Got7 – South Koren K-pop, hip-hop, and R&B group
Got7 consists of seven members, JB, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, BamBam, Mark, and Yugyeom. JYP Entertainment has been trying to find the right artists for the boy band since 2009. At first, only JB and Jinyoung passed the audition. Mark and BamBam worked with the label on other projects in 2010 in Los Angeles. Yugyeom and Jackson were discovered through talent contests. Initially, the group was a quartet. The lineup included Mark, Jackson, BamBam, and Yugyeom. They debuted in 2013 on a TV show Who is Next: WIN.
The lineup was finalized in January 2014. The artists immediately conquered the hearts of South Korean fans. They didn’t just perform popular music, but also added martial arts elements to their performances. A few days after the final lineup was confirmed, the team released a debut EP, Got It?, The album featured just 6 tracks, the most popular one of which was “Girls Girls Girls". It climbed to the 21st spot of the South Korean Gaon Chart. The EP topped Billboard World Albums Chart and came in second on South Korea Gaon Weekly Albums Chart. The band became famous in many countries.
In June 2014, the group released its second EP, Got Love, and the first LP, Identify, recorded for the South Korean audience. The LP featured such successful songs as, "She's A Monster", "A", and "Gimme". It climbed to the 6th spot of Billboard World Albums Chart and topped South Korean Gaon Weekly Album Chart. After the release of this album, the artists multiplied their popularity. It became almost impossible to book Got7 for any private events.