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 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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GOT7 Youngjae Issues a Strong Warning to Stalker Fans

After a previous warning several months ago, GOT7 member Youngjae is forced to issue another to stalker fans.

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On November 1, Youngjae took to his personal Instagram to issue a message directed at stalker fans. “I don’t like thing too (to do this) so stop (doing it). Everybody please stop…there are limits to being patient,” he said. Continuing he asks “Does it feel good? Having people you don’t know contacting you? Even if you say a few good things you should know I am not going to listen,” the singer informed the problematic fans.

Lastly, he wrote that “from now on, I will collect and capture [the messages and calls]” and asks them not to contact him. It seems that for the past few months or longer, the GOT7‘s main vocalist has been dealing with stalker fans calling or messaging his personal phone and Instagram accounts. Now, it appears that he has decided to take matters into his own hands to stave off the unwanted and invasive attention.

 

 

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Bang Yong-Guk Decides Not to Renew Contract and Departs from B.A.P

Bang Yong-Guk decides not to renew his contract with TS Entertainment and officially leaves B.A.P.

On August 23, TS Entertainment released an official statement confirming the end of contract with B.A.P member Bang Yong-Guk. The artist has expressed his wish not to renew, thus departing from B.A.P, which will now promote as a 5-member group.

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The following is the official statement from TS Entertainment:

Hello, this is TS Entertainment.

We hereby announce that our exclusive contract with B.A.P’s Bang Yong-Guk, who has been with us since August 12, 2011, has come to an end on August 19, 2018.

After exchanging much conversation with Bang Yong-Guk as well as other members, our company has decided to respect his wish not to renew the contract.

We sincerely thank Bang Yong-Guk for staying with us until now, and we will continue to wish the best of luck on his future endeavors.

Moreover, B.A.P will continue promotions as a 5-member group with Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Jello. Our company plans to provide our fullest support so that the group can carry out already scheduled events with no problem.

We ask for your continuous love and support for B.A.P

Thank you.

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B.A.P Holds What Could Possibly be Their Last Concert Before Contract Expires

Boy group B.A.P recently held what could possibly be their last concert as a 6-member group.

On July 21 and 22, B.A.P held a concert “B.A.P 2018 LIVE LIMITED IN SEOUL” in Seoul, South Korea. The group began the concert by stating it has been a while since they stood in front of their domestic fans. “We’ve prepared so much for today’s concert. Let’s spend some quality time just us and our fans.”

The concert began with their 2012 debut song “Warrior,” continuing onto “One Shot,” “No Mercy,” and other hit-songs. In addition, as requested by fans, they also performed special stages with “Lovesick,” “Skydive,” and “Hands Up,” hence summing up their accomplishments from the past 6 years.

Afterwards, each member got to perform his solo stage. Youngjae sang an emotional ballad song, Zelo performed a witty yet dreamy song “Tylenol,” and Jongup performed his solo song with his junior band TRCNG. Thus, the set list included 26 songs in total, each song representing every waking moment of the group since their debut.

At the end of the concert, B.A.P shared their thoughts about the end of their contract and drew out tears from their fans. Himchan said, “the contracts for the 6 of us are nearing the end. Since we all signed the contract at different times, they will end at different times. This concert might be the last concert that all 6 of us perform together.”

B.A.P continued, “however, this concert will be our last scheduled concert. We still have other events planned for the future.” Youngjae added in tears, “we still have a lot of time left and nothing is set in stone. Don’t be too sad.”

Meanwhile, B.A.P debuted as a 6-member group in 2012. Since then, the group went through a series of up’s and down’s, including passing through a long break due to a contract issue with their agency.

The group’s leader Bang Yongguk concluded the concert and said, “you guys were always our source of energy. Even though today’s event is over, we will soon come back with other events. Please keep rooting for us.”

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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.

GOT7 Never Ever Group photo
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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.

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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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5 Must-Watch Hidden Camera Pranks on K-pop Idols

Check out these five hilarious hidden camera pranks performed on your favorite K-pop idols! From SHINee’s Key to GOT7’s Yugyeom, their reactions will have you laughing for days.

1.) 2AM Jinwoon’s Pee Prank on SHINee’s Key

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNQSKPJxsYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5MHlLzJXdk

2AM’s Jinwoon pretends to pee in a changing room and leaves Key to deal with the mess.

2.) BTS Elevator Prank

https://youtu.be/mWCJqtaM16Q

An old hidden camera prank on the young BTS, where they are individually put in an elevator with a crying woman.

 

3.) GOT7 Angry Prank on Yugyeom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n89-i7dqiZU

The members of GOT7 start a heated argument in front of their innocent maknae, Yugyeom.

 

4. B1A4 Sandeul Prank

https://youtu.be/0TCXQaa0q34

How will B1A4’s Sandeul react to a model’s invite to Playboy Mansion? Watch to find out!

 

5. Produce 101 Trainee Ghost Prank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLEB_ANpvs

Each of the Produce 101 S2 trainees are put in a room with a mirror, clueless about the scare they’re about to receive!