader of the Korean Boy band, 2PM
  • His first extended play titled Count on Me as a solo artist that peaked at number 1 on the ‘Gaon Music Chart’ and sold more than 41k units in Korea
  • Releasing his first studio album New Breed in February 2012, that peaked at number 1 in Korea and was multi-platinum
  • His third EP, New Breed Part 1 which released in December 2011, and peaked at number 1 on Billboard charts

First Album

Jay Park released his first studio album 01:59PM along with the band 2PM on November 10, 2009. The album peaked at #1 on the ‘Gaon Music Chart’ and sold more than 110k units in Korea.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show appearance in Mnet’s Reality show Hot Blood Men in 2008.

Personal Trainer

Jay works out on a regular basis and so is evident from his well-sculpted body.

Jay Park Favorite Things

  • Fashion Brand – Nike

SourceWikipedia

Jay Park as seen at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia in September 2012
Jay Park as seen at Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia in September 2012 (Tourism.Victoria / Flikr / CC BY 2.0)

Jay Park Facts

  1. He had a keen interest in hip hop music and breakdancing ever since he was a young boy and used to practice with friends between classes and in lunch breaks.
  2. In his early teens, he became interested in rap music and in 2003, he became the member of a Seattle-based breakdancing group called Art of Movement.
  3. After watching him spend more time practicing dance than study, his mother asked him to audition for the South Korean agency JYP Entertainment and in 2004, he was accepted as a trainee with the agency.
  4. In 2005, he finally moved to South Korea to further get trained in dance, rapping, and singing, and to learn the Korean language.
  5. He participated in Mnet‘s dance reality show Hot Blood Men in 2008 that showed the extreme training journey of 12 trainees who were to become a boy band called One Day that later divided into 2 boy bands namely 2AM and 2PM.
  6. In Hot Blood Men, Jay was placed on the top position because of the most fan votes and he eventually ended up being the leader of the boy band 2PM.
  7. He made his official debut with the boy band 2PM on September 4, 2008.
  8. In September 2009, he was caught up in a controversy where some disputed comments from 2005 towards Korea were discovered on his MySpace account. Although the comments were written in English, they were translated to their native language by Korean media and there were many negative articles floating around about him for which he later issued an official apology and expressed shame and regret over his forgotten words, and explained the unhappiness and loneliness he felt in his early training days in an alien land.
  9. After the controversy, many protesters claimed that he should be removed from 2PM but on September 7, 2009, JYP Entertainment‘s president announced that Jay would be continuing his carrier as part of 2PM.
  10. On September 8, 2009, following his controversy Jay revealed on his official Fancafe that he would be leaving the boy band and return to his hometown in the United States.
  11. Jay officially parted ways with 2PM in early 2010.
  12. He again attracted a lot of attention on social networking when he posted a cover of B.o.B’s track Nothin’ on You, that went viral on YouTube and garnered more than 2 million views in just 24 hours.
  13. In 2010, he released his first extended play titled Count on Me as a solo artist that peaked at number 1 on the Gaon Music Chart and sold more than 41k units in Korea. His first studio album New Breed released in February 2012, also peaked at number 1 in Korea and was multi-platinum.
  14. His third EP, New Breed Part 1 which released in December 2011, peaked at number 1 on Billboard charts.
  15. He was selected as a dance master for season 2 of Korean dance reality show Dancing 9 where his team won the show.
  16. On July 20th, 2017 Jay became the first Asian American to sign a contract with Roc Nation for his American endeavors.
  17. He also served as the judge for the second season of the famous reality show Asia’s Got Talent in 2017.
  18. He has worked with rappers like Dok2, The Quiett, and Cha Cha Malone.
  19. Jay went on to win “Musician of the Year” and “Best R&B and Soul Album” for Everything You Wanted at the Korean Music Awards in 2017. He also won “Artist Of The Year” again in 2018.
  20. In his ideal time, he likes to be indulged in playing basketball or listening to music.
  21. He also has his own music labels that go by the name of AOMG and H1ghr Music.
  22. Visit his official website @ jaypark.com.
  23. Follow Jay Park on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Featured Image by 임윤아1 / Flikr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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