On September 5th, JYP Entertainment, which is a management company of GOT7, posted one that started with ‘An important notice on GOT7’s member’ on GOT7’s Japanese official website. According to the post, Jackson is not going to take part in any GOT7’s activities in Japan at all from now. Staffs explained, “Following Jackson’s idea to condition his body and adjust schedules”.
They said sorry on this situation. Staffs revealed, “Although we repeated talking to Jackson, regretfully we came to this result”. So from now on, only 6 members of GOT7 without Jackson will have activities in Japan. JYP Entertainment announced that all the activities including releasing albums or having concerts go with only 6 members except for very special situation.
In succession, they added, “GOT7 will aim at the top artist in Japan” and “Keep an eye on GOT7’s Japanese activities”. Meanwhile, some netizens claimed that Jackson seems to trace other Chinese idol members’ trails, who are Kris, LuHan and Lay who left team or are rarely having team activities. The reason why some netizens doubt his intention is he recently released a Chinese solo album. What they are pointing out is Jackson’s arrogant attitude which is not considering GOT7’s other members.
With his killer smile and effortless choreography, JinYoung is definitely an idol making an impact on today’s K-Pop scene. For this week’s ‘My Idol’ weekly feature, we’re going to fill you in on everything you need to know about him – and giving his fans plenty of pics to drool over along the way. Let’s find out more about GOT7’s JinYoung below!
Park JinYoung was born September 22, 1994 in Jinhae-gu, a small city not too far from Busan in South Korea’s Gyeongsang Province. He first became a trainee with JYP Entertainment back in 2009, training alongside not only his fellow GOT7 members, but other popular idols like Suzy and MONSTA X’s ShowNu.
JinYoung has a range of talents, but perhaps his most notable one is his dancing ability. Dancing has always been one of his favorite activities, and when he decided he wanted to try becoming an idol, he spent much of his childhood in dance studios and attending dance classes. Looks like all of that hard work paid off!
JinYoung is also known for his scholarly side. Not only is he a total bookworm, but he loves having GOT7’s English-speaking members help him practice his language skills. (And maybe we’re a little biased, but we think he’s getting pretty good!)
JinYoung first debuted as one-half of the duo JJ Project alongside fellow GOT7 member JB. Due to the fact he shares the same name as JYP Entertainment founder Park JinYoung, he was given the affectionate stage name JR – or “Junior.” Who else thought “Bounce” was a total jam?
JJ Project joined the idol-packed cast of the musical drama “Dream High 2,” where they played two talented students attending the academy. Our favorite scene? Well, there’s definitely a lot of them, but we are absolutely living for his “Troublemaker” cover dance with a very pre-debut NaYeon of TWICE.
Not too soon after, it was announced that JJ Project would be returning as a seven-member boy group. GOT7 debuted on December 13, 2014, and a month later, released their very first music video, entitled “Girls Girls Girls.” (Can you believe this debut picture? Our boys grew up so fast!)
However, it wasn’t long before the acting bug started biting again, and JinYoung began solo activities as an actor. With his boyish good looks and quiet charm, he was often cast for puppy love-style storylines, causing some Korean media to begin nicknaming him a national “first love.”
“Actor Park” became so popular that it wasn’t long before he made his big screen debut! In 2016, he played the starring role in the melodrama film “A Stray Goat,” which was first released at the 17th Jeonju Film Festival. JinYoung received rave reviews for his emotional performance.
Currently, JinYoung co-hosts the popular weekly music program “Inkigayo” alongside BLACKPINK’s JiSoo and NCT’s DoYoung. The trio – who are affectionately nicknamed “JinJiDo” by fans – have gained an incredible amount of attention due to their strong visuals and shared chemistry on camera.
JinYoung’s career has been a wild one, and it’s only getting started. We’re so excited to see not only where he expands as a solo talent, but all the greatness GOT7 will achieve!
Keep supporting GOT7, and keep rooting for JinYoung!
The very first beginning of JJ Project’s fate started in JYP entertainment trainee contest several years ago. JYP entertainment’s trainee contest is famous for giving 1st prize to only one trainee under any conditions. However, JinYoung and JB were the first and also the last corecipient to receive 1st winner at the contest. Here’s a funny fact of JinYoung releated to JB. Before JinYoung entered JYP entertainment as a trainee, JinYoung competed in the contest which was named ‘Junior Battle’. You notice it? Yes, It was ‘JB’ (LOL).
JinYong and JB has never been apart since they debuted as JJ Project till now. Is that a reason? They act like they are twins. They are going to show off their lovely chemistry as JJ project on July 31th. If you don’t know how cute they are, before it is too late, you better check it out.