JJ Project’s Debut: Bounce
Dream High 2 was aired from January 2012 until March 2012. Not a long time after the drama ended, JYP Entertainment released an announcement that the two of their trainees who made appearances in Dream High were going to debut as a duo. The duo was called JJ Project, which stands for their initials, Jaebum and Jinyoung.
However, Jaebum went with his stage name JB that he used until GOT7 departed from JYP Entertainment. While Jinyoung used a stage name Jr., which stands for Junior. This was because Jinyoung’s name is the same as Park Jinyoung, the PD-nim or founder of JYP Entertainment. But he changed the stage name into Junior when he was in Got7, then changed it again to his real name, Jinyoung, after some years since Got7’s debut.
Jay B and Jinyoung released a debut song titled “Bounce” on May 19th, 2012. Since it was only two of them, Jay B was in charge of vocals and Jinyoung was in charge of rapping. Let’s see the music video of JJ Project’s debut song “Bounce”!
After seeing how intense they fought and how they weren’t on good terms with each other in Dream High 2, it’s strange but cute to see how they are now a team in JJ Project.
You can also see the behind the scene video of JB and Jr. with their iconic fashion styles and hairstyles.
What do you think of JJ Project’s debut? They looked so young and cute back then, right?
JJ Project’s 2nd Comeback: Tomorrow, Today
Making a debut in 2012, JJ Project promoted their mini-album and debut songs in music shows for several weeks right after their debut song “Bounce” was released. But unlike other artists who make a comeback only a few months after their latest song was released, JJ Project couldn’t be found anywhere.
Instead of making a comeback, they re-debuted as a new group with five other members, Mark Tuan, Jackson Wang, Choi Youngjae, Bam Bam, and Kim Yugyeom. They formed a group called Got7, which made a debut with a song titled “Girls, Girls, Girls” in January 2014.
So, some fans think that there probably won’t be any other JJ Project activities in the future, since the two of them have been in Got7. There’s no way Jay B and Jinyoung would abandon Got7.
Little did we know, JJ Project wasn’t sunk. It was just not the time for them to return.
JJ Project, which made a debut in 2012, surprised everyone with their comeback five years after, which is in 2017. They released an extended play titled Verse 2 with the title track “Tomorrow, Today” on July 31st, 2017. Let’s see the music video of “Tomorrow, Today” by JJ Project!
After five years, look how Jay B and Jinyoung have changed. The music and their style are so different from JJ Project’s debut days. The two of them also look so mature since they were around 22 or 23 years old at that time. The lyrics of the song are much more mature than “Bounce”, it’s about the doubt and the hope for the future.
What do you think of the second comeback of JJ Project? Let us know your opinion in the comment section, please.
JJ Project’s Performances on Stage: Then vs Now
We have seen how different JJ Project were when they were rookies from JJ Project after they debuted as Got7. The five years of a gap between the two songs have really shown not only in their looks, but also in their singing skills. If “Bounce” was all about dancing and rapping, “Tomorrow, Today” was more into vocal. And it shows how Jay B and Jinyoung who were dancers can be good singers too.
Now, let’s see the performances of Jay B and Jinyoung as JJ Project from their debut era in 2012, to their second comeback era in 2017.
What do you think about their performances? One thing that never changes is Jay B and Jinyoung’s chemistry on stage. They were just meant to be each other’s partners.