Meet The Beloved JBJ From Produce 101 Season 2!
The South Korean boy band consisting of six members, JBJ (제이비제이), was formed and managed by Fave Entertainment, while CJ E&M was watching over the band’s release production. All of the members were participants in the famous idol survival show titled Produce 101 Season 2, that was held by Mnet in 2017.
JBJ debuted on October 8th, 2017. They also held concerts on many different locations, especially in Asia. However, since their contracts were short-term, JBJ only lasted for six months, which is a lot shorter than WannaOne.
Are you guys still curious about them and want to know more about JBJ? Or, maybe you are a Joyful who misses these boys and wants to have a sweet flashback of JBJ? We are here for you guys! Today, Channel-Korea will provide you with more information about their profiles, discography, and a lot more. Ready? Let’s go!
JBJ Member’s Profiles and Facts
Birth Name: Roh Tae Hyun (노태현)
Stage Name: Tae Hyun (태현)
Date and Place of Birth: October 15th, 1993, Seoul, South Korea
Position: Leader, Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Rapper
Blood Type: A
Height: 167,7 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Fun Facts About Tae Hyun:
- Education: Korean Art Highschool.
- He has a sister.
- His hobbies involve watching movies.
- His old stage name was Kid Monster.
- His nickname used to be KIMON.
- Tae Hyun was under Ador & Able Entertainment.
- He is a member of HOTSHOT.
- Tae Hyun (or Kid Monster) debuted with HOTSHOT back in 2014.
- He is a former trainee of YG Entertainment.
- He is a member of the Korean hip-hop dance crew Monster WOO FAM.
- His specialty is krumping.
- He appeared in Rude Paper’s MV “Fight like the Lion.”
- In Produce 101 Season 2, he was eliminated in episode 20 and his rank was 22.
- He is a close friend of Girl’s Day Minah and Brave Girl’s Noh Hye Ran.
- Tae Hyun is fluent in the Japanese language (from JBJ Just Be Joyful ep. 4).
- He is also fluent in English (from an earlier Instagram live, after his elimination from Produce 101).
- Tae Hyun says that he’s a bit uncomfortable in the dorm since Sag Gyun is always shirtless.
- Tae Hyun and Sag Gyun are allergic to cats. They only found out about their allergy when they met Yongguk’s cats.
- Tae Hyun and Dong Han were roommates.
- Tae Hyun says that he favors Dae Hwi from Wanna One a lot, but he is worried about the big age gap between the two of them. Dong Han then joked that in love there is no such thing as age gap (Must Eat ep.09).
Birth Name: Takada Kenta (髙田健太)
Stage Name: Kenta (켄타)
Korean Name: Go Geon Tae (고건태)
Date of Birth: January 10th, 1995
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Blood Type: B
Height:175 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Fun Facts About Kenta:
- He is Japanese.
- He used to be called the Sexy Cutie Kenta.
- Kenta was under STAROAD Entertainment.
- He was training for 1 year and 3 months before going to Produce 101 Season 2.
- His specialty is speaking Korean and making latte art.
- In Produce 101 Season 2, he was eliminated in episode 10 and was ranked 24th.
- He is close friends with Teen Top’s Ricky.
- Kenta loves cats.
- He doesn’t like to organize (from Keep Your Eyes On Us JBJ).
- Kenta doesn’t like milk (Just Be Joyful JBJ ep.4).
- Kenta is terrible at telepathy games.
- He is a big fan of Teen Top’s Ricky and Highlight (Beast).
- Kenta can dance to a lot of K-Pop girl group dances.
- Kenta will always dance to Despacito if it was played, anywhere and anytime.
- Everyone teases/lies to Kenta and most of the time he believes them.
- Previously, he was a part of a dance cover group.
- Kenta and Sag Gyun were roommates.
- Kenta and Sag Gyun will be acting in a web drama Barefoot Diva
- Kenta and Sag Gyun have officially debuted as a duo named JBJ95.
Birth Name: Kim Sang Gyun (김상균)
Stage Name: Sang Gyun (상균)
Date of Birth: May 23rd, 1995
Position: Main Rapper
Blood Type: O
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Fun Facts About Sang Gyun:
- Education: Gwang Deok High School (graduated in 2014).
- He has a younger brother.
- Sang Gyun is a former trainee of Big Hit Entertainment. He was supposed to debut in a group with RM from BTS but then the plan changed.
- Sang Gyun was under Hunus Entertainment.
- He was a member of Top Dogg.
- Sang Gyun (former nickname A-Tom) debuted with Top Dogg in 2013.
- In Produce 101 Season 2, he was eliminated in episode 10 and was ranked 26th.
- He enjoys listening to music and loves to play soccer.
- He can write rap lyrics.
- Before his debut, Sang Gyun was a back dancer for EVol with their song “Get Up,” from March up to April 2010.
- He thinks his most charming feature is his smile.
- If Sang Gyun was not a singer, he would want to have a career in fashion.
- Sang Gyun doesn’t like to organize (from Keep Your Eyes On Us JBJ).
- Sang Gyun was a participant of SMTM5.
- Sang Gyun and Kenta were roommates.
- Member says that Sang Gyun has the best body in JBJ.
- He can be a little bit of a scaredy cat.
- Sang Gyun and Tae Hyun are allergic to cats. They only found out about their allergy after meeting Yong Guk’s cats.
- His agency announced that after Sang Gyun finished his promotions with JBJ, he will return to his agency and will discuss his further activity but he won’t be joining Top Dogg again.
- Sang Gyun and Kenta formed a duo called JBJ95.
Birth Name: Jin Longguo (金龙国)
Korean Name: Kim Yong Guk (김용국)
Stage Name: Longguo or Yong Guk (용국)
Date and Place of Birth: March 2nd, 1996, in Hwaryong
Position: Main Vocal
Blood Type: A
Height: 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 57 kg (125 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Fun facts About Longguo:
- His nicknames are Kol Guk and Yong ta-mong.
- Longguo’s hobbies are playing games, sleeping, and watching movies.
- His favorite genre of films is SF and horror.
- His nationality is Chinese.
- He used to be a trainee of Cre.Ker/Loen Entertainment and lived in a dorm with Ju Hak Nyeon from The Boyz.
- He is now under Choon Entertainment.
- He is a member of a duo group called Longguo&Shihyun.
- In Produce 101 Season 2, he was eliminated in episode 10 and was ranked 21st.
- Longguo can speak English.
- He likes cats and games.
- But he doesn’t like bugs and ghosts.
- His role model is Korean singer Crush.
- His best characteristics are being direct and cheerful.
- His favorite color is green but he has more black clothes.
- His most precious belonging is his cellphone.
- Longguo has 2 cats named Tolbi and Rcy, the name comes from an Overwatch game character Torbjorn and Mercy (from Cat Butler’s Brag ep.1).
- He and Hyun Bin were roommates.
- Longguo is the fashion terrorist in the group (from VLive).
- He was an MC for SBS MTV The Show, along with NCT’s Jeno and CLC’s Yeeun.
- He is a solo artist now.
Birth Name: Kwon Hyun Bin (권현빈)
Stage Name: Hyun Bin (현빈)
Date of Birth: March 4th, 1997
Position: Lead Rapper.
Blood Type: B
Height: 187 cm (6’2″)
Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Fun Facts About Hyun Bin:
- After graduating from middle school, he became an athlete student.
- He was a fencer back then, but after injuring his thighs muscle, Hyun Bin had to give up fencing and went to a normal high school. From there, he became a student council member for 2 years.
- He also studied aboard in Japan and was a member of the basketball team in Aoba Japan International School.
- His hobby is uploading photos on social media.
- His specialty is acting and creating rap lyrics.
- Hyun Bin joined YGKPlus in 2015, as a model (was the youngest male model at the time).
- He is in a basketball team “Code One” for Korean Models.
- He trained for 3 months before joining Produce 101 Season 2.
- In Produce 101, he was eliminated in episode 10 and was ranked 22nd.
- Hyun Bin is fluent in Japanese (from JBJ Just Be Joyful ep.4) and can speak English as well.
- Hyun Bin is left-handed.
- Hyun Bin’s face is 21 cm long (from JBJ Just Be Joyful ep. 3).
- He loves cats.
- Hyun Bin can do voice impersonations.
- He and Longguo were roommates.
- Hyun Bin says that he would like to make his personal brand (so far, he has only mentioned hats), maybe next year or sometime in the future.
- He and BTS’s Jin, BTOB’s Eunkwang, B.A.P’s Young Jae, and VIXX’s Ken are in a gaming crew called “The Strongest Idol” where Yong Jae is the leader.
- Hyun Bin is really close to B.A.P’s Himchan and Jong Up.
- Hyun Bin starred in 2017 K-Drama Part Time Idol and Borg Mom.
- He is a part of the cast of the variety show called Dunia.
Birth Name: Kim Dong Han (김동한)
Stage Name: Dong Han (동한)
Date of Birth: July 3rd, 1998
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Maknae
Blood Type: O
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 67 kg (147 lbs)
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Instagram: @don9_han/ @kimdonghan.official
Fan Cafe: kimdonghanoffcial
Fun facts About Dong Han:
- His hobbies are watching movies or dramas, and performing.
- He is under OUI Entertainment.
- He trained for 1 year and 6 months before joining Produce 101 Season 2.
- In Produce 101 he was eliminated in episode 10 and was ranked 29th.
- His specialties are aikido (Japanese martial art), hapkido (Korean martial art), and doing cover dances.
- Dong Han was a part of a dance group team called DOB.
- Dong Han was also a part of a dance team called “The Face” before joining DOB.
- He is a close friend of Golden Child’s Ji Beom.
- Dong Han said that he doesn’t like beans.
- He is a huge fan of BTS.
- Dong Han can dance to BTS’ and EXO’s songs randomly with speed that is 2 times faster than the original one (from Weekly Idol).
- Dong Han hates being disturbed while eating.
- He often watches variety shows (from Weekly Idol).
- Dong Han and Tae Hyun were roommates.
- Dong Han and Kenta raised their hands when the MC asked who’s pure and sexy (from Weekly Idol).
- He is a solo artist now.
JBJ Full Discography
The start of the journey: Debuting
Do you still remember Mnet’s survival show, Produce 101 Season 2? This show was about 101 male trainees from various companies competing with each other to be part of a group consisting of 11 members that will be promoting for two years under YMC Entertainment (and goes to Stone Music Entertainment) called WannaOne.
At the same time, the eliminated trainees, that were chosen by the fans, including Takada Kenta, Jin Longguo, Kim Sang Gyun, and Kim Tae Dong were to debut together in a group project that is equivalent to Produce 101 Season 1’s group, IBI. Fans tentatively named the group JBJ, which comes from a Korean phrase 정말 바람직한 조합 that means A Really Desirable Combination or Just Be Joyful. Then Tae Hyun, Kim Dong Han, and Hyun Bin were added to the fan imagined group after Tae Hyun updated on his Instagram account that he received positive feedback from fans.
The group finally debuted as JBJ in early 2017, after long discussions between the seven tentative members and their respective agencies. At the discussions, CJ E&M and Loen Entertainment were also participating as the independent management companies for the group release and activities, respectively. Fave Entertainment, Loen Entertainment on a house label was tasked with being the group’s official agency. The trainees and companies finally reached an agreement on July 25th.
It was reported that JBJ’s contracts would last for only seven months, but LOEN entertainment said that they are open for discussions for extending the group’s contacts. Then, JBJ was scheduled to make their debut with seven members on September 10th. But around October 18th, the company announced that Kim Tae Dong won’t take part in the group’s debut.
There was an ongoing conflict with Tae Dong’s company The Vibe Label so that’s why his participation in the group was not confirmed yet. Since then, the involved parties, including LOEN Entertainment and CJ E&M, had many meetings and discussions to resolve the conflict, and on September 7th, they finally came to an agreement.
When Tae Dong was unable to promote as an official member of JBJ, after more than a year of inactivity, he returned back to the agency that was then called Major 9 Entertainment.