Got7 (Korean: 갓세븐; romanized as Gatsebeun; stylized as GOT7) is a South Korean K-pop boy group formed by JYP Entertainment in 2014. Got7 consists of seven members: leader JB, Mark, Junior, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. They are a multinational group with members from South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and the United States.
Got7 released their debut EP, Got It?, on January 20, 2014. On October 22, 2014, they debuted in Japan with the release of their first Japanese single, “Around the World”.
For their work in 2014, Got7 won Best New Artist Group at the Seoul Music Awards and received three nominations at the 29th Golden Disk Awards, winning the Newcomer Award and China Goodwill Star.
On March 21, 2016, they released their fifth mini album, Flight Log: Departure, with title tracks “Fly” and “Home Run”.
- Mark (Hangul: 마크), Mark Yi-Eun Tuan (段宜恩), born on September 4, 1993 , is the oldest member. He is an American citizen of Taiwanese descent and lived in Brazil and Paraguay when he was younger before his family moved back to the USA. He was cast in the US in 2010 and came to train in Korea that same year.
- JB (Hangul: 제이비), Im Jae-bum (Hangul: 임재범), born on January 6, 1994 , is the leader. JB, along with fellow member Junior, successfully auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009. Before debuting with Got7, JB and Junior also debuted together as the duo JJ Project. JB was given the stage name “JB” due to his sharing the same name with Yim Jae-beom, a famous senior singer. JB is a main vocalist, can bboy, debuted as an actor when given a small role of a backup dancer in the very popularKBS drama Dream High in 2011, and then going back for the second season and starring as JB in Dream High 2 in 2012, then went on to act in the MBC drama A Man In Love as Seo-Min Joon, and played the lead role in the Naver TVCast production Dream Knight as himself. He also produces, composes, and writes his own songs for Got7 which some have been released officially in their albums.
- Jackson (Hangul: 잭슨), Jackson Wang (王嘉爾), born on March 28, 1994 , is a native of Hong Kong and 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, namely Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Korean.
- Junior (Hangul: 주니어), Park Jin-young (Hangul: 박진영), born on September 22, 1994 , successfully auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009 alongside group leader JB. He also previously debuted with JB as a member of JJ Project. He was given the stage name Jr. since his real name, Park Jinyoung, is also the name of JYPE’s founder and CEO. As of May 5, 2015, Jr. has officially changed his stage name to Junior.
- Youngjae (Hangul:영재), Choi Young-jae (Hangul: 최영재), born on September 17, 1996 , is one of the group’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 and was the last to join the group before debut.
- BamBam (Hangul: 뱀뱀), Kunpimook Bhuwakul (Thai: กันต์พิมุกต์ ภูวกุล), born on May 2, 1997 citation needed]. 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., is a rapper[
- Yugyeom (Hangul: 유겸), Kim Yu-gyeom (Hangul: 김유겸), born on November 17, 1997 , is the youngest member. He enrolled in a dance school in the seventh grade, which led him to the opportunity to audition for JYP.