J-Hope Biography

J-Hope is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and dancer. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Hobi

Birthday: February 18, 1994

Nationality: South Korean

Famous: Rappers K-Pop Singers

Age: 26 Years, 26 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: Jung Ho-seok

Born in: Gwangju

Famous as: Rapper

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males


siblings: Mejiwoo (sister)

City: Gwangju, South Korea

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J-Hope, born as Jung Ho-seok, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and dancer. He is best known for being a member of the boys band Bangtan Boys. With the band, he has released the studio albums ‘Dark & Wild,’ ‘Wings,’ ‘Wake Up,’ and ‘Youth’ as well as the mini-albums ‘Skool Luv Affair,’ ‘The Most Beautiful Moment in Life’ and ‘Love Yourself: Her.’ Along with Bangtan Boys, J-Hope has contributed to several hit singles such as "Miss Right", "Danger", "I Need U", "Run", "Epilogue: Young Forever", "Save me" and "Not Today", to name a few. The South Korean singer has also released the single “1 VERSE” as a solo artist. J-Hope has made appearances in a number of variety shows including 'After School Club', 'American Hustle Life', 'Weekly Idol', 'Idol Star Athletics Championships', 'The Boss is Watching', 'National Idol Singing Contest' and 'God's Workplace'. Coming to his awards and accolades, the South Korean artiste and his band were honoured with the title ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the 2013 Golden Disk Awards, the 2013 MelOn Music Awards, the 2014 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards.

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  • J-Hope was first spotted by agents from Big Hit Entertainment in 2010 during major national castings. After a few months, he signed his first contract for pre-debuts along with the other selected members. He then joined Bangtan Boys as its first trainee and then officially became a member of the band in June 2013. The other members of the band are Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
  • In 2013, J-hope made his debut with the single "No More Dream" that was released as a part of the Bangtan Boys’ debut album, ‘2 Cool 4 Skool.’ Since then, the South Korean singer and his band mates have released numerous studio albums including ‘Youth,’ ‘Wake Up,’ ‘Wings,’ and ‘Dark & Wild’ and several mini-albums including ‘Love Yourself: Her,’ ‘The Most Beautiful Moment in Life’ (Part 1 & 2) and ‘O! RUL8,2?’
  • These albums and mini-albums feature many hit songs such as "Hold Me Tight", "Butterfly", "House of Cards", "My City", ""Love Is Not Over", "Am I Wrong" and "Whalien 52", to name a few. On December 21, 2015, the South Korean singer started his solo music career with his first ever single titled “1 VERSE”. Currently, J-Hope also produces songs for BTS along with his fellow band members. He is now planning to release his first solo mix tape in 2018.
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Personal Life
  • J-Hope was born as Jung Ho-seok on February 18, 1994 in Gwangju, South Korea. He has an older sister named Mejiwoo who is a well-known Instagram personality. Talking about the South Korean singer’s love and dating life, nothing is known to the media. Similarly, his family background, parents’ names, and educational details are also not available on the web.
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