Hailed by The New York Times as the "Ambassador of K-POP", J.Y. Park is one of the most influential figures in the genre. The multitalented founder and chairman of JYP Entertainment has composed, written, and produced 65 number-one hit songs charting in major categories across Korea, Japan, and China. His first self-written number-one hit single "Don’t Leave Me" debuted in 1994 and led to a highly successful career as a solo K-POP artist. In 2015, Park won “Best Male Artist” and “Best Producer” in the prestigious MAMA awards. He is also one of the first K-POP musicians to produce for significant US artists such as Will Smith, Mase, and more.
Within his company, JYP Entertainment established itself as one of the top K-POP agencies in the space & helped launch the careers of Rain and Wondergirls. Their current roster includes TWICE, Day6, Stray Kids, ITZY, NiziU, Xdinary Heroes, and NMIXX.