(Last updated September 2018)
Real Name: Im Jaebum (임재범)
Birthday: January 6, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn (Western), Monkey (Eastern)
Blood Type: A
From: Seoul, South Korea
Position(s): Leader, main vocalist
Sub-unit: JJ Project (with Jinyoung)
Other Activities Outside of GOT7:
COLLABORATIONS AND FEATURED ARTIST:
2016: “Just Because” with labelmate Baek A Yeon
2017: Featured on Primary’s “Hush”
2015: “Forever Love” for GOT7’s web drama Dream Knight
2017: “U&I” with Jackson for The Package
SONGWRITING AND COMPOSING:
JB composes using the name Defsoul. He is currently the only GOT7 member to have helped write and compose one of their title tracks, which are outline in bold below. He also a Soundcloud account that he regularly shares music to.
- Flight Log: Arrival (2017): “Shopping Mall”
- Eyes on You (2018): “One and Only You”
Lyrics and Music:
- Flight Log: Departure (2016): “Fish,” “Something Good,” and “Home Run”
- Flight Log: Turbulence (2016): “skyway,” “Prove It,” and “Dreamin'”
- Flight Log: Arrival (2017): “Go Higher” and “Q”
- 7 for 7 (2017): “You Are” and “Teenager”
- Eyes on You (2018): “Look”
- Present: YOU (2018): “Enough,” “I’ll Protect You,” and “Sunrise” (solo track)
JB is credited as the sole lyricist on “One and Only You.”
2012: Dream High 2 (KBS), main role. About a group of high school students at an art school who dream of being K-Pop stars. Features other idols like 2 A.M.’s Jinwoon, Sistar’s Hyolyn, and T-ara’s Jiyeon.
2013: When a Man Falls in Love (MBC), supporting role. About the complications that ensue when a gangster falls in love. He played the younger brother of the female lead.
2015: Dream Knight (Youku Tudou), main role. GOT7’s web drama.
NOTABLE VARIETY SHOW APPEARANCES:
2016: Celebrity Bromance (MBigTV) / A show that highlights friendships between male celebrities. Appeared with B.A.P’s Youngjae. (All episodes available on Youtube)
2017: Law of the Jungle, Episodes 293-298 (SBS) / A show similar to Survivor where celebrities go to tropical locations and try to survive in the wilderness (but there’s no elimination system). Traveled to the Cook Islands with idols such as CNBLUE’s Jonghyun and Laboum’s Solbin.
- I Can See Your Voice, Season 5 Episode 5 (MNET) / A music variety show where panels and celebrity guests try to determine if someone is a skilled singer based on their looks and mannerisms. Appeared with other artists from JYP Entertainment such as Yubin (formerly of Wonder Girls), Wooyoung (2 PM), Baek A Yeon, and Wonpil (DAY6).
- Hyena on the Keyboard (KBS2), Episodes 6 (see below), 7, and 8 / A variety show that highlights various singer-songwriters’ music composition process. JB was one of the idol composers featured along with BTOB’s Hyunsik and MAMAMOO’s Hwasa. He appeared with JYP founder and CEO Park Jin Young.
SOURCES: JYP Entertainment, Youtube, KSHOWONLINE, KBS, MBC, MBigTV, MNET, SBS, Youku Toudou