The six band members (now five) of the famous rock band Day6 are under the stable of JYP Entertainment. The musicians have made waves in the music industry, thanks to their hit singles including I Wait and You Were Beautiful which have circulated around Eastern Asia. The young band members are among the top personalities making trends on various social media platforms. While there is a lot to say about the young South Korean rock band, our focus in this article is on one of the band members, Jae Park. Let’s get to know more about the young singer.
Who Is Jae Park?
Jae Park is a young Korean-American singer and songwriter best known as a member of the South Korean boy band, Day6. His real name is Park Jae-Hyung, and he was born in Argentina. Jae was just five years old when his parent took him back to South Korea and he lived there for just two years before moving yet again to Cerritos, a suburban city in Los Angeles County, California. There, he attended Cerritos High School and after graduation, he was able to enrol at California State University, where he studied political science.
Jae has dual nationality from Korea and America, he was born into a Christian family and has an older sister whose name is not yet known. Not much is also known about Jae’s parents and his childhood, what we know is that he was born a talented singer and through his family’s support, he’s able to achieve his dream of becoming a professional.
As one who loves to make an impact through his musical talent, Jae Park officially began his singing career while at the Long Beach campus of the California State University. He participated in the K-pop Star preliminary audition, a South Korean reality Television competition series meant to search for the next potential K-Pop stars. Jae was one of the six contestants who made it to the final list. They were later signed by the JYP Entertainment, forming their first rock band named Day6. Afterwards, Jae moved to South Korea with his parents.
Jae Park and the Day 6 Rock Band
In 2015, Jae Park officially became a member of JYP Entertainment’s rock band Day 6. He was the band’s electric guitarist and vocalist. Also included on the team is Park Sungjin, the band’s lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist; Kang Young Hyun (Brian Kang) a rapper bassist and lead vocalist; Kim Won Pil (Wonpil) synthesizer, keyboardist and visual and Yoon Do Woon (Dowoon) the band’s drummer and maknae. Junhyeok was the sixth member of the band but he left the group in February 2016.
Jae and the Day6 made their debut on September 7, 2015, with The Day as the band’s first mini album. The band’s second EP, Daydream, was released the following year and Jae Park was involved in the production of two of the album’s songs First Time and Blood. Many more tracks followed and Jae was effectively involved in producing them. The band eventually released its first full-length album, Sunrise, on the 7th of June 2017 and it has 14 tracks including Lean on Me, and I Smile. In November 2018, Jae Park went with other band members on their first world tour which they tagged ‘Youth’. The tour continued through January 2019.
Jae Park’s Net Worth
Jae Park may not have reached the peak of his musical career but he is definitely making a huge impact in the industry and as a result, he must have earned quite a lot out of it. Jae’s net worth is currently under review but there are no doubts the digits are eye-popping.
Aside from his singing career, the artiste was an MC for Arirang’s internet-based request talk show, After School Club. He owns a YouTube channel, JaeSix which has over 585k subscribers. Similarly, his Instagram page is followed by over 47.5k fans while he has over 1.1 million Twitter followers.
Other Facts About Jae Park
1. He is the tallest member of the Day6 with a height of 6ft (182 cm). His body weight falls around 65 kg (143 lbs).
2. He is more fluent in English than Korean.
3. His nicknames include Chicken Little, Harry Potter and Hashtag King because of his use of many hashtags.
4. Jae Park is friends with Woo Sung and KARD’s members.
5. Although it is not yet confirmed, if Jae has a girlfriend or not, he once admitted to fooling around with girls while at the State University of California.