BTS Jung Ho-Seok, an Introduction

“Jung Ho-seok (Korean: 정호석; born February 18, 1994), better known by his stage name j-hope, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. In 2013, j-hope made his debut as a member of the South Korean BTS, managed under Big Hit Entertainment. j-hope released his first solo mixtape, Hope World, worldwide on March 1, 2018. The album was met with a positive reception. His debut at number 63 (and subsequent peak at number 38) made him the highest charting solo Korean artist on the Billboard 200 at the time of the mixtape’s release. In September 27 2019, he released his song” Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring Becky G.

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BTS Min Yoon-gi, an Introduction

“Min Yoon-gi (Korean: 민윤기; born March 9, 1993), better known by his stage names Suga and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Managed by Big Hit Entertainment, he debuted as a member of the South Korean pop idol group BTS in 2013. In 2016, he released his first solo mixtape, Agust D. The Korea Music Copyright Association attributes over 100 songs to Suga as a songwriter and producer, including Suran’s “Wine”, which peaked at number two on the Gaon Music Chart and won best Soul/R&B track of the year at the 2017 Melon Music Awards. In 2020, he released his second solo mixtape, D-2. Commercially, the mixtape peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard 200, number 7 on the UK Albums Chart and number 2 on Australia’s ARIA Album Chart.

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BTS Kim Seok-jin, an Introduction

“Kim Seok-jin (Korean: 김석진; born on December 4, 1992), also known by his stage name Jin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS since June 2013. Kim was scouted for the group while in university and joined Big Hit Entertainment as an actor, eventually transitioning to a Korean idol. Kim has co-written and released three solo tracks with BTS: “Awake” (2016), “Epiphany” (2018), and “Moon” (2020), all of which have charted on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart. In 2019, Kim released his first independent song, the digital track “Tonight”. He also appeared on the 2016 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth soundtrack alongside BTS member V. Kim has received critical praise for his falsetto and emotional range as a singer.

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