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Since the release of GOT7’s last album Breath of Love: Last Piece, speculations were rife that the group is leaving its parent company JYP Entertainment. Both, the septet and the company remained tight-lipped about the same. The rumors started flooding in late December 2020 and early January 2021, after Dispatch leaked the news that GOT7 will not renew their contracts with JYP. There was some back and forth, but the news was finally released that GOT7 had decided to part ways with JYP. After leaving JYP Entertainment in January 2021, the septet came together and compiled up their best memories and messages for their fans in a song called Encore.

The members decided to embark on the paths to focus on their solo careers. Mark went back home to his parents in the US, whereas BamBam went back to Thailand. Youngjae, Jinyoung, and Jackson had their paths clear and signed with new agencies soon. The leader of the group, JB (now Jay B) took his time to reveal the agency he has signed with. Let’s take a look at the new agencies of the members.

 

Where are GOT7 members now?

When GOT7 was still in the midst of negotiating their contract with JYP, there were already rumors floating around of the members Yugyeom and Jinyoung joining AOMG & BH Entertainment. And the rumors got validation soon. In fact, one of the earliest members to sign a contract with a new company right away after leaving JYP Entertainment was Jinyoung. He decided on pursuing his career in acting after joining BH Entertainment, an actor’s management company that houses actors like Park Bo Young, Park Sung Hoon, Lee Jin Wook, Kim Yong Ji, Kim Go Eun, etc.

Jinyoung is now dazzling the audience with his elite acting in the K-Drama series Devil’s Judge, which is an adaptation of a webtoon of the same name and was released this June on TvN. 

Jinyoung
Credits: GOT7 Jinyoung Instagram

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On the other hand, Yugyeom, the talented Maknae of the team, appears to fancy a career that is more inclined towards hip-hop and R&B. We witnessed the ties getting confirmed between Jay Park’s AOMG label and Yugyeom. Since then, Yugyeom has released his first solo album ‘Point of View: U’ which topped the iTunes charts in numerous countries within hours of its release!

Yugyeom
Credits: GOT7 Yugyeom Instagram/Elle Korea
 
 
 
 
 
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While all the members were sorting out their paths after leaving JYP, our multi-talented rapper from the group, Jackson Wang already had his mind set on what to go for next. Jackson decided to keep promoting his work globally and in China through his self-founded record label Team Wang, while he also joined hands with Sublime Artist Agency to promote his activities in Korea. At the latest, one of the highlight appearances of the idol was on The Late Late Show With James Corden where we got to see him perform his English single ‘LMLY’!

GOT7 Jackson Wang
Credits: Team Wang Instagram

 

After parting ways with the group, Mark Tuan shifted to the US, reuniting with his family in LA, while in the meantime also launched his own YouTube channel which quickly gained love from the awaiting Ahgases by hitting a million subscriber milestone instantly. Mark also decided to promote in China after establishing his own company ‘Mark Tuan Studio’ and shortly after, released his first single “One in a Million” in collaboration with Sanjoy Deb which topped iTunes charts of many countries including India.

Recently, Mark also surprised everyone by signing with Creative Artist Agency (CAA) based in LA, California, which is one of the most dominant and influential companies in the talent agency business and manages famous artists like Harry Styles, Kelly Clarkson, Sting, to name a few. From here on, it will only be interesting to see what Mark has in store for his fans!

Mark Tuan
Credits: GOT7 Mark Tuan Instagram

BamBam on the other hand, following the expiration of the contract with JYP, signed an exclusive contract with Abyss Entertainment. The agency also manages artists like SUNMI, Urban Zakapa, etc. He has since appeared in a few brand endorsements in Thailand, as well as sung the OST for the Thai movie Con Heartist. Though the most important milestone this year has to be the release of his first mini-album ‘riBBon’, which was an apt expression of the idol’s individuality!

GOT7 BamBam
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After leaving JYP, Youngjae also had a quick offer at hand to consider. He was approached by Sublime Artist Agency, the same agency which Jackson is now also a part of, alongside promoting through Team Wang. Youngjae surprised his fans by joining the cast of a musical show namedMidnight Sun in the leading role, a musical adaptation of the Japanese movie ‘A Song to the Sun’. He also further proved his acting skills by starring in the Netflix sitcomSo Not Worth Itwhere he has won over the viewers with his hilarious antics.He also released an OST trackPop Star for the drama ‘So I Married an Anti-Fan’ on 7th May 2021 and another for ‘My Roommate is Gumiho’ titled ‘You & I’, with Soyeon of LABOUM. The singer surely has been a busy bee and Ahgases can’t be more overjoyed!

Youngjae
Credits: GOT7 Youngjae Instagram

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Saving the best for the last, Jaebeom took his time deciding the best for himself and when he did, we got “Jay B”. Jay B signing with another agency was a hot topic of speculation in the media. Jay B shut down the rumors earlier but look what finally happened! Jay B announced his signing of an exclusive contract with H1GHR Music, an international hip hop and R&B record label founded by Jay Park and his long-time Seattle affiliate Cha Cha Malone. Jay B dropped his first singleSwitch it Up ft. Sokodomo with H1GHR Music on 14th May as a solo artist. He composed the track and wrote the lyrics for the song himself. The song scaled the heights of many countries’ iTunes Charts, including India. 

GOT7 Jay B

The members have decided on the agencies they want to work with, and we wish them good luck with their future projects. All of them have come so far in their journey, and we along with the Ahgases couldn’t be less proud!