|Also known as:||Got7|
|Founded Year:||16 January 2014|
|Origin:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Members Name:||JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom|
|Genres:||Pop, Electronic Dance Music|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$12 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
These days there are not many bands like there used to be in the entertainment industry in the 80s and 90s. This is because most of the time band members part ways to venture into solo careers after they become famous. There is a band however, that has stuck together for around six years now, and they go by the name of Got7. The South Korean boys’ band was formed in 2014 by JYP Entertainment, and it is made up of seven members, namely; BamBam, Yugyeom, JB, Youngjae, Jackson, and Mark.
The boy band has over the years attracted a lot of attention mainly for their live performances, where they include martial arts tricking elements. They are also famous for their street dancing. The band’s debut EP which was titled Got It? Was released in the first month of 2014, and it peaked to the second position on the Gaon Album Chart. The same EP peaked at number one on the Billboard’s World Albums Chart.
Well, how well do you know about GOT7? If not much, here is what we know about GOT7 to date.
Before the formation of the band, all the members were working with JYP Entertainment in one way or the other. Both Jinyoung and JB were in the 2009 auditions, BamBam and Mark were from the USA and Thailand respectively appeared in the auditions in 2010. Yugheom was a trainee, while Jackson passed the auditions in Japan in 2011. The last member to join the band was Youngjae who was a trainee.
The band was announced by JYP Entertainment on 1st January 2014, becoming their debut boy band since 2008 when they launched 2 PM. Initially, they had picked the name Get7 which according to them did not sound good and so they agreed on Got7. The group drew attention even before the official launch because of their martial arts tricks in their performances and their style was compared to that of 2 PM, which was their senior group.
Got7 released their official music program on 16 January 2014 and this was through M Countdown on Mnet. The debut EP of the band peaked to the first position on the Billboard’s World Album and number two on the Gaon Album Chart. After their debut, Got7 signed a contract in front of 9,000 fans with Sony Music Entertainment, Japan. The second EP titled Got Love was released on 23 June 2014 and in November the same year, they released their debut full-length album titled Identity.
In January 2015, the boy band starred in a web drama called Dream Knight, where actress Song Ha-Yoon was featured. Their second Japanese single Love Train was released in June of the same year, and it peaked to the fourth position on the charts. The group’s third single called Laugh Laugh Laugh was released in September, and it sold more than 35,000 copies in a week.
The band’s star continued to shine and on 3rd February 2016, they released Moriagatteyo, a full-length Japanese album. The year was good for the band, and they held their very first solo concert dubbed ‘Fly Tour.’ The tour consisted of a concert in China, Singapore, United States, Thailand, and Japan. Later on, they went on the Eyes on You World Tour which had shown in South America, North America, Asia, and Europe.
In February 2016, Got7 together with the band Twice was named the new clothing ambassadors of NBA Style Korea. The same year they were named brand models for Thailand’s Its Skin, softener brands Bausch and Lomb. The band was appointed the honorary ambassador for the National Fire Agency of Korea. As of 2021, Got7 has released a total of 5 studio albums and 9 EPs.
Awards & Achievements
The band has been in the entertainment industry for less than a decade, during which time they have received numerous awards and nominations. In total, they have 55 awards after being nominated 147 times. Some of these awards include; APAN Music Award, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, Seoul Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and Mnet Asian Music Awards just to mention but a few.
Net Worth & Earnings of GOT7 in 2023
Got7 has surpassed many people’s expectations in several ways in the short time they have been in the show biz. As of 2023, Their net worth currently stands at $12 million, most of which has come from the sales of their EPs and albums. Besides, the boy band has some very lucrative deals with top brands including NBA Korea. Another area that has given the band a lot of income is their music tours, which they have held on different continents.
JYP Entertainment was the brains behind the formation of the boy band Got7 in 2014. The group has ever since soared to greater heights in their musical career and they have been ranked among the most popular band today. The band is loved by many people especially for their martial art trick performances as well as their dancing styles. They are aimed at conquering the world with their music.