J-Hope

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J-Hope
제이홉
J-Hope in a white suit against a yellow, purple, and red background, his left hand rests on his temple
J-Hope, March 2019
Born
Jung Ho-seok

(1994-02-18) February 18, 1994 (age 27)
Gwangju, South Korea
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • record producer
Years active2012–present
AwardsROK Order of Cultural Merit Hwa-gwan (5th Class) ribbon.PNG Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit (2018)
Musical career
Genres
LabelsBig Hit
Associated actsBTS
Korean name
Hangul
정호석
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Ho-seok
McCune–ReischauerChǒng Hosǒk
Stage name
Hangul
제이홉
Revised RomanizationJeihop
McCune–ReischauerCheihop

Jung Ho-seok (Hangul: 정호석; born February 18, 1994),better known by his stage name j-hope, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. In 2013, J-Hope made his debut as a member of the South Korean band BTS, managed under Big Hit Entertainment.

J-Hope released his first solo mixtape, Hope World, March 1, 2018. A lot of people liked the album. His debut at number 63 (and subsequent peak at number 38) made him the highest charting solo Korean artist on the Billboard 200 at the time of the mixtape's release. In September 27, 2019, he released his song ”Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring Becky G.

Life and career[change | change source]

1994–2012: Early life[change | change source]

2013–present: BTS[change | change source]

2018–present: Solo activities and first mixtape[change | change source]

J-Hope makes music on the side while performing with the rest of BTS.

Name[change | change source]

His stage name, "J-Hope (제이홉)" (transliteration: Jeihop), comes from his desire to represent hope for fans, as well as to be "the hope of BTS."

It is also a reference to the Greek myth of Pandora's box, as after the box was opened and all the evils inside were released to the world, the only thing left at the bottom was hope.

Personal life[change | change source]

J-Hope currently lives in Seoul with the other members of BTS.

Charity[change | change source]

On February 18, 2019, J-Hope donated 100 million Korean won (US$89,000) to Child Fund Korea, in support of those attending his high school alma mater in Gwangju. He had previously donated 150 million won (about US$133,000) to the same organization in December 2018, but requested the donation be private at the time.[1]

Songs[change | change source]

Mixtapes[change | change source]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
AUS
[2]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[4]
JPN
[5]
NLD
[6]
NOR
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
US World
Hope World
Track listing
  1. "Hope World"
  2. "P.O.P (Piece of Peace) pt.1"
  3. "Daydream (백일몽)"
  4. "Base Line"
  5. "HANGSANG (항상)" featuring Supreme Boi
  6. "Airplane"
  7. "Blue Side (Outro)"
13 35 160 13 34 14 23 30 38 1
  • US: 21,000

References[change | change source]

  1. Hong, Seong-young (February 18, 2019). "방탄소년단 제이홉, 오늘 생일 맞아 1억 기부…총 2억5천만원 [공식입장]". Sports Donga. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. March 12, 2018. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  3. "Canadian Albums: March 17, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums". Archived from the original on July 9, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  5. "Billboard Japan Hot Album Chart-March 12, 2018". Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  6. "Dutchcharts: J-Hope – Hope World". Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  7. "VG-lista: Hope World". Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  8. "NZ Top 40 Albums 12.03.2018". Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  9. "Swedish Weekly Album- Week 10, March 9, 2018". Archived from the original on March 10, 2018.
  10. j-hope 'Daydream (백일몽)' MV (Video) (in Korean). YouTube: Big Hit Entertainment. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. "Hope World by j-hope on Apple Music". itunes.apple.com. Apple Inc. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.