The news that popular Kpop groupGOT7 is returning with a new EP and a new program has sparked riotous support inside the Kpop community. They have announced that they will release a new EP calledGOT7 and performing a new show calledHOMECOMING in late May.
Who are the members of GOT7, and what role do they all play in the band?
GOT7 was formed by JYP Entertainment, which consisted of members found via scouting and open auditions. In 2014, the band launched its first EPGot It?, ranking on the Billboard World Albums Chart, only losing out to Kpop sensation Jaejoong.
GOT7 has grown from strength to strength, producing five albums and other 14 Eps. The band also has a new EP calledGot7, which will be released later this month.
GOT7 has had a significant success and has expanded into American and Japanese markets, with its many accolades, including five Asian Artist Awards, three Gaon Chart Music Awards, and eight Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Many of these awards come from theirFlight Logseries of albums made up of 2016sFlight Log: DepartureandFlight Log: Arrival.All three albums have been particularly praised, with the final album topping both the Billboard US World Albums chart and the Gaons South Korean Albums chart.
In 2021, the GOT7 left JYP Entertainment, causing many to question the group''s future, with some supporters anticipating that the members would embark on solo careers. However, a year after they left JYP, GOT7 announced their return, bringing the new and hotly anticipated EP to the game.
One of the most interesting aspects of Kpop culture is that band members all have specific and defined roles within a group. Some of these roles, like Vocalist, Rapper, and Dancer, are obviously based on performance skills. However, others are more nebulous. Some roles are based on age or seniority, like the Leader, who often plays center, face, and visuals. Depending on personality, the group may also be assigned based on appearances.
There are two categories that define who is best at the particular thing in the skill-based roles. So the Main Vocalist performs most of the singing and is better than the Lead Vocalists. Due to this, each member may have several roles within the band.
GOT7 is composed of:
- Mark Lead Rapper, Martial Arts Tricking, Visual
- Jay B Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Center
- Jackson Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Martial Arts Tricking, Face
- Jinyoung Sub Vocalist, Visual, Center, Face
- Youngjae Main Vocalist
- BamBam Sub Rapper
- Yugyeom Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae