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Park Ji-yoon (Hangul: 박지윤; Hanja: 朴志胤; born January 3, 1982) is a South Korean pop singer, actress, and model, who debuted as a Haitai model at age 13. She received her B.A. from Kyunghee University in Postmodern Music, and holds an M.A. from Kyunghee University in Entertainment and Culture.[1]

Park Ji-yoon
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Park Ji-yoon in September 2012
Background information
Born (1982-01-03) January 3, 1982 (age 36)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, R&B, hip hop, indie, folk, modern rock
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 1994–present
Labels Seoul Records (1997–1999)
JYP Entertainment (2000–2003)
Sony Music Korea (2009–2012)
Mystic89 (2013–2016)
Park Ji Yoon Creative (2016–present)
Associated acts JYP Nation
Park Ji-yoon
Hangul 박지윤
Hanja 朴志胤
Revised Romanization Bak Ji-yun
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chiyun



After debuting as a commercial model at the age of 13, Park released her first studio album in 1997, titled Skyblue Dream. Her hit singles "Skyblue Dream" (Hangul하늘색 꿈; RRHaneulsaek Kkum) from her debut album, "Coming-of-Age Ceremony" (Hangul성인식; RRSeonginshik) from her fourth full-length album, and "I'm a Man" (Hangul난 남자야; RRNan Namjaya) from Man, received a lot of love from fans.[2][3]

However, due to creative differences, Park left JYP Entertainment after her sixth studio album Woo~ Twenty One; she felt that instead of showing her true self as an artist, she was being controlled by producer Park Jin-young.[4] Park then took an extended break from singing and entered the film and musical fields.[5]

Six years later, Park returned with her seventh studio album, Flower, Again for the First Time. Leaving behind her sexy image from "Coming-of-Age Ceremony", Park attempted to put her experiences of being in her 20s into this album,[3] writing three of the songs on it[5] and having creative input in producing the album as well as providing her own photography for the album design.[6] She made her comeback with the song "In My Fading Memory" (Hangul바래진 기억에; RRBaraejin Kieoge) on MBC's Show! Music Core, and SBS's Inkigayo.[7] The song was written and produced by Kim Yong-rin from Dear Cloud.[8]

Park's eighth studio album, Tree of Life was released on February 16, 2012. Receiving positive reviews, Park collaborated again with Kim Yong-rin. She also worked with Mate's Jung Jun-il, and No Reply's Kwon Soon-kwan. Park wrote many tracks on this album; "At That Time" (Hangul그땐; RRGeuddaen), "Afternoon" (Hangul오후; RROhu), "The Road to You" (Hangul너에게 가는 길; RRNeoege Ganeun Gil), "Star" (Hangul; RRByeol), and "Quiet Dream".[9] As with her previous work, Park contributed artistically through the photography on Tree of Life, collaborating on the album art once again with her older sister, who is a graphic designer.[10] The song "The Road to You" was featured on the Korean trailer for the Hollywood movie, My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams.[11]

Park joined entertainment company Mystic89, and made her comeback in late October 2013. Her first digital singles released through Mystic89 is Mr., which was produced by Primary and "Witness", which was produced by Yoon Jong-shin.[12] Mystic89 and Park plan to release several mini albums, collaborating with top producers and writers. The music will be a varying blend of several genres.[13] Her new album was Mystic company was commercially successful. The title song ranked #1 on Korean music release chart such as Naver Music and Daum Music when it was released.[14]

After the minialbum with Mystic company, Park came back to her own "Park Ji Yoon Creative" to focus more on her career as a songwriter instead of as a dance singer. She released her ninth album "Park Ji Yoon 9" on March 2nd, 2017. The album contains ten songs, eight of them composed by herself. This album is more in line with her seventh and eighth album and uses classic instruments.


  • Skyblue Dream (1997)
  • Blue Angel (1998)
  • The Age Ain't Nothing But a Number (1999)
  • Coming-of-Age Ceremony (2000)
  • Man (2002)
  • Woo~ Twenty One (2003)
  • Flower, Again for the First Time (2009)
  • Tree of Life (2012)
  • Mr. (Single) (2013)
  • Inner Space (Single) (2014)
  • Beep (Single) (2014)
  • Yoo Hoo (Single) (2014)
  • O(오) (Single) (2016)
  • Parkjiyoon9 (2017)



Year Title Role Network
1993 Dinosaur Teacher SBS
1998 Three Guys and Three Girls Park Ji-yoon MBC
1999 Ghost Jun-hee SBS
2004 2004 Human Market Oh Da-hye SBS
2006-2008 Bicheonmoo Taruga Sulli GDTV/SBS
2011 Lie to Me Manager Park SBS
2012 Goodbye Dear Wife Oh Hyang-gi Channel A
2012 Family Woo Ji-yoon KBS2
2013 Pretty Man Myo-mi KBS2


Year Title Role
1998 First Kiss Joo Yoo-won (cameo appearance)
2010 Seoul Ji-hye
2012 Grape Candy So-ra

Awards and nominationsEdit

Mnet Asian Music AwardsEdit

Year Nominated work Category Result
1999 "아무것도 몰라요" [15] Best Female Artist Nominated
2000 "Coming of Age Ceremony" [16] Best Female Artist Won
Best Dance Performance Nominated


  1. ^ "%EB%B0%95%EC%A7%80%EC%9C%A4 :: 네이버 인물검색". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  2. ^ (in Korean) Choi, Dae-han. 쇼! 음악중심 '박지윤의 7년만의 7집앨범, 인순이 기대해주세요' (Show! Music Core "Anticipate Park Ji-yoon's Seventh Album and In Sooni") Archived 2009-05-27 at the Wayback Machine.. TodayKorea. May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  3. ^ a b (in Korean) Lee, Kyeong-ran. 박지윤 “박진영과 결별 후 안됐다는 말 들을까봐…” (Park Ji-yoon, "After Splitting from Park Jin Young, I Thought I'd Hear that I Can't Succeed...") Archived 2009-05-08 at the Wayback Machine.. May 4, 2009. Retrieved May 9, 2009.
  4. ^ (in Korean) Lee, Kyeong-ran. 가수 박지윤, 싱어송라이터로 돌아온다 (Singer Park Ji-yoon Comes Back as Singer-Songwriter). April 22, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  5. ^ a b (in Korean) Lee, Mi-hyae. 박지윤, 23일 6년만에 가수컴백 ‘여전히 아름다워’ (Park Ji-yoon Returns After 6 Years on 23rd, "As Beautiful as Always") Archived 2009-05-27 at the Wayback Machine.. IS Plus/Newsen. April 20, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  6. ^ (in Korean) Kim, Sang-ho. 박지윤, 7집 컴백 앞두고 커피 서빙했다? (Park Ji-Yoon, Serving Coffee Before 7th Album Comeback?) Archived 2009-05-07 at the Wayback Machine.. SportsSeoul. May 4, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  7. ^ Jeong, Myeong-hwa. '컴백' 박지윤, 성숙하고 자연스러운 매력 '눈길' ("Comeback" Park Ji-Yoon, Mature and Natural Charms "Gaze"). JoyNews. May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  8. ^ (in Korean) Hwang, Yoon-jeong. 가수 박지윤, ‘음악중심’ 컴백 화제 ‘화려하게~’(Singer Park Ji-yoon, Music Core Comeback Response "Brilliant") Archived 2009-05-03 at the Wayback Machine.. JK News. May 2, 2009. Retrieved May 5, 2009.
  9. ^ "네이버 뮤직 :: 나무가 되는 꿈 / 박지윤". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  10. ^ "ARKO". ARKO. Archived from the original on 2015-11-23. Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  11. ^ "키쓰쫑쫑 오늘도 청춘!? : 네이버 블로그". Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
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  13. ^ "박지윤 티저, 허리라인 과감히 드러낸 밀착드레스 '감각적'". 네이트뉴스 (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-11-22. 
  14. ^ "박지윤, '미스터리' 음원차트 8개 1위 '여신의 부활'". 
  15. ^ "1999 Video Music Award part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  16. ^ "2000 Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived August 3, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.

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