Lena Park
Lena Park
Background information
Park Jung-hyun
Born (1976-03-23) March 23, 1976 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, record producer
Instruments Vocals, piano, saxophone, guitar
Korean name
Hanja ???
Revised Romanization Bak Jeong-hyeon
McCune-Reischauer Pak Ch?nghy?n

Park Jung-hyun (Hangul: ; born March 23, 1976), also known as Lena Park (Hangul? ?), is a Korean-American singer based in South Korea.[1] She debuted in 1998 with the album, Piece.[2] She is known in South Korea as "the nation's fairy" due to her small stature and strong singing voice.[3]

Early life and education

Born in Los Angeles, California, Park began singing as a child in the choir of her father's church. She won several singing contests before recording an amateur gospel album in 1993 when she was 16 years old.[4][5]

Park attended UCLA for one year before beginning her singing career in 1998. She later transferred to Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and Comparative Literature in 2010, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.[6][7]


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.[]. In 1999, A Second Helping was 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.

After a yearlong break from singing because of her studies in the United States, she came back in 2002 with her album called Op.4. More comfortable with the media, she became much more accessible for talk shows and performances. In 2002, her song "" (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. [8] 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 theme Inori~You Raise Me Up~ (~You Raise Me Up~) of the Japanese anime television series Romeo x Juliet, which is a Japanese cover of Rolf Løvland and Brendan Graham's song You 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 titled 10 Ways To Say I Love You with nine new tracks and "Secret" (Korean: ) as lead track. On June 6, of the same year, she released a repackaged edition to include another title track, "Flood of tears" (Korean: ?).

After announcing the release of her eighth studio album, videos of her with composers she was working with for her album introducing her songs were released online. Shortly after, on June 19, 2012, her album Parallax was released with the title track, "Sorry" (Korean: ), being a cover of the Spanish language song Mientes by Mexican pop band Camila.[9]


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: February 1, 1998
  • Label: DMR
N/A -- N/A
A Second Helping
  • Released: March 3, 1999
  • Label: DMR
5 --
  • 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/A -- N/A
  • Released: June 19, 2012
  • Label: T Entertainment
-- --
Another Piece
  • Released: November 25, 2004
  • Label: United-Asia Entertainment
-- -- N/A
Beyond The Line
  • Released: May 18, 2005
  • Label: United-Asia Entertainment
-- --
  • 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

Title Album 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:
  • Released: December 11, 2012
  • Label:


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Against All Odds" 2006 N/A --
"Out Of Reach" (? ) --
No Break
with Crown J
2008 --
"Winter Kiss"
feat. Baek Chan of 8eight
"Winter Dream" ( )
with Yuna Kim
2011 62 --
"Good Night To You" ( ) 61 --
"Person, Love" (, )
with Kim Bum-soo
6 --
with Sohyang and Lee Young Hyun of Big Mama
33 -- Diva Project single album
"Peace Song" (?) -- --
"Arrivée" ()
with Yoon Jong-shin
2012 59 --
"White Winter" ( )
with Kim Bum-soo
45 --
"Atlantis Princess" ( ) 2013 57 -- Hwang Seong-je Project Superhero 1st Line Up
"December" ()
with YB
19 --
"Next Year" (? ) 2014 8 -- Syncrofusion single album
"Double Kiss" 61 --
"No String Attached" ( )
feat. Hanhae
-- -- Syncrofusion Lena Park + Brand New Music
"Sweet" ()
feat. Verbal Jint
44 --
"SsSs" (?)
with Dynamic Duo
6 --
"That Winter" (? ) 2015 -- --
"You Resemble Me" (? )
with Ruvin
-- --
"Winter Story" ()
with Fly to the Sky
49 --
"Courting" () 2017 84 --
"Fall In Love" 2004 -- --
2005 -- --
"Everything Reminds Me Of You"
2006 -- --
"Music" -- --
"Gold" -- --
"Aino Jealousy"
-- 113
"Inori ~ You Raise Me Up"
(~ You Raise Me Up)
2007 -- 39
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Mnet Asian Music Awards

Year Category Work Result
1999 Best Female Artist "A Person in My Dream" ()[17] Nominated
2002 Best R&B Performance "In Dreams"[18] Won
2005 "Dal" (?)[19] Nominated

See also


  1. ^ "Park Jung-hyun (Lena Park) ()". KBS World Radio. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ " " [Park Jung-hyun Profile]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Kim, Jung-kyoon (2017-03-03). "Park Jung-hyun making long-awaited return". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b c "" [Lena Park - Works]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Lena Park to show on stage what TV couldn't". Asia News Network. 2011-05-09. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Han, Sang-hee (2010-05-18). "Singer Park graduates magna cum laude in US". The Korea Times. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Reality show helps revive Korean American`s singing career". The Dong-A Ilbo. 2011-08-29. Retrieved . 
  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 2011. 
  9. ^ ":: 8? Parallax ::" (in Korean). Daum Music. June 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean).  Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  11. ^ "August 1999 K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "February 2001 K-Pop Records Sales Volumes". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "2002 Year-End K-Pop Record Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "2005 Year-End K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Recording Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "March 2008 K-Pop Records Sales Volume". Music Industry Association of Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2009-02-26. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved . 
  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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