Park Jin Young
Park Jin Young

First Name: Jin Young
Family Name: Park
Native name: 박진영
Also Known as: J.Y.Park, JYP, The Asian Soul.
Nationality: South Korean
Gender: Male
Born: December 13, 1972

Park Jin Young, also known as J.Y. Park (or simply JYP) is a singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer and the current CEO and founder of JYP Entertainment, a major artist management/record label of Korean pop music. He was born in Seoul, Korea on December 13, 1972. He graduated from BaeMyung High School, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in Yeonsei University, one of the top universities in South Korea. In 1992, he debuted as a group called ‘Park Jin-Young and the New Generation,’ but it was not successful. In 1994, he debuted as a solo singer with the new album Blue City. While maintaining his status as a successful artist, he founded JYP Entertainment in 2001. He has also composed and produced several singles and albums for various singers in South Korea including Park Ji-yoon, Rain, Byul, Wonder Girls, 2AM, and 2PM.