J-Hope is a Korean star, is a member of South Korean boy band BT-Big Hit Entertainment. He is also a Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and best known for being a member of the boys’ band Bangtan Boys.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
J-Hope was born as Jung Ho-Seok on February 18, 1994, in Gwangju, Korea. He is 26 years old and his birth sign is Aquarius. He lived with his parents and has an older sister, Mejiwoo, an Instagram personality.
Before debuting with BTS, he was part of the underground dance team Neuron and took dance classes from Gwangju Music Academy. His skills in dance eventually led him to gain interest in singing, helping him to audition as an idol trainee.
He has nicknames that are given by his fans, Hobi, Sunshine, J-Dope, J-Farmer, J-Kill, Golden Hyung, Angel, Jay, Captain Nemo, JH and many more. Currently, he lives in Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea with his members.
He did his High School from “Gwangju Global High School” and so joined “Global Cyber University”. Once he was in elementary school, he had a passion for tennis. Similarly, he usually competes in competitions and once received a bronze medal in a 3-team competition.
In the year 2010, J-Hope was first notified by agents from Big Hit Entertainment during major national casting. He joined Bangtan Boys as its first trainee and then officially became a member of the band in June 2013 with the other members of the band, Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, V and JungKook.
In 2013, J-Hope made his debut with the single “No More Dream” that released as a part of the Bangtan Boys debut album ‘2 Cool 4 Skool.’ Together with the members of BTS, he went on to win a series of awards and performed at many events like the Mnet Asian Music Awards, the American Music Awards and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve.
On December twenty-one, 2015, the South Korean singer started his solo music career along with his first-ever single titled “1 VERSE“. He had debuted three solo songs, “Mama”, “Boy Meets Evil”, as well as “Just Dance.” Further, he embarked on a solo career with his debut mixtape, Hope World in 2018, becoming the third member to do so.
In addition to becoming the fifth Korean artist to chart on the Billboard 200 after BoA, Taeyang, Jonghyun, and G-Dragon, J-Hope also became the highest-charting solo K-pop act on the Billboard 200 up to present. Hope World landed at number 63 on the main chart, and also topped the World Albums chart. In the same year, his group BTS hit number one on the Billboard 200 twice for their albums Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer.
In 2019, his duet song with Becky G, Chicken Noodle Soup, rocked the charts across the globe. The track topped the Billboard World Digital Songs chart and even edged into the Hot 10 after it became popular with a social media dance challenge. In January 2020, he promoted along with the fellow BTS member RM to join with Suga as the full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association.
Awards and Achievements
He has won several local prizes for dance, including placing first in a National Dance Competition in 2008. The success of his solo debut leads him to rank third on the Emerging Artist Chart and 97th on the Artist 100 Chart for the week of March 10 and 91st of the week of March 17.
He is the fifth Korean creative person and therefore the second Korean soloist after Psy, to place on the Artist 100. The South Korean artiste and his band were honored with the title ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the 2013 Golden Disk Awards, the 2013 MelOn Music Awards, the 2014 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, and therefore the 2014 Seoul Music Awards.
He never mentioned he had anyone he loved on any Social Media. He most likely should be single and should be specializing in his career.
Since being a member of BTS he hasn’t linked to any dating rumors. Various sources online claim that he was in a relationship before entering BTS. He split with his girlfriend after she decided to move on with someone else, but that’s the only dating story about J-Hope.
He has an impressive body structure with 5 feet 10 inches in height and 65 kg in weight. His favorite hair color is Red and his favorite drink is Sprite. He said he is one of the members who can cook well. His BT21 character could be a blue/purple horse, Mang.
In BTS’s mini-drama ‘Flower Boys’, J-Hope used to teach Literature. He likes reading and literature. He mentions he’s not good at drawing. His favorite color is Green. He can speak Japanese, Korean, and basic Sunshine language.
Social Media and Net Worth
J-Hope doesn’t seem to have personal accounts on social media platforms. However, he is active in Twitter and Youtube accounts through his group’s accounts. Therefore, the group’s Youtube has 26.2 million subscribers and 24.3 million followers on their Twitter account.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his net worth is around $12 million. He purchased a luxury apartment in South Korea worth US$1.6 million for his personal use in 2016.