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GOT7 performing Just Right at the 2015 Summer K-POP Festival. From left to right: JB, Jackson, Jinyoung, Yugyeom, Mark, Youngjae, BamBam
GOT7 performing Just Right at the 2015 Summer K-POP Festival. From left to right: JB, Jackson, Jinyoung, Yugyeom, Mark, Youngjae, BamBam
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2014–2021 (decisions still being made)

Got7 (Korean: 갓세븐; romanized as Gatsebeun; stylized as GOT7) is a multi-national K-pop boy group formed in 2014.[1] Got7 has seven members. The leader JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, 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".

Debut[change | change source]

GOT7 debuted on January 16, 2014. Two members of GOT7 made their debut as “JJ Project” once in 2012. However, in 2014, the two members joined the other five members and re-debuted as “GOT7”. Their debut EP(Extended Play) “Got It?” was released on January 20, 2014. Also, GOT7 has debuted in Japan too. Japanese single “AROUND THE WORLD” was released on January 22, 2014. Unfortunately, their activities in Japan have ended in 2020.

Members[change | change source]

This boys group’s members are JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. Mark is the oldest member of GOT7, but JB became the leader of this group because he has been a trainee for the longest period. Four members of GOT7 (JB, Jinyoung, Youngjae, Yugyeom) is Korean. The oldest member Mark is from the United States. Also, Jackson is a member from Hong Kong and BamBam is one from Thailand. GOT7 is a multinational idol group which consists of the above members.

Belongs[change | change source]

This idol group was formed by GOT7 Entertainment and GOT7 is a member of G7 Nation. All members have long been trained as trainees of JYP Entertainment. JB and Jinyoung spent the longest period of their time as trainees. Youngjae has the shortest trainee period and made his debut as GOT7 in about 7 months. In fact, he is a talented person who won his debut in a short training period among all K-POP idols. Also, some members have units. JB is forming two units with GOT7’s members. One unit is “JJ Project” with Jinyoung and the other is “Jus2” with the youngest member Yugyeom.

Features[change | change source]

Their characters are funny like comedians and they like doing interesting things. For example, Bottle flipping. Also, the members of GOT7 are on good terms, so it is fun and noisy when they get together. In addition, they are rich in individuality, and each of them has their own color in their own songs. This group has some hit songs. For example, “Just right”, “Lullaby” and “Never Ever”. The Music Videos of those songs are viewed over 100 million times.

Performance[change | change source]

They are good at live performances. They are good at singing very much and all members can write and compose their original songs. Also, two members of GOT7 (Mark and Jackson) are very athletic and they can captivate the audience with performances which often include elements of martial arts tricking. Not only for martial arts tricking, this group is also famous for difficult dance choreography. In addition, there are members who are good at dancing(Yugyeom) and who are good at acting and also active as an actor (Jinyoung). Each member is actively engaged in solo activities.

Award history[change | change source]

Since their debut in 2014, they received 56 awards and 148 nominations. 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 Award.[2] Recently, they got awards “WORLDWIDE FANS’ CHOICE” in 2020 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) and “year’s artists awards” in TMA (THE FACT MUSIC AWARDS).

References[change | change source]

  1. "GOT7". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. "29th Golden Disk Awards Day 1: WINNER, GOT7 Receive Best New Artist, Taeyang Wins Digital Single Grand Prize". kpopstarz. Retrieved June 20, 2015.