2PM is a South Korean boy band, originally a seven-member group, but currently consisting of six members due to the sudden contract termination of leader Jaebeom following an Internet controversy in September 2009. They are managed by JYP Entertainment. The current members are Junsu, Junho, Nichkhun, Taecyeon, Wooyoung and Chansung.

2PM is one of the two subgroups branched out from the eleven-member (before Jaebeom's departure) boy band One Day, the other being 2AM. They debuted with the song "10 Jeom Manjeome 10 Jeom" (10점 만점에 10점, lit. 10 Points Out of 10 Points), which showcased their acrobatic dance styles. They achieved their first #1 song with "Again & Again".


Junsu (준수)

  • Full Name: Kim Junsu (김준수)
  • Date of Birth: January 15, 1988 (1988-01-15) 
  • Position: Lead Vocalist
Born in Daegu, South Korea. Prior to singing, Junsu had entered and won various poem- and song-writing contests . He originally auditioned for YG Entertainment, where he befriended G-Dragon and Tae Yang of Big Bang. He was accepted into both YG & JYP Entertainment, but chose to take the path of JYP in his final decision.

Nichkhun (닉쿤)

  • Full Name: Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล)
  • Date of Birth: June 24, 1988 (1988-06-24) 
  • Position: Vocalist
An American citizen of Thai and Chinese descent, he was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He spent his childhood in Thailand and in California and studied abroad in New Zealand. He returned to the States for high school at Los Osos High and was scouted by a JYP talent agent in Hollywood, California while he was attending the Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles.

Taecyeon (택연)
  • Full Name: Ok Taecyeon (옥택연)
  • Date of Birth: December 27, 1988 (1988-12-27)
  • Position: Main Rapper
Born in Seoul, South Korea. As a young child, Taecyeon (along with his family) emigrated to Bedford, Massachusetts, where his parents and older sister still currently reside.[45] He originally auditioned for JYP Entertainment in New York City to become a model. Taec was also on the same audition show as Junho and Chansung, Superstar Survival, but was the first contestant to leave the show.

Wooyoung (우영)
  • Full Name: Jang Wooyoung (장우영)
  • Date of Birth: April 30, 1989 (1989-04-30) 
  • Position: Main Vocalist

He is from Busan, Korea and was selected as a JYP trainee through MGoon's JYP auditions, of which he won first place against 5,000 other candidates. Before debuting in 2PM, Wooyoung filled in as a dancer partner with Wonder Girls member Kim Yubin when TOP from Big Bang fainted the day before the special performance with the Wonder Girls during the 2007 MBC Music Awards. Wooyoung currently co-hosts SBS's music show Inkigayo (with Taecyeon) as well as KBS's celebrity talk show Win Win.

Junho (준호)
  • Full Name: Lee Junho (이준호)
  • Date of Birth: January 25, 1990 (1990-01-25)
  • Position: Main Vocalist
He is from Ilsan, Korea and earned a contract with JYP Entertainment after winning the "JYP's Superstar Survival" talent search (which Taecyeon and Chansung were also contestants in) in 2006, placing 1st out of 6,000 competitors.

Chansung (찬성)
  • Full Name: Hwang Chansung (황찬성)
  • Date of Birth: February 11, 1990 (1990-02-11)
  • Position: Vocalist, Rapper
Chansung acted in the Korean sitcom "Unstoppable High Kick" prior to his debut with 2PM. Chansung participated in the same survival game as Junho but lost. He auditioned a second time and was accepted into the company. He rapped in 2AM's song "그녀에게" (To Her).

Jaebeom (재범)
  • Full Name: Park Jaebeom (박재범)
  • English Name: Jay Park
  • Date of Birth: April 25, 1987 (1987-04-25) 
  • Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Rapper
Jaebeom was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Originally entering JYP Entertainment as a rapper and b-boy, he trained for four years to improve his singing and Korean. It was initially his mother who led him to apply as he wished to not attend college, and Jin-Young Park (JYP) himself watched his audition and brought him to Korea. He collaborated with Yeeun of Wonder Girls for "正" ("Jeong") on the Han Sung Byul Gok OST. Due to his comments on his MySpace page, he left the group on September 8, 2009.[49] On February 25, 2010, JYP Entertainment announced that Jaebeom's contract was permanently terminated