BTS Member Profile and Facts: J-Hope

J-Hope has a larger-than-life personality and an insane amount of talent to match. He’s funny, outgoing, upbeat, and one of the main dancers and rappers in BTS. He’s also the artist behind the trendy song “Chicken Noodle Soup,” featuring Becky G and the mixtape Hope World. Here are some things you may not know about the K-pop idol, J-Hope.

BTS attend the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
BTS attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards | Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp

Jung Hoseok, whose stage name is J-Hope, was born on Feb. 18, 1994

Some fans know J-Hope is a talented dancer, but this artist is so much more than that. He’s a rapper, he’s a style icon, and he’s one of the most outgoing members of BTS. Real name Jung Hoseok, this artist is trilingual, speaking Korean, Japanese, and a little English. He’s also a writer and producer, branching off to create music by himself.

Perhaps one of the reasons why BTS fans love J-Hope is his loveable personality. He’s funny, making jokes during interviews with the rest of the group. Additionally, J-Hope is known for being kind and charitable, often donating money to non-profit organizations.

“I’m not good at expressing how I feel with words. But Jimin and J-Hope are good at expressing themselves. I envy them for that,” Suga reportedly said of his bandmates.

J-Hope is one of the lead dancers and rappers of BTS

This artist is featured in songs like “Boy With Luv” with the award-winning boy band. However, like most of the members, J-Hope has solo songs on some BTS albums. That includes “Trivia: Just Dance,” “MAMA,” and “INTRO: Boy Meets Evil.”

Although he has solo songs in conjunction with his boy band, J-Hope also struck out on his own. In 2018, the singer premiered his mixtape, Hope World. Almost instantly, it was a hit among BTS fans, each song earning over 10 million plays on Spotify. Still, J-Hope didn’t stop there. The artist recently released a single entitled “Chicken Noodle Soup.”

Halsey and RM, J-Hope, and Jimin of BTS
Halsey and RM, J-Hope, and Jimin of BTS | Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp

This K-pop idol also recorded songs as a solo artist, including ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’

J-Hope might be the outgoing and fun-loving member of BTS. However, this artist is also the rapper behind the mixtape, Hope World, and the trendy single featuring Becky G, “Chicken Noodle Soup.” Since its premiere, “Chicken Noodle Soup” earned over 90 million views on YouTube. During an interview with Time Magazine, J-Hope elaborated on the inspirations for his solo music.

“My fantasy had always been making a music video and performing with music that I had created,” J-Hope said. “I also wanted to put my own story to music and share it with the world. [BTS members] RM and SUGA releasing their own mixtapes was the motivation for my own project. I have been and continue to be deeply influenced by them, from the day we began to where we are today, and I always thought it was awesome that they were telling their own personal stories and making music in their own styles. I started dancing first, but felt I could also tell my story through my music.”

Music by J-Hope, including his single “Chicken Noodle Soup,” is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.