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BTS J-Hope Solo Album: Everything you need to know

June 27, 2022

Despite the alleged BTS hiatus, all seven members, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook are likely busy preparing for their solo endeavors. The first to release his solo album is J-Hope, who has already teased his upcoming project.

J-Hope seemingly announced his new album on his Instagram page by posting a photo of himself that is believed to be for his upcoming LP. Luckily, Big Hit Music also confirmed the news in a post on WeVerse. So here is everything you need to know.

AllKpop reported that the 28-year-old revealed the release date and teaser images of his forthcoming album Jack in the Box. In the snaps, he can be seen in a giant green box wearing the black jack-in-the-box hat, a pair of white suits and black clown shoes.

He didn’t say anything in the caption, but noted the album’s release date, 2022 07/15, and added the words open the box. Though the comments have been limited, the picture has garnered nearly 2.5 million likes as of the writing of this article.

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Alternatively, Big Hit’s Weverse announcement revealed that the album’s first single will be released two weeks ahead of the release date, which is Friday 1st July. In a statement, it was said that she represented J-Hope’s aspirations to break the mold and keep growing.

The upcoming single would also foreshadow various content that would showcase J-Hope’s creative identity as an artist, which fans will soon see. However, the title is not yet known.

The announcement comes after Hybe revealed that J-Hope will be the first BTS member to release a solo project, eh billboard reported. The group then revealed that they will be taking a temporary break so everyone, like RM, Suga, V, Jungkook, Jin and Jimin, have time to prepare for their individual projects.

Aside from being the first member to release a solo album, it was also announced earlier this month that J-Hope will be headlining the main stage at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park on July 31st. It will be the first time a South Korean artist has headlined the main stage of a major music festival in the United States.

He will replace Doja Cat, who said in May that she had to cancel the gig because of tonsillectomy.

Also, J-Hope was spotted with Big Bang’s G-Dragon at a dinner party hosted by American artist Tom Sachs, who was in Seoul for exhibition purposes. DJ/musician Kirioka of CMYK posted a photo of the group on Instagram on Sunday, June 26, showing the two K-pop giants together.