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J-Hope
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Personal Information
Real Name Jung Ho-seok
Hangul 정호석
Other Names Sugoi J-Hope (by Japanese fans)
Smile Hoya
Sunshine
Hobi
We are Hope
Bangtan's Hope
Birthdate February 18, 1994 (age 24)[1]
Birth Place Gwangju, South Korea
Height 177 cm (1.77 m)[1]
Weight 59 kg[1]
Blood Type A[1]
Occupation
Job Rapper, dancer, singer-songwriter, music producer
Genre Dance Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop
Years active 2013–present
Labels LOEN Entertainment[2]
Agency Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts NEURON (Formerly)
Jo Kwon[3](Formerly)
BTS (Active)
Signature
Signature of BTS' J-Hope
Website Official Website
BTS Twitter (Shared by members)
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Jung Ho-seok (정호석) known by his stage name J-Hope (제이홉) is a South Korean rapper. He is a rapper, main dancer and member of BTS. J-Hope has been described by BTS's choreographer as the best dancer of BTS.

History

J-Hope has attended Global Cyber University, where he majored in broadcasting performing arts. He has one sibling, an older sister named Jung Da Won. Dancing has been J-Hope's dream since he was a child. His solo song "MAMA" on 2016's album Wings describes how his mother unconditionally encouraged his dream, even when it drove his family into some debt and required her to go work abroad.

"Time travel to 2006, crazed for dancing, pinched my mom’s purse / When my dad opposed but I practiced every day / She supported me and the pieces of my dream / But I didn’t know my mom’s big contribution wasn’t a shortcut but a path to a dream that resulted in debt / (Always) the problem is money (Go away) so my mom ended up working overseas

Over the phone, my mom’s voice that I hear is clear / What I remember is my mom’s strength back then was my curve ball / For real / I was determined to be successful / With that one promise I became the son I am now"

BTS-MAMA, Wings 2016.

Before BTS, J-Hope was a street dancer in the group NEURON. He was accepted to Bighit in December 2010, joining RM and Suga- who had moved in to the Bighit dorms in August and November respectively- as part of the Bangtan lineup.

Cyber Bullying

In November 2014, J-Hope was cyber bullied via a hashtag saying that J-Hope does not deserve to be in the band and he should get kicked out as soon as possible. J-Hope tweeted “Late at night when everyone is asleep, this is J-Hope. I was monitoring myself and practicing my dance for the first time in a while, and I’m feeling a lot of things.. I’m really lacking still… I feel like I should work harder, so I’m tweeting a fighting tweet. Fighting, Hope!” The other BTS members showed their support by tweeting in defense of him and trying to cheer him up by posting funny and encouraging pictures. Fans showed their support by tweeting and commenting on J-Hope’s social media accounts, and making the hashtag #JHopeYourePerfect trend on twitter, which was a success.

Hixtape

Big Hit announces last February 23, 2018 that J-Hope's mixtape entitled "Hope World" (Named Hixtape by A.R.M.Ys) which is a combination of his name and mixtape will be released on March 2, 2018. J-Hope follows the trend of dropping mixtapes after RM and Suga.

On March 1, 2018, J-Hope released a music video for the title track "Daydream". The music video went on to be the fastest Korean music video to get 1 million likes on YouTube, surpassing the record previously held by his group BTS. A music video for the B-side "Airplane" was later released on March 6.

The EP debuted at number 63 on the Billboard 200, making him the highest charting K-pop solo act on the chart. Hope World also placed at number 46 on the Canadian Albums chart. Three mixtape tracks, “Daydream”, “Hope World”, and “Hangsang”, charted on the World Digital Songs Chart, ranking third, 16th, and 24th respectively. The success of his solo debut lead him to rank third on the Emerging Artists Chart, and 97th on the Artist 100 Chart for the week of March 10. He is the fifth Korean artist, and the second Korean soloist after Psy, to place on the Artist 100

Discography

See also: BTS Discography

Mixtapes

Unofficial songs

See also: BTS Unofficial songs

  • 1 Verse (2015)

Filmography

Variety shows

Year Name Channel Role
2014 100 Choice, Best Ramyun MBC Guest (Ep.6)
2015 My Pet Clinic - Guest with Jimin and V (Ep.6)
2016 Star King SBS Guest with V (Ep.433)
Same Bed, Different Dreams Guest (Ep.46)
Star King Guest with RM and Jimin (Ep.447)
God’s Workplace Guest with Jimin (Pilot Episode)
2017 Top 3 Chef King Guest with Jin (Ep.68)
2018 PON! Nippon TV Guest with Jimin (Episode February 7)
Tuesday Surprise Guest with Jimin (Episode February 13)
ZIP! Guest with Jimin (Episode February 21)

Music shows

Year Name Channel Role
2016 Inkigayo SBS Special host with V (Ep.869)
Music Bank KBS 2TV Special host with Jungkook (Ep.858)
2017 M Countdown Mnet Special host with RM and Jimin (Ep.543)

Music videos

Year Title Other artist(s) Album
As main artist
2018 Daydream Hope World
Airplane
Guest appearances
2012 I'm Da One JoKwon I'm Da One

Credits

BTS Discography

Trivia

  • He is the third oldest in the band BTS
  • His Zodiac sign is Aquarius
  • He is referred to as the ‘sunshine’ of the group due to his bright and energetic personality
  • J-Hope has an older sister
  • His hobbies are listening to music and window shopping
  • He chose the name “J-Hope” as his stage name because he wants to be a source of light and hope to his fans
  • His favorite color is green
  • His favorite number is 7
  • He hates exercising/working out
  • He loves kimchi
  • His favorite season is Spring
  • He is really bad at drawing
  • He has a dog called Mickey
  • He used to have a girlfriend before debut, but he already broke up with her
  • His favourite subject in school is Music
  • He speaks Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese
  • His role models are G-Dragon of BIGBANG, A$AP Rocky, J.Cole, and Beenzino
  • He is the protagonist of the "Boy Meets Evil" short film
  • His solo song from the WINGS album is "Mama"
  • If he could introduce his sister to a member, he would introduce her to Jungkook.
  • His mixtape, 'Hope World' was released on March 2nd, which charted on iTunes in 63 countries.
  • He and Jimin are the only ones who are still roommates.
  • He has gained the liking of many celebrities outside of Korea, for example wrestler John Cena and singer-songwriter Tinashe.
  • Prior to Hope World, J-Hope released an unofficial track, 1VERSE on Soundcloud in 2015.
  • According to RM, he and Jin are the most cowards members of the group.[4]

Family Tree

{{Familytree Father Mother ||Older Sister||Ho-seok
(b.1994)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J-Hope's profile on BTS Japan Official Fanclub [1]
  2. J-Hope listed with a label in LEON Entertainment
  3. Jo Kwon ft. J-Hope in I'm Da One
  4. Flinch w/ BTS – via YouTube.

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