• I. Introduction

    GOT7 (갓세븐) is a seven member boy group formed by JYP Entertainment. The members are Jay B, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. They debuted on January 16, 2014 with the EP Got It? and lead single "Girls, Girls, Girls". GOT7 gained attention for their live performances which often included martial arts tricking and street dancing. GOT7 have achieved international critical acclaim over their career topping music charts in multiple countries.


    There are two sub-units within GOT7. JJ Project (Jay B and Jinyoung) which actually debuted before GOT7 and Jus2 (Jay B and Yugyeom).


    On January 19, 2021, GOT7 departed JYP Entertainment following their expiration of their contracts.

    II. Career

    In 2009, Jay B and Jinyoung joined JYP Entertainment after tying for first place during open auditions. In 2010, Mark and BamBam joined the company after being scouted in Los Angeles and Bangkok. Later that year, Yugyeom was offered an opportunity to join the company through his dance school. In December Jackson successfully passed open auditions in Hong Kong.


    Prior to debuting in GOT7, Jay B and Jinyoung (then going by the stage name Junior) made their debut as actors in 2012 in the Dream High 2. That May the duo debuted under the name JJ Project with the single "Bounce". Mark, Jackson, BamBam, and Yugyeom made their first television on the Mnet survival show Who is Next: WIN (which formed YG Entertainment's Winner). Youngjae was the last member to join after having only been a trainee for seven months.


    On January 1, 2014, JYP Entertainment announced the debut of GOT7. They were originally described as a hip gop group that in corporates martial arts tricking and b-boying styles in their performances. The group released their first EP Got It? on January 20 and it quickly went to #1 on Billboard's World Album Chart. On June 23, GOT7 released their second EP, Got Love, with the lead single "A". For this album, the group took on a brighter image compared to the hip-hop style at debut. In November 2014, they released Identify, their first full length album which topped Gaon's Weekly Album Sales Chart in its first week. In October, GOT7 made their Japanese debut with Around the World.


    In January 2015, GOT7 won the "New Artist Award" at the 29th Golden Disc Awards and 24th Seoul Music Awards. Later that month, GOT7 starred in their own web web drama, Dream Knight. On June 10, 2015, the group released their second Japanese single "Love Train", which debuted at #4 on the Oricon Singles Chart. On July 13, 2015, they released their third Korean EP Just Right. The lead single peaked at #3 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart. The group released their fourth EP, Mad, and lead single "If You Do" on September 29.


    On February 3, 2016 GOT7 released their first full-length Japanese album Moriagatteyo which placed at #2 on the Oricon charts. On March 21, they released their fifth EP Flight Log: Departure and title track "Fly". On March 31, GOT7 became the first Korean act to enter the Billboard Artist 100 since Psy by entering the chart at #45. Beginning in April in Seoul, GOT7 held their first solo concert tour "Fly Tour" with dates in China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and the United States. On September 27, GOT7 released their second full length album Flight Log: Turbulence with title track "Hard Carry". It sold 200,000 albums and debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Album Chart.


    On March 12, GOT7 released their sixth EP and final album in the Flight Log trilogy, Flight Log: Arrival and title track "Never Ever". On May 24, they released the Japanese single "My Swagger" which debuted at #2 on the Oricon charts. On October 10, the group released their seventh EP 7 for 7 and title track You Are. The album features songs written and composed by the members themselves.


    On March 12, 2018 the group released their eighth EP Eyes on You with the title track "Look". The album topped iTunes album charts in more than twenty countries. On May 4 kicked off their Eyes on You World Tour in Seoul. The tour continued through the summer with dates in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. On September 17, GOT7 released their third full album, Present: You with title track Lullaby. On November 8, Present: You was certified platinum by Gaon.


    On January 30, 2019 GOT7 released their third Japanese EP, I Won't Let You Go which debuted at #1 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart. On March 3, Jay B and Yugyeom debuted as a new subunit, Jus2 with the EP, Focus. On May 20, 2019 they group released their ninth EP Spinning Top: Between Security & Insecurity with the title track "Eclipse" which sold more than 200,000 copies in the first week. On July 31, they released their fourth Japanese EP Love Loop which debuted at #2 on Oricon's daily album chart. On November 4, 2019, GOT7 released their tenth extended play Call My Name with lead single "You Calling My Name" which sold more than 100,000 copies in the first day. At the 4th Asia Artists Award held on November 26, GOT7 won their first Grand Prize for Performance of the Year.


    On April 20, 2020, GOT7 released their eleventh EP, Dye with lead single "Not By the Moon" which sold more than 150,000 copies in the first day and 280,000 copies in the first week, breaking their personal sales records. With more than 450,000 copies sold it is their best selling album to date. On November 30 GOT7 released their fourth studio album, Breath of Love: Last Piece with lead single "Last Piece".


    On January 11, 2011, JYP released an official statement announcing that all seven members would leave the company when their contracts expired. Despite this, Jay B stated during an Instagram Livestream that they will continue to promote together as a group. On February 19, GOT7 released a special single "Encore" which was posted to their new group YouTube channel.

    III. Members

    Jay B (제이비)
    Former Stage Name: JB
    Real Name: Im Jae Beom (임재범)
    Birthday: January 6, 1994
    Nationality: Korean
    Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Center
    Current Company: Unknown
    Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube
    Mark (마크)
    Real Name: Mark Yi En Tuan (段宜恩)
    Birthday: September 4, 1993
    Nationality: American
    Position: Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual
    Current Company: None
    Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch
    Jackson (잭슨)
    Real Name: Jackson Wang
    Birthday: March 28, 1994
    Nationality: Chinese
    Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
    Current Company: Team Wang/Sublime Artist Agency
    Instagram, Twitter
    Jinyoung (진영)
    Former Stage Name: Jr., Junior
    Real Name: Park Jin Young (박진영)
    Birthday: September 22, 1994
    Nationality: Korean
    Position: Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Visual
    Current Company: BH Entertainment
    Instagram
    Youngjae (영재)
    Real Name: Choi Young Jae (최영재)
    Birthday: September 17, 1996
    Nationality: Korean
    Position: Main Vocalist
    Current Company: Sublime Artist Agency
    Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud
    BamBam (뱀뱀)
    Real Name: Kunpimook Bhuwakul Bambam
    Birthday: May 2, 1997
    Nationality: Thai
    Position: Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist
    Current Company: Abyss Company
    Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
    Yugyeom (유겸)
    Real Name: Kim Yu Gyeom (김유겸)
    Birthday: November 17, 1997
    Nationality: Korean
    Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Sub Rapper, Maknae
    Current Company: AOMG
    Instagram, Twitter

    IV. Discography

    Studio Albums

    Identity Released: November 18, 2014
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Flight Log: Turbulence Released: September 27, 2016
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Present: You Released: September 17, 2018
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Breath of Love: Last Piece Released: November 30, 2020
    Label: JYP Entertainment


    Extended Plays

    Got It? Released: January 20, 2014
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Got Love Released: June 23, 2014
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Just Right Released: July 13, 2015
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Mad Released: September 30, 2015
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Flight Log: Departure Released: March 21, 2016
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Flight Log: Arrival Released: March 13, 2017
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    7 for 7 Released: October 10, 2017
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Eyes on You Released: March 12, 2018
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Spinning Top Released: May 20, 2019
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Call My Name Released: November 4, 2019
    Label: JYP Entertainment
    Dye Released: April 20, 2020
    Label: JYP Entertainment


    Japanese Studio Albums

    Moriagatteyo Released: February 3, 2016
    Label: Epic, Sony Music Japan


    Japanese Extended Plays

    Hey Yah Released: November 16, 2016
    Label: Sony Music Japan
    Turn Up Released: November 15, 2017
    Label: Sony Music Japan
    I Won't Let You Go Released: January 30, 2019
    Label: Sony Music Japan
    Love Loop Released: July 31, 2019
    Label: Sony Music Japan

    V. Trivia

    • GOT7 were the first JYP Entertainment group to sell 2 million copies since debut.
    • GOT7 were the first K-Pop group to perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
    • On June 26, 2019, GOT7 became the first Korean group to perform on The Today Show.

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