Following BTS’ announcement that he would be focusing on solo projects in the coming months, J-Hope announced to the group on the Weverse platform early Saturday that he will be releasing a solo album called Jack in the Box on July 15. The first single will be out next week, July 1st.
According to the official announcement, Jack in the Box empowers J-Hope’s aspirations to break new ground and keep growing. The album represents J-Hope’s own musical personality and vision as an artist.”
Announcing solo projects earlier this month, J-Hope said he sees it as a healthy move.
“I think we should spend some time apart to learn to be one again,” he said. “I hope you don’t see this as something negative and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will get stronger that way.”
Earlier this week, the group’s new compilation album Proof was their sixth album to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, despite the drama that accompanied its release. Four days before the release of “Proof,” the group announced they were taking a hiatus to focus on their solo career.
This news had little impact on Army, however, as “Proof” opened at No. 1 on the albums chart (as of June 25), according to Billboard via Luminate, with the equivalent of 314,000 sales in the United States. Much of this volume was motivated by CD album sales, which contained 13 additional tracks as opposed to the digital download and streaming album.
The album, which was released on June 10, is a three-disc compilation consisting mostly of previously released material.
https://variety.com/2022/music/news/bts-j-hope-solo-album-jack-in-the-box-1235303339/ BTS’ J-Hope is releasing the solo album Jack in the Box next month.