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John Andrew Park (born September 13, 1988) is an American singer of Korean descent. He was a semifinalist on the ninth season of American Idol; placing twentieth. He is the runner-up of Superstar K2, a Korean singing contest held by M.net. He is currently signed to Music Farm Entertainment.[1]

John Park
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John Park at Samsung's Life is Tab showcase event, in January 2011
Background information
Birth name John Andrew Park
Born (1988-09-13) September 13, 1988 (age 29)
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, Soul, Blues
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, piano
Years active 2010–present
Labels Music Farm
John Park
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bak Seonggyu
McCune–Reischauer Pak Sŏngkyu

Contents

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

John Park was born in Chicago; prior to entering Superstar K2, he was a student at Northwestern University majoring in Economics.[2] He was a member of his college a cappella group Purple Haze.[2] He was the semi finalist of American Idol. He later auditioned for the Korean equivalent of "American Idol", Superstar k2, and finished second.

EducationEdit

Park attended Glenbrook North High School. He is an Economics major at Northwestern University.[3] He is currently taking a break from college to pursue a singing career in Korea.[4]

Musical backgroundEdit

He is a fan of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Gavin DeGraw, Marc Broussard and Jamie Cullum.[5]

American Idol 9Edit

Park auditioned in Chicago for the ninth season of American Idol with "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know" by Blood, Sweat and Tears. The judges were impressed in his audition especially Shania Twain and he made it to the Hollywood round.

He also performed "Sweet Escape" in the group round along with Haeley Vaughn, Jessica Furney and Kelsey Madsen who was cut that round. He made it to the semi-finals. During the top 24, he sang Billie Holiday's God Bless The Child and John Mayer's Gravity for the top 20, but he was eliminated.

Week Theme Song Choice Original Artist Order Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know Blood, Sweat and Tears N/A Advanced
Hollywood First Solo (Acapella) (unaired) N/A Advanced
Hollywood Group Performance The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani N/A Advanced
Hollywood Second Solo (unaired) N/A Advanced
Top 24 (12 men) Billboard Hot 100 hits God Bless The Child Billie Holiday 8 Advanced
Top 20 (10 men) Billboard Hot 100 hits Gravity John Mayer 2 Eliminated

Superstar K2Edit

After American Idol, Park entered the second season of the Korean talent show Superstar K2, where he finished second.[6]

Theme Song Title and Artist Results
Group Mission Even if I die, I can't let you go (2 AM) Failed (Wild Card Pass)
Rival Mission Soul Vocal (with Huh Gak) Advanced (Winner)
Remake Hits (1960–2010) 10 Minutes (Lee Hyo Ri, 2003) Advanced
Lee Moon Sae Special In The Rain (Lee Moon Sae) Advanced
Michael Jackson Special Man In The Mirror (Michael Jackson) Advanced (Super Save, Highest Scorer)
Judges' Hit Remake Nights Where I Can't Sleep (Lee Seung Chul) Advanced (Highest Scorer)
Audiences' Song Choice Your House (JYP) Advanced
Finale
Free Performance
Title Song Performance

Drunken Truth (Exhibition)
Always (John Park)
Runner - Up

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7]
Inner Child 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[7]
Knock
  • Released: February 23, 2012
  • Label: Music Farm
  • Format: CD, digital download
3
  • KOR: 18,741[9]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
K-Pop
Hot 100

[11]
"I'm Your Man" 2010 14 Non-album single
"Falling" 2012 4 6 Knock
"Childlike" 16 27 A Werewolf Boy OST
"Baby" 2013 23 13 Inner Child
"U" 2014 34 Non-album single
"Think of You" 2016 27
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
K-Pop
Hot 100

[11]
"Happy Me" (Huh Gak featuring John Park) 2010 24 Huh Gak 1st Mini Album
"Would We Have Changed" (Younha featuring John Park) 2012 38 11 Supersonic
"Forever" (Kim Jin-pyo featuring John Park) 2013 35 JP 7
"Halyang Dream" (Gary featuring John Park) 2015 2002
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

CollaborationsEdit

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
Hot100
K-Pop

[11]
"Life is Tab" (R&B version) 2011 Non-album single
"My Best" (with Huh Gak) 43 Glove OST
"Switch" (with Song Hye-kyo) 2012 35 22 Song Hye Kyo Debut
"Alcohol" 2014 71 59 Kang Seung Won Making Project Vol.1 Part.1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart position Album
KOR
[10]
"I'll Give It All" 2010 39 Superstar K2 Up to 11
"In the Rain" 9
"This Ain't It" 2012 31 Knock
"I Wonder Why" 42
"Good Day" 47
"The Song" 56
"Imagine" 2013 104 Inner Child
"Too Late" 112
"Eraser" 145
"Again" (feat. Bizzy) 162
"Childlike" 181
"No More" 191
"Where" 194
"Sipping My Life" (Bonus track) 199

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"I'm Your Man" 2010 Unknown
"Life is Tab" 2011 Jang Jae-hyeok [12]
"My Best" Unknown
"Falling" 2012 Digipedi [13]
"Switch" Unknown
"Childlike"
"Baby" 2013 Digipedi [14]
"Alcohol" 2014 Kang Seung-won [15]
"U" Digipedi [16]

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Best New Male Solo Artist "Falling" Won
2013 12th KBS Entertainment Awards Show/Variety Male Newcomer Award Cool Kiz On The Block Won

Music Program #1Edit

Year Awards
2012

Variety ShowEdit

Year Show Notes
2017
King of Mask Singer Contestant as "Voice Blue Ocean Marine Boy" (Episodes 115–116)[17]
2016-2017
Secretly Greatly Host
2016
Happy Together "Global Entertainers" Special
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator Episode 88-89
I Can See Your Voice 3 Episode 8
2015
Happy Together "I am from America" Special
2 Days & 1 Night "We Can See Korea Trip"- guest[18]
Two Yoo Project "Finding Sugar Man" - guest
Running Man Episode 265 - Tru-Gary Show 2[19]
2014
Episode 179-180 - Cooking Battle
Witch Hunt Guest[20]
Laws of the Jungle cast member[21]
Gag Concert Guest[22]
2013-2014
Cool Kiz On The Block Member of Badminton, Basketball Team & Tae-Kwon-Do
2013
Happy Together Housekeeping Men Special[23]
Global Special
Running Man Episode 159 - 1% of Friendship, Couple Race

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "John Park". IB Times. Mar 31, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kim, Yoonji. "John Park finishes second in 'Superstar K'". Daily Northwestern.com. 
  3. ^ "John Park". Chicago Tribune. Feb 16, 2010. Retrieved Nov 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ Brown, Claire (October 19, 2010). "Northwestern's John Park reaches finals in Korean version of "American Idol"". Daily Northwestern. 
  5. ^ "John Park Biography". Johnapark.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  6. ^ [1] Archived December 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ a b "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on September 26, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2013년 07월 Album Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2012년 Album Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on February 8, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "앨범 정보 - Life Is Tab". Melon. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Falling MV". Digipedi. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Baby MV". Digipedi. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ "강승원 프로젝트 '술' 뮤비에 존박·유희열·조정치 등 뮤지션 '총출동'". tvdaily.asiae.co.kr. TV Daily. April 8, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "U MV". Digipedi. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  17. ^ Kim Mi-hwa (June 18, 2017). "[★밤TView]'복면' 흥부자댁, 女최초 6연승..존박·샤넌 반전매력". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Park Joon Hyung, Henry, John Park, and Otani Ryohei to guest on '1 Night 2 Days' | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  19. ^ "Brainy Idols Kyuhyun, Yeeun, John Park, and Rap Monster to Appear on "Running Man"". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  20. ^ "Singer John Park Reveals He was Mistaken for a Gay Person on "Witch Hunt"". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  21. ^ "John Park confirmed as the final member to join 'Laws of the City' | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  22. ^ "Tae Jin Ah, SISTAR, John Park To Be On Gag Concert As Guests". KpopStarz. 2014-09-07. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  23. ^ "John Park's messy apartment revealed on 'Happy Together' | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 

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