Got7

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Got7
Got7right.jpg
From left to right: JB, Jackson, Junior, Yugyeom, Mark, Youngjae, BamBam
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-Pop Hip Hop
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts JJ Project, JYP Nation
Website got7.jype.com
Members

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, Junior, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom. The group is multinational with members hailing from South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United States.

Their debut EP, Got It?, was released four days later. On October 22, 2014, they debuted in Japan with the release of their first Japanese single, "Around the World".

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Two of the members, JB and Jr.(now Junior), originally debuted as the pop duo JJ Project in 2012 with 'Bounce', while Mark, Jackson, Bambam, and Yugyeom made an appearance on the 4th episode of Mnet's reality-survival program Who is Next: WIN, which aired on September 6, 2013.[2]

2014: Debut with Got It?, Got Love and Identify[edit]

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[3] and was number 2 on Gaon Album Chart.[4] Got7 made their official debut stage on January 16, 2014 through Mnet's M! Countdown, performing their debut single "Girls Girls Girls."

Got7 signed under the Sony Music sub-label Epic Records to pursue activities in Japan, and performed on April 4 in Tokyo.[5][6]

Their 2nd mini album entitled "Got Love" was released on June 23 and the same day the music video to the title song "A" was revealed, which was written and produced by J.Y. Park.[7][8] in November 2014, the group released their first full-length album, Identify, as well as the music video for its title song, "Stop Stop It".[9]Identify topped Gaon's Weekly Album Sales Chart in its first week and "Stop Stop It" peaked at number 4 on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart..[10][11]


Got7 won Best New Artist Group at the Seoul Music Awards and three nominations at the 29th Golden Disk Awards, winning the Newcomer Award and China Goodwill Star Award.[12]

2015: Love Train and Just Right[edit]

On June 10, 2015 the group released their 2nd Japanese single Love Train. The single debuted at #4 on Oricon's singles charts and 1st on Japanese ringtone chart Recochoku.[13] Got7 also held 'Love Train' fan meetings at Tokyo and Osaka in Japan.[14]

The group released their 3rd mini album "Just Right" on July 13, 2015, as well as the music video for its title song "Just Right".[15] The "Just Right" music video received 1,000,000+ views within 12 hours.[16]Just Right peaked at #3 on Billboard's World Digital Songs Chart and stayed in the top 3 for two consecutive weeks..[17]

Got7 will be releasing their third Japanese single 'Laugh Laugh Laugh' and its B-side "BE MY GIRL" on September 23.[18]


Members[edit]

[19][20][21]

  • Mark (Hangul:마크) born Mark Yi-Eun Tuan on September 4, 1993 in LA, is Got7's oldest member. He is an American citizen of Taiwanese descent and while he was younger lived in Brazil, and Paraguay, before his family moved back to the USA. He was cast in the States in 2010 and came to train in Korea.
  • JB (Hangul:제이비) born Im Jae-bum (Hangul: 임재범) on January 6, 1994, is the official leader of Got7. JB, along with fellow Got7 member Junior, successfully auditioned together for JYP Entertainment in 2009. Before debuting with Got7, JB and Junior also debuted together as the duo JJ Project.[22] JB was given the stage name "JB" due to him sharing the same name as Im Jae-bum a famous senior singer.
  • Jackson (Hangul:잭슨) whose full name according to his official JYP profile is Jackson Wang was born on March 28, 1994, and is one of Got7's rappers. Jackson is a native of Hong Kong and is a former representative of the country's national fencing team. In 2011, he earned two gold medals at the Asian Junior Olympics in Thailand. He claimed that earning a gold medal was one of his parents' requirements for allowing him to train in Korea. Jackson speaks four languages proficiently; Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Korean.
  • Junior (Hangul:주니어) born Park Jin-young (Hangul: 박진영) on September 22, 1994. Junior, along with Got7's group leader JB, successfully auditioned together for JYP Entertainment in 2009. He also previously debuted with JB as a member of JJ Project.[22] He was given the stage name Jr. as his real name, Park Jinyoung, is also the name of JYPE's founder and CEO. As of May 5, 2015, Jr. officially changed his stage name to Junior.[23]
  • Youngjae (Hangul:영재) born Choi Youngjae (Hangul: 최영재) on September 17, 1996, is one of Got7's vocalists. In 2013, 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 (Hangul:뱀뱀) born Kunpimook Bhuwakul (Thai: กันต์พิมุกต์ ภูวกุล) on May 2, 1997, is one of Got7's rappers. Bambam is from Bangkok, Thailand and was cast at a young age and sent to train in Korea. His mother is a big fan of K-pop, and owns a Korean restaurant in Bangkok.
  • Yugyeom (Hangul:유겸) born Kim Yugyeom (Hangul: 김유겸) on November 17, 1997 and is the youngest member of Got7. He started attending a dance school in the seventh grade which led him to the opportunity to audition for JYP.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Got7 discography

Filmography[edit]

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[24] Nominated
BC - UnionPay Artist of the Year Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Rookie Award[25] 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[26] 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[27] Nominated

Fashion Power Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Asia Style Best Influence Group[28] Won

YinYue V-Chart[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Best Korean Newcomer[28] Won

15th Top Chinese Music Festival[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Most Promising Newcomer Award (Overseas Category)[28] Won

SEED Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
2015 Got7 Popular Asian Artist of the Year[29] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ JYP on Got7's True Colors. Twitter. November 5, 2014 @ 11:39 pm.
  2. ^ WIN : WHO IS NEXT episode 4_ YG vs JYP ! 배틀의 결과는?!. YouTube. September 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (January 31, 2014). "Hyorin Earns Third K-Pop No. 1, GOT7 Tops World Albums". Billboard K-Town. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2014년 05주차 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Got7 Signs With Record Label Sony Japan: Group To Make Japanese Debut In April". kpopstarz.com. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "JYP Rookie GOT7 to Debut in Japanese Sports Arena on April 4th". kpopstarz.com. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "GOT7 kickoff impending comeback with 'A' group teaser". Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/got-love/id892276874 Got Love by GOT7. itunes. June 23, 2014
  9. ^ https://mwave.interest.me/album/album.m?searchAlbumVO.album_id=386197 [Album] Identify. mwave. November 18, 2014
  10. ^ "GOT7 Tops Gaon Album Chart with ‘Identify’". November 27, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  11. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (June 11, 2015). "GOT7 & Sistar Announced for KCON 2015 Los Angeles". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ "29th Golden Disk Awards Day 1: WINNER, GOT7 Receive Best New Artist, Taeyang Wins Digital Single Grand Prize". Translated by allkpop. kpopstar. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ "GOT7 ranks 4th on Oricon". Kpop Herald. Korea Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "プラチナチケットとなったGOT7 日本初のファンミーティングが大阪で終了!新ツアーの発表も!" (in Japanese). K-plaza. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "[한밤의 신곡]갓세븐 '딱좋아', 소녀취향 저격하는 여친 응원송" (in Korean). Osen.mt.co.kr. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "갓세븐 ‘딱 좋아’ M/V, 공개 12시간만에 조회수 100만 뷰 돌파" (in Korean). tenasia.hankyung.com. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  17. ^ Chart references for Just Right:
  18. ^ "GOT7、日本サード・シングル『LAUGH LAUGH LAUGH』". Tower Records. August 10, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Got7 official profiles". GOT7 official site. JYPE. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  20. ^ 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. 
  21. ^ "GOT7 Interview ‘You Shouldn’t Compare Us To 2PM’". kpopstarz.com. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "JJ프로젝트, 박진영·임재범 이름에 금테까지 둘렀다" (in Korean). Donga.com. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  23. ^ "Notice of Got7 Jr. Name Change". got7.jype.com. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "2014 MAMA nominees (singer)". Mwave. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Winners of the 24th Seoul Music Awards". Soompi. soompi inc. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "Winners of 29th Golden Disk Awards Day One". Soompi. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "GOT7 Tops Gaon Album Chart". Mwave. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  28. ^ a b c GOT7 Dominates Chinese Awards Ceremonies Soompi. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  29. ^ "Winners of the 10th SEED Awards". seedmcot.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 

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