JB (singer)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Im.
JB (singer) headshot.jpg
Native name 임재범
Born Im Jae-bum
(1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 21)
Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Other names JB
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocal
Years active 2012–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts

Im Jae-bum (Hangul: 임재범; born on January 6, 1994) commonly known by his stage name JB, is a South Korean singer, dancer and actor. He is a member of the duo JJ Project and the leader of group Got7, both of which are under JYP Entertainment.



In 2011, JB was cast in a leading role [1] in the drama entitled Dream High 2. The drama began broadcasting, January 30, 2012 on KBS.[2]

On March 12, 2012 he released his OST song "Together" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Park Ji-yeon. On March 26, 2012 he released his OST song "New Dreaming" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Park Seo-joon.

2012: JJ Project[edit]

Main article: JJ Project

On May 7, JYP Entertainment has revealed a teaser video for the 1st Single Album "JJ Project Slot Machine".[3] On May 9, another video teaser entitled, "JYP 007" was uploaded through JJ Project's official YouTube account.[4] On May 17, 2012, JYP Entertainment released the final teaser,[5] and on May 19, the official music video for title track "Bounce" was released through their official YouTube account and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.[6] 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 with his bandmate Junior.[7]

2014: Got7[edit]

Main article: Got7

On January 1, 2014, it was announced that the two members of JJ Project would debut as part of a 7-member boy band called Got7.[8] On January 7, 2014, JYP Entertainment released the teaser images for Jr. along with the teaser images of his group members Youngjae and BamBam. [9] Their debut song "Girls Girls Girls" and the music video for the track were released on January 14, 2014. [10] On January 27, 2015 the drama "Dream Knight" started and includes all GOT7's members and JB played as JB the Main Cast.



Year Album Song Notes
2012 Dream High 2 OST "Together" with Jiyeon
"New Dreaming" with Park Seo Joon
2015 Dream Knight OST "Forever Love"



Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Dream High 2 JB / Jang Woo Jae KBS2 Main Cast
2013 When a Man Falls in Love Seo Mi Joon MBC Supporting character
2015 Dream Knight JB Youku Tudou Korean-Chinese web series by JYPE and Youku Tudou

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 The Romantic & Idol TVN Final pairing with Seung-ah
2014 4 things Show Mnet


  1. ^ Final Cast of "Dream High Season 2 Revealed"
  2. ^ 'Dream High Season 2' To Begin
  3. ^ "JB & JR to officially debut? JYP Entertainment reveals teaser for "JJ Project"". allkpop. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "JYP Entertainment reveals second teaser for "JJ Project"". allkpop. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "JJ Project reveals teaser for "Bounce"". allkpop. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "JJ Project reveals MV for "Bounce"". allkpop. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "JYP Entertainment reported to launch the debut of 7-member boy group next month". allkpop. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "GOT7 release teaser images for Youngjae, BamBam, and Jr.". allkpop. Retrieved January 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ "GOT7 debut with 'Girls Girls Girls' MV!". allkpop. Retrieved January 14, 2014.