Jeon Jung kook, better known as Jungkook or JK, is the main vocalist and the youngest member of the popular boy band BTS. Jeon Jung kook is a South Korean K-pop artist, a singer, dancer, songwriter, and record producer. From award show stages such as billboards to Grammy, stadium tours, and concerts, the young man is known to uplift the audience with his raps, voice, and dance moves.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jungkook’s full name is Jung Jung-Guk, 전정국 in hangul. Jungkook is 24 years old. He celebrates his birthday on September 1 since he was born on the same day in 1997, in Buk district, in Busan, South Korea.
His family consists of his mother, father, and older brother. There’s not much information regarding his family.
Jungkook received his high school education from Beak Yang Middle school. In 2017, he graduated from the Seoul School of Performing Arts.
He started break dancing while at Seoul Performing Arts School. He learned his other dancing styles such as Powerful dances, and urban styles in 2012 in Los Angeles.
Jungkook debuted under the hip-hop boy band BTS on June 12, 2013, with the release of the single ‘2 Cool 4 Skool’. After this, Jungkook along with his bandmates released hit albums one after another.
Under BTS, Jeon Jungkook has sung two solo tracts; the first being the pop track “Begin” from the 2016 album Wings. The second track, “Euphoria” was released on April 5, 2018, as the intro of BTS’ “Love Yourself” series. Euphoria topped Gaon Digital Chart for 13 weeks.
Coming to Jungkook’s solo projects, he has so far released his covers of popular singles such as Purpose and Nothing Like Us (by Justin Beiber), Lost stars (by Adam Levine), and Paper Hearts (by Tori Kelly), We don’t talk anymore (by Charlie Puth). Jungkook has also released montage videos on youtube and is fond of photography.
On June 4, 2020, he released the song “Still With You”, for free on platforms such as SoundCloud as a part of BTS’ yearly debut celebrations. His song got described as “tinkling synths and gently strummed guitars and brushed drums”. He produced the piece himself.
Journey to becoming a Singer
Jungkook’s older brother’s name is Jeon Jung Hyun. He appears to be a supportive brother as he regularly shows love to his younger brother on his Instagram page.
Jungkook initially had dreamt of becoming a badminton player when he was young, but after seeing the famous Korean artist G-Dragon perform on television, it got changed to becoming a singer. Hence, he considers G-Dragon as his role model and musical influence.
In 2011, he auditioned on the South Korean talent show Superstar K but unfortunately was not selected by the judges and thus eliminated during the elimination round. After this, he received casting offers from several entertainment companies.
Eventually, he chose to become a trainee under Big Hit Entertainment after seeing Rap Monster, his fellow member, and leader in BangTan SoNyeonDan (BTS). On June 4, 2020, he released the song “Still With You”, for free on platforms such as SoundCloud as a part of BTS’ yearly debut celebrations. Billboard named the song as having “tinkling synths and gently strummed guitars and brushed drums”. He produced the piece himself.
Award and Net Worth
In the 2019 MTV Millenial award, Jungkook won Global Instagrammer Award. Together with BTS, he has won Billboards Top Social Artist Award three times in a row.
The Guinness World Records organization has also confirmed that Jungkook along with his band, has broken three major records in total.
Jungkook’s estimated net worth is around $8 million. Besides being a talented singer, and artist, Jungkook has a charismatic personality. His attractive visuals have contributed to his success.
Looking inside his love life the media doesn’t have any information regarding his dating life. Before his debut, he dated a girl named Park Se-won who went to the same junior high school as him. Above all, Jeon broke up with her to put all his effort into work.
Around 2015, rumors surfaced saying that he was in a relationship with a former CUBE trainee girl Ko Seo Hyun. Some people on the web have claimed that Jungkook and Lovely’s Jeong Ye In were in a relationship. Above all, neither he nor his company has confirmed anything about his dating life.
Jungkook has a height of 5 feet 10 inches, which perfectly fits with his weight of 69 kg. His chest, waist, and biceps size are 38, 30, and 13 inches respectively. Likewise, he has dark brown eyes and black hair. Like most celebrities, Jungkook keeps changing his hairstyle often. He used to sport comparatively long hair prior to the BTS concert in October 2019.
Likewise, he also has several tattoos on his body. The most distinctive and meaningful tattoos are on his hand. Some meaningful tattoos are the crown, “ARMY”, and “J”, among others. Each small tattoo has its own meaning to the artist as well as his fans.
Furthermore, Jungkook has also gained attention for not being shy about showing his abs to his fans during concerts and performances. This is great fanservice to his loyal fans, which also makes fans fall more and more in love with the youngest member.
Jungkook and the band have so far received a massive fan following and popularity not just in South Korea but in other parts of the world too. For instance, BTS’s official Twitter account has around 22 million followers. On Instagram, he goes by the handle @bts.jungkook with almost 7.1 million followers.