J-Hope announces solo album

Jack in the Box due July 15th

J-Hope of BTS will release his new solo album, Jack In The Box, on July 15th via BigHit Music. The label shared the announcement on their Weverse platform today (Sat, June 25th).

The album lends voice to J-Hope’s aspirations to break the mold and grow further and represents his own musical personality and vision as an artist. The album’s first single will be unveiled on July 1st.

J-Hope, who’s legal name is Jeong Hoseok, is a South Korean rapper, dancer, songwriter, music producer, is known as the lead dancer of BTS. Previous solo efforts include his first mixtape, Hope World, released in March 2018, and teaming with rapper Becky G for “Chicken Noodle Soup” a year later.

The project marks the first member of BTS to release a solo project as the group embarks on “BTS’ chapter 2.” Earlier this month, the K-pop superstars announced its members would pursue solo projects while “remaining active as a group.” On June 14th, the group released a new BTS Dinner Party video to celebrate their ninth anniversary when Suga commented the band was going on “hiatus,” causing a frenzy on social media and sending Hybe’s stock plummeting by $1.7 billion overnight. The next day, Big Hit Entertainment, clarified that the statement was mistranslated into English when subtitled in the video.

BTS released Proof, on June 10th, a three disc anthology album that celebrates the nine years of BTS’ journey since their debut, and opens a new chapter upon their tenth year as artists. The project — featuring new tracks, members’ selections, demo versions, unreleased tracks and more — garnered the group’s sixth No. 1 album atop of the Billboard charts with 314,000 equivalent sales in the US driven by CD sales in multiple configurations.

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