Jung Ho Seok, better known by his stage name J-Hope, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, dancer, and record producer. J-Hope made his debut on June 13, 2013, as a member of BTS on Mnet’s M! Countdown with the track "No More Dream" from their debut single album 2 Cool 4 Skool. Together with the members of BTS, he went on to win a series of awards and performed at several events such as the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) and "Top Social Artist" and "Top Duo/Group" at the Billboard Music Awards (BBMA).
As a solo artist, he has released his first mixtape "Hope World" in 2018.
He graduated from Global Cyber University with a degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment. In March 2019, he enrolled at Hanyang Cyber University for the MBA program in Advertising and Media.
Alongside the other members of BTS, J-hope was awarded the Hwagwan of Order of Cultural Merit by the President of South Korea, for contributing Korean Culture and Literature to the World.