Jungkook World cup, Age, Tattoo, Bts, Birthday & More

South Korean pop singer (born 1997)

In this Korean name, the family name is Jeon
Jungkook

Jungkook in May 2022
Born
Jeon Jung-kook

(1997-09-01) September 1, 1997 (age 25)

Busan, South Korea
Education School of Performing Arts Seoul
Global Cyber University
Occupation Singer
Awards Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit (2018)
Musical career
Genres
  • K-pop
  • EDM
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels Big Hit
Member of BTS
Musical artist
Korean name
Hangul
전정국
Hanja
田柾國
Revised Romanization Jeon Jeong-guk
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Jŏngguk
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Jeon Jung-kook (Korean: 전정국; born September 1, 1997), known mononymously as Jungkook (stylized as Jung Kook), is a South Korean singer He is the youngest member and vocalist of the South Korean boy band BTS

Jungkook has released three solo tracks with BTS: “Begin” in 2016, “Euphoria” in 2018, and “My Time” in 2020, all of which have charted on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart He also sang the soundtrack for the BTS-based webtoon 7Fates: Chakho, titled “Stay Alive” In 2022, he was featured on the single “Left and Right” by American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth, which peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Later that year, he became the first South Korean singer to release a song for the FIFA World Cup soundtrack, with “Dreamers”, which he subsequently performed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony Jungkook’s tracks as a soloist have also seen success on Spotify charts, with “Dreamers”, “Stay Alive”, and “Left and Right” all breaking records as the highest-debuting songs by a Korean soloist on the Spotify Global chart

Early life and education

Jeon Jung-kook (Korean: 전정국) was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea His family consists of his parents and an elder brother He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan When he became a trainee, he transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul Jungkook initially had dreams of becoming a badminton player when he was younger, but after seeing G-Dragon perform “Heartbreaker” on television, it influenced him to want to become a singer

In 2011, Jungkook auditioned for the South Korean talent show Superstar K during its auditions in Daegu Though he was not selected, he received casting offers from seven entertainment companies He eventually chose to become a trainee under Big Hit Entertainment after seeing RM, now his fellow band member and leader in BTS, perform To work on his dance skills in preparation for debut, he went to Los Angeles during the summer of 2012 to receive dance training from Movement Lifestyle In June 2012, he appeared in Jo Kwon’s “I’m Da One” music video and also worked as a backup dancer for Glam before his debut

He graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul, an arts high school, in 2017 In November 2016, he decided to forgo taking the CSATs, Korea’s nationwide university entrance exam In March 2022, he received his degree from Global Cyber University’s Department of Broadcasting and Entertainment He was awarded the President’s Award, the school’s highest honor

Career

2013–present: BTS

Main article: BTS

Jungkook performing on July 27, 2013

On June 12, 2013, Jungkook made his debut as a member of BTS with the release of the single 2 Cool 4 Skool Under BTS, he has sung three solo songs The first, a pop track titled “Begin”, from the 2016 album Wings, tells his story of moving to Seoul at a young age to become an idol and expresses his gratitude towards his bandmates for taking care of him during that time The second, a future bass song titled “Euphoria”, was released with an accompanying nine-minute short film on April 5, 2018, as the introduction to the third part of BTS’ “Love Yourself” series Produced by DJ Swivel, the song charted at number five on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Its full studio version was included on BTS’ Love Yourself: Answer compilation album, released on August 24 The third solo, “My Time”, off the band’s 2020 studio album Map of the Soul: 7, is an R&B song about forgoing teenage experiences because of his career, and charted at number 84 on the US Billboard Hot 100 “Euphoria” and “My Time” are the first and second longest-charting solo tracks among K-pop singers on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, having spent a record 90 and 85 weeks respectively on the ranking

Aside from singing, Jungkook has also helped produce two songs for BTS: “Love is Not Over”, from the band’s 2015 extended play (EP) The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt 1, and “Magic Shop”, from the band’s 2018 album Love Yourself: Tear—he is credited as the main producer for both tracks

In October 2018, Jungkook was ordained alongside his bandmates with the fifth-class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in He was appointed Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture, again alongside his bandmates, by Moon in July 2021, in order to help “lead the global agenda for future generations, such as sustainable growth” and “expand South Korea’s diplomatic efforts and global standing” in the international community

2015–present: Solo activities

Jungkook performing “Boy With Luv” at the 2018 SBS Gayo Daejoon

In September 2015, Jungkook participated in the “One Dream, One Korea” campaign, taking part in a song collaboration alongside various Korean artists in memory of the Korean War The song was released on September 24 and presented at the One K Concert in Seoul on October 15 The following year, Jungkook was cast in the pilot episode of Flower Crew He also appeared on Celebrity Bromance, and competed on King of Mask Singer under the name “Fencing Man”, appearing in episode 72 On November 6, 2018, Jungkook collaborated with American singer Charlie Puth for a special duet performance of the latter’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” single at the MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards He released the self-produced song “Still With You” for free on SoundCloud on June 4, 2020, as part of BTS’ annual debut anniversary celebrations

In February 2022, Jungkook sang the soundtrack for 7Fates: Chakho, a new BTS-based webtoon Titled “Stay Alive”, and produced by bandmate Suga, the song earned Jungkook his first solo entry on the Billboard Hot 100 with its debut at number 95; his first solo top-ten entry on the Billboard Global Excl US chart at number eight; and became the first Korean soundtrack in history to debut on the Official Singles Chart in the UK, at number 89 Jungkook collaborated again with Puth, featuring on the single “Left and Right”, which was released on June 24 On November 20, Jungkook released the single “Dreamers”, featuring Qatari singer Fahad Al Kubaisi, ahead of his performance at the opening ceremony for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later that same day—the single will be included on the tournament’s official soundtrack album He headlined the event at Al Bayt Stadium and performed the song together with Al Kubaisi, becoming the first Korean artist to sing an official theme for the World Cup and perform at an opening ceremony for the event

Impact and influence

In a 2019 survey conducted by Gallup Korea, Jungkook ranked as the third most-loved celebrity of the year in South Korea He debuted on the list in 2016 at 20th, then ranked 17th in 2017, and then 8th in 2018 In 2018, Jungkook placed first for 10 weeks in a row for magazine Hi China, under the most beloved celebrities list in China Jungkook is also extremely popular on social media amongst fans In December 2018, a video of him singing in the studio became the most retweeted tweet in South Korea that year Various artists have cited him as an influence and role model, such as Kim Dong-han and Hyeongseop X Euiwoong Jungkook has cited Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Usher among his musical inspirations

Jungkook’s popularity has earned him the nickname “Sold Out King” as items that he is seen using often sell out quickly These include shoes, Downy fabric softener, wine, novels—namely I Decided to Live as Me by Kim Soo-hyun, which became a best-seller in both Korea and Japan—and Hanbok Korean media reported that Jungkook had created a “Modern Hanbok” fashion trend in the Korean entertainment industry when celebrities such as Jun Hyun-moo, Jang Do-yeon, Gong Hyo-jin, MC Oh Seung-hwan and The Return of Superman's Park Joo-ho began wearing similar clothing after he was photographed wearing it

Jungkook was 2019’s most-searched male K-pop idol on Google according to their mid-year chart He topped the chart again in 2020, and was the most searched K-pop idol on YouTube in 2019 and 2020 On Tumblr, he ranked 1st in ‘Top K-Pop Stars’ for 3 consecutive years On Twitter, he had the most retweeted tweet of 2019, and the 2nd most retweeted tweet of 2020 In March 2021, Jungkook set a new all-time record for the most real-time viewers in V Live history when his solo live broadcast surpassed 22 million simultaneous viewers—he first broke the record in October 2018, when his broadcast surpassed 37 million viewers worldwide

In June 2021, a lawmaker of the Justice Party used photos of him to promote the legalization of tattoos in South Korea, which works under regulations The posts were widely condemned by netizens, who accused the lawmaker of taking advantage of Jungkook’s fame for political purposes In the same year images of Jungkook were posted by the mayor of Tagbilaran in the Philippines, John Geesnell Yap, to convince citizens to receive the COVID shot

Personal life

In 2017, Jungkook collapsed during a concert in Chile It was later revealed that he had been feeling unwell that day and there were no underlying issues He suffered a heel injury on the Love Yourself World Tour in 2018, preventing him from participating in choreography; as a result, he sang while seated during part of the European leg of the tour

In November 2019, Jungkook was involved in a car accident with a taxi Neither party had any major injuries and an amicable settlement was agreed upon

Since 2018, Jungkook has lived in Hannam-dong, Seoul, South Korea with his bandmates In July 2019, he purchased an apartment in Yongsan District, Seoul worth ₩4 billion, which he gifted to his older brother in December 2020 As of July 2021, Jungkook’s net worth was estimated to be US$20 million

Discography

For Jungkook’s works with BTS, see BTS singles discography and BTS albums discography

Charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
KOR CAN HUN JPN
Hot
NZ
Hot
SCO UK US US World WW
As lead artist
“Begin” 2016 27 1
  • KOR: 90,526
Wings
“Euphoria” 2018 11 86 9 76 9 49 1
  • US: 500,000
Love Yourself: Answer
“My Time” 2020 21 20 12 58 84 1
  • US: 24,000
Map of the Soul: 7
“Stay Alive” 2022 68 74 5 44 6 89 95 1 13
  • JPN: 15,852 (Dig)
  • WW: 30,400
Non-album single
“Dreamers”
  • JPN: 6,951 (Dig)
FIFA World Cup 2022™ Official Soundtrack
As featured artist
“Left and Right”
(Charlie Puth featuring Jungkook)
2022 15 17 3 13 2 41 22 5
  • JPN: 12,820 (Dig)
  • US: 500,000
  • WW: 45,000
  • RIAA: Gold
  • MC: Gold
Charlie
Other collaborations
“Perfect Christmas”
(with Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, Joohee, and RM)
2013 45
  • KOR: 64,789
Non-album single
“—” denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region
“” denotes that chart did not exist at the time of release

Other songs

Year Title Format Other artists Ref
2013 “Like a Star” Digital download, streaming with RM
2015 “One Dream One Korea” with various artists
2016 “I Know” with RM
“I’m in Love” with Lady Jane
2020 “Still with You”
2022 “My You” Streaming

Writing and production credits

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association’s database, unless otherwise noted

Year Artist Album Song
2013 BTS 2 Cool 4 Skool “We Are Bulletproof Pt 2”
“No More Dream”
“Outro: Circle Room Cypher”
2015 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt 1 “Outro: Love Is Not Over”
The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt 2 “Run”
2016 The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever “Dead Leaves”
“Run” (Alternative Mix)
“Love Is Not Over”
“Run” (Ballad Mix)
Youth “Introduction: Youth”
2018 Love Yourself: Tear “Magic Shop”
2020 Map of the Soul: 7 “My Time”
Jungkook Non-album release “Still With You”
BTS Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey “Your Eyes Tell”
“Outro: The Journey”
Non-album release “In the Soop”
Be “Telepathy”
“Stay”
2021 BTS, the Best “Film Out”
2022 Proof “Run BTS”
“Still With You” (a capella)
Jungkook Non-album release “My You”
FIFA World Cup 2022™ Official Soundtrack “Dreamers”

Filmography

See also: BTS videography

Directing credits

Year Title Director(s) Ref
2017 “GCF in Tokyo (정국&지민)” JK
2018 “GCF in Osaka”
“GCF in USA”
“GCF in Saipan”
“GCF in Newark VHS ver”
2019 “GCF in Helsinki”
2020 “Life Goes On” Jeon Jungkook, Choi Yongseok & Yoon Jihye (Lumpens)
“Life Goes On: on my pillow”
“Life Goes On: in the forest”
“Life Goes On: like an arrow” Jeon Jungkook, Nu Kim, Choi Yongseok & Yoon Jihye (Lumpens)

Music videos

Year Title Length Director(s) Note Ref
2013 “Perfect Christmas” 3:45 Unknown with RM, Jo Kwon, Lim Jeong-hee, & Jo Hee (8Eight)

Television

Year Program Role Note(s) Ref
2016 Music Bank Special Host with Sana
Show! Music Core with Jimin
with J-Hope
Flower Crew Cast Member Pilot Episode
Celebrity Bromance Season 8 (Ep 35–39)
2017 Show Champion Special Host

Trailers and short films

Year Title Length Director(s) Ref
2016 “Begin #1” 2:35 Yong-seok Choi (Lumpens)
2018 “Euphoria” 8:52

Awards and nominations

See also: List of awards and nominations received by BTS
Name of the award ceremony, year presented, award category, nominee(s) of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee(s)/work(s) Result Ref
MTV Millennial Awards 2019 Global Instagrammer Jungkook Won
E! People’s Choice Awards 2022 The Collaboration Song of 2022 “Left and Right” (with Charlie Puth) Pending
The Music Video of 2022 Pending
MTV Video Music Awards 2022 Song of Summer Nominated

Notes

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