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Im Jae Bum (Hangul: 임재범; Hanja:林宰範; born January 6, 1994), commonly known by his stage name JB is a South Korean singer and member of the duo JJ Project under JYP Entertainment. On May 19, 2012 the music video for "Bounce" was released and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.


Biography

JB was born in Seoul, South Korea on January 6, 1994. He was scouted by JYP Entertainment from JYP Trainee Open Recruitment 5th Audition where he tied in first place with Jr. He then underwent training for 2 years and 6 months before his debut. Official statement made by JYP explained that a new group will be made during the second half of 2012, which includes Jr. and JB, called J&J. The J&J Project is scheduled to debut on May 20, 2012.

He is currently attending at Sewon High School.

[edit]History

[edit]Pre-debut

In 2011, JB was cast in a lead role (as JB / Jang Woo-jae) with Kang Sora, Jin Woon, Ji Yeon, Hyorin and Park Seo Joon[1] in the drama entitled Dream High 2. The drama will begin broadcast in January 30, 2012 on KBS.[2]

On February 3, 2012 it was revealed that JB and Jr. from “Dream High 2” will debut as boy band J&J sometime during the second half of 2012 through JYP Entertainment. Both became JYP trainees after they tied for first at the 5th JYP Open Auditions in 2009. Their recent appearances in “Dream High 2” have placed them in the media spotlight, allowing them to officially launch their singing activities.[3]

On March 12, 2012 he released his OSTs for KBS's Dream High 2 "Together" with Jiyeon[4]and "New Dreaming" with Park Seo Joon[5]

[edit]Debut

On May 7, JYP Entertainment has revealed a teaser video for the 1st Single Album “Slot Machine”.[6] On May 19 2012, the music video for "Bounce" was released and the duo debuted their promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24, 2012.

[edit]Filmography

[edit]Television series

Year Title Role
2012 Dream High 2 JB / Jang Woo Jae

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