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Park Ji-min (Korean박지민; born July 5, 1997)[1] is a South Korean singer, songwriter, composer and television host. She is best known as the winner of the first season of K-pop Star, as a member of the vocal duo 15&, and as a member of the project group M.O.L.A.[2] She is also a co-host of the variety show After School Club.[3]

Park Ji-min
Park Ji-min going to a Music Bank recording in September 2018 (2).png
Park in September 2018
Background information
Also known as
  • Jimin Park
  • Jamie Park
Born (1997-07-05) July 5, 1997 (age 21)
Daejeon, South Korea
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
  • television host
Years active2012–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Ji-min
McCune–ReischauerPak Chimin


Early life and educationEdit

Park Ji-min was born on July 5, 1997 in Daejeon. She lived in Thailand for seven years and went to Garden International School Bangkok[4] where she was known as Jamie.[5] Her family currently lives in Seoul. Park speaks Korean (her native language), fluent English, and basic Thai. She has graduated at the Hanlim School of Performing Arts alongside group member Baek Yerin, as well as label mate Yugyeom of GOT7 in 2016.


K-pop Star and 15&Edit

In 2011, Park participated in the first season of competition television show K-pop Star. Park later finished in first place in the competition[6] and had the opportunity to sign with YG, SM or JYPE. On May 21, 2012, Park officially chose to sign with JYP Entertainment.[7][8] Park also received a brand new Hyundai i40 and 300 million won (~$257,400 USD), was cast in a drama, and was also given an opportunity to sign a contract as a CF model.[9]

On September 19, 2012, it was announced that Park would debuting with a duo along with Baek Yerin.[10] Park officially debuted with duo 15& with released digital single "I Dream" on October 5, 2012[11] and making official debut stage on the music program Inkigayo on October 7.[12]

Solo careerEdit

In July 2014, Park became a co-host for Arirang TV's After School Club.[13]

On March 31, 2015 Park Jin-young revealed that Park would make her solo debut.[14] She released her debut single "Hopeless Love" on April 5 with the name Jimin Park[15] and made her debut stage before the finals of K-pop Star 4 on the same day.[16][17][18]

On May 19, 2015 producer group Sweetune revealed that Park and Eric Nam would release a duet called "Dream" for Charity Project.[19] The song was released on May 28, 2015.[20]

On August 14, 2015, Park announced a project group she had formed with Seung-youn of UNIQ and rapper Nathan.[21] Their group name was later revealed to be M.O.L.A (Make Our Life Awesome), and they released their first track "My Way" on August 20.[22] Their second song "Trick or Treat" was released on October 31, where Jimin made her second recorded comeback as a rapper.[23]

On August 23, 2016, Park released her first EP 19 to 20 with the lead single 'Try'.[24] Due to Naver's V-LIVE, Park stated that 19 to 20 is about "her story" and hoped that her fans would be able to connect to her better and build a stronger relationship with her first self-composed album.[25][26]

On September 4, 2018, Park released her second EP Jiminxjamie, where she participated in the composition for majority of the tracks.[27]

Charity workEdit

In October 2012, Park donated 50 million won (~$45,000 USD) to Hanbit Performing Arts Company for blind musicians. She became interested in the program after meeting with fellow K-pop Star contestant Kim Soo-hwan, who currently attends the Hanbit Performing Arts Company.[28] Park shared, “The Hanbit Performing Arts Company hosts young, elementary school students as well as professional performers. Although they are blind, they are musicians who are performing with amazing talent. I want to be at least a small help to those who have the same love for music that I have.” She also donated 50 million won (~$45,000 USD) to World Vision.[29]

On May 28, 2015, Park collaborated with singer Eric Nam for their song, "Dream", produced by Sweetune. They revealed all profit made from the song would be donated to charity.[20]


Extended playsEdit

List of digital albums, with selected chart positions and sales figures
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US World


19 to 20 11
  • Released: September 4, 2018
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: digital download
Track listing
  1. April Fools (0401)
  2. Do You? (위니) (feat. OLNL)
  3. Count You Out (하나 빼기 둘)
  4. PUTP (전화받아) (feat. Kino, Woodz, Nathan)
  5. Stars (별) (Prod. by LambC)
"—" denotes album did not chart.


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
As lead artist
"Hopeless Love" 2015 17 Non album-single
"Try" (다시) 2016 17 19 to 20
"April Fools (0401)" 2018 [A] N/A jiminxjamie
"Busan Memories" (부산에 가면)
with J.Y. Park & Bernard Park
2015 99 N/A Sing the Road #03
"Look Alike" (닮아있어)
with D.ear
2016 55 Non album-single
"I'm All Ears" (다둘어줄게)"
with Choi Young-jae
2018 N/A Ready to Listen Part 2
As featured artist
Eric Nam feat. Park Ji-min
2015 88 Non-album single
Ravi feat. Park Ji-min
2018 N/A Nirvana
Jung Jin Woo feat. Park Ji-min
"—" denotes song did not chart.
  1. ^ "April Fools (0401)" did not enter the Gaon Digital Chart, but peaked at number 51 on the Gaon Download Chart.[35]

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
As lead artist
feat. Young K
2016 157 19 to 20
"Walkin" (다시 너에게)
feat. Hash Swan
"to him" 188
"Answer" 248
As featured artist
"Jealousy" (질투가 나)
Baek A-yeon feat. Park Ji-min
2017 27 Bittersweet

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Sales Album
2013 "사랑해 (I Love You)" Goddess of Fire OST Part 4
2015 "자꾸 보고 싶어 (I Want to Keep Seeing You)" Orange Marmalade OST Part 5
2016 "떠나가지마 (Don't Go)" Dear My Friends OST Part 4
2017 "괜찮나요 (Say I Love You)" Meloholic OST Part 2
2019 "Deep Voice" The Last Empress OST Part 4

K-pop Star 1 songsEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Sales Album
2012 "꿈에 (In Dream)" 69 59 SBS K팝 스타 Top 8 (Digital Single)
"Over The Rainbow" 9 19 SBS K팝 스타 Top 7 (Digital Single)
"Rolling In The Deep" 64 49 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.2 (Digital Single)
"I'll Be There" 43 61 SBS K팝 스타 Top 6 (Digital Single)
"거위의 꿈 (Goose's Dream)" 111 SBS K팝 스타 Top 5 (Digital Single)
"Love On Top" 66 98 SBS K팝 스타 Top 4 (Digital Single)
"Good Bye Baby" (feat. Lee Ha-yi) 57 57 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.3 (Digital Single)
"You Raise Me Up" 56 57 SBS K팝 스타 Top 3 (Digital Single)
"Music Is My Life" 37 69 SBS K팝 스타 Top 2 (Digital Single)
"Mercy" 102 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.4 (Digital Single)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Unofficial original releasesEdit

Year Title Artist
2015 "My Way" M.O.L.A (Project group)
"속았지? (Trick or Treat)"
2017 "Chillin'"
"Chillin'" (5MOLAs ver.)



Year Title Network Role Note
2015 Dream Knight Youku Tudou Got7's Jinyoung's fan Korean-Chinese Online Drama by JYPE and Youku Tudou

Television showsEdit

Year Title Network Role Note
2011 K-pop Star Season 1[53] SBS Contestant 04.10.2011 - 20.04.2012
2016 Duet Song Festival MBC duet with Jung Young-yoon (Episodes 23–24)
2017 King of Mask Singer as "Listen to My Song and Applaud It Baby Seal" (Episodes 109–110)[54]
2018 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man JTBC duet with Baek A-yeon (Season 2 Episode 9)

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director(s)
2015 "Hopeless Love" Unknown
2016 "Try (다시)"
2018 "April Fools (0401)"

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 K-pop Star 1 1st Place (Winner) N/A Won
25th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award[55] Hopeless Love Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated


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  34. ^ Cumulative Sales for "Try":
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  41. ^ Total downloads for 자꾸 보고 싶어:
  42. ^ Total downloads for Don't Go:
  43. ^ Total downloads for 꿈에 (In Dream):
  44. ^ Total downloads for "Over The Rainbow":
  45. ^ Total downloads for "Rolling In The Deep":
  46. ^ Total downloads for "I'll Be There":
  47. ^ Total downloads for "거위의 꿈 (Goose's Dream)":
  48. ^ Total downloads for "Love On Top":
  49. ^ Total downloads for "Good Bye Baby":
  50. ^ Total downloads for "You Raise Me Up":
  51. ^ Total downloads for "Music Is My Life":
  52. ^ Total downloads for "Mercy":
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