J-Hope, a member of Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS, will be releasing a single before his military enlistment.
On Feb. 26, Big Hit Music, BTS’ agency, announced that “we would like to inform our fans that J-Hope has initiated the military enlistment process by applying for the termination of his enlistment postponement. We will inform you of further updates in due course.”
This is the first step that will allow J-Hope to receive a notice from the Military Manpower Administration (MMA), Korea’s government agency that is responsible for conscription.
Immediately after the announcement, Big Hit Music released another notice that J-Hope will release the song “on the street” on March 3.
“We are happy to inform you that BTS member j-hope will be releasing a solo single ‘on the street.’ J-Hope wrote the track to share his candid feelings toward his fans,” it said.
It explained that “on the street’ is about “J-Hope's roots—street dance—from which his dream to become an artist began, and the path the artist and fans will continue to walk together. We hope that j-hope’s ‘on the street’ serves as a meaningful gift to everyone who supports the artist. Please look forward to j-hope’s new song!”
Last July, J-Hope released “Jack in the Box,” his first studio album, which sold 410,671 copies by the end of 2022, according to Hanteo Chart.
On Feb. 17, Disney+ released the documentary “J-Hope in the Box,” which provides “exclusive look at J-Hope’s creative process as he works to release his first solo album.”
J-Hope’s “on the street” will be released at 2 p.m. KST (1 p.m. in the Philippines) on March 3.