South Korean musician J-Hope is best known as a member of the K-pop boy band BTS.
Born Jung Ho-seok in Gwangju, he developed a love of dance at a young age, later delving into singing and rapping. He made his debut in BTS in 2013. The band went on to become one of the biggest K-pop acts of a generation, breaking into the U.S. market with their hip-hop-influenced dance sound. In 2018, Jung became the third BTS member to embark on a solo career with his debut mixtape, Hope World. In addition to becoming just the fifth Korean artist to chart on the Billboard 200 (following BoA, Taeyang, Jonghyun, and G-Dragon), he also became the highest-charting solo K-pop act on the Billboard 200 to date. Landing at number 63 on the main chart, Hope World also topped the World Albums chart. ~ Neil Z. Yeung, Rovi