GOT7 is a K-Pop boyband formed by JYP Entertainment in 2014. They were introduced on January 1, 2014, and debuted with their first EP, Got It? on January 20, 2014. The group is made up of seven members, with different nationalities: JB, Jinyoung, Mark (from Los Angeles, USA), Jackson (from Hong Kong), BamBam (from Bangkok, Thailand), Yugyeom, and Youngjae.
JB and Jinyoung, who previously went by the stage name Junior, made their debut as actors in the 2012 television drama “Dream High 2.” In May of that year, they debuted as the pop duo JJ Project with the single “Bounce” and appeared again as actors for the 2013 drama, “When a Man Falls in Love.”
Meanwhile, Mark, Jackson, BamBam, and Yugyeom were still trainees under JYP Entertainment. The quartet made their first television appearance on the fourth episode of Mnet’s reality-survival program “WIN: Who is Next”, which aired on September 6, 2013.
The seventh and final member to join the group was Youngjae, who had only been a trainee for seven months prior to their debut.
GOT7 is the second boyband created by JYP Entertainment following their labelmates 2PM who debuted in 2008.