2PM

2PM

Number of Members:

Hangul: 투피엠

Alternative name: 2PM (International) トゥーピーエム

Fandom Name: HOTTEST

Fandom Color: Pearl Black

Company/Agency: 2PM

Origin: South Korea

Debut Date: January 1, 1970

About 2PM

2PM (투피엠) is a K-Pop Boy Groups based in South Korea. They debuted on In Korea: September 04, 2008 - In Japan: February 25, 2011. The group is currently Active.

2PM Members

2PM Member Ages

Ranked from oldest to youngest.

MemberBirthdayAge
1. Jun. KJan 15, 198835 years old
2. NichkhunJun 24, 198834 years old
3. TaecyeonDec 27, 198834 years old
4. WooyoungApr 30, 198933 years old
5. JunhoJan 25, 199033 years old
6. ChansungFeb 11, 199033 years old

2PM Member Heights

Ranked from tallest to shortest.

MemberHeight
1. Taecyeon1.86 m (6’1″)
2. Chansung1.84 m (6’0″)
3. Nichkhun1.80 m (5’11”)
4. Jun. K1.80 m (5’11”)
5. Wooyoung1.78 m (5’10”)
6. Junho1.78 m (5’10”)

Members and Positions

Members

2PM is composed of six members born between 1988 and 1990. Their names are Jun.K, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Junho, Chansung. The oldest member is Jun. K (born Jan 15, 1988). The youngest member is Chansung (born Feb 11, 1990).



Positions

  1. Jun. K: main vocalist
  2. Nichkhun: vocalist, rapper, visual
  3. Taecyeon: main rapper, vocalist
  4. Wooyoung: main dancer, vocalist
  5. Junho: main vocalist, dancer
  6. Chansung: rapper, vocalist, maknae

Ideal Types

1. Taecyeon: he used to like cute and short girls; as he has gotten older, he decided to forget the ideal and like everyone. In the past, he mentioned Yoona (SNSD) as his ideal type.

2. Chansung: he doesn’t care about age. He thinks women that carry their own style are charming.

3. Nichkhun: he likes women that are good at what they do; someone he can share deep thoughts about work and the future.

4. Jun. K: he likes girls that look good in what they wear, have long hair, bright eyes, and nice smile.

5. Wooyoung: he likes someone he can communicate well with.

6. Junho: a woman whom he can easily talk and communicate well with.

Fun Facts and Trivia

  • All members of 2PM joined JYP Entertainment through auditions except for Nichkhun who was scouted by a talent agent.
  • Taecyeon, Junho, and Chansung were competitors in the survival show SuperStarSurvival.
  • Several of the members came from or lived in the United States. Taecyeon lived in Massachusetts, USA. Jay Park lived in Seattle, USA. Nichkhun lived in California, USA.
  • JYP had originally formed an 11-member band called One Day. This was later split into 2PM (7 members) and 2AM (4 members).
  • Jay Park left the group in 2009 after some old messages from his personal Myspace account were leaked to the public. While the messages were negative against Korea, they were also taken out of context and misinterpreted.
  • The height of 2PM members ranges from 177 cm (5’10”) to 186 cm (6’1”). The average height in the group is 181 cm (5’11”). The tallest member is Taecyeon with a height of 186 cm (6’1”). The shortest member is Junho with a height of 177 cm (5’10”). Taecyeon and Chansung are taller than the average height in the group. Nichkhun has an average height. Jun. K, Wooyoung, and Junho are shorter than the average.

Members’ Profiles

1. JUN. K

Stage Name: Jun. K

Full Name: Kim Min Jun

Native Name: 김민준

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Jan 15, 1988

Height: 180 cm (5’11”)

Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Capricorn



Fun Facts and Trivia

-Age trivia: Jun. K was 20 years old (international age) when he debuted with 2PM on Sep 4, 2008.

-Family: mother, younger brother.

-Position: main vocalist.

-MBTI: ENFJ.

-He is close with Taeyang and G-Dragon (Big Bang), and SE7EN.

-His father passed away on Jan 19, 2012.

-He enlisted in the military in 2018.

-His former stage name was Junsu.



2. NICHKHUN

Stage Name: Nichkhun

Full Name: Horvejkul Nichkhun Buck

Native Name: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล

Birth Place: United States

Birthday: Jun 24, 1988

Height: 181 cm (5’11”)

Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)

Blood Type: O

Zodiac: Cancer



Fun Facts and Trivia

-Age trivia: Nichkhun was 20 years old (international age) when he debuted with 2PM on Sep 4, 2008.

-Birthplace: He was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States.

-Nationality: Thai and American (dual nationality).

-Position: sub vocalist, lead rapper.

-MBTI: INFJ.

-Family: parents, older brother, 2 younger sisters.

-Nichkhun has an older brother named Nichan Bert (born Sep 11, 1986) and two younger sisters named Nichthima Yanin (born Jul 22, 1990) and Nachjaree Chereen (born Oct 20, 1994).

-Languages: English, Thai, Korean, Chinese, Japanese. He is fluent in English, Thai, and Korean. His Chinese and Japanese are basic.

-Nickname: Thai prince.

-He was born in the United States, then moved to Thailand at the age of 12. He later moved back to the US to study high school in San Bernardino, California for about 4 years.

-While he was in high school in the US, he went to a Korean festival in LA, California, and was street-casted by a JYP talent agent.

-Nichkhun was a trainee for 3 years from 2005 through 2008.

-He participated in the show We Got Married to Victoria from f(x).

-Ideal type: he likes women that are good at what they do; someone he can share deep thoughts about work and the future.

3. TAECYEON

Stage Name: Taecyeon

Full Name: Ok Taec Yeon

Native Name: 옥택연

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Dec 27, 1988

Height: 186 cm (6’1″)

Weight: 76 kg (168 lbs)

Blood Type: AB

Zodiac: Capricorn

Fun Facts and Trivia

-Age trivia: Taecyeon was 19 years old (international age) when he debuted with 2PM on Sep 4, 2008.

-Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea.

-Family: parents, sister.

-He completed his military service in 2019.

-Position: main rapper.

-He best represents the ‘beast’ image of 2PM.

-He was born in South Korea but moved to Boston when he was in elementary school. He went back to Korea after his audition in 2006.

-Ideal type: Yoona (SNSD), Scarlett Johansson.

-Taecyeon is the tallest member of 2PM with a height of 186 cm (6’1″).



4. WOOYOUNG

Stage Name: Wooyoung

Full Name: Jang Woo Young

Native Name: 장우영

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Apr 30, 1989

Height: 178 cm (5’10”)

Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Taurus

Fun Facts and Trivia

-Age trivia: Wooyoung was 19 years old (international age) when he debuted with 2PM on Sep 4, 2008.

-Family: parents, sister.

-Position: main dancer, vocalist.

-MBTI: ESFP.

-Favorite drink is water.

-His favorite subject in school was Math.

-He was part of the main cast of the k-drama Dream High.

-He completed his military service in 2020.



5. JUNHO

Stage Name: Junho

Full Name: Lee Jun Ho

Native Name: 이준호

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Jan 25, 1990

Height: 177 cm (5’10”)

Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Zodiac: Aquarius

Fun Facts and Trivia

-Age trivia: Junho was 18 years old (international age) when he debuted with 2PM on Sep 4, 2008.

-Family: parents, sister.

-He completed his military service in Mar 2021.

-Position: lead vocalist, lead dancer.

-MBTI: INFJ.

-He loves animals, especially cats.

-He is left-handed but writes with his right hand.



6. CHANSUNG

Stage Name: Chansung

Full Name: Hwang Chan Sung

Native Name: 황찬성

Birth Place: Korea

Birthday: Feb 11, 1990

Height: 184 cm (6’0″)

Weight: 75 kg (165 lbs)

Blood Type: B

Zodiac: Aquarius

Fun Facts and Trivia

-Age trivia: Chansung was 18 years old (international age) when he debuted with 2PM on Sep 4, 2008.

-Family: parents, brother.

-Position: vocalist, rapper.

-MBTI: ENFP.

-He completed his military service in Jan 2021.

-He debuted as an actor in 2006 in the MBC Sitcom High Kick!

-He is the youngest member of 2PM.

-He is allergic to cats.

-He used to play soccer and do knitting when he was in school.

Facts

  • They are nicknamed as the “Beast Idols” of Korea, for their energetic and powerful live performances. The first to give them this name were their own fans. For them, the strength with which they perform makes them look aggressive, like “a beast”.
  • They participated in the Idol Army program, making that season the highest ranking season along with Super Junior.
  • They are recognized by TVCF, the largest entity for the designation of advertising commercials in Korea, as the “Kings of Advertising” due to the fact that the group has more than 14 commercials annually nationwide and, although Girls’ Generation exceeds that number, they rank first in average ratings, number of views and downloads.
  • Thailand is one of the countries in Asia where the group has achieved greater fame. The main reason is that one of its members, Nichkhun, is a native of there, for this reason they often refer to the country as their second home.
  • Their first concert tour was called “Don’t Stop Can’t Stop”, giving the first recital in a luxury stage at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul. Their opening acts were their agency partners 2AM and Miss A, in addition well-known artists such as Tiger JK, Tiffany were in attendance, Yuri, Jessica and Hyoyeonde Girls’ Generation, Tasha, BEAST among others.
  • They are the only group to renew a contract with the renowned Coca Cola brand for three consecutive years. For this reason, the group was invited to the special exhibition of products and logos of the company in celebration of its 125th anniversary.
  • They have been working for about three years for the Korea Tourism Organization, and in 2011 became, along with Miss A, the face of Touch Korea. Nichkhun is not part of this contract, as he sponsors tourism in Thailand, his home country.
  • At their first concert in Busan during the song “Thank U” the fans surprised them by throwing paper airplanes with the message “no matter what happens, we will always be here”, as a show of support after the departure of the leader, Jay Park.
  • They were honoured at the 2010 Mandarin Music Honors, the largest music festival in China and one of the best in Asia, with the “Most Popular Singer in Asia” award, being the first and only Korean artist to win this category.
  • Since 2010, the group has managed to position itself in the first place as “Top 10 Models” according to TVCF, as well as some members have managed to enter the rating individually. For the year 2012, TVCF places the group again in the first position of the list, but this time all six members enter, this means that the group obtained from the first to the seventh position of the list that constitutes 10 scales, being the first group to achieve it.
  • The “Ministry of Gender and Family Equality” has banned their single “Hands Up” to minors for containing phrases referring to alcohol, in response to this, the group had to change the lyrics of the song live and in the chorus part instead of saying “Get Our Drinks Up (elevate your drinks)” says “Put Your Dreams Up (elevate your dreams)”.
  • In 2011 the theme Take Off was used as the ending of the anime Ao No Exorcist.
  • In 2011 they were selected by New York Daily News as one of the Korean groups to listen to.
  • “Beautiful” was released on June 6 in Japan, achieving the record of being the best-selling single regardless of genre. 2PM visited the Shibuya store on November 22, where they received the certificate of recognition.
  • They released a special album “2PM Clothes Album” in Korea, which sold out in just one day.
  • “Masquerade” was composed by NA.ZU.NA and M.I, who have previously worked with artists such as Arashi, Koda Kumi and SMAP. The single also includes the track “Forever”, composed by Junho.
  • They surpassed their own record in Japanese sales, where “Beautiful” sold 73,529 in one day, while “Masquerade” sold a total of 88,166 in the same time.
  • They obtained a gold certificate with their single “Masquerade”, for selling more than 100,000 copies.
  • 2PM is the winner of Tower Records “K-POP Lovers Awards 2012” as the best artist of the year.
  • They are the first Korean group to perform at Budokan 6 times. They had more than 60,000 fans in total attend their “Six Beautiful Days” tour.
  • They are the first Korean group to appear on the front page of a Japanese newspaper (taking up the entire page).
  • 2PM along with BIGBANG have been chosen by Oricon as the best groups to give concerts (141 concerts) in 2012. In the case of 2PM, it is due to their “Six Beautiful Days” tour.
  • Two of its members have participated in We Got Married. Nichkhun Victoria and Jang Woo Youngwith Park Se Young. While Taecyeon, along with Taiwanese artist Gui Gui, was part of the international version of the program.
  • Taecyeon (#13) has been included in the list of The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2013.
  • Taecyeon (#10) has been included in the list of The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2014.
  • The sales of their second Japanese album “Legend of 2PM” ranked 1st and 2nd with its A and B versions in Oricon’s daily sales ranking.
  • 2PM is the first JYP Entertainment group to have a concert in the Philippines.
  • Peniel Shin (BTOB), mentions them in the acknowledgements of the “Press Play” mini-album.
  • In April 2013, they released a Chinese song titled “Shining in the Night” as part of the online game QQ Dance2. The group was chosen as the new supporting model for the online rhythm action game. The huge game company has 200 million members and the daily membership record reaches 10 million. This game is loved by the young generation and is the ‘fashion dance’ sensation in China.
  • 2PM performed at Tokyo Dome, Japan’s largest concert venue, on April 20 and 21, 2013, filling the stadium to capacity with 110,000 fans of the group. The members were seen to be very moved to tears as the fans prepared surprises for both days, including the so-called “Rainbow Ocean”.
  • The teaser video for their third studio album, Grown, was screened in Time Square, New York and Piccadilly, London.
  • JYP Entertainment released various codes with clues for fans to decipher to get details of the group’s comeback album Grown. This form of promotion is something new in 2PM and even in K-Pop.
  • Their second promotional single is called “Comeback When You Hear This Song”. The MV shows how a relationship is ruined through the deadly sins, the girl is Pride (Pride) while each member represents the rest of the sins: Chansung-Lust (Lust), Nichkhun-Lust (Greed), Wooyoung-Purity (Sloth), Junho-Gula (Gluttony), Jun. K-Ira (Wrath) and Taecyeon-Envidia (Envy).
  •  MBC aired a special program called “2PM Returns Come Back Special” where for the first time they performed live their two promotional singles “Comeback When You Hear This Song” and “A.D.T.O.Y”. In this same program, they showed an interview in which the members comment on the process of preparing the album and on the personal problems they went through during the last 2 years.
  • The group’s Japanese single “Give me Love” had held the top spot on Tower Records, when on May 3 “Grown,” their Korean album, managed to position itself at the top of the chart, making 2PM beat itself in Japan and proving its great popularity in the country.
  • “Give me Love” was selected as the theme song for the Japanese dorama Take Five.
  • Upon its release, “Grown” managed to occupy the 1st place in the physical sales ranking of Gaon and Hanteo (Korean portals) and, in turn, took over the billboard of Tower Records and HMV (Japanese portals).
  • “Grown,” reached the top of the Itunes chart in 6 Asian countries at the same time (excluding Korea and Japan). It also reached the 6th place in Billboard’s weekly chart of best-selling albums in the “World Album” category.
  • Tickets for the two concerts in Seoul, the culmination of his “What time is it?” Asia tour, sold out in less than an hour.
  • The Grand Edition of their third studio album, Grown, contains an additional disc with solo songs composed by each of the performing members.
  • Seventh Japanese single ‘Winter Games’ is released on October 16 and in 5 days sold a total of 100,011 copies, staying for more than 5 days #1 on the Oricon chart. It also reached #1 on Billboard Japan Top 100 and #1 on Tower Records weekly singles chart.
  • In a radio program they said that they no longer live all 6 in one apartment, Chansung, Nichkhun and Junho are still in the same house, while Jun. K and Wooyoung have their own apartments, and Taecyeon lives with his parents.
  • 2PM became the first K-Pop group to get No. 1 on the Oricon chart with albums released by the group and members individually, these are Junho and Jun.K who debuted as solo artists in Japan in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
  • In July 2014, they were appointed as Honorary Ambassadors of ‘K-POP EXPO in ASIA’.
  • The “2PM World Tour” will start with a concert in Seoul in October. They also plan to be in Thailand, China, USA, Indonesia and more.
  • Go Crazy! is the name of their fourth studio album. The promotional song, which receives the same name, is composed by Jun. K, member of the group; the video of this song reached one million views in just one day and on the second day it also got another million views.
  • Also, 2PM made a simultaneous release in Japan of their 8th single called “Midaretemina” (Go Crazy Japanese version).
  • Thanks to this 8th single and their 4th studio album, 2PM won the triple crown in Japan. Achieving 1st place in Oricon, Tower Records and HMV.
  • Her comeback of Go Crazy! was rebroadcast on episode 9 of the drama “She’s so Lovable” when practitioners are waiting in the rehearsal room to see Si Won’s comeback.
  • They are one of the most popular groups in Japan, Thailand and Korea.
  • They are very close to the JYP artists.
  • GOT7 has taken them as his role model.
  • Nichkhun has 7.15 million followers on twitter.
  • 2PM opened a cafe called “THE STREET” on December 27, 2014, at a lively cafe opening party held in Cheongdamdong attended by some artist friends such as Joon hyung, Gyuri and Jungjin, the opening party seemed to be also a celebration for Taecyeon’s birthday.
  • Suzy of Miss A on July 13, 2015 visited “THE STREET” coffee shop to promote her new product, a coffee with her Clalen image.
  • Many of the artists of JYP Entertainment often visit “THE STREET” cafe. , but so do other artist friends from different companies.
  • 2PM opens a second café “THE STREET” in Itaewon.
  • May 29, 2015 JYP Entertainment and SM Entertainment have confirmed the breakup of Nichkhun and Tiffany of Girls’ Generation, after 1 year and 5 months of relationship.
  • In less than 22 hours, his MV “My House” reached one million views.
  • They had a reality show called Oven Radio to promote their 5th Korean album, “No.5”.
  • They came back with a sexier and more manly image.
  • Nichkhun, Chansung, Wooyoung and Taecyeon appeared in the JYP survival program Sixteen. Chansung was MC of the program.
  • It is one of the K-Pop groups that has the least anti-fans.
  • In 2016 they performed their last tour in Japan being this “GALAXY OF 2PM”.
  • Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Nichkhun had a cooking show called “OkJangKhun’s ReciPe.M.”
  • Some members of TWICE are fans of 2PM.
  • All members are close to Girls Generation members, especially Taecyeon.
  • In a survey done in Korea Taecyeon came in 1st place and 2PM in 2nd place as the idols with the best body.
  • They are the ones who make the most money in JYP.
  • On September 13, 2016, their 6th Korean album titled “GENTLEMEN’S GAME” was released digitally and on September 19, it was released physically.
  • Their 6th Korean album “GENTLEMEN’S GAME” in its first week reached the top in physical sales in both Hanteo and GAON charts in Korea and also in the daily and weekly charts of TOWER RECORDS chain stores in Japan.
  • “GENTLEMEN’S GAME” is their last studio album in South Korea before the members start entering the military, kicking it off in 2017 and Taecyeon being the first member to perform mandatory military service.
  • 2PM will have a new variety program that will be aired in January 2017 and will be recorded in Australia.
  • Taecyeon began his military service on September 04, 2017 at the recruit training centre of the White Horse Unit in Gyeonggi Province.
  • In January 2018,5 of the 6 members except Taecyeon who is doing his military service, re-renewed contract with JYP Entertainment, which in turn appointed them as directors of the company.
  • On July 24, 2018, it was confirmed that Taecyeon did not renew his contract with JYP and decided to sign with a new agency, 51K. In an official announcement, 51K wrote they will make sure he remains a part of 2PM as they will do their best to work with JYP Entertainment to make sure Taecyeon can continue to be a part of 2PM’s activities.

Links

Videos

YouTube video

Comments