Got7 (Korean: 갓세븐; romanized as Gatsebeun; stylized as GOT7) is a hip hop K-pop boy group based in South Korea. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 16 January 2014, Got7 has seven members: leader JB, Mark, Jr., Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom. The group is multinational with members hailing from South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, and the United States. Two of the members, JB and Jr., originally debuted as the pop duo JJ Project in 2012.
The group made their official debut on January 16, 2014 through Mnet's M! Countdown, performing their debut single "Girls Girls Girls." Their debut EP, Got It?, was released four days later. 5 months later, they came back with their second mini album Got Love. On October 22, 2014, they debuted in Japan with the release of their first Japanese single, Around the World. On November 18, 2014, they released their first full album Identify.
Alongside their label mate 5Live, Mark, Jackson, Bambam, and Yugyeom made their first appearance on the 4th episode of Mnet's reality-survival program Who is Next: WIN, which aired on September 6, 2013.
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 and was number 2 on Gaon Album Chart.
Got7 signed under the Sony Music sub-label Epic Records to pursue activities in Japan, and performed on April 4 in Tokyo.
The group released their second mini album Got Love on June 23, 2014 and their first full-length album Identify on November 18, 2014.
Mark Yien Tuan was born in LA, and is an American citizen of Taiwanese descent. When he was younger he 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 (Im Jae-bum; 임재범) previously debuted fellow Got7 member Jr. as the duo JJ Project. He was given the stage name JB due to him sharing the same name as Im Jae-bum a famous senior singer.
Jackson Wang is a native of Hong Kong and is a former member 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 allowing him to train in Korea. Jackson speaks four languages proficiently; Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Korean.
Junior (Park Jin-young; 박진영) previously debuted with group leader JB as a member of JJ project. He was given the stage name Jr. as 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.
Choi Youngjae (최영재) 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 (Kunpimook Bhuwakul; กันต์พิมุกต์ ภูวกุล) is from Bangkok, Thailand and was cast at a young age to train in Korea. His mother is a big fan of K-pop, and owns a Korean restaurant in Bangkok.
Kim Yugyeom (김유겸) is the youngest member of the group. He started attending a dance school in the seventh grade which led him to the opportunity to audition for JYP.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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