The Korean-American singer, rapper, and actor, Jay Park has shone beyond imagination, especially for a lad. He has created this impressive personality for himself at a very young age developing his passion for rap music and breakdance. His relevancy in his career began when he joined the breakdance crew Arts of Movement and he has since then created a high profile for himself as he has featured in several music shows in Korea and the United States. Jay has also made appearances in several concerts and likewise television series. Get to know other interesting facts about him this entertainer as you read on.
Jay Park Biography
The singer cum rapper was born on the 25th of April 1987 in Edmonds, Washington. His full birth name is Park Jae-beom and he started showing love and passion for music as well as dance at a very young age. In his early years, he spent most of his time breakdancing and listening to hip-hop music and developed a writing prowess on 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 as he builds a career in entertainment.
He studied at the Edmonds Wood Way High School, where he was particularly acknowledged for his prowess in breakdancing. He was a bright student while in school with high scores but he was not specifically interested in education, as all he wanted was to face his music and dancing passion squarely.
Everything You Need To Know About Jay Park
In order to enhance his career, Jay Park joined the B-Boys breakdance crew known as the Arts of Movement back in 2003 and he is known as one of the founding members of the group. Since he gave more attention and time to dancing and music rather than studying his books, his parents particularly his mother gave him the go-ahead to pursue his passion since he was not really interested in education. His mother persuaded him to try going for an audition by JYP Entertainment in Korea. He attended the audition and became very popular there since 2005.
Jay Park Net Worth
Various sources have different figures for the singer’s net worth and from what is gathered his net worth can be pegged within a range of $2 million to $10 million which would be a fair reflection of all his endeavors – singing, dancing, record label, and endorsements.
He was featured in a Korean-American Fiesta which took place in New Jersey, after which he signed a contract deal with music labels like deNIZEN, Levi Strauss and so many others who endorsed him.
The musician is known to have signed a new contract deal with the movie company Hype Nation for the movie Demons. Jay Park became a part of a Korean dance unit known as Dance 9 and in 2017 he was called to be the judge on Asia’s Got Talent Show.
He has written numerous songs in both Korea and English and recently this year he was the first Asian to sign a contract deal with the ROC Nation a music label owned by Jay Z.
Love Life – Girlfriend
The Korean-American multi-talented artist is currently not in any love relationship 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 he didn’t mention her name except for the fact that they dated for one and a half years before the relationship ended. He also admitted that he was being too obsessive in their affair which was one of the major reasons that ended their relationship.
Jay Park allowed fame to get the better side of him and he courted controversy which almost damaged his reputation. He was said to have made very heinous comments about his country. Following the controversy that followed, he tendered an apology to his country but that did not stop him from leaving home soon afterward for the United States of America.
Gathering experiences and mastering the art of his field, he opened a YouTube channel in 2009 which he named Jayparkaom, where he released the song “Nothin’ On You”, which was later rated number one on several music websites.