Why Some BTS Fans Call J-Hope ‘Sunshine’

He’s your hope and you’re his hope. J-Hope is almost always smiling and making fans laugh. As a result, some fans nicknamed this BTS performer “Sunshine,” calling him that along with his many other nicknames.

Here’s what we know about this rapper behind “Outro: Ego” and Hope World.

J-Hope, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, and RM of BTS accept Top Duo/Group onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
J-Hope, V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, and RM of BTS accept Top Duo/Group onstage during the 2019 Billboard Music Awards | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for dcp

Some fans nicknamed BTS’ J-Hope ‘Sunshine’

There are seven members in BTS, but there’s truly only one J-Hope. He’s the rapper that appears on songs like “Boy With Luv,” “Dynamite,” and “Life Goes On,” even earning credit for writing several songs performed by the boy band. 

Jung Hoseok also the solo artist behind “Chicken Noodle Soup” and his chart-topping mixtape, Hope World. Sure, he’s a talented dancer and rapper, but J-Hope is also known for her sunny disposition.

Almost always laughing and smiling, both for fans and for the other members, J-Hope earned the nickname “Sunshine” from fans.

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Why did J-Hope earn this nickname?

Of all the BTS performers, J-Hope one of the most outgoing, even going the extra mile to make fans and the other members laugh. During one concert, J-Hope personally handed an ARMY his bag because he saw her cheering loudly. Even his stage name is meant to give hope to fans. 

“I think for sure Hobi is the group’s true sunshine, keeping a smile on everybody’s face including ARMIES too. And keeping them all in peace and happiness, even during the hardest or frustrating times,” one Quora user wrote.

“But, like any human. He can feel sadness, anger, or negative emotions, but he tries not to show them and keep a happy attitude and energy,” they continued. “And I respect that he tries his best to lift himself and others up and keep a positive healthy attitude.”

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J-Hope shares that he found success and happiness through music and his fans

Fans love this artist and he loves them right back. When it comes to the reason for his happiness and success, this performer often shouts out the BTS ARMY for encouraging him to write solo music and continue his journey with BTS.

“I’m still the same person, the same J-Hope,” the rapper said during an interview with Time Magazine, regarding his success and his song ‘Airplane.’ My thoughts on life haven’t changed very much. But my world has gone through incredible changes.” 

“I think it was that experience of being with my fans around the world and stepping back on Korean soil that it hit me, ‘Man, I think I’ve made it,’” he continued. “For me, the joy that I have right now and the amazing love I’m getting is how I define my success.”