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BTS’s J-Hope drops his first official mixtape

Mar 03,2018
J-Hope of boy band BTS has released his much-anticipated first mixtape, according to his agency on Friday.

The singer uploaded the mixtape titled “Hope World” and a video for its title song “Daydream” on social media and SoundCloud at midnight, according to Big Hit Entertainment.

J-Hope became the third BTS member to drop a mixtape after RM in 2015 and Suga in 2016.

The album claimed the top spot on iTunes album charts in 63 countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada, Brazil and Australia, upon its release. Its lead song topped iTunes songs charts in seven countries, including Finland, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine and Vietnam.

“Hope World” contains what the 24-year-old singer has felt and thought throughout his daily life. It is full of the unique bright and positive energy of the singer, who wants to give hope and courage to the world with music.

The title track “Daydream” portrays fantasies he imagines experiencing as a normal young man.

The tape’s six other tracks include “Hope World,” “P.O.P (Piece of Peace) Part 1,” “Base Line” and “Airplane.”

“It was my biggest dream to have a mixtape with my own music, and I wanted to tell my story to a lot of people through music,” J-Hope said on Naver’s V Live app.

“I, today, unveiled a mixtape that I have prepared for more than a year, but I was more nervous and tense than when I made my debut as a BTS member,” he added.

Yonhap