Yugyeom (GOT7) Facts
- Group: GOT7
- Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper and Maknae.
- Sub-Unit: Jus2
- Donong Elementary School
- Migeum Middle School
- Hanlim Multi Art School (Graduated, February 2016)
- Taekyung University (Modeling Department)
- Fanclub: Brownies.
- Training period: 3 years.
- Languages Korean (Mother tongue), Japanese (Intermediate) ,English (Basic), Spanish (Basic)
- Hobbies: Dancing, singing and playing the piano.
- Specialty: Street dance, Hip Hop and House.
- Favorite music: R&B and Hip-Hop
- Favorite artists: G-Dragon Chris Brown , Ten and Travis Scott.
- Favorite foods: Samgyupsal, bulgogi, pollo and kimbab.
- Favorite color: Pale blue.
- Nicknames: Giant Baby, Gyeomie, Giant Maknae, Browny, Kyum, Gyeomdoong, Bunny.
- Motto: “I’ll keep dancing with the people I like, until I die, until I run out of energy.”
- Yugyeom said his mother became pregnant in Saudi Arabia, but he was born in Seoul. They then returned to Saudi Arabia for his father’s job and he grew up there for a while.
- His passion for dancing started at a very young age, he was already dancing as a child, there are many videos of him dancing and practicing from a very young age, even before he was a trainee.
- He learned to dance at NY Dance Studios in Korea, Seoul.
- He won second place in the Casa Adrenaline Dance Battle in 2011.
- Together with Jin Young created the choreography for “If You Do”.
- In less than an hour his birthday hashtag #KYUMGRATULATIONS was trending globally on Twitter.
- One of his favorite animated series is “The Moomins”, being the character of Moomin one of the stuffed animals most frequently given to him by his Japanese fans in Japan.
- One of his most prized accessories is a bracelet with various symbols of love and peace in black, which he also owns. Jackson it is believed to be a friendship gift the two received from Yu Gyeom’s personal assistant.
- He won first place along with his group in the last episode of the first season of the program Hit The Stagewith 163 points.
- He performed a Street Dance collaboration in the SBS Gayo Daejun 2016 together with JinYoung and other K-Pop artists.
- Last November 5, 2018 , YuGyeom traveled to the Mariana Islands to film the reality show called Law The Jungle, being the fourth member of GOT7 to go.
- He did a collaboration of the song Fantastic Baby at the MAMAs in Japan together with some members of GOT7 and MONSTA X.
- I sign with ” AOMG” in 2021.
- On June 11, his song “I want U around” was released with Devita and according to reports from his agency, on June 17 of the same year, he would release his first album as a soloist. “Point Of View: U”.
- He reached #1 on the U.S. R&B/Soul Charts with his debut song.
- Because his groupmate, BamBam, also released his debut song on the same dates as YuGyeom, they were promoting together on some TV shows and he mentioned that he felt relieved and comfortable.
- Launched its jewelry collection “Dandelion” which is its official merchandise.
- In the Volleyball Nations League 2021 they placed “Love the way” (one of his songs from his album).
- You have confirmed your attendance to the K-POP concert (online) “WE ALL ARE ONE” of Red Angel.
Kim Yugyeom was born in Namyangju, South Korea on November 17, 1997.
Since he was a child he was interested in dancing, practiced constantly and developed very good skills that would lead him to his dream of becoming a world star. He enrolled in a dance school in seventh grade where he excelled in competitions showing his great talent and confidence, which would later lead him to have the opportunity to audition for JYP. He was an apprentice for 3 years and made his pre-debut on Mnet’s survival reality show WIN: Who Is Next, along with Jackson, Mark and BamBam, who soon gave him the opportunity to make his debut.
2014: Debut with GOT7
He was selected to be part of JYP Entertainment’s new boy band GOT7, and made his debut with “Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls” released on January 16, 2014, from the group’s first EP, “Got It?”.
In addition to showing himself to be a skilled vocalist, YuGyeom held the position of lead dancer for the group, even creating the choreography for the songs they promoted. Later in 2016, he joined the dance contest organized by Mnet Hit the Stage where he won first place with 163 points, demonstrating his great ability as a dancer and choreographer.
In early 2019 it was revealed that it would debut in second sub-unit of the group called Jus2 together with JayB, where they would be focusing on R&B style melodies. Debuting on March 5th with their mini album “FOCUS”.
2021: Debut only
Prior to the end of his contract with JYP Entertainment, rumors circulated that he was in talks for an exclusive contract with KHH (korean hiphop) artist company, AOMG. This news was confirmed by the company in February 2021 welcoming YuGyeom to the company and shared, “We are here to announce that Yugyeom officially signed with AOMG to take a new step together. Stay tuned for Yugyeom’s various music activities with AOMG.” Along with the announcement, the label shared Yugyeom’s “dance visual” video set to Travis Scott’s “FRANCHISE” featuring Young Thug and M.I.A.
On June 12, iTunes revealed that his pre-released song “I Want U Around” featuring DeVita from his upcoming solo album “Point of View: U” topped the iTunes global songs chart. The song rose to No. 1 in 35 countries around the world, including Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Kenya, El Salvador, Turkey, Brazil, Estonia, United Arab Emirates, Mongolia, Fiji, Poland, Guatemala, Bahrain, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Peru, India, Singapore, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Argentina, Colombia, Israel, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Oman.
“I Want U Around” also reached No. 1 on Genie after its release and remained high until “chart freeze” (the time between 1 am and 7 am KST when real-time charts don’t work). The music video also garnered 250,000 views on YouTube within an hour of its release and 900,000 views in 19 hours.
“I Want U Around” is one of the seven tracks on “Point of View: U” and the album will be released on May 17.
On June 17 at 6 pm KST, Yugyeom released his first solo album “Point Of View: U” along with the music video for the title track “All Your Fault”.
Yugyeom and GRAY co-composed and wrote the lyrics of “All Your Fault”, and GRAY also appeared on the song.
Yugyeom (GOT7) Music
- GOT7 – 이젠 내가 할게 (I’ll Do It Now) (2020).
- GOT7 – POISON (2020)
- GOT7 -Crush & Burn (2019)
- GOT7 – 이? (From Now) (2018)
- GOT7 – 내게 (To Me) (2018).
- GOT7 – Fine (2018)
- GOT7 – 내게 (To Me) (2017).
- GOT7 – 양싱없이 (Don’t Care) (2017).
- GOT7 – See The Light (2016)
- JYP Nation – Encore (2016)
- GOT7 – No Jam (2016)
- YUGYEOM Tour “meets Germany” 2022
- May 05 – Berlin – Verti Music Hall
- 07 May – Munich – Backstage
- May 08 – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
Yugyeom (GOT7) Drama
- Dream Knight (2015)
Yugyeom (GOT7) Radio Programs
- Volume Up (KBS Cool FM, 2021) (26.06.2021)
- Kim Shin Young’s Noon Song of Hope (MBC FM4U, 2021) (22.06.2021) together with BamBam
- Jun Hyosung’s Dreaming Radio (MBC FM4U, 2021) (17.06.2021)
- C-Radio Idol True Colors (MBC, 22.08.14) besides GOT7
- Cool FM (KBS, 28.01.2014) besides Mark, Jackson and BamBam
- Super Junior’s kiss the radio (KBS, 17.07.2014) besides. Jin Young
- Sukira Kiss The Radio (KBS, 24.07.2014) besides Jin Young
- Hoody’s Home Dining (AOMG, 2021) (Ep.08, besides BamBam) (29.06.2021)
- King of Mask Singer (MBC, 2020) Ep. 257
- Hello Counselor (KBS2, 2019) (27.05.2019) Ep. 414, together with BamBam
- M! Countdown (Mnet, 06.05.2017) Special MC together with Youngjae
- Hit The Stage (Mnet, 2016)
- TWICE Private Life (Mnet, 12.04.2016).
- The Show (SBS MTV, 10.04.2016) MC Special
- The Show (SBS MTV, 03.04.2016) MC Special
- M! Countdown (Mnet, 28.01.2016) Special MC together with Nayeon
- M! Countdown (Mnet, 07.01.2016) Special MC together with JB, Nayeon and Jihyo
- Running Man (SBS, 08.11.2015) Ep. 272, together with GOT7
- Idol Star Athetics Championship (MBC, 02.02.2015) together with the other members of GOT7
- NO.MERCY (Mnet, 10.12.2014) besides. Shownu, JB, Mark and Jinyoung
- Star King (SBS, 13.12.2014) besides. Jinyoung young and Jackson
- Let’s Go! Dream Team II: Idol Wrestling Championship (KBS, 11.12.2014) besides JBy Jinyoung
- Star King (SBS, 06.12.2014) together with Jackson and Jinyoung
- WIN: WHO IS NEXT? (Mnet/tvN, 13.09.2013) together with. Mark, Jackson and BamBam
Yugyeom (GOT7) Music Videos
- Jay Park – To Life (2022)