Article: Korean Idols Who Belong To 97 Liners Squad

K-pop’s most famous squad is the 97 liners and is also known as the heartthrobs of K-pop. The group members are BTS’s Jungkook, GOT7’s Yugyeom and BamBam, SEVENTEEN’S Mingyu, The8, DK, ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, and NCT’S Jaehyun. Fans believe that the squad came about because of the close friendship between BTS’s Jungkook and GOT7’s Yugyeom as they saw them interacting with each other on various variety shows. The squad grew as the others joined and became part of it. The group was discovered in 2016 because of GOT7’s BamBam as he uploaded a selfie with six friends on his Instagram, and it had GOT7’s Yugyeom, SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu, The8, DK, and BTS’s Jungkook. Jungkook also has talked about a chat room with male idols born in 1997, and fans noticed that in BTS’s You Never Walk Alone album, the section of thanks to he mentioned the 97 liners squad members by their names.

1. BTS’s Jungkook

Jeon Jungkook is a South Korean singer and songwriter born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea. He is the youngest member and vocalist of the South Korean boy band BTS which made its debut in 2013. He initially dreamt of becoming a badminton player when he was younger and wanted to become a singer after seeing Big Bang’s G-Dragon perform Heartbreaker on television. He auditioned for the shoe Super Star K that he did not pass, after which he received casting offers from different companies. Jungkook decided to be a part of Big Hit Entertainment after watching RM perform.

2. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo

Cha Eun Woo is the stage name of Lee Dong Min, a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and model born on March 30, 1997, in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He is a member of the South Korean boy band ASTRO which debuted in 2016. Cha Eun Woo is known as the Face Genuis by media and fans. He has acted in many web dramas and tv series The Best Hit, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, Top Management, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung, and True Beauty.

3. NCT’s Jaehyun

Jeong Yun O  goes by his stage name Jaehyun and is a South Korean singer and actor born on February 14, 1997, in Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea. He lived and studied in Connecticut in the United States between the ages of 5 and 10. Jaehyun got cast by SM Entertainment in 2012, and he debuted as the main vocalist, sub-rapper, and lead dancer of the boy band group NCT in 2016. He made his acting debut in the drama Dear.M in the role of Cha Min Ho.

4. GOT7’s Yugyeom

Kim Yugyeom is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and dancer born on 17 November 1997 in Namyangju Si, South Korea. He is the maknae (youngest member) of the boy band group GOT7, and he often is mistaken as the oldest for his mature looks. Yugyeom has a great passion for dancing, and Chris Brown used to be one of his role models. After the disbandment of GOT7, he joined the South Korean hip-hop and R&B label Above Ordinary Music Group(AOMG).

5. GOT7’s BamBam

Kunpimook Bhuwakul nicknamed, BamBam is a Thai rapper, composer, and singer based in South Korea born on May 2, 1997, in Bangkok, Thailand. He dreamt of becoming a singer because his mother, who was a fan of Rain, brought him to several concerts that inspired him. He is a member of the South Korean boy band group GOT7 which debuted in 2014. BamBam after the disbanding of GOT7, signed under ABYSS Company, and made his solo debut in 2021 with his first mini album, Ribbon.

6. SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu

Kim Mingyu is a South Korean singer and rapper born on April 6, 1997, in  Anyang,  Gyeonggi- do, South Korea. He is a member of the South Korean boy band group SEVENTEEN which debuted in 2015. He is known for his passion for art, which he often shares on his social media and is the photographer in the band and takes breathtaking pictures of the band members. Mingyu has an attractive face and body proportions.

7. SEVENTEEN’s DK (Deok Yeom)

DK(Deok Yeom) is the stage name of South Korean singer and musical actor Lee Seokmin and was born on February 18, 1997, in Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea. He is the main vocalist of the South Korean boy band SEVENTEEN and its Vocal team, which debuted in 2015. Deok Yeom debuted as King Arthur in the new musical Xcalibur at  Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul.


The8 is the stage name of Xu Minghao, a Chinese singer and dancer based in South Korea and born on November 7, 1997, in Haicheng, Anshan, China. He is a lead dancer, sub vocalist, and sub rapper of the South Korean boy band SEVENTEEN and its Performance team, which debuted in 2015. The8 is well-known for his creative side and taste in photography, art, and fashion.