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K-Pop BTS’ J-Hope will make music history at Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival 2022 as the first South Korean headliner



K Pop BTS J Hope will make music history at Chicagos Lollapalooza festival 2022 as the first South Korean headliner

K-Pop star J-Hope of the boy band sensation BTS will perform this month as the finale act at Chicago’s yearly Lollapalooza show, turning into the first South Korean artist to headline a significant US musical festival, organizers said on Tuesday.

On July 25, J-Hope left for Chicago by means of the Incheon International Airport to go to the U.S. live festival Lollapalooza, a yearly music festival that happens in Chicago. J-Hope is a headliner for July 31, making him the primary Korean artist to headline the principal stage of a significant U.S. music festival. Likewise, TXT will show up at a similar festival on July 30.

J-Hope, 28, who made his debut as an individual from BTS in 2013 and released his most memorable solo mixtape five years after the fact, is slated to close the four-day Lollapalooza festival with a primary show on July 31, as per Live Nation Entertainment.

The billing of J-Hope comes scarcely a month after the seven individuals from BTS (short for the Korean phrase Bangtan Sonyeondan, or “Bulletproof Boys”) said they were having some time off from musical ventures as a group to pursue solo projects.

Live Nation additionally announced that the five-member South Korean boy band Tomorrow X Together, otherwise called TXT, is billed to perform at Lollapalooza on July 30, denoting their US festival debut.

Inviting the two acts to the “Lollapalooza family,” festival founder Perry Farrell said in a statement: “Their global audience speak different languages but possess an intense passion for their music. … These are the superstars of the global phenomenon of K-Pop.”

J-Hope, a rapper, songwriter, and dancer, was the third member to join BTS, otherwise called the Bangtan Boys, as a trainee of the septet, after RM and Suga.

His 2018 debut solo mixtape, “Hope World,” peaked at No. 38 on the Billboard 200, making him the highest-ranking solo Korean artist on the US album chart at that point.

In any case, his performance following pales in comparison to the blockbuster global outcome of BTS, the best-selling act in South Korean history, with more than 30 million albums sold, and one of only a handful of exceptional groups since the Beatles during the 1960s to have charted four US No. 1 albums in less than two years.

Lollapalooza, which started as a touring show in 1991, has since made Chicago’s Grant Park its yearly venue and ranks as one of the leading events on the US festival circuit.

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