BamBam: A glance at the K-pop superstar
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BamBam: A glance at the K-pop superstar

Multitalented Thai rapper, singer and GOT7 member.

Quick facts

  • Born: May 2, 1997 
  • Age 27
  • Nickname: BamBam
  • Full name: Kanphimuk Bhuwakul
  • Instagram: @bambam1a 
  • Twitter (X): @BamBam1A

BamBam captivates millions with his presence and charisma. The Thai-born K-pop singer, rapper, and dancer rose in popularity as part of the South Korean boy band, GOT7. With his charismatic presence and style, he has captured the hearts of fans all around the world.   

Upbringing and early life

BamBam dreams of becoming a star at an early age. His mother played a crucial role in inspiring his passion for becoming a singer. Around the age of 10, his mother would take him to Rain’s concerts, seeing his electrifying performance ignited a passion for singing, fueling his dream to pursue his career.   

BamBam quickly displayed exceptional skills in singing and dancing, and not too long, his hard work paid off; winning multiple prizes. In 2007, he secured first place in the Thailand Rain Cover Dance Competition and the Thailand LG Entertainer Competition in 2010. 

By the age of 13, BamBam had the opportunity to compete in the JYP World Tour Audition in Thailand. He passed the audition and moved to South Korea to begin his training under JYP Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment companies in Korea. 

Prominent moments and career highlights

In 2014, GOT7 was born. BamBam and seven other members including Jackson Wang made a debut with their song "Girls Girls Girls". The band quickly gained loyal international fans and put out numerous hits like "Fly," which has amassed over 80 million views on YouTube.   

BamBam's talent and influence extended beyond the group. Being recognised as a positive role model for young people and received the "Inspirational Role Model for Youth Award" at the Thailand Master Youth Awards in 2020. 

In January 2021, following the expiration of his and his band member’s contract with JYP, BamBam embarked on a new journey, signing an exclusive contract with Abyss Company. This move set the stage for his solo debut.  

"BamBam" Bhuwakul will host his first world tour concert in Bangkok

Although GOT7 is no longer together, there have been talks of the band reuniting, showing Bambam's and his bandmates' genuine care for their fans. But until then, his solo performance can be experienced live at Rajamangala National Stadium on the 4th of May, 2024. 

In addition to his successful K-pop career, BamBam has demonstrated an interest in fashion and philanthropic ventures and claimed awards and accolades. 

  • In partnership with UNICEF, BamBam became the spokesman for a campaign launched by UNICEF Thailand. 
  • Help children affected by the flood in Ubon Ratchathani province in Thailand.  
  • Received the Inspirational Role Model for Youth Award, at the Thailand Master Youth 2020-2021 Awards. 
  • Most recently, Seoul Music Awards Global Producer Award 2024
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