BTS member J-Hope has just become the first member of the K-Pop supergroup to achieve a solo entry in the Official Singles Chart Top 40.
J-Hope (real name Jung Ho-seok) reaches the impressive achievement with his newest single On The Street, a collaboration with the American rapper J Cole (who gains his ninth Top 40 career entry in the process today).
A lo-fi hip-hop song, On The Street serves as an ode to J-Hope's love for both the genre of hip-hop and street dance, taking him away from the pop idol status and back to his roots, back to (literally) on the street.
On The Street serves as J-Hope's first solo single of 2023, he previously released two standalone singles, More and Arson, in 2022 and has also collaborated with US-Latin pop princess Becky G and South Korean rapper Crush in other material. His debut solo album, Jack in the Box, was issued in 2022 and reached Number 67 on the UK's Official Albums Chart.
Discover J-Hope's Official Charts history in full here.
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J-Hope is a member of BTS alongside Jin, Suga, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook. Together the boyband have so far claimed four UK Top 10 singles as a unit; Dynamite (Number 3), Life Goes On (Number 10), Butter (Number 3) and My Universe with Coldplay (Number 3).
The seven-piece have also scored two UK Number 1 albums; 2019's Map of the Soul - Persona and 2020's Map of the Soul - 7. Read more about BTS's second Number 1 album here.
Since last year, BTS has been on hiatus, thanks in large part to its members' commitments to mandatory military enlistment back in their homeland of South Korean. Under South Korean law, all able-bodied males must complete between 18 and 21 months of military service, usually by 28. Only one member, Jin, is currently in active service and there are plans for the group to reunite in 2025, after all their enlistments have been completed.
As far as the solo careers of the other members go, they have all committed to solo releases. So far, though, only three others have managed to chart within the wider Official Singles Chart Top 100; Jungkook's Stay Alive (89), Jin's The Astronaut (61) and RM's Indigo (45).