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J-Hope from BTS set to make music historical past at main US pageant

BTS’ J-Hope is ready to carry out at Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza present this month because the finale act

Okay-Pop star J-Hope, from the mega-hit band BTS, is ready to carry out at Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza present this month because the finale act, turning into the primary South Korean artist to headline a significant US musical pageant, reported Reuters.

J-Hope, 28, who made his debut as a member of BTS in 2013 and launched his first solo mixtape 5 years later, is slated to shut the four-day Lollapalooza pageant with a main-stage efficiency on July 31, in response to Dwell Nation Leisure.

The billing of J-Hope comes barely a month after the seven members of BTS (quick for the Korean phrase Bangtan Sonyeondan, or “Bulletproof Boys”) mentioned they have been taking a break from musical ventures as a gaggle to pursue solo initiatives.

Dwell Nation additionally introduced that the five-member South Korean boy band Tomorrow X Collectively, also referred to as TXT, are billed to carry out at Lollapalooza on July 30, marking their US pageant debut.

Welcoming each acts to the “Lollapalooza household,” pageant founder Perry Farrell mentioned in an announcement: “Their world viewers converse totally different languages however possess an intense ardour for his or her music. … These are the superstars of the worldwide phenomenon of Okay-Pop.”

J-Hope, a rapper, songwriter and dancer, was the third member to hitch BTS, also referred to as the Bangtan Boys, as a trainee of the septet, after RM and Suga.

His 2018 debut solo mixtape, Hope World, peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard 200, making him the highest-ranking solo Korean artist on the US album chart on the time, in response to Wikipedia.

Nonetheless, his solo following pales compared to the blockbuster world success of BTS, the best-selling act in South Korean historical past, with over 30 million albums offered, and one of many few recording teams for the reason that Beatles within the Sixties to have charted 4 US No. 1 albums in lower than two years.

Lollapalooza, which started as a touring present in 1991, has since made Chicago’s Grant Park its annual venue and ranks as one of many main occasions on the US musical pageant circuit.- Reuters

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