K-pop BTS Member J-Hope Reached Over 12 Million Views on After a Day of First Mixtape Release
K-pop BTS member J-Hope has finally dropped his first solo mixtape, "Hope World." After a day out, it already recorded more than 12 million views in a day.
BTS army went into a frenzy when BigHit Entertainment released J-Hope's mixtape on its official social media pages and at the band's Soundcloud account in full and for free. The music video for the mini album's title track, "Daydream," was also released at midnight on March 2. It shows J-Hope's real name, Jung Hoseok, in a vibrantly-colored video.
Although it is for free, it is also made available on iTunes and Spotify. It also ranked number one on iTunes album charts in over 70 countries including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Inquirer noted.
The Korean boy band earlier hinted the release on J-Hope's mixtape when they took to Twitter with an image of a plaque that read "Hope World" and rapper's birth date is written on it. Since then, fans of the number one K-pop group around the world have been waiting for the release.
BTS' J-Hope on His New Solo Mixtape
Apparently, the 24-year-old rapper/dancer has been working on his songs behind the scenes for over a year now. BTS' agency Big Hit Entertainment has revealed that the mini album was penned, composed, and produced by J-Hope himself.
When asked why he made a mixtape, J-Hope told Time magazine that it is his dream to make a music video and perform the songs that he created himself. He added that he is also motivated by what his bandmates, RM and Sugar, have achieved while at BTS.
J-Hope is the third member of his K-pop band that has released a mixtape. In March 2015, group leader and rapper RM dropped his first solo mixtape. It ranked 48th on Spin's "50 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015." He was followed by Suga in 2016. He released a self-titled mixtape via SoundCloud in which he discussed his struggles with depression and social phobia.
J-Hope also shared that the track "Airplane" is special for him because it also features the voices of his bandmates. He revealed that he made the song while on a first-class flight with BTS. J-Hope said it is all about his success and his band's achievements.