Jackson Wang, born March 28, 1994, got his start when he was noticed by a talent agent scout in 2010. He then pursued a career in K-pop as part of the Korean boy band Got7. The celebrity won the hearts of millions with his vocal skills, dance moves, and dashing good looks, first as part of Got7, then as a solo artist. He founded his record label, Team Wang, and luxury streetwear brand, Team Wang Design. The multi-talented artist has collaborated with household names, the likes of Fendi, Cartier, Armani, and Adidas. We’ll help you celebrate his special day right here.
Jackson Wang is a staple of K-pop. His dashing good looks and exceptional talent have pushed him to the pinnacle of fame. He was born in Kowloon Tong, British Hong Kong to a family of athletes. Wang joined the Hong Kong national fencing team where he won several awards. He got his start in music, however, when he was noticed by a talent scout from a multinational Entertainment agency, JYP Entertainment (2010).
After passing auditions held in Kowloon, in which he was placed first, Wang passed on a Stanford University athletic scholarship to pursue his singing career. A year later, he was in Seoul jump-starting his K-pop career. In 2014, following years of training and competitions, Wang landed a spot on JYP Entertainment’s newly formed band, Got7. The band’s debut EP, “Got It”, made it to the top of Billboard’s World Albums chart. Got7, which eventually landed a contract with Sony Music Entertainment in Japan, became a popular icon of K-pop culture. Wang was then featured on several Korean Variety shows, where his fame rose.
Breaking into the silver screen world of entertainment, he made his T.V. show presenter debut, in 2015 in “Go Fridge” — a Chinese remake of the South Korean show “Please Take Care of My Refrigerator”. 2016 was a busy year that saw the band perform their first concert in Seoul. While rising to popularity in South Korea, and Asia at large, with Got7, Wang also made a name for himself in television in South Korea and China. After a successful run with Got7, and several T.V. appearances, Wang released his first solo album, as well as made his English debut with the lead single “Papillon” (2017). The debut charted number one on Billboard’s China V Chart. In 2020 Wang launched his luxury streetwear label Wang Team Designs. That same year, he made it to the Forbes list of China Celebrity 100. With over 2.7 million followers on Instagram alone, Wang has left his imprint on the fashion world after featuring in two campaigns by luxury brands Cartier and Armani.
The band releases their debut single, ‘Girls Girls Girls.’
After taking part in several Korean variety shows, Wang lands the role of presenter on the Chinese show, “Go Fridge.”
Wang also releases his first solo single in English, ‘Papillon.’
The rapper establishes his production and talent management label, Team Wang.
Wang wins the most popular newcomer of the year award.
Wang launches his luxury streetwear fashion label, Team Wang Design.
Why We Love Jackson Wang
He’s a hard worker
Wang is constantly challenging himself and releasing projects in different fields simultaneously. His hard work and dedication clearly shows in the quality of music he produces.
Wang once admitted to changing his email to his crush’s name. Granted, it was in middle school, but we’ve all done cringe-worthy things for our crushes.
Wang has done several interviews, and he’s known for his cheeky charm and light banter. His fun personality makes him a fan magnate.
5 Surprising Facts
He’s a dog person
Wang would like to adopt a dog at some point when he feels he’s able to take care of a pet.
He’s into action films
While he hasn’t yet acted, Wang is open to working in action films.
He loves mint chocolate
Mint chocolate is his favorite ice cream flavor.
He writes his own songs
Wang has written some of his own songs and co-produced quite a few.
He’s a former Olympian
Wang took part in the 2010 Youth Olympics, which was the first one in Singapore.
Jackson Wang FAQs
Why did Wang leave Got7?
The team members wanted to leave the agency managing them, JYP Entertainment. They decided to disband when their contracts were up.
Is Wang a CEO?
While he doesn’t describe himself as such, he is the co-founder of Team Wang Designs and the founder of Team Wang.
How many languages can Wang speak?
He speaks five languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Shanghainese.
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