2014: Debut with Got It?, Got Love, Identify and Around the World

Authored by sam091094

JYP Entertainment announced Got7 on January 1, 2014. They were JYP's first boy group since the debut of 2PM in 2008.[3][6] Got7 was described as a hip-hop group[7][8]that incorporates martial arts tricking and b-boying styles in their performances.[4][9] This style drew comparisons to their senior group, 2PM, who are well known for their acrobatic dance styles.[7][10][11] The group released their first EP, Got It?, on January 20, 2014. The album shot to #1 on Billboard's World Albums Chart[12] and was #2 on the Gaon Album Chart.[13] Got7 made their official music program debut on January 16, 2014, through Mnet's M Countdown, performing their debut single "Girls Girls Girls".[14] Shortly after their debut, the group signed a contract with Japan’s Sony Music Entertainment and launched a showcase in Japan in front of 9,000 fans.[15][16]

On June 23, Got7 released their second EP, Got Love, with its title song "A", which was written and produced by J.Y. Park.[17] For their new EP, the group opted to show a brighter and more colorful image than their martial arts and b-boy style choreography emphasized at debut.[8] In November 2014, the group released their first full-length album, Identify, as well as the music video for its title track, "Stop Stop It".[18] Identify topped Gaon's Weekly Album Sales Chart in its first week and "Stop Stop It" peaked at number four on Billboard's World Digital Songs chart.[19][20] In October, GOT7 held their first Japan Tour, "GOT7 1st Japan Tour 2014",[21] and made their Japanese debut on October 22 with their single Around the World. This included the hip-hop track "So Lucky", composed and written by 2PM's Jun. K.[22]