J-Hope has gone the place no different BTS member has tread — into the U.Ok. prime 40 as a solo artist.
The Ok-pop star (actual title Jung Ho-seok) makes an impression on the Official U.Ok. Singles Chart, revealed March 10, with “On The Street,” his collaboration with U.S. rapper J. Cole.
“On The Street” sneaks into the highest 40, at No. 37, for the South Korean artist’s first solo look within the prime tier, and the primary for any single member of BTS.
He’s not the primary to attempt. Among the many Ok-pop superstars’ solo efforts, Jungkook’s “Stay Alive” (No. 89), Jin’s “The Astronaut” (No. 61) and RM’s “Indigo” (No. 45) all charted, although none entered the highest body, the Official Charts Firm studies.
The seven-piece, which has been on hiatus since 2022, has collectively scored 9 prime 40s on the U.Ok. singles chart, together with 4 prime 10s. And on the albums chart, J-Hope, Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook have collectively landed eight prime 40s, together with U.Ok. No. 1s for 2019’s Map of the Soul – Persona and 2020’s Map of the Soul – 7.
“On the Street” is J-Hope’s first new solo track since hopping on “Rush Hour” with Korean R&B singer Crush. He has a string of previously-released standalone efforts, “More” and “Arson,” from his 2022 solo album Jack within the Field; the 2019 standalone collaboration with Becky G, “Chicken Noodle Soup”; and a solo mixtape from 2018, Hope World.
J-Hope has had a busy yr exterior of his common duties with the all-conquering BTS. His Disney+ documentary, J-Hope within the Field, is now streaming, he was current named as ambassador for the luxurious model Louis Vuitton; and final month grew to become the second BTS member, following Jin, to enlist for South Korea’s navy navy service.
All able-bodied male South Korean residents should serve within the armed forces for at the very least 18 months — together with the members of BTS — although the size of service might range. Draft begins within the yr they flip 18 however the males might postpone it till age 28. In December 2020, the South Korean Nationwide Meeting handed the so-called “BTS law” to permit Ok-pop entertainers to postpone the service till the age of 30, with a suggestion from the tradition minister. In one other bonus for ARMY, the lads can be free to take part in “national” occasions for the “public good,” based on the Korea Instances.