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Jackson Wang (잭슨왕, or simply as Jackson) is a Hong Kong rapper, singer-songwriter, composer and producer under Team Wang. He is a member of the boy group GOT7 and co-ed hip hop group PANTHEPACK.

He made his his solo debut on August 26, 2017 with the single "Papillon".

Early life

Jackson was born on March 28, 1994 in Hong Kong. His father was an Olympic fencer and his mother an Olympic gymnast.[1] He started training in fencing at the age of ten[1] and went on to win first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011.[2] He ranked 11th in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.[3]

He was a student at the American International School in Hong Kong up until eleventh grade. Jackson turned down a Stanford fencing scholarship to pursue his dreams as a singer.[1]

Career

Pre-debut

In 2011, Jackson moved to South Korea to become a trainee under JYP Entertainment.[1] During his two and a half years of training, he appeared on the reality survival program WIN: Who Is Next which aired on Mnet in 2013. He competed alongside his fellow group members Yugyeom, BamBam and Mark.[4]

2014–2016: Various appearances on TV shows

Since GOT7's debut in January 2014, Jackson has made many individual appearances especially after his popularity rose after his appearances on the SBS reality show Roommate, which earned him the Newcomer Award at the SBS Entertainment Awards in 2014.[5] He has appeared on multiple Korean variety shows such as Star King, Problematic Men, Radio Star, Law of the Jungle, Happy Together and many others.

Jackson has also been appointed as the MC for SBS's music show Inkigayo[6] and Fresh Sunday, a show on Hunan TV. He has also been the presenter of Go Fridge.[1]

2017–2019: Team Wang foundation, solo debut

In 2017, Jackson founded his own label in China, called Team Wang, in order to pursue a solo career. He subsequently made his solo debut on August 26 with "Papillon". He gives creative input on everything he releases with Team Wang, writing his lyrics, producing the tracks, and choosing the music video contents, the outfits, the editing of the video.[7]

After rumours arose that he would leave GOT7 in order to solely promote as a soloist, Jackson expressed his commitment to the group multiple times and shared that he "has no plans whatsoever to leave the group and considers it a true family that transcends business relations".[8] He divides his year in two, spending six months in Korea to work with GOT7 and six months in China to pursue his solo endeavours.[7]

2020: Team Wang Design launch, mentor on Street Dance of China

On July 18, 2020, Jackson launched Team Wang Design, his own fashion brand. He is its founder, creative director, and designer. The clothes are sold at a pop-up concept store in Shanghai, at a store in New York and through an online platform.[9] In one day, the first part of the collection was sold-out at the New York branch. Some sizes on the website were sold out as well.[10]

He became, in 2020, a mentor in the third season of Street Dance of China.[11]

2021: Departure from JYP Entertainment

On January 10, it was reported by Dispatch that all GOT7 members would be leaving JYP Entertainment after 7 years of contract, with the 35th Golden Disc Awards being their last activity as a group.[12] On January 11, JYP Entertainment officially announced that the members will be leaving the agency as their contract expires on January 19.[13]

Discography

English

Studio albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Features

  • Eddie Supa - "Can't Breathe" (with Stan Sono) (2018)
  • Afgan - "M.I.A" (2021)

Korean

Features

OSTs

  • "The Package OST" ("U&I" with JB) (2017)

Chinese

Digital singles

Promotional singles

  • "Generation 2" (2017)
  • "X" (2018)
  • "For the Love of It" (with G.E.M.) (2019)

Collaborations

Features

OSTs

  • "Fresh Sunday OST" ("Fresh Sunday Theme Song" with He Jiong) (2016)
  • "Go Fridge OST" ("Please" with He Jiong) (2016)
  • "Go Fridge: Season 3 OST" ("Go Fridge Season 3 Theme Song") (2017)
  • "Novoland: The Castle in the Sky" ("Novoland: The Castle in the Sky") (2017)


Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[14]
Artist Song Album Type
2014
GOT7 "Just Tonight" Identify Writing
2015
GOT7 "Back to Me" Just Right Writing
"Feelin' Good" Mad
"Good"
"Tic Tic Tok"
2016
GOT7 "Boom x3" Flight Log: Turbulence Writing
Composing
"No Jam" Writing
"Sick"
2017
GOT7 "Shopping Mall" Flight Log: Arrival Writing
Composing
"Go Higher" Writing
"Out" Writing
Composing
Jackson Wang "Papillon" "Papillon" Writing
Composing
Arranging
GOT7 "Face" 7 for 7 Writing
JB & Jackson "U&I" The Package OST
Jackson Wang "Okay" "Okay" Writing
Composing
Arranging
2018
Jackson Wang "Dawn of Us" "Dawn of Us" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"X" "X" Writing
Composing
"Fendiman" "Fendiman" Writing
Composing
Arranging
GOT7 "OMW" Present : You
"Made It"
Jackson Wang "Different Game" "Different Game"
GOT7 "I Love It" Present : You & Me Edition Writing
Composing
"WOLO" Writing
Composing
Arranging
"Hunger"
"Phoenix"
Fei "Hello" N/A Writing
2019
Wooseok X Kuanlin "Hypey" 9801 Writing
Composing
Arranging
Jackson Wang "Oxygen" "Oxygen" Writing
Composing
GoldLink "Rumble" Diaspora
BOYSTORY "Too Busy" "Too Busy"
Jackson Wang "Bullet to the Heart" Mirrors
"On The Rocks"
"Dway!"
"Unless I'm With You"
Joji & Jackson Wang "Walking" Head in the Clouds II
Stephanie Poetri &
Jackson Wang
"I Love You 3000 II"
2020
GOT7 "God Has Returned + Mañana" Dye Writing
"Special" Breath of Love : Last Piece Writing
Composing
Arranging
Jackson Wang & JJ Lin "Should've Let Go" "Should've Let Go" Composing
Arranging
2021
Jackson Wang "Alone" "Alone" Writing
Composing
Arranging
Rain "Magnetic" Pieces by Rain

Endorsements

  • Pizza Hut (2016)
  • Oksusu (2016)
  • It's Skin (2016)
  • Midea Fridge (2016-2017)
  • Calvin Klein (2017)
  • Pepsi (2017)
  • Cass Beer (2017)
  • Budweiser (2017)
  • Vivo (2017)
  • TMall International (2017)
  • Fendi (2017-2020)
  • Lenovo (2018)
  • Vivo (2018)
  • Adidas Originals (2018, 2020[15])
  • Snow Beer SuperX (2018-2020)
  • BMW (2019)
  • Hong Kong MX Mooncakes (2019)
  • Ray-Ban (2019)
  • Cartier[16] (2019)
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty (Sì Passione and Aqua di Giò) (2019)
  • L'Oréal Men Expert[17] (2020)

Awards and nominations

Main article: Awards and nominations received by Jackson Wang

Trivia

  • Jackson is fluent in Korean, English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He has also studied French.
  • His MBTI personality type is ENFJ.[18]

Gallery

Main article: Jackson/Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Flaunt: Jackson Wang | Homesteading Never Meant So Many Streams, Conference Calls, Acrobatic Dance Moves, Or Side Hustle, But That's Cool
  2. Jackson Wang Brings Perseverance, Energy To K-pop
  3. World Junior Fencing Championships 2010
  4. Allkpop: YGE And JYPE Trainees Battle It Out In Front Of Yang Hyun Suk And J.Y. Park On 'Win'
  5. Allkpop: Lee Kyung Kyu takes Daesang and more from '2014 SBS Entertainment Awards' + Performances
  6. BTOB’s Yook Sungjae Steps Down As “Inkigayo” Host
  7. 7.0 7.1 Billboard: Jackson Wang Talks Solo Career, Working in GOT7 & Musical Goals
  8. Soompi: GOT7's Jackson Dismisses Comments Asking If He Will Leave His Group
  9. SCMP: GOT7s Jackson Wang Just Launched Streetwear Brand Team Wang Design – But Was The K-pop Star’s First Fashion Line Worth The 3-year Wait?
  10. Team Wang: GOT7's Jackson Launches Fashion Brand
  11. SomagNews: Jackson Wang Reveals His New Look…
  12. Soompi: Dispatch Reports All GOT7 Members Will Part Ways With JYP Entertainment + Agency Responds
  13. Soompi: JYP Entertainment Announces GOT7’s Departure From Agency
  14. KOMCA: Searching Works (search 10010096 under Writers & Publishers)
  15. Soompi: BLACKPINK and GOT7's Jackson Appear In New Adidas Ad Directed By Jonah Hill + Starring Pharrell, Ninja, And More
  16. Soompi: GOT7's Jackson Chosen As New Face Of Cartier
  17. Soompi: GOT7's Jackson Chosen As Global Ambassador For L'Oréal's Skin Care Line For Men
  18. Allkpop: K-Pop Idols Who Have Revealed Their MBTI

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