JJ Project

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Not to be confused with The J&J Project.
JJ Project
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012 (2012)–2013 (2013)
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts GOT7
Website http://jjproject.jype.com/swf/
Members

JB

Jr.

JJ Project (Korean: 제이제이 프로젝트) is a South Korean pop duo consisting of JB (제이비) and Jr. (주니어). They were formed by JYP Entertainment and released their first single "Bounce" in May 2012.[1] They debuted as a part of GOT7 in January 2014.

Career[edit]

2009: Pre-debut[edit]

In 2009, JB and Jr. successfully auditioned for JYP Entertainment, and became trainees.[2] In 2012, they got a role on the KBS drama Dream High 2. On February 3, it was announced that JB and Jr. would debut officially as a boy band sometime during the second half of 2012.[1]

2012 to 2014: Bounce, NaNaNa and GOT7[edit]

Their debut single "Bounce" was released in May 2012. On May 19, 2012, the music video for title track "Bounce" was released through their official YouTube account. On May 20, 2012, their music video ranked #10 on iTunes's "Top Dance Album"[3] The music video of Bounce gained an explosive attention online since its release and reached #4 Most Liked, #10 Most Viewed, #7 Most Discussed, and #4 Most Favorited video worldwide on YouTube. In South Korea, it ranked #1 on all four charts.[4] Their MV also reached over 1 million views in YouTube in just 2 days.[5] The duo started their promotions for "Bounce" on May 24, 2012 on Mnet's M! Countdown.[6]

On June 26, 2012, the duo was invited to record their own rendition of NaNaNa by Yoo Seung Jun to be performed on the second season of MBC's music program "MM Choice".[7] On January 16, 2014, the duo debuted as part of GOT7.[8]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Digital Singles[edit]

  • 2012: NaNaNa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JJ프로젝트, 엔돌핀 폭발하는 화끈한 데뷔 무대 선보여". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 May 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "JJ프로젝트, 박진영·임재범 이름에 금테까지 둘렀다". Donga. May 25, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "JJ프로젝트 '바운스', 아이튠즈 10위 '성공적 데뷔 신고식'". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "JJ Project Takes Over Youtube Charts". MWave. May 22, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "[K-pop] JJ Project Successfully Debuts and Hits 2 Million Views on YouTube". MWave. May 28, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "'데뷔' JJ프로젝트, '엠카'서 남성미+귀여움 폭발..'신인 맞아?'". The Chosun Ilbo. May 24, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "JJ프로젝트, 유승준의 '나나나' 다시 부른다". Nate. Sports World. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "JYP, 포스트 2PM 그룹명은 '갓세븐(GOT7)'..16일 데뷔무대". Osen. January 1, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 

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