GOT7

  • 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, 2021, 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: H1GHR MUSIC
    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

    Artwork Title Release Date Type Language
    GOT7-Got-It-cover.png Got It? January 20, 2014 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Got-Love-cover.png GOT♡ June 23, 2014 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Around-the-World-regular-edition-cover.jpg Around the World October 22, 2014 Single Album Japanese
    GOT7-Identify-cover.png Identify November 18, 2014 Full Album Korean
    GOT7-Love-Train-regular-edition-cover.jpg Love Train June 10, 2015 Single Album Japanese
    GOT7-Just-Right-cover.jpg Just Right July 13, 2015 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Laugh-Laugh-Laugh-regular-album-cover.jpg Laugh Laugh Laugh September 23, 2015 Single Album Japanese
    GOT7-Mad-cover.png Mad September 29, 2015 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Mad-Winter-Edition-cover.png Mad Winter Edition November 23, 2015 Repackaged Album Korean
    GOT7-Moriagatteyo-regular-cover-art.png Moriagatteyo February 3, 2016 Full Album Japanese
    GOT7-Flight-Log-Departure-cover.png Flight Log: Departure March 21, 2016 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Flight-Log-Turbulence-digital-cover-art.jpg Flight Log: Turbulence September 27, 2016 Full Album Korean
    GOT7-Hey-Yah-regular-edition-cover.jpg Hey Yah November 16, 2016 Mini Album Japanese
    GOT7-Flight-Log-Arrival-digital-cover-art.png Flight Log: Arrival March 13, 2017 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-My-Swagger-cover.png My Swagger May 24, 2017 Single Album Japanese
    GOT7-7-for-7-digital-cover-art.png 7 for 7 October 10, 2017 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Turn-Up-regular-edition-cover.png Turn Up November 15, 2017 Mini Album Japanese
    GOT7-Eyes-On-You-digital-cover-art.png Eyes On You March 12, 2018 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-The-New-Era-digital-edition-cover.jpg The New Era May 7, 2018 Single Album Japanese
    GOT7-Present-You-Me-Edition-digital-cover-art.jpg Present : You September 17, 2018 Full Album Korean
    GOT7-Present-You-digital-album-cover.png Present : You & Me Edition December 3, 2018 Repackaged Album Korean
    GOT7-I-Won-t-Let-You-Go-Normal-Edition-album-cover.jpg I Won't Let You Go January 30, 2019 Mini Album Japanese
    GOT7-Spinning-Top-digital-album-cover.png Spinning Top : Between Security & Insecurity May 20, 2019 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Love-Loop-Complete-Edition-Limited-Edition-A-album-cover.jpg Love Loop July 31, 2019 Mini Album Japanese
    GOT7-Call-My-Name-digital-album-cover-revised.png Call My Name November 4, 2019 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Love-Loop-Sing-for-U-Special-Edition-regular-album-cover.jpg Love Loop ~Sing for U Special Edition~ December 18, 2019 Repackaged Album Japanese
    GOT7-Dye-digital-album-cover.png Dye
    April 20, 2020 Mini Album Korean
    GOT7-Breath-of-Love-Last-Piece-digital-album-cover.png Breath of Love : Last Piece November 30, 2020 Full Album Korean
    GOT7-Encore-promotional-photo.png Encore February 20, 2021 Digital Single Korean

    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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