Got7 is a South Korean boy group formed by JYP Entertainment The group is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom Got7 debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first EP Got It?, which peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard’s World Albums Chart. The group gained attention for their stage performances, which includes elements of martial arts tricking, a style that the group became known for.
Mark was born Mark Yi-en Tuan on September 4, 1993 Los Angeles, United States. He is the oldest member of the group and is of Taiwanese descent. In 2010, after getting cast by JYP Entertainment in the U.S., Mark moved to Korea for training.His first pre-debut appearance was on an episode of Mnet’s reality-survival program WIN: Who Is Next, which aired on September 6, 2013. Mark, alongside Jackson, BamBam and Yugyeom, competed against trainees from YG Entertainment.in
JB was born Im Jae-bum on January 6, 1994 and is the leader of the group.He passed JYP Entertainment’s local auditions in 2009and debuted together with Jinyoung as the duo JJ Project in 2012.They both made their small-screen debut through the drama series Dream High 2.He also appeared in MBC‘s drama When a Man Falls in Love.
Jackson was born Jackson Wang Ka-yee on March 28, 1994 in Hong Kong.He is a former representative of Hong Kong’s national fencing team, earning two gold medals at the Asian Junior Olympics in Thailand in 2011. He claimed that earning a gold medal was one of his parents’ requirements for allowing him to train in Korea. His father became a gold medalist in fencing in 1986, while his mother was a Chinese national gymnastics member. His first pre-debut appearance was in an episode of Mnet’s reality-survival program WIN: Who Is Next with Mark, BamBam, and Yugyeom.Shortly after debut, Jackson became a variety star in South Korea due to his appearance on the SBS reality series Roommate, for which he was awarded the Newcomer Award at the 2014 SBS Entertainment Awards. From May to August 2015, Jackson was a regular MC for SBS’s music show Inkigayo.In December 2015, Jackson made his Chinese television debut as one of the presenters of the talk show Go Fridge, and was well received. In December 2016 he appeared in his first solo commercial for Midea fridge in China.
Jinyoung was born Park Jin-young on September 22, 1994 He passed JYP Entertainment’s local auditions in 2009 and made his acting debut in 2011, playing the role of Jung Ui-bong in the television drama Dream High 2 in 2011.In 2012, Jinyoung debuted as a member of JJ Project with JB.The duo also made appearances on the MBC television drama When a Man Falls in Love in 2013.Jinyoung is the most prominent actor in the group, having played roles in Beloved Eun-dong and The Legend of the Blue Sea. In 2016, he made his big screen debut in the movie A Stray Goat. Jinyoung and BamBam were made permanent hosts for Mnet‘s M! Countdown alongside Key of SHINee from March 2015 to March 2016.
Youngjae was born Choi Young-jae on September 17, 1996 Mokpo.Youngjae cited Elliot Yamin and Javier Colon as two of his musical influences, auditioning with Elliott’s songs.He was a trainee for just seven months and was the last member added to the group.In 2013, he became a trainee under JYP Entertainment after passing an audition at his music school in
BamBam was born Kunpimook Bhuwakul on May 2, 1997 in Bangkok, Thailand.BamBam started training in Korea at a very young age and, as a child, he was part of the dance crew “We Zaa Cool” alongside Blackpink‘s Lisa.He made his first TV appearance in an episode of Mnet’s reality-survival program WIN: Who Is Next alongside Jackson, Mark and Yugyeom.In 2016, BamBam and Jackson appeared on the South Korean variety show Real Men for a special season with the theme of “Enlisting Together”.BamBam and Jinyoung were made permanent hosts for Mnet‘s M! Countdown alongside Key of SHINee from March 2015 to March 2016.