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J-Hope (제이홉; stylized in lower case) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer under BigHit Music. He is a member of the boy group BTS.

He released his first mix tape, Hope World, on March 2, 2018. He then made his official solo debut with his first full-length album Jack In The Box on July 15, 2022.


2013: Debut with BTS

He debuted as a member of BTS on June 13, 2013 with the single album "2 Cool 4 Skool".

2018: Hope World

On March 2, 2018, he released his first mix tape, Hope World.

2022: "More" and Jack In The Box

After the announcement of the group, BTS, going on hiatus, a representative from BigHit Music also revealed that J-Hope will be the first member to begin solo activities.[1] On June 26, it was announced that J-Hope would be releasing his first full-length album, Jack In The Box, on July 15, along with a pre-release single titled "More" on July 1.[2]


Studio albums


Digital singles



Other releases

  • "1 Verse" (2015)
  • "Ddaeng" (with RM & Suga) (2018)

Producing and writing credits

Artist Song Album Type
Lee Seung Gi "The Song That Will Make You Smile" Tonight Writing
BTS "We Are Bulletproof Pt.2" 2 Cool 4 Skool Writing
"No More Dream" Writing
"Outro: Circle Room Cypher" Writing
"We On" O!RUL8,2? Writing
"If I Ruled The World"
"BTS Cypher, Pt. 1"
"The Rise of Bangtan (진격의 방탄)"
"Satoori Rap"
BTS "Intro: Skool Luv Affair" Skool Luv Affair Writing
"Where You From"
"Just One Day"
"BTS Cypher, Pt 2 : Triptych"
"Spine Breaker"
"Miss Right" Skool Luv Affair Special Edition
"Like (Slow Jam Remix)"
"No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" "No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)" Composing
"Danger" Dark & Wild Writing
"War of Hormone"
"Hip Hop Lover"
"Let Me Know"
"BTS Cypher Pt.3: Killer"
"Can You Turn Off Your Phone?"
"24/7 = Heaven"
"Look Here"
"So 4 More" N/A
BTS "I Need U" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Pt. 1 Writing
"Hold Me Tight"
"Boyz With Fun"
"Converse High"
"Moving On"
"Run" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, Pt. 2
"Whalien 52"
"Ma City"
"Autumn Leaves"
BTS "Save Me" The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever Writing
"Epilogue: Young Forever"
"Love Is Not Over (Full length edition)"
"Run (Alternative mix)"
"Intro: Boy Meets Evil" Wings Writing
"Blood Sweat & Tears"
"Mama" Writing
"Awake" Writing
"BTS Cypher 4"
"2! 3!"
"Interlude: Wings"
BTS "Outro: Wings" You Never Walk Alone Writing
"A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone"
"Come Back Home" "Come Back Home" Writing
"Best of Me" Love Yourself: Her Writing
"Pied Piper"
"MIC Drop"
"Outro: Her"
"MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)" "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)"
J-Hope "Hope World" Hope World Writing
"P.O.P (Piece of Peace) Pt.1"
"Base Line"
"Hangsang" Writing
"Airplane" Writing
"Blue Side (Outro)"
BTS "134340" Love Yourself: Tear Writing
"Love Maze"
"Magic Shop"
"Airplane pt.2"
"So What"
"Outro: Tear"
"Trivia 起: Just Dance" Love Yourself: Answer
"I'm Fine"
"Answer: Love Yourself"
"MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) (Full Length Edition)"
BTS "Boy With Luv" Map of the Soul : Persona Writing
"Make It Right"
"Jamais Vu"
"A Brand New Day" BTS World Original Soundtrack
J-Hope "Chicken Noodle Soup" "Chicken Noodle Soup" Writing
BTS "Make It Right (feat. Lauv)" "Make It Right (feat. Lauv)" Writing
"Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix)" "Make It Right (feat. Lauv) (EDM Remix)"
BTS "Louder Than Bombs" Map of the Soul : 7 Writing
"We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal"
"Outro : Ego"
BTS "Life Goes On" Be Writing
"Fly To My Room"
"Blue & Grey"
"Skit" Composing
"Dis-ease" Writing


Music video appearances


  • He is the third oldest in BTS.
  • His Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
  • He is BTS' main dancer.
  • J-Hope has an older sister (Jung Ji Woo). She is 4 years older.
  • His favorite color is green.
  • His favorite number is 7.
  • His hobbies are listening to music and window shopping.
  • He chose the name "J-Hope" as his stage name because he wants to be a source of light and hope to his fans. He thinks it's the best among the members of the group because it bears more.
  • He is one of the mood-makers in the group, and is known for his bubbly and outgoing nature.
  • His surnames are Hope and Smile Hoya.
  • He loves kimchi.
  • He really loves Sprite.
  • His favorite season is Spring.
  • He hates exercising/working out.
  • His role models are G-Dragon from BIGBANG, A$AP Rocky, J.Cole, and Beenzino.
  • He is a fan of EXO.
  • He is the type of person to approach someone without hesitation. His speaking habits are also like that.
  • He is really bad at drawing.
  • He has a dog named Mickey.
  • He is scared of animals, especially snakes.
  • He is a very soft-hearted person who gets scared easily by the members.
  • He likes to help the members to dance better.
  • Pre-debut, he danced a lot with Jimin and Jungkook, especially girlgroup choreographies. He also helped RM to learn dancing.
  • He won many prizes at Gwangju for his dance and many underground dance battles.
  • He was in the same dance academy of Zelo.
  • Along with Youngjae (formerly from B.A.P), he once auditioned to become a trainee for JYP Entertainment but was not accepted.[3]
  • His favorite song from No More Dream is "Like it" because he thinks it's a wise song about love.
  • When he has problems, he usually confides in RM or Suga.
  • He has a father-son relationship with Jungkook and always comforted with when he was sad pre-debut.
  • RM has stated that if he himself was not the leader, he thinks the leader would have been j-hope.
    • He also stated he is great at turning off his bad habits, comparing himself as fire and J-Hope as water.
  • He is known as the neatest of the group and is seen as a second mother.
  • In the No More Dream era, he was recognized by his mask.
  • Pre-debut, he doubted he would debut. His friends and family often asked him when he was going to debut. Because of that, he wondered if he and the other members were not training for nothing and if they could really debut one day.
  • He did a cover of the title "Young, Wild and Free" by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa with Jimin and Jungkook.
  • He would like to have good English from RM and abs from Jimin because his have disappeared a little because of their busy schedules and lack of training.
  • If he only had one day to live, J-Hope would like to travel with his family anywhere in Korea.
  • His MBTI personality type is ESFJ.[4]
  • Kiko Mizuhara is his favorite Japanese actress.
  • He and Jungkook were backup dancers for 2AM's Jo Kwon before debuting as idols.[5]


Main article: J-Hope/Gallery


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