GOT7’s Im Jae Bum or JB is the leader of the group. GOT7 is South Korean Group under JYP Entertainment. The group is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom. Got7 debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first EP entitled Got It?. All GOT7 members joined the agency at different times. JB and Jinyoung werefirst scouted in 2009, and made their television debut through a drama called “Dream High 2”. They then debuted on a duo project called “JJ Project”. Over time, other members joined them one by one and formed GOT7’s final line up. Up until now, GOT7 is known as one of the most popular boy groups in South Korea. What makes them different from other group is the martial arts tricks that they use in their dances, and their wide range of talents. GOT7 members are known to have close relationships with each other, and tease each other a lot. That means their appearances are always fun to watch! Now let’s get to know GOT7’s leader, JB!
Profile of GOT7’s JB
Birth Name: Im Jae Bum
Stage Name: JB
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Center
Birthday: January 6, 1994
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Height: 179 cm (5’10” 1/2)
Weight: 66 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Education: Geonguk University, Film major
Hobbies: Watching movies, taking pictures, traveling, eating at restaurants
Favorite Artists: Michael Jackson, India Arie & Javier
Motto: Let’s work hard. Be a man! Be righteous like a tiger
- He is the only child in his family.
- JB is born on January 6, 1994.
- He was born in Goyang city, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
- His father, Im Taek-geun, is a former anchorman.
- JB says he cant do aegyo, but he does do it to his parents.
- JB was a former B-boy.
- JB had his first kiss when he was 13.
- He became a JYP trainee in 2009, after winning 1st place at the JYP Open Auditions. Both JB and Jinyoung won first place at the open audition.
- He was a trainee for 2.5 years before his debut.
- He was a part of the JJ Project with fellow member Jinyoung. JJ Project debuted even before GOT7.
- He attended Sewon High School, then became a Film major at Geonguk University.
- He can speak fluent Japanese.
- He can play piano.
- He can play Football and Basketball.
- His shoe size is “26.0”.
- JB really loves to eat Soondubu Jjigae (soft, spicy tofu stew).
- He said that his favorite color is grey.
- His favorite movies are Eternal Sunshine and Midnight in Paris.
- If he had super powers, he would teleport to the Grand Canyon, because he loves the feeling of being surrounded by nature.
- GOT7 have a pet Siamese cat. Jackson calls her Laura, but JB calls her Nora.
- JB has three cats (he’s confirmed to have three, but there’s a rumor that he has more), their names are Nora (GOT7’s cat), Kunta, and Odd.
- He is famous for his great dancing and singing ability, as well as his good looks.
- Aside from promoting with the JJ Project and GOT7, JB has also been featured as an actor in some dramas.
- He played a role in the dramas Dream High 2 and When A Man Falls In Love.
- He has also appeared as an actor in a short web-series called Dream Knight alongside his fellow GOT7 members.
- He participated in the 1st season of the show The Romantic and Idol.
- There were rumors that JB was so pretty when he was a child that he even participated in a Child Model Contest.
- Jaebum also has a soundcloud (def_xxx) where he has posted a few songs. He produced them under his alias “Defsoul”, and collaborated with JOMALONE on some of the tracks.
- JB wrote GOT7’s title track “You Are”. He said that he felts like he was dreaming when this song topped the chart.
- In 2016, JB was unable to participate in several of “Got7’s Fly Tour” concerts and an M!Countdown performance due to a spinal disc injury
- His dorm partner used to be Youngjae, but now he shares a room with Jackson.
- At this moment, most of the members have separate rooms and only BamBam and Yugyeom share.
- Taking a walk or going somewhere alone relaxes him.
- He likes to cook, especially omelet rice and kimchi stew.
- JB’s ideal type is a cute girl who catches his attention.
- His favorite hairstyle is short in black or grey.
- He is happiest when he plays music.
- He gets angry when things don’t go his way.
- JB can play some instruments, such as the piano.
- He has no tattoos.
- He likes Girl’s Generation’s Yoona.
- His favorite books to read are Haruki Murakami’s.
- He is the most flexible member of GOT7.