Boy Groups Profiles

2PM Members Profile

By on October 12, 2019

Group Name:
2PM

Agency:
JYP Entertainment

Debut Date:
September 4, 2008

Members:
Jun. K
Nichkhun
Taecyeon
Wooyoung
Junho
Chansung
Jay Park – former member

Twitter:
@follow_2pm

Facebook:
2pm.jype

Instagram:
@real_2pmstagram

About 2PM

2PM is a South Korean boy band that debuted on September 4, 2008. The group was founded by record producer Park Jin-Young, who later formed JYP Entertainment. The group started with 11 members and was known as One Day. The group was then split into two groups called 2AM and 2PM.

2PM wanted to have a different image than what they called the “pretty boy bands.” They wanted to show a tougher, more macho image than previous bands. They physically trained hard to get their bodies into shape before their debut.

They released their debut single “10 Out of 10” on September 4, 2008. They released their second single “Only You,” along with their mini-album Hottest Time of the Day, in October 2008. With their new release, they got noticed and became mainstream. Along with the release of their music, they hosted the third season of the “Idol Army,” a Korean variety show.

2PM released their second album 2:00PM Time For Change, in April 2009. In May, they won an award for that album on M!Countdown. The release of more music followed and their single “Niga Mipda,” reached number one on the music charts.

In 2009, the group performed and was honored at M.net Asian Music Awards for the best male group. Later that year, there was some controversy with their leader at the time, Jay Park. He spoke badly about South Korea on social media and there was a call for him to leave the group. Jay Park apologized but eventually, he ended up leaving in 2010.

2PM went on and released a total of 11 albums, three compilation albums, and also 27 singles. The group toured and sold-out concerts while promoting their music. They released music in Japanese also and toured Japan to promote it.

In 2017, they released their last album as a group before Taecyeon decided not to re-sign with JYP Entertainment.

Jun. K

Birth Name:
Kim Min Jun

Stage Name:
Jun. K

Position:
Main Vocalist

Birthday:
January 15, 1988

Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn

Height:
180 cm (5’11”)

Weight:
68 kg (149 lbs)

Blood Type:
A

Instagram:
jun2dakay

Twitter:
@Jun2daKAY

Jun K. is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He was born in Daegu, South Korea. He has a degree at Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts, and then went on to graduate school at Kyunghee University. Prior to his debut as a singer, Jun K. entered and won several songwriting and poem contests.

Jun K. is best known as a vocalist for the boy band 2PM. He debuted with the band in 2008. The group went on to release music and tour through 2017.

While still a part of the group, Jun K. released his debut single “Alive” in 2011. The music video for the song was released to Youtube three days later. The song ended up as number one on the music charts. It was also a part of 2PM’s greatest hits album 2 PM Best: 2008-2001, as a bonus track.

In 2012, Jun K. also recorded the soundtrack for the television series “I Love Lee Tae-Ri,” titled “Love…Goodbye.” He began his acting also and played in the musicals “The Three Musketeers” and “Jack the Ripper.”

Jun K. released music and did some acting in Japan. His Love & Hate tour in Japan ranked in the top ten concerts. The editor of “Ranking Box” stated Jun K. has an outstanding ability as a singer-songwriter, an impressive voice tone, and he is a musical talent.

Jun K. went on to release six EPs and eleven singles in both Korea and Japan. He is credited as a songwriter on many of 2PM’s songs. He also recorded several soundtracks and collaborated with many other singers. Videos of all his songs were released on Youtube. Jun K. appeared in many reality shows and variety shows.

On May 8, 2018, Jun K. enlisted in the military for his mandatory service. He received an honorable mention and a silver medal from his commander as an outstanding trainee. After basic training, he was assigned to a military band as a singer. In May 2019, he received the status of Special Class Warrior, which is only awarded to soldiers who excel at shooting, endurance, and combat skills.

Nichkhun

Birth Name:
Nichkun Buck Horvejkul

Stage Name:
Nichkhun

Position:
Vocalist, Rapper, Visual

Birthday:
June 24, 1988

Zodiac Sign:
Cancer

Height:
180 cm (5’11”)

Weight:
64 kg (141 lbs)

Blood  Type:
O

Instagram:
@khunsta0624

Twitter:
@Khunnie0624

Nichkhun is a Thai-American singer, songwriter, actor, and model. He was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California, but moved to Thailand at age five where he was raised until age 12. He then moved back to the U.S. to finish his schooling.

He has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Thailand. Nichkhun comes from a wealthy background which earned him the nickname “Thai Prince.” He can speak Thai, Korean, English, and Japanese.

While he was attending the Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles, he was scouted by JYP Entertainment. He started training in 2006 and debuted with the group 2PM in 2008. The group toured and released music in Korea and Japan. In 2009, he was to enlist for his military service in Thailand, but he received an exemption.

Nichkhun was a host for Korean Music Wave in Bangkok 2010, 2011, and 2013. He also played in the music video drama “Cass Beer,” and was on the second season of the variety show “We Got Married.”

In 2013, Nichkhun played the lead character in the Chinese television series “One and a Half Summer.” He was also in the Chinese movie “Forever Young,” and the Chinese reality show “Youth Trainee.” He made a cameo in the Thai movie  “Chalouis.”

Nichkhun got together with four other singers and formed the group Lucky Boys for the 2014 Music Festival SBS Gayo Daejun. In 2017, Nichkhun launched his fan meeting tour titled “Khunvitation.” He toured in Tokyo, Osaka, Japan, Seoul.

In 2018, Nichkhun released the Thai movie “Brother of the Year.” It ranked number one in the Thai box office and was the second-highest-grossing Thai movie that year. Also that year, he released solo album Me, in Japan. He helped with the composing and lyrics on all of the songs.

In 2019, he released the album Me, in South Korea. The song on the album “Umbrella,” was released in Korean, Thai, English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Taecyeon

 

Birth Name:
Ok Taec Yeon

Stage Name:
Taecyeon

Position:
Main Rapper, Vocalist, Visual

Birthday:
December 27, 1988

Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn

Height:
185 cm (6’1″)

Weight:
76 kg (167 lbs)

Blood Type:
AB

Twitter:
@taeccool

Taecyeon is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. At age 10, he moved with his parents to the U.S. He attended school in Massachusetts for seven years before returning to South Korea to attend high school. He studied business at Dankook University and went to graduate school at Korea University. He is fluent in Korean, Japanese, and English.

Taecyeon’s sister is the one who encouraged him to audition for JYP Entertainment. He wanted to pursue a modeling career with the agency, but they said he was better at dancing and singing. He then competed in the reality show “Superstar Survival.”

In 2008, Jaecyeon participated in the reality show “Hot Blood Men.” It followed the strenuous training involved in becoming a member of a new boy band called One Day. That band then split into two bands, 2PM and 2AM. Jaecyeon became a member of 2PM and they debuted that year.

The band released the EP Hottest Time of the Day, but they didn’t become popular until the release of their second EP Time for Change. He continued to tour and release music with 2PM throughout Korea and Japan.

Taecyeon began acting in 2010. He acted in Korean television series, reality shows, and films. He starred in his latest film “Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight” in 2017.

In 2012, Taecyeon teamed up with his Dankook University alumni friends to produce the album Blue Bears with Taecyeon. Taecyeon wrote the lyrics for two of the songs. It was performed at the Dankook University matriculation ceremony with all of the proceeds donated back to the university.

Taecyeon released his first Japanese album titled Taecyeon Special: Winter Hitori” in 2017. He held his first solo concert for the album in Japan.

In 2018, Taecyeon’s contract expired with JYP Entertainment and he then signed with the 51K agency. JYP reported that he will still be a part of 2PM despite the move.

Taecyeon enlisted in the army in 2017 and in 2018, he participated in various events at the 2018 Winter Olympics under the command of the Ministry of National Defense. He also performed as a member of 2PM at the Olympic Headliner Show. He was discharged on May 16, 2019.

Wooyoung

Birth Name:
Jang Woo Young

Stage Name:
Wooyoung

Position:
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Birthday:
April 30, 1989

Zodiac Sign:
Taurus

Height:
178 cm (5’10”)

Weight:
65 kg (143 lbs)

Blood Type:
B

Instagram:
@0430_live_boy

Twitter:
@0430yes

Wooyoung is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He was born in Busan, South Korea, and comes from a family of four. He is mostly known as a member of the boy band 2PM.

Wooyoung auditioned for JYP Entertainment and was chosen as a trainee out of 5000 other candidates. He debuted with the boy band 2PM in 2008. Their first single “10 Points out of 10 Points,” did not do well. But with the release of their second single, they became mainstream and very popular. They toured and released many albums in Korea and Japan.

Wooyoung released his first solo album 23, Male, Single, in 2012. He was the first member of 2PM to do so. The album included two songs composed by fellow bandmates Junho and Jun K. He also was chosen to promote a clothing line from Reebok that year.

In 2014, Wooyoung released two duets with singer Park Se-Young titled “Two Hands Clasped,” and “Fireflies Glow.”

He made his solo debut in Japan with the single “R.O.S.E.” along with a concert tour in 2015. He also did a companion music video with the song.

In 2010, Wooyoung hosted the music show “Inkigayo” and he was also MC for the talk show “Win Win.” He won praise from the critics and was called a natural with a quick wit.

In 2011, Wooyoung was in the television drama “Dream High.” He reportedly said he loved acting so much that he wanted to be an actor along with a musician. He also appeared in the drama “The Miracle,” and the film “Beyond One Day.”

Wooyoung is also an accomplished dancer. He trained actress Kim Gyu-ri for her “Dancing With the Stars” debut in 2011. He helped choreograph 2PM’s dances for their concerts, and also helped design their costumes. Wooyoung enlisted for his mandatory military service on July 9, 2018.

Junho

Birth Name:
Lee Jun Ho

Stage Name:
Junho

Position:
Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer

Birthday:
January 25, 1990

Zodiac Sign: 
Aquarius

Height:
178 cm (5’10”)

Weight:
67 kg (147 lbs)

Blood Type:
A

Instagram:
le2jh

Twitter:
@dlwnsghek

Junho is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. He was born in Goyang, South Korea. He is best known as a member of the boy band 2PM. Junho enrolled in Howon University for an undergraduate degree and continued on to Sejong University for his master’s in cinematography.

Junho first gained popularity on the reality show “Superstar Survival” in 2006. The show followed 12 competitors through music training as they were eliminated one by one. He won that show taking first place out of 6,500 contestants.

In 2008, he participated in the “Hot Blood Men” reality show and became a member of the new boy band One Day. That group then split into two different groups, 2AM and 2PM. Junho won a position with the group 2PM.

2PM released their debut single “10 Points Out of 10 Points” which did not chart very well. But with the release of their second EP Hottest Time of Day, the group became a huge hit. Junho toured and released music with 2PM in South Korea and Japan. He was credited for the 2PM song “Give It To Me,” in 2011.

In 2014, Junho released his first solo mini-album Kimi no Koe, for which he produced, wrote, and composed all the songs. It charted at number one on Tower Record charts and number three on Oricon’s daily chart. He then released his Japanese self-composed album Feel, also in 2014.

Junho began his acting career in 2010, with the show “Let’s Go Dream.” He was in the martial arts drama “Memories of the Sword,” and also the film “Cold Eyes.” He played in various Korean television series. And in 2018, he was cast in the Japanese movie “Rose and Tulip.”

Junho had his own variety show titled “2PM Junho’s Say Yes Friendship.” It was broadcast in Tokyo and featured him traveling around Japan making friends and inviting Japanese celebrities on the show. He has since been in several films, variety shows, and television series.

Junho enlisted with the military on May 30, 2019.

Chansung

Birth Name:
Hwang Chan Sung

Stage Name:
Chansung

Position:
Lead Rapper, Vocalist

Birthday:
February 11, 1990

Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius

Height:
184 cm (6’0″)

Weight:
75 kg (165 lbs)

Blood Type:
B

Twitter:
@2PMagreement211

Chansung is a South Korean singer, rapper, and actor. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He went to Korean Arts High School and Howon University. He is best known as a member of the boy band 2PM.

Chansung was originally a television actor. He played roles in the television series “Unstoppable High Kick,” and “Jungle Fish.” He then auditioned for the reality show “Superstar Survival,” but he did not win.

In 2008, he participated in the reality show “Hot Blood Men,” which follows the training of 13 men for a new boy group One Day. One Day was turned into two bands, 2PM and 2AM. Chansung won a part in 2PM and they debuted in 2008. The group started slow with their single “10 Points Out of 10 Points,” but with their second record, they became very successful.

Chansung has only released one solo Japanese EP titled Complex in 2018. He composed three songs with 2PM and collaborated with singer JOO on her album. He appeared in several Korean television series and movies. Chansung appeared in the musicals “My Love My Bride,” and “Altar Boyz.”

Chansung is trained in martial arts and has achieved high levels in Taekwondo and Kumdo. He enlisted in the military on June 11, 2019.

Jay Park

Jay Park is a previous member and leader of 2PM. He made some disparaging remarks on social media about South Korea in 2005. He apologized but was removed from the line-up in 2010.