Happy to be on TV

GOT7's (from left) Junior, Youngjae, Mark, JB, Jackson, BamBam and Yugyeom.
GOT7's (from left) Junior, Youngjae, Mark, JB, Jackson, BamBam and Yugyeom.PHOTO: JYP ENTERTAINMENT/ ONE PRODUCTION

Korean pop septet GOT7 do not enjoy the constant travelling they have to experience to perform around the world.

But there is one thing they look forward to when they have to travel - arriving at the airport to the sight of their adoring fans.

Says Hong Kong-born member Jackson Wang, 22: "We always enjoy seeing our fans greet us at the airport."

He and his bandmates - Mark, JB, Junior, Youngjae, BamBam and Yugyeom, all aged 18 and 22 - will be heading to Singapore next month to stage their first full-length concert here.

It will be the group's fourth visit here in two years. Last year, they held two fan meets and, three month ago, they were in town for the launch of K-live Sentosa, a K-pop hologram concert theatre, which features them prancing to catchy tunes Just Right, Stop Stop It and Girls, Girls, Girls.

Their latest EP, Flight Log: Departure, topped the iTunes charts when it was released in March.

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They kicked off their first world tour last weekend in Seoul and will be making stops in China, Japan, Thailand and the United States.

Leader JB, whose real name is Im Jae Bum, was unable to perform at the recent Seoul concerts due to a back injury.

But Singapore concert organiser One Production confirmed that JB should be able to perform at the concert here next month.

Though GOT7 are an up-andcoming band in the K-pop world, the members are not resting on their laurels - they know it is important to strike while the iron is hot.

For instance, the humorous Jackson is active on the variety show circuit, making a name for himself in reality television shows such as Roommate and Law Of The Jungle.

JB, 22, says: "We won't turn down any opportunity to act or be in any variety show. The important thing is to let more people know GOT7. When we get more love, chances to work in different areas will follow naturally."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2016, with the headline 'Happy to be on TV'. Print Edition | Subscribe