Park Cho-rong (Korean: 박초롱, born March 3, 1991) is a South Korean idol singer, rapper, lyricist and actress. She is the vocalist, main rapper and leader of Korean girl group A Pink, under A Cube Entertainment which is a sub-label ofCube Entertainment.
Park was shown at the end of Beast’s “Shock” Japanese music video, and revealed as A Pink’s leader. It was also later revealed that she once auditioned for JYP Entertainment, which was held in 2009, and she made it to the finals.
On April 19, 2012, A Pink’s one-year anniversary, they released a track titled “April 19”. The lyrics of the song was personally penned by Park Cho-rong.
In 2014, Park wrote the lyrics for two songs, “Fairytale Love” and “So Long”, from A Pink’s fourth extended plays, Pink Blossom.
- “Fairytale Love (사랑동화)” is a ballad track, composed by Kim Jin-hwan, expressing regret of a person who realized how precious her lover is only after the relationship ended
- “So Long (쏘 롱)” is a mid-tempo R&B track, produced by Brand New Music’s head producer MasterKey.
Park made her acting debut in 2011 on MBC‘s All My Love, a South Korean sitcom starring Kim Kap-soo, Park Mi-sun, Jo Kwon, Ga-in, Yoon Doo-joon, Jun Tae-soo and Yoon Seung-ah. She played the character of Park Cho-rong until its final episode aired on September 16, 2011.
Park then had a cameo in 1990s nostalgia Korean drama Reply 1997. The drama starred Park’s fellow A Pink member, Jung Eun-ji who played the role of Sung Shi-won. Park cameoed as the 18-year-old form of Shi-won’s mother, Lee Il-hwa. With a perfect Busan accent, she lived up to the expectations that Jung Eun-ji established with her breakout role.