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180825-26 J-Hope LOVE YOURSELF tour in Seoul (6) (cropped).jpg
J-Hope performing at Seoul Olympic Stadium during the BTS World Tour: Love Yourself, August 2018
Native name 정호석
Born Jung Ho-seok
(1994-02-18) February 18, 1994 (age 24)
Gwangju, South Korea
Residence Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea[1]
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • record producer
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2012–present
Labels Big Hit Entertainment
Associated acts BTS
Korean name
Hangul 정호석
Revised Romanization Jeong Ho-seok
McCune–Reischauer Chǒng Hosǒk
Stage name
Hangul 제이홉
Revised Romanization Jeihop
McCune–Reischauer Cheihop
Signature of BTS' J-Hope.png

Jung Ho-seok (Hangul정호석; born February 18, 1994), better known by his stage name J-Hope (stylized as j-hope), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, dancer and record producer. In 2013, J-Hope made his debut as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS, managed under Big Hit Entertainment. As one of the songwriters for the group, he has 77 songs accredited to his name by the Korea Music Copyright Association.

J-Hope released his first solo mixtape, Hope World, worldwide on March 1, 2018. The album was met with a positive reception. His debut at number 63 (and subsequent peak at number 38) made him the highest charting solo Korean artist on the Billboard 200.

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I remember myself back in that moment When the barren land burned me down I ran looking at the blue sky Wanted to fly, in that airplane I remember myself back in that moment When the barren land burned me down I ran looking at the blue sky Wanted to fly, the airplane airplane I still can’t believe it Gwang-Ju native’s aviation madness Now in the very place of dream that was so high Flying over the beautiful world Always when I get on it Butterflies in my stomach on the first trip to Japan I still think of it Cuz that flied my dream Cuz it made this Everywhere Now I’m an ‘Issue Man’ and all the camera flashes Blessings on the safe arrival God Bless I remember myself back in that moment When the barren land burned me down I ran looking at the blue sky I fly more than enough in the Airplane Some people talk shit about me Those some people get jealous in loneliness Don’t give a damn I just laugh at it Drink Champagne in my Airplane Over the clouds everyday Over the clouds are my feelings Over the clouds, Check it Chemistry between me and the clouds Everyday with the clouds The fun riding the clouds, the fading in with the clouds, you don’t know. Maybe. Flying for years now Got a mileage close to a million It’s time to console you who didn’t make it yet I’ll give the flight points as a present Love the airplane mode Turn off all the concerns, no matter what anyone says Just continue keeping the first And look at the sky Seems quite right from my seat now I remember myself back in that moment When the barren land burned me down I ran looking at the blue sky I remember those days in this airplane Some people talk shit about me Those some people get jealous in loneliness Don’t give a damn I’m just happy I made it, I feel it in my Airplane


Life and career

1994–2012: Early life

Jung Ho-seok was born on February 18, 1994, in Gwangju, South Korea, where he lived with his parents and older sister.[2] Before debuting with BTS, he was part of the underground dance team Neuron.[3] J-Hope had been relatively well-known for his skills in dance prior to his debut; he won various local prizes for dance, including placing first in a national dance competition in 2008.[3][4] His skills in dance eventually led him to gain interest in singing and rapping, helping motivate him to audition as an idol trainee.[2] As a trainee, J-Hope was featured as a rapper in Jo Kwon's song "Animal", which was released in 2012.[5]

2013–present: BTS

On June 13, 2013, J-Hope made his debut as a member of BTS on Mnet's M! Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool.[6] He was the third member to join the group as a trainee after RM and Suga.[7] J-Hope has since been involved in the creation process of every album in BTS' discography.[8]

His stage name, "J-Hope (제이홉)", comes from his desire to represent hope for fans, as well as to be "the hope of BTS."[9] It is also a reference to the 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 was hope.[10]

2018–present: Solo activities

On March 1, 2018, J-Hope released his first solo mixtape, Hope World, worldwide, along with a music video for the title track "Daydream".[11] A music video for the B-side "Airplane" was later released on March 6.[12]

The EP debuted at number 63 and peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200, making him the highest charting K-pop solo act on the chart. Hope World also peaked at number 35 on the Canadian Albums chart, and number 19 on the US Top Rap Albums chart. Three mixtape tracks, "Daydream", "Hope World", and "Hangsang", charted on the World Digital Songs Chart, ranking third, 16th, and 24th respectively.[13] The following week, the tracks grew to first, sixth, and 11th, with three additional tracks off of Hope World, "Airplane", "Base Line", and "P.O.P (Piece of Peace) pt. 1" arriving on the chart at number five, eight, and twelve, respectively. "Daydream" peaking atop the chart made J-Hope one of only ten K-Pop groups, including his band BTS, to reach number one.[14] 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 and 91st for the week of March 17. He is the fifth Korean artist, and the second Korean soloist after Psy, to place on the Artist 100.[13][15]

The mixtape charted in ten countries worldwide, with "Daydream" charting in three.[16][17]


J-Hope has been described as having an upbeat and energetic tone to his music and performances.[18] His mixtape, Hope World, was described as having a fun nature and variety of musical genres, including synth-pop, trap, house, alternative hip hop, funk-soul, and retro elements.[19] Jeff Benjamin of Fuse wrote that the atmospheric style of "Blue Side", Hope World's outro track, "leaves the listener curious for what's coming next from J-Hope."[20] The lyrical elements of the mixtape, notably the lead song "Daydream", was praised by Billboard magazine for its discussion of the difficulties an idol faces in their career, various literary references, and fun presentation of the serious subject matter.[21]

J-Hope cites the adventurous nature of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and the works Kyle, Aminé, and Joey Badass as influencers on his style and work on Hope World. The idea of peace has also provided a basis for much of his lyrics, stating that "it’d be fantastic to become a part of someone’s personal peace through my music" in an interview with Time magazine.[22] The idea of "representing the modern generation" has also influenced his work on BTS' music.[7]



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US World
Hope World[31]
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


J-Hope at the 26th Seoul Music Awards in January 2017.
J-Hope at the 26th Seoul Music Awards in January 2017.
Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US World

"Daydream" 2018 80 1 7 Hope World
"Airplane" 5 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US World
"Intro: Boy Meets Evil" 2016 31 9 Wings
"Mama" 22 13
"Base Line" 2018 8 N/A Hope World
(featuring Supreme Boi)
"Hope World" 6
"P.O.P (Piece of Peace) pt.1" 12
"Trivia 起: Just Dance" 12 42 61 7 Love Yourself: Answer
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
"Animal (Radio Edit)" (Jo Kwon featuring J-Hope) 2012 36

I'm Da One

Other songs

Year Title Format Other Notes
2015 "1 Verse"[44] Digital download, streaming N/A
2018 "땡 (Ddaeng)"[45] with RM and Suga

Writing and production credits

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[46]

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Year Artist Album Song
2012 Jo Kwon I'm Da One Animal (Radio Edit)
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2
No More Dream
I Like It
O!RUL8,2? We On
If I Ruled the World
BTS Cypher Pt. 1
Attack on Bangtan
Satoori Rap
2014 Skool Luv Affair Intro: Skool Luv Affair
Where Did You Come From?
Just One Day
BTS Cypher Pt. 2: Triptych
Miss Right
I Like It (Slow Jam Remix)
Dark & Wild Danger
War of Hormone
Hip Hop Lover
Let Me Know
BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer ft. Supreme Boi
What Are You Doing?
Would You Turn off Your Cellphone?
Blanket Kick
Look Here
2nd Grade
Wake Up The Stars
I Like It Pt. 2
Wake Up
2015 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1 I Need U
Hold Me Tight
Boyz with Fun
Converse High
Moving On
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 Run
Whalien 52
My City
Dead Leaves
J-Hope Non-album release 1 Verse[44]
2016 BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever Butterfly (Prologue Remix)
Run (Ballad Mix)
Run (Alternative Mix)
Epilogue: Young Forever
Save Me
Youth Introduction: Youth
Good Day
Wishing on A Star
For You
Wings Intro: Boy Meets Evil
Blood Sweat & Tears
BTS Cypher Pt. 4
Two! Three!
Interlude: Wings
2017 You Never Walk Alone Outro: Wings
A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone
Love Yourself: Her DNA
Best of Me
MIC Drop
Pied Piper
Outro: Her
Seo Taiji 25 Project Come Back Home
2018 J-Hope Hope World[31] Hope World
P.O.P (Piece of Peace) pt. 1
Base Line
Blue Side (Outro)
BTS Face Yourself Intro: Ringwanderung
Best of Me (Japanese ver.)
Blood Sweat & Tears (Japanese ver.)
Mic Drop (Japanese ver.)
Love Yourself: Tear 134340
Love Maze
Magic Shop
Airplane Pt. 2
So What
Outro: Tear
RM, Suga, J-Hope Non-album release 땡 (Ddaeng)[45]
BTS Love Yourself: Answer Trivia: Just Dance
I'm Fine
Answer: Love Myself



Year Network Program Note(s) Ref.
2016 SBS Inkigayo V, Moonbyul & Wheein (Mamamoo) [47]
MBC Show! Music Core with Jungkook [48]
2017 Mnet M Countdown with RM & Jimin [49][unreliable source?]
with Jimin & Jin [50]

Trailers and short films

Year Title Length Director(s) Ref.
2016 "Boy Meets Evil" 2:52 GDW [51]
"MAMA" 2:51 YongSeok Choi (Lumpens) [52]

Music videos

Year Title Length Director(s) Ref.
2018 "Daydream" 3:48 YongSeok Choi (Lumpens) [53][54]
"Airplane" 3:21 GDW [55][54]


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External links

  • Media related to J-Hope at Wikimedia Commons
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