J-Hope is a rapper, dancer, songwriter, and record producer and has written over 100 songs, including music for his career as a solo musician, band member, and songs for other performers. His debut mixtape Hope World (2018) charted in ten countries worldwide, debuting atop the Billboard World Albums chart and peaking at number 30 on the Billboard 200, the highest peak by a Korean soloist at the time of release. J-Hope collaborated with numerous in-house producers at his record label Big Hit Entertainment to create the mixtape and is a credited writer on all seven tracks.
The mixtape’s lead single “Daydream”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. He later released his second solo work in September 2019, the single “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring American singer Becky G. The song contains lyrics about J-Hope’s background in dance, and is performed in three languages: Korean, English, and Spanish. The song peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking the first time a member of BTS has appeared on the chart as a soloist.
Big Hit Entertainment released a series of short films for each member to promote the upcoming Wings album. The short films started with Jungkook’s “Begin”, followed by Jimin’s “Lie”, V’s “Stigma”, Suga’s “First Love”, RM’s “Reflection”, J-Hope’s “Mama”, and ended with Jin’s “Awake”.
MAMA released on 10th September 2016 was written by J-Hope, Primary and Pdogg. He talks about what he feels about his mother since his childhood and expresses what he has always wanted to tell her. J-Hope explained that he didn’t want the song to be too serious and that he wanted it to be positive and reflect his personality. Without a doubt the letter of MAMA has a great meaning for our J-Hope. Although the song doesn’t have an MV with a dance, we can see the choreography in the Wings Tour concerts.