BTS’s J-Hope is already breaking records with his new mixtape!
Within hours of the release of his long-awaited mixtape “Hope World,” J-Hope has officially set a new record for the most No. 1’s on iTunes of any Korean solo artist.
On March 2, J-Hope’s new mixtape dominated iTunes charts worldwide immediately after its release. As of 11 a.m. KST, “Hope World” had claimed the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Albums Chart in over 63 different countries, including the United States, England, Canada, Brazil, and Australia.
The mixtape’s title track “Daydream” also swept iTunes charts across the globe. The song hit No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs Chart in various nations including Finland, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam.
J-Hope talked about the much-anticipated mixtape on a Naver V Live broadcast shortly after its release. “It was my biggest dream to release a mixtape with my own unique musical color, and I wanted to tell many people my story through my music,” he said.
The idol went on to share that he was nervous about the release, commenting, “I prepared this mixtape for over a year and ended up revealing it today. I’m more nervous and anxious than when I debuted as [a member of] BTS.”
J-Hope added, “I want to thank the fans who waited for this mixtape and cheered me on. I will do my utmost to become a better and even more hard-working artist.”
Congratulations to J-Hope on his impressive achievement!