|Full Name||Jackson Wang|
|Birthday||March 28, 1994|
|Labels||JYP Entertainment, Team Wang|
Jackson Wang is a Chinese rapper, singer, dancer, and TV personality who has taken the K-pop world by storm. As a member of GOT7 and soloist, Jackson is recognized for his sharp rapping skills, smooth vocals, impressive dance moves, trendsetting fashion, and charming personality.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Jackson was born in Hong Kong on March 28, 1994. Inspired by musicians like Jay Chou, Wang Leehom, and Rain, a young Jackson became determined to pursue a career as an idol in Korea. At just 17 years old, Jackson moved to Seoul and began training under JYP Entertainment.
After two years of intense training in singing, rapping, dancing, and acrobatics, Jackson made his official debut as a member of JYP‘s new boyband GOT7 in January 2014.
"I knew I wanted to be a K-pop star ever since I was a child. I‘ve been singing and dancing my entire life. So I‘m living my dream right now as a member of GOT7." – Jackson Wang
Success with GOT7
As a member of GOT7, Jackson quickly stood out for his funny personality and impressive rap skills on tracks like "Girls Girls Girls" and "A". He took on a secondary rapper and lead dancer role in the group.
Over the years, GOT7 has released several successful EPs and albums, including their most recent “Breath of Love: Last Piece” (2021). They’ve also embarked on five major concert tours across Asia and North America.
Some key GOT7 achievements:
- 10 EPs and 4 full studio albums since 2014 debut
- Over 6 million albums sold worldwide
- Multiple #1 hits on Gaon Weekly Charts
- Headlining tours performing in 13+ countries
- 2021 Fan N Star Most Popular Group Award
While excelling as a member of GOT7, Jackson has also pursued various solo activities over the years. In 2017, he made his solo debut with the single “Papillon” which reached #26 on China‘s music charts.
Jackson released his first full solo studio album Mirrors in 2019 which sold over 500,000 copies globally. Standout tracks include “Bullet to the Heart”, “OKAY”, and “DWAY!”. He showcased his impressive dance skills in the vibrant music video for “100 Ways”.
Beyond music, Jackson has appeared in Chinese reality shows like Go Fridge and dramas like Furry Town. He also launched his own streetwear clothing line, Team Wang Design, in 2016.
"I just want to show all my different colors, all my different talents." – Jackson on pursuing solo work
Jackson‘s well-rounded artistry and star power have earned him various honors over the years:
- Newcomer of the Year at 2014 Style Icon Awards
- Artist of the Year at 2018 Mengniu Music Awards
- 6 prizes at 2018 MAMA including Best Hip Hop Song
- Best Male Artist at 2019 Influence Asia Awards
- 2020 Golden Melody Award for Best Collaboration
He has become one of the most acclaimed and awarded K-pop soloists in China.
Throughout his career, Jackson has been dedicated to giving back and supporting important causes. He has worked with organizations like the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and Red Cross Society of China.
In 2016, Jackson established the Team Wang Foundation to support projects related to education, children‘s welfare, and sustainable development globally.
“I hope to bring positive energy to others through my music and charity work.” – Jackson Wang
The Future for Jackson Wang
Now in his late 20s, Jackson shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to promote and tour with GOT7 while also releasing new solo tracks.
In 2021, Jackson dropped the singles “Blue” and “Cruel” which reflects his ongoing artistry evolution. He also further expanded his Team Wang clothing line in recent years.
Given his relentless drive and passion, fans can certainly expect more groundbreaking collaborations, chart-topping releases, and sold-out world tours from the undisputed K-pop king Jackson Wang for years to come.