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Jay Park performs at Made in America music festival as first Korean artist

  • Published : Sept 4, 2018 - 11:47
  • Updated : Sept 4, 2018 - 11:47

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Korean-American rapper Park Jae-beom, also known as Jay Park, performed at the annual Made in America (MIA) music festival in Philadelphia, the United States, as its first Korean contributor, his management agency said Tuesday.

"Park was invited to MIA to perform for its Sept. 2 event as the first Korean artist," according to AOMG.

MIA was launched in 2012 by American rapper Jay-Z and has hosted top-rank American musicians for its annual festival in Philadelphia.

This year's lineup included popular musicians such as Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Diplo, Post Malone and Meek Mill, along with Park.

Park debuted as a member of South Korean boy band 2PM, formed by JYP Entertainment, but later left the group. He went on to sign with the Jay-Z-founded record label Roc Nation last year, becoming the first Asian American to do so.

"I am thankful for the enthusiastic support the audiences in Philadelphia has shown for my performance," the agency quoted as Park saying.

Following the festival, Park sat as a member of the panel of judges for the global audition show "Asia's Got Talent" for its second season, according to the agency.

Park released his first single in the U.S. market in March, "Soju" before releasing his first American EP in July, "Ask Bout me." (Yonhap)