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Background information
Full name Park Bom (박봄)
Hometown Seoul, South Korea
Born March 24, 1984
Age 33
Height 5'5"
Occupation Singer
Genre K-pop, hip hop, R&B, pop, electropop, dance, rock, electronic dance
Labels YG Entertainment
Symbol Diamond (♦)

Park Bom (born March 24, 1984) is a South Korean singer. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and later moved to the United States as a child where she learned English. She trained under YG Entertainment and in 2009 became a member of the girl group 2NE1. Bom is 2NE1's oldest member.

She is currently preparing for 2NE1's upcoming summer comeback.

Early Life

Park Bom's sister, Park Go-eun, is a cellist. In 6th grade, she left Korea by herself to study abroad in the United States. She graduated from high school through Gould Academy in Bethel, ME and enrolled into Lesley University with a major in psychology. As a high school student, she acquired admiration for music through Mariah Carey. "I would listen to Mariah Carey's songs during lunch and even forget to eat," she stated on a talk show. Though she wanted to pursue music as a career, her parents would not let her. With encouragement from her aunt, she secretly transferred to Berklee College of Music to pursue her music career.

Park Bom auditioned to become a singer at YG Entertainment, but was rejected multiple times. After three years, she was finally accepted and immediately became a trainee.

Early Career

She starred in two of Big Bang's three earliest singles in the songs "We Belong Together" and "Forever With You". Bom also collaborated with Lexy and Red Roc with "Baby Boy" and "Along My Way" respectively. She also starred in a Samsung Anycall Music Video Commercial alongside famous Korean pop singer Lee Hyori, recording her own version of the Anycall "Anystar" song featuring fellow label mates, G-Dragon and Gummy. Later in 2008, she starred as the lead actress in Kim Ji Eun's music video, "Tell Me Once More".

2NE1

Main article: 2NE1

YG Entertainment announced that the new group would consist of four members and debut sometime in May 2009. The company stated that the group had trained for four years, and that their debut album would contain songs produced by 1TYM's leader, Teddy Park and G-Dragon of Big Bang. The group's name was initially announced as "21"; however, due to the discovery of a singer with the same name, the group was renamed "2NE1", which "NE" is the abbreviation of "New Evolution". Bom was placed in 2NE1 as the main vocalist, alongside CL, Minzy, and Dara.

Solo activities

In August, after finishing "I Don't Care" promotions, 2NE1 took a temporary hiatus with each member releasing their own solo singles. Bom's single entitled "You and I" was the best performing of the three and took the number one spot on the Gaon Chart for the month of November. The single eventually won the Best Digital Single at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards. By the end of 2011 it was reported that the single was downloaded 4,483,364 times, becoming one of the best-selling singles in Korean music history.

Discography

For Park Bom's works with 2NE1, see 2NE1 discography.

Singles

Year Title Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[3]
2006 "Anystar" (with G-Dragon & Gummy) Non-album single
2009 "You and I" 1

KOR: 4,483,364

To Anyone
2011 "Don't Cry" 1 KOR: 2,935,930 2NE1 2nd Mini Album
2011 "Having an Affair" (with G-Dragon & Park Myeong-su) 1 KOR: 3,625,939 Infinite Challenge
2013 "All I Want For Christmas Is You" (with Lee Hi) 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Featured

Year Title Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
2006 "We Belong Together" (Big Bang ft. Bom) We Belong Together
"Anystar" ([Lee Hyori]] ft. Bom & Lee Joon-gi) Non-album release
"Forever with You" (Big Bang ft. Bom) BIGBANG
2007 "Along My Way" (Red Roc ft. Bom) 1
"Baby Boy" (Lexy ft. Bom) RUSH
2010 "Oh Yeah" (GD & TOP ft. Bom) 1 GD & TOP
2012 "Up" (Epik High ft. Park Bom) 1 99
2013 "Black (Japanese Version)" (G-Dragon ft. Bom) One of a Kind + Heartbreaker
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Network
2009 Girlfriends Cameo

Television

Year Title Role Network
2009 Style Cameo SBS
2014 Roommate Original Cast SBS

MV Appearances

  • 2006: "We Belong Together"
  • 2007: "Tell Me Once More"

Awards and nominations

To view her awards and nominations with 2NE1, please go here
Year Award[4] Category Nominated work Result
2009
4th Cyworld Digital Music Awards
Most Iconic Kpop Song Ever You and I Won
2010
12th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best Digital Single[5] Won

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://youtu.be/G18pdWxBIcw 2NE1 Loves Watermelons & Porcupines - Intimate Interview by Fuse
  2. https://youtu.be/5LOkufwTvbE ASK IN A BOX: 2NE1(투애니원) _ Come Back Home(컴백홈) & Gotta Be You(너 아님 안돼) [ENG/JPN/CHN SUB] by 1theK
  3. http://gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/list.gaon?Search_str=%EB%B0%95%EB%B4%84&x=0&y=0
  4. http://www.ygfamily.com/artist/About.asp?LANGDIV=E&ATYPE=2&ARTIDX=30
  5. "2010 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.

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