Got7 is a Korean-pop boy band based in South Korea that was formed by JYP Entertainment in 2013. The septet group debuted with the extended play, ‘Got it?‘ in 2014 which clinched the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s World Albums Chart. Since then, the Got7 members have released at least four studio albums, twelve EPs and twenty singles. Their albums include ‘Identify‘, ‘Moriagatteyo‘, ‘Flight Log: Turbulence‘ and ‘Present: You‘, while their extended plays include ‘Just Right‘, ‘Get Love‘, ‘Mad‘, among others. The group which is commonly known for adding zest to their performances with martial arts tricking and b-boying styles have received no less than 40 awards out of 105 nominations, which includes MTV Europe Music Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, and Seoul Music Awards. To learn more about the Got7 members and how old they are, scroll further.
Who are The Members of Got7 and How Old are They?
The South Korean boy band created by JYP Entertainment made their debut in 2014 with seven members whose names are; JB, Jinyoung, Mark, Youngjae, Jackson, BamBam and Yugyeom. See their profiles below;
JB is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and record producer who serves as the leader of Got7. He was born as Lim Jae-beom on 6th January 1994 in Goyang, South Korea. He is a member of Got7 sub-unit called Jus2 which consists of him and Yugyeom and also part of the musical duo, formed by the record label conglomerate called JJ Project. He has featured in the series, Dream High 2 and When a Man Falls in Love. He composed the music video for their song, ‘Teenager‘ and equally assisted in writing and composing ‘Look‘, the lead single for their eight extended play, ‘Eyes On You‘.
Mark was born as Mark Tuan in Los Angeles, California, the United States on September 4, 1993. As a Got7 member, Mark is the main rapper, lead dancer and songster of the boy group. He began training under the talent agency, JYP in 2010. He serves as the writer and composer of the track ‘See The Light‘ for their ‘Flight Log: Departure‘ album as well as ‘Let Me‘ and ‘My Home’ for ‘Flight Log: Turbulence‘ album.
Born as Wang Jia-Er in Kowloon Tong, British Hong Kong on 28th March 1995, Jackson is a rapper, dancer and singer who resides in South Korea. He relocated to Seoul in July 2011 following a successful JYP music audition and after being trained for more than two years, he was revealed as a Got7 member in January 20I4. He is quite known as a solo artist and a TV host in China. He has made an appearance in the Korean reality show, Roommate.
Known professionally as Jinyoung, the South Korean singer-songwriter and actor was born as Park Jin-young in Jin hae-gu, Changwon, South Korea on 22nd September 1994. Beyond being a Got7 member, the sensational singer and dancer is a member of the musical duo, JJ Project. He has featured in multiple films and series such as Legend of the Blue Sea, This is My Love, He Is Psychometric, A Stray Goat, When a Man Falls in Love and Dream High 2.
Youngjae who is a singer, dancer and songwriter is the main vocalist of the boy group. His birth name is Choi Young-jae and his birthdate is 17th September 1996 while his birthplace is Mokpo, South Korea. He is an alumnus of Daekyeung University. After undergoing a 7-month training, Youngjae was unveiled as a member of Got7 in 2014.
Kumpimook Bhuwakul who is known professionally as BamBam was born in Bangkok, Thailand on 2nd May 1997. He is a singer, songwriter, dancer, rapper and record producer. During his childhood, he was a member of the We Zaa Cool dance crew alongside Blackpink’s Lisa. As a Got7 member, BamBam is best known as a rapper, dancer and sub-vocalist. He has appeared in Real Men, Fairy Tale Killer and Don’t Dare to Dream.
Yugyeom who is a dancer, singer and rapper is the youngest (Maknae) Got7 member. He was born as Kim Yu-gyeom in Namyanju, South Korea on 17th November 1997. He attended Donong Elementary School, Migeum Middle School, Hamlin Arts High School, and Taekyung University.
How Were They Discovered?
JB and Jinyoung joined JYP Entertainment in 2009 after having successful auditions. Then in the following year, BamBam along with Mark was discovered in Bangkok and Los Angeles respectively by the scouts of the talent agency. In the same year, Yugyeom joined JYP as a trainee, while Jackson began his own training in 2011 after passing overseas audition organised by the record label conglomerate.
In May 2012, JB and Jinyoung formed a musical duo called JJ Project while Mark, BamBam, Yugyeom, and Jackson had plans to form a group after appearing as a quartet on Who is Next: Win, a reality TV program in September 2013. However, they were unveiled as Got7 members by JYP in January 2014 alongside Youngjae who was added to the group after being trained for seven months.