JB (South Korean musician)
|Birth name||Im Jae Bum (임재범/林宰範)|
|Also known as||J.B|
|Born||January 6, 1994|
|Occupations||Singer, Dancer, Actor, MC|
|Revised Romanization||Im Jae-beom|
JB was born in Seoul, South Korea on January 6, 1994. He was scouted by JYP Entertainment from JYP Trainee Open Recruitment 5th Audition where he tied in first place with Jr. He then underwent training for 2 years and 6 months before his debut. Official statement made by JYP explained that a new group will be made during the second half of 2012, which includes Jr. and JB, rumored to be call J&J. The JJ Project debuted on May 20, 2012.
On 24th December 2013, it was revealed that JB would be part of the new hip-hop group, Got7.
He attended Sewon High School. He attended Konkuk University at 2013.
In 2011, JB was cast in a lead role (as JB / Jang Woo-jae) with Kang Sora, Jin Woon, Jiyeon, Hyorin and Park Seo Joon in the drama entitled Dream High 2. The drama will begin broadcast in January 30, 2012 on KBS.
On February 3, 2012 it was revealed that JB and Jr. from “Dream High 2” will debut as boy band JJ Project sometime during the second half of 2012 through JYP Entertainment. Both became JYP trainees after they tied for first at the 5th JYP Open Auditions in 2009. Their recent appearances in “Dream High 2” have placed them in the media spotlight, allowing them to officially launch their singing activities.
On May 7, JYP Entertainment has revealed a teaser video for the 1st Single Album “Slot Machine”. On May 19 2012, the music video for "Bounce" was released and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.
2013: When a Man Falls in Love
On March 11, 2013, it was announced that JB would be appearing as Seo Mi Joon on MBC's new drama When a Man Falls in Love. It was reported later that Jr. would also join the cast and will be playing the role of Ddol Yi, a part-time worker at Han Tae Sang (Song Seung Hun‘s character)’s mother’s store. This would be the second time both members of JJ Project was casted into the same drama since Dream High 2.
2014: Got7 debut
On January 16, 2014, JYP Entertainment debuted their new 7-member boy group, GOT7. JB is assigned to be the group's leader. The group consists of both JJ Project members, JB and Jr., Mark, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom. When they became a guest for a radio program, KBS's Kiss The Radio, which is hosted by Super Junior's Ryeowook, JB and Jr. said that even though now both of them are members of the group, they are still continuing to be the members of JJ Project, noting that JJ Project and Got7 are two separate groups, not a sub-unit.
|2012||Dream High 2||JB/Jang Woo Jae||KBS2|
|2013||When a Man Falls in Love||Seo Mi-Jun||MBC|
|2012||MTV Diary||SBS MTV||JJ Project|
|The Romantic & Idol||tvN|
|2014||After School Club||Arirang||With Got7 Episode 41|
|Star King||SBS||With Mark, Jackson, Youngjae Episode 355|
|1000 Song Challenge||SBS||With Jr., Jackson, Youngjae Episode 289|
|Immortal Song 2||KBS||With Got7|
|I GOT7||SBS MTV||With Got7 Additional broadcasting on Youku & Tudou (Chinese)|
|Weekly Idol||MBC Every 1||With Got7 Episode 146|
|A Song for You||KBS||With Got7|
|4 Things Show||Mnet||Episode 9|
|1 vs. 100||KBS2||With Jr.|
|Star King||SBS||With Mark, Jackson, Jr. Episode 372, 373|
|M!Countdown Begins Open Studio||Mnet||With Got7|
|King of Ratings||KBS||With Got7 140719|
|2012||Dream High 2||Dream High 2 OST||"Together"||4:19||With Jiyeon|
|2012||Dream High 2||Dream High 2 OST||"New Dreaming"||3:05||With Park Seo Joon|
- JYP Entertainment reported to launch the debut of 7-member boy group next month. allkpop.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-24.
- Final Cast of "Dream High Season 2 Revealed". Hancinema.net. Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- 'Dream High Season 2' To Begin. Hancinema.net (2012-01-19). Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- “Dream High 2’s” JB and Jr. to Debut as JYP Entertainment’s Newest Boy Band J&J. Soompi.com (2012-02-03). Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- ‘Dream High 2′ releases OST MV for “Together” by Jiyeon & JB. Allkpop.com (2012-03-12). Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- JB and Park Seo Joon release final track for ‘Dream High 2′. allkpop.com (2012-03-25)
- JB & JR to officially debut? JYP Entertainment reveals teaser for “JJ Project”. allkpop.com. (2012-05-07)
- "JJ Project′s JB to Appear as Shin Se Kyung′s Little Brother in ′When a Man Falls in Love′". Ko Hung Ju. CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
- "JJ Project’s JB to be joined by Jr. on upcoming drama ‘When A Man Loves’". allkpop. Retrieved 14 March 2013.