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From left to right: Jackson, Youngjae, JB, Jr., Yugyeom, Mark, Bambam
Got7 (Korean: 갓세븐; romanized as Gatsebeun; stylized as GOT7) is a hip hop K-pop boy group based in South Korea. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 16 January 2014, Got7 has seven members: leader JB, Mark, Jr., Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom. The group is multinational with members hailing from South Korea, America, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Two of the members, JB and Jr., originally debuted as the pop duo JJ Project in 2012.
The group made their official debut on January 16, 2014 through Mnet's M! Countdown, performing their debut single "Girls Girls Girls." Their debut EP, Got It?, was released four days later. 5 months later, they came back with their second mini album Got Love. On October 22, 2014, they debuted in Japan with the release of their first Japanese single, Around the World. On November 18, 2014, they released their first full album Identify.
Alongside their label mate 5Live, Mark, Jackson, Bambam, and Yugyeom made their first appearance on the 4th episode of Mnet's reality-survival program Who is Next: WIN, which aired on September 6, 2013.
Mark Yien Tuan was born in LA, and is an American citizen of Taiwanese descent. When he was younger he lived in Brazil, and Paraguay, before his family moved back to the USA. He was casted in the States in 2010 and came to train in Korea.
JB (Im Jae-bum; 임재범) previously debuted fellow Got7 member Jr. as the duo JJ-project. He was given the nickname JB due to a famous senior singer sharing the same name as him.
Jackson Wang is a native of Hong Kong and is former member of the countries national fencing team. In 2011 he earned two gold medals at the Asian Junior Olympics in Thailand. He claims earning a gold medal was one of his parents requirements for him to be allowed to come train in Korea. Jackson can speak four languages proficiently Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Korean.
Jr. (Park Jin-young; 박진영) previously debuted with group leader JB as a member of JJ-project. He was given the nickname Jr. since Park Jinyoung is also the name of JYPE's founder and CEO. Recently, based from GOT7's official site, Jr. changed his stage name into Junior.
Choi Youngjae (최영재) after passing an audition at his gifted music school in Mokpo he entered the JYP training system. Youngjae was a trainee for just seven months.
Bambam (Kunpimook Bhuwakul; กันต์พิมุกต์ ภูวกุล) is from Bangkok, Thailand and was casted at a young age to come and train in Korea. His mother is a big fan of K-pop and owns a Korean restaurant in Bangkok.
Kim Yugyeom (김유겸) born in 1997, the same year as Bambam, is the youngest member of the group. He started attending a dance school in the seventh grade which led him to the opportunity to audition for JYP.