GOT7: Something Good



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.


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Park Jin Young | Wonder Girls | 2AM | 2PM | Miss A | Day6 | Twice | G.Soul


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., (25 Nov 2016).

BTS and GOT7: 2015 MAMA. Fatima Aliriza Aguil. “[151202] BTS and GOT7 Collaboration (Intro) + If You Do for MAMA 2015.” YouTube. 8 Dec 2015., (25 Nov 2016).

JYJ: Kings or Princes?


JYJ (originally known as Junsu/Jaejoong/Yoochun in Japan) includes members Junsu (Kim Junsu; Xiah), Yoochun (Park Yoochun; Micky), and Jaejoong (Kim Jaejoong; Hero). After performing for several years as members of extremely popular male group TVXQ!, in 2009, the trio brought forward a lawsuit against their management company SM Entertainment, alleging significant problems with the contract’s length and associated distribution payments. . . . Click here to read more at KPOPIANA.


Epik High: Epik Music

Epik High
Epik High

Epik High, consisting of Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz, began their musical journey together in 2003 with Woollim Entertainment, releasing several successful albums. Their efforts helped make the hip hop genre more popular in Korea. In 2009, the members of Epik High created their own music label, Map the Soul Inc. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.



Fin.K.L. (Fine Killing Liberty) is a four-member female group managed by DSP Media. The original members were Annie Lee, Lee Jin, Ock Joo Hyun, and Sung Yu Ri. Before Fin.K.L debuted, Annie Lee left the group, and Lee Hyori was discovered and completed the group. Fin.K.L debuted in May of 1998. Their debut contemporaries include legendary male Kpop group Shinhwa and influential hip-hop group 1TYM. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

f(x): The Perfect Formula


f(x) debuted in 2009 under the SM Entertainment label. That same year, After School, 2NE1, and BEAST (B2ST) also were introduced to Kpop fans. f(x) has five members: Song Qian (Victoria), Amber Josephine Liu (Amber), Park Sun Young (Luna), Choi Jin Ri (Sulli) and Jung Soo Jung (Krystal). The group is known for its international membership — Victoria is from China, while Amber and Krystal hail from the United States. . . . Click here to continue reading on KPOPIANA.

Jay Park: New Breed of Kpop Idol?


Jay Park (Park Jaebeom) is a Korean-American solo Kpop artist. Originally a member (and leader) of popular male Kpop group 2PM, Park left the group in 2009 after some controversy about his alleged confession of unhappiness about  working with the group and references to a “personal mistake” he committed while working under the JYP Entertainment label. After leaving 2PM, Park returned to his hometown of Seattle, Washington (United States) to regroup.

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KARA: Girls…Forever


KARA is a five member group signed with DSP Entertainment. In 2007, the group originally debuted with an R&B concept with four members Gyuri (Park Gyuri), Sunghee (Kim Sunghee), Seungyeon (Han Seungyeon) and Nicole (Nicole Jung), but after their first album promotion, Sunghee left the group due to parental pressures. After Sunghee’s departure, DSP Entertainment changed the group’s concept to a cute and playful one and added two new members: Hara (Goo Hara) and Jiyoung (Kang Jiyoung).

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g.o.d: Getting On Down

g.o.d, KPOPIANA,
g.o.d, KPOPIANA,

g.o.d. (Groove Over Dose) was a male R&B/rap group that was signed with JYP Entertainment from 1999 – 2005. Group members included Park Joon Hyung, Danny Ahn, So Ho Young, Kim Tae Woo, and Yoon Kye Sang, who left the group in 2004 to begin his compulsory military service.

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Girl’s Day

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L to R: Sojin, Jihae, Yura, Minha, Hyeri; Photo Credit:
 Name Girl’s Day
 Meaning of Name Unclear
  • Sojin (Park So Jin, Leader)
  • Jihae (Woo Ji Hae)
  • Jisun (Hwang Ji Sun)*
  • Ji In (Lee Ji In)**
  • Yura (Kim Ah Young)
  • Minah (Bang Minah)
  • Hyeri (Lee Hye Ri, maknae)

* – Joined the group New F. O (now known as JN)

** – Former member

 Debut July 7, 2010
 Status Active
 Label DreamTea Entertainment (2010 – present)
 Fan Name
  • Dai5y (pronounced “Daisy”) [Korean Fanclub]
  • Diamonds [International Fanclub]
 Origin of Fan Name
  • “Dai5y” was voted on by the fans
  • “Diamonds” was decided by Girl’s Day
 Fan Club Website(s)
 Related Websites

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  • 2010 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards: New generation Popular Music Teen Singer Award
  • 2011 18th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards : Best Female Rookie Award
  • 2012 1st Gaon Chart Awards: Newly Discovered/ Rising Artist

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Don’t Let Your Eyes Wander (Don’t Flirt!)

Hug Me Once

Twinkle Twinkle

Nothing Lasts Forever

How Do I Look?

Tilt My Head

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Girl’s Day Party #4 (Release Date: September 2, 2011) (Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Don’t Let Your Eyes Wander! (Don’t Flirt!) [너, 한눈 팔지마!]
  2. Don’t Let Your Eyes Wander! (Don’t Flirt!) [너, 한눈 팔지마!] – DJ Stereo Club Mix Ver.


The Women of Our Home OST Part 1 (Release Date: August 12, 2011)(Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Honey Honey
  2. Honey Honey – Instrumental Ver.
 Gwaktaehun 3rd Project Album (Release Date: July 29, 2011) (Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Bumbumbum [범범범] (with Song Ho Bum)
  2. Bumbumbum [범범범] (with Song Ho Bum) – Instrumental Ver.
Everyday (Release Date: July 6, 2011) (Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Young Love [영러브]
  2. Hug Me Once [한번만 안아줘]
  3. Twinkle Twinkle [반짝반짝]
  4. Nothing Lasts Forever [잘해줘 봐야]
  5. Hug Me Once [한번만 안아줘] – Instrumental Ver.
Shining OST Part 3 (Release Date: April 22, 2011) (Label: MBC)

  1. If You Give Me Your Heart [너의 마음을 내게 준다면]
  2. If You Give Me Your Heart [너의 마음을 내게 준다면] – Instrumental Ver.
  Girl’s Day Party #3 (Release Date: March 18, 2011) (Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Twinkle Twinkle [반짝반짝]
  2. Twinkle Twinkle [반짝반짝] – Instrumental Ver.
Girl’s Day Party #2 (Release Date: October 29, 2010) (Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Nothing Lasts Forever [잘해줘봐야]
  2. Nothing Lasts Forever [잘해줘봐야] – Instrumental Ver.


  How Do I Look? [나 어때] (Release Date: July 22, 2010) (Label: DreamTea Entertaiment)

  1. How Do I Look? [나 어때]
  2. How Do I Look? [나 어때] – Instrumental Ver.
Girl’s Day Party #1 (Release Date: July 9, 2010) (Label: DreamTea Entertainment)

  1. Tilt My Head [갸우뚱]
  2. Shuppy Shuppy
  3. Control
  4. Tilt My Head [갸우뚱] – Instrumental Ver.
  5. Shuppy Shuppy – Instrumental Ver.

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