The announcement arrives after the singer was confirmed to be a headliner at the 2022 Lollapalooza, marking the first South Korean artist to headline a major festival in the U.S.
AceShowbiz –J-Hope will debut his first solo album soon. According to the announcement on Weverse, the BTS (Bangtan Boys) member will release “Jack in the Box” on July 15, with the first single arriving on July 1.
The new project “represents [J-Hope’s] aspirations to break the mold and grow further,” according to the statement. It will feature “diverse content to show J-Hope’s creative identity as an artist will be introduced.”
In making the announcement of his forthcoming album earlier this month, J-Hope said he sees it as a healthy step. “I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again,” he said. “I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will become stronger that way.”
J-Hope himself is set to make history as the first South Korean artist to headline a major festival in the U.S. at Lollapalooza. The festival’s founder, Perry Farrell, said in a statement, “I’m happy to welcome J-Hope and Tomorrow x Together [TXT] into the Lollapalooza family. These artists have been given great gifts in communication.”
“Their global audience speak different languages but possess an intense passion for their music. Lolla is the place where all music genres live in harmony. These are the superstars of the global phenomenon of K-Pop, and we are so excited to have them at this year’s festival,” the statement continued.
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