Crystal S. Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor of English, Longwood University
GOT7 is a seven-member Korean male group, often compared to 2PM, their label mates at JYP Entertainment. The name of the group refers to its seven members. The group debuted on January 16, 2014 with JYP Entertainment. Original members include leader JB (Im Jae-bum), Mark (Mark Yi-Eun Tuan), Jackson (Jackson Wang), Jinyoung (Park Jin-young), Youngjae (Choi Young-jae), Bam Bam (Kunpimook Bhuwakul), and maknae Yugyeom (Kim Yu-gyeom). GOT7 has been prolific for a rookie group, with several releases before its first anniversary. JB, the group’s leader, describes GOT7’s sound as built on a “base of hip-hop and R&B” (The Korea Times). The group is also known for its unique choreography: “Got7’s dance performances display moves derived from martial arts combined with b-boying . . . . the boys are highly proficient in b-boying and martial art tricking” (KCrush). The fandom is called IGOT7, which signifies that their fans have “gotten” them.
B1A4, GOT7 and CLC: Family MV | BTS and GOT7: 2015 MAMA
Tae Hong. “Interview: A Year After Debut, Got7 Looks to the Top.” The Korea Times. 7 May 2015. Evernote.
J Chung. “GOT7 – Hot and Dedicated to Success.” Crush . Evernote.
B1A4, GOT7 and CLC: Family MV. FND Smart. “[가족사랑의날] B1A4 (비원에이포) & GOT7 (갓세븐) Collabo – Family (패밀리).” YouTube. 25 Nov 2014. https://youtu.be/hfL5HzYX8xo, (25 Nov 2016).
BTS and GOT7: 2015 MAMA. Fatima Aliriza Aguil. “ BTS and GOT7 Collaboration (Intro) + If You Do for MAMA 2015.” YouTube. 8 Dec 2015. https://youtu.be/bjZLVU-lmLE, (25 Nov 2016).