J-Hope

J-Hope

This is Biography Jung Ho-seok was born on February 18, 1994 in Ilgok-dong, in the Buk district in Gwangju. She attended primary, middle and high schools in her hometown. In the third grade she became interested in dancing thanks to the activities organized by her school, and a year later she began taking dance lessons at the Gwangju Dance Academy, which she attended. for six years, until the first year of high school. He was part of several dance crews once he entered middle school, and during the second year

he joined the underground crew Neuron, taking part in street dance performances and competitions under the name Smile Hoya. He became relatively well known for his dancing skills, winning various local awards and placing first in a national competition in 2008. He later also became interested in singing and
rapping, and in 2010 he auditioned to become an aspiring idol, being noticed by Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk.Enter in the agency and moved from Gwangju to Seoul on December 24, becoming the third member of the group that Big Hit is about to launch, that of BTS, after RM and Suga.In 2012 he collaborated as a rapper on the song Animal by Jo Kwon.

J-Hope joined BTS as a member in 2013, performing the track No More Dream from their single album debut 2 Cool 4 Skool to M Countdown.From that moment is involved in the creative process of
each of the group’s albums, in which he uses the pseudonym J-Hope, which derives from the desire to symbolize the hope of his fans and BTS, and which also represents a reference to Pandora’s box of myth .

On March 1, 2018 he released his first mixtape solo, Hope World, together with the music video of the opener Daydream; on the following March 6th the music video of the B-side Airplane was uploaded. The mixtape rose to position 38 on the Billboard 200, making him the best-charting Korean soloist up to that point. Daydream is first on the World Digital Songs Chart, making J-Hope one of ten Korean artists (including his own group) to ever reach the top of the chart. The success of his his solo debut placed him third in the Emerging Artists Chart and ninetieth in the Artist 100 Chart for the week of March 17th.

In October 2018, he was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit fifth class by the President of South Korea together with the other members of BTS for contributing to the spread of Korean culture
around the world. After graduating in Telecommunications and Entertainment from Global Cyber University, in March 2019 he began attending the graduate school of Hanyang Cyber University for an MBA in Advertising Media.

On 27 September 2019 he released the single Chicken Noodle Soup in collaboration with the singer Becky G, becoming the first member of BTS to enter the Billboard Hot 100 as a soloist, with a debut in 81st position. In January 2020 he joined the Korea Music Copyright Association as a full member. November, signs some tracks contained in Be, as well as coordinating the production of the album.

In July 2021, he was appointed Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture by South Korean President Moon Jae-in together with the other members of BTS, and equipped with a diplomatic passport to participate in the United Nations general assembly on September 20th. In 2022 J-Hope releases the single More taken from his first solo album Jack in the Box, out on July 15th. On the 31st of the same month he is the main guest of the last evening of the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, where he held the first solo performance of his career. In February 2023 he became brand ambassador of the Louis fashion house Vuitton, while on March 3 he released the single On the Street.

J-Hope defined old school hip hop his “fundamental foundation”, and he grew up listening to boom bap and new jack swing, as well as dancing locking about funk music and the songs of James Brown and Wu-Tang Clan. He began rapping in 2010 after joining Big Hit, stating that he “naturally absorbed [rapping] during daily life” under the influence of R.M. and Suga.

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He cited the two rappers and producer Supreme Boi as reasons why J-Hope loves music and why he developed an interest in music production. His flow and rhyme schemes emulate scratching of vinyl in turntablism.Cita ASAP Rocky as a role model and influence on both his music and his way of dressing, in addition to Kris Kross, to J. Cole and the other members of BTS. For Hope World he drew inspiration from the adventurous nature of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and from Kyle’s works , Amine and Joey Badass. The idea of peace has also provided the basis for many of his lyrics, and he stated that “it would

be great to become part of someone’s personal peace through my music” in an interview with Time. The idea of “representing the generation modern” influenced his compositions for
BTS. He has been described in the press as bringing an energetic and cheerful tone to his compositions and performances, creating music that is “bright and hopeful.

Ana Clara Ribeiro of Rolling Stone Korea wrote that his “unique and energetic flow works as
a shining frame for his lyrics, which are filled with all kinds of colors, even some of the darkest.” He is considered the best dancer of BTS, known for their flexible movements and charisma when dancing, exemplified in the opening sequence of Mic Drop.J-Hope has belonged to the Green Noble Club, which recognizes Child Fund Korea’s most generous donors, since 2018. On February 18, 2019, he donated 100 million won to Child Fund Korea to support students at
the high school he attended in Gwangju; in the previous December he had donated 150 million to the same foundation, requesting that the news not be disclosed for the moment.

He repeated a 100 million donation in December 2019. The money received from the school was used to establish a five-year scholarship in his name that rewards the ten best students of the year with 500 thousand won each. On August 18, 2020 and 31 December 2021 donated 100 million won for children who were having financial difficulties due to the COVID-19
pandemic, while on the occasion of his twenty-seventh birthday in 2021, he donated 150 million won for young people in economic difficulty with vision and hearing problems. For May 5, 2021, Children’s Day in South Korea, he donated 100 million won to favor of Tanzanian infants.

On August 18, 2022, he joined the Honors Club of the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association, donating 100 million won to deal with the damage caused by the heavy rains
that just fell in Central Korea. In 2023 he donated 5 million won to Buk district of Gwangju, where he was born and raised, through the Hometown Love campaign, and 100 million won to the South Korean UNICEF committee for the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. June 30, 2023 he received the Best Star award at the Korea Children’s Awards organized by the Green Umbrella
Childern’s Foundation for his support of children’s rights.

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2022 – Jack in the Box

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