Park Ji-Yeon

박지연 / Park Ji Yeon (Bak Ji Yun)

Park Ji-yeon(born June 7, 1993), better known simply asJiyeon, is a South Korean singer , actress and model . She is best known for being the visual, main dancer and the youngest member of K-pop girl-group T-ara .

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 Park Ji-Yeon's Biography

Early life[edit]

Early work, T-ara and career debut (2008–2012)[edit]

She collaborated with Davichi and SeeYa on the digital single "Female Generation/Forever Love", which was released in May 2009, making her the first member of T-ara to appear in public. She appeared in SG Wannabe 's music videos "Saranghae" and "My Love is Crying" from their 2009 album,Gift from SG Wannabe. Early on, the Korean media dubbed Ji-yeon "Little Kim Tae-hee " due to her close resemblance to Kim.

In the same year 2008, she entered and won the Smart Model Contest. Subsequently, she auditioned at the Mnet Casting System and joined the company. T-ara debuted on 29 July 2009, when Ji-yeon was 16 years old; the majority of the members were in their early twenties. She was the youngest member until Areum was introduced in June 2012, followed by Dani, who was added in December on the same year.[citation needed]

as Na Hyun Jung, a heavily burdened love-struck high school girl who joins a special class consisting of five underperforming students who must gain acceptance to the top South Korean university, commonly referred to as the "Cheonha-Dae" (in Korean).Ji-yeon played the lead character inDeath Bell 2: Bloody Campalongside Yoon Shi-yoon , which was released in July 2010.

and discussed meeting Park Ji-sung .In October 2010, Ji-yeon became the host forShow! Music Core( MBC ), alongside Suzy (Miss A) with Minho and Onew, both of SHINee.[citation needed]


Ji-yeon performing with T-ara on 10 August 2013 at AsiaWorld–Arena, Hong Kong.

, Ji-yeon pulled a right knee ligament and was rushed to the hospital for further treatment. Her agency released a statement saying that Jiyeon's condition was being monitored. She was reported recovering and continuing to attend tour after tour, although she needed considerable assistance for each trip due to her injuries. She was later cast inDream High Season 2as Rian/Lee Ji Kyung.

2014: Solo debut[edit]

[citation needed]On March 28 it was announced that Jiyeon would start promoting on May 20, with single "1min 1sec"( Hangul : 1분 1초).[citation needed]The single peaked on the Korean charts at 17 and excelled in China, becoming the first Korean song to reach a 99.5% YinYueTai score.[better source needed]

(MBC) , as Sung Yoo-jin – anticipated to be a potential wife for Yim Si-wan ( ZE:A )'s character.[citation needed]In September, she was cast as MC for the fourth season ofThe Show( SBS MTV ), with Lee Hyeri ( Girl's Day ) and a new male model MC


After the departure of Jiyeon's co-MC host Hyeri Jiyeon will be working with the new male MC Hongbin ( VIXX ) alongside Zhou Mi ( Super Junior-M ).

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 Park Ji-Yeon's Personal life

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 Park Ji-Yeon's Discography



TitleAlbum detailsPeak positionsSales
Never Ever 3 11 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


YearTitlePeak positionsSalesAlbum


2013"My Sea" - -
  • KOR(DL):
Bunny Style!
2014"1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)" 17 6
  • : 283,255+
Never Ever
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region


2009Cinderella ManOST "Women's Generation" 3:32withSeeyaandDavichi
"Forever Love" 3:32
2010 Master of Study OST "Rolling" 4:01 Solo
Jungle Fish 2 OST "Little By Little" 4:10 Solo
Coffee House OST "Coffee Over Milk" 3:35 WithHyominand Lee Bo Ram (Seeya)
2012Dream High 2 OST "Superstar" 3:42 WithHyorinandAilee
"Together" 4:19 WithJB
"Day after Day" 3:43 Solo
2013Bunny Style! "Dangerous Love" 3:40 WithHam Eun-jungandHyomin
2014 TriangleOST "Kiss and Cry" 3:31 With Cho Seunghee (F-ve Dolls) and Shorry J (Mighty Mouth)

Other charted songs[]

YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum
2014"Yeurido Cherry Blossom" 70Never Ever
"Marionette" 80
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[]

YearMusic videoDirector
2014 "1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)" Hong Se Hyun

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 Park Ji-Yeon's Filmography


2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Lee Se Hee
2011 Gnomeo & Juliet Juliet ( Voice dubbing actor )
Gisaeng Ghost Cameo appearance
2015 Encounter


2007 I Love You TooCameo appearanceKBS2
Hello! Miss
Lobbyist Cameo appearanceSBS
2008 Aeja's Older Sister, Minja Maeng Na Yeon
2009 Soul Yoon Doo NaMBC
High Kick!(season 2) Lee Yuri
2010 Master of Study Na Hyun JungKBS2
Jungle Fish 2 Seo Yul
2011 Miss Ripley YuuMBC
2012 The Thousand Man Han Yi Seul
Dream High 2 Rian KBS2
2014 Triangle Seong Yoo Jin MBC
2015 Sweet Temptation (Reborn) Jiho Web drama


2012 Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical Han Joo Young

Variety show[]

2009 Radio StarHerself MBC
Star King SBS
2010 Win Win KBS2
Taxi tvN
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook KBS
Star King SBS
Star Golden Bell KBS
Dream Girls Mnet
Strong Heart SBS
Happy Together KBS
Bouquet MBC
Invincible Youth KBS2
Heroes SBS
Hello Baby KBS
2010 - 2011 Music Core Host MBC
2011 100 Points out of 100Herself KBS2
Star King SBS
Running Man SBS
Vitamin KBS2
Beatles Code Mnet
Win Win KBS2
Happy Together KBS
2013 Beatles Code Mnet
Hidden Singer JTBC
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2
SimSimTaPa MBC
2014 Moon Hee Jun's Pure Mnet
Mnet Rude Show Mnet
Weekly Idol MBC
Hello Counselor KBS
Happy Together KBS
Weekly Idol MBC
2015 The Show Host SBS MTV
Idol Star Athletic Championship 2015 Herself MBC
Come On, Little Master Herself JSTV

Music video appearances[]

YearSong titleArtist
2008(pre-debut) "Never Ending Story"[1] SMASH
2009(pre-debut) "My Cry Baby"&"Saranghae"[2] SG Wannabe
2010 "Soul(ver.1)"[3]Yangpa
"I Have To Let You Go"[5] Young Gun
2011 "Shake It Up"[6] Seo In-guk
2012 "Together" (Dream High 2OST)[7] JB& Jiyeon
2013 "Painkiller"[8][9] T-ara(Soyeon),The SeeYa(Yoojin),5dolls(Eunkyo) &Speed(Taewoon, Sungmin)
2014 "More and More"[10] The SeeYa

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 Park Ji-Yeon's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2007APM Model Contest Silver AwardN/AWon
2008Smart Model Contest Daesung (Gold) AwardN/AWon
2010 SBS Entertainment Award Best Teamwork HeroesWon
KBS Drama Awards Best New ActressMaster of StudyNominated
Best Couple Award with Yoo Seung-hoNominated
201416th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actress TriangleNominated
2015 Cable TV Broadcast Awards Popularity award The ShowWon
The 3rd Yinyuetai VChart Award Best Korea Female Singer 1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)Won
2015Yahoo Asia BUZZ Award Most Popular Asian İdolN/ANominated
2015 Soompi Awards Battle of the MaknaesN/AWon

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 Park Ji-Yeon's References

  1. T-ARA Official (17 October 2014). "Ji-yeon hanjia birth name". T-ARA Official FAECBOOK. 
  2. Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  3. (Korean) 티아라 지연, '악성루머'에도 '엠카'서 MC 활약 '눈길,, 10 October 2010; accessed 14 November 2015.
  4. (Korean) ‘엠카 MC 나선’ 티아라 지연, 음란채팅 루머에도 ‘씩씩’ " Naver News, 9 October 2010; retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. f(x) 루나·티아라 지연·원걸 혜림, 리라高 동반졸업
  6. Lynn Kim & Jessica Kim: "T-ara to become 7-member group",, 16 July 2010; retrieved 26 July 2010.
  7. (Korean) 티아라, 은정→보람 리더 교체 왜? ("Why did T-ara change its leaders from Eunjung to Boram?"),, 16 July 2010; retrieved 27 July 2010.
  8. (Korean) '음중' 새 4MC 온유·민호·지연·수지, 무난한 데뷔 . Naver News, 30 October 2010; retrieved 4 November 2010.
  9. "티아라 지연, 김태희 ‘니트 머리띠’ 열풍 동참",, 26 January 2011; retrieved 22 April 2011.
  10. "SKY Universities"
  11. "Jiyeon in TV Drama". The Korea Times, 23 November 2009; retrieved 26 July 2010.
  12. "T-ara's Jiyeon has a relationship with Park Ji Sung?".
  13. (Korean) "티아라 지연 무릎부상 악화로 응급실행" ("Park Ji-yeon's leg injuries forces tour to face delays"),; accessed 14 November 2015.
  14. "T-Ara JiYeon "Best Face"". KpopStarz. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  15. "'MBC Korean Music Wave in Bangkok' is Successful with 20,000 Fans". KpopStarz. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  16. "Jiyeon's "1분 1초" broke record in YYT chart". 25 May 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. Jiyeon just broke one of the records for Korean Songs in YinYueTai Chart for having 99.5/100 rating in it (first Korean Idol who did that in YYT Chart) 
  17. Jiyeon confirmed as new MC of The Show,; accessed 14 November 2015.
  18. Jiyeon confirmed for a new Korean-Chinese film, Encounter,; accessed 14 November 2015.
  19. Jackson, Julie (3 July 2015). "T-ara's Jiyeon and actor Lee Dong Gun reveal they're dating! dating". allkpop. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  20. "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  21. "G-Music Combo Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  22. "G-Music J-Pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  23. "Gaon Annual Chart - 2014". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  24. Cumulative sales for "1 Minute 1 Second (Never Ever)":

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