Today marks BTS J-Hope’s incredible first mixtape “Hope World. To celebrate ARMY Trended #3YearsWithHopeWorld is currently trending at #1 Worldwide! Other Worldwide keywords include “BLUE SIDE”, “JUNG HOSEOK”, “BLUE SIDE FULL VERSION“, and “JHOPE“. “Hope World” is BTS J-Hope’s debut mixtape released on March 2, along with the lead single “Daydream”. A second single titled “Airplane” was released a week later. The album’s peak at 38 on the Billboard 200 caused J-Hope to become the highest charting Korean soloist at the time of release.
“The reason I made the mixtape was because it was kind of like a dream for me… to make and play a song that I made about myself. I wanted to play it for many people. And for the longest time, I worked on it and invested in that dream, and I studied a lot and wrote songs, researched to make it happen so I could figure out a way that many fans and the public who don’t know about J-Hope can all enjoy my music. So first and foremost the reason why I made [Hope World] was because I wanted it so badly.” J-Hope
On the week ending March 1, Hope World debuted at number sixty-three on the Billboard 200 with 9,000 equivalent album sales from less than one day of sales. It reached its highest sales week on the week ending March 8, 2018 with 12,000 equivalent album sales, making J-Hope the highest-charting Korean solo act on the chart at the time at number 38.
Three mixtape tracks, “Daydream”, “Hope World”, and “Hangsang”, charted on the World Digital Songs Chart, at number 3, 16, and 24 respectively. The following week, the tracks rose to number 1, 6, and 11, with three additional tracks off of Hope World, “Airplane”, “Base Line”, and “P.O. P (Piece of Peace) pt. 1” arriving on the chart at number 5, 6, and 12, respectively. “Daydream” made J-Hope one of only ten Korean groups, including his band BTS, to reach number one on the World Digital Songs Chart.
The success of his solo debut led J-Hope to rank at number 3 on the Emerging Artists Chart, and 97 on the Artist 100 Chart for the week of March 10, later peaking at number 91 for the week of March 17. He was the fifth Korean artist, and the second Korean soloist after Psy, to place on the Artist 100.
The mixtape charted in ten countries worldwide, with “Daydream” charting in three.
Last year 2020 BTS J-Hope’s solo mix tape “Hope World” topped the iTunes charts in 100 countries.