Park Bom

March 24, 1984

Park Bom(born March 24, 1984), better known by the mononymBom, is a South Korean singer. She is best known as a member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1 until the group announced their disbandment on November 25, 2016. Park began her musical career in 2006, featuring on singles released by label-mates Big Bang , Lexy and Masta Wu . In 2009, she made her debut as a member of 2NE1 as the main vocalist. She has also released two solo singles, "You and I" and "Don't Cry". Both singles reached number one on the Gaon Digital Chart, the national music chart of South Korea.The former was also awarded Best Digital Single at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

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 Park Bom's Early life

[citation needed]Her elder sister, Park Go-eun, is a cellist.When she was in the sixth grade, Park left Korea on her own to study in the United States. She graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine , and enrolled at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts , majoring in psychology.[citation needed]As a high school student, she became interested in music through Mariah Carey , whom she describes as one of her biggest musical influences. Although Park wanted to pursue a career in music, her parents would not allow her to. However, with encouragement from her aunt, she transferred to Berklee College of Music without their knowledge.[citation needed]

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 Park Bom's Career

2006–09: Early careeredit

In 2006, she featured on two of Big Bang 's earliest singles, " We Belong Together "and " Forever With U ".Park also collaborated with Lexy (on "Baby Boy") and Red Roc (on "Along My Way"), and appeared in a series of promotional music videos for Samsung Anycall entitled "Anystar", alongside Lee Hyori , G-Dragon , and Gummy .

2009–17: 2NE1edit

Park was placed as the main vocalist of 2NE1 , alongside CL , Dara and Minzy . The group then collaborated with label-mates Big Bang for the song " Lollipop " before officially debuting on SBS'sThe Music Trendon May 17, 2009 where they performed " Fire ". The group achieved significant success with the number-one single " I Don't Care " from their first extended play,2NE1, which won them the Song of the Year award at the 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards, making them the first rookie group to win a daesang in the same year of debut. In August 2009, after finishing promotions for their debut single "I Don't Care", the members of 2NE1 took a break to focus on individual activities. She released her first solo single "You and I", which took the number one spot on the Gaon Chart for the month of November.[citation needed]It eventually won 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.[citation needed]

2NE1 at the YouTube Awards.

"Having an Affair" was another hit and was the second most downloaded song of 2011.In 2013, Park formed a sub-unit group with label-mate Lee Hi , known as BOM&HI. The duo released a rendition of Mariah Carey 's " All I Want for Christmas Is You " on December 17.The same year, she also featured on the Japanese version of G-Dragon 's single "Black".

On May 1, YG Entertainment denied that statement and declared that Park didn't sign any new contract with YG or any sub-label since they broke her contract back in November 2016.She followed up on social media replying to fans that she did sign a contract and she is coming back.

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 Park Bom's Controversies

As a result of the investigation she leftRoommatethe reality show she was starring in.

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 Park Bom's Filmography

Films

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009GirlfriendsN/A Cameoed with fellow members of2NE1.

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009StyleN/A Cameo
2014Roommate Herself Main cast member

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 Park Bom's Discography

Singles

As the lead artist

TitleYearPeak positionsSalesAlbum
"You and I" 2009 1
  • KOR: 3,800,000+
To Anyone
"Don't Cry" 2011 1
  • KOR: 2,512,950+
2NE1
"All I Want For Christmas Is You"(withLee Hi) 2013 5
  • KOR: 120,967+
Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As a featured artist

TitleYearPeak positionsSalesAlbum
"We Belong Together"(Big Bangft. Bom)2006*N/A Big Bang
"Anystar"(Lee Hyorifeaturing Bom andLee Joon-gi)Non-album single
"Forever with You"(Big Bang featuring Bom) Big Bang 03
"Along My Way"(Red Roc featuring Bom)2007 1Non-album single
"Baby Boy"(Lexyfeaturing Bom) Rush
"Oh Yeah"(GD & TOPfeaturing Bom) 2010 2
GD & TOP
"Having an Affair"(GG featuring Bom) 2011 1
Infinite Challenge
"Up"(Epik Highfeaturing Bom) 2012 6
99
"Black"(Japanese version)(G-Dragon featuring Bom) 2013N/A Coup d'Etat + One of a Kind & Heartbreaker
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Park Bom's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2009
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song of the Month "You and I"Won
2010
Mnet Asian Music Awards "You and I"Won

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 Park Bom's References

  1. "Park Bom number one on Gaon chart with Don't Cry". Goan Music Chart. Gaon. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  2. Tse, Tiffany. "2NE1's Park Bom makes an appearance at her older sister's cello recital!". KMusic. officiallykmusic.com. Retrieved December 13, 2016. 
  3. "Big Bang – First Single". YG Entertainment (in Korean). YG Entertainment. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  4. "Big Bang – Third Single". YG Entertainment (in Korean). YG Entertainment. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  5. "2011년 01주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  6. Kim, Sunny (April 20, 2011). "Park Bom's "Don't Cry" Achieves An All-Kill!". MTVK. Viacom Inc. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  7. WeLoveBom (June 10, 2011). "Featuring Park Bom, GD's request? ("Bom has a good singing voice" – G-Dragon)". welovebom.com. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  8. "Gaon reveals Top 100 Digital Single chart for 2011 - allkpop.com". allkpop.com. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  9. "Park Bom and Lee Hi form a new unit". asiatoday.co.kr. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  10. http://ygladies.com/news/131108-g-dragon-release-japanese-ver-black-featuring-park-bom-november-27th
  11. "2NE1 Park Bom's Career Drowns with Drug Scandal; Cover-up by the Media to Divert Attention from Sewol Ferry Tragedy?". Venture Capital Post. June 15, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  12. "2NE1's Surprise Reunion: K-Pop Group Reforms at Awards Show". Fuse. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  13. "2NE1 Make Surprise Comeback Live at 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards". PopCrush. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  14. "YG "2NE1, 7년만 공식 해체…박봄 재계약 NO"(공식입장 전문)". naver.com. Retrieved June 23, 2017. 
  15. "Park Bom hints at comeback with YG again". IB Times. 
  16. "Former 2NE1 member Park Bom NO contract with YG Entertainment's sub-label". ASZ News. 
  17. "Is Park Bom planning to release a solo album under YG Entertainment?". ASZ News. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  18. "[단독] 걸그룹 '2NE1' 박봄 마약 밀수 '봐주기'". NAVER. World Times. June 30, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  19. Song, Myung - Hoon (July 1, 2014). "박봄 '마약밀수 혐의' 입건유예…뒤늦게 논란". KBS. Korean Broadcasting System. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  20. "양현석 해명 "박봄, 하루 아침에 마약 밀수자가…" [전문]". SBS CNBC. NBC Universal. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  21. Ock, Hyun-ju (July 24, 2014). "2NE1's Park Bom to step down from TV show 'Roommate'". AsiaOne. Singapore Press Holdings Ltd . Retrieved July 7, 2016. 
  22. "Gaon Chart Search: Park Bom". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  23. "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  24. Cumulative sales for "Oh Yeah"
  25. ""2011년 Download Chart". Gaon Chart (in korean)". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  26. "2010 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived March 30, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. MAMA. Retrieved December 14, 2014.

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