BTS’s J-Hope makes history as he’s about to headline Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza, one of the biggest and most important music festivals in the world, has added several names to its lineup for its next 2022 event, and K-pop fans will certainly be delighted with the new artists who have been signed up. .
J-Hope, one of the seven singers who make up the group BTS, was chosen not only as a performer at Lollapalooza 2022, but as a headliner. A look at the update posted on the the festival website shows her name was sandwiched between other Green Day and Jane’s Addiction headliners on Sunday, the last day of the holiday.
The festival instagram account, who shared the good news with the world on June 7, made a big deal about J-Hope’s inclusion. A post that includes several photos and a video of the BTS star performing was captioned with the statement, “Verified We are thrilled to announce @bts.bighitofficial’s j-hope will headline #Lolla 2022 Sunday, July 31! 🙌 His performance will go down in history, making him the first South Korean artist to headline the main stage at a major American music festival.
J-Hope joins fellow headliners Lollapalooza, Metallica, Lil Baby, Dua Lipa, Machine Gun Kelly, Big Sean, J. Cole and more. He is set to command the Bed Light Seltzer stage at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, following in the footsteps of artists like The Kid Laroi and Charli XCX, who will perform on the same stage earlier in the day.
Interestingly, J-Hope will headline Lollapalooza without his bandmates, who are not mentioned. While he conquered the global music industry as the seventh biggest band in the world today, he also found time to write, record and release tracks on his own. same, as did several of his bandmates. In 2018, he made history with his mixtape world of hope peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. At the time, he was one of the very few South Korean soloists to reach this list.
The following year, he returned with a new single without the other BTS members, “Chicken Noodle Soup”, a collaboration with Latin pop singer Becky G. This tune brought him to the Hot 100 for the first time on his own, as it rose to No. 81, which was also another historical depiction.
There have been rumors for years that J-Hope was working on his second solo project, but no official announcement has been made. The fact that he is now headlining a major festival in the biggest music market in the world may be a sign that he is also preparing to deliver a new feature, which would help him to flush out his setlist.
In an announcement press release shared by C3 Presents, one of the companies behind Lollapalooza, fellow South Korean vocalist Tomorrow X Together was also revealed as an additional performer. The group is set to take the stage on Saturday July 30 at the first American festival.
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