BTS member J-Hope has achieved a remarkable milestone in his solo career, surpassing SOMI’s XOXO to become the 5th most streamed album by a K-Pop soloist in Spotify history. J-Hope’s album gained an impressive 494.5 million streams, solidifying his popularity as a solo artist. The top four albums in this ranking include SUGA’s D-2 at no.1 with 750 million streams, Jimin’s FACE with 554 million streams, J-Hope’s Hope World with 526 million streams, and RM’s mono at no. 4 with 511 million streams.
J-Hope’s Role as an Assistant Instructor
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In recent news, J-Hope was selected as an assistant instructor at the 36th Division’s Recruit Training Center, making him the second BTS member to assume such a position. After Jin, who was selected as an assistant at the 5th Infantry Division in Gyeonggi-do earlier in January 2023, J-Hope became the team’s second assistant. Prior to this, J-Hope had completed the 23rd-5th class of the basic military training course at the 36th Infantry Division Recruit Training Center in Gangwon-do on May 24. Expressing his gratitude to fans on the fan community platform Weverse, J-Hope credited their letters and support for motivating him during his training. He will continue working as an assistant instructor until October 17, 2024, when he is scheduled to be discharged from the military.
Updates on BTS Members’ Activities
While J-Hope’s solo endeavors have garnered attention, other BTS members have also been actively pursuing their own projects. Jungkook, the youngest member, is reported to be preparing for his highly anticipated solo debut. While no specific details have been confirmed, reports suggest that Jungkook’s solo debut will be announced once his schedule has been planned. In the meantime, he has collaborated on various projects and released solo songs for fans, including “Still with You,” the OST for the webtoon “7FATES: CHAKHO,” and songs like “Stay Alive” and “Dreamers” for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. Notably, Jungkook’s collaborations and solo songs have earned him recognition in the World Guinness Records, with “Left and Right,” “Dreamers,” and “Stay Alive” achieving one billion streams on Spotify in the shortest amount of time among K-pop solo singers.
J-Hope’s achievement in streaming records highlights his solo success, while BTS members continue to engage in various individual projects alongside their group activities. Fans eagerly anticipate updates on Jungkook’s upcoming solo debut, while celebrating the accomplishments of each member in their respective ventures. The BTS members’ individual endeavors continue to showcase their versatility and talent within the global music industry.