Those with an adventurous taste in music can get to know the South Korean K-Pop group GOT7. Kim Yugyeom belongs to this group. He is a singer and dancer who has come to fame as an idol and part of his band. Here is everything you might want to know about him:
Kim Yugyeom Age and Early Life
Yugyeom was born on 17 November 1997 in Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. Both his parents were living in Saudi Arabia at the time, as his father worked there. Therefore, after his birth, his mother moved back to the Saudi Kingdom, where the family lived for a while before finally returning home.
Growing up with an older brother, the GOT7 star attended Donong Primary School and then Migeum Middle School. He received his high school education at Hamlin Arts High School. While there, he studied street dance as his main subject.
His career began in 2014, after becoming part of the JYP alongside other stars such as JB, BamBam, Choi Youngjae, Mark Tuan, Jackson Wang, and Jay Park. Before his career began, his mother is said not to have wanted him to become an idol, although he has what it takes.
JYP is a South Korean entertainment company founded by the singer and producer Park Jin-Young. Kim and other members of the GOT7 are signed to this label. Apart from the band, JYP also manages other stars of the country and bands like Baek A-Yeon, 15&, Nakjoon, Day6, Twice, Stray Kids, and Jeon So-mi.
Kim and another band member, JB, were signed in 2009 before other members made it later. The band released its first EP in 2014 with Got It? Suddenly they became a major group; with the album, they managed to attract the attention of the market beyond South Korea. Their first single, which was later released, was Around the World.
In the coming years, the group would release albums such as Identify (2014), which is their first full album release, Moriagatteyo (2016), and Flight Log: Turbulence (2016). The group has also completed a very successful world tour in 2016 (Fly Tour), and the GOT7 world tour Eyes On You (2018) is not yet finished. In addition, they have had concerts in various countries, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Germany, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China, and other countries around the world.
In terms of prizes and awards, Kim and other members of the band have won 3 Gaon Chart Music Awards, 4 Golden Disc Awards, 3 Mnet Asian Music Awards, 3 Seoul Music Awards, 1 Fashion Power Awards, and JOOX Thailand Music Awards. The band has won MTV Europe Music Awards, SEED Awards, and Top Chinese Music Festival among many other awards and nominations.
Kim Yugyeom’s Family Life
Kim Yugyeom has a small family, which, as already mentioned, consists of his father, his mother, and his older brother. Although very little is known about his father, his mother has been seen more than once in the pictures he circulates in social media. The dancer and singer also share his pictures with his brother.
Although he is the youngest member of the GOT7, Kim Yugyeom still manages to be the greatest. Because of his size, he is one of the most respected members of the 7-man group.
As a rather slim fellow, he has a height of 180 cm and weighs 64 kg.
Facts To Know About Kim
1. He grew up partly in Saudi Arabia and partly in South Korea
2. His ideal type of woman is a woman with great charm in a standing position
3. Among the other musicians, he revealed that his favorite is Chris Brown, who is also a great singer and dancer.
4. Kim Yugyeom made it through auditions in 2009, and at that time he was signed to JYP Entertainment.
5. Other members of his band come from different parts of the world, including the United States (Mark), Thailand (Bambam), and China (Jackson Wang).
6. Just like other members of the GOT7, Kim Yugyeom writes some songs for the group. For example, he worked on Let Me on their Flight Log: Turbulence with Mark.