|JB (Lim Jae-beom) Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in|
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
JB is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor best known for being a vocalist and group leader of the popular South Korean boy group, GOT7, under JYP Entertainment. He has produced several successful songs along with GOT7 and their EPs like Got It?, Mad, and Flight Log: Arrival peaked at number 1 position on the Billboard music chart. JB has a strong social media fan base with more than 3 million followers on Instagram.
JB, Harabuji, JAY B
Goyang, South Korea
JB went to Sewon High School. He later started attending Konkuk University to major in Film.
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Dancer
- Siblings – None
JB was represented by JYP Entertainment. On January 19, 2021, it was announced that JB and all the other members of Got7 had parted ways with JYP Entertainment after their contract had expired.
K-pop, Hip Hop, Trap, R&B
- JYP Entertainment (Contract expired on January 19, 2021)
- Sony Music Entertainment
- H1ghr Music
- CDNZA Records (Former)
5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
JB has dated –
- PURE.D (2020-2023) – JB started dating special effects artist and YouTuber PURE.D in 2020 and they confirmed their relationship in July 2022. In February 2023, JB’s agency revealed that the couple had broken up.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of South Korean descent.
He often tends to dye his hair ‘dark brown’ or ‘blonde’.
JB has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Black Yak Walk Fit shoes
- Nàtuur POP
- SMART School Uniform
- NBA Korea & China
- Bausch & Lomb Thailand
- CGV Youth Brand Festival
- Est Cola
- G+ Star Zone Season 7
- Tao Kae Noi
- Aida Sekkei
- FWD Thailand
Best Known For
- Being a vocalist and group leader of the popular South Korean boy group, GOT7, under JYP Entertainment
- Being a member of boy band duo JJ Project
JB released his debut album Identify with his band, GOT7, in 2014. The album was well received and peaked at number 1 on the Korean music chart and on number 6 on the Billboard charts.
In August 2021, he released his first EP as a solo artist titled SOMO:Fume.
First TV Show
JB made his TV show debut on the drama series Dream High 2 in 2012.
JB Favorite Things
- Food – Soondubu Jjigae (soft spicy tofu stew), Budae jjigae (sausage stew)
- Artist – Michael Jackson, India Arie, Chaka Khan
- Color – Gray
- Movies – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Midnight in Paris (2011)
- Sports – Basketball, Football
- His parents divorced when he was young because of his father’s drinking addiction.
- JB auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2009 along with his GOT7 fellow member Jinyoung and both stood 1st in the open audition.
- In May 2012, his agency formed a duo band called ‘JJ Project’ consisting of JB and Jinyoung and they debuted with single album Bounce.
- He made his official debut as a part of the 7-member boy band Got7 on January 16, 2014.
- In 2016, he suffered a spinal disc injury due to which, he missed many of the Got7‘s Fly Tour concerts.
- As per his Instagram posts, it is quite clear that JB enjoys photography and is good at it. His other hobbies include watching movies, traveling, eating outside, and collecting shoes.
- He is not a dog person and is allergic to dog hair.
- JB is also ambidextrous and can use both his hands equally well.
- His role models among K-pop groups are 2PM and Shinhwa and he also adores Yoona from Girls’ Generation.
- He was diagnosed with clinical depression and panic disorder in the past.
- In March 2019, JB and Yugyeom were revealed as members of Jus2, a sub-unit of Got7. Later that month, they released their first EP titled Focus.
- In December 2019, he collaborated with Represent to launch a clothing line called JB Collection.
- In May 2021, it was revealed that JB had signed an exclusive contract with the record label, H1ghr Music.
- In May 2021, JB made his debut as a solo artist with a song titled Switch It Up. Later that month, he debuted on the Billboard R&B Digital Song Sales Chart at No. 6. With this, he became the first Korean soloist to debut on this chart.
- In July 2021, he was featured on the cover of TMRW Magazine Korea.
- In August 2021, he participated in the singing competition show, King of Mask Singer as “Toad’s House”.
- In January 2022, JB released a new EP titled Love. The EP was named “one of the best Korean hip hop and R&B albums of 2022” by Rolling Stone India.
- In July 2022, he parted ways with H1ghr Music after the expiration of his contract and later signed with CDNZA Records.
- In September 2022, he released a new EP titled Be Yourself.
- In February 2023, he enlisted in the military and started serving as a public service worker for his mandatory military service.
- In February 2023, JB donated ₩60 million to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation in order to help the victims of the 2023 Turkey–Syria earthquake.
- In July 2023, JB revealed that he had parted ways with his agency, CDNZA Records.
Featured Image by JB / Instagram