J-Hope attended the second day of the 2022 MAMA Awards and took home the prize for Most Popular Male Artist. In addition to thanking his supporters, he also expressed his gratitude toward his bandmates. He said, “And the members who backed me more than anyone, love you and thank you.” Apart from winning the trophy, J-hope also garnered attention as he dressed in a suave black suit and paired it with black sunglasses. 

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Who is BTS’ J Hope?

Jung Ho-Seok popular by the name of J Hope is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer, and record producer. He was born on February 18, 1994, in Gwangju, South Korea, where he lived with his parents and older sister, Jung Ji-woo.   

J Hope enrolled in the Hanyang Cyber University’s Master of Business Administration in Advertising and Media program in March 2019. He earlier received a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment from Global Cyber University.

He was a member of the underground dance team Neuron before making his BTS debut. J Hope was very well-known for his dancing abilities before making his debut. He won a number of local dance awards, including the national dance competition in 2008.

He later developed an interest in singing and rapping. J-hope was a trainee when he appeared as a rapper in the 2012 song “Animal” by Jo Kwon.

J Hope made his television debut on June 2013 as a member of BTS and he performed on the song No More Dream from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool.

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He was also the third member to join the group after RM and SUGA. Since then, J Hope has contributed to the making of each album in the discography of BTS.

On June 14, 2019, J Hope, together with fellow BTS member V, collaborated with Zara Larsson on a soundtrack called A Brand New Day for a mobile game BTS World.

On March 1st, 2018, J Hope made his debut solo mixtape, Hope World which was available globally. A music video for the lead track, Daydream, was also released along with it. On March 6, another music video for the B-side single Airplane was made available.

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J-Hope’s performance at Lollapalooza on July 31 made history, as he was the first ever South Korean artist who performed a solo act at a major American music festival.  

Jack in the Box is the debut studio album of South Korean rapper J-Hope, released on July 15, 2022, through Big Hit Music. It contains 10 tracks, including the lead single, More.  

He also became the highest-charting Korean solo performer on the list at that period. The mixtape debuted at no 63 and peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200. J Hope is one of just ten Korean artists, including BTS, to have reached number one with the album Daydream, which peaked at the top of the World Digital Song Sales chart.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, J-Hope has an estimated net worth of $20 million.