JJ Project

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JJ Project
Park Jinyoung and JB in 2015.jpg
Jinyoung and JB in 2015
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2012–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Website http://jjproject.jype.com/
Members

JJ Project (Korean: 제이제이 프로젝트) is a South Korean pop duo, consisting of JB and Jinyoung. 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]

In 2009, JB and Jinyoung successfully auditioned for JYP Entertainment, and became trainees.[2] In January 2012, the duo was part of the KBS drama Dream High 2.[3]. They debuted with the single "Bounce" on May 20, 2012.[1][4] The music video for title track with the same name was released through their official YouTube account and[5] reached over 1 million views on YouTube in 2 days.[6]

On June 26, 2012, the duo was invited to record an own rendition of "Na Na Na" by Yoo Seung-jun to be performed on the second season of MBC's music program MM Choice.[7] In April 2013, the duo appeared once again as actors for the MBC's drama, When a Man Falls in Love.[8] On January 16, 2014, the duo debuted as members of boy group Got7.[9]

They released Verse 2, an EP, on July 31, 2017.[10]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[11]
JPN
[12]
US Heat
[13]
US World
[14]
Verse 2
  • Released: July 31, 2017
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 29 9 2

Single albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[18]
Bounce
  • Released: May 20, 2012
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
8

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[20]
US
World

[21]
"Bounce" 2012 30 14 Bounce
"Tomorrow, Today" 2017 27 9 Verse 2

Filmography[edit]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title TV Network Ref.
2012 JJ Project Diary MTV [24]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2018 Disc Daesang Verse 2 Nominated
Popularity Award (Korea) JJ Project Nominated

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 JJ Project New Artist Award Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JJ프로젝트, 박진영·임재범 이름에 금테까지 둘렀다 [JJ Project, to combine the names of Jinyoung and Jaebeom]" (in Korean). Donga.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "JJ프로젝트, 박진영·임재범 이름에 금테까지 둘렀다". Donga. May 25, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Idols, Idols and More Idols Coming Your Way in 'Dream High 2'". Mwave.interest.me. 2012-01-17. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  4. ^ Kang Soo Jin. "Have You Got the Boys of Got7?". Kpop Planet. Kyunghyang Shinmun. Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "JJ프로젝트 '바운스', 아이튠즈 10위 '성공적 데뷔 신고식'". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "[K-pop] JJ Project Successfully Debuts and Hits 2 Million Views on YouTube". MWave. May 28, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "JJ프로젝트, 유승준의 '나나나' 다시 부른다". Nate. Sports World. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "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 March 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ "JYP, 포스트 2PM 그룹명은 '갓세븐(GOT7)'..16일 데뷔무대" [JYP, first boy group since 2PM, group name 'GOT 7' .. debut stage]. Osen. January 16, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ Jung, Ji-won (July 31, 2017). "[정오의 신곡] JJ프로젝트, 5년만에 돌아온 빛나는 청춘…'내일, 오늘'" [[New song] JJ project, a bright youth that came back in five years ... 'Tomorrow, today']. Chosun. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  11. ^ Korean positions for albums:
  12. ^ 週間 CDアルバムランキング 2017年07月31日~2017年08月06日 [CD album Weekly ranking from July 31, 2017 to August 6, 2016] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ US Heatseekers Albums positions for studio albums:
  14. ^ US World Albums positions for studio albums:
  15. ^ Verse 2 total album sales:
  16. ^ オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」 -CD・ブルーレイ・DVD・書籍・コミック-. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 31, 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  17. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "JJ Project Make First Appearance on World, Heatseekers Albums Chart 5 Years After Debut". Billboard. Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  18. ^ Gaon Album Chart. Gaon Music Chart (Korea Music Content Industry Association). Retrieved November 6, 2013.
  19. ^ Cumulative sales for the single album "Bounce":
  20. ^ Gaon Music Chart positions for singles:
  21. ^ "JJ Project Chart Search : World Digital Song Sales". www.billboard.com. Retrieved September 15, 2017. 
  22. ^ Cumulative download sales for "Bounce":
  23. ^ Cumulative download sales for "Tomorrow, Today":
  24. ^ Ho, Stewart (June 21, 2012). "BTOB, JJ Project, My Name and VIXX to Star in New SBS MTV Reality Program". Mwave. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 

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