February is not just love month, it is also the birth month of BTS’ sunshine, J-Hope!
Born on February 18, 1994, Jung Hoseok (also known as J-Hope or Hobi) has come a long way from his humble beginnings as a hopeful young artist from Gwangju, South Korea. Today, Hobi is widely known for his undeniable talent as a dancer, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Loved by many, Hobi also shines brightly outside the music scene through his good looks and charming personality!
As we celebrate J-hope’s birthday, we’re letting you know how great he is. We've compiled a list of reasons why we adore J-hope and why he deserves all the love he receives!
By Metro.StyleMay 20 2022, 11:49 AM
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1. He is a triple threat: singer, rapper, dancer.
BTS has achieved massive success both in Korea and internationally, and J-Hope has been a big part of their success. He is known for his impressive dance moves, and he has also been praised for his songwriting skills. Throughout BTS’ discography, he’s been the main creator of songs like “Dionysus” and “Airplane pt. 2,” for example. In March 2018, Hobi even released his first solo mixtape, “Hope World,” worldwide along with a music video for the title track “Daydream.” He even released a single called “Chicken Noodle Soup” (feat. Becky G).
Overall, J-Hope is a very diverse artist whether it comes to his dancing, singing, rap, and songwriting. He is an incredible artist and dancer, and he will no doubt continue to create masterpiece after masterpiece, and make a big impact on the music industry! Talk about pure talent!
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2. His "Hope On The Street" is amazing.
If there’s one thing J-Hope is most known for, it’s his dancing skills. He is BTS’ main dancer for a reason. Even before he became a member of BTS, he was a popular dancer in his hometown, Gwangju, and was a part of a street dance team, called NEURON.
With a background in hip-hop dancing, J-Hope’s technique is quite impeccable and he owns the stage every single time. His coordination and dance moves are some of the best and he knows how to stay true to his style. J-Hope’s dancing background really shines through when you watch him perform, especially when he posts freestyle dancing videos called “Hope On The Street.”
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3. He is the sunshine of the group.
J-Hope has a positive and energetic personality. He always looks to see the good in people, and is always so cheerful so much so it’s infectious. From his bright smile to his adorable laugh, you can’t help but want to smile along with him. He truly is the embodiment of his stage name. He is the sunshine of the group, the source of hope and happiness for his fans and for the rest of Bangtan.
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4. His fashion style is so cool.
J-Hope is one of the most fashionable members of BTS. He often rocks unique and trendy styles that set him apart from the other members. He's got a bit of everything going on, and always manages to make it look good. J-Hope's fashion sense is heavily inspired by hip hop and streetwear styles, and he is not afraid to experiment with different styles and colors. Hobi's iconic outfits are head-turners, capable of making even the most seasoned fashionistas take notice!
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5. He has stunning visuals and a strong stage presence.
J-Hope can serve some eye-catching visuals. His stage presence is captivating and his charisma is just so intense that you can't help but be swept away by it. On the other hand, this man has no shame in showing his cute side. He is a pro at aegyo expressions that are just so adorable! How can we resist?
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6. He's like a silent leader of BTS, considering his love for his co-members.
J-Hope is known for being the most loving and caring member of BTS. He has continuously shown his love for the other members of the group, both through his words and actions. In fact, it has been an inside joke that Hobi “lives” on Instagram since he immediately likes and shows his support every time RM, Jin, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook post. Even during the birthdays of the other members, Hobi would search through his photo album to post numerous photos and videos that he took as part of his #HopeFilm greeting.
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7. He is very generous.
J-Hope is one of the most generous members of BTS and always makes sure to use his platform and his assets to help as much as he can. His kindness knows no bounds, and this was especially clear with his numerous charitable donations. For example, in celebration of his 27th birthday, J-Hope donated to child development organization ChildFund Korea which helps fund child care, early education, and social support services for disabled children and low-income families. This is just one of the many causes Hobi supports. Today, he is recognized as a member of the Green Noble Club of ChildFund Korea for having donated amounts greater than 100 million won.
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BONUS: His love for ARMY
J-Hope has repeatedly shown his love for ARMY throughout the years–whether it’s through their many interviews, Bangtan Bombs (BTS videos uploaded on their YouTube channel), fan meetings, concerts, and other events. In the “Thanks To” section of the “Love Yourself: Her” album, J-Hope even described his fans as his reason for his existence. He’s also referred to them as the answer to all of his life. J-hope even wrote about his desire to be a source of light and happiness for his fans. In the song “Piece of Peace” on his mixtape “Hope World,” Hobi wrote, “Someone’s strength, someone’s light, I wish I could be a piece of peace.” With so much love to give, it's no surprise why he is loved by millions of fans all around the globe!
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Indeed, it's simple to fall in love with J-Hope because of his irresistible charm and extraordinary talent, and we can’t help but stan him even more! A pure gem who always shines brightly wherever he goes! Happy birthday, J-Hope! And, happy #HobiDay everyone!
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