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Jung Ho-seok aka J-hope
Date and place of birth:
February 18th, 1994, Buk district, Gwangju, South Korea.
Jung Ho-Seok aka J-hope is a South Korean rapper and songwriter, dancer, and record producer. He is a member of the famous South Korean boy band group, BTS.
Position in the Group:
Lead Rapper, Main Dancer.
Life and Career :
Before debuting as an official BTS member, Jung Ho-Seok aka J-hope was a member of an underground Dance team, Neuron. He had taken dance classes at Gwangju Music Academy for six years. J-Hope had previously won various local prizes for Dance. In 2018, he placed first in a National Dance Competition. Later, as a trainee under, BigHit company, he was featured as a rapper in Jo Kwon’s song, “ANIMAL” which released in 2012. On June 13th, 2013, Jung Ho-Seok aka J-hope made his debut as a member of BTS on Mnet’s M! Countdown with the track, “No More Dream”. He was the third member to join the group after, Suga and RM.
Later in 2019, J-Hope along with fellow BTS member, V, collaborated with Zara Larsson on the soundtrack, ” A Brand New Day”. On March 1st, 2018, J-Hope released his first solo mixtape, “Hope World”. His mixtape debuted at number 63 and peaked at number 38 on the BillBoard 200. Three mixtape tracks, DayDream”, “Hope World” and “Hangsang”, topped on the chart, World Digital Songs Chart, at number 3, 16, and 24 respectively. In 2019, J-Hope released a free collaboration single, “Chicken Noodle Soup”, featuring American Singer, Becky G. This track had received 9.7 Million streams and 11,000 downloads for the week. “Chicken Noodle Soup” debuted at No.1 on the World’s Digital Songs Chart.
For the third anniversary of his mixtape, J-Hope released a full, three-minute-long version of his closing track, “Blue Side(Outro)” on March 1, 2021.
The meaning behind his Stage Name: It comes from his desire to represent hope for fans, as well as to be “the hope of BTS.”
In January 2020, Jung Ho-Seok aka J-hope was officially promoted along with RM and Suga as the full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.
His tweet became the most liked tweet in 2018 when he posted the “In my feelings Challenge”.
J-Hope has been a member of the “Green Noble Club”, which recognizes high-value donors of kid Fund Korea, since 2018.
He loves kimchi.
He and Jimin are the only members who are still roommates.
According to RM, He and Jin are the most cowardly member of the group.
He is said to be one of the members who can cook very well, others being Jin, Suga, and Jungkook.
He is the most followed solo artist on Spotify, surpassing BigBang, G-Dragon.
He prefers Bulgogi, over other Korean dishes.
He wrote and produced the main melodies, “Dionysus”.
Despite the age gap, J-hope hangs around with the Maknaes all the time.
He and Suga are really bad at drawing.
He is the third oldest in the group.
He is 27 years old in US age and 28 years old in Korean age.
His favorite number is 7.
He hates working out.
His favorite season is Spring.
- Hug me with V (2015)
- Feliz Navidad with Jin (2019)