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JJ Project (Korean: 제이제이 프로젝트) is a South Korean duo signed under JYP Entertainment that debuted in 2012. The duo consists of JB and Jr.. They released their debut single “Bounce” on May 22, 2012.

Pre-debut

In 2009, JB and Jr. individually auditioned for JYP Entertainment. With their exceptional dance skills and good looks, they tied the 5th Open auditions as the overall winners and later became trainees under JYP Entertainment. During their trainees days, JB and Jr. appeared in San E‘s “Tasty San” music video.

In 2012, both of them got a role on the KBS drama Dream High 2, the sequel to the 2011 hit drama Dream High. On February 3, it was announced that JB and Jr. would debut officially as a boy band sometime during the second half of 2012.

Members

Stage name Birth name Date of birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
JB 제이비 Im Jae Bum 임재범 January 6, 1994 (age 19) Leader, Main Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer
Jr. 주니어 Park Jin Young 박진영 September 22, 1994 (age 18) Main Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae

Discography

Korean Discography

Singles

Digital Singles

  • 2012: NaNaNa

Filmography

TV Drama

Year Title Role Channel
2012 Dream High 2 JB as JB/Jang Woo Jae
Jr. as Jung Ui Bong
KBS2

Reality Show

Year Title Channel
2012 MTV Diary SBS-MTV

Endoresments

JJ Project’s first endoresment was for LG’s teen cosmetic line, nana’s B.[21] On July 2, 2012 the duo signed an exclusive endorsement contract for clothing brand, TBJ.[22] On November of the same year, the duo together with Wonder GirlsSohee have been selected as models for Reebok‘s GL 6000 series.[23]

Concert

  • 2012 JYP Nation Concert in Seoul
  • 2012 JYP Nation Concert in Japan
  • 2012 Wonder World Concert in Singapore
  • 2012 MoA Concert in Vietnam

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2012 allkpop Awards Best New Boy Band Pending
SBS MTVXDAUM BEST OF THE BEST Best New Artist Nominated
Philippine KPOP Awards Rookie of the Year Pending

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