Park Jin-young is a singer, composer, and actor from South Korea. In addition to being a dancer and a choreographer, he is also known as Jinyoung. Jin-young is a member of the famed K-pop boy groups Got7 and JJ Project and also the founder of his agency. To avoid confusion, he originally played under the stage name ‘Jr’, but then changed it to ‘Junior’ as his admirers struggled to pronounce his name correctly. Eventually in 2016, he stated that he will use his actual given name, Park Jin-young, as he is no longer a junior singer and has reached maturity. He was discovered by JYP Entertainment when he auditioned at the JYP Trainee Open Recruitment Auditions. After more than two years of training, he debuted as a member of JJ Project alongside his partner JB. First as a member of JJ Project and later as a member of Got7, Park has released a number of albums and singles, several of which have charted well on various music charts. Park, the lead vocalist of Got7, demonstrated to his fans that he could also rap by performing Mark’s section in “Never Ever.” He made his acting debut in the South Korean television drama ‘Dream High 2,’ which was followed by a number of supporting roles. Then, he made his cinematic debut in ‘A Stray Goat,’ for which he was nominated for an award.
Youth and Early Life
The date of Park Jin-birth young’s is September 22, 1994. Two older sisters are his. His parents’ information is unavailable to the media.
He attended Yongwon Elementary School, Angolpo Middle School, and Kyunggi High School afterward. Later, he began studying performing at Howon University.
Park Young’s Career
Jinyoung auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009 and was recruited as a trainee. As Jung Ui-bong, he debuted in the 2011 South Korean television drama “Dream High 2.” The series aired from 30 January 2012 to 20 March 2012.
On February 29, 2012, he and Jinwoon, Kim Ji-soo, and Kang So-ra released the song “We Are the B” as the drama’s theme song. The drama was unsuccessful and was of no use to Park.
In May of 2012, he and fellow trainee JB debuted as the duo ‘JJ Project’ with the single ‘JJ Project Slot Machine’ under JYP Entertainment. In May 2012, they released their debut single, titled “Bounce.” The official music video for the song “Bounce” was published on their official YouTube channel on May 19. In two days, it surpassed one million views on YouTube. On May 24, the duo also began promoting ‘Bounce’ on M! Countdown.
On June 26, 2012, the pair JJ was invited to record their own version of Yoo Seung-“Na jun’s Na Na,” which they played on the second season of MBC’s music program MM Choice.
Park was cast as Ddol-Yi in the MBC drama ‘When a Man Falls in Love’ on March 11, 2013. JB also played a role in the drama, which premiered on April 3 and ran for 20 episodes. In April 2013, both actors were cast in the second season of the drama ‘When a Man Falls in Love’
Soon Park and JB debuted as members of the seven-member hip-hop boy band Got7, which was created by JYP Entertainment. The band’s debut EP, Got It? was released on January 20, 2014. Additionally, Park choreographed the tune “Follow Me.” Attention was drawn to the group’s theatrical performances, which included martial arts stunts.
Got7 signed with Sony Music Entertainment towards the end of 2014 and entered the Japanese music market on October 22, 2014, with the release of their debut single, “Around the World.”
On November 18, 2014, they returned to South Korea and released their debut studio album, Identity. The song ‘Stop Stop It’ was used to advertise the album, which was a tremendous hit.
In 2015, Park was cast as a supporting character in the JTBC drama ‘Beloved Eun-dong,’ which aired from May 29 to July 18 of that year. Along with Shinee’s Key, BamBam, and Jung-shin, he was the official host for M Countdown in March 2015. In March 2016, he left his MC job to focus on music with Got7 and to launch the group’s first global concert tour.
Got7 released the EP ‘Just Right’ on July 13, 2015, which featured their most successful hit, ‘Just Right,’ which was also used to promote the EP. On September 30, 2015, the band released another EP titled ‘MAD,’ and the song ‘If You Do’ was used to promote the EP.
Cho Jae-min cast Park as the male lead in the 2016 South Korean film “A Stray Goat,” which he wrote and directed. In the film, he portrayed a high school student. The film premiered on April 30, 2016, at the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival and was released on March 1, 2017.
The group released their debut Japanese studio album, Moriagatteyo, on February 3, 2016. The album contained twelve Japanese original songs. It also featured Japanese versions of the lead singles from their Korean EPs and albums, including ‘A’ from ‘Got Love’, ‘Girls Girls Girls’ from the album ‘Got It? ‘, ‘Just right’ from the EP ‘Just right,’ and ‘Stop Stop it’ from the EP ‘Identify’.
They released their Korean EP Flight Log: Departure on March 21, 2016. The tracks ‘Home Run’ and ‘Fly’ were utilized for album promotion. JYP Entertainment released Got7’s studio album Flight Log: Turbulence on September 27, 2016. It contained the track titled “Hard Carry.”
In September 2016, Park portrayed the adolescent version of Lee Min-ho in the television drama “The Legend of the Blue Sea.”
Since February 5, 2017, Park has co-hosted the South Korean music program ‘Inkigayo’ on SBS, which airs life every Sunday. The event contains performances by well-known performers.
On March 13, 2017, Got7 released the ‘Flight Log: Arrival EP, which featured the track ‘Never Ever featuring Park. Each song in the Flight Log series topped the charts.
Got7 released the EP Verse 2’ on July 31, 2017. It includes a range of musical styles, including pop, rock, and hip-hop. The EP contained eight songs, including “Tomorrow, Today,” which was selected as the lead single for the EP’s promotion.
The debut EP ‘Got It?’ by Park Jin-group young’s Got7 charted highly and was commercially successful. It reached number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
The group’s Japanese single ‘Around the World’ debuted at number three on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart in October 2014 and sold over 36,000 copies. The same year, ‘Identify,’ Got7’s debut studio album, topped South Korean charts.
The first Japanese studio album by Got7 debuted at number three on the Oricon Albums Chart in 2016. The next year, the group released the EP Flight Log: Arrival, which became their best-selling album with almost 300,000 copies sold.
On the day of its release, the group’s Japanese song ‘My Swagger’ topped Billboard’s Japan Single Chart and placed second on Oricon.
Awards & Achievements
A Stray Goat earned Park a nomination for the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards in the category of Most Popular Actor (Film) in 2017.
His Personal Life
Park Jin-young is an extremely reserved individual. He has not disclosed any information regarding his romantic life to the media.
Estimated Net Worth
Park Jin-Young is one of the wealthiest and most well-known pop singers. According to our research, Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Park Jin-Young has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.