Mark

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By 2017-06-11

Mark is the oldest among seven member South Korean boy group Got7. Got7 debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first EP Got It?, which peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard's World Albums Chart.

Pre-debut
Mark was born in Los Angeles, United States. He is of Taiwanese descent. He has three siblings; Joey Tuan, Grace Tuan and Tammy Tuan. In 2010, after getting cast by JYP Entertainment in the US, Mark moved to Korea for training. Mark, Jackson, BamBam and Yugyeom prepared for their debut together as a group. The quartet made their first television appearance on the fourth episode of Mnet's reality-survival program WIN: Who Is Next, which aired on 6 September 2013. They competed against trainees from YG Entertainment. Sometime after their appearance, they were put into Got7 with JB and Jinyoung and later joined by Yongjae.

Debut
JYP Entertainment announced Got7 on 1 January 2014. They were JYP's first boy group since the debut of 2PM in 2008. Got7 was described as a hip-hop group that incorporates b-boying and martial arts tricking in their performances, in which Mark played a crucial role in the latter. The group released their first EP Got It? on 20 January 2014. The EP peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard's World Albums Chart. The group gained attention for their unique stage performances.
In late 2014 Got7 signed with Sony Music Entertainment Japan and ventured into the Japanese market to release their debut Japanese-language single "Around the World". They returned to South Korea a month later to release their first full-length studio album Identify, topping the nation's charts. In 2015, Got7 released the EPs Just Right and Mad. In 2016, the group released their first full-length Japanese studio album Moriagatteyo, debuting at number three on the Oricon Albums Chart. They then went on to release their fifth Korean EP Flight Log: Departure and their second full-length studio album Flight Log: Turbulence, both chart-toppers.

In March 2017 their music video for "Just Right" reached 100 million views on YouTube, making Got7 the first JYP Entertainment boy group to achieve this milestone. On 13 March 2017, they released their sixth EP Flight Log: Arrival, featuring the single "Never Ever." The album marks the third and final part of the group's Flight Log series. On 24 May, the group released a new single in Japan, "My Swagger", which topped Billboard's Japan Single Chart from 22 – 24 May, Tower Records Daily Single Chart for four consecutive days, and took second place on Oricon on the day of release.

In 2017 Mark was cast as a part of Law of the Jungle in New Zealand for episodes 265 – 268. It began airing on 19 May and is still on going. The show was filmed during Cyclone Debbie and Cyclone Cook in March–April, the worst storms encountered in the history of the show.

Lyrical work
Mark made his lyrical debut when he co-wrote "Feels Good" and "Good" in the groups Mad album which was released on 30 September 2015. He also co-wrote the lyrics to "Can't" and "See The Light" and co-composed the music for "See The Light" as well in the groups fifth EP, Flight Log: Departure which was released on 21 March 2016.

Mark co-wrote "No Jam", "My Home", "If", the rap in "Sick", and "Let Me" in the groups second studio album Flight Log: Turbulence which was released on 27 September 2016. He also co-composed "No Jam", "My Home" and "Let Me". In Flight Log: Arrival he co-composed "Shopping Mall" and "Go Higher". (ML)

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