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From left to right: Jackson, Youngjae, JB, Jr., Yugyeom, Mark, Bambam
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-Pop Hip Hop
Years active 2014–present
Associated acts JJ Project, JYP Nation

Got7 (Korean: 갓세븐; romanized as Gatsebeun; stylized as GOT7) is a hip hop K-pop [1] 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.[2]


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.[3]

Got7 perform at M! Countdown

The group dropped their first EP Got It? on January 20, 2014. The album shot up to the number 1 spot on Billboard's World Albums chart[4] and was number 2 on Gaon Album Chart.[5]

Got7 signed under the Sony Music sub-label Epic Records to pursue activities in Japan, and performed on April 4 in Tokyo.[6][7]

The group released their second mini album Got Love [8] on June 23, 2014 and their first full-length album Identify on November 18, 2014.[9]



  • 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.


Main article: Got7 discography


The groups filmography is listed within their videography, linked below.

Main article: Got7 videography

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2014 Got7 Best New Artist[13] Nominated
BC - UnionPay Artist of the Year Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Rookie Award[14] Won
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
Got Love Bonsang Award Nominated

Golden Disk Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Best New Artist[15] Won
Got Love Disk Bonsang Nominated
Got7 China Goodwill Star Award Won

Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Rookie of the Year[16] Nominated

Fashion Power Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Asia Style Best Influence Group[17] Won

YinYue V-Chart[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Best Korean Newcomer[17] Won

15th Top Chinese Music Festival[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Most Promising Newcomer Award (Overseas Category)[17] Won


  1. ^ JYP on Got7's True Colors. Twitter. November 5, 2014 @ 11:39 pm.
  2. ^ [Album] Identify. mwave. November 18, 2014
  3. ^ WIN : WHO IS NEXT episode 4_ YG vs JYP ! 배틀의 결과는?!. YouTube. September 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (January 31, 2014). "Hyorin Earns Third K-Pop No. 1, GOT7 Tops World Albums". Billboard K-Town. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014년 05주차 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Got7 to Kick Off Japanese Activities with Two Showcases. Soompi. March 10, 2014 - 7:26 AM.
  7. ^ Rookie Group Got7 Entertains 10,000 Fans in First Japanese Showcase in Tokyo. Soompi. April 6, 2014 - 7:21 AM.
  8. ^ Got Love by GOT7. itunes. June 23, 2014
  9. ^ [Album] Identify. mwave. November 18, 2014
  10. ^ "Got7 official profiles". GOT7 official site. JYPE. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Kang Soo Jin. "Have You Got the Boys of Got7?". Kpop Planet. Kyunghyang Shinmun. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "GOT7 Interview ‘You Shouldn’t Compare Us To 2PM’". Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "2014 MAMA nominees (singer)". Mwave. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Winners of the 24th Seoul Music Awards". Soompi. soompi inc. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Winners of 29th Golden Disk Awards Day One". Soompi. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "GOT7 Tops Gaon Album Chart". Mwave. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c GOT7 Dominates Chinese Awards Ceremonies Soompi. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.

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