Park Jin Young, also known as JYP, is an influential South Korean music executive, record producer, singer-songwriter, composer and dancer. Born on January 13, 1972, he began his career as a singer in the group Park Jin Young and the New Generation in 1992 before becoming a record producer and starting his own entertainment company, JYP Entertainment, which represents some of the biggest artists in K-pop. His many accomplishments include becoming the first Asian producer to successfully cross over to the U.S. market in 2004 when he produced music for such big American artists as Will Smith, Mase and Cassie, as well as the first Korean songwriter to enter the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with the Wonder Girls’ hit single “Nobody” in 2009. JYP made his acting debut in the 2011 music-themed television drama “Dream High,” for which he was nominated for Best New Actor at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards. He also has served as a judge for the music competition reality show “K-Pop Star” since 2011. Proving his Midas touch, JYP made a notable guest appearance in 2016 on the variety show “Sister’s Slam Dunk,” when he produced the song “Shut Up” for the cast members’ special girl group known as the Unnies. The song immediately shot to No. 4 on the Gaon weekly digital chart.
Born: Jan 13, 1972 (age 48)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Height: 185 cm
Talent Agency: JYP Entertainment (Korea)