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".
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Discography
- 4 Producing and writing credits
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
- 10 Official links
Jackson was born on March 28, 1994 in Hong Kong. His father was an Olympic fencer and his mother an Olympic gymnast. He started training in fencing at the age of ten and went on to win first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011. He ranked 11th in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
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.
In 2011, Jackson moved to South Korea to become a trainee under JYP Entertainment. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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". 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.
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. 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.
He became, in 2020, a mentor in the third season of Street Dance of China.
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. On January 11, JYP Entertainment officially announced that the members will be leaving the agency as their contract expires on January 19.
Producing and writing credits
- All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.
|GOT7||"Back to Me"||Just Right||Writing|
|"Tic Tic Tok"|
|GOT7||"Boom x3"||Flight Log: Turbulence||Writing|
|GOT7||"Shopping Mall"||Flight Log: Arrival||Writing|
|GOT7||"Face"||7 for 7||Writing|
|JB & Jackson||"U&I"||The Package OST|
|Jackson Wang||"Dawn of Us"||"Dawn of Us"||Writing|
|GOT7||"OMW"||Present : You|
|Jackson Wang||"Different Game"||"Different Game"|
|GOT7||"I Love It"||Present : You & Me Edition||Writing|
|Wooseok X Kuanlin||"Hypey"||9801||Writing|
|BOYSTORY||"Too Busy"||"Too Busy"|
|Jackson Wang||"Bullet to the Heart"||Mirrors|
|"On The Rocks"|
|"Unless I'm With You"|
|Joji & Jackson Wang||"Walking"||Head in the Clouds II|
|Stephanie Poetri &
|"I Love You 3000 II"|
|GOT7||"God Has Returned + Mañana"||Dye||Writing|
|"Special"||Breath of Love : Last Piece||Writing|
|Jackson Wang & JJ Lin||"Should've Let Go"||"Should've Let Go"||Composing|
|Rain||"Magnetic"||Pieces by Rain|
- 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)
- Snow Beer SuperX (2018-2020)
- BMW (2019)
- Hong Kong MX Mooncakes (2019)
- Ray-Ban (2019)
- Cartier (2019)
- Giorgio Armani Beauty (Sì Passione and Aqua di Giò) (2019)
- L'Oréal Men Expert (2020)
Awards and nominations
- Main article: Awards and nominations received by Jackson Wang
- Jackson is fluent in Korean, English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He has also studied French.
- His MBTI personality type is ENFJ.
- Main article: Jackson/Gallery