Park Ji-yeon

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Park Ji-yeon
Park in June 2017
Park Ji-yeon

(1993-06-07) June 7, 1993 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationLila Art High School
  • Singer
  • actress
Agent(s)Longzhen Culture Development
Partners Park
Musical career
Years active2009–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Ji-yeon
McCune–ReischauerPak Chiyŏn

Park Ji-yeon is a South Korean singer and actress. She is known by the stage name Jiyeon.[2] She has been a member of girl group T-ara since 2009.[3] She also performs as a solo artist and is an actress in movies and television.

Life[change | change source]

Park was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 7, 1993.[4][5][6] She went to Hyehwa Girls' High School and Lila Art High School.[7]

Work[change | change source]

2008–2009[change | change source]

She and Hahm Eun-jung are the only two members of T-ara to be trained in acting.[8][9] Park had a desire to be a model. In 2008, she was in several advertisements for clothing.[10]

In early 2009 she sang with Davichi and SeeYa in the song Women's Generation. This made her the first member of T-ara to appear in public. She also was in SG Wannabe's music videos I Love You and Crybaby in 2009.

He first appearance with T-ara was on July 29, 2009.

2010–2013[change | change source]

In 2010, Park was in the movie Master of Study.[11] That same year, she had a lead role in horror film Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp.[12] She was also in the movie Jungle Fish 2.[13]

In 2010, Park became the host for MBC's Show! Music Core, alongside Bae Suzy, Choi Min-ho and Onew.[14] She also was in SBS's television show Heroes.[15]

In 2011, Park was a voice actor in the Korean translation of Gnomeo and Juliet.[16]

In 2012, she was in the drama Dream High 2.[17][18]

2014–2017[change | change source]

Park made her solo debut in May 2014.[19][20] It was with her song Never Ever.[21][22] The music video ranked number one on China's YinYueTai for two weeks.[23]

In June 2014, Park was in MBC's television series Triangle.[24] The same month, she began hosting SBS MTV's The Show: All About K-pop.[25]

In May 2015, Park was in the Korean-Chinese movie Encounter.[26][27] In July 2015, she sang the song Summer Love with 2BiC's Jun-hyung.[28]

In 2016, Park was in the drama My Runway.[29] The drama was released on Netflix in December 2016.[30]

In February 2017, Park said she would make a new solo album.[31] It was later cancelled.[32][33]

2018–present[change | change source]

In early 2018, Park and her fellow T-ara members left MBK Entertainment when their contracts finished. While they stated they would stay together as a group, they have not released any new music as a group since then. In May 2018, Park joined Chinese agency Longzhen Culture Development. She then made a song with Vietnamese singer Soobin Hoàng Sơn. The title is Between Us.[34] In November 2018, she signed with Partners Park for her work in Korea.[35] In December 2018, Park made music videos for her song One Day[36]

In 2019, she was cast in the drama Let Me Hear Your Song.[37]

List of albums[change | change source]

Park at the 2015 Summer K-pop Festival

Extended plays[change | change source]

Title Album details Peak positions Sales
TWN East Asian
Never Ever 3 11 2

Singles[change | change source]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
"Rolling" (또르르) 2010 8 No data Master of Study OST
"My Sea" 2013 Bunny Style!
"1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)" 2014 17 6 1
  • KOR (DL): 322,949+[44]
Never Ever
"Summer Love"
(with Jun-hyung of 2BiC and Yoon Yo)
2016 No data Summer Love
"One Day" 2018 1 No data Non-album single

Soundtracks[change | change source]

Year Album Song Duration Notes
2009 Cinderella Man "Women's Generation" 3:32 with Seeya and Davichi
"Forever Love" 3:32
2010 Master of Study "Rolling" 4:01 Solo
Jungle Fish 2 OST "Little By Little" 4:10
2012 Dream High 2 "Superstar" 3:42 with Hyorin and Ailee
"Together" 4:19 with JB
"Day After Day" 3:43 Solo
2013 Bunny Style! "Dangerous Love" 3:40 with Hahm Eun-jung and Hyomin
2014 Triangle "Kiss And Cry" 3:31 with Cho Seunghee (F-ve Dolls) and Shorry J (Mighty Mouth)
2017 What's My Name "Lullaby" 3:12 Solo
2018 Queen of Mystery 2 "The Path Leading To Home" 3:14

Other songs[change | change source]

Year Title Peak positions Album
2014 "Yeouido Cherry Blossom" 70 Never Ever
"Marionette" 80

Music videos[change | change source]

Year Music video Director Notes
2014 "1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)" Hong Se-hyun Original Version
2018 "One Day" Original Version
Chinese Version

Movies and television[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Ref
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Lee Se-hee [12]
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Juliet [16]
Gisaeng Ryung Cameo
2015 Encounter [26]

Television series[change | change source]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref
2007 Hello! Miss Student KBS2 Cameo [45]
Lobbyist Deaf daughter's friend SBS [46]
2008 Aeja's Older Sister, Minja Maeng Na-yeon Supporting role
2009 Soul Yoon Doo-na MBC [47]
High Kick! (season 2) Lee Yu-ri Cameo [48]
2010 Master of Study Na Hyun-jung KBS2 Supporting role [11]
Jungle Fish 2 Seo-yul Lead role [13]
2011 Miss Ripley Yu MBC Cameo [49]
2012 The Thousandth Man Han Yi-seul
Dream High 2 Ri-an/Lee Ji-kyung KBS2 Lead role [17]
2014 Triangle Seong Yoo-jin MBC Supporting role [24]
2015 Sweet Temptation Ji-ho Naver TV Cast Web drama
2016 My Runway Han Seo-yeon Netflix
2019 Let Me Hear Your Song Ha Eun-joo KBS2 Main role [50]

Musical[change | change source]

Year Title Role Ref.
2012 Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical Han Joo-young [51]

Variety shows[change | change source]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref
2010–2011 Heroes Cast SBS [15]
2010–2011 Music Core Host MBC [14]
2014–2015 The Show SBS MTV [25]
2017 Living Together in Empty Room Cast MBC with Oh Chang-seok (Episode 16–19) [52]
2018 Video Star Special Host MBC Every 1 Episode 121 [53]

Awards[change | change source]

Park with fellow T-ara member Hyomin in 2017
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2010 SBS Entertainment Award Best Teamwork Heroes Won
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Master of Study Nominated
Best Couple Award with Yoo Seung-ho Nominated
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actress Triangle Nominated
2015 Cable TV Broadcast Awards Popularity Award The Show Won
The 3rd Yinyuetai VChart Award Best Korea Female Singer Never Ever Won
Yahoo Asia BUZZ Award Most Popular Asian İdol Nominated

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Other websites[change | change source]

Park Ji-yeon at Hancinema