Well, well, hot news of the day. And we mean, HOT.
A recording artist, dancer, rapper, music producer, b-boy, songwriter, composer, actor, everything and anything you’ve ever imaged a hot Korean-American should be, is heading our way – right into the heart of Malaysia. Uh, right into our hearts.
Park Jaebeom, more affectionately known as Jay Park was the former leader of popular Korean boyband, 2PM. Although he took a leap of faith and returned to the United States in 2009, he hasn’t stopped working hard.
And it all started out with making video of himself singing a cover of B.o.B and Bruno Mars’ “Nothin’ On You”. Oh, no big deal. Just a simple video. No flashy effects, no CGI whatsoever:
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The video was released in March 2010 and went viral immediately, reaching over 2,000,000 views in less than 24 hours.
That success earned him his contract with Sidus HQ and he later released a single album titled “믿.어.줄.래” (“Will You Believe Me”) containing three tracks, including a rearranged Korean version of “Nothin’ on You”.
Fast forward just two years later, Jay Park has gone on to win numerous awards as a solo artiste including:
- Naver Male Solo Most Popular Search in 2010
- Mashable Awards’ “Best Web Video” in 2011
- Disk Bonsang’s “Golden Disk Awards” in 2011
Obviously, he is also no stranger to fellow American YouTubers (Nigahiga, KevJumba, AJ Rafael, Dumbfounded, Clara Chung, David Choi, Wong Fu Productions, Far East Movement) because on the 5th of September 2010, Jay Park appeared in the 3rd International Secret Agents (ISA) concert in Los Angeles, California
That performance alone drew more a lot more attention to him that he had expected.
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So much attention! So much so that his fans have since coined the term, “Jaywalkers” for themselves.
And now, his fans would be pleased to hear that Jay Park will be making his way back to Kuala Lumpur en route for his “New Breed” album promotion tour! Universal Music Malaysia Chinese and DiGi have announced their collaboration to present the “Jay Park Showcase”.
Deets are as follows:
Date: 13th May 2012
Venue: KL Live, Life Centre