She moved to America when she was in the sixth grade to study. Bom graduated from Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and enrolled at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, majoring in psychology. Due to her interest in music she transferred to Berklee College of Music.
After living in America for around 14 years, she returned to South Korea and auditioned for YG Entertainment. She was rejected at her first try and it took three more years for her to get accepted as a trainee in the company.
2006-08: First public appearancesEdit
In 2006 Park Bom made her first public appearance at labelmates BIGBANG first live concert The R.E.A.L were she performed "We Belong Together" with them and sang "Stand Up For Love". She was also featured on yet another BIGBANG single on their third single album "BIGBANG 03". Which they performed on TV.
In the same year, Park Bom appeared alongside Lee Hyo Ri in the Samsung Anycall commercials. She released a promotional song called "Anystar" featuring BIGBANGs G-Dragon and Gummy. Following the features on BIGBANG songs, Bom was featured on a couple more songs by labelmates Lexy and Red Roc. In May 2007 she performed her planned debut song "Scarecrow" at BIGBANGs Want You Tour, the single eventually was never released officially.
Collaborations & FeaturedEdit
- "We Belong Together" (BIGBANG feat. Park Bom) (2006)
- "Forever with You" (BIGBANG feat. Park Bom) (2006)
- "Along My Way" (Red Roc feat. Park Bom) (2007)
- "Baby Boy" (Lexy feat. Park Bom) (2007)
- "Oh Yeah" (GD & TOP feat. Park Bom) (2010)
- "Having an Affair" (G-Dragon & Park Myeong Su feat. Park Bom) (2011)
- "Up" (Epik High feat. Park Bom) (2012)
- "Black" (Japanese Ver.) (G-Dragon feat. Park Bom) (2013)
- "All I Want For Christmas Is You (with Lee Hi) (2013)