As promised, OSKP wants to do a special dedication for the lovely winners of the 2017 OSKP Awards. Next up on the list is the fan demanded group, JBJ!
JBJ is a special project, much like WannaOne and I.O.I. The group is composed of participants from Produce 101 Season 2 who fans fell in love with. All 6 members are from various entertainment companies but have signed together with their companies to form a single group for a certain period of time, with potential for an extension.
JBJ (제이비제이), or Just Be Joyful made their powerful debut with Fantasy on October 18, 2017. The members, including Kenta, Sanggyun, Taehyun, Longguo, Hyunbin, and Donghan were close on the show and have continued to keep that close relationship as they progress as a group.
In addition to making their amazing debut, they also released official fandom colors and the name; Cornflower Blue and Dolly Yellow for their Joyfuls.
Their debut track “Fantasy” is perfect for their first song as a group. Their conception started off as a fantasy, and with fan’s backing them, became a realist. This particular track is about dreams coming true and was written by Sanggyun and Hyunbin.
The group is also preparing to release a second album due in January of 2018.
One of the interesting things about this group is the fact that they all have diverse backgrounds. Produce 101 Season 2 featured both old and new idols, and this group is no different.
For instance, Taehyun is actually a member of the group HOTSHOT that debut in 2014. He is fluent in English and Japanese and is apparently allergic to cats! He was eliminated at rank 25 on Produce 101 Season 2.
Sanggyun is a former member of Topp Dogg and debuted in 2013. He was originally with Big Hit Entertainment before joining Hunus Entertainment. He was eliminated at rank 26 on Produce 101 Season 2..
Then there’s the lovable Kenta who is actually from Japan. He was eliminated at rank 24 on Produce 101 Season 2. Kenta is well known for being unable to resist dancing when the song “Despacito” plays.
Longguo is a memeber who’s been working on quite a few things. This Chinese member of JBJ actually worked with Shihyun on a side project prior to JBJ’s debut. He was eliminated at rank 21 on Produce 101 Season 2.
Hyunbin is also fluent in Japanese and can speak English and only trained for 3 months prior to joining the show. He was eliminated at rank 22 on Produce 101 Season 2.
Last but not least, there’s Donghan. Donghan is a skilled dancer and was formerly part of DOB, a dance group. He was eliminated at rank 29 on Produce 101 Season 2.
Unfortunately, Taedong from the ‘dream group’ was unable to join as his agency and he had disputes about his participation.
JBJ is a rookie group to be reckoned with and are makign a strong name for themselves in the industry. The members have a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.
Congratulations to JBJ for winning Best Male Rookie group in the 2017 OSKP Awards