JB is the leader and the lead vocalist of GOT7. He used to be part of the group’s pre-debut sub-unit JJ Project alongside Jr.
He played the lead male actor in the series Dream High 2 opposite Kang Sora.
The series, while not as popular as the original, helped launch his career as an idol.
He and Jr. immediately had tons of fans following the shows airing, which really helped when GOT7 debuted.
Biography – Member Profile and Facts:
- Stage Name: JB
- Real Name: Im Jae Bum
- Nickname: Jaebongi
- Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer.
- Born: January 6th, 1994
- Family: Parents, no siblings.
- Astrological Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rooster
- Image: Chic
- Height: 179 cm or 5 feet 11 inches
- Weight: 66kg or 146lbs
- Blood Type: A
- Education: Sewon High School, Geonguk University (Majoring in Film)
- Favorite Foods: Korean Stew, anything chicken.
- Favorite Hobbies: Traveling by bus, watching movies, taking pictures, looking for restaurants.
- Favorite Musicians: D’angelo, Michael Jackson, INdia Arie, Javier, Musiq Soulchild, Ray Charles, Prince.
- Favorite type of woman/Ideal type: A cute girl who catches his attention.
Miscellaneous and Fun Facts about GOT7’s JB:
- Specialty: B-boying
- Debuted as an actor first through KBS2’s “Dream High 2” in 2012
- Became a JYP Trainee in 2009 after winning 1st place at a JYP Open Audition, which he tied with Jr. in.
- Became part of JYP’s duo “JJ Project” before debuting in GOT7.
- Later on, he became a supporting actor in MBC’s “When A Man Falls In Love”.
- He can seem cold at times to other members.
- He was an actor in season 1 of The Romantic and Idol.
- He worked alongside Rainbow’s Seungah and Fiestar’s Jei during that season.
- He says that if he had super powers, he would teleport to the Grand Canyon. He loves the feeling of being surrounded by nature.
- In “Girls, Girls, Girls”, it took 10 takes for JB to sing his part “Swagger” to JYP’s content.
- JB likes to go through fan’s pictures of him. He saves the ones that he believes are good.
- He also likes seeing funny pictures or fanart of himself.
- He really likes Soul Music.
- He participated in a short series called “Dream Knight” alongside his fellow GOT7 members.
- JB wrote the lyrics to GOT7’s song, “Bad Things”.
- He shares a room with Youngjae.
- JB hugs Youngjae very tightly when they sleep.
- He had his first kiss when he was 13.
- To prepare for their “Girls Girls Girls” comeback, JB had to “fix his image” in order to develop the right level of confidence for the song.
- He has been a fan of pop music since he was 7 years old.
- He started taking dancing seriously after being introduced to a senior at his high school who danced.
- His parents manage an orchard.
- He likes his teeth.
- He wants to travel to Paris and the Maldives at least once in his life.
- He didn’t want to be a singer at JYP at first, but then he practiced really hard and now really enjoys it.
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JB makes a great leader. Even though he might not be as hyper as his other members, he possesses that strong, confident personality that a leader needs to maintain control and order within their group.
While JB is currently focusing on GOT7 and singing for now, we can see him participating in more dramas and movies in the near future.
He definitely has the talent for it.