Park JungHyun (Lena)

박정현

Park Jung-hyun( Hangul : 박정현; born March 23, 1976), also known asLena Park(Hangul: 리나 박), is a Korean-American singer based in South Korea .She debuted in 1998 with the album,Piece .She is known in South Korea as "the nation's fairy" due to her small stature and strong singing voice.

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 Park JungHyun (Lena)'s Early life and education

with a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature in 2010, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa .

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 Park JungHyun (Lena)'s Career

Park released her first Korean album,Piece ,in 1998. The album sold more than 500,000 copies, even though she wasn't comfortable enough to do promotions on talk shows. She did not speak Korean very well until she released her first album.[citation needed]. In 1999,A Second Helpingwas released. It also was well received by both fans and the critics. Park's third album, " Naturally ", was mixed in both South Korea and the United States.

. More comfortable with the media, she became much more accessible for talk shows and performances. In 2002, her song "꿈에" (In a Dream) was a big success and enabled her to enter foreign markets, such as Singapore. The South Korean government select Park to represent South Korea in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 FIFA World Cup . At the end of 2002, a "best of" album was released and she played a series of concerts. Live recordings from these concerts were compiled into her first special live album in CDs and DVD. Park, along with Brown Eyes (band) , Chemistry (band) , and Sowelu , formed the special unit conveniently called "Voices of Korea/Japan" and made the title song for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Official Album – Songs of Korea/Japan. She later debuted in the Japanese music industry where she received moderate success.She is especially proud of her fifth Korean language album,On & On, because she felt that she was finally comfortable and confident singing and composing in Korean. It took her about two years to make the album and, during that time, she became very involved with the production and creative work behind the album; she helped with many of the song arrangements, played the piano and guitar for some of the tracks, and composed four of the songs on the album. In 2007, she performed the opening themeInori~You Raise Me Up~(祈り~You Raise Me Up~)of the Japanese anime television seriesRomeo x Juliet, which is a Japanese cover of Rolf Lovland and Brendan Graham 's songYou Raise Me Up. The single also includes a cover of the English version. Her sixth Korean album,Come To Where I Am, was released on December 11, 2007. All songs were written and produced by herself. On February 27, 2009, she released her seventh album titled10 Ways To Say I Love Youwith nine new tracks and "Secret" ( Korean :비밀) as lead track. On June 6, of the same year, she released a repackaged edition to include another title track, "Flood of tears" ( Korean :눈물이 주룩주룩).

was released with the title track, "Sorry" ( Korean :미안해), being a cover of the Spanish language songMientesby Mexican pop band Camila .

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 Park JungHyun (Lena)'s Discography

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
Korean
Piece
  • Released: February 1, 1998
  • Label: DMR
N/AN/A
A Second Helping
  • Released: March 3, 1999
  • Label: DMR
5
Naturally
  • Released: October 28, 2000
  • Label: KM Culture
3
Op. 4
  • Released: June 13, 2002
  • Label: T Entertainment
4
On and On
  • Released: February 3, 2005
  • Label: T Entertainment
22
Come to Where I Am
  • Released: December 11, 2007
  • Label: T Entertainment
8
10 Ways To Say I Love You
  • Released: February 26, 2009
  • Label: T Entertainment
N/AN/A
Parallax
  • Released: June 19, 2012
  • Label: T Entertainment
Japanese
Another Piece
  • Released: November 25, 2004
  • Label: United-Asia Entertainment
N/A
Beyond The Line
  • Released: May 18, 2005
  • Label: United-Asia Entertainment
Cosmorama
  • Released: June 21, 2006
  • Label: United-Asia Entertainment
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Compilation and live albums

TitleAlbum details
Park Jung-hyun Gospel
  • Released: March 6, 2001
  • Label: Yemoon Communications
The Romantic Story of Park Jung-hyun
  • Released: October 18, 2002
  • Label:
Op.4 Concert Project 4th Movement
  • Released: June 9, 2003
  • Label:
Cover Me Vol.1
  • Released: November 18, 2010
  • Label:
Lena Park Forever
  • Released: August 11, 2011
  • Label:
Gift
  • Released: December 11, 2012
  • Label:

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
Korean
"Against All Odds"2006N/A
"Out Of Reach"(위태로운 이야기)
No Break
withCrown J
2008
"Winter Kiss"
feat. Baek Chan of8eight
"Winter Dream"(꿈의 겨울)
withYuna Kim
2011 62
"Good Night To You"(잘자요 그대) 61
"Person, Love"(사람, 사랑)
withKim Bum-soo
6
"Mermaid"
withSohyangand Lee Young Hyun ofBig Mama
33 Diva Projectsingle album
"Peace Song"(그곳으로)
"Arrivée"(도착)
withYoon Jong-shin
2012 59
"White Winter"(하얀 겨울)
with Kim Bum-soo
45
"Atlantis Princess"(아틀란티스 소녀)2013 57 Hwang Seong-je Project Superhero 1st Line Up
"December"(회상)
withYB
19
"Next Year"(그 다음해)2014 8Syncrofusionsingle album
"Double Kiss" 61
"No String Attached"(잠깐 만나)
feat.Hanhae
SyncrofusionLena Park +Brand New Music
"Sweet"(달아요)
feat.Verbal Jint
44
"SsSs"(싱숭생숭)
withDynamic Duo
6
"That Winter"(그 겨울)2015
"You Resemble Me"(날 닮은 그대)
with Ruvin
"Winter Story"(겨울이야기)
withFly to the Sky
49
"Courting"(연애중) 2017 84
Japanese
"Fall In Love" 2004
"Sanctuary"
(サンクチュアリ)
2005
"Everything Reminds Me Of You"
(すべてのものにあなたを思う)
2006
"Music"
"Gold"
"Aino Jealousy"
(愛のジェラシー)
113
"Inori ~ You Raise Me Up"
(祈り~ You Raise Me Up)
2007 39
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 Park JungHyun (Lena)'s Awards

Mnet Asian Music Awardsedit

YearCategoryWorkResult
1999 Best Female ArtistNominated
2002Best R&B PerformanceWon
2005Nominated

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 Park JungHyun (Lena)'s See also

  • I Am a Singer
  • History of the Korean Americans in Los Angeles

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 Park JungHyun (Lena)'s References

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  2. "박정현 소개" [Park Jung-hyun Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  3. Kim, Jung-kyoon (2017-03-03). "Park Jung-hyun making long-awaited return". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  4. "リナ・パークの作品" [Lena Park - Works]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  5. "Lena Park to show on stage what TV couldn't". Asia News Network. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  6. Han, Sang-hee (2010-05-18). "Singer Park graduates magna cum laude in US". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  7. "Reality show helps revive Korean American`s singing career". The Dong-A Ilbo. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  8. "Korean R&B Star Lena Park (Park Jung-hyun) to Perform at Columbia University Graduation". Columbia University School of General Studies Press Release. May 12, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  9. ":: 8집 Parallax ::" (in Korean). Daum Music. June 19, 2012. 
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  11. "August 1999 K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  12. "February 2001 K-Pop Records Sales Volumes". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  13. "2002 Year-End K-Pop Record Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  14. "2005 Year-End K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  15. "March 2008 K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Music Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved 2018-04-06. 
  16. "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  17. "1999 Video Music Award part 1". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  18. "2002 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived October 7, 2013, at Archive.is. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  19. "2005 MKMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-28.

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