BTS j-hope Profile: A True Hope for Fans and Talented “Dance Machine” (2024 Updated)

Jung Hoseok, also known as j-hope, embodies sunshine and hope for BTS and fans, and is widely acknowledged for his dancing skills.

Who is j-hope? 

j-hope, whose full name is Jung Hoseok, was born on February 18, 1994. He is a member of famous K-pop boy group BTS, and holds the positions of rapper and dancer in the group. He also participates in song-writing and producing. 

j-hope’s Biography

  • Birth Name: Jung Hoseok
  • Stage Name: j-hope
  • Date of Birth: February 18, 1994
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Instagram: @uarmyhope

j-hope’s Basic Info

j-hope was born in Gwangju, South Korea, and has an older sister named Jung Jiwoo.

In 2019, j-hope enrolled at Hanyang Cyber University for the Master of Business Administration program in Advertising and Media. He previously got a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment from Global Cyber University.

j-hope’s Career

  • Before BTS

Before debuting with BTS, j-hope was a member of the underground dance crew “Neuron”, and was relatively well-known for his dancing skills. He won various local prizes for dancing, and even placed 1st in a national dance competition back in 2008. 


As a trainee, j-hope also featured as a rapper in Jo Kwon’s 2012 song “Animal” and in Lee Seung-gi’s 2011 song “A Song to Make to You Smile” (credited as BTS).

  • BTS

j-hope debuted with BTS on June 13, 2013, and has since released an extensive discography with the group. He has also been involved in the creation process of every album in BTS’s discography, and released a fair share of solo songs credited as BTS.

As a result, j-hope was promoted to full member of the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) in 2020.

You can read more about the achievements and releases of j-hope as BTS via the profile of BTS.

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  • Solo

In 2018, j-hope released “Hope World”, his 1st mixtape as a solo artist, alongside 2 MVs for the title track “Daydream” and the B-side track “Airplane”. 

In 2019, j-hope dropped “Chicken Noodle Soup”, a collaboration single with Becky G. He also released various other digital singles, OSTs, and featured in many other tracks as a solo artist. 

j-hope made his official solo debut in July 2022 with his 1st solo studio album “Jack in The Box”, before beginning his mandatory military service in 2023 as an active duty soldier.  He is recognized as a “model soldier” within the military.

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The making of j-hope’s 1st studio album was captured in a documentary titled “J-Hope in the Box” in February 2023, and the male idol was announced as the brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton within the same month.

He has also won awards at the MAMA Awards, Golden Disc Awards, and Korean Hip-hop Awards as a solo artist. 

Additional facts about j-hope 

j-hope was the third member to join Big Hit as a trainee after RM and Suga. He chose “j-hope” as his stage name because he wants to be a source of light and hope to his fans.

Before joining Big Hit, j-hope auditioned for JYP with B.A.P’s Youngjae, and even won a popularity award at a JYP Entertainment competition.


It is known that j-hope has been a member of the “Green Noble Club”, which recognizes high-value donors of Child Fund Korea, since 2018. j-hope, in particular, has donated a cumulative total of 800 million won  to Child Fund Korea since 2018.

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