Park bom


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 where she learned English.

She is a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1, which is under YG Entertainment.


Starting in 2006, Park recorded with labelmates Big Bang, Lexy, Masta Wu and starred

with Lee Hyori in her CF, "Anystar" as a co-actress. Later in 2008, she starred as the

lead actress in Kim Ji Eun's music video, "Tell Me Once More". In 2009, she debuted with

2NE1 as the main vocalist.


Park has released two solo singles, namely "You and I" and "Don't Cry". Both singles

reached number one on the Gaon Digital Chart, the national music chart of South Korea

. "You and I" also won "Best Digital Single" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2010. Park

Bom's single "You and I" is the most downloaded single in YG Entertainment history for

a solo female artist, with 4,483,364 Gaon digital sales.



Early life and career

Park Bom's sister is Park Go Eun who 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. She wanted to pursue it as a career however, her parents didn't allow

her to do so. 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.

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.

[citation needed] Later in 2008, she starred as the lead actress in Kim Ji Eun's music

video, "Tell Me Once More".



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.[citation needed] 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.


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