g.o.d – South Korean k-pop and R & B group
g.o.d was formed in Seoul in 1999. Its initial lineup included Park Joon-hyung, Yoon Kye-sang, Danny Ahn, Son Ho-young, and Kim Tae-woo.
The band’s story began in 1997 when Park Joon-hyung had an idea to form a band, which would mix western and eastern genres. The musicians invited his cousin Danny Ahn and Danny’s friend Son Ho-young to join the group. The other two members, Yoon Kye-sang and Kim Sun-a, were chosen during auditions. The group immediately had to overcome several problems. They signed a contract with EBM, but due to the Asian financial crisis, the label stopped financing new projects. However, the band members worked hard and finally acquired funding for the debut. The first name of the group was “GOT6", but later the artists changed it to g.o.d (Groove Over Dose).
Park Jin-young used to work for JYP Entertainment. That’s why fans often believe that the band was supported by the label. However, they got assistance from another company, SidusHQ.