2016: Flight Log: Departure, Fly Tour and Flight Log: Turbulence

Authored by sam091094

On February 15, 2016, Got7 and labelmate Twice were confirmed as new clothing ambassadors for NBA Style Korea.[35][36] On March 21, 2016, Got7's fifth EP, Flight Log: Departure, and its title track, "Fly", were released.[37][38] On March 31, Got7 became the first Korean act to chart on Billboard's Artist Hot 100 since Psy (peaking at #88), entering the chart at number #45.[39] On April 9, 2016, Got7 entered the Billboard Artist 100 chart at #45, becoming only the second K-pop act chart on the ranking.[40]Flight Log: Departure debuted at #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart and on the Billboard World Albums Chart.[40] On April 12, Got7 digitally released "Home Run", the second title track for their Flight Log: Departure album – member JB participated in writing and composing the song.[41]

Got7 held their first solo concert, "Fly Tour", from April 29–30 in Seoul, with the tour continuing on to dates in China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United States throughout the summer.[42][43][44]

In March, the group became a brand model in Thailand for the IT'S SKIN.[45]

In July, the group became a brand model in Thailand for the cola brand Est Cola.[46] On September 27, Got7 released their second studio album titled Flight Log: Turbulence, which consists of thirteen songs, including the title track "Hard Carry". The members have contributed to the composition and lyrics of 11 tracks on the album.[47] It sold 200,000 album copies in South Korea[48] and debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Albums Chart, selling 2,000 copies in the U.S.[49][50]

Fly charted at No. 15 on Billboard year-end World Albums chart, marking GOT7's first appearance on the chart, and they also ranked at No. 6 on the Billboard year-end World Albums Artists chart, making them the highest-charting act other than BTS. To date, only G-Dragon, SHINee, 2NE1 and EXO have landed on this chart.[51]