Park Ga-hee

박지영 / Park Ji Young

Park Ji-young( Korean : 박지영; born on December 25, 1980), better known by her stage nameKahi( Korean : 가희), is a South Korean singer and actress. She is best known for being the former leader of the girl group After School before embarking on a solo singing and acting career.

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 Park Ga-hee's Early life

She was raised by her grandparents. She found her passion for dancing when she was 16 and also around this time became fascinated by the hip hop group Roo'ra , which would motivate her to become a singer. However, due to family opposition and practical conditions, she could not receive professional training, so during high school she trained herself in singing and dancing. Her father prevailed upon her go to a university in a rural area. At first she obeyed his wishes, however, she was unable to endure being a college student and eventually left her hometown to pursue a dancing career. She did not speak with her father for the next seven years. She went to Seoul alone and without funds. One day a friend took her to an interview to be a backup dancer. She did well at the audition and got the job. She started her dancing career at age 18.[citation needed]

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 Park Ga-hee's Career

2000–2007: Dancing and S.Blush[edit]

In 2000, Kahi was chosen as the main dancer for DJ Doc 's mega-hit, " Run to You ". However, this instant success also brought her huge stress, and eventually forced her leave. For a period of time, to make an income, she worked as a cleaner, waitress, and sales clerk. A choreographer in SM Entertainment gave her a chance to become a temporary dancer for BoA , which became a full-time position. She gradually gained fame as a dancer and her work with BoA lasted more than three years. Besides BoA, she was also an important backup dancer for Country Kko Kko , Jinusean , 1TYM , Lexy , Chae Yeon , Eun Ji Won , and many others. She was also the dance teacher for Son Dam Bi , May Doni, and Kim Jung Ah, her former bandmate.

BillboardHot Dance Chart in May 2007.However, due to various reasons, the band soon disbanded.

2007–present: After School and solo career[edit]

In 2010, Kahi joined the cast of reality-variety seriesYeongunghogeol(영웅호걸, "Heroes").

The music video for "Come Back, You Bad Person" was released on February 14, 2011 and Kahi began promotional activities on 18th.

Later over a year from her last solo release, Pledis Entertainment announced on September 25, 2013 that Kahi would be releasing her second mini album, titled "Who Are You?", on October 10.

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 Park Ga-hee's Personal life

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 Park Ga-hee's Discography

Kahi discography
Compilation albums1
Music videos2
EPs2
Singles2
Featured artist4

Compilation albums[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Who Are You? & Come Back You Bad Person
  • Released: March 26, 2014
  • Label:Avex Trax
  • Format: CD, digital download
201
  • JPN: 720+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended plays[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
6
Who Are You?
  • Released: October 10, 2013
  • Label: Pledis Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
13
  • KOR: 2,824+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Singles[]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2011"Come Back, You Bad Person"17 Come Back, You Bad Person
2013"It's ME"4551 Who Are You?
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Collaborations[]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
KOR
2008"Bad Boy"
(Son Dambifeaturing Kahi)
30 Mini Album Vol.1
2009"I Want to Buy It"
(E.Bul featuring Kahi ofAfter School)
Non-album release
"Starry Night"
(One Two featuring Kahi ofAfter School)
2010"One Love"
(Suki featuring Kahi ofAfter School)
First Experience
2015"Runway"
(Chae Yeon featuring Kahi)
Obvious
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Music videos[]

YearMusic videoLength
2011 "Come Back, You Bad Person" 3:11
2013 "It's Me" 3:51

Writing credits[]

  • After School - "When I Fall" (2009)
  • After School - "With U" (2010)
  • Suki - "One Love" (2010)
  • Son Dam-bi - "Beat Up by a Girl" (2010)
  • After School - "Someone Is You" (2010)
  • Kahi - "Slow" (2013)
  • Kahi - "Sinister" (2013)
  • Kahi - "Hey Boy"(2013)

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 Park Ga-hee's Filmography

Variety shows[]

TitleNotes
Champagne Eps. 82
Happy Together Eps. 156
Heroes Member
Idol ShowSeason 3 Guest (withAfter School)
Idol ShowSeason 5 Guest (withAfter School)
Infinite Challenge Eps. 32 (withAfter School)
PlayGirlz School Member (withAfter School)
Radio Star withSon Dam-bi,JungahandNana
Secret
Shin PD's Variety World withAfter Schoolmembers
Star Golden Bell
Star King
Strong Heart Eps. 17, 18, 27, 28, 39, 40
Taxi withAfter Schoolmembers
Produce 101 Trainer

TV drama[]

YearTitleRole
2009 You're Beautiful Guest role
2012 Dream High Season 2 Hyun Ji Soo
2013 Because We Haven't Broken Up Yet Shim Jae Hee

Music videos[]

  • Run To You - DJ Doc (Dancer)
  • My Name -BoA(Dancer)
  • Crazy -Se7en(Dancer)
  • Phone Number -Jinusean(Dancer)
  • Let Me Dance -Lexy(Dancer)
  • Girls -Lexy(Dancer)

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 Park Ga-hee's Awards

YearsAwardsNotesResults
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer - Variety New Star AwardWon

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 Park Ga-hee's TV commercials and advertisements

  • 2010: Fat Down
  • 2010: CJ 팻다운
  • 2010: Vivaldi Ocean World with Uee
  • 2006: m:robe Mp3-Player

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 Park Ga-hee's References

  1. 가희(박지영) 가수. Naver (in Korean). 29 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. Chung, Ah-young (29 April 2007). "Korean Group Ranks 2nd in Billboard Chart". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on February 9, 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  3. (Korean) Park, Yeong-ju. After School, 가희 솔로설에 네티즌 “가희, 졸업하나?” (After School's Kahi Debuts Solo; Netizens Ask, "Kahi, Are You Graduating?"). Korea Economic Daily. June 3, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  4. (Korean) Lee, Mi-hye. SBS '영웅호걸', 걸그룹 예능 선봉장 KBS '청춘불패' 뛰어넘을까? (Can SBS's Heroes Leap Over Predecessor Invincible Youth?). Kyunghyang Shinmun. July 5, 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  5. (Korean) Kim, Won-gyeon. 애프터 스쿨 가희 솔로음반, 베일 벗었다 (After School's Kahi's Solo Album, Veil Removed). The Dong-a Ilbo. February 9, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  6. (Korean) 가희, 블랙 섹시 vs 청순 화이트..'돌아와 나쁜너' 티저공개 (Kahi Releases Teaser for "Come Back, You Bad Person"...Black Sexy vs. Innocent White) Stoo.com/Asia Economy. February 12, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  7. (Korean) Kim, Yong-seub. '환상적 보디라인' 가희, 도발적 섹시미 발산 ("Fantastic Body Line" Kahi, Radiates Provocative Sexiness). Sports Seoul. February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  8. (Korean) 가희, '돌아와 나쁜 너' 티저 공개…"가희 여신" (Kahi Releases "Come Back, You Bad Person" Teaser... "Kahi is a Godddess"). Money Today. February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  9. (Korean) 돌아와 나쁜 너 (EP). Mnet store listing. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  10. (Korean) Kim, Won-gyeon. 걸그룹 대세?…여자 솔로들이 움직인다 (Girl Group Trend?... Female Solo Artists are Moving. The Dong-a Ilbo. February 13, 2011. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  11. "Kahi to graduate from After School". allkpop. June 5, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  12. "AfterSchoolDaze". Retrieved 2016-01-15. 
  13. Kim Jae-heun (25 January 2016). "Produce 101, another Mnet tearjerker". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  14. Bahk Eun-ji (15 March 2016). "K-pop diva Kahi to marry millionaire". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  15. Jeong Byung-ki (16 March 2016). "Singer Kahi to be wed in Hawaii". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2016-04-12. 
  16. "Oricon Chart" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  17. "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  18. "Come Back, You Bad Person (돌아와 나쁜 너) at Daum Music" (in Korean). Daum Music. 2011-02-14. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  19. "Billboard Korea" (in Korean). Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  20. "Kahi grinds up on Eun Ji Won in his old MV | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-01-15. 

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