28 March 1994 (age 24)
Hong Kong, China
Jackson Wang (王嘉尔; traditional: 王嘉爾) is a Hong Kong rapper, singer, and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy group GOT7 under JYP Entertainment.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jackson was a professional sabre fencer for Hong Kong's fencing team. He was ranked eleventh asian youth fencer in the world and went on to win gold at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011 - both individual and team. He was offered a scholarship to Stanford for fencing, but turned it down after passing his auditions for JYP Entertainment. He then moved to Seoul, South Korea in July 2011 to pursue a career in K-pop. In January 2014, after over two years of training, Jackson debuted as a member of GOT7 with the single "Girls Girls Girls."
Jackson speaks fluent English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Japanese and Korean. He has appeared on multiple Korean reality television programs, notably Roommate. In December 2015, Jackson made his Chinese television debut as one of the presenters (alongside He Jiong) on Go Fridge. Since then he has appeared on many Chinese reality programs, including Who's The Murderer, Fighting Man, Go Fighting etc.
Alongside other awards and nominations, Jackson won the Popular Artist of the Year award at 2016 Sina Weibo Night Awards and an MTV Special Award at the 2017 Asian Music Gala, where he also appeared as MC.
He has written on 11 and produced 3 songs for GOT7. He also wrote the lyrics, composed and arranged the Go Fridge theme songs for seasons 2 and 3. His song "Generation 2", for his endorsement with PEPSI China, climbed to #1 on both daily and weekly QQ music chart in less than an hour and peaked at Billboard China.
On June 26, 2017, JYP Entertainment announced the upcoming release of Jackson's first solo album in China, as well as the establishment of a dedicated management team named TEAM WANG Jiaer Studio (TEAM WANG Co,. Ltd.) for his activities in the country.
His debut solo single "Papillon", an all english hiphop track, was released on August 26. It topped both daily and weekly QQ chart in 20 minutes and so far has broken 3 records. The official MV was released on his brand new VEVO channel and reached 1 million views in less than 24 hours.
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