Before being known as famous K-pop idol, Jay B first started out as a b-boy.
He began b-boying in middle school, taking to the streets and train stations with his friends. This b-boying skill was what brought him to JYP Entertainment.
This Capricorn man was scouted by the agency during a b-boy competition in 2009.
He passed the open audition, even winning first place over 10.000 applicants. Soon, he became one of JYPE’s trainees.
At first, Jay B had no interest in learning how to sing. He put more effort on his dancing skill. But it all changed when this young boy listened to American singer-songwriter D’Angelo.
He did not only start to take singing lesson seriously, but also began to compose his own songs.
Jay B’s first introduction to the music industry was through the JJ Project. He teamed up with fellow trainee Jinyoung to release the single Bounce.
The song was accompanied by a music video released in May 2012. During this time, Jay B was using the stage name JB.
In 2014, the JJ Project duo joined a new boy band called GOT7. They released their debut EP Got It? in January.
The album managed to top the Billboard World Albums Chart and get number 2 on Gaon Music Chart.
Other than being in GOT7, Jay B was also part of its’ sub-unit Jus2.
With fellow member Yugyeom, the man from Goyang City released an EP titled Focus. The track Focus on Me served as the lead single.
In 2021, Jay B along with the rest of GOT7 decided to leave JYP Entertainment.
Even though they are not in the same agency anymore, the group still released a song together. The single Encore was released in February 2021.
Following his departure from JYPE, this talented dancer changed his stage name from JB to Jay B. He then joined international hip hop and R&B record label H1ghr Music in May 2021.
Just three days later, he made his solo debut with single Switch It Up. The song managed to debut at number 12 on Gaon Download Chart.
It also charted at number six on Billboard R&B Digital Song Sales Chart.
- Real Name: Im Jae Beom
- Stage Name: Jay B
- Nickname: Harabuji (grandpa),
- Birthday: January 6, 1994
- Birthplace: Goyang city, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: Korean
- Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Center
- Sub-Unit: Jus2
- Height: 179 cm (5’10.5″)
- Weight: 66 kg (146 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: –
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
- Education: Sewon High School, Film major in Geonguk University
- Hobbies: Watching movies, Taking pictures, Traveling, Eating outside, Collecting shoes
- Parents: –
- Siblings: –
- Girlfriend: –
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: @JAYBDEF___
- Instagram: @jaybnow.hr
- Tiktok: –
- Youtube: JAE BEOM LIM.
- Soundcloud: off_def
- Jay B seems to have a tough and rather cold persona for those who does not close to him.
- He is quite a chic person.
- His parents are divorced due to his father drinking problem. He then moved in with his mother and step-father.
- He can speak Japanese.
- Some of his favorite foods are Budae jjigae (sausage stew) and Soondubu Jjigae (soft spicy tofu stew).
- He picks grey as his favorite color.
- Jay B loves watching Midnight in Paris and Eternal Sunshine.
- He likes playing sports, especially football and basketball.
- This K-pop star has 5 cats, including Kunta, Odd, and the GOT7’s Siamese cat Nora.
- He has allergic reaction to dog hair.
- He can play piano.
- Jay B is happy when he can play his music.
- He got upset when things don’t go as planned.
- He would go on a walk or somewhere alone to relax.
- This Capricorn man can use both his left and right hands, making him ambidextrous.
- He wears shoes in size 26,0.
- He idolizes the singer Chaka Khan.
- The man from Goyang City likes reading books by Haruki Murakami.
- He also starred in the web-series Dream Knight with the other GOT7 members.
- Jay B was a participant in The Romantic and Idol Season 1.
- He’s a member of Prison Life of Fools with Yena of IZ*ONE and Seungkwan of SEVENTEEN.
- He would love to have teleportation power. This K-pop idol would use it to teleport to Grand Canyon because he likes being in nature.
- He got the name harabuji or grandpa because of his gray hair in Girls, Girls, Girls.
- He is someone who can’t do aegyo.
- When Jay B practiced b-boying, he once knocked his head and became unconscious for 10 minutes. He lost his memory for a little bit and couldn’t remember the passcode for his home.
- This talented singer likes listening to Soul Music.
- He likes cooking kimchi stew and omelet rice.
- He has posted several songs on Soundcloud under the name Defsoul.
- Jay B has written several songs for GOT7, including title track You Are and LOOK.
- When he was 13, he got his first kiss.
- The idol looks up to Shinhwa and 2PM.
- He also likes Yoona from Girls’ Generation.
- He is close with Youngjae of B.A.P.
- His motto is let’s work hard and be a man! Be righteous like a tiger!
- His ideal type is someone cute that catches his attention.
Pics of Jay B
1. Jay B has a really cool aura
2. He is like a professional model
3. Loving his all-denim look
4. Soft colors fit him well too
5. Jay B looks dark and mysterious here
Jay B has had a long journey in becoming a successful idol. We are excited to see where he is going to take his music next.