New York: Ok-pop celebrity J-Hope of BTS made historical past on Sunday because the nearer at Chicago´s annual Lollapalooza weekend, changing into the primary South Korean act to headline a significant US music competition.
The star appeared to dramatically come out of a field as he took the stage in Chicago´s Grant Park, and was greeted by a sea of screaming followers.
The group rapped and sang alongside to songs from J-Hope´s new solo album and to BTS classics corresponding to “Dynamite.”
“Would you like some extra?” he requested the mass of individuals, providing a particular shout-out to the “BTS Military,” because the group´s super-fans are identified.
J-Hope, who additionally offered a particular message to viewers in Korean, was joined on the finish of his set by singer Becky G for a rendition of their collaboration “Hen Noodle Soup.”
This 12 months´s version of Lollapalooza, which was streamed reside on the Hulu platform, additionally featured the US competition debut of Tomorrow X Collectively, one other South Korean boy band that’s underneath the identical label as BTS.
“These artists have been given nice items in communication. Their international viewers converse completely different languages however possess an intense ardour for his or her music,” mentioned Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell in June.
“Lolla is the place the place all music genres reside in concord.”
J-Hope´s main-stage efficiency comes greater than a month after the seven members of BTS – one of many world´s hottest acts – mentioned they had been taking a break from the group to concentrate on solo pursuits.
In an emotional video clip posted to the septet´s official YouTube channel, they instructed followers they had been “exhausted” and wanted time aside.
On the time, J-Hope mentioned the transfer might assist BTS “change into a stronger group.”
The 28-year-old performer´s debut solo mixtape “Hope World” peaked at quantity 38 on the Billboard prime albums chart in 2018.