GOT7 is JYP Entertainment‘s newest boy group who debuted in early 2014. The group has 7 members, although 2 previously debuted in a project duo called JJ Project in 2012.
They made their first appearance as a group alongside their label mates 5Live, who have yet to debut, on Mnet’s ‘Who Is Next: WIN‘ opposite YG Entertainment‘s new group WINNER, who will be debuting very soon. GOT7 made their official debut with ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ on January 16th.
Their debut mini album ‘GOT IT?’ was incredibly popular and reach number 1 on many charts, and they even had the 2nd highest charting debut song for a boy group on Melon. It was also popular internationally, and made the Worldwide Billboard charts. Not long after their debut, they group begun their 1st reality show ‘Real GOT7‘, which was aired weekly on YouTube with English subtitles for the international fans.
In April this year, the group signed with Sony Music Japan to pursue activities in Japan and their 2nd reality series ‘I GOT7‘ started airing on SBS. More recently, the 7 boys made their 1st comeback with a new mini album and title track called ‘A‘.
JB (20) , the leader and vocalist, was a member of JJ Project prior to his debut in GOT7 and also took on some acting roles, most notably, Dream High 2. He currently studies Film at Konkuk University and is talented at composing his own songs. He wrote ‘Bad Behavior’, which is featured on the groups 2nd mini album.
Mark (20) is originally from Los Angeles, although he is of Chinese decent. He is one of the groups rappers and specializes in martial arts tricking. Similar to Mark, Jackson (20) is also a rapper and is from Hong Kong, but went to an American International school. He was also a member of Hong Kong’s national fencing team.
JR (19), was also a member of JJ Project and acted alongside JB in Dream High 2, prior to his debut in GOT7. Youngjae (17) is currently still a high school student and is one of the groups main singers. BamBam (17), real name Kunpimook Bhuwakul, is originally from Thailand and is another rapper. Finally, Yugyeom (16) is the youngest member.
Sophie – June 2014