J Hope as he is popularly called is a rapper, dancer, and songwriter who works in the K-pop industry in South Korea. He is an internationally renowned singer and dancer who is part of the famous BTS Band. He made his entry into the BTS Band in 2013 and has been an integral part of the team ever since. The team together has produced record-selling albums and J Hope is one of the main reasons behind the success of the band.
The talented singer and dancer started off with street dance team Neuron when he was young and later learnt professional dance at Gwangju Music Academy for many years. J Hope won several awards for his dance performance when he was in school and also secured the first place in the 2008 National Dance Competition.
Later, J Hope joined the BTS Band and went on to create various records within a short span of time. He is famous for his single Chicken Noodle Soup that clocked nearly 10 million streams within a week after its release in 2019. He is also a philantropist and has donated millions for charitable activities across the world. He has won several awards for his contribution to music at a young age.
Wiki | Biography
J Hope is the stage name of Jung Ho- Seok. However, people call him J Hope across the world. He was born in a traditional South Korean family on 18th February 1994 in Buk District of Gwangju. He started his basic education in Gwangju where he learnt dance and other skills at a young age. J Hope won several dance competitions when he was in school.
He learnt professional dance from Gwangju Music Academy since fourth grade for nearly six years. Later on, he developed interest in singing and became a rapper due to his impeccable style and singing ability. He made his debut as a rapper with the 2012 song Animal which was sung by singer Jo Kwon.
Meanwhile, he completed his graduation from Global Cyber University in South Korea with a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment. Not stopping at that, he also joined the MBA course in Advertising and Media from Hangyang Cyber University in 2019.
The singer’s first solo album Hope World that was released in 2018 entered the top ranks of Billboard Charts in the US and it peaked at the 38th position. The success of J Hope did not stop at this as he was able to enter the Billboard charts once again in 2019 with another single Chicken Noodle Soup.
Family, Girlfriend, Relationships
J Hope hails from a traditional family in South Korea. His father Mr. Ho Seok works as a lecturer and he was not so much interested in J Hope’s dancing skills. However, J Hope got complete support from his mother who encouraged him to take up professional dance classes. The singer and dancer also has a sister Jung Ji-Woo who works as a designer. J Hope is currently unmarried but has mentioned his plans to get married before the age of 30.
J Hope is tall and handsome who has millions of fans for his amazing dancing skills and looks. His height is around 5.10 feet and he weighs around 70 kgs. He has an athletic built that helps him in his dance. He often keeps changing his hair color from black to other funky colours depending on the requirement of the show. He is charming and has a good smile that adds to his overall appeal as a dancing icon.
Even while he was studying school, J Hope won the National Dance Competition securing the first place. He later took up singing in a professional manner and made his debut as a rapper with the 2012 song Animal. After this, he made his BTS debut with the album M Countdown. It made him a huge star and he became very famous with this album.
In 2014, he released another soundtrack A Brand New Day for the mobile game BTS World and this also got huge appreciation from fans and critics in South Korea. The soundtrack was composed along with another popular BTS artist V and Zara Larsson.
The net worth of J Hope is around $20 million. He has been working since the last 10 years for various entertainment companies along with Big Hit Entertainment Company and earned lots of money. He has even donated close to $1 million for the Child Fund in South Korea. In 2016, he bought a luxury apartment in South Korea for nearly $1.6 million.
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J Hope is very close to his family members and especially to his sister Jung Ji-Woo. Interestingly, she looks similar to J Hope and has millions of fans on Instagram similar to her brother. She is also a designer and also works for J Hope as a stylist.