GOT7 Members Chat with Twitter’s Creator and CEO Jack Dorsey.

GOT7 members Mark, Young-jae, and BamBam, met with Twitter creator and CEO Jack Dorsey to chat about K-pop and how the micro-blogging site has helped it grow.

For the past few days, Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey has been in South Korea where he has had an opportunity to meet president Moon Jae-in, attend a press conference, and even sit down to converse with K-pop idols. It is part of the silicon valley power house’s international tour of regional offices. While there were a variety of subjects to talk about, one, in particular, held the most discussion time: K-pop.

K-pop has contributed to Twitter’s resurgence in South Korea, the CEO of Twitter Korea Shin Cheong-seop acknowledged in an interview last year. When Twitter was introduced to the country in the early 2010s, daily user use was far below other places in the world.

However, after actively expanding K-pop idol group accounts and broadcasting interviews on Twitter in 2015, “fans began to flock to [Twitter],” for the artists domestically and around the world revealed CEO Shin.

Dorsey echoed this sentiment. “K-pop loves Twitter; Twitter loves K-pop. Certainly, we benefited massively from people choosing us to have a conversation about their passion,” he said Friday. According to the micro-blogging site, South Korea ranks as the second fastest growing revenue market for the company. This year it may ascend to first place.

On Friday when he sat down with GOT7 member Mark, Young-jae, and BamBam, Dorsey and another company representative chatted about how they discovered and used the program. BamBam commented that he likes to use Twitter because it is one of the “fastest ways to connect with people” all over the world.

This connection is one of the reasons why K-pop Twitter is growing so much. With a legion of followers groups like BTS (14.4 million followers) and GOT7 (6.2 million followers) have fans who had translated updates and shared information on the platform years before the entertainment agencies started providing translations themselves.

While GOT7 members have seen the benefits of the platform in communicating with the fanbase, Youngjae presented an idea for a better and more intimate way to speak to fans when Dorsey asked them how they would run Twitter. “If [we] could make a room and put a limit on the number of people in the room [and] the first people to get into the room (sic) gets a chance to talk to you,” he said through a translation by member Mark.

His idea was well received by Dorsey, and with South Korea and K-pop playing an important role on the platform, his idea might take hold.

Check out their full conversation here.

 

 

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GOT7 BamBam’s First Solo Fan Meeting Tour to Bangkok Sold out Quickly

Tickets to BamBam’s first solo fan meeting tour to Bangkok sold out quickly, proving the artist’s global popularity.

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JYP Entertainment announced GOT7 member BamBam’s first solo fan meet in Thailand. The upcoming tour in March is titled, “BAMBAM THE FIRST FAN MEETING TOUR ‘BLACK FEATHER’ IN THAILAND.”

BamBam’s first fan meeting tour to Thailand will be held in five cities from March 1 to 17. Two concerts in Bangkok, the first city of the tour, sold out as soon as the tickets opened. The additional concert, too, sold out quickly.

BamBam’s popularity in Thailand has once again been proven by the upcoming fan meet. When the tickets opened, he topped the local Twitter’s trending keywords. He also topped the most mentioned hashtags chart in 2018.

Meanwhile, GOT7 members are launching various group and solo promotions this year. JB and Yugyeom will launch the unit activities as Jus2 on March 5 by releasing the first mini album “Focus,” which will be followed by showcase tour in 7 cities including Macau, Tokyo, Taipei, Osaka, Jakarta, Bangkok, and Singapore. Jinyoung will continue to build his career as an actor by leading upcoming tvN drama, “He Is Psychometric.”

 

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GOT7 Announces Third Japanese Mini Album and Confirms Arena Tour

GOT7 announces the release of third Japanese mini album and Arena Tour to properly begin the year 2019!

On November 14, JYP Entertainment announced, “GOT7 will release their third Japanese mini album “I Won’t Let You Go” and the title track of the same name on January 30.”

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The title track “I Won’t Let You Go” delivers a message of man who is determined to not let go of his lover. It reportedly features the smoothing voices of the members and a rather calm choreography, planning to capture the hearts of many Japanese fans.

In addition, the upcoming album increased the expectation of fans even more with unit tracks. The album features in total of three unit groups, composed of Jin-Young and Yugyeom, Mark and BamBam, and JB and Young-Jae.

Meanwhile, GOT7 has also confirmed their Japanese Arena Tour “GOT7 ARENA SPECIAL 2018-2019 ‘ROAD 2 U'” to take place on December 18 and 19 at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. Afterwards, the group will continue on their tour next February at the World Memorial Hall in Kobe, Japan.

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BTS’ V Takes the Top Place Among 100 Asian Heartthrobs of 2018

K-pop boy group BTS’ member V was named as the ultimate Asian Heartthrob of the year, according to an online poll with 14 million voters.

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According to Starmometer’s “100 Asian Heartthrobs of 2018,” list, Kim Taehyung, who is also known as V of BTS, gained a total of 3,041,030 votes, winning the top position on the list.

Following V on the list was the Thai star Suradet Piniwat, who won 2,775,929 votes. Timmy Xu, Daniel Padila, and GOT7 member Mark Tuan followed.

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Besides V, other BTS members were also found on the list. Jungkook, Jimin, and Jin were placed on the 31st, 33rd, and 46th places respectively.

Other Korean stars to make in the top 50 positions included Yoo Seung-ho, Nam Joo-hyuk, BamBam, Song Joong-ki, Seventeen’s Mingyu, Lee Jong-suk, Park Bo-gum, Jung Hae-in, Lee Min-ho, Kim Soo-hyun, EXO’s D.O, GOT7’s Jackson, SHINee’s Minho, Gong Yoo, and Ji Chang-wook.

 

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GOT7’s BamBam Exempt From Thailand’s Military Duties

On April 9, GOT7 member BamBam received an exemption from having to fulfill military duties in Thailand.

On April 8, GOT7 member BamBam flew over to Thailand to participate in the lottery to see whether he would be joining in the military or not. In regard to this, JYP Entertainment said, “we will know the final results after 5P.M.”

In this lottery, potential recruits draw a card out of a box. If the card is red, the recruit will serve in the military for two years, and if the card is black, then he is exempt. Even if enlisted, high school graduate serves only for a year, and college graduates, 6 months.

Turning 21 this year, BamBam participated in the process as a potential recruit. Fans supported BamBam by starting a twitter hashtag #BamBamblackcard.  However, before he could draw his chances, the required number of recruits was achieved, thus exempting BamBam from military.

Previously to BamBam, NCT member Ten and 2PM member Nichkhun also received exemption from serving in Thailand’s military.

Check out his reaction when he finds out he is officially exempt from military below!!

https://twitter.com/got7_0116_0106/status/983282045433536512?s=19

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GOT7 BamBam Collaborates with Represent to Release Limited Edition Apparel

BamBam’s limited edition line, “Double B” is only available for two weeks, so get it while supplies last.

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GOT7 Bambam has partnered with Represent to design clothing with his fans in mind. 

BamBam’s inspiration for his pieces comes from his desire for his fans to live healthy lives. “I’ve always wanted to inspire my fans to live healthy & (sic) stong lives. This flower represents the sort of passion I wish for them. This campaign is about giving something meaningful to my fans and coming together to give something back to the world.”

BamBam’s limited edition apparel, “Double B“, is available for 2 weeks only. It consists of three pieces: a sweater, a baseball cap, and a t-shirt and range in price from $22 to $47. Thus far over 4,000 orders have been made since the line went on sale on December 6 KST.

Represent is a clothing designing medium that partners with “influencers, celebrities, and independent artist” to create meaningful and official merchandise. A portion of the revenue generated by celebrity collaborations with Represent always goes to a non-profit organization or humanitarian campaign. For this collaboration, every item sold from BamBam’s collection will help support Water.org and its mission to provide millions with access to safe drinking water.

 

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[HOT CLIP!] GOT7 JB, Youngjae, and BamBam Eat a Live Octopus

Seoul native JB goes restaurant hopping with members Youngjae and BamBam to try some unique Korean food.

South Korean cuisine conjures up images of kimchi, rice, and sensational spiciness. Undoubtedly so, a typical Korean meal is not complete without a bit of the three –they are unquestionable elements of Korean cuisine. However, in addition to these stables of the Korean table there is another integral part of Korean food: seafood.

Surrounded by the ocean on three sides South Korean cuisine has a plethora of sea food dishes. San-nakji, freshly cut tentacles drizzled sesame oil and toast sesame seeds, is probably one of the most notorious dishes. Check out the hilarious reactions of the three GOT7 members in the video above!

Have you tried any of the dishes shown in the video?

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[Teaser] GOT7 Releases Track List for ‘7 for 7’

The newly released track list for GOT7’s upcoming album marks a huge milestone for the group.

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GOT7 released the track list for their new album, 7 for 7, this morning and fans of the group will notice something important.

The title track of GOT7’s seventh extended play (EP) is written by one of the members, JB. Prior to 7 for 7 GOT7’s last six Korean EPs and two studio albums had title tracks the members were not involved in. Clearly, this is a huge milestone for the group.

The title track, “You Are”, is the third on the album following “Moon You” and “Teenage”. Following these three tracks is “Firework”, “Remember You”, “내게” (to me), and “Face” creating a total of seven songs.

Moreover, every single song on the album has member involvement — mostly for lyric writing and song composition. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait until October 8 for the album spoiler, keeping the album’s concept mysterious.

GOT7 will be making a comeback on October 10 after a seven month break since their last release in March. Since the release of their last album Flight Log: Arrival members have focused on individual and overseas activities.

Check out the track list here:

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7 for 7 track list – JYP Entertainment

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[Teaser] Schedule for GOT7’s October Comeback Released!

GOT7 has finally released the schedule for their 7 for 7 comeback.

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Fans were left in a state of anticipation after the released of the 7 for 7 clip on September 19. But, with almost a week since the release of the clip fans were growing anxious for more information. Well, the wait is over.

This morning GOT7 released the schedule for the return next month. Starting on September 26 fans can expect non-stop teasers until the release of the album. The new album’s track list will be released first, followed by a series of teaser images and a lyric video teaser.

GOT7 last album  Flight Log: Arrival was released in March, headed by the title track “Never Ever”. Since the release of the last album, the members have been focusing on activities abroad as a group and as individuals. Moreover, in July a sub-unit of GOT7, JJ Project, returned after a 5-year hiatus.

Check out the schedule here:

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GOT7 comeback schedule – JYP Entertainment

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[Teaser] GOT7 Releases Mysterious “7 for 7” Clip

This morning GOT7 released a mysterious clip titled “7 for 7” on their social media channels.

Via Instagram: @ifandco “Custom 14K Solid White Gold & Yellow Gold “Got7” Seven-Piece Squad Set. “

The “7 for 7” clip is likely a teaser for the group’s anticipated comeback slated for October. Interestingly, the clip featured metallic triangles coming together in a septagon, a seven-sided shape. Moreover, the septagon is a shape that can be directly associated with GOT7, with its first appearance being the ‘GOT7: Identify’ album in late 2014.

Via Twitter: @mtuan93

Additionally, the members were revealed to have customized necklaces that when combined create the same shape. Back in May of this year members were spotted with new and shiny bling. As interest in the necklaces grew a deeper meaning was uncovered. GOT7 had created the pieces to symbolize  the group member’s connection, love, and friendship.

We can’t wait for more information! Check out the clip here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jX_c1l8-gU&feature=youtu.be

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